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2018/19 Week 4 : Message from Jenny Yan

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Looking back on the past three weeks, I feel very happy that our students can comply with our dress code, wear neat uniforms and have a good mental outlook. When students and teachers meet each other in corridors, they smile and greet each other. This friendly and respectful atmosphere is what we expect at NACIS.
 
In the past few weeks, our teachers introduced themselves, courses and evaluation methods to students in the class so that students who move up to the new grade can adapt to the new life quickly.
 
We have developed the basic mathematics courses and the extended mathematics courses in an orderly way. In basic mathematics courses, we have adopted level-based teaching to meet students’ need. In extended mathematics courses, we have initiated rich teaching content and lively activities.
 
In Chinese, our Chinese teachers have also developed many activities such as guessing lantern riddles, making posters and chanting poems during the Mid-Autumn festival, which allows students to appreciate the charm of Chinese culture. 
 
In STEAM, our teachers have led students to develop a paper tower project. It's an important learning activity for students through engineering because it allows students to learn and understand many physic principles such as bearing distribution, dynamics, Newton's laws of motion and other physical rules. Students have been asked to use a paper with 8.5 x 11 inch to complete the team work and make the evaluation based on the height and wind resistance.
 
In Chemistry, our IB students in G11 have been studying enthalpy change for the three weeks. They have done a lot of practical work to observe and calculate the enthalpy change in combustion reactions and aqueous solutions. Our G12 students are currently undergoing an internal chemical assessment (IA). IA is an integral part of IB curriculum, which is compulsory for both SL and HL students. It enables students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge and develop their personal interests without time limits and other restrictions related to the written test. It is also a "bittersweet moment" for students. We are pleased that most students have put forward many interesting questions and started collecting the data they need.
 
The development of our school cannot be separated from the efforts and support of all teachers, students and parents. Thank you for all you have done. We hope our students can have a richer and better learning experience in the new academic year.