Help Our Students to Shape Their Future Career Journeys on Careers Day

We are looking forward to another fun and enlightening Careers Day for our Grade 10 students, which will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, March 14.

Last year’s Careers Day featured an amazing lineup of professionals working in medicine, energy, marketing, arts and design, sports, technology and industry, education, hospitality and cuisine, research, the UN and the World Bank, Vietnamese government, non-profits, and start-ups who told our students the story of their careers: ups and downs, twists and turns, success and failure. The objective is for our students to learn about different industries and sectors while also understanding that career journeys are rarely in a straight line. This year we will again ask presenters to use the creative Pecha Kucha presentation format and we will also host small-group discussions between students and working professionals.

We are looking both for parents who are willing to deliver Pecha Kucha presentations as well as to talk to students in small groups informally about their careers.

You might learn something about yourself or have a new perspective after telling your story to students!

Please contact Liana Bianchi, lbianchi@unishanoi.org to register your interest.

Media Mentor Month 2019

Do you ever feel that technology is creating a barrier between you and your child? If so, take a look at the Media Mentor Month strategies and suggestions for opening up the discussion about media and technology. Created by Keri-Lee Beasley, you can use the calendar to find inspiration, connect with your child, or just have some fun.

Help Our Students to Shape Their Future Career Journeys on Careers Day

We are looking forward to another fun and enlightening Careers Day for our Grade 10 students, which will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, March 14.

Last year’s Careers Day featured an amazing lineup of professionals working in medicine, energy, marketing, arts and design, sports, technology and industry, education, hospitality and cuisine, research, the UN and the World Bank, Vietnamese government, non-profits, and start-ups who told our students the story of their careers: ups and downs, twists and turns, success and failure. The objective is for our students to learn about different industries and sectors while also understanding that career journeys are rarely in a straight line. This year we will again ask presenters to use the creative Pecha Kucha presentation format and we will also host small-group discussions between students and working professionals.

We are looking both for parents who are willing to deliver Pecha Kucha presentations as well as to talk to students in small groups informally about their careers.

You might learn something about yourself or have a new perspective after telling your story to students!

Please contact Liana Bianchi, lbianchi@unishanoi.org to register your interest.

School Health Centre: Fever & Respritory Illness

In recents days the SHC has seen an increase in fever and respiratory related illness. Please help us, help our community by taking the following preventative steps to stop the spread of germs.​

  • ​Hand washing is a powerful antidote to illness​. Wash hands with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • ​When coughing or sneezing, cover mouth with tissue or turn away from people, and cough into the shoulder or crook of the elbow. Throw the tissue in the trash bin after using.​
  • ​Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If having flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone. Limit contact with others to keep from infecting others. ​
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

The School Health Centre team

From the Head of School

Join me on Tuesday February 19 at 8.15 for the Community Meeting. 

In this meeting, we will be sharing some of the results of the Parent Community Survey and involve you in making sense of the data for our school planning. We will also share important updates on a number of areas, including our Air Quality Index monitoring and action plan.

I hope you enjoy reading the annual report for 2017-2018, UNIS UNfolded that I shared with you before the Tet break and I look forward to seeing you next week.

Jane McGee
Head of School

Student Enrolment 2019-2020

Enrolment for students returning in the 2019-2020 school year is underway and should be completed by 29 March 2019.

Parents are required to make payment of the required tuition deposit for each child who will return to school next year and complete enrolment through the Parent Portal. Through this online process, families can review household and emergency contact details, update each child’s medical information, request the school bus service and select payment options for tuition and fees. Kindly note, enrolment contracts require the digital signature of each parent registered with the school. If you have questions or require assistance to navigate through the enrolment portal, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions team. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in completing these tasks.

If your family is uncertain about your departure, please proceed to complete re-enrolment prior to the March deadline to ensure that your child/ren will not lose placement in August. Should your family situation change during re-enrolment, please contact us by writing to the Business Office at revenueaccountant@unishanoi.org.

If you are leaving, please complete an Admissions Withdrawal Form indicating your child’s last day of attendance. Only one form is required per family.

For assistance, please drop by the Admissions Office in B7, email admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 0247 300 4508 extensions 8217 / 8738 / 8739 / 8732 / 8220.

Amazing Arts Auction – WE NEED YOU

Our annual Amazing Arts Auction is just around the corner… and our students are filling the wallspace with beautiful artworks, but we still have many blank spaces for community artists to fill!

  • Are you an expert or budding artist?
  • Do you know an artist who would donate a work of art?
  • Do you have a piece of artwork at home that you would like to donate?

Every year this UNIS Hanoi community fundraising event featuring artwork from students, faculty, parents and alumni raises thousands of dollars for our Service Learning programmes.

Without your art donations, our Service Learning programmes cannot deliver their full potential helping members of our Hanoi community! The Tet Holiday is the perfect time to explore your creative side! Anything creative (large or small) welcome: Painting, sketching, lacquer, embroidery, photograph, ceramics etc

And if you don’t have anything to join the exhibit… please come and join the bidding and take a unique original artwork home (or as a gift!). Save the date in your calendar now!

  • Opening evening: 18:00 on Friday, February 15
  • Exhibition: February 15 – March 1 (12.00 noon last bids!)
  • Location: Foyer – Centre for the Arts

The concept is simple: Visit the exhibition and make your bids in a silent, secret auction to take home an artwork of your choice. We will email all the ‘winners’ on Friday March 1.

Thanks to our amazing community, we have raised more than $10,000 USD from art auctions in the last two years. We look forward to a flood of artistic offerings this year. Don’t be shy! Your art will look fabulous in someone else’s home!

Please drop off your piece of art by Monday, February 11 at the Advancement Office (B7 Rm 102) so that we can create a wonderful exhibition.

Please complete our Art Auction INFORMATION FORM to let us know a little about you and your work to help us plan our display. We will find room for everyone’s art!

THANK YOU!

Questions? Contact  Ms Ha Dinh (fundraising@unishanoi.org) in the Advancement Office (room 102 – B7).

Impact Philanthropy – Your donations making a difference!

Calling for interest and needs for Mother Tongue* French Learning

Dear Parents,

In order to continue supporting the community to develop students’ mother tongues, we would like to call for your needs and interest.

As a starting point, we now collect the number of students whose French is at a high proficiency level or native level. Please note that Mother Tongue language programme is organised and sponsored by parents. Parents are responsible for hiring the teacher, and paying language tuition. UNIS Hanoi provides the classrooms and other school supplies to accommodate this need.

If you are interested or would like any other information, please contact Aiqin Li, Mother Tongue Coordinator at ali@unishanoi.org

* Mother Tongue, may denote the language learned first; the language identified with as a “native” speaker; the language known best; the language used most. (Learning in a language other than mother tongue in IB programmes, April 2008). At UNIS Hanoi, Mother Tongue includes all of these meanings.

Help our students to shape their future career journeys on Careers Day

We are looking forward to another fun and enlightening Careers Day for our Grade 10 students, which will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, March 14.

Last year’s Careers Day featured an amazing lineup of professionals working in medicine, energy, marketing, arts and design, sports, technology and industry, education, hospitality and cuisine, research, the UN and the World Bank, Vietnamese government, non-profits, and start-ups who told our students the story of their careers: ups and downs, twists and turns, success and failure. The objective is for our students to learn about different industries and sectors while also understanding that career journeys are rarely in a straight line. This year we will again ask presenters to use the creative Pecha Kucha presentation format and we will also host small-group discussions between students and working professionals.

We are looking both for parents who are willing to deliver Pecha Kucha presentations as well as to talk to students in small groups informally about their careers.

You might learn something about yourself or have a new perspective after telling your story to students!

Please contact Liana Bianchi, lbianchi@unishanoi.org to register your interest.

Student Success through the Lens of Learning Support

On Monday, 3 December, there was a well attended parent coffee morning looking at Student Success through the lens of Learning Support. The Student Success Team (SST) model at UNIS Hanoi is a multidisciplinary team approach to establishing support for a student and providing a coordinated system of care to ensure student success.

Parents as partners are seen as a key part of student success. The composition of each SST was explained and the UNIS Hanoi statement on Inclusion was shared UNIS Hanoi celebrates the talents and diversity of its students and acknowledges the right of every learner to be empowered and successful in his/her learning.” Support through collaboration, consultation, co-teaching and coaching to support student success was discussed including early intervention and prevention.

Learning Support service provision was explained by the continuum of services outlined in this presentation .