Open Morning at ISSP

The International School Saigon Pearl Open Morning is a wonderful way to discover the benefits of a ISSP education from Early Years right through to our Elementary. It is a prime opportunity to hear from ISSP Heads of School, Admissions and Faculty Leadership. It is also an ideal forum to individually meet and interact with key … Read more

An Open House For Education

EtonHouse International Pre- School at An Phu is now in its fourth year of operation. Oi sat down with their new principal, Leean Woodland, to learn more about what sets EtonHouse apart As the new principal at EtonHouse An Phu, what is your main focus? The three most important things to me are children’s health … Read more

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 … Read more

Homeschool vs Private School

Is homeschooling better than international private schools’ education? Many parents try to find the best possible education for their child by comparing learning in a homeschooling setting or at a private international school. It is important to be well informed about what the best option is for your child. Below I will outline the pros … Read more

A Friend In Need

Students become role models and leaders when they help those in need As Head of our school Council, it’s my duty to regularly meet with a small group of children and discuss ways in which we, as a school, can improve and get better. With a representative from each class, we share ideas and make … Read more

I Second That Emotion

Emotional intelligence is critical to success in school and life Reading. Writing. ‘Rithmatic. These “three R’s” of education have been embraced as the pillars of education programs around the world. Often overlooked, however, is the necessity for a strong foundation of social-emotional learning that supports a child as he or she works work to excel … Read more

Who am I?

Poem by Samadhi Jayasuriya I am a 12-year-old Year 8 student at the Australian International School here in Ho Chi Minh City and I was inspired by the article Two Families Apart by James Pham in the recent issue of Oi Vietnam magazine (January/February 2017). In my English class, we are currently studying the novel Inside … Read more

Meet the Principal

Ahead of his arrival in August to take over as Head of School at Renaissance International School Saigon (RISS), Peter Gittins speaks to Oi Vietnam about pioneering the first international school in HCMC, his decades-long career in education and… homework Can you tell us what the international school landscape was like when you were the … Read more

Nguyen Hoang Group Commences Work on International Schools of North America (SNA)’s New Campus

On April 23, Nguyen Hoang Group (NHG) officially began construction work on the International Schools of North America’s new campus at Street No. 20, Him Lam Residential Area, Binh Chanh District, HCMC. Established in 2005, the International Schools of North America is the first and only international school in Vietnam offering the US Program of … Read more

A Kinder Experiment

Oi speaks to Thao Nguyen, Juliette Nguyen Khanh and Fang Zhang, the women behind Kinder Academy Preschool, about why nature, arts and a multicultural environment are important in education Tell us how you three met and then decided to open Kinder Academy Preschool (KA). Thao: I never thought I would have my own school, it … Read more