On September 14, 2013 Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) and UNICEF Next Generation celebrated a warm Mid-Autumn festival named "Believe in Zero" at Ba Thang Hai Campus - 594 Ba Thang Hai Street, District 10 . The event saw a lot of fun activities comprising of exciting games, music performances, etc., celebrated to raise funds for poor and underprivileged children in Ho Chi Minh City to afford a meaningful Moon Cake Day. 2013 marks a major step forward at VAS thanks to the official launch of the integrated teaching programs between Cambridge and the national program by the Ministry of Education and Training. Apart from the cultural knowledge that students learn at VAS, humanistic and loving values in life are also nurtured each child through humane social activities. On the occasion of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, in addition to a series of events in the "Full-moon Celebration" with the Buffalo Boy, the Moon Lady and games for students from Kindergarten to Secondary School throughout the system, VAS also collaborated with UNICEF Next Generation in organizing the "Warm Mid-Autumn" event. The program was vibrant and exciting thanks to such fun activities like the "Flying to the Moon" contest, songs by Singer Dinh Huong The Voice, and impressive performances by VAS students. Ms. Nguyen Hoa Mai, Principal of VAS said: "We are very excited to join hands with UNICEF Next Generation to organize a humane social program this autumn. At Vietnam Australia International School, such life values like love, respect, and happiness are always integrated in the lessons to raise students’ awareness in sharing the loving values with not only people in the academic environment but also in their family. This "Warm Mid-Autumn" festival has helped our students experience and lavish their love on society and community and call for people pay more attention to disadvantaged children." Each participant came with a lantern as an admission ticket. Those beautiful lanterns and all of the other gifts donated at the show would be given to disadvantaged children so that they could celebrate a warm and meaning full-moon night.
Learning projects always bring the kids with excitement and joy since they can decide on what they want to learn and create something they like on their own. With the “Cook Project”, the kids had a chance to learn about the tasks, tools and attire necessary for a cook. Above all, they learned about recipes of simple dishes and appreciate what they eat every day.
In April, 2014 Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) held the “Hands-on” teaching session for all teachers in the National Primary and Secondary programmes.
The exciting ambience of summer is felt everywhere, especially at the campuses of Vietnam Australia International School. Students must be having a lot of great plans for summers, mustn’t you?
On August 23, Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) continued to organize a training session on "Smart Board Application" for teachers of the Cambridge International program. This has been the fifth training session since the first time VAS put smart boards to use.
HCMC, August 6th, 2013, Dear parents, The new school-year 2013 – 2014 is coming with full of hope and important meanings. On behalf of the Academic Board and all teachers of Vietnam Australia International School (VAS), I would like to extend our best wishes to all students for a successful school year,
Recognizing the importance of internationalizing Early Childhood Education programs and setting the stage for students in the Cambridge Primary Program, VAS has developed a unique preschool training program called "Multi-faceted Approach to learning” which is applied across the school system. To help parents understand more about this program, on October 04, 2013, at Le Quy Don Kindergarten School, a demo class on "Multi-faceted approach to learning" was held for parents for the first time. This approach focuses on the following three factors:
From October 7 to 11, 2013, Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) held a visit to a dental clinic for preschoolers to communicate with the dentists. During the visit, the children listened to a thorough introduction of such dental instruments as tooth extraction room, film cameras, surgical ward, X-ray department. In addition, the children also received guidance on dental care by visual images to have strong teeth and a beautiful smile.