THE STANDARD SYSTEM OFCANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - CIS (VN)
Based on the standard system of the Council of International Schools (CIS)
The Canadian International School (the Canadian International School – CIS (VN)) is under construction and can be put into operation from the school year 2009 - 2010.
CIS (VN) is allowed to use its own curriculum under instructions of the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam.The School Management Board has set up an international standard system for all activities of the school. The CIS (VN) Standard System is suitable to the Vietnamese law, and it will be applied right from the first school year.
The school will also proceed with the adoption of international norms applied by the Council of International Schools (CIS) in preparation for joining this organization. Therefore, the CIS (VN) system of standards is based on the CIS standard system.
This system is aimed at meeting the objectives set by the School Management Board. For students’ comprehensive development in the context of global integration nowadays, these objectives are set forth in accordance with the moral and educational values of Vietnam and the world.
The CIS (VN) Standard System will be always modified when is necessary to keep pace with socio-economic development in the world in general and in Vietnam in particular.
A. PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES
I. PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES
The goal of the Canadian International School is to help its students develop comprehensively in the fields of knowledge, personality and physical fitness, and intergrated skills. Accordingly, Vietnamese students are able to enjoy an advanced education and every right under International Convention on the Rights of the Children. Simultaneously, the education must meet the norms acknowledged by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, the Ministry of Education of Ontario for each educational level.
CIS(VN) will be official affiliation of York Region District School Board, Ontario. The code of CIS(VN) will be granted by York Region District School Board. Therefore, right after establishment, CIS(VN) tends to build school by international standards, of which consultative and supervisory task of Canadian partner play an important role.
The CIS (VN) adopts an educational philosophy: “For an advanced education that keeps abreast of the world educational standards, for great personality that attained by the students, and for the good health of all members of the school”.
CIS (VN) is also a cultural environment in which all activities are aimed at creating a young generations who are talented, self-confident with a sense of morality.
In order to help students easily gain best results in their study, CIS (VN) will apply the effective educational methods and make necessary facilities available for teachers and students.
Education commercialization is never the school’s policy. As an international educational environment, CIS (VN) is willing to receive students who have minimum requirements by the school in spite of their nationalities, religions and financial conditions.
At CIS (VN), students are encouraged to boost the love of fatherland, love of peace and sense of humanity. They are also encouraged to lead a moral life in accordance with their national traditions. They will also be equipped with full understanding of their nations’ history, culture and customs; thereby having a sense of respect for all different cultures in the world.
CIS (VN) teachers and other employees are supposed to be the pioneers in approaching all new knowledge, culture and civilization. They themselves must lead a virtuous life, have a love for occupation, maintain a serious working attitude and show a spirit of progress.
CIS (VN) policy is to provide the society with individuals who are self-reliant, inquiring and qualified for any universities at any countries in the world. CIS (VN) will also help students follow a healthy lifestyle with high standards of discipline and boost personal cultivation to make them comprehensively developed individuals.
During the course of operation, CIS (VN) will keep students informed of latest information about science, technology, culture, art, literature, etc. so that they can get basic comprehensive understanding of the world around them. “Nothing that belongs to the world today is strange to CIS (VN) students” is the motto of CIS (VN) in education.
II. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SCHOOL, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS’ PARENTS
CIS (VN) will build up a close relationship with students’ parents. It will provide the parents with the annual educational program so that they know what subjects their children are taught and follow up their achievements. The students’ performance will be recorded and reported to their parents in varied forms.
Parents and the school will discuss the educational program to reach an agreement on objectives for each school year and on teaching methods to be applied by the school.
CIS (VN) highly appreciates parents’ cooperation in education of students. The school will help all parents understand its advanced teaching methods, diverse curricula and treatment of their children. CIS (VN) will also request parents to pay attention to fostering their children’s self-reliance and self-confidence. The school will help parents believe their children’s progress is sustainable although students ‘ development cannot be at the same time.
CIS (VN) will provide parents with student assessment criteria so that they can have proper appraisals of their children. The school’s psychological and educational experts and education will offer parents solutions to enhance their children’s learning results and to create good motives for learning and personal cultivation.
CIS (VN) will set up a website to provide updated information for parents. The subject system, archives, reports, articles, etc. will also be published online to help parents clearly understand CIS (VN) operation as well as what is needed to make CIS (VN) students obtain scholastic achievements equal to those of students in countries with the most advanced education.
For the Council of Teachers, CIS (VN) has committed itself to a principle: “Teachers are the persons who bring knowledge, personality and morality to students”. The Council will perform the teacher concrete tasks assigned by the school in providing diverse knowledge for students.
After recruitment, CIS (VN) will organize the short-term or midium-term training courses for teachers to make them master the school’s educational standards and methods. Teachers are encouraged to perfect professional skills, dedicate to their job and strengthen their sense of morality.
CIS (VN) will provide the Council with reference documents and scientific research papers to help them expand knowledge and enhance quality of teaching. Teachers are encouraged to extend their relationship with foreign colleagues to exchange and select teaching experience.
III. PROCESS OF REALIZING PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES
CIS (VN) will map out a detailed process of realizing its principles and goals. The process includes management of training programs, control of students’ performance, and supervision of programs of social activities and integration. In setting up the process, CIS (VN) will receive consultancy from the Educational Council and get advice from CIS.
A teacher standardization plan will also be set up. Under the plan, teachers at CIS (VN) must meet the norms applied by the CIS. CIS (VN) will regularly update information about global education to improve educational quality of each educational level. CIP will also establish a management system under ISO standards to standardize all the school’s activities.
IV. EXTERNAL RELATION POLICY CONFORMABLE TO THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
The CIS (VN) external relation policy is for the sake of the world’s peace, stability, cooperation and development. The school always maintains its absolute respect for the children’s rights to education and development. It will also respect the rights of every member to bringing into play their capabilities in their activities at school.
The CIS (VN) policy is to build up a humanism-based education, in which teachers, employees and students are respected and given opportunities to develop comprehensively.
The CIS (VN) creates favorable conditions for teachers and students to establish global relationships and join associations whose operation is for the sake of peace, education, cooperation and development.
V. PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES TOWARDS BOOSTING CULTURAL RELATIONS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
As ragards an international school, the school’s policy is to direct its principles and objectives towards international integration. The school is ready to bring out commitments to foster cultural relationships with the foreign partners and colleagues. The CIS (VN) will carry out cultural cooperation with the foreign partners, as well as exchange of students between the school and the foreign partners.
At first, the CIS (VN) regards the curricula preparation as one of the most important tasks. The school will provide complete curricula to the Council of Teachers and students.
The curricula’s contents must meet the norms that are applied at international schools, and must be designed in accordance with each level, age, and students’ psychological development. The curricula are supposed to help students be qualified for any universities in the world after their graduation from the CIS (VN).
The CIS (VN) policy is that the curricula not only provides knowledge for students but also trains them in personality and morality. To that end, such subjects as language, history and culture will be put into the school’s curricula. The school requests all its members to respect moral lifestyles and traditional values.
I. CONTENT, REALIZATION AND ASSESSMENT OF THE SCHOOL’S CURRICULA
For each educational level, the school will have a specific curricula and a description of teaching methods. The curricula and teaching methods must be examined carefully before application to ensure they are in accordance with the school’s principles and objectives.The school says that teachers are encouraged to be innovative in their teaching methods to bring in the highest educational quality.
The school’s point of view is that the curricula and teaching methods need to be dynamic and must not impose irrational pressure on students. Teachers must create an educational environment in which students can be self-educated and develop self-realization is suitable for each cuontry’s culture.
CIS (VN) is determined to make teachers have love for their job and make students have a desire for education. CIS (VN) will create an educational environment that is diverse and harmonious.
Extracurricular programs such as clubs of sports, culture, art, tourism, etc. will be regularly organized to diversify students’ spiritual life and rouse the love for nature in them. Those activities must be an integral part of the educational program.
At every quarter or every semester, the school will organize a meeting to consider and review the school’s operations to see if those operations are on the right track. Students’ parents and representatives may attend the meeting from local educational agencies. The results of the review will be announced publicly on the school’s website and they can be examined and appraised by the CIS.
II. COMPREHENSIVENESS OF THE CURRICULA
The comprehensiveness of the curricula will be applied by the school is represented by the following characteristics:
· Helping students use English fluently
· Providing students with a sufficient knowledge of all subjects included in the curricula.
· Helping students learn about the environment around them.
· Helping students perfect their personality and qualifications.
· Helping students understand the culture, history and geography of Vietnam and of other countries in the world.
· Equipping students with social knowledge of civilized lifestyle.
· Practising expanding their knowledge of the world in the fields of literature, history, art, geography, biology, etc.
· Health fitness is among priorities CIS (VN) offers to its students. Programs of sports and physical education will be set up everyday according to a plan suitable for each age.
· Leading a healthy, civilized and humanitarian life is the golden rule which CIS (VN) wants its students to comply with.
· CIS (VN) students are not isolated from the social environment around them but they will be dynamic individuals who actively propagate great values of the Vietnamese people in particular and the human kind in general.
III. CURRICULUM MEETING THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF STUDENTS IN THE FIELDS OF LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT, SOCIETY, CULTURE, ART, ETC.
CIS (VN) will design curriculas that can satisfy diverse needs of students. Those needs can vary among students, depending on personality and trend of each group of students.
But the school’s curriculas must meet the comprehensive development, profound knowledge of culture, art and aesthetics. CIS (VN) will pay due attention to helping students develop their skills so that they can develop rapidly, steadily and sustainably. In order to have the best curricula, CIS (VN) educational experts must have good professional knowledge, comprehensive understanding and a global- scale vision.
CIS (VN) will set up a research group to draw up curricula that are scientific and systematic. The group will comprise the CIS (VN) Educational Consulting Council members and experienced educational experts of Vietnam and the world. CIP is boosting the cooperation between local and foreign specialists in education to build complete and perfect curricula.
IV. CONTINUITY – CO-ORDINATION BETWEEN THE SCHOOL’S UNITS
CIS (VN) is a school that enrolls students from primary to junior high school levels; therefore, the school’s organizational structure must attach great importance to such factors as continuity, inheritability and innovation.
In general, the CIS (VN) educational program agrees with that of the ministries of Education and Training of Vietnam and Canada. In the process of teaching, creativity and critical thinking are very important. Therefore, CIS (VN), although complying with compulsory principles of the common educational program, always encourages teachers to bring into play their creativeness during the teaching.
V. CREATING BEST CONDITIONS FOR STUDENTS TO ABSORB VIETNAM’S DIVERSIFIED CULTURE AND TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER CULTURES IN THE WORLD
Conducting both educational programs, CIS (VN) will provide students with full understanding of the beauty of the Vietnam language, literature and culture.
When getting baccalaureate diplomas, students of the two levels must gain relatively comprehensive knowledge of history, geography, society and language of Vietnam. In addition, the teaching program will also equip students with new understandings of the world’s culture, history, science and technology, etc.
The CIS (VN)’s point of view is that “it is impossible to have an advanced and comprehensive education if we fail to create favorable conditions for students to approach and learn about the world’s continuously developed science and technology.”
VI. SETTING UP PROGRAMS TO HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP NECESSARY SKILLS FOR THEIR LONG-TERM STUDIES
Students’ skills and capabilities will not develop sustainably unless they are based on a solid foundation of knowledge. Therefore, at the initial stage of operation, the school must set up an educational program that is comprehensive and complete for each level and each subject.
The CIS (VN) consistent policy on education is to provide basic knowledge appropriate for each age, to encourage students to bring into play their initiatives, and to be self-confident in appraisal of social or scientific issues. Such a model of education will assist students in developing skills and expanding understanding so that they can not only achieve best performances at school but also prepare themselves for entering any university in the future.
VII. SETTING UP PROFESSIONALISM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND IMPROVING PROGRAMS ON THE BASIS OF UPDATING NEW KNOWLEDGE IN THE WORLD
Professionalism in operation is one of the key factors to which the CIS (VN) pays due attention in preparing educational programs. .
That professionalism is simultaneously showed in continuity, systematism, inheritability of the CIS (VN) educational programs. It is also indicated in the methods of organization of the Management Board, Council of Teachers and Educational Consulting Council. The professionalism of the Council of Teachers is determined to play the leading role in the implementation of the CIS (VN) professionalism development program.
Therefore, a plan of recruiting teachers and training them in professionalism must be devised, and the implementation of this plan is the key task that must be fulfilled by the School Management Board and the Principal.
The Principal’s duties in implementing the school’s professionalism development program are as follows:
· Fully understanding educational reforms in Vietnam and other countries in the world.
· Systematically updating latest information of science, technology and technique, following up the educational development trends of other countries to innovate the school’s educational programs.
· Professionalism should not exclude, but improve CIS (VN) original programs.
· Building up a line-up of teachers who are devoted to the teaching job and who maintain professionalism not only in teaching but in researching and initiating new educational methods as well.
· Outlining strategies on information collection; participating in symposiums at home and abroad to improve the school’s educational quality; and bringing forward feasible solutions to making the school one of the best educational environment.
VIII. TEACHING STRATEGY & DIVERSIFICATION OF TEACHING METHODS
The CIS (VN) teaching strategy is as follows:
· Providing students with complete educational programs on the basis of students’ active engagement in those programs
· With a view of encouraging students to bring into play their creativity in studies and research, and helping students build up self-reliance in all their activities, the school regards the curricula as an instructional tool, not a mechanism of imposition. The school will not run after formalism in educational operation, but it will be centered on enhancing students’ capabilities in reality.
· CIS (VN) will use varied information channels to support its educational programs, such as Internet, press, seminars, tourism, etc. In addition, relationships with schools in Canada and those in the CIS system will be part of the CIS (VN) educational programs.
· Organizing competitions: scientific creativity; art performance, nations’ history and culture; presentation of books; story telling; composition of poems and short stories; music composition; statue making; designing robots, machinery, electronic tools; informatics programs, etc. These contests will help students bring into play their creativity and activeness.
IX. SCHOOL MANAGEMENT BOARD’S SUPPORT FOR REALIZING THE MEANS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The School Management Board will create favorable conditions for the school’s comprehensive educational program to be realized successfully. Accordingly, the facilities for teaching and research will include:
· Physical, chemical and biological laboratories
· Internet-connected computer systems with high speed
· Language labs
· Teaching aids for each level
· Astronomical research center with specific equipment
· Library system, including e-library
· Sporting facilities: football ground, tennis court, volleyball court, basketball court, table-tennis tables, swimming-pool, multi-functional gym, etc.
· Music hall with necessary facilities and instruments.
· Room for painting and applied arts
· Film projection room with stereo system and 3D screen
· Projectors, cameras, electronic boards for presentations or symposiums for high school students
· Website to update the school’s operations and students’ performance on a weekly basis.
· Gardens for scientific research to help students develop their knowledge of botany and biology.
X. INFORMATION TO PARENTS ABOUT STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE AND PROSPECT
The CIS (VN) will set up an information system to keep parents informed of the teaching methods and students’ achievements gained through those methods. This will eliminate defects that may cause students to lose orientation. In practice, there are cases in which parents, because of over hastiness and lack of information, have caused an inhibition to their children, resulting in their negative reaction and poor performance at school.
The information system will be made available online so that parents can follow up their children’s performance at school and can better cooperate with the school in educating students.
CIS (VN) will also set up the parents’ society whose activities are aimed at boosting the cooperation between parents and the school. CIS (VN) also encourage parents to watch the teaching via the camera system installed at the hall. Parents are also encouraged to join students in events such as art shows, Mother’s Day, Women’s Day, traditional festivals, Tet, etc., in order to nurture relationships between parents and children. Parents are also invited to take part in scientific seminars on education to boost their cooperation with the school in educating students.
XI. REGULAR ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING EFFICIENCY
CIS (VN) will set up a criteria system for teaching assessment. These criteria are focused on students’ progress. The school will pay attention to the rate of progress, not the progress itself, of each student in appraisal, that is, those students who have higher rates of progress will be recognized to be better than those with lower ones.
To that end, CIS (VN) will announce criteria based on which the school can appraise the rate of progress of each student of each educational level. The appraisal will also help find out qualifications and development trends of students so that the school can modify the teaching methods or curricula if necessary.
The progress of CIS (VN) students of each level and age is expected to be at least equal to the progress of students of the same level and age in the world. The educational efficiency will be assessed at every semester to improve the quality of the education. CIS (VN) pledges to evaluate students’ achievements on the basis of real performance of each student, avoiding the formalism in appraisal.
XII. REGULAR REVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL ORIENTATION AND EDUCATIONAL QUALITY TO MAKE THEM AGREE WITH INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION AND SOCIAL ADVANCE
CIS (VN) educational orientation is imbued with civilization and humanity. CIS (VN) is determined to provide a comprehensive education for the country’s owners-to-be, so it will regularly review its educational orientation and quality to make them agree with the country’s trend of international integration and keep abreast with the social advance.
It is important to understand that the integration into the world community does not mean an elimination of national identity but an addition to the diversification of each nation’s traditional values. CIS (VN) students are expected to fully understand this sense of integration. CIS (VN) also makes itself a breeding ground for global cultural seeds.
XIII. SEMINARS ON STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE AND RE-EXAMINATION OF TEACHING METHODS
As mentioned above, the evaluation of students’ achievements will be conducted seriously, and CIS (VN) will be ready to improve the teaching methods and educational methodology for students’ sake.
CIS (VN) believes that radical educational methodology, good curricula and teaching methods, proper lesson plans, short-term or long-term aims etc. will result in an advanced and comprehensive education.
XIV. SCHOOL BOARD’S REGULAR MEETING ON SCHOOL’S OPERATION AND STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE
The organization of regular meetings of the School Board is compulsory. Such meetings are aimed at assessing the activities of every division and every member of the school in order to improve the school’s operational efficiency for each school year.
All the members are encouraged to bring forwards counter-arguments in discussion of issues at those meetings. And the assessment must be based on solid scientific foundation and proper educational methodology.
C. DUTIES OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGERIAL DIVISIONS
I. ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION – COUNCIL OF TEACHERS - SALARY SYSTEM – PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT
The organizational structure of CIS (VN) includes the Management Board, the Council of Education and Consultancy (School Council), Council of Teachers, Students’ Parents Representative Board, and other functional units.
A managing director and grade leaders can be appointed to work along with the School Council and Council of Teachers. The functions and duties of principal, vice principal, each council, etc. will be stipulated concretely and clearly.
The school’s organizational structure will be built properly to make uniformity and harmony of all activities of the school. The structure may be adjusted when necessary to ensure the school’s operation is on the right track and bring in the highest efficiency.
Salary for teachers and other members of the school are paid under mutual agreements and the benefit of all the members must be guaranteed by the Management Board.
Besides salary and other benefits, CIS (VN) will create favorable conditions for teachers to improve their professional knowledge. CIS (VN) can also arrange for teachers to be trained abroad in countries with advanced education.
II. COOPERATION BETWEEN MANAGEMENT BOARD, COUNCIL OF TEACHERS AND TEACHERS
The School Management Board creates best conditions for the Council of Teachers led by the Principal to operate actively and effectively. The relationship between the Board and the Council play an important role in the development of the school. A sphere of power will be given to the Council of Teachers so that they can bring into play all their capabilities in implementing their assigned tasks.
III. EDUCATIONAL PLANS – SHORT-TERM, MEDIUM-TERM, AND LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PLANS
The management Board, the Council for Education and Consultancy, and the Council of Teachers will work together to adopt an educational plan at annual meetings. These councils will also pass extended investment plans and examine financial efficiency which gained by the school. The Management Board pledges to give additional finance investment to ensure that all of the school activities meet international standards.
CIS (VN) will also consider tuitions and charges applied by the school are in accordance with living conditions of the people in HCM City and in neighboring localities. The school will not run after profits without paying due attention to reality and morality.
IV. PRINCIPLES ON MORAL TREATMENT WITHIN THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY
CIS (VN) applies the principles on moral treatment that must be obeyed by all the school’s members. The respect for personal dignity and moral values is regarded as a compulsory conduct for all the members of the school. CIS (VN) requests all its members to lead a moral life and maintain a healthy lifestyle at school, at home and in the society.
V. INFORMING STUDENTS’ PARENTS OF FINANCIAL ACCORD – SCHOOL FEE
Parents will be notified of tuition and other school fees, and will also be given financial accords so that they can make best preparations for their children to join the school. The receipts from students will be spent on operation expenses, depreciation, re-investment, healthcare for students and legitimate profits for the investor.
Apart from the above matters, CIS (VN) will also set up standards for the Council of Teachers and for support services for students as below.
D. COUNCIL OF TEACHERS
I. ORGANIZING AND TRAINING A LINE-UP OF TEACHERS – TEACHERS’ QUALIFICATIONS
CIS (VN) teachers must meet the standards for professional competence and morality. Foreign teachers must obtain a letter of recommendation from their country’s consulate in Vietnam, recommendation letters from universities or high school where they have worked, and required diplomas. All foreign teachers must undergo seriously professional tests.
The qualification of the Council of Teachers will be reviewed regularly. CIS (VN) requests all teachers to improve their teaching skills and creates conditions for foreign teachers to study the Vietnamese language.
II. DUTIES OF COUNCIL OF TEACHERS
The Principal will promulgate a statute on the duties of the Council of Teachers.
III. POLICY ON SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS
CIS (VN) undertakes to apply a best policy that give support, such as means of travel, houses, etc. to the teachers with unfavorable living conditions.
IV. LABOR CONTRACT
CIS (VN) signs labor contracts with teachers and all employees in accordance with regulation in the Labor Code of Vietnam.
V. SYSTEM FOR TEACHER APPRAISAL - ATANDARDS
Norms for teacher appraisal will be announced openly. The appraisal is aimed at helping teachers review their performance and improve their teaching capabilities. The appraisal will be realized in the spirit of respecting teachers’ dignity. CIS (VN) considers respect for teachers to be one of its consistent policies.
VI. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR THE COUNCIL OF TEACHERS
The Council of Teachers has its own activity programs. It must give support to its members to help them improve professional skills, enhance the love for their job and overcome difficulties in their life. CIS (VN) encourages and highly appreciates the mutual support and close cooperation among the members of the Council.
E. SUPPORTING SERVICES FOR STUDENTS
I. RESEARCH INTO STUDENTS’ DEMAND FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
CIS (VN) receives students from the primary to junior high school levels. Therefore, the school will adopt a high-quality education to pave the way for graduates from school to be qualified for any universities in the world. CIS (VN) ensures this is an important task it must accomplish to help students continue developing their studies after graduation.
CIS (VN) will have a thorough grasp of enrollment standards adopted by well-known universities within and outside Vietnam to help students prepare effectly themselves for tertiary education in the future. CIS (VN) will also establish close relationships with local and foreign universities to assist students in making plans for overseas study and for student’s choice.
II. SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS FALLING BEHIND AT SCHOOL
CIS (VN) will organize special programs for those students who could not catch up with the study programs at school. These programs are aimed at improving learning ability of those students, not being allowed to cause any pressure on those students or any inhibition or inferiority complex to them. CIS (VN) will not collect any fees from students of these programs.
III. SUPPORTS FOR STUDENT’S PRACTICE AND FOR TALENTED STUDENTS
CIS (VN) will create programs for supporting students’ practice. Accordingly, laboratories, library, internet connected computer system, creative clubs, etc. will be made available for students in order to improve students’ experiments
CIS (VN) will also have plans for talent development. The finding and training of talented students will be a regular task and free of charge. Besides, the school will take measures to prevent self-satisfaction and superiority complex that may have in some talents.
IV. ESL PROGRAMS FOR VIETNAMESE STUDENTS AND STUDENTS WHOSE MOTHER TONGUES ARE NOT ENGLISH
As an international school, CIS (VN) students are taught in English for all natural science subjects without social science ones based on the Ministry of education and training (VN). Therefore, for Vietnamese students and students whose mother tongues are not English, the studying of English is essential. At CIS (VN), every primary class has an assistant professor. For new students, ESL (English as a Second Language) classes help them to shorten the time of integration into the school. ESL classes will be maintained during the time of operation of the school although it only supports for new students.
ESL teachers will be native speakers who hold TEF certificates (Teaching English for Foreigners). ESL classes will operate as the same way as other classes. They can use such facilities as labs, film projection room, library, etc. to help new students learn English effectively and rapidly.
It is noted that CIS (VN) is an educational environment where English is the compulsory language for all activities and all the time, except the time for learning Vietnamese subjects.
V. VOCATIONAL ORIENTATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
At CIS (VN), vocational orientation for students is of great significance. The selection of faculties at universities or the other fields will be supported by CIS (VN) and experts in psychology and education.
CIS (VN) will provide systematic information about faculties, occupational prospects and documents related to educational environment at universities for students from the start of high school education.
VI. COOPERATION WITH PARENTS IN FOLLOWING THEIR CHILDREN’S STUDY PERFORMANCE AND COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT
CIS (VN) will help parents informed of the targets the school wants the students to meet. The school will make known to parents the teaching methods and subjects at the school. It will also keep parents informed of educational programs of morality, personality and constitution for students.
CIS (VN) will establish a diverse relationship with parents. Parents will be invited to take part in events organized by the school during the school year. CIS (VN) will also make private contact with each parent to inform them of their children’s performance at school and offer them solutions that should be done at home to improve their children’s learning results.
CIS (VN) are ready to welcome parents to schools. Parents are encouraged to participate in supervising the education quality at any time. Such participation is not only parents’ interests but also their obligation in education of their children.
VII. EXAMINATIONS & TESTS TO STUDENTS – SUPPORT FOR PARENTS IN SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO TAKE OVERSEAS STUDY OR TERTIARY EDUCATION
A system for examinations and tests will be adopted based on targets set for each school year. These exams and tests are partically and seriously conducted to exactly assess students’ study results, which help them adjust their ways of learning so that they can get higher results.
CIS (VN) also have a program to assist parents in seeking reputable universities for their children. As part of these programs, the school will cooperate with well-known universities in Europe and America, particularly those in Canada, to set up a training program under which graduates from CIS (VN) can enter universities without undergoing entrance examinations. CIS (VN) are willing to help students with procedures to get admission to universities under this program.
VIII. PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS
CIS (VN) organizes physical fitness programs to improve health for all members of the school. Through these programs, CIP expects to create an environment that brings solidarity and confidence among the members. Under these programs, clubs of football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, swimming, etc. will be set up and operate in favorable conditions.
CIS (VN) will arrange competitions and establish sport teams of the school. With sports activities, CIS (VN) hopes to help students enhance self-disciplines, self-awareness and team spirit.
IX. COMPLETE HEALTHCARE PROGRAM – HEALTH PROTECTION SYSTEM
Annually, CIS (VN) will prepare records for students’ health status. The school will have a health room to take care of students’ health. The health room will be equipped with necessary basic medical facilities and equipment to deal with any health incidents that may occur in the school.
CIS and the school’s doctors will regularly inform parents about their children’s health conditions though health care notebook. The school can offer parents advice on fighting obesity and malnutrition in children. Diets for children at school are also of importance, especially for boarders. The school’s kitchen must meet standards for food safety and hygiene.
CIS (VN) will conduct inspections of food safety and hygiene conditions regularly or without notice. At the start of each school year, the school will inform parents of the list of suppliers of food to the school. The school will only choose certified brands of food provided by reputable suppliers.
This Standard System is prepared based on the objectives set forth by the CIS (VN). These standards are conformable to the Vietnamese law and are the principles with which CIS (VN) will comply. This Standard System will be passed and promulgated by the School Management Board after it is examined and submitted by the Educational Consulting Board.