Shanghai School News Roundup: November 2023

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Dulwich Colour Run 2023


Over a thousand students, staff, and parents came together for the Dulwich Colour Run 2023 celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong's founding.

The joy was overflowing as powder flew through the air painting the neighborhood in a rainbow of colors.

"This was such a special event," Head of College Garry Russell shared. "To see parents, students, staff and friends having fun together was truly magical."

All year Dulwich Pudong is putting on a series of anniversary events celebrating 20 years of Making a Difference at the College.

READ MORE: Dulwich Pudong Celebrates 20 Years of Making a Difference

YCIS Celebrate Family Fun Day & Autumn Carnival


In late October, thanks to the combined efforts of the parent organization and the school, both the YCIS Pudong Regency Park Campus and the Puxi Gubei Campus welcomed the community to their Family Fun Day and Autumn Carnival, attracting over 3,000 parents and students.

Highlights included professionally guided face painting for children, laughter-filled moments in the bouncy castle, and the excitement of the raffle draws. The students and parents performed music and dance numbers, showcasing YCIS talents at their best.

The successful hosting of the Family Fun Day and Autumn Carnival not only provided students with a great opportunity to showcase their talents, but also gave parents a deeper understanding of the school.

These two events fully demonstrated the importance of home-school cooperation, strengthening the bond through shared activities.

Champion Equestrian BISS Student


British International School Shanghai student, Penelope (Year 11), became a champion equestrian with a series of outstanding competition results, including in the Shanghai J&Y Equestrian Tour and prestigious Beijing Equestrian Longines Masters.

Britannica Hosts A Level vs IB Presentation & Panel Discussion


Britannica International School Shanghai hosted a presentation and panel discussion on the A Level vs IB debate, and an exploration of the British education system, followed by a Q&A session and drinks mixer.

Britannica Headmaster Paul Farrell was joined by three experts in the field of education, who together formed the panel:

  • Mr. David Pottinger. David has 30 years of experience of leadership and management in international education. He joined Orbital Education as CEO in early 2016. Qualified to Master's level in Applied Linguistics and Business Administration, his early career was in English language education, followed by leadership positions in the British Council, Nord Anglia Education, qualifications awarding body NCC (National Computing Centre) Education, and ELT provider, Bell Educational Trust.

  • Dr Rupert Ward. Rupert Ward is the Executive Dean of the Sino-British College. He has 15 years’ experience of senior management within UK universities and has been a Governor at the UK’s most successful sixth form college. He is a UK National Teaching Fellow and Professor of Learning Innovation with extensive experience of teaching and learning across educational sectors and higher education institutions.

  • Dr Philip Williams. Phillip has a doctorate from Oxford University and has published widely in early modern history. He has worked at the universities of Stirling, St Andrews, Bangor and Winchester. From 2011 to 2016 he was employed as a researcher by the Spanish Commission for Military History. He is Senior Lecturer in EAP at the SBC. He has taught History for both the A-Level and the IB syllabus. He has also been an examiner for EDEXCEL (an A-Level board) and the IBO.

The event was very well received by parents and educators alike.

To arrange a bespoke tour of Britannica International School Shanghai and check it out for yourself click here or scan the QR below:


SSIS International Family Bazaar 2023 a Huge Success!


In November, SSIS families and friends converged on campus to enjoy a spectacular array of more than 100 booths featuring games, shopping, and diverse culinary delights, alongside a full day of captivating musical performances and entertainment.

Everyone indulged in the fantastic international offerings, making the bazaar a true embodiment of multicultural celebration and community spirit. All proceeds collected will be contributed to a charity cause.

Wellington Shanghai Celebrates the Joy of Creation with Arts Festival 2023


Wellington Shanghai held its Arts Festival 2023, an eight-day celebration of the joy of creation. 

The festival began with three days of ‘Elite Pods,’ enriching workshops for the College’s most talented artists.

Pupils had the opportunity to hone their craft with professional instructors and collaborate with their peers on challenging visual arts projects, musical compositions, theater pieces, dance numbers and more.

The entire College also enjoyed a full week of impromptu music, dance and theater performances, as well as classes on everything from throwing pottery to silk screen printing.

Overall, the festival highlighted the transformative power of the arts and inspired pupils to be learners, connectors and changemakers.

READ MORE: Arts Festival Sparks Creativity Across Wellington College China

Concordia Host 2023 APAC Orchestra Festival


From November 16-18, Concordia International School Shanghai proudly hosted the 2023 APAC Orchestra Festival. This event brought together 86 student musicians from six international schools, all under the skillful direction of renowned guest conductor Arjan Tien.

Adding to this musical celebration, Concordia had the privilege of welcoming members of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, whose strings quintet performance was a special treat for the APAC participants and attendees.

The festival concluded  with a captivating concert in the Rittmann Theater. There, the talented students showcased their hard-earned skills, delivering a performance that captivated all in attendance.

Dulwich Puxi Mustangs Contest Dulwich Games in Beijing


Recently, 45 of the Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi Mustangs from Year 4, 5 and 6 travelled north to Beijing for the annual Dulwich Games.

The highly anticipated event saw students from Dulwich International Colleges challenge themselves and the limits of their physical abilities.

Across three days, the students took part in track events, from 60m to 600m, field events including javelin and shot put, multiple swimming events, and a fiercely competitive football tournament, all of which their students participated with grit, determination and tremendous teamwork.

Jia you Dulwich Puxi Mustangs!

NAIS Pudong Christmas Fair


Hot on the heels of their incredibly successful Bonfire Night event earlier this month, NAIS Pudong are now gearing up for their annual Christmas Fair, which will take place on Friday December 1 from 4pm onwards.

The event is totally free, open to the entire Shanghai community, and promises to be filled with a huge range of gift vendors, festive food and refreshments, children’s activities, and even an appearance from Santa Clause himself!

To register, you can visit the NAIS Pudong WeChat account NAISPudong, or scan the QR code on the poster above.

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