The world is changing.
So must the purpose of school.
We must reconnect
The artistic and scientific sides of ourselves.
Artist and businessman.
Logician and poet.
WHAT VIETNAM NEEDS
WHAT THE FUTURE NEEDS
WHAT MY CHILD NEEDS

OUR MISSION

Is to inspire each student to discover their unique voice, potential, future path and to be the best version of themselves.

OUR PURPOSE

is to orient young people to a rapidly changing world and to help them find their direction; to help each student discover who they are, what they care deeply about and how to successfully navigate their way through life.
Our COMPASS of PURPOSE is epitomised by the four cardinal points:

  • RESPECT,
  • INTEGRITY,
  • UNDERSTANDING,
  • RESPONSIBILITY

with these core values, by which we live our vision, our students will discover their true purpose and become the

OUR MEMBERS

LITTLE EMS PRE-SCHOOL

The first Reggio Emilia Approach © Pre-school in Vietnam providing early childhood education for children aged 2 to 6 years old.

ROYAL EMBASSY ACADEMY

A network of K-12 Academies offering the full International Baccalaureate (IB) programme that is arts and sports integrated.

GLOBAL EMBASSY

Consultation, guidance & support services with qualified and experienced practitioners, for students and parents, helping them to find the right fit and what’s best for them - international schools, universities and vocational opportunities. A network of leading institutions, educators and designers that conduct research, provide teacher training and guidance on the latest developments regarding the future of learning & education.

SOUL MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY (SMPAA)

Vietnam’s leading music and performing arts academy providing international music & performing arts curricula.

EMBASSY EDUCATION

21 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, Ward 6,District 3,HCM City, Vietnam.
E. info@embassyeducation.edu.vn W. embassyeducation.edu.vn

OUR GROUP MEMBERS

OUR APPROACH

OUR APPROACH

The Reggio Emilia Approach© – an inquiry-based learning approach – values the belief that children are strong, competent and capable citizens who are full of wonder and curiosity to learn. It believes that children have a natural drive that makes them want to understand and know about the world around them and how this world relates to them. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it. Children are believed to be capable of constructing their own methods of researching and learning using everything from play to a variety of other hands-on-learning experiences.

To understand the Reggio Emilia Approach©, let’s visit the fundamental principles of this approach:

1. ALL CHILDREN ARE COMPETENT, CURIOUS AND CREATIVE

At the very core of the Reggio Emilia Approach© is the concept of wonder. Wonder as an act that begins the process of learning and wonder as an integral quality within all children. Reggio educators view children as natural scientists; driven by curiosity, with tremendous observational skills and an ability to form strong theories about the world around them. They consider a child’s creative expression (especially in preliterate stages), as their way of communicating what they understand about the world around them.

2) ESSENTIAL LEARNING TAKES PLACE WITHIN A SYSTEM OF RELATIONSHIPS

Reggio teachers believe that when children share their wonder with other children, their parents or teachers, they engage in a richer and deeper learning process. Collaboration increases the children’s commitment to the topic and multiplies the learning opportunities by encompassing many points of view. In school, when this type of ‘group wonder’ is guided by teachers who use provocations and questioning rather than demonstrations or explaining, children will almost always be able to connect to the topic.

We will focus on creating a collaborative community and a learning environment, where children are the centre of the classroom and teachers are seen as co-constructors, researchers, documenters, and advocates for the children.

3) CHILDREN’S QUESTIONS AND INTERESTS ARE A FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Collaborative wonder and the sharing of ideas plants the seeds for the emergent curriculum. For example, during a first full-group discussion of the sky, a classmate might share her knowledge of planets or the moon (leading to a study of planets and stars), whilst another child might want to work on making a picture book about cloud animals (an opportunity for art and literacy development). It’s important to note, at no time would a teacher intervene in a discussion with children to ‘weed out the truth from fiction’, or give answers. Instead, the teacher would extend and compile the ideas to be presented back to the group for theory development. In this way, teachers act as guides supporting children as they build their own knowledge, their own ‘image’.

4) CHILDREN EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH THE “HUNDRED LANGUAGES”
In traditional schools, children are often judged by their success using verbal and written forms of expression above all others, in part because test taking depends on these skills. At Little Em’s, all forms of expression are valued equally and are fundamental in developing the children holistically.

5) DOCUMENTATION ALLOWS CHILDREN AND ADULTS TO REMEMBER AND REFLECT ON LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Throughout the learning process, teachers document the children’s experience through photographs, note-taking, video, and through varying forms of art. It is compiled and shared with the focus on process, rather than product.

In using this approach to education, time is given to the children so they may be allowed to learn, explore, or go back and revisit an investigation or a focus of interest as needed. It is an approach based on listening rather than talking; where doubt and amazement are welcome factors along with the scientific inquiry and the deductive methods used by a detective.

We keep in mind all children are equal learners, we let the children learn through their mistakes rather than by correction. Unlike others program, where teachers are required to take note on students’ development through ‘Assessment Reports’, evidence of learning is documented using written, photographic and video records throughout the year. This allows children, parents and teachers to realise growth, facilitate conversations and plan for future learning.

Although the Reggio Emilia Approach© is applied to preschools and early childhood settings, as parents grow in their understanding of the general principles, this inspiring child-led approach can be adapted to the home as well. Therefore, pursuing this approach at early years’ also help parents to be more involved in their children’s education and childhood.

For the ever-curious mind of a Little Em’s child, water is an element that never ceases to amaze. Our Aqua Lab is not only a swimming pool, but it allows our children gathering spaces to play, explore, and experiment with humanity’s greatest source of life and survival.
In Building 2, children are invited to explore at the scale of the terrestrial world. A giant sculpture at the center of the room resembles a butterfly cocoon, and serves as a place for quiet reflection and conversation, while the Da Vinci Wonder Lab is designed as a small greenhouse with the ability to carry out biological experiments and project work.
At Little Em’s, the outdoors are just as important as the indoors. That’s why we designed the Dreamscape, an outdoor play space featuring a giant sailing ship that provides children with boundless opportunities to run, climb, slide and explore. And it’s why we provided additional zones for quiet reflection and community gathering
In Building 3, children get to explore the science of sound. An acoustic dome anchors the learning space here, one that is designed for gathering, storytelling, and sparking questions that connect the physics of space to the formation of sound waves.
In Building 5, children explore the beauty and mystery of light. The Refraction Garden Wonder Lab anchors this space, providing a magical backdrop for everything from storytelling and group work to exploring the physical qualities of light and color.
With its own Little Olympic Track & Field, children of Little Em’s can begin embarking on their curiosity of the sports through an enriched program covering many different types of activities. From basketball to football, lets allow the children to discover their inner-Olympic spirit!
Wrapped seamlessly around our ever-green mango tree, The Observation Deck, with its altitude, allows our children to ‘live’ and ‘breathe’ amongst the trees. It also serves as an observatory deck, overseeing the other spaces such as The Botanical Gardens, to the Sensory PlayGarden … giving the children a wide range of different perspectives to engage their senses.
The Sensory PlayGarden, with its own vegetable patch and an oasis of herbs & spices, is a space where all our children’s senses will be activated as they cultivate and understand the cycle of life from their plantations, from seed to bloom.
In Building 1, children are invited to explore at the scale of the celestial world. In the Cosmos Wonder Lab, they can learn about the constellations. In the Holodeck Wonder Lab, they can access virtual reality technology. And because Building 1 is also the welcoming building for Little Em’s, they can experience the Event Horizon Wonder Lab as a place for community gatherings and performing arts.