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 welcome in EIS provided that we have the necessary resources to support student 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.
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
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.