In 1988 the school opened its doors for the first time with 12 students in the borrowed classroom of a local high school with a teacher on secondment from UNIS New York - Our first Head of School, Dr Alice Ann Winner.
Today we welcome daily more than 1050 students to our purpose built campus with more than 60 nationalities and 40 mother tongue groups celebrated in our truly international school.
2012-2013 was a year of celebration with global birthday parties:
International Peace Day – The launch of our Birthday Year (September 19)
UN Day – Our all community celebration of our unique UN status (October 23)
Spring Fair - Our all-community birthday party (March 16)
25th Birthday Ball - A night of fine dining, fun and, most of all, fundraising for our Birthday Gift Fund. (April 13)
BIRTHDAY BALL & BIRTHDAY GIFT FUND
From the dramatic opening dragon dance and phoenix aria, to the final twists and turns on the dance floor, the 25th Birthday Ball was a truly historic evening!
Not only was it a wonderful evening full of entertainment and fine dining with distinguished guests, it also laid the foundations for our Birthday Gift Fund with funds raised in excess of 37,000 USD.
This Fund will be our birthday gift back to our host country, and we hope that the projects it will support, will transform lives for the next 25 years.
The Fund will support projects helping those most in need in Vietnam, through our Service Learning charity partners. It will investing in projects for 2013-2014 which demonstrate:
Meaningful Student Engagement and Learning
Expanding our sense of Community
And it was our own students, in their own words who shared the power of their Service Learning experience at UNIS Hanoi and built the dream for our shared future in the film made especially for the event.
We thank the following sponsors for their support in making this event possible and for supporting the launch of our Birthday Gift Fund: