October and November are a time of year when you can enjoy the best things that Hoi An has to offer minus the holiday crowds and peak summer heat. The rhythm of the school year sets in, and students feel motivated to work towards their goals.

With Halloween around the corner and had an incredible Autumn Festival last month, let’s take a look at what’s coming up.

October 28th – October 29th: UNIS Invitational Swim Meet in Hanoi
Our HAIS Hornets Swim Squad will be making a splash in Hanoi on October 27th. Swimmers will attend the UNIS Swim Meet which will be our 2nd year in attendance at the tournament and an incredible opportunity for the squad. Students will compete against international schools from across South East Asia – with Mr Brett, Mr Yoann, Coach Elton and Coach Amanda all attending to support the team.

October 31st: Halloween

Traditionally an American celebration, Halloween has grown to be loved by children all over the world. Here at HAIS we encourage students to dress up in costumes and hold Halloween-themed activities. It’s a great way to foster a sense of community and school spirit, as students and teachers come together to create spooky spaces and fun in the classroom and school courtyard.

November 8th: STEM Day

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) day at school is an exciting event on the calendar where students are involved in hands-on activities and experiments within the science and technology fields. These activities are designed to promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while also fostering a love for science and technology.

We look forward to seeing what our teachers have planned to inspire our students in the world of STEM.

November 10th: HPC Fundraising Gala Dinner

The HAIS Parent Community (HPC) is inviting family and friends of HAIS to a Fundraising Gala Dinner at the Hoiana Beach Resort on Friday November 10th. In the spirit of our school’s ethos of ‘giving back’ and supporting those less fortunate than us, the fundraising event has been organised to raise awareness for, and contribute donations to four local charities. 

For details on the event, please follow the Gala Dinner Facebook Event Page. 

November 17th – 19th: Phnom Penh Plunge – ISPP
The Phnom Penh Plunge is a massive opportunity for our HAIS Swim Squad to experience competing in an olympic sized 50m swimming pool with other elite international swim teams. Students will fly to Cambodia on November 16th and compete in the tournaments from the 17th – 19th. Go Hornets! We hope you feel like olympians and we’ll be all cheering you on from Hoi An.

November 20th: Vietnamese Teachers’ Day Event

On November 20th we celebrate Vietnamese Teachers’ Day to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our teachers in shaping the future of our students. It’s a day where we take a moment to recognise the passion, patience, and commitment to education from all of our HAIS teachers. Chúc Mừng Ngày Nhà Giáo Việt Nam!

November 23rd: HAIS Brunch Tours

A day for prospective families to experience our educational offering over a morning. With our ‘Open Tours, Open Doors’ approach, parents can get a look inside the classrooms at HAIS while teachers and students are at work. They can see our beautiful facilities, teachers with deep and comprehensive knowledge of instruction effectively educating the next generation.

Pull up a chair and come and join us for brunch and an school tour where the doors are truly open.

November 27th – December 4th: Exam Week

Exam week is important for parents and students to mark in their diaries. As we approach the end of term exams, it’s important to ensure that our students are prepared, rested, and ready to tackle any challenges that come their way.