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The Arts: The Crucial Puzzle Piece in Education

Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development

For me, growing up in the Philippines meant that I was extremely fortunate to have been taught music 
and dance […]

By |March 17th, 2017|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Page Turner – reading for pleasure, a door to our future

Young people who enjoy reading are five times as likely to read above the expected level compared with young people who do not enjoy reading at all. I found this particularly interesting because there are increasing stories in the media reporting there is a decline in […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Connecting with Kids

The right age to give kids their own phone has always been… up to the parents.

Should I give my 11-year-old daughter a mobile phone? Giving one to her is a passport to technological freedom and opens 
the floodgates to problems […]

By |March 12th, 2017|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Renaissance International School Saigon (RISS) Appoints New Head of School

One of the top quality international schools in Saigon, the Renaissance International School, today announced the appointment of a new Head of School. Mr Peter Gittins will be moving with his wife Kerry and dog Otto from Switzerland to lead […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Education, News|0 Comments
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ISHCMC Educators and Titans of Technology Empower Every Student to Take on Computer Science

The last 18 months at International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) has seen the Titans of Technology grow from a small group of students to a growing Community, Activity and Service (CAS) Group. CAS is an essential element of […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Education|0 Comments
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The Great Outdoors

Leaves, logs and life skills

“Go climb a tree!” sounds like a demand from a flustered parent reaching the end of their tether. While the context could have many meanings, taking it literally could well lead to a wide range of […]

By |February 7th, 2017|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Ten Years of Education

From humble beginnings to a truly international education

For Saigon Star International School, Saturday, November 19, 2016, marked the ten-year anniversary of its inception. Having started life in a converted villa in the heart of District 1, the school now offers […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|1 Comment
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The Arts and Young Children – We Are All Born Creative!

Sir Ken Robinson said, “We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it.” The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and mathematics all have equal and central contributions to make to […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Flipping the Classroom

The role of homework in student learning

There has been much discussion lately about whether or not teachers should assign homework to their students. Many believe children should spend more time playing than doing homework. I agree that students should spend […]

By |December 3rd, 2016|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Play = Work = Play

Why children work in Montessori

By the time a 6-year-old child graduates after three years in Montessori, not only do they know how to find the answers to “56 ÷ 8”, “2893 + 7065” or “2381 x 3”, they also know […]

By |November 27th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments