On Friday, 19th March, Grade 12 Visual Arts students opened their Final Art Exhibition. The exhibition is the culmination of the students' IBDP Visual Arts experience over the last 18 months.
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2020-2021 12TH ISSUE (29 MARCH)
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Friday’s virtual college fair provided an excellent platform for students to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic and connect individually with dozens of universities from all over the world. The College Counselling Team strives to continue providing students opportunities to connect meaningfully with universities, and we look forward to supporting SSIS students’ participation in another college fair, whether in-person or virtual, next year!
Grade 1’s current Unit of Inquiry is Sharing the Planet. We have been learning about different living things in the environment and the different habitats.
This week the Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) classes became the storytellers while their families became the audience in our Pre-K storytellers culminating activity for our Unit of Inquiry –‘How We Express Ourselves’.
After identifying the ongoing issue of rubbish and waste and noticing that the local park behind the neighbourhood centre is often filled with trash, Grade 4 decided to act on this and organized themselves with trash bags and gloves and set towards cleaning up the park.
This weekend a group of PYP staff joined together to take part in an IB in-school workshop, Making the PYP Happen: Implementing Agency.
It’s always nice to have parents join us on campus and to be able to observe first-hand how we work together in support of Elementary children. However, after a year of reduced parent events and parent visits it was especially heart-warming to hold Parent-Teacher Conferences this past week and see the community buzzing with activity again.
Students from 1JH and 1MH went up to Mr. Lowery's classroom to learn about cells-the basic building block for all living organisms.
Carmelita is our Elementary Counsellor at SSIS, she mainly works on supporting social-emotional learning, both through general programmes (such as messy play) and individual and group counselling sessions. From November, she has been running six group activities, targeting critical social-emotional skills and healthy friendship.
It will soon be time to celebrate Chinese New Year and with it the beginning of the Second Semester. We have been working hard on a number of exciting and important Second Semester initiatives that will support Elementary students and families.
Suzhou Retirement Home is a service group dedicated to caring for the elderly. Our main purpose is to go to a specific retirement home to carry out some interesting activities with the elderly and visit these elderly people so that they do not feel lonely.
Paws for cause annual photography competition is the longest traditional event that we’ve held for many years. Every March we ask SSIS students to submit photos of their pets following a certain theme.
On Wednesday 31st March the SSIS Theatre came alive with musical stories.
On Saturday, over 20 of our Model United Nations club met at school to practice their debate and public speaking skills.
Last Friday, we hosted our first fundraising event: a movie night, themed "Mock the Mocks". Everyone in the group pulled their weight to prepare various food and beverage, including learning how to operate an ice-cream machine and participating in an afterschool baking session.
The day commenced with a staff relay race before the students got involved in a wide range of track and field events. Students earned points for their homeroom every time they competed in an event. Points were reordered throughout the day and winners will be announced at assemblies after the April holiday with a prize for the winning homerooms.
For this semester’s parent presentation, the Secondary School Social Emotional Counsellors, Annalise Stephens and Sophia Skytte, presented on content and strategies of how parents can navigate their way through and develop a deeper awareness and understanding of their adolescent children.
This year marks the 5th year of Grade 9 Cheerleading and our 3rd year of performing for the parent audience. Cheerleading is a great unit which encourages the teams of 6 to collaborate and develop good practice and planning methods to allow them to choreograph the “aesthetically pleasing” performances that we saw on Monday afternoon.
With ongoing covid restrictions meaning our Junior secondary Badminton and Volleyball players could not participate in the normal of season tournaments, the SSIS players game together with the Senior Secondary students for two great events over the past weeks.
Last Wednesday, parents were invited to attend the grade 6 Physical and Health Education (PHE) Learning Showcase.
The SSIS Service committee is comprised of parents, students, teachers and leadership who meet monthly to discuss service group applications, improving our contribution to the local community and how we can best support the wonderful service groups we have in both elementary and secondary.
Rory Henderson, Grade 12, worked throughout the first semester of the year on a videography project highlighting a day in the life of secondary students (Grade 6 to Grade 12) at SSIS. We would like to share more about Rory and this project with you.
Recently the school bus fleet of SSIS was awarded the title of “2020 Suzhou Transportation Model” by the Suzhou Transportation Bureau.
SSIS Swim Team had a great swim meet this weekend for Shanghai Swim League Round 3. All swimmers had been training hard after the holidays and this showed in the results with 17 new school records and well over 50 PB's (personal bests), all from a full morning of swimming.
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