Saying Farewell

Dear Elementary Families, in Hanoi and far away.  

On Tuesday June 9, please join us on Zoom at 13.30 for a short, virtual assembly as we say farewell to the 19/20 school year, farewell to those students and faculty leaving us this year, and say goodbye to one another for the summer. Please check the ES Calendar for full information.  

Today our Elementary students participated in some important traditions around transition. During “Moving Up Morning”, students who are returning next year spent the morning with teachers from the next grade level, getting to know next year’s teachers and learning more about the exciting events and units that are to come.

Students who are leaving UNIS Hanoi this year had the opportunity to ‘leave something behind’ through a series of symbolic activities.

  • They created  ‘Goodbye UNIS’ banners which will be on display in the ECC and ES courtyards for the rest of this year.
  • They painted a ‘secret rock’ and hid it in the rock garden for UNIS Hanoi students to discover in the future.
  • They left a message or wish on a ribbon which was tied up in the ES playground, joining ribbons from leavers in previous years.
  • They chose a book in the library that they had enjoyed, and added a book plate sticker with their name inside it, as a recommendation for other students.  

Finally, as a way to celebrate and look forward to their new destinations, our leavers got to celebrate with a small ice-cream party.  

A great weekend conversation will be to speak with your children about the farewell and moving up events that they participated in today, helping them get excited (and reduce anxiety) about the changes to come.  

Megan Brazil

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