Shanghai School News Roundup: August 2023

By That's Shanghai, September 1, 2023

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Dulwich Football Academy Announces New Strategic Partnership


Dulwich Football Academy (DFA) are proud to announce that they are launching a new exclusive partnership with Coerver® Coaching starting from the 2023/24 season!

Coerver® Coaching is a recognized leader in youth football education worldwide. Its methodology has been developed over nearly 40 years across 50 countries at the highest levels of the game. DFA is the only football organization in Shanghai to receive partner status.

Coerver® Coaching has worked with some of the world’s leading federations, clubs, coaches, and players, including: FIFA, The Premier League, Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Real Madrid CF, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, and many more.

You do not have to be a Dulwich student to join DFA. Contact for more details.

YCIS Shanghai Welcomes New Staff & Prepares for Upcoming Academic Year


In mid-August, YCIS Shanghai conducted a three-day orientation for new staff, warmly welcoming them to join the school community.

During these three days, they gained in-depth knowledge of the school's history, educational philosophy, and curriculum system, and also visited five campuses, providing them with a solid foundation for their roles in the upcoming academic year. 

As we approach the start of the school year, YCIS look forward to welcoming students for their orientation day; faculty and staff have been working diligently to prepare for a successful academic year ahead, and are excited to see students back on campus.

With a strong commitment to excellence in education and a dynamic community of learners, YCIS is confident that this academic year will bring great opportunities for growth and success.

Britannica Enjoys Multi-Million RMB Campus Upgrade 


Britannica International School Shanghai took advantage of the summer break to embark on a multi-million RMB campus upgrade project.

A number of major additions and improvements were made, including a state-of-the-art STEM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

There were also improvements to the athletics and basketball facilities, air filtration system, and live performance equipment.

Thousands of new books were bought for the school’s junior and senior libraries, while the EYFS gardens underwent significant renovations and refurbishments, and a brand new outdoor play structure was also built.

READ MORE: Britannica School in Multi-Million RMB Campus Upgrade

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Concordia Students Win Tickets to WSC Final Round at Yale


Concordia's accomplished scholars have triumphed on the world stage once again.

After excelling in the World Scholar’s Cup (WSC) Global Round in Xiamen and London, 12 middle school students earned remarkable distinctions.

All Concordia teams secured spots in the prestigious Tournament of Champions at Yale University this November.

As members of the WSC club, these students expand their horizons beyond traditional curricula, embodying "insightful learners" and "active global citizens."

With guidance from the club advisor and coaching from a seasoned WSC participant, they've developed skills and insights on global issues.

This international achievement is a source of great pride, and they eagerly anticipate their continued progress.

Summer Camp: An Enriching Experience at Wellington College UK


This summer, Wellington College International Shanghai pupils visited their sister school in England for an enriching summer camp experience.

This two-week program offered an action-packed daily schedule that blended academic learning, team-building activities and exploration of England’s most storied destinations.

It was an opportunity for Wellington Shanghai pupils to broaden their cultural horizons, experience a traditional British boarding school, and build friendships with children from other Wellington schools in China and Thailand.

READ MORE: Summer Camp: An Enriching Experience at Wellington College UK

BISS Puxi Students Explore International Film Cultures in IB Film


For an early class project, the BISS Puxi Year 12 Higher Level Film students have been tasked with creating a presentation to the class about a film from their 'home' country.

They are now underway researching key films, filmmakers and innovations and will deliver this as a short lecture to the rest of the group. They will also show an extract from a film that has personal significance to them.

This project works well as an introduction to BISS Puxi’s wide-ranging IB Film courses, as it demonstrates the breadth of global film, lets students find out more about their own cultures, and makes great use of their international community to help students learn from each other.

Everyone is looking forward to seeing the students’ presentations in the coming weeks.

Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi Campus: Elevating Learning Environment


This summer witnessed an extraordinary transformation as the Dulwich Puxi campus evolved into the new Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi.

The expansion introduces more performing arts rooms, multiple music spaces, and a new black box theater.

Outdoors, new spaces encompass exercise areas, adaptable courts for basketball, tennis, and volleyball, along with vibrant allotments and greenhouses.

The main restaurant has undergone meticulous redesign, offering a premium dining experience.

With the Senior School (Years 7 to 13) growing by approximately 50%, the campus now boasts 30 new classrooms, offices, and advanced learning areas, including fully equipped science labs.

The two-story Senior School library is thoughtfully designed to cater to the growing student body.

 As Senior School students transition to their tailor-made facility, fresh spaces are allocated to DUCKS (Toddler to Year 2) and Junior School (Years 3 to 6), fostering growth and enriched learning.

Notably, the Junior School library has more than doubled in size and added more dedicated spaces for edtech and computer science.

The Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi team continues its mission to create learning environments where students develop the knowledge, skills, and motivations to have a positive impact on society and the planet.

New Year, New Beginnings at Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS)


Orientation week was a vibrant celebration of new beginnings! It was a joyous occasion as SSIS welcomed new teachers, students, and families into their close-knit school community.

With hearts filled with enthusiasm, all at the school are eager to embark on this great year ahead, united as one SSIS family.

German School Shanghai Welcomes Students Back with Lion Dances

August 30, 2023, German School Shanghai Hongqiao, the first school day of the 2023-2024 school year

It has become a tradition at the German School Shanghai that kindergarten children and students are welcomed back to school with lion dances after the summer break. 

The finishing touch of painting the eyes of the lions awakens them. Both principals were honored to “press the button” to allow the start of the uplifting gongs and drums.

August 30, 2023, German School Shanghai Yangpu, the first school day of the 2023-2024 school year

Over one thousand children enrolled on the two campuses in Hongqiao and Yangpu – from toddlers to high schoolers – enjoyed the witty performance of the lion dancers. So, a blissful new school day started!

The well-known Chinese couplet “Hǎo hǎo xué xí, tiān tiān xiàng shàng,” meaning “Study hard and improve every day,” was unfolded in the end of the performance. With good intention, the message shall be well received.

With the positive outcome of the previous year, the German as a Foreign Language (DaF) program continues for kindergarten children to fourth graders with no or low German language proficiency, and may now also be offered to fifth and sixth graders with limited German knowledge*.

It enables children with no or limited German knowledge to integrate into the German education system. More inter-school exchanges have been also put on the agenda – let’s look forward!

*Prerequisite: Language level proven by language proficiency test

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