Welcome to the weekly newsletter. A busy week is in progress and there are several exciting updates.
Rita is delighted to have received an offer for her dream university destination – the Architectural Association School of Architecture. This is the university she had been hoping to receive an offer from and is thrilled.
Siri has received an offer from the prestigious Georgewashington University to study Political Science. This is an extremely competitive University, known for its political Alumini, and Siri is carefully considering her options.
Vivian is also excited to have received an offer from Edinburgh University to study product design. Ranked 20th globally this is a wonderful offer to have received and she is rightly proud, as we are proud of her!
Despite all the wonderful offers for our Grade 12 Students, there is still the matter of exams to be completed! To aid in this our Grade 12 students will be undertaking a full mock examination week beginning 6th April, while other students will be engaging in their mid-semester assessments. Please help support all of our students during this busy time and encourage them in their reviews and revision.
University of EHL visit
On the 30th of April our Grade 11 students received a visit from representatives of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, the world’s premier Hospitality and Management University based in Switzerland. There was a wonderful buzz of excitement due to having such a prestigious university visit the campus and Grade 11 students gained useful insights into how to prepare an application. Thanks to Ms.Tiffany Corbett and Ms.Vivian Liu for all of their hardwork in preparing the visit.
The NACIS grade 12 Art exhibition will take place on Friday 2nd April. We are delighted to invite select guests to the event to appreciate what accomplished artists our Grade 12 students have become throughout their time as IBDP students. We will look to opening the event week beginning 5th April for any parents who would like to view the work produced and learn more about the Visual Arts course. Mr.Ryan McDaid, Head of Visual Arts, will be sending out more information shortly.
NACIS Interhouse basketball finals
After a month of matches, the following Houses will be moving forward to the G9-12 Inter-house Basketball Finals, which will be held on 13th April. The Houses of Fortitude will compete with Honesty for the boys, whilst for the girl Honesty with be playing against Integrity. We look forward to a closely contested set of games to decide the winning houses.
This week we have a slightly different reflection, from our CAS coordinator Ms.Vikki Culliton. Vikki has prepared the following regarding the BSY Prefect Project.
Sending a Smile to BSY
Student prefects kicked off their week in a positive and caring way on Monday morning. Having received correspondence from the British School of Yangon, in Myanmar, highlighting the difficulties students there are facing at the moment, our prefects were keen to offer support. Teachers and students of BSY have been struggling with ongoing Covid restrictions and lockdown, not to mention added stress and anxiety listening to the devastating protests on their streets this month, as they were trying their best to focus on online lessons from home. Needless to say, the BSY community is in need of a morale boost.
Our prefects at NACIS decided to reach out and let our sister-school know that we are thinking of them, that we are all part of a global community and we are here to support them. Grade 10 students James, Alvin and Albert led the team of student prefects in directing, recording and editing a video of well wishes to raise the spirits of the BSY community. Jenny, Jane and Sophie, also from Grade 10, supported in coordinating the project and communicating with NACIS staff and teachers. Positive energy and kindness emanated from the recording room on Monday morning.
This service project has taught our NACIS students to be open-minded and empathetic towards people in challenging situations around the world today. Additionally, it has helped them to understand that in Nord Anglia we are all part of a global support network and so, if at all possible, we should make connections and look after others within our NAE family.