Student wellbeing & support services at ISHCMC-American Academy

At ISHCMC-American Academy one of our key philosophies is to consistently provide sour students with a positive, caring and engaging learning community. The wellbeing of the children in our care is a critical aspect of every part of the curriculum that we provide. Therefore it has been profoundly important to implement and maintain a comprehensive program of services for students and parents to access whenever they need support in relation to a child’s wellbeing.



Wellbeing describes a state of overall mental and physical health, strength, resilience

and fitness to function well at work and personally. 



Teenage development

Teaching staff and counsellors at ISHCMC-AA recognise that during teenage years our students can be particularly affected by their ongoing physical and mental growth. During the adolescent phase a human being faces profound changes in brain and functional development as they make the transition from childhood into adulthood. 


Not every child is affected profoundly by these changes during their teenage years, nor does every child show clear signs of a problem dealing with these issues. However there is clear scientific evidence to suggest that there is a neurobiological reason for impulsive behaviour and emotional stress in adolescents. Therefore the ISHCMC-AA faculty can provide additional and specific support to children and their parents who are affected during this phase.


ISHCMC-AA Wellbeing Support Services

The support services we provide are comprehensive and are available as a constant measure, in the form of appointed advisory teachers, and when relevant, as specific counselling sessions. One Advisory Teacher is assigned to each student and they are responsible for the general welfare of that individual child. Counseling is provided to assist with problems in any area related to academic, social, personal and career development and these beneficial services are available to both students and parents.


The Student Services Department

The ISHCMC-AA Student Services Department handles issues related to student well-being, parent communication, peer mediation and more. The department strongly believes that every student has the potential to do well in school, and with proper mentoring can be supported to develop positive skills and habits that aid them in school and their personal lives.


More details and contact information for the support services provided at ISHCMC-AA can be found in the school prospectus which can be downloaded here.


We are always here for our parents & guardians!

ISHCMC-AA parents and guardians can also find helpful resources to support a child’s learning and well-being on the Parent Information page of our Student & Parent Central portal.



International School Ho Chi Minh City American Academy (ISHCMC – American Academy). 

In everything we do at ISHCMC-AA we aim to be POSITIVE, CARING and ENGAGING.

We are positive

We inspire self-belief and student agency by building character, resilience and academic language skills. Our students define their goals in life and grow to meet new challenges.

We are caring

We build strong learning communities based on trust and respect. Our students are safe and cared for.

We are engaging

We empower our students with transferable academic skills and knowledge driven by quality American standards. Our students develop a global mindset firmly rooted in their own culture and language.