Academic

EIS is authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation as an IB World School. Our IB programme is divided into the Primary Years Programme (Grades 1–5), the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6–10), and the Diploma Programme (Grades 11–12). The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB is world renowned for its high academic standards, commitment to multiculturalism and focus on developing skills that will prepare students for success in future educational endeavours and life in a global world. To learn more about the IB, visit www.ibo.org.

Early years at EIS HCMC

Early Years

Fostering an Enthusiasm for Learning

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) encourages students to become independent learners, and enables them to make connections between life in school, life at home and life in the world. By helping students to see that learning is connected to life, a strong foundation for future learning is established.

At The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) we acknowledge learning as a natural component in childhood and therefore we conduct our lessons in ways that are playful, child-friendly and engaging. Children use their imagination to explore, learn and develop their curiosity through play, guided by our experienced practitioners.

Our Early Years programme at EIS encourages students to become independent learners, and enables them to make connections between life in school, life at home and life in the wider world. We believe that helping students see that learning is connected to life helps establish a strong foundation for future success.

Our educators view learning as a natural part of childhood 

Our inquiry-based learning approach makes knowledge acquisition playful, engaging and child-friendly. Children use their imagination to explore, learn and develop their understanding through play, guided by our experienced practitioners. Our teachers provide a wide variety of materials, experiences and activities that help children develop skills in all areas including language, motor and social development.

Communication and play provide the foundation for children’s learning

Early Years at EIS HCMC

As children engage in meaningful play and inquiry, they become more knowledgeable, confident and creative lifelong learners. “Little Explorers” works within a well-planned curriculum which is designed to enrich and expand children’s experiences as well as supporting their growth and development. We encourage children to be self-directed, confident learners and embrace the importance of inquiry and discovery.

Play provides children with opportunities to explore, discover, create and experiment

Early Years at EIS HCMC

It is our aim to prepare children to function well in the world by supporting their social, physical and emotional development. Our programme provides a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their communicative and cooperative skills as well as promoting other essential skills and encompassing literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. 

Programme Options

“Little Explorers” provides educational programmes for children between the ages of two and five years old:

Toddler Class (Two-Year-Olds)

08:00 – 12.00: Morning programme from Monday to Friday.

08:00 – 14:40: Full day programme from Monday to Friday.

08:00 – 15:50: Extended day programme on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Kindergarten 1 (Three to Four-Year-Olds), Kindergarten 2 (Four to Five-Year-Olds) and Preschool (Five to Six-Year-Olds)

08:00 – 14:40: Full day programme from Monday to Friday.

08:00 – 15:50: Extended day programme on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

 

A True Second Home

1-2


daily outdoor play times

1,500+


minutes of music per year

6,240+


minutes of second language per year

100%


Early Years students participate in swimming programme

Community Voices

What We Offer

EIS Languages
Languages
Languages
EIS Arts and Music
Arts and Music
Arts and Music
EIS Swimming
Swimming
Swimming
EIS After School Activities
After School Activities
After School Activities

Extra Activities

Students at The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) learn about international diplomacy and policy development through their participation in the Model United Nations (MUN) programme. MUN has become a favorite after-school activity at EIS, particularly among older students who are highly engaged in world issues and enjoy navigating the technicalities of UN style resolution writing and speaking procedures. 

Russian School for Russian speaking children in HCMC is run at The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) everyday for after school activities. These classes re aimed at Russian speaking children to develop their reading and writing skills. For more information please contact Ms. Irina Kurnosov at nick.nk@freenet.de or (+84) 93 271 6098.

Children will do different activities, learn songs, watch little videos, read stories.... in GERMAN of course. 

Come along to enhance your Spanish skills by having conversation and playing games. This is for native speakers only.

This activity is available to all students with a foundation level of Chinese who would like to enhance their language development in a fun and interactive environment.

For students who wants to play some traditional Vietnamese games and learn how these games were discovered. 

An unofficial 'best-of' everything we offer at VinSpace! Students enjoy a mix of painting, sketching, art & craft, animation and printing. The club focuses on showing the breadth and variety of art with a large span of skills, materials and activities. A great 'all rounder' that tries to inspire and introduce students to the possibilities of Art. 

Open-ended 2D and 3D creative projects focusing on visual art skills. 

Students learn 3D design skills to transform ideas to real products. 

Come along and improve your Maths knowledge and skills by using hands on materials and playing games!

By having to control a physical robot and seeing what goes wrong, students learn what robots can and cannot do. They also learn the need for precise instructions.