Change is Coming as SIS Says Goodbye to Great Teachers, Students, and Families.

Change is coming as SIS says goodbye to great teachers, students, and families.Living the expatriate lifestyle means embracing change.  The variety, excitement, and new experiences that accompany change can keep us growing.  Still, it’s hard to say goodbye whether you’re the person leaving or staying.

Among those heading off to new futures this month are our 19 graduates. They are among around 100 other students who will finish their times at SIS this school year.

After next week we’ll say goodbye as well to some great teachers and school leaders.  Almost exactly the same number of teachers will leave this year as each of the last two years and again, they will be going to locations around the world to open the next chapters in their lives and careers.

Teachers leaving include: Maureen Hexum, Tracy Rankin from ECLC; Hayley Anderson, James Anderson, Tracy Blair, Lisa Hassel, Bridget Rigg-Anderson, Yeonmi Song, Maria Strate, Evan Waite, Liz Warrick, Adrian Willett and Dustin Yakoubian from ES; Brendon Breen, Martha Langille, Sarah Leonardis, Scott MacDonald, Sonya Nienhuis, David Redmond, Jennifer Tiefel, Keri Troehler and Marianne Yong-MacDonald from Bayside.

Leaving our Leadership Team are Eleni McDermott, ECLC Assistant Principal; Cathy Glick, ES Assistant Principal; and after 8 years teaching and leading the development of our learning program, Assistant Director Treena Casey is moving to Singapore American School.

We wish them, each and every one, the very best.

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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