About Us

Welcome to the European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS), one of the few fully accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum Schools in Vietnam offering three dedicated IB programmes – Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

Leadership Team

Sean O'Maonaigh - Head of School at EIS
Sean O'Maonaigh Head of School
Mr. Sean O’Maonaigh has been active in various capacities in international school education, particularly in developing countries, for over 30 years. Most recently he served as Director of Bilingual Programs at Vinschool, Vietnam. Sean has considerable experience in educational management and leadership and uses this expertise to expand, improve and build capacity in international education. He has been in involved with the International Baccalaureate...

Mr. Sean O’Maonaigh has been active in various capacities in international school education, particularly in developing countries, for over 30 years. Most recently he served as Director of Bilingual Programs at Vinschool, Vietnam. Sean has considerable experience in educational management and leadership and uses this expertise to expand, improve and build capacity in international education. He has been in involved with the International Baccalaureate and the Council of International Schools and is practiced with school authorisation and accreditation.   

Jo Roberts - Head of Early Years & Primary at EIS
Jo Roberts Head of Early Years & Primary
Jo Roberts has been with EIS since 2011, initially as a homeroom teacher in Toddler Class, Kindergarten 2 and Preschool. She also held the role of English Coordinator and Deputy Head of Early Years before she was appointed as Head of Early Years in 2013 and Head of Primary in 2017. Jo is passionate about  childhood development in the Early and Primary Years and is committed to providing the highest quality of education to young learners. She...

Jo Roberts has been with EIS since 2011, initially as a homeroom teacher in Toddler Class, Kindergarten 2 and Preschool. She also held the role of English Coordinator and Deputy Head of Early Years before she was appointed as Head of Early Years in 2013 and Head of Primary in 2017.

Jo is passionate about  childhood development in the Early and Primary Years and is committed to providing the highest quality of education to young learners. She believes in a holistic approach to teaching and learning that equips children with an excellent foundation to becoming lifelong learners.

Prior to joining EIS, Jo worked for many years at the British Council in Ho Chi Minh City. She has been teaching internationally for almost 16 years, having taught in Taiwan, China and New Zealand before settling down and calling Vietnam home in 2003.

Jo enjoys spending most of her free time with her daughter and has recently completed a Masters in International Education.

John Veitch - Head of Middle and High School at EIS
John Veitch Head of Middle and High School
Mr. John Veitch started with EIS in August 2020 and holds a Masters in Educational Administration. John has had a long and interesting career, unusually having taught in, and held many different administrative positions in, all four sections (Early Years, Primary, Middle and High School). Most recently John held the position of Deputy Head of School at a New Zealand Middle and High school, and prior to that he was the IB Diploma Coordinator at Shanghai...

Mr. John Veitch started with EIS in August 2020 and holds a Masters in Educational Administration. John has had a long and interesting career, unusually having taught in, and held many different administrative positions in, all four sections (Early Years, Primary, Middle and High School).

Most recently John held the position of Deputy Head of School at a New Zealand Middle and High school, and prior to that he was the IB Diploma Coordinator at Shanghai American School. His international experience also includes teaching in the Philippines and Thailand.

Passionate about improving school systems and being the ‘champion’ for change initiatives that directly benefit students, John is committed to providing a learning environment where all students can reach their potential.

John also enjoys many sports and has coached a number of teams at an elite level including Volleyball, Track and Field and Rugby.