End of the year

We wish them all the best next year as they move to their new class or their new school.  We hope you all have a great summer with your families filled with love and fun. Sarah, Nhung, Tra and Diep

April

We have started swimming! Swimming Dates Monday, April 25 Monday, May 9 Monday, May 16 Monday, May 23 Tuesday, May 24 Monday, May 30 Tuesday, May 31 Monday, June 6 Tuesday, June 7 Monday, June 13 Student Led conferences went well. It was great to see a good turn out and observe the children actively engaged … [Read more…]

March

Sports Day. Materials Day As part of our unit of inquiry we explored some different Vietnamese materials.   Goop We had the opportunity to explore goop (cornflour and water). We used the Visible Thinking routine See, Feel, and Wonder to explain our thinking.   It’s sliding. It feels hard and sticky. Wonwoo It’s melting. I … [Read more…]

Excursion to the Museum of Ethnology

Dear Parents Thank you for your patience as we continue to develop our blog and make it meaningful for you. We have now decided to send a DSS class blog home mid month and our general Discovery curriculum blog at the beginning of each month. We will also be adding photographs of the children engaged … [Read more…]

Tet

Dear Parents Thanks very much to all of you who donated to our UNIS Tet Bag Appeal. We collected a huge variety of items, and our Service Learning committee delivered the goods to the needy families last weekend. Tết takes place from the first day of the first month of the Vietnamese calendar. Many Vietnamese … [Read more…]

November

Dear Parents, We continue to be busy learning in Discovery. In PE we have had the opportunity to explore different equipment and learn the correct names for them, such as scooters, hoops, bean bags and balancing beams.  We have also been playing games such as Duck, Duck, Goose, Musical Satues and What’s the Time Mr. … [Read more…]

UN Day

We are one classroom On Wednesday the Discovery doors were opened and the two discovery classrooms became one. The children were so excited to be able to play with the children from Ms Theresa’s class. The children talked about the importance of becoming one community and signed a charter by adding photographs to show commitment to … [Read more…]

September

Dear Parents The children have settled into Discovery and are becoming familiar with the routines. We have started our first Unit of Inquiry: Transdisciplinary theme : Who we are Central Idea: Self identity involves understanding our personal characteristics and abilities. Overview: During this year long unit students will inquire into their personal and physical characteristics, their personal strengths … [Read more…]

Welcome to DSS

Welcome to DSS Ms Nhung, Ms Sarah and Ms Diep   Hi. I am Sarah Sharp. I am Australian and have worked as an overseas educator for more than 11 years. I previously taught students in Australia, Cambodia, UAE and Singapore before joining UNIS. Next year will be my fifth year at UNIS. I enjoy reading, … [Read more…]