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.
We believe that every individual has the right to an inclusive education. Difference and diversity are central in IB Programmes. Daily, our students receive meaningful and equitable access to the curriculum through an ‘inquiry-based’ approach to teaching and learning.
Whilst in class support and class differentiation is the prime model of support at EIS, our response to intervention is driven by the needs of the students as identified by teachers at any given time. Interventions are timely and flexible in nature, and progress is at the heart of how we respond.
Supporting teaching and learning is an integrated part of the school’s programme with support staff working alongside classroom teachers, students and parents to optimise student’s learning. Under the guidance of the Teaching and Learning Support coordinator, teams create meaningful plans to support students at risk. The nature of our village community lends itself well to supporting these plans and the development of the whole child within a least intrusive environment model.
Ikoma Family - From Japan
When we moved to Vietnam from Australia, our daughter had been at a small, child centred school and it was important to find a good fit. The European International School was perfect with its warm, friendly village feel. As Sage was still young, seven at the time, a nurturing, creative and inclusive environment was essential to her well being. We found this at EIS and it has continued to be so, Sage is now in her fourth year. The Primary Years Program was also a big drawcard for us as it is an internationally available program that Sage can continue on with when we move home. Parent involvement is encouraged, whether it be as a class parent representative, member of the Parents Council, community events or in the classroom. We have always found our ideas, concerns and opinions can be voiced and heard. I love that Sage has had the opportunity to be exposed to different cultures both through fellow students, teachers and also learning a second language. Although the facilities are limited at EIS, Sage has been able to join the choir and swim team which has competed internationally. The size of the school really allows opportunities for students which they may otherwise not have and is continually looking for ways to involve students, parents and teachers in school life.
Stevenson Family – From Australia
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
Extra Curricular Enrichment Activities
Learn the basics of archery and develop your potential through the various games, be it team games or individual challenges. You will learn the rationale behind the various actions in archery and discern the authenticity of archery's portrayal by the mass media.
This programme will encourage students to develop a sense of rhythmic awareness essential to Modern Jazz Dance.
The Street Dance Syllabus fulfils the needs of an ever increasing dance community - fusion of music and dance. ISTD curriculum offers styles such as breakdance, locking, popping and groove.
Students will be engaged in preparing for a range of local and regional conferences, learning more about the wider world and the issues that are faced by their generation.
Russian School for Russian speaking children in HCMC takes place every day. These classes assist Russian-speaking children (both EIS students and others) develop their reading and writing skills. If you are interested in joining this class, please contact Ms. Irina Kurnosov at email@example.com or (+84) 93 271 6098.
Children learn German through a range of activities such as singing songs, watching videos, reading stories.... all in German (of course). Suitable for native speakers and those still learning.
Spanish skills are developed through conversation and playing games. This is for native speakers only.
This activity is available to students who have a foundation level of Chinese, and who would like to enhance their language development in a fun and interactive environment.
For students who want to play some traditional Vietnamese games and learn how these games were discovered.
An unofficial 'best-of' everything that is offered by 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.
Mathematics knowledge and skills are enhanced 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.