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 - 19th November 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Last Friday teachers and staff were engaged in a Professional Development Day. The Administration Staff worked with a consultant on the theme of the ‘’customer experience’’. The skills explored will be useful as we continue to improve effective communication throughout the school. Meanwhile, teachers were involved with the consultant, Tania Lattanzio in workshops on the theme of “inquiry-based learning” and the topic of Provoking Curiosity and Motivating Students in an IB classroom.  

The concept of inquiry is central to the EIS Learning Principles. Inquiry-based learning is an approach to teaching that emphasizes curiosity and the student’s own role in the learning process. Rather than the teacher telling students what they need to know, students are encouraged to explore information, ask questions, and share ideas. It places students’ queries, ideas, investigations, and observations at the center of the learning experience. 

Inquiry-based learning uses different approaches to learning, including small-group discussion and guided learning. Instead of memorizing facts and material, students learn by doing. This allows them to build knowledge through exploration, experience, and discussion.

According to EIS Principles students construct meaning by making connections between knowledge and concepts and are encouraged to engage in intentional practice to build on what they know and understand already.  

They are given time, space and frequent constructive opportunities to practice what they learn so as to deepen their understanding and knowledge of what is taught. By engaging in effective inquiry-based learning, students develop skills in research, self-management, collaborative learning, communication, and thinking, as well as problem solving. Further information is available for parents at

Well done to the students, teachers and parents who participated in the EIS Terry Fox Run last Sunday morning. This year the foundation to raise funds for cancer research is commemorating 40 years. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions the large HCMC Run could not take place, however, our students were able to maintain their involvement with an energetic, early morning 5km run. Photos are available here.   


The celebration of Teachers’ Day is an important occasion in Vietnam. We will hold the event tomorrow, November 20th to mark  the celebration when students will recognize and show appreciation for their teachers. We also thank the Classroom Parent Representatives (CPRs) for their support on this occasion.

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

Sean O'Maonaigh

Head of School