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Earth Week at Nido

Last week, High School kicked off a month long Earth awareness campaign. The theme for this year is End Plastic Pollution, with school-wide efforts being made to Refuse/Reduce single-use plastic. Through discussions, videos, debates and guest speakers, students are being challenged to find new ways to live a more sustainable life and make a difference in their community.

The week started with an assembly, in which students got to see the shocking effect of plastic overuse on our planet, and were encouraged to make some daily changes in their consumption of plastic (to use reusable bottles and bags, for example). On Tuesday, three staff members gave students a sneak peak of their documentary: Khutrao Khutrao. In it they travel to Lonquimay, in the south of Chile, and show us the natural beauty of our country during their white winter expedition.



Midweek, the students from the Debate Team held a debate on Cultured Meat—meat grown in cell culture instead of inside animals. After both teams finished discussing both sides of the issue, students in the audience had the chance to ask questions and voice their opinions. The debate had some thoughtful arguments from both the debate team and the audience, and it was great to see students involved in critical thinking and considering long-term solutions for the sustainability of the planet.


On Thursday, guest speaker Paulina Torres gave students insights on how to live a Zero Waste life. Through her work in the local school Sol Naciente, she is changing the community's approach to waste and providing them with tools for long-term change. The week ended with the "Threes for Trees" event at the outdoor basketball courts, in which a boy and girl from each grade got 2 minutes to see how many 3-pointers they could make. Many teachers sponsored a grade, which means they agreed to donate $3,000 each time their grade's student put the ball through the hoop. The Sophomore class won with 25 3-pointers. They succeeded in raising $609,000, all of which will be donated to Fundación Reforestemos Patagonia for the planting of 203 trees to our "Nido Forest" in Parque Nacional Cerro Castillo.



All in all, it was a successful Earth Week, in which students were actively engaged in discussions in and out of their classrooms. Thank you to the organizing team for this amazing initiative!


Nido Values in Distance Learning

Ms. Layne Hudes, Elementary School Principal, and Mr. Jon Penhollow and Ms. Jessica Overton, Elementary School Assistant Principals, recently reflected on how the Nido values are expressed by our community during distance learning.

ACADEMIA DE DESARROLLO DOCENTE

Colegio Internacional Nido de Águilas y Fundación Educacional Seminarium se unieron en alianza para desarrollar la primera versión de la Academia de Desarrollo Docente con foco en el impulso profesional entre pares.

Durante 2 días y medio, profesores capacitarán a profesores para desarrollar las habilidades que requieren los alumnos para superar con éxito los desafíos del siglo XXI.

Nido Admissions Open Houses

Nido invita a todos los apoderados a una Visita Abierta para conocer nuestro enfoque único a la educación. Descubra Nido de Águilas, donde los niños se enamoran del aprendizaje, nutren sus fortalezas y pasiones, y se convierten en agentes de cambio de un mundo que evoluciona constantemente.

NIDO PLACES 18TH IN CHILE'S PSU RANKING

The 19 National Plan students who recently sat for the PSU (Prueba de Selección Universitaria) earned Nido the 18th spot in the top 100 schools in Chile for PSU rankings.
International Education Conference for Social-Emotional Learning

All are invited to Making Connections, Building Communities, Nido's first International Education Conference for Social-Emotional Learning, on Saturday, March 7 from 8:30am - 4:00pm.

This conference will feature a keynote presentation on the importance of social-emotional learning in schools from Professor Catherine Griffith of University of San Diego and a variety workshops in English and Spanish from experts on topics and issues that counselors and teachers face daily in the classroom and parents face with their children and teens at home.

This conference is free and open to all parents, teachers, and counselors from any school in Chile.

Parent Mindfulness Courses

Lina Paumgarten, Nido HS Counselor and Wellness Coordinator, is once again offering her popular and valuable mindfulness courses to parents beginning in March 2020. There is an 8-week course for those who have not taken mindfulness courses before and an advanced 4-week course.

Professional Development Conferences at Nido

In March 2020 and May 2020 Nido will be hosting two exciting professional development opportunities open to educators worldwide. Join us for Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry with Kath Murdoch on March 14-15, 2020 and Readers and Writers Workshop with Erin Kent from May 11-15, 2020.

EARLY YEARS ADMISSIONS HIKE

Apoderados interesados en Nido y sus hijos de 2 a 5 años están invitados a experimentar uno de los aspectos más únicos del programa educativo de Nido en el que los alumnos participan anualmente hasta la graduación: la educación experimental.

NIDO SUMMER STEM EXPERIENCE

At Nido, the summer is an opportunity to explore new horizons and further develop important skills for an ever-changing world. Come learn with us this summer and discover the Nido Way through the Nido Summer STEM Experience (NSSE).

Nido Open House | December 3

¿Te gustaría saber más de Nido? Invitamos a todos los apoderados a nuestro Open House, el martes 3 de diciembre a las 8:30 am, para conocer nuestro enfoque único en la educación.

NIDO WORKS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

With 85 years of experience preparing students for a rapidly changing world, we know that early exposure to a variety of workplaces and careers gives student an edge in life after high school. We invite you to join Nido Works for Students or Nido Works for Graduates.

COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL AT NIDO DE AGUILAS

Attention Young Entrepreneurs! Would you like to learn how to get started on your next big venture? Nido is partnering with Columbia Business School from New York City to bring their faculty to Santiago for a one-time, week-long workshop in January that exposes students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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