14 October, 2022

Prioritising the wellbeing of our students

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Nord Anglia International School, Pudong has an outstanding reputation for being a caring and supportive community, something that I have seen in full evidence throughout this first half term, with every one of our Primary and Early Years students settling into their new learning environments and routines successfully and happily. With our ongoing commitment to exceptional pastoral care, effective transitions have been one of our top priorities this half term, especially given students’ extended absence from campus during the city-wide lockdown.  

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Dotted across our Primary campus, from Pre-Nursery to Year 6, many of our visiting parents have recently enjoyed our latest displays of students’ work, each representing a plethora of vibrant learning opportunities.  Uniting each of these displays is a heartfelt and thought-provoking book, ‘Here We Are:Notes for Living on Planet Earth’, written by the well-known child’s author, Oliver Jeffers.  Inspired by Jeffers’ desire to make sense of the world for his son, this book also serves as a gift to all children of our time, helping each of them to make sense of the world in which they live, and of their places within it.   

Prioritising the wellbeing of our students-Personalised learning

Prioritising the wellbeing of our students-Personalised learning

Prioritising the wellbeing of our students-Personalised learning

Recognising that children across the world have had unique experiences and responses relating to the ongoing pandemic, with varying restrictions and degrees of challenge, The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) worked in collaboration with Jeffers to produce a unit of work, designed to help support Primary children re-connect and re-engage with school life.  Centred round Jeffers’ simple yet carefully considered text, with engaging illustrations, students across our school have benefitted from age-appropriate class discussions guided by our committed team of teachers. Facilitated within the context of a variety of creative activities, both collaborative and individual, these important discussions, and opportunities for reflection, have further enabled each of our students to settle into the new academic year together as a team, ready for the many opportunities ahead. 

 

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Well done to each of our Primary and Early Years students for a successful start to the year, and thank you to our excellent teaching team for its ongoing professionalism and care.

                                                                                                                      —— Richard Thompson, Head of Primary

Prioritising the wellbeing of our students-Personalised learning

Prioritising the wellbeing of our students-Personalised learning

Prioritising the wellbeing of our students-Personalised learning

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 School Year. If you are interested in joining 2022-2023 please contact our Admissions Team as we are still accepting applications on a rolling basis.