MYP Parent Information Sessions

Dear Parents of MYP students,

You are invited to attend our Semester two MYP information sessions. There are two different types of sessions which are designed to support our parents in developing a deeper understanding of the MYP here at UNIS Hanoi.  These are a repeat of sessions offered earlier in the year.

Session 1 is on January 22, 18:30 – 19:30 in the Community Room (B7-104). This is a MYP Information evening with presentation and Q&A session. During the session, we will cover

  • What is the MYP?
  • How does my child learn?
  • How does grading work?
  • Key and related concepts, Assessment, Inquiry

Session 2 is on January 29, 08:30 – 10:00 in the Community Room (B7-104). Different from session 1, this second session is a MYP interactive workshop with example classroom activities following by a Q&A session. Parents will also have the possibility to walk around MYP classroom, learn more about Global Contexts, Atls skills, and the IB Learner Profiles.

Please register your attendance using this sign up form

For more information please contact:  Daniel Cooper at

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Grade 10 Course Requests – Parent Information Session

All grade 10 parents are STRONGLY encouraged to attend this very important information evening on January 31.

All grade 10 parents should have received the following important email from Elliott Cannell the IB Diploma Coordinator in the High School:

Dear Grade 10 Parents,

I am writing to outline some future events which aim to support Grade 10 students in making course requests for next academic year.

Grade 10 students were recently introduced to the different academic pathways open to them in Grade 11, including International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses, and the IB Diploma.

During High School Counselling lessons, G10 students have explored:

  • the requirements for the UNIS High School Diploma, the IB Diploma, the bilingual IB Diploma, and the IB Course Transcript
  • the introduction of Diploma Program (DP) Global Politics as a new taught subject at UNIS Hanoi
  • the advantages of studying an Arts subject
  • the opportunity of studying a course online via Pamoja
  • the importance of researching possible course request implications for future university course requirements

Several future events have been organised to further support Grade 10 students in formulating their course requests for next academic year. These include a G10 Parents Information Evening on 31 January.

Event Date Details
G10 Student Carousel Tuesday,
29 January
12.50 – 14.15
Grade 10 Students will learn more about the courses available at UNIS for students in Grade 11. Grade 12 Students, High School Teachers, and the DP Coordinator will share information and answer questions.
G10 Parents Information Evening Thursday,
31 January
18.30 – 20.00
Grade 10 Parents are invited to learn more about the courses available at UNIS for students in Grade 11. The DP Coordinator and High School Teachers will be available to share information and answer questions
Course Request Deadline Wednesday,
20 February
Grade 10 Students will submit their requests for courses by midday

Students in Grade 10 are encouraged to talk to their current subject teachers about individual courses available next year. Additionally, our Grade 12 students are open to conversations and can share the student’s perspective.

UNIS High School Counsellors have been discussing the importance of course requests for college and university admissions. Students with very specific pre-professional goals (medicine, computer science etc.) would be wise to explore possible course requirements which can vary between universities and national systems. Parents are most welcome to schedule an individual meeting with their child and their child’s counsellor to discuss course requests, as well as any university course requirements that may exist. To do so please contact

The High School at UNIS Hanoi believes strongly that parents and students should discuss these important academic options as a family, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 31 January.

Should you have any questions about IB Courses, the IB Diploma, or the courses available at UNIS Hanoi next academic year, please contact Elliott Cannell at

We look forward to seeing you on January 31!
Scott Schaffner
HS Principal

Reports are available on the Veracross Parent Portal

This week marked the start of the second half of the school year. Reports have been sent home and information about students is now accessible for families on the Veracross Parent Portal.

As we continue to strive for greater home-school communication, our crack tech team has put together a “cheat sheet” for parents to help navigate important information about their children.

Scott Schaffner

High School Principal