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NIC Winter Party – save the date – 8th December

This year we are focussed on having a **PARTY** and not a Ball.

No need to spend money on a new frock – this is all about dancing, buffet supper & wine and having fun with friends – just before we all get away for the Winter Holidays.

Tickets are on sale in the Centre Foyer from this week.

The Shangri La is offering a good room rate to stay over, and our student choir will be in place for the tree lighting ceremony just before the party kicks off.

Do come along – make a group and celebrate the end of a great year!

For more info see Sue in Admissions


NIC Bazaar this Wed at Shangri La


The vendors have told us that they will be at the Shangri La until 5pm.

I hope that some of you will be able to come along?

If there is not too much traffic it should only take 20 mins or so to get there by taxi. Much longer by Metro cos you have to change lines.

Hope you can make it !



Ready made easy meals from Chartwells

Did you know that Chartwells provide ready made, freshly cooked meals to order.

They need two days notice, and can be picked up from either Cafe.

You can email Annie at Chartwells and pay by WeChat, your card or cash.

I can highly recommend the beef lasagne.

There is also chicken cordon bleu, cottage pie, and fish pie .

The cottage pie is 40 RMB everything else is 35RMB

Portions are quite substantial.

Great to freeze and keep for those days when you do not want to cook…..



PTA Autumn Festival – update

Please note that all children attending the Autumn Festival on Friday will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult

Food and drink will be available for sale throughout the evening – make sure that everyone has some cash. No WeChat payments.

Some more volunteers have kindly offered to help on the night, but there are still slots.

The more people that help the lighter the load for everyone!

More for info contact Jo Laycock :


URGENT! The PTA needs your help to host a safe, fun-filled Autumn Festival event this coming Friday. We still need 4 volunteers for games at 5:30-7pm and 9 volunteers for games at 7-8pm. Please consider donating an hour of two of your time to help make this a spook-tacular evening.

Contact: Jo Laycock or sign up at the ticket sales desk in the Centre foyer before or after school.

We have hundreds of children attending this event, and we need your help to make sure that everyone is safe and has a wonderful evening.

Your support would be much appreciated!

Many thanks

Jo Laycock & the organising committee

No Weekly Bulletin this Week 7

Dear All,

As we have holidays next week there will be no Weekly Bulletin this Anniversary  Friday.

Normal service will resume on 12th October. Please make sure your submissions are in by lunch time on Wednesday 10th.

For those of you who have already sent in something, supposedly for this week – I have been in touch with you and don’t worry – they will be posted on 12th October.


Sue N


New student files in main building as of this week

All our new student files have been moved to their permanent home in the ante room before Gretchen’s office.
These filing cabinets are locked and should remain so.

If you want access ask Gretchen or anyone in Admissions. The keys are easy to access.

There is a blue folder for you sign out any files that you remove. Kindly ensure that they are returned to their home – missing student files can cause a big headache.

Sue and everyone on the A Team

Henry is 50 this week – if you want to contribute see below

Henry Chen our friendly driver – will be 50 at the end of this week. If you would like to sign his card and We chat Sue a cash gift – she will hand it over to him on Friday – hopefully at school if I can get him here.
Thanks to those who have done so already.

Card is in my office by the window- drop by anytime.

Sue N

T T O F……cat’s out of the bag

Travel Tips on Friday …bet you didn’t guess that one?

The gap in your social calendar has just been filled and I hear you asking…. why has this not happened before?

That omission has now been corrected.

On the 1st Friday of the month starting on 7th Sept there will be an informal get together in the Staff Lounge:

Time – 4.15 for 4.30 start till 5.30pm

All staff welcome

Light refreshments available

Dean will kick off on 7th Sept with some invaluable travel tips – e.g. how to maximise your air miles and get the most out of your loyalty cards. With years of experience in the travel industry come along and find out more… for those insider game changing tips. Free upgrades ??

This will be a very chilled opportunity to share travel experiences – no PPT’s/ no handouts/ no razzamatazz

Sue will probably do sth on the Tulou (round houses in Fujian Province near Xiamen) on 12th Sept.

Dates for you diary : Friday 12th Sept/2nd Nov/7th Dec 2018

No need to RSVP just turn up – happy holidays and see you there!

NIC Membership BBQ Sat 12-4pm here in school

Everyone is welcome. If you are a NIC Member it is free. If you just want to come along and have fun it is  RMB250 for adults and RMB100 for children. This is  the legendary SKYWAYS BBQ – the best nosh this side of Alps!

Lots of activities for children and the chance to catch up with old friends and get to know more about our new families too. There is a huge tent for everyone to sit under cover. It will be erected Friday afternoon from 3.30 so please keep out of that area.

See you all there – come rain – come shine !

For more info see Sue N in Admissions

T T O F …..

What’s this ?

You may well ask…

When ?

Who ?

How ?

Where ?

Is it free?

Watch this space

More to come…..

Weekly Bulletin Submissions – Info for all staff


Important information for all new staff and reminder for others. The first edition will be today Friday 17th August.

All material for our Weekly Bulletin is submitted via the Daily Bulletin using the box in the very top right hand corner called “Weekly Bulletin”

The bulletin is published mid afternoon on Fridays on the website and via Veracross to all parents and staff. It is a public document and checked by Laurie each week.

The deadline for submission is 12 noon on Wednesdays. If you have a problem with this please let Sue know as soon as possible. Important information is translated into Korean and Chinese. If you are not sure if this applies to your article ask Sue or Kasson.

There are two options : Weekly Bulletin and Banner/Poster. Instructions on each are contained in the drop down box.
The poster part relates to the information that is loaded on the hi-tec screen in the Centre Foyer near the Reception Counter. All other items are displayed throughout the week on the screen next to the PTA Shop. There is a hard copy in the school foyer by the entrance to the Cafeteria.

In order for us to edit or update please submit your entries in Word.

We do not allow any family names of students. First names only. We also observe strict guidelines on use of student photos. If you need clarification see Ruth.

If you have any problems submitting files, address any technical issues to :

Thanks for your support
Sue N

Admissions Office

Hopeful Hearts Summer Party 25th Aug at 7pm

Do come along to this party raising money for one of our school charities “Hopeful Hearts” near the glass pagoda in the 1865 Creative Park in Nanjing

Katrin Koss will be in school selling tickets or you can see Sue N in Admissions for more info.

It will be great fun and all for a good cause. Everyone is welcome – bring your friends!

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