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NIS Podcast: Inspiring a Love of Coding

Transforming tech with innovative solutions. Changing the world one line of code at a time. Join our very special guest Ms. Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, keynote speaker, and author as well as NIS IT Director, Dr. Shannon Doak, as we discuss learning how to code – in particular, girls and women in coding, and how students can succeed in maths and tech-related fields.

Google Developer Expert, EdTech Influencer, and Author Alice Keeler to Join NIS Voices Podcast

On next week's NIS Voices podcast, Ms. Alice Keeler, mom of 5, teacher, developer for schoolytics, Google Certified Innovator, Google Developer Expert, Microsoft Innovative Educator, keynote speaker, Professional Development Workshop Leader, consultant, blogger, and author joins NIS IT Director Dr. Shannon Doak to discuss learning how to code – in particular, girls and women in coding, and how students can succeed in math and tech-related fields.

Eureka! Grade 9 NIS Science Fair

Nanjing International School’s Science Fair culminates our Grade 9 students’ integrated Science experience before the focus on specific scientific disciplines begins in Grade 10. Projects ranged from dehydrating food to the effects of music on blood pressure to chemical reactions, electricity generation, guitar string vibration, robotics, and much more.

NIS Podcast: Inclusive University Counselling

At Nanjing International School, our college counselling team not only provides Secondary students with guidance on future education and admissions, but also nurtures academic success and supports well-being. Join Ms. Pearl Noh, NIS College Counsellor, as we learn more about our school's inclusive, integrated college counselling services and how they're helping students embark on their next step in life.

The Pride of Our Lions: Class of 2022 Leaver’s Assembly 

The Leaver’s Assembly is a tradition at Nanjing International School where our entire school celebrates the achievements of our Grade 12s and shares memories of their time with us. It’s an opportunity for all our students, from Early Years to rising Grade 11s, to witness and be a special part of the culmination of our graduates’ learning journey at NIS. 

Bots Battle at NIS

Having designed and built their robots from the ground up, our students have learned how to create the code that controls the sensors and motors of their robot, giving it the ability to perform its tasks completely autonomously. The culmination of the robotics class for Grade 9 is the BattleBots competition, where students have drawn on everything they have learned throughout the unit, to build and program a robot to compete in a Robo-Battle challenge.

NIS Students Get Active with Move-a-thon! 

It was our second Move-a-thon event, where every student from Pre-K to Grade 11 came together for one of our biggest school House event challenges of the year – to take on our outdoor track for 25 minutes alongside their peers. This year’s Move-a-thon supported two related charities: We Walk With You Parkinson’s foundation and the Pechersk School International as part of our ongoing drive to help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In total, our school ran or walked 816km!  

NIS Podcast: Realising Global Citizenship

What is a global citizen? It is a person who understands and is aware of the wider world, as well as their place in it. With active roles in their community, global citizens strive to think critically and collaborate with others to make our planet more equitable, peaceful, and sustainable. Join Nanjing International School's Director of Learning, Mr. Kasson Bratton, as we explore how our school is fostering global citizenship in all of our students.

Class of 2022 University Acceptances

Students of Nanjing International School’s Class of 2022 are set to attend some of the world’s leading institutions. The list of universities where NIS graduates have gained admission is both impressive and internationally diverse. We look forward to results from Singapore, Korea, and Australia in the coming months.

Service Through Drama

This semester at Nanjing International School, Drama students in Grade 10 and 11 shared the performance projects that they have been working on with lower grades in Primary and Secondary school.

NIS Voices Podcast Episode 10: Enriching Education with Primary Performing Arts

At Nanjing International School, our interdisciplinary and inclusive performing arts programme provides opportunities for students to explore all aspects of the arts as they develop the skills and love of lifelong learning. Join NIS Primary Performing Arts Teacher, Ms. Heidi Dean, as we discuss how drama, music, dance, and more enriches the education of our Primary students.

Learning2 Asia Conference Co-Hosted at NIS

Nanjing International School was honoured to be an official hub for the Learning2 Asia Conference along with other top schools in Asia. Described as a conference “by teachers for teachers”, L2 is an innovative, engaging and constantly evolving face-to-face conference with a focus on leveraging technology to support learning globally.

NIS Celebrates Earth Day

For Earth Day 2022, our Secondary School celebrated with a week of learning showcases called Earth Action. The enthusiasm of our students for their projects is inspiring for our community to see as they seek to find ways to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Rocktopus Makes Waves at NIS

Our Primary School production, Rocktopus, delighted our community as Grades 2-5 performed in front of a live audience of teachers, Grade 1, and Secondary students. Rocktopus is the wonderful culmination of months of student-led work, including sets, costumes, props, designs, and advertisements.

Robots Race at NIS

Robots our Grade 9 Design students engineered and programmed took over the NIS Design Centre Lab to tackle a challenging obstacle course in a race that pitted machine against machine!

NIS Voices Podcast Episode 9: A Look Inside Inclusive Admissions

There are many benefits for a school to have equitable, inclusive admissions policies and practices. At Nanjing International School, this not only advances our mission and strategy, but also fosters diversity and actively moves us towards providing greater opportunities and access to a broader range of students. Join NIS Head of Admissions, Mr. Matt Shean, as we discuss our school's approach to admissions and how it is a key part of developing our inclusive learning community.

G12 Visual Arts Exhibition Unveiled at NIS

From April 12 to 15, our artist seniors showcased their work and learning journeys through the IB DP Visual Arts Programme. The third floor of our Centre building became an exhibit space for our ten Grade 12s and aspiring student artists in Grade 11 to display their creations. Artists spoke to teachers, peers, and parents both in person and via video about their work, inspiration, and the meaning behind it.

NIS Voices Podcast Episode 8: Helping Your Children to Succeed

Engaged parents have an important role in supporting their children's health and learning. Join Nanjing International School's Secondary Counsellor, Mr. Ruben Joyner, as we discuss how parents can help support their children to succeed from a mental health and wellness perspective. 

NIS Voices Podcast Episode 7: Embracing International Mindedness

The disruptive challenges facing global education systems call for disruptive and forward-thinking innovation. Join our very special guest Dr. Sonny Magana, digital age learning pioneer, award-winning teacher, best-selling author, and Oxford Research Scholar as well as NIS IT Director, Dr. Shannon Doak, as we discuss enhancing instructional practice with teaching and learning tools – in particular, Dr. Magana's T3 Framework for Innovation.

Student Delegates Take a Stand During NISMUN

NISMUN 2022 was the first online Model United Nations conference to be hosted by Nanjing International School. The conference provided an excellent platform for global citizenship and exemplified our school Strategy of Student Voice and Student Choice.

NIS Voices Podcast Episode 6: True Tech Innovation in Education

The disruptive challenges facing global education systems call for disruptive and forward-thinking innovation. Join our very special guest Dr. Sonny Magana, digital age learning pioneer, award-winning teacher, best-selling author, and Oxford Research Scholar as well as NIS IT Director, Dr. Shannon Doak, as we discuss enhancing instructional practice with teaching and learning tools – in particular, Dr. Magana's T3 Framework for Innovation.

NIS Named Top 10 IB School in China, Top 80 IB School Globally

Nanjing International School was recently appointed as a Top Global IB School for 2021 for excellence in academic achievement. We are ranked as a Top Ten IB School in China and a Top 80 IB School in the World by Education Advisers, a UK-based education consultancy that specializes in ranking and information about private education and International Baccalaureate Schools. 

NIS Voices Podcast Episode 5: EdTech and Inclusion

Nanjing International School is committed to supporting and meeting the needs of all our learners. We foster inclusion in many ways, and one of the most important tools to do so is our approach to EdTech. Join NIS IT Director, Dr. Shannon Doak, as we explore education technology, individualisation, and what innovation really means.

Early University Acceptance Spotlight Series: Michael

NIS students have gained early acceptance to world-renowned universities and specialised programmes, with more results coming in every week. We talked with Michael from the Class of 2022, who recently received an offer to attend the University of Toronto to study Computer Engineering.