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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. 

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.

Jan 19, 2024

The holiday season is a time for students to relax and take a break from school, but it's also an opportunity to continue developing their literacy skills through reading. Reading not only improves language proficiency but also fosters imagination, critical thinking, and broadens horizons. Join the Western International School of Shanghai as we explore the importance of students continued engagement with reading and literacy during the holidays, as well as provide some exciting book recommendations to keep them engaged.

In this continued series of "Greatness Starts With Attitude" articles, we delve into the inspiring life of Bibiana Lee, a multifaceted musician and Grade 12 student at the Western International School of Shanghai. From her humble beginnings to her boundless aspirations for the future, Bibiana shares her experiences, routines, and dreams within the realm of music. We also explore how the notion of "Greatness Starts With Attitude" is nurtured at WISS, where Bibiana's musical journey took flight. 

 

Originally from South Korea, Bibiana embarked on her musical journey nine years ago when she and her family moved to Shanghai, China. Supported wholeheartedly by her parents and younger sister, music became a sanctuary for Bibiana. From a young age, she displayed an innate talent and passion for music, which was further cultivated through piano lessons. During her time at WISS, Bibiana discovered the power of attitude in pursuing greatness. The school's nurturing environment and emphasis on personal growth provided the perfect foundation for Bibiana to cultivate her passion for music and develop a positive mindset toward her goals. 

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