School News: The Latest Happenings

Busy month ahead too!

by SHFamily | Thu, December 14, 2017

This month, children wrote and illustrated their own books and came together to remember those lost at war and the sacrifies made. We also see what is going to happen in the month of January once schools are back!

Teaching Teachers

What was once a technology workshop has blossomed into a three- day innovation conference. Ten years ago, a team of educators created the Learning2 Asia Conference, for teachers by teachers. This simple idea has morphed into 300 educators from all over Asia and the Middle East gathering together at Shanghai American School (SAS) to become students again and "Illuminate the Next Decade."

Theater Fest

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong hosted the Dulwich Shakespeare Festival from November 25th to 28th. The festival was a big success, with over 130 students participating in challenging, dynamic workshops, developing their understanding and skills in delivering Shakespeare on stage. The festival continues to evolve and develop each year in order to offer a unique opportunity for students to celebrate the author and performance.

Super Charged

Students at Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong (NAIS) are encouraged to innovate, design and engineer products that could solve some of the world’s problems. Their Secondary Science CCA students’ first project lives up to that, a student-built solar-powered mobile charging station that will be stationed in the school carpark. It has a coded multi-functional display with a live feed of air quality index and weather features!

That's Debatable

Six Harrow pupils traveled to Yale to take part in the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions in November, competing against students from around the world in a four-day event. They began their trip in New York, including a visit to the United Nations and the 9/11 Memorial. At Yale, they won an impressive number of gold and silver medals in all areas of the competition, which included a series of challenging debates.

Helping Hand

ELG hosted a Professional Development Day, welcoming over 100 educators from Shanghai, Nanjing, Changzhou, and Beijing. This free training was about Early Years Communication, with ELG specialists offering their expertise on how teachers can best support their students. Workshops ranged from helping students with dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD, and bilingualism, to self-care for teachers.

Take a Bow

Last month, the Concordia High School Theatre ended its three-day run of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to thunderous applause. The production portrayed all the wit and exuberance of the novel with an immaculate attention to detail, from the set design and costumes to the music and dancing. Congratulations to the director, the student cast and crew, teachers, and parent volunteers.

Pumpkin Palooza

Britannica, you've outdone yourselves with this year’s Pumpkin Palooza! Britannica International School, Shanghai, managed to raise a whopping ¥95,000, a fantastic amount that will make a huge difference in the lives of their a iliated charity organizations. The school is extremely proud of the children for their efforts, and gave a massive "thank you" to parents, sponsors, and vendors.

Lil' Bookworms

Nursery students at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) gathered in their Reading Tent to enjoy the story books that they made together as a class. The books, which they wrote and illustrated, ranged from exploring emotions, to learning each other’s names and favorite foods, and even introduced their own monsters (scary!). The little learners got to experience the creative process of making books, and were excited to take their final publications home to enjoy.


Every year on the Sunday nearest November 11th, the UK marks Remembrance Sunday to acknowledge those lost to conflict within the last 100 years. Wellington College in England was originally founded to provide an education for the sons of soldiers killed in war, and this year at Wellington College International Shanghai, pupils from more than 40 different countries came together to remember the tragedies of war and the sacrifices made.

Spike It Up!

This past month, Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS) hosted the ACAMIS Volleyball Tournament 2017, from the 9th to the 11th. All of the playing teams gathered at the SSIS Minhang Campus, gearing up and giving their all for the full three-day competition. While many family and friends joined to support the young athletes, the stadium was also filled with sports lovers, as SSIS opened their doors to all who wished to join.

What's coming up in January?



January 11th Harrow International School Shanghai will be hosting their Open Day at the beginning of the new year. This session is for parents of kids in all year groups, from Pre-Nursery to Year 12. To register, email, call 189 1622 9776, or go online at



January 17th-19th Harrow International School Shanghai invites you to a magical adventure, their production of Aladdin, a British pantomime performed by the Senior School pupils. Tickets must be reserved in advance, with two 5pm shows, and one matinee performance. To do so, please contact: