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 - 8th March 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

It was great to see so many of our staff and students wearing purple today in recognition of International Women's Day. As an organisation, women are definitely in the majority with less than 1/3 of staff being men - it is no wonder that EIS is such a fantastic place. With the support of our IWD bake sale we managed to raise several hundred dollars for Saigon Children's Charity. 

Next week, is the all-important parent-teacher-student conferences. You will receive information today about how to sign up for these meetings. As always, you are actively encouraged to participate, as it is the best way to learn about the progress of your child is making, there are areas for growth, and how you can best support your child's future. If for any reason you do not receive an invitation, please contact Ms. Trinh Quach at

The week after next is our Creative Arts Week.  Here is a message from our CAW Coordinators, NICK AND LEE. 

If you go down to EIS this March you're sure of a creative surprise! The whole school will be celebrating the arts during Creative Arts Week, running from 19th to the 23rd March. During this week every child from Toddler to Grade 12 will be encouraged to see the world through a slightly different lens. Children of all ages will be experimenting with visual art, music, drama and dance and will bring these together for an Exhibition and Performance Evening on Friday 23rd March. Like last year, the school will be making use of our campus to create an 'outdoors gallery' stuffed with the collaborative talents of all students. The reigns are off again for this one, as children have been encouraged to volunteer for the musical extravaganza in the evening. All of the performances have been chosen, practiced and choreographed 'by the children, for the children'!  

During the week, Middle and High School students will be exploring the theme of Spaces, Places, and Faces. They will be off timetable for lessons 7, 8 and reflection time to explore a different creative activity each day. There will be workshops on Music, Drama, Design, Art and Craft. For those lessons, students can wear their own clothes or P.E kits if they think they are going to be more comfortable. However, for the Art and Craft sessions, there will be paint involved!

Early Years and Primary will have their timetable as usual, but the focus of their normal PYP Unit Of Inquiry will be completely arts based. The children will get the chance to explore their Central Idea by immersing themselves in the arts and will learn about audience and how to exhibit artwork. Classes from Toddler to Grade 5 will experiment with sculpture, video, photography, model making, interactive art installations and 2D imagery.  

For the whole school, A.S.A’s during the week will run as normal. 

When and where?

The week will kick off with the IBDP Visual Art Exhibition in the Multi-Purpose Room on Monday 19th March, with an official opening at 5pm. 

The Early Years and Primary artwork will be open from 2.40pm on Friday 23rd March within the EY and Primary areas, with Middle School exhibits of Visual Art and Design work to be found in and around the LRC from 4pm. 

The musical event will begin at 5.30pm on the main pitch. Parents are more than welcome to come earlier to enjoy the artwork of the whole school on the school grounds as well as arts and craft stalls from representatives of the local creative community.  

There will be a 30,000 VND entrance fee/donation taken by our grade 11 students to go towards their upcoming C.A.S trip, and refreshments will be sold at a reasonable price. Please bring along your friends and family to what promises to be another splendid EIS event! 

Finally, from me this week, I am delighted to report that the EIS Fun Day on 17th March is going ahead as planned. My thanks to all of you who have volunteered so far. It would be great to have a few more volunteers, so if you are interested please contact Carmen at

Have a great end to the week. 

Iain Fish


Head of School

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