Nagoya International School

Head of School Weekly Notes

Parent Information Day Thanks

Thank you to all who were able to join us online and support our Parent Information Day yesterday. Even though online, it was great to see the partnership with our parents buzzing once again in the sessions – a partnership so fundamental to our school. While you can read more about the day itself in the news article below, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to remain involved and connected as the year progresses. Among many things that the pandemic has taught us, we now know more than ever before that raising a child requires a strong home-school partnership, and it is our honor to partner with you in this!

Those of you who were able to attend my session in the afternoon were able to learn more about the exciting opportunity to engage in “Strategic Planning” together later in the school year. If you were not able to attend live you can review this video (along with all the other sessions from yesterday) on the main Parent Information Day schedule page that was sent before the event (videos are linked below the event title).

As we start Strategic Planning (COVID permitting!) we will be holding live face to face (!) world-café conversations to imagine and re-imagine the future of our school. While our current School Development Plan (see HERE) offers a solid roadmap and moves us forward in many key areas (learning, data, climate action, diversity and student voice to name a few), we also need to step back as we exit the pandemic and imagine the possibilities of our future school journey. Strategic planning is a community-wide opportunity to do this, and I do hope you will be able to get involved.

My next parent coffee is at 9 am on Friday, October 8, and I am hoping to spend time discussing a little more some of the ideas from my presentation today, as well as answering any questions parents have. I hope you will join me! You can sign up HERE and a meeting link will be sent to you shortly before the coffee morning starts.

Thank you all for being a part of the continuing journey that is NIS!

- Matthew Parr, Head of School