Parent Teacher Conferences October 1st

Dear Elementary Families,

You are warmly invited to attend our first Parent Teacher Conferences of the year, being held next Monday 1st October, 2018.

Please note that there will be no school on this day for your children as teachers will be conducting individual parent conferences all day.

Parent Teacher Conferences are a time for teachers to share information regarding how your child has settled into classes during these first weeks of school and what goals your child and his/her teacher(s) have set for their learning. Teachers would also like hear from you about your hopes and goals for your child this year and for us all to learn how we can work together to make this the best possible school year for your child.

Information on how to schedule appointments will be sent by email early next week.


Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Elementary “Back to School” Night

August 28th, 2018

Dear Elementary Families from Discovery to Grade 5,

Given our shared commitment to successful partnerships between parents and our school, we warmly invite you to attend your child’s Back To School Night presentations on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 where you will have the opportunity to hear from homeroom and specialist teachers about the year ahead. All Back To School Night presentations from Discovery to Grade 5, will be shared on one evening only.

The programme for the evening will run as follows:

Time Activity Location
6.00 – 6.30pm Homeroom Presentation  (session 1) Your child’s homeroom class
6.35 – 7.05pm Homeroom Presentation (session 1  repeated) Your child’s homeroom class
Ongoing from 6.00pm – 7.30pm Specialist Teacher Information

Ly Thai To Learning Centre (B08b)

(above new canteen)

7.30pm All Back to School presentations end

You are invited to attend an information session hosted by your child’s homeroom teacher, as well as to visit your child’s specialist teachers. All homeroom presentations will be available via the homeroom blog after the evening has concluded. A bell will ring at the end of each session to ensure that everyone has enough time to get to the next presentation of the evening.

At our Back To School evening, you can expect that your child’s teachers will share with you a range of information including:

  • Important members of your child’s educational team, and their contact details
  • Methods of communication between school and home (Blogs, email, ES Tin Tuc, etc)
  • What’s different to the previous grade & highlights for this year
  • Key areas of focus in Language, Mathematics and Units of Inquiry
  • Important aspects of your child’s schedule
  • Home learning as it relates to your child’s grade level
  • How to best support your child’s learning this year in partnership with the school

Our specialist teachers look forward to meeting you in the Ly Thai To Learning Centre (Building 8B – above the new canteen). Here you will find teachers from EAL (English as an Additional Language), Library, Technology, Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, World Languages and our Student Support Services Team (Learning Support, Counseling & Speech-Language Pathology) as well as representatives from our Co-Curricular office, school store and Primary Years Programme coordinator.

We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night and speaking further about what this year holds in store for your child.

Warm regards,

Megan Brazil
Elementary Principal

Safely entering and exiting our Elementary School

Dear ES Families,

Your children are supervised by our faculty at all times between 7.55am – 3.20pm (2.20pm on Wednesdays) in the Elementary School.

Please note that there is NO ADULT SUPERVISION offered before 7.55am and after 3.20pm, unless your child is participating in a UNIS Hanoi sponsored activity.

Elementary students are not permitted to be on the UNIS Hanoi campus unless they are being actively supervised by an adult.  Our campus is open until 6.00pm each day, including Saturdays (from September 1st). If your child wishes to enjoy our playground and sports facilities after hours, they must always be accompanied by an adult.

It is important for us to know HOW your child is leaving our campus each day – either after school, or after ASAs.  Please take a moment to complete this survey for each child that you have in the Elementary School.


Thank you for working in partnership with us, to keep your children safe.


Megan Brazil
Elementary Principal

ES Junior Musical – Pirates Past Noon

Dear Parents,

UNIS Hanoi Elementary School is pleased to announce our second ES Junior Musical Production. The musical will be Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS. This is open to Grades 2 and 3 students ONLY and the Cast and Chorus will be selected on an audition basis. We will be taking a maximum of 50 students. We will be holding auditions the week of Wednesday, August 29th – Friday, August 31st and again on Tuesday, September 4th – Thursday, September 6th. All auditions will be held during lunch recess, not after school. Students will need to sign up for an audition slot outside Ms. Noor’s room (B10-106). Sign ups will begin on Tuesday, August 21st and the sign ups will be closed on Friday, August 24th at 4pm. There will be no sign ups allowed after that day.

  • Grade 2 students will need to sign up for an audition slot between 11:15am – 11:35am
  • Grades 3 students will need sign up for an audition slot between 11:35am – 12:00pm

The production dates will be: 

Saturday, December 8th & Sunday, December 9th, 2018

For the auditions, students will be required to sing a song of their choice (without any background music) that preferably shows their dramatic side. We may also ask them to read a couple of lines from the script of Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS. The audition will take approximately 5 minutes.

Auditions will be held during lunch time, from Wednesday, August 29th – Friday, August 31st and again on Tuesday, September 4th – Thursday, September 6th. Students wishing to participate in this year’s production will need to sign up on the audition sign up sheets posted outside Ms. Noor’s classroom (B10-106) starting Tuesday, August 21st.  Please tell your child to think carefully about which day is best to sign up for, as sign ups will end on August 24th at 4pm (and will be on a first come, first serve basis) and auditions will end on September 6th. Students are expected to be on time and ready to go for their selected audition slot. Should they miss their audition without prior notification, there will not be an opportunity to reschedule. The cast list will be emailed to all parents of children who audition on the evening of Thursday, September 6th so that those students selected know to come to the first rehearsal on Friday, September 7th.

Rehearsals will be every Monday and Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:30pm starting Friday, September 7th until Friday, December 7th. There will also be three Saturday rehearsals on Saturday, November 17th from 12-4pm, Saturday, November 24th from 12-4pm and Saturday, December 1st from 12-4pm. Students participating in the production are expected to attend all rehearsals every Monday and Friday afternoons, and on those Saturday’s. Students involved in this production MUST be present on both production dates – no exceptions.  Please be aware that involvement in this production is a huge commitment, and therefore students selected in this production will not be able to participate in any other ASA or Co-Curricular activity on those rehearsal days.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are really looking forward to this year’s exciting production!

Warm regards,

Noor Sandhu & Alexis Ramsey

Welcome, ES Parents!

Dear Elementary School Families,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to UNIS for the 2018/19 school year! Whether you are returning, or joining us for the first time, we are so glad that you have made the choice to be a part of this extraordinary community.

We warmly invite you to our first ES Coffee Morning for the new year, hosted by our Elementary School Leadership Team and Elementary Counselors.  We’ll be introducing new members of our team, and sharing our goals for the year ahead in the ES.  We’ll also be wanting to hear from YOU, about how we can best support you, as active and engaged participants in the Elementary School. All ideas are welcome!

When?  Friday August 24th, 2018, 8.30am

Where?  The “Creativity Space” – B9-112 (upstairs by Grade 4, overlooking the playground)

We’d love for you to join us.

Warm regards,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal