Re-enrol Your Child Today

Re-enrolment for 2020-2021 began on 6 January and will end soon. 

Dear UNIS Hanoi Families,

It’s that time of year that we inform you about the re-enrolment timeline for the upcoming school year. As we celebrate you and your family in the re-enrolment process, we also thank you for your ongoing investment in the UNIS Hanoi educational experience. We hope your family plans to return for the 2020-2021 school year; however, if you have plans to depart, please notify us through the online re-enrolment process AND by completing the “Withdrawal Form” on your Parent Portal.

In addition, we are excited to share with you the new features to the online re-enrolment process.

Passport & Visa Update: There is now a link for you to scan and
send the updated valid copies of both legal documents and
update the details and expiration dates for use for the co-
curricular trips, which will be reviewed by the Activities office
and shared with parents prior to the upcoming trip.

Bus Service Annual Registration: There is now a new online form that goes directly to the Transport Office to register annually for your child/ren.

Please note the re-enrolment period dates are earlier and began on 6 January and ends on 2 March 2020. More detailed information with the steps to re-enroll will be sent to you in the coming weeks. However, we wanted to make you aware of the new timeline and updates to the process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions by coming to the Admissions Office in B7 on the second floor or by email
admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 0247 300 4508.

Warm regards,
The Office of Admission

This Year’s Spring Fair on hold

In light of continued campus closure to students and parents, the Spring Fair Committee has made the difficult decision to put on hold this year’s Spring Fair, which was due to take place on March 22nd.

We thank every single person who has worked tirelessly since the end of last year to put together what would have been a fantastic family fun day out for the entire community. We hope that there will be a suitable date in the coming months for us to hold a version of the event.

Re-enrol Your Child Today!

Re-enrolment for 2020-2021 began on 6 January and will end soon. 

Dear UNIS Hanoi Families,

It’s that time of year that we inform you about the re-enrolment timeline for the upcoming school year. As we celebrate you and your family in the re-enrolment process, we also thank you for your ongoing investment in the UNIS Hanoi educational experience. We hope your family plans to return for the 2020-2021 school year; however, if you have plans to depart, please notify us through the online re-enrolment process AND by completing the “Withdrawal Form” on your Parent Portal.

In addition, we are excited to share with you the new features to the online re-enrolment process.

Passport & Visa Update: There is now a link for you to scan and
send the updated valid copies of both legal documents and
update the details and expiration dates for use for the co-
curricular trips, which will be reviewed by the Activities office
and shared with parents prior to the upcoming trip.

Bus Service Annual Registration: There is now a new online form that goes directly to the Transport Office to register annually for your child/ren.

Please note the re-enrolment period dates are earlier and began on 6 January and ends on 2 March 2020. More detailed information with the steps to re-enroll will be sent to you in the coming weeks. However, we wanted to make you aware of the new timeline and updates to the process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions by coming to the Admissions Office in B7 on the second floor or by email
admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 0247 300 4508.

Warm regards,
The Office of Admission

Re-enrol your child today!

Re-enrolment for 2020-2021 began on 6 January and will end soon. 

Dear UNIS Hanoi Families,

It’s that time of year that we inform you about the re-enrolment timeline for the upcoming school year. As we celebrate you and your family in the re-enrolment process, we also thank you for your ongoing investment in the UNIS Hanoi educational experience. We hope your family plans to return for the 2020-2021 school year; however, if you have plans to depart, please notify us through the online re-enrolment process AND by completing the “Withdrawal Form” on your Parent Portal.

In addition, we are excited to share with you the new features to the online re-enrolment process.

Passport & Visa Update: There is now a link for you to scan and
send the updated valid copies of both legal documents and
update the details and expiration dates for use for the co-
curricular trips, which will be reviewed by the Activities office
and shared with parents prior to the upcoming trip.

Bus Service Annual Registration: There is now a new online form that goes directly to the Transport Office to register annually for your child/ren.

Please note the re-enrolment period dates are earlier and began on 6 January and ends on 2 March 2020. More detailed information with the steps to re-enroll will be sent to you in the coming weeks. However, we wanted to make you aware of the new timeline and updates to the process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions by coming to the Admissions Office in B7 on the second floor or by email
admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 0247 300 4508.

Warm regards,
The Office of Admission

Join Us for a Splashing Good Time at Spring Fair 2020

The UNIS Hanoi community is invited to Spring Fair 2020! This year our student inspired theme is “Under the Sea”. Join us for tons of lively music, stage shows, cuisines from around the world, plenty of games and fun surprises for all ages. What’s more, you’ll get to learn about other cultures and explore our beautiful world under the sea.

Let’s begin our journey at the Spring Fair 2020 on Sunday 22nd, March from 11am-3pm.

The Spring Fair is 100% volunteer-based. Please contact our Spring fair coordinators via email at: springfair@unishanoi.org if you have any questions or would like to be involved.

Upcoming Events February 2 – 9

February 3-9
MSHS Arts S1 Exhibition February 3-6
B10 Art Foyer
MYP Art Semester 1 Exhibition (G6-10)

Wednesday, February 5
APAC Basketball @ UNIS
February 5-9

ES Snack Sale
8.10-10.15
B9 & B11

JV Girls Basketball vs HBC Club @ UNIS
16.00-17.30

Thursday, February 6
MS Boys Soccer vs OLY @ UNIS
16:00 – 17:30

Friday, February 7
MS Parent Session
9.00-10.00

Saturday, February 8
HAC JV Basketball Tournament @ CISH & ISV

Campus Opening Times During Tet

The School campus will be open to our families on Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February from 9.00 to 13.00 prompt. Depending on the weather and AQI, the fields, covered courts, tennis courts and playground will be available.

As Tet is a very special occasion for our local staff, we ask families who want to use the facilities during this time to please be respectful by leaving the campus no later than 13.00.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Misty Shipley
Director of Finance and Operations

Monitoring the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Please note this news article will be updated during the Tet Holiday week:
Update 27 January:

In the face of the unfolding CoronaVirus global crisis, the UNIS Crisis Response Team has remained in regular contact over the holiday period and has decided to take the following measures to protect our community as we return from the Tet Holiday:

  1. To prepare for school to open on Monday February 3, campus will remain closed for the entire Tet Holiday. Open campus, originally scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday has been cancelled.

  1. We are following our pandemic response School Operating Regulations and ensuring we have appropriate measures in place for the current level of the outbreak as well as any changes that may occur. The plan includes procedures for all aspects of the school including hygiene, sanitation, access to campus, communication and possible online/off-campus learning provision. More details will be communicated prior to the start of school.

  1. Tournament and Event Cancellation Updates:

It has been decided to cancel our hosting of the APAC Basketball tournament which was scheduled for the week after the break. Like many other international schools in the area we cannot at this time take any risk to our community which can reasonably be avoided.

Our students will not be travelling to the international events scheduled immediately after the Tet break which have been cancelled, and it is unlikely that those scheduled throughout the month of February will take place.

February event status summary (January 27 12:00):

  • APAC Swimming – Cancelled
  • APAC Basketball at UNIS – Cancelled
  • AMIS (Band and Orchestra) – Cancelled
  • MRISA Basketball (HCMC) – tbd
  • APAC Band – tbd
  • APAC Theatre – tbd
  • MRISA Soccer – tbd
  • Model United Nations at UNIS – tbd

In the meantime, as you travel in the region please continue to follow the guidelines shared by our School Health Centre below to limit your exposure and protect the safety of your family and our community.

HEALTH TIPS FOR TRAVEL:

  • Choose the window seat to minimize contact with others.
    You’re more likely to get sick if you sit within one or two rows of a sick traveler, but you can’t predict this in advance. In general, no matter where you end up, you’ll want to avoid as much contact with other people as you can.
  • Turn on your air vent.
    While you aren’t likely to catch something from the recycled air, you may still be at risk from airborne pathogens hovering near you. So turn the air vent to low or medium and aim it to blow down into your lap. This will hopefully direct those germs away from your face.
  • Wipe down your tray table, armrest, and seat.
    Bad news: The airline does not clean your accommodations nearly as often as they should. Researchers have found that the seat pocket and armrests are some of the germiest spots on planes, though the in-flight entertainment screen, tray table, and other areas of your seat follow not far behind.
  • Avoid in-flight magazines, blankets, and pillows.
    Like those seat surfaces, there’s no guarantee these items have been cleaned recently. You’re probably best off avoiding them altogether. If you tend to get chilly, just bring your own sweater.
  • Wear a Surgical Mask.
    This will help protect you from large droplet particles, and if your flight is a long one, you will need to change it (every 8 hours is an approximate recommendation.)

USEFUL LINKS:

PERSONAL HEALTH PRECAUTIONS:

  • Hand washing is your number 1 defence!
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Use hand sanitizer, even after washing your hands.
  • Rest well, especially if you have a long flight.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

After you land, don’t let down your guard. Remember, while your actual flight may make up the bulk of your travel, you’re also in close proximity to other travelers in the airport, taxis, and other parts of your day. So don’t get complacent once you’re off the plane.

RETURNING FROM THE HOLIDAYS:

  • Please DO NOT send your child to School if they are sick, you are putting other students and staff at risk if you do so!
  • If your child is sick or you are concerned, please contact the School Health Centre for further instructions.

 
Update 25 January: The APAC Swimming tournament (and all other APAC events in China) has been cancelled and our students will not be travelling for this competition.
In addition we have alerted our colleagues in China and Hong Kong that we cannot host their students should the APAC Basketball event at UNIS still happen (scheduled for February 5). The situation is being monitored closely and that decision will be made later in the week.
Our student athletes and families involved in hosting have been informed.

 

Posted 24 January: Due to the news of the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak originating in China, we would like to reassure you that we are monitoring the situation closely and planning for possible School responses to protect our community should the situation worsen.

At this time (January 24 14:00), there are 2 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (nCoV) reported in the news in Vietnam. Today, schools in China have also started to report receiving direction from the government for the cancellation of non-essential events, and we know that one school at least has cancelled hosting tournaments.

This is a fast developing situation and we will be monitoring it closely and keeping our community updated during the break.

We have international tournaments planned immediately after the Tet Holiday which will be impacted. Also, depending on the developing situation, schools may be further impacted following the Lunar New Year national holidays in Asia. We are working in collaboration with health agencies and our international school colleagues for an effective and responsible response.

In the meantime, as some of you are preparing to travel during the holidays, please be aware of the international concern around the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak and take note of some advice from our School Health Centre.

HEALTH TIPS FOR TRAVEL:

  • Choose the window seat to minimize contact with others.
    You’re more likely to get sick if you sit within one or two rows of a sick traveler, but you can’t predict this in advance. In general, no matter where you end up, you’ll want to avoid as much contact with other people as you can.
  • Turn on your air vent.
    While you aren’t likely to catch something from the recycled air, you may still be at risk from airborne pathogens hovering near you. So turn the air vent to low or medium and aim it to blow down into your lap. This will hopefully direct those germs away from your face.
  • Wipe down your tray table, armrest, and seat.
    Bad news: The airline does not clean your accommodations nearly as often as they should. Researchers have found that the seat pocket and armrests are some of the germiest spots on planes, though the in-flight entertainment screen, tray table, and other areas of your seat follow not far behind.
  • Avoid in-flight magazines, blankets, and pillows.
    Like those seat surfaces, there’s no guarantee these items have been cleaned recently. You’re probably best off avoiding them altogether. If you tend to get chilly, just bring your own sweater.
  • Wear a Surgical Mask.
    This will help protect you from large droplet particles, and if your flight is a long one, you will need to change it (every 8 hours is an approximate recommendation.)

USEFUL LINKS:

PERSONAL HEALTH PRECAUTIONS:

  • Hand washing is your number 1 defence!
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Use hand sanitizer, even after washing your hands.
  • Rest well, especially if you have a long flight.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

After you land, don’t let down your guard. Remember, while your actual flight may make up the bulk of your travel, you’re also in close proximity to other travelers in the airport, taxis, and other parts of your day. So don’t get complacent once you’re off the plane.

RETURNING FROM THE HOLIDAYS:

  • Please DO NOT send your child to School if they are sick, you are putting other students and staff at risk if you do so!
  • If your child is sick or you are concerned, please contact the School Health Centre for further instructions.

Re-enrol your child today!

Re-enrolment for 2020-2021 began on 6 January and will end soon. 

Dear UNIS Hanoi Families,

It’s that time of year that we inform you about the re-enrolment timeline for the upcoming school year. As we celebrate you and your family in the re-enrolment process, we also thank you for your ongoing investment in the UNIS Hanoi educational experience. We hope your family plans to return for the 2020-2021 school year; however, if you have plans to depart, please notify us through the online re-enrolment process AND by completing the “Withdrawal Form” on your Parent Portal.

In addition, we are excited to share with you the new features to the online re-enrolment process.

Passport & Visa Update: There is now a link for you to scan and
send the updated valid copies of both legal documents and
update the details and expiration dates for use for the co-
curricular trips, which will be reviewed by the Activities office
and shared with parents prior to the upcoming trip.

Bus Service Annual Registration: There is now a new online form that goes directly to the Transport Office to register annually for your child/ren.

Please note the re-enrolment period dates are earlier and began on 6 January and ends on 2 March 2020. More detailed information with the steps to re-enroll will be sent to you in the coming weeks. However, we wanted to make you aware of the new timeline and updates to the process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions by coming to the Admissions Office in B7 on the second floor or by email
admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 0247 300 4508.

Warm regards,
The Office of Admission

Spring Fair 2020 : Cultural Booth Information Meeting

Date : Thursday, 6th February, 2020
Time : 8.30am – 9.30am
Location : Community Room (B7-114)

As spring sets in on Hanoi it is time once again for one of UNIS Hanoi’s most exciting and fun events… the Spring Fair – 2020!!!

For this year’s theme we asked our students for some ideas and we all fell in love with their most popular idea – “Under the Sea!”. So prepare yourselves for a splashing good time on Sunday, 22nd March 2020.

With the plans in motion, it is now time for our amazing communities from all over the world to come together to put on the most anticipated part of the Spring Fair, the Cultural Booths.

Cultural Booths are an amazing opportunity for us to celebrate and showcase the rich cultural diversity at UNIS Hanoi. Every year we celebrate each other’s vibrant cultural heritage through food, art, games and whatever other bright ideas you may come up with. Year after year the cultural booths have been educational, entertaining and a symbol of true unity and peace.

For 2020, The Spring Fair Team has even more exciting ways for all communities, big or small, to join in on the fun. So we are excited to invite all our families to put on their snorkeling gear and dive in to be a part of the Cultural Booth experience. You can contact your Cultural Rep,  the Cultural Booth Coordinator (Iraj – fair_cultural@unishanoi.org) ; or join us at our information meeting for details on how you can join the cultural booths or just to share your ideas and comments.

Cultural Booth Guidelines can be found HERE.

Upcoming Events January 18 – February 09, 2020

Saturday, January 18
MSHS Arts S1 Exhibition – January 7 – 23
B10 Art Foyer
MYP Art Semester 1 Exhibition (G6-10)
January 13 – February 6

JV International Basketball Invitational @ UNIS Hanoi
January 17 – 19

Quarter 3 & Semester 2 Start

Monday, January 20
UMA Spring Session Registration
January 20 – 23

New Family Orientation
8:00 – 15:30
B10 Building
New Family Orientation Schedule
8.00 am Elementary School Orientation Registration (B10/Centre for the Arts)
8.30 am Middle School / High School Orientation Registration (B10/Centre for the Arts)
9.00 am Welcome from the Head of School and Divisional Principals, School General Overview (B10/Theatre)
11.00 am Campus Tour by Admissions
12.30 pm Lunch for everyone provided by UNIS Hanoi
15.30 pm End of school day.

Tuesday, January 21
4th Youth Sport Basketball Season Begins

MS Boys Soccer vs SPAS @ UNIS
16:00 – 17:30

Board Meeting January 2020
17:30 – 19:30
B07 104 – Community Room

Varsity Boys Basketball vs TLW U19 @ UNIS
18:15 – 19:45

Wednesday, January 22
ES Student – Parent – Teacher Conferences (No Classes or Activities for ES)
8:00 – 16:00

Post High School Research – G11 Parent Session
18:00 – 19:30
B08b 115 & 116

Thursday, January 23
Tet Assembly: Grade 2 – 5 – 8:30 – 9:20
Tet Assembly: Discovery – Grade 1 – 9:25 – 10:15
B10 Auditorium/Theatre

Friday, January 24
Tet (Lunar New Year) Break – School closed
January 24 – February 2

Campus Opening Times During Tet

The School campus will be open to our families on Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February from 9.00 to 13.00 prompt. Depending on the weather and AQI, the fields, covered courts, tennis courts and playground will be available.

As Tet is a very special occasion for our local staff, we ask families who want to use the facilities during this time to please be respectful by leaving the campus no later than 13.00.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Misty Shipley
Director of Finance and Operations

Phở Bò for Lunch?

The Student Food Advisory Group has requested that the School bring in local food vendors a few times a year to show our appreciation towards Vietnamese culture. So, in honor of the Tet Holiday, we are having a Phở Bò (beef noodle) vendor coming to campus on January 23rd. All Middle and High School students will have the opportunity to purchase phở for lunch. The cost is 30K and 35K VND depending on the selection of meat.

We are excited to have this group of students working with our canteen to bring new and exciting food opportunities to UNIS Hanoi.

Our 2018/19 Annual Report – the UNIS Hanoi Story by Numbers

As a School we have a long-standing tradition of publishing an Annual Report, made widely available to our community and key external organisations. This year, we continue with this tradition, but with our SDG commitments firmly in mind. What this means is that we will no longer make a paper version of the Annual Report. From today, we will present our Annual Report to you as ‘Data Drips’. 

Every Friday, we will present a snapshot of our School, including ‘Who We Are’, Student Learning Results (IB Diploma and Standardized Test Results), Co-Curricular Statistics, Financial Overview, and finally, Making an Impact (Service Learning and Sustainability).

Do let me know what you think by emailing me at hosoffice@unishanoi.org


Click this link to learn about Who We Are

We also would like to share with you the 2020-2021 one page calendar. Please note that a new Vietnamese holiday will be scheduled on either September 1 or 3. Once we know the date, we will add an additional holiday to allow for a five day long weekend. 

Jane McGee

 

IMPORTANT: Re-Enrolment Process Notification

Re-enrolment Process for 2020-2021 began on 6 January and ends on
2 March 2020 

Dear UNIS Hanoi Families,

It’s that time of year that we inform you about the re-enrolment timeline for the upcoming school year. As we celebrate you and your family in the re-enrolment process, we also thank you for your ongoing investment in the UNIS Hanoi educational experience. We hope your family plans to return for the 2020-2021 school year; however, if you have plans to depart, please notify us through the online re-enrolment process AND by completing the “Withdrawal Form” on your Parent Portal.

In addition, we are excited to share with you the new features to the online re-enrolment process.

Passport & Visa Update: There is now a link for you to scan and
send the updated valid copies of both legal documents and
update the details and expiration dates for use for the co-
curricular trips, which will be reviewed by the Activities office
and shared with parents prior to the upcoming trip.

Bus Service Annual Registration: There is now a new online form that goes directly to the Transport Office to register annually for your child/ren.

Please note the re-enrolment period dates are earlier and began on 6 January and ends on 2 March 2020. More detailed information with the steps to re-enroll will be sent to you in the coming weeks. However, we wanted to make you aware of the new timeline and updates to the process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions by coming to the Admissions Office in B7 on the second floor or by email
admissions@unishanoi.org or telephone 0247 300 4508.

Warm regards,
The Office of Admission