Positive Outlook

Preparing for the first day of school Whether your child is entering international kindergarten or a local school, they are moving into a transformative and important time in their educational lives. A child’s first day of school can be emotional in more ways than one. The child might be crying, the parent may be emotional, … Read more

Study in Vietnam, Obtain American High School Diploma

SNA

Students of International Schools of North America (SNA) can acquire the American High School Diploma after graduation. Interview with Mr. Dominic – Principal of SNA’s USA Program Dear Mr. Dominic, after receiving the USA High School Diploma at SNA, what are the advantages that SNA’s students have over those graduating from any other international programs … Read more

Primed for Business

All Grade 5 ISHCMC students got a chance to taste the world of business, we asked four about their experiences International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) students participated in a Young Entrepreneurs’ Market at Saigon Outcast and Snap Cafe in April. We spoke to four of those Grade 5 Business Entrepreneurs who sold products and … 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

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