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 - 26th September 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Parents of Vietnamese and Korean Students
Thank you to parents who attended the recent meetings and workshops for parents, hosted in their mother tongues. This engagement is very important and the feedback provided helps to inform the school.
New Parent Survey
Thank you to the 60 new families who responded to the survey. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to our Admissions team. This was particularly pleasing in that over 90% indicated a positive transition to EIS.
Air Quality
We are currently monitoring the air quality to manage the outdoor activity of students. We have sensors in 5 locations on campus and we also refer to Air Quality indicators through AirVisual in Ho Chi Minh City and Thao Dien. We regulate activities according to Singapore Ministry of Health guidelines as below and reference the Real-Time Outdoor Activity Risk (ROAR) Guidelines (link). 

0-50 Good (Normal Activities)
51-100 Moderate (Normal Activities)
101-200 Unhealthy (Minimise prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical exertion)
201-300 Very Unhealthy (Minimise Outdoor Activities)
>300 Hazardous (Avoid outdoor activities)


Swim Meet
There was wonderful excitement yesterday when we hosted our first competitive swim meet on campus. Our swimmers did extremely well against 30 students from BIS and were very welcoming to our visitors. Thank you to all the students, staff and parents who were involved in this event – a very pleasing milestone and a great way to start the swim season. 

Week Without Walls
The school has been extremely quiet this week while all the students in Middle and High School have been away on education trips. The experiences range from trail biking in Cat Tien National Park, to farming in Daknong, to overnight camping and hiking in Quy Nhon, to Wilderness First Aid Training on An Binh Island. A key component of many of these trips is service learning and students have been building pathways in villages, teaching English, teaching first aid and working with under privileged children at Maison Chance.

Access to Campus during the school day
After morning drop-off the entrance at Ngo Quang Huy is closed at 8.00 am and the access to the school campus is only through the main gate at Le Van Mien Street. Arising from recent practice drills it is essential, especially in the case of an emergency, that there is a record of those who are on campus. Therefore all persons entering and leaving the campus during the school day are asked to sign the in/out register, taking care to exit and sign out through the same gate, where possible.

Launch of Parent Portal
A test portal has been sent to CPRs for review prior to an open launch to all parents. Thank you for providing feedback that will inform our roll out.

Meet the SLT
The next meeting will take place on Monday, October 7th at 8.00am in the MPR. The topic will be on student use of technology and related topics such as screen time, internet safety and social networking.

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