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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 - 29th October 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you found the Parent Teacher Student Conferences informative and worthwhile. In addition to the opportunities to meet your child’s teacher/s we hope that the feedback you received on your child’s progress is helpful to you and your child.

At EIS teachers work to help students understand the purpose of their learning and to set clear goals for progress for themselves. Having met with teachers now is a good time for parents to help with this at home, to talk about learning and discuss goals and objectives.  

It is important to approach any conversation in a supportive manner. Many students want to avoid the topic! But, ask them their opinion on something general to get the conversation going. Ask questions that invite thoughts, opinions, and long-winded answers. If your child is encountering a problem at school, ask how you can help? Always try to be positive. Sometimes parents tend to formulate their own solution strategies without the input of the key individual in the situation – the child. Some suggestions to help are:

- Make time to talk. This can often be when you are doing something with your child. For example, your child might like to talk when you are walking the dog or preparing dinner together.

- Take seriously whatever your child tells you. For example, you can say things like, ‘That’s really interesting. Then what happened?’ or ‘And how do you feel about that?’.

- When you talk about school and teachers with or in front of your child, use respectful language so as not to undermine your child’s confidence.  

- Talking with your child about what is happening in school shows you are interested in what’s going on in his/her life. This interest boosts mental health, happiness, and wellbeing. It can also have a very positive effect on your child’s behaviour and achievement. It shows your child that you value school and education, which encourages him to value it too.

- Talking together about school also helps you get to know more about what’s expected of your child at school, how s/he learns and how s/he handles challenges. It can help you understand when s/he’s feeling less interested in school or having problems.

- When you’re in touch with your child’s feelings about school, you’re more likely to see problems before they get too big. This way you can work on overcoming challenges together.

If you were not able to attend the conferences or if you need to more time to meet with a teacher this can be arranged for you. Additionally, if it is more convenient an online conference can be facilitated. Please contact Ms. Hieu hieu.trinh@eishcmc.com (Early Years/Primary) or Ms. Ha Tran ha.tran@eishcmc.com (Middle and High School) for assistance.    

We would also appreciate parent input on the Parent Teacher Conferencing experience, and we will be sending out a survey shortly for your feedback.

The next informal meeting with the Senior Leadership Team will take place on Monday, November 9th. The general theme of the gathering will be the teaching of mother tongue languages and English in our school.  Please note the date and come along from 8.00am to 9.00am, venue to be confirmed soon. Please also note the video presentation from our consultant in the teaching of languages, Eowny Crisfield is available on the Parent Portal.

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 admissions@eishcmc.com.


Sean O'Maonaigh

Head of School