Tens of thousands of students in Ho Chi Minh City will begin the first year of each level In the new school year of 2020-2021, the southern growth centre Ho Chi Minh City expects to welcome 200,000 students who will begin the first year of each level (Grade 1, Grade 6, and Grade 10). In Grade 10 alone, over 80,000 students attended the entry exam last year. The need to pick the right school of tens of thousands of parents and their students are becoming ever more urgent. … [Read more...] about Picking schools for your kids post-COVID-19: Keep a cool head!
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“Following the official instruction from the government and the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on travelling limitation to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection in the coming weeks, the VAS Board of Management has decided that all teachers and staff from the Head Office and the seven campuses will start working online from Monday, March 23 until the end of April 5, 2020. When the school reopens on Monday, April 6, 2020, we will have all teachers and staff socially distanced for 14 days as recommended by the authorities. We believe that this decision is crucial to protect the health and safety of all VAS staff and teachers at the peak of the outbreak. Meanwhile, we are implementing all the infection prevention and control measures, as well as sanitising each campus to prepare to reopen the school on the expected date of April 6, 2020,” read the school’s notice sent to parents. … [Read more...] about VAS returns to online classes for two weeks after two COVID-19 infections
The event was organised by the War Legacies Working Group at Stimson Center to celebrate the 25th anniversary since the establishment of Vietnam-US diplomatic ties. During the discussion, US Senator Patrick Leahy emphasised that the two countries have made major achievements since diplomatic relations were normalized 25 years ago. … [Read more...] about Vietnam, US hold online talks to deal with post-war consequences
HCM City official calls for solutions to school-parents conflicts An official in Ho Chi Minh City said it was not fair if the Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) did not allow students to continue attending because of conflicts with their parents. … [Read more...] about Selling schools for the gifted won’t bring social justice: experts
There are around 22 million school-age children and university students across Vietnam. After being sent home in late January, some children returned last week but others - including primary school and kindergarten pupils - will have to wait it out a further week. … [Read more...] about Vietnam children back at school after 3-month coronavirus break