Lost History Book

Kyana Ghani in Grade 11 has lost her History notebook. It is black, wire bound with lots of handwriting!!  Please contact me or her if you think you know where it is.


Tech Committee

Hey all!

Welcome to 2015!!

Come and join us for our  next “Tech Committee”-“New Literacies Teach-Meet”

What: A relaxed, sharing, spurring ideas group
Where: Design | Strategy Room (C115)
When: 1:10 – 2:00pm Friday, January 30, 2015
Who: All teachers, TAs, and staff are welcome
Why: To bounce ideas off one another.
How: Please pick up your lunch and bring it along.  Feel free to drop in late if you pass by and see us chatting.
To Share: Please add items here –

  • Do you use neat programs, subscriptions, or online resources in class that you would like to share with others?
  • How about an app that would be neat for learning or life?
  • Do you have certain techniques for teaching that others should know about?
  • Are there things you would just like to share?

Eco Logo Design Challenge

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you………The Great Eco Logo Design Competition!
Design a logo to remind the NIS community to be environmentally conscious at all times-the winning entry will appear around school. All entries will be displayed at Earth Hour on March 28th and the winner chosen then. A prize will be awarded. Get your designs, with your full name and class, to C122 by Friday 27th March. Good luck!

eco logo competition.pdf

Poet Laureate Launch

A reminder that the Inaugural Poet Laureate meeting will be held today at lunchtime in D341.

Bring your lunch, creative ideas and, if you have them, examples of the poetry you’ve written in the past.

See you there!

Friday Assembly: A New Era is Born…

This Friday, January 9th 2015, the NIS MYP/DP will usher in a new era in assembly planning and execution.

Our Mission: To avoid running over time.

Our Goal: Happy Block One teachers.

Our Dream: 60 minutes of uninterrupted learning each and every Friday AM.

The Plan:

Students-Please put your bags in your locker and report directly to the theatre. No homeroom required! Why not help your hardworking HR teacher but sitting together with your fellow “Homeroomies” to make attendance a breeze. Late? Check in with the nurse, put your bag in your locker, and get to the assembly! We believe in you.

Teachers-Please remember to bring your laptop to the theatre to take attendance. Your little angels will be sitting together eager to be counted.

Thanks for your flexibility, can-do attitude, and willingness to participate in this epic undertaking. If this works, we’ll do it again. If it doesn’t work, we’ll fix it. If it really doesn’t work, we’ll bin it. Risk takers unite!

Get caught in a random act…

Read something really great lately and wish you had a place to share it?

Bring your lunch and join us in Random Acts of Reading Thursdays at lunch in room C115 (the strategy zone).  Share what you’re reading that really excites you or maybe you’ll find inspiration from others.

Readers of all types, speakers of all languages,  and students in grade 6 and above are welcome!

“Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” -Edmund Burke

Parent Coffee Slides and Homework Guidelines

Thanks so much to those of you could make it to our coffee today! I have attached the slides and the homework guidelines to this post as a reminder to those that were in attendance and as an FYI to those who could not make it. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding these or any other topics. Looking forward to our next opportunity to connect!


Parent Coffee Slides         HW Parents

CISSA Senior Boys Volleyball

Please note that the practices for this will now be on Wednesdays and Thursdays 3.15 – 4.15pm for the next 4 weeks. After this, the Wednesday session will change to Monday 4.20 – 5.30pm. This is to ensure that those participating in badminton and swimming can also do volleyball. Sign up on veracross and come to the first practice today (Wed).

CISSA Girl Badminton players wanted

There are still some spaces available in the CISSA Girls Badminton team for Grades 6 – 8. If we do not fill the spaces by this coming Friday we will open the remaining spaces up to the boys.

PingAn Insurance Monthly Visit on Wednesday 14 January

Health Insurance Team- OWC/PingAn is visiting NIS on next Wednesday, 14 January 2015 @ 11.30am ~ 4.00pm.

Please feel free to meet them at Board Meeting Room on 3rd floor of the Centre, or send your inquiry to:

PolyU applications

Just a quick reminder to let you know that the application for most of the programmes will be closed on 16 Jan 2015.

Online application
Application is to be done online at

A paper application form is downloadable on the online application system. Completed form could be uploaded onto the student’s account directly. Students will be considered for both admission and scholarship at the same time.

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