Thank you!

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the parents who were able to come to the open classrooms today and yesterday.  The children were very excited and proud to share their learning with you.

Lock down drill

On Tuesday afternoon UNIS will have a lockdown drill.  K2D children are prepared for this drill. We have discussed and practised for what will happen in class.  Please see the message from our Head of School, Jane McGee, below.

Dear Parents,

Health and Safety is one of our highest priorities at UNIS Hanoi. On Tuesday, March 19th at 2:30 pm, the school will be conducting a lockdown drill on campus. This is an announced drill and all staff and students have been informed and trained on what to expect during a lockdown drill. A lockdown drill is one of the emergency preparedness standards required for our CIS accreditation. The drill will be conducted in the same manner as our regular evacuation drills. Our hope is that we never have an actual need to go into lockdown mode. However, if this unlikely event occurs, please be assured that UNIS Hanoi is prepared to deal with it appropriately.

Your child may come home with questions or concerns about this drill.  Some key messages that you may wish to reinforce with your child are –


  • That we should always listen to an authority figure for safety information
  • Practice means being prepared – knowing what to do keeps us as safe as possible
  • This is a ‘just-in-case’ plan – it’s like wearing a helmet when we ride our bikes. We wear helmets and knee pads when we skateboard. We don’t expect to fall, but if we do, we’ll be protected. Then we don’t have to worry. We can just ride our bikes and boards and not even think about falling, because we have the situation covered.

All guests on campus will be required to participate in the drill. If you are visiting that day, please be prepared to follow instructions or move to an area where you are inside and out of view. The gates to the campus will be closed so we ask for your understanding if you arrive during the drill and are asked to wait outside.

Mystery Readers

Thank you to Huyen, Katie’s mum, for being this week’s mystery reader.  The class enjoyed listening to her read a story in Vietnamese about a clever frog.  We had some very clever translators to help the non-Vietnamese speaking class members understand the story.

K2D children enjoying some choice time at the end of a busy day.


  • Thursday 28 March is K2D’s Assembly performance. As mentioned in previous blogs, it will focus on Teaspoons of Change. If you have examples of ways your family is caring for the environment at home, I would love you to share them with me via email. I would especially love short videos. Thank you to the families who have already shared videos.
  • Spring Break begins on Friday 29 March.  Children return to school on Monday 8 April.

I look forward to seeing you at this weekend’s Spring Fair.


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