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Two ACG Vietnam Schools to merge


Two of HCMC’s best known international schools are to merge from 1 July 2013.

ACG Vietnam and AIS were both established in 2006, and are owned by the same companies, Academic Colleges Group of New Zealand, and Thuy Chau Co., Ltd of Vietnam.

The schools announced the merger to staff, students and their parents on Friday 5 October.

Nigel Russell, the Chairman of both schools, said “We are very pleased and excited to be announcing this merger, which will bring together a community of over 1,100 students and 100 teachers, at three campuses in District 2.” 


“Combining the two schools will provide tremendous benefits to all our students.  A broader range of subjects will be offered at senior levels; and academic and sporting competition will be enhanced both within the school and with other schools in HCMC and the region.  The diversity of the student population will also increase, with over 35 nationalities represented.”

The merged school will be called the Australian International School (AIS).

According to Clarence van der Wel, the Chief Operating Officer of ACG, the merged school will have a strong focus on academic excellence and will offer a world-class education. “The curriculum will include the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Cambridge Secondary  Programme with IGCSE in Middle School, and a choice in Senior School of either the IB Diploma or the University of New South Wales’ Foundation Studies Year 13 Curriculum.”

“An emphasis on specialist teachers who are highly qualified and trained to educate and help each student become a confident, articulate young person with a strong sense of self-belief and integrity will be a feature of the merged school.”



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