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PYP Student Council class reps

A gentle reminder about your class rep:

Please send the names to Marthe-Sophie by the end of today.

Thank you very much.

The House competition begins!!

We will have our first House assemblies on Friday morning. Wear your House shirt to show your House Spirit. Could this be the year that Xuanwu start their fight back to get back to their days of glory? Or are Wutaishan going to regroup after their failure to retain the shield last year? Or will Taiping get 2 in a row? This is where it all starts!!

Venues for our assemblies are:

Taiping – MYP Large Group Room

Wutaishan – Black Box in PAC

Xuanwu – Theatre in PAC

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 email me and I can give you more infomation

Thanks

Ms Philip

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.

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.

School Bells

Only four homerooms have successfully submitted their school bells (not counting the homeroom who dropped off an unknown file onto the server). I’m sure KD and Mr. Mello will be very excited about this news, as I’ve promised they can submit additional bells if no one else does — thus far, Mr. Mello has already submitted 3 bells! Bells are starting next week, with Mr. Coad’s advisory bell from “Aero Chord.” Which advisory/homeroom will be next? I don’t know, but I’m desperately hoping other bells will be submitted, especially since my advisory has voted for “Seven Nation Army.”

Please drop bells into: Studentlargestorage / Music / School Bells.

Name them as: Advisory – Song – Artist.mp3

Please have NO metronome ticking in the background and ensure your music is between 15 and 20 seconds.

The Eco Team is back!

Last year, we tried to involve every homeroom in the Eco Team, and it didn’t work out so well. This year we would like to invite any members of Grade 3 to 12 and staff, who care about what happens to our planet and are interested in taking action to ensure we are being as green as we can be at NIS. We will have occasional whole-committee meetings, usually at lunchtime, and  sub-committee meetings, also at lunchtime. We need people to help plan an exciting programme of eco-events this year, as well as planning and organising the Earth Hour event in March. Email me if you are interested. First meeting Wednesday 2nd September during lunchtime. Watch out for further information.

Language Acquisition

Don’t put ELL/English B students on the spot by asking them to participate (e.g., give an answer in front of the rest of the class) before they are ready. Have other students model what is required before asking an ELL/English B student so that they do not feel threatened.

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
angelarunte
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.

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