From the Head of School

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the UNIS Hanoi community we offer our sincere condolences to the people of Vietnam following the announcement of the sad news of the passing of President Trần Đại Quang.

State media announced this morning the President’s death at the age of 61 following treatment for illness at a Hanoi hospital.

The arrangements for his funeral have not been announced and we will communicate any impact on school operations as we know them.

Our thoughts are with his family, the leaders of Vietnam and our Vietnamese staff and families on this day.

Jane McGee

From the Head of School

The Head of School, Jane McGee, shares updates about the first community meeting with parents and canteen feedback gathering.

Community Meeting Follow Up

Thank you to those who attended the Community Meeting on Tuesday morning and for sharing your insights about our school, UNIS Hanoi. As a starting point, I will be sharing the data with the leadership team to analyze trends and to determine next steps. This will then be communicated to the wider community. My hope is to use this data to open up further dialogue with the community to support our students and their learning experience at UNIS Hanoi.

This will also create opportunities for those parents who were unable to attend the first session to become involved in specific areas that may be of interest.


We are currently working with Epicure to finalize a date for a parent session.  This will be an opportunity for parents to learn more about Epicure and their services, followed by a time for questions. In the meantime, please note that we are gathering feedback from students, faculty and staff so that we can highlight the successes of our new canteen provider and also identify any potential areas of concern and possible solutions for moving forward. As soon as a date is set, we will notify parents.

Jane McGee
Head of School

From the Head of School

Community Meeting and Community Campus Access

I would like to warmly invite you to join me next week for our first Community Meeting of the year, and take this opportunity to announce the start of our Community Campus Access Programme this weekend.

I hope you will join me for this first Community Meeting of the year.
The agenda will include:
  • Celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2018, including IBDP results and university placement
  • Sharing an outline of the annual action plan and the vision of the leadership team for the upcoming school year
  • Discussion of the priorities that the community shared with Dr. Barder at the end of last year.

I hope that you will leave the session having learned more about the direction of UNIS Hanoi moving forward and I will have learned more about the perceptions of our school from all of you. I am looking forward to this opportunity to meet you and to the beginning of our partnership to support the learning experience of your children.

See you there!

Community Campus Access Programme

UNIS Hanoi is committed to building a community of learners and is excited to open its gates for students, families and faculty/staff to enjoy its facilities outside school hours.

Starting tomorrow (Saturday September 8) our Community Campus Access programme will open our recreational and leisure facilities to members of the UNIS Hanoi Community when they are not being used for curricular and cocurricular activities.

The facilities included in this programme (including common spaces and bathrooms) are the:

  1. Outdoor covered courts
  2. B5 outdoor court
  3. Artificial turf field
  4. Grass field
  5. School playground

We hope that you will enjoy the facilities with your friends and families and we encourage community members to carefully read the guidelines for Community Campus Access below and look to our website for more detailed information.

The guidelines are for the safety of our community and for the protection of our facilities and include strict ID Badge and parental supervision/buddy requirements for students.

Please note, our Community Campus Access programme does not currently include extensions to the School Library opening times (7.30-17.00 Monday to Friday), but we hope to announce updates later this year.

Community Campus Access Guidelines:

  1. All use of facilities during the out of hours Community Campus Access programme is at the user/family’s own risk. UNIS Hanoi is not responsible for safety or supervision during these designated times.
  2. UNIS Hanoi ID Badge is required for campus access in line with our campus security regulations and must be worn at all times (unless involved with a sport activity and then it must be immediately accessible for spot checks by the security team).
  3. During Campus Community Access times the designated facilities are identified as informal recreation facilities and can be utilised on a first come first served basis. We ask that you respect the spirit of community and invite others to join and/or share spaces. For Facility Rental see the designated times and fees on the School website.
    1. Adult supervision (or High School sibling/designated babysitter) must be provided for all Elementary School-aged children at all times.
    2. Students in Grades 6-8 may not use the facilities on their own. They must be on campus with another UNIS Hanoi MSHS student (buddy system or group of friends) or their guardian.
    3. Students in Grades 9-12 may use the facilities without direct supervision.
  5. Any damage to facilities or equipment will be charged to the individual responsible.
  6. All adults and students enjoying the UNIS Hanoi facilities are expected to adhere to the same code of conduct as outlined in Student Parent Handbooks.
  7. No fees can be charged by community members for any activity or event held on the UNIS Hanoi campus as part of the Community Campus Access Programme.
  8. Goals, baskets, venue seating and other necessary fixed equipment will be available for use.  UNIS Hanoi will not supply recreational equipment such as balls, racquets, hockey sticks, flying discs, etc.
  9. School sponsored programming takes priority over leisure/recreational use of the facilities.

Community Campus Access Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 15:30 to 18:00
  • Wednesday from 14:30 to 18:00
  • Saturday from 8:00 to 18:00
  • During School holidays: Monday – Saturday from 8:00 to 18:00
    (Autumn Break, Two weeks of Winter Break, and Spring Break)

We hope that you enjoy our new Community Campus Access Programme.

Jane McGee
Head of School

From The Head of School

Dear Parents and Students,

We have had a fantastic start to the school year. When I walk through the campus, I see our students actively engaged in learning and building community – modeling two of our values at UNIS Hanoi.
More importantly perhaps, is that when our staff members greet our students in the morning, the students are happy to be at school and eager to start the day. Our students, your children, love our school and that is something all of us should be proud of.
Security Reminder
At UNIS Hanoi, the safety of your children is our highest priority. In line with this, all parents, community members, staff and guests will be required to wear a badge at all times while at UNIS Hanoi. If you arrive to the school and have forgotten your badge, please visit the guard station located at the main entrance gate or the front desk in the reception area of the administration office to receive a temporary badge. You will be asked to submit a valid ID which will be kept at the respectively location until you are ready to leave campus and have returned the temporary badge.
I am looking forward to meeting many of you over the next few weeks at our Back to School evenings.
Enjoy the photo special from the first day of school and have a great weekend!

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Jane McGee 
Head of School