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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 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.

Mar 15, 2024

As part of our ongoing "Greatness Starts With Attitude" campaign, we are privileged to share the inspiring story of Casey Li, a sophomore who embodies the spirit of resilience, passion, and continuous growth at the Western International School of Shanghai.  Casey's journey at WISS began two years ago, and since then, she has captivated audiences both within and outside the school through her profound love for musical theater. Starting her musical journey at the age of eight, Casey's dedication and talent have propelled her to the prestigious stage of the Shanghai Grand Theater, where she showcases her artistry with grace and finesse.

As part of our ongoing "Greatness Starts With Attitude" campaign, we are privileged to share the inspiring story of Casey Li, a sophomore who embodies the spirit of resilience, passion, and continuous growth at the Western International School of Shanghai.


Casey's journey at WISS began two years ago, and since then, she has captivated audiences both within and outside the school through her profound love for musical theater. Starting her musical journey at the age of eight, Casey's dedication and talent have propelled her to the prestigious stage of the Shanghai Grand Theater, where she showcases her artistry with grace and finesse.

Mar 1, 2024

In a crescendo of talent and flair, the students of the Western International School of Shanghai Secondary School took center stage to deliver a spellbinding performance of the beloved musical "Mamma Mia." The theatre buzzed with anticipation as eager attendees settled into their seats, ready to embark on a musical journey like no other.  Before the musical commenced, guests were treated to a tantalizing pre-show experience in the WISS Atrium. Welcome drinks flowed freely, accompanied by an array of delectable canapés that delighted the senses. Laughter and chatter filled the air as attendees mingled and shared in anticipation of the night's festivities, forging connections and memories that would last a lifetime.  As the curtain rose, a kaleidoscope of colors and lights illuminated the stage, setting the scene for an evening of pure entertainment. The infectious energy of the students radiated throughout the room, instantly captivating the audience and drawing them into the world of "Mamma Mia."

In a crescendo of talent and flair, the students of the Western International School of Shanghai Secondary School took center stage to deliver a spellbinding performance of the beloved musical "Mamma Mia." The theatre buzzed with anticipation as eager attendees settled into their seats, ready to embark on a musical journey like no other.


Before the musical commenced, guests were treated to a tantalizing pre-show experience in the WISS Atrium. Welcome drinks flowed freely, accompanied by an array of delectable canapés that delighted the senses. Laughter and chatter filled the air as attendees mingled and shared in anticipation of the night's festivities, forging connections and memories that would last a lifetime.

Feb 26, 2024

At WISS, we believe in nurturing and empowering the next generation of global leaders. The WISS Scholarship Program is not just about providing financial assistance; it is a testament to our commitment to recognizing and supporting exceptional students who strive for greatness in all aspects of their lives.  As a recipient of the WISS Scholarship, you will have the opportunity to experience a well-rounded, balanced, and robust international education through our Four Pillars: Academics, Sports, Arts, and Community Service. We believe that true excellence is achieved through a holistic approach to education, where students are encouraged to excel both inside and outside the classroom.  This merit-based scholarship is designed for highly motivated and talented students from around the world. We are looking for individuals who exhibit creativity, critical thinking, leadership skills, and a strong sense of community spirit. If you are someone who is passionate about making a difference, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and embracing diverse perspectives, then we want to hear from you.

At WISS, we believe in nurturing and empowering the next generation of global leaders. The WISS Scholarship Program is not just about providing financial assistance; it is a testament to our commitment to recognizing and supporting exceptional students who strive for greatness in all aspects of their lives.


As a recipient of the WISS Scholarship, you will have the opportunity to experience a well-rounded, balanced, and robust international education through our Four Pillars: Academics, Sports, Arts, and Community Service. We believe that true excellence is achieved through a holistic approach to education, where students are encouraged to excel both inside and outside the classroom.


This merit-based scholarship is designed for highly motivated and talented students from around the world. We are looking for individuals who exhibit creativity, critical thinking, leadership skills, and a strong sense of community spirit. If you are someone who is passionate about making a difference, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and embracing diverse perspectives, then we want to hear from you.

Feb 23, 2024

Step into the captivating narrative of Sean Wu, a dynamic Grade 10 student at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), whose path from self-doubt to committed leadership is a tapestry woven with vibrant hues of resilience and growth.  As Sean ventured into the bustling corridors of WISS, he carried with him a quiet demeanor that spoke volumes of untapped potential. Initially hesitant to step into the spotlight, his journey was a gradual unfurling, with each day presenting new opportunities for self-discovery amidst the rich tapestry of the school's diverse community.

Step into the captivating narrative of Sean Wu, a dynamic Grade 10 student at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), whose path from self-doubt to committed leadership is a tapestry woven with vibrant hues of resilience and growth.


As Sean ventured into the bustling corridors of WISS, he carried with him a quiet demeanor that spoke volumes of untapped potential. Initially hesitant to step into the spotlight, his journey was a gradual unfurling, with each day presenting new opportunities for self-discovery amidst the rich tapestry of the school's diverse community.

Feb 7, 2024

This week, we are proud to present Jennie, a Grade 6 student at the Western International School of Shanghai, in our ongoing series "Greatness Starts With Attitude." For Jennie, greatness is synonymous with authenticity and generosity. She takes great pride in her artistic abilities and generously shares her creations with the world, inviting individuals to explore unique perspectives and embark on visual journeys through her imaginative artwork. By breaking free from limitations and embracing her creativity, Jennie embodies the essence of true greatness—a fusion of talent, compassion, and unwavering determination. Her paintings capture both vibrant beauty and intricate details, showcasing the depth of her artistic vision. Jennie's positive outlook and genuine passion for self-expression radiate through every brushstroke, illuminating her unwavering belief in art's ability to inspire and uplift others. Her creative pursuits serve as a beacon of inspiration in the artistic community, solidifying her status as a role model. Through her art, philanthropy, and dedication, Jennie exemplifies that true greatness transcends mere talent, emphasizing the significance of attitude and values in nurturing one's creative spirit.

This week, we are proud to present Jennie, a Grade 6 student at the Western International School of Shanghai, in our ongoing series "Greatness Starts With Attitude." For Jennie, greatness is synonymous with authenticity and generosity. She takes great pride in her artistic abilities and generously shares her creations with the world, inviting individuals to explore unique perspectives and embark on visual journeys through her imaginative artwork. By breaking free from limitations and embracing her creativity, Jennie embodies the essence of true greatness—a fusion of talent, compassion, and unwavering determination. Her paintings capture both vibrant beauty and intricate details, showcasing the depth of her artistic vision. Jennie's positive outlook and genuine passion for self-expression radiate through every brushstroke, illuminating her unwavering belief in art's ability to inspire and uplift others. Her creative pursuits serve as a beacon of inspiration in the artistic community, solidifying her status as a role model. Through her art, philanthropy, and dedication, Jennie exemplifies that true greatness transcends mere talent, emphasizing the significance of attitude and values in nurturing one's creative spirit. 

Jan 19, 2024

WISS  DanceFest 2024 undoubtedly earned its reputation as the "Hottest Ticket in Shanghai" and a hub for arts and music. The event brought together talented dancers from different schools, allowing them to showcase their skills, learn from one another, and create lasting memories. The breathtaking performances, the support from parents and relatives, and the dedication of everyone involved truly made this year's DanceFest a resounding success. As the curtains closed on this unforgettable event, the WISS community eagerly awaits the next edition of DanceFest, where the passion for dance and the spirit of collaboration will shine brightly again.

Dance is more than just an artistic expression or entertainment; it offers numerous benefits for students, encompassing physical, mental, and academic aspects. Dance activities can improve physical fitness, increase self-confidence, enhance cognitive abilities, relieve stress, and improve social skills. 


Physical Benefits

Participating in dance provides several physical benefits that contribute to overall well-being. Firstly, it improves physical fitness by enhancing strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. With regular dance practice, students experience improvements in cardiovascular health, stamina, motor skills development, body awareness, control, posture, and alignment.


Mental and Emotional Benefits

Dance has a positive impact on the mental and emotional well-being of students. It is a stress-relieving activity, allowing students to release tension and experience relaxation. Furthermore, the process of choreography and mastering dance techniques boosts self-confidence and self-esteem as students gain a sense of accomplishment. Dance also enhances concentration and focus, improving cognitive abilities, and students stay focused in other areas. Additionally, dance provides for emotional expression, enabling students to explore their emotions, ideas, and creativity.

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