Who We Are
Hoi An International School was founded in 2018 by Tran Hanh An – an educator, a business woman, a social activist and, above all, a mother to five children. Tran Hanh An set out to give back to the community by running HAIS as a social enterprise. Her vision was for a school that employs a non-profit model and is geared towards community-mindedness, with a curriculum that, alongside academics, places environmental conservation and learning about different cultures at its heart. HAIS continues its commitment to being a truly child-centred, small-scale school that delivers meaningful and engaging programmes that allow all our students to find their passion and to realise their dreams.
Vision, Mission & Values
HAIS is focused on balancing the academic and personal growth of each child. Through our unique learning environment, we strive to spark curiosity in all our students so they may find their passion and realize their dreams.
Our goal is to nurture and meet the individual needs of our students in a supportive, community-minded and responsible environment. Through the provision of well-rounded, high-quality education, HAIS is committed to cultivating creative opportunities and a range of age-appropriate activities so that our students develop as resilient, independent and life-long learners.
At HAIS, we CREATE a great future for our students. We are a strong community of respectful, adaptable and values-driven individuals who thrive in a team culture focused on an environmentally sustainable future.
Respect for Others
Adaptability and Resilience
Environmentalism and Sustainability
Our Founder & The Lambert Family
Ms Tran Hanh An (Vietnamese) – an educator, entrepreneur and social activist
Mr Max Lamberts (Australian) – a businessman
Sam, Hannah, Jack, Jessica, Ray – HAIS Students
We call “The Lamberts’ Story” our school story because it tells everyone how Hoi An International School ‘was born’. Why did an Australian-Vietnamese family decide to move and settle in Hoi An? Who is Ms. Tran Hanh An? Why did she build an international school here? How did she do that?….All these questions are answered in this story presented by the Lambert family.
Our beloved principal, Mr. Brett, chose to leave his home country and start a life, with his family, here in Vietnam and ultimately become the principal of HAIS.
Featured on VTV8, he told everyone about his efforts to make HAIS a wonderful place for our students. The stories behind his actions are incredibly meaningful.
18 months +
Early Years: 12
A Level: 10