Education at the Western International School of Shanghai offers a holistic, student-centered approach to learning to expand conceptual understandings that will transfer across subjects and beyond the classroom.
Learning also extends beyond school hours as students participate in After school Activity programs that encourage learners to invest their time in personal development that help expand their horizons and interests.The WISS After-School Activity Program offers more than an after school pastime. The program is designed to support our offer of a balanced curriculum that encourages students to explore their passions, develop their strengths, and acquire new skills.These are elements through which we nurture lifelong learners.
To do so, WISS offers an extensive range of Co-Curricular Activities that consist of over 50 engaging activities, programs, and clubs tailored to the needs of our diverse student community. The WISS ASA Program encompasses many areas that focus on student growth and development. In the words of Tony Anderson, Director of Athletics and Activities at WISS, “Through our WISS Tigers After School Activities Program, we offer a wide variety of options to all of our students, from Early Years, thru Primary and Secondary. From Rock Climbing to Robotics, our students can always find something of interest to them”.
By participating in ASAs, students reinforce what they learn in the classroom, encourage skills development, and build self-esteem, key attributes of IB learners. There’s something to delight the interests of every student at any age. The activities and clubs offered at WISS range from sports, language learning, technology, music, robotics, and art, amongst many others. Click here to download the After School Activity Brochure.
Check out some of the activities for this year!
WISS CHESS CLUB (Grades 6-10)
Students will be engaged in match observation, practice, and competition with students from different grades. Strategy is involved in the process together with spatial relationships, planning, ethics, and reason. It is also an effective tool for cognitive development.
CSU 360 ̊ SWIMMING (PRE-K / KG)
Swimming is not only good for a child's health; it is a skill that could ultimately save their lives. It is vital that every child can learn to swim and gain core knowledge of water safety. With every new stroke a child learns, they will develop self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment. Learning to swim at a young age can reduce a child's fear of water and boost self-esteem. Our coaches make this experience fun and enjoyable for the students while teaching them a vital life skill.
Choosing the suitable Afterschool Activity is essential for the continued development of children and young learners. If you want to know more about the wide range of Afterschool Activities offered at WISS, click here! (link to the brochure)
PYTHON AI PROGRAMMING (Grade 9-12)
This course is aimed to introduce students to Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is all about making students computer smart! It is a new trend in our technology world, where computers can learn and sometimes outsmart humans.
Besides being introduced to Python (a popular programming language for building intelligent web servers and mobile applications), students will learn about important AI concepts and algorithms. Students will explore classical AI with examples and projects on the theoretical aspects they will learn through searching and identifying algorithms. Some specific topics include Narrow AI vs. AGI, search trees, computer vision, and Chatbots! They will build simple game AIs, implement different algorithms, and create their own Chatbots.
ROBLOX: CREATE YOUR OWN GAMES (Grade 6-8)
The Roblox course allows students to create tailor-made and fun modifications to their Roblox Game. Programming will be done using drag and drop blocks inside Code Kingdoms. As the lesson progresses, students will learn about programming concepts of Drag & Drop, Loops, Sequences, Variables & Conditionals and apply them to the mods that they create.
VIRTUAL REALITY (Grades 4-5)
Throughout the course, WISS Primary students learn how to build 3D assets, compile them into a world, and experience it in Virtual Reality (VR) using the tool CoSpaces. They will learn the concepts needed to create a coherent and immersive 3D space and apply their programming knowledge to render their world functional and interactive using block base programming. Important VR features, including player navigation, player control, object movements, and collisions, will be covered in this course.
LENGO International Golf Academy is a strategic partner for youth campus golf designated by the Shanghai Golf Association. Professional and happy learning is our educational philosophy. Let’s Enjoy Golf (L EN GO) is the purpose of our academy. LENGO offers professional youth golf education and training. LENGO uses the professional training of competitive golf and deeply integrates our own teaching system with cooperative golf courses and driving ranges to provide students with diversified and professional learning and practical content. This content includes the full swing course of putting, chipping, and air swing of soft golf.
In this course, students learn fundamental computer science concepts such as sequences, loops, conditionals, and abstraction by building their own fun projects of animated stories and multimedia games. Students are encouraged and supported by professionally trained instructors to design creative games and to think about the programming processes behind the apps and games they see in their daily lives.
LEGO & CODING (PRE-K / KG / 12 MAX)
In this course, students will learn what simple machines are (gears, pulleys, axles, levers, etc.) and how simple machines work. In addition to Lego, students will be introduced to coding fundamentals and concepts through OSMO coding blocks.
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