Special Needs

Identifying if a pupil is SEN or EAL when learning another language “When we learn to speak a different language, we learn to see a bigger world.” These days, this simple statement in its context premise probably would not find many opponents. With so many language centers and international schools around the city, learning a foreign language has long ago stopped being an afterschool hobby.

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I Love You, I Hate You

Young people don’t love their devices as much as we think they do. In fact, they want our help disconnecting from them When I was interviewing college students about technology, one young woman told me how—after getting mugged for her smartphone on a Chicago bus—she chased her muggers off the bus and down the street, then offered them USD150 in exchange for returning her phone. They gave it

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Experience The Difference

It is a responsibility that some parents may find daunting: finding the right school for their child. We speak with Ms. Nhung Nguyen, Head of Admissions at International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) to hear some of the common challenges and questions parents have when searching for a new school. Where do we start, there is too many choices? “The first thing to do

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Stop, Focus, Thank You

How photography can help cultivate mindfulness and gratitude If you were to think about teaching both mindfulness and gratitude to students, photography might not be the first method that comes to mind. But mindfulness is, at its core, a state of open awareness and attention—and to feel gratitude, we first have to truly notice the good things in life. Looked at that

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ISHCMC Secondary Campus Celebrates New Facility with Grand Opening Ceremony

ISHCMC Secondary Students from the school’s talented music department entertained guests with musical performances during the Opening Ceremony. The ISHCMC Senior Jazz Band performed Walking on Sunshine, ISHCMC Grade 10 pianist, Dinh Anh Truong played Moment Musicaux No. 6 and the ISHCMC Grade 9 and 12 traditional Vietnamese Drumming Troupe opened the celebration. Guests also

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BIS HCMC students visit MIT

British International School, Ho Chi Minh City students showcase their STEAM skills at MIT Students from the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City (BIS HCMC) a Nord Anglia Education school, are showcasing their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) skills to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researchers, professors and students at the annual

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Camp it Up

Camp Asia is the coolest thing your kids can do during school holidays As summer is fast approaching, parents might be wondering what there is for children to do in Ho Chi Minh City during the summer holidays? Look no further, Camp Asia has arrived! Camp Asia is the leading holiday camp provider in Singapore and is launching in Vietnam from June 2018 through International School

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The Italian Approach

The children are at the center – strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge This January, guests of Aurora International School Of The Arts (www.aurorareggio.com) were treated to a fascinating presentation by visiting Pedagogistas Tania Bertacchi and Alessandra Ferrari, experts in the Reggio Emilia approach practiced at the school. Those who attended had the opportunity to learn

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ISHCMC academic results higher than World average

Exam marks are no longer considered the be-all-and-end-all of education, but when a school is performing consistently higher than World average in terms of academic results, you can be sure they’re getting something right. At International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC), when pass rates in 2016/17 Academic year for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB

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Education is Special for Everyone

Oi speaks with Mariecris Buenviaje, founder of STEPS Special School – Support Teach Encourage Person with Special Needs, Saigon’s first international standard school dedicated to children with special needs Why did you choose a career in special education? While working in the corporate world I became a Christian. As a Christian, I was exposed to different kinds of mission/charity works and

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