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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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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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

Grade 7 Service Learning Trip to Pu Bin

Last Thursday & Friday, a group of 7th-grade students had an overnight trip to a school in Pu Bin for the first of two service trips. Next service trip will be in April with a different group of 7th-grade students.

They provided the school with sports equipment, a variety of Vietnamese books, educational toys, and fun.

The main purpose of this visit was to set up a relationship, research and genuinely interact with both students and staff. This, in turn, gave us an insight into the real needs of this group and how to convert this service trip into actionable outcomes.

The students from UNIS Ha Noi and Pu Bin were both a little nervous at the start but soon settled into enjoyable interactions that we feel will leave some lasting memories. Earlier in the year Grade 7 students designed and made educational toys with a service outcome in mind. These not only excited the students in Pu Bin but also served as a great ice breaker.

Look out for fundraising booths at the Spring Fair as proceeds will go toward products and materials the school has indicated would best ‘service’ their requirements.

A big thanks to all involved, Grade 7s, teachers and a special thanks to Mr. Campbell and Mr. Thuy for their organisation and support !

Math Olympics

This past Saturday, February 23rd, the ten Middle School students and ten High School students came together and participated in the Math Olympics at The Wellspring International School in Long Bien. Twelve schools participated, including UNIS,with twenty-three teams each in the Middle School and High School.

The students had a great time participating in a variety of mathematical problem solving challenges.  In the end, UNIS finished second, overall, with one of the High School teams placing first. It was great to see our students working collaboratively and enjoying themselves at the competition.

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