Thalassemia Day-An SIS Community Service Learning Event

Thalassemia Day-An SIS Community Service Learning EventThis years’ School Improvement Team (SIT) for Service Learning has had many conversations regarding how we can, as a school community, provide service opportunities that are meaningful, practical and enriching for our students and community in general. The committee has also discussed the importance of continuity and relationship building of past service initiatives.

We were able to address these two points this past Saturday when our entire community came together to host the 4th annual Thalassemia Day. Through the efforts of many staff and students we were able to treat approximately 30 local children and their caregivers of a local Thalassemia support group a morning of fun activities and a pizza lunch at our beautiful Parkside campus. With IB students helping to organize, funds contributed from both our Middle and High School STUCOs, middle and elementary student helpers, teacher, parent and administrator volunteers from all levels, and pizzas donated from NYPD Pizzeria, this event was truly a community effort!

Thalassemia Day is an excellent example of how to make service happen in a meaningful, effective way for our students – hands on, valuable and fun – and clearly demonstrates thatone-by-one we each have something to offer to make the whole better and stronger. The smiling faces of our visitors – children and parents alike -truly showed that this event is valuable and very much appreciated. Gecko synchronicity!

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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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