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Year 9 News - 20th May 2016

19 May 2016

Another busy fortnight for our students in Year 9. Tutor time has been busy with creation of the yearbook pages. It was lovely to see the teamwork involved in ensuring everyone was happy with the final page before submission. It’s always a lovely moment to look back through the year and a good memento to have in the future. Don’t forget to place your order for your copy of the Yearbook.

Years 9 are also busy preparing for the Summer Fun Day. Our Key Stage 3 classes are taking on a leadership role and organising the games and puzzle stalls at the event. Each tutor group has been allocated a number of games to run and are busy creating posters and prizes for each event. We are all looking forward to seeing their finished stalls on the 4th June.  Speaking about the Summer Fun Day, please see the message below about the tombolo. Thank you in advance for your support.

Finally, all students should now be extremely busy revising for their upcoming assessment cycle. Please note that there has been a change to the time of the science exam. All details are included below.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Parrish 

Year 9 Leader

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British School’s League – Basketball Tournament @ Dulwich Suzhou

Ten girls, six of whom are from Year 9, travelled to Dulwich College Suzhou to play in the British Schools League Basketball championship. After a successful season, the girls were excited for the competitive nature of the tournament. Playing on the outdoor courts, the girls began with a comfortable win against the host team Dulwich Suzhou. The 15-1 win gave the girls a confidence boost before their next game against rivals Dulwich Shanghai. There had already been 2 meetings of the teams so far this season and they each had had a win. It was anyone’s game. It was tight throughout but with excellent man to man defence from Vanessa Oyuchi and Sofie Vesterbaek and some great attacking plays by Clarissa La Scola and Lovissa Lindquist, the NAIS Tiger Spirit came through and the team finished with a 9-7 win. The third game in a row playing in the heat was going to be tough! Next up was BISS Puxi. A team who were experienced in man-to-man defence; it was going to be a challenge. But the attacking plays worked and the team dropped in basket after basket. Some great play by Amelia Haynes and Alessandra Perone. Another win 16-12. One more game to play. The final game of the round robin was against Dulwich B team. The girls were getting tired. Cherry Mei and Lea Bjornemo put in a huge effort winning lots of fast breaks and defensive balls. Elodie Jacqmin always putting pressure on the attack and Kristie Li’s positioning on the attack allowed for the team to get one last victory to win 12-8 and finish top of the table.

A short rest to cool down and rehydrated before meeting Dulwich for the 3rd time in one week. Confidence was on the side of the Tiger’s as they had already had 2 wins against this team this week. Both teams were exhausted after a morning of hard games but the game remained tight each team matching the others scoring attempts.  In the end The NAIS Pudong Tigers triumphed. A well-deserved gold having not lost a game all day. It was a proud moment for the girls to take the position on the podium and receive their gold medals. The perfect end to a fantastic season.

A message from the Service team - Read to Feed

This term, we will be raising awareness and funds for one of our partner projects Read to Feed.  Read to Feed is a sponsored read organised by the agricultural charity Heifer International.

Heifer International work in China with impoverished rural communities, helping them to become self-reliant and sustainable in their farming practises. They do this through donating livestock to farmers and teaching families how to care for the livestock without harming the environment.  Each family receiving the gift of animals agrees to pass on offspring or an equivalent to another family.

Last year, as a school we raised an amazing 29,832RMB which went to supplying farmers in Yanglin Village (2,300km from Shanghai) with Tibetan pigs. Families living in this village, live in very difficult conditions, with farmers often earning only a few thousand RMB per year.   The gift of a pig, may seem quite simple but it can help to raise a family’s economic prospects, send their children to school and break the cycle of poverty.  More importantly, the project is sustainable as each recipient family also returns the favour to others in the village, thus helping an entire village to escape poverty.

We are hoping that all students in Y7-Y9 will get involved. Each student will receive sponsorship packs from their Form Tutors.  There will be individual and class prizes and certificates for most books read and funds raised.

Students will need to return their completed sponsorship forms and donations by Friday 27th May 2016. This can be returned to their Form Tutor or to the Secondary School Secretaries.

Thank you for helping us to make a difference!

Summer Fun Day Tombola

This year’s Summer Fun Day is fast approaching, with just under three weeks to go until the big day! 

We are now looking for items to be donated for one of our favourite stalls at the Summer Fun Day, the Tombola. You may remember the amazing hampers which were raffle prizes at the Christmas Bazaar. These hampers were donated by our primary school parents.  The Tombola gives NAIS Pudong Secondary parents the chance to take the reins by donating items to the Tombola. For those who are not familiar with what a Tombola actually is – it is a traditionally British fete game, whereby contestants pay to pick a ticket, and any ticket ending in a 5 or a 0 receives a prize. The prizes are fairly random, but all are bottled or canned non-perishable items.  Some numbers ending in 5 or 0 also win larger hampers put together with donated goods.

The Tombola organisers need Secondary parents to dig deep into your cupboards over the next two weeks and have your children or their bus monitors bring the items to Mr Howard’s office on the ground floor of C block by Monday 30 May. The sorts of items that you may wish to donate are bottles of beer, wine or spirits, cans of soups/fruit/vegetables, jars of sauces, even unwanted and unopened beauty products such as creams or shampoos. As long as the items are not perishable, opened, or will melt in the Shanghai summer, then they are very welcome. Each year, the Tombola raises around 14,000RMB for our school charities, and your donations will make a difference to reaching this target. Should you have any questions about the Tombola, please contact Mr Howard via email at Thank you in advance for your support of our Community Group, the school charities and a successful Summer Fun Day. 

Update to Year 9  Assessment Cycle Timetable.

Please note that the Year 9 Science exam will remain on Friday 27 May, but will move from its original 9 – 10am slot, to the middle slot 11:30 to 12:30. Please could the Year 9 students to adjust their exam schedules accordingly? 


Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6


25 May





9A Art




26 May

 9C DT







27 May










30 May

9C  History

9A Drama






9A Music

9B Art



31 May

9C Drama




9B Drama



Wednesday 1 June



9A History 

9B Geography

9C Music


 9B DT



2 June





9A Geography

9B History

9C Geography


3 June


9B Music

9C Art






A view from the classroom by this week’s Student Reporters

History By Aaron, Chloe and Vanessa 9C

For the past few lessons, we have been studying the Holocaust. Our class has really enjoyed studying the history of the persecution of Jews etc. It has given us awareness of how we need to remember the deaths of 7 million innocent people. We've experienced empathy towards the Jews and have a deeper understanding of the hardships they had to go through.

Art By Pushti, Rianne and Adora

This week we made graffiti stencils of inspirational people. We used our creativity to spray paint our chosen person . We also started building a wall which we painted, combining different colours and using tissue paper to give out a different texture. At the end of the lesson lots of people had spray painted fingers which was hilarious!

French by Neha and Aoki

In the last few French lessons, before the exam revisions, we were learning French vocabulary to do with the different types of books. For example comic books, mystery books, romance books etc. In addition, we described the story we were learning in English using our new French vocabulary.

ICT by Niranjan, Andrew and Riccardo

In ICT, we have been learning about Financial Management and we have been managing the school production - Beauty and The Beast. We have been making Financial Models and the Seating Plan, the costs and the expenditure while calculating the profit made. We have been filling out project diaries after each week. We have been using different applications like Microsoft Excel and we have been using new functions to help us. This has been an interesting topic so far.

English by Ayaan and Ken

We have been reading 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck. It is a very moving story about two migrant workers, George and Lennie, who travel to work together. Lennie is mentally disadvantaged, abnormally strong and is childish. George has to take care of him and keep him out of trouble. The story is set after the Great Depression.

Dates for the Diary

Mon 23 May             End of year assessments for Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 (until 3 June)

Sat 4 June               Summer Fun Day

Thurs 9 June          Dragon Boat Festival – school closed but IGCSE exams continue

Fri 10 June              CCAs end for Term 3

Fri 24 June              School ends 12 noon