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Changes to G6-10 Service next School Year

There will be some changes to G6-10 Service next year. The main changes are below with a little more detail in the attached document Service Next Year-1delcfu.

Further information will be given at the start on the new school year.

Grade 10: will need to do 3 Activities – 1 Creativity, 1 Action and 1 Service and achieve 3-6 Learning outcomes.

Grades 8 and 9: Will need to do 7 Service Activities over two years and achieve all 7 Service Learning outcomes over two years.

Grades 6 and 7 will do 1 or 2 Service Activities each year in X Block and / or outside X Block.

More details next year.

ASAs and MYP/DP Exam week

MYP/DP ASAs will not run from Tuesday May 16th to Tuesday May 23rd due to MYP/DP exams. The final three days of MYP / DP ASA cycle 3 will be Wed May 24, Thur May 25 and Fri May 26.

PYP ASA will continue as normal until the end of the cycle on Friday May 26th.

Unicycling Helpers for Spring Fun Day

Mr Underwood would like three students to help him with his Unicycling activity between 1.00-4.00 on Saturday at Spring Fun day. You do not have to be able to unicycle. Please email me if you are interested.

Grade 12 Graduation (May 20th) Helpers wanted – G10 and 11

G10 and 11 students, would you like to experience what the Grade 12 Graduation involves? Perhaps you would you like to help G12 on their way to another stage of life? Perhaps you would you like a wonderful meal? Or would you simply like to do some Service (G10) or Service and Creativity (G11)? If so, please sign up on Veracross to help, plan, organise, oversee and run the 2017 G12 Graduation on Saturday May 20th.

Grade 10 Work Experience

Grade 10 Students, please remember that you need to hand your Workplace placement form to your Advisory Teacher or me by this Friday. We will have a final meeting to talk about Work experience in Life skills next week.


Discover China Week trips – close of selections

At 1.00 pm Monday the selection choices for the October 2017 Discover China week will close. At this stage the trips are:

Grades 6/7 

Yellow Mt – Full

Taishan – Vacancies

Hangzhou – Full

Grades 8/9

Beijing – Vacancies

Shaolin Temple / Luoyang – Vacancies

Moganshan – Full

Grades 10/11

Xiamen – Full

Guiyang – Vacancies

Yangshuo – Vacancies

At 1.00pm we will assign students who have not made a selection to the trips with vacancies. If this year’s Grades 7 to 10 would like to make a choice I suggest you get in early and choose the trip that you prefer. Early next year it may be possible for a small number of students to change trips depending on the number students that leave NIS and the number of new students. If it is possible for any students to change trips I will inform you in August.

Local School English Tutoring Group – Places for G8-11 Students

The Local School English Tutoring group has been going to local schools and providing opportunities for Chinese kids to improve their spoken English for over 10 years. As well as this, the Chinese students, NIS students and NIS community have benefited from this by enabling everyone involved to enhance their understanding of different cultures. You may like to call this a little bit of bubble bursting, and we have been able to do this through the efforts of a small number of NIS staff and many NIS students. There is now the opportunity for more G8-11 students to take part. If you would like to join this activity please email me. It happens on Thursdays after school with the group currently going to Xianlin Primary school.

Discover China Trips October 2017 (Next School Year) – G5-10 Students

Grade 5 to 10 Students

On Tuesday I will email information to you and your parents about the next school year’s Discover China trips. You will have one week to think about which trip you wish to go on then you will need to select on Veracross the trip of your choice. There is a maximum number of places for each trip so the sooner you choose the more likely you will get your first choice. All students (except those who are certain they are leaving NIS at this end of this school year) should select a trip. The selection schedule is:

Tuesday April 11th – Information about Discover China Week Trip options for next year will be emailed to all grade 5 – 10 students and parents.

Tuesday April 18th: 12.30 pm C&S / CAS Signup link (on Veracross) opens for trip selection. Students should only choose one trip.

Monday April 24th: 1.00 pm : Veracross will close for Trip Selections.

Note to Grade 11 Students:

As this year’s Grade 11 students will only have one trip destination (for your G12 Trip) no choice is necessary for you, and as this trip will be held in late May we will give you information about it in semester 1 next school year.

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