Service Learning Community Event – November 16

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

UNIS Hanoi is organising a Community Service Day on Saturday November 16 with service orientated trips that are open to our community to join. The events are run by our student service groups and/or UNIS Hanoi service partners to provide opportunities for people to connect through fun and meaningful activities.

Plan now to join the following trips:

TRIP 1: Visit and design activities to Blue Dragon Farm & Garden

The Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation is one of our closest service partners and this trip will be our first visit to their new Dragon Valley farm and garden. The trip will involve learning more Blue Dragon from their staff and helping in the newly established garden.

We are also looking for volunteers to help Blue Dragon design and make some features for the garden including some Dragons. The Blue Dragon staff will share ideas about this on the trip and we are hoping to form a UNIS Hanoi based design team to follow-up on this. Please indicate in the sign-up form if you are interested in this aspect of the trip.     

When? Saturday November 16, 8.30-16.00
Where? Dragon Valley (90 mins from Hanoi)
Who can join? All Ages (children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult)
Number of participants: 20 volunteers maximum
Where to meet? UNIS Hanoi Bus Stop
What to bring? Water bottle, Sunscreen, mosquito repellant, packed lunch, hat

Read more about Dragon Valley here

SIGN UP HERE for the trip and/or to volunteer to help design the Dragons.

TRIP 2: Fargeen Farm Visit and UNIS Community Garden Volunteers

Fargreen is a new service partner for UNIS Hanoi this year and is working with us to develop our approach to sustainable farming and food production. They have been collaborating with the HS Garden Service student and this trip will help us learn more about their own systems.

This trip will involve visiting Fargreen’s farm in the Hung Ha District, Thai Binh province which is around two and a half hours from Hanoi and will include visits to local farms guided by Fargreen staff to learn more about their approach to sustainable farming.

When: 8:30 – 17:30
Where? Hung Ha District, Thai Binh (two and a half hours from Hanoi)
Who can join? All Ages (children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult)
Number of participants: 20 volunteers maximum
Where to meet? UNIS Hanoi Bus Stop
What to bring? Water bottle, Sunscreen, mosquito repellant, packed lunch, hat

Find out more about Fargeen trip here.

SIGN UP HERE for the trip and/or to support the UNIS Hanoi collaboration with Fargreen as an adult volunteer.

Any questions,  please contact our Service Coordinators:
MSHS Colin Campbell: ccampbell@unishanoi.org
ES Kris Bezzerides: kbezzerides@unishanoi.org

HIWC Annual Charity Bazaar – November 17

Looking for a place to shop for Christmas, or experience international cuisines and have a fun family outing day?

UNIS Hanoi is proud to once again sponsor the Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWC) Annual Charity Bazaar on Sunday, November 17. The HIWC Bazaar is a major fundraising event in Hanoi, contributing nearly $1.25US million to vulnerable women, youth and children in Vietnam since 2005. This year’s theme is “Color the Future” Tickets are on sale now online here.

For your convenience, members of UNIS Hanoi community (with ID for campus access) can also purchase them on campus at the reception desk in the Administration Building (B7). Please see Ms. Linh from 8.00-12:15 and 13:45-16.30 on weekdays to pay for your tickets.

The Bazaar is still looking for volunteers. Sign up HERE  to support this amazing event!

In The Arms of Angels

On November 7, 8 and 9 High School students will be performing the play In The Arms of Angels, by Kate Rice. Performances are at 6.30pm on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 and 4pm on Saturday 9 and will take place in the Centre for the Arts Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now from in front of the Canteen at lunch or from the Arts office at other times for 100,000vnd/Seating

‘She’s as elegant as an eagle, as soft as a feather on the wind, and as fast as a messenger of God. Come fly with the Zeppelin company, and discover the true heights of German luxury.’

May 1937, Friedrichshafen, Germany. The elite passengers of the luxury  Zeppelin Hindenburg begin their two-day trip across the Atlantic. As they settle in, travelling socialite and poetess Margaret Mather discovers that God is a female dog, she’s in the freight hold, and she says that the whole ship is going to burn.

A plot to blow up the ship is uncovered, the bomb is found and defused, but destiny won’t be thwarted. Mortality is inevitable: the passengers each have 34 seconds to look death in the eye and take their chances.

Come join the cast and crew of the High School play on this fateful journey where relationships are changed forever. One in three will not survive, who will it be?

‘Flight on the Hindenburg. It’s so smooth, you’ll feel as though you are carried In The Arms of Angels.’

HIWC Annual Charity Bazaar – Tickets on sale at UNIS Hanoi!

Looking for a place to shop for Christmas, or experience international cuisines and have a fun family outing day?

UNIS Hanoi is proud to once again sponsor the Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWC) Annual Charity Bazaar on Sunday, November 17. The HIWC Bazaar is a major fundraising event in Hanoi, contributing nearly $ 1.25US million to vulnerable women, youth and children in Vietnam since 2005. This year’s theme is “Color the Future” Tickets are on sale now online here.

For your convenience, members of UNIS Hanoi community (with ID for campus access) can also purchase them on campus at the reception desk in the Administration Building (B7). Please see Ms. Linh from 8.00-12:15 and 13:45-16.30 on weekdays to pay for your tickets.

The Bazaar is still looking for performers (music, dance, and other talents!) and volunteers to support the event. If you have a talent to share, sign up HERE.

You can also support by volunteering at the bazaar, sign up HERE  to support this amazing event!

 

Upcoming Service Learning Community Day – Save the Date

On Saturday November 16 we will run activities in connection to our service programme. Our goal for these events is to offer opportunities for the wider UNIS Hanoi community to connect with our service projects and partnerships through fun and family friendly visits and volunteering opportunities. More details to follow next week about how you can sign-up for the events!

HIWC Annual Charity Bazaar – Tickets on sale at UNIS Hanoi!

Looking for a place to shop for Christmas, or experience international cuisines and have a fun family outing day?

UNIS Hanoi is proud to once again sponsor the Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWC) Annual Charity Bazaar on Sunday, November 17. The HIWC Bazaar is a major fundraising event in Hanoi, contributing nearly $ 1.25US million to vulnerable women, youth and children in Vietnam since 2005. This year’s theme is “Color the Future” Tickets are on sale now online here.

For your convenience, members of UNIS Hanoi community (with ID for campus access) can also purchase them on campus at the reception desk in the Administration Building (B7). Please see Ms. Linh from 8.00-12:15 and 13:45-16.30 on weekdays to pay for your tickets.

The Bazaar is still looking for performers (music, dance, and other talents!) and volunteers to support the event. If you have a talent to share, sign up HERE.

You can also support by volunteering at the bazaar, sign up HERE  to support this amazing event!

 

Save A Life – Give Your Blood

Dear UNIS Hanoi Family,

Giving blood can save up to three lives and the need is constant.

UNIS Hanoi is organising it’s annual community blood drive in collaboration with the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) on Thursday, October 24 from 8.30 – 12.00 / 13.15 – 17.30 in the B7 Community Room. This event is open to the wider Hanoi community to join.

We hope to make this event as convenient as possible, it only takes about 45 minutes to give blood and is an easy 3-step process:

  1. Bring ID and Register
  2. Take a blood test
  3. Donate blood

Preparation for the Blood Donation:

  • Please read the Basic Donation Information
  • Fill out THIS FORM (a schedule will be sent to you).
  • Bring ID to register
  • Eat a light healthy meal 2 hours before donating blood
  • Drink as much water as possible

 

Steps of the Blood Donation:

  • Arrive between 8.30 – 11.15 or 13.15 – 17.30
  • Complete registration form from NIHBT
  • Medical examination (pulse, blood pressure, blood test)
  • Wait 10-15 minutes for test results
  • Donate blood 10 -15 minutes (250ml female, 350-450ml male)
  • Refreshments, gifts and transportation allowance collection

 What do you gain by donating blood?

  • You save lives!
  • Vietnamese donors are put on a donor database and are prioritized if a blood transfusion is needed
  • 45,000VND transportation allowance (option to donate to Service Learning)
  • Gift (option to donate to Service Learning)

 Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!

School Health Centre (SHC@unishanoi.org)
Nurse Joanne Connolly (jconnolly@unishanoi.org)
Vietnamese Nurse Lan Anh (lvlanh@unishanoi.org)

 

Building a Better World Together on UN Day

UN Day is one of the key moments of the school year when our entire community joins together to celebrate building a better world…together!

Our UN Day Celebrations is only 2 weeks away and we’re busy preparing for this wonderful event on Monday, October 21! All Parents and Guardians are warmly invited to this special event which involves many of our children from all three divisions.

The traditional Assembly will be the culminating event of our Discovery-Grade 12 SDG Week (October 14-18) when all our students will take part in projects supporting the UN’s Agenda 2030 and towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The Assembly will open with our traditional Parade of Nations to celebrate the 195 Members States and Observer States of the United Nations with more than 250 student flag bearers.

The Assembly will start promptly at 11:00 am in the Sports Centre and followed by our delicious international Community Lunch at 12:00.

WHAT DO I WEAR? WHAT DO THE CHILDREN WEAR?

You and your children are welcomed and encouraged to wear something representing your “national” dress or clothes from a place where you have lived.

With such a multicultural mix of nationalities, it is sometimes difficult to identify with only one nationality, so we encourage the children to create or put together a costume that represents their own sense of identity. However, ‘fancy dress costumes’ are not appropriate. In the end, wear something you will feel comfortable wearing. Business dress is often preferred by parents and no one should feel any pressure to ‘dress up’.

UN Day Lunch – An International Feast!

After our UN Day Ceremony (October 21), 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!

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 Food Sign-up Sheets:

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. Consider using aluminum foil instead of plastic wrap or bring a labeled Tupperware container to bring back home.

Also consider contributing a vegetarian dish as a more sustainable meal option.

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)

Community Meetings with the Head of School – Strategy 2023

Dear Parents,

You are invited to attend a Community Meeting with the Head of School and Senior Leadership on October 1 from 8.30 – 9.30 in B8b/115. 

This year UNIS Hanoi is developing the next Strategic Plan – Strategy 2023 (which begins next school year). At this meeting, the Head of School will explain the planning process and organise a parent activity that enables community input into the Strategic Plan.

Following the presentation by the Head of School, parents will attend a panel presentation led by the Elementary School, Middle School and High School Principals and Directors sharing goals for the year ahead and divisional celebrations.

Please note: To maximize engagement and community input the same session will be repeated in Korean and Vietnamese with the support of our parent volunteers.  If you prefer to attend a translated session the dates are:

Korean language – October 3 (9.00 – 10.30 / B8b-115)

Vietnamese language – October 3 (19.00 – 20.30 / B8b-115)

Japanese language – October 1 (8.30 – 10.00 / B8b 118) two tables for Japanese parents will be reserved and the meeting resources translated and shared. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting,

친애하는 학부모 여러분,

여러분을 10월3일 오전9시~10시30분 B8b/115실에서 열리는 학교장 및 초중고 교장 선생님들과의 커뮤니티 면담에 초대합니다. 본 미팅은 학부모 자원봉사자들께서 통역을 해주실 예정입니다.

유니스 하노이는 올해  ‘전략 2023’ 이라는 전략적 계획을 수립하고 있습니다. 본 커뮤니티 면담에서 전체 교장 선생님이 계획 과정을 설명한 후, 커뮤니티가 전략적 계획에 참여할 수 있도록 학부모 활동을 조직할 것입니다.

전체 교장 선생님의 발표에 이어 학부모님들은 학교급별로 나뉘어 초, 중, 고 교장선생님들과 면담하는 시간을 갖습니다.

Kính gửi Quí Phụ Huynh Việt Nam,

Trân trọng kính mời Ông/Bà tới dự buổi họp giữa phụ huynh Việt Nam với Giám đốc và Hiệu trưởng Nhà trường vào ngày 3 tháng 10 từ 19h00 đến 20h30 tại phòng 115, tòa nhà B8b.  Sẽ có phiên dịch tiếng Việt cho buổi họp này.

Năm nay nhà trường đang triển khai xây dựng Kế hoạch Chiến lược tiếp theo – Chiến lược 2023.  Trong buổi họp này, Giám đốc Nhà trường sẽ giải thích quy trình lập kế hoạch và sẽ tổ chức một hoạt động cho phụ huynh để khuyến khích cộng đồng tham gia vào việc xây dựng Kế hoạch Chiến lược 2023.

Sau phần thuyết trình của Giám đốc Nhà trường, phụ huynh có thể lựa chọn tham dự một trong các phần thuyết trình của Hiệu trưởng trường Tiểu Học, Trung học hoặc Cấp 3.

Jane McGee, Scott Schaffner, Marc Vermiere and Megan Brazil

UN Day Celebrations at UNIS Hanoi

UN Day is one of the key moments of the school year when our entire community joins together to celebrate building a better world…together!

Our UN Day Celebrations is only 3 weeks away and we’re busy preparing for this wonderful event on Monday, October 21! All Parents and Guardians are warmly invited to this special event which involves many of our children from all three divisions.

The traditional Assembly will be the culminating event of our Discovery-Grade 12 SDG Week (October 14-18) when all our students will take part in projects supporting the UN’s Agenda 2030 and towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The Assembly will open with our traditional Parade of Nations to celebrate the 195 Members States and Observer States of the United Nations with more than 250 student flag bearers.

The Assembly will start promptly at 11:00am in the Sports Centre and followed by our delicious international Community Lunch at 12:00.

WHAT DO I WEAR? WHAT DO THE CHILDREN WEAR?

You and your children are welcomed and encouraged to wear something representing your “national” dress or clothes from a place where you have lived.

With such a multicultural mix of nationalities, it is sometimes difficult to identify with only one nationality, so we encourage the children to create or put together a costume that represents their own sense of identity. In the end, wear something you will feel comfortable wearing. Business dress is often preferred by parents and no one should feel any pressure to ‘dress up’.

UN Day Lunch – An International Feast!

After our UN Day Ceremony (October 21), 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!

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 Food Sign-up Sheets:

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. Consider using aluminum foil instead of plastic wrap or bring a labeled Tupperware container to bring back home.

Also consider contributing a vegetarian dish as a more sustainable meal option.

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)

Connecting Hanoi’s Community!

There was a buzz on campus at the Community Connections Fair last Saturday! Whether you are a local Hanoian or just moved to Vietnam, this event was designed for everyone.

Over 60 vendors of services and activities for both children and adults shared what they have to offer. We had biodegradable cleaning products, eco-friendly pest control, plastic-free lifestyle products, cultural groups, e-bike tours of Vietnam, physical therapists, fitness centres, medical professionals and music to lift the ambiance!

Missed the Fair? No worries, for a list of who attended and their contacts/website – click HERE.

If you are new to Hanoi, spend some time browsing through our Hanoi Connections Your Ultimate Guide to Help you get Settled!

For any other community related questions or would like to join the next Community Connections Fair, contact our Community Liaison Coordinator (Nathalie Grun) clo@unishanoi.org

Community Connections Fair – TOMORROW!

With the ever-changing landscape of services opening in Hanoi, the Community Connections Fair is a great way to find out about what is trending and locally available! Follow the event on Facebook for updates. The full participant list if available here.

  • Dance studios to fitness centres
  • Acupuncturists to physiotherapists
  • Travel agencies to cultural shows
  • Medical practices to dentists
  • Healthy living to veterinary services
  • Kids activities to cultural groups. . .we’ve got everything covered!

#SustainableUNISHanoi

In addition to the popular services and organisations, a diverse range of sustainable vendors have been invited to promote their products which are eco-friendly, ethical, fair-trade or designed to minimize single-use plastics to our conscious consumers. You can find suppliers for some of the following items:

  • Bamboo toothbrushes
  • Refillable shampoo / conditioner / body wash stations
  • Coffee from traceable origins
  • Organic fruits and vegetables
  • All-natural insect repellent
  • Plant derived soap/shampoo bars
  • Locally-made natural laundry detergent

Whether you just arrived in Hanoi or you are a local, the Community Connections Fair is the best way to discover what Hanoi has to offer, gather contacts and try new things!

Community Connections Fair
Date: Saturday 21 September
Time: 9.00 – 12.00
Location: UNIS Hanoi Canteen

Please bring ID to enter campus.

Questions? Contact Nathalie Grun at clo@unishanoi.org

Below is a snapshot of who is attending…the full contact list is available HERE.

Community Connections Fair – Next Saturday!

With the ever-changing landscape of services opening in Hanoi, the Community Connections Fair is a great way to find out about what is trending and locally available! Follow the event on Facebook for updates like who is joining!

  • Dance studios to fitness centres
  • Acupuncturists to physiotherapists
  • Travel agencies to cultural shows
  • Medical practices to dentists
  • Healthy living to veterinary services
  • Kids activities to cultural groups. . .we’ve got everything covered!

#SustainableUNISHanoi

In addition to the popular services and organisations, a diverse range of sustainable vendors have been invited to promote their products which are eco-friendly, ethical, fair-trade or designed to minimize single-use plastics to our conscious consumers. You can find suppliers for some of the following items:

  • Bamboo toothbrushes
  • Refillable shampoo / conditioner / body wash stations
  • Coffee from traceable origins
  • Organic fruits and vegetables
  • All-natural insect repellent
  • Plant derived soap/shampoo bars
  • Locally-made natural laundry detergent

Whether you just arrived in Hanoi or you are a local, the Community Connections Fair is the best way to discover what Hanoi has to offer, gather contacts and try new things!

Community Connections Fair
Date: Saturday 21 September
Time: 9.00 – 12.00
Location: UNIS Hanoi Canteen

Please bring ID to enter campus.

Questions? Contact Nathalie Grun at clo@unishanoi.org