Author Archive | ruthclarke

Extended Essay – draft due June 2nd

Grade 11, As one door closes (exams…) another opens (Extended Essay…!). You have just over a week to finish up those first drafts and submit to your Supervisors. Remember that we are looking for quality drafts for your Semester Grades. I am attaching the Semester Grade criteria for your information.


Student Teacher Anis Saleh

Dear All,

Please welcome Anis to school this week as he begins a 4 week spell of observation and small group teaching in Middle School and Upper School Science classes and in several Primary School classes. Anis is a student teacher at Strathclyde University.


Decluttering Coming to NIS

Its that time of year…. sorting out, throwing out and ordering in…..

During week 37 we will hold a Grand Decluttering. This will be an opportunity to place unwanted classroom items in a central location for others to take. A huge sharing of stuff. All unwanted items will be either thrown out or rehomed. 

Please keep this in mind before you make your orders for next year in our efforts to minimise waste and sustain our planet.

More to follow…


EE in Library cancelled today

Grade 11 you need to focus on exams this week. We will get back to business with Extended Essay starting next week. However, there is nothing to stop you going into to the Library and working on your EE or something else during EE time today.


EARCOS and SENIA Teacher Rep Vacancy: 3 days to deadline

Dear Teachers.

Applications are invited for the position of EARCOS and SENIA representative. This is a two year position which enables the holder to attend the EARCOS teacher conference in the spring.

For more information about EARCOS please check the website:

SENIA is the Special Education Network in Asia see details here:

Applications are made by expressing your interest to Lucy Zhan, assistant to the Director by May 19th. Interviews will be held in week 35.

See me for further information.


SET Professional Feedback Surveys: Last Call

Dear All,

You are invited to give professional feedback to the four members of the Senior Education Team; Juan, Marina, Kasson and Ruth, using the links below. The survey is being administered by Samantha and all responses are confidential. The survey will close on May 17th at 4pm. Many thanks.






Table Sale for Amy Yang Round 2: Today

Today between 2pm and 4pm there will be a second chance to purchase items from the Table Sale with all proceeds going to Amy Yang. The table sale will be in the foyer outside the Library. Please come along to browse, pick up some great bargains and support Amy!


EE in the Library today

Dear Grade 11 Students,

I will be in the Library at 3.15pm today as usual to give support for Extended Essays. You are welcome to drop in and work quietly or ask questions and get help. See you then.


Lost anything?

Dear Everyone, I have a growing collection of keys, money, phones, head phones, wallets, glasses and much much more in my office B152. Here is a small selection… do you recognise any of it? Come and see me to be reunited with your valuables…

Nurse to Morning Meetings

Dear PYP Teachers, It would be wonderful if Nurse Ellen could be invited to some of your morning meetings. Please invite her so that she gets to know the children a little better. Perhaps they can ask her some questions about herself or how to stay healthy.

Self Study: (Almost) finished

Dear All, Yesterday marked a big day in the self study process…the final committee chairs made their reports to the Steering Committee bringing to an end a year of hard graft from every single member of our school staff, plus some parents, Board members and students. The resulting document is a very fair reflection of the strengths and areas for improvement at NIS which is the product of a thorough review of the evidence combined with debate and discussion. The energy and thought you have all given this process has been inspiring.

Want to read it? Everyone should have full access on the One Drive but I am happy to help with this if you cannot get to it.

What next? Jacqui Patrick, Andrew Kay and Rick Fischl are sifting through the reports to compile our final over all Action Plan. Monica, Arek, Anna and myself are planning the visit in September. Samantha is creating a booklet for the visitors and Marina, Juan and Kasson are finishing the IB questionnaires for the IB Evaluation.

Thanks to everyone for all your hard work.

ISA Online Writing Results

Dear Teachers in Grades 3,4,7,8,9,10,

The results of the online writing ISA tests are now available for you to view on the server at this link: ISA Results Feb 2017

Paper copies of individual student results will be in Advisors’ and Homeroom teacher mailboxes to be sent home tomorrow.

Calendar: Last Call

Dear All,  Most of the events for next year have been written into the calendar but this is a last call for activities or weekend events in particular that need to be added. The calendar is in my office right now – please come in and add you events. Lucy will start inputting the events next week.

If you know of an event but do not yet have a firm date please let me know.



Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes

Skip to toolbar