The school has two pools. A small learning pool next to the Early Years suites that was designed specifically to allow young children to gain confidence in a swimming pool environment. It is protected from the rays of the sun with a UV-resistant awning. The second six-lane, 25m, indoor salt water pool is situated on the ground floor near the school canteen. Swimming lessons and swim teams that compete with other schools are a popular part of the Curriculum and Activities Programme.
ASTROTURF FOOTBALL FIELD
This area in the centre of the school is a hive of activity during break times and lunch times. Students can play and run on a surface that is hard-wearing, safe and flood-free. During lesson times students utilise this area – along with the gym – for skills-based lessons. The pitch is sometimes used for fixtures against other schools in Ho Chi Minh City.
In addition to the Astroturf internal field, the school has a large 6000m2 Sports Field which provides great sporting opportunities for our students and provides a useful facility for hosting many events for our school and for competitive sporting fixtures with other schools.
The school has two Art rooms that are airy and full of light. Art is an important part of any school curriculum, and with our skilled Art teachers, students are able to work during lessons or at break and lunch-times. Artwork can be seen in all parts of the school. The bi-annual Art Auction is a highlight of the school calendar.
Renaissance’s large multi-purpose indoor gymnasium allows for a variety of competitive sports. The gymnasium floor is a wooden sports surface, with high-impact absorption, underfoot support and good playing performance. The facility is fully lit and air-conditioned.
The Renaissance library serves as a hub for information, technology, and reading literacy. The Library Programme is led by a fully trained Teacher-Librarian who provides a full range of services to Early Years, Primary, Secondary and IBDP students.
Library Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (free bus shuttle will transport Secondary students within District 7 at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.).
Renaissance has an outstanding technology provision and technology is integrated through the curriculum and our students in the Primary are supported by an IT Integrationist. Further we believe that technology is an important adjunct to student learning and we have a strong commitment to digital citizenship and the appropriate use of technology.
In the Early Years and Year One students have access to iPads and Laptops. From Year Two to Year Six the school has a One-to-One Laptop Programme whilst in the Secondary a Bring Your Device Programme (BYOD) is in operation.
At Renaissance, we value creativity and understand that creativity is a critical part of your child’s education. That’s why we foster the imagination of our students, encouraging them to create their own unique products in our dedicated Design Technology Studio. Whether they prefer to learn traditional techniques or use state-of-the-art technology, our Studio is well-equipped and very popular amongst our students. Our students are now designing and developing products from prototype to packaging using traditional and modern methods.
There is a strong focus on music education at Renaissance. The school has purpose built instruction spaces for music which include teaching areas and practice rooms.
Renaissance boasts a 320-seat, sound-proofed theatre which is an impressive part of the school’s infrastructure and is designed for both amateur and professional use. The theatre is used for school productions and student performances and can also be booked for use by the external community on weekends.
EARLY YEARS PLAY AREA
The Early Years have a specifically designed area for play. Interlinked rooms create an environment where young children can learn through activity and play and the rooms also have the sliding door system, which is suitable and flexible for teachers and pupils. Adjacent to the Early Years teaching space is the Early Years swimming pool and beyond that a covered playground.
PRIMARY ADVENTURE PLAY AREA
Our Renaissance Adventure Play Area enables students to exercise, enjoy each other’s company and involve themselves in the natural world. Their imagination is stimulated by ‘hidden’ pathways through bushes and borders and their emotional health and well-being is cared for by having shaded seating areas where students can chat, relax (even lie down) and listen to the sounds of the waterfall. The shaded seating areas are big enough to take entire classes for learning outdoors.
Our newly renovated cafeteria provides students with a comfortable and relaxing eating environment. The cafeteria provision is outsourced to Dussmann, a modern catering company based in HCMC. An extensive choice of food is offered from either a set menu or a la carte. Vietnamese, Korean, Western and Vegetarian options are available.