As we welcome the Year of the Tiger, we would like to celebrate the amazing culture of our host country in style. This week, Chinese New Year celebrations at SSIS have been focusing not only on creative and fun activities, but also on educating students and teachers about Chinese culture and history.
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To celebrate SSIS 25th anniversary, the "25th Anniversary Basketball Tournament" hosted by SSIS officially kicked off on January 22. A total of 7 schools from Suzhou participated in the tournament: SSIS, Dulwich College Suzhou, Dulwich High School Suzhou, OCAC Suzhou, SIP Foreign Language School, Sino-Canada School and Suzhou Sports School.
SSIS students from Grade 6 to Grade 11 put their amazing work on display at the Design expo in school this week. This year’s Design Expo is a showcase of the immense talents that our students here at SSIS have within design.
On Tuesday January 12th, SSIS Suzhou Heritage Club (One of the Service Clubs at SSIS) organized a series of activities for Grade 4 students to engage in to help them better understand and learn more about Suzhou local culture.
Best wishes for the festive season ahead and happy holidays to all!
The musical “Chicago” was a tremendous success. From Dec 2 to Dec 4, the SSIS secondary cast and crew have presented three wonderful shows on 3 consecutive days.
On Tuesday 30th November SSIS Elementary School offered a parent learning workshop of a different kind. Carmelita Fiscareli (our Elementary Counsellor Early Learning -Grade 4) and Kirstyn Flew (Grade 5 – 12 Counsellor) presented on the Counselling services that are offered at our school.
On Wednesday November 24th, 2021 our Grade 6 students had an in school field trip “incursion” to learn more about ancient history from an Archaeologist, Professor Niu Yulong, from the Suzhou Institute of Archaeology.
We would like to warmly invite you to participate and to celebrate school legacy by sharing your stories, unforgettable and special moments at SSIS with us!
On November 23, SSIS launched its 25th anniversary celebration, marking the beginning of a series of events to celebrate the 25th birthday of SSIS.
Each child did an amazing job and really had the chance to shine. The audience was supportive and enthusiastic, all making for two fabulous shows. Performing on the stage is so different to the classroom setting and it takes courage to step out in front of your classmates. We were so proud of each performer, they really gave their best.
On Thursday 11 November, SSIS Service Committee hosted the annual Active for Action event on the school track. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, parents and families were all actively involved in a fun run or walk to raise funds to support SSIS student service groups in both Elementary and Secondary.
As a member of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), SSIS is hosting the 2021 Acamis Volleyball Tournament from Nov 4 to Nov 6.
The South Africa Vastfontein Project (SAVP) service group held the Asian Dinner on October 28th. We raise funds each year to support the South Africa Vastfontein Orphanage in Cape Town—this is the 11th year that we’ve been working with them.
During September and October, Grade 6 Individuals and Societies students embark on a digital documentary as part of their first unit; "My History". The Statement of Inquiry for this unit is "The time, place and space of my ancestors influence my cultural and personal identity".
The SSIS community is honestly the ideal mixture of acceptance, encouragement and quirk. If I were to have learned anything at SSIS, it would be to simply not be ordinary. The ordinary doesn't make hearts skip or put smiles on faces. The ordinary doesn't inspire the minds of people around them. The ordinary doesn't evoke progress in a world that desperately needs it.