Nord Anglia Education
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07 October, 2016

Parent Update - 7 October 2016

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Parent Update - 7 October 2016
Parent Update - 7 October 2016

Message from the Principal 

Dear Parents,                                                                                                                                  

As ever it has been a busy and exciting week with more lesson observations, meetings, interviews and, of course, the Year 5 Poetry performance.

I have enjoyed visiting various classes and seeing the teaching and learning that is going on.  I have learnt about continents, oceans and the continental drift as well as BODMAS in Year 6 Maths classes.

It was also great to see how well the PTA are doing. They have lots of good ideas for future events and have already sold over 1,000 tickets for the Halloween Spooktacular.

Clearly the high point of my week has been the Year 5 Poetry performance. I am amazed, and very proud, to see so soon in the term the confidence shown by all the Year 5 pupils in memorising and reciting poetry.  Congratulations to everyone involved.

Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Mr Cooklin




10 October – Public Holiday, School Closed

11 October – Parent Workshop: Speech Festival – How you can assist your child at home

12 October – Year 9 Geography HKU Geological Museum Trip

12 October – Year 2 Parents Night at the Races

13 October – Year 7 Race Around Hong Kong

14 October – Year 7, 8 and 9 Secondary Progress Reports Published

17-21 October – Half Term, School Closed

28 October – NAIS PTA Halloween Spooktakular 5-8pm (tickets on sale)

28 October – Red Arrows Talk to Secondary students


What a busy and exciting week we’ve had!


It’s not every day that you get to meet a Macaw, handle a Hedgehog, or stare at a Snapping Turtle or Snake, but this week our students did just that! Getting up close and personal with the weird and wonderful that nature has to offer, this informative session gave us all a better understanding about ecology, biology, wildlife and conservation. Thank you Jurassic Garage for a day with a difference. We’re sure our students will be talking about this for weeks, if not months, (and even years) to come.

Pictures of this unique experience can be found on our our Facebook page.


PARENT WORKSHOP - Speech Festival – How you can assist your child at home  (11 October) 8.30am

As popular as ever, and a really great way for students to develop their confidence and public speaking skills, the Speech Festival continues attract to fierce competition from all around. If you want to know more about how the festival works, the benefits of taking part, what to expect, but most importantly, how you can best support your child, then please come and join us next Tuesday at 8.30am in the cafeteria. Led by Miss Bovingdon.

Please email to register your interest, as this is always a very popular workshop.



Giddy up! If you fancy a flutter or simply want to get out, then please join other Year 2 parents next Wednesday for a night at the races. All Year 2 parents are welcome. Please contact your class rep for more info.



We are getting ready for a very special visit! Yes, we’re very lucky (and excited) to announce that our Secondary students will be meeting, and hearing from, the brilliant Red Arrows team.

If you’re interested in learning more about what they do, and for more information about the team, follow @rafredarrows on Twitter, like RAF Red Arrows on Facebook or visit



Well done to everyone who took part in the Year 5 Poetry Performance. Parents and teacher alike looked proudly on, as students wowed the audience with their engaging recitals and wonderful makeup and costumes. 

See if you can spot your child (and maybe even yourself) by visiting our Facebook page.



We hope you all remember our furry globe-trotting friend Norman Jupiter Bear. Last year he joined our school and was named by our Year 1 class. And whilst they were sad to see him leave to launch his global adventures, they couldn’t wait to see where he went. Like a modern day Phileas Fogg, he has since visited Beijing, Thailand, Singapore, Qatar, Slovakia, Switzerland, England and most recently, been in Hanoi, Vietnam. Everywhere he has been, students have been filled with joy to meet him, extending their learning in a myriad of ways and making more connections with their Global Classmates in Nord Anglia schools around the world. Watch this video to see where he has been and what he has been up to:

Just in … Norman has arrived in Mexico where he is visiting our San Roberto School in Monterrey. To keep up with him and his adventures, log into our Under 8s section on the Global Campus Online website. Also, Norman is very much a 21st century digital bear so you can also keep up with him by following the hashtag #Normanjupiterbear on Twitter. 


SHOEBOX APPEAL 2016: 31st October – 4th November

The Box of Hope is back! Help encourage the gift of giving in your child, whilst helping to make a difference in other children’s lives by getting involved in this wonderful campaign. We’re hoping to beat last years staggering donation of 375 boxes, and need your help to achieve this!

All you need to do is fill a shoebox full of small toys and resources for a child who would ordinarily not be in a position to receive a gift at Christmas.

Check out their competition too where you can win the chance to help deliver the boxes in Hong Kong. Visit to learn more.


HALLOWEEN PARTY – tickets on sale

Tickets are selling fast, so if you haven’t already done so, get booking! Tickets cost $90 and are on sale at:



3D led the assembly today and what a fun one it was! Some students even dressed as Greek Gods and Goddesses, bringing to life the world of Ancient Greece. Thank you 3D and Mr. David Atkinson for organising such an informative assembly.

Check out our Facebook to see some great photos



Big congratulations to the following students for being nominated by their teachers:


Year 1 Isaac Lewell, Eunice Fung, James Zarin, Maggie McClure, Syeni Wijayadasa

Year 2: Esther Lu Milici, Ruby Shaw, Robot Zhu, Dimitris Vallas, Elizabeth Seto

Year 3: Harry Wienker, Noah Reid, Elina Lee, Tobin Meidinger, Juanita Kilmartin

Year 4: Oskar Boekhorst, Toby Deacon-Potter, Naomi Khaira, Sunny Li, Henry Francis

Year 5: Ian Cho, Tony Pan, T.J. Meidinger, Olivia McQuhae, Cecily Bowen

Year 6: Ellie Gatenby, Nikita Se, Mathias Chan, Alex Middleton

Year 7: Caresse Yang

Year 8: Amaya Berrisford

Year 9:  Annie Bai

Photos can be found at



Quick list guide of who to email for what:


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