High School Trip week
Students from Grade 9 to 12 will be off campus next week to a variety of cultural destinations. High School Trips are part of the Connections curriculum and one that is considered very important for our students’ social and emotional development. Additionally, the service components of High School Trips reflect the values and expectations that come with attending a United Nations school. The Grade 9 trip will head to Cat Ba, Grade 10 to the Sa Pa area, Grade 11 will leave Sunday evening for Phong Nha, and Grade 12 will visit Yen Bai Province.
Important information about Attendance for Trip Week. If your daughter or son is unable to attend Trip Week due to illness, the school needs to have an official doctor’s note stating that the illness prevents her/him from attending a week of school. Without such a note, the absences will be recorded as “UNEXCUSED” on the student’s Report Card. Also please note that if a student is unable to attend Trip Week, they will not be allowed to come to school; teachers will not be on campus and we’ll be unable to supervise students.
While Grade 9 will not return to Hanoi until Friday afternoon, Grades 10 through 12 will be returning Thursday so they can participate in some special full day campus based programmes on Friday September 28 as part of the off-schedule plan for the week.
Grade 10 Personal Project Work Day
Starting at 9 am, September 28, Grade 10 students will benefit from dedicated time to work on and document their progress with additional support from Mentors. The PP Work Day will also be an important time for students to receive coaching and feedback as part of their Progress Presentations held throughout the day.
Viet Sing Swing (International University Fair)
Students in Grade 11-12 will return to campus on Friday next week to participate in the Viet Swing conference. This highly informative part of their week will be an International Fair with a hundred of Universities from around the World. In addition, UNIS Hanoi will be hosting nine other schools bringing a further 500 students with their counsellors and chaperones to learn about universities attending in a wide range of workshops about countries to study in, writing personal statements, and applying for scholarship to name a few.
Healthy Decision Making for Teens
Thanks to some members of our parent community, the High School administration became aware of a recent music event here in Hanoi where seven people died of suspected drug overdoses. You can read about it here.
Whenever the High School learns of situation such as these, we do our best to share this information with parents in an effort to help our children understand the importance of making healthy decisions. Read A parent’s guide to why teens make bad decisions.