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10 Milestones in 10 Years

WISS opens its doors in Fall of 2006 with 17 students from Nursery to Grade 2 and ended the school year with 37 students. Year 2 of WISS in Fall 2007, enrollment rises to 171 across grades Nursery to Grade 8.  The student body is represented by 21 nationalities. In...

Teacher Talk

Living and traveling abroad is life for Brent Jones, Individuals and Societies teacher in Secondary.  The Jones family, Brent, Liz, Charlotte (Grade 4) and Jack (Grade 2) have been part of the WISS community since 2011.  1.Tell us a little bit about your background...

A peak inside Josef Fiala’s Home Journal

The Fiala family joined WISS three and a half years ago from Czech Republic.  Currently Josef is in Grade 1 and his sister is Lucie in Pre-Kindergarten. Grade 1 students have a weekly home journal which they have a number of various topics to choose to write about. ...

Mother Tongue Language Learning

By Mirjam van der Geijs, Local Director LanguageOne Shanghai-Suzhou   Every Tuesday afternoon Dutch and Flemish students from 2,5 up to 18 years old are attending LanguageOne at WISS. We have our own cozy classroom with a luxury Library, corners where children...

A Siberian Sojourn

By Cheilaugh Garvey, Primary Art Teacher I’m not much of a beach bum, and I certainly don’t relish sporting my translucent pallor in a bathing suit, so when December break approached, I thought, why not go to Siberia and just embrace the cold? I contacted my Russian...

Your Dream Home-sold to you by French students!

By Mirjam Berghuis, Head of Modern Languages Learning a new language has never come easily.  I was just lucky; my parents immigrated to Canada when I was 5, forcing me out of my Dutch environment into an English one.  Learning French was a whole different matter.  I...

March is Epilepsy awareness month

Approximately 50 million people around the world live with epilepsy and an estimated 50% of them has an unknown cause. Epilepsy can be present at any age with most cases often during childhood years. Some of those who developed seizure during their childhood age may...

“Please Help Us, Mom and Dad.” An Open Letter from Your Children

By Douglas Ota, Child Psychologist In November of 2016, WISS proudly hosted professionals from all around Asia for the OpenApply Admissions conference.  Dr. Doug Ota, led the conference workshops on Transition and Mobility-a very important part of our lives in an...

Meet the Gehle family

The Gehle family has been a part of the WISS community since 2013 yet have called Xujing their home since 2011.  Bernward and Guo Yan are the owners of a deli and two restaurants located in the Xujing community.   Their son Felix is in Grade 2 and daughter Fiona is in...

Carena Catering Cares

Carena Catering is reaching out beyond WISS to care for migrant children in Xujing. “Cater with care” is Carena Catering’s business ethos and something that is extremely important to Carena manager and head chef Jeff Huang.  Carena has partnered with a local Xujing...

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