Grades 4 and 5 Music Concert – March 12

Dear Grades 4 and 5 Parents, 

The Grades 4 and 5 Music Concert is on Thursday, March 12th at 9:00. The students are excited to share with their parents and the UNIS Hanoi community some of the wonderful music that they have been creating in their classes. 

On the morning of the concert, please send your child to their homeroom class as normal wearing their concert clothes (please bring a change of clothes for after the concert). Following student drop off, parents may proceed to the Centre for the Arts foyer where tea and coffee will be provided. Doors will open for seating in the theatre at 8:50. 

Concert Attire for Grade 5 Students:

  • Formal black dress pants or black leggings 
  • No skirts please (students will be playing instruments sitting on the ground cross-legged) 
  • White UNIS concert shirts (that can be purchased at the school shop in the Sports Centre) 
  • Black shoes (no markings, please)
  • Black socks

Concert Attire for Grade 4 Students:

  • Formal black dress pants or black leggings 
  • No skirts please (students will be playing instruments sitting on the ground cross-legged) 
  • Blue UNIS concert shirts (that can be purchased at the school shop in the Sports Centre) 
  • Black shoes (no markings, please)
  • Black socks

Concert Duration:  9:00 – 10:30

Dress Rehearsal: 

We will have a full Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, March 10th. We request that your child comes to school wearing their concert clothes and brings a change of clothes to change into following the dress rehearsal. Concert clothes will be sent back home on Tuesday and should be worn to school again on Thursday, March 12th for the Parent Concert.

We look forward to seeing you at the concert. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you so much for your support.

Warm regards, 

The ES Music Team

Tết is just around the corner!

Tết or VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR marks the biggest and most significant festival in Vietnamese culture. It is an occasion for the Vietnamese people to show their respect to their parents, ancestors as well as welcoming the New Year with the entire family members. According to the Lunar Calendar, 2020 New Year’s Day falls on Saturday, January 25th. This year is the year of the RAT.

During this week, all students from ECC up to Grade 5 in Vietnamese class have been so busy making Banh Chung – Vietnamese sticky rice cake for Tet. It is a wonderful learning experience for our UNIS Hanoi students to explore the tradition of the host country.

At UNIS Hanoi, the Elementary students will have Tết assemblies on Thursday, January 23rd in the theatre. The assemblies are hosted by Grades 1, 3 and 5 students who attend Vietnamese classes.

Two performances are scheduled as bellows:

  • Performance 1 for Grade 2,3,4,5: From 8.30 – 9.20
  • Performance 2 for Grade 1,  ECC and parents: From 9.25a – 10.15

Parents are kindly invited to the second assembly to join us for this special event. Everybody is encouraged to wear “Áo dài” on the day to welcome TET. 

CHÚC MỪNG NĂM MỚI!

Grade 3 – Grade 9 International Schools Assessment (ISA)

Dear Parent,

Your child will be participating in the International Schools Assessment (ISA), a product of the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER), on February 13th and 14th, 2020. ISA is based on the reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy frameworks of the OECD’s Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA).

UNIS Hanoi has been using the paper form of the test for more than 10 years. Students from Grade 3 to Grade 9 will be tested in Reading, Mathematics, Narrative Writing and Expository Writing.

The school has chosen ISA because it is specifically designed for students in international schools of which instructional language is English. As ISA is not specific to a single curriculum, it provides non-cultural-bias questions that ensure the content is appropriate for students in international schools. Another advantage of ISA compared to other standardised tests is that ISA includes open-ended questions and writing tasks which better showcase students’ thinking process.

Regarding data analysis, the school uses ISA reports as a piece of data to inform students learning. Individual student results are input in the school’s Learning Analytics Collaborative (LAC), a platform for data management. Together with professional judgements and classroom records, standardised testing data is used in grade level meetings, department meetings, learning retreats and is frequently revisited for instructional adjustment and personalised learning purposes. ISA results provide breakdowns in specific knowledge areas as well as learning skills and allow the school to track progress over time. Moreover, ISA is a tool for the school to measure where they are on international benchmarks.

Being an Australian company, ACER is compliant with privacy and data law. Therefore, any school participating in ISA is required to inform parents about the privacy statement which was sent to your email address together with this letter on Wednesday, 14 January.

Should you not hesitate to contact the school for further information.

Kind regards,

Megan Brazil
Elementary Principal

Grade 4 Market Day

Date: Tuesday 14 January
Time: 10:45-12:00

Grade 4 students are inquiring into “How We Organise Ourselves” by learning how much market forces can affect the value of goods and services. They have discovered that determining the price of a product is a complicated matter. To make this a realistic experience the Grade 4 students have created businesses.

 All the profits earned will be used for taking action towards Children’s Rights! 

On Tuesday 14 January they will sell their products and services to an excited band of consumers, namely the students of Grades K2, 1, 2, 3 and 5. 

The Grade 4 business owners are asking students to bring in a maximum of 100,000 VND to spend at the Grade 4 Market Day. The prices range from 10,000 VND to 50,000 VND. 

The Grade 4 team of teachers and students would like to thank you in advance for your kind support in. It is one of the highlights of the year for all involved. 

Any concerns or questions please feel free to contact: Christy Heitmiller (cheitmiller@unishanoi.org) OR any of the Grade 4 Teachers.

Teaching Students about Personal Safety – Our Commitment to Child Safeguarding

During the 2019/2020 school year our ES Counselling Team, Ms Kris Bezzerides and Mr Dylan Meikle, will teach a series of lessons on body safety to all students from Discovery to Grade 5. 

The series of lessons is entitled Being Body Smart, and a central goal of these sessions is to provide our children with knowledge and protective behaviours in regards to their body and their right to be safe. All Being Body Smart education is age-appropriate and non-threatening. Such education is designed to empower students and not to frighten them. 

In Grade 5, counselling lessons have included important topics such as:

  • Peer pressure
  • Effective interpersonal communication styles 
  • Understanding the concept of consent
  • Relational aggression

In the coming weeks we will be using the well-regarded Second Step Programme (https://www.secondstep.org) to introduce personal safety and child protection content. 

Additional resources for parents and children can be found at http://e2epublishing.info/ – a site with many resources and ideas for parents. The counsellors use some of the books on this site as read-alouds to help anchor class conversations and learning. 

Parents should also know that we have a wide range of books in our Social/Emotional Learning collection (SEL) in the school library. Subjects include stranger awareness, personal safety, safe touch /unsafe touch, puberty, reproduction and personal hygiene. Please come visit our Library to browse and borrow, ask the library staff or counsellors to show you this section of resources.  

As always, we thank you for your continued support as we create strong parent-school partnerships to educate our children.

Warmly,

Dylan Meikle

ES Counsellor Grade 3-5


Note: In the UNIS Elementary School the scientific names for body parts are taught or used within the planned structure of some lessons. We encourage parents to use correct body terminology with their children from a young age, because experts have determined that this helps de-stigmatize these parts of the body and help children to communicate accurately and with clarity about themselves. This contributes to the protection of children because they are more likely to be able to enact the protective behaviors taught during the Being Body Smart lessons with confidence, or speak clearly and precisely to trusted adults should any issues occur.

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Teaching Students about Personal Safety – Our Commitment to Child Safeguarding

During the 2019/2020 school year our ES Counselling Team, Ms Kris Bezzerides and Mr Dylan Meikle, will teach a series of lessons on body safety to all students from Discovery to Grade 5. 

The series of lessons is entitled Being Body Smart, and a central goal of these sessions is to provide our children with knowledge and protective behaviours in regards to their body and their right to be safe. All Being Body Smart education is age-appropriate and non-threatening. Such education is designed to empower students and not to frighten them. 

In Grade 4, counselling lessons have included important topics such as:

  • Interpersonal conflict resolution
  • Being a harmonious and empathetic team and community member
  • Relational aggression
  • Defining and understanding bullying

In the coming weeks we will be using the well-regarded Second Step Programme (https://www.secondstep.org) to introduce personal safety and child protection content, before moving onto lessons supporting an inclusive understanding of identity and stereotypes. 

Additional resources for parents and children can be found at http://e2epublishing.info/ – a site with many resources and ideas for parents. The counsellors use some of the books on this site as read-alouds to help anchor class conversations and learning. 

Parents should also know that we have a wide range of books in our Social/Emotional Learning collection (SEL) in the school library. Subjects include stranger awareness, personal safety, safe touch /unsafe touch, puberty, reproduction and personal hygiene. Please come visit our Library to browse and borrow, ask the library staff or counsellors to show you this section of resources.  

As always, we thank you for your continued support as we create strong parent-school partnerships to educate our children.

Warmly,

Dylan Meikle

ES Counsellor Grade 3-5


Note: In the UNIS Elementary School the scientific names for body parts are taught or used within the planned structure of some lessons. We encourage parents to use correct body terminology with their children from a young age, because experts have determined that this helps de-stigmatize these parts of the body and help children to communicate accurately and with clarity about themselves. This contributes to the protection of children because they are more likely to be able to enact the protective behaviors taught during the Being Body Smart lessons with confidence, or speak clearly and precisely to trusted adults should any issues occur.

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Teaching Students about Personal Safety – Our Commitment to Child Safeguarding

During the 2019/2020 school year our ES Counselling Team, Ms Kris Bezzerides and Mr Dylan Meikle, will teach a series of lessons on body safety to all students from Discovery to Grade 5. 

The series of lessons is entitled Being Body Smart, and a central goal of these sessions is to provide our children with knowledge and protective behaviours in regards to their body and their right to be safe. All Being Body Smart education is age-appropriate and non-threatening. Such education is designed to empower students and not to frighten them. 

In Grade 3, counselling lessons have included important topics such as:

  • Being a harmonious and empathetic team and community member
  • Understanding how to be a successful student
  • Interpersonal conflict resolution and putting problems in perspective
  • Identity and stereotypes

In the coming weeks we will be using the well-regarded Second Step Programme (https://www.secondstep.org) to introduce personal safety and child protection content, before moving onto lessons supporting bullying prevention. 

Additional resources for parents and children can be found at http://e2epublishing.info/ – a site with many resources and ideas for parents. The counsellors use some of the books on this site as read-alouds to help anchor class conversations and learning. 

Parents should also know that we have a wide range of books in our Social/Emotional Learning collection (SEL) in the school library. Subjects include stranger awareness, personal safety, safe touch /unsafe touch, puberty, reproduction and personal hygiene. Please come visit our Library to browse and borrow, ask the library staff or counsellors to show you this section of resources.  

As always, we thank you for your continued support as we create strong parent-school partnerships to educate our children.

Warmly,

Dylan Meikle

ES Counsellor Grade 3-5

Note: In the UNIS Elementary School the scientific names for body parts are  taught or used within the planned structure of some lessons. We encourage parents to use correct body terminology with their children from a young age, because experts have determined that this helps de-stigmatize these parts of the body and help children to communicate accurately and with clarity about themselves. This contributes to the protection of children because they are more likely to be able to enact the protective behaviors taught during the Being Body Smart lessons with confidence, or speak clearly and precisely to trusted adults should any issues occur.

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PYP Workshops for Parents

It is widely recognised that schools partnering with parents benefit our students and adds richness to the community and our programme. The partnerships between home and school provide the foundation to support students’ learning, growth, health and well-being and agency. As an elementary school we continually seek opportunities to develop these partnerships.

Over the last few weeks we invited parents to join us at school to learn more about how and what we teach in the Primary Years Programme. We were happy to see so many of you accept our invitation to open classrooms and join in the learning alongside your children. We were also very excited to welcome a number of you to our PYP workshops where we learnt more about the research, practices and system that guides learning and teaching each day at our school.

We held three parent session last week in English, Vietnamese and Korean. These sessions generated deep conversations about our programme and how we teach and learn in the PYP. These links below will take you to the presentations in each of the three languages presented. If you have any further wonderings about the PYP, please email me at pypcoordinator@unishanoi.org and I would be happy to help answer your questions.

Kind regards,
Joshua Smith
PYP Coordinator

“The Aristocats”

There is a big show called “The Aristocats”.
It will be at the UNIS Theatre.
The dates are going to be December 6th and 7th.
You can buy tickets in the Centre for the Arts, B10, for 100,000VND

It will be about three kittens and one mother cat called Duchess, and a bunch of alley cats and mice.
The butler tries to kidnap the three kittens and Duchess.  

It will be an exciting and crazy adventure!
Don’t forget to buy your tickets soon before all the seats run out! 

Written by “The Aristocats Kids” Publicity Team:  Lexie, Brooklyn, Leo, Lucy, Jacob, Ruoyi, Aadi and Camille

Grade 2 – 3 Musical Production

An exciting performance is coming to UNIS Hanoi on December 6 and 7.

Don’t miss out on your chance to see the Junior Elementary School Musical!  

The show is called The Aristocats and tells the story of a family of cats living in Paris who will inherit lots of money when their owner dies and leaves her fortune to them.  The evil butler tries to kidnap the cats so he can have their money. What will happen? You’ll need to buy your tickets if you want to find out!

Tickets will be on sale from Thursday, November 28.  Buy them in the Centre for the Arts Office from Ms Lien.  

Tickets cost 100,000 VND.  Buy them quickly before all of the seats are sold.  

This production is full of cute cats and dogs, lots of great singing, and a good dose of adventure.  Great fun for all the family. So, everyone – please remember to tell your parents all about it and make sure you get your tickets.  We’ll see you there!

From the Aristocats Publicity Team:  Lexie, Brooklyn, Leo, Lucy, Jacob, Ruoyi, Aadi and Camille

Number Talks and Structured Word Inquiry

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to offer some additional opportunities during Open Classrooms this year, Tuesday, 19 November. Parents will have the opportunity to take part in Number Talks and Structured Word Inquiry, two of the approaches we use at UNIS in Math and Word Study/Spelling.

Sessions are available from 7:50 – 8:10am, 8:10 – 8:30am and 3:00 – 3:20pm. Both Number Talks and Word Inquiry will be offered at the same time in B08B Rooms 115 and 116 and the same information will be provided at all three sessions offered that day.

We look forward to inquiring with you.

Kind regards,

Beth Murray     Angela Brienza
Math Coach     Literacy Coach

ES Administrators Coffee Morning with Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Dear Parents,

An essential element that is crucial to our success in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the partnerships we have with the parents in our community. There is research that indicates that strong links between home and school enhance a child’s experience and chance of success in learning. We would like to share our programme with you to help you develop a greater understanding of the general philosophy and elements that make up the PYP. We would like to invite you to join us for a series of PYP workshops for parents that will be held in November. These workshops will focus on what we learn about in the Elementary School and how we learn it. You will find out more about inquiry based learning which focuses on the development of conceptual understandings and the skills needed to be successful in our programme. To deepen understanding and enhance communication and engagement around these topics, we will be offering sessions in three languages: Vietnamese, Korean and English. Please join us at any of these sessions to start a conversation around the programme that your child learns through every day. Details as follows:

  • Topic: ES Administrators Coffee Morning with ES Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Time: 08:30 – 09:30am,
  • Date: Monday, 18 November with translation in Vietnamese;
    Wednesday, 20 November;
    Friday, 22 November with translation in Korean
  • Venue: B9-112/ES Creativity Space

 

Quý Phụ huynh kính mến!

Một yếu tố quan trọng quyết định thành công của Chương trình Tú tài Quốc tế Bậc Tiểu học (PYP) là sự hợp tác mà nhà trường nhận được từ phía cộng đồng phụ huynh của trường. Kết quả nghiên cứu cũng cho thấy khi có sự kết nối chặt chẽ giữa gia đình và nhà trường thì kinh nghiệm và cơ hội thành công trong học tập của học sinh cũng được nâng cao hơn. Nhà trường mong muốn được chia sẻ chương trình Tú tài Quốc tế Bậc Tiểu học với phụ huynh để Quý vị hiểu rõ hơn về triết lý chung của chương trình và các yếu tố cấu thành của chương trình. Trong tháng 11 này, nhà trường sẽ tổ chức các buổi hội thảo giới thiệu về Chương Trình này nhằm giúp phụ huynh hiểu về chương trình học của con tại trường và cách thức các con được học. Phụ huynh cũng sẽ được tìm hiểu về cách học tập trung vào đặt câu hỏi (Inquiry based learning) để phát triển việc hiểu lý thuyết của học sinh và các kỹ năng cần thiết để học sinh có thể hoàn thành tốt chương trình học này. Nhằm giúp phụ huynh có thể hiểu rõ hơn và có thể tham gia thảo luận tốt hơn, nhà trường sẽ tổ chức ba buổi hội thảo với ba ngôn ngữ khác nhau là Tiếng Việt, Tiếng Hàn Quốc và Tiếng Anh. Nhà trường rất mong phụ huynh có thể sắp xếp thời gian để đến tham dự các buổi hội thảo này. Chi tiết của buổi hội thảo bằng Tiếng Việt như sau:

  • Nội dung: Buổi hội thảo giữa Phụ huynh Việt Nam và Ban giám hiệu nhà trường về Chương trình Giáo dục Tiểu học (Primary Years Programme – PYP)
  • Thời gian: 08:30-09:30 sáng Thứ Hai, ngày 18 tháng 11 năm 2019
  • Địa điểm: Phòng B9-112 (Phòng Sáng tạo của Trường Tiểu học)

 

학부모님께,

PYP(Primary Years Programme) 성공의 결정적인 필수 요인은 우리 공동체내에서 학부모와 학교의 동반자적 관계입니다가정과 학교의 긴밀한 연결이 학습에 있어서 아이들의 경험과 성공의 기회를 더 높인다는 연구 결과가 있습니다학교는 PYP를 구성하는 보편적인 철학과 요소들을 더 잘 이해하실 수 있도록 프로그램을 공유하고자 합니다. 11월에 있을 일련의 PYP 워크숍에 학부모님들을 초청하고자 합니다이 워크숍은 초등학교에서 무엇을 학습하고 우리가 그것을 어떻게 학습하는지에 초점을 맞출 것입니다학부모님들은 PYP 프로그램에서 성공적으로 성취하기 위해 필요한 개념 이해력과 기술의 발달에 초점을 맞춘 조사에 기반을 둔 학습에 대해 좀 더 알게 될 것입니다이 주제들에 대해 좀 더 심층적으로 이해하고 의사소통과 관심을 높이기 위해학교는 한국어베트남어영어로 진행하는 시간을 가지려고 합니다부디 참석하시어 여러분의 자녀들이 매일 학습하고 있는 PYP 프로그램 대해 의견을 교환해주시기 바랍니다.

한국 학부모들을 위한 시간은 다음과 같습니다.

•주제: ES Administrators Coffee Morning with Korean Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)

•날짜 및 시간: 08:30 – 09:30am, Friday, 22 November 2019

•장소: B9-112/ES Creativity Space

Kind regards,
Joshua Smith
PYP Coordinator

Homemade Snack Sale

Dear ES Parents,

REMINDER – Our next ES Snack Sale is November 13. All parents – please send your child/ren to school with 10,000 – 20,000VND.
#SustainableUNISHanoi – In effort of reducing plastic use on campus, all students are encouraged to bring an empty container to the snack sale.

Contributing Classes – All Grade 1 homerooms + Grade 2 b + K2c + K2d  (it’s your turn to bring a snack!)

What to bring? As a Nut and Allergy Aware campus we require all snacks to include a list of ingredients. When it is your turn to be a contributing class, we encourage that each family supports the ES Snack Sale by providing:

  • 10 plastic-free  homemade snacks (the value of each treat should be at least 10,000VND) – We are encouraging yummy homemade snacks this year!
  • Bring your snack in a labeled container/dish with your child’s class and name
  • On the morning of the snack sale, please deliver the snacks BEFORE 8.10am to the designated tables in the ECC or ES Courtyards.
  • Please note, we will not sell any Choco-pies, bagged chips, candies, pre-packaged cookies, chocolate bars or sugary drinks.  

Keep UNIS Plastic-Free!

In effort to reduce plastic-use in Vietnam we encourage all families to come up with creative ways to pack snacks for the snack sale!

  • Popcorn in paper bags
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Bring your own containers to take snacks back to class!

If you have any questions, please contact the ES Snack Sale Coordinators: Haruko Dwyer, Seung Shin Lee, Yuju Moon and Naoko Murakami at snacksale@unishanoi.org .

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ES Administrators Coffee Morning with ES Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Dear Parents,

An essential element that is crucial to our success in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the partnerships we have with the parents in our community. There is research that indicates that strong links between home and school enhance a child’s experience and chance of success in learning. We would like to share our programme with you to help you develop a greater understanding of the general philosophy and elements that make up the PYP. We would like to invite you to join us for a series of PYP workshops for parents that will be held in November. These workshops will focus on what we learn about in the Elementary School and how we learn it. You will find out more about inquiry based learning which focuses on the development of conceptual understandings and the skills needed to be successful in our programme. To deepen understanding and enhance communication and engagement around these topics, we will be offering sessions in three languages: Vietnamese, Korean and English. Please join us at any of these sessions to start a conversation around the programme that your child learns through every day. Details as follows:

  • Topic: ES Administrators Coffee Morning with ES Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Time: 08:30 – 09:30am,
  • Date: Monday, 18 November with translation in Vietnamese;
    Wednesday, 20 November;
    Friday, 22 November with translation in Korean
  • Venue: B9-112/ES Creativity Space

학부모님께,

PYP(Primary Years Programme) 성공의 결정적인 필수 요인은 우리 공동체내에서 학부모와 학교의 동반자적 관계입니다가정과 학교의 긴밀한 연결이 학습에 있어서 아이들의 경험과 성공의 기회를 더 높인다는 연구 결과가 있습니다학교는 PYP를 구성하는 보편적인 철학과 요소들을 더 잘 이해하실 수 있도록 프로그램을 공유하고자 합니다. 11월에 있을 일련의 PYP 워크숍에 학부모님들을 초청하고자 합니다이 워크숍은 초등학교에서 무엇을 학습하고 우리가 그것을 어떻게 학습하는지에 초점을 맞출 것입니다학부모님들은 PYP 프로그램에서 성공적으로 성취하기 위해 필요한 개념 이해력과 기술의 발달에 초점을 맞춘 조사에 기반을 둔 학습에 대해 좀 더 알게 될 것입니다이 주제들에 대해 좀 더 심층적으로 이해하고 의사소통과 관심을 높이기 위해학교는 한국어베트남어영어로 진행하는 시간을 가지려고 합니다부디 참석하시어 여러분의 자녀들이 매일 학습하고 있는 PYP 프로그램 대해 의견을 교환해주시기 바랍니다.

한국 학부모들을 위한 시간은 다음과 같습니다.

•주제: ES Administrators Coffee Morning with Korean Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)

•날짜 및 시간: 08:30 – 09:30am, Friday, 22 November 2019

•장소: B9-112/ES Creativity Space

Kind regards,
Joshua Smith
PYP Coordinator

Elementary Open Classrooms – November 19

Dear Elementary Families,

We warmly invite you to our Elementary School Open Classrooms –  Tuesday November 19.

Your child’s homeroom teacher will soon be sharing a schedule with you, indicating which lessons are open for you to enter and observe.  

What are Open Classrooms?

Have you ever wondered what inquiry-based learning is like for your child? Here is your chance! Open Classrooms showcase learning in action. On the day, at selected times, our classrooms are open for you to observe lessons that put the philosophy and pedagogy of the Primary Years Programme into practice.    

Purpose of Open Classrooms 

Open Classrooms is for parents to get an insider’s view of what life is like inside the classrooms at UNIS.  By opening up our classroom doors we would like to give parents a glimpse of student-centered, constructivist teaching and learning in action. We aim to demonstrate our inquiry based teaching philosophy which is central to our identity as an IB school. 

How does it work?

  • Classrooms across all subject areas in the ES will be designated as ‘open house’ events for certain lessons – November 19, 2019.
  • A minimum of two lessons will be designated as ‘open’ in your child’s homeroom class
  • All specialist lessons will be designated as ‘open’ 
  • All ‘open’ lessons will be detailed on your child’s blog – communicated by their homeroom teacher
  • Parents may attend any of their child’s open lessons – both homeroom classes and specialist lessons. 
  • Parents may only visit open lessons in classes that their child attends.
  • Please be aware that not all lessons are designated as ‘open’.  Be sure to check the schedule on your child’s blog

What might I see?

All lessons are different, though you may expect to see:

  • Classes will be a reflection of our PYP programme.  What you will see will be a snapshot of our regular lessons, routines and activities.  Lessons that have a clear learning objective which has been explained to the students
  • A variety of lessons and subject areas open for parents to observe (and in some cases, you may be invited to participate). 
  • Lessons may showcase students demonstrating the Learner Profile
  • Lessons may involve students using a variety of transdisciplinary skills (thinking, research, problem solving, social and self-management skills)
  • Lessons that are based on students’ understanding of broad concepts, in addition to specific content (e.g. the concept of “form” in addition to the content of balanced gymnastics movements in PE). 

What is my responsibility as a visitor to an active learning environment? 

  • Silence and put away all mobile devices.
  • Please enter classrooms quietly and be on time. We recommend you stay for at least 20 minutes to see the flow of the lesson.  
  • Please be aware of not interrupting the flow of a lesson/your child’s learning.  
  • Interact with your children only when/if invited to do so.  Some classes will be ‘observe only’ while others may be more interactive.  

Other important reminders:  

  • Please leave younger siblings at home with a caregiver, so that you may give you full attention to your child’s class.
  • All parents must wear their UNIS Parent ID badge.
  • Photographing students is not permitted.
  • Parents must wear their Parent ID lanyards at all times.
  • Parents may purchase food from the CAFE only, but may not purchase lunches from the canteen (we are unable to cater for unknown numbers).  

We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday, November 19th.    

Sincerely,
Megan Brazil
Elementary Principal

 

 

 

HOMEROOM TEACHERS WILL SHARE OWN SCHEDULES & POST INVITE TO OPEN CLASSROOMS ON OWN BLOGS 

Here’s how a sample schedule looks like:

Class 04B Homeroom                                                                       Teacher – Mr David

November 19 Location
Period 1
8.30 – 9.20
Period 2
9.25 – 10.15

English

B9 G104
Period 3
10.35 – 11.25

World Languages:  

French

Mandarin

Vietnamese

 

B9 G104

B8 135

B9 114

Period 4
11.30 – 12.20

Physical Education

Sports Field
Period 5
13.10 – 14.00
Period 6
14.20 – 15.10
Art B10-115