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Celebrating Diversity on International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day provided the impetus for reflection on, and celebration of, our diversity. Many of the NIS staff and students speak different languages and can navigate between different cultures. This was made clear through students sharing insights during homeroom time across the secondary and a series of mini-activities hosted by the Home Language Club in Elementary. Did you know that Portuguese can be heard in Japanese, that sign language is different in different parts of the world, that there is an endangered language based on whistling, or that there are more than 10 people at NIS who can speak Strine? Loving and valuing our mother languages and practicing translanguaging is key to International Mindedness that we strive for at NIS.