A Week to Celebrate Books

A week to celebrate booksBooks have been central to so many peoples’ lives in many parts of the world for a very long time.  Much has been said that is fitting for Book Week and worth sharing.  Following are just a few quotes:

“To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with people of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare.”~ Kenko Yoshida

“I find television to be very educating.Every time somebody turns on the TV, I go into the other room and read a book.” ~ Groucho Marx

“I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.” ~ E.M. Forster

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” ~ Jacqueline Kennedy

“The wise person reads both books and life itself.”~ Lin Yutang

This week and really throughout the year, we want to engage students in the pleasure of reading. We particularly pursue the love of books and it makes sense that our libraries lead the way.  Whether it is bound print on paper or a Kindle or iPad, there is something wonderful about the power of a book to transport and transform.   That’s what we hope our students will experience this week and all of their lives.

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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