Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Info Session

Dear Parents,

Greetings from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth! As part of the Johns Hopkins University, CTY conducts the oldest and most extensive university-based Talent Search worldwide by offering above-grade level testing to students in grades 2 through 12. For qualified advanced students, CTY offers challenging summer and online courses as well as family academic programmes.

CTY is hosting an upcoming information session at UNIS Hanoi. The schedule is below:
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Venue: B7 Community Room, UNIS Hanoi Campus
RSVP: https://centerfortalentedyouth.formstack.com/forms/2019_20_info_session_unis_rsvp

During the session, we will provide information about CTY summer and online programmes, including their benefits to students and admission requirements. We look forward to seeing you!

Best regards,
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

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.’

In the Arms of Angels, by Kate Rice

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.’

UNIS Hanoi Cross Country Runners

What better way to immerse yourself in local culture than an early morning run around Hồ Hoàn Kiếm Lake. On Sunday September 29, a large group of more than twenty UNIS Hanoi cross country runners – teachers, parents and students – met at 6:10 a.m. to participate in the 46th Run for Peace at Hoan Kiem lake. The UNIS Hanoi cross country students, who train every Tuesday and Thursday morning before school, were excited to test their running prowess.

After a wonderful opening ceremony, the girls’ race was a very close contest with UNIS Hanoi demonstrating their strength in this field and taking all three top places (Moeka, Natalie and Gabby respectively). The boys’ race was won by Iestyn with Honza coming a commendable fourth.

Prior to this event, on the weekend of 20-22 September, a team of six High School runners travelled to Kanchanaburi, near Bangkok, to compete in the International School of Bangkok Invitational with schools from Thailand, Malaysia, China, Taiwan and Singapore. Against very high-quality opposition, our runners – Moeka, Gaby, Nico, Basile, Harrison and Iestyn –  all ran very strong races. In a field of more than 70 runners in the girls and boys races, Moeka and Iestyn finished in 9th place respectively, a fantastic achievement. The event was run over a true cross country course, with mud, rocks and steep hills. In addition to the race, students also teamed up with their fellow athletes from other schools in an adventure course and were joined by staff for a very wet and muddy 10km fun run.

Congratulations to all of our runners at both events! Go Phoenix!

Governance as Leadership Training Institute at UNIS Hanoi

Over the 7-8 September weekend, the Board hosted the sixth Governance as Leadership Training Institute for international school board members and administrators from the South East Asia Region and beyond. 

The Training Workshop is designed to help boards and their school heads work together to improve the level of governance at their schools.The importance of this annual event is reflected in the number of new delegates who choose to travel from as far away as New Delhi and  Oman as well as those schools who continue to return every year for this unique training opportunity.  

Governance as Leadership
Training Institute 2019 @ UNIS Hanoi
New Returning Total
Number of Schools Attending 5 19 24
Board Members 63 26 89
Senior Administrator 11 20 31
Board Chair pre-conference
(Friday afternoon)- second year
6 9 15
Head of School pre-conference
(Friday afternoon) – new this year
16 16

The Conference was again led by William P. Ryan, faculty member from the Executive Education Programme at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Bambi Betts, Director of the Principals’ Training Center for International School Leadership. Dr Chip Barder (ex-Head of School UNIS Hanoi 2008 – 2018) also rejoined the training workshop this year as a co-facilitator.  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Head of School and Advancement Office for the extensive planning required to bring such a big group of delegates together. I would also like to extend my appreciation to our dedicated UNIS Hanoi Board of Directors who gave up their Saturday and Sunday to attend this workshop.

Sincerely,

Amie Pollack

Posing Time

When: August 26 – 30

Where: Community Room (Building 7)

During the last week of August 26-30, UNIS Hanoi will have professional photographers on campus taking individual portraits of each student and class photos. The photos will then be used for the School’s Yearbook and other official school materials and information system.

Please CLICK HERE to view the photo shooting schedule for your child(ren). If your child is absent on her/his assigned day, all make-up photos will be taken in April 2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your child(ren) has PE lesson during the day, please remind her/him to bring an additional shirt for the shoot. We will provide a mirror and hair dryer in the Community Room.

As a parent, you will have the opportunity to purchase different sized photographs of your child’s portrait and his/her class photo. You will be receiving an access code via email on Friday 13 September. This access code allows you to log in an online catalog with all portraits and class photos options for your child(ren). All photo orders between 13-25 September will be delivered to school on 15 October.

Any question about photo schedule, please contact communications@unishanoi.org
Any questions about photo orders, please contact hello@pictureday.asia . Picture Day will be on campus during the Community Connection Fair, 21 September, to help you with any order difficulties.

Tips for a striking photo!

Empowerment Art Exhibition – 18 May

The Gender Awareness Annual ART EXHIBITION‍ is on again.

The art exhibition will take place on 18 May (Saturday) at Turtle Lake, from 11:00~13:00. There will be artworks for sale and musical performances from UNIS students, as well as food to nibble on while you are there.

The Art Exhibition is held for the purpose of raising money for HAGAR. HAGAR is a non-profit organization which supports women and children who have been trafficked or victims of domestic abuse.

Tickets are being sold for 50,000vnd. You can buy them from in front of canteen during lunchtime and  or after school till 4.30pm

Please come along and support HAGAR! And if you can’t make it on the day we would love for your support to come in donation form.

Last year was a great success thanks to your support – let’s make 2019 even better!!

Thank you,

Gender Awareness service learning group

Grade 5 PYP Exhibition

The Primary Years Program Exhibition (PYPx) is a showcase of the concepts and skills that Grade 5 students have learned throughout our Elementary School years in the PYP. It began with students taking our passions and connecting them to an issue. From there, the teachers sorted everyone into small groups of two to five students. This year the groups include social media and screen time, global warming, animal welfare, endangered animals, deforestation, animal cruelty, gender education, education resources, quality education, water quality, LGBTQ, plastic ocean, human impact on the ocean, hunger, clean energy, plastic pollution and reuse, animal trafficking and poaching, waste and cooking, war and weapons, domestic violence, unemployment, homelessness, girls in sports, gender equality and transport.

For the first few weeks, the students worked on developing our lines of inquiries to have an idea of what we were going to research. After researching, we took the information and wrote informational reports. Then we revised, edited and published our reports, which can now be found in the library.

We spent the last two weeks taking action and preparing our presentations.

All our hard work will be exhibited on 24 April and 25 April in the UNIS Centre for the Arts at the following times:

Wednesday, 24 April

  • 10:00am – 11:00am
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Thursday, 25 April

  • 9:30am – 11:00am
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm (special presentation for families and friends)

We hope to see you at the PYPx!

The G5 Student Publicity Committee (Hannah, Ivy, SungJoon, Zoe)

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.

A Snapshot of Learning Support 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

Orange the World #HearMeToo

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.

Tomorrow, 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.

 

Come See UNIS Service Learning in Action at HIWC Bazaar

With only 5 minutes from Ciputra, the HIWC Bazaar hapening this Sunday is a perfect fun event for your family.

The Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWCAnnual Charity Bazaar is this Sunday, 18 November at Starlake (only 5 minutes from UNIS Hanoi campus in Tay Ho!). UNIS Hanoi will be represented in the charity section of the Bazaar by SANSE, one of our High School Service Learning groups, as well as by Elementary and Middle School students participating in the Guardians of the SDGs club. SANSE will be selling tea to raise funds to support education in Northern Vietnam, and the Guardians of the SDGs will be encouraging Bazaar attendees to sort their plastic bottles and cans to encourage recycling.

The HIWC Bazaar is one of the largest family events in Hanoi with international food, shopping, and fun for all ages, raising an incredible amount of money for good causes. If you have time to spare, you can still sign up HERE to volunteer. This year’s theme is “Travel the World and Celebrate,” something our diverse, multicultural community from around the globe can certainly contribute to!

Tickets can be purchased online HERE, or at the gate on the day.

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.