Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is great to see the children back in classes now and excited about the year ahead. The school certainly has been a busy place as everyone gets to know new friends, new teachers, and new colleagues. Classes are settling into routines and everyone is being supportive to get going.
We provided opportunities this week in Early Years and Primary for parents to visit the school and meet with homeroom teachers. We hope you found this useful. Similar opportunities will be provided for parents in Middle School next week. Please do foster this relationship as this teacher should be a prime individual in the life of your child in school.
The Homeroom teacher is the first point of contact for you if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s development or academic progress, or you need to know something about the school. If she/he cannot advise or assist you, they will direct you to contact the Head of Section or appropriate contact person for further information. Further, any parent interested in taking on a role as a Classroom Parent Representative should inform the homeroom teacher or Head of Section.
The Parent Portal is now “live” and being update regularly. Please log on and register before Friday, August 28th. Please click Information and Registration for the Parent Portal for instruction. If you need any assistance, please contact the Admissions Team firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, parents should be receiving specific instructions on how to sign up to the various communication and educational management systems: SeeSaw (Toddlers to 5), ManageBac (All Parents), SchoolsBuddy (All Parents). If you do not receive the necessary logon information, please contact your homeroom teacher.
This school year we will be continuing a process for school improvement based on the requirements of the International Baccalaureate and aligned with the international standards of the Council of International Schools. In particular, we will be reviewing the School’s Vision Narrative and we will be working to embed our Learning Principles more in the life of the school, especially in the learning and teaching process.
In the context of the schools Learning Principles and the attitudes of the International Baccalaureate, it is pleasing to note the accomplishments of our students in the IB Diploma examinations last year. For the first time our students achieved a 100% pass rate while increasing average scores to 35.06 points, 17% higher than the world average. Well done on their achievements.
We held a practice Evacuation Drill today, Thursday to familiarise everyone, especially new students and staff, with these important procedures. Further drills will be held regularly during the school year. A Lockdown Drill of the campus will be practiced also in the coming weeks.
School ID Cards
Please remember to wear your School ID Card. The security guards will only give access to those wearing the School ID Card. Parents not wearing a card will be asked to sign-in as a visitor. If you do not have an ID Card please contact email@example.com.
The After-School Activities and Extra-Curricular Programmes will commence during the week beginning Monday 31st August. Further information regarding the activities and sign-up, via SchoolsBuddy will be provided shortly.
The EIS School Calendar and Information Handbook which outlines the main school procedures and practices is available for information on the Parent Portal.
Parent/Student Contact Information
Please notify Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org if there have been changes to your contact information i.e. address, phone numbers, email address etc.
School Day and Supervision
Please be aware that there is limited teacher supervision on campus before 7.30am each morning and after 4.30pm each afternoon. We would appreciate the assistance of parents in ensuring that students are dropped off and collected in a timely manner. It is presumed that students will be collected promptly following any supervised activity in the afternoon. Students should be advised not to “hang around” in the vicinity of the campus after school. Parents are also asked to remind students that their behaviour should be responsible and reflect positively on themselves and the school community.
Traffic and Parking
Parents and their appointed drivers are please asked to be mindful of the restrictions which the school has published regarding driving and parking in the vicinity of the school, especially close to the entrance/exit gates. Situations that place students at risk and traffic congestion can escalate quickly if the necessary consideration of others and proper precautions are not followed. While the school does not have policing authority on the roads the attached letter is being provided by school security to all drivers. Please see the Driver Regulations in English and Vietnamese.
Head of School