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Parent Teacher Conferences and Partnering with Parents

It was terrific week for parent partnerships at NIS. Thank you to the many families who came out to campus on Monday to be a part of our "Three-Way Conferences". The triangle between parents, school and your child is one that brings strength to learning and well-being and it is the foundation of any good school. I hope you were able to enjoy discussing the progress of your child together with staff and as a family. Also, on Wednesday . . . .

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End of Quarter One!

Our thoughts this week have been with the victims of the recent typhoon Hagibis which included a minute of silence to pay our respects which was held both in our staff meeting as well as in the Secondary School assembly yesterday. We are honored to be a part of such a resilient and caring country. If NIS families have been directly affected, and if we can support your children in any way, please reach out to us.    It is hard to believe that one quarter of the school year has already passed – yet with so many exciting events in the past week, there is certainly a feeling of celebration and accomplishment. We had . . .

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International Schools in Japan Collaborating to Improve

NIS is grateful to be a member of the Japan Council of International Schools, a network of 27 schools across Japan, of which I am honored to be leading again this year. We are so fortunate to be in Japan, where all of our member schools embrace the improvement of international education through collaboration and sharing. Here in Tokyo for the past few days . . .

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NIS Mission Coming Alive

Last Friday, while school was on holiday, a number of our committed students were busy participating in the global movement for climate action by joining protests, alongside young people across the globe, for attention to the climate crisis. I am very proud of our students for taking the initiative to be a part of something bigger and to connect for impact on a global scale.

Of course impact also begins, on a much smaller level . . .

 

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Partnering with Parents

As the year comes towards a close I was very grateful to see so many parents come out to spend time reviewing our partnership with parents and reflecting on how we might better work together to support learning and student well-being at NIS . . .

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Graduation Weekend

Today saw the first of our two-day graduation celebrations as we honor our amazing students in the Class of 2019. Following the Graduation March of Pride in which our graduates paraded around the school . . .

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Smiles on Photo Day!

All students and staff were photographed this week, not only for the yearbook and ID cards, but also of course for any families wanting to order photo packages with a variety of sizes. Special thanks to the PTA for helping to organize the flow of traffic and also making sure everyone looked just right!

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