News & Events

Celebrating Earth Day

Earth day was a chance for The Australian International School (AIS) students to join a movement to drive enthusiasm and commitment to environmental protection. Earth Day was not just a day but a whole week of activities at AIS which gave students positive interactions with nature, taught them about their place in the world and how they can protect it throughout their lifetimes. The teachers got the children involved in a number of creative tasks to start engaging them with the environment. These included children looking at a globe, finding their home country and communicating how to take care of

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Mrs Nguyen Thi Nhung

Mai Chi and our family have long had a great relationship with the Australian International School (AIS) Community. After finishing grade two at a local school in Vietnam, following touring and receiving information from many other schools, I decided to enrol my daughter into AIS’s summer course programme. On the last day of that course, she cried a lot as she had to say goodbye to her teachers and all the friends she had made. Mai Chi shared that she loved AIS and would like to study at the school with her teachers and international friends. Due to our financial

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A Colourful Look at Festivals and Celebrations – Holi 2021

Year 2 at Australian International School (AIS) have been inquiring into how diverse world communities recognise important events through celebrations and traditions. Throughout the year the students have had the opportunity to explore and experience authentic celebrations and traditions. Through these celebrations’ students appreciate diverse cultures and religions, creating a bond of understanding, shared connections and development of open-mindedness. This week Year 2 explored The Hindu festival of Holi which marks the arrival of spring, widely known as the Festival of Colour, and celebrates spring, colour, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil. The festival was enthusiastically celebrated by both children and staff. They researched and explored the

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Helping students to cope in challenging times

For most of the month since my previous newsletter message, school has been closed because of the Tet holiday and then the directive from the HCMC authorities for schools to operate online until February 28th. With little to report on in terms of school activities, and with students facing the stresses associated with a return to online learning and uncertainty about the potential ongoing impacts of the COVID epidemic on their schooling and academic progress, I thought it would be worthwhile to revisit an article that I penned three years ago about how to foster resilience and success in your

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