Archive | April, 2018

Gaming Room and PYPx

Hello Teachers,

Please find the attached rota for the uses of C151 (AKA The Gaming Room) by our PYPx students over the coming weeks. The room will remain accessible to MS students during Break and Lunch. but this is subject to change based on material storage needs.

FYI to all. Please see Jacqui P. with queries and Kasson with complaints 🙂

Gaming Room schedule



Discover China Trips October 2018 (Grades 5-10)

Discover China week trip selection for Grades 5-10 will take place next week via Veracross. All Grade 5-10 students and parents were sent an email outlining the Trip choices for their grades and other trip selection information. Selections will open at 0800 Monday. If you have any questions please contact me.

MAP assessments: message for G6-10 students

Students in Grades 6-10:

Over the next couple of weeks, you will take the Spring MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments in Reading and Maths.

You will see the schedule below that indicates the time of the assessments, where they will take place, and the supervising teacher.

These online assessments may take up to 90 minutes, so you will have extended lessons on these days.

You may finish the assessment early, so bring a book to read quietly.

Any questions — please see your Maths and/or English teacher or me.

Mrs Tyoschin


Faculty Transition Workshop Thursday April 12

Hello NIS teachers,

On Thursday,  April 12 at 3:15 the counselors would like to offer a workshop for those faculty and their partners
who will be leaving NIS and continuing on to new locations around the globe.  We will meet in the Cafeteria Mezzanine, floor 2.
Some talking points:
  • Healthy closure for healthy beginnings
  • Transition Stages
  • Ideas and advice from those in recent transition
  • Family needs
  • We are all transient, tips and tricks from each other


Your projector not working in the classroom? Getting the spinning rainbow wheel? Having trouble connecting to wifi? Please make sure to email      for any digital technology problem you may have and we will respond to it within 24 hours. Please try to be as specific as possible in the email. Keep in mind that what might seem like a “small” problem can sometimes be a symptom of something much larger and more complicated. And remember, when in doubt, restart!

Thank you,

Joe and the IT Team

OWC & Cigna monthly visits in April & May 2018

Dear overseas staff,

The visit in April will be on April 18 from 10:15 to 15:00 @ H303 Centre.

The visit in May will be on May 16, 2018 from 10:15 to 15:00 @ H303 Centre. This will be the last visit of this school year.

Best wishes,

Clara Xi

5 Gigabytes

Recently, there have been a few people with visits to our IT offices wondering what the message on the left means (ours, of course, is not from Vietnam – this is an example).

If you receive this message while you are connected to our NIS wifi or ethernet (i.e. Student, MYPDP Student, Teacher, etc), it means that you have reached your 5GB daily limit of school bandwidth.

This is just a friendly reminder that we all share the fruits of our “open” internet here at school, and know that it is a powerful tool for learning, sharing and collaborating. Please make sure to turn off your torrents or online gaming arenas while on campus during the school day and consider our digital philosophy tenets of RESPECT and CONNECT.

For a little perspective, many people have a data plan of 5GB per month for their mobile phone. All else equal, this quota is enough for an average of 15 hours of streaming HD video, 7-8 hours of video calling, or maybe an hour of downloading the latest season of Sherlock from your favorite torrent app.

So if you should find yourself facing this message at any point in the near or distant future, maybe ask yourself the following questions about your internet use:

  • Have I thought about how my actions might affect others?
  • Am I using technology in a way that promotes positive, inclusive attitudes?

Thank you for reading,

Your Friendly NIS IT Department

2018 Advisory Survey

Hello Grade 6-12 Students and Advisors,

Could you please take 5-7 minutes during Advisory this week to give some feedback on your Advisory experience this school year? Just click the correct link below and complete a brief survey. We’ll be sure to give you the overall data next week! Many thanks for your input!


Student Survey:


Teacher Survey:

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