Around Town: Shanghai School News October 2019

By Urban Family, October 30, 2019

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This article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.


Matt Dickinson Takes Wellington Pupils to Everest and Back

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Early September saw award-winning novelist and filmmaker Matt Dickinson (pictured top and above) join Wellington pupils for a weeklong visit of inspiring presentations, discussions and creative writing workshops themed around Zhumulangma (known in the West as Mount Everest) and the importance of maintaining a sense of adventure throughout one’s life. Matt revealed the danger, excitement and deeper issues associated with climbing Zhumulangma and applied it to setting personal goals and facing life’s challenges. His writing workshops gave pupils greater confidence in their writing skills.

Britannica Celebrates 7 Years of Excellence

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This academic year, Britannica International School celebrates its 7th year of excellence in delivering the best of British education to Shanghai’s parents and children, with examination results at IGCSE and A Level on a par with the best achieved in the city, and rivaling top UK schools back home.

Learning Spaces at WISS

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As part of their future-oriented approach to teaching and learning, WISS has new learning spaces in the Early Years. The new classrooms provide a variety of opportunities to learn creatively and are designed to help kids develop their curiosity and independence while gaining skills and knowledge.

SUIS GB x Zero Waste Shanghai

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Thursday, September 26 marked the inaugural SUIS Gubei Community Event, an opportunity for parents and teachers to chat and enjoy an evening of amazing events displaying the brilliance of their learners. SUIS GB hosted Paula Cuenca from Zero Waste Shanghai to inspire the community to work towards a greener future.

Dulwich College Kindergarten Shanghai ‘Culture Mornings’

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On DUCKS ‘Culture Morning,’ anyone who has a cultural talent or activity they would like to share with the community is welcomed to the stage. October in DUCKS saw many children demonstrate their cultural talents. Some sang their favorite songs in their home language, others performed traditional ancient poems and many audience members participated in riddle guessing. The performances were well received, and everyone had so much fun!

NAIS Pudong Early Years Open Morning on November 6

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Join in for a morning of fun, play-based educational activities in a fantastic new Early Years environment at NAIS Pudong. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet with current students and teachers, to experience classroom learning and to understand the attitudes, the education and the culture of NAIS Pudong. Sign up today!

YCIS Shanghai Celebrates Founder’s Day with Events at All Campuses

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YCIS Shanghai’s recent 2019 Founder’s Day celebrations highlighted the school’s 26th anniversary, along with Yew Chung’s 87th anniversary. Including a live video broadcast with all YCIS locations worldwide, the day was packed with meaningful activities across the school’s five Shanghai campuses, including fun sports competitions in Puxi and ‘Founder’s Day Run’ fun runs in Pudong, plus adorable renditions of ‘Happy Birthday’ sung by ECE students.


This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai) or by scanning the QR code below.

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