Spring Carnival – 27 March

Dear all,

The PTA and the HIS student body will be organizing a community event, the Spring Carnival, on March 27 from 04 to 07 pm at HIS. There will be food vendors, games and activities, entertainment, a raffle draw and an auction.

The Spring Carnival is the PTA’s main fundraising event of the year. Last year US$ 3000 was raised for Operation Smile. This year we will support Blue Dragon’s Children’s Foundation.

Since 2003, The Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation (www.bluedragon.org) has been helping children in crisis, providing services to street children such as education, nutrition, health care, counselling, physical and creative activities, rescue, legal advocacy and safe shelter.

Fun, food, games and performances! This is a great evening out for the whole HIS community.

More information will follow!

Important HIS dates for parents


  • Thursday 12 February: PTA meeting at 15:15 – all parents welcome!
  • Thursday 12 March: PTA meeting at 15:15 – all parents welcome!
  • Thursday 27 March: Spring Carnival – all parents welcome!

Elementary school

  • Monday 9 – Friday 13 February: Vietnamese week
  • Friday 13 February: Vietnamese week assembly 08:00 – all parents welcome!
  • Friday 13 February: School closes for Tet at 11:00. Buses will depart at 11:30
  • Saturday 14 – Monday 23 February: Tet Holiday. School Closed
  • Tuesday 24 February: Late start – classes commence at 10:30
  • Friday 6 March: Information session on the grade 5 Exhibition – grade 5 parents please attend
  • Friday 24 April: Music assembly – elementary students will perform at 08:00 – all parents welcome!
  • Thursday 28 May: Grade 5 Exhibition – all parents welcome!

Secondary school

  • Tuesday 10 February: Secondary school out on a field trip to Duong Lam village – students buy local lunch at the village instead of bringing a packed lunch
  • Friday 13 February: Tet assembly + School closes for Tet at 11:00
  • Saturday 14 – Monday 23 February: Tet Holiday. School Closed
  • Tuesday 24 February: Late start – classes commence at 10:30
  • Thursday 16 April: Sports Day
  • Friday 17 April: Last day of classes for Grades 10 & 12. Study Week begins

MRISA football tournament for secondary students

  • Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th April
  • Students hosted by HIS families
  • Mr. Adam is still looking for elementary and secondary families to provide housing for 3 nights.

You can always consult the official school calendar here.

MRISA hosting – the PTA supports

Dear all,

From Thursday April 2nd to Sunday April 5th HIS will host a MRISA football (soccer) tournament. 120 students from other International Schools in the Mekong River area will come to Hanoi and need hosting for the duration of the tournament. So far accomodation has been found for 80 students. We still need 40 more beds (or 20 king/queensized beds).

We need your help! Please Volunteer to host 1 or 2 (or more students). Let our children be proud of their school!

More information is available in JapaneseKoreanVietnamese and English. For more information you can contact Mr. Adam (alee@hisvietnam.com)

NEW: a PTA-blog

Dear all,

A new year, a new beginning, a new blog, a new way of communicating about the Parent Teacher Association’s activities and events.

Please book this blog in your favorite RSS-reader and do not hesitate to comment… or send us information for posting (pta@hisvietnam.com).