Co-Curricular Programme 2020-21

The Co-Curricular Activities Department is looking forward to delivering an inclusive and engaging set of offerings in the coming academic year. Our plan is to maintain core programmes, while simultaneously ensuring we are responsive to any impact of COVID-19.  

Our plan is based on the following levels: 

  • LEVEL 1 – Campus closed. Virtual options may be provided (Based on Government regulations)
  • LEVEL 2 – Campus open to UNIS Hanoi students only (Based on Government regulations)
  • LEVEL 3 – Campus open: Local travel – Hanoi only  (No Domestic or International travel)
  • LEVEL 4 – Campus open: Travel and exchanges within Vietnam (No International travel)
  • LEVEL 5 – Campus open: Normal travel (e.g. APAC/MRISA) (International travel permitted) 


Co-Curricular Activity Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 – 5
ASAs Online programme
(Differs from on-campus

Regular programme.

Sport Teams, Performing Arts Groups, Academic Competitions, Festivals, MUN

(Sports and Arts on offer will follow our regular programme)

Some programmes may continue virtually depending on feasibility, availability of a virtual culminating event and/or change in focus on process over product.  Run internally with UNIS students only. For Example: Intramural league. 

Regular programme with culminating events adjusted according to level. 

LEVEL 3 – Event/tournament with local Hanoi schools.  

LEVEL 4 – Event/tournament with schools in Vietnam. 


UNIS Music Academy (UMA)

Lessons continued via Zoom sessions.

Regular programme

UNIS Aquatics Academy (UAA) and UNIS Tennis Academy (UTA) Campus closed – No programme Regular programme and run internally with UNIS students only. Swim meets and tennis tournaments will follow the same process as “sports teams” above. 
External Partner Academies (BFS Football, TLW Basketball) Campus closed – No programme.

Regular programme

 Be ready to get involved in an exciting co-curricular programme and pursue your passions outside of the school day. To kick off the year there will be opportunities in: Visual and Performing Arts, Academic Pursuits, Technology, Sports and Movement, and Social/Cultural interests. Be on the lookout for more details coming in August.

Talented Students Recognized at Virtual Co-curricular Awards Ceremony

Yesterday, UNIS Hanoi came online together to celebrate the remarkable achievements of its secondary school sports stars, artistes and student leaders. The Virtual Co-curricular Awards Ceremony was an opportunity for the community to honor all co-curricular groups as well as recognize some stand-out individual accomplishments.  

Director of Activities, Tarique Al-Iesa said, “Our students’ talents are as diverse as our student body. Every individual who’s signed up and participated in an activity, committed to the necessary training, practice and prep work and gone out on the field, court or stage to perform deserves a round of applause.”

As is tradition, coaches and directors nominated individuals that had shown exceptional dedication, commitment and success to their chosen sport or activity throughout the school year. 

Watch the Ceremony again!

If you missed the premiere of the Awards Ceremony, don’t worry! You can watch it again here.

High School Sports Awards

The winners are: 

Male Junior Varsity Athlete of the Year: Iestyn Rusinow

Female Junior Varsity Athlete of the Year: Mia Kritenbrink

Male Varsity Athlete of the Year: Shay Smith

Female Varsity Athlete of the Year: Co May Nguyen

Male High School Ambassador: Richard Dang

Female High School Ambassador: Josefine Schmitz


High School Arts Awards

The winners are: 

Thespian of the Year: Bailey Shelley

Musical Artist of the Year: Bao Chau Nguyen

Commitment to the Arts: Merel van Tienen

Excellence in Arts: My Anh Truong


Middle School Sports Awards

The winners are: 

Middle School Male Athlete of the Year: Segdae Lucardie

Middle School Female Athlete of the Year:Jada Al-Iesa

Male Middle School Ambassador: Oliver Pollack

Female Middle School Ambassador: Sophia Chagas



Most Valuable Player Award Winners

Varsity Girls Volleyball: Frances Phan

JV Girls Volleyball: Tey (Tue Chan) Le

Varsity Boys Volleyball: Richard Dang

JV Boys Volleyball: Lam Nguyen

Varsity Tennis: Nguyen Dao

Varsity Girls Swimming: Flora Hamilton

Varsity Boys Swimming: Jan (Honza) Krubner

Varsity Girls Basketball: Co May Nguyen

JV Girls Basketball: Audrey Hanson

Varsity Boys Basketball: Malik Sy

JV Boys Basketball: Iestyn Rusinow


Player’s Choice Award Winners

Varsity Girls Volleyball: Co May Nguyen

JV Girls Volleyball: Mia Kritenbrink

Varsity Boys Volleyball: Richard Dang

JV Boys Volleyball: Gia Khang Vo


Varsity Girls Swimming: Flora Hamilton

Varsity Boys Swimming: Jan (Honza) Krubner


Varsity Girls Basketball: Co May Nguyen

JV Girls Basketball: Trang Pham

Varsity Boys Basketball: Zaid Zeidan

JV Boys Basketball: Junho Hwang


MS Coach’s Choice Medal Winners

Girls Basketball: 

Jada AL-Iesa, Victoria Kim, Mikkeline Lundsby, Giulia Landini, Svea Schmidt, Melissa Teo

Boys Basketball: 

Segdae Lucardie, Clemens Schmitz, Duc Vinh Nghiem, Sai Radu

Girls Soccer: 

Sophia Chagas, Nathalie Rowe, Polly Ward, Harley Dore, Robin van Tienen, Emily Dinh

Boys Soccer:

Ségdae Lucardie, Will Francis, Thoma Bigot, Alinghi Song, Duc Vinh Nghiem, Clemens Schmitz


MUN Recognition

Recognition of MUN Leadership team:

Da Hyun Yu: In recognition of your leadership including your presence as a reliable guiding force throughout 2019-2020.

Ji U Jeong: In recognition of your organisational skills, specifically your management of the administration & hospitality for our two UNIS MUN conferences.

Harrison Wallace: In recognition of your embodiment of UNIS MUN core principles including your role as Secretary General for UNIS MUN 2020.

Seokhee (John) Yoon: In recognition of your affability & team building specifically with regard to the development of UNIS MUN Delegates.

Bao Chau Nguyen: In recognition of your dedication including your role as President of the Security Council at THIMUN 2019.

Binh Vu: In recognition of your commitment to raising the profile of UNIS MUN including your design of the UNIS MUN homepage & weekly TinTuc articles throughout 2019-2020.  

Ho Lun (Felix) Shum: In recognition of human resource management skills including your training & development of UNIS MUN Presidents & Chairs.  

Long Tran: In recognition of your interpersonal skills towards the development of a professional team of UNIS MUN Delegation Ambassadors.    


Recognition of Ambassadors and Special Delegate 

Duc Anh Nguyen Phu: In recognition of your leadership & professionalism as a UNIS MUN Delegation Ambassador at ISPP MUN.

Thanh An Nguyen: In recognition of your leadership & professionalism as a UNIS MUN Delegation Ambassador at ISPP MUN.

Heedong Cho: In recognition of your outstanding lobbying & debating skills as a UNIS MUN Delegate at ISPP MUN.

Jeongha Kim: In recognition of your leadership & professionalism as a UNIS MUN Delegation Ambassador at THIMUN.


Performing Arts Recognition

Concert Band 

To the seniors – Yoo Chan Ko, Roy Lee, Jiyoon Kang, and Hye Min Lim In recognition of their dedication to leaving the Band Program at UNIS better than how they found it.

Harry Chowdhry, Ben Knaggs, and Ambrose Phelps In recognition of their stellar attendance, being dependable members of the Band, and always being ready to contribute at a high level. 


APAC Band 

Sophie KimIn recognition of her ability to lead by example with consistently strong and excellent playing that makes the whole group better

Thanh Nguyen In recognition of his drive and dedication to make himself a better musician


HS Mekong Delta 

Jinha OhIn recognition of her focus and attention to detail in rehearsal and performance 


APAC Choir

Chinh Mai In recognition for his dedication, expertise and leadership in his role as a Tenor in APAC choir. 

Da Hyun Yu In recognition of your dedication to APAC choir and your leadership in the Soprano and Alto sections.

Sung EunIn recognition for your resilience and commitment to the group as a reliable support for your peers. 



Jeremy Smith In recognition for his tireless work on the technical aspects of production, training other students and keeping it all running smoothly.

Gaby Chanen In recognition of her outstanding commitment to role and consistent demonstration of creative process.

Elena McCullough In recognition of her outstanding commitment to role and consistent demonstration of creative process.

Matthew Wood In recognition of his outstanding commitment to physical characterisation.

Solene Shelley In recognition of her focus and reactions when not having a lot to say. And her innate comic timing.

Frances Phan In recognition of her focus and reactions when not having a lot to say. And her innate comic timing.


Senate Recognition

To the HS Senate Officers – Hye Min Lim, Dao Nguyen, Harrison Wallace, Jeremy Smith and Eileen Kang – you are recognized and gratefully thanked for your leadership, initiative, organization and work in improving the HS Senate throughout the year and your ongoing efforts to engage with students and maintain Senate operations during Distance Learning. 

To the HS Senate Events Committee – Shaivee Sharma, Jae Hee Jung, Huy Nguyen, Woochang Jung, Bao Chau Nguyen, Daniel Jung, Lenard El-Hage and Minh Thien Mai – thank you for your efforts in organizing and running exciting student-centered activities that help raise school spirit throughout the year.

To the HS Senate Student Representatives Committee – Oskar Stenman, Sarah Anthony, Binh Vu, Eddie Lee, Hong Hai Tran, Long Tran, Johnny Ngo and Holly Seo – thank you for your efforts in creating opportunities for all students to have their voices heard through town hall meetings, HS assemblies and other outreach programmes.




Co-Curricular Talents Celebrated at Virtual Awards Event

The ban on large gatherings did not deter the Activities Office from organizing an event to celebrate the talented students involved in the co-curricular programme. Instead of the traditional annual banquet and awards night that’s hosted by the Boosters, the Activities Office has produced a virtual awards ceremony that will be live-streamed via YouTube on Thursday May 21 at 19:00. The ceremony will recognize athletes, musical and theatre artists as well as student leaders. 

Personalized invitations to the event were sent to hundreds of students, parents, coaches and supporters earlier today (Friday May 15). 

Organize a Watch Party!

To make the event extra special, why not gather a small group of friends and family members to watch the show together, cheering on the award winners as it happens? 

Save the Link

The Virtual Co-Curricular Awards Ceremony will be live-streamed via UNIS Hanoi’s Co-Curricular YouTube channel. 

Save this link:

Award winners can collect their trophies and certificates from the Activities Office on Friday May 22. 

See you at 19:00 on Thursday!

Sign-Up for ASAs Now Open!

Registration for Virtual After School Activities (ASAs) has opened. Students from Kindergarten right through to High School have a range of activities to choose from. Activities are free and start from 3.30pm for one hour via Zoom. 

“We’ve designed bespoke activities that will be age-appropriate and engaging, but will be the least likely to require adult supervision and support, thus easing the burden on parents” said UNIS Hanoi’s Director of Activities, Tarique AlIesa. 

The ASA’s will commence on Monday April 27. To register, please follow the instructions sent via email on Thursday April 16 from the UNIS Co-curricular Activities Office. Login to CHQ to read the activity available for your child, the full activity description, the day of the week the class runs, the class size limit and name of instructor. Registration ends on Wednesday April 22.

Snapshot of ASAs for the Elementary School
(please log in to CHQ for full details)

Word Warriors (K2 – G3)
Word Warriors is an exciting word club for students, which helps expand vocabulary and improve both spelling and dictionary use. Children will be challenged with a lot of word games, puzzles, crosswords and quizzes.

Mind Mapping for Children (K2-G1)
A mind map is a graphic organizer or diagram that is used to visually outline information. It’s like a large web where a central word or idea branches out into related subjects. The ideas are listed out and connect to one another. This makes it easy to see how concepts are related to get a better understanding of the subject. Using words, pictures, and diagrams help to organize your thoughts which in turn helps you follow your train of thought when you come back to study further.  

Cool Science (K2-G1)
Learn interesting science facts by experimenting with different materials that react in surprising ways. Your child will find a lot of experiments can be done using simple ingredients. The materials we use to perform experiments are simple, safe and perfect for young kids.

If you love solving problems using your mathematical, scientific, technology, engineering knowledge and skill, come and join our STEAM club where you’re free to come with your ideas. It’s all about making and building models!

STEAM Kid Club (K2-G2)
STEAM is an amazing club which offers kid-friendly and hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math activities using materials you probably have lying around the house. Don’t worry if you have never made it before and what is more important, you do not need to prepare anything special.

Fun Science Experiments (G1-3)
Students will have the chance to learn interesting science facts by experimenting with different materials that react in surprising ways. With materials easily found at home like water, vinegar, ice-cream, baking soda… our science projects hope to  help students acquire new ways of understanding the world.

Fun Origami (G2-G3)
Origami is a popular form of art. With no requirement for too many materials, origami helps develop eye hand coordination as well as improve patience and sequencing skills. It can also be very relaxing and creative.

Show and Tell (K2-G2)
Show and tell (or show and share) is a wonderful introduction to public speaking as children are often given the option of speaking about a topic they know well and are interested in. Speaking about something you love always makes you love it even more!
When you are asked to help your child prepare a show and tell, remember the positive impact it can have on his or her confidence and communication skills!

Challenging Capers (K1-G5)
Each week there will be a range of challenges for the students. This will include quizzes, scavenger hunts, talent shows, folding clothes and more. It will be a lot of fun and remember…points mean prizes!

Making little doll house (G3-G5)
Have you ever had a chance to use a needle to sew some cute things? Now is your chance! The big project we will do together is making a little doll house. We will make a stuff doll, and a collection of clothes and jewelry for your lovely doll. To join our club, please make sure you have some pieces of felt or fabric, needle with thread which you are able to work on, fabric scissors and your patience!

Story time (K1-K2)
A purely relaxing story time your children need after a hard-working day. There will be some fun activities to follow with the story. A promise of fun, relax, no-pressure time ahead….

Reading club (G2-G3)
Books are the most nutritious meal for humans. Only by reading more and more, can kids be promoted to establish reading habits. Also, reading not only enriches our second knowledge but also in the academy. So, reading club will be a special chance for kids to learn reading comprehension and to be more confident in a variety of skills such as reading aloud,  fluency, sharing and reflecting.

Learn to Juggle/Ball Games (G4-G5)
This will be fun based activity exercising fundamental core skills mainly co-ordination. Lots of different activities using balls for instance; target throwing, throwing and catching, You will need 3 tennis type sized balls. All exercises will be based indoors

Be More Sustainable By Doing It Yourself! (G5-G7)
So you care about the environment and you want to live more sustainably, but you just don’t have the time? Well, one of the advantages of distance learning is you have more time at home to explore and experience doing things for yourself. In this ASA we will explore how we can make household products ourselves instead of buying them in wasteful plastic packaging.

These will include learning to:

  • Make compost bins
  • Make homemade yoghurt and cheese
  • Make homemade soap and other toiletries and more…

Fun Yoga for kids (G1-G3)
Virtual Fun Yoga for Kids provides students with opportunities to discover their own body and help them to relieve stress after a long, hard-working day with distance learning. Fun Yoga for Kids develops students’ self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. We value cooperation and compassion and yoga is a great gift to give our children. Students will need to have a Yoga mat for this activity.

Music and Movement (K2-G2)
Virtual Music and Movement provides students with opportunities to discover their own body and help them to relieve stress after a long, hard-working day with distance learning. Students can have fun while listening to music and doing some brain break, being away from the screen.

Snapshot of ASAs for the Middle School and High School
(please log in to CHQ for full details)

Sporcle Trivia Challenge (G6-G12)
This 5-week trivia challenge will cover topics from Sports, History, Geography, etc. Each week points will be accumulated to crown an ultimate champion after 5 weeks.

APAC Tennis Pre-Season (G8-G12)
For any players having desire to play APAC Tennis Season next year this will serve as a headstart to that. Learn about the overview of the season structure plus many activities that can still be done at home in preparation

Preseason “Prehab” Exercises (G6-G12)
This 5-week programme will focus on exercises and stretches used to prevent common injuries in sport. New joint, body parts, and injuries will be discussed each week to give student-athletes information and confidence leading up to their next sport season. All exercises and stretches will be easy to complete at home.

Sustainable By Doing It Yourself! (G5-G7)
So you care about the environment and you want to live more sustainably, but you just don’t have the time? Well, one of the advantages of distance learning is you have more time at home to explore and experience doing things for yourself. In this ASA we will explore how we can make household products ourselves instead of buying them in wasteful plastic packaging. These will include learning to make compost bins, homemade yoghurt and cheese, homemade soap and other toiletries to name a few…

Bootcamp (G9-G12)
Need help being motivated to workout. Join me as we cycle through exercises to get our heartbeat going and our bodies moving. All levels welcome and no equipment is needed.


Virtual After School Activities Coming Soon!

Students from Kindergarten right up to High School will soon get the chance to sign up for After School Activities (ASA) once again! From Monday April 27th, multiple ASA’s will go online for a period of five weeks, giving students the chance to get engaged in purposeful activities once their school day ends. These one hour sessions, starting from 15.30, offer students the chance to have fun and connect with their friends. 

UNIS Hanoi’s Director of Activities, Tarique Al-Iesa said, “Every activity we offer will be fun based and aims to give students the opportunity to investigate areas of potential interest, improve skill sets and interact with like-minded individuals outside of their immediate peer group.”

All classes will be free of charge. “On April 16th, my team will communicate the full list of offerings” revealed Tarique. “Registration will open from April 17 to April 22 through the normal CHQ platform.”

Watch this space!

Community Programmes Spring Session 2020

Please note that due to the disruption caused by the COVID – 19 outbreak, the registration for the Community Programme Spring Session 2020  will be postponed until further notice.

We will be providing further updates as we have more information. Thank you very much for your continued support and understanding as we work together to keep our community safe.

Middle and High School Spring Sports Season

The third and final sport season of the year kicks off shortly after we return from Tet Holiday. High School soccer and badminton begin on Monday, February 10, and Middle School volleyball begins on Tuesday, March 3.

Students who are interested in HS or MS sports should make their way to the sign-up boards outside the UNIS Hanoi cafeteria and register as soon as possible.  Be on the lookout for more detailed information from your respective coaches.

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!

2019 JV Girls Volleyball Placed Third at MRISA

The 2019 season for the UNIS girls JV tournament was full of new relationships, team spirit, and successes. This year’s team consisted of co-captain My Nguyen, co-captain Mia Kritenbrink, Victoria Moro de Mendoza, Kitty Tran, Didi Bullard, Elaine Dang, Tey Le, Sarah Anthony, Isabella Brazil, Ngoc Nguyen, Hari Jang, Trang Pham, Carmen Cortizas, and Abigael Goosey. The team first participated in and won first place in the local HAC tournament hosted at Concordia International School Hanoi. Then, we traveled to Saigon South International School in Ho Chi Minh City for the final MRISA tournament. After three days of fantastic volleyball with five other teams, we received third place. 

The level of play in MRISA was considerably higher than in previous games our girls had faced, with all of the other teams participating being those at the varsity level. Despite the difference in age, we persevered and demonstrated amazingly positive attitudes in every game, showing a determination to never give up no matter the score. An honorable mention from the tournament must go to the three pairs of colorful socks, one for each day, that were worn by the travel team to boost team spirit. Featuring hot dogs on the first day, popsicles on the second, and avocados for the third, these socks were just one of the ways that our team made an effort to foster a family atmosphere, which showed in the way that we played and really banded together as a team. Our amazing back row players produced incredible “3-point” passes, our setters set beautifully for our hitters, and our spikers absolutely killed it! There were only words of encouragement spoken on the court, and in a sport that is as mentally exhausting as volleyball, supportive teammates are key to success. 

It’s safe to say that our team has made incredible progress throughout this season in terms of individual skills and working together as a team. As co-captains, we are extremely proud of our awesome team for how far we’ve come from the group of mostly uneasy strangers to the highly functioning volleyball machine that we’ve become. All the hard work and effort that we’ve put in, ranging from extra morning practices to planning outfits on game days, definitely paid off, and the memories from this season will be ones that we will keep forever. We’re going to miss being with these energetic, goofy, yet powerful players. It was an honor to be a part of this team! 

Mia Kritenbrink and My Nguyen

Peter Goverde Tennis Tournament 2019

Calling on All Tennis Players!!

The 12th Annual Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament – Sunday November 24, 2019

If you’re a tennis player, you don’t want to miss out!!  The UNIS Tennis Courts will be full of tennis enthusiasts on Sunday, November 24 as players from the UNIS community gather to remember a former staff member, Mr. Peter Goverde. Peter brought the passion of tennis to the students of UNIS Hanoi and loved to play the game of tennis with everyone and anyone!  He is missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him and this event is held in his memory.

The 2019 Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament will be divided into 2 portions:

  • Morning Session (08:00–13:00) for students
  • Afternoon Session (14:00–17:00) for adults

All play will be doubles (subject to numbers).

If there are heavy rains on Sunday morning, the tournament will be rescheduled.

The format and further details will be given closer to the event.  Students will play in 3 separate divisions:

  • K.2 – GR.2 – 8:00 – 9:00
  • GR.3 – GR.6 – 8:30 – 10:30
  • GR.7 – Gr.12 – 11:00 – 13:00

All student and adult players will enter individually and be paired with a variety of different players throughout the day in doubles.

You can register by going to Peter Goverde Tournament Registration

There is no entry fee for this event. Closing date for registration is end of the day on Wednesday, November 20 2019.

This tournament is open for UNIS community and the wider Hanoi community.

We look forward to your participation and an enjoyable day of tennis!

UNIS Hanoi APAC Tennis Varsity

On Wednesday 23rd October 2019 the UNIS varsity tennis team headed to the hosts Seoul Foreign School, Seoul, Korea to compete in the 2019 APAC tournament. This year 6 schools participated: SFS, HKIS, SSPD, ISB and Brent. The matches were played at the school campus but at three different sites, making use of the British School there too.

The teams consisted of 5 boys, 5 girls. 2 of each gender played singles, a girls and boys doubles and finally a mixed doubles. The format began with team round-robin where every school played against one another. The scoring was first to 8 games with sudden death deuces (at deuce nextpoint wins).

UNIS Hanoi started with a match against HKIS (Hong Kong). With it being first match it was a battle against opponent and nerves! We lost 0-7, some close 6-8 loses meant we were unlucky to not pick up some wins. Next we played the hosts SFS (Korea). Their home advantage told and both on their boys and girls sides were very strong. We lost this one 0-7. Our remaining match on day one was against another tough school ISB (Bejing) matches were at times close and long; but ultimately a 0-7 loss in this one.

Day 2 was an early start with another packed day of matches. We started with a match against Brent (Philippines). We were just unable to pick up the team win on this one losing 2-5, wins came from Dao and our boys doubles. Last up was SASPX (Shanghai) . We lost this match 0-7. This match completed the six school round-robin and then depending on your placings the first two days was where you were seeded as we went into the individual competition.

Final day (3) and by now everyone is playing their respective individual event. Nguyen Dao had our highest individual placing just missing out on a medal coming 5th, with the singles 2 players joining the draw as well he finished 5th out of 12 . He was in fact very close to making the final had some key points gone better his way – he had match points against the runner-up. Big credit to Shern-Ern and ShinYoung who both managed to reverse loses against players in the knock-out rounds respectively. 

Ultimately the competition was extremely good and it’s good to be aware of the level and standards we wish to aspire too.

The finals produced excellent tennis to watch, girls event and boys event was won by  SFS. Overall fantastic event well organised by the host school SFS. Great experience for our players. We say thank you to our now ineligible Grade 12’s next year who move on with our best wishes. Nguyen Dao and ShinYoung Kim have competed in 4 APAC Tennis Championships for UNIS so fantastic credit to them. Big thanks to Taku Shiwa and Mayu Mori who also take their next steps from high school after this year.  Some of our players now have 2/3 yrs experience so that will hold us in good stead. We know we have to practice more often and play more matches so hopefully that’s something we can commit to all year round now.


Boys Singles 1 – Nguyen Dao                                 Girls Singles 1 – Shernern Wang

Boys Singles 2 – Sohan D’Silva                               Girls Singles 2 – ShinYoung Kim

Boys Doubles – Taku Shiwa/Min Yong An               Girls Doubles – Mayu Mori/Marigrace Bishop

Mixed Doubles – Miki Takeshi/Do Hun An

Should you be interested in trying out for the APAC team (Grade 9-12) or interested in playing/starting tennis please contact me. We have elementary, middle and high school tennis sessions running throughout the week with additionally an adult community programme.


Nick Firth 

(Tennis Academy Manager)

Community Programme Winter Session 2019

Make Winter your active season by joining the UNIS Hanoi Community Programme!

The Community Programme Winter Session 2019 (November 25 – February 29) is now available for viewing on the UNIS Hanoi Website.

In this session, we continue to offer a wide-range of classes, workshops and activity options designed for both adults and students of all ages. Please carefully read the highlight information about the Winter Session 2019 as below:


Classes for the Community by the Community! Offerings are open to wider Hanoi community and range from cooking classes to fun science and language classes! Available options for both adults and children.

Check out all the interesting and new courses in this session:

  • Skill Building: Kickboxing, Cardboard Challenge.…
  • Movement: Ballet Fit, Swing Dancing…
  • Tennis classes: We are committed to offer a diverse selection of tennis classes for both adults and children at different levels. You can view all tennis classes on offer on our website hereSign up: 09:00 October 21 – 17:00 October 28. If you would like private tennis lesson, please send an email to Mr Nick Firth at:
  • Swimming classes: We continue offering a wide range of swimming classes for adults and children. Please visit the websitefor more information. In this session, for Community Swim Lessons (School of Fish) and Community Swim Club (HSC), current participants will automatically retain their swimming level in their current class and that there is no need for reassessment. New participants joining the Winter Session must contact the Aquatics Manager, Mr Martin Hamilton at: for an individual assessment. Sign up: 09:00 October 21 – 17:00 October 28.
  • Saturday Youth Sports: In the Winter Season, Saturday Youth Sports will offer Soccer and Floor Hockey. (The Spring Season will offer Basketball and Tag-Rugby). For full details see the website.Sign up: 09:00 October 21 – 17:00 October 28.


Payment for Community Programmes is required online during the registration process. You can pay the registration fees using PayPal/Debit/Credit Cards. PAY AS YOU SIGN-UP.

  1. The PayPal Gateway allows for payment via PayPal or valid credit/debit card.
  2. Make sure billing address entered matches the address of the credit/debit card.
  3. Any issues with the PayPal payment gateway should be dealt directly with PayPal at:

IN ALL CASES payment deadlines must be respected to ensure your space. Final confirmation of your place in any activity will come only after the payment has been made and received by UNIS Hanoi.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: Please note that once you have paid for an activity your spot is confirmed and your status will be marked as “Enrolled”. If you decide to cancel you will be refunded 50% and expect the refund within 10 working days. This refund will only be available if cancellation is informed and made within 24 hours of the first lesson. No refunds will be granted after this time. 


  • Please note that we use new sign-up system for the above programmes – now via VERACROSS system and you will be required to go through a login process.
  • For sign up instructions, click HERE.
  • Please read the Q&A carefully before registering and making payment:
  • COMMUNITY PROGRAMME CATALOGUE AND REGISTRATION. Sign-up will open at 09:00 October 21 – 17:00 October 28 and is on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

 Questions: Contact Ha Thien Ha:


We hope to welcome many of you in the Winter session!

UNIS MUN- A Busy Week

This Thursday is a very busy week for both delegates and student officers.

The ISPP delegates are preparing for their departure next week on October 24. They are finalizing their resolutions, opening speeches, and getting their game faces on.

As for non-traveling delegates, they are starting opening speeches and finishing resolutions to prepare for the October Conference on Tuesday, October 29.

The admins are also getting busy with preparing and organizing materials for the October conference.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us through the UNIS MUN Facebook Page.

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!


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

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.

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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.

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)