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Parent Update - 29 April 2016

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  • Year 5s in Yangshuo, Guilin China
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Dear Parents,

 

What a quiet few days we’ve had at school with our Years 3 to 6 away on their Residential Camps for all or part of the week.

 

These annual residential trips are such an important part of our curriculum in encouraging our students to try new experiences, have an open mind to new places, get outside their comfort zone through new challenges and to support their classmates. We’ve certainly seen some wonderful examples of teamwork and our teachers have been reporting back to us on how proud they have been of our NAIS students.

 

Our students will have a lot to talk about and reflect on when they are all back in school next week. In the meantime, I hope you’ve been enjoying the photos and updates on the Firefly Year Blogs. 

 

Summer Camps at NAIS – Please click here

This year we are offering a range of activities in July and August, including sports (football, rugby, basketball, mini-tennis), dance (jazz, hip hip, ballet and acrobatics) and arts, communications, drama, design and technology. All of these activities are run by the excellent teams that provide our regular Thursday ECAs. 

 

As all the Camps are in English, it’s also a fun way to brush up your English skills over summer. Please remember that these Camps are also available to non-NAIS students, so please pass on the information to friends.

 

Nord Anglia Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard, Geneva - July 2016

If you’d like to go a little further afield than Lam Tin for your Summer Camps, then we are hosting an incredible two-week residential camp of music, dance and drama from our school situated on the banks of Lake Geneva. Our students will be taught by some of the most influential and talented music, arts and drama teachers and performers. For all the details, please click here.

 

Dates: 9th – 22nd July 2016

Age: 10 – 18 (200 places)

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Residential: Day & Boarding options (day option will be at a reduced rate)

Cost: US$6,765 plus flights* (less 10 percent for NAE families and friends)

 

 PTA Quiz Night (5 May at 7.00pm to 10.00pm)

Today is your last chance to join the 120+ parents and teachers who are joining the Quiz Night. Please email: ptanaishk@gmail.com

 

PTA Gala Dinner (4 June), Kowloon Shangri-La

Invitations will be going our today from the PTA. Look out for them and please support this wonderful annual event which gives us all an excuse to dress up!

 

Year 7 – Chaucer Production – Click here for our Firefly Blog and here for our Photo Album

Back here in Hong Kong, our Year 7s entertained their fellow students and parents with their interpretation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. 

 

Year 8 – Shakespeare Production – Friday 6 May at 8.15am in the Hall

As we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, our Year 8s will be squeezing as many of the Bard’s 37 plays and 100+ sonnets as they can into their annual Production. Year 8 parents are all welcome to join us.

 

Reminder: Spanish Football Week - 9  12 May

A wonderful way to learn a language is to practice it while doing something fun! From 9 to 12 May, our students will be speaking Spanish while playing football in their PE lessons. To get them into the Spanish Spirit, please encourage your child to wear a red sports top or t-shirt for their PE lessons. Our Secondary students will be coached by Hong Kong Premier League coaches from Kitchee FC on the Thursday afternoon (12 May).

 

Primary Assembly – 1As Class Assembly

Miss Rowland could not have been prouder of her 1A class. She said were “better than even she expected” this morning when they gave us all a terrific – and incredibly mature - performance based on the book they have been reading in Class, Stone Age Boy. Please click here for photos.

 

Secondary Assembly 

Mr Bishop led our Assembly this morning with an interesting discussion on Leadership and how we can practise our leadership skills everyday in different situations. He also, to the delight of some of our Year 7s and 8s, reminded them that leaders was not always about following the rules! 

 

We also celebrated achievement and effort in computing, with Certificates of Commendation for the following students:

7A - Elena Gonzalez

7B - Janice Ooi

8A - Azamat Alibekov

8B - Toby Fung

 

Update: NAIS Sports

Our U12 Football Knights (boys and girls) were competing this week against the Australian International School and the American International School. The teams were missing a few key players with so many students being on the Residential Camps, but they still fought hard missing out by the slimmest of margins. You can see photos of our valiant Knights on Facebook.

 

Battle of the Books – 4 May – Primary Team

Our English-language Primary BOB Team will be competing next week in the Semi-Finals. Whether your child is taking part or not, it is worth checking this year’s recommended books. If you are looking for books that are age-appropriate for upper Primary and a great read, this is a great list to draw from. Click here.

 

Lunch Menu – Reminder

Just in case you’ve not yet ordered your lunches for May, you can click here to see the menu and order form.

 

Updates: How does our Nord Anglia Global Campus benefit our students? 

We talk a lot about our how our Global Campus extends our students outside our little school here in Lam Tin and across the world. So, today, I wanted to give you a little extra reading for the long weekend! We have just updated the Global Campus information on our website, and it gives an excellent overview of the opportunities our GC brings to our students. Click here for more.

 

In a nutshell, through online, in school and worldwide experiences, our Global Campus helps every student explore the world, learn new skills and set their sights higher with an international perspective. 

 

Global Campus Online is a secure and moderated environment where students can access a wide variety of challenges and resources, learning with 34,000 other Nord Anglia students around the world.

Global Campus In School’s activities and competitions enables students to collaborate in teams to create innovative solutions.

Finally, Global Campus Worldwide takes learning beyond the school campus, bringing together students from around the world through truly inspirational experiences.

 

REMINDER: School Arrangements for Typhoons & Black Rain  Click here

May is the start of the typhoon season, although we don’t normally get any until later in the year. However, it pays to be prepared! Please take the time to review our arrangements should we have a typhoon warning before or during school hours. We will use “all parent emails” to send alerts to you, as well as putting information on Facebook and our website.

 

Finally, please don’t forget that the school will be closed on Monday for a public holiday. We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday 3 May.

 

Have a lovely weekend.