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.’

Helping Hands Needed – Rice and Clothes Drives

Among the regions in Vietnam, poverty incidence is higher and deeper in the Northern Mountain and Central Highlands. Lao Cai Province, in the far North of Vietnam, is one of the poorest regions in the country. Most adults are subsistence farmers, but the mountainous terrain is very labour-intensive and families struggle to make ends meet.

Sa Pa, a popular tourist destination in Vietnam and famous for its scenery and ethnic minority groups remains one of the poorest districts of Lao Cai province. The district’s remote mountainous areas make the delivery of educational service more difficult. Other factors that keep Lao Cai’s enrolment rates the lowest in Viet Nam include language barriers, poor and outdated teaching methods used in many schools and dilapidated classrooms. Many of the Primary and Secondary schools in the area suffer from an inordinate lack of even the most basic resources and facilities. Most schools have insufficient classrooms, sanitary facilities, desks, chairs, and textbooks. Classrooms often have poor quality blackboards and some chalk, but that is the extent of their teaching resources.

This year we will be organising rice and clothes drives to support children in Sapa. Please donate any used children’s clothes or a small sum of money for the rice to B5 G18 (Mr Campbell’s office).

Winter is coming… Are you ready?

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications.  There are two main types of influenza (flu) virus: Types A and B. The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people (human influenza viruses) are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year.

The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

Preventing Seasonal Flu

The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine has been shown to reduce flu related illnesses and the risk of serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization or even death. CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent handwashing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like the flu.

How Flu Spreads

Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes.

Flu Symptoms

Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

What should I do if I get sick?

Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.

If, however, you have symptoms of flu and are in a high risk group, or are very sick or worried about your illness, contact your healthcare provider (doctor, physician assistant, etc.).

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/keyfacts.htm  for more information.

Where to get the Flu Vaccine?

UNIS Hanoi will be offering the Flu Vaccination on campus for all staff/faculty in November (dates to be confirmed as we await the arrival of the vaccine from overseas). The following clinics come recommended and will stock the best quality Vaccine available in Hanoi, VACCINE WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM MID-LATE NOVEMBER, please ring your preferred clinic and check when the vaccine will be available.

FAMILY MEDICAL PRACTICE HANOI
298 I Kim Ma Street, Van Phuc Compound, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel:    +84 24 3843 0748
Email: hanoi@vietnammedicalpractice.com

RAFFLES MEDICAL PRACTICE
51 Xuan Dieu Str., Ha Noi
Tel: (024)39340666 – (024) 3676 2222
Email: hanoi_reception@rafflesmedical.com

VNVC VIETNAM VACCINE JSC
180 Trường Chinh, Khương Thượng, Đống Đa, Hà Nội 100000

Tel: 1800 6595

VACCINATION VACXIN SABIN ROOM
135, Lo Duc Street,Hai Ba Trung District,Ha Noi City, Phạm Đình Hổ, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội
Tel: 024 3756 9929

UN Day Serving Trays – Take us home!

We certainly hope you enjoyed the UN Day Community Lunch and we would like to THANK YOU again for all your delicious food contributions! Now we have some lonely left-over plates, dishes and containers that are wanting to return home.

Please stop by the Advancement Office (Building 7 Room 102 upstairs) to be reunited with your long lost dishes! We will keep your dishes in the SCO Room (B7/113) until Friday 29 November, before they will be donated to a new home for charity.

Questions? Contact Huong at advasst@unishanoi.org .

Our Alumni

As Amy Lau (Class of 2009) puts ‘Live/Play’ by Riot Games as the film components for her Year 9 students’ English class: More Than A Game, she reflects on her journey in esports, the 10-year anniversary of League of Legends and its significance to her as both a secondary school teacher and a gamer.

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of League of Legends. Scrolling through my Twitter feed, it has been a joy to see and share in other people’s reflections on the 10 years of League of Legends.

Video games have always been a big part of my life. There is no doubt about that. It may sound cliché to say that League of Legends has changed my life, but it has certainly done that and more.

I started my esports journey in 2013 as a journalist for Team Dignitas. The opportunity to interview professional players who I admired was a thrilling experience. However, they were all overseas and given that communication was limited to Skype and emails, the disconnect was real.

In 2014, I took up the role as the Lead News Writer for Team Immunity. Despite Australia’s professional esports scene being in its infancy, I jumped at the opportunity to be involved at a more localised level, knowing the logistics of it would be more tangible. I vividly recall the very first time I covered an event for their League of Legends team. It was in a cramped venue situated on St. Kilda Road with barely any room for the players to compete, let alone for an audience to spectate.

Little did I know that it was that day, in that stuffy venue, that I would meet people I would call friends for life.

From then onwards, we would go on to form the Chiefs Esports Club and I signed on as their Team Manager. The formation of the Oceanic Professional League led us to compete in overseas tournaments such as the International Wildcard Qualifier. As with anything that you’re strongly passionate about, there were many celebrations, sleepless nights, frustrations, and tears.

Eventually, I did reach a point in my life where I had to make a difficult choice. Esports as a career had to be put aside and I accepted that it was time to start the next phase of my life.

It was time for a new adventure.

A few years ago, if someone had told me that esports and education would not only just co-exist on the same sphere but thrive, well, I would have entertained that thought as nothing more than an idealistic dream.

Today I sit here, on the eve of my 28th birthday, reflecting on my journey in esports and as a secondary school teacher. This year, I chose ‘Live/Play’ by Riot Games as the film components for the Year 9 English Unit: More Than A Game. I had the opportunity to invite industry professionals in esports, who I also have the privilege of calling my friends, to my school to present their story.

As a gamer and an educator, it has been exhilarating to share that part of my life with my students and to show them that the qualities that exist within traditional sport – teamwork, passion, resilience and building meaningful relationships – can transcend into esports.

Amy Lau
Class of 2009

Amy is an Action Research Grant Recipient, who is undertaking a collaborative research project funded by the Australian Research Council with the Australian Catholic University, Marcellin College, Macquarie University and University College London, while teaching Year 7-11 in a Secondary School in Melbourne, Australia and tutoring English and Piano. 

Every week we feature a short profile or an activity from our global alumni community in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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!

 

Board of Directors Community Meeting – November 5

Please join us for the Board of Directors Community Meeting on November 5, 2019 at 18.30.

You are cordially invited to attend the Board of Directors Community Meeting which will be held on Tuesday 5th November, 2019  starting at 18.30.  The meeting will be held in UNIS Hanoi Centre for the Arts (B10, upstairs) Black Box 1 & 2. 

A reception will begin at 18.30 at which you can meet with UNIS Hanoi Board members. Wine, beer, soft drinks and light food refreshments will be available.

The formal meeting will start at 19:00 and will include the following:

  • Introduction to Members of the Board of Directors 2019-2020
  • Board Goals and Committees/Task Forces for the Year
  • Comprehensive Financial Update to include:
    1. Overview of international school financing
    2. Country and regional economic factors
    3. Programme and staffing requirements

Proposed 2020-2021 Budget to include details of anticipated tuition and capital fees

  • New Strategic Plan for 2020-2023 – an update from the strategy task force on progress to date

To prepare for and effectively respond to your questions, please send me in advance any specific Board or Governance questions you would like us to address at: boardofdirectors@unishanoi.org.

Sincerely,

Amie Pollack
UNIS Hanoi Board Chair

Important Updates from the Head of School

Dear Parents,

Thank you all for joining us this week for our wonderful UN Day celebrations and for making this community event so special.

More than 800 students are involved in the Parade of Nations and the musical performances making this a truly inclusive celebration of all that we can achieve working together!

While we celebrate the end of a successful Quarter One in our School year, our vision is firmly fixed already on next year and I would like to take this opportunity to inform our community of planning that is already in action.

    COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Many of you have already attended community meetings, which in addition to important updates for the current school year, were also designed to help us with our strategic planning for the future. More opportunities for parents to get involved will be announced in the coming weeks and we hope that the unity in diversity that our UN Day celebrations demonstrated, will weave its way into our planning as we look to the future.

Please read the minutes from these sessions (the week before the Autumn Break) and thank you to the 116 parents who attended, with a special thank you to our parents who coordinated translation. 

 

   CALENDAR 2020-2021

To support our families in their planning for the upcoming School year, we would like to share the following information:

  • August 12, 2020: First Day of School
  • December 19, 2020 – January 11, 2021: Winter Break
  • February 11, 2021 – February 21, 2021: Tet (Lunar New Year) Holiday
  • June 11, 2021: Last Day of School

Further information, including dates for Autumn and Spring Breaks will be shared in the coming weeks. The early start provides an additional week of study to our students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme prior to their final exams at the end of the School year and we believe this to be an important consideration in the annual calendar. We have also worked closely with other schools in Hanoi for alignment to support our co curricular programmes and to support our families with children in those schools.

 

   RECRUITING SEASON HAS BEGUN

This year, UNIS Hanoi will be recruiting 19 faculty members and four administrators to join our team for the 2020 – 2021 school year. This is a typical year for faculty recruitment in our international school context and we are delighted more than 135 faculty members (88%) choose to remain with us for another year! 

Openings are in the process of being posted on our website and through various search agencies that provide a service to the international school recruitment market. 

We will have many opportunities towards the end of the school year to celebrate departing faculty and their years of service to UNIS Hanoi, commitment to both student learning and our larger school community. 

The following teachers and staff will be leaving UNIS Hanoi in June of 2020:

Adrian Hubbard, Charla Marshall, Laura Moore, Kristin McAuliffe, Deborah Vermeire, Daniel Lucardie, Christine Boulden, David Carter, Aga Schaffner, Nicole Moodie, Kristi Belete, Kristen Twynam-Perkins, Michael Luciani, Tom Ryan, Carlo Palusci, Sandra Schneiderman, Sarah Schneider, Brenda Manfredi, Lee Cassidy, Scott Schaffner, Glenda Baker, Marc Vermeire and Stephen Lush.

 

   LEADERSHIP TEAM NEWS

As I mentioned we have four administrators who will leave at the end of the year. 

We have already announced that our High School Principal, Scott Shaffner, will be moving to be closer to family in Europe and USA.

Our Middle School Principal, Marc Vermiere has accepted an offer to join the leadership team at the American School in Japan. Marc has been teaching and leading at UNIS Hanoi for the past seven years. For the past three years, he has been responsible for establishing a Middle School culture at UNIS Hanoi that addresses the unique developmental needs of children in Grades 6 – 8 and developing systems and structures to support this area. He has also worked extensively on our all-school child safeguarding processes. We wish Marc, Deb and their family all the best in their next adventure. 

Our High School Deputy Principal, Glenda Baker will be leaving UNIS Hanoi at the end of the year to explore new opportunities and our Upper Elementary School Deputy Principal Stephen Lush will be joining Gyeonggi Suwon International School in Korea as their new Head of School. 

Next year, JJ Akin will assume the full-time position of Middle School Deputy Principal Secondary School. JJ has been the Middle School Deputy Principal (part-time) for the past two years. He has the background, experiences and expertise to provide not only continuity to this division throughout the upcoming transition but also the leadership and interpersonal skills necessary for our School to continue to flourish as we move into Strategy 2023 – our next strategic plan. 

 

  NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL STRUCTURE

Our current structure in the Middle School and High School strongly supports student well-being by allowing for developmentally appropriate programmes, approaches to teaching and learning, and systems and structures that are aligned with what is best for children during various stages of adolescence.  

However, the same structure does not easily support curriculum alignment within the framework of the MYP and in some areas fosters duplication of efforts and possible barriers for transition for our students.

So, can it be better? We believe that, yes, it can. The goal of the new structure is to preserve all that is positive about our current situation while simultaneously, addressing areas that could be improved. Our Concept is one of  Schools within a School.

A new Secondary School divided into two distinct divisions – Middle School and High School – independent and autonomous when appropriate, and operating under the cohesion of one Secondary School for seamless student transition and planning.

This new structure will be familiar to our Elementary School families who already experience Lower and Upper ES Schools, within our Elementary School.

And for those families that have been with us for several years, it is worth noting that this is not reverting to our former combined Middle and High School model which had only two leadership roles for the entire Division with minimal separation or distinction.

I would like to share with you some of the details of our thinking andThe Why?” behind this move; Why would we do this?

Primarily it is a better use of personnel resources to best support student learning and well-being. The roles and responsibilities of the members of the Secondary School Leadership Team will be focused and will allow there to be a strong commitment to both teaching and learning and supporting student well-being (the whole-child).

  • Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning
    • Focus on Teaching and Learning
    • Supports curriculum alignment as an IB continuum school 
    • Will shift the way we think about the transition process between Grades 8 and 9 and support more authentic transitions either academically or developmentally when appropriate
    • Will allow for the alignment of systems and structures
    • Will support cross over teachers that currently teach in both divisions, for example, languages, arts and counselling
    • Will strengthen the sense of community, while maintaining strong Middle School and High School cultures
    • Support the work of the MYP (Middle Years Programme) and DP (Diploma Programme) Coordinator
  • MS Deputy Principal (Grades 6-8) and High School Deputy Principal (Grades 9-12))
    • Focus on Schools within a School
    • Maintain a strong sense of community and identity in each division
    • Provides a continued focus on the importance of relationships between students and staff.
    • Continue to ensure that programs, systems and structures are appropriate for each developmental age group.

 

  ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT AND FEE PAYMENT STRUCTURE

UNIS Hanoi is a Non Profit school which endeavours to be as inclusive as possible and to provide the best possible service for a highly transient community.

In addition to reviewing structures to better support teaching and learning (outlined above), we have also been reviewing enrollment deadlines and fee payment structures, both of which are central to managing the school’s finances in a responsible way for our community.

Streamlining the admissions process, re-enrollment dates and fee payment structures is central to delivering  our educational programmes and for future planning. In addition we know that increasingly families who wish to join our school are experiencing unnecessary distress from delays and wait times in School admission timelines which were originally designed to support families!

The budget is based almost entirely on the revenue stream from students enrolled in the school and therefore managing this process more effectively will ensure the success of our programming and delivery of our Mission is dependent upon sound financial planning and timelines.  

What does this mean for you?

  1. We are moving from the option of an annual or quarterly fee payment to the option of an  annual or semester fee payment. The additional fee will remain at 4% for those who choose the semester option.
  2. The re-enrollment deadline will be February 1, 2020.
  3. The payment for Annual/1st semester fees and the capital fees will be July 10, 2020.
  4. The payment for 2nd semester fees will be December 1, 2020.

These changes are aligned with other International Schools and will allow the Enrollment Management Team to offer places to prospective families in a timely manner, ensuring a more consistent enrollment. 

For Example:

(Please note these numbers are for illustration only. Fees for the 2020 – 2021 year will be shared at the November Community Meeting): 

Current Fee Structure New Fee Structure
Annual Quarterly Annual Semester
20000 7280 20000 10400
5200
5200 10400
3120
20000 20800 20000 20800

The Finance Committee (comprised of UNIS Hanoi parents) and the Board of Directors have been consulted throughout this process and concur with the direction the School is taking. 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have or to discuss your individual fee payment contract with the School as we transition to this new structure. We are here to support you through this process. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr Manu Trivedi in the Business Office: fc@unishanoi.org or telephone (84 24) 7300 4500

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, 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.’

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!

 

Our Alumni

Ruby Davies (Class of 2013) started the blog Endo and me, sis in order to raise awareness for endometriosis and the effects it can have on people’s lives. Endometriosis is a condition where endometriotic tissue (very similar to the cells forming the uterine/womb lining) is located elsewhere in the body causing tenderness, extreme pain during the monthly period and other long-term effects. Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women worldwide (that’s over 176,000,000!) and is currently incurable. However there are lifestyle and medical adjustments that can help lessen its impact on life.

Having been diagnosed with endometriosis in 2014, in the blog posts, Ruby discusses her experiences with endometriosis, as well as the tips and tricks adopted after over 10+ years living with the condition. Ruby shared: “I find the blog therapeutic as it also holds me accountable for my own holistic treatment plan – I have to take care of myself in order to practice what I preach. The blog has followings on Facebook and Instagram, with over 1,500+ supporters.  Through the blog itself, as well as the social media platforms, I have already made friends with fellow endometriosis warriors across the world. The support from them, as well as my friends and family has been truly overwhelming. I cannot wait to see where things go from here!”

Ruby graduated from the University of Dundee in 2017 and from the University of Edinburgh this last May and is currently a trainee lawyer at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm.

Every week we feature a short profile or an activity from our global alumni community in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

UN Day – All you need to know!

UNIS Hanoi truly brings the world together every day and on Monday we celebrate unity in diversity and all that can be achieved when we work as one.

831 students are involved in our annual Assembly this year. That is 72% of all our students! Don’t miss it! 

The traditional Assembly is the culminating event of our SDG Week. This week, all our students have been involved in projects supporting the UN’s Agenda 2030 and towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

THE UN DAY ASSEMBLY WILL START AT 11.00 on MONDAY

(The time change is unavoidable and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the 30 minutes delayed start to our celebrations.)

To help you enjoy our event please note the following:

  • Parking is extremely limited. Please plan to be dropped off and collected if you have a driver or take a taxi. Overflow parking is possible along the street outside the main gate and Gate 4, under the direction of our security staff.

  • Entrance to campus for families (and relatives) is at Gate 1 and Gate 5. Please wear your Parent ID Badge. Relatives/Visitors without ID badges will be asked to sign in with an ID/passport and wear a Visitor ID. Please allow extra time for a smooth arrival. Sign-in for families will be possible at both Gate 1 and Gate 5.

  • The assembly takes place in our Sports Centre. Seats for parents are in the central blocks or on the tiered seating at the back. You can also watch from the upstairs balcony for a great view!

  • Please plan to be in your seats by 10.50. The doors will close at 11.00 for the Parade of Nations and no entry will be possible until it is finished.

  • Please be respectful when taking photos or filming during the event. We will have a team of photographers capturing activities in the morning as well as at the Assembly which will be livestreamed (and recorded). Photos will be shared after the event for all.

  • Share the Livestream Link with your friends and families so they can join in with your children!

  • Our ‘Take Action’ SDG photo booth will be in front of the canteen with a professional photographer from 8.30-13.00. All photos will be available through a shared link after the day. Please note there will not be a flags photo booth this year.

  • At the end of the assembly please stay in your seats to allow the students to safely exit the Sports Centre. You will join them for lunch in the grade level areas.

  • Please note the School playground will be open but WITHOUT School supervision during the Community Lunch. With respect to our faculty and staff enjoying the community lunch, our ‘Out of Hours Playground Rules’ apply which means if your ES children want to play, they must be accompanied by you or another adult with your consent. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Early Dismissal is 13.00. There are no ASAs/UMA/Academy classes and Bus Families have received notification of the revised schedule.

Thank you for your help and thank you for joining with us to celebrate UN Day in style!

Our students and faculty will be wearing their national dress costumes and we would be thrilled if you wanted to join them with your own!