Shanghai School News Roundup: December 2022

By That's Shanghai, December 20, 2022

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Dulwich Pudong Take Part in NO-CARbon November Challenge

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For the second year in a row, many members of the Dulwich Pudong community came out for the NO-CARbon November Challenge put on by Education in Motion. They were happy to be joined by families and staff from sister schools Dulwich Puxi and Dehong Bilingual School.

On the day, families and staff members made their way across the city to the central meeting point in Xintiandi using low carbon means of transportation. Along the way, each team completed low carbon tasks and, at the end, calculated their collective carbon footprint.

Dulwich Pudong highly values embedding low carbon choices into our lifestyles. Through these teaspoons of change we make the world a better, more sustainable place.

A Magical Night to Remember – SSIS Christmas Celebrations

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Christmas is the Season of sharing and caring. SSIS community celebrated the festive season with high spirits and loving hearts!

The SSIS primary choir and K2 students lit up the Christmas tree at the Westin Bund Centre with joyful Christmas carols, followed by their first-ever SSIS community Christmas Gala!

The magical evening was filled with fine dining, fabulous music performances, exciting raffle prizes, a charity silent auction, awesome community bonding and merriment!  

On the night, talented young performers spread the holiday spirit for the wider Shanghai Community. In addition, 14 amazing prints of SSIS student artwork were sold for silent auction, and all proceeds will be going towards Shanghai Dream Foundation to help give a new life this Christmas season!

Concordia High School Career Day

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The working world is full of possibilities, and when it comes to choosing a career path, it doesn’t hurt to try new things. This was one of the many insights that Concordia Shanghai high schoolers took away from this year’s High School Career Day.

The event introduced students to different career paths presented by 28 professionals from various fields, including management, medicine, engineering, finance, law and media.

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Students listened as speakers recounted their professional journeys and the many accomplishments and failures that led to their success. Students also received information and advice on how their education and passions might fit into their future career aspirations, better preparing them to plan for college and beyond.

“The speakers imparted a lot of valuable knowledge about their fields,” shared one Concordia high school teacher. “They also spoke about the soft skills needed in their careers, which I believe is beneficial for our student body to hear.”

A Festive Season of Performance Opportunities at Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi

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The Festive Season at Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi is always a special time of year, and this year has once again provided our students many opportunities to stretch their musical muscles as they traversed the town bringing cheer to audiences of tree lighting ceremonies and Christmas Fairs.

These special opportunities represent an important element of the holistic education experience created for students at the College. Stay safe, and Merry Christmas!

Wellington World Cup Football Festival

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Wellington College Shanghai held their first-ever World Cup Football Festival, a fun-filled day of friendlines between pupils, parents and teachers.

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The school’s new mascot, Welly the Lion, and the Wellington Lions dance squad also made their debut appearances. Proceeds from the event went to the charity Stepping Stones to help underserved schools in the area.

Harrow Winter Concert

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Harrow will celebrate Christmas with a festive Winter Concert, which will be streamed on December 25 at 4pm on their Harrow Shanghai video channel.

Everyone is welcome to join in on this heart-warming event with them!

The Denes Family of NAIS Pudong

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The Denes family have been with NAIS Pudong for eight years and have three children in the school. Watch their story and learn more about what makes NAIS Pudong the perfect choice for their family.

From NAIS Pudong's focus on academic outcomes to the supportive teachers and wide array of extra curricular activities on offer, the school provides the Denes family everything they want in an international education, and so much more!

NAIS Pudong Students Find FAME

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Have you ever thought about becoming an actor, dancer or musician, performing on the stage to huge audience? Well, NAIS Pudong's CCA Drama club had this opportunity last month, when the FAME musical was presented by their outstanding Year 5 to 13 performers.

After months of rehearsals, it was finally showtime... and what a show it was! Congratulations to all those that took part, especially to those hidden behind the scenes. From lighting, to music to props and direction. There was a role for everyone! The audience were in awe of the acting, dancing and singing by the confident and creative performers!

German School Shanghai Hongqiao Intercultural Exchange

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A special day – entirely in the spirit of vocational education – was in store for the students of the classes with an economic and commercial connection at German School Shanghai Hongqiao (DSSH) on December 2. 

The 10th, 11th and 12th graders of FOS classes had the pleasure of welcoming fellow students from two Chinese vocational schools – the Shanghai Commercial Accounting School (SCAS) and the Shanghai Pudong Foreign Affairs Services School (SPFASS)  – for an intercultural exchange.

In the workshop, the Chinese and German learners discussed their career plans and presented their visions – to be a teacher, a police officer in Switzerland or to start their own business.

It was an all-round successful event that broadened horizons and showed how important vocational education is from both Chinese and German perspectives. The DSSH FOS students look forward to a return visit to the Chinese vocational schools.

With long years’ experience in FOS, DSSH offers teenagers the opportunity to obtain a general entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences in two additional school years after secondary school.

The training combines vocational practice with the learning of technical theory and qualifies students to study at a German university of applied sciences.

Britannica International School Computer Science Week

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Britannica International School Shanghai students spent a week enjoying various Computer Science activities – from beebot dance competitions and online coding to binary art projects and internet safety lessons.

The students really embraced these learning experiences, and were very eager to share and show their classmates and teachers the skills and knowledge they had developed.

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