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International School Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

Accreditation

Council of International Schools (CIS), IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP

Curriculum

IB PYP, IB MYP, IB DP

Instructional Language

English

Total student numbers

1475

Teacher numbers

185

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Proud to be celebrating over almost 30 years of learning the International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) has a rich history yet is always innovating through pedagogy, curriculum, facilities and opportunities beyond the classroom.

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) represents a culturally diverse group of families and teachers from over 55 countries. The community is brought together by a common purpose to inspire wellbeing and learning so that our diverse, internationally-minded community flourish as energized, engaged and empowered learners.

Students are educated to construct an understanding of knowledge and their world through carefully developed learning and social skills. ISHCMC offers a progressive educational approach set within modern learning environments. ISHCMC utilises the flexibility of the International Baccalaureate programmes to encourage an inclusive, broad and balanced approach to learning through inquiry, exploration of concepts, principled and caring citizenship, creative problem solving, collaboration, communication and connectivity.

In 2018, ISHCMC opened a state-of-the-art Secondary campus boasting unique facilities such as Vietnam’s first Innovation Center, professional theatre, recording studios, NBA-sized basketball court, rooftop sports field, 25m 8-lane pool, food and design tech spaces. The existing campus continues to undergo extensive renovations to meet the needs of younger learners by offering new learning suites including a Fab Lab, Food Tech, extensive Art studio, Makerspaces, film studio and studio classroom concept. Both campuses provide clean air through advanced purification systems. Although now two campuses, ISHCMC remains one community.

Number of Contract Days

The approximate number of teacher contract days is 198.

Starting Salary Range

All new teachers commence employment on a maximum of Step 9 on our salary scale. The step is determined by the number of years of teaching you have previously completed.

Taxes

Taxes are paid by the employee up to 35%.

Savings Potential

A Single teacher usually saves between US$20 000 depending on their lifestyle.
A Teaching Couple usually saves up to US$30 000 depending on their lifestyle.
A Family (one teacher) can save up to US$10 000 depending on their lifestyle.

Accommodation

A 'Housing Allowance' of up to US$1, 300 per Single Teacher or 2,040USD per Teaching Couple per month is provided.
Taxable income, to be paid with the monthly salary.
A 'Settling In Allowance' of $920USD per Single Teacher or 1,391USD per Teaching Couple is paid.
Taxable income, to be paid during orientation.
USD is estimated as the amount is fixed in VND.
Location introduction:
The An Phu/ Thao Dien area in District 2, where the two ISHCMC campuses are located, is HCMC's most popular area for expatriate professionals to live. It is a peaceful, warm and family-friendly area that is just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of the city center. The tree-lined streets of Thao Dien offer a variety of boutique stores and spas, gourmet grocery shops, bakeries, butchers, fishmongers as well as many restaurants and cafes. Daily, residents can be seen walking and cycling the streets and enjoying the village environment and strong community spirit of the An Phu/ Thao Dien neighborhood.

Flights/Transport

Return airfares are provided annually. One-way economy ticket for relocation/repatriation, a return economy ticket for an annual home visit, non-taxable and to be paid directly to the school's appointed travel agent.

Utilities

Utilities are to be covered by the employee.

Furniture

With regard to furniture there are plenty of options as many properties are available either fully furnished, partly furnished or unfurnished. Furniture is relatively cheap and functional in Vietnam and many of our teachers leave with more furniture than they arrived with

Moving Allowance

A 'Moving Allowance' of up to $ 1,830USD per Single Teacher or 2,739USD per Teaching Couple is paid for relocation and $2,770USD per Single Teacher or 4,087USD per Teaching Couple for repatriation.
Non-taxable income, to be paid directly to the school's appointed local shipper.
USD is estimated as the amount is fixed in VND.

Dependent Opportunities

The school will provide tuition free of charge for up to two dependent children.

Medical

Health Insurance is provided by the employer.
This package is considered to be comprehensive for all of the world, except the USA, Singapore and HK.

Dental

Dental Insurance is provided by the employer.

Disability

Long Term Disability Insurance is not provided by the employer.

Other

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. An expatriate employee is required to successfully obtain a working permit in Vietnam with several documents needing to be properly notorised, authenticated and legalised. School HR will provide full relocation services.

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