German International School celebrates students' achievements

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The German International School celebrated its 2012-13 Presentation Day at the Municipal Theater (Opera House) in Ho Chi Minh City June 17.

It is an annual event where the school's outstanding students receive recognition for their efforts through the year.

Awards are given to the best students of German, English, sports, and creative and performing arts. Citizenship and leadership awards are also given in recognition of exceptional personal maturity and leadership.

A joyous occasion marking a year's worth of hard work, the Presentation Day allows parents to see the fruits of their children's labor as students' paintings, drawings, sculptures, and others are on proud display.

Children from each class group will perform a musical number or literary reading on the stage of the Opera House to a proud audience.GIS has invited Swiss consul Beat Wafler; president of Education Suisse, Derek Widmer; director of the Ministry of Education and Training office in HCMC, Do Quoc Anh; and other distinguished guests to the event.


GIS, which opened in 2009, admits students from toddlers' ages all the way to eighth grade. Enjoying solid growth as a school, it will add grades nine to 12 in the next two years.

GIS is a truly international school with the motto "Educating Global Citizens." It follows the world-acclaimed curriculum and program of the International Baccalaureate (IB), and graduates of the school are awarded the internationally recognized IB Diploma and have opportunities to enter universities worldwide.

The school welcomes students from all countries without any national bias. The current student population includes children from more than 12 nations and is expected to continue to grow both in numbers and diversity.

The faculty, led by principal Dr. Nguyen Thi Quynh Lam, has decades-long experience and track record in leading and developing international schools. The school employs only teachers who are duly qualified and certified.

GIS is committed to providing individual care and attention to each student through a low student- teacher ratio.

In August 2013 the campus will add another villa to its beautiful "educational village" on Le Van Mien Street in HCMC's District 2.

The school's cooperation with the international Nobel Education Network will provide students with the opportunity to take part in exchange programs at IB schools all over the world.

It is experiences such as these that allow GIS students to broaden their knowledge and international perspective. Such networks also provide for exchanges between faculties and staffs, and help the school recruit highly qualified and experienced teachers.

Last but not least, GIS' partnership with Education Suisse, a Swiss organization that comprises 18 international schools, guarantees that the school has the resources and expertise to maintain its high standards.

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