Building Teams and Community

Building Teams and CommunityMiddle School and High School Bonding Days have become eagerly anticipated SIS traditions.   Each division takes a day at the beach during the first few weeks of school to develop team spirit and build a strong sense of community.

One full day is a substantial investment of valuable learning time.  So why are the activities and outcomes of this day critical enough to dedicate a full day that could be spent pursuing the learning goals of the academic program?

SIS is a school with a strong sense of community.  There are a number of contributing factors not least of which are the values of working together and getting along that our students bring from home and family life.

Still, there are challenges.  We are a very diverse community representing many language and cultural backgrounds.  Our students spend an average of three years at SIS; time enough to build serious and lasting friendships in the context of old friends often leaving and new friendships being made.

This social fluidity creates opportunities for our students to develop the skills and attributes that are known to enable young people to enter today’s complex adult world successfully.  These certainly include experiences like the Bonding Days that are part of our advisory program at Bayside as well as team sports, musical and theater productions, student councils and the frequent use of teamwork and collaboration in the classroom.

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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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