VietNamNet Bridge – The Canadian International School (CIS) opened on Saturday in Residential Quarter 13C, Phong Phu Commune, HCMC’s Binh Chanh District.
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The new campus of the Canadian International School. (Photo: SGT)
The school which has students from kindergarten to high school, is organized and operated under the Education and Training Department of Niagara in the Canadian province of Ontario. Lessons are taught in English by Canadian teachers alongside subjects such as Vietnamese language, history, geography, literature and civic education taught in Vietnamese for Vietnamese students. When native students attend classes for Vietnamese subjects, foreign students will study French.
The school has been running for a year in Nguyen Duc Canh Street, Phu My Hung, District 7 during the construction of the US$21 million campus in Binh Chanh District that also has a culture – sports center.
The center has a theater, a cinema, bowling alleys, two swimming pools and 15 vocational classrooms.
CIS has a private library which contains nearly 7,000 book titles in English, Vietnamese and French, and an online library system supplied by the U.S.-based Follet Corporation, three science labs and three computer rooms. Seventh graders will be equipped a laptop by the school.
After a year of operation, CIS has thirty classes from pre-school to 10th grade with students from 25 different countries. CIS has 41 native Canadian teachers and 19 Vietnamese teachers.
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