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.