Saigon Vietnamese School Inc. was founded in September 2001 and
incorporated on the Eighth day of January 2002. The school has since operated
at Brimbank College and currently occupies Wing A which consists of 9
classrooms plus staff lounge, rest rooms, Conference
Room, theatrette and photocopying facilities.
Due to its continuing expansion, the school in 2007 will be running Vietnamese
classes on Saturday at Stevensville Primary School which is also situated at
The school in the year 2006
has an enrolment of
students coming from western suburbs, aged between 6 and 18.
The staff at Saigon
Vietnamese School has created an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness and is
extremely proud of our open door policies applied to the school community as
well as all members of Vietnamese and other ethnic communities in the areas.
The school believes that the teaching of Vietnamese Language is a shared
responsibility and works in partnership with parents to promote a supportive
and caring environment for all Vietnamese-Australian children.
Our school philosophy ensures
that we cater for a broad range of Vietnamese linguistic and cultural
expectations which are apparent in our multicultural society. It is based upon
the firm belief that each student needs to:
have a strong sense of self-esteem;
strive to reach their full potential;
develop high standards of personal conduct; and
understand the concept that
in Australia, people with ethnic backgrounds are able to live together without
abandon their culture
and languages in order to merge into a more inclusive one.
We offer sequential programs
in Vietnamese Language structured on multiage principles.
In addition to these programs we offer an extensive range of special programs
for newly arrived Vietnamese children to help them assimilate to Australian
society and particularly the Australian education systems which are obviously
unfamiliar to them.
We also offer special
programs for children with learning difficulties in other Two Key Learning
Areas including Mathematics and English As Second Language to help them
achieve the target learning outcomes set out by the Victorian Curriculum
AIMS AND PURPOSES
is founded to:
Maintain and promote the
Vietnamese culture and language in Australian society.
To achieve these, the
develop a positive relationship between the
Association and members of the Vietnamese community in the area.
the motto “Contributing to the Australian Multicultural Society by
the Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival and Vietnamese New Year Festival free of
charge for its members
and their families;
facilitate awards for Vietnamese students who
achieve outstanding learning outcomes in Vietnamese subject at their schools
at the end of each year.
Vietnamese language tuition programmes on a non-profit basis for all
children who are in full-time attendance at mainstream schools.
all Vietnamese-Australian children residing in the area to attend Vietnamese
classes operated by the School;
and implement Vietnamese linguistic curricula in accordance with Languages
Other Than English Curriculum And Standards Framework II set out by the
Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority.
Introduce and promote the
Vietnamese culture and language to other ethnic communities in an atmosphere
of warmth and
friendliness with open door policies.
To achieve these, the
a positive relationship with ethnic community-based organisations currently
operating in the area for cultural exchange purposes;
positively take part in inter-community events held
in the area.
Provide assistance for newly
migrated Vietnamese children residing in the area to assimilate to
Australian society, especially with their schooling.
To achieve this, the
shall provide them with tuition programmes covering Eight Key Learning