Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program Starts Between Middle School and ECLC 2 Students

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program Starts Between Middle School and ECLC 2 Students The students in the 7 Metal advisory group chose Ms. Carlene’s ECLC 2 class for their local service learning project. The middle school group decided to start a “Big Brother/Big Sister” partnership with the Cool Crocodiles.

The goal of this project is to develop a partnership between the two groups using the “Big Brother/Big Sister”  program’s philosophy. The grade 7 students will serve as positive role models.

The students chose “Big Brothers/Big Sisters” after several class discussions on what to do for their service learning project this year. “Big Brother/Big Sister” is the world’s largest mentoring program helping 270,000 around the world reach their potential through one-to-one relationships.

The vision and mission of the program is for children around the world to realize their potential, creating a better future for themselves, their country and the global community. This ties in with our school’s Expected Students Learning Results (ESLRs).

This particular project includes collaborating with Ms. Carlene and hosting several events throughout the spring semester. These events include reading books together, arts and crafts, and some team building activities.

The first event was held on Friday, January 14th.  The middle school students arrived at Jingshan with snacks to share. The ECLC 2 students were waiting patiently to meet their new big brothers and sisters.

After the introductions were made the two group sat down together to eat a snack. The middle school students helped the little ones clean up before starting their next activity.

The ECLC 2 kids along with their big brothers and sisters, colored bunny rabbits in honor of Chinese New Year. The group then gathered together on the floor to hear the story about different rabbits, how they live and how to care for them. The story also mentioned how rabbits are often thought of as being lucky.

The middle school students are planning to exchange Valentine’s Day cards with their new little siblings next month. Other plans include a picnic in the park later in the spring when the weather is warmer.

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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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