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A Fine Piece of Work

Congratulations to Aiko Ishii Casas (Grade 9) for her recent participation in the ITOEN Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest. There were 1,862,954 haiku works that were submitted worldwide for the competition.   In the junior high school students’ category, there were 416,967...

Are you a foreigner? : What makes us Internationally-minded

By Maria English, Marketing and Admissions Officer (and WISS parent!) 你们是外国人吗?Ni men shi wai guo ren ma?  Awkward pause.   Fifteen years in China and I still don’t know how to succinctly answer this question.   “Yes, but I’m also Chinese,” is my usual response....

Then and Now

We talked to five of our longest enrolled students at WISS to give us their reflections on WISS Then and WISS...

The Gala

        It was a stunning evening at the WISS Gala where over 100 parents and staff gathered to celebrate our amazing WISS community.   Food, music, dancing and friendships make for a lovely combination for an amazing event.   Thank you to our...

Family Highlight Section

Sofia Tan, Bin Huo, Brian (Grade 2) and Chloe (Pre-Kindergarten) are Australian Chinese having lived in two dynamic cities, Sydney and Shanghai.    Sofia is an accountant and Bin works in the automotive industry.  Brian and Chloe have both attended WISS since...

Holly Clegg

Meet Grade 3 teacher Holly Clegg!  Holly is in her second year at WISS.  Travel and living in different countries is a lifestyle for her. She is a passionate educator sharing her life experiences and adventures wiith her students. 1.Tell us a little bit about your...

Sharing our Culture

By Jo Tomiyama, Grade 9 Blue On April 21st, one of the best school events was held. International day, a day where the whole WISS community introduce and share their own country, knowing each other better. The school was filled with the delicious smell of the foods,...

Research? It’s Child’s Play!

By Wei Wei Gluckman, WISS parent The Gluckman family (Andrew, Wei Wei, Kai (Grade 3) and Kexin (Grade 1) joined WISS in 2016.   Wei Wei is a trained architect, but not in a traditional sense. This is an adaptation of Wei Wei Gluckman’s TedTalk given at Tedxyouth@WISS....

International-mindedness and why it matters

Multilingualism and Intercultural understanding and respect are at the root of International-Mindedness- a key trait that is foundational to an IB education and increasingly valued in the professional world.   Below is an article from the IBO website highlighting the...

Hair today, gone tomorrow!

“I already knew that the cancer treatment was hard enough because some of my family members went through it and so when I discovered that, not only do children with cancer have to fight the sickness, but they also had to face the social stigma of losing their hair. I...

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