PerformanceConsiderable excitement has been generated in anticipation of the High School musical performance of “Grease” next week. It will provide real entertainment for the audience and an opportunity for the actors and supporting students to put the results of their efforts in front of the public.

Many elementary students will perform recitals the following week and a student directed Fashion Show recently included students modeling their creations, narrating the show or performing in a rock band to add to the entertainment.

With seasonal musical programs, dramas or musicals, rock fest, talent shows, recitals, performances in the greater community, solo and ensemble programs and more, it is probably safe to say that every SIS student takes to the stage at least twice a year and a substantial number are always preparing for a next performance.  These give parents and friends opportunities to enjoy seeing and hearing the children perform.

Equally important is the opportunity for students to learn in the context of preparing for a real performance.  Common sense and our own experiences are confirmed by educational research which indicates that people learn more when they are more engaged in the activity of learning and that “real world” or authentic tasks are the most engaging.  Preparing to perform for an audience makes a task authentic whether it is debating a point of view, sharing a project with parents, posting a podcast on the web, or singing and dancing in “Grease”.

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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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