At the end of last term, both AIS Cherry Blossom and Thu Thiem campuses competed in the second annual Saigon International Floor Hockey tournament, hosted by ISHCMC. Having won the tournament last year, we were eager to retain the trophy. When we arrived at ISHCMC we were given information about the tournament. There were six teams in total and we were split into two conferences. In my conference, first it was AIS CB A against ISHMC BLUE. It was a close match and we tied. Then we played against AIS TT A and won. In the other conference, it was
During Semester 1, Australian International School (AIS) began its own Maths Buddy Tutoring Programme on a trial basis. The programme involved IB students in Years 12 and 13 giving up one hour a week after school to tutor younger students in Maths. Commenting on the programme, Mr David Gakowski, Maths Teacher at AIS, shared “I am pleased to say that the programme has started again in Semester 2 with 13 students receiving one-to-one tutoring. Feedback from students being tutored and their parents has been positive and all of the students who started in Semester 1 are continuing in Semester 2.
Last year, AIS was proud to hold another wonderfully produced musical production to add to its long list of successful theatrical performances. Each year, students are given the opportunity, with support and direction from AIS’s teaching staff, to experience the thrill of taking to the stage. Due to the fantastic talent AIS has, consequently, each year such students relish the chance and make the stage their own, and last year’s rendition of Mamma Mia! continued this tradition. From actors, musicians, backstage teams and set designers, the amount of effort that goes into these performances by the students is extraordinary. Now
Adding something completely original to the IB Diploma’s Creative, Activity, Service (CAS) is at the heart of the course as a whole. CAS looks to strengthen and extend students’ personal and interpersonal learning in three distinct areas: Creativity, to explore ideas to lead to an original product or performance; Activity, to perform physical exertion and contribute to a healthy lifestyle; and Service, to support the community in response to an authentic need. We spoke to Gia Bao Tran, a Year 13 student at AIS, to find out more about CAS, and what he thought of the course. He explained more