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. 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 Newsletter - 22nd November 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Thank you to those parents who attended the assembly to celebrate Teachers’ Day on last Tuesday, November 20th. Thank you to the Classroom Parent Representatives for organizing the delicious cakes and to other parents who sent flowers and small gifts as tokens of appreciation. On Tuesday, students were hopefully reminded of the importance of teaching and that we are all continuous learners.  

The IB Learning Profile stresses the importance of “being an independent learner” and our EIS Learning Principles encourage students to take initiative for their learning, so that in the context of teaching, allowance is made for student choice and self-regulation. The important role of the teacher is not just to teach content and skills, but also to provide the environment for the student to understand knowledge and become an autonomous, competent and confident individual.

On last Friday 16th November it was a pleasure to see our students from Grade 5 to Grade 11 perform to 500+ guests at the Eurocham 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the InterContinental Hotel Saigon. The students, in the presence on stage of 9 Ambassadors from European Union countries, performed the EU anthem “Ode To Joy” in English, French and German. Five of our Middle and High School students stayed after the performance to help sell raffle tickets. In less than 1 hour, they sold 600 tickets for funds to be donated to Operation Smile for charity projects.  Everyone in attendance were very impressed with our EIS students. They are truly our ambassadors. Thank you very much to the students and their parents who were involved. And a special thank you to Ms. Lala who led the students to a great performance and all the staff who supported the event.  

Thank you to the parents who attended the parent information meeting (in Vietnamese) parents to discuss school accreditation, safeguarding policy and other matters on Thursday, November 22nd. The school has recently revised the Safeguarding Policy in the context of CIS accreditation and once approved by A-Star Education, this will be sent to parents in January.
The next informal meeting with the SLT will take place on Monday, December 3rd. Please note the date and come along from 8.00am to 9.00am in the LRC.
In recent days, our Security Team have reported several cases of ‘snatch and grab’ robberies on victims walking along Ngo Quang Huy street.   The cases have been reported to the Police of Thao Dien Ward. Additionally, the security guards have noticed individuals wandering around Ngo Quang Huy street, staring at motorbikes parked outside Gate 4 at pick-up time. Due to these circumstances our guards will be particularly vigilant.  However, we would like to seek your support to coordinate with our guards in parking arrangement and visitor card registration.  If you are parking a bike please ensure it is locked, keys are not left in the ignition and no valuables are visible. Please ensure that you always wear the parent/student ID card when you are entering and present in the school.

Thank you to parents who have referred new students to our school.  
We have already started waiting lists in several grade levels, commencing January 2019. Furthermore, some parents have already paid the deposit for next school year. If you are interested or know any families who may be interested in joining EIS, please kindly contact Admissions Office via (+84) 28 7300 7275 or

Thank you very much to student, teachers and parents who supported the Yearbook photo sessions. Guidelines and information to view and order photos will be sent shortly.  

The Christmas Bazaar event will be held on Saturday 1st December, starting from 15:00 with various fun activities, a market fair, students’ performances and of course, Santa! Please see attached the schedule for the event.

Please note that our Grade 6 students will be selling the EIS Calendar 2019 at the Christmas Bazaar. This year’s calendar again includes STUDENT’S ARTWORKS. This year the publication has been printed in desk calendar size.

It has come to our attention that some parents may be referencing a draft calendar for school year 2018/19 that was made available last March. The correct calendar is posted on our website and is attached. The main difference is in the dates of school holidays in April.
All the very best,


Sean O'MaoNaigh
Head of School