Shanghai School News Roundup: December 2023

By That's Shanghai, December 21, 2023

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German School Students Become Beekeepers


Recently, a group of primary and secondary students from the German School Shanghai Hongqiao (DSSH) got to experience a day as beekeepers.

Excitement built on the journey, before they finally arrived at an apiary in Suzhou. With the knowledge prepared in the previous weeks, the students had already learned a lot about bees in terms of their life habits and their importance to the ecosystem.


Guided by a professional beekeeper, the students wore protective suits and took a closer look at hives co-sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the football cooperation partner Borussia Dortmund, to put book knowledge into practice.

They marveled at the hard-working insects, looked for the queen, and finally learned what honey was. The extraction of honey was also demonstrated, with the children actively helping to spin the honey.

The jointly produced honey – the DSSH honey – will be used for charity sale.


BISS Student Achieves Highest IGCSE Mathematics Score... in the Whole World!


The British International School Shanghai was delighted to congratulate Year 11 student, Reia, for achieving the highest IGCSE Mathematics score in the world, ahead of 70,000 students globally. Reia will be recognized at The Pearson Outstanding Learner Awards next year.

Dulwich Pudong Students Receive Top in China IGCSE Awards


Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong is pleased to share that three of its students have been recognized for their outstanding achievements on the 2023 IGCSE examinations.

Hailun Z (Drama), Zihan L (International Mathematics), and Michael G (Literature in English, First Language English Oral Endorsement) have received Top in China Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards.

In addition, Micheal G has received Highest Mark in China Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards for both Physics and Biology. Amazing results!

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

YCIS Shanghai Celebrated Community Day


As an international school, YCIS Shanghai gives priority to fostering a global community. The school’s goal is to nurture a diverse and multilingual setting that shapes the students into open-minded, compassionate individuals who are ready to engage with the world.

Each semester, YCIS Shanghai sets up an array of events aimed at broadening students' horizons regarding world cultures and customs.

In December, the school celebrated The Global Community Day, where laughter and enthusiasm filled the air as students, staff, and parents delved into an array of cultural experiences on the school grounds.

In the future, YCIS Shanghai will continue to build bridges of love and friendship from different countries, cultures, and families.

SSIS Celebrates Gratitude & Kindness


SSIS commemorated the spirit of gratitude and kindness through a heartwarming week-long campaign aimed at spreading kindness and appreciation.

Gratitude & Kindness Week showcased a series of activities that united students, teachers, and the SSIS community to honor the transformative influence of kindness in nurturing a positive school culture.

Thoughtful gestures ranged from writing gratitude letters to peers and presenting flowers to staff, to promoting food conservation for environmental sustainability and encouraging self-care.

Britannica Student Wins Micro-Video Competition


This term, students at Britannica have been actively engaged in a micro-video competition themed 'Shanghai in My Eye' (我眼中的上海), organized by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.

This innovative competition encouraged students to capture the charm and beauty of the city through their lenses, showcasing Shanghai from their unique perspectives rooted in their life experiences.

Britannica Year 6 student, Leonardo Gabbiani, was selected as one of the top 10 submissions in the competition, his creative vision and portrayal of Shanghai earning him a special invitation to the Shanghai Education TV Station.

Leonardo was featured on a TV program discussing his winning entry and sharing his experiences of life in Shanghai, an incredible opportunity for him to showcase his work.

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


Wellington Shanghai Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


Wellington College International Shanghai kicked off the festive holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony.

Pupils, parents, teachers and staff gathered around the tree in the school’s promenade to sing carols together, warm up with some hot cocoa and – believe it or not – even enjoy a bit of snow.

Just as the sun set, the tree was illuminated, brightening the campus and spreading holiday cheer.

Concordia Christmas Bazaar


The Concordia PSO Christmas Bazaar was an unforgettable holiday celebration for the entire community. Over 130 stalls with unique gifts and delicious food and drinks, student-led clubs, and local service programs added to the festive spirit of giving and joy.

Delightful musical performances took place throughout the campus, and families lined up to have their photos taken with Santa or in front of the charming gingerbread house.

Just before noon, attendees gathered outside the Welcome Center as a grand spectacle unfolded with Santa descending from the rooftop, adding even more magic and excitement to the event.

The evening concluded with a Tree-Lighting Ceremony, where caroling and student musical performances filled the air with festive cheer. Those gathered held lit candles, marking a heartwarming start to the season.

Immense gratitude goes to the parent volunteers whose dedication made this Christmas wonderland a reality.

SCIS International Scholars Program


The SCIS International Scholars Program Fund is provided by the SCIS Board of Directors, with contributions from SCIS alumni. This program is an effort to provide prospective students who exemplify the SCIS ethos with the opportunity to join the school's dynamic, international learning community and pursue the IB Diploma.

SCIS offers six diverse scholarships, open to prospective students applying to join SCIS for Grades 5 through 11 for enrollment during the 2024-25 school year.

Through these opportunities, SCIS seeks internationally minded students who are highly motivated, talented, and dedicated to their communities, and who will flourish within the SCIS community and program.

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Badminton Victory for Shanghai French School!


Shanghai French School is thrilled to announce the outstanding achievement of its Champion Badminton Players at the Asia-Pacific Zone competition. The return of students and their sports coaches was marked by sheer joy and tears, a testament to the emotional journey they undertook.

Competing against 12 schools and 144 players, the school stood out prominently, bringing home a total of five illustrious medals. Among the shining stars, medal winners secured two gold, two silver, and one bronze, showcasing exceptional skill and determination.

Beyond the podium, every player demonstrated commendable sportsmanship and dedication, contributing to the overall success of the badminton team. The competition was fierce, and the students met the challenge head-on, leaving a lasting impression with their remarkable performances.

This victory not only highlights the prowess of the Shanghai French School badminton team, but also reinforces the spirit of sportsmanship, teamwork, and resilience instilled in the students.

Congratulations to all the players for this remarkable achievement, and Shanghai looks forward to more triumphs on the horizon!

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