ISHCMC events to explain exceptional educational programs

By Thy An   March 6, 2024 | 06:00 pm PT
International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) will be hosting two engaging events designed to provide deep insights into its exceptional educational offerings on March 14-15.

ISHCMC's Primary Principal will discuss innovative teaching methods for curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking, followed by an Intensive English Language Program webinar.

The first event will give parents a deeper understanding of their inquiry-based educational approach. "Coffee with ISHCMC's Primary Principal," at 8:30 a.m. (ICT) on March 14, is an exclusive morning with Primary Principal - Kate Grant, which will discuss how ISHCMC nurtures curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking through its innovative teaching methods.

This is an opportunity for parents to learn more about ISHCMC's educational philosophy, meet the Primary Principal in a casual setting, and discover how their approach can benefit their child's learning journey.

The webinar Coffee with ISHCMCs Primary Principal, will be held on March 14, at 8:30 a.m. (ICT). Photo courtesy of ISHCMC

The webinar "Coffee with ISHCMC's Primary Principal," will be held on March 14, at 8:30 a.m. (ICT). Photo courtesy of ISHCMC

"Coffee with ISHCMC's Primary Principal" will also highlight the seamless integration of programs like the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) into the broader educational framework, showcase their commitment to providing an inclusive, supportive, and enriching environment for every student. It's a chance for parents considering ISHCMC for their child's education to ask questions, engage with leadership, and experience the warmth and inclusivity of the school community firsthand.

Whether their interest lies in the immediate transition into mainstream education or in preparing for a future where the child can excel in a global setting, "Coffee with ISHCMC's Primary Principal" is an opportunity to connect and learn more.

On the following day, ISHCMC invites parents to the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) webinar on March 15 at 2:30 p.m. (ICT). The session will delve into the program's methodologies, successes, and the vibrant community it nurtures.

At the heart of ISHCMC's inclusive and forward-thinking educational approach is the Intensive English Language Program designed to bridge language gaps and empower students for whom English is not a native language.

The program is lauded by parents for its comprehensive framework, providing robust support to students who are not yet ready to fully transition into mainstream education.

ISHCMC commits to providing intensive learning programs and robust support to students. Photo courtesy of ISHCMC

ISHCMC commits to providing intensive learning programs and robust support to students. Photo courtesy of ISHCMC

The IELP is an academic program designed to prepare students to succeed academically among a student cohort of more than 60 nationalities at ISHCMC.

The program aims to aid students with beginner-level English proficiency in adapting to the rigorous academic environment at ISHCMC.

Through an intensive 20- or 40-week program, students learn to fully engage with an IB-style curriculum covering maths, science, language acquisition, and humanities, while improving their fundamental English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

What sets the program apart from other international schools is that the IELP at ISHCMC aligns with the IB Middle Years Program (MYP), ensuring that while the instruction is tailored for varying English language proficiency levels, the content of each lesson remains at the same high standard found in mainstream classes.

This content-rich program is inquiry-based and project-driven, offering students a comprehensive educational experience. Outside of academic subjects, students also get the chance to engage in physical and health education, arts and design, and positive ISHCMC initiatives, which help develop a child comprehensively and prepare them for a smooth transition into ISHCMC’s mainstream MYP classes.

Established in 1993, the International School Ho Chi Minh City is the first international school in HCMC.

With a legacy spanning over three decades, ISHCMC has become synonymous with excellence in international education, offering a dynamic learning environment that nurtures young minds and fosters a spirit of global citizenship among its students.

As one of the first International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools in Vietnam, ISHCMC provides a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to excel not just academically but also personally and socially, preparing them to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.

Click here to register for "Coffee with ISHCMC's Primary Principal" webinar on Thursday, March 14; and here to register for IELP Webinar on Friday, March 15.

For further questions or additional information, contact the Admissions Team at or call +84 (28) 3898 9100.

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