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Our Curriculum

Saigon Star aims to develop responsible global citizens through its provision of an international curriculum

International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC).

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For students aged 2-5, we follow the International Early Years Curriculum, enhanced by daily Montessori classes... Readmore


International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

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For students aged 5-11, Saigon Star delivers the International Primary Curriculum. The school adopted this curriculum in 2013 and became the first IPC-accredited school in Vietnam in July 2018...

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International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC)

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For students aged 11-14, students develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in Art, Geography, History, Science and Technology through the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). Readmore

A Welcome from the Head of School

I would like to extend a heartfelt and sincere welcome to Saigon Star International School; a boutique international school with a real sense of family at its heart. Having been here for five fantastic years, I feel incredibly proud of the journey we have been on together; with every single member of our community contributing to our growth, development and improvement, establishing us as a diverse, inclusive and welcoming school that is fully focussed on learning and enrichment. Readmore
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James Quantrill

Head of School

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Our People

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Brendan Hearne

Director of Learning and Development

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James Quantrill

Headteacher

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Asmaa Hussein

Head of Middle Years

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Grace Collantes

Head of Ealry Years

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Asmaa Hussein

Year 7 Tutor & Assistant Headteacher (Head of Middle Years)

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Neil Maclean

Middle Years Class Teacher (English specialism)

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Alexandra Martinez

Middle Years Class Teacher

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Yasmeen Russul Saib

Middle Years Class Teacher

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Rachael Collins

BA Hons in English Literature, University of Brighton, England.

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Carlos Marques

Physical Education Specialist Teacher

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Karl Perkins

Year 4 Class Teacher

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Edward Kellett

Year 5 Class Teacher

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Fionnuala Brophy

Year 1 Class Teacher

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Jack Odam

Year 2 Class Teacher.

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Emer Taheny

Year 2 Class Teacher

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Neil Jones

Year 1 Class Teacher

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Nicola Isabel Gilmour

Year 3 Class Teacher

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Conor Slattery

Year 3 Class Teacher

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Grace Collantes

Nursery Class Teacher

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Chiara Bernesi

Pre-School Class Teacher

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Patricia Barnwell

Learning Support Teacher

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Faith Gamo dela Cruz

Montessori Class Teacher

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Jack Fidler

Reception Class Teacher

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What our parents say

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Saigon Star is a truly wonderful school. My daughter has been there for the past 7 years and is now in Year 7. On all points the school is outstanding: quality of teachers – university trained and experienced teachers who are enthusiastic and dedicated

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- Chris Poole-Johnson, from Australia

My daughters spent three years at Saigon Star and had such a wonderful experience. They received a depth and diversity of education that put them well ahead of their peers back home. They were well nurtured in their talents and encouraged in their weaknesses.

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- Taunya Lofgran, from the USA

I chose Saigon Star for my son, Angus, as they offered unique opportunities that separated them from other International Schools.

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- Gary Malcolm, from Australia

Jasmine has been at Saigon Star for since we moved to HCMC in 2011 and we intend to continue her schooling here. The reason being is because we are very happy with the environment she’s been in

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- Le & Peter Holdsworth, from Vietnam & UK

Saigon Star is unique: a small but true international school in many senses, from its world-class curriculum and teaching standards, to the diverse languages and cultures represented by its students, teachers and parents.

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- Harry Nguyen Bui, from Vietnam

I remember the first days of our daughter’s school start at Saigon Star. In just two weeks, she went from complaining about her Vietnamese kindergarten loudly every morning

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- Dennis Haney, from Denmark

Bryan showed he was bright and eager to learn since an early age. At Saigon Star, his unique qualities were recognised and encouraged

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- Bonny Tans, from Singapore

Saigon Star is a wonderful, small, family-style school that we chose for our son, Alaric, because of small classroom sizes and the topic based curriculum

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- Crystal Montuori, from the USA

From our first contact with the school when looking for a place for our daughter, we knew Saigon Star was the right environment for her.

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- Jon Garrity, from the UK