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Spending the New Year Holiday - Japanese Style

December 25, 2020

Like many of us, thinking about the things that you wish could do this winter break, you may be wondering just how to spend the New Year’s..

5 Great Things You Can Do Over Holiday Break

December 21, 2020

What a crazy year! Thanks to everyone who committed to staying safe and making sacrifices so our students could come to campus every day. We hope..

Tackling Global Issues - The First Online Model United Nations

December 11, 2020

For nearly 30 years, NIS has participated in some form of a Model United Nations, and despite the COVID conundrum, this year was no exception...

Student Clubs Still Making an Impact

November 13, 2020

In a typical year, at this time in the midst of Q2, a group of students would be busily packing their bags, including their finest business..

Google Classroom - Why the Switch?

November 6, 2020

Ms. Sylvia Johnston, the Tech Coordinator at NIS, talks about all the benefits of Google Classroom, explaining them in terms of the four pillars..

How 3-Way Conferences Help Primary Students Steer Their Learning Goals

November 3, 2020

As an IB World School, one of the driving beliefs at NIS is that students, as learners, should be partners in their learning and have..

Navigating A New Normal - Parent Information Day

September 28, 2020

While we are delighted - and feel grateful - to be back on campus with our students, one of the regrettable outcomes of having strict safety..

What is Translanguaging and Why We Celebrate It

September 8, 2020

It is not uncommon to hear around any given dinner table of a bi-cultural English/Japanese family, including my own, “Salt wo totte” or the..

Designed for Our Mission

August 18, 2020

Over the past several years, as enrollment at NIS kept creeping up, the school needed innovative ways to allocate spaces for learning,..

Purposeful Design: How Space Enhances Learning

August 4, 2020

Walk around the halls at NIS at any given time, and you will see the relationship that exists between students, their learning, and their..

Everyone Needs a Hero

July 6, 2020

The Nagoya Action Heroes is a service action group at Nagoya International School, inspired and affiliated with Blank Noise, an organization based..

A Day to Remember

June 25, 2020

It was a historic day in an unprecedented year. It was a day that no one was certain would happen. But on Saturday, June 5 at 4pm, 31 students of..

Virtual Self Portraits from Home

June 16, 2020

There are so many subjects that, at first glance, would seem difficult to teach in a virtual world—some that come to mind are chemistry, physical..

Policy and Pillow Fights...

June 9, 2020

Democracy, what is it? What is it in the context of the wider world, in our individual countries, and even in our classrooms? These are the..

Inquiring, Inspiring, and Impacting Online (of course!)

May 26, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation started to unfold around the world, NIS, armed with international and local information and connections, began..