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Exciting news! Phase 3B Campus Development is now approved. Read on to find out what the campus will look like...
The SCO is bringing on the Sun Shine at our SUNsational Spring Fair! Find out who's participating this year here...
After a rigorous selection process involving our students, parents, faculty and staff, the Board of Directors is delighted to introduce our Head of School 2018-2019. Sau một quá trình tuyển trọn nghiêm ngặt với nhiều ý kiến đóng góp từ phía học sinh, phụ huynh, giáo viên và nhân viên nhà trường, Hội đồng quản trị trân trọng giới thiệu Giám đốc mới của trường bắt đầu từ năm học 2018-2019.
Do you paint? Do you sketch? Do you crochet or embroider? Do you take a lacquer class? Are you a keen photographer? Do you craft sculptures? Help us create our FUNd Amazing Arts event by donating artwork you have created to our fundraising auction...
New year, new resolutions right? Start off the new year on the right foot and come and join our Scholarship Family FUNd RUN! We are planning an afternoon of FUN for all the family on the UNIS Hanoi Field... a 5k run around campus, fun runs for all children from Discovery up and a mannequin challenge just to start! Plus there will be food and music with our own UNIS Hanoi student DJs and a chance to buy great Scholarship Fund t-shirts, running vests and mugs!
Thank you everybody for another great Alumni Reunion in our hometown Hanoi. It was thoroughly enjoyable to see our alumni, old and new, those we didn't know and those we knew but couldn't find, and to share warm memories. It was truly a pleasure to be part of such a special community and we are once again reminded how lucky we are to have been at UNIS Hanoi.
We are counting down to the launch of our third annual campaign in support of our Scholarship Programme which UNIS Hanoi alumni are supporting across the world! Last year 40% of the total funds raised came from alumni families and we hope that we can count on your support with this year's campaign. Find out more on The Scholarship Fund website and look out for the campaign launch in January


Meanwhile at UNIS Hanoi

The APAC Band Festival offered memorable and truly exceptional experience for our 12 student musicians...
UNIS Hanoi is excited to host students from 5 other international schools during the APAC Theatre Festival. Mark your calendar now to come and enjoy a high caliber final performance...
After School Activity Tet Bags of Love developed a new approach this year and has brought joys and laughter to many students at Dong Ngac Elementary School...
Tet Assembly in Elementary School has been a long standing tradition and a great opportunity for students to learn about the traditions around Tet and why it is the most important festival in Vietnam. Enjoy the beautiful photos special of the Tet Assembly...
UNIS Hanoi is excited to host the highest level of high school basketball in the region. Check out when our teams are playing and join us as they battle for the Championship title...


Our Global Alumni Notes

Minso (Alex) Kim (Class of 2008)

Minso (Alex) Kim (Class of 2008) welcomed her baby girl on February 27, 2017. She wrote in to say, "I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family, a loving husband who stood by my side"

Ksenia Krasnobaeva (Class of 2013)

Ksenia Krasnobaeva (Class of 2013) came by to see the School with a friend. Ksenia is studying hospitality and will be interning in Hong Kong in the next few months.

Kate Maconachie (Alumni Faculty)

Kate Maconachie (Alumni Faculty) visited UNIS Hanoi as part of her Vietnam trip and was amazed by the changes. Kate worked as an art teacher at UNIS Hanoi from 2008 to 2010. She visited her old art classroom in Elementary School building. After the completion of the Centre for the Arts, the room is now a regular classroom. She also reconnected with friends from UNIS Hanoi, Bron agh Lucardie, Noi Nguyen, An Le (Current Staff) and many others while on campus.

Sandy Dodd (Alumni Faculty)

Sandy Dodd (Alumni Faculty) stopped by UNIS Hanoi while visiting from Australia. Sandy said, "It was so lovely to catch up with everyone at UNIS- same same but different!"

Xuan Ngo (Alumni Parent)

Xuan Ngo (Alumni Parent) had a coffee session with Dr Chip Barder (Head of School). Xuan Ngo's family was at UNIS Hanoi from 1999 to 2001 when Lan Ngo (Class of 2005) attended Grade 7 and 8. The family spoke fondly of the then Head of School Dr Frances J. Rhodes.

Kristel Valle and Nhi Nguyen (Class of 2015)

Nhi Nguyen (Class of 2015) visited UNIS Hanoi with Kristel Valle (Class of 2015). Nhi is visiting Hanoi during her summer holiday. Nhi is studying in Sydney, Austalia and Kristel is living in Phillipines.

Lan Ngo (Class of 2005)

Lan Ngo (Class of 2005) came back to UNIS Hanoi both to reminisce and for business reasons. Lan serves as the Director of Training at Vinschool Education System. She visited with members of Vinschool's administration. After the visit, Lan wrote in to say that, "Thank you very much for helping reconnect me with one of the best childhood experiences I’ve had." Lan and her husband also attended the UNIS Hanoi Alumni Reunion in Hanoi 2016.

Class of 2011 Mini Reunion in Seoul

Paroot Mekkrajang (Class of 2011) was in Seoul for business reasons and met up with some Class of 2011 members which he hadn't seen in years. The Class of 2011 members in Seoul introduced Paroot to their home town and made sure he didn't miss out on some of Seoul's best delicacies.

Annie Gainsborough (Class of 2012)

Annie Gainsborough (Class of 2012) made UNIS Hanoi a stop on her Asia tour after meeting up with many of her friends from UNIS time all around Asia. She was delighted to meet many of her former teachers when she was at UNIS in Grade 6 in 2005-2006, Mr Campbell, Mr Cooper and Mr Phi. Annie said, "It was so incredible to be back! It is almost the same (except bigger trees now!) and a few new bits and bobs. And I could even recognise myself and my friends in the children." Inspired by her service activities with Blue Dragon children during her year at UNIS, Annie has been actively involved in community service ever since. Annie graduated University of Sheffield in 2015 and is living and working in the UK.

Nikolaj Jensen (Class of 2015) and Merete Jensen (Alumni Parent)

Nikolaj Jensen (Class of 2015) and mother Merete Jensen (Alumni Parent) came by to see the School. Nikolaj is taking a gap year and is travelling with friends. The family now lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lois Coulthart (Alumni Faculty/Staff)

Lois Coulthart (Alumni Librarian) stopped by UNIS Hanoi and reconnected up with long time coworkers Huong Dao and Quynh Le (Library Teaching Assistants). Lois had not been back to UNIS Hanoi or Vietnam since leaving the School in 2007. After leaving UNIS Hanoi, Lois had worked in Australia then in the USA. She and her husband now live near London, UK.

Phuong Ly, Jedidah (Jed) Edwards, Son Nguyen (Class of 2016)

Over the Autumn Break Devin Cheong (not in the picture), Thai Son Trinh, Phuong Ly, Jedidah (Jed) Edwards, Son Nguyen (Class of 2016) had a mini reunion in New York.

The Borchert Family

Victor (Class of 2025) and Tony Borchert (Class of 2023) were back on campus with parents Kai Borchert (Alumni Parent and Faculty/Staff) and Birgit Erbel (Alumni Parent) just in time to see the new Elementary School playground. The family now lives in Cologne, Germany.

Bram Smis (Class of 2008)

Bram Smis (Class of 2008) stopped by UNIS Hanoi on his motorbike road trip through Vietnam. Bram started his trip from Ho Chi Minh City on September 26, 2016 and arrived to Hanoi on October 13, 2016 and continued up North to Sapa. Bram is living in Brussels, Belgium but is looking forward to moving to South Africa soon.

Kim-Leigh Endley (Class of 2007)

Kim-Leigh Endley (Class of 2007)
proudly announces the birth of her first daughter, Izabella-Rose Catalina Groepes, born on 22 September 2016. Kim lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa.

Reunion Dates 16-17

LONDON - November 12, 2016
HANOI - December 16, 2016
BANGKOK - January 8, 2017
VANCOUVER - January 28, 2017
MELBOURNE - March 12, 2017
SEOUL - May 27, 2017
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