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 - 27th September 2018

Thank you once again to all parents who attended the recent information evening on the frameworks of the International Baccalaureate Programs. As an IB “Continuum School”, i.e. offering all three programme we are very aware of the challenges of implementing multiple learning experiences for our students. One of our Learning Principles states:
EIS students are challenged appropriately so, they are provided with opportunities to learn that:

  • align with their individual needs
  • and their developmental age. 

It is important to view learning not as an event, but as a process that is built up over time. This is known as constructivism and proposes that children construct knowledge and meaning from their experiences.
In the classroom this is not only seen through students being involved in play and activities, but also in their engagement with all other subject matter they are studying.
The brain is being exercised constantly and new learning is built upon previous learning, relative to the capacity and development of the child.

Within the context of CIS accreditation standards, the school is reviewing the school’s policy and procedures regarding the safeguarding of children who attend the school. In doing so the school will be referencing best practices for the United Kingdom and the International Task Force on Child Protection. This includes the following areas for promoting child welfare:

  • protecting children from maltreatment, abuse or harm
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
  • ensuring safer recruitment and hiring practices of all teachers, staff and volunteers

It should be noted that child abuse is a form of maltreatment of a child and is considered not only the abuse or neglect of a child by inflicting harm (physical, emotional), but also by failing to act to prevent harm.
The school has established a Safeguarding Committee and Mrs. Shane Priddis has been appointed to the position of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). She can be contacted directly on if you require any further information or have any concerns.

Please come along for the monthly informal meeting with the SLT on next Monday morning, October 1 st . at 8.00am in the LRC. 

For the Grade 9 Visual Art unit, ‘Paintbrush Warriors’, students explore the way that imagery can be used to raise awareness of issues and events, using Picasso’s Guernica as a reference point. This year, European International School Ho Chi Minh City has been very lucky to welcome Ms. Isabelle as our new school counsellor. This has also provided a great opportunity for a collaborative “live” brief.

Students were asked to research effective poster design, develop their own ideas and then come up with a handmade or digital poster design, promoting the role of the Counsellor. The class created a great range of outcomes, backed up with some quality supporting work in their Process Journals.

We encourage the community to vote for the artwork you like the most by clicking “Like” for that particular piece of art here. The result will be combined with votes from Middle & High School students from now until 3 p.m. of Wednesday 3 rd October. The artist who gets the most votes will win a gift of art supplies.

In September we celebrated Vietnam National Day and received good feedback from the community. From now on we will recognize National Days of all current nationalities at EIS. We encourage students and parents to wear traditional costume or national colours on those days. Parents are welcome to introduce their traditions during break time so please kindly contact Ms. Mai Anh via or 28 7300 7257 for discussion and arrangement.

German Unity Day is on Wednesday 3 rd October and we encourage German community to wear traditional costume or in national colours to celebrate.

We are now receiving and processing applications for January 2019. 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