DATES TO REMEMBER
22 Sept – 8.30am: “E-Safety: Helping your child to be safe online” – Led by our Head of Pastoral Care, Mr Boyd. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
28 Sept & 1 Oct: Public holidays. Stay home and enjoy your day!
29 Sept: Secondary Open Evening – 5.30pm to 7pm: This is open to NAIS and non-NAIS families interested in learning more about the opportunities we give our students in Years 7 to 9 and beyond.
8 Oct: Year 5 Poetry Performance. Details on the Y5 blog.
30 Oct: PTA Halloween Party - Look out for the email next week with all the details of this fun-filled family event.
WHY CHOOSE A NORD ANGLIA EDUCATION? – Click here
You may recall that we had a camera crew in school towards the end of last term. Lots of the children got involved on both sides of the camera, and some lovely parents spoke about their experience with NAIS. It’s only three minutes long and it made me smile!
GLOBAL ORCHESTRA – Video of a Week to Remember!
Speaking of what makes an Nord Anglia Education special, we received the video recently from the week-long Global Orchestra summer programme. Three of our pupils, Nina, Caresse and Kitty, were chosen to join 80 other students from across our family of schools. What an amazing experience!
PRIMARY CURRICULUM EVENING
We had a great turn out for yesterday’s Primary (Years 2 to 6) Curriculum Evening. If you were not able to make it, or need a refresher, you can find all the presentations on Firefly or our website.
CLASS 4B ASSEMBLY & STARS OF THE WEEK – Click here for photos and videos
This week Class 4B led their assembly with a wonderful song followed by the celebration of our Stars of the Week. This week our teachers were asked to pick their most exceptional child over the past week, whether it was effort and ability in a subject or friendliness, manners and perseverance. Remember to ask your child why they were specially selected this week by their teacher!
Year 1: Aiden Yiu, Nathan Wang, Jack Yuan, Mavis Chau, Tristan Kwan
Year 2: Ellen Peters, Richard Qiu, Alicia Poon, Hannah Chan, Charlie Burns
Year 3: Mao Tsuda, Zenith Kwong, Newton Xu, Bair Batomunkuev, Elijah Wong
Year 4: Aryn Deasy, Aaryan Agarwal, Tony Pan, Cecily Bowen
Year 5: Chloe Lau, Meisa Chi, Wayan Singson, Boco To
Year 6: Kate Hong, Jasmine Law, Joey Lee
SECONDARY ASSEMBLY – Some of our greatest inventors were considered idiots in their day!
In this week’s Secondary Assembly, Mr Bishop opened a discussion about creativity and thinking out of the box. The students looked at examples of inventions that had originally been laughed at, but that are now part of our everyday lives (eg. the car and the telephone!). Mr Bishop urged the students to think big and to be prepared to persevere with creative ideas, even in the face of critics.
SECONDARY – HIGHLY COMMENDED IN SCIENCE
The Awards this week went to the following students for their ability and effort in Science:
Year 7: Steven Yoo, Beatrice Villaflor
Year 8: Azamat AliBekov, Leo Zhang
STUDENT OCTOPUS CARDS – New starters only
The Student Octopus Cards will be ready next week and will be passed to our new pupils and students. These cards can be used for lunches and the library, as well as payment outside school (like a normal Octopus card). However, do remember that the MTR provides us with ‘adult’ cards (12+), so if your child uses them on the MTR they will be charged the adult rate. If you child loses their card (and whose child hasn’t lost several Octopus cards!), then please approach Flora at the Reception for a “Replacement Octopus Card” form. This will cost $150 as the card comes with a $50 deposit pre-loaded onto the card.