Shanghai School News Roundup: November 2022

By That's Shanghai, November 29, 2022

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Dulwich Pudong Announces the Ignite: Switzerland Programme

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Dulwich Pudong has officially launched its Ignite: Switzerland programme, a 12-week experiential learning programme where Year 9 students will be able to spend a term in the stunning Swiss Alps.

This new programme is a unique opportunity for students to ignite their passions, broaden their knowledge and add new skills and capabilities in one of the most awe-inspiring settings in the world.

It represents another exclusive opportunity which students at Dulwich Pudong enjoy as part of the holistic education provided at the College.

SCIS Hongqiao Girls & Boys Take Home Gold at ACAMIS Volleyball

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The SCIS Hongqiao volleyball season started off with a full calendar of scheduled games. Through fun and competitive games, Varsity Volleyball coaches Melissa Kirwin and Derek Janssen quickly saw the areas of strengths and improvement to help both teams become effective and powerful.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, canceled games and lockdowns for team members left the future bleak. The light at the end of the tunnel was ACAMIS. With precision, power and passion, both the SCIS Hongqiao girls and boys teams took home the gold, adding another victory to the SCIS history of championships. Congratulations Dragons!

Bon Appétit with the Week of Taste at Shanghai French School!

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Learning from each other and celebrating cultural diversity can be achieved through different methods, but one thing is certain – discovering new culinary flavors is and will clearly remain on our top three. What is better than exchanging recipes and sharing food?

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On the Shanghai French School Qingpu and Yangpu campuses, students from kindergarten to Grade 5 worked in teams to create – among other things – cakes, salads and breakfast from around the world.

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With the support and ideas of their teachers, these fun and tasty activities brought joy to everyone throughout their traditional week of taste!

BISS Diwali Celebrations in the Secondary School

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Secondary students at BISS were treated to a literal taste of Diwali, the Festival of Lights.

There were student-led stalls with traditional snacks and drinks, and henna design, all with the backdrop of some amazing harmonium – similar to an accordion – performers. And, in the spirit of the festival, they had a bright and colorful non-uniform day, as well as some candle and rangoli making at lunchtimes in the week.

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Internationalism is one of BISS Puxi’s Five Pillars of education, alongside Academic Excellence, Performing Arts, STEAM and Sport. Providing students with the opportunity to experience different cultures, customs and enjoy diversity in all its forms develops well-rounded, open-minded individuals. It allows students to develop a curiosity for the world they live in as well as respect for other cultures.

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What also makes these events even more special is students’ willingness to get involved, try new things and show leadership skills in leading and planning these events.

Nord Anglia Enrichment Programme

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Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong have started working in collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services experts, whose flagship STEM education programme, goIT, has benefitted more than 100,000 students across the globe.

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As part of their continuing Enrichment Programme, Nord Anglia are providing students with the opportunity to enjoy a glimpse into one of the most diverse, creative and fastest growing job markets of tomorrow.

SSIS 2022 International Family Bazaar

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SSIS friends and family all gathered at the Millennium Hotel for their annual biggest community event – the 2022 International Family Bazaar (IFB)!

Everyone enjoyed more than 90 booths which included games, shopping and food, plus a full day of music performances and entertainment.

The theme this year was ‘Together, with Grateful Hearts,’ which resonates with the school community. It was a celebration of coming together, encouraging even more positivity during these challenging times, and contributing to charitable causes.

Concordia Elementary School Service Club

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Concordia Shanghai students in the Kids4Kids and Community co-curricular service club have been very busy trying to make a difference in their community. The students have accomplished some amazing projects since last year, including creating a teacher breakfast cart, producing a how-to video for new students, putting up inspirational posters around their division, and making greeting cards to welcome new students.

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For their most recent project, the kids gave hot water bottles and tea to the school ayis and guards as a ‘thank you’ for all their hard work.

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“Concordia has a rich history of giving back to others,” shares teacher and club advisor, Ms. Amy Thames. “Service gives us the opportunity to extend, nurture, and develop those values of gratitude and kindness, and I am very happy to be in a school that values service learning as much as I do.”

Anti-Bullying Week at Britannica Shanghai

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As part of its PSHE curriculum and continuing work to develop all students’ wellbeing, Britannica International School Shanghai held an Anti-Bullying week in November.

The week of activities coincided with the UK’s Anti-Bullying Week in conjunction with the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The theme for this year was ‘Reach Out,’ with every student in the school asked to decorate around their hand and forearm with ways that they can reach out to others.

Britannica also marked Anti-Bullying week with a variety of assemblies and activities, starting with an Odd Socks Monday and culminating with Pyjama Friday. It was a great opportunity to encourage students to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!

To arrange a bespoke tour of Britannica International School Shanghai, click here or scan the QR below:

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Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi: China Schools Awards Finalists

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Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi is immensely proud to be named as a finalist for the China Schools Awards 2022 – Diversity and Inclusion Award and Staff Development and Wellbeing Award.

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The China Schools Awards are organized by the British Chamber of Commerce in China to recognize and celebrate the achievement and best practice of international-oriented K12 education in China.

Founding Head of College, David Ingram, stated: “I am thrilled that our staff have received this professional recognition for their hard work in these important areas of school life. I am proud of the aspirational culture of our College.”

Wellington New Pre-Nursery Programme

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Starting in the 2023-24 academic year, Wellington’s Early Years Centre will be offering young pupils the opportunity to headstart their lifelong learning journey with its new Pre-Nursery programme.

Available for eligible pupils aged two, this programme offers a play-based curriculum that will leave them better prepared when they transition to Prep School.

YCIS Score Big in Mathematics Competitions

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Being no stranger to maths accolades, YCIS students had some fantastic results in recent mathematics competitions.   

Congratulations to YCIS Puxi students who participated in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) with fantastic results: 10 students received Gold awards, four Silver, and five Bronze!

Only the highest performers from around the world are selected to take part in subsequent rounds for the Olympiad, and YCIS  are happy to announce they have one student who will continue to take on this challenge.  

At YCIS Pudong, Year 5 Sean placed 1st worldwide in his age group and across Years 3-6, 158 students participated in the first round of the Caribou Cup.

We are very proud to see that 15 students placed in the TOP 10% in the world! Preparations for Round 2 of the Caribou Competition are underway which will take place later this month.

Book Week

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The habit of reading has proven long-lasting benefits for children.

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YCIS recognize this through their annual 'Book Week,' with activities to encourage the love of books and reading.

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Students as young as two and as old as eighteen celebrated reading in different ways across Pudong and Puxi campuses.

German School Shanghai Hongqiao Primary School Concert

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Solo or four hands playing, cello, guitar, violin, piano or percussion, the annual concert of primary school pupils at the German School Shanghai Hongqiao (DSSH) rounded off with a tidal wave of applause.

Twenty-six young musicians demonstrated their instrumental talents and understanding of music works from classical pieces to modern ones.

The Music School at DSSH offers wide range of instrumental learning from cello, clarinet, flute, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet to violin by a group of selected trilingual music talents.

Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong Open Day

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Join NAIS Pudong for a morning of fun educational activities in its fantastic environment. You and your child will be free to explore the many different learning zones and meet our outstanding teachers and parents experiencing first-hand what it is that makes Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong such a special place to learn. 

  • 9.30am Tue 13th Dec 2022 | 9.30am Wed 18th Jan 2023

  • Early Years to Primary parents and students

  • 2888 Junmin Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai

There will also be an opportunity to meet the Principal and Head of Primary to discuss how creating a personlized learning plan for your child can help them reach their full potential.

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