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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.

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 8, 2024

The next addition to our Greatness Starts With Attitude series is a venture into the realm of Dan Leary, a teacher and a shining example of resilience and determination at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). With a rich tapestry of experiences spanning 16 years in education, Dan's journey from naval officer to esteemed educator showcases the unwavering human spirit.   Dan's adventure began with a background in construction engineering, leading to a distinguished career in the Royal Australian Navy. Amidst the challenges of military service, Dan discovered his passion for teaching, fueling his desire to inspire young minds on a global scale, culminating in his arrival at WISS. To Dan, true greatness is not merely achieving goals but relentlessly pursuing audacious dreams. This philosophy underpins both his professional ethos and personal pursuits. As an avid ultramarathoner, Dan's feats on the track mirror his commitment to pushing boundaries and overcoming adversity.

The next addition to our Greatness Starts With Attitude series is a venture into the realm of Dan Leary, a teacher and a shining example of resilience and determination at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). With a rich tapestry of experiences spanning 16 years in education, Dan's journey from naval officer to esteemed educator showcases the unwavering human spirit. 


Dan's adventure began with a background in construction engineering, leading to a distinguished career in the Royal Australian Navy. Amidst the challenges of military service, Dan discovered his passion for teaching, fueling his desire to inspire young minds on a global scale, culminating in his arrival at WISS. To Dan, true greatness is not merely achieving goals but relentlessly pursuing audacious dreams. This philosophy underpins both his professional ethos and personal pursuits.

Mar 1, 2024

Taeyoon's pursuit of greatness extends far beyond the confines of academic achievement, transcending the mere accumulation of knowledge and accolades. At the core of her being lies a deep-seated passion for making a meaningful impact in the world, particularly in the field of medical science. With a vision firmly set on a future where she can contribute to groundbreaking research and the development of life-saving treatments, Taeyoon approaches each day with a purpose that guides her every action and decision.  The road to greatness is often fraught with challenges and obstacles, but Taeyoon faces them head-on with tenacity and resilience that are truly awe-inspiring. Whether navigating complex scientific concepts, mastering intricate musical compositions on the piano and clarinet, or striving for excellence in competitive swimming, Taeyoon approaches every endeavor with dedication and an unyielding commitment to personal growth and development.

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 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. 

Feb 7, 2024

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) was a tapestry of colors, sounds, and cultural richness as it hosted a vibrant celebration in honor of the Chinese New Year. The event was a testament to the school's commitment to embracing diversity and fostering cultural understanding among its community members.  The festivities kicked off with an enchanting showcase that transported attendees into the heart of Chinese tradition. The rhythmic beats of the Chinese drums reverberated through the air, setting the stage for a series of captivating performances that showcased the beauty and artistry of Chinese culture.  The talented Xujing Public Relations team took center stage, enthralling the audience with their melodious Shanghai Dialect singing, a cultural gem that resonated with both locals and expatriates alike. Their performance was a fusion of tradition and modernity, reflecting the vibrant spirit of Shanghai.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) was a tapestry of colors, sounds, and cultural richness as it hosted a vibrant celebration in honor of the Chinese New Year. The event was a testament to the school's commitment to embracing diversity and fostering cultural understanding among its community members.


The festivities kicked off with an enchanting showcase that transported attendees into the heart of Chinese tradition. The rhythmic beats of the Chinese drums reverberated through the air, setting the stage for a series of captivating performances that showcased the beauty and artistry of Chinese culture.


The talented Xujing Public Relations team took center stage, enthralling the audience with their melodious Shanghai Dialect singing, a cultural gem that resonated with both locals and expatriates alike. Their performance was a fusion of tradition and modernity, reflecting the vibrant spirit of Shanghai.

Jan 26, 2024

Embark on a remarkable journey of greatness alongside Sayuri, an extraordinary beacon of light at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). Sayuri's story encapsulates determination, resilience, and an indomitable spirit that knows no boundaries. Through her transformative experience at WISS, she imparts a profound lesson – true greatness thrives beyond circumstances and abilities, flourishing through unwavering tenacity, self-belief, and the nurturing support of a compassionate community. Sayuri's narrative transcends triumph over adversity; it is a testament to the unyielding human spirit and the power of perseverance. Her journey inspires us to reject mediocrity and embrace our latent potential, reaching for the stars and embracing transformation within ourselves.

Embark on a remarkable journey of greatness alongside Sayuri, an extraordinary beacon of light at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). Sayuri's story encapsulates determination, resilience, and an indomitable spirit that knows no boundaries. Through her transformative experience at WISS, she imparts a profound lesson – true greatness thrives beyond circumstances and abilities, flourishing through unwavering tenacity, self-belief, and the nurturing support of a compassionate community. Sayuri's narrative transcends triumph over adversity; it is a testament to the unyielding human spirit and the power of perseverance. Her journey inspires us to reject mediocrity and embrace our latent potential, reaching for the stars and embracing transformation within ourselves.


Sayuri's path to success began in 2019 when her family relocated to China, a bewildering new landscape. The challenge of unfamiliar languages and customs loomed large, but Sayuri stood resolute in her determination to seize every opportunity that came her way. As she navigated the uncharted waters of a new language and culture, the WISS community welcomed Sayuri and her family with open arms, extending personalized guidance and unwavering support and creating an environment uniquely conducive to growth and learning.

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