School Hours & Calendar – Nursery

School Hours:

From 7.30am to 4.30pm every day.

Initiation to English on Friday morning.

  • Possibility to register for mornings only
  • And/or three to four days per week

Calendar

The calendar follows that of Lycée Français Marguerite Duras in Ho Chi Minh City. Click here for the 2019-2020 calendar. The calendar for the academic year 2020-2021 is now available.

Holiday camps are organised on the second week of school breaks (optional) at an additional cost. Camps are usually theme-based – sports, arts or culture – and are managed by staff from the school as well as guest teachers and coaches. Additional fees apply.

A typical day at the nursery:

  • 7.30am to 9am: Arrival of the children, outdoor play
  • 9.00am: Circle time, rhymes and songs
  • 9.45am: Indoor free play
  • 10.15am: Morning rituals (roll call, weather, colours book)
  • 10.20am: Activities around the 5 senses

These activities are:

  1. Hands-on (water play, seeds, rice, pasta, play dough, ice cubes…)
  2. Visual Arts
  3. Cooking
  4. Music, songs, story time

Other activities include:

  1. Fine-motor skills (stacking, beading…)
  2. Sorting games (colours, shapes, sizes)
  3. Visual recognition games (lotto, memory)
  4. Graphism
  5. Mathematics….

Friday morning: initiation to English

  • 11.00am: Lunch
  • 12.00pm: Going home for children registered on half-day plan
  • Nap time for the remaining children
  • 2.00pm-2.30pm: Waking up slowly
  • 2.30pm-3.30pm: Quiet games
  • 3.30pm: Snack and free play
  • 4.00pm-4.30pm: Going home