Overall Principle

Guided remote learning will be provided for all students of all ages for as long as the school is temporarily closed.

The school will provide every possible opportunity, through remote learning, for students to make progress as if the school were in normal operation. 

Introduction

In February 2020, in response to the global COVID pandemic and the closure of schools in Vietnam, Australian International School was faced with the challenge of developing a remote learning plan. Parents will understand that with all new systems and procedures there will be issues that arise. As always, we welcome parental feedback and suggestions to enable the School to continue to improve.

Higher education is already moving rapidly into online and distant learning and therefore the skills learnt during this period will be useful for all students in the future.

Within our design of the AIS Virtual School Environment we have retained two core elements that we believe make Australian International School an outstanding school. Firstly, the live student-teacher interaction which is fundamental to all students making progress and achieving their full potential. Students gain so much from the direct interaction with passionate and talented teachers. The second core element is the desire to maintain our personalised learning approach that treats every student as an individual and support them pastorally and academically at all times.

Online learning within virtual classrooms will need students to be motivated and parents to support them in their studies. However, we believe that it will develop in all students the skills required for independent learning alongside the 21st Century skills to learn in a digital environment.

Education is certainly changing and all staff at Australian International School are keen to change with it.

Online learning

Aims of the Australian International School Remote Learning Environment

1. To maintain the key principles of an outstanding education

  • Personalised Learning
  • Innovative pedagogy
  • Developing independent learning

2. To continue to develop the skills and systems within the school to enable learning through modern technology.

3. To limit the impact of school closure on students, especially those preparing for external examinations.

4. To maintain excellent communication with parents and support them during a period of school closure.

5. To ensure that all students, parents and staff are healthy, safe and happy.

Online learning tools

Distance Learning Platforms at AIS

The following Online Platforms support both remote learning and faculty/student/family collaboration to ensure a quality student learning experience when planning and delivering remotely:

1. AIS email ( sometimes with SMS notifications) are the communication tools used to contact and communicate with AIS families, Kindergarten – Year 13.

2. Seesaw and Zoom are the main online Distance Learning platforms used in the Primary School, Kindergarten – Year 6. Microsoft Teams may also be used by Years 5 & 6.

3. Office 365 tools (including Microsoft Teams) and Managebac are the main online learning platforms used in the Secondary School, Year 7- Year 13.

In addition to the above resources, we encourage faculty, students, and parents to contact Helpdesk@AISVietnam.com for any tech related question and to expect a response within 24 hours. This email account is managed by our Online Tech Support Team.