Community

European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) offers a rich and diverse programme of After School Activities (ASAs) for all students from Early Years to Grade 12, most of which are included within the tuition fee. Students are given space and time to develop their artistic talents, social competencies, physical endurance and skills, as well as having fun in a supervised and supportive environment.

Weekly Email from EIS to Parents - 12th November 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The cast of students, from Grade 4 to Grade 10, are presenting this year’s school production A Lion’s Tale for students, staff, and parents this week. The students, under the guidance of their teachers, have spent many weeks preparing and rehearsing. Congratulations on their individual and collective performances. The production is being live streamed this evening at 7 pm, videos and photographs will be available on the Parent Portal. Here are the links for the livestream: Facebook and YouTube.

As mentioned last week, Community Service is an integral component of the EIS broader curriculum and enhances the school’s vision to lead students in learning to become caring and compassionate members of a global society. As we settle into Term 2, many students are beginning to implement service projects, which they have initiated and planned, throughout both the community and school.  

After a visit and presentation from The Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation’s Education Director, Ms. Kim, many students have decided that this would be a wonderful organization to support. In the Middle and High School, students have arranged bake sales and drink stalls and even begun to create comic books to support the children of Blue Dragon. The grade 8A Homeroom class has committed to supporting Blue Dragon throughout the school year. Their first event was a Chess Tournament hosted last week and they are currently planning more fun and unique activities. 

Students, teachers, and parents have also come together to raise support for those affected by the recent flooding in central Vietnam. Through Blue Dragon, the EIS community will be donating over 60,000,000 VND to those most profoundly affected by the flooding. We are all very proud to have raised this money for such an important cause and we offer a huge thanks, especially to parents and students in Primary for their generous involvement.

EIS students not only support the outside community, they also support each other and our school. IB Diploma 1 students have created and led two ASAs this year to support MYP students in both Math and Science. Also, the newly created student- led club “Libevent” has been organizing activities and events to support our Learning Resource Center (LRC), including this week’s Book Swap. Our Student Representative Council is up and running this year as well, planning many great activities for the student body, the most recent of which was their Halloween Haunted House project.

Thank you to those parents who completed the short survey regarding the Parent Teacher Student Conferences (PTSC). In general, (90%) of parents found the process to sign-up for PTSC conferences in SchoolsBuddy was easy and straight-forward and were able to meet the teacher(s) as needed. 97% reported that they were provided with relevant information regarding their child's learning progress so far this year and parents (94%) felt that their child’s teacher(s) encouraged two-way communication in the meeting and were receptive to parental concerns. We appreciate your feedback on the organization of the conferences and your experience/s.  

Tomorrow, Friday 13th will be a Professional Development Day for all staff. Teachers will be involved in workshops on the theme of “inquiry based learning” and the topic of Provoking Curiosity and Motivating Students in an IB classroom;   What is a student-centered classroom?​ How do we promote curiosity and motivation for inquiry and why is it important?​  How do we follow student interests, theories and questions and give students choice?  How do we promote sense-making? 

We are pleased to work again with Tania Lattanzio, an experienced international educator and consultant. An advocate of inquiry, she works with educators to provide students with an education that is purposeful, meaningful, and relevant to their lives, where students have opportunities to be motivated and have agency of their own learning.  Tania is also an author, published in a variety of educational journals, as well as the book 'Taking the Complexity out of Concepts'. Further Information for parents is available on the website https://www.innovativeglobaled.org/.

Message from Admissions Office

We are now receiving and processing applications for January 2021. If you are interested or know any families who may be interested in having a student join EIS, please kindly contact Admissions Office via (+84) 28 7300 7275 or admissions@eishcmc.com.

Sean O'Maonaigh

Head of School