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Grade 8 Displaced People Experience

Dear Teachers of Grade 8, just a quick reminder that there will be no Grade 8 classes on Tuesday 31st March as all of Grade 8 will be participating in a displaced people experience as part of a Design and Humanities IDU. All class teachers are welcome to come over and see what is happening throughout the day. We will be on the far side of the running track.

Subscribe to Veracross Calendars (For Teaching Faculty)

There are lots of useful calendars in Veracross, such as:

  • School Calendar: which has all school events
  • Faculty Calendar: which includes all school events and other events which you are involved in, such as 3-way conference and class assignments.
  • Athletic Calendar: which shows Athletics events
  • Class Schedule/Assignment Calendar

You can subscribe to them and without checking veracross, you can check those calendars directly from Apple iCal and popular mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad. The subscribed calendars will automatically update with new events.

Here is how you can subscribe:

1. Open and login Veracross: https://portals.veracross.com/nis/

2. Open Calendar tab on top of the webpage, you will see “SUBSCRIBE” section which list all calendar subscriptions.

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. You will find “My Calendars” subscription and “School Calendars” subscription.

From My Calendars, you can subscribe to faculty calendar, your class schedule calendar and your class assignment calendar.

From School Calendars, you can subscribe to School Calendar, and Athletics Calendars

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4. If you want to subscribe to any calendar, please click on the blue “Subscribe” which is at the right side of the calendar to start.

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5. After click “Subscribe” you will be prompted to the subscribe window in your default calendar program (usually Apple iCal). Please click on “Subscribe” button

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6. Then you can choose what color you want for that calendar and choose the location where you want to save this subscription. But please do make change to the “Auto-refresh” to be “Every 5 minutes” or other frequency rather than “No”. So you can get update if there is any.

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If you have any question or need any help with it, please come to see us or let us know. Thanks.

 

MYP/DP Production Auditions

We are pleased to announce another MYP/DP production is coming your way. ‘Grimm Tales’ (adapted by Carol Ann Duffy) will be performed on 1st and 2nd June 2015.

We are holding auditions on the following days:

Monday 30th March

Tuesday 31st March

Lunchtime (1st half) in the Black Box.

If you are a student from grades 6-11 interested in performing in this show please sign-up and collect an audition extract from Ms Philip or Mr Brown.

Look forward to seeing you!

Earth Hour- Small jars and tins needed

In preparation for Earth Hour arts & crafts, we are collecting used aluminum/tin cans and small glass jars for candle holder creations. Please note:

  • please check that tin cans have no sharp edges along the rim
  • smaller glass jars are needed. Your help in removing all labels would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for bringing any donations to the Library or PYP Design Room  (John Rinker’s Room) before March 27.

Thanks in advance!

Michelle

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The Real Inspector Hound

The Accidental Theatre Company returns with their spring production – Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Real Inspector Hound’. For two nights only, this acclaimed company has kindly agreed to present their latest show – an intriguing country house murder mystery / inquiry into the very nature of existence and truth – in special review for the enjoyment of a limited audience before they go out on tour*. Critics from local and national press will be in attendance.

The two shows will be presented in the Black Box at 7pm on the evenings of Wednesday, 1st April and Thursday, 2nd April. Tickets are available from all regular outlets (Centre lobby) and are FREE!

* Catch the show while you can before it goes out on tour: Shanghai, Beijing, Ulan Baator, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Murmansk, Spitzbergen and Reykjavik – schedule TBA (dependent on hitch-hiking opportunities and conditions of spring pack ice).

Early reviews have this to say:

It has scale. It has colour… Large as it is, it is a small masterpiece.
Moon, Second Rate Daily Times

It has a beginning, a middle, and I have no doubt it will have an end. For that, let us give thanks…
Birdboot, First Rate Entertainment Periodical

There are moments, and I would not begrudge it this, when the play, if we can call it that, and I think that on balance we can, aligns itself uncompromisingly on the side of life. Je suis, it seems to be saying, ergo sum.
Moon, Second Rate Daily Times

Sartre meets Shakespeare, Beckett meets Beckham, Joyce meets E.L.James in fifty shades of mauve.
Andrew Kay (NIS Promotions & Props Co.Ltd.)

Without pace, point, focus, interest, drama, wit or originality…
IB Educational Supplement

Some of the cast seem to have given up acting altogether…
Purple Duck

 

Language Acquisition

This week the Language Acquisition post will look at how to support students after the lesson.

Provide non native speakers with summary notes of the main points of the lesson.

Lost & Found

Lost: iPhone 4, a pair of blue Nike runners

Found: 2 cell phones, 6 watches, a Macbook charger, a gold bracelet

Please see Mrs Tyoschin

Tech Challenge results and thank you

I want to send a big thank you to my fellow teachers, I really appreciate your help in making Friday’s MYP Tech Challenge a success and a really big shout out to Robin for his organisation of all the materials and the setup.

If you have any feedback on how to improve activities, set-up, clean-up, scoring, etc. please talk with or send a message to Robin Marsh and/or Russel Fleming.

MYP/DP Production Auditions

We are pleased to announce another MYP/DP production is coming your way. ‘Grimm Tales’ (adapted by Carol Ann Duffy) will be performed on 1st and 2nd June 2015.

We are holding auditions on the following days:

Monday 30th March

Tuesday 31st March

Lunchtime (1st half) in the Black Box.

If you are a student from grades 6-11 interested in performing in this show please sign-up and collect an audition extract from Ms Philip or Mr Brown.

Look forward to seeing you!

Language Acquisition

Graphic organisers can be used to develop Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency.

Pi Day Auction – 1500RMB raised!

Thanks to all that came out to the Pi Day Auction last Friday. There was an enthusiastic crowd of students and staff bidding to win the delicious baked goods. A total of 1500RMB was raised. The money raised will be split evenly between the Amy Yang Fund & the Pfrang Organisation, 750RMB to each.

See you next year for more Pi day fun!

Inter House Trivia Challenge

Congratulations to Xuanwu, winners of the Inter House Trivia Challenge yesterday. Wutaishan came in 2nd whilst, the overall leaders, Taiping came in 3rd. This closes the gap a bit for the House Shield but Taiping still well out in front. Current points are:

Taiping 675

Wutaishan 605

Xuanwu 560

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