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21 July 2017

HANOI’S MASJID AL NOOR

Dr. Nelson’s Comparative Religions class recently took their learning outside of the classroom. In the new elective course, students studied seven major world religions and compared them to discover similarities and differences. “The chance to visit a mosque and meet an imam in Hanoi was just too good of a comparative practice to pass up,” Dr. Nelson said. On any given Friday, 200-300 Muslims gather for prayer at Masjid Al Noor, the only mosque in Hanoi and northern Vietnam. On the Friday of their visit, students arrived just as the weekly prayer gathering dismissed. In their meeting with the imam and his wife, students learned that the Muslim presence

in Vietnam extends back about one thousand years. Indian traders brought the religion, and it found acceptance among the Cham tribal group in central Vietnam. There are over forty mosques in central Vietnam. The Al Noor mosque itself is one hundred years old. The imam spoke to the youth about Islam’s five pillars. He also answered their many questions about practicing Islam in Vietnam. On the drive back to the Concordia campus, students shared observations, such as: “The imam and his wife are Vietnamese, well educated, and soft spoken.” Dr. Nelson believes that the best way to break down divisive stereotypes is to meet and befriend people of different religions and cultures. “There is nothing like a friendship for helping us overcome misperceptions,” he said. His students experienced this truth first hand in their visit to Hanoi’s only mosque.

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21 July 2017

HANOI’S MASJID AL NOOR

Dr. Nelson’s Comparative Religions class recently took their learning outside of the classroom. In the new elective course, students studied seven major world religions and compared them to discover similarities and differences. “The...

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06 July 2017

National Honors

A huge congratulations to Concordia students displaying CHARACTER, SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, and CITIZENSHIP, (the core values of the NHS & NJHS), to be nominated by their teachers into this prestigious group. The Concordia Hanoi Chapter of the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society was proud to induct four high school and eight middle school students into its membership.

06 July 2017

National Honors

A huge congratulations to Concordia students displaying CHARACTER, SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, and CITIZENSHIP, (the core values of the NHS & NJHS), to be nominated by their teachers into this prestigious group. The Concordia...

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31 May 2017

Concordia Student to Present Research at Big Data Conference

Concordia International School Hanoi high school junior, Ryo Adachi, has been selected to present her paper, in which she applies Big Data Analytics to predict earthquake activity in Japan, at the 5th International Big Data and Analytics Educational Conference this July at Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

In her research, Ryo analyzed data from the Japan Meteorological Agency Earthquake Database and makes predictions accordingly.

Ryo will present her work alongside with professors and academics from around the world, who are experts in the field of Big Data Analytics in education.

This year’s conference is organized by Watson Analytics Global Academics Network and IBM Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics at Deakin University. Past Big Data Education conferences were held in Las Vegas (2013, 2014), Puerto Rico (2015) and the UK (2016).

We are very proud to have Ryo representing Concordia International School Hanoi at such a prestigious conference.  Ryo is testimony to why Big Data should be and is taught at the high school level at Concordia.  

 

コンコルディア・インターナショナルスクール・ハノイに通う高校生の安達りょうさんが、7月にマレーシアで開催される国際ビッグデータ会議の論文発表者の一人として選出されました。世界中の専門家や研究者らが集うこの会議で、りょうさんは日本の気象庁のデータを解析した地震予知に関する発表をします。

同会議はこれまでに、ロサンゼルス(2013、2014年)、プエルトリコ(2015)、イギリス(2016)で開催されました。第5回目となる今回は、ワトソン・アナリティクス・グローバル・アカデミックネットワークとディーキン大学IBMセンターが主催します。

コンコルディアは、生徒がこのような世界的会議に出席することをとても誇らしく感じています。りょうさんは、高校でビッグデータを学ぶことの大切さを示してくれました。

 

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31 May 2017

Concordia Student to Present Research at Big Data Conference

Concordia International School Hanoi high school junior, Ryo Adachi, has been selected to present her paper, in which she applies Big Data Analytics to predict earthquake activity in Japan, at the 5th International...

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16 April 2017

Hanoi's First-Ever World University Fair

The first Concordia World University Fair was hosted on March 20. University admission representatives from about 30 universities around the world came to interact with students interested in learning about universities outside of Vietnam. After two sessions of various workshops, students made visits to the tables representing different universities. Students were engaged in conversations with the university admission representatives, as they asked questions and gathered information about the universities of their interest. With Concordia’s first graduating students this year, this event was significant because it showed how Concordia has strengthened in academic values. As Concordia is growing bigger in student body each year, more opportunities for students to be proactive in their own education are provided.

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16 April 2017

Hanoi's First-Ever World University Fair

The first Concordia World University Fair was hosted on March 20. University admission representatives from about 30 universities around the world came to interact with students interested in learning about universities outside of...

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08 April 2017

Da Lat Interim

The stunning City of Da Lat is often referred to as the garden of Vietnam due to the large amount of sought-after produce grown there, making it a cool and quiet retreat from the bustling capital city of Hanoi.  In the mountains of southern Vietnam, Concordia students engaged in an adventure course of orienteering, biking, trekking, and team building activities, in the mountains of south Vietnam.  The pine woods and mountainous surroundings were the perfect backdrop for fresh air, outdoor activities, and getting to know each other better.

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08 April 2017

Da Lat Interim

The stunning City of Da Lat is often referred to as the garden of Vietnam due to the large amount of sought-after produce grown there, making it a cool and quiet retreat from...

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03 April 2017

Hoi An Interim

Through ongoing collaboration with Vietnam Experience, Concordia students have donated and constructed 20 homes to aid poverty alleviation programs throughout this Interim. Unique to this year, our students also had the opportunity to work in a community organic garden. Activities included composting, fence construction, preparation of vegetable beds and introduction to permaculture.  The students were hands on with their attitudes of SERVICE to others and made their school proud.

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03 April 2017

Hoi An Interim

Through ongoing collaboration with Vietnam Experience, Concordia students have donated and constructed 20 homes to aid poverty alleviation programs throughout this Interim. Unique to this year, our students also had the opportunity to...

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31 March 2017

Math Olympiad

Article by Student Writer, Gracie Byun

Math Olympiad is the annual math competition among students from international schools in Hanoi. This event was an opportunity for middle and high school students to participate in challenging, but fun math games and explore math in creative ways. Students from each school formed two groups of five, and collaborated to work through a series of challenges. They took on five rounds of different math games organized by each school. This event encourages students to build not only math skills, but also teamwork, creativity, leadership, and have some fun!

This year is Concordia’s second year hosting the event. With the new campus, Concordia proudly and successfully provided facilities to run this inter-school community bonding event. We are delighted to be part of the HAC community and encourage students to be involved in these events. 

If you have an interest in math or have any questions about the Math Olympiad or the Math Club, please contact Mr. Whitehead, our mathematics director.

31 March 2017

Math Olympiad

Article by Student Writer, Gracie Byun Math Olympiad is the annual math competition among students from international schools in Hanoi. This event was an opportunity for middle and high school students to participate in...

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30 March 2017

Hue Interim

The Hue trip was completely focused on service. Students were encouraged to develop themselves in new and unfamiliar areas  as they learned more about service and how each is capable of making a difference in the wider community. Concordia students were not afraid to get dirty, despite the constant rain.  Concordia students helped to beautify a local school by planting a tree and cultivating flower beds.  Even throughout the rainy weather, the students kept a cheerful demeanor and spirit as they served.

Take a look at the video below to see our Concordia students in action!


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30 March 2017

Hue Interim

The Hue trip was completely focused on service. Students were encouraged to develop themselves in new and unfamiliar areas  as they learned more about service and how each is capable of making a...

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29 March 2017

Siem Reap Interim

Perhaps the most picturesque of all the interim locations, this trip introduced students to Khmer history and culture surrounding the World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat.  During their time in Cambodia, Concordia students examined contemporary issues facing young Cambodians by visiting the NGO, Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC). Students worked alongside local staff, volunteers, university and other school students in the JWOC’s community school in Siem Reap.

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29 March 2017

Siem Reap Interim

Perhaps the most picturesque of all the interim locations, this trip introduced students to Khmer history and culture surrounding the World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat.  During their time in Cambodia, Concordia students...

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21 March 2017

Thunder Fitness Challenge- Getting SOCIAL!

By Student Writer, Gracie Byun

Middle and high school students took on the Thunder Fitness Challenge for their house activity. Students challenged themselves to do daily exercises,  and present it through posting on social media. 

This house activity was built to promote health and wellness among students, and raise awareness about the importance of living an active lifestyle on social media. Each house created its own unique hashtag (#boomwowchaunicornsTFC, #turtleswillgetthereeventually, #bananaadayfunkymonkeys, #lionspumpingiron, #thunderfitnix) to use it for the posts on social media and earn house points. Throughout this month-long challenge, students once again recognized the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and found motivation in staying physically active.

21 March 2017

Thunder Fitness Challenge- Getting SOCIAL!

By Student Writer, Gracie Byun Middle and high school students took on the Thunder Fitness Challenge for their house activity. Students challenged themselves to do daily exercises,  and present it through posting on social media.  This...

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