What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
ACG International School Vietnam
In what town or city is this school located?
Ho Chi Minh City
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Bus, Walk, Taxi, Car
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Recently built school, extensive facilities. The campus is still filling out with greenery as the school is so new. Well resourced for curriculum subjects like science and computers.
Extra-curricular activities are things like sports, drama/arts, homework.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
Teachers are all overseas teachers which helped my children settle really quickly. The school day has a very good structure to it, so the kids knew where they were supposed to be and when. It's great that they do separate the big kids from the smaller kids for lunch and play times.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
The schools runs lots of parent information sessions which is a great way to find out more about the curriculum and to meet other parents at the same time. There is a ladies lunch group as well
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
The school is very happy to do trials for students to see if it is a good fit.
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