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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 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 Western International School of Shanghai values its partnership with families and looks forward to more interactive learning opportunities in the Early Years, focusing on holistic development and skill enhancement in outdoor and physical education settings. The latest "Come Learn With Us" session is dedicated to sharing with parents what Mathematical Development in the Early Years entails.  The Early Years Math Curriculum at Western International School of Shanghai emphasizes helping children learn various math concepts through hands-on activities. The program aims to build a strong foundation in math concepts through interactive activities, games, and exploration, preparing children for future math learning.

The Western International School of Shanghai values its partnership with families and looks forward to more interactive learning opportunities in the Early Years, focusing on holistic development and skill enhancement in outdoor and physical education settings. The latest "Come Learn With Us" session is dedicated to sharing with parents what Mathematical Development in the Early Years entails.


The Early Years Math Curriculum at Western International School of Shanghai emphasizes helping children learn various math concepts through hands-on activities. The program aims to build a strong foundation in math concepts through interactive activities, games, and exploration, preparing children for future math learning.

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

Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Learning - Western International School of Shanghai.  In today's digital age, the use of technology in education has become increasingly prevalent, with international schools at the forefront of integrating innovative tools to enhance learning experiences. At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), the thoughtful integration of technology is a cornerstone of our educational approach. We believe that technology should be leveraged to enrich education while also recognizing the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between screen time and real-life interactions.  Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Learning  At WISS, Secondary students are equipped with computers to support their academic pursuits, facilitating access to a wealth of educational resources and collaborative platforms. Technology serves as a catalyst for fostering creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills among students. Teachers play a vital role in guiding students to utilize technology effectively, encouraging them to work together on projects, access learning materials online, and explore digital tools to unleash their potential.

In today's digital age, the use of technology in education has become increasingly prevalent, with international schools at the forefront of integrating innovative tools to enhance learning experiences. 


At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), the thoughtful integration of technology is a cornerstone of our educational approach. We believe that technology should be leveraged to enrich education while also recognizing the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between screen time and real-life interactions.

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 9, 2024

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) recently helped facilitate a highly successful recruitment fair organized by Search Associates. This prestigious event, held at WISS's state-of-the-art facilities, brought together 36 schools from across China, along with over 150 candidates seeking exciting opportunities in the field of education. The partnership between WISS and Search Associates underscored a commitment to excellence and collaboration within the educational community. By providing their campus and facilities as the fair's venue, WISS created a vibrant and conducive environment for schools and candidates to connect, network, and explore new educational horizons.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) recently helped facilitate a highly successful recruitment fair organized by Search Associates. This prestigious event, held at WISS's state-of-the-art facilities, brought together 36 schools from across China, along with over 150 candidates seeking exciting opportunities in the field of education. The partnership between WISS and Search Associates underscored a commitment to excellence and collaboration within the educational community. By providing their campus and facilities as the fair's venue, WISS created a vibrant and conducive environment for schools and candidates to connect, network, and explore new educational horizons.

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.

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