The Australian International School Saigon
The Australian International School Saigon opened in August 2006 as an academically selective Secondary school for the students from the international community in a beautiful campus situated in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In August 2007 the school will open a Primary school (Pre K Year 5) for expatriate children in quiet, landscaped villas near a large residential expatriate community.
AIS Saigon offers the Australian NSW Board of Studies curriculum for K -Year 10, and plans to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma for Years 11 and 12. Primary NSW curriculum taught at AIS Saigon integrates PYP principles into the teaching and learning programmes,. Students sit for Australian national and international testing in literacy and numeracy, as well as in subjects where students have strengths and interest. Students from Kindergarten will be taught Chinese and French with effective regularity, and a gifted and talented programme will be offered to children in the upper Primary and Secondary years. An understanding of Vietnamese culture and people and Global studies will be core subjects to enhance an understanding of the expatriate child s world.
AIS Saigon provides a unique, intelligent English language immersion programme to non-English speaking students, with teachers acutely aware of the needs of both ESL and native English speaking children.
Central to AIS Saigon is the child. It is the child s learning process and development into a well rounded, confident individual who is encouraged to aspire to his or her potential that is at the core of our work with children.
AIS Saigon is committed to educate young people to become confident, responsible, empowered and internationally minded global citizens who are excited by learning and embrace challenges with a belief in their own ability.
The Academic staff are predominantly Australian teachers who have many years teaching experience. They share a passion for working with international students and embrace living in Vietnam.
A strong orientation programme is offered to students and their families, as the school is committed to supporting students through their transition to HCMC. We believe the potential for learning is enhanced when there is open dialogue between the home and school environment as such the school closely with parents.
The Primary school day is from 7.50am to 2.30pm, with an optional after school programme from 3.00 to 4.00pm. The Secondary school day is from 7.50am to 4.00pm.
The school year is from mid August to June.