Dear Parents and Guardians,
NEW SCHOOL BUILDING
The School took partial handover of the new facilities last Friday and students and teachers have been using the classrooms floors this past week. Access to the other floors and facilities will become available in the coming weeks. Some photos can be seen here.
The School has also handed-back Villa 7 to the landlord, and we are currently in discussions regarding another development project for expansion of school facilities on that site.
USE OF GATE 5
In light of handing-back Villa 7, the School will now be using Gate 5 (diagonally opposite the Loop Café) at drop-off and pick-up times only. The use of this gate and short-term parking of motorcycles will continue until such time that, in the School’s opinion, any demolition works and/or construction works that may occur around the vicinity of Villa 7, makes using the laneway and gate potentially unsafe.
MEETING WITH TEACHERS
We hope that you found the recent opportunities to hear feedback from teachers and/or students on learning progress useful. These dialogues are very important in helping students develop a sense of their own abilities, set targets and be motivated in their study.
IB DIPLOMA ART EXHIBITION
Students from all grade levels visited the IB Diploma Art Exhibition this week. The Grade 12 students were very pleased to show their work, hear feedback and answer the questions of younger students. Photos are available here.
SAIGON INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS
We are very pleased to be hosting SAIMUN this weekend. The event, attended by 270 students from 12 schools will take place at the Sheraton Hotel. Please drop in to see the work of our students.
“STUDENTS ON STAGE”
Students and teachers are enthusiastically preparing for the performance evening next Friday, 29th March when students demonstrate an important learning principle of constructing meaning by making connections between knowledge, experience and concepts. Please see the programme here, commencing at 5.00pm.
NEWS FROM GLOBAL CAFÉ
At EIS, we continue to monitor the progression of the swine flu. Our canteen supplier (Global Café) has daily discussions with their meat suppliers about the preventative efforts to ensure safe products and the availability of other proteins if needed on short notice. They only work with certified meat suppliers (reputable suppliers) that are VietGAP certified and members of HCMC Safe Food Chain. Daily certificates from the suppliers are sent every day. Global Café has also been following reports on news, social media channels and any other information from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as the HCMC Food Safety Management Board. Global Café staff prepared to update and alter the menu, focusing on other proteins as starting from 19th March, pork meet has been pulled out of EIS’s daily menu until further notice.
EIS FUN DAY
EIS Fun Day will take place on Saturday, April 6, from 3.00pm to 8.00pm pm. From 3.00 to 5.00 pm, children will be able to enjoy various games and activities, collecting points on the reward cards that will be distributed during the event.
At 5.00 pm, games and activities will end, and each reward card should then be returned (with the name of the participant clearly written on it), for the organizers to determine which children managed to collect the highest number of points. At approximately 5.15 pm, a 30-minute ‘surprise show’ will entertain children and adults. And at 5.45 PM, there will be a brief ceremony during which the winners of the EIS Fun Day will be rewarded with special prizes. Finally, at 6.00 pm, Movie Night will start. As the theme of the event this year is "Survivor", the chosen movie is The Wild Life, a funny cartoon (loosely) based on Robinson Crusoe's adventures.
Food and beverages will be available throughout the event. All profits of the day will go towards Operation Smile Vietnam.
Please note that for this event to happen, the organizers (Alexandra, Carmen and Daniela) need volunteers! If you are able to help even just for 1 hour, please contact Carmen as soon as possible (deadline: March 25): firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the very best,
Head of School