Be in the Balance

  Try getting on a unicycle and the surest thing is that you are going to fall off.  “It takes 20 hours of practice to stay upright and this only moves you forward approximately 50 meters,” says Ehud, a 10th grade student and self-taught unicyclist. How about...

Leadership – A Ten Letter Word with Big Impact

   True leadership is not derived from status or position. True leadership is hard earned through dedication, commitment, and excellence to an area of expertise that serves a wider community. True leadership works from the bottom up - there is impact and lives are...

Tigers Beat News: October 2017

Last weekend was jammed packed full of WISS Athletics… Saturday, October 14th: Coach Clow and our Lady Tiger's HS Volleyball Team competed in the SISAC Championships (Plate Division) @Shanghai American School-Puxi, where they placed very well in a extremely...

Outside In: Extending Learning Outside the Classroom

By Stewart Paterson, CP Programme Sports Teacher     Outdoor exploration is one of the ways students at WISS are intentional about connecting with their host country. China has so much to offer in terms of culture and nature and it is a privilege to...

Floorball for Everyone!

By Vicki Hughes, PE/Swimming Teacher Grade 1 – Grade 5   Students from Grades 1, 3, 4 and 5 welcomed our guest, Floorball Coach, Sander Magi to WISS last week. Sander taught them basic skills in handling equipment, learning to control the ball, passing and dribbling....

Bookmaking With Nursery

  Making books with children has a multitude of benefits, particularly for our younger students who are aspiring to be readers. Let’s take a look at why… Picture and text integration: Children make the connection that pictures tell a story giving clues to the...

The Title for Your Shanghai Chapter

If your life was a book, how would you title your Shanghai chapter? How would you chronicle your experiences and your emotions? Would it be more like a steady uphill climb or a roller coaster? Being displaced from our comfort zones - our home countries, our family and...

Glitterbug Goes to School

  October 15th is the Global Handwashing Day. To celebrate the global handwashing day at WISS, we teach students how to wash their hands properly using good technique to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing. According to the...

Sporting News: Lady Tigers Volleyball

    Our Lady Tigers Volleyball Team had their first home games on Friday of last week (September 15th). They faced another tough competitor in SAS (their second team). Again, our ladies played with a lot of heart and pride. However, they came up short losing...

Get to Know the Rout Family

  The Rout family, Bijay, Geeta, Diksha (Grade 8) and Shrey (Grade 1), have been at WISS for three years. We interviewed them about life here in Shanghai and their time with us at WISS.   How many years has your family been a part of the WISS Community? It...

Yining Wu, Secondary Chinese Teacher

  Yining Wu is a Secondary Chinese Teacher and has inspired many students to learn to love Chinese culture and language at WISS. Having been raised in the traditional Chinese educational setting, Yining has an interesting point of view when it comes to IB...

What’s Your Migration Story?

  The beginning of a PYP Unit of Inquiry starts with a provocation--a set of circumstances which invite students to think critically, use their knowledge, and work collaboratively to find solutions. For the 4th grade, the provocation for the “Who We are” Unit of...

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