For most schools, Spirit Week is homecoming week or the week that precedes the big homecoming game of the year.
It is a special week where staff and students alike, demonstrate their sense of identity and community spirit by dressing up in line with the days' themes to manifest a happy team spirit. Its roots trace back to 1952, in Palo Alto, CA. There, at nearby Palo Alto High School, it was known as "Friendship Week".
Here at NISC, throughout the year, every student in Primary had the opportunity, to share their ideas with their class STUCO representative and many suggestions for dress up days were given. Favourites included Back in Time Day and Change the Schedule Day.
At Secondary STUCO meetings, it was decided that this upcoming Spirt Week would be themed as follows:
- Pyjama Day
- Monochromatic Day
- Back in Time Day
- Meme/character Day
- NAGAs Day
So the secondary STUCO leaders, Oh Young and Molyka led a Primary STUCO meeting explaining what had been agreed in the Secondary school.
Did the Primary students simply agree? No! They added their suggestions and argued for what they knew their peers wanted, persuading the Secondary students to consider their ideas.
Finally, Ms Yewon and Mr Andy shared their thoughts on combining Spirit Week with Mother Tongue Day and STEAM Day. The students were very open-minded and accepting of this.
Hence, this week the entire school has participated in Spirit Week 2021; Pyjamas/Teddy Day, Meme/Character/Gaming Day, NAGAs Day, Mother Tongue Day and Space Day.