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Dragonboat Race Sunday May 28th – is this something you had always wanted to do – look no further

5/28 Dragonboat Race – Interested in Joining the AmCham team?

If you would like to be part of this classic rowing race here in Nanjing on Mochou Lake – please let Arden know as soon as possible. The deadline is Friday 7th April.

AmCham in Nanjing is putting together a team to race in the Foreign Invested Enterprise Dragonboat Race on Sunday, May 28 from 8AM – 3PM at MoChou Lake (may end earlier depending on race results) and is looking for 16 individuals to participate.

The team will be comprised of AmCham staff + AmCham member company representatives. We would suggest that if you would like to register with us, that you bring a fellow colleague as well (so minimum 2 registrations per company, and maximum 4 per company).

There are no registration costs for this event, and AmCham will provide special t-shirts for the event identifying your company’s representatives as part of the American business community.

If your company would like to register separately for this event, AmCham can pass you the specific invitation details (there may be registration costs incurred).

Contact Arden and then email:  nanjing@amcham-shanghai.org or call 18501538478 if interested.

Vegetable sales from James Gu on Wednesday afternoons 2.30- 3.30pm

A reminder that James will be in school on Wednesday afternoons in the Centre Foyer selling his organic “happy” veg.

James runs a local permaculture farm south of the city and is keen to develop his relationship with NIS.
Paul Johnson knows more about his programme so do ask him if you are interested in finding out more.

Support James and buy his delicious locally produced assorted, seasonal veg.

Sue

Final Weekly Bulletin of 2016 – this week.

A short reminder that this will be the last Weekly Bulletin of 2016. There is no bulletin on the final Friday 16th.

Have a check that there is nothing important in the first week back (Week 19) that you want to mention this week?

Thanks

Sue

Julien from L’Arome restaurant at Jinling Hotel – card to sign

If any of you have eaten at the French Restaurant L’Arome downtown under the Jinling Hotel and know the Maitre D – Julian Desmettre – you may like to come to my office and sign a card for him.

Tragically, his young daughter has an inoperable brain tumour. He is taking her back to France shortly to a hospice where he will stay for the last months of  her life.

The card is on my desk- please drop by anytime.
Thanks

Sue

 

 

 

 

Weekly Bulletin – important information



Important info about the Weekly Bulletin

As next week is a holiday if you have submissions for Week 9 please get them done this week – by Wednesday at noon.

A reminder to submit your Weekly Bulletin posts via the Daily Bulletin using the box in the top right hand corner called Weekly Bulletin

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  • Important information is translated into Korean. If you are not sure if this applies to your article please ask Sue or Ruth.
  • 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 long rectangular plastic banners on stands that used to be in school and are now on the hi-tec screens in the Centre Foyer.
  • Please submit your entries in Word. If you send them in PDF w are not able to edit and this leads to delays.
  • If you have any problems submitting files, address any technical issues to : help@nanjing-school.com or ask Sue in Admissions

Jingdezhen – Ceramic City weekend trip 4 -6 November

I am planning a  weekend trip to Jingdezhen the ceramic capital of the world  on 4/5/6th November.

These are the rough details so far – if you are interested please email me as soon as possible

suenorthcott@nanjing-school.com  or drop by and see me for more details

I do not have precise costings – you will need to trust me to get you a good deal depending on whether you are going to share a room in the hotel, and the group price we can negotiate

  • Leaving on night sleeper train around 21.00 on Friday 4th from Nanjing Station. Eat beforehand
  • Arrive Jingdezhen, Jianxi Province 07.0o on Saturday 5th
  • Coach from station to boutique hotel – check in and breakfast
  • Off to artisan market and then shopping and ceramic studios till c14.30
  • 5* tourist pottery site , dragon and dumpling shaped kilns, potters at work, woodland walks, shopping and coffee shop in central Jingdezhen
  • Back to hotel by coach for swim, relax and dinner
  • Sunday 6th – breakfast , check out and visit to Imperial Kilns archaeological site and museum + guide
  • Light lunch nearby
  • Coach depart Jingdezhen 13.00 arrive  c19.00 Xianlin + all your shopping on board !
  • Cost to be determined by number signing up – need 30 adults.
    Not suitable for students 
  • Copy of your passport picture page (hard or soft copy ) and your mobile number NEEDED NOW TO SECURE SLEEPER TICKETS
  • If not enough staff sign up-  will open up to parents
  • Hope we can make this work – if you have not been it is a must do ” china in China!”
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    This is Simon the last time we were there !

Reminder about the NIC Membership BBQ this Saturday 10th : 12-4pm

Do come along to the Welcome Back Membership BBQ on Saturday here in school from 12-4pm.

NIC Members get in for free – please bring your membership card along.

Guests will be charged RMB400 for adults and RMB250 for children under 12.

There will be lots of fun for all the family as well as a delicious BBQ by Skyways.

If you need more info – see Sue in Admissions.

 

Reminder : NO Weekly Bulletin in Week 6.

Dear All

Next Week 6 is a short week, so there will be no Weekly Bulletin. If you have information you need to circulate regarding events or activities in Week 7 – please get your entry in by noon tomorrow.

If you have any problems with this deadline – let Sue know in Admissions.

Thanks

Sue N

 

NIC Goodie bags in your pigeon holes now

Your NIC Goodie bags are in your pigeon holes now. If you do not want any of the contents – please recycle by putting unwanted maps, flyers etc either into my pigeon hole or in my office – so we can re-use for other members.

Your membership cards are in the bags too – do not lose them !

If you have any questions – let me know ?

Thanks

Sue

NANJING INTERNATIONAL CLUB (NIC) MEMBERSHIP CARD & GOODIE BAG

Expat overseas hire teachers and their families will receive their NIC Membership cards and goodie bags containing the famous “Taxi Cards ” in their pigeon holes this Friday 2nd September.

Please sign the back of your cards and remember to bring to the Membership Welcome Back BBQ on Saturday 10th September 12-4pm here at NIS.

You will get free entry to the Skyways BBQ  and a free drink voucher at the registration tables in the Centre Foyer  if you present your membership card. There will be children’s activities, fun, food, drink, a DJ and a great opportunity to catch up properly with everyone after the holidays.

If you have visitors with you the cost will be RMB400 for adults and RMB 250 for children under 12. No need to book – just turn up.

For those of you who would like to join – there is an Early Bird discounted joining fee of RMB1000 per family/800 for couples and 600 for singles. This offer is valid only until the day of the BBQ.  It gets you free entry to the BBQ on 10th September and discounted entry for our other activities throughout the year – particularly the Christmas Ball on 3rd December at the Shangri La- (always a good bash) and the Christmas Benefit Concert here in school on 19th November… and many others.

For more information and to join NIC see Sue N in Admissions

 

 

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