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Tesla Talk Week April 7th, 2021

Tesla Education 7 May, 2021 10:00 am
Tesla Talk Week April 7th, 2021
Tim Vanderpool

Director of Studies

Newsletter 7th May, 2021

Unfortunately today is the last day students get to arrive at school and see their friends for a while.  In addition to the disappointment for the students, it can be a tremendous burden on the whole family. During this period of online learning, we will do our best to ensure the students receive an engaging, relevant learning experience and a school schedule that provides flexibility for all the families in the Tesla community.

Although online learning will never replace the important social interaction students get when they interact with their peers on campus, students can build important skills in a properly structured environment. These skills include:

– Independence
– Resilience
– Time Management
– Patience and Adaptability
– Effective Communication
– Flexibility

In addition to the challenges the students have transitioning to the new platform, they are also having to adapt to the new environment at home. Here are a few tips for parents that might help with the online environment.

1. Make sure they know you are involved by asking questions but do not give them the impression they are being monitored.

– How would you explain what you are working on so I can understand?
– What was the most confusing part about what you learned today?
– How can you respond when you are facing difficulty?
– What questions have the lessons just created for you?
– What are your next steps?

2. Keep the routine as normal as possible. They might not be leaving the house to go to campus, but they are going to school.​
– Wake up at the normal time
– Eat breakfast
– Make physical activity a priority
– Limit screen time when they are not working on school assignments. Provide alternate activities that get their minds off technology.
– Encourage contact with their friends. Isolation can cause anxiety.

Hopefully, things will get back to normal in a few weeks and the government is just taking precautions to ensure everyone’s safety.  In the meantime, stay safe!

Thank you,

Tim Vanderpool
Director of Studies

Update News


Tesla would like to invite Parents to the virtual presentation with the experts on:

  • Time: 10:00 – 11:30 Am on May 22, 2021

The content of the seminar includes:  

  • Essential qualities of an international student
  • Holistic development of children with the International Baccalaureate Programme
  • The unique experience from a former International Baccalaureate student

Virtual talks by a panel of experts:

  • Mr. Faizol Musa (Development and Recognition Manager for South East Asia IB Organization)
  • Mr. Tim Vanderpool (Director of Studies at Tesla School)
  • Dr. Christopher Poole-Johnson (Lecturer in Business Communications for Western Sydney University at the University of Economics)
  • Ms. Sandy Lee (Student at King’s College London)

Parents who would like to register, please visit the link:


To ensure the health of all Parents and Students against the unpredictable development of the current Covid-19, Tesla announces the postponement of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Day on May 8, 2021.

Tesla Talk Week April 7th, 2021
Ms. Le Thi Hong Son

Head of Early Years (Tan Binh Campus)

Time passed so quickly that the school year is coming to an end. To keep memories with teachers and friends, students from Adventures and Voyagers took photos together and prepared for graduation.

Tesla Talk Week April 7th, 2021
Ms. Doan Thi Truc Ly

Head of Early Years (Phu Nhuan Campus)

Outdoor activities help students develop health, ability, and creativity. Let’s explore the library filled with books of useful knowledge, and water the plants together! Coming to Tesla, students experience creativity every day.

Tesla Talk Week April 7th, 2021
Mr. Nguyen Truong Ton

Head of Moet

  1. Online teaching and learning

Due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19, Tesla has followed the instructions from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training regarding the online teaching and learning plan until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Although the semester 2 exam for some Vietnamese subjects has been done, the teaching plan for the 2020-2021 school year will continue.

– Students starting online learning: from 10 May 2021 (Please see the Timetable and Online Study Guide on ManageBac).
– Content of online learning: The remaining content of all subjects.
– Students’ requirements: Students are required to attend every online class of every subject so that they can be assessed effectively.
– Testing and assessment:

  • From 20 May 2021 to 25 May 2021, there will be an online test to assess students’ learning.
  • This test will cover 20% of the students’ learning assessment.
  • Full attendance of every class is required of the students. This will be reflected in students’ attendance.

2. The 4th experiential learning for Primary will be postponed (Official Dispatch No. 1278/SGDĐT-CTTT dated 4 May 2021 by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training). The school will have a plan to compensate for that when COVID-19 has been controlled.

The school nurse

As Tesla’s top priority is the health and safety of our students, parents, and staff, in order to reduce your risk of coronavirus to your family and others, here is the list of prevention measures provided by Ho Chi Minh Department of Health:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. Dry with a paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with over 60 percent alcohol.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or use your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Wear a face covering if you have to leave home.
  • Get help if you feel unwell, call your GP or the coronavirus hotline for advice. If you’re sick, stay home.

Get tested if you have symptoms and go straight home afterwards.


Important information for our current families and friends in regards to any younger siblings / younger children that you may like to enroll for the New School Year August 2021 – 2022. Tesla Admissions is now open, please apply to ensure that your place is secured early, as some grades may fill up fast creating a waitlist for August 2021.

Please submit the inquiry form at, and the Admissions Team will contact you.

If you would like to receive more information regarding enrollment, please contact Tesla at:

Limited Scholarships available now for new MYP students 2021-2022

Tesla is pleased to offer a limited number of Academic Scholarships ranging from 25% to 100% for new MYP students for the next school year 2021-2022. Please note the closing date is coming soon on May 31, 2021, please apply now!

If you would like to receive more information regarding enrollment, please contact Tesla at:

Tesla Talk Week April 7th, 2021

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