Dr. David A. Wells and the GLOBAL School Consulting Group is pleased to join the Gateway International School System in Hanoi, and the parent company EDUFIT in announcing that Dr. Patrick Charles Thalheimer has accepted the position of Head of Secondary School for the Starlake Campus of the GIS System. Dr. Thalheimer is a credentialed and experienced international school leader who has the proven capacity to create and maintain a culture of high achievement and make a difference for the success of each student.

Dr. Thalheimer has most recently served as the principal of the Modern Knowledge School (Bahrain), and previously was the Principal of the Canadian International High School (Guangzhou, China). Prior school and university experience were obtained in Calgary, Canada. Patrick earned a doctorate in education from the University of Calgary, a master’s degree in curriculum and administration from Gonzaga University, and an undergraduate degree in secondary education from the University of Calgary. Dr. Patrick’s arrival in Hanoi is anxiously awaited, as he is an ideal match for the needs and opportunities of GIS Starlake, which will occupy a new, state-of-the art, purpose-built campus early in 2021.

GIS Starlake is a bilingual school (English-Vietnamese) which has been accepted for membership in the Council of International Schools and is in pursuit of international accreditation through CIS. The school’s community consists of national families who value bilingual education which prepares children and young people for university study in Vietnam and internationally. Staffing for the school includes Vietnamese nationals, as well as English-speaking internationals.

Gateway International School Hanoi is part of a young and rapidly expanding system of schools and strives to be the premier bilingual school in the city of Hanoi, providing education that inspires creativity and fosters a strong sense of identity to help students embrace a life that reaches their full potential. GIS Hanoi has a vision to serve the community with dedication and professionalism.