Our Parent Council

We set a high focus on working together with our Parent Council and parents’ community. We consider it essential that parents and teachers communicate on a regular basis to ensure each child’s well-being and developmental progress. We welcome parents’ opinions and support, and encourage all our parents to take an active part in our parents’ community.

Anke (Angie) Ku

Angie was born and raised in Germany where she worked for Lufthansa/Eurowings as a flight attendant for 6 years before she moved to South Korea. Both her children, Enna and Aiden-Juno, were born there and are meanwhile 8 and 5 years old. In Korea, Angie worked as an English teacher for Kindergarten and Preschool, which enabled her to gain some very valuable experience and helpful insights into academic affairs. It’s already the third year for both, Enna and Angie at EIS. Enna is enjoying learning amongst her many friends in G3K, while Angie has been dedicating her time to the Parents Council and is holding the Chair position for the second year now. The opportunity to be involved in the school community and to being engaged in class activities and school wide events is something Angie really enjoys a lot.

Angie’s wish for this year is to get even more parents to stepping forward and actively participating within the school community. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the year where parents are more than welcome to join in. This is a great way to bond closer with your children, to share ideas with other parents, to enjoy being part of the community and to take away unforgettable memories.

Cheng Lee

Cheng is currently the Business Development Director for FASHION4FREEDOM, a social enterprise dedicated to preserving heritage craft from Vietnam. She has lived in Vietnam with her family since 2013 and this is her first year joining the EIS community with her son, Lucas who attends K1J. Originally from Malaysia, and educated in Singapore and the US, she has grown up attending International Schools under the IB curriculum.

She has lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, New York and Singapore. She hopes that her experiences will be valuable to the EIS as a CPR and a member of the PC. When she has free time, she also volunteers with Pacific Links Foundation, an anti-human trafficking NGO here in Vietnam, a cause which is close to her heart.

Rachel Stevenson

Rachel has lived in HCMC for the past 2 and a half years. Her daughter Sage is in grade 4. In Australia she worked as a Retail Manager and Trainer for a large optical company for the past twenty years. During this time, she acquired a Bachelor of Business (Business Management). When her daughter began school Rachel became involved with the parents’ craft group. After the arrival of her son she started a nature based playgroup for 2-4 year olds. Rachel loves crafting especially with natural fibers. Most recently, Rachel has enjoyed reading stories and implementing yoga in her children’s classrooms after completing Children’s Yoga Teacher Training. Rachel is currently studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) and running a playgroup. She is committed to the EIS community and enjoys being involved with her children’s education.

Peter Tobias

Peter has worked 37 years in the Fragrance Industry, occupying a number of senior executive positions. Through living and working in France, Germany, Hong Kong, the Philippines, the UK, the USA and Vietnam, he has developed an understanding of differing cultures. He was also eight years a Local Councillor in London and Governor of a Primary School there for seven. Peter is married to Tam, has two daughters: Serena, in pre-school, and Krista, two years old, a future EIS customer! He speaks English, French, German, and bits and pieces of other European and Asian languages.

Deborah Cotter

Deborah has been living in Ho Chi Minh City for the past 3 ½ years. Originally from Australia, she has spent more than a decade living and working in Asia, including Vietnam, China and Bangladesh. Deborah has 2 children studying at EIS, one in Grade 1 and one in Kindergarten 1. She feels that the community focus of EIS and the open engagement between the school, teachers and parents is one of its greatest strengths. Deborah has post graduate qualifications in international law and works in the non-government sector as a consultant.

Pallavi Sharan

Hello, my name is Pallavi Sharan; I come from India where I spent most of my life with my warm and supporting family. I have been enjoying Vietnam from last 7 years; it’s a lovely country with beautiful landscape and beaches around, friendly people and variety of food. I am a Math teacher at the Asian International School for last 3 years and am passionate about teaching as I love interacting with children and they actually bring life to me. I have two loving kids, a daughter in Grade 6 and a son in Grade 1.

I am a Management graduate, and before moving to Vietnam I was associated with Rai university working as a Senior Manager handling students placements and marketing .I also devoted my time as an instructor at Rai university. I have recently completed a Bachelor’s in education and currently pursuing an MA in Psychology. In my leisure time I love cooking and spending time with my family and friends. I strongly feel that being involved in your child’s school helps them to connect with parents better; also it helps the parents to understand the child’s need as they spent 60 percent of their time in school. I am thankful to EIS for giving such an open and friendly environment to my family.