What’s On | August & September

After the frenzied fun of the festive summer season comes to an end, Hoi An International School is ready to welcome you all back for the 2023-2024 academic year.

August marks the end of summer and the start of the school year. It’s a good time to assess the calendar for the months ahead and mark your diaries for special events at HAIS.


August 15th

‘Drop in and say Hi!’ (optional)

The day before school goes back we welcome parents and teachers to drop in and meet the new teachers, purchase uniforms, or make an appointment with learning leads. You can check out all the exciting new changes at HAIS including our wonderful open canteen space, the newly paved road and gate, our renovated classrooms and refurbished Black Box. Check out a sneak peek of images of the new space here if you can’t drop in on the 15th.


August 16th

First Day of Term 1

We hope your school uniforms have been washed and pressed because August 16th is the first day of the new school year. Get a good night’s rest and be ready to meet your new teacher, reconnect with friends, and see what is new at HAIS.

As always, Principal Brett will be greeting students at the gate from 8am. We can’t wait to welcome you all back!



September 2nd

Independence Day (observed):

A Vietnamese long weekend for Independence Day will include school closure from September 1st to September 4th and a special time for everyone to spend with their families.


September 7th & 8th

Information Evenings:

  • Early Years & Primary: September 7th
  • Secondary: September 8th

On September 7th and 8th we will hold information evenings for parents to learn more about our programme, receive handbooks, and offer discussion points on forward planning. More information to come.



September 15th

Dot Day

Every year we celebrate Dot Day at HAIS. Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity and collaboration. We encourage students to ‘make their mark’ and be themselves through creative expression, working with Ms Frances on an art piece with dots as the theme. This year Ms Frances is drawing on inspiration from Japanese artist Yayoi Kasuma and her spectacular infinity pumpkins.


September 29th

Mid-Autumn Festival

Led by Ms Phuc, our Vietnamese teaching staff put a wonderful effort into our annual Autumn Festival. Staff and students come dressed in traditional Vietnamese clothing and celebrate the season with delicious food and fun games.