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Community Meetings

For Phase 1 of our Strategic Planning process, NIS held a series of "Community Meetings".


Parent Community Meetings (Summary):


What is Going Well

  • IB curriculum
  • Learning approach, academic rigor
  • HS/IB results
  • Quality of teachers, teaching skills
  • Good infrastructure and facilities
  • Class size (not too small, not too big)
  • Inclusive/wellness Program
  • Nurturing individuality and individual skills
  • ASAs, sports, clubs
  • Community approach & feel
  • Diversity (community, students & staff)
  • Teacher/student relationships
  • Multi-age campus encourages relationships and good communication
  • Support for families
  • Communication between home and school
  • Parent involvement
  • Aware of need for school development/improvement, future/forward thinking and planning, listening to parents/community

Even Better If

  • More class options (languages, music, etc.)
  • Stronger Japanese language program
  • Better nurture/recognize student talents (music, sports, academics)
  • Ensure differentiation supports ALL students
  • Better/timely assessment of student learning
  • After school music lessons
  • More/better sports and club activities
  • More elementary ASAs
  • More diverse staff (experience, nationality)
  • Affordability (more diverse families)
  • More scholarships/accessibility
  • Return to “A la carte” fee structure
  • More connections with local schools
  • Deeper service learning/community engagement
  • More “hands-on” activities (farming, etc.)
  • Access, buses
  • More/improved facilities
  • Improved security
  • AC in the gym
  • Improved parking
  • Improved bike safety
  • More student spaces
  • Improved/simplified communication systems
  • Improved IT systems for feedback on student performance
  • Improved ability to track student learning
  • Monitoring of student behavior (during class, lunch, and break-times)
  • More control over devices during school
  • Improved bus monitoring
  • Better support for conflicts like bullying
  • Less classroom segregation by language/culture
  • More awareness of class/cultural dynamics
  • Work with students to create school ‘morals’ or norms
  • Medical support for after school hours/ASAs
  • Healthier lunch options