KS1 English

KS1 English

Throughout the year we have worked hard to ensure English within Key Stage 1 has been fun, motivating and inspirational. We have carefully chosen topics to coincide with our fabulous IPC topics whilst also tying in the children’s own personal interests. Each unit of English lasts for two weeks and...

What is rigorous learning?

What is rigorous learning?

It’s fair to say that ‘rigour’ has been a buzzword in education for the past two decades, yet there is little common agreement about what it actually means among educators. For many it is believed the rigorous learning means giving students more work. Others mistakenly assume that rigour means making...

Computing

Computing

In Computing this year, we believed we needed to alter our Computing program to ensure we are providing an up-to-date Computing Curriculum for Saigon Star children. We wanted to adapt our curriculum, so it did not become stagnant and repetitive.

Target Your Maths

Target Your Maths

In Mathematics this year, there have been several changes. We have introduced a series of vastly differentiated textbooks to support teaching. These "Target Your Maths" books provide ample practice for concepts and skills developed in class and allow teachers to target particular groups with different levels of practice. Some pupils...

New Home Learning Menus

New Home Learning Menus

‘Rigour’ is undoubtedly a buzzword within education and has been for the past few years. But, how does it impact our teaching and learning at Saigon Star, and what measures do we take to try and embed it?

Definition of Play

Definition of Play

Inspired by the IEYC learning principle, ‘Play is an essential aspect of all children’s learning and development’, we believe that enlightening our school community’s understanding of PLAY is one of many vital responsibilities of Saigon Star.

Jon Garrity, from the UK

Jon Garrity, from the UK

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.

Crystal Montuori, from the USA

Crystal Montuori, from the USA

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.

Bonny Tans, from Singapore

Bonny Tans, from Singapore

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

Dennis Haney, from Denmark

Dennis Haney, from Denmark

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, to looking forward to the bus ride every morning to Saigon Star

Harry Nguyen Bui, from Vietnam

Harry Nguyen Bui, from Vietnam

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.

Le & Peter Holdsworth, from Vietnam & UK

Le & Peter Holdsworth, from Vietnam & UK

Jasmine has been at Saigon Star for since we moved to HCMC in 2011 and we intend to continue her schooling here.