Books Books Books

  • Do you have books that you no longer need that someone else would enjoy?
  • Are you leaving Hanoi in June and don’t want to ship all of your books to your next posting?
  • Do you want to donate your books to promote literacy in Vietnam?

The much anticipated SCO Used Book Sale will be held on

May 5 & 6, 2017 this year!

The Book Sale Coordinating Team will gladly accept your books to sell at our Used Book Sale, which is an opportunity for both kids and adults to purchase books at bargain prices.

The Book Drive is happening NOW, so make space on those bookshelves for ‘new’ books by donating before April 28!

Books are collected in the following locations:

  • ECC/ES Student Homerooms
  • MS Student Advisory Class
  • HS Students can drop-off books in front of Common Room
  • Community book collection box directly in front of the Library (Teachers and Staff can drop-off here!)

Where does all the money go?

The funds raised at the SCO Used Book Sale will be used to empower a variety of literacy projects created and led by UNIS Hanoi students through the Service Learning Programme. Currently, a Middle School service group is working in collaboration with a Grade 12 design student to develop a library in a school in Pu Bin and more literacy initiatives are in the works!

Volunteers Needed!

A lot of volunteers are needed to help sort/price books and then sell during the Book Sale. This year, the SCO has decided that each hard-working volunteer will have the opportunity to pre-purchase 1 book per 1.5 hour shift!

Book Sorting: April 20 and May 3 from 8.00 – 11.00 (Canteen)

Book Sales: May 5 from 8.00 – 16.30 and May 6 from 8.00 – 13.00 (Centre for the Arts)

Sign-up for shift here

If you have questions, or would like to be part of the team, please let us know!

Kelly Kim and Winnie Fano, Book Sale CoordinatorsContact us at:

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K2 swimming starts 15th May

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K2 Music Concert

K2 are ready! After a successful dress rehearsal today, they are looking forward to performing to their parents tomorrow morning. 

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Math and Music

Our UNIS Math coach, Ms Beth, recommends parents watch this video Talking Math With Your Kids

Our ‘Arts’ teachers are looking forward to next Thursday’s K2 and Gr 1 Music concert  and Art exhibition and hope to see lots of proud parents! 23rd March 9:am start (Coffee and Tea available for parents in the Center for the Arts from 8.30 – 9.00 am))  Please note that they have asked parents to send their child’s music attire to school by Monday, March 20th.  That includes black pants or leggings and a solid colored T shirt that is yellow, green, red, blue, orange or purple.

Our ‘Green’ K2 Kids are asking families to also take ‘action’ and help the environment. If you have any clean cans, cardboard,glass, paper or plastic, please send it to school and we will sort it ! At the Spring Fair , look/listen for their Reduce Reuse Recycle messages.


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Invitations From The Arts team

Dear K2 and Grade 1 Parents,

The K2 and Grade 1 Music Concert will be held on Thursday, March 23rd at 9am. We are excited to bring all the wonderful work the students have been doing in Music and Choir to the stage and perform for the UNIS Community! The Art Exhibition for these students will begin immediately following the concert.

Please note the following information about the performance.

  • Students will come to school at the regular time on Thursday, March 23rd, and will be brought to the Center for the Arts by their homeroom teacher.
  • Coffee and tea will be served for parents in the Center for the Arts Foyer at 8:30am and the music concert will begin promptly at 9am.

Concert Attire for K2-Grade 1 Students:

Students should wear black pants or leggings and a solid colored shirt that is yellow, green, red, blue, orange or purple.  Please send these clothes to school by Monday, March 20th.

Concert Duration:  9am-10am

Please note that following this event, the Art Exhibition will take place in the Center for the Arts Foyer. This is an opportunity for you to enjoy and discuss your child’s artwork as well as create art together.

We really look forward to seeing you on Thursday morning. Thank you so much for your support.

Kind regards,

The Arts Team



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Tet Bag of Love

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Photos of shelters please

Dear K2 families,

First of all we wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe 3 week holiday.

After the break, K2 will continue their inquiry into architect designs, so during your travels, if you happen to see interesting shelters, please take a photo and either email to your child.s home room teacher or post it on the K2 shelters padlet.( See link on previous blog post.) Thanks. We will see you again on 9th January 2017. K2 teachers.

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K2 Shelters

padlet-picThank you to the families who have already contributed to our K2 shelters padlet – You can add photos/video/descriptions of your family home and shelters by clicking on the pink circle in the bottom right hand corner.

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K2 Field Trip

shelter-picNext Tuesday morning, 29th November, K2 will be going on a field trip to look at temporary shelters along the banks of the Red River. Please look in your child’s folder for the information and consent form. We can invite 3 parents per class to join us. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are interested.

 To help children understand the central idea of this new Unit of Inquiry : The design of shelters is influenced by environmental factors and available resources, they will compare and describe  a variety of shelters. We encourage families to please upload  photos and descriptions of houses and shelters your child has lived in or stayed in (either local or from your home country) to this  K2 Shelters padlet

readingHome Readers  A big thank you for supporting your child’s home reading routine. Here’s an interesting link to a blog post that explains more about  ‘reading levels’, and what to do and not to do with emergent readers!

Dates to remember: 

  •  Tomorrow 24th Nov and Friday 25th Nov = Open classrooms.
  • Tuesday 29th Nov =Shelters Field Trip
  • Wednesday 30th Nov= Healthy Snack Sale  students please bring in 10,000 – 20,000VND to purchase snacks. (K2C and K2D are the contributing classes.)



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PE blog

Here is a link to the PE Blog  post by Mr Andy.

Please note that our next unit ‘Athletics’, will outside on the Admin field. Students will need to bring a hat, full water bottle, and shoes for running (no crocs or flip flops).


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