Finnish School Day at Ton Duc Thang University
To commemorate the 100th Independence anniversary of Finland (1917-2017), the 45th diplomatic establishment anniversary between Vietnam and Finland, as well as the 20th establishment anniversary of Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU), The project development board of Vietnam-Finland International School (VFIS) of TDTU, in collaboration with the Embassy of Finland in Vietnam and Wise Consulting Finland Company (WCF) organized "Finnish School Day" on 28th and 29th of October, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday).
85 students from 7 to 9 years old have experienced the demo classes, with cooperative teaching methods, as genuine Finnish students. Teachers from Finland, who had led the class for two days, introduced to guests and parents that the class organization, equipment and activities during the two mornings in the classroom are daily routines in Finnish schools. Parents, teachers, and guest-educators had the opportunity to directly interact with the Ambassador, the Vice Ambassador, the Director and the Head of representatives of WCF Vietnam and Finnish teachers to learn the experience and teaching methodology of the country with the most advanced education in the world.
VFIS is the Project to build an educational system from primary to high school with Finnish education model. The school full name is Vietnam-Finland International School under TDTU, established under Decision 5834 / QD-HCMC People's Committee dated November 07th, 2016. This is the first time an international school, approved by the government, to be established in a university. VFIS construction is expected to begin in November 2017. The campus has a basement, a ground floor and 3 storeys with a total construction area over 40,000m2 on a 2-hectare site in TDTU Headquarters. The school has been designed and supervised by a Finnish architect team. Finnish experts are constructing the P-12 education program in two forms: a) the whole program is Finnish, taught in English by 100% Finnish teachers. The students will obtain International Baccalaureate Certificate upon graduation; and b) the program is regulated by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam with 50% Vietnamese and 50% English for Vietnamese Baccalaureate; as well as designing cognition, mission, goals and pedagogical environment. The first enrollment course is scheduled for June 2019 and will accept students from Grade 1 to Grade 9 with 5-6 classes / Grade. Each class has 20-25 students.
For more information, parents and others can contact:
Department for Communication & Public relation;
Room A0006, Ton Duc Thang University; 19 Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City;
Hotline: 093 935 6789 (Msc. Nguyen Bac Huy).
Some photos of Finnish School Day 2017: