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United Nations International School of Hanoi
Add: CIputra, C3, Phu Thuong Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
T : (84-4) 758 1551
W : www.unishanoi.org
F : (84-4) 758 1542
E : postmaster@unishanoi.org

Lycee Francais Alexandre Yersin
12 Nui Truc, Giang Vo, Hanoi
T : (84-4) 843 6779
W : www.lyceefrancaishanoi.net
F : (84-4) 823 2033

Hanoi International School
48 Lieu Giai Street,
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
T : (84-4) 832 7379/ 8140
W : www.hisvietnam.com
F : (84-4) 832 7535
E : his@fmail.vnn.vn
United Nations International School of Hanoi
Phu Thuong Ward,
Tay Ho District, Hanoi
T : (84-4) 758 1551
W : www.unishanoi.org
F : (84-4) 758 1542
E : postmaster@unishanoi.org

Lycee Francais Alexandre Yersin
12 Nui Truc, Giang Vo, Hanoi
T : (84-4) 843 6779
W : www.lyceefrancaishanoi.net
F : (84-4) 823 2033

Hanoi International School
48 Lieu Giai Street,
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
T : (84-4) 832 7379/ 8140
W : www.hisvietnam.com
F : (84-4) 832 7535
E : his@fmail.vnn.vn

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United Nations International School (UNIS )

UNIS Hanoi Mission Statement: Our mission is to encourage students to be independent, lifelong learners who strive for excellence and become responsible stewards of our global society and natural environment, achieved within a supportive community that values diversity and through a programme reflecting the ideals and principles of the United Nations.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to The United Nations International School (UNIS) of Hanoi. We hope that you enjoy reading about our school and that we will have the opportunity to meet you in the very near future.

The United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS) is a coeducational English-language day school enrolling students from Discovery (for 3 year olds) through grade twelve. The school is located in Tay Ho District, about 6 kilometres from the city centre and close to West Lake and the Red River.

The school was established in 1988 by agencies representing the United Nations, to offer an education to the children of UN personnel and others, according to the principles of the United Nations. As applied to the school, they are to: promote peaceful solutions to problems, develop friendly relations among children and adults of different nationalities, promote cooperation in problem solving in economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian matters, encourage respect for fundamental freedoms and equality for all, without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion and, be a centre for harmonising the action of the UNIS community in the attainment of these common ends.

UNIS is a private, non-profit school which is authorised by the Ministry of Education in Viet Nam, administered by a Head of School and governed by a nine-member Board of Directors comprised of both elected and appointed members. The Head of School is an ex-officio member of the Board.

The United Nations International School of Hanoi is an international school in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1988 with the support of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam (UNDP) with the aim of providing an education to the children of UN staff and others. It now caters to the children of diplomats, aid workers, businessman, and other expatriates living and working in Hanoi. Classes range from pre-school to high school, and the IB Diploma available to students in grade 11 and 12.

As of October 2007, there were 840 students from 52 countries.

The demographic has changed significantly in the past 5 years in that there used to be only a handful of Vietnamese children in the school. Since the late 80s, the school has seen significant growth, beginning with less than 10 students. Up until 1999 there was no 12th grade. UNIS now offers the full International Baccalaureate program, from the primary level to the Diploma Programme in high school—the first school to do so in Asia. The school is also is accredited by the European Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For many years, the school was a housed in a small building attached the Hanoi-Amsterdam campus (a local Vietnamese high school); in 1999, the campus was moved to the UN buildings in Van Phuc; in 2004 the school was finally moved to the long-awaited custom-built campus located in a new city on the outskirts of Hanoi proper, called Ciputra Hanoi International City. The new campus has been upgraded and now includes a swimming pool and a new basketball court. The football fields are four and currently there are two full basketball courts, a gym, play areas, a playground with many things for the younger children to enjoy.

Mission statement: UNIS is home to many aspiring and adventurous students from many nations. Activities such as the UNIS senate, the various charities, and many others represent the internationalism of UNIS and how people of different national, cultural, and religious backgrounds can come together and help each other without any racial or social prejudice.

UNIS Broader Curriculum Goals:

Our school curriculum reflects the broad community we serve. Though not able to meet the requirements of every national system which our students represent, we do provide a comprehensive curriculum that reflects the school's mission.

The curriculum aims to develop the whole person in a caring and positive environment that emphasises academic achievement, international awareness, respect and individual responsibility as well as involvement in the community.

The curriculum is framed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme which provides a worldwide designed model for concurrence in learning. We offer the Diploma Programme for students in the final two years of secondary school, the Middle Years Programme for students in the Grades 6-10 range, and the Primary Years Programme for students in the Discovery Program (3 year olds) to Grade 5.

A continuous review cycle ensures that all areas of the curriculum are reviewed during a five year period to maintain its currency, relevance and appropriateness to our community and ever changing world.

Learner Profile: The IB Learner Profile defines the type of learner the IBO and UNIS hopes to achieve through its three programmes. The profile is a set of attributes which are deemed important in the development of an international student. The Learner Profile provides students with purposeful and meaningful instances to develop as human beings.

High School:

Our school curriculum reflects the broad community we serve. Not able to meet the requirements of every national system which our students represent, we do provide a comprehensive curriculum that reflects the school's mission.

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) is a feature of grades 6-10 and all students are involved. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is offered in grades 11 and 12, and has worldwide recognition as excellent preparation for university. Many universities give advanced placement for IB graduates.

The curriculum development process involves committees represented by teachers who are experts in their disciplines. In consultation with parents and administration, teachers design their courses with general curricular goals in mind.

Message from the Head of School :

Welcome to the UNIS Hanoi website. Recognized by the government of Vietnam as a symbol of what is best in international education in the country and in the region, UNIS Hanoi is an outstanding place to work and go to school. It is the ideals and principles of the United Nations in action every day. With some 850 high achieving students from over fifty different countries, our parents are supportive, our faculty is inspirational and our Board of Directors is strategically focused.

As a not-for-profit IB World School, our curriculum is international and challenging. At the same time, we place a high value on the quality of relationships within the school as we attempt to model behaviors that we hope to see in students. Students and faculty commit countless hours to our community service program because we want students to be a part of the solution, part of changing things for the better. In this way, we are more than just a school…we are a place where students emerge as responsible stewards of our global society and natural environment…as our mission statement so eloquently states. Our sincere hope is that you will find this website user friendly and you will consider it as the main source of information about the school. Enjoy your browsing.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Chip Barder
Head of School
UNIS Hanoi

UNIS Hanoi Curriculum:

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      is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme - Discovery to Grade 12 - which aims to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to connect the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside.
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      places strong emphasis on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship as demonstrated by the ideals and principals of the United Nations.
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      emphasises a skills and process approach which is based on what is known about how children and adolescents develop and learn: accentuating the learning process as individualised and stressing how students learn as a complement to what they learn.
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      stresses learning as an interactive, integrated process, which focuses strongly on the connections between subjects especially through the use of language across the curriculum.
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      aims to develop awareness of the media and competence in information technology.
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      aims to develop an appreciation of Vietnamese culture across all areas of the curriculum.
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      stresses all subjects have an essential role to play in the delivery of language across the curriculum.
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      respects the cultural, linguistic and experiences diversity of the School community.
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      values the family as essential partners in their child's education and strives to meet the academic and pastoral needs of all students.
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      encourages student reflection on what they have learned or achieved as a way of developing student ownership of their own learning.
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      is a comprehensive and balanced curricula that recognises assessment as central to learning and reflects rigorous and challenging outcomes in all areas.
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      extends beyond the classroom in a variety of extra-curricular ways.

 
United Nations International School of Hanoi
Add: CIputra, C3, Phu Thuong Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
T : (84-4) 758 1551
W : www.unishanoi.org
F : (84-4) 758 1542
E : postmaster@unishanoi.org

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