TEDx Youth

Dear UNIS Hanoi community,

Vietnam Youth Leaders is a service learning group at UNIS Hanoi dedicated to connecting youth and encouraging responsible leadership.

We have the privilege to host a TEDxYouth event on 8 June from 9.00 to 13.00. This year’s theme is What if… where we explore new ideas and look out into a world of more possibilities.

TEDxYouth is an opportunity for great young thinkers and leaders to take charge and share amazing ideas.

If you would like to attend this awesome event, please submit your event registration through this link. Tickets are free and in limited supply, so don’t wait and miss out.

Meet some of the speakers of What if… TEDxYouth event:

If you have any questions, please contact hnguyen30@unishanoi.org

Sincerely,

Vietnam Youth Leaders

First STEAMfest Success at UNIS Hanoi

This past week, approximately 100 members of the UNIS Hanoi community came together to celebrate STEAM on campus.  

The day started with local STEAM celebrity guest speakers sharing their inspiring agricultural, architectural, and educational work in our surrounding community. We were honored to have Ms Trang Tran, Fargreen founder, who is helping tackle the rice burning in Vietnam by creating organic & sustainable agricultural solutions; Mr Luong Trung Tien shared his love of Science/STEM, and the YouTube channel he created to reach students in Vietnam; and architects Man Xuan Nguyen shared his eye popping prototype of using AI and robotics to automate buildings which he calls the Pizzabot Assembler.

We then enjoyed UNIS Hanoi student and staff presentations at a variety of 12 engaging booths, with topics ranging from Flotatoes (aeroponics) to Hover Shoes.

The day wrapped up in the pool for an underwater ROV challenge.

Thank you to the UNIS Hanoi community for coming out and celebrating with us.  We look forward to making this a repeat event in the coming school years!

If you have any feedback, please share with sschneider@unishanoi.org.

Volunteer Appreciation Night!

Dear Parents,
We want to THANK YOU for contributing your time, dedication, patience and creative energy to the UNIS Hanoi community over the school year 2018-2019.  To show our thanks, we invite you to the UNIS Hanoi Volunteer Appreciation Night celebration.
Date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 19:00 – 21:00 (stay as late as you wish!)
Location: Turtle Lake Brewing Company (105 Quảng Khánh, Tây Hồ)
There will be drinks (craft beer, wine, cocktails and soda), food and music for all to enjoy. This celebration is jointly organised by the UNIS Hanoi School Community Organisation (SCO) and Advancement Office.
Please RSVP HERE by May 21.
This is an open invitation, we want to ensure that everyone who has given their time has been invited and no one is left out! Whether you have volunteered an hour at the Spring Fair or if you are a Board Member…we want to celebrate our collective achievements this year!
Please share with your friends if this message didn’t reach them – we have over 550 volunteer positions on our roster but we know there are more!
Note: This is an ADULT only function and we kindly ask you to arrange childcare beforehand.
Should you have any questions, please email Nathalie Grun at clo@unishanoi.org.
We hope to see you on May 24!

STEAMfest – 18 May

You are invited to…

Join us for a day full of exciting activities! Come connect, share ideas and learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math come together to form STEAM!!

Students, staff, and parents are invited to share an activity or demonstration on STEAMfest. Email Sarah Schneider at sschneider@unishanoi.org by 18 April 2019 to sign up!

Who: UNIS Hanoi community
What: Showcase of STEAM-related work and ideas including:

  • Local STEAM celebrity guest speakers
    1. Trang Tran: CEO & Founder of organic & sustainable agricultural company Fargreen
    2. Luong Trung Tien: Founder of creative science/ STEM channel called Táy Máy Tò Mò
  • Variety of demonstration booths and challenges
  • Underwater robot obstacle course
  • Lunch options provided for purchase

Where: UNIS Hanoi (B8B & pool)
When: 18 May, 9 AM – 1 PM

Questions, comments, or concerns? Email sschneider@unishanoi.org

STEAMfest – Save the date!

You are invited to…

Join us for a day full of exciting activities! Come connect, share ideas and learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math come together to form STEAM!!

Students, staff, and parents are invited to share an activity or demonstration on STEAMfest. Email Sarah Schneider at sschneider@unishanoi.org by 18 April 2019 to sign up!

Who: UNIS Hanoi community
What: Showcase of STEAM-related work and ideas including:

  • Local STEAM celebrity guest speakers
    1. Trang Tran: CEO & Founder of organic & sustainable agricultural company Fargreen
    2. Luong Trung Tien: Founder of creative science/ STEM channel called Táy Máy Tò Mò
  • Variety of demonstration booths and challenges
  • Underwater robot obstacle course
  • Lunch options provided for purchase

Where: UNIS Hanoi (B8B & pool)
When: 18 May, 9 AM – 1 PM

Questions, comments, or concerns? Email sschneider@unishanoi.org

Saturday Service Community Day – Sign up now!

Join Saturday Service Community Day on 4 May to make a Better World together!

This Service Learning community event is for UNIS Hanoi students, parents, faculty, staff, our service partners and the wider Hanoi community to connect with each other through fun and meaningful service activities and we hope that you will join in.

On Saturday 4 May there will be a variety of service activities for you to choose from:

  • A visit with Grade 6 students to the Tam Dao Moon Bear Sanctuary: The G6 students are currently collaborating with the Animals Asia on eight different action projects connected to the Moon Bear Sanctuary in Tam Dao. Volunteers for this activity will be led by the G6 students on a tour of the centre in Tam Dao and help them develop their abilities as Moon bear Ambassadors. Volunteers will also be asked to complete some other sketching, photography and research activities connected to the G6 Moonbears projects. This activity is for children of all ages, children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. We are looking for 30 volunteers. The group will leave midday and return to UNIS Hanoi at around 17.30.
  • Keep Hanoi Clean (KHC) clean-up morning: Join Keep Hanoi Clean volunteers in their efforts to contribute to making Hanoi a better environment for all of us. This clean-up session will focus on Hoa Binh Park (about 10 mins by taxi from UNIS Hanoi) and is a family friendly location. Gloves, tongs and water will be provided as we join the KHC team and volunteers to make a difference in the local community. We are looking 50 volunteers to join. Check out Hoa Binh park location on Google Map 
  • Games afternoon with blind students: This year UNIS Hanoi has established a new connection with a local organisation that supports blind and visually impaired children and their families. A group of Grade 8 students and teachers have led one successful day at UNIS Hanoi in Semester 1 and this will be our second session with the group. The Grade 8 students have prepared some educational story based activities for the students to take away and we will also work with the leaders of the group to run sports, arts and music activities with the children. We welcome 10 volunteers of 12 years old and above to come and join in the activities. Please note that children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Games and Art activities with children from Thuy An Village and the Huong La Centre: Come and play fun team and sports games with children from Thuy An Village Orphanage and Huong La Centre. A group of Grade 8 and HS students will lead the children through various sports and arts games. Volunteers will participate in games of football and other arts/ activities set up for our visitors. A great opportunity for members of our community that have an interest and/or expertise in working with people with disabilities to connect with these groups that UNIS Hanoi has develop close relationships with over a number of years. We are looking forward to welcoming 15 volunteers of 12 years old and above to join in.

SIGN-UP HERE to join your favourite activity

The UNIS Hanoi SCO Used Book Sale is happening on the same day in the morning and this year there will be a flea market as well. We will organise a BBQ that we will use to invite our service partners to have lunch with us.

STEAMfest – Save the date!

You are invited to…

Join us for a day full of exciting activities! Come connect, share ideas and learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math come together to form STEAM!!

Students, staff, and parents are invited to share an activity or demonstration on STEAMfest. Email Sarah Schneider at sschneider@unishanoi.org by 18 April 2019 to sign up!

Who: UNIS Hanoi community
What: Showcase of STEAM-related work and ideas including:

  • Local STEAM celebrity guest speakers
    1. Trang Tran: CEO & Founder of organic & sustainable agricultural company Fargreen
    2. Luong Trung Tien: Founder of creative science/ STEM channel called Táy Máy Tò Mò
  • Variety of demonstration booths and challenges
  • Underwater robot obstacle course
  • Lunch options provided for purchase

Where: UNIS Hanoi (B8B & pool)
When: 18 May, 9 AM – 1 PM

Questions, comments, or concerns? Email sschneider@unishanoi.org

Shreak The Musical – Get Your Tickets Now!

UNIS Hanoi proudly presents:

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

UNIS HaNoi high school students brings Shrek The Musical, a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire to HaNoi. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

Tickets are on sale at 150,000VND each, can be purchased at the UNIS HaNoi Centre for the Arts Office or in front of the canteen during lunch.

Saturday @ your UNIS Hanoi Library!

This Saturday marks the official opening of the UNIS Hanoi Library for the school community from 9.00 – 12.00.

All students and parents are welcome to use the Library facilities during this time. The choices are limitless – personal reading, browsing with your children, quiet study for some older students and simply collecting a few books from our great collection.

The Library team is very grateful to the SCO for their support and encouragement in the re-establishment of this initiative. Without the support and volunteer efforts of the SCO and the UNIS Hanoi Leadership, it would not be possible.

Some key points to remember:

  1. UNIS Hanoi students in Grade 5 and below must be accompanied by an adult with a valid UNIS ID
  2. Only UNIS Hanoi parents, faculty/staff and students with a valid UNIS ID card are allowed to use the library
  3. You need your ID to borrow
  4. Every Saturday that UNIS Hanoi is open, the Library is open

See you on Saturday!

Monica and Deborah

Saturday Service Fun Day – 4 May

Service is central to all that we do at UNIS Ha Noi and so what better way to celebrate our commitment to a Better World than as a community!

Building on last year’s successful pilot event in May, we are organising two events this year and the second one is coming up on Saturday, 4 May.

The goal is for UNIS Hanoi students, parents, faculty, staff, our service partners and the wider Hanoi community to connect with each other through fun and meaningful service activities and we hope that you will join in.

On Saturday 4 May there will be a variety of service activities for you to choose from:

  • A visit to the Moon Bear/Asia Animals centre in Tam Dao
  • Keep Hanoi Clean (KHC) clean-up morning in Hoa Binh park organised by KHC Community group
  • Afternoon activities with blind students group including sports games, music and MS planned activity
  • Soccer and other sports activities with children from Thuy An Village
  • Activities with Huong La centre

Watch this space for more information and sign-up next week!

 

STEAMfest – Save The Date!

You are invited to…

Join us for a day full of exciting activities! Come connect, share ideas and learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math come together to form STEAM!!

Students, staff, and parents are invited to share an activity or demonstration on STEAMfest. Email Sarah Schneider at sschneider@unishanoi.org by 18 April 2019 to sign up!

Who: UNIS Hanoi community
What: Showcase of STEAM-related work and ideas including:

  • Local STEAM celebrity guest speakers
    1. Trang Tran: CEO & Founder of organic & sustainable agricultural company Fargreen
    2. Luong Trung Tien: Founder of creative science/ STEM channel called Táy Máy Tò Mò
  • Variety of demonstration booths and challenges
  • Underwater robot obstacle course
  • Lunch options provided for purchase

Where: UNIS Hanoi (B8B & pool)
When: 18 May, 9 AM – 1 PM

Questions, comments, or concerns? Email sschneider@unishanoi.org

Library Saturday Opening – Find out more…

Hello UNIS Hanoi parents –

The SCO and the UNIS Hanoi librarians, Monica and Deborah, are pleased to announce the opening of the main library on Saturday mornings from 9:00am – 12:00pm. There has been great interest from all sectors of the UNIS Hanoi community to have a library that is accessible at times when families are on campus for weekend activities. The hard work of many people in our community has enabled this vision to become a reality and we’re very excited to finally be getting it off the ground.
Mark your calendars for our opening date on SATURDAY, APRIL 13!
In this initial phase, the library will be staffed by one UNIS staff and with the help of 1-2  parent volunteers. Sign up is now open for parent volunteers here. Sign up is for one-hour slots, but signing up for more than one hour is very much encouraged.
All parent volunteers will undergo a training with our wonderful librarians. The first training is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 8 at 9:00am in the library. If you cannot make the training, please contact ES librarian, Monica Mayer, to arrange a suitable time.
Even if you don’t have an exact date, but are interested in volunteering at some point, please plan to join the training. To get an idea of the number of parents who will attend the training, please RSVP here.
Thank you for supporting the UNIS Saturday library!

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.

 

 

Amazing Arts Auction – Thank you!

Thank you to our community members for your generous donations of art and the bids for the Amazing Arts Auction. With your support, we have raised almost 90 million VND (equivalent to 3,865 USD) from a total of 131 bids!

Every single VND will be used to transform lives through our Service Learning projects! The winners and artists have been contacted and can collect the winnings from the Advancement Office after payment is made with the Business office.

Again, thank you for making this another successful funsraising event!

If you have any questions, please contact Ha Dinh – Fundraising Coordinator at fundraising@unishanoi.org

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.