TAS GIRLS’ TEAM DECLARED CHAMPIONS, BOYS’ TEAM CAME THIRD AT U19 BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP

Yesterday afternoon, 21/01/2019, TAS girls’ badminton team fought hard and won the U19 Badminton Championship. The boys also did their best and came third at the tournament. We are so proud of both teams. This gigantic success is the testament to TAS students’ talent, strength, determination and the will to work for their goals. Best wishes to them in their upcoming endeavors, and we certainly hope to see more achievements like these in the future.

 

U11 BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP – WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations our elementary students on winning the U11 Badminton Championship yesterday, January 17, 2019!!! You are now the CHAMPIONS!!! We are so proud of you, Mustangs! All the hard work and hours of practicing have paid off. Let’s enjoy this marvelous accomplishment together, and keep the momentum going with more and more success in the future.

U19 FRIENDLY BADMINTON MATCH

The American School students are gearing up for any upcoming sports championships this semester with the U19 Friendly Badminton Match yesterday afternoon, January 16, 2019. Keep on working and practicing, Mustangs, and good luck on your future tournaments!

 

HELPING URBAN LIGHTS AND THEIR JOURNEY TO AUSTRALIA

The American School proudly presents Urban Lights – our young company of actors who are creating a performance called “Me. Asian?” that they would like to take to the Perth Fringe World Festival in Australia this March. A fringe festival is a festival of Drama, Dance and performance, and the Perth festival is the third largest fringe festival in the world. Last year almost a million visitors went to watch performances.

The proudest thing we would like to share with you, is that our Urban Lights is the first performing group in any international schools in Vietnam to ever participate in this prestigious event!

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE: “Me. Asian?”

Where are you from?

Not always a simple question to answer.

“Me. Asian?” explores this question from the perspective of a group of young theater makers from Vietnam and Korea, educated in a Western system and permanently attached to the Internet.

Verbatim interviews taken from different generations of family members and the stories of the performers themselves have been interwoven with physical theater, cultural music and dance forms to create a storytelling experience unlike any other.

In their international debut, Urban Lights’ “Me. Asian?” explores how a generation of Asian teenagers navigate the clash between technology, the West and tradition and what it means to truly belong in the 21st Century.

To better facilitate their trip to Australia and experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Urban Lights is needing your precious help!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Follow Urban Lights on social media:
Instagram: @Urbanlights.theatre
Twitter: @Urbanlightsasia

Donate to help them reach their goals:
https://www.gofundme.com/me-asian-at-the-perth-fringe

The American School and Urban Lights really appreciate your taking time and helping them fulfill their dream! And Happy New Year to you all!

FIRE SAFETY TRAINING FOR ECC KIDS

 

This morning, our ECC kids received some very useful lessons from a policeman on how to avoid and escape fire in large buildings. At TAS, we always put our students’ safety and well-being first, and nothing is more important than teaching them how to survive and save themselves in dangerous situations.

TERRY FOX RUN 2018

Last Sunday, November 18th, The American School (TAS)’s students and staff took part in the Terry Fox Run 2018 to raise money for cancer research. This meaningful event attracted many participants, many of them were TAS students, teachers and parents who were thrilled to join this Marathon of Hope. Although the event is several days past, the echoes of its spirit still dwell inside all of them. Let’s look back at the Terry Fox Run 2018 through these photos that capture our beautiful memories.

MAKING POTTERY IN ELEMENTARY ART CLASS WITH SPIN AND GOGH POTTERY

TAS elementary students welcomed Spin and Gogh Pottery to the art class yesterday with so much joy and excitement. They learned how to create their own pottery art piece with their own hands and had some truly fun time with their friends. Big thanks to Spin and Gogh Pottery in District 7 for bringing such an amazing day to our art class.

SISAC RACING FOR CROSS COUNTRY TEAM 2018

Yesterday morning, November 6th, at Saigon South Golf Course, our Cross Country team competed in the SISAC Racing for Cross Country Team 2018. Finishing such a challenging running track is already a great achievement for our students, apart from the prizes. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and hope that better results will come soon.

 

TAS STUDENT WON PRESTIGIOUS PRIZES AT #IWTMEKONG SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Last month, the #IWTMekong Short Film Competition concluded with wonderful results for one of The American School students, Peter Phan (grade 12), who won both the Student Prize and Viral Prize.

Peter’s incredible short film “Breath” about rhino conservation won the heart of the competition’s jury as well as those of other viewers, which helped it become the most shared film of the competition, hence the Viral Prize.

#IWTMekong Short Film Competition is initiated by The UK Government and the Luang Prabang Film Festival, in cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), to draw attention to the crucial issue of wildlife trafficking in the Mekong region. We are extremely proud to see our beloved student take what they learn at TAS, combined with their talent and passion for change to contribute a voice to wildlife protection and make this world a better place.

Being the Student Prize and Viral Prize winner, Peter Phan receives the total of $3000 USD in prize money, including $1000 USD for the Student Prize, and $2000 USD for the Viral Prize. To further support rhino conservation, he decides to donate his $2000 USD Viral Prize money to Wild Rhino – a campaign aiming to engage and educate young Vietnamese students about the myths and false beliefs that surround the use of rhino horn products.

As the Student Prize winner, Peter is also invited to the 9th Luang Prabang Film Festival, which will take place on 7-12 December 2018. We congratulate him on this amazing opportunity, and will continue to show our support for him in his future endeavors.

For the meantime, please enjoy “Breath”: