At SSIS, we firmly believe in the integral role parents play in their children's education. Recognizing that active parental involvement is key to student success, we foster a strong partnership between parents and the school community.
One of the greatest strengths of SSIS is the partnership between school and home.
SSIS very much appreciates, values and encourages parent participation in our school. There are many ways parents can become involved, regardless of whether they have a lot of time to spare or work full-time. We love seeing parents on campus helping out, attending a parent class or just stopping by to have lunch with their child. There is no shortage of ways parents can contribute and actively participate in our dynamic school community.
PARENT SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
We have an active and lively Parent School Partnership (PSP) organization. The PSP is our parent-led group that works with our teachers and senior leadership team to continue the tradition of a strong international school community. Our inclusive parent group welcomes all nationalities and plans parent-led activities throughout the year. Whether you’d like to contribute to a bake sale, lead a cooking class, join the PSP executive board, or head up a committee for International Family Day, there are all kinds of ways to be involved at our school.
Meetings are held monthly in PSP room. Check our school calendar to attend the next meeting. If you would like to find out more about how you can be involved in the PSP and make a difference at SSIS, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY
International Family Day is an annual celebration of all the nationalities that make up the SSIS community.
The school’s spectacular annual International Family Day is organized by parents and staff.
This is the event on our school calendar that everyone looks forward to all year long. This fantastic occasion brings together the entire community celebrating national pride and international diversity. During the day everyone enjoys sampling food from the country stalls, winning raffle prizes, bidding on the country and class baskets, taking part in the games, and watching performances.
The SSIS International Family Day is a fun event suitable for all ages, organized by the school community for the school and wider Suzhou community. Funds raised from the event support local, national and international charities.
The day highlights what the families at SSIS stand for. Living in Suzhou most of us are far away from our homes and roots. On this day we celebrate our heritage and traditions together with our local families and community. As we proudly fly our flags, taste each other’s dishes, participate in games and perform on stage, borders cease to exist.
While International Family Day is a celebration of the many different nationalities present in the school community, its core aim is to raise money for charitable organizations in Suzhou and further afield.
This week, SSIS PSP group (Parent School Partnership) has held a welcome event to welcome parents who are new to our community. With more than 100 new parents, members of PSP, school leadership to attend, it was a great way for new families to get acquainted with the school community and make connections.
As the school year comes to a close, it's important to recognize the hard work and dedication of the educators and staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure the success of our children. The amazing Parent-School Partnership (PSP) at SSIS organized a special appreciation day to express gratitude for the school staff.
A huge thanks to our PSP team members for their efforts to make this wonderful day.
On May 27th, SSIS kicked off its 18th Annual International Family Day in grand style! The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as the vibrant beat of drums and waving flags filled the air.
If you didn't make it to the SSIS International Family Day on Saturday, 20 May, you missed out on a great day.
This year’s Christmas tree lighting – one of the community’s most beloved festivals is happening today.
The yearly Lantern Parade on Sankt Martin's Day, the 11th of November, is an old German tradition, maintained and cherished among students, parents and staff of the German Department at SSIS.
We celebrated Halloween in style this Friday.
Hangeul Day is a Korean event to celebrate the day when the Korean alphabet was created. The Korean community at SSIS has celebrated Hangeul day since 2014. It is one of the important cultural events in school to celebrate language and culture.
On October 29th, our wonderful PSP group prepared sweet treats for all students in school from Early Years to High School. More than 20 PSP parents came to school and help packing individual goody bags for each homeroom, making sure all of our students are receiving this nice little gift!