SSIS has been busy preparing the 2020-21 academic year and we are delighted to say that many of our new teachers are here in Suzhou already and we are confident in continuing to provide our students with an excellent international education. SSIS looks forward to welcoming students and staff back on campus in August.
The DRAGON'S DEN
2019-2020 22ND ISSUE (22 JUNE 2020)
For Grade 5 and Grade 10, it is the time to celebrate reaching an important milestone in their learning journey. These students have finished the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculums at SSIS and will move forward to the next phase.
We are a unique graduating class because we are able to enter our new chapter life with this new experience from all those uncertainties. I'm sure that we learn something that others do not.
SSIS Pre-Nursery Teacher and Coordinator, Niamh Norris, recently received the honor of being published in the International Baccalaureate's The Sharing PYP Blog,
As I write this, I feel a tug in my heart knowing that I am leaving Suzhou, my colleagues and a job that I have loved over the past 4 years. After an international career spanning over 30 years, Suzhou has left a very special impression on me.
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.
2020 has been a challenging year for many thus far but a small group of students at SSIS have something a little special to share.
SSIS Forest Planting Report
For grade 9 and 10 in Summer School students worked on debating skills. We discussed how to make strong arguments and points to convince others of your ideas. Students worked on their oral skills and practice speaking in front of groups.
The sixth-grade students recently participated in Action Week for Humanities class. The overall goal of Action Week was to focus on ways that we can help support Sustainable Development Goal #13 – Climate Action.
This year we have a graduating cohort of 88 students. Of these, 50 students have currently received a total of 157 offers from universities across 9 different countries. The remaining students are still in the process of applying to, or waiting to hear from, universities in Korea, Singapore, Germany, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 who have received excellent IB results this year!
As this school year comes to an end, SSIS has already started preparations to welcome new faculty and students in August. Today we would like to spotlight four of our new SSIS teachers, already in Suzhou. Stay tuned as we continue to share news on remaining new faculty members in the coming weeks.
In collaboration with our partner, Xinghui School, an activity plan was instituted and 8 participants from Grade 5 at each institution were chosen. On Wednesday, June 17, these students collaborated on posters around the "Reuse, Reduce and Recycle" theme.