Reading for the World

Reading not only changes lives, but it SAVES lives. “With socio-economic disparities increasing and global crises over food, water and energy, literacy is a survival tool in a fiercely competitive world” (UNESCO 9). According to the UNESCO Education for All Global...

Get to know Bighignoli family

  This is not the first, but the second time for the Bighignoli family in China. Bianca (Grade 6), Lisa (Grade 5) and Fiamma (Grade 2) joined WISS in 2013. Like many of us, they came to WISS through the recommendation of friends. Here, they share a little about...

Bringing Books Alive!

  By Shimrit Duvdevany, WISS Parent Volunteer   A huge surprise awaited our Early Years children one very special morning at WISS. Eyes lit up, gasps of joy, laughter abounded as they were greeted by a Brown Bear, a Hungry Caterpillar, a Rainbow Fish and a...

Giving Tree 2017

    By George Wang, Grade 10 This article first appeared in the November 2017 issue of The PaperClip-a WISS student publication.   Giving Tree? What is that? Never heard of it? It’s a charity, formed for the purposes of giving and spreading love. That...

A Warm WISS Welcome for Universities

  What an exciting fall this has been for university visits!  In the months of September, October, and November, WISS opened its doors to over 40 universities around the world. Admissions representatives and professors travelled far and wide to speak with our...

Creating a Kinder, Gentler World Through Reading

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”   -- RJ Palacio, Wonder --   A few weeks ago, the movie Wonder released in theaters around the world. Based on the...

Neon Zoo Art Competition

  Congratulations! WISS students and their artwork shone brightly in the "2017 Lumieres Shanghai Parents & Kids Neon Zoo" art competition. Their pieces are currently being exhibited at the Neon Zoo Exhibition and will be auctioned on site for charity....

What Are We Educating For?

  By Maria English, Marketing Officer and WISS parent   When I heard that I had the opportunity to  talk about education with Governor Peter Shumlin (81st Governor of the state of Vermont, USA, I knew immediately what I wanted to ask. Governor Shumlin has...

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...

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