Aurora was started in October 2015 and opened its doors to the first children in March of 2016, representing the fulfillment of a dream of a local mother and ambitious educators who had long envisioned a high-quality Early Years education and care environment for Vietnam’s youngest citizens.
Dear Aurora Families,
Welcome to the 2021 / 2022 school year at Aurora International School of the Arts.
For those of you returning, welcome back, and to those of you that are new, we warmly welcome you to the Aurora community.
We look forward to creating new adventures and fond memories with you and your child. We are very excited for the new school year, which will be filled with endless inquiry, exploration, investigation and discovery. Following is a short briefing intended to ease you into the start of the school year.
We look forward to creating new adventures and fond memories with you and your child. We are very excited for the new school year, which will be filled with endless inquiry, exploration, investigation and discovery. Following is a short briefing intended to ease you into the start of the school year. We look forward to creating new adventures and fond memories with you and your child. We are very excited for the new school year, which will be filled with endless inquiry, exploration, investigation and discovery. Following is a short briefing intended to ease you into the start of the school year.
Aurora International School of the Arts is a school inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy to learning and teaching. The school established and started designing the concept and facilities in September 2015. The School opened its doors to its first children in March 2016 in a setting chosen to embrace the concept of creating a peaceful and comfortable ‘home away from home’ environment for children to learn and grow in. The school fosters life-long learning for children aged 1 year to 11 years from Nursery, Preschool to Primary, supporting self-discovery, imagination, and creativity.
Our educational philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach within a Vietnamese cultural context. With an emphasis on responsibility and community involvement, respect for living organisms and sustainability is at the core of our learning experiences.
At the centre of our educational philosophy is our image of the child: a competent child, full of preparedness, potential and curiosity, active in constructing his or her own knowledge through interactions with others and the environment around them.
Nursery & Preschool
Children in our Nursery and Preschool develop number sense and literacy skills through everyday projects and provocation in their daily exploration.
Play sets the foundation for the development of critical social and emotional knowledge and skills. Through play, children learn to forge connections with others and to share, negotiate and resolve conflicts, as well as learn self-advocacy skills. Play also teaches children leadership as well as group skills. Furthermore, play is a natural tool that children can use to build their resilience and coping skills, as they learn to navigate relationships and deal with social challenges as well as conquer their fears.
Children in our Primary school continue with a Reggio-Inspired approach to learning and teaching that advocates for the rights of the child and puts the child at the centre of their learning. One of the practices within this approach is being fully inclusive which recognises the diversity of children. Individual differences are valued and embraced and practices increase the participation and progress of students who learn differently, not only in the classroom but in other learning experiences, such as non-academic and enrichment classes.
The day-to-day programme and environment at Aurora are organised in such a way that children can initiate purposeful, problem-solving activities and devise and solve problems to their own satisfaction using a variety of materials and equipment. Children are encouraged to use trial and error to find solutions to problems and to use their previous experiences as a basis for trying out alternative strategies. They are encouraged to give reasons for their choices and to argue logically.
In celebration of nature and all that it has to offer, Aurora introduces The Summer Project ‘Garden to Table – The Language of Food and Plants’. Our purpose is to empower children with a love of good, fresh food and the skills needed to grow and prepare it. We will learn to design, grow, harvest, prepare and share as we observe, investigate and become green-fingered individuals. Through the languages of science, cooking, music, storytelling, and art, children will discover the joy of nature.
Each week we will discover how to appreciate and cultivate what ends up on our plates. Our Summer project is designed over 7 weeks (5 July – 20 August 2021) for children from 2 years – 11 years of age who are already comfortable in a school setting. The project includes the following 7 chapters, corresponding to 7 weeks: