Board of Directors Annual General Meeting – May 19

Parents are warmly invited to attend the Board of Directors Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday May 19 at 19:00 in the Ly Thai To Learning Centre rooms 115 and 116. As meeting limits have now been increased to 50, the meeting will be held on campus only – no Zoom link. However, to comply with Health and Security regulations, to register your interest in attending the on-campus meeting please click HERE. Registration will close at 14:00 on Monday May 18. Confirmation will be sent from the Board Administrator on Monday afternoon. On campus access will only be granted to those confirmed attendees. 

There will be a reception from 18:30; canapés, wine, beer and soft drinks will be available.

The formal meeting will commence at 19:00. 

The agenda for the evening will include an introduction to the Board of Directors, as well as brief updates from our committees and task force on the work they have been doing this year. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty regarding enrollment figures for next year, time will be spent detailing the impact of this on the school finances and planning for next year.                                                               

To maximise time together please send your questions in advance to the Board Chair at                                                        

We look forward to your company,

Dr Amie Pollack,
Board Chair

From the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended the Board Community meeting on Tuesday November 5th.

UNIS Board Community Meeting

Details of the presentation can be found here.

  • Board Chair Amie Pollack introduced the 2019-2020 Board members and briefly outlined Board roles and goals for the year. 
  • Treasurer Hieu Nguyen provided an introduction to the 2020-2021 school budget, the members and objectives of the Finance Committee and details of the budget planning  process including benchmarking data. The budget for 2020-2021 includes provision for another counsellor in the high school to cater to increased college applications as well as social emotional support. 
  • Jane McGee – Head of School provided details on the Board approved Library Renovation work and campus buildings assessment (See the article below for more information). The full assessment report will help prioritise needs for further campus development, once the necessary capital reserves are in place.  
  • Finally Jane McGee provided some details on the following; UNIS Hanoi will be working to define the Next Strategic Plan with community workshops scheduled with a consultant the 28th and 29th November. All those interested in participating should write to Maeve O’Donovan  
  • A summary of the meeting including questions and answers can be found here 

Amie Pollack, PhD.
UNIS Hanoi Board Chair

Board of Directors Community Meeting – November 5

Please join us for the Board of Directors Community Meeting on 5th November 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:
    • Overview of international school financing
    • Country and regional economic factors
    • 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


Are you a strategic thinker? Do you have a long term vision for our school?

The Strategic Plan Task Force SPTF is planning a Community Workshop on the 28th and 29th of November 2019. Working with Strategic Planning Consultant Dr Stephen Holmes, the task force would like to invite members of our community to share their hopes and dreams for the future of UNIS and to help drive innovative thinking for our next strategic plan. Our aim is to ensure our community workshop will include parents, students, faculty and staff representing our diverse community at UNIS Hanoi. If you are interested in contributing and participating in this Strategic Plan Community Workshop, and can commit to two full days –  Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November (and possibly a third day in March 2020) please send your details to Maeve O’Donovan with a short statement of interest.

Our goal will be to have a community task force comprised of members from our community that represent our diversity, including culture, gender, language, school level (ES, MS & HS) and length of time at the school – new, mid and long term parents. 

We value your input and look forward to hearing from you.


Amie Pollack
UNIS Hanoi Board Chair