Primary

In the Primary Years, our aim is to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to process thoughts and ideas. We want our students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers.

The HAIS Primary Years Programme is a wonderful environment for our students ranging from Grade 2 to Grade 6 to build on their curious nature. Students are encouraged to ask questions and seek answers, not only through their teachers, but through discussions with their peers, research, members of the community and experts in particular fields. Taking risks and making mistakes are both integral parts of the learning process while building a growth mindset.

Primary International Programme

HAIS is proud to be a candidate school offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) focuses on the growth of the whole child. The PYP focuses on the social, physical, emotional and cultural needs of each student in addition to their academic growth and achievement.The PYP framework offers a unique learning environment to prepare students for life.

Some of the highlights of an IB education include:

  • The Learner Profile which is a set of ten attributes that will help to create students who are caring, open minded, global citizens.
  • Our units of inquiry are crafted by skilled practitioners, that allow room for each student to explore their own individual strengths and interests.
  • The transdisciplinary nature of the programme: students do not just take “a subject.” Life does not happen in isolation and neither should learning. Content and knowledge are woven through the curriculum and connections are made to the real world.
  • Students are empowered to take action: The PYP views the demonstration of action through the following lenses: social justice, advocacy, participation, lifestyle choices and entrepreneurship.
  • There are clearly defined Approaches to Learning which help both the student and the educators articulate their strengths as well as their challenges. These include Social Skills, Research Skills, Communication Skills, Self Management Skills and Thinking Skills.
Learn more about the International Programme

Primary Bilingual Programme

HAIS proudly offers a unique bilingual programme that offers students the best of both worlds. Students are provided with the opportunity to maintain their mother tongue language (Vietnamese), while at the same time growing their English language abilities in all domains. Students are encouraged to embrace their Vietnamese culture and share the beauty of our host nation with their fellow students. Students in the bilingual programme follow the Vietnamese National Curriculum for core subjects as mandated by the the Ministry of Education and Culture.

These courses include:

  • Vietnamese Language
  • Vietnamese Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Vietnam with Kids
  • Life Education

 

In addition, the Bilingual students join with the International students for the following classes:

  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Sport and Movement Mornings

 

They also receive 7 English language lessons per week. Five by a qualified native English speaker and two by a qualified Vietnamese English as an Additional Language teacher.

 

After our pilot program in 2018-2019 we also offer Science in the bilingual program. Vietnamese teachers worked alongside their English colleagues and now offer science using a hands on, inquiry based approach.

Learn more about the Bilingual Programme
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