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Mother’s Day cards on sale Wednesday

Mother’s Day Cards on sale for Amy Yang and Ray of Light

?Amy Yang Fund and Ray of Light are selling Mothers Day Cards?

Handmade by G5 students.

At break, lunch & after school outside the library TODAY WEDNESDAY

All proceeds go to Amy Yang and R of L

See Lou Fells and Amy Childers for more details

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: 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.


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?



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.






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


  • 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 : 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  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.


Sue N


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