Arts Week – Did you #expressyourself ?

This week all of the Elementary students, from Discovery to Grade 5 participated in our first ever Arts Week. Even those still in Distance Learning were able to create art and sing or dance at home with their families. Below we share a short video that is a snapshot of a wonderful week.


The children also contributed art and music to our Virtual Exhibitions and Concerts through grade level Padlets.

Please click the links below to have a look at all of the wonderful ways our students expressed their own creativity.

Visual Art Exhibitions

Discovery and K1 Visual Art Padlet

K2 Visual Arts Padlet

Grade 1 Visual Arts Padlet

Grade 2 Visual Arts Padlet

Grade 3 Visual Arts Padlet

Grade 4 Visual Arts Padlet

Grade 5 Visual Arts Padlet

Musical Padlets

K2 Music Sharing

Grade 1 Music and Choir

Grade 2 Virtual Talent Show

Grade 3 Virtual Talent Show

Grade 4 Virtual Talent Show

Grade 5 Virtual Talent Show


ES Arts Week #expressyourself

From Monday 25th May to Friday 29th The Elementary School will be celebrating the Arts with a week of art and music challenges. This week is designed to allow further opportunities for creative expression and a celebration of the Visual Arts Exhibition and Music Virtual Talent shows. The week will include fun morning art or music activities where children can freely express their ideas, creativity and imagination. Our week is entitled #expressyourself.

Even though we will be looking at the Grade level art and music Padlets in school during this week we will share these at the end of the Arts Week so if you haven’t yet uploaded your favourite artwork and your best music performance find the link in the DL website and upload it now! Don’t miss your chance to express yourself through these virtual galleries.

We are excited to see what our young artists and musicians will create wether back on campus or continuing with Distance Learning.

Pirates Past Noon

Come and watch an exciting musical production by a cast composed of Grade 2 and Grade 3 students.

Tickets go on sale next week:

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th November – tickets are available to cast members and their families.

From Wednesday 28th – tickets are available to the general public.

All tickets are available for purchase in the Centre for the Arts (B10) from Ms. Lien in the Arts office.

Enjoy the show!

Yo, ho, ho 

NEW Arts Polo Shirts

New Arts Polo Shirts Information and FAQ

Finding formal performance wear is an annual challenge for Elementary school families.  We have created a convenient and sustainable solution – Arts performance wear that can be purchased directly from the school, which can be worn year after year.

Our new Arts polo shirts are available for purchase at The Shop, located in the Sports Center foyer.  We will also be selling them at Back to School night in the Center for the Arts foyer on Thursday, September 6th.  The Arts polo shirts are a required purchase for all Elementary students, Discovery through Grade 5. Students may wear dark blue or black bottoms – skirts, shorts, leggings or trousers to accompany their performance shirts. Dark shoes are encouraged.

What color should I buy?

  • Discovery, K1, K2, G1, G2 and G3 students will wear blue polo shirts
  • G4 and G5 students will wear white polo shirts
    • Please note that G5 students have the option to wear formal attire for their Music Concert instead of the white polo shirt and black pants/skirts.  This option is only for G5 students.

How much do they cost?

The Arts polo shirts are 300,000 VND each.


When will my child wear this shirt?

The students will need to wear the shirts at the following occasions:


  • March 14, 2019 (Grades 4 & 5 Concert)
  • March 21, 2019 (Grades 2 & 3 Concert)
  • May 23, 2019 (K2 & G1 Concert)
  • May 30, 2019 (Discovery & K1 Concert)

At other key times, students may also be asked to wear their Arts polo shirts during other Arts events (i.e. production weeks for the Junior and Senior ES Productions, dress rehearsals, Art Shows, etc).

For more information, please contact Ms. Phuong at or 098 337 0030.

Goodbye Artsonia, Hello Seesaw.

Dear Parents,

Over the last few years we have shared your children’s artwork with you through an online app called Artsonia. This academic year we say goodbye to Artsonia as the Visual Arts department join the rest of the school in using a new digital portfolio platform called Seesaw. There are many benefits to this new way of communicating with you.

  1. Rather than the teachers choosing what to upload the students will have more of an input. It will become a portfolio of their learning journey rather than just focusing on finished products.
  2.  As well as photos of artwork we will up able to add video and voice record. The children can annotate their work and there is also an inbuilt drawing tool.
  3. As each homeroom and other specialists will also be using Seesaw, this will streamline our communication with you.

If you are a returning family you will be able access your child’s Artsonia account. To download a digital copy of the artworks you:

Login. Click on Edit Past Art. Click on the art. Click the “download image” link to save it to your computer or device.

We are really looking forward to showing you what Seesaw can do and if you have any questions or queries we are here to help.

For a quick introduction to Seesaw please click here:


Ms. Emma and Ms. Vicki