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Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to Hanoi International School (HIS), an English medium day-school located in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam. We are fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. We are also authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.

Our school’s teaching faculty is truly international with over 15 nationalities being represented, with the majority coming from English speaking countries. I myself am from New Zealand and I am honoured to serve in my 15th year as Principal of Hanoi International School.

We pride ourselves on being a ‘family’ school with a strong community spirit. As an international school we serve both the transient expatriate population as well as the local community. For students at HIS who are still acquiring Englishadditional language support (EAL), or ESL support is provided.

We have a strong and highly supportive Parent Teachers Association (PTA) which supports the numerous cultural and social activities and events that take place throughout the year. We are proud to belong to the Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA) through which we offer a range of inter-school sporting and cultural exchanges and tournaments through South-East Asia.

At HIS, we are very much guided by our mission statement and guiding statements defined by the IB Learner profile attributes which describe the qualities all members of our community strive to achieve. These include inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.

We are proud to offer a high-quality English-medium educational experience where students are offered a personalized, rigorous and caring approach to learning. Our internationally recognized academic standards allow students to access universities and colleges around the world. Our small class sizes mean we able to provide one-to-one student support within a framework that support a holistic approach to teaching and learning. Our school values emphasize individualized personal development within a supportive community where children truly feel very safe, comfortable and happy at our school.

Terry Hamilton