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|Language of instruction||English and French|
|Native English and French teachers|
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English as an Additional Language
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|Use of technology in the classroom||
GSIS introduces its learners to Information & Communication Technology (ICT) over time, beginning in the kindergarten where age appropriate apps and other activities. including researching a topic of interest and beginning keyboard and mouse skills, may form a small part of each day. At this age, GSIS believes children should play ‘in the real world’ and screen time is limited.
In the primary school, learners begin to use classroom iPads and the ICT lab. They develop practical skills in a safe and monitored environment. ICT & Computing learning objectives from the UK National Curriculum are covered in formal lessons and include online safety and responsible use of technology while developing a range of computing skills. ICT is additionally integrated in the classroom environment to enhance learning experiences.
By secondary school, students learn how to filter and judge the value of information they source online, and use these skills to develop and refine arguments and theories. Some assignments may be submitted online, some communication with teachers occurs via email, and learners are expected to access online homework and other classroom management apps and websites as they develop their organisational skills.
When students join the IGCSE programme they are required to have a personal laptop for use in school. Younger students use computing resources provided by the school.
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GSIS is a non-selective school that believes in opportunity for all and does not offer or deny enrolment based on previous academic achievement. However, non-native English speakers are required to take an English assessment test prior to entry to ensure adequate support is provided.
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|School bus service available||
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Special Education Needs
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Children with Special Education Needs will be supported by their classroom teacher and teaching assistants as needed, with support and guidance from GSIS' parent-time SEN specialist. When an Individual Learning Plan is required, parents will be consulted throughout the process of assessment and identification of needs.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Football, swimming, tennis, futsal, chess, board games, Minecraft, knitting, cooking, sign language, jewellery making, crafting, mad scientists, choir, photography.
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|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
GSIS offers vegetarian and gluten-free meal options for students and staff who require them and encourages non-vegetarian students to try vegetarian options at various points through the year as they expand their culinary options.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Green Shoots International School is a K-12 international school in the beautiful central Vietnamese town of Hoi An, just half an hour from the metropolis Danang.
GSIS offers the British curriculum, culminating in Cambridge IGCSEs, and lays strong emphasis on mindful learning and sustainability education.
|Teaching approach of the school||
GSIS' primary aim is to instill a lifelong love of learning for its students and to develop a sense of responsibility for the world in which we live. With this goal in mind, and in order to ensure that GSIS meets internationally recognised academic standards, GSIS adopts a combination of subject-based core learning with inquiry/project-based learning using the UK National Curriculum and Cambridge International curriculum.