Grade 2 have been working hard. Within class time they have been learning all about Procedural texts which has led directly into our science unit and how to write a scientific procedure.
36. average score on the ibdp
60%. Teachers with advanced degrees
16. average years of teaching experience
49. nationalities represented everyday
85%. student participation in extracurricular activities
22. YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
36. average score on the ibdp
100+ extracurricular activities offered
3. ib programs offering a continuous ib education
This year the SSIS Habitat for Humanity Club continued their tradition of "Football for Humanity". We have hosted this event for over 7 years, and we had a great turnout. Six teams played and games were friendly, yet competitive.
On Wednesday, December 2nd, students from Suzhou Heritage had their first service group activity in school.
Over the last three months our SSIS secondary students have been busy preparing for the opening of the musical. The time has finally come for them to present 'The Addams Family Musical'. The cast consists of 87 students from Grade 6-12 and staff, including performers, crew, orchestra, student assistant directors and the director.
Our Dance Extravaganza is a celebration of the Arts and is an opportunity for classes and grade levels to tailor an event that provides students with an age appropriate way of expressing themselves with the early years community.
On Tuesday 24 November, Grade 4 had the privilege of hosting their parents for their first parent event at SSIS in a long time. The How We Express Ourselves unit is a highly collaborative unit where Homeroom, Music and Art specialists combine to help students inquire into the art of persuasion.
SSIS Alumni go on to do many amazing things following their time at SSIS. Today, we are pleased to highlight our first alumnus, in the SSIS Alumni Spotlight series, Jan Mertlik, who attended SSIS from 2010-2013.
Grade 8 design students presented their design product in a showcase on October 14, displaying their current Materials design project to create musical instruments out of reused materials and their Digital project to program a short game using the software 'Scratch'. 40 parents were invited to join and witness what students were doing in the class demonstrate part of their design process.
On Wednesday 11 November 2020 our school community came together for the annual Active for Action event supported by the SSIS Service Committee.
The SSIS Service Committee involves members of management, teachers, staff, students and parents. The committee oversees the distribution of funds raised by the school community and ensures the integrity of fundraising while focusing on the ethical matters involved with service.
On Monday October 19th the grade 10 class participated in a field work organized by the mathematics department at SSIS. The students enjoyed taking part of a learning experience in which they were asked to collect measurements of distances and bearings between landmarks placed in our soccer field, simulating a large piece of land.
In the beginning, five SSIS Grade 12 students Annie, Amber, Jack, Karen and Mavis, who have a strong competence in both Chinese and English, planned to offer English tutoring classes in the surrounding communities to help Chinese children learn English.
SSIS secondary production has started the year with Auditions for the Addams Family, and we have some very talented students here at SSIS.
This week the Grade 5 students began finding out more about how their laptops could power their learning during their final year of PYP.
In early July we received news of excellent IBDP results for the SSIS Class of 2020. Following this notification, the IBO released revised results for students worldwide. We are pleased to announce that our overall IB average is 38. The Global World Average was 31, continuing our six-year trend of exceeding the world average by at least 4 to 5 points.
The transition not only involves moving from a transdisciplinary approach in the PYP to an interdisciplinary approach in the MYP, but also it means a shift in how students think and organize themselves.
Attending SSIS means the freedom to express myself, learn academically and grow as an individual. The welcoming atmosphere accommodates students who come from multilingual backgrounds and ensures diversity in the school environment to enhance cultural awareness. Attending an international school means broadening my perspectives and constantly learning and engaging in the responsibilities of a world citizen.
We’ve learned the language we speak is not as important as how we choose to learn and utilize different languages to take part in an emerging world community and build values as people of integrity.