YCT (Youth Chinese Test
Don’t forget…as an approved Han Ban Examination Centre, our School is offering the YCT (Youth Chinese Test) on Saturday 13 May 2017. The test is open to our Y3-Y9 students, but is optional. This is an amazing opportunity for our students and we encourage all parents to read the email sent out by the school.
If you are interested or would like further information, please email Sarah Zhang on the following: email@example.com. Registration will close on Friday 31st March.
CoResolve Parenting Course – Wednesday 15th, 22nd, and 29th March, 2017
We are very pleased to have one of our own NAIS parents, Belamie Peddle, offer to run a course at school on Parenting tips. Belamie is a trained professional of the CoResolve parenting style and techniques. The main focus of the program is to increase your capacity to feel empowered and more capable as a parent by offering practical tools for working with those that mean the most to you, your family.
The course will be held at School over three consecutive Wednesdays from 10:30-2:30 pm in the HIVE at NAIS Pudong. The cost is RMB500 per session or RMB1200 for all 3 sessions. A light lunch is included in the price. A portion of this will go to a charity that the NAIS Community Group support. Please note that it is advisable, but not necessary to attend all 3 sessions which cover the following:
- Session 1: Improving daily communication in the household -- creating less stressful and more rewarding interactions
- Session 2: Decision-making -- how to make decisions so the whole family feels heard
- Session 3: Conflict resolution -- how to resolve differences of opinion (between parents and children/siblings/spouses)
If you would like further details, please email Belamie on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The course starts next week.
Casual Night Out – Saturday 25th March at 7:30pm
Come and join the Community Group for the second round of our Casual Nights Out. Just as the first event was, this is a very informal, relaxed way for us to catch-up with fellow parents and teachers. All are welcome.
We are heading to the new ‘Found 158’ area in Puxi this time and will start the evening around 7:30pm at ‘Hooked’ and ‘El Santo’. You need to go down to the lower area into the ‘Found 158’ area and find the entrance to one of these two bars, which are inter-connected with each other.
You can make your own way to Julu Lu, or you can book a seat on a party bus! We have organised for one bus to leave from School at 18:00, stopping at the Emerald Compound on the way and for another bus to leave from Jin Qiao (corner of Biyun Lu and Lanan Intersection) at 18:30. Both buses will leave ‘Found 158’ at midnight to return to the pick-up points. The price of the bus is approximately 35-50 RMB per person.
Please book your seat on the bus by Wednesday 22nd March by emailing the following people:
School/Emerald Compound bus: Leanne at email@example.com or Christine on firstname.lastname@example.org
Jin Qiao bus: Sandra at email@example.com or Christine on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Week in Review….
Noodle Factory Tour – Wednesday 8th March, 2017
Our first trip, and first experience of the Noodle Factory was a great success. You can hardly get more quintessentially Chinese than noodles! It was not that long ago that all noodles would have been made by hand in small family run units and there are just a few such units still dotted about the city. In Xiantandi, in a quiet(ish) street our group of NAIS Mums went to see one in operation, ably lead by tour guide Lisa Zhu.
After purchasing our noodles we strolled down the road to the site of a shikumen which is due for demolition and learned about the relocation of people to new apartments and how Shanghai and China as a whole keep city and countryside populations stable.
Finally, it was off to a Mian Guan – ‘Noodle Place’ - for lunch!
If you like the look of this tour, stay in touch with the community group – we organise tours throughout the school year to explore the city and appreciate the culture and history of this amazing country.
Food for thought…
Most of you are aware that NAIS Pudong are hosting the Y5 and Y6 FOBISIA Games this year. We really want to provide the best service and environment for our young athletes and their fellow international students to compete against each other in. A few weeks ago we sent out a request for volunteers to help with the Games, and while we would like to thank all those that have offered their time, we still need more hands on board.
It would be wonderful if we could get a larger team of volunteers for this amazing event. Please contact us via email at email@example.com if you are able to assist, even if it’s only for one session…every little bit of help is appreciated.
A few events to add to your calendar.
Details will follow closer to the time….
- Casual Night out for Parents and Teachers - Julu Lu, Puxi – Saturday 25th March, 2017
- Quiz Night for Parents and Teachers – Saturday 22nd April, 2017
- Sip and Paint Evening at School – (this has been postponed until the next academic year)
- Dads and Kids Camp Out – Saturday 13th May, 2017
- FOBISIA Y5 and Y6 – Thursday 17th – Saturday 20th May, 2017
- Summer Fun Day – 10th June, 2017
We look forward to seeing you all soon at the planned events.
Community Group Chair
每周通讯中文版 3月13日周一 - 3月19日周日
YCT (Youth Chinese Test学生中文测试)
注册开放时间： 3月6日 周一
CoResolve 教养之道课程 – 2017年3月15日，22日，29日周三
我们非常高兴我们NAIS家长中的一员Belamie Peddle 将为我们的养育方法提供课程。Belamie 经过专业的CoResolve系统培训。这个课程将提供你很多实用的工具，使你能在更有效地应对家中许多重要的事情。
第二次： 做决定- 如何做让全家所有成员都感受到参与的决定
第三次： 解决冲突 – 如何解决不同的意见
如果你想要了解更多信息，请向Belamie 了解 firstname.lastname@example.org.课程下周开始。
休闲之夜 – 3月25日晚上7：30 周六
这次活动将在浦西巨鹿路上新开的“Found 158”举行。我们将在 “Hooked”和 “El Santo”两个酒吧开始我们的活动。这两个酒吧紧挨着。
你可以自行去巨鹿路。也可以预定我们的“Party Bus”! 我们将在当晚安排两辆巴士去往巨鹿路，一辆18:00从学校出发，路经绿宝园，另一辆18:30从金桥出发(碧云路蓝桉路口)。两辆巴士都将在午夜返回接送点。交通费用大约为每人RMB35-50。
Sandra: Sandra: Sandra.email@example.com
面条工厂参观 – 2017年3月8日周三
我们第一次的面条工厂的活动非常成功！了解中国要从了解面条开始！不久以前所有的面条都是由这些小型的家庭作坊手工制作的，而现在只有零星几家散落在上海。 这周三，我们一组NAIS妈妈们在Lisa Zhu的带领下参观了位于新天地一条安静的小街上的一家还在运营的面条工厂。
- 老师家长休闲之夜 --- 浦西 巨鹿路2017年3月25日周六
- 老师家长Quiz Night – 4月22日周六
- Sip and Paint 之夜 --- 2017年4月21日周五
- 爸爸孩子露营 --- 2017年5月13日周六
- FOBISIA Y5 & Y6 – 5月17日周四至5月20日周六
- 夏日狂欢节 --- 2017年6月10日
中文联系：Christine HU Liang 胡惠清 （微信号：christine_hu_liang）
Community Group Chair