Come and Try Tennis Day

Where:            UNIS Hanoi Tennis Courts
When:             Sunday 25 August 2019
Time:              9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Entry Cost:     FREE of charge
Register by:   Thursday 22 August 2019

Save the Date and invite your friends! UNIS Hanoi Tennis Academy is hosting a Come and Try Tennis Day on Sunday 25 August for adults and children.

Never played tennis? Played years ago? Experienced tennis player? Doesn’t matter! Everyone is welcome to come and meet our tennis pro, Nick to find out more about tennis lessons, social tennis and fun fitness activities like cardio tennis.

All equipment will be provided. Please e-mail Nick at Tennisam@unishanoi.org for more information

Register NOW!  UNIS Hanoi Come & Try Tennis Day

Upcoming Co-Curricular Events

Do not miss out on the important Co-Curricular sign-up and audition dates happening in the next two weeks:

UNIS Tennis Academy (UTA) 

Offers Tennis instruction in a range of programmes. The catalogue linked here is for UNIS Hanoi students only. For adults and additional child options open to the Hanoi community, see the Community Programmes information below.

  • Sign up: 09:00 August 19 – 12:00 August 21
  • UTA Catalogue and Registration Sign-up will open during the above dates and is on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis

Questions? Contact Nick Firth: tennisam@unishanoi.org

UNIS Aquatics Academy (UAA)

Please visit the Aquatics Academy website for all the information about this wide ranging programme offering extensive options to swimmers of all ages and abilities.

All students must go through Swim Assessment (August 18-21) before being placed in a programme. See the website for dates and details.

Questions? Contact Martin Hamilton: aquaticsmanager@unishanoi.org

After School Activities (ASAs) and Youth Sports (Grades 4-5):

Team sports for our youngest athletes and a range of craft, technology and other interests – anything goes! Options for Kindergarten-G12 with a focus on the younger years.

For these programmes the system assigns places at the close of the registration period. You will receive confirmation by email.

Questions? Contact Adrian Hubbard: ccamanager@unishanoi.org

Community Programmes

Classes for the Community by the Community! Offerings are also open to our wider Hanoi community and range from walking tours to cooking classes and from Saturday Sports to language classes! Adult and child options available.

  • Sign up: 14:00 August 21 – 17:00 August 24
  • ComProg Catalogue and Registration Sign-up will open during the above dates and is on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

Questions? Contact Ha Ha: communityprogrammes@unishanoi.org

 

AUTUMN PERFORMING ARTS

Aristocats Junior! (Grade 2-3 Production): Auditions : August 21, 22, 23, 26, 27 during ES lunchtime.

Rehearsals take place on Mondays and Fridays after school with some occasional Wednesdays as the performance dates approach. There is no sign up required. Students and families will be informed once the cast is finalised.

In The Arms of Angels (High School Play): Auditions: August 22, 27, 29 at 15.35-17.45

Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school with some additional time on weekends as the performance dates approach.

Questions? Ms TP: ktwynamperkins@unishanoi.org

APAC Orchestra (an international school festival opportunity for strings players)

  • Auditions: August 26 and 29 at 15.35-17.45
  • Rehearsal times to be confirmed.

Questions? Ms Dolman: sdolman@unishanoi.org

APAC Choir (international school festival of voices)

  • Auditions:  August 26 and 29 3:35-5:45:
  • Rehearsal times to be confirmed.

Questions? Ms A’Bear: cabear@unishanoi.org

GO PHOENIX!

UNIS Hanoi Preseason Volleyball Camp

Sign ups are open for the UNIS Hanoi Preseason Volleyball Camp, August 17-18, 2019, open to all ages and abilities. USA Olympian, David Mckienzie and his team of professional coaches and players will help you tune up your volleyball skills and technique. Show up to school volleyball tryouts feeling confident and prepared!

SIGN UP HERE

Early bird sign up (before May 31) is $200 USD per player, after June 15 is $250.

If you have any questions please contact the team via whatsapp +60163700001 or email americanvolley@gmail.com

2018-19 Phoenix Booster Banquet

This past week, UNIS Hanoi student-athletes, their coaches and parents attended the 4th Annual Phoenix Booster Sports Banquet. The event was a wonderful opportunity to recall the highlights of what has been another successful year of UNIS Hanoi sports. Our programme continues to evolve and improve each year.  As we highlight the wonderful opportunities from this year, we also look to a bright future for Phoenix Sports.

During the banquet, the captains of each team had the opportunity to reflect on the season and share highlights and anecdotes. The coaches then presented and MVP Award and a Player’s Choice Award to members of their team. Major awards were also presented at the banquet including JV Athlete Of The Year, Varsity Athlete Of The Year, and Ambassador Sports Awards.  

Most Valuable Player Award Winners

Varsity Girls Volleyball – Co May Nguyen Hoai
JV Girls Volleyball – Mai Linh Neefjes
Varsity Boys Volleyball – Rohan Gowda
JV Boys Volleyball – Long Nguyen
Varsity Tennis – Nguyen Dao
Varsity Girls Swimming – Flora Hamilton
Varsity Boys Swimming – Jacob Biros
Varsity Girls Basketball – Uyen Trinh
JV Girls Basketball – Mia Kritenbrink
Varsity Boys Basketball – Malick Sy
JV Boys Basketball – Jinha Hwang
Varsity Boys Badminton – Do Yoon Kwon
Varsity Girls Badminton – Serena Mohanty
Varsity Girls Soccer – Uyen Trinh
JV Girls Soccer – Gabi Chanen
Varsity Boys Soccer – Charlie Wood
JV Boys Soccer – Oscar Forsberg

Player’s Choice Award Winners

Varsity Girls Volleyball – Mikaela Fenn
JV Girls Volleyball – Mai An Nguyen
Varsity Boys Volleyball – Oliver Hanson
JV Boys Volleyball – Jiseong Park
Varsity Tennis – Nguyen Dao
Varsity Girls Swimming – Annika Moore
Varsity Boys Swimming – Gai Ogasawara
Varsity Girls Basketball – Co May Nguyen Hoai
JV Girls Basketball – Mia Kritenbrink
Varsity Boys Basketball – Kevin (Anthony) Gibney
JV Boys Basketball – Ji Seong Park
Varsity Boys Badminton – Enus Fina
Varsity Girls Badminton – Mo Bui
Varsity Girls Soccer – Thanh Le
JV Girls Soccer – Navya Kala
Varsity Boys Soccer – Oliver Hanson
JV Boys Soccer – Eddie Lee

HS Ambassador Sports Award Winners

Male – Charles Wood
Female – Uyen Trinh

Athletes Of The Year Award Winners

JV Male – Iestyn Rusinow
JV Female – Audrey Hanson
Varsity Male – Oliver Hanson
Varsity Female – Co May Nguyen

Congratulations to all of our high school student-athletes on their accomplishments while representing UNIS Hanoi in the competitive sports arena this year.

For more photos, please click here.

The Activities Team would like to express our gratitude to all members of the community who supported our programme and made this year a success.  Have a great summer.

UNIS Hanoi (HAC) Invitational – Spring Swim Meet

What a day!  Saturday, we hosted well over 400 swimmers from all over Hanoi.  It was the biggest meet UNIS Hanoi has ever hosted – by far!  Everyone stepped up to meet the challenge; our swimmers, our parents and our coaches all went above and beyond any expectations!

First I have to give very special thanks to the coaching staff, all of whom put in a 12+hour day in extreme heat!  You were all phenomenal! Marshaling, putting up banners, ensuring the timing system worked, handing out medals and ribbons, announcing warmup times and actually COACHING were just a few of things you all did. Coach Andy says THANK YOU!!!!

Team Support!  You also stepped up big time!  Every job slot was filled!  Some of you worked at 12+hour day as well.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  Timers, marshals, heat winner ribbon givers, awards labelers – all of you were wonderful!  I know I speak for the coaches, when I say THANK YOU!!!  I am sure our swimmers thank you as well.

And our super star Phoenix Swim Club swimmers!!  There were so many great swims, I can’t single any out. It was rewarding to see so many swimmers who started out in September on the Development Squad now racing beautifully and now no different than the original Competitive Squads. So much improvement!!!

UNIS Hanoi won all the team age groups, outscoring all other teams by over 100 points in each age group!!  We have 10 new trophies added to our collection and retained possession of the HAC Wall Plaques for the 4th year!

As always, UNIS Hanoi set a lot of new team records!  Here are the new records:

9+10 girls

  • 100 free Rio Nakasuji   1:20.12
  • 200 Medley Relay Jesse Padungtod, Lucy Bui-Reilly, Maika Lotsch, Rio Nakasuji 3:00.05
  • 200 Free Relay Jesse Padungtod, Lucy Bui-Reilly, Maika Lotsch, Rio Nakasuji 2:37.93

9+10 Boys

  • 50 back Chikashi Nakano 37.41

11+12 Girls

  • 100 Fly Betty Bui-Reilly  1:28.30

11+12 Boys

  • 100 back Nghia Le  1:21.17
  • 200 Medley Relay Nghia Le, Stas Bialasiewicz, Jonathan Katen, Endric Lotsch 2:24.48

Boys 13+14

  • 50 Breast Rory Hamilton  35.17
  • 100 Breast Rory Hamilton 1:18.70
  • 100IM Duc Le  1:11.78

In the ISHCMC meet, Nico Lyon set a new record in the 13+14 Boys 800 free.  A few minutes later, Duc Le broke the record with a time of 10:51.86.

Congratulations to all swimmers!  Thank you to everyone who participated: coaches, parents, swimmers and siblings!  You made my last meet more than special!

2018-19 Middle School Sports Awards Ceremony

This past week, UNIS Hanoi student-athletes, their coaches and parents attended the year-end MS Sports Awards Ceremony sponsored by SCO Phoenix Booster Committee. The event was a wonderful opportunity to recall the highlights of what has been another successful year of UNIS Hanoi sports. Thanks to the support of the UNIS Phoenix Booster Committee, the experience continues to improve. Our programme continues to evolve and improve each year.  As we highlight the wonderful opportunities from this year, we also look to a bright future for Phoenix Sports.

During the Awards Ceremony, each coach presented “Coach’s Choice Awards” to members of their team who they felt were worthy of special recognition.  In some cases athletes were identified as being the Most Valuable or perhaps the Most Improved, but the final criteria for the selection of the award was left to individual coaches. The following athletes were presented with medals by their coaches:

Coach’s Choice Award Winners:

Girls Basketball – Jada Al-Iesa, Ririko Noda, Elione Goncalves, Isabella Brazil, Shaivee Sharma

Boys Basketball – Harald Hogberg, Min Yong An, Dylan Fairbairn, Oliver Pollack, Nicolas Lyon, Aoi Ito

Girls Soccer – Sophia Chagas, Misaki Iseri, Luna Sevilla Manso de Zuniga, Trang Pham, Natsuki Mori, Shaivee Sharma

Boys Soccer – Segdae Lucardie, Aoi Ito, Ankit Walia, Toby Fujii Bennet, Heedong Cho, GiHyeon Baek

Girls Volleyball – Jada AL-Iesa, Kiara Fenn, Natsuki Mori, Melissa Teo, Ha  Chi Nguyen

Boys Volleyball – Segdae Lucardie , Min Yong An, Hieu Trinh, Adrian Smith

2018-19 Middle School Athletes of the Year:

Middle School Girl – Jada AL-Iesa
Middle School Boys – Segdae Luicardie

2018-19 Middle School Ambassador Sports Award:

Middle School Girl – Sophia Chagas
Middle School Boy – Min Yong An

Congratulations to all of our middle school student-athletes on their accomplishments while representing UNIS Hanoi in the competitive sports arena this year.

The Activities Team would like to express our gratitude to all members of the community who supported our programme and made this year a success.  Have a great summer!

Enjoy the photo special!

Racquet Sports Summer Programme

UNIS Hanoi is pleased to offer a specialised Racquet Sports Summer Programme from 17-18 June. Led by the Tennis Academy staff, these two weeks gives players opportunity to try: tennis, badminton and table tennis, work on their skills and play matches in these sports.

The racquet sports programme caters to all levels of play. Kids that are new to the sport will be introduced to the basic techniques of groundstrokes and underhand shots, overhead strokes and footwork, in order to play half court and full court singles. Doubles rules and positioning will also be introduced. More advanced players will have the opportunity to learn more complex shots and the strategies and tactics of the sports all in a ‘play the game’ based approach. Each day will consist of game situations, technical/tactical coaching, match-play and other fun individual and team games.

For more information and registration please visit Racquets Summer Programme Registration

Turn Up and Support the UNIS Hanoi Phoenix Teams

Do not miss the important sports event coming up! Please join our UNIS Hanoi team on the days at the following locations/events and show your Phoenix spirit:

Seussical Jr. – ES Musical Production 
Saturday,18 May,15.00-16.30

HAC MS Badminton Invitational @ HIS (Saturday, 18 May)

Phoenix Booster MS Sports Awards Ceremony @ UNIS Hanoi (Thursday, 23 May, 16.00-17.30)

UNIS Hanoi (HAC) Invitational – Spring Swim Meet (Saturday, 25 May)

UMA Concert (Saturday, 25 May 13.30-16.30)

Phoenix Booster HS Sports Banquet @ UNIS Hanoi (Wednesday, 29 May, 18.00-20.30)

GO PHOENIX!

ISHCMC Invitational Swim Meet

Last weekend the Phoenix Swim Club traveled to HCMC for the annual ISHCMC Invitational Swim Meet. Our swimmers placed 4th at the meet – the highest place of any team traveling to the meet!  The meet took place in the new ISHCMC Secondary School pool.  We knew right away we were going to swim fast.  The pool was new with state of the art equipment and the swimmers felt strong during warmup!

The team broke 9 team records with Rio Nakasuji leading the way as she broke 5 records on her own. One of the records she broke was 14 years old!  Rio set new standards in the 9+10 50 free, 50 back, 50 fly, 100 fly and 200IM.  In addition she anchored our freestyle relay coming from behind to place 4th.  Chikashi Nakano smashed the 100 backstroke record for 9+10 boys and Duc Le did the same in the boys 13+14 200IM.  Jacob Biros continued his assault on the UNIS Hanoi record board with new records in the 50 breast and 100 breast.

Flora Hamilton won the high point award for Girls 15+over with a first place in every event she swam.  Jacob Biros also received a trophy placing 3rd overall in the Boys 15+over age group.

Our swimmers were especially tough winning almost all the close races we were part of.  Every swimmer in every race fought to the end resulting in dozens of personal best times.  This was the first meet with preliminaries and finals for our age groupers.  In each of the 50 meter events, the fastest 8 were chosen to race against each other after the initial swim. Swimmers who participated in one or more finals were:  Chikashi Nakano, Rio Nakasuji, Rei Ogasawara, Rory Hamilton, Nam Khanh Truong, Jonathan Katen, Betty Bui-Reilly, Jacob Biros, Flora Hamilton, Linh Trang Do, Gaby Chanen, Mina Dippe, Lily Noda, Nghia Le, Mina Mok, Alexandra Slewka, Gai Ogasawara, Amelie Ogasawara, Duc Le and Ben Josi.  Well done PSC Swimmers!!!

See you at our next and final meet of the year is Saturday, May 25.

MRISA Junior Volleyball Girls

On the fifth of May, 2019 the UNIS Hanoi girls got ready to play SSIS to get into the championship game. As we walked onto the court, we knew we would play hard until the end, no matter the score.

The season began with some uncertainty. We had two returning players Isabella and Jada. Only one was on the MRISA travel team. The rest of the team: Sophia, Michelle, Abi, Beeke, Kiara, Trang, Lily, Elione, Ngoc, Saki, Carolina, Sarah were either completely new or have been playing for just one or two years. At the beginning of the season, we were all individual players. We lost our first game against BVIS in three sets and our second game to HIS in three sets. But losing wasn’t all a bad thing. It encouraged our team to improve and bring ourselves together as a team. As practices and games passed and we neared the MRISA tournaments, we continued to improve.

Throughout the season, our team continued to grow with the help of our amazing Coach Cortney, who worked us hard, up until we left every practice more conditioned than the last. Our team benefited from all the extra sessions we put in over weekends, holidays, and even before school.

Our entire team shakes their heads when we think about our first couple of games and how poorly we played. Luckily, thanks to our wonderful coach and our team’s dedication, we grew individually and as a team and gave everyone at MRISA a run for their money. As we look back and think about our SSIS game, we couldn’t be prouder of how hard and intense our team played against this championship team!

Jada AL-Iesa and Sophia Chagas

Boys Volleyball – MRISA Jr Runners Up!

After an undefeated season in our local HAC tournament, the Middle School Boys Competitive Volleyball team stayed in Hanoi for their season finale MRISA Jr. tournament. Six teams played a round robin for the first two days and on the last day the finals. This year’s team was made up of Captains Segdae Lucardie and Min Yong An who led the team with great spirit and leadership. Our middles Nam van der Wielen, Harald Hogberg and Kiet Nguyen lit up the court with all their blocks and spikes. Our fantastic outside hitters Heedong Cho and Toby Fujii Bennett were consistent throughout the whole season getting hits off the charts. Our reliable Opposites Perry Baek, Hieu Nguyen, Aoi Ito and William Francis all played exceptionally well when it came down to the close moments. Last but not least our Liberos who were amazing, Takao Saito and Minh Khoi Phan were as helpful as always.

Our Phoenix came out strong and took the first match solidly against SSIS in a nearly error-free match of beautiful volleyball.  After winning all the round robin games we were ready for the Finals. Since we finished top of the ladder we went straight to the semi-finals playing ISE Eagles, who were looking very strong. ISE challenged us the entire game but with the strength of our blockers and the skills of our hitters, we moved onto the Finals against SSIS.  In the Finals, our middles contributed to our offense with well-placed hits and strong blocks, our setter Segdae was being tactical the whole game choosing who to set to and when. Minh Khoi was making great receives and setting up attacks.  We lost the first set, but we were able to bounce back in the second set with Min Yong’s incredible serves. We won the the set making it 1-1. It all came down to the last set, both teams tired from the previous sets making every play their best. It went all the way down to the wire unfortunately SSIS got the better of UNIS Hanoi on the day. All the boys were full of pride and exhaustion for playing such a great tournament that we will all remember till the end of our lives.

 

 

Congratulations to the boys for representing UNIS Hanoi proudly. Congratulations to Min Yong and Segdae for making the all tournament team. Thank you to all the players for their commitment and dedication on and off the court with practices, extra workouts, and Saturday open courts, while also managing school work. Thank you to our parents for allowing us to spend so much time developing our game and finally to the crowd for going along on the journey the whole season. There were ups and downs and you were always there for us. A big shout out to all the people who supported the team and dedicated their time towards this volleyball side, Coach Schneider, Coach Richard, Coach Rohan and Coach Momo. And one last special thanks  to Coach Keri who helped us improve our skills as volleyballers and as people. She has taught us the fundamentals and skills that a volleyball player needs to succeed, so from all players of the UNIS Hanoi MRISA boys team we thank you so much. You are a committed, dedicated, passionate coach who loves the sport and leads by example. We are looking forward to coming back next year and winning the title.

Who’s House?
Our House!

Who’s House?
Our House!

Phoenix on three, one, two three Phoenix!

By Segdae Lucardie and Min Yong An.

Turn Up and Support the UNIS Hanoi Phoenix Teams

Do not miss the important sports event coming up! Please join our UNIS Hanoi team on the days at the following locations/events and show your Phoenix spirit:

HAC MS Volleyball Tournament & Festival @ BVIS (Saturday, 11 May)

Saturday Soccer Tournament @ UNIS Hanoi (Saturday, 11 May, 8.15-11.45)

Youth Sport Indoor Athletics Festival @BVIS (Tuesday, 14 May, 14.00-17.30)

HAC MS Badminton Invitational @ HIS (Saturday, 18 May)

Seussical Jr. – ES Musical Production 
Thursday, 16 May, 18.00-19.30
Friday, 17 May,18.00-19.30
Saturday,18 May,15.00-16.30

GO PHOENIX!

Racquet Sports Summer Programme

UNIS Hanoi is pleased to offer a specialised Racquet Sports Summer Programme from 17-18 June. Led by the Tennis Academy staff, these two weeks gives players opportunity to try: tennis, badminton and table tennis, work on their skills and play matches in these sports.

The racquet sports programme caters to all levels of play. Kids that are new to the sport will be introduced to the basic techniques of groundstrokes and underhand shots, overhead strokes and footwork, in order to play half court and full court singles. Doubles rules and positioning will also be introduced. More advanced players will have the opportunity to learn more complex shots and the strategies and tactics of the sports all in a ‘play the game’ based approach. Each day will consist of game situations, technical/tactical coaching, match-play and other fun individual and team games.

For more information and registration please visit Racquets Summer Programme Registration

Turn Up and Support the UNIS Hanoi Phoenix Teams

Do not miss the important sports event coming up! Please join our UNIS Hanoi team on the days at the following locations/events and show your Phoenix spirit:

MRISA Jr. Volleyball @ UNIS Hanoi (2-6 May)

MS Festival Boys & Girls Volleyball @ Concordia International School Hanoi (Tuesday, 7 May, 15.30-18.00)

HAC MS Volleyball Tournament & Festival @ BVIS (Saturday, 11 May)

Saturday Soccer Tournament @ UNIS Hanoi (Saturday, 11 May, 8.15-11.45)

GO PHOENIX!