Coming Soon: MacBeth at UNIS Hanoi


At the beginning of November, UNIS Hanoi will be presenting the great Shakespearean tragedy, MacBeth. Directed by Theatre teacher Kristen Twynam-Perkins this production has a cast and crew of over 50 students from grades 9 – 12. Some of whom will be taking the stage for the first time.

This re-imagining of the tragedy takes us to a depression era carnival ‘freak show’ and explores the control that fate has over MacBeth’s decisions and ambition. MacBeth comes across a trio of witches on his way back to Dunsinane who tell him he will be King, from this point they control and guide all his decisions and actions until his tragic end.

Performances are Thursday November 8 and Friday November 9 at 18.30 and Saturday November 10 at 16.00 in the UNIS Hanoi Centre for the Arts. Tickets are 100,000 and are on sale from Monday, October 22 at the Arts Office or during lunch and after school in front of the old canteen.

Important Co-Curricular Updates

Middle and High School Winter Sports Season

The second sport season of the year is fast approaching!  High School Basketball and Swimming begin on Monday, October 29, and Middle School Soccer begins on Tuesday, November 13.

Students who are interested in HS or MS sports should make their way to the sign-up boards outside the UNIS Hanoi Canteen and register as soon as possible. Be on the lookout for more detailed information from your respective coaches. For those interested in participating in the APAC Swim Team, please contact Mr. Andy Meyers at

Middle School sports are a two-day a week commitment while High School is a three to four-day a week commitment. Our Middle School programmes operate as a no-cut opportunity. Everyone wishing to participate will have the opportunity to practice, improve, and play some competitions.

Good luck to all. GO PHOENIX!


Support UNIS Hanoi at APAC Volleyball and APAC Tennis

A big shout out to our APAC Volleyball and APAC Tennis teams who are attending Tournaments at Seoul Foreign School and Canadian Academy. Check them out on the following live-streams and websites!


UNIS Community Programmes Winter Session 2018

The Community Programmes Winter Session 2018 (26 November 2018 – 2 March 2019) is now available for viewing on the  UNIS Hanoi Website.

All classes and workshops are offered to all members of the Hanoi Community including:

Cooking: French Baking and Pastry, Gourmet French Cooking…
Movement: Zumba Dance for Adult…
Activities for Children: Science Discovery Projects, Book Creator Club…
Swimming classes: We continue offering a wide range of swimming classes for adults and children.
Community Tennis Programme: We are committed to continue the tennis classes for adults and children. Registration is through the online registration form here. Private tennis lesson enquiries can be directed to Mr Nick Firth at:



We will open the link for registration on UNIS Hanoi website from 08:30 on Monday, October 22, 2018 and close the registration at 17:00 on Thursday, October 25,  2018. Please click the COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES REGISTRATION FORM to register.

UNIS Community Programme is a programme of activities in the areas of cooking, movement, language, arts and culture, skill building, sports… that UNIS Hanoi offers to the wider local Hanoi community. UNIS Community Programme has 3 sessions in a school year: Autumn Session (September – November), Winter Session (December – February) and Spring Session (March – May).  Our aim is to provide opportunities for learning and enrichment as well as foster a greater sense of community.


We look forward to your participation.

Junior Tennis Tournament

On Sunday 14 October 2018 five of our Varsity team players took to the courts at Cau Dien in Hanoi for a junior tournament. This was ideal practice for our up-coming APAC event. Players travelled some distances to play in these events and the playing level was very high. Congratulations to our Grades 9-11 players Gai, Serena, Taku, Shern-Ern and Siwan.

Autumn Intrasquad Swim Gala Success

What a lovely day we had on Saturday for our first swim meet of the year! The weather even cooperated; not too hot, not too cold and no lightning. It was a really fine way to start the season.

Swimmers! It was really good to finally see you race. We are already far ahead of last year.  Our swimmers took down 6 UNIS Team records which is very good for the first meet of the year. Nghia Le broke records in the 9+10 50 Breast, 100 Fly and 100IM.  Bill Nguyen broke the 13+14 50 Fly record and new Phoenix swimmers Endric Lotsch and Jacob Biros each broke one.  Endric broke the 9+10 50 Free record and Jacob broke the 15+over 50 Fly record and narrowly missed the 50 free record.  Well done swimmers!

We had well over 300 Personal Best Times with many swimmers having best times in all their events. Almost every swimmer had multiple best times after less than a month of training. Our swimmers are paying attention and working hard. Our coaches are very happy and proud of you!

Our parents were fantastic. It makes a huge difference to the swimmers when the parents are positively involved and actively supporting the team support. Parents, you rocked! The coaching staff sends a huge thank you to all the parents who supported the team. Without your amazing support, we would not have been able to coach and  focus on the swimmers!

Our next meet is the UNIS Hanoi Invitational Meet at the end of the month. We will have about 250 swimmers; some coming from as far away as Singapore to race with us.

Enjoy the photo special of the Swim Meet

Andy Myers
Aquatics Academy Manager

Junior Team Challenge Tennis Tournament

Last Saturday 29th September saw UNIS Hanoi’s first Junior Team Challenge Tennis Tournament. We had 8 & Under playing indoors in the Sports Centre and 11 & Under playing outside on the courts. Both age groups played this great format where players were split into ‘Team Federer’ or ‘Team Nadal’. Everybody had 5 singles matches and two doubles matches. The UNIS Varsity Team were on hand to assist with scoring which meant players could really concentrate on their game.












Big congratulations to all 18 players involved who are already looking forward to the next major UNIS Tennis Academy event, the Peter Goverde memorial tournament on 25th November 2018. Further details and registration will be released soon for this event.

If you are interested in joining these fun events and UNIS Tennis Academy please contact UNIS Tennis Academy Manager – Nick Firth at

UNIS Varsity Tennis Trip to Patana School

On Saturday 15 September 2018 UNIS Varsity Tennis Team travelled on their now annual event trip to Patana School, Bangkok. The idea was was to get some challenging match practice towards APAC 2018. That we did as we played a tri-angular challenge matches against Patana and St Andrews School Bangkok.

Most pleasingly UNIS Hanoi players showed vast improvement from last year with many superb performances resulting in many more match wins. Gai Ogasawara finished the weekend unbeaten in his singles matches. Lots of belief for the team to take forward as we continuing preparations for the APAC Tennis event which is in Japan this year beginning 18 October 2018.

Nick Firth
Tennis Academy Manager

New Basketball Academy Starting at UNIS Hanoi

TLW BASKETBALL ACADEMY – Asia’s Premier Basketball Academy is NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION! 🏀    

**The Academy is offering UNIS Hanoi students a special discounted rate!  

On October 15, the TLW Basketball Academy’s first quarter sessions officially begin at UNIS Hanoi. For beginners, we emphasize active participation in a safe and fun environment and the development of a fundamental base. While for more serious players, we have designed programming to help each athlete discover a new level of skills and to help optimize peak performance.

The students will receive instruction from professional international coaches and players. The Coaching Staff includes Head Coach Predrag Lukic (Head Coach of Thang Long Warriors), Coach Jason Benadretti (NBA Trainer) and players from the Thang Long Warriors.

The Academy is open to boys and girls 18 and under with great player to coach ratio.

Register by October 1 to receive the Early Bird Special:
30% discount (after UNIS Hanoi discounted rate)
Free TLW Jersey
Free TLW T-shirt
Free Basketball (for the first 100 students) 


Junior Team Challenge Tennis Tournament

Please see REGISTER HERE  to join UNIS Tennis Academy up coming Junior Tennis Event. Entry will be closed at 21.00 on Thursday, September 27.

Look forward to your child(s) entry. We will have the high school varsity team on hand to help with scoring in this event.

Some further details are available on the registration form. If you have any questions please contact me at . I look forward to your child’s entry and a successful event.

Nicholas Firth
Tennis Academy Manager

UNIS Varsity Team Geared up for Tennis APAC

Saturday September 15 saw 11 tennis players invited from St Paul’s American School to challenge the UNIS Hanoi Varsity School team. In hot temperatures both teams performed well in a nice friendly, yet competitive atmosphere. As UNIS Hanoi Varsity team prepares for their trips to Patana school and APAC in October, this was a great chance to put their training this season into match action.


UNIS Hanoi came out on top winning losing only 4 of 30 matches played. Players have been asked to reflect on their performances identifying strengths and weaknesses, this will help as we now prepare for the tough-test of going up against players from Patana School in Bangkok next weekend.

If you are interested in playing tennis please contact our Tennis Academy Manager – Nick Firth at

Nick Firth