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What does it all mean?

Here is a list of acronyms you may come across at WISS.


IB : International Baccalaureateread more

PYP : Primary Years Programmeread more

UOI : Unit of Inquiry

MYP : Middle Years Programmeread more

DP : Diploma Programmeread more

CP : Career-related Programmeread more

LP : Learner Profileread more

POI : Programme of Inquiry


WASC : Western Association of Schools and Colleges (accreditation association)

EARCOS : East Asia Regional Council of Schools

CIS : Council of International Schools 

GAIL : Global Alliance for Innovative Learningread more

CISSA : China International School Sports Association

ACAMIS : Association of China and Mongolia International Schools


EY : Early Yearsread more

WAA : Wednesday Afternoon Activities (EY only)

FAA : Friday Afternoon Activities (Primary only)

PSRC : Primary School Representative Council

MAP : Measure of Academic Progress   

ASA : After School Activities

TA : Teaching Assistant

GLL : Grade Level Leader

EfB : English for Beginners

EAL : English as an Additional Language – read more

ICT : Information and Communication Technology

CA : Creative Arts

PE : Physical Education

PCG : Parent Community Groupread more


ISTA : International School Theatre Association – read more

Stoke City FC : Stoke City Football Club –  read more