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Extended day: The school day begins at 8:30am and runs until 2.45pm.
Morning session: The school day begins at 8:30am and runs until 11.30am.
Afternoon session: The school day begins at 12:15pm and runs until 2.45pm.
Pupils taking the extended day or morning session will need to be at school by 8.15am so that they can be in their classrooms to start class at 8:30am. Pupils taking the afternoon session will need to be in school by 12 noon so that they can be in their classroooms to start at 12:15pm.
Lower and Upper Kindergarten Timings
The school day begins at 8:30am and runs until 2.45pm. Pupils will need to be at school by 8.15am so that they can be in their classrooms to start class at 8:30am.
A Primary Day
The school day begins at 8am until 2.45pm for Primary students. Pupils will need to be at school by 7.45am so that they can be in their classrooms to start class at 8am. Our Year 1 Parent Handbook is attached below.
||Members of staff are on site to meet and supervise the children.
||All pupils to be in school.
||Classes end for Primary school pupils.
||School bus leaves.
|3.00 - 4.00pm
Mon-Wed: Teacher-run ECAs (free of charge)
Thurs: ECAs run by external providers (fee applies)
|4.00pm Mon - Thurs
||A 'late' bus service (with limited drop off points) is provided for Primary children taking part in ECAs.
For Primary School, ECAs run fom Mondays to Wednesdays from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. These are Teacher-run ECAs (free of charge). Year 1 pupils are limited to one per week. On Thursdays, we will have ECAs run by external providers where a fee applies. All ECAs are optional. There are no ECAs in the first and last weeks of term. For more information on ECAs, please click here.
Primary Break and Lunch Times
|Years 1 and 2
||9.45 - 10.00am
||11.15 - 12.15pm
|Years 3 - 6
||10.30 - 10.45am
||12.15 - 1.15pm
A SECONDARY DAY
The school day for Secondary is 8am - 3.30pm. Pupils will need to be at school by 7.45am so that they can be in their classrooms to start class at 8am.
||Members of staff are on site to supervise.
||All pupils to be in school.
|10.30 - 10.45am
|12.15 - 1.15pm
||Lunch - Secondary Teacher-run ECAs (free of charge).
||Classes end for Secondary pupils.
|4.00 - 5.00pm
||Secondary ECAs run by predominately fee-based providers.
As the Secondary school day finishes later, there is no return bus service after school. This is a great opportunity for our older pupils to develop their independence. However, they can join the ECA late bus for Primary pupils (leaving 4.00pm). This will be a limited bus service, with fewer drop-off points.
For Secondary ECAs, we will be offering a combination of free Lunch Time clubs as well as predominately fee-based after-school ECAs. We feel this is more suitable at Secondary level, where we like to offer the pupils more specialist activities. In addition, Secondary School pupils will have squad training for different sports if they are selected for teams. All ECAs are optional. There are no ECAs in the first and last weeks of term.
For more information, please click here.
COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS
A strong partnership between parents and teachers is essential to the success of your child at NAIS. We do most of our communication with parents via email, so it is really important that we have your most up-to-date contact details.
The school uses Firefly (our Parent Portal). Each year group also has a Year Blog. These are designed to give you further insight into the learning that is taking place in your child's classroom. Teachers will use this interactively, placing homework and activities on Firefly.
For whole school issues and important dates, all parents will receive a weekly Friday Parent Update by email and this is uploaded to our 'News' section of our website and Firefly.
We post regularly about the School’s activities and events on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This may include external sporting competitions to residential trips to key events in the year including International Day or Prize Giving. Photos are shared on Flickr.
We ask that parents inform the school directly if their child is going to be absent for any reason. Please contact your child's Class Teacher by email even if your child will be absent for a brief period - for example, for a doctor's appointment.
If you child needs to be absent for a longer period, please contact David.Sheehan@nais.hk. Absences should be explained so that teachers can provide homework support, if necessary.
Student Services – Bus Coordinator: email@example.com
Absence from school: Firstname.Lastname@nais.hk AND firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson Bus HOTLINE (only for use during bus service time): 2552 9870
Student Services – Lunch / Uniform: Katherine.Chan@nais.hk
Finance team: Finance@nais.hk
Aston Wilson / Uniform supplier: 2523 2517 or email@example.com