August 17th – K1C

Dear parents,

We have had an excellent start to the week! The children are learning classroom routines, how to tidy up the after play and how to manage the many transitions that happen throughout the day. They have proved to be quick learners!

Today the children attended their first specialist lessons. They had Art with Ms. Emma and Vietnamese with Ms. Dung. Please refer to the schedule sent home yesterday so your child is prepared for PE and Library next week.

Please enjoy these photos of the week.

NEEDED: A family photo for our “Family Book”. Please email a copy as soon as possible to This will help kickoff of our first Unit of Inquiry “Who We Are”. More information on that to come next week.

Lastly, because of our school’s commitment to the SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN) and a sustainable future, we will no longer provide plastic bags for soiled clothing. Please pack reusable bags in your child’s backpack for these clothes to return home for cleaning. This is a decision of our K1 team. We have also committed to other practices to help save our environment. Please ask if you are interested, but you will probably hear more about this in future blog posts. Thank you for your support!

Have a lovely weekend,

Deborah & Thu



About Ms. Deborah & Ms. Thu

Dear parents,

Welcome to our K1C family! We are so excited to be your child’s teachers this school year. It’s going to be a fantastic year full of new friends, new adventures and new discoveries. This is my fifth year teaching at UNIS as a K1 homeroom teacher. Prior to this I taught in China and the US. I have two boys, Charlie and Oskar, in the middle school and my husband works as the middle school principle here at UNIS. I have a passion for reading, running, exploring and spending time with my family.

Ms. Thu, our K1C Teaching Assistant, has worked at UNIS for 18 years. She has a passion for arts and crafts, traveling and spending quality time with friends and family.

In our classroom, your child will be supported and respected. Their thoughts, ideas and experiences will be deeply listened and responded to and their natural curiosity will be nurtured. We value your child as a capable learner and are looking forward to them sharing their knowledge with us and building on it in our K1C environment.

Parent partnerships are very important, so if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out via email to

We look forward to an amazing year!

Ms. Deborah & Ms. Thu