Parent Election 2019

The Board of Directors would like to invite all parents to consider running for the current open parent-elected position on the Board. Nomination/registration for the parent elected position is open until March 29th at 12 noon. Parents can find more information about the work of the board, the role of a board member and the election process including registration HERE.

Anyone considering this opportunity or who would like to understand in greater detail the work of a Board member are invited to attend an Information Session About Board Service on Wednesday 27th  March at 6.30pm, B7, room G015, Conference Room in the Admin Building.

Board Chair, Dr. Amie Pollack (whose first term as parent elected Board member will expire at the end of June) has decided not to re-run in the parent election. She has expressed her interest to serve the Board in the capacity of a Board appointed position to be determined in May following the election.

We are very much looking forward to receiving a wide pool of applicants for this open parent elected position.

If you have any questions, please contact Maeve O’Donovan, Board of Directors Administrator,  bodadministrator@unishanoi.org

School on the Boat Island Fun Run

Run for fun and to support Grade 8 Service partners School on the Boat

Sunday, 31st March

10km 1pm 350,000VND

5km 2pm 200,000VND

2km 3pm 50,000VND

Registrations available at the Spring Fair and online at https://www.schoolontheboat.fr/single-post/2019/02/15/Island-Run-3rd-edition-

More details

https://www.schoolontheboat.fr/single-post/2019/02/15/Island-Run-3rd-edition-

Geoff Piggott:  gpiggott@unishanoi.org

Milene Magre: mmagre@unishanoi.org

Parent Election to the Board 2019

The Board of Directors has the following 3 positions open for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year. All Board terms are for four years.

  1. One parent-elected position.
  2. Two Board-appointed positions. Board appointed positions are determined in May following the parent election.

Nomination/registration for the parent-elected position is now open until March 29th. Online voting will take place April 12th – April 26th with results to be announced at the 7th May Annual General Meeting. Parents can find more information about the work of the Board, the role of a Board member and the election process including registration and registration forms HERE.

Anyone considering this opportunity or who would like to understand in greater detail the work of a Board member is invited to attend an Information Session About Board Service on Wednesday 27th  March at 6.30pm, B7, room G015 (Conference Room in the Admin Building).

The Board of Directors encourages all parents to consider putting themselves forward for election. The deadline for receipt of application forms is Friday 29th March at 12 noon. If you have any questions, please contact Maeve O’Donovan, Board of Directors Administrator, bodadministrator@unishanoi.org.

Please consider joining us on the Board.
www.unishanoi.org/ParentElection2019

Sincerely,

Ngo Thi Quynh Hoa
Board Vice Chair

AQI and Spring Fair

We hope that the AQI improves as we head into the weekend, but please note that our wonderful community event will be happening and we hope you will plan to join us and Love Our World!

It is the choice of our community to participate if AQI is at high levels and we share with you our two AQI machine data feeds below so you can make that choice.

Please be responsible for checking the AQI and managing your family’s participation accordingly. Please note the health advisory data is only linked to the ‘Roof data feed’ or you can save our Health Advisory document for reference.

There will be posters on site with a QR code linking to the AQI machine providing GROUND DATA readings. Please note: AQI levels fall and rise throughout the day and workers and volunteers who will be outside for long periods of time will be provided with masks (with 2.5mm particle protection) with collection from the UNIS Hanoi Shop Booth.

Thank you for your support as we all learn to live and thrive with the reality of AQI issues.

 

 

Canteen Update

Dear Parents,

You may have seen news reports of the outbreak of African swine fever in Vietnam.
While there is no potential harm to humans, the issue currently faced in Hanoi, surrounding provinces and across Vietnam is supply and demand of pork due to containment procedures, culling and bans on distribution issued by agriculture and health authorities to local farms.

Our supplier informed us last Friday that they will not be able to supply us during this week, but we were able to source an alternative supplier that is providing us with certified imported pork only.

Food safety is of paramount importance to Epicure and in turn for our clients and school communities, therefore I want to assure you that Epicure only source product from suppliers that meet food safety certification, standards and health requirements.

We are in constant contact with our suppliers for daily updates and should there be any necessary changes to menus due to supply issues, I will notify the schools’ administration ASAP.

I had discussed a contingency plan for this week’s menu with our UNIS Hanoi kitchen team and will continue to monitor and plan ahead should the need arise to change menus.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Bird
Managing Director
Epicure Catering Indochina

School on the Boat Island Fun Run 2019

Run for fun and to support Grade 8 Service partners School on the Boat

Sunday, 31st March

10km 1pm 350,000VND

5km 2pm 200,000VND

2km 3pm 50,000VND

Registrations available at the Spring Fair and online at https://www.schoolontheboat.fr/single-post/2019/02/15/Island-Run-3rd-edition-

More details

https://www.schoolontheboat.fr/single-post/2019/02/15/Island-Run-3rd-edition-

Geoff Piggott:  gpiggott@unishanoi.org

Milene Magre: mmagre@unishanoi.org

Help Us find the next UNIS Hanoi Scholars!

The application season for the UNIS Hanoi Scholarship Programme is now open for next year’s scholars and we need your help to find them!

Our Scholarship Programme is designed to give opportunities to talented local students from families with disadvantaged backgrounds and we are looking for new scholars to join Middle and High School next year.

Do you know a teenager from a low income family who is excelling at their Vietnamese public school (currently in Grade 7-9) who would like to join UNIS Hanoi to complete their education? Pass this information on to them, share on your social media, post it on your office noticeboard… Help us get the word out!

This comprehensive scholarship package covers not only 100% tuition fees and all other school expenses, but also provides incredible opportunities for them to truly transform their lives! Our scholars travel on sports teams to compete globally, learn musical instruments and perform on international stages and launch their careers at the world’s top universities! Find out more.

This is an opportunity not to miss and UNIS Hanoi will support any scholarship family that joins the programme through the process.

Students should apply now to enter the selection process for the start of the 2019-20 school year. Deadline for Applications is only 2 weeks away, 31 March 2019. 

Visit the UNIS Hanoi website www.unishanoi.org/scholarship to read the eligibility criteria in detail and to download the application form. Complete application should be delivered to UNIS Hanoi, G9 Ciputra, Phu Thuong Ward, Tay Ho, Hanoi. 

All questions concerning the Scholarship Programme should be sent by email to scholarships@unishanoi.org

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Học bổng UNIS Hà Nội năm học 2019-2020

Chương trình Học bổng UNIS Hà Nội đang tiếp tục nhận hồ sơ đăng ký thi tuyển cho năm học tới và chúng tôi cần sự giúp đỡ của cộng đồng UNIS Hà Nội.

Chương trình Học bổng này mở ra cơ hội cho các em học sinh Việt Nam có hoàn cảnh khó khăn và có thành tích học tập xuất sắc vào học tại khối THCS và THPT tại UNIS Hà Nội.

Nếu quý vị biết học sinh nào hiện đang theo học lớp 7, lớp 8 hoặc lớp 9 tới từ gia đình có hoàn cảnh khó khăn và học giỏi tại trường công lập tại Việt Nam, hãy giúp chúng tôi giới thiệu Chương trình này tới học sinh đó, chia sẻ thông tin lên các kênh thông tin online của quý vị, dán tại bảng thông tin ở cơ quan… Hãy giúp chúng tôi chuyển thông tin này tới các bạn học sinh phù hợp!

Chương trình học bổng của UNIS Hà Nội không chỉ hỗ trợ tài chính 100% mà còn mang tới những cơ hội tuyệt vời cho các bạn học sinh chắp cánh tương lai! Được tham gia đội tuyển thi đấu quốc tế, được học âm nhạc, tại UNIS Hà Nội học sinh học bổng sẽ có những điều kiện tốt nhất để bắt đầu sự nghiệp tại các trường đại học hàng đầu thế giới. Quý vị có thể tìm hiểu thêm thông tin tại đây.

Đây là một cơ hội không thể bỏ qua và UNIS Hà Nội sẽ luôn hỗ trợ các gia đình học sinh trúng tuyển.

Các em học sinh có thể đăng ký dự tuyển cho năm học 2019-2020 ngay bây giờ.

Hạn nộp hồ sơ: 31 Tháng Ba năm 2019 

Truy cập www.unishanoi.org/hocbong để biết thông tin chi tiết và tải hồ sơ đăng ký thi tuyển. Hồ sơ hoàn thiện nộp tại/gửi về UNIS Hanoi, Khu G9 Khu đô thị Ciputra, phường Phú Thượng, Quận Tây Hồ, Hà Nội.  

Mọi thắc mắc liên quan đến Chương trình Học bổng đề nghị liên hệ theo địa chỉ thư điện tử scholarships@unishanoi.org

No School on Monday 11th March

Dear Parents,

This is a gentle reminder that Monday, 11th March is a Professional Development Day for UNIS Hanoi faculty and staff. There will be no classes or activities for student.

The campus will be closed during school hours unless you are attending a previously scheduled event. Energize morning and evening access and sports practice will still take place.

Thank you for your understanding.

Misty Shipley
Director of Finance and Operations

Parent Election to the Board 2019

The Board of Directors has the following 3 positions open for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year. All Board terms are for four years.

  1. One parent-elected position.
  2. Two Board-appointed positions. Board appointed positions are determined in May following the parent election.

Nomination/registration for the parent-elected position is now open until March 29th. Online voting will take place April 12th – April 26th with results to be announced at the 7th May Annual General Meeting. Parents can find more information about the work of the Board, the role of a Board member and the election process including registration and registration forms HERE.

Anyone considering this opportunity or who would like to understand in greater detail the work of a Board member is invited to attend an Information Session About Board Service on Wednesday 27th  March at 6.30pm, B7, room G015 (Conference Room in the Admin Building).

The Board of Directors encourages all parents to consider putting themselves forward for election. The deadline for receipt of application forms is Friday 29th March at 12 noon.

If you have any questions, please contact Maeve O’Donovan, Board of Directors Administrator, bodadministrator@unishanoi.org.

Please consider joining us on the Board.

Sincerely,

Ngo Thi Quynh Hoa
Board Vice Chair

From the Head of School

Dear Parents,

At my recent  Head of School Community Meeting I highlighted the work of the Leadership Team in revising and updating the UNIS Hanoi Air Quality Index (AQI) Response Chart.

The updated chart is linked here.

Please note, the “Health Implications” and “Health Advisory” at the different levels of AQI are derived from the US Government Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines and the third column details the UNIS Hanoi response.  

The AQI is monitored hourly through the UNIS Hanoi AQI station, a second AQI reader located at ground level and the Hanoi AQI data found on this website. Based on these readings, the staff is informed of the level of the AQI and responds according to the UNIS Hanoi AQI response chart.

The Sports Center and Ly Thai To Learning Center (B8b – canteen building) both have air filtering systems. Stand alone air purifiers are in all other learning spaces to ensure our students have filtered clean air. The staff is regularly updated on appropriate use of the purifiers and our operations team regularly visits classrooms to ensure the air quality in classrooms is safe. Sample measurements are taken with a handheld machine.

I have also included some feedback from our PE department which provides a sense of modifications that are made to ensure a high quality educational experience in spite of the AQI reading. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Principals, PE department or me if you have any questions.

Head of School
Jane Mc Gee

 

Examples of Modifications:

101 – 150 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

Examples: Recess/break times limited to 20 minutes.

ES PE example: When doing a high intensity activity it would be adapted for sensitive groups. High intensity lessons/games or running for long periods of time would take place indoors.

MS/HS PE example:

  • No vigorous activity or intense game play. Activities that require students to spend an extended period of time with their heart rates above 130 bpm/ex-football, waterpolo, athletics running events would be modified decrease level of exertion. Modifications would include decreasing field size, changing position rules so that movement is restricted to zones, changing longer running events into relay races.
  • Sensitive students will have modified activities to minimize heavy exertion ( ex. design a modified fitness workout that allows them to focus on muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility while minimizing cardiovascular fitness)

151 – 200 (Unhealthy)

Example: Recess/break times limited to 20 minutes, no “running” activities (field and soccer pitch closed)

ES PE example: All high intensity activities are done inside. PE that is done outside is modified to low/medium intensity activities. Volleyball is an example of a low/medium intensity activity which would still happen outside. However the warm-up game (which is high intensity) would take place inside.

MS/HS PE example:  

  • Activities will be moved to an indoor space when possible (ex- Warmup and cardiovascular fitness portions of a lesson could be moved to the movement room or fitness room (yoga, aerobics, dance and circuit training can all be integrated into a unit and facilitated in these spaces as students explore ways to maintain the health related fitness components)
  • All activities that require heavy exertion will be modified.  (Ex. A Track & Field lesson would focus on throwing & Jumping events and would not participate in running events on unhealthy days.)
  • Sensitive students would have a modified role in class that does not include physical activity (ex- referee, coach, warmup specialist, team manager).

201 – 300 (Very Unhealthy)

MS/HS PE example:

  • When indoor facilities are not available lessons would be  structured to accommodate classroom work (when applicable) from the current unit. This also helps to  increase outdoor activity time on healthy days.
  • Facility schedules would be altered when possible to maximize indoor activity space.  An example would would be splitting the sportscenter in to four instruction spaces when normally it is two.