Save the date for STEAMfest

Join us for a day full of exciting activities! Come connect, share ideas and learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math come together to form STEAM!!

Who: UNIS Ha Noi MSHS students, staff and families

What: Showcase of STEAM-related work and ideas to celebrate and share

Activities include:

  • 9.00 – 9.30 Opening talk with local STEAM entrepreneur guest speakers
  • 9:30 – 12.00 Variety of STEAM demonstrations and challenges run at booths by MSHS students and staff (Picnic lunch provided)
  • 12.00 – 13.00 Underwater robot obstacle course challenge in pool; Prize raffles and closing slideshow

Where: UNIS Hanoi (B8B & pool)

When: 18 May, 9 AM – 1 PM

Cost: 100k entrance fee for lunch and activities

RSVP: Formal invite will be sent out by 12 Apr, RSVP by 26 Apr

What if I want to present an activity at a booth? Students and staff interested in presenting at STEAMfest should fill out this form.

Questions, comments, or concerns? Email sschneider@unishanoi.org

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Let’s be an Upstander

Dear Grades 6-9 Parents,

We would like to make you aware of a recent situation regarding an Instagram feed that promises to share gossip and secrets about UNIS Hanoi middle school students.  Having viewed several screen shots, we see that the intent is to ridicule fellow students. As Counsellors, we are sending a very clear message to students about the problems of being a follower (or bystander) and not an upstander.  At the beginning of guidance lessons this week and next, we will remind students of their responsibility to members of the community to step in and support each other by not engaging as followers.
Additionally, we have asked our Technology facilitator, Paul Swanson, to investigate the feed further for more information and to shut this down. 
If you have a chance to discuss with your child this weekend the idea of bystander versus upstander and the importance of being an upstander, it will go a long way to supporting the spirit of the community and UNIS Hanoi MS. 

MS/HS Sports Day – March 29

This year’s middle and high school sports day will take place on the afternoon of March 29 from 11:45 to 15.25. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our students to unwind from a busy portion of the school year as they participate in a range of fun activities in their house groups.  The schedule for March 29 is included below.

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The UNIS Hanoi Math Team Came Home with Pride

On March 4, the twelve UNIS Hanoi students from the South East Asia Math Competition (SEAMC) team returned to Hanoi with several medals and 4 Golden ticket invitations to the World Mathematics Championships hosted at the University of Melbourne.

In early March, 7th -9th grade UNIS Hanoi students traveled to Ho Chi Minh City to participate in two intense and fun filled days of mathematical challenges hosted at the International School of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The students worked hard in preparation for the big event, meeting with their math coaches after school on Fridays to practice their math skills and strategies. There were rounds of code breaking, lightning, duel, pursuit, open, mathematician, and more! Some rounds required teamwork and other rounds required knowledge itself. Each team also gave a three minute presentation at the event based on what inspired them about mathematics in the natural world.

Overall the SEAMC students were challenged, had a great learning experience, had loads of fun doing mathematics, and had a lot of success on the international stage.

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Dystopia and the SDGs: Grade 7 Fiction

Earlier this year, our Grade 7 English students wrote short stories in the dystopian genre as part of their inquiry into the way fiction enhances our understanding of the world around us. In their Digital Literacy class, they then illustrated their stories and helped create a website with a selection of stories that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Please enjoy some outstanding work from our Grade 7s.

Middle School Parent Coffee Morning

Dear Parents,

Thank you for the fantastic turn-out and great questions for our Middle School Parent Coffee. Current parents, as well as upcoming parents were presented with the course request process for MS.

We then had a meeting with the rising G06’s (current grade 5s) to discuss the course request process. Everyone is excited about what’s next “from the middle”!

If you couldn’t make it to the meeting, you could listen to it here.

Thanks for your support! –

Marc Vermeire and JJ Akin

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Middle School French: A Tech Magazine Project

Middle school students who are taking French class have worked hard on a project about their favourite technology. Students were asked to create an article explaining  the advantages and disadvantages of their chosen technology.

They then combined their articles into a very informative magazine. Enjoy reading about technologies in french: UNIS Hanoi French_MS Technologie magazine-123f516