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tintuc@unishanoi.org UNIS Hanoi’s Weekly Community Newsletter Volume 20, Edition 7, Friday 27 September

NEXT WEEK...

COMING SOON...

MONDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER

MONDAY, 14 OCTOBER

HS MRISA Boys & Girls Volleyball vs HIS 16:00-17:30, Sports Centre (B4)

TUESDAY, 1 OCTOBER 

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Scholarship Programme 2014-15 Application Open (Closing Date for Applications 18:00, Dec 31) MS Boys Basketball at BVIS 15:30-18:00 MS Girls Basketball at SIS 15:30-18:00

THURSDAY, 3 OCTOBER 

MS Boys Basketball at St. Paul American School 5:30-18:00 MS Girls Basketball at BVIS 15:30-18:00

FRIDAY, 4 OCTOBER   

UN Day Celebration 10:30-11:30, Sports Centre UN Day Community Lunch 12:00-13:00 UN Day Early Dismissal, 13:00

Using Technology to Transform Learning 8:30 Library (B8)

TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER    

ISA Testing Grades 3-9 Grade 11/12 DP Art Trip 12:45-15:30 MS Boys Basketball Inter-Squad Game 16:00-17:15 MAP Testing Parent Info Session 18:00-19:00

WEDNESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 

PSAT Testing (High School)

FRIDAY, 18 OCTOBER  

SATURDAY, 5 OCTOBER 

ES Snack Sale Morning 8:30-11:00 MSHS Parent Coffee with the Counselors 8:30-10:00

SATURDAY, 19 OCTOBER   

UNIS MS Invitational Basketball Tournament UNIS Autumn Swim Meet UNIS High School Invitational Tennis Tournament

SAT Testing (HS) Autumn Break October 5-13

IN THIS WEEK’S TIN TUC - The Highlights... From the Head of School (p.2) UN Day Updates (p.2-5) So You Want to Make a DIFFERENCE? (p.6)

World Rabies Day (p.11) Health Centre News (p.11) Koto Bikeride (p.12)

Volleyball Action at UNIS (p.7) APAC Volleyball. Host Families Needed (p.8) HS Basketball Coaches Needed (p.8)

Community Connection Fair (p.13) SCO Sparkly Social (p.14) Funding Available for Community Projects (p.15)

Parenting in Digital Age Recap (p.9) Using Technology to Transform Learning (p.10) Library News - Zinio (p.10)

SCO Boutique News (p.15) Job Opportunity (p.16) Canteen Menu

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HANOI


Thanks to the 37 parents who attended the Breakfast with the HoS last Friday. The presentation notes and Q & A can be found here. Respectfully, Dr. Barder, hos@unishanoi.org

Grade 5 Students from the 3 day Camp.

On the morning of UN day all the Elementary School students will create a Collaborative Art project to demonstrate the concepts behind the theme of Rapprochement of Cultures. Through art they will seek to understand “cultural diversity by acknowledging the importance of the constant transfers and exchanges between cultures and the ties forged between them since the dawn of humanity.” http:// www.unesco.org/culture/pdf/2010/2010_leaflet_en Definition: rapprochement Synonyms: rapprochement Reconciliation Reunion Understanding Coming together Settlement Compromise Agreement Conciliation

The collaboratively produced art installation will be a giant weaving of fabrics, textures, ribbons and wishes where students can physically create harmony and unity through interconnections of colour, texture, pattern and shape. Each child in

the Elementary School will also write their wishes and hopes for intercultural understanding and intertwine these into the weaving. How can you help?  If you have any ribbon,

threads, wool, strips of texture that you want to donate to the art installation please bring it to the donation box in the ES office.  Come along and add

your wishes for world harmony to our art installation on UN day.


This coming week is our favourite week of the year, culminating in UN DAY - Friday October 4!

08:00 - 10:15 UN Day Activities for all students themed around “Rapprochement of Cultures” 10.30 - 11.45 UN Day Assembly (Sports Centre) 12:00 - 13:00 Community ‘Pot Luck’ Lunch 13:00

Early Dismissal

The spectacular Parade of Nations will as usual launch the ceremony when all the flags of the countries represented in the school – 67 this year! – will be carried on a parade through our audience and above their heads on the mezzanine balcony. Our Flag Bearers will be rehearsing during the week: Tuesday: 13.10 - 14:00 Wednesday: 14:45-16:30 (Buses will be available for students who USUALLY TAKE THE BUS) Thursday: 09:45-11.05 For a full list of the flag bearers that will be part of the Parade of Nations please CLICK HERE.

Invitations have already been sent to ALL parents and guardians but please don’t worry if you did not receive your parent invitation (as with all email distribution systems, we do encounter delivery failures). As parents and guardians you are NOT required to present your invitation for entry. The Assembly will start promptly at 10:30 am in the Sports Centre and we ask you to be in your seats by 10.20am. The central blocks of seating and our new tiered bleachers will be designated for parent seating. It is a first-come first served seating plan with the exception of the named community lunch volunteers who will have reserved seating at the front.

You and your children are welcomed and encouraged to wear something representing your “national” dress or clothes from a place where you have lived. With such a multicultural melting pot of nationalities represented, it is sometime difficult to identify with only one nationality, so we encourage the children to create or put together a costume that represents their own sense of identity. In the end, wear something you will feel comfortable wearing. Business dress is often preferred by parents and no one should feel any pressure to ‘dress up’.

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belarus, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, UN, UNIS Hanoi.

Following the ceremony ALL parents/guardians are invited to join their children and the rest of the community for our wonderful ‘Potluck’ Lunch from 12:00 in the classroom areas (ES and MS) or Canteen for High School families. Every family should be planning to contribute food for the Community Lunch to ensure that we have enough to feed all the children and guests. You will have received emails from your SCO Class or Grade Level Parents and please do help with setting up the lunch too if you can. Please read the detailed food preparation guidelines below and start planning! Any questions don’t hesitate to contact our Community Liaison Officer, Nathalie Grun: clo@unishanoi.org


The culminating event for UN Day is the international community lunch which is enjoyed by students, staff and parents. It is truly international and fun! Our shared lunch is provided by parents and is again an opportunity for you to showcase your nationality. Many parents bring in their favorite national dish or something that is popular in their home country. All parents, family members, faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend the luncheon which will start at 12:00 noon. UNIS Hanoi will provide: plates, napkins, cups, and forks. Children will have their water bottles and parents are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic drinks. Drinking cups and water will be available for everyone.

 Prepare one plate of food to serve 10 people (servings)

for each of your child’s classroom.  Prepare food that does not require refrigeration or need

to be heated.

Please bring your dish to the following rooms between 08:00 - 09:30.

 Prepare food that can be easily served and can be eaten

with fingers or forks — no soupy or runny dishes.  Do not bring any food that contains nuts of any

kind; no peanuts, cashews, walnuts, almonds, etc or peanut oil or peanut products because of severe allergies.  Label the food with name and country of origin;

decorate the plate/food with flags or ribbons. List the ingredients of your food for dietary restrictions and allergies (please see the sample below).  If you bring food on a serving plate, please collect it after

the lunch is finished so it is not misplaced. It is recommended to clearly mark it with your child’s name and homeroom. Many people made a disposable serving container using a small cardboard container lined with foil which is then decorated to serve their food.  If your dish requires a serving spoon or fork, please

provide.  More appetizers and main courses are required than

desserts.

Discovery & Kindergarten 1

ECC Gym

Kindergarten 2

ECC/G10 (K2CO) + G12 (K2CA)

Grade 1

Homerooms

Grade 2

B9/G40 (2JC) + G42 (2TB)

Grade 3

B9/120 (3TS) + 122 (3NO)

Grade 4

B9/128 (4LL) + 130 (4HK)

Grade 5

B9/G16 (5KW) + G18 (5DL)

Grade 6

B5-110 (6QS)

Grade 7

B5-127 (7BV)

Grade 8

B5-118 (8SG)

Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12

Canteen

If you have any questions or concerns about the UN Day Community Lunch, please email CLO@unishanoi.org .


Ngày Hội Liên Hợp Quốc sẽ diễn ra vào Thứ Sáu 04 tháng 10 là một trong những sự kiến nổi bật nhất tại trường UNIS Hà Nội. Nhà trường đã gửi thư mời tới toàn thể quý phụ huynh vào tuần trước.

 Chúng tôi cần nhiều món khai vị và món chính hơn

món tráng miệng. Nhà trường sẽ cung cấp: đĩa, giấy ăn, cốc, dĩa và nước.

Bữa trưa Ngày Hội Liên Hợp Quốc là hoạt động kết thúc ngày mà tất cả học sinh, phụ huynh, giáo viên và nhân viên đều mong đợi. Đây là một hoạt động mang tính quốc tế và vô cùng thú vị! Hàng năm, bữa trưa cho toàn trường của Ngày Hội Liên Hợp Quốc do phụ huynh đảm nhận và nhân cơ hội này để giới thiệu với mọi người về món ăn của đất nước mình. Đa phần phụ huynh sẽ mang món ăn mà họ yêu thích hoặc một món ăn thường ngày tại quê hương mình. Tôi mong mỗi gia đình sẽ đóng góp một món ăn cho mỗi lớp mà con bạn đang học. Làm ơn đọc kỹ phần Hướng dẫn chuẩn bị món ăn ở dưới đây. Xin cảm ơn. Các phụ huynh đại diện khối lớp và lớp sẽ sớm liên hệ với bạn về việc tình nguyện tham gia các nhóm chuẩn bị cho bữa trưa này (nhận đồ ăn, bầy bàn ăn, dọn sau bữa ăn, vv..v..). Những phụ huynh tình nguyện tham gia sẽ được ưu tiên ngồi ở hàng ghế đầu của phần ghế ngồi dành cho phụ huynh.

Discovery & Kindergarten 1

ECC Gym

Kindergarten 2

ECC/G10 (K2CO) + G12 (K2CA)

Grade 1

Homerooms

Grade 2

B9/G40 (2JC) + G42 (2TB)

Một vài hướng dẫn về việc chuẩn bị món ăn:  Chuẩn bị phần thức ăn đủ cho 10 người (10 phần ăn) cho mỗi lớp của con bạn.  Chuẩn bị món ăn không yêu cầu phải bảo quản lạnh hoặc hâm nóng lại.  Món ăn có thể ăn bằng dĩa hoặc bằng tay – không nên làm súp hoặc các món ăn có nước.  Yêu cầu không mang thức ăn có thành phần từ bất kỳ loại hạt nào họ nhà lạc, ví dụ như: lạc, hạt điều, óc chó, hạnh nhân, hoặc dầu lạc, các sản phầm làm từ lạc do khả năng gây dị ứng nghiêm trọng.  Dán nhãn cho món ăn bằng tên món ăn, tên nước; trang trí khay đựng/thức ăn bằng cờ hoặc ruy-băng. Hãy nêu thành phần của món ăn để phòng trường hợp có người dị ứng hoặc có chế độ ăn kiêng (làm ơn xem mẫu dưới đây).  Nếu bạn mang theo khay đựng thức ăn, làm ơn hãy thu lại sau khi bữa trưa kết thúc để tránh bị thất lạc. Bạn nên đánh dấu khay bằng tên và lớp của con mình. Nhiều phụ huynh tự làm khay đựng bằng bìa giấy và bọc giấy bạc.  Hãy mang thìa hoặc dĩa nếu món ăn của bạn cần để có thể lấy được thức ăn. Nhà trường có cung cấp thìa nhưng bạn nên mang theo phòng trường hợp không đủ.

Grade 3

B9/120 (3TS) + 122 (3NO)

Grade 4

B9/128 (4LL) + 130 (4HK)

Grade 5

B9/G16 (5KW) + G18 (5DL)

Grade 6

B5-110 (6QS)

Grade 7

B5-127 (7BV)

Grade 8

B5-118 (8SG)

Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12

Canteen

Chúng tôi mong nhân được sự giúp đỡ tận tình của quý phụ huynh để Bữa trưa ngày Hội Liên Hợp Quốc được tổ chức thành công. Tôi muốn gửi lời cảm ơn đến phụ huynh nhà trường và mong sớm được trải nghiệm ngày ẩm thực quốc tế này với toàn thể phý phụ huynh. Nathalie Grun, Community Liaison Officer, clo@unishanoi.org


Applications for the UNIS Hanoi Scholarship programme open this week on Tuesday October 1. And this year, we are expanding the programme both in number of students that we can enroll and the age range that will be eligible. The UNIS Hanoi Scholarship Programme gives the opportunity for Vietnamese students from a low socioeconomic background, who are excelling at their local Hanoi district school to enter UNIS Hanoi until graduation.

FOUR full Scholarships will be available for entry to UNIS Hanoi in the 2014-15 academic year. Students may apply to the UNIS Hanoi Scholarship Programme for entry to Grade 8, Grade 9 or Grade 10. In all cases, the 100% Scholarship will be valid until graduation from UNIS Hanoi. The programme was launched in 2011-12 and we have welcomed two scholarship students to UNIS Hanoi in the last two academic years.

Please help eligible students find out about this programme by spreading the word amongst your friends, colleagues and associates. UNIS Hanoi is a well-connected community and we ask you to mobilize! In addition to the fees waiver, significant support will be available for the Scholarship Students to access English support, to be able to participate fully in the activities programme in MSHS and for transport to and from school.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 December. Full eligibility criteria, the timeline for the selection process and application documents are available on UNIS Hanoi website in both ENGLISH and VIETNAMESE. All questions concerning the Scholarship Programme should be sent by email to scholarships@unishanoi.org


This Saturday, UNIS Hanoi will be hosting the 3rd Annual Hanoi Classic High School Volleyball Tournament in our Sports Center. The event will see the girls playing throughout the morning (9am-1pm) and the boys taking to the court in the afternoon (2-6pm). In addition to the host MRISA and APAC teams from UNIS Hanoi, also participating in the tournament is Hanoi International School and two UNIS Hanoi staff teams. Please refer to the schedule below to see the match times.

Come on out to support the UNIS Hanoi Volleyball programmes as the teams prepare for their upcoming APAC and MRISA tournaments. APAC Volleyball will be at UNIS on October 24-26. MRISA Volleyball will be traveling to Cambodia for their tournament on November 7-10. GO PHOENIX!! Dirk Kraetzer, Director of Activities

2013 “Hanoi Classic” Volleyball Tournament Date: September 28

Venue: UNIS Sports Center

SCHEDULE of MATCHES Court 1

TIME

Court 2

Warm-up Starts

08:30

Warm-up Starts

UNIS APAC vs. HIS HIS vs. Staff Staff vs. UNIS APAC Warm-up Starts UNIS APAC vs. HIS HIS vs. Staff Staff vs. UNIS APAC

09:00 Girls 10:30 Girls 12:00 Girls

UNIS MRISA vs. UNIS APAC

13:30

Warm-up Starts

14:00 Boys 15:30 Boys 17:00 Boys

UNIS MRISA vs. Staff

HIS vs. UNIS MRISA

UNIS MRISA vs. Staff UNIS MRISA vs. UNIS APAC HIS vs. UNIS MRISA

All matches are best two out of three sets to 25 points, with the 3rd set to 15 points (2 point margin of victory required in all sets).


their homes and accommodate our guests during this tournament. Hosting is a great opportunity for students to make new friends with students from different schools.

Dear UNIS Hanoi Parents & Guardians, UNIS Hanoi is proud to be a member of both MRISA and APAC. These organizations offer UNIS Hanoi students the rich experience of travelling to other schools to participate in cultural and athletic events. When our students travel to MRISA and APAC events, they enjoy the hospitality of the host school by staying with families like yours throughout the event. The APAC and MRISA organizations value the host family experience as it allows students to learn about another international student’s life and the country/city they currently call home. In exchange for their generosity, we as a community and as members of MRISA and APAC have the obligation to open our school and homes to visiting guests who come to events at UNIS. This autumn, UNIS Hanoi is proud to host the APAC High School Girls & Boys Volleyball Tournament from October 23-27. We are expecting to host 60 girls and 60 boys for the APAC tournament. We would like to give all of our visiting student athletes a warm welcome and provide for them the same hospitality that UNIS Hanoi students receive from other hosting schools. Therefore, we are seeking UNIS Hanoi families who are able to open up

The UNIS Co-Curricular Office is looking for coaches in both the boys and girls basketball programmes for the upcoming winter sports season. If you or someone you know has some previous experience coaching the sport of basketball and would like to know more about the positions that are available, please contact Dirk Kraetzer at da@unishanoi.org. The season starts in late October and runs through to the end of January. GO PHOENIX!!! Dirk Kraetzer, Director of Activities da@unishanoi.org

Maybe your child is currently participating in an autumn sport or performing art activity, and may very well be involved in further activities as the school year progresses. As such, we are asking you to be a Host Family for this event. To those who have hosted in the past, I’d like to say a big “THANK YOU!!”, and I hope we can count on your assistance again. Participation in MRISA or APAC would not be possible without this help from our families! If you have not hosted previously and want to know what is required, “Host Family Expectations” can be found here. Please complete the attached “Host Family Information Form” to let us know if you can serve as a host family and how many students (1, 2 or more!), you can accommodate. The form should be returned either by email, or by bringing a hard copy to the Activities Office (B7-112). This APAC tournament promises to be a memorable school-wide event. Thank you for your involvement and we hope that you’ll find time to come to the Sports Center to enjoy some of the action! Do not hesitate to contact me at da@unishanoi.org or by phone at 04 3758 1551 Ext. 8720, or you can contact the Activities Office at cocurricular@unishanoi.org. Sincerely, Dirk Kraetzer, Director of Activities


Thank you to all those who attended our first parent tech session of the year! Here's a recap of last week's session (you can view our presentation here):

We kicked off our session by sharing our thoughts on how we define a balanced life in this day and age. We have differing opinions surrounding the role of technology in our children's lives - what one considers to be an 'unhealthy' amount of technology use may be different from another. Some adults struggle with the fact that we did not grow up with technology as our children have. This presents a challenge as parents figure out the right balance between providing the best 'digital discipline' to kids and giving them the freedom to learn about and explore the digital world.

We continued to examine more of the challenges parents grapple with by investigating several 'family' scenarios dealing with the following issues: communication, privacy, cyber bullying, gaming, parent surveillance and online vs. face-to-face interaction. What followed each scenario were thought-provoking discussions that addressed the different perspectives with which we viewed the situations. We also discussed the issues which may not have been apparent at first glance as well as possible responses to each scenario. Below is a summary of the guiding principles and effective strategies that parents can apply in similar situations:

 The cognitive development of adolescents limits

their ability to self-control. Studies have shown that the part of your child's brain that governs judgment is not fully developed until they are in their 20's. This means that your child will need rules and structure to help them regulate their tech use.  Steer away from banning or blocking the use of technologies as a consequence. This may work temporarily, but it can also encourage rebellious behavior. Give your child the opportunity to practice managing their online identity in a safe environment.  Keep the communication channels open. Provide opportunities to engage in dialog with your child.

 Multitasking is great for rote tasks, but may not be the

best option for activities that require you to focus on the job at hand (ex. finishing a project)  Establish a common space where your child can access the computer.  If the situation has escalated to a point where the child's school work is getting affected, do not hesitate to get the school involved.

 Talk to your child about your expectations for

technology use at home. Use this Family Media Agreement to set up your guidelines.  Looking for more guidance? Here are some Family

Sheet Tips to assist you in your family discussions about certain topics:

ES Effective Email Communication Privacy and Digital Footprints

MS Protecting and Respecting Privacy Safe Online Talk

HS Risky Online Relationships Privacy and Digital Footprints

 Your response to a situation is going to depend on

maturity and age of the child. What may be appropriate for your 10 year old child may not necessarily work for your teenager.  Before taking action, we must try to understand motivations behind children’s behaviors.

Hope to see you in our second Parent Tech Session! (See page 10)


Oftentimes we fall into the trap of only using technology to replicate things that we were already doing before, ie. digital paper. In this workshop we will talk about some of the exciting ways we can use technology to open up new avenues of learning and creativity. Kindly confirm your attendance by sending a message to mmatias@unishanoi.org.

Zinio Ipad

Zinio Desktop

To access, register and log on, find the link at UNIS Portal - Library - Online Resources MSHS Here is a sample of some of the available eMagazines!


Rabies is a viral disease which attacks the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord leading to various symptoms including paralysis before causing the victim to die. Rabies is the deadliest disease on earth with a 99.9% fatality rate but is 100% preventable. (WHO, 2012) - See more at: http://rabiesalliance.org/rabies/what-israbies-and-frequently-asked-questions/what-is-rabies/ #sthash.yYgCMT82.dpuf Protect yourself and your family – Talk to your children today about not touching dogs, cats and wild animals including bats and monkeys. Never approach and touch an unfamiliar animal – even if they seem friendly. If you are bitten or scratched, Follow the First Aid advice and seek Medical Attention. Vaccination is available through International SOS and Family Medical Practice.

What do you do if you are exposed to rabies? If you are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal YOU MUST 1. Wash the wound thoroughly with soap and Water for at least 15 minutes. 2. Apply povidone – iodine (betadine) if available. 3. Let the wound bleed freely.

Reference: Global Alliance for Rabies control. World Health Organization, (WHO) International SOS

If you have already had pre-exposure vaccine you will still need to seek further treatment.

The UNIS Hanoi community has seen many students and staff with signs and symtoms of Viral Gastroenteritis/ Stomache Flu as well as Conjunctivitis or Pink eye over the past week.

A range of common infections of the intestines. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain

– A common, acute, viral or bacterial infection of the eyes. Symptoms include sore, itchy eyes and a discharge.

Transmission – Direct or indirect contact with secretions from infected eyes.

Incubation Period – 1-3 days Infectious Period – While eye discharge is present Exclusion - Exclude from school until there is no more discharge from the eye. Treatment - Antibiotics as recommended by your Doctor Immunisation – None available Advice – Practice hand washing regularly

Transmission – Faecal-oral, food, animal faecal – oral Incubation period – Hours to days Infectious period – days to weeks Exclusion – Exclude for 24hrs after last vomit, diarrheoa, or fever (without medications) Treatment - Varies according to symptoms – refer to Doctor. Advice – Practice hand washing regularly and exclude if symptoms. References: Communicable Disease Guidelines, 2012, Government of Western Australia – For Teachers, child care workers, local government authorities and Medical Practioners. World Health Organisation, (WHO) online access, http:// who.org UNIS School Health Centre, Tel: 04 3758 1551 ext 8911 nurse@unishanoi.org


Last Saturday UNIS Hanoi successfully held its very first Community Connections Fair!

to do at the weekend, where to bring kids when it rains, where to learn how to ride a motorbike and many

19 different service groups and organizations participated to introduced new families to what Hanoi has to offer! Everything from medical service providers, dentists, vets, moving companies, holistic health groups, fitness centres, motorbike services and organic food suppliers were all present and gave people a wealth of information about what is available to them in Hanoi.

more‌these questions were collectively answered at the fair by participants and the experienced School Community Organization Executives. Even families that have been here a while and stopped by from Saturday Soccer and learned new things about Hanoi!

There was a steady flow of families that came to the fair to get more connected and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! Many people came with questions about where to get bed sheets, where to go grocery

We are looking forward to building upon this year’s Community Connections Fair in the years to come! If you

have any feedback or would like to see a particular organization present next year, please email our Community Liaison Officer, Nathalie Grun at clo@unishanoi.org

shopping, where to buy western sized clothing, what

A big THANK YOU to all who came and participated for the benefit of our community and especially to Paulina Pineda and Joh Ponsen from the School Community Organisation Welcome Committee for all their help and hardwork.


We would like to give a SHOUT OUT to all the SPARKLY DANCE QUEENS and KINGS on the DANCE FLOOR at the School Community Organization’s (SCO) Sparkly Social last Friday! The ambiance at The Press Club was GREAT, food and drinks were FABULOUS and the entertainment was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Thank you to Dr Chip Barder for sharing his talents with us and starting off the night to the grooves of a Joe Cocker classic Unchain my Heart and the Hot Guys Band (UNIS’ very own UMA musicians) for jamming all night long! The stunning Filipina singer from the Press Club Ms. Anna Walter, with a voice to be reckoned with. And DJ Jody O’Dea laying down the beats from Operations!

We would also like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the SCO Executives for arranging this fun-filled night! Without your time and commitment none of this would have been possible. In particular, we would like to recognize Ms. Pippa Wood for ALL the time and effort she devoted to everything from creating the tickets to decorating the venue, and everything in between! To keep this Social Buzz alive enjoy the pictures attached and...mark your calendars for the next BIG COMMUNITY EVENT the APRIL PARTY! on Saturday, April 19 Nathalie Grun, Community Liaison Officer clo@unishanoi.org


Do you have project idea or something extra you would like to see around the campus? Think something is needed for one of the charities UNIS Hanoi is connected to ? If so, now is the time to note your ideas down : WHAT it is, HOW you will do it, WHO will it benefit, how HOW MUCH your idea will cost to make happen? Any one from the UNIS Hanoi community can apply for the funds for their project idea/item. Once again the School Community Organisation has allocated funds collected from Spring Fair to be used for project ideas within our community. The application forms and information is currently being updated and will be available on the Portal soon. In the mean while you should research your idea, in preparation, and make further enquires from sco@unishanoi.org

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bedding for the Peace Village UNIS Hanoi Community Garden decorative items for the Library reading buddy cushions for the Library outdoor tables and chairs for around the campus cultural items such as the big drum and gong for the Arts Centre  a badge making machine for the Design Department  digital cameras for the ECC  production costs for an Operation Smile Charity Concert.

NEW BOUTIQUE SCHEDULE MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY 8:00 - 9:00

8:00 - 9:00

08:00-09:00

15:00-16:00

Visit the Boutique Online for our item price range.

Out-of-stock items are available now: Cap size (S) and Girl Swimsuits sizes (XS to XXXL).

Goggles (limited Supplies) and men’s Swimwear (XS to XXXL)

We are looking for a parent volunteer to join us as Boutique Coordinator. Please email sco@unishanoi.org for more information, specifying that you wish to apply for the post. The team is looking forward to meet you!


 Strong background in Science. Bachelor degree or

(one class of Grade 6 and one class of Grade 8) UNIS Hanoi has experienced steady year-on-year growth in our student population, which currently stands at over 1,000 students from 63 different countries. We are now accepting applications for a Part-time Middle School

Science Teacher (Integrated MYP Science, Grades 6 and 8). The position is 40% employment with salary and benefits prorated – Very possible to live comfortably on the salary provided. The Science Teacher will report to the Middle School/High School Principal.

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incorporates high expectations for all learners Deliver the curriculum within the MYP framework and philosophy of the school Work collaboratively with colleagues both within the Science Department and the greater school community Assess and report student progress Share in the overall responsibility for the academic progress, personal development, health and safety, discipline and well-being of students Provide timely communication to parents Attend bi weekly meetings with the Grade Level teachers to discuss student concerns, plan events, discuss test results etc. Participate enthusiastically in morning meetings, house events, and assemblies Become an active member within the UNIS community : advisory, sports, after-school activities, students clubs, and community service activities Contribute to the UNIS school improvement plan by serving on committees and other shared decisionmaking groups Pursue professional development and model life-long learning Participate in team planning and curriculum development Demonstrate a commitment and willingness work with students during community service activities

above in Science Education or equivalent Technologically able Experience teaching in an international school Internationally recognized teaching qualification IB experience (MYP) Knowledgeable regarding the developmental needs of High School students  Cross-cultural exposure and understanding  The ability to work as part of a team  Excellent organizational and time management skills     

Successful applicant would be expected to commence duties as soon as possible. Interested applicants please send your expression of interest, along with an up-to-date CV and current referees to jobs@unishanoi.org Ms Tran Thi Quyen, Human Resources Manager United Nations International School of Hanoi GPO Box 313, Hanoi, Vietnam


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