Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to the weekly newsletter. This week is busy with students engaging in their midterm assessments and mock IBDP examinations.
Despite the busy atmosphere of study, students of Grade 12 have still received a selection of offers from university – which is very encouraging during this demanding time.
Vivian is very excited to have received an offer from Loughborough University to study Industrial Design. This is a highly competitive degree from a very competitive university – ranked 7th in the UK. Steven has received an offer from Kings College London to study Economics and Management. Steven is very pleased to have received an offer from a university ranked 31st globally. Finally, Siri has received an offer to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Warwick which is ranked 8th within the UK and is globally very highly regarded.
An excellent selection of university offers to start our week!
The Semester 2 midterm assessments are now well underway, students are busy preparing and engaging with their examinations. Although important for all students this is especially important for Grade 12 students as this serves as the final mock examination before the real thing. We are proud of our students and how hard they have worked to prepare for these exams. Please continue to support these students at home over the coming week.
The NACIS art exhibition was a great success – students were delighted to share their art-work, rationales and creativity. Please see below for some photos of the event.
Inspired by out Art Exhibition, Snoopy will be providing a reflection for us this week.
I was very lucky to be able to help the Grade 12 IB Art students with their preparation for their exhibition on Friday. Their set-up and ideas were really great and I learned a lot. I could tell that they were working very hard on their painting and placement. They had prepared for 2 or 3 weeks and the result was fantastic. On the exhibition day I had to wear a hazmat suit and a plastic screen mask as part of Rita’s exhibition. This is a kind of performance art and I felt hot, sweaty, and tired. I felt a lot of respect for the doctors and nurses who worked with COVID-19 patients. Part of Ruby’s exhibition was food, so we ate lollipops as a treat after the show.
I will need to do this next year for my own art exhibition, so it was a valuable experience for me. It made me think about the format of my exhibition. I saw that the Grade 12 students had to write a lot of words to accompany their art and they also had to explain the art to the people visiting. Now I have lots of new ideas and I can see how difficult it might be to turn ideas into real life. I could see the parents of the Grade 12 students were so proud to see their daughter’s work and I look forward to the day when my own family can come to see my work displayed.