The Class of 2023 is one that is embarking on incredible journeys around the world – to their choice of top universities, internship and employment, or personal adventures and discovery during a gap year. Graduation is a time for our school to celebrate the achievements and memories of our seniors as we say farewell to them as students. And while they may be starting out on their new journeys as graduates, they’ll always be NIS Lions.
The field of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is growing every day – just ask our NIS Grade 8 Design students who have been studying Robotics. Using sophisticated sensors and programmable electronics, they designed and built their own robots capable of autonomous travel and movement to compete in a range of exciting challenges in our Design Centre.
NIS is anything but a teach-to-the-test school. We’re an inclusive school. But learning evaluations and diagnostics are still important tools for our educators. Learn how we approach testing differently from Kasson Bratton, Director of Learning at NIS.
One of the most exciting future developments of our school is the HUB – an ambitious and innovative construction project that will elevate and amplify learning at NIS. The HUB took a big step forward last Friday with a special commencement ceremony that marked the beginning of its construction.
Our school was honoured to participate in Nanjing’s City Wall Music Festival, a celebration of Chinese and Western cultural exchange in partnership with friendship city York in the United Kingdom. The inclusive NIS Concert Band, which is made up of students from Grade 4 to 10, had the distinction of playing the opening performance for the festival.
As part of our year of celebration, Nanjing International School partnered with its main charity, the Pfrang Association, for an evening of glamour, fancy dress, fun, and the spirit of giving. Almost 200 guests from our inclusive learning community attended the formal NIS 30th Anniversary Charity Gala, which raised over 240,000 RMB for Pfrang. The funds will go directly to underprivileged children in rural Jiangsu and Anhui to support their education. Our deepest thanks for the generosity of our sponsors and guests.
We believe that learning belongs to students. At Nanjing International School, we take this belief one step further and empower our students to take ownership of their learning, and to review and discuss it with knowledge and confidence. When students know how they learn best and can reflect on their learning, they are able to advocate for themselves. Our recent student led conferences were a wonderful example of agency at NIS.
The PYP Exhibition 2023 was an exciting and memorable milestone for our Grade 5 students. As the culmination of all the learning that they experienced during their PYP years at NIS, the exhibition was an opportunity for them to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and bring an issue that they were passionate about to the forefront.