Welcome from Head of School
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC). At ISHCMC we have proudly been offering the three programs of the International Baccalaureate (IB) for many years. As well as being accredited as an IB World School, ISHCMC is also accredited by the Council of International School and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges allowing ISHCMC students a safe and healthy environment to learn and a smooth transition to universities and colleges around the world.
As the first and most established International School in Ho Chi Minh City, we have developed our IB programs to form a minimum foundation for preparing our students for the challenges posed by the 21st century.
Technology has not only transformed our everyday lives but also the work place and what is required from education and schools. The age of knowledge and information has passed and we are now in a world that requires individuals to creatively access, understand and process information that can be innovatively used and shared with others to solve real world problems. We see it as essential that our students are energized, engaged and empowered through their educational experience and learning.
Preparing students for the uncertainties of our future world is an unpredictable challenge that schools have not faced before but one that ISHCMC embraces as it encourages the growth and development of the skills that will allow them to achieve their goals and have a long and happy life.
As a committed IB school ISHCMC encourages a balance between academic achievement and the development of the whole child. Learning and individual student growth in a safe and caring environment is at the centre of all that we do as a school. Students across all grade levels set goals and teachers track individual student academic progress. In supporting students to reach their full potential and become independent and self-reliant individuals, we provide daily time for mindfulness, encourage positive emotions, have social and emotional counselors and other specialist student support services teachers. Beyond the classroom there are genuine opportunities for students to develop artistic, cultural, sporting, creative, outdoor and leadership skills that will serve them well today, as well as going forward into the future.
Parents, students and teachers work together as a vibrant community to solve problems within a framework of fairness and shared values. With over 50 nationalities represented on campus, each of us has an exceptional opportunity to develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, the philosophies of people from many different cultures. There is a busy calendar of events that helps all stakeholders in our community join together and enjoy each other’s company.
I hope that you will take the opportunity to visit our school and enjoy meeting our community,
With kind regards,
Head of School at ISHCMC