The Australian International Schools Association (AISA) Games are set are for their highly anticipated return after a hiatus caused by the pandemic. Proudly hosting this year’s prestigious multinational inter-school event, Australian International School Saigon (AIS Saigon) invites participants to its state-of-the-art campus in Ho Chi Minh City from November 16 to 18.
Formed in 2012, AISA advocates the benefits of an Australian education within the Asia and Middle East region. Each member school benefits from cooperation and interactions with one another, as well as the professional development of all staff.
The AISA Games are an annual event that embodies the spirit of “fair play” among its participants, a value shared across all member schools. Delegations from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore will gather in Ho Chi Minh City, showcasing their talents outside the classroom for this event. With five AISA schools confirming their participation, this event displays a collective commitment to nurturing sportsmanship, teamwork, and the invaluable benefits of pursuing an international education.
“Hosting the AISA Games is a testament to our dedication to creating an environment that provides opportunities for students to pursue their diverse interests and passions,” says AIS Saigon Executive Principal Jon Standen. “We are incredibly proud of our facilities and capacity to host these international games, and we can’t wait to showcase our hospitality to our peers from other Australian International Schools.”
AIS Saigon is a proud member of Inspired, the leading global group of premium schools, offering academic excellence to more than 80,000 students in over 111 schools across 24 countries. Being an Inspired school signifies AIS Saigon’s alignment with global standards of education, a network of resources, and unlocking collaborative opportunities that benefit every student. The three pillars of an Inspired education are academic excellence, participation in sports, and the pursuit of the arts. In hosting this year’s AISA Games, AIS Saigon champions active sports participation and their commitment to providing a holistic and well-rounded education.
The 2023 AISA Games will see participants compete in basketball, football, swimming, touch rugby, and netball. AIS Saigon’s Head of Sports, Matt Washer, explains why this is a valuable experience: “The games epitomise the qualities we cherish as a school community — camaraderie, continuous development, and, most importantly, having fun,” he says.
AIS Saigon – Proud Host of the AISA Games 2023
AIS Saigon is a leading international school in Vietnam, nestled in the vibrant heart of Ho Chi Minh City. It delivers the world’s top international programmes, including the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge International curricula. At every stage, students benefit from access to cutting-edge resources and specially designed modules to support their learning. An inquiry-based approach encourages them to engage with teachers as they are challenged to reflect, question, and test their skills to form their understanding. AIS Saigon alumni have gone on to excel in prestigious universities worldwide and in diverse professional fields, from innovators in technology to leaders in business.
To maximise their full potential, AIS Saigon’s teaching staff — spanning over 40 nationalities — is dedicated to maximising each student’s potential. They ensure that both the pastoral and academic well-being of every student is catered to. Selected teaching staff also help nurture a love for the arts and sports, two vital pillars of an Inspired education.
For those who wish to gain the full experience of a comprehensive education, AIS Saigon offers state-of-the-art boarding facilities to students in Year 7 to Year 13. It is the only international school in Ho Chi Minh City to provide premium boarding accommodation to Secondary and International Baccalaureate students.
Modern, comfortable rooms have been designed to cater for the needs of up to 50 boarders. Customised boarding arrangements can be made to provide a comprehensive and convenient stay for those who wish to return home on weekends or during school holidays.
The learning environment outside the classroom is equally dynamic. Students are introduced to music at an early age, with specialist lessons starting at kindergarten. Across all year groups, there are opportunities to develop one’s acting, performance, musical, and theatre skills. Teaching staff also lead a variety of fun extracurricular activities, including dancing, cooking, sports, and robotics.
Members of the public interested in experiencing all that AIS Saigon has to offer can attend the school’s Open Day on November 18, 2023, coinciding with the closing day of the AISA Games. By joining the Open Day, families have a chance to witness the passion and determination of all participating Australian International Schools as they compete in the exhilarating final matches. “Our Open Day gives families and future students the opportunity to experience the excellent facilities and learning programmes that we offer,” Standen shares.