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From our Community Group - 24th February

24 February 2017

The Week Ahead – Monday 27th Feb – Sunday 5th March

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Coming up….

School networking event and International Wills talk – Monday 27th February at 6:00pm

St James Place is once again kindly offering their presentation on ‘International Wills’ to our school parents. It will be led by Asa Candussi Wilkins who is a Director of Phoenix Wills. Asa will provide a basic overview on the need for an International Will and the implications to expatriates with children in China who do not already have one in place.

In order to accommodate those parents who work and cannot get to school during the day it will be an evening event starting with Canapes and Wine at 6:00pm, followed by the International Wills presentation provided by St James Place in the HIVE at 6:30pm and then a chance for parents to ask questions and mingle afterward. 

If you would like to join us, please reply to the wechat invitation which will be sent this week. Alternatively email Miguel on or The Community Group on:


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 relaxed way for us to catch-up with fellow parents and teachers. All are welcome.

This time we will venture to Puxi to the newly developed and opened ‘Found 158’ on Julu Lu. We start the evening at ‘Hooked’ and ‘El Santo’. These two bars are interconnected which allows for us to move from one to the other easily, enjoying the theme of each bar…..Hooked (the sister to Bull and Claw) serves up fish and chips and poke bowls….and El Santo (the sister of El Luchador) is known for its tacos and tequila.

But possibly the best thing about ‘Found 158’ is Homeslice Pizza which is right next door to the two bars. The team there provide the tastiest handmade pizzas in all of Shanghai. You can sit or stand and enjoy one, or even two, toppings from the delicious menu while having a beer, wine or spirit from their selection. This may be your last stop before heading home.

We will also be organising two buses to transport those who need it to the Julu Lu area. One will leave from School, stopping at the Emerald Compound on the way, and the other will leave from the Jin Qiao area.

Details of this will follow closer to the time. For now, we just want you to put the date in your diary….and, if you get a chance go and visit the ‘Found 158’ area yourself for a quick bite at Homeslice Pizza!


The Week in Review….

Welcome Back Lunch – Wednesday 22nd February

A few of us Mums and Dads experienced a lovely lunch this week at El Willy on The Bund. The food was light and tasty and truly delicious. Best of all though, was the catch up with friends, old and new, and being able to sit down for a couple of hours chatting away.

A huge thank you to Dawn Yearwood and Caroline Beaumont who organised the lunch in their usual efficient way. And a special thanks to those parents who braved the weather and came down to the Bund to join us. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon.


‘Food for thought’…

Do you enjoy good coffee? Do you enjoy helping people in need? Then you must check out Fu Coffee and become part of this charitable movement.

Fu (福) is Chinese for ‘blessing’ and, as its tag line ‘Coffee. People. Love.’ suggests, that is what Fu Coffee is all about: blessing consumers with the freshest of specialty coffees and blessing the poorest of coffee farmers and at risk people in Shanghai with better education and income opportunities. With its revenue, Fu Coffee supports organisations like Home Sweet Home and Eden, employing graduates from both as well as young people from orphanages and broken families.

Fu Coffee was founded 3 years ago by one of our very own NAIS Dads. Since the humble beginnings, when Eric roasted the first batches of coffee in the family kitchen, Fu Coffee has come aa long way. Today there is a farmers’ cooperative in Yunnan that comprises 22 of the poorest coffee farming families, a processing unit that turns the fresh coffee cherries into specialty grade natural, washed and honey coffee beans, a QS certified roastery where the beans are roasted to perfection, and a trendy café on top of Metro Line 2, Zhongshan Park station (right at Exit #3) called Ping, where you can savor the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and delightful cakes and dessert created by Ping Coffee’s very own chef (he even does amazing Croissants and Baguettes, ask Eric for ways to order).

If you want to learn more about Fu Coffee, how you can get involved, and how you can get the delicious coffee, cakes and breads for your home or office, please give Eric Baden a call or send him a message:


Tel: 15900484800,

WeChat: strongoak,



A few events to add to your calendar. Details will follow closer to the time….

  • Wills talk organised by St James Place – Monday 27th and/or Tuesday 28th February
  • Didi Dache Course – Date to be Confirmed
  • Casual Night out for Parents and Teachers: Julu Lu, Puxi – Saturday 25th March, 2017
  • Watertown Visit – Date to be Confirmed
  • Sip and Paint Evening at School – Friday 21st April, 2017
  • Dads and Kids Camp Out – Saturday 13th May, 2017
  • Summer Fun Day – 10th June, 2017


We look forward to seeing you all soon at the planned events.


Leanne Nigro

Community Group Chair



每周通讯中文版 2月27日-3月5日




学校交流活动和讲座 和国际遗嘱讲座 -- 2月27日周一晚上6点


St. James Place 又特别为我们学校的家长带来了关于国际遗嘱的讲座。主讲人Phoenix Wills的总监Asa Candussi Wilkins. Asa 将提供一些关于国际遗嘱的基本概述,也可以为在中国有孩子的外籍人士提供参考。

为了方便那些工作,白天不方便来学校的家长,这次活动将安排从晚上6点开始,有小食和红酒款待, 6:30讲座在HIVE举行,讲座结束后家长们还可以有时间提问和互相交流。

如果你有兴趣参加这次活动,请直接恢复在本周由微信发出的邀请,或邮件Miguel on or The Community Group on:


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,所以我们可以轻松穿梭。Hooked (是Bull and Claw的姐妹酒吧) 提供 Fish and Chips 和 poke bowls, El Santo (El Luchador的姐妹酒吧),他们的Tacos和tequila非常出名。

最棒的是“Found 158 ” 的披萨就在隔壁,他们将提供上海最好吃的披萨。你可以随意享受披萨,还有啤酒,红酒或各式饮料。这将是我们本次活动的最后一站。


我们将陆续为你提供更详细的信息。请现在就把时间留出。如果你有机会去“Found 158”, 别忘了品尝他们的披萨!



欢迎午餐 – 2月22日周三

许多家长参加了我们本周在外滩El Willy举行的欢迎午餐。午餐精美而且非常美味,更重要的是我们有机会认识新朋友,会面老朋友,度过了轻松的几小时时光。

非常感谢Dawn Yearwood和Caroline Beaumont 为我们组织了这次午餐活动。也非常感谢冒着这么恶劣天气来参加活动的家长们。我们一起度过了一个愉快的下午!




FU (福) 在中文的意思是赐福,和他的标语“咖啡. 人. 爱 ”,这些代表了福咖啡的含意:赐福客人最好品质的咖啡,赐福贫困的咖啡农场工人和上海的穷困人们更好的教育和工作机会。福咖啡用它的收入支助像Home Sweet Home, Eden的慈善机构。雇佣从那里毕业的和那些来自孤儿院和破碎家庭的年轻人。



如果你想了解更多福咖啡,或如何参与进来,或如何买到买到美味的咖啡、蛋糕和面包,请致电Eric Baden 或给他发简讯。

            Tel: 15900484800

            WeChat: strongoak





  • 由St. James Place 组织的Wills 讲座--- 2017年2月27日周一
  • 滴滴打车课程 – 时间待定
  • 老师家长休闲之夜 --- 浦西 巨鹿路2017年3月25日周六
  • 水镇游览 –时间待定
  • 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
  • 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)


Leanne Nigro

Community Group Chair