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.

Team:

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.

Yours,

Nick Firth 

(Tennis Academy Manager)
tennisam@unishanoi.org

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:

ADULT AND CHILDREN SKILLS CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

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: tennisam@unishanoi.org.
  • 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: aquaticsmanager@unishanoi.org 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.

 IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PAYMENTS:

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: https://www.paypal.com/us/smarthelp/contact-us

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. 

GUIDELINE ON HOW TO REGISTER:

  • 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: communityprogrammes@unishanoi.org

EMPOWERING LEARNING FOR THE COMMUNITY BY THE COMMUNITY!

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!

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.

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!

MRISA MS Volleyball Coming to UNIS Hanoi

On May 2-5 UNIS Hanoi will be hosting the 2019 MRISA MS Volleyball Tournament.  Our community will be welcoming athletes and coaches from Hanoi International School (HIS), International School Eastern Seaboard (ISE), International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP), Saigon South International School (SSIS), and Vientiane International School (VIS) to join our UNIS Hanoi athletes to compete for the 2019 MS Volleyball Championships.

These athletic events offer an outstanding opportunity to bring our community together as we show our spirit, school pride and unity. Let’s build on the amazing community support we received for our soccer team during the APAC event we hosted a few weeks ago.  Our teams play throughout the day on Friday, May 3rd, and Saturday May 4th.  On Sunday, May 5th the schedule will be determined by standings from the round robin stages. Check out the schedule and follow all the action at: https://mrisasports.unishanoi.org/

Bring the family out and join us for and exciting atmosphere as our teams compete against top schools in our region.  Go Phoenix!

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:

MS Boys and Girls Volleyball @ CISH (Tuesday 23 April, 15.30-17.30)

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

HS Spring Musical: Shrek The Musical Last show tomorrow Saturday 20 April @ 16:00. Tickets are on sale at 150,000VND each at the entrance.

GO PHOENIX!

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:

APAC Boys Soccer @ UNIS Ha Noi! (10-14 April)

On April 10-14 UNIS Hanoi will be hosting the 2019 APAC Boys’ Soccer Tournament. Our community will be welcoming athletes and coaches from Canadian Academy-Japan, Hong Kong International School-Hong Kong, Seoul Foreign School-Korea, Shanghai American School Pudong-China, and Wester Academy of Beijing-China to join our UNIS Hanoi Phoenix in a high level interscholastic competition.

These athletic events offer an outstanding opportunity to bring our community together as we show our spirit, school pride and unity.  Our team plays at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.  The rest of the tournament schedule will depend on the results from the first five games and will be available on the tournament site https://apacsports.unishanoi.org/.

Bring the family out and join us for the highest level of boys’ high school soccer in the region and enjoy the community atmosphere.

MS Boys and Girls Volleyball vs SPAS @ UNIS Hanoi (Tuesday, 16 April, 16:00 – 17:30)

HS Spring Musical: Shrek The Musical (Thursday & Friday 18-19 April @ 18.30; Saturday 20 April @ 16:00). Tickets are on sale at 150,000VND each, can be purchased at the UNIS HaNoi Centre for the Arts Office or in front of the canteen during lunch.

Aquatics Academy Intrasquad Meet (Saturday 20 April, 8.00-13.00)

GO PHOENIX!

MRISA Sr. Boys & Girls Soccer Tournament

Phnom Penh on April 8-10, 2019

UNIS High School Girls and Boys teams both finished 5th in the tournament, by beating our local rivals Hanoi International School in the 5th+ 6th play-off.

The girls via a 2-0 scoreline and the boys winning a penalty shoot-out after equalising with about 30 seconds before the final whistle!!!

Both UNIS Hanoi teams faced opposition in every game who clearly were older and more experienced footballers, but this did not deter all players giving everything they had, every game.

What a lovely group of students it was for Coach Tate, Coach Nguyen and Mr Jackson (deputising for Coach Rey – whom the boys expressed their gratitude to him) to work with, over a tiring but thoroughly enjoyable 3 days.  Not only were students behaviour exemplary on the pitch but off it as well, with many a compliment from the parents of homestays. As the International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) quoted, “Always a pleasure dealing with UNIS Hanoi teams”.

The pictures below encapsulate the balance between the fun that was had, but also the pride in representing UNIS Hanoi and trying to win by playing good football.

Finally, all students and caches concerned wish our UNIS Hanoi APAC Soccer boys and girls teams the very best of luck in their tournaments.

Go Phoenix!

Turn Up and Support 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:

APAC Boys Soccer @ UNIS Ha Noi! (10-14 April)

On April 10-14 UNIS Hanoi will be hosting the 2019 APAC Boys’ Soccer Tournament. Our community will be welcoming athletes and coaches from Canadian Academy-Japan, Hong Kong International School-Hong Kong, Seoul Foreign School-Korea, Shanghai American School Pudong-China, and Wester Academy of Beijing-China to join our UNIS Hanoi Phoenix in a high level interscholastic competition.

These athletic events offer an outstanding opportunity to bring our community together as we show our spirit, school pride and unity.  Our team plays at 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. on Thursday; 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  on Friday; and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.  The rest of the tournament schedule will depend on the results from the first five games and will be available on the tournament site https://apacsports.unishanoi.org/.

Bring the family out and join us for the highest level of boys’ high school soccer in the region and enjoy the community atmosphere.

Youth Sport Indoor Tag Rugby Festival @ BIS (Thursday, 11 April, 14:00 – 17:30 )

GO PHOENIX!

MS Production: Homework Eats Dogs And Other Woeful Tales by Alan Haehnel

Last chance to see ‘Homework Eats Dogs And Other Woeful Tales by Alan Haehnel‘ tomorrow Saturday, March 23 at 15.00

You can your tickets at the door, 80k/each.

This year, we are going digital and haven’t used banners since this production is a low-waste production, following the SDGs. We have been recycling all the props and using recycled paper as posters, not creating new plastic banners, and are using handstamps instead of paper tickets.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Turn Up and Support 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:

MS Spring Production – Homework Eats Dogs And Other Woeful Tales by Alan Haehnel! (Saturday, 23 March, 15.00-16.30)

March Madness Swim Gala (Saturday, 23 March, 8.00-12.00 )

HAC Varsity Soccer Cup @ SPAS (Saturday, 23 March)

Varsity Boys Soccer @ PVF U16 (Saturday, 23 March)

JV Girls Soccer vs BIS @ UNIS Hanoi (Monday, 25 March, 16.00-17.30)

MS Spring Concert (Monday, 25 March, 18.00-19.00)

MS Boys and Girls Volleyball vs HIS @ UNIS Hanoi (Tuesday, 26 March, 16.00-17.30)

HS Spring Concert (Tuesday, 26 March, 18.00-19.30)

Varsity Boys Soccer vs BIS @ UNIS Hanoi (Wednesday, 27 March, 16.00-17.30)

MS Boys and Girls Volleyball vs BIS @BIS (Thursday, 28 March, 15.30-17.30)

MS Festival Boys Volleyball vs BVIS @ UNIS Hanoi (Thursday, 28 March, 16.00-17.30)

Varsity Girls Soccer vs Hanoi Phui Ladies @ UNIS Hanoi (Friday, 29 March, 16.00-17.30)

 

GO PHOENIX!

MS Production: Homework Eats Dogs And Other Woeful Tales by Alan Haehnel

The tickets are now on sale for the middle school play, Homework Eats Dogs And Other Woeful Tales by Alan Haehnel!

This year, we are going digital and haven’t used banners since this production is a low-waste production, following the SDGs. We have been recycling all the props and using recycled paper as posters, not creating new plastic banners, and are using handstamps instead of paper tickets.

You can get the tickets by going to the canteen during lunch time (12:35-1:05) or the arts office or at the door. The tickets will be 80k/each.

The show will be performed on Friday, March 22nd at 6pm, and on Saturday, March 23rd at 3pm.

If you have any questions, you can email Ms. Loo or Ms. Kaufman.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!