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Year 8 News - 24th March 2017

21 March 2017

Find out what's been happening in Year 8

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The team left Shanghai on the Wednesday morning in a confident mood and were looking forward to the challenge they faced in KL. The first day of sport was football for boys and basketball for the girls. The boys first football game was against the hosts, and even though the Tigers were the better team and playing some neat football, they were caught out twice in the first half by two very good long range shots that smashed past our goalie Shreyas Tiwari.  The second half we continued to play well, and got a goal back from Yuvraj Shikarwar. Soon after, Alice Smith scored again, and we were left chasing the game. Even though Matthew Ward scored a great 2nd goal, we couldn’t get the equalizer that our performance deserved. The team marched into the 2nd game against TES and steamrolled them 4 – 1; with goals from Matthew Ward, Asher Joseph and Matias Marchant. The next game as against an excellent Bangkok Patana team. We played outstandingly and won the game 4 – 3 with a hat trick from Matthew Ward. The next game against BIS Ho Chi Minh, the boys were so confident that they scored at will. Matthew Ward, Yuvraj Shikawar, Matias Marchant, Asher Josep and Jacob Blows all found the back of the net, and won the match 7 – 0. The final game we won with ease, with goals from Matthew Ward, George Emery, Asher Joseph and Matias Marchant to win 4 – 1. We finished second overall in the head-to-head with Alice Smith. We outscored all teams and were in the view of most obersevers, the best team. However, we must applaud our hosts Alice Smith for their tenacity and teamwork on their path to the cup.

The Girls Basketball team won their first game versus Alice Smith by 10 – 8. They were dominating their second game against TES, but in the 4th period the team could not capitalise on their chances and TES won 10 – 8. The girls then played a well drilled and talented group of girls from Bangkok Patana. They lost 31 – 4. The next game the girls fought hard and won 22 -16 against BIS Ho Chi Min, and won their final game against the Alice Smith Lions team. The girls came in third overall, and if they had not lost to TES, they would have finished second overall. Alessandra Perone captained and led the team by example.

The second day was tough for our teams the Boys basketball team found the competition very fierce. They lost the first game 21-4 to BIS Ho Chi Minh; then won the second game 14 – 12 against the Alice Smith Lions. They lost the third game 28 – 12 to Bangkok Patana after keeping the score close until the final period. The 4th game against Alice Smith was again close in the first 3 periods, but we ran out  of steam in the 4th to lose 19 – 11. The final game against TES was again a situation in which we were close in the first three periods and collapsed in the 4th to lose 24 – 14. The boy’s team finished 5th overall.

The girls played football and we were confident they could get something from the tournament. The first game against Alice Smith the girls lost 3 – 0. The second game the girls played better and won 2 – 0 -- with goals from Araya Richards and Rebecca Jobst. The third game they were the only team to get points off Bangkok Patana drawing 1 – 1 with a goal from Rebecca Jobst and a great defensive performance from the team. The 4th game was the one they needed to win to finish third. They lost in a tight game to BIS Ho Chi Minh 2 – 0 and even though they won their last game 3 – 0, the girl’s team finished 4th overall.

The final day featured athletics and swimming. In athletics, our competitors fared well with many medal winners. Matthew Ward won 3 golds in 100m final, long jump and triple jump. Asher Joseph won gold in the 400m race and we had many medal winners throughout the team. The Tigers finished the tournament 4th place overall.

The swim meet was on a very hot afternoon. All of our swimmers were competitive and we had some second and third place medal winners. Ciara Wallace earned two bronze medals in 100m and 50m butterfly races. Mia Keenan, Araya Richards, Alessandra Perone were all medal winners. The swim team finished in 4th place overall.

We were so proud of the NAIS Tigers U13 Team.  They were fantastic ambassadors for our school as they competed with determination, yet always with fair play.  I would like to thank Mr. Northedge, Mrs Parrish and Miss Sparkes for their hard work in preparing the team for the games and supporting the boys and girls throughout the tournament. Well done Tigers!

School production – Into The Woods

Get your tickets now! Last night (Thursday 30th) is SOLD OUT. The other nights are now filling up very quickly and with orders from our Puxi School these will be all gone very soon, please do not leave it too late and miss out!

Lesson Updates

Rebecca 8B for Maths

This week we wrote our Math test. It was good. It was about all the topics we have learned. Our new topic is Area and Circumferences of a circle. Everyone got it very fast. And it's not hard. It's about the pi and the radius and diameter, area and circumferences.

Jacob 8B FOBISIA Report

Last week we went to FOBISIA  in Kuala Lumpur. On the first day the girls played basketball and the boys played football. We all did very well as the boys came 2nd in football and the girls came 3rd in basketball .On the second day the boys played basketball and the girls played football we all tried are hardest and still did well but unfortunately we did not win a trophy ,the boys came 5th and the girls came 4th.On our last day we had swimming and athletics everyone did very well and we got 4th For both.

Ellen 8B for Drama

In drama this week we were practicing our assessment. Join group 5~6 people and choose our favourite scene. And Trying to not use blocking, also we have to make stage direction. Its about what we have done before assessment. We can choose our group. Our drama assessment is on 24th. Also we have essay we have to finish and send on turnitin app.

Minato 8B for History

In history this week we prepared for the test about slavery. It was going to be an open book assessment so we did our best to write as much down as we could. In class we got sheets with information on it and most of us tried to get the most useful information from them and wrote them in our book. The assessment wasn't very hard but my hand hurt because of the lot of writing I had done. Next lesson we will have time to finish the assessment. I hope that we will all get a good score. I really enjoyed the book review because I found it interesting to know what other people found interesting to read. Minato

Camilla 8B for English

In English, we have been reading/analysing extracts from Edgar Allan Poe and exploring the features of gothic horror literature. We have been practicing writing our own gothic horror piece using techniques such as: Tension building, Onomatopoeic words, Isolated settings and supernatural characters. As well as writing we have also been focusing on our reading and recording down the types of books we have read then explaining it to our teacher. By doing this can also develop our explaining skills and try books beyond our comfort level. We have also been told to create a trailer where we must use our collaboration skills and be open-minded with each other’s ideas. The trailer is about one of our previous read gothic horror stories and create tension using sound effects, costumes, lighting etc. just like Edgar Allen Poe had described his settings and characters. This gives us a chance to learn in a creative way and work with a variety of different people.

English Set A / Class 8B