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Starting School Resource Centre

Welcome to UNIS Hanoi! We are here to support you through the transition process. This page is your primary resource for all the information that you need to start school. 

All new families should plan to attend ORIENTATION DAY on 19 January 2018.

  • Semester 1: 16 August 2017 - 19 January 2018
  • Semester 2: 22 January 2018 - 14 June 2018
  • One-page School Calendar 2017-2018
  • The most current School Calendar is available online. All students/families will receive a printed calendar on Orientation Day.

Essential Information for New Families: This document will prepare you for your first days at UNIS Hanoi along and includes links to useful resources.

If you have any questions do contact the Admissions office .

Our Community Liaison Officer, Nathalie Grun, is also here to personally support you through the transition! If you have any questions about settling in to school or general questions about Hanoi - please email

Orientation Programme 

The Orientation Programme is essential for newly joining students and families to attend. You will have the opportunity to visit school information tables and complete practical tasks such as arrange school lunch and purchase PE uniforms.

Tin Tuc - 2017-2018 Welcome Programme Special Edition


 Download the PDF version of Tin Tuc Welcome Programme Special Edition 2017-2018





Co-Curricular Programme Information




Handbooks 2017-2018



Online Resources for Hanoi 

  • UNIS Hanoi parent managed Facebook Groups
    • UNIS Hanoi ES Parents
    • UNIS Hanoi MSHS Parents
    • Note: These closed groups are for/managed by UNIS Hanoi parents. This is not officially endorsed by UNIS Hanoi. This is a great space for connecting with other parents. 
    • Questions for teachers or school Administration should go to them. 
  • The Word - online version of the free English Language monthly magazine with features and news as well as a guide to what's on.
  • The New Hanoian - Hanoi's Community-Produced Local Reviews and Answers Guide
  • The Hanoi Grapevine - Online guide to events in Hanoi
  • Hanoi International Women's Club - The Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWC) is a non-profit group whose membership is open to all expatriate women living in Vietnam. The objectives of the HIWC are to promote the development of social, charitable and cultural activities among its members, the Hanoi based expatriate community, and the people of Vietnam; and to provide a forum for expatriate women to identify and discuss issues of common interest regarding their personal and professional lives in Vietnam.
  • Asian Women and Friends in Hanoi - A Group of Asian Women and their friends who promote friendship, camaraderie, and having fun sharing their talents, skills, hobbies and enjoying cultural exchange: Contact them on 
  • Friends of Vietnam Heritage - Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) is a non-formal group of mainly Hanoi residents from many countries, including Vietnam, whose basic goal the preservation and advancement of Vietnamese heritage and culture, and whose purpose is to enhance and deepen the understanding of Vietnam's culture. FVH functions as a non-profit educational group.
  • Hanoi's Holistic Health Guide - This guide was created for the Hanoi community, to gather together practitioners in the name of health and wellness. All efforts have been made to ensure the correct information has been provided and that the services listed are of a reputable nature. There will be no liability accepted. Any comments, edits or suggestions can be directed to
  • Chameleon City - is a live support platform that gives users 24/7 access to a team of Insiders in Hanoi who help take the guesswork out of living abroad. This service is designed for international people/parents, especially the newcomers, would find Chameleon to be very useful as they settle into living in Hanoi. 


UNIS Hanoi Student Guides to Vietnam

Explore the School and country with the help of these website created for new families and students discovering UNIS Hanoi and Vietnam by our Grade 8 students as part of their Humanities coursework in 2013-2014:



  • United Nations International School of Hanoi
  • G9 Ciputra
  • Tay Ho
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
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