Live at the Bayside Auditorium

Live at the Bayside AuditoriumRockfest II offered a packed house of SIS listeners and a chance to rock out, as seven bands took to the stage for a night of ear-piercing, energetic music. In styles ranging from heavy metal to hip-hop, SIS students growled their way through a set list that included everything from a metalized cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, original compositions, to Korean rap.  Six student bands performed, preceded by a three song warm-up set by local rockers “Bolt Action”.

Students had to audition in order to earn their spot on stage and vie for the winning prize of 1,000 RMB. Performers were awarded points for stage presence, preparation, originality, and audience response. Our judges this year included Mr. McElroy, Mr. Galvez, and Bolt Action members Ace Disgrace and Leon Clarke.  The judges offered valuable and pointed feedback to all bands throughout the evening. In the end, first prize went to The Mongrels, whose members are Ciaran Harris Brunno Soares, Thomas Laas, and Yu Xiang Wang. Fronted by the impishly charismatic Harris, the band whirled through a set that featured the Arctic Monkeys’ “Scumbag” (When the Sun Goes Down), “All the Things I’ve Done”, by the Killers, and the Kings of Leon hit, “Charmer”.

RockFest II (this is our second annual) was organized by the HS Student Council (STUCO). STUCO members wrote the performance standards and guidelines, designed t-shirts, banners, and posters, raised money, organized chaperones and judges, and produced the entire event themselves.  Thanks to all the folks who made it possible, especially Mr. MacDonald for his expertise in the sound booth.

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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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