Last week was the start of Hanukah, in a couple of weeks, we will celebrate Christmas and the new year and soon after, we will celebrate the Chinese New Year. Despite the difficulties, I take the opportunity to wish you one and all, a wonderful celebration and a happy occasion. Enjoy the break and please stay safe.
The DRAGON'S DEN
2020-2021 8TH ISSUE (14 DECEMBER)
SSIS was recently awarded the "2020 International School Educational Power Star" at the Echo China International Education ceremony hosted by Tencent Education in Beijing. This event was attended by more than 300 guests from education authorities, international schools, educational research institutions, international exchange institutions.
Our Dance Extravaganza is a celebration of the Arts and is an opportunity for classes and grade levels to tailor an event that provides students with an age appropriate way of expressing themselves with the early years community.
Grade 2 have been working hard. Within class time they have been learning all about Procedural texts which has led directly into our science unit and how to write a scientific procedure.
On Tuesday 24 November, Grade 4 had the privilege of hosting their parents for their first parent event at SSIS in a long time. The How We Express Ourselves unit is a highly collaborative unit where Homeroom, Music and Art specialists combine to help students inquire into the art of persuasion.
All four of the SSIS Senior Secondary Basketball teams had the opportunity to travel to Nanjing International School for a day of great competition, learning and development on Saturday the 12th of December.
As we go into the winter holiday, I would like to wish all families a restful and relaxing break in what has been a very tough and demanding year. As always, I am very grateful to be the principal of such a fantastic school with incredible students, teachers and families.
On December 9th, Grade 10 students had an inaugural ‘career path sessions event’ with nine different guest speakers, aimed to guide and inspire students’ career prospects.
This year the SSIS Habitat for Humanity Club continued their tradition of “Football for Humanity”. We have hosted this event for over 7 years, and we had a great turnout. Six teams played and games were friendly, yet competitive.??
Grade 12 IB Biology students have been learning about the human body systems and recently performed a heart dissection.
On Wednesday, December 2nd, students from Suzhou Heritage had their first service group activity in school.
Over the last three months our SSIS secondary students have been busy preparing for the opening of the musical. The time has finally come for them to present ‘The Addams Family Musical'. The cast consists of 87 students from Grade 6-12 and staff, including performers, crew, orchestra, student assistant directors and the director.
Just a quick note to inform you that next year's academic calendar 2021-2022 will be published mid-January 2021 in order to ensure that we have received all the official Chinese public holidays.