Message from the Principal
My main focus this week has been lesson observations. I have enjoyed visiting different classes, seeing how children are progressing and feeding back to staff. I have learnt about Pascal’s triangle in Maths, studied poetry, analysed a play, was reminded about my multiplication tables and how to use figurative language. It has been great fun working with the children and the teachers, enjoying learning alongside them.
Members of the Senior Leadership Team also had the opportunity to visit the site of our new campus before the major building work starts. It gave us a chance to imagine what it would look like so we can influence the design from an informed viewpoint. In the meantime, the architects and the contractors visited our school so that we can ensure that both schools look and feel the same. It is very exciting.
I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.
3 October – Closing date for entries into the Global Campus Photography Competition
4 October – Parent Workshop: Assessments at NAIS Hong Kong 8.30am in the cafeteria
5 October – Year 7 Parents’ Evening
6 October – Year 5 Performance to Parents 1.30pm
7 October – 3D Class Assembly
7 October – Hong Kong Schools Music Festival application deadline
10 October – Public Holiday, School Closed
11 October – Parent Workshop: Speech Festival – How you can assist your child at home
12 October – Year 9 Geography HKU Geological Museum Trip
13 October – Year 7 Race Around Hong Kong
14 October – Year 7, 8 and 9 Secondary Progress reports Published
17-21 October – Half Term, School Closed
28 October – NAIS PTA Halloween Spooktakular 5-8pm (ticket on sale now)
PARENT WORKSHOP - Assessments at NAIS Hong Kong (4 October, 8.30am)
If you’re keen to know more about how we assess at the school, what we assess, and why we assess the way we do, then this informative workshop is for you. Led by Assistant Principal, Mrs Harley.
Please email email@example.com to register your interest, as this is always a very popular workshop.
HALLOWEEN PARTY – tickets on sale NOW
Get your costumes at the ready. Yes, it’s that time of year again when we dress up in our best trick or treating costume, to celebrate all things scary! Organised by our fab PTA team, we know that this is going to be a fun (and hopefully not too frightening) event. Definitely a date for the diary. To make sure you don’t miss out buy your tickets now as there is limited availability. Tickets cost $90 and are on sale at: naisptahalloweenspooktakular.eventbrite.hk
HONG KONG SCHOOLS MUSIC FESTIVAL
This year’s Hong Kong Music Festival, will take place in March 2017. If you wish to enter your son/daughter for the Music Festival then please complete the appropriate form and return to Miss Rowan with a cheque made payable to Nord Anglia International School, HK Ltd. for the required amount on or before Friday 7th October.
Late entries or those submitted without a cheque will not be accepted as there is a strict deadline set by the association.
Application forms and the syllabus for the music festival is available on the association website www.hksmsa.org.uk.
SWIMMING POOL UPDATE
Progress! This week the engineers were able to narrow down the cause of the leak. The water level has remained the same after it reached just below the water inlets, which means it must be coming from above or from them. The engineers will now focus their investigation on the whole pool tank above the inlets. If there is no further leakage we can start the repair work. More updates to come …
STAFF INSET DAY
Today it was the turn of our teachers to be learners. The teachers had a whole day of professional learning delivered by two guest speakers from around the World. The first was a gentleman named Andrew Jeffery, a Maths specialist who spoke to the teachers about teaching mastery techniques in Maths. The second was a lady called Indu Bedi, who spoke to the teachers about language teaching and teaching children who have English as a second language. Both sessions were excellent and our teachers have come out buzzing, full of ideas to implement into their lessons in the future.
Quick list guide of who to email for what:
· Bus related - firstname.lastname@example.org
· ECAs - Tom.Ferguson@nais.hk
· Homework related – Class Teacher
· Pastoral related - email@example.com
· School Lunches - firstname.lastname@example.org
· Admissions and Marketing related – email@example.com
· General enquiry - firstname.lastname@example.org
· Absences - Class Teacher and email@example.com 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.
Please do not use the firstname.lastname@example.org for any of the above queries.
Have a great weekend.