Dictionary of Abbreviations Used at UNIS Hanoi

Although we make every effort to spell out in full the names of our programmes and departments at the start of any communications, we do use a number of abbreviations commonly in our communications.

Please use the guide below to help.

AGM           Annual General Meeting (for parents)

AQI            Air Quality Index

APAC         Asian Pacific Activities Conference

ASA           After School Activities 

BoD           Board of Directors

CAS           Community Action Service (Grades 11 and 12) International Baccalaureate requirement

CHQ          Co-Curricular activities software programme to sign-up for activities such as ASAs and UMA

CfA            Centre for the Arts

Disc or D   Discovery Programme (for children aged 3 years)

EAL           English as an Additional Language

ECC           Early Childhood Centre 

Energize   "Fitness Club" for UNIS Hanoi Community

ES             Elementary School

DP             Diploma Programme (for Grades 11&12)

iBlock      Interdisciplinary and Exploratory courses for 6-10 students

IB             International Baccalaureate

IBO           International Baccalaureate Organization

ISA           International Schools Assessment

IT             Information Technology

HAC         Hanoi Activities Conference

Haiku       Learning Management System (MSHS)

HoS          Head of School

HS            High School

K1            Kindergarten 1 (for children aged 4 years)

K2            Kindergarten 2 (for children aged 5 years)

LS            Learning Support 

MAP         Measures of Academic Progress

MRISA     Mekong River International Schools Association 

MS           Middle School

MUN         Model United Nations

MYP         Middle Years Programme (also IBMYP) 

PE           Physical Education 

PSEL        Personal, Social and Emotional Learning

PYP         Primary Years Programme (al IBPYP)

SCO         School Community Organisation

SDG        Sustainable Development Goal

SL           Service Learning

SLP         Speech-Language Pathologis (also speech-language therapist)

SST         Student Success Team

TIA          Teacher Inquiry & Action

Tin Tuc    School Newsletter

UAA        UNIS Aquatics Academy

UMA        UNIS Music Academy

UoI         Unit of Inquiry 

UTA         UNIS Tennis Academy

VX          Veracross - School Information Management System



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