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Vietnam Finland International School

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CurriculumsInternational, Vietnamese, and Finnish
Languages of instructionEnglish and Vietnamese
Age RangeAges 6 to 16
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Vietnamese
Native English and Vietnamese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Vietnamese)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 457,590,000 ₫
to: 525,690,000 ₫
Address: 01, D1 Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, HCMC, Vietnam

Important notes about this school

VFIS has two educational programs: 100% international program and an English-Vietnamese bilingual program for students from Grade 1 to Grade 12.
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Language support for students not fluent in English and Vietnamese

English as an Additional Language

Use of technology in the classroom

VFIS has a Digital Learning Path plan and integrates technology in all areas of the school. VFIS teachers and pupils decide the best possible use of technology at a given time. All pupils are guided in the correct, moral and ethical use of technology.

In VFIS, all classrooms are networked and have interactive technology. Wireless internet access allows pupils to research wherever they are on campus. Beside a wide range of modern technologies, pupils are able to use many useful applications to collaborate, communicate and create.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The aim of assessment is to diagnose the pupil’s readiness to study in an English-speaking environment.

Specifically, first grader applicants will do a basic test of motor social skills and reading comprehension. Second to fifth grader applicants will be tested in reading, writing and spoken English. For international pupils, the assessment is conducted in English. For Vietnamese pupils who apply for either international or bilingual programme, it is conducted in both Vietnamese and English.

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

8:00

School finish time

15:15

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

VFIS is a dynamic school that offers a variety of extra-curricular activities for pupils to discover their different talents and explore their interests. Typical ECAs are sports and dance, visual arts, music, theatre and film, programming and technologies, environmental issues, mathematics and foreign languages, charity and volunteering activities.

School provided lunches

VFIS offers daily nutritious, balanced and healthy meals for all the pupils in the school canteen.

Sports facilities at the school

The school is equipped with modern indoor and outdoor facilities, including a multi-purpose gym, swimming pool, small football field, playgrounds and gardens.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Vietnam-Finland International School is a subsidiary of Ton Duc Thang University. VFIS is the first International School in Southeast Asia to follow the unique Finnish philosophy of education. Finland has one of the best education systems in the world, featuring highly qualified teachers and progressive pedagogical methods that are based on scientific research.
VFIS has two educational programs: 100% international program and an English-Vietnamese bilingual program for students from Grade 1 to Grade 12.

Teaching approach of the school

The International programme at VFIS in Grade 1-9 follows the Finnish curriculum. Most of the subjects in the programme will be taught in English by Finnish and international teachers. The teaching and learning methods will reflect Finnish pedagogical characteristics.
The Bilingual programme in Grades 1-12 follows the Vietnamese curriculum integrated with the Finnish curriculum and Finnish learning and teaching approach. Mathematics, Vietnamese language, Social Studies and Moral Education will be taught in Vietnamese and the other subjects will be taught in English.

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