On September 5, 2021, after the online opening ceremony, Nguyen Sieu school was honored to receive a phone call from Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Huu Do and the Director of Cambridge Southeast Asia-Pacific Ben Schmidt encouraged the efforts of teachers and students to build high-quality schools and achieve excellent international academic achievements, with a long-term vision to develop integrated programs.
After attending the opening ceremony with all teachers and students in Hanoi, Dr. Nguyen Huu Do - Deputy Minister of Education and Training, shared: “Nguyen Sieu Primary, Secondary & High School after 30 years of striving has grown up, overcome many difficulties and challenges, has become a high-quality school of the city, with spacious facilities, a team of teachers who are dedicated to the profession, firmly in their profession.
Dr. Nguyen Huu Do - Deputy Minister of Education and Training - Congratulates Nguyen Sieu School.
The school has an educational program and has advanced international integration teaching methods. The school is really a prestigious school with people in the District and City. On the occasion of the opening of the new school year, the school year takes place in the context of the complicated development of the Covid epidemic. To ensure epidemic safety, flexibility to complete the educational program, and ensuring quality, I wish the school to uphold the tradition of more than 30 years of construction and growth; the school will continue to innovate and be flexible to organize educational activities, achieve the goals - quality - efficiency - order. - discipline - exemplary teachers - outstanding students.".
Next, Dr. Ben Schmidt - Cambridge Director in charge of Southeast Asia and the Pacific expressed his optimism and appreciation for the solid progress of Nguyen Sieu School:
“Congratulations to the students of Nguyen Sieu School for achieving excellent results in the recent Cambridge AS and A-level exams. Despite the difficult situation of the epidemic, 93% got a grade of C or higher, and no less than 60% got an A or A*, which is great!
I want to highlight two factors that have helped Nguyen Sieu achieve these results: (1) a curriculum specifically designed and tailored to Vietnamese learners and (2) high-quality teachers.
Dr. Ben Schmidt, Director of Cambridge Asia-Pacific, commended Nguyen Sieu School for its long-term vision in developing an integrated curriculum and helping students achieve academic excellence.
Cambridge has worked with our education partners in Vietnam to develop an integrated curriculum that combines the national curriculum taught in Vietnamese with the Cambridge international curriculum taught in English. Nguyen Sieu School has been teaching the Cambridge curriculum for 7 years and has designed the best curriculum that combines the strengths of both programs while minimizing duplication.
For effective integrated curriculum teaching, the most useful way is to combine national and international teaching staff. I am pleased to note that Nguyen Sieu School has been working very hard to develop a team of local teachers to co-teach with the existing international staff during the past four years. This is proof of the school's long-term vision and commitment to constant growth.
The combination of national and international teacher competencies will benefit schools, parents, and, most importantly, students. I wish the school's teachers and students good health, luck, and a successful new school year.".
Principal Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy Is Grateful for the Encouragement of the Ministry of Education and Training and the Cambridge International Program.
Principal Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, on behalf of the teachers, officers, staff, students, and parents of the whole school, thanked the Deputy Minister for the good wishes and the attention, direction, and support of the Ministry of Education and Training during the development and renovation journey of Nguyen Sieu School and also thanked Dr. Ben Schmidt for giving useful advice to help the school implement both Vietnam and Cambridge programs.
In particular, in the context that the 2021-2022 school year is the first school year of Nguyen Sieu to implement an integrated program, the interest of the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and Cambridge is a great source of strength to help Nguyen Sieu step by step become the leading bilingual school in Vietnam.