Our Leadership

Our Leadership Team is comprised of inspiring individuals, who nurture and transform through their strong guidance and direction. They embody the school's Vision, Mission, and Values. Our leaders are actively engaged in the daily school operations, and deeply involved in the academic and pastoral development of each student, ensuring and enhancing our rigorous quality of education and holistic approach to a child’s growth.

Ms Tran Hanh An

CEO AND FOUNDER

In establishing Hoi An International School (HAIS), my goal was not to open a profitable business. I wanted to build a school not only for my own children but also for the community. A school where I knew children living in Hoi An could have an opportunity for a good education and experience joy every morning when they went to school. HAIS aims for an open education; balancing between developing academic and life skills, awakening the creative energy and joy within each child.


The HAIS educational programmes of study balance international educational strengths with Vietnamese cultural values, creating harmony in global education. In Hoi An, HAIS is a cosy, friendly, and open-minded school. I want to be able to connect and create an environment where everyone from parents to students can talk and share with each other every time they meet. Moreover, HAIS is not only a school but also a home and a community that connects friends all over Vietnam and the world, gathering together with the same educational vision, sharing of knowledge and spreading love, sustainability and a happy development of children.

Sincerely,

Tran Hanh An

CEO AND FOUNDER

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HAIS Principal

Mr Brett Macdouall

principal

Dear parents, students, families and friends of Hoi An International School,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our school website.

At Hoi An International School, our mission is to ‘nurture and meet the individual needs of our students in a supportive, community-minded and responsible environment’. We are an inclusive community that aims to inspire, motivate and challenge while being firmly committed to the academic and personal growth of all students.

Students learn best in a safe and caring environment which caters for individual differences and challenges each student to reach their potential. Small class sizes are imperative to enable teachers to keep on top of the needs of each student and to ensure that academic growth and personal wellbeing is being maintained. Such approaches to learning are essential if each student is to achieve at levels that are commensurate with ability and grow into reflective, creative and responsible global citizens.

In addition to learning in the classroom, there is a myriad of opportunities on offer at HAIS, and students are encouraged to participate in these. We promote a balanced lifestyle that allows time for learning but also for participation in sport and Extracurricular Activities and most importantly time to relax with family and friends.

Research has highlighted that the effective mastery of social and emotional competencies is associated not only with greater wellbeing, but also a better performance at school. Therefore, supporting the wellbeing of each of our students is central to who we are, and we work together with families to assist students in achieving their personal best in all that they do. It is the encouragement of adventure and play that builds creativity and imagination, develops social skills, improves physical and social/emotional wellbeing and builds a child’s sense of confidence and independence.

At HAIS, we also focus on developing, in all our students, an unshakable social conscience with the capacity to make sound ethical decisions. We value the relationships we have developed with our families and the wider community and will continue working to further enhance constructive partnerships with our families and friends, regional charities, local and international schools and local businesses. 

I am very proud to be the Principal of Hoi An International School where we genuinely believe that each of our students has a unique gift to share with the world.

I encourage you to make contact to see what we can offer you and your family.

Sincerely,

Mr Brett Macdouall

PRINCIPAL

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Mr Balint Kocsis

International Vice Principal

I am proud and excited to join HAIS as the new Vice Principal International for the 2020/2021 academic year. With my nine years of experience in teaching and leading Cambridge learners, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading successful literacy initiatives, a personal passion of mine. This knowledge, experience, and passion are the perfect complement to joining a team of dedicated educators who share a strong commitment to academic and pastoral excellence. We look to engage, not only our students, parents, staff, and leaders, but the entire Hoi An/Danang community and beyond as HAIS now offers boarding services with the opportunity for students from all over Vietnam and other countries as well to enjoy and study in the idyllic setting and charm of central coastal Vietnam.

This year HAIS welcomes its inaugural cohort of IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) students. This rigorous two-year course of study will culminate in students sitting their formal IGCSE examinations in Spring 2022. This essential qualification is the first step towards university studies and I am proud to be part of our devoted team of accomplished Cambridge IGCSE teachers who will be guiding this initial group in achieving successful results.

Sincerely,

Mr Balint Kocsis

INTERNATIONAL VICE PRINCIPAL

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