Take Us Home!

We certainly hope you enjoyed the UN Day Community Lunch and we would like to THANK YOU again for all your delicious food contributions! Now we have some lonely left-over plates, dishes and containers that are wanting to return home.

Please stop by the Advancement Office (Building 7 Room 102 upstairs) to be reunited with your long lost dishes! We will keep your dishes in the Community Room until Friday 18 January, before they will be donated to a new home for charity.

Questions? Contact Huong at advasst@unishanoi.org .

UN Day – Important information!

We look forward to welcoming our parents to join us for our school assembly celebrating UN Day on Friday November 30 at 10.30am.

CAMPUS ENTRY: In addition to the main gate, Gate 5 will be open until 10.30am for campus access for parents with badges. Any parents without badges must sign in at the main gate. If you do not have a campus ID badge order it to day online and it will be delivered home with your child before Friday November 30. Find out how to order your badge online.

PARKING: Parking is extremely limited so please plan to come to school in a taxi or have your driver drop you and come back later to collect you.

SEATING: Please arrive promptly by 10.20 take your seats in the Sports Centre. The doors will closed at 10.30 and will not re-open until after the Parade of Nations. Parent seating will be in the central blocks downstairs or for a better view, plan to take your place on the upstairs balcony.

UN Day is a special day of thousand photos! and this year we will have double the photo booths and double the fun!

But please also read down to our photo etiquette guidelines for the UN Day assembly to be sure that capturing your memories is not upsetting others. Thank you!

This year we will continue on with our popular photo booth activity with even more options! We know how much you love posing with your friends, family and flags so we have organised an additional photo booth to capture those precious UN Day moments.

Photo booth 1: 
Time: 9.00 – 13.30
Location: In front of the canteen
Type: Photo booth with photographer. Photo printing/email service available.
Background: Colorful poles (to minimize plastic a backdrop will not be printed)

Photo booth 2: 
Time: 12.00 – 13.30
Location: Between all-weather pitch and playground
Type: Flag waving photo booth with photographer.
Background: UN Day Community Flags

This year the photo booths will be self-managed. Please queue and place flags back into the labeled slots. As usual, all photos will be available in Tin Tuc.

Flaunt your UN Day photos using #UNISHanoi #UNDay !

Questions? Contact our Community Liaison Officer, Nathalie Grun, at clo@unishanoi.org

PHOTO ETIQUETTE GUIDELINES

Our UN Day Assembly is a very photogenic event and we all want photos of our kids on this special day… but please be aware of photo etiquette.

A team of photo professionals will be capturing the day to share with our community and the entire Assembly will be live streamed and published on the UNIS Hanoi You Tube channel. Watch for the link in our final reminders email on Monday.

Please don’t be ‘that person’ who is blocking the view of everyone behind you because you are watching the ceremony while filming on your iPad! We understand, especially when most of us are living so far from family and friends, that sharing the moment can only be done digitally, but please be mindful that your actions could be spoiling the special moment for many others! We cannot (and do not aim to) stop you from taking photos, all we ask is that you become more aware of those surrounding you by following some basic photo etiquette:

1. Be here, be now:
Enjoy the ceremony in THE PRESENT. Experience it LIVE happening in front of you, don’t distance yourself by watching the ceremony through a digital device.

2. Please mind the view:
Be aware of people behind you when taking a photo, don’t block the view from others around you. It’s a crowded event already and we all want to see the ceremony. Leave aisles clear for the Flag Parade and be careful around the Elementary students seated on the floor!

3. Leave the iPads at home:
iPads and even iPad-Mini’s are notorious for obstructing the view (even their covers block the view). If possible, please take photos or recordings on a smartphone or a small digital camera.

Questions? Please contact the Advancement Office: advancement@unishanoi.org

Small Actions x Lots of People = Big Change

How can you and your child/ren change the world?

UNIS Hanoi is excited to host d’Arcy Lunn, a global citizenship educator and founder of the Teaspoons of Change movement, which makes the SDGs fun, accessible, and attainable. Some of our Elementary and Middle School students have been adopting this simple model to take action to achieve the SDGs. UNIS Hanoi has invited d’Arcy to work with our students, teachers, and parents to help make us all more effective change agents through two days of workshops and classroom visits.

For families there will be a fun, interactive workshop for both parents and children (5+) after school on Tuesday, 4 December from 15:30-17:30 in the Ly Thai To Learning Centre (B8b). Register for the family workshop HERE.

For parents interested in empowering your family as change agents, an evening talk will be held on Wednesday, 5 December in the Community Room (B7 Admin Building) from 18:00-19:00. Register for the parent talk HERE.

d’Arcy is the youngest of 6 children from rural South Australia but for the last 18 years he has travelled to more than 90 countries as a global citizen educator, keynote speaker, communications specialist and youth leadership facilitator with the likes of UNICEF, Gates Foundation, WHO, World’s Largest Lesson, JUMP Foundation, Global Citizen and many others. d’Arcy has given almost 850 presentations to more than 75,000 people in the past 8 years and built two self-sufficient tiny houses. His favourite Global Goal is Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production.

Watch the Teaspoons of Change video to find out more:

Questions? Contact Kate Dore at KDore@unishanoi.org

Gearing up for UN Day!

Please plan to join us for the UN Day Assembly in the School Sports Centre at 10.30 on Friday November 30.

And of course be sure to stay and enjoy the Community Lunch which is made possible by all the delicious food you bring to share! (details below and don’t forget to sign up!). 

UN Day is one of the key moments of the School year when our entire community joins together to celebrate our unique status as one of only two international United Nations Schools and the work of the UN in building a better world… together!

We are excited to welcome Mr Kamal Malhotra, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Viet Nam as our opening speaker, and next week our High School students will be vying to join him on stage to deliver the UNIS Hanoi student address.

Meanwhile the dancers are polishing their steps, the choir and musicians are practising their final flourishes and in just ten days time we will be building the stage and start the final rehearsals for this event which involves more than three-quarters of ALL our students during the assembly.

If your child is one the 252 flag bearers for the Parade of Nations, you will have already received information about the rehearsal schedule and some guidelines for their outfit. The Parade is the opening for this special event.

And of course, it wouldn’t be UN Day without the Community Lunch which follows on directly from the School Assembly.

After our UN Day Ceremony (November 30), we continue the celebration with a whole school community lunch enjoyed by students, parents and staff. It is truly international and delicious! Our shared lunch is made of ‘traditional’ food provided by our parents and is an opportunity for families to showcase cultural cuisines – from old family recipes to new fusion dishes EVERYTHING is welcome!

The lunch which will start at 12:00 noon. The Community Lunch is organised into grade level lunches and your homeroom/grade level parent volunteers will take the lead on organising the lunch. Please review the Food Preparation Guidelines below to ensure we organise a safe and hygienic community potluck lunch with enough food for all!

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact your Class / Grade Level Parent or email the Community Liaison Officer, Nathalie Grun (CLO@unishanoi.org)

What should I bring?

  • One national dish per child (serving size: ES 10+ portions / MSHS 20+ portions).
  • List the food ingredients, name of food and country of origin (food label attached).
  • Food should not require refrigeration/heating.
  • Food should be easily served — no soupy dishes.
  • Label your dish tray with your child’s full name & homeroom.

Grade Lunch Locations & Food Sign-up 

  • Grades 9 – 12 / Location – B8b-Ly Thai To Learning Centre (2nd floor) / (HS Food Sign-up)

Single-use Plastic Free Event

As part of our commitments to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), there will be no single-use plastics used in the organisation of this event. All families are encouraged to come up with create alternatives to single-use plastics when preparing food.

UN Day – Everything you need to know!

Please plan to join us for the UN Day Assembly in the School Sports Centre at 10.30 on Friday November 30.

This is one of the key moments of the School year when our entire community joins together to celebrate our unique status as one of only two international United Nations Schools and the work of the UN in building a better world… together!

We are excited to welcome Mr Kamal Malhotra, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Viet Nam as our opening speaker, and next week our High School students will be vying to join him on stage to deliver the UNIS Hanoi student address.

Meanwhile the dancers are polishing their steps, the choir and musicians are adding their final flourishes and in just ten days time we will be building the stage and start the final rehearsals for this event which involves more than three-quarters of ALL our students in some part of the assembly.

If your child is one the 252 flag bearers for the Parade of Nations, you will have already received information about the rehearsal schedule and some guidelines for their outfit. The Parade is the opening for this special event.

And of course, it wouldn’t be UN Day without the Community Lunch which follows on directly from the School Assembly.

After our UN Day Ceremony, we continue the celebration with a whole school community lunch enjoyed by students, parents and staff. It is truly international and delicious! Our shared lunch is traditionally made of food provided by our parents and is an opportunity for you to showcase your cultural cuisine – from old family recipes to new fusion dishes EVERYTHING is welcome!

The lunch which will start at 12:00 noon. The Community Lunch is organised into grade level lunches and your homeroom/grade level parent volunteers will take the lead on organising the lunch. Please review the Food Preparation Guidelines below to ensure we organise a safe and hygienic community potluck lunch with enough food for all!

Food Preparation Guidelines:

  • One national dish (serving size: ES 10+ portions / MSHS 20+ portions) per child.
  • List the food ingredients (including pre-packaged ingredients)name of food and country of origin
  • Food should not require refrigeration/heating.
  • Food should be easily served — no soupy dishes.
  • Label your dish tray with your child’s full name & homeroom

Single-use plastic free event

As part of our commitments to UN SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), there will be no single-use plastics used in the organisation of this event. All families are encouraged to come up with create alternatives to single-use plastics in the serving of the food.

Questions? Contact Nathalie Grun, Community Liaison Officer 

Head of School Community Meeting

Dear Parents,

Please join me on Tuesday, 6 November at 19.00 in the Community Room (B7) for the second community meeting of the year. I look forward to sharing a summary of the first community meeting of the year, engaging in a dialogue about the school’s self study process with our three accreditation bodies (CIS – Council of International Schools, WASC – Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and IB – International Baccalaureate), and providing a forum for Q&A.
To be prepare for the meeting, please register HERE.

Jane McGee
Head of School

Tech hacks to simplify your life

  • Do you have problems syncing the school calendar to your personal device?
  • Are you struggling to figure out how to publish your personal information in the Community Directory on the Parent Portal?
  • Do you want to better understand what systems are for what?

Then this session is for you! Join this session to learn about time-saving tech shortcuts to better organise your online life with UNIS Hanoi! Get tips from our school tech pros and an opportunity to get answers to tech-related questions from the experts themselves!

November 6 (18.00 – 19.00) – Community Room (followed by a community meeting with the Head of School)
To be prepare for the meeting, please register HERE.
Can’t make it to this session? No worries, we have an additional session scheduled!
  • February 12 (8.30 – 9.30)
Questions? Contact Nathalie Grun at CLO@unishanoi.org

Parent Session: Preparing for a career in the 21st century

Parents are invited to attend a talk by Dr Chang, Assistant Dean (International) of the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne hosted by British International School.

The focus of the talk will be on future skills and fields of study that have not yet been invented. If you are interested in attending, you can register HERE.

The session will be taking place at the British International School (theater). Addess: Hoa Lan Road, Vinhomes Riverside, Long Bien District

 

Recycle your Electronics safely at School!

The Technology Office is pleased to announce a partnership with Vietnam Recycles:

A “free take-back programme initiated by producers of electrical and electronic equipment for used or defective electronic products to ensure their safe and environmentally sound recycling. All used or defective electronic products returned through the programme are safely collected and professionally processed to achieve maximum recovery of natural resources and ensure highly professional waste treatment.As a result, disposing your used or defective electronic products through Vietnam Recycles helps protect human health and the environment and conserves natural resources.”

You can now safely dispose of your old electronics and even batteries. The recycling bin is located behind the Sports Centre next to Gate 4 (service gate). The accepted products will include following categories:

  • Computers, CPU
  • CRT/LCD Monitors
  • Printers, fax machines, scanners
  • Mobile Phones, Tablets
  • Photocopiers
  • Servers
  • Televisions – LCD/CRT
  • DVD, VD, CD players and other type of disk players
  • Cameras and camcorders
  • Electronic batteries
  • Others e.g. IT-related accessories

Please note: Household appliances are not accepted (Microwaves, hair dryers etc.)

For any questions, please contact techsupport@unishanoi.org