Strong Sense of Community
With a student body of 40 nationalities, Australian International School in Ho Chi Minh, (AIS) seeks to create and foster a strong sense of community through understanding, respecting, and celebrating our varied beliefs, nationalities, and cultures.
Importantly, AIS children are encouraged to understand more about our host country, Vietnam.
All enrolled students, from Kindergarten to Year 6, study Vietnamese. Vietnamese students complete the Vietnamese National Curriculum, and non-Vietnamese students undertake Vietnamese Language & Culture.
In Years 7-11, in addition to taking Vietnamese as a subject, Vietnamese students* study Vietnamese National Studies after school. During these lessons, students cover a set curriculum throughout the academic year, which includes four key areas: Vietnamese Culture, History, Geography and Literature. The entirety of this curriculum is taught in Vietnamese.
In AIS’s Senior School, older students can decide to complete their IB Diploma using Vietnamese as their Language A. This entitles them to a bilingual diploma.
The school also fully participates in national celebrations, including Tet and the Moon Festival. The annual AIS Tet festival is a highlight in the calendar, with decorations and Hoa-Mai trees placed throughout AIS’s three campuses.
*Applicable to Vietnamese National students only