What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
International School of HCMC (ISHCMC)
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.)
International with 50 nationalities attending
What grade levels are represented at this school?
EE2/3 through to Grade 12
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Our school has great facilities with a new gym and swimming pool as well as a new classroom wing with science labs. There is also a large artificial grass playing field. A full range of extra-curricular activities are offered for all students, for example, ISHCMC stingrays swim team, robot making, photography and drama.
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?
ISHCMC offers all our students an IB curriculum programme. this includes the PYP, MYP and Dipolma Programmes. The school provides support services for any student that is having problems socially and/or academically.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
The Parent Teacher Organisation (PTO) is very active in the school. There are several wonderful events held every year
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
ISHCMC has a great school community and my kids love it here. I would definately visit our school when you are moving to Ho Chi Minh City.
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