News & Events

PYP Parent Workshop

Over 40 primary school parents attended the PYP Workshops this week at our Thu Thiem and Thao Dien campuses. The workshops discussed ‘Teaching for conceptual understanding,’ and challenged the concept used in many schools that teaching and learning is solely based on knowledge. We talked and discussed the importance of BOTH knowledge and understanding, as a way (for us all – students, teachers, parents) to make sense of the world in which we live. Parents had a great time getting to know each other, while deepening their understanding about the IB Primary Years Programme. Overall, they expressed their enjoyment, curiosity

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2017 – Tết Đinh Dậu Lunar New Year of the "Fire Rooster"

Spring signals the time for flowers to blossom, and it’s the sacred time for Vietnamese people to express their respect and remembrance for their ancestors whilst welcoming the traditional New Year (TET) with their beloved family members. Tet spirit was spreading all over the place in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam with many colourful decorations, fairs and flea markets along the main roads of the city centre. Amongst them was the TET FAIR on Wednesday 25th January at our two primary schools, which included all AIS primary parents, teachers and students. At Thao Dien, the whole area was creatively

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Year 5 Market Days

The Year 5 Market Day at Thu Thiem and Thao Dien was a great success as it allowed the students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a real world practical learning activity. The central idea of UOI 3 is that “People create ways to buy and sell their goods and services” and so Market Day was an ideal vehicle for students to be engaged inquirers in discovering what it takes to run a successful market stall. To achieve this, students worked collaboratively in small groups to form companies and were responsible for using the theoretical knowledge that they gained

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Combined Choirs Event at the October 2017 AISA Games

A select group of Secondary School students from AIS Saigon will be participating in the first combined Australian International Schools Association choral concert at the annual AISA Games event which will be held in Indonesia in October 2017. There is plenty of research which shows that singing in a choir has tremendous benefits for students, including physical and mental well-being. Choir singers enjoy a feeling of togetherness; being part of a collective endeavour and also display a higher rate of social wellbeing. Such incredible ‘togetherness’ is evidenced by singers’ heart rates beating in unison in relation to the speed of

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