The United Nations was established on October 24, 1945 following the ratification of the founding UN Charter and ever since, the world commemorates this date as UN Day. This year marks the 75th anniversary and we’re delighted to be collaborating with UN agencies in Viet Nam on a series of events to celebrate this phenomenal milestone. Please read the latest on our UN Day preparations and SDG Week in today’s edition of Tin Tuc.
To honour Global UN Day, our students will be at booths in various locations around To Ngoc Van tomorrow (October 24), keen to share with the community what they are doing to serve others across our host country.
Thank you also to everyone who has signed up for the Clean Up Event that will take place tomorrow near Ciputra, in partnership with Keep Hanoi Clean.
In today’s Tin Tuc, we have shared with the community slight amendments to our COVID-19 health and safety regulations starting from Monday October 26. Please take time to read the information and discuss the changes with your child.
We are also currently in the process of finalizing Winter Break for our current school year.
As COVID-19 cases rise worldwide, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the majority of our community will be unable to travel outside of Vietnam over Winter Break. We are also acutely aware of the ongoing anxiety of our faculty, staff and families being unable to connect in person with friends and family over an extended period of time.
We would like your input on the proposal to shorten the Winter Break by one week, which we would then use to increase the summer holiday by one week. Our final decision will consider your feedback in addition to our own internal assessment on the impact this change may have on faculty and staff morale, retention and the impact on student learning.
If this were to be adopted, the calendar would be as follows:
- Winter Break – December 19 – January 3 (Students back to school on January 4)
- Summer Break – Last day of School would be Friday June 4. (We are currently planning to return for 2021-2022 on August 18 but this date is to be confirmed.)
Please use this form to give us your feedback before the end of the day on Wednesday, October 28.
Thank you for your input. We will take the community’s feedback into consideration in our decision making and will announce the final decision for the Breaks next week.
Head of School