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Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020

Tesla Education 30 Oct, 2020 9:00 am

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It has been a busy week at Tesla as we welcomed quite a few students of middle school age who came to experience some learning opportunities that we put on for them as we prepare for enrolling students in the New Year.

It is also Halloween and the school had a nice ‘treat’ this week as we did receive news that Tesla is now officially an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) candidate school. This sets our students on route of an IB continuum education.

For your information each programme that the International Baccalaureate offers PYP, MYP and DP is separate and requires detailed information on the Tesla plans that will be checked and verified the school goes through its authorization process by the International Baccalaureate. Each programme we offer requires to visits by IB personnel to check our progress and commitment.

As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter the MYP requires that we offer eight subjects from Grades 6 to 10.

The subjects are listed below and lead with:

  1. Language Acquisition,
  2. Vietnamese Language and Literature ,
  3. Individuals and Societies,
  4. Sciences,
  5. Mathematics,
  6. Arts,
  7. Physical and Health Education,
  8. Design

A student must receive a minimum of at least 50 hours of instruction in all eight subject groups every year. Perhaps one of the most significant aspects of the MYP is the equality IB requires between the 8 subject areas which means that students get strong learning in those areas that are sometimes neglected or reduced such as Music, Art and Design.

The MYP was chosen by Tesla since it does allow us to teach those subject that we see as being crucial and central in our society and the world.

In addition to those eight subjects students are required to take part in service learning and support others through student led community and school projects. The final year of the MYP requires students to sit a series of online tests/ e-assessments that evaluates how students can apply their skills and knowledge to new situations.We are preparing some detailed documentation for both our current parents and new families that will be joining the school over the next year.

Robin Klymow
Director of Studies


Welcome students from Lac Hong Secondary Schoolto visit and experience at Tesla again.They are all grade 8 students specializing in English at the school.

Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020

The students had a memorable Halloween.

Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020

Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020


Pioneers students practice tearing paper to stick pictures of the Bitexco building.

Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020

Discoverers students learn to color the Pumpkin Candy Basket with their teacher.

Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020

Adventurers students decorate the classroom Halloween.

Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020


Grade 1 students have together to draw special decorations to make the first grade Halloween gate. As a result, they excellently won the first prize in the Classroom Door Decoration contest in Halloween season.

Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020

Grade 2 learned to make a paper Pumpkin lantern to decorate a Halloween gate.

Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020

The 3rd class classroom door is a bit more ghostly with the Doll Mummy outside and the hand poking out from the door.

Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020

Grade 4 is also excited to make their own special Haloween classroom door.

Tesla Talk Week October 30th 2020


Some cases of Hand-Foot and Mouth Disease has been reported in many places in the city. It is quite serious and we need to have quick action. We already sent parents a letter with information about this disease. Please aware of this situation and protect our children.

Early Years Students: Parents kindly send your child(ren) to school early for the following reasons:

  1. Students can participate in morning exercise to enhance their health at 7:40 am;
  2. Ensuring enough time for students to eat If they are late, they eat in a hurry. It is not healthy;
  3. Ensuring the study time for If students arrive later than their classmates, they will lose their lessons;

Primary students: Mid-Term Test of Semester 1 of Grade 4 (MOET)

  1. November 2, 2020: Vietnamese
  2. November 3, 2020: Math

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