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VFIS Chess Fest 2024 - An inspirational symbol for the sisu spirit

This morning, March 16th, 2024, Vietnam - Finland International School (VFIS) is pleased to hold the VFIS Chess Fest 2024 with more than 350 participants who are students aged from 5 to 18 within Ho Chi Minh City. We are honored to welcome Dr. Nguyen Tra Giang, the Vice President of Vietnam Chess Federation; Mr. Hoang Thien, the Head of Training and Arbiter of HCMC Chess Federation; Mr. Tran Van Ly, President of District 7 Sports Complex - HCMC; MSC. Pham Thanh Anh Khoa, the Dean of Faculty of Sport Science in Ton Duc Thang University, and roughly 500 parents and teachers who have accompanied their students at VFIS Chess Fest 2024, which is the first time held by VFIS. 

At VFIS Chess Fest, participants had a remarkable platform to showcase their passion for chess through a diverse range of activities. These included professional chess competitions for students across all grade levels, as well as opportunities to enhance their chess skills through expert guidance. In addition, students and their parents enjoyed various chess-based activities, providing a chance for relaxation and enjoyment. The VFIS Chess Fest was a vibrant and inclusive event that fostered a sense of community, exemplifying qualities such as enthusiasm, supportiveness, and camaraderie. It not only allowed students to connect, learn from one another, and refine their chess abilities, but also strengthened family bonds and fostered connections within the wider HCM chess community. These invaluable experiences provided inspiration for students, nurturing their personal growth and instilling practical life skills such as concentration, creativity, logical thinking, determination, self-discipline, and sisu. At Vietnam - Finland International School, we firmly believe that these life skills hold greater significance for students' overall success than mere academic achievements, particularly in an ever-evolving society.

Vietnam - Finland International School (VFIS) is a member of Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU). VFIS became an IB World School, authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the IB Diploma Programme. We currently offer two learning programs which are Bilingual and International available for students from grade 1 to grade 12. 
VFIS students will be given an admission priority to TDTU after their High school graduation. 


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