SISAC Badminton

On Saturday, April 11th, the NIS badminton team participated in the SISAC badminton tournament. One team ( of 8 players) went to Shanghai for the Division I tournament and another team (also of 8 players) went to Suzhou for the Division II tournament.

Both teams played hard all day and both teams finished in second place in their respective divisions. This is a great result for both teams and the players were very happy to collect their
respective trophies.

NIS was the only school in this years SISAC badminton competition to place in the top three of both divisional tournaments. Well done NIS shuttlers.

CIS College Tour – Tuesday 8am-12

Please don’t forget the CIS tour on Tuesday. 22 universities from around the world will be set up in the MYP LGR to answer your questions and tempt you with their courses and facilities.

Grade 11s should definitely drop by.

9.30 – short presentation about writing the college essay for the US. If you are even considering the US, you should come to this.

10.30 – Liberal Arts – what is it all about and how can it help you? If you are not certain about what you want to study, this is a must for you.

Parents are welcome. Grade 10s are welcome. Grade 12s with no applications in yet should also visit. Teachers are very welcome to drop in and ask questions/browse as well.

Eco sales/activities

On Monday 20th April at lunchtime and after school, there will be the following in the foyer:

  • Hand-made paper and bookmarks for sale-5RMB/2RMB each-can be decorated
  • Bamboo drinking straws for sale-5RMB
  • Hand-made pencils for sale-5RMB-proceeds to WWF for animal protection
  • Set of 6 animal cards for sale-30RMB-proceeds to WildAid for protection of elephants, rhinos and other wildlife
  • Canvas bags-for-life to paint-30RMB-4 remaining (lunchtime only)
  • Paper bead necklaces to make-free activity (lunchtime only)

Don’t forget your money!

Eco Rep meeting

All Eco Reps must attend a meeting on Tuesday 14th April in C122 at 12:35. We are particularly keen to see those students who have forgotten to attend previous meetings.

PYP Grade 3 to 5 teachers, kindly remind your Eco Reps. They can bring their home lunch or have lunch with the MYP Eco Reps in the cafeteria afterwards.

Teachers involved in the sub-committees welcome too.


PingAn & OWC Monthly Visit

Dear overseas staff,

PingAn & OWC monthly visit will be on Apr. 22, 2015 (Wednesday) from 11:30 to 16:00 in the Board Meeting Room (H303) @ the Centre.

Best wishes,



Outdated Adobe Flash: One the reasons for slow Internet

These last few weeks we’ve seen the school internet slowing down and we’ve traced this to outdated Flash plugins. I’m asking everyone to update Flash. This can be done through the following steps.

1. Open System Preferences

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2. Click on Flash Player, select Updates and click “Check Now”

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3. If your computer states an update is needed proceed to install

If you’d like, we can take care of this for you, this can be done by dropping by the Apple Store or emailing





Scotland Yard Inquirer – STOP PRESS

Police Newsflash…

The search goes on for two men (quite possibly women) who have been seen impersonating our very own Inspector Hound. While the Inspector realizes that imitation is an often-used form of flattery, he is nevertheless rather annoyed, especially as one of the impostors committed cold-blooded murder while in disguise. The name of one imposter may well be Puckeridge, as this name was used by his (or her) victim in her dying words.

In other news, obituaries will soon be published for two illustrious critics gunned down on stage in the middle of an otherwise rather tedious country house murder mystery. Ernest Higgs and Ernestina Moon, of First Rate Entertainment Weekly and Second Rate Daily News respectively, were murdered on stage by an unknown assailant masquerading as Inspector Hound. A police search is underway, led, of course, by the REAL Inspector Hound.

And finally, in entertainment news, Albert(a) Puckeridge has recently been appointed chief critic of First Rate Entertainment Weekly. This represents a huge promotion for the hitherto unknown critic, who is rather a man (woman) of mystery. The promotion is being treated as suspicious…

This is the end of the police message.

The Post-Preview Reviews

‘The Real Inspector Hound’ ended its highly successful run in the Black Box last night with barnstorming performances from all concerned. The atrociously melodramatic performances of absurd stock characters were taken to new heights while simultaneously plumbing new depths. The cunning plot hatched by the crazed author of this tragicomic, parodic satire broke brave new ground whilst burying itself in cliche. Acting against type, actors created new stereotypes for themselves. Stars were born, exploded in supernovae, and collapsed in the space of an evening. I will say this for it – the wallpapering held up nobly throughout.

The cast will now move out on tour, and the Black Box will return to its usual empty self. But something tells me that the Accidental Theatre Company will return. Perhaps when the cuckoo-beard is next in blossom…

by Puckeridge, newly installed as chief critic at First Rate Entertainment Weekly (and wheelchair reviewer for Saga magazine), now available for consultation for aspiring young thespians.

PS  ‘I laughed so hard my tooth fell out!’  Eva Clarke

First night reviews…

Last night’s opening night was a great success, despite a couple of unexpected deaths and the strange disappearance of a prominent critic (and one less prominent critic). Here are some of the latest reviews…

‘A rattling good evening out. I was held.’ Birdboot, First Rate Entertainment Weekly (his last review, published posthumously)

‘Does this play know where it is going?’  Moon, Second String Daily News (her last review, published…there’s a pattern forming here, if I’m not mistaken)

‘The author has given us – yes, I will go so far – the human condition.’ Life…Or Is It? – The Philosopher’s Weekly


iPad Pilot Q&A – April 15

We need your help!

Calling all teachers/staff (PYP, MYP, DP). You are invited to an iPad Pilot Q&A on April 15 at 3:15 (location TBA).

Please come and play the role of a parent as we run through our compressed interactive iPad workshop and Q&A session. We appreciate your help as we prepare for the Parent workshop which will run on April 18.

ASA Cycle 3 vacancies

There are vacancies in the following ASAs. Please email me if you are interested in joining these activities after the holiday.

G6-12 Tabletennis Monday

G6-12 Basketball – Tuesday

G8-12 Baseball – Tuesday


Please Welcome Cassie

Cassie is taking over from Jessie in the Apple Store. Please drop by and give her a warm NIS welcome.


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