Dear MSHS Families,
A belated Happy New Year from the MSHS! It has been several weeks since I have contributed to the Tin Tuc. My absence online has been due to teacher recruitment activities. Each year our Head of School and the Division Principals spend a great deal of time and energy recruiting faculty. To secure the very best faculty UNIS Hanoi attends recruitment fairs where highly qualified teaching candidates interview with school administrators.
This year the UNIS Hanoi Admin Team attended recruitment fairs in Melbourne, Bangkok and London. The competition among schools for talented educators is fierce. Fortunately UNIS Hanoi is a highly sought after school among international educators. Nevertheless, it is a long and exhaustive process but well worth the effort. One of the most important elements in a top calibre school is the ability to hire and retain highly qualified student centered educators. As such, I am happy to report that we have secured a cohort of fantastic teachers who are thrilled to be joining the UNIS Hanoi community for the 2016/2017 school year.
I would like to thank Israeli Ambassador Shahar for generously supporting the MSHS by arranging for Dr. Amit Weiner to present a concert and lecture to our Grade 9 – 11 students. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day Dr. Weiner facilitated a very informative and moving programme focusing on music from the Holocaust. “Music in Times of Tragedy” provided a glimpse into the lives and works of Jewish composers Mordechai Gebirtig, Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas, Erwin Schulhoff and Mordechai Gebirtig while imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Dr. Weiner skillfully wove both lecture and musical performance into his programme delivering a very powerful message of hope, dignity of the human spirit and perseverance. Dr. Weiner teaches composition and music theory at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Thank you Ambassador Shahar!