Shanghai School News Roundup: January 2021

By That's Shanghai, January 19, 2021

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Dulwich Pudong Alumnus Contributes to the COVID Vaccine


Dulwich Pudong alumnus Daniel P (Class of 2012) has followed a career path in the pharmaceutical industry which has led him squarely onto the global stage. At Merck Life Sciences, Daniel’s team supports companies bringing the COVID vaccine to the world. “We are fortunate enough to have played a direct role in the race towards a COVID vaccine,” says Daniel. “I am part of a team that provides ingredients (we call them excipients) for medications. This includes tablets, creams, eye drops, and injections. We are working directly with most major companies working to bring the vaccine to the world. If you receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months, then chances are we contributed to its development and it contains our products!”

A Budget Cinderella at Wellington College International Shanghai


Fifty-four Upper Prep pupils at Wellington College International Shanghai took to the stage in December for their annual pantomime show. This year, it was a rollicking, playful production of A Budget Cinderella. With only seven weeks to rehearse, the pupils demonstrated exceptional commitment to producing a spectacular show.

NAIS Pudong Year 4 Exploring the Origins of Chocolate Production


NAIS Pudong Year 4 are currently learning about chocolate production – where cacao pods grow, how the beans are processed, which countries export and import the most quantity, and how fair trade helps farmers. They tasted some chocolate with high cocoa content, including 99% cocoa, and considered why many popular bars include additional ingredients.

SSIS First Ever Winter Sabres Sports Day


At SSIS, they believe in striving for excellence, both academically and athletically. On January 6, they had their annual sports day right in the middle of winter, instead of fall, for the first time, making it all the more memorable. The other major highlight of this year was the addition of water sports. The introduction of water polo and water volleyball was welcomed by the students, who played for every point to help their house. SSIS students not only battled the cold with high energy and enthusiasm but displayed their resilience, sportsmanship and collaboration, which made all the teachers proud. 

Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi Launches Scholarship Programme


Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi has recently announced the launching of a new Scholarship Programme for the 2021-2022 academic year. They are currently accepting applications for two scholarship fields: Sports Scholarship and Creative Arts Scholarship, providing a unique opportunity for gifted students who excel both academically and in the fields of either sport or creative arts to receive prestigious recognition for their talents. In addition to receiving a reduction in tuition fees, successful candidates will be formally recognized as a Dulwich Scholar, enhancing their academic portfolio when applying for universities.

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Britannica International School, Shanghai


As a tradition, Monday, February 1 will be the opening morning of Britannica’s Chinese New Year celebration week. They will kick off the day with a special dragon dance performed by their Year 5, Year 6 and Secondary students and a Chinese drum performance by the student drumline. These are exciting and unique cultural experiences where students perform traditional Chinese dances, dragon dances, drums, kung fu, singing and poetry recitals on stage. All the students from Reception to Year 10 are involved in the performances, which are recorded and shared with parents.

SAS Students Turn Archeologists


Grade 2 and 3 students of SAS Pudong recently received an invitation to an exclusive on-campus event – an expansive interactive museum that was designed for them specifically in only four days by Grade 8 students. In this exhibit ‘A Journey Through Time,’ the elementary school students got to explore the history of the planet and the life on it across different prehistoric periods. To bring the past alive, the middle schoolers crafted replica fossils, illustrations and maps. Their science teacher, Mr. Steve Carozza, said, “I was very impressed by the creative approaches the students took.” Prior to building the museum, Mr. Carozza led the class in making sense of what happened in the past by having the students examine fossils from China. Students had the opportunity to go through the same process as professional paleontologists.

WISS Shares Tips on How to Help Your Child Get Organized


We all know that organization is the key to success in school and beyond. The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) shares valuable tools and strategies to help children become a bit more organized and responsible.

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