The PTA organized a Harvest Lunch and many parents, teachers and staff visited PTA House to enjoy delicious turkey and other goodies from Cezars Kitchen, as well as international home-made dishes form all over the world brought by parents. Thank you everyone!
As part of our strategy to better support families as they transition into our school community, the "Transition" Parent Partners play a big role in providing guidance and invaluable parent-to-parent information to new or prospective families. Today, a group of parents met to discuss ways to provide better and more timely support to families interested in NIS.
Gr. 1 went on a field trip to "Little World" in Inuyama today. This is a continuation on their Unit of Inquiry on homes to help them understand that homes reflect upon our identity and are influenced by local cultures. Students explored homes around the world and discusesed how the local environment affect how homes are built.
MS Language Acquisition - Japanese 3 is currently in the unit "Old is gold" based on MYP Global Context "Orientation in Space and Time". We are discovering the different view arose from generation gap as well as investigating why and how this was occurred. At the same time, we are also searching the essential of service - what the caring service should be and what the caring service gives for the audience as well as supporters. To consolidate the deeper understanding the "caring service" for elderly, the class visited a local volunteer group to help the elderly and held a students-initiated workshop to teach English through games and songs for elderly, which they think they can offer. It turned out that the students learned more than what they gave.
Junior Red Cross high school students visited the ELC to teach Kindergarten students how to wash their hands properly in order to wash off germs. To see how thoroughly they need to wash, the had Kindergarten students paint their hands and then try to wash them off. The Kindergarten students enjoyed painting their hands and washing them off wish soap, getting wet and rubbing and twisting their hands. Thank you Junior Red Cross for teaching the importance of self-hygiene before the flu season!
NIS has many clubs and activities initiated by students in the hopes of having an impact on our community. Last week, the NIS Japan Service Dog Association Club visited the official facility of JSDA. They had a tour of the facility, and watched a service dog perform many of the tasks such as picking up coins, retrieving items from a fridge and assisting in removing shoes. It was a great opportunity for students to learn what happens at the facility and how these dogs have an impact on the lives of the people they help.
Staff and students at NIS enjoyed 'unplugging' from the world a little on Monday. The NIS community attempted a "Low Technology" day; teachers planned lessons without the use of laptops, ipads or interactive white boards and students were encouraged to switch off devices or leave them at home. We even encouraged the staff not to send or read emails all day. Some found the day to be a challenge, while others, like Grade 6, embraced turning off ALL tech including lights and heating! Once a semester we plan to run a low technology day, just to experiment with connecting to the world in a different way. We encourage our NIS families to embrace 'unplugging' once in a while too! For more information on how to reduce tech time at home take a look at this website - https://www.screenagersmovie.com/tech-talk-tuesdays/
Aya Kawakami, an actor, director, producer and singer visited the Gr. 11 and Gr. 12 drama classes today to give hints and suggestions on their work. Thanks Ms. Kawakami!
- WedNov22 MUN - Singapore
- WedNov22 NIS Home-Builders (Cambodia)
- WedNov22 PTA Harvest Lunch 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- WedNov22 Early Dismissal 2:00 PM to 2:00 PM
- ThuNov23 MUN - Singapore