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The U18’s Team of the Year Award!

      The WISS basketball program is constantly on the rise. This season our young ladies earned the U18’s Team of the Year award from That’s Shanghai. We played in two leagues simultaneously, and committed to over 25 games in a three month span. With...

Getting to know Daniela Kemeny

    Daniela is an Early Years teacher with a rich international school teaching background. She is originally from Chile and brings a wealth of IB knowledge both as an IB alumnus and as an educator to WISS. Tell us a little bit about your background and how...

Finding a path in Outer Space

  By Jae Hyun Nam, 12th grade DP student   Jae Hyun Nam is a 12th grade DP student with a dream to pursue engineering in the aerospace industry.   Jae Hyun notes that mankind will need to start to think about alternative resources as we continue to extract...

A reflection of three years at WISS

  by Sonia Cahill, WISS alumni parent     For expats, China is an exotic and chaotic location, and a culture so foreign it may feel as though you’ve moved to another universe. For many, part of a supportive school community can make or break a posting....

How the IB can help engineering shortages: A UK perspective

    The head of Europe’s largest engineering institution says that more widespread adoption of the International Baccalaureate across schools and colleges in the UK could help to reduce the engineering skills shortage. Naomi Climer, President of the...

Bring on the Robots!

By Ju Hee Kim, Secondary Math Teacher and Robotics Program Teacher This academic year WISS Secondary School started the Robotics programme every Thursday as an after school activity. The Robotics Team is made up of Ms. Kim – teacher of mathematics, Mateo Vender, a...

Tackling Energy Use at WISS

  By Lucy King on behalf of Grade 5     Living in a mega-city in 2017, it’s easy to become disconnected from the impact humans have on the environment. Students today are growing up in a world where technology is ubiquitous and energy usage seems to be...

“What is this?”

By Allison Bruce, Pre-Kindergarten Grade Level Leader   In Pre-K, students use their Science skills on a daily basis as they learn about their world. “What is this?” “Look!”  “Why is it like that?” and “How does this work?” are frequently heard as children learn...

Shaping the Future

  Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher once said, “change is the only constant in life.” What may have been once thought of as implausible only becomes possible as time passes; medical breakthroughs, the Internet of Things (smart technologies), automation...

Stay Heart Healthy!

  February is Heart Month and it is a great time to celebrate love and can be a reminder to make healthy choices a part of your everyday life. Here are some steps you can take to be heart healthy. Be Active and Eat Healthy Plan an activity that...

Meet the Patino Vidal Family

  The Patino Vidal family is from Spain and joined WISS in 2016.  They are a well-traveled family having lived in various cities in Europe prior to moving to China.  Gerard and Gemma have three girls, Nina (Grade 3), Olivia (Grade 1) and Mafalda...

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...

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