Congratulations EVERYONE and thank you all for the tremendous support for the 2017 NIS Community Raffle! Special thanks to the PTA and class parents for the baskets and hard work for the evening event on Feb. 17, and, of course, a big thanks to the many companies and people who donated prizes! Congratulations to 3A and 7P for winning the class prizes!
As a culmination to their study of nuclear and particle physics, the Gr. 12 students visited the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) in Gifu prefecture (www.nifs.ac.jp). They saw the control room during live fusion tests being run in the institute's Large Helical Device (LHD), and were also able to visualize the paths of the charged particles in the interior of the helical device with the Numerical Simulator where a super computer generates a three-dimensional immersive virtual reality plasma simulation in real time. Another part of the tour included a collection of helical fusion research machines used to study fusion prior to the one currently being operated at this scientific research facility. An incredible opportunity to see high level physics in action!
The NIS "Community Raffle" is in full swing, and there are only 2 weeks left to get your tickets! This combined effort between the school and the PTA provides important support to the school's fundraising efforts that helps all students at NIS. 100% of the raffle proceeds will be donated to the NIS school budget via the Annual Giving Fund. Special thanks to the companies who have kindly donated prizes so far - Delta Airlines, the H&R Group, the Hilton Hotel Naha Shuri Castle in Okinawa, and the Hilton Nagoya, and also Cezars International for some great class prizes. We hope that everyone can support the raffle again this year - go HERE for more information.
Students celebrated "Setsu-bun" (the first day of spring) on Friday, Feb. 3 by throwing beans at an Oni (demon) and driving away evil spirits. ELC K students were very brave and they chased away the Oni with his scary face and pointed horns (but he had a familiar growl). See more photos HERE (https://nisphotos.smugmug.com/201617-Events-Activities/Setsubun) (password required)
To celebrate Chinese New Year in the ELC, the students were treated to Tangyuan, a kind of dumpling that is sweet, made by several of the parents. After that, students proudly paraded their homemade dragon around the school! Special thanks to our Chinese parents for helping to start the day in such a fun way! (1/30)
Congratulations to Haruka (gr. 7) for her winning design for the 26th annual ACCJ/NIS Walkathon which will be on May 21! Thanks to all students who submitted designs - there were many great ones! Special thanks to the H&R group for donating an iPad mini to the winner as well!
Last weekend NIS hosted the WJAA High School Girls Basketball Tournament. Teams came from Hokkaido, Kobe and Kyoto to compete. It was a great weekend full of skilled basketball and good sportsmanship all around. The NIS Lady Fins struggled due to illness and many injuries, but kept their chins up throughout. A special thank you to the NIS Sports Council, as they supported all areas of the tournament; and it would not have run as smoothly as it did without their time and dedication! Go Dolphins!
On Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 23-24, NIS teachers spent time working and learning. In the secondary, teachers were planning for the upcoming MYP authorization visit this May, focusing on standardization of grading and unit planning across grades 6-10 and planning for the NIS Extended Learning trips in May. The Primary school teachers were investigating teaching through inquiry - examining what Inquiry is and how to teach for Conceptual Understanding. They also studied the role of provocations and questioning, and the role of assessment in Inquiry. It was an important chance to get together and collaborate and learn!
- TueFeb28 IB Mock Examinations (Gr. 12)
- TueFeb28 ES ASAs (G2-3 Basketball) 3:30 PM to 4:20 PM
- TueFeb28 Board of Trustees/Directors Meeting 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- WedMar01 IB Mock Examinations (Gr. 12)
- WedMar01 IBDP External Assessment Deadline (Gr. 12)