The PTA organized a one-day trip to the city of Hekinan, a coastal town about 50km south of Nagoya. About 30 participants enjoyed meditation at a temple, confectionery making and getting to know each other and making new friends.
The HS boys and girls volleyball teams traveled to Kobe for games against CA, and the MS girls volleyball team and boys baseball team had games here at NIS against CA on Sep 8-9.
NIS community got together on Sep. 8 to share great food, welcome new families and teachers, meet our Parent Partners and see the new Annex classrooms. Thanks to the PTA - and the Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream truck! - for making the event so special!
Each Friday at 9:00 is set aside for parents to come in an meet with school leaders to discuss topics of interest and any questions in an informal "Parent Tea". The first tea was hosted by Head of School Matthew Parr on Friday, Sep. 8, and he discussed the school's "School Development Plan" - an action plan which represent a synthesis of various goals and tasks that, if comprehensively addressed, will ensure that we can deliver our mission.
The Gr.12 students met as a group with parents at College Night on Sept.5 - a chance for everyone to ensure students are on their desired path as they near the end of their time at NIS!
It has been a recent tradition for the Grade 5 to have a sleepover, and this year, they decided to have it at the beginning of the school year so everyone would have the opportunity to build friendships early on and enjoy the new Annex building classrooms.
The entire Secondary School – along with their teachers – headed off to the Japan Alps for their annual retreat, an NIS tradition for grades 6-12 at the beginning of each school year. The retreats provide an important opportunity for students to mix with different grades and get to know classmates outside of the classroom environment.
In addition to the middle school and high school sports teams that have started their sports seasons, the Elementary Soccer Club has started practice as well, along with the Running Club. Go Primary Dolphins!