Greetings and hello from myself and the entire staff at International Schools of North America South Saigon Campus.
As head of school for SNA it brings me great pleasure to welcome all families to International Schools of North America.
I encourage all families to become active members of our school community. With your support, our staff and students can all succeed. Together with you, our families, we will continue strengthening relationships among students, families, teachers, and our entire learning community.
As a school leader, I am committed and passionate in helping all learners develop their intellectual capacity, academic skills, and social competence so they are fully prepared for an unpredictable future and can effectively negotiate the demands associated with living in an ever-changing 21st century developing into global citizens who still value and are proud of their individual identities.
Although I believe in having high expectations, it is equally important to ensure the learning environment is safe and nurtures every student fostering respect for individual differences. SNA is a school that does indeed strive to make the learning process a positive and rewarding experience while maintaining a desire to develop a generation of inquisitive global citizens who will become lifelong learners in their various pursuits of excellence.
We would be delighted to host a visit to our campus so you can see for yourself how much we can offer to your family.
Many kind regards,
Robert G. Mullins
Head of School
International Schools of North America (SNA) South Saigon Campus
My role as deputy head of whole school at SNA is incredibly exciting as it means that I get the chance to work with all the students, teachers and parents across the school. SNA has a heart and soul that you can feel as soon as you walk through the gates and this is down to the dedication of the staff members we have here and the engaged, thoughtful and hardworking students. I am truly impressed by the faculty’s energy, positivity and commitment to providing the best education for the students.
I am passionate about the IB educational philosophy and I believe that every student deserves to have the opportunity to reach their full potential and through the IB framework we create a rigorous curriculum with individualised support to meet the needs of all of our learners. As we prepare our students for their futures, we strive to empower them with the necessary skills with a focus on student leadership so we can ensure they leave SNA with the tools to succeed in a global world.
I have worked in education for 20 years in the UK, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh city. And I pride myself on having worked in many different areas within the school environment over the years, enabling me to have the skills, knowledge and experience to see what is working well and what needs improvement, so we are continually driving for success.
Barak Obama once spoke about over communication being the key to people not filling in the blanks, so I encourage all parents, students and staff to reach out and talk and together we can overcome any hurdles.
I am deeply honored to be afforded this opportunity to help develop and grow our Primary Years Programme into a powerhouse of inquiry, learning and excitement.
Over the last eight years education has become part of who I am, as I taught in private, international and IB schools in China. I believe in putting our learners at heart of our community by giving them voice, choice and ownership over their learning. I aim to dispel the idea that inquiry-based learning is a chaotic free for all and demonstrate the benefits of structured inquiry that places 21st century skills, international mindedness and IB elements proactively and purposefully at the forefront.
Alongside this, I am passionate about building engagement across the SNA family, including our learners, parents and teachers, bridging the gaps and ensuring we all are actively involved in our collective learning journeys that culminate in the PYP at the PYP Exhibition.
I look forward to working in collaboration with our PYP teachers, learners and parents in building upon our foundations and creating a positive and engaging environment that will house our family of life-long learners, and that will prepare our PYP learners not just for their next big leap into MYP, but for a life full of endless opportunity and promise.
10 years of leadership roles as Head of the Department and Personal Project Coordinator along with being in the role of an IB examiner in UAE, Bahrain and India.
Archana comes with a total of 16 years of pedagogical and leadership experience in different roles in the Kingdom of Bahrain, UAE, and India. She has been actively involved in empowering the team with the necessary skills to be lifelong learners and equipped for the successful implementation of the MYP curriculum. Being an Individuals and Societies facilitator, she strongly believes in international-mindedness taking action through discussion and collaboration to help build a better and more peaceful environment.
Prior to taking up the challenging role of being MYP Coordinator in the middle of the year, Archana has worked with SNA as a Personal Project Coordinator since 2020. The personal project is an integral part of the MYP certificate and plays a significant role in the continuum of the curriculum. The role was to ensure that supervisors and students at SNA meet the project’s requirements. A committed educationist who believes that with empathy every individual can pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
Sergio’s educational and administrative experience include roles as Head of Department, Head of Faculty, Head of Senior School and IB Diploma Programme Coordinator at schools in Peru, Colombia, mainland China, Hong Kong, UAE, Germany, and India.
Having worked for IB World Schools in the past 22 years, his affiliation with the International Baccalaureate Organization has led him to take on several roles such as examiner, internal assessment moderator, workshop leader, visit team member and consultant. He is very eager to fulfill his educational mission which is to nurture young minds and to learn from them.
Sergio is a keen traveler and a philately enthusiast who also enjoys music and reading.