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Celebrating Bravery

As we look at the news headlines of today, we can only wonder, what will the world look like for our children? What about the balance of world powers? What will be the main issues we will hand down to future generations? WISS and our IB education address these...

Pay It Forward

  On November 29th, WISS student, teacher and parent representatives set off to Jiading to celebrate the “joy of giving” with the students of Jiading Six Mile Primary School, a school for the children of migrant workers who come to live and work in Shanghai from...

Xtreme Xiamen

  By Lorena Malheiro, Grade 7 student at WISS When we first arrived in Xiamen, my first thoughts were that it was very similar to Shanghai, except it had more farm lands and it seemed to be a very hard working place. On the first day of the trip we went hiking up...

Meet your 2016-2017 Student Council!

“As a Student Representatives we are role models for the other students.  It’s important for us to act with respect and responsibility, to be principled.  This year is Student Council we want to help the school and make it even more fun.” Jools Van Rooy, Grade 5,...

Getting to know Christopher Wilcox

  Christopher Wilcox is the Secondary School College Counselor and has just joined WISS this year.   He shares with us his background and also the exciting plans for college counseling for our secondary students. Tell us a little bit about your background and how...

The Hope of Finding a Forever Family

By Brenda Jarjoura, WISS Parent As an adult, I look back on my childhood and think of the other children around the world who are going through the same thing. I was a foster kid who was later adopted. A strange woman came to my kindergarten classroom when I was...

Perspective: Was the wolf really that bad?

By Holly Clegg, Grade 3 Teacher One of the most compelling reasons to teach children is seeing them learn and then take off using what they have learned to go in directions you may never have thought of; in essence taking ownership of their learning. In our current...

10 Directions

  By Al McDowall, Secondary Film Teacher   The grade 12 DP Film students have been looking into the influence a director has on the film that he or she helms. In order to really see the difference each vision can have on a project, they were tasked with...

In a faraway land of ice and snow…

        by Lisa Kane, Early Years Deputy Principal It’s that time of year again where there’s a shimmer of sparkle, a hum in the air and a beat in the feet. Oh yes! Its performance time in Early Years and as cold winds howl and cold winds blow, we...

Finding a Cure In Your Kitchen

By Tina Zhou, Early Years Nurse With the flu season coming, it is easy for many people to fall ill. In Chinese traditional culture, certain kinds of food are very helpful to relieve cold symptoms. Let’s go and see what can be used in your kitchen to help alleviate...

Health and Safety: A Priority at WISS

    By Roshiley Tilystak, Nursing Coordinator   On Saturday 12th of November, twelve WISS staff signed up to be trained to save lives. On that day we learned different skills including CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), First-Aid and AED (Automated...

Meet the Choi family

  Sue, Richard, Steve (WISS graduate 2015), Sara (Grade 7) and Sandra (Grade 4) are a longtime WISS family originally from Korea. How many years has your family been a part of the WISS Community? About 9 years. Give or take some months.   Tell us how you...

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