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Head of School Weekly Notes

Seizing the Day

What a day it has been! On behalf of everyone at NIS, I would like to express our gratitude to all our parents and caregivers for your understanding and adaptability as we made the tough decision to close early today due to the approaching typhoon. We simply couldn't bear the thought of missing out on this special day entirely, yet we also wanted to prioritize the safety of all our students.

Today marked the final day for our graduating seniors. The class parents organized a fantastic lunch for them and the entire school was ready to send them off with an enthusiastic cheer during the annual 'Walk of Pride' graduation march. Thank you all for accommodating the early dismissal, as it allowed us to proceed with this momentous day and truly celebrate the graduation of the class of 2023, not just for the senior class, but for the entire school and it also ensured that we can get everyone home safely.

Interestingly, the spirit we showed today perfectly aligns with the motto of the class of 2023: Carpe Diem, Seize the Day! This is exactly what we did today! And it is what this class have done all through High School. Despite spending almost all of their high school years amidst the challenges of the pandemic, this class has consistently risen above it, seizing every opportunity, and as a result, tomorrow they will graduate. Amazing young adults ready to impact the world. Graduation is a single day, but it symbolizes the culmination of an entire childhood as well as marking the beginning of adulthood. It is a day for all of us — teachers, caregivers, and graduates — to embrace the true joy of growing up, and celebrate the next generation of NIS graduates ready to make a positive impact on the world.

I sincerely hope that you will join us in celebrating this momentous occasion (the ceremony is open to all NIS community members). It begins tomorrow at 3 pm in the Wing Building Gym. It will also be live-streamed HERE. But please do come if you can!

- M. Parr, Head of School