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 September 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Meet the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
Thank you to those parents who attended the first “Meet the SLT” of this school year that was held on last Monday, September 9th. This was an opportunity for parents to engage informally with the senior academic leadership of the school and in addition to the topic ‘’The Accreditation Status of the Council of International Schools (CIS)” a number of other topics were discussed, either in open session or in private meetings.
Thank you again to parents who have volunteered to be Class Parent Representatives (CPRs). Parents should now have received an email from their Class Parent explaining their role in supporting the teacher, parents and students. Parents should also have received an envelope mailing asking for permission to circulate contact information and for a contribution to the ‘’class fund’’. If you have not received these mailings please contact your homeroom teacher.
Parent Council
The first meeting of the Parent Council took please on Tuesday last, September 10th. The Parent Council (PC) is a small group of parents who work in an advisory capacity to the management of the school. The group is formed from within the membership of the CPRs. The core role is to support the school in initiatives and actions to promote common understanding and community within EIS. It is also charged with seeking new opportunities to develop the school and in some cases to address common issues that arise. To this end, the PC communicates with parents via the CPRs to encourage a transparent exchange of ideas and knowledge within the community. The members of the Council for this year are; Ms Ruth Hammond (K2A), Mr Jakub Zalio (G1A), Ms Irene Ohler (G2A), Ms Mariselle Fettke (G8A), Ms Stephanie Lim (G12A) and Ms Deborah Cotter (G2B) who was re-elected Chair of the Council.

Safety and Security
During the past weeks the school has been practicing evaluation drills. A practice ‘’lockdown drill’’ will take place on Thursday, September 19th and students will be briefed on what to do in an emergency when it may be necessary to remain in a safe place on campus.

Access to Campus during the school day.
After morning drop-off 8:00 a.m., the entrance at Ngo Quang Huy is closed and the access to the school campus is through the main gate at Le Van Mien Street. It is important, especially in the case of an emergency, that there is a record of those who are on campus. Therefore all persons entering the campus are asked to sign the register.

SMS Communication System
The Admissions Department have been sending messages recently regarding upcoming school events. If you have not received these message please contact Admissions as this may indicate that a current phone contact number may not be on file.
“Learning to Lead” Conference
EIS will host a leadership development conference for students on this Saturday, September 14th. This is a new initiative and over 100 students from other international schoosl will be in attendance.
Launch of Parent Portal
The school is currently implementing a new school management system – iSAMS. One component of the system is a Parent Portal. This portal will be developed with new applications added during the school year. The portal will be launched in the coming weeks and parents will receive login information.
Survey for New Parents
Parents who recently enrolled in the school will receive a survey from Admissions to provide feedback on the admissions process, transition and settling into the school. Your response to this survey would be appreciated and helpful to inform improvements to our procedures and processes.

All the very best,
Sean O'MaoNaigh
Head of School