Celebrating China and the New Year

Celebrating China and the New YearAs we head into the year of the Dragon, it was wonderful to be able to celebrate our host country at China Day, on Saturday. This year each Bayside grade 6—12 advisory group hosted a game for our community to enjoy. In addition to being fun for the younger students, many of the games like the lantern riddles, Chinese tongue twisters, chopstick bean pick up or Chinese zodiac walk, were inspired by Chinese culture.

All funds raised by the games will go to a service project of the group’s choice, or to villages in Guizhou, supported by SIS for many years. Guizhou Bio Fuel Unit. The high school E Club and members of the Global Issues Network (GIN) have been researching Guizhou and the bio fuel initiative being developed there. Bio fuel provides electricity to the village in a safe, cost effective and green manner previously not achievable in this small village.

Members of GIN and E Club will be staging many green initiatives at school in an effort to spread the message of “narrowing the gap” between our energy consumption, here in the city of Shenzhen, and the rural communities of Guizhou. China Day was not only a fun way to celebrate China but a demonstration that Global Citizenship is alive and well at SIS.

A big thank you to our community for coming out to celebrate with us and especially to our amazing Chinese department for their energy, enthusiasm and for helping us to learn more about China. Xin Nian Kuai Le—we wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous Year of the Dragon!

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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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