Let’s Get Physical!

Let’s Get Physical!To those of you born in the 80’s, that title may bring back memories of big air, leg warmers and all that (cringe) great music we used to listen to.

But no matter when you were born, the benefits of physical activity are—hopefully—very well known and practiced!  Physical activity is not only a way for us to release extra energy (especially all of the students who have oodles and oodles of that youthful exuberance that makes the rest of us jealous!), it is also a great way to relieve stress, improve immune function, keep fit, and have fun.

Of course this is why a quality physical education program is part of our curriculum, but the important thing to remember is that a quality physical education program never strives to exist on its own.  The goal of our (and any quality PE program) is to provide students with the motivation and the knowledge so they want to and are able to pursue a wide variety of self-chosen and self-directed physical activities outside of school!

To our students this means that what you learn in PE is just like the reading, writing and math skills (to name only a few) you gain in school;  you learn them here and now so you can use them everywhere and for your whole life!

So get out there, and get active!  30 minutes per day is a great place to start!  And while you’re at it, get your friends and family involved too… your bodies will thank you!

To read more stories about Shekou International School visit their website: www.sis.org.cn/why-choose-sis

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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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