Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
19 May, 2023

NAIS Manila Biweekly Highlights - May 19, 2023

NAIS Manila Biweekly Highlights - May 19, 2023


NAIS Manila Principal

Mr. Chris Pooley, Principal

Greetings from the principal: We’re halfway through the term and it is certainly flying by.  I am incredibly proud of the clear progress that we’ve made this year – Our first full academic year back in face-to-face learning. Some of the highlights (for students, staff and parents) are the events that we have been able to enjoy live, after 3 years of virtual gatherings. I’m looking forward to the remaining events that we have in store for you and being able to celebrate the achievements of our whole community at our Awards Day (watch this space as more details will be coming soon).

IMP Recital

Last Friday, students from Y1-Y10 showcased their skills and passion for music in front of their parents and students across all year levels. Our young musicians played pieces from several genres from pop, jazz, classical.

Taught by Individual Music Program (IMP) staff namely Penielle Saguindan (Violin), Draizen Sanchez (Piano/Clarinet), Mikaela Vizcarra (Guitar), Hannah Sariego (Piano), Rafael Decena (Voice) and led by Mr. Fazakerley and Ms. Formento, the students performed with such skill and passion that the audience was enraptured from the very first note. From the twinkling melodies of the piano to the soulful strains of the violin and ukulele, every student showcased their unique talent and artistry. Performers also showcased their vocal power through singing performances.
Overall, the recital was a resounding success, and we couldn't be prouder of our talented young musicians. We look forward to seeing where their musical journeys take them next and can't wait to witness their future performances.

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported these young musicians in their pursuit of musical excellence.

NAISM Swim Meet

Our Barracudas swim team went to BSM for a training meet with the BSM Lions last Thursday, May 18. This was a fantastic opportunity for our committed team to collaborate with children from different schools. Giving them unique opportunities to develop their skill and gain valuable competition experience. We took 20 children in total (primary and secondary). All of the children had a fantastic experience and some even came away with ‘personal best’ times to be proud of. A special thanks to Coach Erica for organizing this amazing opportunity for the children.
NAISM Barracudas Swim Meet

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Updates from the Primary School

NAIS Manila Head of Primary

Mr. Greg Wilde, Head of Primary (E:

Healthy Minds, Happy Hearts

In collaboration with Julliard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Global Campus has consistently opened a plethora of opportunities for children to engage in. It has been pleasing to see how the children have highlighted their personal skills and abilities through these activities. In primary, wellbeing has been a recent focus.
MIT Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

At Nord Anglia, student wellbeing is top priority. In today’s generation, it is essential for children to process their feelings and emotions. A person’s wellbeing is made up of several interconnected areas such as physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing, and social & spiritual wellbeing. Through activities and discussions offered on GC, the children can pause, reflect, and express themselves. Activities such as yoga, meditation, journaling, etc. are effective tools that help children focus on their wellbeing amidst personal challenges and obstacles that they may face as they grow up. 

Health & Wellbeing in Primary

Facts to keep in mind:

  • For your child's safety under the sun, please remember to send them to school with a named hat and water bottle. We are also seeing a number of hooped earrings. For health and safety reasons, we only allow one pair of stud earrings (no hoop or dangling parts that can get caught on things). Thank you.

Primary Students of the Week

NAISM Student of the Week
Updates from Secondary School

NAIS Manila Head of Secondary

Mr. Sam Gipson, Head of Secondary (E:

Amplifying Student Voices

The Secondary Global Campus Newsroom

Most recently, our secondary students, Angela Magsino and Gabriel Lichaytoo have been recognised in the GC Newsroom as they helped organise and write the Global Campus Newspaper.
GC Newsroom

Angela has shown commitment and consistency in collaborating with other Nord Anglia student leaders globally as she was one of the Newsroom's organisers. Angela has attended numerous meetings to brainstorm and plan for the Global Campus Newsroom. She has certainly been an excellent representative of NAISM. A job well done, Angela! 

Global Campus Newsroom

Gabriel has used his creativity and has shown excellence. Being one of the authors of the Global Campus newspaper was certainly not an easy process as there were many drafts and submissions that had to be made months before, but with Gabriel's through the article he wrote. Keep up the good work, Gabriel!

Their contributions have positively impacted the success of the Global Campus Newspaper across Nord Anglia schools globally. We are indeed proud of the children’s accomplishments. 

Exam Season

We are thrilled to share the incredible progress our students have made as they approach the midpoint of the challenging exam season for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and A-Level qualifications. With exams well underway and not to be completed until June 15th, we want to express our deep gratitude to the entire school community for their unwavering support. 

Throughout this crucial period, our students have exhibited remarkable dedication and perseverance in their exam preparations. Countless hours of study, collaborative learning, and seeking guidance from teachers have showcased their commitment to academic excellence. We are truly impressed by their unwavering determination and their willingness to step out of their comfort zones.

We would also like to recognize the outstanding support our students have received from their peers in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to Year 10. The care, compassion, and encouragement demonstrated by these students truly embody the spirit of NAISM. It is heartwarming to witness such a strong sense of community and camaraderie among our students.

As we reach the halfway mark of the exams, we urge our students to reflect on their accomplishments thus far and celebrate the knowledge they have gained. Regardless of the outcomes, they have already achieved greatness by embracing the challenges and showing remarkable character. Remember that success is not solely defined by grades, but by the valuable lessons learned, skills acquired, and personal growth experienced along the way.

Secondary Student of the Week

Student of the Week award this week goes to Lucas, Year 7. Lucas has shown an excellent attitude to learning throughout the week, involving himself in class questioning by sharing his thoughts and asking some interesting questions in the process. Well done Lucas, keep up the good work!