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.
English is the language of instruction, though it is not the first language of most students who come to us with an array of different languages and with differing levels of fluency. Because a command of English is the primary key to accessing information and communicating, we support all students’ English language development in order to ensure that each can succeed academically.
In the mainstream environment of EIS, all teachers are responsible for English language development of all students.
The CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Language) is a benchmark used at EIS to assess skills and the progress of language learners. Students who are new to English are plotted on this ‘road map’ that shows the learner’s journey toward proficiency in English language. The framework identifies expectations for language use at specific levels, combined with the learner’s level of language acquisition in five communicative skills: listening, spoken interaction, spoken production, reading, and writing.
We were always together. It was so fun and I was so happy with our Grade 12 friends. Everyone had helped me when I couldn’t catch up the conversation and class. I was very grateful to everyone. Every moment was precious.
What I have learnt from the IBDP
How to set up the goal. How to be independent person and to be cooperative person.
Most memorable moment
Our daily lives were the most memorable in my school life. We knew our trade mark (habit, quote, facial expression, …). Those time was for understanding each other and being closer.
An Hyeon Jeong (Class of 2017)
EIS 是一所能提供从幼儿园到高中完整IB课程的国际学校，课程衔接好。 小班教学和英语帮助课程，特别适合转学 插班学生；让孩子尽快提高英文水平，适应新学校教学。EIS 虽然规模不大 但孩子可以拥有更多的机会，参与到各种竞赛和实践活动中， 我女儿在MUN （模拟联合国）活动中 锻炼了演讲和口头表达能力，沟通技巧及团队合作精神， 这些是中国高中暂时无法提供的。
Chunwei Family - From China
This is our fourth year among EIS community in Ho Chi Minh city. We have two daughters at the school. One is currently in third grade and the other, our youngest, is in Kindergarten 2. The school has provided a safe and comfortable environment for them to learn and develop their skills both as individuals and as members of the community. Classes are small and the education is personal, so the teachers know their students and can tailor their efforts to individual student needs. Through the after school activities, the kids complement their classes and get to know students and teachers from other grades, enhancing their interpersonal relationships and strengthening community links. Parents involvement is highly appreciated and encouraged by the school. There are a lot of occasions during the year, like events and assemblies, when the parents can join and watch the kids work and progress. Also, the school organizes a series of events at the campus for the whole community, out of school hours and in a relaxed atmosphere, having the parents and the kids a chance to get together, so the kids can meet their friends and the parents and teachers of all sections get to know each other. EIS is a warm and welcoming community of caring students, teachers, and parents.
Gazquez Family – From Spain
We are Max (6), Jonas (9), Maren and Daniel. Coming from Germany we were looking for a school that offers both – German and English classes as well as an international environment with pupils from all over the world to socialize with. EIS was our choice! EIS offers our kids a learning environment full of life, activities and encouragement. Class sizes are limited and the IB curriculum supports our kid’s school careers in a smooth but also demanding and performance driven way.
Max and Jonas enjoy the broad offer of after school activities and the possibility to explore different subjects in a playful and supportive environment. The big number of opportunities and events organized by the school to involve parents in the school community complement the positive impression we have gained from EIS throughout the past 6 months.
Kernbach Family – From Germany
Extra Curricular Enrichment Activities
Smaller courts, nets, racquets and low compression balls gives young students the opportunity to learn tennis in a fun environment.
Planning, collection, and reuse of plastic waste for a good cause.
Students learn how to type using the computer keyboard in the right way.
Learn how to sketch and colour with water colour paints on the paper. Improve children's knowledge of colour shading and mixing in a fun way. Students will practice drawing skills.
In October 2020, Barista Training - a new Extra Curricular Activity - was launched with Grades 11 and 12. This initiative supports students preparing to go to university with employable skills for part time work in the café sector – giving them an opportunity to supplement funds while studying… and of course beyond. Led by Mr. Nat Paolone from Silvi Coffee Roasters, students will learn about the agricultural processes for coffee, coffee regions, coffee science, basic roasting techniques, various brewing methods, with a focus on barista skills. Students will be expected to make a minimum of 100 espresso-based drinks during the course to easily enter a café for employment. This weekly training programme will run across two terms and culminate in a Barista Training certificate, and a valuable skill that can be added to student resumes.
Learn and experience a little bit of Japanese culture and language through games, arts and crafts, food, and other ways!
For Korean students who are not familiar with Korean history and culture while growing up in foreign countries and attending an international school. It will be a history class through various activities such as making historical relics and artifacts, discussing controversial issues in history and role-playing.
Activities to help Korean students improve their writing skills (such as self-introduction letters).
Understand about nature and people in Vietnam - Compulsory for Vietnamese nationals.
Learn the basics of how to play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone.
Influenced by Jazz music and Broadway, the Modern Jazz dance programme will facilitate correct Modern Jazz technique and the execution of movement and performance skills. It will encourage students to develop a sense of rhythmic awareness essential to Modern Jazz dance. All students will learn with the international curriculum based on ISTD methods, taught by ISTD certified dance teachers.
Students will be engaged in preparing for a range of local and international conferences in which they learn about global issues that are faced by their generation.
Read, listen, and learn about the wonderful world of fairy tales.