Applications for NIS Service Award close at 3.00pm Friday. If you exceeded the requirements for Service Activities this year and / or you have you engaged with the local community, charity or other group outside NIS, or you believe you have done something special in terms of Service please consider applying for a NIS Service Award. To apply, send me a short paragraph outlining the reasons why you believe you deserve an award. Applications close 3.00pm Friday June 1.
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If you would like to help with the Kids Triathlon on Saturday June 2 please sign up on Veracross – two time slots available – 9.00-11.00 and 10.30-12.30.
The 15 G9-10 students on the attached list are off campus bursting the Bubble in Northern Jiangsu on Monday May 14th so will miss all Monday classes. Pfrang trip 2017-18-240a7je
- Limited places are available for G8-11 students to visit Pfrang sponsored students in Northern Jiangsu province. This is an opportunity to engage with Chinese society and is a very moving and humbling way of developing an understanding of the challenges faced by some Chinese students. Sunday May 13 and Monday May 14. If you are interested please email me today.
Helpers are wanted for the World Cup on Saturday May 5th. Two time slots – approx. 10.30 -13.00 and approx. 12.30 – 3.00. Four students required for each time slot. Please email me if you would like to help and tell me the time slot you would like.
Grade 11 students are welcome to help for Athletics Day on Wednesday but you must tell Mr Hutchison today which of the CAS outcomes you plan to achieve when you help on the day and also put the Athletics Day activity in your CAS journal.
Signups for the next school year October 2018 Discover China Week trips has closed and at this stage the trips signups are as follows:
Taishan – Places available
Hangzhou – Full
Huangshan – Places available
Shaolin temple – Full
Moganshan – Places available
Beijing – Full
Guizhou – Places available
Xiamen – Places available
Yangshuo – Full
Towards the end of the year when we have a better idea of the number of students leaving and new students enrolling we will relook at the trip numbers and assign students who have not chosen a trip.
On Tuesday there will be a PYP ASA in the gym playing various games and we would like a few MYP/DP helpers to assist the teacher running this activity. If you would like to help please email me. Helping with this will be a Service Activity.
The Wednesday G1-5 Rolling, Blading and Skating ASA would like some G6-11 helpers to assist and teach the PYP students. Would you like to help? Would you like to do this as a Service activity? You don’t have to be able to skate, roll or blade but if you can then great. If so, please email me if you are interested.
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.
Mar 26 – Jun 14
Grade 6 – Grade 12
Monday and Wednesday 3:15 – 4:15
Please email Mr Hutchison or Mu-Yen if you are interested in joining. Or simply turn up on Monday or Wednesdays outside PAC.
The Game About Throwing a Frisbee
What makes Ultimate Frisbee so ultimate is not that other sports are not ultimate, or are less ultimate, it’s because it is the only sport with the name that has the word ultimate within it, ultimately making Ultimate Frisbee indeed, ultimate.
When: Starting on the 26th of March, Mondays and Wednesdays after school, each will session will probably be from 40 minutes to an hour
Where: Football Field Who: Grades 6 to 12 What: Read the title again Why: Why not
Another thing about this activity is that none of these dates or grade levels are set, so if you are for example in grade 5 and want to join, email either Fari, or me, Muyen if you would like rot join. Or email Mr Hutchison.
Unrelated Fact: Notice the word “Frisbee” by itself is actually capitalized as this is a trademarked name by the Wham-O toy company, yet Ultimate Frisbee is still used as the name of the sport only using Ultimate Disc in official discussion. Also, it was the owner’s family name.
Do you like reading? 喜欢看书吗？Would you like to join a book club to talk about the books you have read? If so, I have good news for you,a Student book club will start soon. It will meet on Fridays 3.15-4.15 in the Library. This will be your chance to tell others about those great books you have been reading, and of course, hear from others about their great books. Please email me if you are interested in joining.
On March 24 Ting Ting Deaf school students will come to NIS. This mutually beneficial relationship is a relatively easy way to engage with the community, and the kids are a delight. I have taken this activity from the prototype stage to maturity but I feel that someone with new ideas and enthusiasm could make it even better. Perhaps you feel the urge to Burst the Bubble! Perhaps you are looking for a bit of fun on the outside! If so, please contact me. I have attached a newsletter article from previous times so that you can get an idea about the activity. TingTing-2o60u4
We will have an activity with Ting Ting Deaf school students on Saturday (am) March 24 and we have a five places for Grade 8 and 9 students. If you would like to join this activity please contact me by Friday 4.00pm.