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 - 27th August 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Students and teachers are settled into school routines now and there is a purposeful atmosphere in classes and around the school. The main focus of teachers has been getting to know each student, personally and academically. An important aspect of this is baseline testing i.e. determining what the student already knows, can do and understanding. This process now includes our GL assessments which were introduced last school year and provide valuable insights into student learning and progress to inform teachers. Please contact Ms. Jo Roberts, or Mr. John Veitch, if you require any further information. 

Thank you to those parents who took the opportunity this week to come to school and meet with homeroom teachers in Grade 6 and 7. Further meetings are planned for next week so please refer to the section meeting announcements for further details. We are also continuing with our online curriculum information sessions for IBPYP, IBMYP and IBDP, including information on planning for third level studies. If you have any questions regarding school curriculum please contact:

Please remember that 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. If she/he cannot advise or assist you, she/he will direct you to contact the Head of Section or appropriate contact person for further information.  In the Middle/High School, Ms. Aubrey Fowler, Pastoral and Wellbeing Coordinator, is available if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child settling into a new school year or any aspects of emotional or social wellbeing. 
If you are interested in being a Class Parent Representative (CPR) please contact your Homeroom teacher. The Parent Representative Handbook is available here. The role is established to foster communication within the school and to assist in the development of the school community and the quality of relationships within the school between teachers, parents/guardians, and the children. A special section of the Parent Portal has been developed for this purpose.
Unfortunately, due to social distancing restrictions it is not possible to organize assemblies or large social gatherings. However, we will continue to recognise and celebrate some important calendar events. Next week on Tuesday, September 1st we will celebrate National Day in classes and around the school. This will include performances by our students which will be posted online. 

The Parent Portal is now “live” and is being updated regularly. Please log on and register before Friday, August 28th as many communications for parents will only be posted on this portal shortly. The EIS School Calendar and Information Handbook, which outlines the main school procedures and practices, are available for information. Links to SeeSaw (Toddlers to 5), ManageBac (All Parents) and SchoolsBuddy (All Parents) are also available. We hope that parents have received specific instructions on how to sign up to these communication and educational management systems. If you did not receive the necessary login information, please contact your homeroom teacher or A link to our EIS Home Learning platform will be posted on the Parent Portal if it becomes necessary for the school to move to home learning online.

It is important that the school has current contact information for each student. If there are any changes to your family information please inform Tomorrow, Friday, August 28th we will be sending out an email message regarding our Emergency SMS system. On Monday, August 31st at 9:00 am we will be sending a ‘’Test SMS”. There is no action required from you, unless you do not receive this message. If this is the case you should please contact

School ID cards

Please remember to wear your School ID Card if entering the School. If you do not have an ID Card please contact

After-School Programmes

The After-School Activities and Extra-Curricular Programmes will commence during the week beginning Monday, August 31stInformation regarding the range of activities and sign-up, via SchoolsBuddy, was provided last week to parents and students.

School Day and Supervision

Please be aware that there is limited teacher supervision on campus before 7:30 am each morning and after 4:30 pm 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.

Yours sincerely,


Sean O'MaoNaigh
Head of School