What to look for in a truly international school

Thursday, 26 Nov (12.30pm GMT)

Click on the image above for the webinar replay for: What to look for in a truly international school - with International School Ho Chi Minh City

In this lively discussion the Head, a student and a parent share what it is really like to experience an international education. They share their passion for the school and living in a vibrant community and region with so many possibilities to ignite life-long learning.

This conversation examines ‘What to Look for in an International School’ and showcases International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It offers valuable advice to relocating parents, employers and the relocation professionals supporting moves to this fast-developing country.

In addition it provides insights to guide families in their search for an international school anywhere in the world.

Discover the value of:

• Exposure to culture and diversity
• Language acquisition
• Service learning
• Becoming ‘future-fit’
• Understanding the importance of community


Kim Green
Kim Green, Head of School, International School Ho Chi Minh City

An experienced educator and school leader, having work in international schools in Laos, Bangladesh and Qatar as well her native New Zealand, Kim is passionate about building community and nurturing authentic cultural connections.
Kim holds a Masters in Educational Leadership (UK), Bachelor Degrees in both Education and Social Science (NZ), and Diploma’s in both Teaching (NZ) and Management (Aust.) and is a Doctoral Candidate in Leadership and Coaching. She is an Independent Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Consultant endorsed by Lynn Erikson and Lois Lanning and a Cognitive Coach. In 2014 she published ‘Re-thinking Leadership Development in Schools’ a book that presents an innovative and effective framework for leadership development in schools. Kim shares ISHCMC’s beliefs, the domains that allow the school to operate as a truly international school and values that center the community and its members.

Emmy Koch
Emmy Koch, President, Student Executive Team, International School Ho Chi Minh City

As a Third Culture Kid, Emmy has lived internationally for longer than in The Netherlands where she is originally from. Emmy shares her experiences as an international student and how ISHCMC offers more opportunities to its students. This allows them to design their own personalized pathways compared to other international schools. In her final year of the IB Diploma Programme at ISHCMC, Emmy is preparing her applications to universities in the United Kingdom. A key component that Emmy is proud to share with higher education institutes is the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) initiatives she has either lead or been part of during her time at ISHCMC. Emmy is the leader of ISHCMC’s Student Executive Team, which champions the voices of students in the school and beyond at a local and international level.

Kim Blackett
Kim Blackett, President, Parent Teacher Organisation, International School Ho Chi Minh City

Having lived as part of the international community, away from the United States of America, for nearly ten years, Kim has firsthand experience and knowledge of international schools as a parent. A member of ISHCMC’s community for three years, Kim welcomes new families to the school and supports their transition to life in Ho Chi Minh City through building connections and relationships with other parents. In her role as President of the Parent Teacher Organization, Kim leads a team of parent volunteers whose mission is to energize, engage and empower the whole community and build school spirit.


Meet the speakers

Find out more about all of the speakers and panelists who participated in the autumn 2020 Great International Education & Schools Fair.

Find the perfect school from the comfort of your home

Now is the ideal time to discover the right school for your child. As schools hosted Open Days and Virtual Events throughout the autumn, we used the opportunity throughout November to showcase the schools around the world that welcome relocating families and international students, not only at the beginning of a new academic year, but also at any time, with rolling admissions to meet the needs of families on the move.

The next Great International Education & Schools' Fair is coming in spring 2021

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