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.

A Snapshot of Learning Support at UNIS Hanoi – 2 December

Dear Parents,

Join us for a coffee morning for parents of learning support students, and other interested community members (Discovery to Grade 12).

We will talk about what learning support services are available at UNIS Hanoi, introduce the Student Success Teams (SST) and provide an opportunity for parents to connect, share experiences and network.

December 2
8.30 – 9.30am
Building 8B – 116 (Ly Thai To Learning Centre)

Should you have any questions, please contact Deirbhile at dniscolai@unishanoi.org

Are You Planning on Leaving?

If you would like to confirm the departure of your child/ren at the end of this first semester, please submit an Admissions Withdrawal Form indicating the last day of attendance for your child/ren. Only one form is required per family. This will help us to transition new students into school as early as possible for the second semester of this academic year.

For your information, school will close for the winter break on Friday 14 December and the last day of the first semester is Friday 18 January.

Upon confirmation of your departure, the Admissions team will guide you through the withdrawal process.

For assistance, please email admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 024.73004508 extensions 8217 / 8738 / 8220 / 8739 / 8732.

First Ever Alumni Reunion in Dubai

The First Ever UNIS Hanoi Alumni Reunion in Dubai was held on Sunday 11 November 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Dubai.Head of School Jane McGee, along with Megan Brazil, ES Principal, and Scott Schaffner, HS Principal, hosted the event. In attendance were Loretta Mazzuchin (Alumni Faculty/Staff), Gergana Schneider (Alumni Faculty/Staff) and Pam and Robin Rickard (Alumni Parents).  It was a warm and cozy meeting of alumni from as long as 18 years ago and everybody had a good time reminiscing about their time in Hanoi. 

Historic School Reports now available on the Veracross Parent Portal

We are very excited to announce a new Veracross feature many parents have been waiting for…parents can now access all of their children’s historic School Report Cards on Veracross Parent Portal!

To view/download Historic School Reports:

  • Log into Veracross Parent Portal  
  • From Portal homepage, click on the ‘Links’ tab next to the student’s picture 
  • Click on ‘Historical Report Cards’ to see a list of all reports published since 2016 (when UNIS Hanoi first started using Veracross)

To access UNIS Hanoi School Report prior to 2016 (pre-Veracross):

  • Navigate to ‘My Children’ tab
  • Click on ‘Student Files’
  • Click ‘Download’ to open the reports

If you have any problems accessing historic School Reports, please contact techsupport@unishanoi.org.

Tran Ha Thu
Senior Manager – School Information Systems

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 

Are You Planning on Leaving?

If you would like to confirm the departure of your child/ren at the end of this first semester, please submit an Admissions Withdrawal Form indicating the last day of attendance for your child/ren. Only one form is required per family. This will help us to transition new students into school as early as possible for the second semester of this academic year.

For your information, school will close for the winter break on Friday 14 December and the last day of the first semester is Friday 18 January.

Upon confirmation of your departure, the Admissions team will guide you through the withdrawal process.

For assistance, please email admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 024.73004508 extensions 8217 / 8738 / 8220 / 8739 / 8732.

Flying For Fun – Family Friendly Event

Are you a person who would love to fly a plane? Here is your chance!

Join us next week for a friendly competition as we make and fly foam gliders here at UNIS Hanoi. Come and watch for free, or for 100,000 VND buy a simple kit to build your own glider. You can decide whether to build a pre-cut kit or to design your own airplane. When the planes are ready, we will be launching them off the stairway behind our new building!

Jachym Jarkulisch will also be showcasing the remote controlled plane that he designed for his Personal Project with a mini airshow. Middle and High School students who are interested in building their own RC plane will have a chance to order a kit for 2,000,000 VND, and Jachym will be helping them construct their planes after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on 27 November.

What: Flying for Fun event – build a glider and compete with your friends
Who:
UNIS Hanoi parents and students of all ages
When: Saturday 17 November

  • Building Phase from 1:00-2:00pm
  • Glider Competition at 2:15pm

Where: The new building – the Ly Thai To Learning Center (B8b)
How: Sign up for Flying for Fun here

If your son or daughter is interested in building a remote controlled plane but is unable to attend the event on 17 Nov, click here

If you have any questions about the event, please email jjarkulisch1@unishanoi.org.

Orange the World #HearMeToo – November 24

Everyone in society has an important role to play in ending gender-based violence and achieving gender equality. This year, UNIS Hanoi is excited to be joining the the United Nations Orange the World #HearMeToo End Violence Against Women and Girls campaign by hosting a special event during the annual 16 days of activism.

On Saturday, November 24, UN Women and the Vietnamese Women’s Museum will co-host “Speak Up for Gender Equality!” in the UNIS Hanoi Centre for the Arts from 8:00-11:30. The event will feature Pecha Kucha-style presentations by diverse gender equality advocates and will be attended by Vietnamese university delegations, diplomatic representatives, and famous singer and Hoàng Bách.

UNIS Hanoi high school students, parents, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend this event. Please register HERE, or contact lbianchi@unishanoi.org for more information.

Alumni Reunion in London 2018

The Alumni Reunion in London 2018 was held on Saturday November 3 hosted by Andrea Law (Alumni Faculty/Staff) at the House of Ho restaurant in Fitzrovia, London.

Andrea wrote to share after the event, “It was so lovely, so many familiar faces doing so many amazing things! Alumni came from all over the UK and it was a pleasure to hear how successful they all are and we all reminisced about what an amazing and special place UNIS is!”