TILT Skills – Seesaw

Today will be another session about the ePortfolio iPad session – SEESAW!

It will be very similar to Tuesday’s session, so there is no need to come again (unless you really want to).

Sessions are held in the Strategy Room (C115), starting at the beginning of Lunch (12:50), and running for about 30 minutes.

Thursday, August 20 – iPads – Seesaw – Tom
Friday, August 21 – Organizing your life with OneNote – Emily

JEAN BAGS – Pick them up!

(category students)

For all those fashionable people who ordered jean bags from the Grade 8 ‘Jeanious’ company during last year’s Earth Hour, please see Ms. Runte for pick up!

Angela Runte MYP English B
Nanjing International School
Mob: +86-182-6000 6554
NIS: Inspiring International Mindedness, Personal Excellence, Creative Thinking

Sport Sign Ups – it’s not too late!!

If you have not yet signed up for one of the many sports started in the first few weeks of school there is still time.

Starting next week we have ACAMIS Touch Rugby (Gr9 – 12) and SCISAC Soccer (Gr8 – 9).

Already started we have Cross Country, ACAMIS Volleyball, Swimming and CISSA Touch Rugby.

Check the Athletics noticeboard for the times and days of these practices and sign up on Veracross.

G10-12 Do you have any schedule issues?

Please login to veracross and check your schedule. If you see any blanks (besides Likeskills 101) you have a schedule problem, please come and see me.

G11-12 you should have three HL and three SL courses this is crucial for your transcript. Please check that as well.

Gym use by students

We think it is fantastic that our students want to practice and play their sports outside of the scheduled practice times. However, we would really appreciate it if you could do this outside in the field when you do not have adult supervision. There is lots of space!! It is for safety reasons that we cannot allow students to practice in the gym unsupervised.  This applies to before school, break-times, after school and at weekends.

Thanks Teachers and Staff

Hello All,

You should find a sweetie in your pigeon hole this morning as a SMALL token of thanks for your extra efforts, can-do attitude, and mental gymnastics required to facilitate our first-ever Parent-Led Conferences. They are much appreciated!

The taste of the chocolate will be temporary, but the impact your efforts make on our students’ well-being are forever. Thanks and enjoy!

-Your SET

Random Acts of Reading + Kids Read

Kids Read Logo

Calling all readers! In January 2016, NIS will be hosting over 100 international school  students from around China at the annual ACAMIS Kids Read competition and the library is looking for a team of TEN awesome MYP readers to represent our school!

This is an opportunity of you to explore new genres of books, share your passion of reading with others, and find like-minded friends.

Students must be in Gr. 6, 7 or 8 to participate in the Kids Read finals, but readers of all levels and languages are encouraged to join our reading group.

Please sign up for the Random Acts of Reading ASA if you’re interested.



TILT Skills today – Excel

Sessions are held in the Strategy Room (C115), starting at the beginning of Lunch (12:50), and running for about 30 minutes.

Wednesday, August 19 – Creating and Sharing Spreadsheets and Forms in Microsoft 365 – Emily
Thursday, August 20 – iPads – Seesaw – Tom
Friday, August 21 – Organizing your life with OneNote – Emily

Swim Squad Training – Gold & Silver Squads

GOLD & SILVER swim squads will start training on Wednesday 19 August, 3:15 to 4:15pm. 

Please ensure that you have the appropriate swim wear, goggles, swim cap, water bottle and personal items to allow you to perform at your highest level during these sessions!


Garden Plots Available

The Green Team would like to invite our community to request a plot in the garden for growing their own organic vegetables.  Please fill out the survey below to reserve a plot before August 23rd.

If you have previously used a plot and you would like to continue using it, you will also need to submit the survey because we don’t know who has which plot. If you don’t fill out the survey you might loose your space but if requested later can still receive one if we have availability.

Language Acquisiton

Use non-verbal cues (such as gestures, pictures and concrete objects) in your teaching to assist comprehension. Don’t assume that ELL/English B students understand what you are saying  (even if they act as if they do!). Ask questions to confirm.


Charity Theatre Project

This year there is a new theatre project involving an exchange between students from NIS and  2 local schools in Nanjing. There will be weekly rehearsals and the  project will culminate in a performance in a professional theatre venue in Nanjing.

If you are in grade 6-9,  and this sounds interesting to you please attend a meeting at break today ( wednesday) in the black box




PYP Student Council Elections

PYP Student Council Elections

Bella and Marthe-Sophie will work together with PYP Student Council this year. Student voices and choices will be heard!

Please kindly proceed to your class rep elections by Friday. There will be one rep per class for Grades 2, 3 and 4. There will be 2 reps per class for Grade 5. Please send Marthe-Sophie the names of your class rep by Friday morning.

We will send you further information about all the PYP class reps and place&time of our meetings.

Thank you.

MYP/DP Theatre Crew Recruitment!

I am looking for 2 more MYP/DP students for the Theatre Tech Crew. The work includes lighting, sound and video projection. We are intrinsic to all theatre events including assemblies, school events, productions, dances, etc.

The right person will show flexibility, dedication, willingness to learn and an appreciation for quality and detail. Previous experience is not a necessity.

Interested? Please come to the Black Box Thursday lunch 1:00pm.

Email Mr Brown if you have any queries.

MYP/DP Production Auditions

Performers beware!

The next MYP/DP Production is scheduled for November!

We are excited to announce that the production will be Scrooge! and is to be staged in a creative and unique way…. 

ANYONE in Grade 6-12 interested in performing in this year’s production is welcome to attend an audition. You do not need to be studying Drama…you do not need any previous experience…you only need the desire to perform.

Audition dates/time: Wednesday 26th August and Thursday 27th August lunch in the Theatre. Call backs Friday 28th and Monday 31 August lunch.

Please see Mr Brown or Ms Philip in the Black Box for an audition piece and further information.

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