The NIS Community Raffle came to a close on Friday, with the winners all be chosen at the Winter Welcome Potluck hosted by the PTA. All main prize winners can be found here (https://www.nisjapan.net/201718NISrafflewinners). The REAL winners are all of the students at NIS - thank you everyone for your support this year!
The kindergarten students had the opportunity to visit the Nagoya Science Museum today. Students experienced many different kind of exhibits and loved the ones that were hands on! Their favorite floor was the 3rd floor, where there was a water exhibit as well as some features that tricked their eyes. Students could shoot water cannons, play with rubber ducks, drive a pretend fire truck, and many more. Everybody loved the field trip and wanted to stay longer!
The Tokyo Olympic Committee invited NIS students from Grade 1-6 to participate in the selection of the official mascots for the 2020 Olympic Games! Students learned about the significance of each mascot before casting their votes in class. Each class was able to send 1 overall vote to the committee. In the end, Candidates A received 5 votes and B received 7 votes! We look forward to finding out the winner, chosen by Primary school students from all over Japan.
Gr. 11 students and parents were invited to the library for the College Information Session on Tuesday evening, Feb. 20. It was a chance for Gr. 11 students and parents to go over the basic flow of the application processes for universities and colleges, and discuss what students should be focusing on between now and next fall.
A group of grade 9 students performed scenes of 'Fugee' by Abi Morgan, a scripted piece about teenage asylum seekers living in the UK for the Gr. 8 and 9 students on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in the Drama Room. It was a great performance that highlighted the stress and emotions of young adults caught in difficult situations across cultures that were the fault of adults and regional politics.
The grade 10 students and parents had an opportunity to look ahead and learn more about the last two years of their high school at NIS at the "IBDP Information Session" held on Tuesday, Feb. 13. After a general overview of the two-year DP program that they will embark upon from August, teachers presented course details and provided a chance for both students and parents to talk about the courses and view textbooks and other resources to help them make choices to move forward.
The Raffle Class Baskets are now on display! Check them out in the Raymond Building entrance. Special thanks to our parents and the PTA for donating, collecting and organizing these baskets!
Tania Lattanzio is here at NIS working with teachers for two days to develop assessment practices throughout NIS. This visit is a chance for NIS to broaden our understanding of assessment and how we can use various assessment strategies to inform our teaching and learning.