Archive | February 23, 2017

Overseas Line Temporary Outage @1515

Good morning,

Today, Friday, 24 February 2017, at 1515, we will have to temporarily shut down our connection to the VPN line for 30-45 minutes for some maintenance on our hardware. We will still have a connection to local internet, but you will need to use your personal VPNs for access to Google and other sites blocked in China for this time. Thank you for your patience as we work to make your surfing experience in the future a better one!

Have a great weekend,

Your Friendly NIS IT Department

Discovery in Space!!!

For those of you wondering why Google had the unique logo yesterday and neglected to click on it, it was celebrating a landmark day in history for space exploration. Not ancient history, but current, up-to-the-minute history! Yesterday, 23 February 2017, with the help of a coordinated effort of ground telescopes and NASA’s Spitzer telescope, we located “the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star,” several of which are in the “habitable zone” and “could potentially have liquid water.” For more on this amazing discovery, check out this link or click on the video below.


NEAMC Trip March 2-5

The six students on the attached list of six grades 7 and 8 students will be absent from school on Thursday March 2 and Friday March 3 as they are attending the North East Asia Mathematics Competition in Tokyo. NEAMCLIST-y3jamp

Grades 7 & 8 ISA today

Students in Grades 7 & 8 you will have your final ISA tests today.

Block 1: Grade 8

8A: Mr Messom D240

8B: Mr Orteza D343

Block 2: Grade 7

7A: Ms Snyder D215

7B: Ms O’Brien D210

7C: Mr Snyder D212

Purple Duck’s Word of the Week


What does this word mean to you?

Use it as inspiration to create a poem about this concept, in whatever way you choose to interpret it!

Purple Duck will pick the best submission of the week so make sure to email your submission to by Sunday night!

The winning poem will be read at the March 24 Friday assembly, in honour of World Poetry Day on March 21.

                     Stay tuned for another word to inspire you next week.

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