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The Western International School of Shanghai recently hosted a collaborative exhibition featuring students' impressive work in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Personal and Professional Skills (PPS) courses. These courses are integral components of the IB Diploma and IB Career-Related Programmes offered as part of the WISS Education.

The Western International School of Shanghai recently hosted a collaborative exhibition featuring students' impressive work in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Personal and Professional Skills (PPS) courses. These courses are integral components of the IB Diploma and IB Career-Related Programmes offered as part of the WISS Education.  

In the next installment of our Greatness Starts With Attitude series, we connect with a proud WISS parent and international business leader, Michael Oviedo. Michael is from the United States and is the United States, and his two children have been part of the Western International School of Shanghai community for the past couple of years.   His journey has been a winding path shaped by experiences, aspirations, and unexpected twists. From his early dreams of becoming a college professor to his current role as an industry leader in the collectibles and authentication industry, he has learned that greatness does indeed start with one’s attitude.

In the next installment of our Greatness Starts With Attitude series, we connect with a proud WISS parent and international business leader, Michael Oviedo. Michael is from the United States and is the United States, and his two children have been part of the Western International School of Shanghai community for the past couple of years.   His journey has been a winding path shaped by experiences, aspirations, and unexpected twists. From his early dreams of becoming a college professor to his current role as an industry leader in the collectibles and authentication industry, he has learned that greatness does indeed start with one’s attitude.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) recently wrapped up its annual Arts Week, a vibrant celebration held from May 20th to 24th that brought the community together in a shared appreciation for the arts. This year's event was a resounding success, showcasing the artistic talents of students across various disciplines and providing an enriching experience for all who attended. Throughout the week, the WISS campus was alive with the sound of music, as student performances showcased an impressive range of musical genres. From classical pieces to modern pop hits, each performance was a testament to the student's hard work and passion for music. The melodies that filled the halls were a constant reminder of the joy and unity that music can bring.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) recently wrapped up its annual Arts Week, a vibrant celebration held from May 20th to 24th that brought the community together in a shared appreciation for the arts. This year's event was a resounding success, showcasing the artistic talents of students across various disciplines and providing an enriching experience for all who attended.


Throughout the week, the WISS campus was alive with the sound of music, as student performances showcased an impressive range of musical genres. From classical pieces to modern pop hits, each performance was a testament to the student's hard work and passion for music. The melodies that filled the halls were a constant reminder of the joy and unity that music can bring.


In the latest installment of the "Greatness Starts With Attitude" series, we delve into the inspiring journey of Gary Halcrow, a dedicated Career-Related Programme (IBCP) coordinator at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) with a wealth of experience in teaching and a passion for guiding students towards holistic success.  Gary's path to education began with a love for sports, which ignited his initial interest in teaching physical education. Throughout his 10-year teaching career, spanning Scotland, Saudi Arabia, China, and now at WISS for five years, Gary has evolved into a dynamic IB teacher who values academic excellence and the development of essential character traits in his students.

In the latest installment of the "Greatness Starts With Attitude" series, we delve into the inspiring journey of Gary Halcrow, a dedicated Career-Related Programme (IBCP) coordinator at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) with a wealth of experience in teaching and a passion for guiding students towards holistic success.


Gary's path to education began with a love for sports, which ignited his initial interest in teaching physical education. Throughout his 10-year teaching career, spanning Scotland, Saudi Arabia, China, and now at WISS for five years, Gary has evolved into a dynamic IB teacher who values academic excellence and the development of essential character traits in his students.

The latest feature in our Greatness Starts With Attitude series shines a spotlight on Jiaxi Sun, a pivotal member of the faculty at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). As a Chinese Language Teacher at WISS, Jiaxi's narrative embodies the core values of diversity, resilience, and unwavering commitment, establishing her as a revered figure within the school community.  At the heart of Jiaxi's story lies her profound appreciation for diversity. Surrounded by a multicultural environment at WISS, she views the myriad of cultures and perspectives as sources of inspiration. For Jiaxi, embracing diversity is not just about tolerance but about actively seeking the richness of different backgrounds, expanding horizons, and fostering a deeper understanding of the world.

The latest feature in our Greatness Starts With Attitude series shines a spotlight on Jiaxi Sun, a pivotal member of the faculty at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). As a Chinese Language Teacher at WISS, Jiaxi's narrative embodies the core values of diversity, resilience, and unwavering commitment, establishing her as a revered figure within the school community.


At the heart of Jiaxi's story lies her profound appreciation for diversity. Surrounded by a multicultural environment at WISS, she views the myriad of cultures and perspectives as sources of inspiration. For Jiaxi, embracing diversity is not just about tolerance but about actively seeking the richness of different backgrounds, expanding horizons, and fostering a deeper understanding of the world.

In the latest installment of our series "Greatness Starts With Attitude," we spotlight Ben Ness, a remarkable teacher at the Western International School of Shanghai whose journey epitomizes the power of resilience, passion, and determination. Hailing from London, United Kingdom, Ben's path to greatness took root at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), where he discovered his true calling and inspired countless others along the way.  Ben's story is one of transformation and self-discovery, shaped by his attitude towards life's challenges. His journey began at the tender age of 17 when he embarked on a voyage working for his father's international logistics and transport company. Sent on assignments across Europe and near Asia, Ben's initial exposure to the world ignited a passion for photography that would later become his driving force.

In the latest installment of our series "Greatness Starts With Attitude," we spotlight Ben Ness, a remarkable teacher at the Western International School of Shanghai whose journey epitomizes the power of resilience, passion, and determination. Hailing from London, United Kingdom, Ben's path to greatness took root at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), where he discovered his true calling and inspired countless others along the way.


Ben's story is one of transformation and self-discovery, shaped by his attitude towards life's challenges. His journey began at the tender age of 17 when he embarked on a voyage working for his father's international logistics and transport company. Sent on assignments across Europe and near Asia, Ben's initial exposure to the world ignited a passion for photography that would later become his driving force.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) has a rich history of actively serving its community through a variety of impactful initiatives. One standout effort is the recent WISS Community Service Fair, which exemplifies the school's unwavering dedication to community engagement and social responsibility.   Community service at WISS transcends mere volunteerism; it is deeply ingrained in the school's academic curriculum. Students leverage their acquired knowledge and skills from academic courses to tackle real-world challenges, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice. This hands-on educational approach equips students with the tools to address intricate societal issues and become proactive change-makers.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) has a rich history of actively serving its community through a variety of impactful initiatives. One standout effort is the recent WISS Community Service Fair, which exemplifies the school's unwavering dedication to community engagement and social responsibility. 


Community service at WISS transcends mere volunteerism; it is deeply ingrained in the school's academic curriculum. Students leverage their acquired knowledge and skills from academic courses to tackle real-world challenges, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice. This hands-on educational approach equips students with the tools to address intricate societal issues and become proactive change-makers.

The recent ISTA Festival held at the Western International School of Shanghai, the hub for the arts in Shanghai, exemplified the transformative power of theater in creating a vibrant and inclusive community. Under the theme 'Tuning into our environments, our world and beyond,' students from various schools across Asia assembled to celebrate the legendary tale of 'Houyi and Chang'e - Goddess of the Moon.'

The recent ISTA Festival held at the Western International School of Shanghai, the hub for the arts in Shanghai, exemplified the transformative power of theater in creating a vibrant and inclusive community. Under the theme 'Tuning into our environments, our world and beyond,' students from various schools across Asia assembled to celebrate the legendary tale of 'Houyi and Chang'e - Goddess of the Moon.'


The festival served as a melting pot of voices, languages, and artistic expressions, showcasing the diversity and talent of middle school students from schools such as the American International School of Guangzhou, Beijing City International School, the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, ISA Science City International School, North London Collegiate School Jeju, and the Shanghai American School.

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