In 2011, the Board established an Advisory Council to support long-term strategic planning for the school. The aims of the Advisory Council include the following:
- Strengthen the organisational relationship to the United Nations (UN), with the UN Resident Coordinator serving as Chair of the Advisory Council.
- Establish and mobilize relationships with key stakeholders in the UNIS Hanoi community including the Government of Vietnam, Diplomatic Community, Business Community, International and Local NGO Community, Vietnamese Community and educational leaders.
- Enhance and strengthen the visibility and status of the school with influential people providing advice, support, counsel, and ideas for strategy, positioning and advancement towards building a great school in Hanoi, Vietnam and internationally.
Over the years, UNIS Hanoi has worked to engage this influential group with discussions on a range of topics from shifting landscapes in international school competition to UNIS Hanoi’s unique role and contributions to Vietnam. Each meeting is organised around a dinner and discussion topic and we are grateful to the 20+ members who have attended these gatherings over the years.
Last year the Advisory Council met twice – first in April to introduce visiting HOS elect Jane McGee to our Advisory Council key stakeholders and more recently in December 2018 where discussion focused on identifying key 21st century skills for student future success.
Following UNIS Hanoi’ successful 30th anniversary last year, the Board looks forward to the challenges of the next 30 years with the ongoing support and counsel of the Advisory Council.