Shanghai School News Roundup: January 2023

By That's Shanghai, February 3, 2023

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year at BISS!


BISS was once again a sea of red, as students and teachers donned festive red or Chinese outfits to bring in luck for the Year of the Rabbit.


The students participated in a range of cultural activities to celebrate this important holiday. Young drummers and dragon dancers dazzled the school with a performance in the Primary School.


BISS also had outside performers come to the school to showcase their many talents. It was a great celebration!

Chinese New Year Greetings from Wellington


This year, Wellington College International Shanghai sends out its warm Chinese New Year greetings for the Year of the Rabbit in the form of beautiful artwork by year 6 pupil, Daniel.

Here he uses ink to delicately render these beautiful rabbits with seasonal reds and greens signifying the turn of winter to spring.


Daniel has become Wellington’s go-to artist whenever it is time to celebrate traditional Chinese festivals, even creating works that have been auctioned in support of children’s charity, Stepping Stones.

The young painter has only been formally training for three years, and his works are stunning. The dedication and detail are a testament to Daniel’s talent.

Shanghai French School’s First Pre-Kindergarten Class to Open in September


Shanghai French School is thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of the Toute Petite Section (pre-kindergarten class) of the LFS “Les Petits Poussins” on its Qingpu and Yangpu campuses, starting from the 2023-24 school year.

With the pre-kindergarten class (TPS), children from 18 months discover the school universe and learn to socialize outside of the family circle, without fears. Considered a first collective educational experience, the TPS will welcome a maximum of 12 children on each campus to encourage the adaptation to a new environment.

Supervised by a French and Chinese team of two people who will ensure to respect their individual needs and pace, children will get accustomed to others and to the school sphere.

#1 in Shanghai, #2 in the Chinese Mainland! Dulwich Pudong Tops 2023 KingLead School Rankings


Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong is very pleased to share the KingLead 2023 International School Rankings for Innovation Competitiveness ranks the College #1 in Shanghai and #2 in the Chinese Mainland.

KingLead is one of most prestigious school ranking organizations in China. The ranking results are based on extensive qualitative and quantitative research, compiled and analyzed by industry professionals at the highest levels in China and around the world.

Dulwich Pudong looks forward to attending the KingLead Awarding Ceremony in March, which will be held in the National Convention Centre in Beijing.

SSIS Ushering in the Year of the Rabbit


In January, SSIS welcomed the Year of the Rabbit with many cultural activities, culminating with a school-wide celebration!


SSIS reunited in the gym and enjoyed great performances prepared by the Chinese Department. There was the Lion Dance, face changing and students’ performances such as a cross talk, a song and more!


All students wore traditional Chinese costumes or dressed in red to add to the overall festivity.


SSIS wishes all families an excellent year ahead!

The Curiosity Approach at Britannica Early Years


In the Early Years at Britannica, they constantly reflect upon their pedagogy and seek new ways to support young learners to deliver the highest quality Early Years education.

At the beginning of this academic year, Britannica began a journey to become accredited by ‘The Curiosity Approach,’ as a setting that cultivates curiosity, awe and wonder in early childhood. 

Working towards becoming a more ‘curious’ setting has empowered and ignited passion and excitement in Britannica teachers and children. Children are provided with resources and an environment that sparks curiosity, high-level thinking and problem solving.

At Britannica, they strive to continue developing ways to allow for creative and independent learners of the future.

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


YCIS Shanghai Welcome Students Back to School!


YCIS Shanghai was excited to welcome all the YCIS Shanghai students to its Puxi, Pudong and Lingang campuses for the first day of the new semester!


With smiles and laughter, all students were thrilled to reconnect with their peers and teachers, and happy to share these special moments with you!


This week, YCIS Shanghai students also celebrated the Chinese Lantern Festival. All campuses hosted a series of fun activities including paper cutting, calligraphy, lantern making, shadow play and lantern riddles.


All campuses were filled with joy and excitement with students celebrating Chinese New Year with their friends in their own way.

Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi announces Term 2 Open Morning Dates


Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi has announced its 2023 Term 2 Open Morning dates, providing prospective parents a unique opportunity to understand what makes a Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi education special.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet their dedicated teachers, tour the state-of-the-art campus facilities, witness classrooms in action, learn about their innovative curriculum and educational philosophy, and ask the questions that are important to you!

Spaces are limited to ensure a personalized experience. Scan the QR code to register.

Harrow Shanghai Welcomes New Head Master


Harrow Shanghai warmly welcomes new Head Master, Mr. Alex Reed, who has degrees from Cambridge. Mr. Reed was previously head master at Pinehurst, one of the top private schools in New Zealand that boasts a strong academic track record.

Meet Mr. Reed in person: register for Harrow Shanghai's upcoming Open Day Events by calling 021-6881-8282 Ext 210.

Pac-man Fever Recess Game at Concordia

Exercise is not only good for your body it’s also good for your brain—boosting brain function, improving perception and reasoning, and preparing the brain for learning.

In the Pac-man Fever recess game, Concordia students spend the class period briskly walking and balancing along grid lines on the gym floor trying to avoid being tagged.

The students don’t realize they are improving their cardiovascular endurance as well as their brain function.     

Spending time exercising with your children will help them develop good habits they can use for the rest of their lives. They don’t have to know that you are making them smarter in the process!

German School Shanghai Celebrates the Grand Togetherness


The second half of the term started from the second week of the lunar year. The lion dance teams rocked the Eurocampus Shanghai again, both professional and the students’ amateur lion dance teams.

On January 30, over two thousand children, students, and teachers from the German School Shanghai Hongqiao and Shanghai French School gathered at the Piazza, enjoying this Chinese tradition, amazed and amused.

The principals from both schools wished happy Chinese New Year and all the best! Xīn nián kuài lè, wàn shì rú yì!


For 28 years, German School Shanghai and Shanghai French School have been sharing campuses, projects, programs, activities, and spirits. The well-established Eurocampuses in Hongqiao and Yangpu make the exchanges easier. Every year on the week of January 22, a series of activities are carried out to celebrate the Élysée-Treaty signed six decades ago. 

From joint breakfasts for the students and teachers at both schools, board games, treasure hunts, three-legged races, wheelbarrow races, designing Eurocampus T-Shirts, making certificates for the upcoming dodgeball tournament, brainstorming sessions (“How I wish for German-French friendship”) to the Eurocampus symphony orchestra performance, the activities were in full swing.

Even for the shy ones, the thoughtfully designed exercises helped break the ice quicky; after a little while, the students started talking to each other, opened up and were soon fully engaged in the exercise.

The inspiring speeches of Mr. Pit Heltmann, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai, and Mr. Joan Valadou, Consulate General of the Republic of France in Shanghai, also demonstrated their German-French "we-feeling" nicely. 

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