Every new school year at NIS, brings a new inter-house competition between our three houses Taiping, Wutaishan and Xuanwu.At our first whole school house assembly the students and teachers from each house come together as a community to promote house spirit. House leaders introduce the new activities for this year’s competition. Students are encouraged to be risk-takers and try new activities while also supporting their peers during challenges.
Each time the grade levels in Primary School, and Advisories in Middle and Upper School get together for a challenge they are demonstrating their commitment to one of the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile. So if the houses are completing a puzzle as a team they are demonstrating their inquiry skills. An example of showing our mission-commitment to Creative Thinking would be doing a body percussion performance or Personal Excellence while competing in an inter-house sports event.
This year we began with each house community making one of the schools’ initials on our expansive sports field spelling out N. I. S. More activities will follow and at the end of the year one house will emerge victorious, but all students will have been a part of their houses success while participating in this unique element of our inclusive learning community!