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Mrs Hang Nguyen

‘Hello! I am Viet Nghia’s mother and my son is a Year 5 student at Australian International School (AIS). My child transferred from a Vietnamese local school, so when starting at AIS, his level of English wasn’t so high. Initially, my family was very worried and afraid that he would not be able to keep up with his fellow classmates. What has been amazing though is that despite the fact my son joined the school not so long ago, now he can speak English much more fluently, no longer feeling shy and is instead much more confident. Every day, my

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Snakes Alive!

Being a reptile enthusiast is not easy. Sometimes I get judged badly for loving exotic animals like snakes, because it seems like an odd choice to most people. When I was in Year 12, something changed. A teacher in the science corridor asked me if I wanted to show my pet Ball Python, Banana, to her younger students. I was thrilled! When I took Banana out of his cage, the students’ reaction was “ Aww!” They all loved him. So a year later, I did the same thing for a CAS Experience. I never get tired of it. Once a

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Maths Competitions – A Real Plus for the Subject

Put down the textbook, pick up a buzzer, and enter the world of mathematics competitions. This lively, fast-paced and above all fun test of students’ maths ability and teamwork is increasingly making traditional perceptions of the subject numbered. Since its inception, Australian International School (AIS) has supported the introduction of fun and inventive ways to engage students into the subject and its participation in maths competitions has continued to multiply. In Vietnam, while generally it is considered as a foreign concept, maths competitions are alive and well in Ho Chi Minh City. The two main series in the city are

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IB Spotlight: Visual Arts

IB Visual Arts is put under the IB Spotlight this week, as we continue to uncover a deeper understanding of what studying an IB Diploma is like for students at AIS. IB Visual Arts looks to encourage students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries, and engage them to read, write, think, and question what they do as artists, showing evidence of analytical research, critical comparison and reflective investigation. To gain a student’s perspective into what studying the subject is like, we sat down and spoke to Bui Phuong Anh, a Year 13 student at AIS. She

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