NIS staff gathered at the steps to wish students farewell for the summer, and even longer for some. There were definitely both cheers and tears for both as some students and staff were leaving NIS for good. Farewell until August!
Back in October, one student's interest in the artwork of Yayoi Kusama inspired other ELC Kindergarten students to take interest, and it developed into the big ELC project exploring dots! They created their own NIS Obliteration Room and invited the entire NIS community to contribute to create the room. Now the book documented their journey of leaning is published and you can read it here! => https://issuu.com/nagoyais/docs/nisdots-final?e=13887228/62395421
As part of their Unit of Inquiry into children's rights, Gr. 3 thought that is wasn't fair that some children in some of the poorest countries in the world do not have access to the right to an education or healthy food. They decided to take action to try to help restore children's rights in Haiti. They held a Market Day on Monday and raised a total of 42,000 yen to donate. Thank you for wanting to have an impact Gr. 3!
Both the Middle School and High School students organized a day of sports at the end of the year as part of the year-end celebrations, and the weather cooperated! Thanks students for planning and preparing for two great days!
The Gr. 8 students were able to celebrate their achievements for the year and of course, their completion of Middle School. Special thanks to the Gr. 8 parents for preparing the wonderful food and photo book to help the memories close at hand for the students.
Gr. 10 students discussed modeling techniques and simulated World Cup matches using a series of dice rolls and counter rolls. Teams are seeded as they are in the real world, with top seeds getting more rolls than lower ranked teams. Students drew teams at random and began the group round matches and the two teams/students who top their group proceeded to the second round and then to the knockout phase where extra time (2 extra rolls each) and penalties (highest roll shoot out) came into play. It was wonderful to see so many excited faces and students feeling the joy and passion that mathematics and mathematical modeling can bring. The NIS Mathematics Department wishes everyone a wonderful summer and an exciting World Cup; good luck to your respective countries!
Parent Partners are an important part of our community, and this week the outgoing and incoming PTA Executive Boards celebrated and reflected on the accomplishments of the past year and discussed events and plans for the upcoming year starting in August. The NIS community is grateful for the many dedicated parents who work so hard on behalf of the students and the school, and we look forward to another year of collaboration in 2018-19!
The Grade 5 and Grade 10 students celebrated the completion of the PYP and MYP in separate ceremonies with parents and teachers on Monday. We are proud of their accomplishments as learners and look forward to them next year as they enter the MYP and the DP!