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Day of Thanks

December 01, 2014

High school students had lunch in the plaza and spent time reflecting on things they were thankful for. Each student sent an appreciate card to another member of their advisory group. More »

International Week

October 23, 2014

International Week was a great success. Elementary students were able to visit booths from the the various countries represented in our community. We held our first ever international foods evening and had over 300 people attend. The event culminated with…More »

Elementary Celebration of Learning

September 30, 2014

The elementary Celebration of Learning allowed the elementary students to show us what they have been doing in their classrooms. Zero the Hero made an appearance and the first graders told us how important he is for math. The third…More »

Family Day

September 15, 2014

The PTA hosted an amazing Family Day last Saturday. There were games and activities for the children and great food and coffee for the parents. The student and teacher performers did a great job entertaining us. Thanks to our sponors;…More »

Autumn Moon Festival

September 08, 2014

The PTA is sponsoring a Dragon dance at school today to celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival. It will be held at 2:15pm in the Atrium for elementary students and at 2:40pm in the middle school gym for the middle school…More »

MAP Testing

September 01, 2014

MAP testing for all students in grade 3-10 has begun this month. Please check the eNews for the exact date of your child's test. Help to ensure that they have a good nights sleep and breakfast before the tests.More »

Student Council Elections

August 22, 2014

The middle and high school have completed all of their student council elections. The student governments are a great opportunity for the students to gain leadership experience and to make contributions to lives here at SSIS. Please congratulate the winners. More »


August 18, 2014

The first season of middle school and high school athletics began today. The middle school begins with basketball and the high school with volleyball. Hope they have a great season. Go Dragons. More »

New School Year Started

August 12, 2014

Welcome back!! The 2014-2015 school year started with over 180 new students and 24 new staff members. With over almost 700 students and 80 teachers returning it is getting to be a busy campus. Be sure to say hi to…More »

Anh Linh Love School Annual Food Drive

May 19, 2014

Dear SSIS students and parents,

Gather up! The annual food drive is coming right up. This year's food drive is organized by the 6th grade leadership class to support the students at the Anh Linh Love…More »

MRISA HS Basketball

February 13, 2014

SSIS is hosting the senior basketball tournament this weekend. Stop by to catch some of the action. Good luck to the players and coaches. Go Dragons.

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Lawrence Ting Scholarship

February 06, 2014

The Lawrence Ting Scholarship applications are now available for pick up from the Admissions office. Vietnamese nationals who have attended local curriculum schools and are entering grade 10 next school year are eligible. Please contact the Admissions department for more…More »

Audtions, Auditions, Auditions

January 13, 2014

We are auditioning HS students this week for the drama production of Three Musketeers. It is strictly an after school production designed for students who do not study drama to have an opportunity to perform. It will be performed in…More »

Sun for Philiippines Charity Fundraiser

November 13, 2013

Dear Saigon South International School Community,

As everyone knows, the Philippines has been devastated by the worst typhoon in recorded history. Our hearts ache for the victims of this tragedy and we share the concerns of all…More »

HS Career Day

November 07, 2013

The High School Counseling Department, in collaboration with a group of parent volunteers, organized its very first Career Day for our High School students. Twenty parents and other volunteers from our community presented a variety of careers to our students,…More »

Emergency Early Dismissal

November 06, 2013

Dear Parents,
SSIS is aware of reports predicting that a tropical depression will reach HCMC between 3:00 and 4:00 today. As such, we are taking the precaution of dismissing students from school at 2:30 PM. Busses will depart at…More »

EC/ES Literacy @ SSIS

September 09, 2013

Over 70 parents were in attendance as Tara Ronzetti explained the literacy program at SSIS. We learned about the workshop approach and discussed ways we can help our children at home. Thanks to all who attended. On Tuesday September 10th,…More »

Instrumental Lessons @ SSIS

August 07, 2013

The music department is excited to once again be facilitating music lessons at SSIS.

Violin and Cello (private lessons)

Lesson Details
40 minute private lessons from Saigon Conservatory professional teacher/musicians.
Our…More »

Congratulations to IB Diploma Students - 100%

July 08, 2013

SSIS would like to congratulate the IB Diploma Candidates from 2013 on their success. They had 100% pass rate and an average score of 36 well above the world average of 29. Go Dragons!More »

MS Volleyball MRISA

May 20, 2013

The MS Volleyball teams had a great time a the MRISA tournament in Cambodia. The girl's team took 5th place as well as the Sportmanship award and the boy's team placed 8th. A big thanks to the coaches Mr. Myers,…More »

Elementary Soccer

May 20, 2013

Coach Fabrice lead the ES Boys soccer team to first place in the HCMC International Schools tournament. Our ES Girls team was one goal away from also going to the finals, and the Boys B squad played some entertaining soccer…More »


April 10, 2013

Congratulations to the teams on a great tournament. The girl's team took 7th place and brought home the Sportsmanship award while the boy's team placed 4th. Way to go athletes and coaches. A big thanks to the coaches Mr. Mooney,…More »

Rock Out Charity Concert

April 01, 2013

SSIS Rocks!
Interfuse (SSIS) has won the 2013 Rockout competition at the Hard Rock Café. Competing schools included ISHCMC, the British International School and the Taipei School. Congratulations to all concerned. Go to the SSIS Fine Arts Blog to…More »

MS Soccer City Championships

March 01, 2013

Congratulations to another great showing from our MS Boys and Girls soccer teams at their City Championships tonight. The girls placed 5th but beat the eventual champs BIS in their 1st game. The boys won a shootout in the semifinal…More »

PTA Community Notice Board

February 26, 2013

The PTA is proud to announce the launch of our SSIS Community Notice Board
The SSIS community can use the boards free of charge to display community information ,to promote non-commercial events ,to seek some help and to advertise…More »

MRISA HS Basketball Tournament

February 04, 2013

Congratulations to the HS girls and boys for their great showing at MRISA this weekend. The girls finished 2nd. They won a fantastic come from behind game to beat ISPP in the semi by 1 point, and lost a close…More »

MRISA Tournament results

November 12, 2012

It was a busy weekend for MS/HS athletics.

MS basketball: girls 5th and Consolation Champs. Boys 6th.

HS volleyball: Girls girls 5th, Consolation Champs & Most Sportsmanlike Team. Boys CHAMPIONS!!!!

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Arts Blog

October 30, 2012

Exciting things are happening in our Arts Department. Go here http://blog.ssis.edu.vn/arts/ for snapshots and soundbites of student creativity.More »

Earth Week

September 10, 2012

Earth Week is being celebrated schoolwide this week. Please take the chance to talk to your children about what they have been doing at school. Explainations of the various activities can be found on the Enews.

"The…More »

Instrumental Lessons @ SSIS

August 09, 2012

Learning a Musical Instrument at SSIS

Introducing our exciting programme of private instrumental lessons at SSIS for 2012/2013. Please refer to the attached documents for -

Details of our expert, bilingual instrumental teachers.
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Welcome Ms. Stern

July 30, 2012

SSIS is proud to welcome Ms. Ellen D. Stern to our school community. Ms. Stern will be serving as the Interim Head of School for the 2012/2013 academic year. Ms. Stern's depth and breadth of experience as both a Head…More »

100% IB Pass Rate

July 13, 2012

Congratulations to the IB students, their parents and teachers for all their hard work and dedication, it paid off. The International Baccalaureate Diploma results are in and SSIS Diploma candidates have achieved a 100% pass rate. Only 78% of the…More »

SSIS Summer library hours

June 11, 2012

SSIS school libraries will be open during the summer holiday to SSIS students and parents Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-11:30am. During this time students and parents with appropriate SSIS ID cards will be allowed to visit and check-out books.More »

IB/AP Art Exhibition Opening Ceremony

April 18, 2012

We would like to invite you to the opening night of our IB and AP Art Exhibition on the 18th of April 2012 at 7:00 pm. at the auditoriumMore »

Grade 1 & 2 Spring Concert

April 16, 2012

Parents were thoroughly entertained by the delightful grades 1 & 2 Spring Concert held in the auditorium last Friday. Thanks to Mr. Thompson for all of his hard work and to the students for their great performance.More »

MS/HS Swim Team

April 13, 2012

Congratulations to Coaches Bass and Rayle and the Swim Team for a great finish in the Swimming City Championships on April 12 at ABC International. They swam very well and finished 2nd to a very strong BIS team. With many…More »

HS Soccer

March 19, 2012

Congratulations to the HS girls and boys soccer teams for once again representing SSIS very well at their MRISA Tournament hosted at ISHCMC March 16 & 17. The boys won their first ever championship! Coach Bertoia and the team faced…More »


February 20, 2012

Congratulations to the MS soccer teams who once again represented us well at MRISA this weekend. The Boys won the Tournament Championship for the 2nd year in a row, and the girls won the Plate Consolation Championship. The boys team…More »

HS MRISA Basketball

February 13, 2012

Congratulations our HS Basketball teams for a great showing at their MRISA Basketball Championships last weekend. The Girls are Champs!!!! Way to go coaches Wittry and Isley! The girls had to fight hard to win games in the roundrobin part…More »

PTA Charity Bazaar Reception

December 06, 2011

The PTA proudly donated over $18,000 USD to local charities today. This was the proceeds from the Charity Bazaar in November which was attended by over 3,000 people. The Bazaar was supported by volunteers from the entire SSIS community. What…More »

Reading Week & Book Fair @ SSIS

November 22, 2011

Reading week is happening at SSIS. Today's theme is pajama day, this helps children get comfy when they read. Students are enjoying the Schoolibook book fair at SSIS. There are a wide range of books and educational games to choose…More »

MS MRISA basketball

November 07, 2011

The boys and girls basketball players played a great tournament in Laos, from November 4th through the 5th. The players were accompanied by Mrs. Wittery, Mr. Murphy, and Mr. Johnston and all teams got 5 games of tight tournament play.…More »

HS Walk on Wheels

October 24, 2011

HS students and teachers were able to experience a day in a wheelchair as part of an awareness campaign and fundraiser for Heart Says Free Move. More »

CAS Clothing Drive & Fashion Show

October 13, 2011

A group of dedicated CAS students hosted a fashion show culminating their clothing drive. All clothing and proceeds will go to the students at the Ahn Linh Love school. More »

HS WWW Celebration

October 12, 2011

The WWW celebration gave parents the opportunity to see what their children experienced on their WWW trips. It was a fun filled evening with food, music and dance.More »

HS Volleyball City Championship

October 07, 2011

Go Dragons!! Congratulations to the boys and girls high school volleyball teams for winning the City Championships. More »

MS Basketball City Championship

September 30, 2011

Congratulations to the MS boys and girls basketball teams for the great showing at the City Championships. The girls took second place losing to TS by one point. The boys came in third in their tournament. Go Dragons!!More »

PTA Family Day Picnic

September 21, 2011

Last Saturday more than 1000 people came to this year’s Family Day. With Santa Fe’s bouncy castle, Saigon Sports Academy’s athletic and chess activities, great food from the Caterers, Simrans, Bega’s and Dole there was something for everyone.  The plaza…More »

They had a BLAST

August 25, 2011

Over 100 middle school students came back to school last Friday for 3 hours of activities. The enjoyed basketball in the gym, soccer on the field, Karaoke and board games. The team activities gave some friendly competition and helped build…More »

Instrumental Lessons @ SSIS

August 06, 2011

Dear Parents,
Registrations are coming in for instrumental lessons at SSIS in the coming year. Please read below for details on how your child can be part of this exciting new project.
PLEASE NOTE: To begin with at…More »

UNIS Swim Meet

May 30, 2011

The swim team had a great finish to their year at the UNIS Meet this past weekend. They had lots of personal bests and earned many medals. Jo-an Chen, Alberto Wilson and Brian Lin finished first in their age groups.…More »

Rock-Out a Big Success

May 10, 2011

The first Rock Out! concert ever, organized by members of the HS Global Issues Group, was a huge success. The bands were fantastic - big applause to our own school band Undecided, who were awesome. To all of you who…More »

Congratulations to MS boys and girls soccer teams

May 09, 2011

The MS boys soccer team are the MRISA champs this year. They defeated the hosting team of ISPP in a dramatic final game. Well played boys!!
The MS girls team made a great showing by winning the Plate. Good…More »

Summer Program Registration Now Open

May 05, 2011

SSIS is proud to once again host a Summer Program. For details and the registration form please use this link http://www.ssis.edu.vn/learning/summer-program/
Join us for a summer of fun and learning.More »

HS Spring Music Concert

April 27, 2011

Entitled It's About TimeThe HS spring music concert was performed last night and time stood still. Concert goers were delighted by performances from the ochestra, instrumental music classes, rock band, choir and even the dance team. Another fine night of…More »

MRISA Champions

April 25, 2011

Congratulations to the HS boys basketball team for winning the 2011 MRISA Championships. A round of applause goes out the the boys and to coaches Murphy and Bass on a job well done.More »

MS Music Concert

April 20, 2011

Parents and community members were entertained by the musical talents of our amazing middle school students last night. There was something for everyone with music ranging from classic to contemporary. Thanks for a great show.More »

International Week

March 07, 2011

The campus was awash with colors and folktales as the PTA in conjunction with the elementary teachers held another incredible international week here at SSIS. A big thanks goes out the the committee, the parent volunteers and the teachers for…More »

Talent Show

February 27, 2011

The HS student council hosted a successful Talent Show last Friday night. The evening really showcased some of the amazing student we have a SSIS. Everyone truly enjoyed the student council's special act.More »

MRISA MS Volleyball Tournament

February 21, 2011

The SSIS community did an excellent job hosting the MRISA MS volleyball tournament. Thanks to a great effort from the coaches, athletes, teacher, student and parent volunteers the event was enjoyed by all.More »

MRISA Soccer Tournament

February 14, 2011

Congratulations to the boys and girls soccer teams for a great effort in the MRISA HS soccer tournament. A big thanks to the coachesMore »

Together we Build

January 25, 2011

SSIS Global Issues students raise enough money to build sanitation facilities and a UV filtration system for the My Luong Primary School, located in Cho Moi district.More »

MS Basketball MRISA Tournament

December 10, 2010

Congratulations to the MS boys and girls Basketball teams. Both teams placed 4th in MRISA and the boys team won the Sportsmanship Award.
Go Dragons ! More »

Charity Bazaar is a Great Success

November 26, 2010

This year's Charity Bazaar was a great success. The PTA had a record breaking attendance of over 2200 people. We raised approximately 17,000 USD for our selected charities. A big thanks goes out to all the teachers, parents, students and…More »

MRISA Volleyball Tournament

November 14, 2010

Our HS volleyball teams once again made a great showing at their MRISA. For the second year in a row, the boys finished 2nd and the girls 3rd.More »

SSIS Idol competition

October 29, 2010

You could really feel the energy in the auditorium as the near capacity crowd was treated to the talents of our MS/HS. It was a great effort from all participants and congratulations go out to the winners. More »

High School Week Without Walls

September 28, 2010

The 9 &10 graders have left for their WWW trips. They will be learning outside of the classroom in Thailand, Bhutan, Hong Kong, China and Borneo. Please check the enews for updates on their trips. More »

PTA Family Day

September 16, 2010

With over 900 community members in attendance the Annual PTA Family Day was a great success. The kids had fun on the bouncy castle, in the arts and crafts center and playing on the field with Saigon Sports Academy. Parents…More »

Middle School Week Without Walls

September 15, 2010

Middle school student have begun their Week Without Walls trips this week. Students will be having amazing adventures in Laos, Dalat and the Mekong Delta. Teachers are providing the students with wonderful educational experiences outside of the classroom. Great examples…More »

Middle School New Students’  Welcome Party

August 30, 2010

The middle school student council sponsored a welcome party for their new classmates. Student ambassadors, student buddies and new students enjoyed an afternoon of fun. They worked together to solve clues and perform challenges in great teambuilding activities. More »

First Day Success

August 30, 2010

Smiles have returned to campus. Over 700 students started school on the 11th of August and the classrooms were full of excitment and energy as the students got ready for a new school year. At elementary recess the fields were…More »

First Day Fast Approaching

August 06, 2010

The Campus is a buzz with activity and excitement as the teachers prepare to welcome the students back to school next week. Everyone is eagerly awaiting the first day; a chance to see old friends and meet new friends. More »

Tea for Parent Volunteers

June 04, 2010

As a token of our appreciation....More »

Graduation Ceremony 2010

June 02, 2010

The SSIS Auditorium dressed up well....More »

Habitat for Humanity Build

May 28, 2010

From May 23rd to May 27th, 2010....More »

MIT Professor Gives Workshop

May 26, 2010

On May 20th, our school had a dance/theater arts....More »

Middle School BLAST

May 25, 2010

On Friday, May 14th, 92 middle school students....More »

Operation Smile Gala Dinner and Art Auction

May 24, 2010

Ten teachers enjoyed a wonderful evening....More »

Philip Pincus Wins Lehigh University Summer Scholarship

May 17, 2010

Philip Pincus has received a prestigious scholarship....More »

Grade 5 Students to Buu Long Park

May 06, 2010

The SSIS 5th grade classes....More »

Grade 3 Spring Concert

May 04, 2010

On Wednesday, April 28th, the third grade....More »

Spring Dance Recital Showcase

May 04, 2010

On April 27th, the SSIS Spring Dance....More »

Athletic Banquet

May 04, 2010

High school athletes were honored....More »

International Week

April 26, 2010

It was a very exciting week for the....More »

Distinguished Visitors from Fay School and Harvard

April 22, 2010

SSIS welcomed Mr. Robert Gustavson....More »

MRISA Basketball at SSIS

April 12, 2010

MRISA High School Basketball proved....More »

Health Alert - CHOLERA

April 12, 2010

In Ho Chi Minh City, there were four patients confirmed positive to cholera bacterium last week, and another three people admitted to the hospital with typical symptoms of this disease. The Health Public Authority worries that an outbreak of cholera…More »

SSIS Has Top Mathematicians

March 08, 2010

Congratulations to You Jin Kim....More »

Tet Assemblies

February 11, 2010

Tet assemblies for all school divisions....More »

Guest Musician

February 11, 2010

Mr.Mai Dinh Toi entertained students....More »

Early Childhood/Elementary School Sports Day

February 08, 2010

A great time was had by all on....More »

Tet Raffle for Long Hoa Orphanage

January 25, 2010

Tickets for the 7th Annual SSIS Tet Charity Raffle....More »

SSIS Visits Tam Duc Hospital

January 13, 2010

On Friday, December 18, representatives of the students....More »

Grade 2 Students Visit Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station

December 16, 2009

Students from 2nd grade visited the Cu Chi....More »

Bazaar Funds Save Lives

December 16, 2009

Seven children from Soc Trang province....More »

Music Concerts

December 14, 2009

Audiences were entertained with wonderful....More »

Red Shoes Dance Performance

December 10, 2009

Following last year's "Cinderella"....More »

Charities Overwhelmed!

November 30, 2009

At the Bazaar Reception....More »

Week Without Walls a Success!

November 30, 2009

Although some were a little chilly,....More »

Reading Week Sets Record!

November 30, 2009

Last week SSIS celebrated Reading Week....More »