School Hours & Calendar – Elementary School

School Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 3.15pm
  • Friday from 8.30am to 12.30pm

Extra-curricular activities are from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, from Monday to Thursday, and from 1pm to 3.15pm on Friday. They are charged 300 USD /activity for the whole year. Among the ECAs available this year: judo, VoViNam, dance, football, FLE (for non-French natives), learning support, Vietnamese for beginners to advanced, English language support, cooking, craft /handiwork, art, music, and sciences.

After-class childcare is available until 4.30pm, every day. Fees are based on the rate of 150 USD /day of the week, for the whole year.


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. 

A typical week at elementary school:

School hours and languages: one day entirely in English languageone day entirely in French language, alternatively, and both languages on Friday.

The day will then be organised around: 

8.20am-8.30am: Welcoming the children

  • Activity time in class;
  • Visits to the school library (once or twice a week);
  • Between 8 to 10 swimming sessions a year, outdoor sports activities on the pitch 3 hours a week.

10.00am-10.15am: Recess

12.00pm-1.00pm: Lunch

3:15pm: end of the school day.

Children can choose to follow Extra-Curricular Activities from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, in which case they will enjoy a snack provided by the school, between 3.15pm and 3.30pm, or they can enrol to our daycare after-school service.