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A Scientific Environment

A Scientific EnvironmentMs. Clayton and Mr Huiet’s grade 4 classes have been meeting in the afternoons to conduct science investigations about different environments.

Students have been creating terrestrial and aquatic environments to demonstrate how organisms depend on each other for survival.  The first environment was created with a terrarium.  The plants that began to thrive were corn, radishes, barley, and clover.  The science notebooks became filled with drawings of plants sprouting.

Goldfish have now entered the classrooms and they have been a focus for the afternoon observations.  This week, a hatchery will be introduced into the classrooms.  Brine shrimp will be thriving, and the rules of tolerance will be tested.

Using reading strategies of determining importance and examining non-fiction texts, using microscopes to examine the aquatic water and plants in the terrarium, and learning new vocabulary have all been a part of our afternoons in 4A and 4B!

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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