Documenting the Visual History of SIS

It has been my pleasure for the past couple of years to collect, organize, and archive photos of our students and community members involved in all the activities that makes SIS such a special place.

As a result of some members of our community experiencing difficulties accessing our old ShutterFly web gallery within China, we recently we started to self-host our web gallery using ‘Piwigo’. Our new Piwigo web gallery can be access via the SIS Home Page by clicking on the ‘Lights, Camera, Action: SIS Photo and Video Gallery’ link, as shown on the left, or by going directly to the site at http://piwigo.sis.org.cn

Teachers, students and parents all contribute to the collection of memorable moments. As a community we find many uses for the photos. Our students add images to their electronic portfolios as they reflect on their learning and level of participation in community service activities. Pin board displays around the school celebrate recent events.

Photos are used in publications including the Wednesday Weekly, and Mountainside and Bayside yearbooks. The web gallery also serves as a promotional tool for prospective families and staff, showcasing the range of activities that our students are involved in. It is also an excellent way for families back home to see the development of their loved ones and obtain copies to save or print.

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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