Author Archive | annayuen

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.

Teacher Survey for Discover China Trips 2018

Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey for your Discover China Experience.

Please remind your students to complete their survey. I have emailed them all AGAIN and again….and again.

These are the links to the teacher surveys.













Deadline for Discover China Photo Contest!

Submit your DC photos by Monday Nov 5th by 4pm.

  • Photos must be have been taken during DC 2018.
  • Photos must be a minimum size of 800 kB.
  • Maximum of one entry/category(learning outcomes)/person.
  • Submission via email or WeChat to Ms. Anna
  • Winners announced Friday, November 30th
  • Prizes to be confirmed or it will be a piece of carrot cake
  • Open to staff and students.

Help with ManageBac reflections?

Did you help with the Autumn Festival? or SCISAC soccer?

Come Monday, Nov 5th after school to D229 if you would like help with your ManageBac reflections.

You can also come Tuesday Nov 6th at lunch time.


SCISAC helpers needed!

Lots of volunteers are needed at the SCISAC tournament. You will running after balls that are kicked out of bounds. So sign up and help! You can ONLY sign up for ONE session during the school day (Thursday and Friday).

Certain times are for reserved for certain grades:

SCISAC Soccer helpers needed for Nov 1-3. You can ONLY sign up for ONE session during the school day (Thursday and Friday). Some sessions will be for certain grades.

Possible Learning outcomes:

  1. Identify your own strengths and develop areas for personal growth.
  2. Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process.
  3. Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS/SA experiences.
  4. Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively.
  5. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions.

Session Th1 14:15-15:45 (x12) – grade 8/9

Session Th2 15:30-17:00 (x12) – grade 10

Session F1 08:20-10:20 (x12) – grade 10

Session F2 10:20-12:00 (x12) – grade 8/9

Session F3 12:00-12:50 (x12) – grade 6/7

Session F4 13:20-15:10 (x12) – grade 6/7

Session F5 15:10-16:45 (x12) – grade 6-10


Session S1 08:05-09:50 (x12) – grade 6-10

Session S2 09:50-11:45 (x12) – grade 6-10

Session S3 11:45-14:00 (x12) – grade 6-10

Session S4 14:00-16:00 (x12) – grade 6-10

Session S5 16:00-17:00 (x8) – grade 6-10


Thanks for you support.

ACAMIS Speech and Debate

Join ACAMIS Speech and Debate in Dulwich Beijing on January 26 and 27th. A student-initiated event!!!!

Deadline to express interest is Wednesday, October 31st. Please see Mr Hammond.

Cost to be determined.

The Debate for Change Tournament (DCT) is a student-initiated event designed to bridge service and debating together. Through a knock-on debate competition, we hope to raise awareness for three local charities: HOPE (Horses Offering People Enrichment), the Yunnan Project and MCF (Migrant Children’s Foundation). As DCT is not-for-profit and has the support of the ACAMIS Service Learning Grant, all funds will go towards running costs and local charities. At the end of the competition, the winning teams will be able to choose which charity the money raised from the competition will go towards. In this way, students will grow as critical thinkers, collaborate as debaters, and gain awareness of our local community while interacting with fundraising in a more personal and engaging way.

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes

Subscribe By Email

This form is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Skip to toolbar