Ukuleles NOT HERE

I didn’t want to get your hopes up. The staff ukuleles were ordered, but they haven’t arrived yet. I have chased this up with the music store and they are on their way. I imagine some of the ukuleles will arrive after staff have left the school, which is unfortunate. I’m assuming they will arrive sometime next school year.

Sunflowers on a rainy day.

Weather permitting, the Green Team will be having its last garden sale today.  There will be some vegetables but the highlight of the sale will be sunflowers.  Buy some cut sunflowers and brighten up your home at the end of the school year.

There will also be fresh basil and cucumbers for the first time this year.

Support the Green Team and our quest for an organic future.

MYP/DP Awards Lists 2.0 Posted

Please check the final awards lists currently posted outside the MYP LGR. If you have won an award, please tell your parents so they can come and celebrate with you at the Awards Assembly this Wednesday at 2:30pm!

If you believe that you deserve an award and are missing from a list, you must let Dr. Saavedra or Mr. Bratton know by 2pm today. If not, you will not receive an award.


Last Chance before we call in the big dogs…


10B – Hajin, Poppy, Jungyoon, Bruce

10C – Seungjun, Sonja

10D – Lauren, Chanho, Tae Gun

9A – Youjeong

9B – Isobel, Sofia, Kostya

9C –  Ilwoo

8A – Alexander

8B – Sophia, Minna, Luke

8C – Runzhi, Sally

7A – Daehyun, Iris

7B – Joy, Anthony, Felicity, Erik, Cade

7C – Montserrat, Donghwan, Chuan, Marvin

6A – Evan

6B – Sunny, Eva, Levi

6C – Jackie, Emily, Henry


If you can’t find your book or you’d like to renew it for the summer, please come see us in the library. Otherwise, please return the books, so other people have the opportunity to enjoy them!

Music Room News

End of the Year!

1. Music Room Closure

– the music room needs to be cleaned and sorted before the end of the year. This means that rooms 251 and 252 will be closed during all breaks, lunches and after school. Exceptions: 2 bands practicing for the Yearbook Assembly.

2. Inventory

– we are still looking for more MIDI controllers and 4 flutes to come in so that we can close our inventory for the year.

3. Missing Fluke

– Miss Keus’ Fluke ukulele (the green triangle) is missing. This is a personal instrument that I’d like take home for the summer, so please bring it back by Wednesday at the latest.

Large Storage will be Erased

Both “Student_1Yr_Temp_Large” and “Teacher_1Yr_Temp_Large” on the LARGE STORAGE server will be erased at the end of this month.
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On the other hand, the server named FILESERVER and PYPSERVER will not be touched. Items inside “Public” and “Teacher_Support” will be safe.

PYP Mediators

The PYP mediators have finished their first successful semester solving conflicts on the playground. In just five months these incredible 4th and 5th Graders solved 41 conflicts involving over 60 students. That’s 60+ kids who were able to return to class or play with a smile rather than a scowl. If you see any of our fabulous mediators (see photo) in the halls this last week, please congratulate and thank them for their commitment to making NIS a better and more peaceful place.

Paul Johnson​

Grade 4 Teacher


Nanjing International School

NIS: An inclusive learning community,

inspiring international mindedness,

personal excellence, creative thinking


If you would like to join the Provisional Steering Committee to prepare for the Preliminary Visit in October please get in touch. Ideally I would like two more teachers. If you would like more information about the commitment involved or the accreditation process I would be happy to chat with you any time.

About the Upgrade to Yosemite – Good News!

Two exciting items:

  1. Once you have been upgraded to Yosemite, we encourage you to start using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) to create and share school documents.
  2. From a small sample, we have noted that the upgrade to Yosemite speeds most processes up, except for the restart of the computer.  It means that once the computer is going, it is faster, as noted in the graphs below, which were generated using Excel.

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