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Feb 23, 2024

Book Week at WISS is more than just a series of events; it is a vibrant tribute to the power of words, imagination, and community. Through these activities and initiatives, WISS nurtures a culture of literacy that extends beyond the school gates, inspiring a lifelong love of reading and storytelling in all who participate.

Book Week at WISS is more than just a series of events; it is a vibrant tribute to the power of words, imagination, and community. Through these activities and initiatives, WISS nurtures a culture of literacy that extends beyond the school gates, inspiring a lifelong love of reading and storytelling in all who participate. 


Promoting and celebrating literacy at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) holds immense significance for students and parents alike. For students, literacy goes beyond the ability to read and write—it opens doors to a world of knowledge, creativity, and self-expression. By actively engaging in Book Week activities, students develop essential reading and writing skills and cultivate a lifelong love for learning and storytelling. This celebration of literacy instills confidence in students, empowering them to articulate their thoughts, express their ideas, and engage meaningfully with diverse perspectives found in literature.

Feb 23, 2024

Selecting the right school for a child is a significant decision for parents, impacting their child's future and overall educational experience. To support prospective parents in this important journey, the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) offers engaging admissions events, which include Positive Parenting Workshops, Open House, and Parent and Toddler Group sessions. These events provide valuable information about the exceptional education offered at WISS and create a supportive and informative environment for parents to make informed decisions.

Selecting the right school for a child is a significant decision for parents, impacting their child's future and overall educational experience. To support prospective parents in this important journey, the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) offers engaging admissions events, which include Positive Parenting Workshops, Open House, and Parent and Toddler Group sessions. These events provide valuable information about the exceptional education offered at WISS and create a supportive and informative environment for parents to make informed decisions.

Feb 23, 2024

In today's fast-evolving technological landscape, the importance of developing skills cannot be overstated. The World Economic Forum's Top 10 Skills for Success by 2025 highlights the key competencies necessary for the future workforce, such as analytical thinking, innovation, active learning, complex problem-solving, critical analysis, leadership, social influence, and technology proficiency.  At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), the IB Career-Related Programme (CP) offers a Digital Skills program that stands out as a beacon, aligning perfectly with these essential skills and preparing students for the challenges and opportunities ahead. This program directly reflects the graduate qualities upheld by WISS, focusing on problem-solving, digital literacy, resilience, leadership, and collaboration. It not only equips students for future job roles but also underscores the school's commitment to providing a holistic education.

In today's fast-evolving technological landscape, the importance of developing skills cannot be overstated. The World Economic Forum's Top 10 Skills for Success by 2025 highlights the key competencies necessary for the future workforce, such as analytical thinking, innovation, active learning, complex problem-solving, critical analysis, leadership, social influence, and technology proficiency.


At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), the IB Career-Related Programme (CP) offers a Digital Skills program that stands out as a beacon, aligning perfectly with these essential skills and preparing students for the challenges and opportunities ahead. This program directly reflects the graduate qualities upheld by WISS, focusing on problem-solving, digital literacy, resilience, leadership, and collaboration. It not only equips students for future job roles but also underscores the school's commitment to providing a holistic education.

Dec 15, 2023

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.

The Western International School recently hosted its annual Parent Christmas Luncheon, a delightful event that brought together parents from across our community to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. 

 

The luncheon at Kathleen’s Waitan on The Bund, was not only a festive celebration, but also an opportunity for parents to showcase their fashionable attire, adding to the already enchanting ambiance of twinkling lights, shimmering ornaments, and elegant table settings. The careful attention to detail in the decorations created a magical atmosphere, setting the stage for a truly memorable experience. 

Mar 24, 2023

We have recently celebrated Book Week at WISS. As every year, our students have been able to see and acquire new books to read at home. But, what if my son doesn't like to read… what can I do?

Getting a child to read on their own initiative is one of the most difficult challenges that adult readers have. Electronic devices (mobile phones, tablets, computers) are currently helping to make reading an increasingly difficult activity.


Reading, and especially reading comprehension, is a basic tool for the acquisition of increasingly complex learning. Reading comprehensively facilitates the organization of thought, favors a better understanding of reality and contributes to the management of emotions and behavior.

Feb 24, 2023

Celebrating literacy is an important way to recognize the power of reading and writing in improving people’s lives.  Celebrations of literacy can take many forms and can happen on a variety of scales. At the Western International School of Shanghai we celebrate literacy every day but once per year we dedicate an entire week focused on literacy. The WISS Book Week is a school-wide celebration consisting of various activities that promote literacy. The week encompasses parent reading sessions, Book Swap Stations, Door Decoration, Snuggle Up and Read Day, and Character Dress-Up Parade, all inspired by favorite authors and books.

Feb 11, 2023

Poetry can be seen as a form of self-expression – a way for people to share their thoughts, feelings, and emotions creatively and uniquely. For many, poetry can be a therapeutic outlet, providing a space to explore personal thoughts and experiences. It can also be a way to connect with others, sharing stories and perspectives in a way that can create understanding and connection.


Poetry can take many forms, from traditional rhyming verse to free-form or experimental pieces. There are no rules or boundaries, which can make writing a very freeing and liberating form. Whether you're looking to express yourself creatively, explore your emotions, or connect with others, poetry can be a powerful tool.

Jan 18, 2023

Research informs us as educators that creativity within curriculums enhances intellect, metacognition, creative, independent thinking, and innovation, skills essential to the future of our children and society. At the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), we believe that every child is an individual with unique talents. As part of the WISS Education, we aspire to empower students to unlock their talents and reach their potential as creative thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers.


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