Introducing the Neurodiverse Families Support Group

In SY2020-2021, the SCO will be launching a new parent support group for families with neurodivergent kids. Examples of neurodivergence include: Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Dystaxia & Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), sensory processing, executive function, self-regulation and social communication issues.

This support group was envisioned by two UNIS Hanoi parents, Sarah Garner and Hieu Nguyen, who have been connecting with other interested parents over the last two years. The SCO is happy to be able to offer support starting next year to help promote and facilitate connections among parents. With the support of the school, this group will also be able to take advantage of existing expertise and resources.

Any parent of a child with learning or thinking differences is welcome to participate; your child does not need a diagnosis for you to join the group. The plan is that starting in August 2020, the group will hold monthly meetings designed for parents to connect, provide each other with support, exchange ideas, knowledge and stories. If you can’t attend in person, useful information will be available on the UNIS website and the Veracross Portal.

Stay tuned for more information about the group and details about the date, time and location for the group’s kick-off meeting in August 2020. For any questions, please contact:

For parents interested in creating their own support group around a topic, interest or issue, please see these SCO Parent Support Group Guidelines.

Invitation to SCO AGM – June 3 at 16:30

Hello parents,
Even though we haven’t seen each other in a while we are thinking of you and hoping you are all doing well – staying safe, healthy and happy!
As the school year is coming to a close, the SCO would like to invite you all to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, June 3 at 4:00pm in the B7 Community Room. In order to enter campus, parents will need to complete this Registration Form.
This end of year meeting is an opportunity for all members of the School community to find out more about the SCO and the multiple meaningful activities they carry out throughout the academic year. There will also be highlights from cultural groups and various committees. Additionally, the SCO Treasurer will speak on the budget and financial status of the organisation.

And that’s not all! Nominations and elections to vote in next year’s SCO Executive will take place too. Everyone and anyone is welcome to step up to join this wonderful and dedicated group of volunteers.

Specific SCO roles include the following:

  • SCO Communications
  • SCO Treasurer
  • SCO High School Representative
  • SCO Middle School Representative
  • SCO Upper Elementary School Representative
  • SCO Lower Elementary School Representative
  • Committee coordinators for: Grade 12, Swim Club, Boosters (Building Community Spirit), Book Sale, ES Snack Sale, Spring Fair, Sparkly Social
  • Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese cultural representatives
  • Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 parent coordinators
  • UES Class parent coordinators (parent coordinators for each homeroom)
  • LES Class parent coordinators (parent coordinators for each homeroom)

Information about the different roles can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.
From your SCO Executive Committee

Lost and Found Items on Display

UNIS Hanoi is organising the end of year Lost and Found display! Come by on June 3 between 16.00 – 18.00 in front of Building 8 under the stairs.

All items that have lost their way this school year will be gathered into one location.

The ever supportive SCO will be helping to organise the items into different categories to make it easier to search through. If you want to help in the setup, please contact

After the pickup day, all remaining lost items will be donated to our service partners.

Love Our World Spring Fair

UNIS Hanoi community members are welcome to join the Spring Fair 2019 as we spread and share the love for our world!

Come join us for tons of lively music, stage shows, cuisines from around the world , plenty of games and fun surprises for all ages to enjoy, learn about other cultures and explore our beautiful world! (Spring Fair map)

Have you got your wristband?

  • Purchase tickets early and save!
  • Cost: 150,000 VND presale (still available March 16 from 16.00 – 18.00) / 180,000VND at the gate – children 3 and below free
  • Avoid lines and pre-load wristbands
  • Refunds available on the day

We still need you help!

It’s getting to crunch time for volunteers for the spring fair, if you can lend your time, please Sign-up here!

We know we are busy, with kids and stuff but an hour spent here will mean we won’t have to close games for the kids. This is also great chance to get your spouse that hasn’t time to help at school to help out!

We will send an email to volunteers confirming the details of your position by March 16.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Mayumi Masudo, at


Thanks to our Sponsors…

Spring Fair Sponsors greatly help all aspects of the Spring Fair from supporting our Cultural Booths with food and beverages to in-kinds gifts at our amazing Silent Auction! You can win deluxe packages from the Hilton Hanoi Opera, Sofitel Metropole Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel Westlake Hanoi, cultural experiences with Heritage Cruises and the Quintessence of Tonkin show! For your kid’s Birthday party bid on My Gym packages and there is so much more to discover in the world of bidding! Click here for a list of our sponsors and silent auction prizes.
Bidding ends at 2:30pm.
May the best bid WIN! Happy Bidding!


Love our World Spring Fair Team

Spring Fair & Sponsorship Coordinators

Arushi Panagariya and Grace Smart  –

Cultural Booth Coordinator

Iraj de Silva –

SCO Treasurer

Eun Mee Lee –

Facilities Coordinators

Francesco Pontalti and Garry Reichert –

Small Business Coordinator

Aleksandra Brading –

Social Media Coordinator

Rupal Walia

Fun Corner Coordinator

Kacper Wozniak –

Silent Auction Coordinators

Magda Bialasiewicz and Aleks Brading

Entertainment Coordinator

Bruna Nascimento and Yamina Tourki –

Volunteer Coordinator

Mayumi Masudo –

Design Coordinator

Akiko Nakano and Miho Motojima –