Middle School Fun Run

Friday, 14 December 2.00pm. Starting on the sports fields.

On Friday, 13 December, Middle School students and staff will be racing 5km around Ciputra in the annual MS Fun Run.

All students will be issued with a sponsorship form to support Grade Service Learning partners School on the Boat. Please donate generously. Last year we raised 55 million VND, which made a big impact on the children in the School on the Boat education programme. Our aim is to go even bigger this year.

Students should wear a fun costume (and sports shoes). There are prizes for best dressed in each grade level.

There will be a post-race barbecue to raise funds for School on the Boat. Students should eat a light lunch before the race, and save some space for a sausage or burger afterwards. Please bring some money for the barbecue.

Parents are warmly invited to participate in the run, or to cheer on the runners (the course follows the Ciputra Green Path from school towards the Ciputra Club and back).

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 !