As the International Baccalaureate (IB) celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, a number of articles were written over the past 12 months regarding the significance of IB programmes. Since its inception, the mission of the IB has largely stayed the same, yet has perhaps become increasingly relevant for all of us.
The DRAGON'S DEN
2018-2019 19TH ISSUE (28 January 2019)
It is a story about a young student of mixed cultural background (Chinese/Western) who is taken on a journey of self-discovery, uncovering her family's history in Suzhou, China. This funny and emotional story explores and challenges preconceptions of cultural differences and the joy that comes from truly knowing yourself.
The Grade 4 students invited parents to share in their learning this week. As part of the 'Where we are in place and time' Unit of Inquiry, parents came to view student presentations about cultural heritage. The central idea for the unit was 'Preserving our cultural heritage provides ways of appreciating and taking shared responsibilities as part of society'.
At the end of each semester we determine those students in the Secondary School who are eligible for Academic Achievement Awards.
The Secondary Performing Arts Winter Concert opened with the vibrant and energetic sounds and rhythms of the two Taiko groups in the Secondary School, directed by Ms Waite.
We aim to develop self-aware, healthy and resilient students who actively strive to create a better world through intercultural understanding, respect and compassion.
SSIS recently received recognition as one of the ten best international schools in China by The Knowledge Review.
Every year, SSIS selects a strategic theme for professional development and this year it is 'Inclusion and Community'. Last weekend, Lucy Burden, Katie Wellbrook and Annalise Stephens were joined by educational consultant, Greg O'Connor, in delivering a prestigious EARCOS Weekend Workshop to teachers from SSIS and other schools from around China and Taiwan.
The Christmas break is over and the sports are continuing in full action.
2019-2020 School Calendar