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From our Community Group

28 April 2017

The Week Ahead: Monday 1st  – Sunday 7th May

First and foremost, we would like to wish those students preparing for and sitting exams in the coming weeks the best of luck. The school community is behind you and wishing you all well.

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In this Issue….

  • Music Festival – Sunday 7th May
  • Donuts with Dads – 10th May
  • Dads and Kids Campout – Saturday 13th May (IMPORTANT: link to online form attached below)
  • Summer Fun Day – Saturday 10th June
  • CoResolve Parenting course enrolment details – 3rd, 10th and 17th May
  • Casino night details


Coming up….

  • Music on the Field – Sunday 7th May 12-4pm

This event is open to Year 6-13 from 12pm-4pm. There will be a small charge of RMB50 per person. We will have food vendors coming along and a few other tables selling snacks etc.

We are looking for parent volunteers to chaperone this event. If you can help out for an hour or so, please email us on


  • Donuts with Dads – Wednesday 10th May – 8:30am in the HUB

This is a school run initiative to get the Dads into school for a donut and coffee with the kids before school and work starts for the day. You will have received a message from your Class Rep asking whether your ‘Dad’ can make it. Please RSVP directly back to your Class Rep by 7th May so we can collate numbers and ensure everyone has a donut!


  • Dads and Kids Campout – Saturday 13th May

One of the most popular events on the school calendar. In order to get an idea of numbers, could you please complete the online form by following this link if you are planning on coming along.


There will be Food Vendors on-site in the evening and morning for the Dads to purchase food. Multisport will also be joining us to lead some activities and games for the kids. There will be a couple of movies showing as well. And then, of course, there will be lots of time for Dads and Kids to hang out and enjoy camping.Following is a suggested list of items that the Dads might like to bring along to the Campout:


  • Tent
  • Hammer for tent pegs
  • Groundsheet
  • Torch / flashlight


  • Picnic blanket
  • Air mattress/camp bed plus pump)
  • Cool box
  • Water bottles
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Pillows
  • Camping chairs
  • Additional drinks/snacks


  • Summer Fair – Saturday 10th June, 11am-4pm

This week a letter was sent out to secondary children and their parents asking for prize donations for the Tombola. Items such as fancy foodstuffs, boxes of chocolates, toiletries or unwanted gifts of any value would be greatly appreciated. Please send into Therese Andrews, Deputy Head of Secondary, Room C204.

We are also asking for any used books to be sent in which will then be forwarded to our lovely librarians Kym and Jo to sort for sale at the Fair. Please make sure the books are in a reasonable condition. Send them in with your children to drop off at Main Reception as soon as possible.

So far, we have secured several amazing sponsors who continually support the school and our Summer Fun Day. We would like to say a big thank you to the following:


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

  • PureSmile Orthodontics & Dentistry
  • Heineken
  • Marriott Hotel Pudong East
  • JJ-Max Event Planner


  • Multisport
  • Insight Adventures


  • Renaud Air



  • DTL


We would be very grateful if you could help us with volunteering on the day. Even an hour of your time is appreciated. Please email Sarah on


Review of the week…

Last weekend, the hugely successful ‘Curry and Quiz’ night was held at school. A big thank you to Mike Embley, Quizmaster for the evening, and Payal Thakurani who provided the curries. The evening really was a lot of fun….so much so that we have decided to have one again next term. Please come and join us then.


Events from our parents…

These events are not run by the Community Group, but are events which NAIS parents are involved in and would like to invite other parents to attend.….


  • CoResolve Parenting Course – Wednesday 3rd, 10th and 17th May, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that the CoResolve Parenting course will be running again this term. The course is run by a NAIS parent, Belamie Peddle. Belamie is a trained professional in the CoResolve parenting style and techniques.

The course will be held over three consecutive Wednesdays from 10:30-2:30pm. The sessions will cover the following:

  • Session 1: Improving daily communication in the household
  • Session 2: Decision-making
  • Session 3: Conflict resolution

If you would like further details, please email Belamie on


  • Casino Night – Saturday 27th May, 2017 – 5pm till late

Time for some more fun….Casino Night is being held at The Pearl Theatre on Saturday 27th May (see the advert below).

Brits Abroad attendees get the booth seating included. If you are not a member, or would just like to sign up with a group, send a quick email to Jules Murphy on


Casino Night at The Pearl Theatre

Sat 27 May 2017

Happy hour 5-7pm Casino starts at 9pm. Stage Entertainment Included Food Available

100RMB Entrance Fee, includes 1 drink.  You can buy a bag of betting chips for 200RMB at the venue.

Sign Up

The Pearl Theatre

471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu, 
100m to Sichuan Bei Lu (Line 10, Exit 2)
+86 1376 4889 962

上海 虹口区乍浦路471弄,近武进路(地铁10号线四川北路站2号口出100米)

Full terms and conditions


Something Different….

'Curries for the Soul' - Your essential guide to homemade Southeast Asian cuisine…..

Most of us know Payal Thakurani….she is a passionate chef of Thai and Indian cuisine, and helps a lot of us busy parents by supplying healthy curries, salads and other delicious food for us to feed to our families every week. She also runs cooking classes to promote healthy Southeast Asian cooking.


She has just released her new cookbook ‘Curries for the Soul’. This book contains over 100 tried and tested recipes from Payal's kitchen, including some that she grew up with, and many more that she learnt during her travels in Asia. It contains popular Indian and Thai classics like Butter Chicken, Tikka Masala, Jalfrezi, Papaya Salad, and Pineapple Fried Rice. If you would like to purchase this book, the price is RMB190 (15% of all sales go to charity). To order: wechat 'payalthakurani' or call 15618979440


All the third term events for your calendar….

  • Secondary Music Festival – Sunday 7th May, 2017
  • Doughnuts with Dads – Wednesday 10th May, 2017 (organised by school)
  • Dads and Kids Camp Out – Saturday 13th May, 2017
  • FOBISIA Y5 and Y6 – Thursday 17th – Saturday 20th May, 2017
  • Muffins with Mums – Wednesday 24th May, 2017 (organised by school)
  • Summer Fun Day – 10th June, 2017


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


Leanne Nigro

Community Group Chair