Amazing Arts Auction – Don’t Miss Out!

  • Are you looking for meaningful gift ideas?
  • Do you have an empty wall in your home waiting for a nice piece of art?
  • Are you a big supporter of the Service Learning programme?
Dont miss a chance to visit the Centre for the Arts to explore our Amazing Arts Exhibition and Auction – a fundraising event to support Service Learning projects.
Thanks to our generous and supportive community, over 130 amazing artworks donated by students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni are now on show and waiting for your bidding in a secret, silent auction!   

What a better way to have oppotunity to choose an art that you or your beloved one would treasure, knowing that your money will help saving a life from heart operation, empowring children with lifelong water safety skills, or setting up a library for a school in remore area in Vietnam…

PUT YOUR BID in the auction ballot box at Centre for the Arts or BID ONLINE HERE (please click on each photo to bid). Auction will end 12:00 noon Friday, March 1 and winner will be contacted via email.

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!

Amazing Arts Exhibition & Auction – Donate Your Arts Today!

Calling for donations from all artists and art makers for UNIS Hanoi’s upcoming Amazing Arts – Community Exhibition & Auction.

Advancement Office is partnering with Service Learning, Lower and Upper Elementary art students for the 3rd annual Amazing ARTS – Community Exhibition & Auction raising money for Service Learning projects and partners through The Birthday Gift Fund.

Opening evening: 18:00 – 20:00 on Friday, February 15
Exhibition: February 15 – March 1
Location: Centre for the Arts

The concept is simple… students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni donate a piece of art they have created (or collected) for the auction and then for 2 weeks our community will bid in a silent, secret auction to take home the art of their choice! Artwork could be a painting, a sketch, an embroidery, a book, photographs, ceramics… all up to your creative talents!

Thanks to our supportive community, we raised over $10,000 USD in the last 2 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 Friday, February 8 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.

“Amazing Arts Exhibition and Auction” – By the Community, for the Community!

Calling for donations from all artists and art makers for UNIS Hanoi’s upcoming Amazing Arts – Community Exhibition & Auction.

Advancement office is partnering with Service Learning, Lower and Upper Elementary art students for the 3rd annual Amazing ARTS – Community Exhibition & Auction raising money for Service Learning projects and partners through The Birthday Gift Fund.

Opening evening: 18:00 – 20:00 on Friday, February 15
Exhibition: February 15 – March 1
Location: Centre for the Arts

The concept is simple… students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni donate a piece of art they have created (or collected) for the auction and then for 2 weeks our community will bid in a silent, secret auction to take home the art of their choice! Artwork could be a painting, a sketch, an embroidery, a book, photographs, ceramics… all up to your creative talents!

Thanks to our supportive community, we raised over $10,000 USD in the last 2 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 Friday, February 8 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.

Amazing Arts Exhibition and Auction – By the Community, for the Community!

It’s the season of giving! As everyone is set for the winter break, why not take some of your holiday time to create a piece of art for the upcoming Amazing Arts – Community Exhibition & Auction?
Advancement office is partnering with Service Learning,  Lower and Upper Elementary art students for the 3rd annual Amazing ART raising money for Service Learning projects and partners through The Birthday Gift Fund.

Opening evening: 18:00 – 20:00 on Friday, February 15
Exhibition: February 15 – March 1
Location: Centre for the Arts

The concept is simple… students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni donate a piece of art they have created (or collected) for the auction and then for 2 weeks our community will bid in a silent, secret auction to take home the art of their choice! Artwork could be a painting, a sketch, an embroidery, a book, photographs, ceramics… all up to your creative talents!

Thanks to our supportive community, we raised over $10,000 USD in the last 2 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 Friday, February 8 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.

UNIS Hanoi’s Teaspoons of Change Movement

UNIS Hanoi was delighted to host d’Arcy Lunn, founder of the Teaspoons of Change movement which promotes small actions by lots of people to achieve BIG change to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. d’Arcy met with students, teachers and parents over his two day visit at school. Over 50 parents, students and teachers participated in the family workshop which helped families to communicate about the SDGs and reflect on what small, household actions we can all take. Parents and children alike were challenged to use communication and teamwork (some of our IB learner profile attributes and approaches to learning!) for fun, interactive exercises like a “hoolium.” We all hope to continue engaging and working together at school and at home to making teaspoons of change!

If you were not able to make it to the sessions this week, you can view the Tuesday presentation PPT HERE and the Wednesday Parent Talk video HERE for access to the great resources that d’Arcy shared with the UNIS Hanoi community, like the Good Life Goals which are created to ‘help a global audience to recognize the vital role of individual action in achieving the SGDs.

Join the UNIS Hanoi SDG Movement! One parent’s Teaspoon of Change was to  start a WhatsApp group to share ideas and resources with each other to maximise what we can do at home. All parents are welcome to join the conversation HERE

SDG Guardians on the RISE!

The SDG Guardians also had an awesome day of learning with d’Arcy Lunn. The Guardians started the day by creating personal stories as change agents – knowing that the stories we share about who are and why we care can be a powerful tool for bringing people together. The SDG Guardians also worked together to create a Mission, Vision, DNA statements, as well as goals for this school year and next. The SDG Guardians’ vision is to bring our community together to take action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through inspirational and creative education, communication, and leadership.

The SDG Guardians:
  • are risk-takers and knowledgeable leaders
  • care about our community and are passionate about positive change
  • work collaboratively
  • are committed to our mission and vision

We all hope to continue engaging and working together at school and at home to making teaspoons of change!

Keeping your UN Day Memories!

UN Day stays as the best day of the year when every members of UNIS Hanoi community joins in to celebrate our diverse culture and friendship. Enjoy the photo special from UN Day celebration on November 30 taken by photographers Trung Cao and Phong Lê.

UN Day Assembly and Morning Activities

See all photos and download them here

 

UN Day Photo Booths

See all photo booth photos and download them here

Rice and Clothing Drive for Sapa

The Sapa Helping Hands service group is organising a rice drive and a clothing drive for the children in the rural area schools in Sapa.

The rice and clothes collected will then be transported to Sapa to help providing lunch and warm clothes to the school children. Please join the Sapa Helping Hands by donating rice and clothes from now until the end of January! Carton boxes are placed around school, in the HS Office, in front of the library, in the canteen and in the ES office  for you to drop your donation.

Thank you!

 

A Snapshot of Learning at UNIS Hanoi – 3 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 3
8.30 – 9.30am
Building 8B – 116 (Ly Thai To Learning Centre)

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

Small Actions x Lots of People = Big Change

How can you and your child/ren change the world?

UNIS Hanoi is excited to host d’Arcy Lunn, a global citizenship educator and founder of the Teaspoons of Change movement, which makes the SDGs fun, accessible, and attainable. Some of our Elementary and Middle School students have been adopting this simple model to take action to achieve the SDGs. UNIS Hanoi has invited d’Arcy to work with our students, teachers, and parents to help make us all more effective change agents through two days of workshops and classroom visits.

For families there will be a fun, interactive workshop for both parents and children (5+) after school on Tuesday, 4 December from 15:30-17:30 in the Ly Thai To Learning Centre (B8b). Register for the family workshop HERE.

For parents interested in empowering your family as change agents, an evening talk will be held on Wednesday, 5 December in the Community Room (B7 Admin Building) from 18:00-19:00. Register for the parent talk HERE.

d’Arcy is the youngest of 6 children from rural South Australia but for the last 18 years he has travelled to more than 90 countries as a global citizen educator, keynote speaker, communications specialist and youth leadership facilitator with the likes of UNICEF, Gates Foundation, WHO, World’s Largest Lesson, JUMP Foundation, Global Citizen and many others. d’Arcy has given almost 850 presentations to more than 75,000 people in the past 8 years and built two self-sufficient tiny houses. His favourite Global Goal is Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production.

Watch the Teaspoons of Change video to find out more:

Questions? Contact Kate Dore at KDore@unishanoi.org

Winterfest – Performers Needed!

Come on down to UNIS Hanoi’s Winterfest 2018, on Friday 7 December from 17.00-19.00 in front of the old canteen! You and your family will be able to sample a variety of delicious food and drinks, including nutella waffles, Vietnamese banh mi, and gingerbread cookies. At the same time, you’ll be able to enjoy some fun games and live performances, the perfect combination to get you into the festive spirit!

We are reaching out to performers of all ages and talents. If you like to sing, dance, or to perform poems…etc. Click here  to volunteer to perform. We encourage all community members – to come on stage!

‘A Plastic Ocean’ – Family Film Screening

Vietnam ranks amongst the highest polluters of the world’s oceans from plastic waste. Thanks to the dedication of our Elementary School students, an award winning international documentary about the dangers of plastic pollution now has Vietnamese subtitles and UNIS Hanoi is proud to present the World Premiere during our SDG Week! Come and watch, and pledge to change the world as we prepare for UN Day!

You are invited to watch ‘A Plastic Ocean’ with Vietnamese subtitles at the UNIS Hanoi Theatre, 17.00-19.00 on Tuesday 27 November.  (Suitable for children 7+ years old)

‘A Plastic Ocean’ directed by Craig Leeson and produced by Jo Ruxton and Adam Leipzig was screened in April this year by The Plastics Oceans Group for their Grade 5 PYP Exhibition. As part of their research and action project, the students wrote to ask why the film was not available in Vietnamese, when the country has such a high pollution rate. The film makers listened and Tuesday’s premiere is a result of our students action! This is a family event among many other activities happening at UNIS Hanoi next week for SDG Week leading up to our UN Day celebration on Friday 30 November.

Please note that for Tuesday’s screening, ES students must be supervised by an adult or older sibling on campus after hours, and MS students must only be on campus with a buddy. Parents must present their badge for access and guests will have to be signed in at the main security gate and exchange an ID for a security pass. Full campus access information is available on our website. There is no late bus service after the film and transport home must be organised by families.

‘A Plastic Ocean’ documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particles that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

Plastic pollution isn’t new but has become an alarming issue. Everyday billions and billions of plastic items are threw into the oceans, rivers and lakes, left on land unsightly. As a matter of fact, plastic is having negative impact on our planet, health and wildlife. According to a study by the University of Georgia in 2015, Vietnam is the fourth-largest contributor to marine plastic pollution globally but we’ve seen very little action.

Please join us on Tuesday to learn more about this burning issue and how you can help to make a difference. Help us spread the word and bring a Vietnamese friend with you to the screening. This event is free of charge and open to everyone on a first come first serve basis. A donation box will be place at the entrance. All funds raised will go toward stopping plastic pollution.

UN Day Lunch – An International Feast!

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 

Drop off food between 8.10 – 10.15 at the following lunch locations…

  • 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.

UN Peace Day Cranes

As part of our UN week of celebrations, please join us in making a wish for peace. According to Japanese legend, if you fold 1000 cranes, your wish will be granted. The crane has become of a symbol of peace and hope around the world. This next week around campus, you will find recycled paper and instructions on how to fold a Peace Crane. Write your own personal wish for peace inside and think about how you can make that wish come true with every fold. So far we have been able to make 100 cranes, but we need 900 more for our wish to come true. In order for the Sustainable Development Goals to be met, we all need to do our part one crane at a time. Parents, faculty, and students are encouraged to fold a crane or more. Remember, in order to create something big, you have to start small. One small crane at a time.