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Knitting for a Cause

HATS, HATs, HAts, Hats, hats!

If you have already signed up, there is a short meeting today in D208 (French/Korean class) at 12.35pm. I will explain to you the purpose and goal of our club. I will also be handing out the material and giving you a quick tutorial on how to knit.


Thank You!!!!

Each one of the THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOUR students will receive Giving Tree package this year. Thank you!!!!

If your class sponsored a package, then your Advisory/Homeroom’s name will be entered into a raffle. If your class sponsored 6 bags, then your name goes into the raffle 6 times!

Thank You and Good Luck! Winner(s) will be announced on Monday.

Giving Tree

We’re nearly there…we want all 324 Pfrang students to receive a Giving Tree Present this year. Please consider donating. It doesn’t have to be 100 rmb, it can be the change in your pocket! Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated.

Let’s make sure every Pfrang student receives a gift this holiday season.


G8-9s Global Citizen Diploma

Students in g8 and 9 have an awesome opportunity to make NIS history. You will all be the first to join the GCD journey.

We are currently looking for 2 students to join the GCD-Up meeting in Hong Kong. Please remember to send in the word INTERESTED if you would like to be considered! Information about the Global Citizen Diploma was sent to you via email or come by the Activities Office.

The deadline is Monday, Dec 3rd at 4pm.


We need your Help!

We have a lot of service opportunities for you!

  • RFG Christmas Market
  • Tutoring at Local Chinese Kindergarten at Crystal Hill
  • Score Keeper at a Basketball Invitational Tournament hosted by NIS
  • Trash Busters
  • Giving Tree

Sign up on Veracross or drop by the Activities Office today!


Global Citizen Diploma – GCD

To help our students tell their stories, NIS is implementing the Global Citizen Diploma. This program provides all students a platform to tell us (and the world) who they are. We are not making them do more. We are asking them to tell us what they are doing inside and outside of school. There will be more info for teachers, parents and students. Here is the website if you want a peek:

On Friday after assembly, we will be giving a very brief GCD introduction to the grades 8 and 9. We will be asking for interested students to apply to attend the GCD-UP workshop in Hong Kong during CNY. Students and teachers from all 5 GCD schools will meet to learn, to share, to be empowered. This should take around 10 minutes. We will share the presentation on 365.



Xiamen Cultural Convention 2019

Join a fabulous trip to Xiamen where Cultural Convention will take place in March 2019. 76 ACAMIS schools have been invited. Workshops will be given in Devised Theatre, Latin Dance, ACAMIS Big Band, Fashion Design and Taiko Drumming.

This is a fantastic opportunity where is would be possible to achieve the following strands of CREATIVITY, ACTIVITY and SERVICE as well as all the learning outcomes:

  • Strength and growth
  • Challenge and skills
  • Initiative and planning
  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Showing perseverance and commitment
  • Global engagement
  • Ethics of choice and actions

Drop by the Activities Office today for more information. The deadline is December 1st.

2019 Cultural Convention in Xiamen

On March 8th – 9th MS Cultural Convention will take place in Xiamen. There will be workshops in Taiko Drumming, ACAMIS Big Band, Fashion Design, Robot Challenge, Latin Dance, and Devised Theatre. 3900 RMB. Please sign up before Nov 30 th on Veracross and pay the cashier by Dec 1st. Come to the Activities office for a letter and payment form. For more information:

Basketball Score Keepers – Dec 8

On Dec 8th we are hosting an invitation basketball tournament. We need adults and students (gr 7-12) to work with the referees and coaches (collaboration). You will have to listen respectfully to the referees, coaches and players and be able to quickly assist them with time-outs and substitutions. Your job will include maintaining the scoresheet and making sure the score is correct (ethics of choice and actions). You will need to be focused on your job because sometimes coaches and players will complain about the score or the number of fouls. This could be a new skill for some of you (challenge and new skill). The basketball score sheet is not complicated but you need to learn how to tally the points and record the fouls. Your smart goal could be to learn the basic basketball rules or to understand at least 5 of the referees’ hand signals.

So sign up to be a basketball scorekeeper now on Veracross!



Service Opportunities

Challenge yourself….several service opportunities are available. Check Veracross for times, dates and even jobs.


Royal Family Garden Christmas Market  gr 6-12- Nov 28th-Dec 3rd

possible outcomes: ethics, global significance, collaboration, challenge


NIC Christmas benefit concert, gr 8-9- Nov 24th – 4.30pm – 8.30 pm

possible outcomes: collaboration, challenge


Pfrang Giving Tree, gr 10-12 –  Today – Dec 7th – 7.45 -8.05 am and 2.50 – 3.10 pm

possible outcomes: ethics, global significance, collaboration, challenge


English teaching in Chinese kindergarten @ Crystal Hill. g 8-12, flexible days

possible outcomes: initiative and planning, collaboration, ethics, challenge & skills


New Year’s Card greeting competition – deadline January 8th

possible outcomes: initiative and planning, collaboration, ethics, challenge & skills



8 volunteers are needed to sell Giving Tree cards in the Centre every day from 7.50 – 8.05 am and again after school from 2.50 – 3.10 pm. You can volunteer for:

November 12-19

November 19-23

November 26-30

December 3-7

Sign up on Veracross.

ACAMIS Chinese New Year Greeting Card Challenge

ACAMIS Chinese New Year Greeting Card Challenge – THIS COUNTS AS A CREATIVITY EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!

The Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) component of ACAMIS hosts an annual Chinese New Year Greeting Card Challenge. All member schools are invited to participate! A winner will be selected from each grade level and the artworks displayed on the ACAMIS website. Here is how to participate:

  1. Open to all grades and classes (not just art!) from K-12.
  2. Participating schools will select a single submission for up to three grade levels (Primary, Middle, and Secondary).
  3. Submissions should be medium resolution for digital viewing (around 120 ppi).
  4. Submissions should be in either jpeg or pdf format.
  5. No student or school names should appear in the greeting card.
  6. Please include the words: “ACAMIS” and a positive, new year greeting in the design.
  7. Deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 8th.

Send your submission to or drop them off in D236.

See attachment for last year’s winners. Two were from NIS!


ASA, Club reminders


Thank you for the activities that you are offering our students.


Just a gentle reminder that if you are absent on a day you run an activity (for whatever reason, PD, sick etc), you have 2 choices:

1) ask a kind colleague to cover for you

2) cancel the ASA/club by emailing the parents and cc’ing me before 10 am on the day of the activity


Please be mindful of the finishing time. Let’s make sure the bus students get on the bus! On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays, the bus leaves at 4.30 pm and on Tuesday it leaves at 4:00 pm.

Thanks for your continued support. Also please let us know what we can do in the Activities Office to support you.

Anna Y.

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