Message from Academic Director
Welcome to the Western Australian International School System (WASS). As the Academic Director for WASS, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to our school which is located in the heart of the city.
Here, every day brings new and exciting learning experiences for our students as they gain new skills and create new things together.
With the creed “A world-class education with the world in your class”, we are committed to giving students, from Early Years through to Year 12, a dynamic and comprehensive education which will foster their dreams of becoming excellent future leaders in the global community.
We believe that every student is unique and has his or her own unique talents. As an educator, it’s our responsibility to open their minds, nurture their talents and help them reach their peak of excellence. Our education program emphasizes the development of a global spirit, an ability to analyse and solve problems and the development of respect and understanding for different cultures. Students at our school learn to become skilled and confident communicators.
This year, 2017, promises to be another year of dramatic and exciting developments at WASS. We were delighted to attend the ground breaking ceremony on the 4th January marking the start of construction on our new Nguyen Thong twin tower campus at 43 Nguyen Thong Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. With the target of completion of the first tower by August, the Nguyen Thong campus will open a new era for WASS. This 8 storey purpose-built building will include state-of-the art facilities from science and computer laboratories, to the theatre, gymnasium and swimming pool.
At the beginning of 2016, the school started the first Year 10 US Advantage Placement or AP program. This is a preliminary course leading to the official start of the full AP program in the 2017 – 2018 academic year. Beyond that, we are also proud to announce that your school has applied for and has been approved to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school. It is hoped that WASS will be successful in its application and will be able to offer students the IB Diploma Program for the academic year 2018 – 2019.
In conclusion we welcome parents and students to the start of another exciting year as WASS continues to expand and emerge as an educational leader in Ho Chi Minh City.
Christopher Poole Johnson (Dr.)
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
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