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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.

Dec 15, 2023

Mathematics is not only a subject that challenges and fascinates students but also one that can define their academic journey. At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), we are committed to nurturing the mathematical potential of every child, empowering them to achieve excellence in this critical field. Our dedicated and experienced teachers have developed a comprehensive pathway that highlights the strategies and resources available at WISS to foster mathematical excellence and cultivate a true love for mathematics. Join us as we delve into the remarkable support system spanning from the Early Years through Primary, Secondary, and beyond. Through engagement, we aim to provide an immersive understanding of how our programmes and methodologies align with our mission to nurture mathematical excellence in every student.

The Western International School of Shanghai recently showcased a remarkable musical production brought to life by the enthusiastic Grade 3 and 4 students. This captivating performance, "Star Warts: The Umpire Strikes Back," transported the audience to a comedic space adventure filled with entertainment and laughter. Let's take a closer look at how this spectacular musical came together and celebrate the accomplishments of the talented young performers. 

 

The show idea for "Star Warts: The Umpire Strikes Back" was carefully chosen by Mr. Duffy, the production director. With a fondness for the Star Wars theme, he believed it would be amusing and offer a valuable challenge for the students to tackle in their roles. 

Nov 23, 2023

The WISS Winter Concert is a highly anticipated event that brings together the diverse musical talents of the school community. A dazzling showcase of students' musical abilities, this annual concert never fails to captivate the audience with its wide range of genres and performances.  This year's Winter Concert featured an impressive lineup of music from students in Grades 6 to 12 and the talented members of the WISS Community Choir. The concert aimed to celebrate the power of music and showcase the students' hard work and dedication.

The WISS Winter Concert is a highly anticipated event that brings together the diverse musical talents of the school community. A dazzling showcase of students' musical abilities, this annual concert never fails to captivate the audience with its wide range of genres and performances.


This year's Winter Concert featured an impressive lineup of music from students in Grades 6 to 12 and the talented members of the WISS Community Choir. The concert aimed to celebrate the power of music and showcase the students' hard work and dedication.

Nov 16, 2023

At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), arts education is not merely an extracurricular activity but a fundamental pillar of a well-rounded education. We have witnessed how arts education has the power to transform students' academic journeys and nurture their overall development. By offering a diverse range of artistic disciplines, including visual arts, music, theatre, and dance, WISS provides students with opportunities for creative exploration, personal growth, and academic success.

At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), arts education is not merely an extracurricular activity but a fundamental pillar of a well-rounded education. We have witnessed how arts education has the power to transform students' academic journeys and nurture their overall development. By offering a diverse range of artistic disciplines, including visual arts, music, theatre, and dance, WISS provides students with opportunities for creative exploration, personal growth, and academic success.

Jun 14, 2023

Theatre Programme Thrives at WISS

Theatre is a powerful tool that entertains, educates, and inspires. It teaches empathy, collaboration, and resilience, preparing students for the challenges they may face in the real world. Through theatre, students learn to communicate effectively, think critically, and embrace creativity. These skills are invaluable, regardless of the career path they choose to pursue.

Jun 12, 2023

The Value of Art Education.

At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), we prioritize learning in four key areas: Academics, Sports, Arts, and Community Service. Art is an integral part of our curriculum, spanning across the Early Years, Primary, and Secondary schools.

The Arts are essential as it provides numerous benefits for students. First and foremost, it enables students to express themselves creatively and develop their unique voices. It also helps students develop valuable life skills such as critical thinking, communication, and emotional awareness. Additionally, art education promotes cultural understanding and appreciation, which is crucial in our increasingly diverse world. By incorporating art into our curriculum, we nurture students to become well-rounded individuals capable of making meaningful contributions to society.

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