Yining Wu, Head of the Chinese Department in the Secondary School

  Yining Wu is the Head of the Chinese Department in the Secondary School 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...

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...

Sundowner: What did you do this weekend?

    For all those in attendance, this was an easy question to answer on Monday morning. Sundowner! Sundowner is WISS's annual “back to school” event. It's an relaxed evening perfect for families to connect with one another. This year’s Sundowner also...

Why Giving Matters

    On June 16th,  students from Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) along with  parents, teachers and a WISS graduate visited the School for Disabled Children in Qingpu as part of an event in partnership with the Giving Tree Project. Giving Tree...

A Healthy Start to the New School Year

    By Roshiley Tilistyak, Nursing Coordinator   Welcome back to the returning families and welcome to those who are new at WISS! WISS nurses are excited to work with you and your child this year and we strive to make every effort to keep students...

Acronyms used at WISS!

What does it all mean? Here is a list of acronyms you may come across at WISS.   IB : International Baccalaureate - read more PYP : Primary Years Programme - read more UOI : Unit of Inquiry MYP : Middle Years Programme - read more DP : Diploma Programme - read...

Connect with US!

    Help us spread the word about all of the amazing things you do with students every day. Please follow our school social media accounts, like, follow, re-post, re-tweet and <3. Find us on: Facebook  :  Western International School of Shanghai – WISS...

Saying Goodbye and the Spirit of WISS: A Reflection

By Dr. Thomas Smith, B.Bus. EMBA, D.Phil, Friend of WISS     Tom Smith has been a longstanding friend and partner of the WISS community.   Tom has been associated with the school since the first day as WISS was built right next to his home.   While never a...

WISS in the Community

  Cuts for Cancer Periwinkle members Oceania Chee and Sammy Chan cut their hair to donate to wigs4kids (www.wigs4kids.org) , an organization in the United States which makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment. In addition, Periwinkle collected close to...

Beyond the Diploma: Unwrapping Achievement at WISS

  It is graduation time and a time to celebrate achievement. We often associate achievement in a very literal sense-- as a certificate, a diploma, something we can write onto our Curriculum Vitae.  Those perfectly crafted words printed on glossy cardstock are...

Growing a Caring Community: Why WISS is special

By Tom Kline, WISS Former Director     I fell in love with education by mistake. I was teaching while I was deciding what my life's work was going to be. I was young and silly and selfish, but helping people learn made me feel great and that feeling was...

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