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Parent Update - 13 November 2015

  • CPD day - 13 Nov

Dear Parents,

This week’s Parent Update will be a short one whilst I am with Mr. Cooklin and senior management from our other China schools attending meetings in Guangzhou. Today is also a CPD Day for all the teachers at our China schools and our NAIS teachers will make use of this day by collaborating, sharing and learning from other teachers. 

Please see below our calendar of upcoming events, and do remember to keep checking your child’s year group pages on Firefly and our Important Dates Calendar.

17 November, 8.30am

Parent Workshop for Years 4 to 8: “Learn more about the unique opportunities that our Global Campus brings to our students.” Led by David Robinson, Global Campus Lead. RSVP: ricky.auyeung@nais.hk

17 November, 3pm-5pm

Primary School – Parent-Teacher Meetings
Please note: our uniform supplier, Aston Wilson will be at the school at 2.30 – 5.30pm if you need to buy uniform items. You will find them just outside the 1/F Hall.

19 November, 5pm-7pm

Primary School – Parent-Teacher Meetings
Please note: our uniform supplier, Aston Wilson will be at the school at 4.30 – 7.30pm if you need to buy uniform items. You will find them just outside the 1/F Hall.

20 November

School Photo Day: class photos, individual and siblings photos will be taken. Please make sure your child dresses smartly in school uniform with tidy hair and a lovely smile!

23, 24, 25 & 26 November

Year 1 Assessments for Siblings
If you have a child applying for a Year 1 place from August 2016, you should now have received an email invitation to an assessment on one of these dates. Please email deborah.stephen@nais.hk if you have not received this email.

24 November, 8.30am

Parent Workshop for Years 1 to 2: “Maths – how to support your child at home.” Led by Robyn Dowding. RSVP:ricky.auyeung@nais.hk

27 November

Sports Day – Click here for details

1 December, 8.30am

Parent Workshop for Years 4 to 8: “Social Thinking Skills.” Led by David Sheehan. RSVP: ricky.auyeung@nais.hk

9 December, all day

Christmas Jumper Day (for UNICEF)
Get out and wear your festive jumper to celebrate Christmas!

9 December, 8.30am

Year 1 Christmas Show
Year 1 parents are invited.

9 December, 1.30pm

Great Sleigh Debate (Years 5 – 8 only)
A fun and lively Inter-House debating competition led by Mr. David Robinson.

9 December
Primary – from 1.30pm Secondary - from 2.30pm

Christmas Parties!
Our Class Reps will be organising this with the help of parent volunteers.

10 December, 8.30 – 10am

Parent workshop: “Four Elements of Education” Speaker: Mr. Ben Walden. RSVP: ricky.auyeung@nais.hk before 3 December. More details below.

10 December, School - 1pm finish

PLEASE NOTE:  School will finish at 1pm due to teaching training with Mr. Ben Walden.

11 December, 8.30am
School  - 1pm finish

Carol Concert
Parents are invited to the end of term concert. School will finish at 1pm.


PRIMARY SCHOOL – PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS, 17 and 19 November 2015

You should all have scheduled some time to meet your Primary class teachers. If not, please contact your class teacher by email. Aston Wilson, our uniform supplier will also be at school in case you need to buy any extra uniform.

YEAR 8 SPANISH COOKERY / CULTURE WORKSHOP, 19 November 2015

Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Mr. A. Lopes will be taking our Year 8s to the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Institute of Languages for a cultural introduction to the different cuisines in Spain. They will also learn how to cook different Spanish dishes. We can’t wait to try!


SCHOOL PHOTO DAY, 20 November 2015

Class photos, individual and siblings photos will be taken. Please make sure your child dresses smartly in school uniform with tidy hair. Even if you have PE that day, please wear your school uniform and bring your PE kit. Secondary students should wear their blazers.


SPORTS DAY, 27 November 2015, Kowloon Bay Sports Ground

Please click here for more details.  Don’t forget to buy a House shirt which can be purchased directly from school when Aston Wilson are here on 17 and 19 November for Parent Teacher Meetings. They cost HK$147 / HK$157 depending on size. Also please remember that all pupils (including Secondary students) will finish school at 2.45pm on that day.


PARENT WORKSHOP (NEW!) – FOUR ELEMENTS OF EDUCATION, 10 December 2015

We are delighted to have the pleasure of having Mr. Ben Walden come to the school on Thursday 10 December for a Parent Workshop. His workshop will focus on how parents can help students develop skills or talents which are just as important as academic success known as the “Four Elements of Education.”

Mr. Walden, an actor and presenter who has played a number of leading roles on television and theatre productions, has received major acclaim around the world for his work in education in particular on leadership and developing natural strengths.

The parent workshop is definitely not-to-be-missed! Please see the attached flyer and RSVP: ricky.auyeung@nais.hk before 3 December to reserve your seat. He will be at school on 9 December leading several workshops with our Secondary students too.


BOX OF HOPE – Thank you!

We collected a staggering 375 boxes of hope which were picked up on Wednesday and sent to underprivileged children in Hong Kong and Asia. We want to thank our pupils and parents for making and bringing in your beautiful boxes!


PARENT WORKSHOP: PHONICS

A very informative parent workshop was led by Head of Curriculum, Miss Katie Byrne and Phonics Champions Miss J. Rowland and Mr. T. Boast on how to support your child at home with reading, writing and spelling. Please check out their presentation here.


COBIS GAMES 2016 UPDATE – Primary Games (Kazakhstan), 26 – 29 May 2016

Head of PE, Mr. Pate said, “The trials for COBIS are going well.  All pupils should have had the opportunity to time trial for swimming events.  Pupils will have the opportunity to trial out for football next week and athletics the following week.” The trials will take place at lunch time – for Years 5/6 on Thursday.


JOIN OUR MO-VEMBER TEAM – Grow a bushy moustache in November and raise funds for men’s health issues

Mo-vember promotes and raises funds for men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer. Led by Mr. Deri Reid, there is a fine group of Mo-bros teachers walking around the school. Check out their scary moustaches here and we’ve still got until end of November! Please support them for this excellent cause!


RESIDENTIAL TRIP FOR SECONDARY – to Vietnam, 7 – 11 March 2016

After much consideration, our Senior Leadership Team has decided to send our Secondary students to a residential trip in Vietnam which will be more beneficial than sending a few select students to the COBIS Secondary Games. There will be a number of sports activities on this residential trip so our young athletes won’t miss out! Our students will go to Hanoi and Da Nang from 7 – 11 March 2016 where they will continue to learn how to collaborate in teams and build on their leadership skills. More details will be sent later.

 

NORD ANGLIA ASIA GAMES, 2 – 4 March 2016

We’re delighted to host the Nord Anglia Asia Games where we will be inviting a number of our other schools to send their teams to Hong Kong to compete in athletics, swimming and football. More details will be sent later.

INTERNATIONAL DAY – 15 April 2016 – SAVE THE DATE!

Whilst it’s early days now, just to let you know that our International Day will be on 15 April next year. After the successful event last year, we will be holding it again next year – led by Ms. Mariam Khalik. So if you’re making a trip to your home country over Christmas, now is the time to stock up with goodies for International Day!

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

 

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