EIS is authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation as an IB World School. Our IB programme is divided into the Primary Years Programme (Grades 1–5), the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6–10), and the Diploma Programme (Grades 11–12). The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The IB is world renowned for its high academic standards, commitment to multiculturalism and focus on developing skills that will prepare students for success in future educational endeavours and life in a global world. To learn more about the IB, visit www.ibo.org.
At the European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) we believe that every individual has the right to an inclusive education.
Difference and diversity are central in IB Programmes. On a daily basis, our students receive meaningful and equitable access to the curriculum through an ‘inquiry-based’ approach to teaching and learning. Enhancing the motivation to learn from multiple perspectives and through collaborative teaching approaches optimises positive outcomes for all students
Partnerships with parents are integral to the inclusion of all students. We value and encourage staff and parents to work collaboratively to ensure all students and in particular, those with diverse needs, are able to progress. Collaborative planning and reflection on teaching practice promotes differentiated learning opportunities and caters for students’ learning needs and styles.
Whilst in class support and good class differentiation is the prime model of support at EIS, our response to intervention is driven by the needs of the students as identified by teachers at any given time. Interventions are timely and flexible in nature, and progress is at the heart of how we respond.
Supporting teaching and learning is an integrated part of the school’s programme with support staff working alongside classroom teachers, students and parents to optimise student’s learning. Under the guidance of the Teaching and Learning Support coordinator, teams create meaningful plans to support students at risk. The nature of our village community lends itself well to supporting these plans and the development of the whole child within a least intrusive environment model.
Ikoma Family - From Japan
When we moved to Vietnam from Australia, our daughter had been at a small, child centred school and it was important to find a good fit. The European International School was perfect with its warm, friendly village feel. As Sage was still young, seven at the time, a nurturing, creative and inclusive environment was essential to her well being. We found this at EIS and it has continued to be so, Sage is now in her fourth year. The Primary Years Program was also a big drawcard for us as it is an internationally available program that Sage can continue on with when we move home. Parent involvement is encouraged, whether it be as a class parent representative, member of the Parents Council, community events or in the classroom. We have always found our ideas, concerns and opinions can be voiced and heard. I love that Sage has had the opportunity to be exposed to different cultures both through fellow students, teachers and also learning a second language. Although the facilities are limited at EIS, Sage has been able to join the choir and swim team which has competed internationally. The size of the school really allows opportunities for students which they may otherwise not have and is continually looking for ways to involve students, parents and teachers in school life.
Stevenson Family – From Australia
This is our fourth year among EIS community in Ho Chi Minh city. We have two daughters at the school. One is currently in third grade and the other, our youngest, is in Kindergarten 2. The school has provided a safe and comfortable environment for them to learn and develop their skills both as individuals and as members of the community. Classes are small and the education is personal, so the teachers know their students and can tailor their efforts to individual student needs. Through the after school activities, the kids complement their classes and get to know students and teachers from other grades, enhancing their interpersonal relationships and strengthening community links. Parents involvement is highly appreciated and encouraged by the school. There are a lot of occasions during the year, like events and assemblies, when the parents can join and watch the kids work and progress. Also, the school organizes a series of events at the campus for the whole community, out of school hours and in a relaxed atmosphere, having the parents and the kids a chance to get together, so the kids can meet their friends and the parents and teachers of all sections get to know each other. EIS is a warm and welcoming community of caring students, teachers, and parents.
Gazquez Family – From Spain