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The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) recently wrapped up its annual Arts Week, a vibrant celebration held from May 20th to 24th that brought the community together in a shared appreciation for the arts. This year's event was a resounding success, showcasing the artistic talents of students across various disciplines and providing an enriching experience for all who attended. Throughout the week, the WISS campus was alive with the sound of music, as student performances showcased an impressive range of musical genres. From classical pieces to modern pop hits, each performance was a testament to the student's hard work and passion for music. The melodies that filled the halls were a constant reminder of the joy and unity that music can bring.

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) recently wrapped up its annual Arts Week, a vibrant celebration held from May 20th to 24th that brought the community together in a shared appreciation for the arts. This year's event was a resounding success, showcasing the artistic talents of students across various disciplines and providing an enriching experience for all who attended.


Throughout the week, the WISS campus was alive with the sound of music, as student performances showcased an impressive range of musical genres. From classical pieces to modern pop hits, each performance was a testament to the student's hard work and passion for music. The melodies that filled the halls were a constant reminder of the joy and unity that music can bring.


The WISS Academy recently hosted an exhilarating Demo Day, bringing together partner vendors and showcasing a diverse array of offerings. From academics to sports, arts, and technology, the event was a resounding success.

The WISS Academy recently hosted an exhilarating Demo Day, bringing together partner vendors and showcasing a diverse array of offerings. From academics to sports, arts, and technology, the event was a resounding success. 


Led by esteemed partners MAD Science and Future Keys, the Academic Programmes at the WISS Academy introduced students to innovative learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). Students explored, experimented, and cultivated critical thinking skills.

Melody Hu, a determined and accomplished teacher at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), has embarked on a multifaceted journey through the realms of academia, business, and teaching. With dedication and a thirst for knowledge, Melody has navigated a path filled with unexpected twists and profound realizations that have shaped her into the inspiring figure she is today.  Having earned a master's degree in finance and management from the University of Glasgow five years ago, Melody set out to carve her place in the world. Working as a business development manager in a Manchester-based medical supply company, she soon yearned for the intellectual stimulation and fulfillment that only the academic environment could provide. This longing led her to pursue a research scholarship in London, where she immersed herself in the world of academia while embracing opportunities to teach and lecture, igniting a newfound passion for directly influencing students' lives.

Sarah Leary, an educator with 16 years of experience, is a source of inspiration at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). Originally hailing from South Africa, Sarah’s journey in education has been marked by dedication, passion, and innovative teaching methods. Let’s delve into her story of “Greatness” and discover the impact she has on young minds.


Sarah’s childhood was steeped in intellectual curiosity. Growing up in a household where education was highly valued, she had the privilege of being exposed to a rich tapestry of languages, cultures, and art forms. Her father, a respected doctor, and her mother, a history teacher and historian, instilled in her a love for learning. These formative experiences shaped Sarah into a passionate and creative individual, setting the stage for her future in education.

Welcome to the captivating “Greatness Starts With Attitude” series at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), where inspiring narratives and profound insights shape our educational philosophy. Today, we delve into the remarkable journey Sarah Leary, an educator with 16 years of experience, is a source of inspiration at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). Originally hailing from South Africa, Sarah’s journey in education has been marked by dedication, passion, and innovative teaching methods. Let’s delve into her story of “Greatness” and discover the impact she has on young minds.

Sarah Leary, an educator with 16 years of experience, is a source of inspiration at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS). Originally hailing from South Africa, Sarah’s journey in education has been marked by dedication, passion, and innovative teaching methods. Let’s delve into her story of “Greatness” and discover the impact she has on young minds.


Sarah’s childhood was steeped in intellectual curiosity. Growing up in a household where education was highly valued, she had the privilege of being exposed to a rich tapestry of languages, cultures, and art forms. Her father, a respected doctor, and her mother, a history teacher and historian, instilled in her a love for learning. These formative experiences shaped Sarah into a passionate and creative individual, setting the stage for her future in education.

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 (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.

In a charming display of creativity and talent, the Grade 1, 2, and 3 students at the Western International School of Shanghai recently stole the spotlight with their musical extravaganza titled "Seasons." This enchanting performance swept the audience away on a mesmerizing voyage through an entire year, showcasing the allure and magic of each passing season.


The conception of the musical masterpiece, "Seasons," was a collaborative endeavor sparked by the imaginative minds of the music teachers, PYP coordinator Ms. Hu, and Primary principal Ms. Ellery. United by a vision to captivate, inspire, and showcase the burgeoning talents of the young students, this project assembled a devoted team of individuals who labored diligently to breathe life into this fantastical creation.

The WISS Academy at the Western International School of Shanghai is a hub of diverse educational and enrichment opportunities open to all students in and around Shanghai, both foreign and local. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning, personal growth, and an appreciation for arts, sports, and academics. Here at the WISS Academy, we offer a wide range of programmes designed to ignite curiosity, foster creativity, and develop skills that will benefit students throughout their lives.

The WISS Academy at the Western International School of Shanghai is a hub of diverse educational and enrichment opportunities open to all students in and around Shanghai, both foreign and local. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning, personal growth, and an appreciation for arts, sports, and academics. Here at the WISS Academy, we offer a wide range of programmes designed to ignite curiosity, foster creativity, and develop skills that will benefit students throughout their lives.

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.

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