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Lunch Program

This week's menu

Lunch is seen as an import part of the day at SSIS. Studies show students that are given enough time to eat do better in class, are more focused and are over all better learners. Daily menus are thoughtfully prepared with both nutritional guidelines and taste in mind. For our younger students a well-balanced meal is offered daily and always includes plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and protein. Our older students are able to choose from a wide variety of international cuisine. Whether is a perfectly toasted sandwich, our famous bibimbap that uses one of own mom’s secret kimchi recipes or local Suzhou pork noodles, there is something for everyone. Sample menus can be found on our website.
Students are also welcome to bring a packed lunch every day. Please keep in mind we are a nut free school and request you refrain from packing any food items that may contain nuts.

Our lunch program is provided in partnership with Sodexo, the worldwide leader in school lunch providers. All Sodexo lunch accounts are loaded on the student’s SSISCard and work as a declining balance system. Accounts can be loaded in person or remotely via WeChat. Sodexo accepts cash, AliPay, WeChat and Chinese credit cards or bank cards.


early learning centre (elc) - Grade 3

ELC to Kindergarten students eat Snack and Lunch in their classroom. Students in Grades 1-3 eat Snack and Lunch in the Lower Canteen. Because we understand our littlest learners cannot always wait until lunchtime, all of our students enjoy a morning snack break at 10:30am every day. Full day ELC to Kindergarten students also enjoy an afternoon snack at 3:00pm, before being dismissed for the day. Students from ELC to Grade 3 will not require a SSIS Card for meals, instead their Sodexo accounts will be debited based on daily lunch attendance provided by the school.


Grades 4-12

Students in Grades 4 to12 eat lunch in our Upper Canteen. Each day they are able to make their own choice from the wide range of international options we offer. Our Upper Canteen is truly an international culinary experience. Students are able to choose from the sandwich bar, the western food stand, the Korean favorites stall, the Japanese rice bowl, a traditional Chinese choice or our noodle bar. Students have control over their Sodexo accounts on the SSISCard that work on a declining balance.