Certain other terms used within this book or within contracts may have definitions which are specific to the work environment at Saigon South International School. The following is a brief glossary of those terms.
Legal minor dependent child
A child under the age of 18 who resides full-time with an SSIS foreign hire employee in Ho Chi Minh City and who is legally recognized (through school-recognized legal documents) as the employee’s birth child or adopted child in the jurisdiction declared as the employee’s “home of record” or by the government of Vietnam. The School will determine which legal documents are required to satisfy this definition. If a dependent child turns eighteen whilst still enrolled as a student at SSIS, they will remain covered by insurance and other benefits until the end of the academic year or graduation, whichever is later.
It must be noted the “dependent education” benefit is a family benefit, with the first two children receiving a 100% reduction in tuition, while subsequent children receive a 50% reduction. In other words, the maximum number of children from any family who eligible to receive a 100% tuition reduction at SSIS is two, even if both parents work for the school under international or local hire contracts.
A person who resides with the an SSIS employee in Ho Chi Minh City and who is legally recognized as the employee’s spouse (through school-recognized legal documents) in the jurisdiction declared as the employee’s “home of record” or by the government of Vietnam. The School will determine which legal documents are required to satisfy this definition.
A legal spouse who accompanies his or her partner to Vietnam and arrives in Ho Chi Minh City with no full or part-time employment. However, dependent spouse status and all benefits and entitlements are void if the dependent spouse takes up employment where these benefits are covered in cash or kind. In such a case the Head of School and Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations will determine the benefits in consultation with the employee and spouse.
SSIS School Board or Board of Directors
The SSIS School Board consists of three appointees from the senior management of the Taiwan-based Central Trading & Development Corporations, owners of the Phu My Hung investment project.