Parent Update - 15 September 2016
15 September 2016
Message from the Principal
The Secondary Curriculum evening gave us a chance to talk about the secondary expansion which becomes real with IGCSE options process starting for Year 9 as well as the amazing prospect of their trip to Tanzania.
Nord Anglia Education also published the exam statistics from all of their schools. More than double the number of our students achieved A or A* grades at IGCSE compared to the UK students. While 87% achieved 5 A* - C passes or more at IGCSE level, compared to 65% in the UK. We look forward to matching or bettering that in our school.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival and enjoy your weekend.
16 September – School closed for public holiday
19 September – Community Choir … join us this coming Monday at 4pm for some musical enjoyment
20 September – Parent Workshop: E-safety and Firefly clinic
23 September – Class assembly 4E
27 September – Parent Workshop: The House System Explained
A short update this week.
OCTOBER SCHOOL LUNCH MENU
The new October lunch menu has been posted onto the website and Firefly. Please remember to send in your lunch forms ASAP. https://naishk.fireflycloud.asia/school-life/school-lunch
A calendar of important Term 1 dates is now available on Firefly (and attached to this email). For more specific information relating to your child’s year group, you can email their Head of Year.
PARENT WORKSHOP - E-safety and Firefly clinic
If you are still getting to grips with how to get the most from our parent portal Firefly, or if you have concerns regarding your child and online safety, then this workshop is for you! Join Mr Sutton at 8.30am in the cafeteria as he talks you through everything you need to know.
If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to sign up to our fun and supportive choir. Bring along a friend or family member if you want. The more the merrier.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Miss Rowan on firstname.lastname@example.org
SWIMMING POOL UPDATE
We have had a team of engineers on site assessing the cause of the leak and identifying what course of action will need to be taken. While we would love to give a definite date as to when the pool will reopen date, we are not in a position to do so just yet. We will however, keep you updated regularly with progress reports. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We had our first week of ECAs and what a success it has been. From sports through to music, our students have embraced their new activities with enthusiasm and excitement. We’ll be sharing photos as the weeks progress.
To help you be more effective in your communications with the school, here is a quick list of who to email for what:
Bus related - email@example.com
ECAs - Tom.Ferguson@nais.hk
Homework related – Class Teacher
Pastoral related - firstname.lastname@example.org
School Lunches - email@example.com
Admissions and Marketing related – firstname.lastname@example.org
General enquiry - email@example.com
Absences - Class Teacher and firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is sick or for medical reasons, and Sarah.Harley@nais.hk (Primary), Christian.Bishop@nais.hk (Secondary) to request a leave of absence.
Enjoy the long weekend.