Bright objects hypnotize the mind

From “A Word with You” by Elizabeth Bishop

With inspiration from last month’s Poetry Alive! presentations SIS is definitely ready to celebrate Poetry Month 2011! Since 1996, April has become the month around the world to recognize poets and poetry. SIS will join the celebration in a variety of ways. There will be poetry discussions, performances, readings, and writing competitions throughout the entire school. Two events of note are “poem in your pocket day” and our very own poetry writing competition.

On April 12 expect to hear poetry out loud in the hallways, classrooms and pretty much everywhere on campus! This is “poem in your pocket day” when students and staff alike will  carry a favourite poem in their pocket and, when asked,  will share their poems spontaneously throughout the day.

The Poet’s Cup, a poetry writing competition offered to middle and high school students for the first time last year, will be extended to the elementary school. Watch for details.

If you are interested in learning more about Poetry Month check out the information, readings, and general poetry resources at the Academy of American Poets.

Here’s to another fabulous SIS poetry celebration! Brought to you by the SIS Libraries.

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

Bright objects hypnotize the mind

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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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