Language Acquisition

It is important to develop Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency. This means that non native need to engage in demanding tasks. These need to be made accessible by providing the necessary support. Once students are comfortable with these kinds of activities, they can be gradually exposed to tasks that are both cognitively-demanding and context-reduced.

slow network? email

We’ve been hearing student’s having slow network issues. If that is the case for you, email and provide us with some details. Knowing time of day, web address, and location is useful is figuring out a solution.

Grade 10 Work Week Reminder

Grade 10s – Please remember that your provisional plans are due by the end of the month. Make sure you are moving on this now and that you are seeking help if you need it. The website is here: FYI – I will be out of school from this Friday until Monday 30th March.

Office 365 Plans

Last year we announced our move to Office 365 and the transition away from iWorks.  Within the IT department we’ve been working on setting up accounts and are announcing that everyone can log into Office 365 using your regular password and your email address without “staff”.  For example, instead of signing on as, I would use  Why […]

ACT testing @NIS

The ACT test is held at school on Saturday 18 April. More about the test itself here.         You need to register online HERE: Cost:  434RMB No Writing or 533RMB with Writing Test centre code: 872250

Action for Service Expo June 2nd @Shanghai C&S / CAS G7-11

The second Action for Service Expo will be held in Shanghai on June 2nd. The Expo is an opportunity for students to showcase NIS C&S / CAS activities and to learn about Service activities that other schools have undertaken. If you would like to attend please email me for more information. This is a 3 […]

Maps Needed

Searching for world and city maps Looking for different world and city maps for an art project. The maps will not be returned to their owners. Any condition accepted (old/ new). Maps can be brought to Mr. Wiggins’ room (D246) on the second floor of the main building. Thank you, Dorothea Moldenhauer 10D

Language Acquisition

Tasks can range in difficulty along one continuum from cognitively undemanding to cognitively demanding; and along another continuum from context-embedded to context-reduced. A context-embedded task is one in which the student has access to a range of additional visual and oral cues; for example a one with illustrations of what is being talked about. A […]

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