HAIS events are organized with the community in mind. We host a variety of different events annually that are organized by our dedicated community of teachers, students and parents alike. Our community is the driving force behind many of these events, which showcases the multicultural nature of HAIS. These events offer excellent opportunities for the HAIS community to work alongside one another while making lifelong memories. It plays an integral role in the ethos of HAIS and forms part of our efforts to inculcate an appreciation of and respect for the rich heritage and diversity of our community.
As such our events follow three major themes:
Cultural: Many of our events are culture-specific and are organised by/for our teachers, families, and our students. These events offer our HAIS community the opportunity to keep up traditions when they are far away from home, as well as to socialise, make new friends, and share cultures. Last year we held our first annual United Nations Week which included a food festival and a Parade of Nations. This allowed our community to feel a little closer to home by sharing their culture with the rest of the community. We also hosted a Truly Traditional Tet, showcasing the food and customs of our beautiful host nation. It was a wonderful way for those new to Vietnam to be immersed into the culture and for our Vietnamese staff to share family traditions with their colleagues.
We hope to see you at one of our events soon!
Environmental: One of our core values is to raise environmental awareness in our students and the community at large. We regularly go out to clean the beaches and Riverside, with many of our parents and families joining in to help. Everyone is welcome. Where possible, we also try to recycle and upcycle the trash we pick up for a variety of projects on campus.
Philanthropic: We aim to incorporate philanthropy into the events organized by HAIS. Whether it’s raising funds for the less fortunate or hosting an auction, we’d love you to come along and help out, or simply come and join the events to contribute to some worthy causes.