Dear Parents and Students
To coincide with World Children’s Day on Tuesday 20 November where the theme is ‘student voice’, we have decided this week’s e-Newsletter will be written by our student reporters who interviewed several members of the NAISAK community at our International Fair on Thursday. Additionally, we will be looking to further develop our students’ voice at NAISAK this week, details of which will follow in coming e-Newsletters.
On behalf of the NAISAK community, I would like to express my gratitude to the many parents who prepared food for our International Fair stalls. Also, thank you to those parents who set up and supervised the stalls throughout the day. I am very grateful for all of the effort that our Parent Teacher Friends’ Association (PTFA) put into organising the event. A special note of gratitude to Aleika Champion for the wonderful cake that she made to celebrate the International Fair. Not only did the cake look amazing, it tasted great as well!
It would be remiss of me to not mention the fantastic student performers who performed as part of the opening parade. I hope you agree that it was a successful day and a nice way to show off our new sporting facilities.
As with any event, we will look to improve how we organise and prepare for it in future. It would be greatly appreciated if you can take approximately five minutes of your time to complete the survey linked here.
International Fair 2018
Last Thursday, NAISAK hosted our second annual International Fair, celebrating the nations that we are immensely proud of. At 09:00, the whole school gathered on the Astroturf to launch the International Parade. We were greeted with joyous smiles as Mr Pontich welcomed us to the event, and with that, the parade started.
Foundation Stage 1 to Year 2 students marched around the crowds, showing off their flags and outfits. Then, chosen students were asked to say a greeting in their mother tongue before a poem was read, sung and danced to in four languages. Soon after, girls from Y7, 8 and 9 performed two songs. Lastly, the Year 8 boys did a Djembe piece, ending the assembly on a high and exciting note!
Thanks to the parents and teachers who contributed to the international stalls. Students had the opportunity to visit the fair throughout the morning. The stalls were set up on the new red court, displaying food, clothes and posters from so many countries. According to the parents, teachers and students, Algeria, the USA and Malaysia had the best décor!
We managed to have a chat with teachers, students and parents and they shared their thoughts on the fair:
‘It brings the community together.’- Mr Johnson
‘Really good food.’- Mr Gavin
‘We’re looking forward to the food.’- Ardini, Y11
‘Most grand!’- Ms Alisha
We also asked them which food they liked the most and the majority of them chose food from Algeria, Malaysia and Egypt.
Overall, it reminded us of the purpose of an international school, and gave us a well-deserved end to another fantastic week at NAISAK!
Alisha Edrin, Jenelle Chuah Yi Ying, Sarah Mendoza, Siti Mutia Zahra and Zainab Shahzad
NAISAK Student Reporters