The Personal Project Exhibition – The Journey Goes Online

After a 10 month journey, students in Grade 10 have successfully completed their Personal Projects and are ready to showcase the results of their hard work at the annual Personal Project Exhibition.

Each student has created a short video describing their project, discussing their process and the product they created. These videos will be uploaded to a specially dedicated YouTube channel on Wednesday, April 22 to give the entire UNIS Hanoi community the opportunity to view the students’ work and celebrate their successes with them.

The diversity of the Projects mirrors the diverse interests and passions of our student body. Our students wrote novels, created music, and directed documentary films about the world around them; designed service projects to help their communities become healthier and more sustainable; build furniture and shoes our of recycled materials; each project is unique like each of our students.

UNIS Hanoi’s Personal Project Coordinator, Griffin Loynes, applauded the remarkable efforts of the students and their ability to complete the journey in the current climate.

He added, “On behalf of the students, I’d like to welcome the entire community to their exhibition. Please check out our YouTube channel beginning on Wednesday, April 22 to peruse the great array of diverse projects that have been produced and listen to what our students say about their work.  Please consider adding comments to the students’ video, providing positive feedback to our students, praising the passion, dedication, and learning that went into each Project.”

The link to the Personal Project Exhibition Channel will also be emailed to all Grade 10 parents and students.

A Successful Week in Grade 10

G10 Carousel (Mon 4 November)

Students in Grade 10 were introduced to the academic courses available next year. DP Teachers and Grade 12 students were available to answer their questions in an event designed to support Grade 10 students in planning their future pathway to graduation.

G10 Parents Evening (Tue 5 November)

Parents of Grade 10 students were introduced to the academic courses available next year. DP Teachers were available for discussions and to answer questions. The event was designed to support families of students in Grade 10 who are planning their future pathway to graduation.

Learning in Grades 9-10

Exciting Research Study on Transition

Preparation for UNIS Hanoi to participate in an international research study on transitions is well underway. All students in Grade 9 and 10 will be invited to complete a 20 min questionnaire on Friday 25 of October as part of a study led by Dr Doug Ota. 

This past week, a number of Grade 9 and 10 students and their parents will have also received an invitation to participate in one of two interviews that the research team will be conducting with a randomly sampled students at our school. 

Please look for emails and reminders to complete the digital consent form. There will be an information session for parents and students for those students participating in the interviews before our UN Day events. 

Grade 9 Student Success – MYP Block

One of the opportunities to provide students with the appropriate care and challenge to empower them to find success in their academic and social-emotional learning is their “MYP block” during I-block on Day 10.  In this block, students meet as a grade level with members of the Student Success Team to engage with a learning experience designed to help them learn skills to be successful in high school. The experience is responsive to student and teacher feedback on the current needs of students.  

So far, learning has included how to invite teachers to meet for extra help using google calendar, the importance of drinking water to stay hydrated on the class trip, locations of key offices and services in the high school, how to count credits to ensure a pathway to graduation, and other key student skills.  Here is the link to our last lesson on Sept 20.  For future MYP block lessons, students will develop their research, collaboration, and tech skills through approaches to learning.