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A Gusty but Great Shekou Winter Bazaar

A Gusty but Great Shekou Winter BazaarLast Saturday’s Winter Bazaar had all of the festivity, the delicious foods from around the world, seasonal music and the good feeling that comes when we gather to celebrate our community.  It is this coming together of our global community that makes this such an important annual event.

The PSA planned and organized for success and the day was certainly successful by every measure.  Based on the brisk sale of tickets, the fund raising should be good.  This is a very important facet of the overall mission of the Winter Bazaar as it provides significant help to some communities in need.

As has been true most years, the sun was shining.  It was breezy and cool enough that you could tell that it was winter, in a subtropical sense. There was a variety of good music provided by the German booth, Bayside strings players, student choral groups and a vocal duet from Melody Gifford and Julie Overlie. The food went fast so those in the know ate early and often.

It’s difficult to imagine how much collective time went into planning, organizing people, decorating and cooking for food booths with home-made goodies from at least fifteen countries.  The effort was supported by the SIS maintenance staff who did a great job as always with set up.  We owe a huge thank  you to all of the moms and dads and teachers and students who made possible such a day , celebrating one another’s home nations and our collective international community. It’s a great way to go into a Winter Holiday we hope will be joyous for all!

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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