Author Archive | Katie Ham

Student perspectives needed!

Dear students,

Matilda Moon in Grade 11 is seeking your feedback to help her with her Extended Essay.

She is considering the culture and language use of teenagers by analyzing advertisements in different timezones. She is interested in getting your feedback about the types of products you have most interest in, and the products you consume the most.

The link is below:

Thanks for taking the time to support Matilda’s research and her EE!

Looking for feedback: Language Philosophy V4

Please join Junlah and Katie in D218 at 3:15pm this afternoon to share your thoughts about the current iteration of Language Philosophy and accompanying procedures.

Language Philosophy of NIS 2019_V4

Please note that this version does not include recent feedback given by specific stakeholder groups – everything will be collated and turned into V5 before sending it to SET for final approval.

Grade 11 Study Day Today

All Grade 11s should head down to the MSUS LGR directly after Advisory, this morning.

Please bring your laptops and all academic accoutrements you may require for the day.

See you there!


Grade 10 Personal Project Exhibition Visiting Hours

The Grade 10s are ready and excited to share with you their Personal Projects!

Below are the visiting hours:

  • Block 1 (08.15 – 09.15am): Grades 5, 6 & 9
  • Block 2 (09.15 – 10.20am): Grades 3, 8 & 7
  • Block 3 (10.45 – 11:45am): Grades 4 & 11

See you in the PAC, and thanks very much for supporting the Grade 10s!


Lunchtime in the Cafeteria

Q: Which half of lunch do the Primary School students have in the cafeteria?

A: The First half!

Q: When can Middle and Upper School students access the cafeteria at lunchtimes?

A: The second half!



Today’s mid-morning sessions

Dynamic Dialogues

Curriculum-inspired Service as Action” with Luiz Mello

The goal of the session is to identify the role of Service as Action the MYP and DP programme models, share examples of curriculum-inspired Service as Action in MYP and DP Biology and to generate potential links to service in the units of participants.

Direct Instruction Vs. Inquiry in the MYP” with Nick Baker

Exploring Student Voice and Choice to engage our students, while at the same time delivering those vital ‘knowledge download’ parts of the curriculum.

What to bring: laptops and your unit planners and/or SLOs

–Both sessions happening in D204 (Luiz’s Lab)–

Documentary and Discussion

Most Likely to Succeed

A powerful documentary examining education reform and inspiring school communities to re-imagine what students and teachers are capable of doing.


ISA Proctor Training

Preparing for, and answering any and all questions ISA proctors may have about, next week’s testing sessions.


Grade 9s: Course Choice Forms Due

Hi, Grade 9:

Your course choices are due today. So far, I have only received 5 of the entire grade level.

Please submit your form to my office (D207b) by 4:00pm today.

If I am not in my office, please place your form in the pink basket on my desk.

Xie xie,

Ms Ham

Grade 9 into 10 subject choice forms due

Hi, Grade 09.

Please remember to hand in your subject choices by tomorrow afternoon at 4:00pm.

There is a pink basket on the desk in my office (D207b) ready to receive your form.

If you have any questions, make sure to come and see me.


Ms Ham

Grade 9 into 10 subject selection meeting

Calling all Grade 09 students:

You’ve only one more semester before joining the Upper School. But first, here is today’s mission:

  • Leave Advisory promptly and head to the MSUS LGR by 8:15am;
  • You will need a pen and paper to take notes.
  • Please leave your bags at the back of the LGR.

See you momentarily,

Ms Ham

Grade 10 – 11 Subject Choices Due TODAY

Hi, Grade 10.

Only 1/3 of the grade level has returned the subject forms. They are due today.

Please submit your subject choices to me by the end of today. If I am not in my office, please leave your sheet on my desk in the pink basket.

Thank you!

Ms Ham

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