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tintuc@unishanoi.org UNIS Hanoi’s Weekly Community Newsletter

Volume 19, Edition 28, Friday 29 March

Next Week...

Coming Soon...

Monday, 1 April

Monday, 8 April

MS Arts Expo 1 - 3 April PreK Trips to Tini World, Syrena Tower 1 - 3 April Board Committee on Directors 17:30 - 19:00, B7

Tuesday, 2 April ●

Grade 3 Trip to Bat Trang Ceramic Village 08:30 - 14:00 Building and Facilities Task Force, 16:30 - 18:00, B7 MSHS Parent Forum with the Principals, 18:00 - 19:30 Strategic Management Plan Mid-Term Review Task Force 18:00 - 19:30, B7

Thursday, 4 April ●

Wednesday, 3 April ●

MS Sports Day 08:00 - 15:25 Board of Directors Meeting 17:30 - 19:30, B7

Thursday, 11 April ●

IB DP Art Exam, 11 - 12 April

Friday, 12 April ●

D-12 Parent Coffee with the Counselors 08:30 - 10:00 Grade 4 Trip to Questacon Exhibition, 09:15 - 12:30

Saturday, 13 April ●

MRISA Senior Soccer Tournament at UNIS, 4 - 7 April Digital Footprint Info Session, 8:30 - 9:30, Library

4th Quarter begins

Tuesday, 9 April

UNIS Hanoi Invitation MS Volleyball Tournament The 25th Birthday Ball 18:30, InterContinental Ballroom

Friday, 5 April ●

3rd Quarter Ends Grade 2 Trip to Bat Trang Pottery Village 10:30 - 14:00 4LL Parent Concert, B10

Saturday, 6 April ●

No Saturday Soccer

IN THIS WEEK’S TIN TUC - The Highlights... Notes from the Head of School and the Middle High School Principal (p.2) Birthday Ball Countdown... (p.3-4)

MRISA Senior Soccer Tournament (p.6-7) A Warm Up for MRISA (p.8)

Notes from Admissions Office (p.5) Living with Technology Info Sessions (p.5)

Job Opportunities (p.9-11) New Energize Schedule (p.12)

IMPORTANT: Nurses’ Office News (p.6)


Notes from the Head of School Dear Parents, Following up on an SMS message I sent out to all families earlier this week, I would like to reiterate my invitation to all families who have not already done so to volunteer to host visiting student athletes for the upcoming MRISA and APAC soccer events. The upcoming MRISA Boys and Girls Soccer Tournament will be from 04-07 April, and the APAC Girls Soccer Tournament from 17-21 April. UNIS Hanoi students from our MS/HS are hosted throughout the year all over East Asia in sports and nonsports events. Over the course of the year, each school will host 4-5 events and we need as many people as possible to step up and be host families here at UNIS Hanoi in order to fulfill our responsibility to the schools in these two organizations who have hosted hundreds of our students this year already. You don’t have to have a child in the event, and you don’t even have to have a child in the Middle School or High School to be a host family so please do give it strong consideration. Our family has hosted for many years and found it to be a worthwhile and rewarding experience as we got to know so many wonderful students from all over the world. Please contact the Activities Office today and help us show all of the visiting schools what wonderful hosts we can be and what a great school we have by offering to host during one if not both of these tournaments. Respectfully, Dr. Barder, Head of School

We wish all the best to Yu Furudoi (3JC) and Annabelle Brennan (1TS) who left UNIS Hanoi this week.

Notes from the Middle High School Principal Dear MSHS Families, Greetings from the MSHS. I am happy to report that our MSHS Trip Week was a great success! Students and teachers traveled far and wide exploring the wonders of Vietnam. Much time and resource is spent organizing Trip Week (Thank you teachers!) but the benefits to our school community are immeasurable. Students had the opportunity to climb mountains, hike through jungles, volunteer in schools, observe endangered primates and spend time bonding with classmates. Time continues to fly! It is have to believe that we are about to enter the fourth and final quarter of the school year. As such, quarter three ends on April 5. Teachers will then begin the arduous task of calculating and submitting grades. Given any unforeseen delays report cards should be available to parents on or about April 12 just in time for 3-Way Parent Conferences. I will send an email to all parents once we have an exact date. I would like to cordially invite all parents to participate in 3-Way Parent Conferences. Conferences will be held on April 16 and 22. Sign up for conferences will be through ISIS Family. An email will be sent out shortly providing details regarding sign up dates and procedures. My hope is that all parents will take advantage of the opportunity to meet with teachers and learn more about the educational options available for students attending UNIS. I hope to see all parents at 3-Way Parent Conferences. Happy Spring! Pete Kennedy, MSHS Principal


Birthday Ball Countdown ...


Birthday Ball Countdown ... THIS WEEKEND IS THE TIME TO BE PLANNING YOUR….

BIRTHDAY BALL TICKETS! On April 13 (just two weeks from now!) we will be celebrating our 25th Birthday in the Ballroom of the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake. Our incredible team of volunteers have put together a party that will be remembered for the next 25 years! On the menu for the evening….

 Freeflow champagne reception  Gift bag for every guest  Dramatic entertainment!  Delicious dinner with free flow wine and beer  Fabulous Silent Auction items from sponors Vingroup and Miguel Torres through Red Apron (Villa for a year… luxury holidays… prestigious wine… )

 Special guests with 3 former Heads of UNIS and UNIS NY flying in for the evening  Live music, dancing and DJ until the party shuts down! All for the bargain price of 100 USD! Thanks to the generous sponsorship of InterContinental Hanoi Westlake NEARLY ALL that ticket price will go straight to our Birthday Gift Fund which will support projects of those most in need in Vietnam in partnership with our Service Learning charities. So get on the phone and work out who you are going to go with and book your tickets before they all go!

Where else can you enjoy such a good value Saturday night in Hanoi AND make a difference to so many lives?  Tickets are available at the Advancment Office (B7 Admin Building)  Tickets are 100 USD each and you will be able to buy either: 

A whole table (for 10) and plan together with your friends

Individual tickets (or more if you plan with your friends) at one of our community tables

 Email: advancement@unishanoi.org to book your tickets or with any questions.  For more information about the Ball or the Birthday Gift Fund visit our Birthday Website.

Emma Silva, Director of Advancement


Notes from the Admissions Office

WITHDRAWING FAMILIES Please notify the admissions office of your intended date of departure and we shall guide your family through the withdrawal process. RE-ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS Please return the Tuition and Fees Agreement for your family and remit deposit payments for each returning student. PLACEMENTS MUST BE SECURED BY MONDAY 1 APRIL. For assistance please email admissions@unishanoi.org or contact the admissions office on 37581551 extension 8217 / 8220.

Living with Technology Session Series for all Parents

Mark your calendars! We would like to invite all parents to our following morning sessions revolving around various topics on technology and its impact on learning. If interested, kindly confirm your attendance by sending an email to mmatias@unishanoi.org. Looking forward to a highly informative and engaging discussion with you!

April 4: Digital Footprint - What does Google say about you? 08:30 - 09:30 am Library Projection Room Many parents have heard the term “digital footprint”, usually in a negative or fearful connotation. The purpose of this session is to discuss how UNIS Hanoi is promoting and helping students to think about their own digital footprints and how they can positively craft their online identities.

age appropriate

public v. personal v. private

sharing options/visibility

 screen names and avatars

Coming Soon…  Evaluating Online Information: Do you

believe everything you read or see online? 9 May 8:30-10:00 am Library Projection Room

 Social Networks: Learning to navigate through the popular social networks such as

Facebook, Youtube and more 30 May 8:30 - 10:00 am Library Projection Room


From the Nurses’ Office We have seen many cases of fever/headaches, colds and gastroenteritis, ranging from nausea to vomiting and diarrhea in the last week. And we are still seeing several cases of HFMD. Please be aware all students should remain at home for at least 24 hours after having a fever (38.0 or higher), vomiting or diarrhea. How to keep your children healthy:

 Wash hands frequently!!! Keep nails short Washing hands is the number one defense against infectious diseases.

 Get plenty of rest.  Eat a balanced diet.  If you have vomiting/diarrhea, drink small amounts of fluids frequently in order to stay hydrated. Please see our policy on Gastroenteritis & other health policies on the portal: http://portal.unishanoi.org/infirmary/SitePages/Home.aspx If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s health, please do not hesitate in contacting the nurse’s office.

From the Activities Office MRISA Senior Soccer @ UNIS Hanoi (April 5-6) On April 5 and 6 UNIS Hanoi will be hosting the Mekong River International Schools Association (MIRSA) High School Boys and Girls Soccer Tournament. Sixteen teams, with a total of 160 players will compete on three fields over two days of 7-Aside soccer action. We hope that the UNIS community will come out and be part of the event by supporting the tournament and cheering on the two “Phoenix” home teams. We are still in need of some homestay families for this event, so please contact the UNIS Activities Office at cocurricular@unishanoi.org, if you can possibly be a host family for one, two or more of our guest students. Visiting schools will arrive on Thursday, stay for three nights (TH-FRI-SAT) and depart Hanoi on Sunday. Participating Schools: Hanoi International School (HIS) International School Eastern Seaboard (ISE) International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) Northbridge International School Cambodia (NISC) Saigon South International School (SSIS) United Nations International School – Hanoi (UNIS) Vientiane International School (VIS) Good luck to all teams! GO PHOENIX!!! See next page for MRISA Tournament Schedule.


From the Activities Office Groups Boys Group A:

Boys Group B

Girls Group A:

Girls Group B

SSIS NISC ISHCMC VIS

ISE ISPP HIS UNIS

ISHCMC ISE 5VIS NISC

UNIS ISPP HIS SSIS

Friday, April 5 Time

Field #1

08:15

Field #2

Field #3

Opening Ceremony / Team Photographs

09:30

Girls Group A ISHCMC vs. NISC

Girls Group A VIS vs. ISE

Girls Group B UNIS vs. HIS

10:30

Girls Group B ISPP vs. SSIS

Boys Group B ISE vs. UNIS

Boys Group B HIS vs. ISPP

11:30

Boys Group A NISC vs. VIS

Girls Group A ISHCMC vs. ISE

Boys Group A SSIS vs. ISHCMC

12:30

OFFICIAL’S LUNCH BREAK

13:00

Girls Group A VIS vs. NISC

Girls Group B ISPP vs. HIS

Girls Group B UNIS vs. SSIS

14:00

Boys Group A SSIS vs. NISC

Boys Group A ISHCMC vs. VIS

Boys Group B HIS vs. UNIS

Girls Group A ISE vs. NISC Girls Group B SSIS vs. HIS

Girls Group A VIS vs. ISHCMC Boys Group A SSIS vs. VIS

Boys Group B ISE vs. ISPP Girls Group B UNIS vs. ISPP

Boys Group B ISPP vs. UNIS

Boys Group B HIS vs. ISE

Boys Group A ISHCMC vs. NISC

15:00 16:00 17:00 18:15

BUSES DEPART

Saturday, April 6 10:30

Boys - A3 vs. B4

Girls - A3 vs. B4

Boys - A4 vs. B3

11:30

Girls - A4 vs. B3

Girls - A1 vs. B2

Girls - B1 vs. A2

12:30

Boys - A1 vs. B2

Boys - B1 vs. A2

13:30

OFFICIAL’S LUNCH BREAK

14:00

Boys - 7/8 Game

Girls - 7/8 Game

Boys Plate Final

15:00

Girls - 3/4 Game

Boys - 3/4 Game

Girls Plate Final

16:00

Girls Final

17:00

Boys Final

18:30

FINAL BANQUET

19:15

AWARDS CEREMONY

20:00

BUSES DEPART


From the Activities Office A Warm-up For MRISA This Saturday the two UNIS Hanoi MRISA High School soccer teams will participate in a one-day tournament in preparation for the MRISA tournament which we are hosting next week. This invitational tournament will involve four teams in each gender, with all teams playing four 30-minute games during the day. The following teams will be part of this 7aside event:

 Girls – Chu Van An, Hanoi U13 Girls (2 teams), UNIS Hanoi  Boys – Lomonoxop School, Tran Quoc Tuan, Viet Uc and UNIS Hanoi If you enjoy soccer, there will be plenty of it going on. Come out and support our UNIS Hanoi teams as they get ready to host MRISA the following week. PLEASE NOTE – Saturday Soccer will carry on as normal. Come at your regular time.

2013 UNIS Invitational HS 7-aside Soccer Tournament Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013

Venue: UNIS

TEAMS: Girls Division UNIS Phoenix Chu Van An (CVA) Hanoi Young Girls 1 (HYG1) Hanoi Young Girls 2 (HYG2)

Boys Division UNIS Phoenix Lomonoxop School (LS) Tran Quoc Tuan (TQT) Viet Uc (VU)

GAME SCHEDULE TIME

Pool

Field 1

Field 2

Home Team is listed first (wearing light colored uniform) 08:45

Boys Game 1

UNIS Boys vs. VU

LS vs. TQT

09:45

Boys Game 2

VU vs. TQT

LS vs. UNIS Boys

10:30

Girls Game 1

HYG2 vs. CVA

UNIS Girls vs. HYG1

11:30

Girls Game 2

CVA vs. UNIS Girls

HYG1 vs. HYG2

LUNCH (available in the canteen from 11:00-14:00) 12:30

Boys Game 3

TQT vs. UNIS Boys

VU vs. LS

13:15

Girls Game 3

UNIS Girls vs. HYG2

HYG1 vs. CVA

14:00

Finals

14:45

Finals

Boys Championship Final 1st vs. 2nd Girls Championship Final 1st vs. 2nd

Boys Consolation Final 3rd vs. 4th Girls Consolation Final 3rd vs. 4th

AWARDS (immediately after final games)


Job Opportunities Short term Elementary School Music Teacher 7 August – 21 November 2013 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 Short term Elementary School Music Teacher with the contract from 7 August 2013 to 21 November 2013. The incumbent will report to the Elementary School Principal. Duties and Responsibilities

 To teach groups/classes of students within the school as determined by the curriculum needs of the school  Provide for the students a differentiated programme of instruction that incorporates appropriate challenges and high expectations of learners

 Deliver the curriculum within the agreed framework and philosophy of the school  To assess and report upon student progress according to the School Assessment Policy  To share in the overall responsibility for the academic progress, personal development, health and safety, discipline and well-being of all students

 Participate in and organize meetings to support the curriculum  Any other reasonable duties, as directed by the Principal Position requirements

 Experience teaching in an international school  Internationally recognized teaching qualifications  Knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program  Cross cultural exposure and understanding  Experience working with EAL learners in the mainstream classroom  Commitment to working collaboratively with a co-teacher and as part of a team  Strong skills in monitoring and follow through  Excellent organizational and time management skills  Strong computer skills  The ability to offer a wider range of performing arts will be valuable  Willingness to offer After School Activities In return, UNIS offers an attractive work environment, competitive remuneration, and professional development opportunities. This is a local hire expat position, and no housing or relocation benefits will be provided. Interested applicants please send your expression of interest, along with an up-to-date CV and current referees to jobs@unishanoi.org Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interview

Application deadline: 15 April 2013 (If an excellent candidate if identified early in the process UNIS Hanoi reserves the right to hire before the closing deadline) Ms Tran Thi Quyen, Human Resources Manager United Nations International School of Hanoi GPO Box 313, Hanoi, Vietnam


Job Opportunities Aquatics Academy Head Coach 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 an Aquatics Academy Head Coach. The position is located in Activities Division, and the incumbent will report to the Aquatics Coordinator. Purpose of the position: The Aquatics Academy Head Coach assists in the designing, implementing and managing of a high quality Co-Curricular swimming programme in accordance with UNIS objectives, through which students and adults can progress from learning to swim to developing mastery. Key responsibilities: In conjunction with the UNIS Hanoi Aquatics Coordinator and the Director of Activities, the Aquatics Academy Head Coach coordinates, promotes and implements after school and weekend activities within the UNIS Hanoi Aquatics Academy. This includes:

 Supporting the Aquatics Coordinator in the delivery of Aquatics Academy programmes  Assisting with scheduling and use of the pool for the Aquatics Academy times  Working in conjunction with UNIS Hanoi Swim Team Coaches to:    

plan programmes for the team coach during team training sessions plan and attend local swim meets travel to meets outside of Hanoi

 In conjunction with UNIS Hanoi Finance Director and Business Office, managing financial aspects of the Aquatics Academy

 Completing other duties as assigned by the Aquatics Coordinator or Director of Activities Position Requirements

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The candidate should Possess a University Degree (recognized teaching credentials desirable but not mandatory) Have minimum of two years of experience teaching Learn-To- Swim to young swimmers Have minimum of two years of experience coaching different age group swimmers Possess current Water Safety Instructor (American Red Cross is preferred) and coaching certification from internationally recognizable organization

 Have an experience with Aquatics related technology (Hy-Tek Meet Manager and Team Manager Programmes)  Possess Current Standard First Aid / CPR /AED Certifications  Water Safety Instructor’s Trainer certification, Lifeguarding certification and experience in conducting basic Water Polo training is preferred

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Be passionate about teaching and coaching swimming to young children Be a team player and be prepared to take on extra responsibilities Fluency in English essential Leadership skills in resources management and activities operation Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the staff Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills Ability to lead and individually work to accomplish Aquatics Academy goals

In return, UNIS Hanoi offers an attractive work environment, competitive remuneration, and professional development opportunities. Successful applicant would be expected to commence duties in August 2013. Interested applicants please send your expression of interest, along with an up-to-date CV and current referees to jobs@unishanoi.org. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interview. Application deadline: 15 April 2013. (If an excellent candidate is identified early in the process UNIS reserves the right to hire before the closing deadline)


Job Opportunities Physical Education Teaching Assistant UNIS Hanoi has experienced steady year-on-year growth in our student population, which currently stands at 1,000 students from 65 different countries. We are now accepting applications for a Physical Education (PE) Teaching Assistant. The position will be split between the Elementary School and the Middle & High School, and will report to the PE Head of Department. The successful applicant will perform the following responsibilities:

 Provide support as requested by the PE teachers  Substitute for the PE teachers for short periods upon instruction of the Head of Department  Supervise children as they move from area to area within the school  Manage one to one and small groups under the supervision of the PE teachers  Provide discipline under supervision of the PE teachers  Provide positive oral support to the children under the supervision and direction of the PE teachers  Assist on field trips as requested  Following the PE teachers’ weekly lesson plans, prepare all PE resources as required.  Perform other tasks as required by the Head of Department The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications:

 University degree in Sports Administration or related discipline  2+ years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in an international learning environment where English is the primary communication language

 Above-average proficiency in written and spoken English, and English comprehension  Experience working with children  Cross-cultural exposure and understanding  Organizing events and activities  Cheerful and outgoing personality In return, UNIS Hanoi offers an attractive work environment, flexible working hours and leave arrangements, competitive remuneration, and professional development opportunities. Expression of interest should be sent to Ms. Pham Minh Trang: jobs@unishanoi.org The closing date for applications is Friday, 26 April 2013 Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interview


Energize Schedule ENERGIZE HOURS (from March 29 onwards) MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Swimming Pool

06.15 - 07.45 17.45 - 19.45

No A.M. Swim 17.45 - 19.45

06.15 - 07.45 16.45 - 19.45

06.15 - 07.45 17.45 - 19.45

06.15 - 07.45 17.45 - 19.45

08.15 - 16.45

08.15 - 12.00 13.00 - 16.45

Fitness Room

06.00 - 08.00 16.30 - 20.00

06.00 - 08.00 16.30 - 20.00

06.00 - 08.00 16.30 - 20.00

06.00 - 08.00 16.30 - 20.00

06.00 - 08.00 16.30 - 20.00

08.00 - 12.00 13.00 - 17.00

08.00 - 12.00 13.00 - 17.00

Canteen Menu for the week of April 1 to 5 If your child has any food allergy or dietary restrictions, please let us know. J.juniscanteen@gmail.com

Milk Product : Green Color Pork : Red Color Seafood : Blue Color *** Main dish contains EGG

Parents...please remember to send a lunch ticket or money each day with your Grade 1 and above child so he/she can purchase lunch. FYI: The Canteen does serve a vegetarian option each day.

Western Set Menu 1 Beef Stroganoff Steamed Rice Greek Salad Raisin Cake Fruit / Milk

2*** Chicken Fajita w/ Salsa Sauce Multi Grain Rice Mexican Salad Cinnamon Toast Fruit / Milk

3 Barbecue Pork Chop Steamed Rice Romaine Lettuce Salad Apple & Spinach Cookie Fruit / Milk

4*** Fried Fish w/Cold Salsa Sauce Grilled Potatoes Garden Salad Pound Cake Fruit / Milk

5*** Cheese Pizza Corn, Peas & Carrot Cobb Salad Marble Cookie Fruit / Milk

4*** Sweet Sour Pork Steamed Rice Egg Rolls Pound Cake Fruit / Milk

5 Pop Corn Fish Steamed Rice Stir Fried Vegetables Marble Cookie Fruit / Milk

4*** Fried Fish w/Cold Salsa Sauce Grilled Potatoes Garden Salad Pound Cake Fruit / Milk

5*** Cheese Pizza Corn, Peas & Carrot Cobb Salad Marble Cookie Fruit / Milk

Asian Set Menu 1 Teriyaki Chicken Steamed Rice Greek Salad Raisin Cake Fruit / Milk

2 Bulgogi(KR) Multi Grain Rice Jab Chae Cinnamon Toast Fruit / Milk

3*** Chicken Curry Steamed Rice Romain Lettuce Salad Apple & Spinach Cookie Fruit / Milk

ECC Set Menu 1 Beef Stroganoff Steamed Rice Greek Salad Raisin Cake Fruit / Milk

2*** Chicken Fajita w/ Salsa Sauce Multi Grain Rice Mexican Salad Cinnamon Toast Fruit / Milk

3*** Chicken Curry Steamed Rice Romaine Lettuce Salad Apple & Spinach Cookie Fruit / Milk

Photos are from www.office.com, www.wikipedia.org and www.wikimedia.org


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