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

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

Upcoming Events January 11 – 19, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Mekong Delta Honor Band Festival @ AIS
January 10 – 12

HAC Varsity Basketball Tournament
UNIS Sports Centre

Boys:
08:00 – UNIS vs BVIS
09:15 – WIS vs OLY
10:30 – HIS vs SPAS
12:00 – ISV vs CISH
13:15 – Winners of 8:00 and 9:15 Games
14:30 – Winners of 10:30 and 12:00 Games
16:30 – Cup Final
Girls:
08:00 – WIS vs OLY
09:15 – HIS vs SPAS
10:30 – ISV vs CISH
12:00 – UNIS vs Winner of 8:00 game
13:15 – Winners of 9:15 and 10:30 Games
14:30 – Cup Final

Science Debate Competition
Blackbox B10 Building
09:00 – 16:00

Monday, January 13
MYP Art Semester 1 Exhibition (G6-10)
January 13 – February 6

Lost & Found Display
08:00 – 18:00, January 13 – 15

Varsity Girls Basketball vs UP Club @ UNIS
16:30 – 18:00

Varsity Boys Basketball vs Ba Dinh Club @ UNIS
17:30 – 19:00

Tuesday, January 14
Grade 4 Market Day
10:45 – 12:00

MS Girls and Boys Soccer vs CISH @ UNIS
16:00 – 17:30

Wednesday, January 15
School and College Ability Test (SCAT)
15:00 – 17:00
B5-110

JV Girls and Boys Basketball vs OLY @ UNIS
16:00 – 17:30

Thursday, January 16
Youth Sport Season 3 End – Volleyball
Youth Sport Volleyball Festival @ BVIS
14:00 – 17:30

MS Festival Soccer Exchange @ CISH
15:40 – 17:40

Friday, January 17
JV International Basketball Invitational @ UNIS Hanoi
January 17 – 19

Quarter 2 & Semester 1 End

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

Upcoming Events December 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020

December 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Winter Break

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Alumni Reunion in Hanoi
18:00 – 20:00
Hanoi Garden Restaurant – 36 Hang Manh, Hoan Kiem Dis., Hanoi

Monday, January 6, 2020
Back to school

Thursday, January 9, 2020
MS Girls and Boys Soccer vs ISV @ UNIS
16.00-17.30

Friday, January 10, 2020
JV Girls and Boys Basketball vs BVIS @ UNIS
Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball vs WIS @ UNIS
16.00-17.30

Saturday, January 11, 2020
HAC Varsity Basketball Tournament @ UNIS
Science Debate Competition

Happy Holidays!

Center For Talented Youth Testing at UNIS Hanoi

About the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Recently representatives from Johns Hopkins University presented to parents about their Center For Talented Youth (CTY) programme. As part of the Johns Hopkins University, CTY conducts the oldest and most extensive university-based Talent Search worldwide. For qualified academically advanced students, CTY offers challenging summer, online courses, and family academic programmes.

If you missed the presentation, you can access the presentation at these links:

Talent Search

To be able to participate in the CTY programme, students will register with the CTY Talent Search. Participating in CTY’s Talent Search is an achievement in itself. Receiving a qualifying score allows your child to participate in CTY’s engaging summer and online programmes. Test options vary by grade level. One test that is accepted is the School and College Ability Test.

CTY-Administered SCAT Testing at United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS)

To provide additional testing options for CTY Talent Search students from UNIS, CTY will offer the following paper-based School and College Ability Test (SCAT) testing session for students in grade 2 or above in the school. The schedule is as below:

Date Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time 15:15 – 16:45 (approximately 90 minutes)
Fee USD 158
(include $58 for Talent Search application and $100 test fee)
Venue To be confirmed, UNIS Campus

You can learn more about the SCAT and find sample questions here.

Registration Instructions for CTY-Administered SCAT Testing

 To apply for this CTY-Administered SCAT testing, follow the instructions at the links below and submit the application before Friday, January 3, 2020. Please note that there are three possible ways to apply, depending on whether you have previously registered with CTY.

Category of Student Link to CTY Administered Testing
New to CTY http://cty.jhu.edu/mytalentsearchnew
CTY student who has not yet registered for the 2019-20 Talent Search

http://cty.jhu.edu/mytalentsearch

(Please login as a Parent)

CTY student who has already registered for the 2019-20 Talent Search

http://cty.jhu.edu/mytest

(Please login as a Parent)

Note: Please provide the appropriate Testing Code 38037 in Step 5 under “CTY-Administered Testing” to register for the test. It is important that you use the correct testing code for the location and time you are selecting, otherwise your registration will not be processed correctly. See the example below:

Contact Details

Questions about CTY or Talent Search? Please email CTY East Asia or call (852) 31043494.

Any UNIS related questions, please contact Kimberly Yash kyash@unishanoi.org

Upcoming Events November 30 – December 7

Saturday, November 30
UNIS Hanoi Varsity Basketball Invitational @Hanoi

Sunday-Thursday, December 1 – 5
Accreditation Visit (IBO/CIS/WASC) 

December 2-12
Amazing Arts Auction @B10 Arts Centre
View the Art pieces: Artist Statements for Art Auction
Bid online here

Tuesday, December 3
University Info Session – Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.
11:05 – 11:55
HS Counseling Centre – B5 G04

Wednesday, December 4
Spring Fair Kickoff Meeting!
11:30 – 13:30
B07-104 – Community Room

JV Boys and Girls Basketball vs BIS @ UNIS
16:00 – 17:30

SCO Movie Night – Kenny (Australia, 2006)
19:30 – 21:30pm
B07-104 – Community Room

Thursday, December 5
MS Boys and Girls Soccer @ British International School Hanoi
15:35 – 17:35

Friday, December 6
JV Boys and Girls Basketball vs CISH @ UNIS
16:00 – 17:30

ES Grades 2-3 Musical Production
14:00 – 19:00
Theatre, Centre for the Arts

Saturday, December 7
American College Test (ACT) for High School

SAT I & II for High School
B6 classrooms

ES Grades 2-3 Musical Production
15:00 – 16:00
Theatre, Centre for the Arts

Learning Together

When you have access to committed and passionate educators, collective experience, resources, knowledge and skills, when your work in grounded in values of Learning, Community and Responsibility, when you belong to one of two UN schools in the world and when you live in a growing and thriving city like Hanoi, then sharing and learning with colleagues from around the city is the most obvious thing to do. Learning Together, 2019, a conference where Teachers Teach Teachers, was envisioned as a professional learning opportunity for local educators from around Hanoi to come and learn together with colleagues from UNIS Hanoi. This was our maiden attempt at launching a conference for teachers, by teachers. 

There were 16 sessions offered through the course of the day with 27 presenters from across  the Elementary school. Delegates had the opportunity to self direct their professional learning by choosing the sessions they wanted to attend. The keynote address was presented by Le thanh Forsberg, member of the UNIS Hanoi Board. She opened the conference by talking to visiting teachers about the all important partnership and connection between teachers and how excited UNIS Hanoi is to create a space for teachers to learn together.

The day ended with teachers, both presenters and delegates, leaving inspired and excited at the possibilities ahead. We look forward to including a Middle and High School strand in future iterations of this conference.

A big thank you to our Advancement department, Ms Ngoc who coordinates our ECERP (Early Childhood Education Renovation) program and to all the Elementary School teachers and teaching assistants who stepped up to present. Our collective belief in who we are as a community and living our core values every day is what makes UNIS Hanoi, #uniquelyunis, everyday.

Upcoming Events November 16-24

Saturday, November 16

SSIS Invitational Swim Meet – Phoenix Swim Club, November 16-17

Service Learning Community Event (all day)

National Solutions Summit for Children – hosted by UNICEF & UNIS Hanoi
November 16-17, 09:00-17:15
Ly Thai To Learning Centre, (B08B – 115,116,117,118)

APAC Choir Festival @ BRENT November 13-17
APAC Choral Festival Concert @ BRENT Saturday, November 16 at 17.00 (local time) https://youtu.be/x63-O-1QC8w

APAC Orchestra Festival @ SFS November 13-17
Festival Concert @ SFS Saturday, November 16 at 5:30pm (KST) https://livestream.com/seoulforeignschool/2019apacorchestra

Monday, November 18 (Week 2/B)
THIMUN (The Hague International Model United Nations) Singapore @Hwa Chong Institution, November 18-22
https://singapore.thimun.org/ 
Lock Down Drill
13:20 – 13:50
JV Boys and Girls Basketball vs BIS @ UNIS Hanoi
16:00-17:30
Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball vs BIS @ UNIS Hanoi
16:00 – 17:30

Tuesday, November 19

MS Season 2 Start

ES Open Classrooms (Classes & Activities as normal)
08:10 – 12:20
Wednesday, November 20

National Teacher Appreciation Day.
Check the article

ESLT Coffee Morning with ES Parents – PYP
08:30 – 9:30
ES Creativity Space

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