ES Leavers’ Assembly – Join us!

Dear Elementary Families,

This coming Tuesday, June 12th, our entire Elementary School from Discovery – Grade 5 will gather in the Sports Centre to close out the school year. We will use this time to farewell students and faculty members who are leaving our UNIS Hanoi community.

The assembly starts at 1.15pm and will run for approximately 30 minutes – there will be seats in the back for parents and visitors.

You are warmly welcome to join us.

Warm regards,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

ES Coffee Morning: Supporting Students in Transition

Dear Parents,

We look forward to welcoming you to our final Elementary School Coffee Morning of the year on supporting students in transition, tomorrow, May 25th.

Transitions happen at the end of every year.  We are all somewhere in the cycle of arriving, leaving or being left behind. Our Elementary Counselors will help you to understand more about the transition cycle and how best to support your child, regardless of what stage of the cycle they are in.

This session is relevant for parents of all elementary school students – those who are arriving, leaving, or being left behind.  We look forward to seeing you in the Community Room, B7, at 8.30am.

Warm regards,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Saying Farewell to our ES Teachers

Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.
~ Loris Malaguzzi

This is the time of year when our entire community is in transition.  Members of our school community are either leaving, entering a new place, or being left behind. Transition impacts us all.  As a school, our teachers and counselors engage our students in conversations about managing transitions with resilience and positivity.

Many of our teachers are also in transition.  We are grateful to the following educators who have put their hearts and souls into creating meaningful learning experiences for our students, while contributing actively to our school values of Learning, Community and Responsibility.  We know that they have touched the lives of many students and their families during their time at UNIS Hanoi.

 

Aaron Davis (2 years of service) – Moving to Jordan
Andrea Marrinson (3 years of service) – Moving to Tunisia
Andrea Snyder (2 years of service) – Moving to USA
Anissa Zotos (4 years of service) – Moving to Cyprus
Angela Meikle (2 years of service) – Moving within Vietnam
Bart Maas (3 years of service) – Moving to Thailand
Cam McHale (7 years of service) – Moving to Sri Lanka
Jeff Reynolds (2 years of service) – Moving to Hong Kong
Julie Conroy (8 years of service) – Moving to Kenya
Sally Oxenberry (9 years of service) – Moving to Australia
Sharon Henderson (6 years of service) – Moving to USA
Stefan Hendry (4 years of service) – Moving to Morocco

These teachers have all helped our students to ‘climb their own mountains’ and for that, we are incredibly grateful.  Please join me in wishing them well for their new adventures ahead as they continue to make a difference in the lives of children in other parts of the world.

Sincerely,


Megan Brazil
Elementary Principal

Class Placement Survey – 2018/19

3rd May 2018

Dear Elementary Parents,

Over the next 6 weeks, teams of teachers will be working on class placements for students for the 2018-2019 school year.

Here at UNIS Hanoi, we mix the children’s groupings every year as they pass from one grade level to the next. In such a transient population, this enables us to continuously ensure each class is a well-balanced group with a mix of gender, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, learning styles and differences. The mixing of class groups also helps establish a grade level identity and community as well as individual homeroom communities. Children are able to develop and maintain a broader range of friendships across the whole age group. It also helps new children integrate more quickly as the class they enter is newly formed rather than being a group that has been together for several years.

Because we value parent input about your child, you are invited to provide information to the school that might help us with the class placement process.

Final decisions about class placement of students are the responsibility of UNIS Hanoi. Changes are not permitted.

Please note that UNIS Hanoi employs only highly qualified and experienced teachers, therefore requests for students to be placed with specific teachers will not considered.

Please complete the survey by clicking HERE.

With kind thanks,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Class Placement Survey – 2018/19

Dear Elementary Parents,

Over the next 6 weeks, teams of teachers will be working on class placements for students for the 2018-2019 school year.

Here at UNIS Hanoi, we mix the children’s groupings every year as they pass from one grade level to the next. In such a transient population, this enables us to continuously ensure each class is a well-balanced group with a mix of gender, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, learning styles and differences. The mixing of class groups also helps establish a grade level identity and community as well as individual homeroom communities. Children are able to develop and maintain a broader range of friendships across the whole age group. It also helps new children integrate more quickly as the class they enter is newly formed rather than being a group that has been together for several years.

Because we value parent input about your child, you are invited to provide information to the school that might help us with the class placement process.

Final decisions about class placement of students are the responsibility of UNIS Hanoi. Changes are not permitted.

Please note that UNIS Hanoi employs only highly qualified and experienced teachers, therefore requests for students to be placed with specific teachers will not considered.

Please complete the survey by clicking HERE.

With kind thanks,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

ES Fun Sports Morning!

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, March 30th, all of the Elementary School will participate in our annual Fun Sports morning.  Parents are warmly invited to attend as spectators and supporters.

Times for the event are as follows:

D-K1- 9-10:30
K2 – 8:20-10:30
G1-G5 – 8:20-11:20

Please remember to send your child in their HOUSE t-shirt, and with a hat and water bottle.  It promises to be great fun as always.

Yours in health,

The ES Physical Education Team

Parent Coffee Morning: Supporting your child in their musical journey

Dear Parents,

Please join us for a special coffee morning/learning event on Friday April 20th where music teacher, Sally Oxenberry, will lead an informative and interactive session on music education.  Sally’s professional research over the past couple of years has focused on the impact of music on the brain and learning.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for a morning of research, fun and music making.

Warmly,
Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Grades 3-5 Movie Night: “The Incredibles”

Dear Parents,

The UNIS Hanoi high school “Habitat for Humanity” Service Learning group are planning an Elementary School Movie Night on March 29th, 2018.  Venue:  Theatre, Centre for the Arts, 3.30pm.

The Habitat for Humanity Service Learning group raises money through fundraising events and activities for the Habitat for Humanity organization to build, rehabilitate and repair simple, decent, affordable homes in sustainable communities around Vietnam.

As part of fundraising, a movie night has been planned for elementary grades 3- 5. The students will be able to watch “The Incredibles”. Students will be asked to bring 100,000 VND for the movie and a bag of popcorn each to enjoy the movie. We will also be selling other snacks and drinks during the intermission.

The price of a pizza slice will be 50,000 VND and drinks will be 20,000 VND

Please note that there will be no buses available after the movie. Parents are required to indicate on the student permission form, how the students are going back home afterwards.

Your child needs to bring with them:  

  • 100,000 VND for the movie
  • Extra money according to their snack needs

Please note: The snacks and drinks provided will range from Pizza, Popcorn, Soft Drinks and Water

Students are asked to bring the completed permission slips on the day of the movie: Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

Note: Students won’t be allowed to enter the theatre without the permission slip.  To download and print the permission form, click here

With kind thanks,
Habitat For Humanity Service Learning Group

Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Development – ES Parent Coffee Morning

Dear Parents,

You are warmly invited to this month’s ES Parent Coffee Morning, hosted by English Language Coordinator, Angela Brienza, who will be sharing information on the topic, “Supporting your child’s literacy development at home.”  The session is suitable for parents of Elementary students of all ages and grade levels.

We are currently gathering data on the reading habits of families in our Elementary School and hope to share the results with you soon.  Please take a couple of minutes to complete the following reading survey.

Venue:  We look forward to seeing you in the Library “Nook” this Friday March 23rd, at 8.30am.

Warmly,


Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal