Dear High School Community,
Scott hosted another HS Let’s Chat on Tuesday via Zoom with High School parents. It was great to see familiar faces again, and to have the opportunity to discuss issues and ideas that will support our community as we prepare for the summer and start thinking about the next school year.
A New President Elect
As we mentioned last week, the High School held annual elections last week. Congratulations goes to Long Tran who has been elected by the student body as the next HS Senate President after some strong debating during our Zoom Assembly. Thanks also goes to Jeremy Smith and Harrison Wallace for sharing their ideas and responding to questions and answers during the debate.
Long will guide the Senate into the new school year with a priority of building, fostering and continuing to grow relationships between the HS Senate and HS students, administration and teachers. In particular, as UNIS Hanoi shifts towards a combined secondary school division model next year, it will be important to work closely with our new Secondary School Principal, deputy principals and the Middle School Student Council.
High School Awards
Each year the faculty nominates students at each grade level to be recognised for two types of awards–the UNIS Award and Grade Level Service Award. Congratulations for all who were recognised today during our Friday assembly.
The UNIS Award
Is given to two students (at each grade level) who embody the ideas contained in the UNIS Hanoi Mission statement and the UN principles.
“Our mission is to encourage students to be independent, lifelong learners who strive for excellence and become responsible stewards of our global society and natural environment, achieved within a supportive community that values diversity and through a program reflecting the ideals and principles of the United Nations.”
The United Nations principles as applied to the school are to:
- Promote peaceful solutions to problems.
- Develop friendly relations among children and adults of different nationalities.
- Promote cooperation in problem solving in economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian matters.
- Encourage respect for fundamental freedoms and equality for all, without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion.
The UNIS Service Award
Awarded to students that have excelled in Service Learning by going above and beyond minimum expectations and shown a consistently high level of commitment and leadership towards their service group. The student also took the lead with a specific event or project and showed persistence in making it happen.
The full list of all the award recipients can be viewed here.