Here we answer some Frequently Asked Questions about The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have more questions. You can also join us at one of our Discovery Day events.
Our Handbook for Families includes comprehensive details about our school. You can download it from the School Life section of this website.
Frequently Asked Questions
ISPH opened in August 2019.
The school will eventually host children aged from 3 to 18 years old. However, currently classes are available for children aged 3 to 15 years old. Each subsequent year the school will cater for older children.
Children in the Early Years and Primary School follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which is broadly based on the UK National Curriculum but is better suited to the international context of our school. The Secondary School programme is a natural progression from the IPC and is also based on the UK National Curriculum. We are a fully accredited Cambridge University International Examination Centre, and our students are prepared to sit for the International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations, which are globally recognised qualifications.
Most ISPH teachers are British. We also hire teachers from Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world. They are fully qualified and highly experienced teachers. All ISPH class teachers are native English speakers.
All lessons will be taught in English with the exception of Vietnamese, Spanish and Mandarin. We may also offer other languages, depending on demand from our families.
Yes, ISPH is the second international school operated by the ParkCity Group. The sister school is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is called The International School @ ParkCity. Our schools are overseen by [Mr Andrew Dalton], our Director of Education.
Throughout Early Years and Primary, each class has one fully qualified, highly experienced lead teacher and one Classroom Assistant. Additional support staff are shared within Secondary departments.
ISPH works closely with a highly reputable local transport company to offer bus services from various locations around Hanoi. More details can be shared with you upon enquiry.
As an international school, we offer education for children from a diverse range of nationalities. In our first year of operation, we hosted students originating from 10 different countries. We expect that within the next few years our student population will be truly international.
The school day begins at 8:00am and finishes at 3:00pm. The school also offers after school activities which run from 3.15 – 4.15pm. Bus schedules are amended to cater for the varying timetables
Yes, we have a programme of ‘English as Additional Language’ (EAL) support which is designed to help students who need to develop fluency and competency in English. Students are assessed at the admissions stage, and when first joining school, to determine if they would benefit from this programme.
ISPH has a Learning Support Department with staff who provide specialist additional support for those students who may benefit from this provision. On occasion, we may not be able to meet the needs of children with specific needs and/or learning disabilities and we assess all applicants to ensure that we are able to effectively cater for their needs before they are accepted into ISPH. We request that parents of prospective ISPH students openly declare all necessary information about their child during the application process.
A wide range of after school activities are provided to cater for a variety of interests. Some examples include football, science club, golf, swimming, basketball, coding, art & craft and ISPH Radio. Each term parents are sent details of the CCAs being offered.
ISPH offers a choice of Asian, Western and vegetarian meals, freshly cooked on-site daily. The menus are updated every month and are available here.
The ISPH Handbook for Families is available on our website and it is expected that all ISPH families become familiar with its contents. The handbook contains the Code of Conduct for all ISPH students as well as sanctions related to misbehaviour.
Yes, all students must wear the School uniform which is available for purchase from The Shop @ ISPH.
We have qualified staff in our School Medical Centre provided by International SOS Medical Service. Parents/Guardians will be contacted if it is deemed that the student is too unwell to remain in school or if further medical treatment is required.
We believe that good communication is the key to a successful school. In addition to the school website, we communicate via our dedicated app so that parents can receive relevant day to day notifications. Parents are invited to attend regular Coffee Mornings which take many forms, from Open Forums to explaining new initiatives.
Parents can play an active role via the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or by volunteering to be a Parent Class Representative. Further information will follow upon enrolment at ISPH.
At ISPH we quite simply do not tolerate bullying in any form. We believe that every individual is entitled to work and learn in a safe and secure environment. Our Code of Conduct for Students is available in the ISPH Family Handbook.
Field study trips form an integral part of the curriculum at every level. Parents will be informed well in advance of any such trip. No student is allowed to attend any excursion unless a parent returns all necessary documentation relating to that trip. Residential trips are also arranged, with the destination being dependent on the age and maturity of the children.
Yes, there are currently places available for classes in our Early Learning Centre (Nursery and Reception classes) as well as Year 1 to Year 11, however some classes are nearing capacity. Parents are strongly advised to apply early to secure a place for their child at the School. For current information on the availability of places, please contact our Admissions Portal. There is no cost for applying to join ISPH as our normal Admissions Fee is currently waived for new applicants.
Please refer to the information available on our Admissions page.