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Parent Update - 2 June 2017

  • Books and Buns event

 

Message from the Principal

 

Dear Parents,

 

I hope you and your family enjoyed the sunshine and the Dragon Boat Festival. It is a great occasion and a chance for communities and groups to come together in an enjoyable event.

 

In the school, the focus for staff has been on marking assessment and writing final reports.  However, we can still have fun.  For example, the Books and Buns charity event run by Sandringham and Caernarfon Houses jointly for “Feeding Hong Kong” and “Bring a book” was a great success, enjoyed by all.

 

Excitement mounts, too, as our Artist-in-Residence, Cornelia Erdmann, completes the project.  The first panels of the pupils’ art work are ready and they look amazing.  I am really looking forward to the final display of all 800!

 

Have a good weekend.

 

Brian Cooklin

Principal

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

4 June

Year 8 residential to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Returning on Friday, 9 June

 

5 June

Year 7 Residential Sabah, Malaysia. Returning on Saturday, 10 June

 

9 June

Year 9 Science Trip

Class Assembly 2C

 

12 June

Summer Music Concert Rehearsal

 

13 June

Summer Concert

 

14 June

Year 2 Rehearsal

PTA AGM – 7:00pm in the Cafeteria

 

15 June

Year 6 Transition Day

Year 2 Performance

 

16 June

Celebration Assembly

Primary School Disco

 

17 June

PTA Gala Dinner

 

 

COBIS IN PICTURES

Want to know what we got up to? They say a picture paints a thousand words so we’ve put together this slideshow. Click here to enjoy!

 

LOOK AT OUR BEAUTIFUL ART PIECES

Our students finally get to see their art pieces this week! Now they just need to work together and learn how to create an aesthetically pleasing outcome by using skills of layout, balance and layering. We can't wait to see the final installation! Find out what they’ve been up to from our Facebook page.

 

WELCOME TO YEAR 4 HOGWART

Harry Potter Day for our Year 4s was just amazing. This morning, we saw our young wizards conjuring up wonderful potions and later, Slytherin, Griffindor, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff were battling it out on the turf in a game of Quidditch. What a fantastic day for our Harry Potters! A big thanks goes to all our teachers, TLAs and parents for organising and supporting the day! Check them out here.

 

SUCCESS IN MANDARIN

Congratulations to the following students:

Mancy Mok, Calvin Te, Jasmine Siu, and Tony Song for winning the Chinese reading competition: Jie Ti Yue Du

Soleil Chan and Claire Chan for winning the Chinese writing competition: Kids for Kids Best Story Idea Award

Brendan Cheung, Alison Woo, Ally Cheung, Chloe Lau, Kimmy Kwok for winning: The Most Promising Illustrator Award

 

Finally a special mention to Sunny Li, Chloe Chan, Sophie Abrahams, Natalie Kung, Isabelle Luk, Stephanie Kwan, Abbie Yiu, Chun Fai Wat, Cayden Lock, and Calvin Te who also did well in this writing competition and received a Certificate of Recognition.

 

BOOKS & BUNS FUNDRAISER A HUGE SUCCESS

They came, they read, they ate cake and boy, did they raise some serious money for their respective charities! Yes, after some serious reading and cake munching, Sandringham and Caernarfon managed to raise over HK$ 20,000 for Feeding Hong Kong and Bring Me A Book

 

Mr Reid and Ms Kenny would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents who helped support the Books & Buns charity event yesterday. This money couldn’t have been raised without the amazingly decorated and tasting cakes and generous donations of books. 

 

JOIN THE LAST MEETING OF THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

Gemma Simmonds, NAIS PTA Chair and PTA Committee Members cordially invites ALL parents and teachers to the last NAIS Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting for 2016 - 2017 school year. Food and drinks will be provided. Please click here for full details and to register.

 

BOOK NOW!

PTA MASQUERADE DINNER - Saturday, June 17th
Don your best black tie outfits and join us at this great event. See the invitation here. Tickets can be purchased at naisptamasqueradeball.eventbrite.hk.

 

YEAR 4C MUSIC

Our Year 4 students were ‘fine tuning’ their violin skills this week (excuse the pun). While half of them were hard at work in the keyboard suite, the other half were developing their skills on this beautiful string instrument with Mr Widger.

 

EXPLORING THE DRAMA OF THE GREAT SPACE RACE WITH YEAR 5

Drama is such a potent source of learning as our Year 5s discovered when they added depth to their appreciation of the Space Race through working on Freeze frame tableaux in Drama this week. Collaboration, imagination and concentration were all needed to pull off these studies. Year 5 are showing a great maturity in their approach to their work, proving that they are ready to transition up to Year 6 soon.

 

YEAR 6 GO FULL ‘STEAM’ AHEAD

Year 6 have been tackling problem solving challenges as part of their new STEAM theme. As well as creating circuits using “Little Bits’ kits and our sets of Lego Mindstorms they have also been learning about how pulleys work and creating models using Knex as well as exploring solar power by building and testing various models.

 

PRIMARY ASSEMBLY – 4A Grace Halls

It’s Harry Potter Day for our 4A class Assembly this morning. All of our Year 4 students dressed in Harry Potter themed costumes and they shared their favourite characters with their peers. A big thank you to our musicians from 4A, Ben, Arianna, Brian and Warren who performed the classic Harry Potter music by using different kinds of instruments.

See what they got up to here.

 

SECONDARY ASSEMBLY

In the Secondary Assembly this morning, Mrs Pate presented two certificates to our students who participated in the Nord Anglia Keeping Children Safe Illustration Challenge (June 2017). Among them, Jean Jang from Year 9 received the high commendation award, and Amy Jung from Year 9 was chosen as the winner of the challenge. Well done!

 

STARS OF THE WEEK – Theme

As always we are proud to celebrate our student successes. Well done one and all.

 

Year 2: Gaia Poltronieri, Eva Hau, Angela Daniel, Hoffman Hirst, Edward Connolly

Year 3: Markos Vourloumis, Teo Vourloumis, Nathan Pang, Benson Cai, Kyle Chan

Year 4: Sydney Chow, Kaitlyn Chak, Andy Dong, Ethan Soong, Oscar Smeets

Year 5: Panagis Vourloumis, Maxime Dulondel-Grande, Sammy Thompson, Joseph Marks, Felix Zhang

Year 6: Lila Jones, Ian Liu, Lune Delettre-Gros, Alexson Cheung

 

HIGH COMMENDATION AWARDS – Mandarin/Theme

Year 7: Rachel Wong, Charlotte Knowles

Year 8: Beatrice Villaflor, Evan Kingsbury

Year 9: Kelly Chen, Judy Zhu

 

See their smiling faces here.

 

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