Why Giving Matters

    On June 16th,  students from Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) along with  parents, teachers and a WISS graduate visited the School for Disabled Children in Qingpu as part of an event in partnership with the Giving Tree Project. Giving Tree...

A Healthy Start to the New School Year

    By Roshiley Tilistyak, Nursing Coordinator   Welcome back to the returning families and welcome to those who are new at WISS! WISS nurses are excited to work with you and your child this year and we strive to make every effort to keep students...

Acronyms used at WISS!

What does it all mean? Here is a list of acronyms you may come across at WISS.   IB : International Baccalaureate - read more PYP : Primary Years Programme - read more UOI : Unit of Inquiry MYP : Middle Years Programme - read more DP : Diploma Programme - read...

Connect with US!

    Help us spread the word about all of the amazing things you do with students every day. Please follow our school social media accounts, like, follow, re-post, re-tweet and <3. Find us on: Facebook  :  Western International School of Shanghai – WISS...

Saying Goodbye and the Spirit of WISS: A Reflection

By Dr. Thomas Smith, B.Bus. EMBA, D.Phil, Friend of WISS     Tom Smith has been a longstanding friend and partner of the WISS community.   Tom has been associated with the school since the first day as WISS was built right next to his home.   While never a...

WISS in the Community

  Cuts for Cancer Periwinkle members Oceania Chee and Sammy Chan cut their hair to donate to wigs4kids (www.wigs4kids.org) , an organization in the United States which makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment. In addition, Periwinkle collected close to...

Beyond the Diploma: Unwrapping Achievement at WISS

  It is graduation time and a time to celebrate achievement. We often associate achievement in a very literal sense-- as a certificate, a diploma, something we can write onto our Curriculum Vitae.  Those perfectly crafted words printed on glossy cardstock are...

Growing a Caring Community: Why WISS is special

By Tom Kline, WISS Former Director     I fell in love with education by mistake. I was teaching while I was deciding what my life's work was going to be. I was young and silly and selfish, but helping people learn made me feel great and that feeling was...

Getting to know Heidi Du

Heidi Du has been faithfully supporting and teaching the children of Early Years for the last 10 years.  The Early Years building is full of Heidi’s special, creative care. Fiona Morris, Early Years Principal says, “Ms Heidi is the inspiration behind many of the...

A Defining Educational Experience

Founding Director Alfonso Orsini says, “WISS will likely prove to be the defining experience of my educational life.”   The vision set forth from WISS 10 years ago is to be a world-class institution with community as the foundation—a place “where children feel safe...

Commitment and Confidence – how WISS has shaped me

By Reina Fukushima, WISS class of 2012     Reina Fukushima is the pioneering WISS graduate of 2012.   She is currently working as a financial consultant based in Tokyo, Japan.   Her journey, during and after her time at WISS is marked with achievement and...

Learning through Community

By Keiko Ishii, Japanese Teacher   The Japanese community has started “Japanese Community Learning Support Activity” as a Community Service and CAS (for DP Students) starting last December.  The project is supported by Ms. Keiko Ishii, Japanese teacher, Japanese...

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