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Student Assistant Coaches – volleyball, badminton, basketball

We still have some places left for Gr9 – 12 students to be an assistant coach for these sports.

Why you should do it:

  • Great for achieving your C&S/CAS outcomes
  • Great for your resume & university applications.
  • A free trip to Shanghai for CISSA
  • An opportunity to get a first aid qualification!
  • Support to get a coaching qualification if available
  • Great for building your skills in communication and teaching.

Speak to Mr Clarke if interested.


PTA Shop Special Hours – November 21. 12:30-2:00

Once a month the PTA Shop will be open during lunch break for staff. And as usual, we’ll be open every Tuesday from 2:00-3:00.
Our Shop is stocked with NIS apparel including new items for the cold weather such as a scarf and beanie.  In addition, we have bookmarks, water bottles, and Nanjing magnets that make great gifts to bring home to family for the holidays. Come visit us.
Upcoming Lunch Break Schedule:
November 21      12:30-2:00
December 12      12:30-2:00
If you cannot visit the Shop during our open hours and you would like an item, please directly email Chanley Webber –
Warm regards,
The PTA Shop

Positive Parenting Workshop Wednesday at 8:15

Dear Parents,

Feeling overwhelmed by the daily needs of parenting or just want  to hear about a parenting program that may help you improve your parenting? Parent Planet is an organization based in Nanjing and has trained Triple P – Positive Parenting Program educators ready to help with your parenting needs.

We are fortunate to have them coming to school this Wednesday morning from 8:15 – 9:15 in the Large Meeting Room on the second floor to discuss their services and the Triple P approach to parenting.

Parents of children ages 2 – 16 welcome.

The Counseling Department








Recycling used glass bottles/jars for an x-block project

Dear NIS community,
For my X-block project I’m researching how to make scented and different themed candles I was wondering if instead of buying new jars to recycle and ask this amazing community if anyone is willing to recycle their glass bottles/jars.

The bottles/jars can be different sizes (preferably not taller than 20 cm and not to wide, different shapes and colors)

There will be a box in front of the library beginning week 15. Please you can drop off your bottles/jars there.

I will finish collecting the jars on Friday the 24 at 4: 15.
Thank you,
Sara Paruta


Local School Swim Meet@NIS Sat Nov 18th Helpers Wanted

Last chance to signup to help this Burst the Bubble Swim Meet. 你还没有做好你的社会服务吗? 马上登机做这个社会服务活动吧! Go to the Service and CAS Signup link on Veracross.  Below are possible Service Learning Outcomes:

a. become more aware of own strengths and areas for growth
b. undertake challenges that develop new skills

c. work collaboratively with others

d. develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding (if you engage with the local students and families)

e. Persevere in Action (You can choose this Outcome if you have helped at one other Swim Meet this year)


TEDxYouth@NIS is happening on March 3rd, 2018 at Nanjing International School. Our goal is to provide a platform where the people of Nanjing can share their ideas worth spreading in either English or Mandarin.

Our speakers last year shared their path to forgiveness, challenged our perception of the hijab, showed us the beauty of dissonant sounds, and much more. You can check out last year’s TEDxYouth@NIS talks here.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, write to us at

We hope to hear from you!

The TEDxYouth@NIS team


You can use the questions below to send us a summary of your idea.

What is something you would like everyone to know?

You don’t have to be the expert in this area, but you do have to an expert.
What makes you an expert in this area?

The best TEDTalks have a call-to-action, something you want the audience to do as a result of your idea.
What is the call-to-action of your talk?


Book Fair outside the library

There will be local book sellers selling new books in English and Chinese in the foyer outside the library on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. The books are for all ages, so look for yourself, your parents, your significant other, your dog, or whoever wants to read! Book it to the library!


Book Week 2017…ZZK-The Epic Return!

Hello NIS MS/US,

It’s on. The writer, rapperentrepreneur, news maker, and 2014 Australian Slam Poetry Champion   Zohab Zee Khan will return to NIS this week! His visit will begin tomorrow with an Assembly for all students in Grades 6-12 during Block Two, then feature double block breakout sessions for all students in Grades 6-10. Zohab will also join a Grade 11 TOK class, work with the Speech and Debate team, and meet with our Grade 5 students as well.

Please see this schedule to see when you might be working with ZZK this week. Reminders and details will be posted each morning this week.



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