SWIS Robotics Won Rookie All-Star Award in the U.S.A

After months of preparation, Team #7635 from Shen Wai International School (SWIS) Robotics competed in the 2019 Rochester FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) regional on 14th and 15th March 2019. This is the first time that SWIS Robotics has participated in an international robotics competition and won the Rookie All-Star Award. This award is given to teams that show a consistent amount of success in building a robot, promoting STEM in their local community, and raising awareness of the FIRST spirit. 

As the 2019 All-Star Rookie, the SWIS Robotics team can now proceed to the final FRC championships in Houston this April where they will have a new opportunity to compete alongside the best teams from across the globe. The team will be able to network with representatives from multinational corporations, as well as participate within a closely knitted community fostered by the competition. Team member David Lu said: “It was such an awesome and life-changing experience. It inspired me to learn more about science and engineering. I love FRC.”

SWIS Robotics would like to thank their sponsors: Shenzhen Kaidong Group, Han’s Group, Shenzhen Foreign Languages School as well as individual supporters who have helped them throughout this memorable journey.

The SWIS Community wishes the best of luck to the SWIS Robotics team in the upcoming final FRC championships in Houston! 

About the FRC 

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a world-leading robotics competition for those in grades 9-12. It focuses on building skills applicable in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, and Business Management. In 2017, nearly 100,000 students participated in the competition. FIRST competitions give students valuable experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields that carry through for the rest of their lives. FRC focuses on cultivating these professional skills to a level beyond other FIRST-Sponsored competitions. Due to its achievements in social impact and student training, most universities worldwide have recognized the competition. FIRST’s mission is to motivate young people to pursue what is necessary to become leaders and experts in their fields. 

Chinese Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)

Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053

Website:Shen Wai International School’s Website

Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963



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On 20th of March every year, World Oral Health Day is celebrated around the world to highlight the importance of oral health for a healthy body and to motivate people to take charge and protect their dental and oral health.

World Oral Health Day helps spread messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being.

You can’t be healthy without good oral health – it’s one of the main pillars of general health and well-being. Oral health is multi-faceted and includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, chew, swallow and can communicate a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain or discomfort.

Each year, World Oral Health Day focuses on a specific theme and reaches out to the public, oral health professionals, and policymakers, who all have a role to play in helping reduce the burden of oral disease. Oral diseases include tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. These are the most common and preventable noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) afflicting humankind.

Staggeringly, more than half of the world’s population (3.5 billion people) suffer from untreated oral diseases. Worryingly, untreated oral diseases have increased by 40% since 1990 and with no improvement over the last 29 years, they will continue to rise unless individuals and policymakers take action now.

Non-communicable diseases such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory diseases are closely linked to oral diseases and share modifiable risk (i.e. lifestyle) factors. These common lifestyle factors include unhealthy and high-sugar diets, tobacco use and alcohol consumption, as well as the same social determinants. The social determinants of health are the environments in the places where people live, learn, work, play and worship that affect a wide range of health risks and health outcomes. The social determinants of oral health include social, economic and physical conditions.

Sugar consumption is fuelling the obesity epidemic and is also the primary cause of tooth decay, particularly among children and adolescents. Out of all human diseases, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease that affects up to 90% of school-age children worldwide. This is particularly disturbing because tooth decay is largely preventable. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults limit their sugar intake to 6 teaspoons and children to 3 teaspoons per day.

A regular 330 ml soft drink/soda contains almost 9 teaspoons of sugar, equivalent to 1.5x or 150% of the adult daily sugar allowance and 3 times the daily sugar allowance for children. According to the WHO, taxing sugar-sweetened beverages can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. The WHO also states that a tax on sugary drinks that leads to at least a 20% increase in the retail price of sugary drinks can result In an equal reduction in the consumption of sugary drinks. Also avoid consuming excessive amounts of sugar from snacks, processed food (this excludes sugars naturally present in whole fruits and milk). To encourage this recommendation, we can all work together with schools to implement ‘water-only’ policies for drinks, ban unhealthy snacks and ensure healthy food is available on school grounds. Food labelling with easy to understand sugar icons and restricting the marketing and availability of sugar-rich foods and sugary drinks will also assist in the reduction of processed sugar consumption.

We now know that oral diseases, such as tooth decay and gum disease, are widespread and yet preventable.  Through proper self-care, regular dental check-ups and managing risk factors, good oral health and general health can be secured.

Brush your teeth for two minutes twice daily with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to help reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Brush in a circular motion with either a SOFT manual or SOFT electric toothbrush.

Don’t use tobacco and limit your alcohol consumption. Tobacco and alcohol put your mouth at an increased risk for gum disease and oral cancer. Tobacco can also cause teeth staining, bad breath, premature tooth loss, and loss of taste and smell. Excessive alcohol drinking can lead to injury, 
often to the mouth and teeth, and can cause dental decay due to the acidity and high sugar content of many alcoholic drinks.

To protect your teeth and mouth whenever you play a sport that involves physical contact, moving objects or regular falls and blows wear a professionally-made mouthguard. A mouthguard is a rubber-like cover which fits exactly over the teeth and gums, cushioning and protecting them from fracture, displacement or loss. Speak to your dentist or primary healthcare provider for guidance on whether you need a mouthguard depending on the sport you play.

Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. They can also advise on how regularly you need to book an appointment, depending on your specific needs.  Just like other major diseases, prevention, early detection and treatment are key to ensuring the best outcomes and reducing the risk for oral diseases and associated health complications.

This years World Oral Health Day theme is ACT ON MOUTH HEALTH. As there can be no health without oral health, that means if you Act on Mouth Health it will protect your mouth and it will also have a positive impact on your general health and well-being.

For more information contact Australian Dentist in South China Dr Zac Morse at Dental Bauhinia, Shenzhen
✆ Shekou 88270822  Futian 83711696 

2019-2020 International School of Nanshan Shenzhen Leadership Team

With the 2019 year already underway, we are excited to announce the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS) Leadership Team for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Returning Leadership Team Members: 

Head of School

David Swanson 

David Swanson
David Swanson

Mr. David Swanson will be continuing his role as Head of School for the fourth consecutive year. He looks forward to building upon the strong foundation of academic excellence and continuing to foster a caring environment throughout ISNS.

Director of Operations and Finance

Plato Leung  

Plato Leung
Plato Leung

Mr. Plato Leung continues in his role to keep ISNS operating at its finest. He and his team look forward to maximizing their behind-the-scenes role and helping greater things happen at ISNS.

Diploma Programme Principal

Patrick Boekhoud 

Patrick Boekhoud
Patrick Boekhoud

Mr. Patrick Boekhoud will be entering his seventh year in leadership and ninth year at ISNS. He will be adjusting to a new role as the DP Principal for Grades 10 to 12. He will be focused on strengthening the ISNS Diploma Programme.

Lower Primary Principal

Wayne Russell 

Wayne Russell
Wayne Russell

Mr. Wayne Russell is continuing his role as Lower Primary Principal for grades K4 to Grade 2. Wayne is looking forward to guiding his team in making a great impact upon the learning and growing that happens each day at ISNS.

IB Director

Addie Loy 

Addie Loy
Addie Loy

Mrs. Addie Loy will be entering her ninth year in leadership at ISNS and directs her focus towards school improvement and procedures development. She is excited to continue to support the coordinators through upcoming accreditations and self-study initiatives.

Upper PYP Coordinator

Purti Singh 

Purti Singh
Purti Singh

Mrs. Purti Singh will continue her leadership role as PYP Coordinator with a more focused role working with Grades 3 to 5. Purti is excited for how this focused attention will impact learning in each classroom.

MYP Coordinator

Ernald Boyd 

Ernald Boyd
Ernald Boyd

Mr. Ernald Boyd will continue his leadership role as MYP Coordinator for Grades 6 to 10. He is excited to deepen the programme and guide ISNS students in becoming compassionate young people who are active and inquiring learners.

Diploma Programme Coordinator Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley
Brian Kelley

After two successful years in charge of the Diploma Programme, Mr. Brian Kelley will continue his role as coordinator for Grades 11 to 12 and look to take the DP to new heights. The DP Programme at ISNS continually strives to enhance student learning within an international context and empower students to make important decisions about their future.

New Leadership Team Members: 

Upper Primary Principal

Ashley Simpson 

Ashley Simpson 
Ashley Simpson

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Ashley Simpson to Upper Primary Principal for Grades 3 to 5. Ashley has been with ISNS for over four years, during which time she has been a homeroom teacher and involved in many other aspects of the school. Ashley is well respected in the ISNS community and brings with her energy and enthusiasm that will be an inspiration to her division. Her effectiveness as a teacher and her dedication to students, both inside and outside the classroom, has led to her career success. Ashley is a kind, caring and capable individual which makes her an ideal leader. ISNS is excited to have Ashley join the leadereship team.

MYP Principal

Chris Irvin

Chris Irvin
Chris Irvin

In response to the rapid growth in the ISNS MYP division, we are excited to announce that the position of MYP Principal for Grades 6 to 9 has been added to the ISNS school leadership team and will be filled by Mr. Chris Irvin. Chris will join ISNS from Venezuela where he is currently serving as a Principal at the International School of Monagas (ISM). With over 20 years of leadership experience, Chris is a Canadian at heart but has been working with excellence in the international school community for many years. His background in leadership and education gives him an outstanding understanding of how to bring best practices into the classroom, and his ability to motivate others has led to his success. Chris and his family will be joining ISNS in the fall of 2019.

Lower PYP Coordinator

Blessy Monica 

Blessy Monica 
Blessy Monica

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Ms. Blessy Monica to Lower PYP Coordinator for grades K4 to Grade 2. She will be working alongside Mr. Wayne Russell as they lead their division. Blessy joined ISNS two years ago and has shown great dedication and commitment to not only the growth of her students and team members but to the overall ISNS community. Blessy brings a wealth of experience to PYP, and ISNS is excited about her new role.

More About The ISNS Leadership Team 

The ISNS Leadership Team aims to provide ISNS students with the best that education can offer. We challenge our students by providing a level of academic rigor that will prepare them for any future endeavor they wish to undertake. We desire to create a familial atmosphere at ISNS and for our community to experience and exemplify the caring and compassionate spirit of the school. We yearn for our students to aspire to great heights, creating new ideas and seeking to transform the world they live in so that it will be a better place for all humanity. We are building an academic program that seeks to inspire the good in our students in addition to producing confident scholars. We believe in the power of human relationships and invest a great deal in building strong connections that will foster happiness and success. The ISNS Leadership Team is here to serve the students of ISNS and to support them on their path to achieving their goals.

Name: International School of Nanshan Shenzhen 深圳南山国际学校
Address: 11 Longyuan Road, Taoyuan Sub-District, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518055
Place Phone: +86 (755) 26661000

ICC Badminton Club – Shenzhen: A Sports Team On The Rise

ICC Badminton Club – Shenzhen was founded in 2016 as part of the ICC Sports Club under the management of Indian Curry Café Restaurant. Since then, the club has participated in all major badminton tournaments happening in and around Shenzhen. The ICC Chunks and ICC Devils are two different men’s doubles team representing ICC Badminton Club in all major tournaments. The club runs in close connection with the ICC Chunks Cricket Club, one of Shenzhen’s top cricket teams, also established in the same year. 

The club took part in the Shenzhen Badminton League 1 in 2017. It was a tough first year, but the team learned from their mistakes. The players worked on their approach and with support from Indian Curry Café, the team has been going from strength to strength since.

In 2018 in the Shenzhen Badminton League 2, the club contested as two separate teams, ICC Chunks & ICC Devils. Both teams showed great team spirit and their true potential, winning the championship and finishing as runners up respectively. In January 2019, the club added one more title to their collection by winning the badminton championship organized by Guangzhou GMC. 

Behind the success story of the club are a number of passionate people. John, the Manager of ICC Sports Club, is at the heart of everything the club does. Chris Michael, the captain of the ICC Cricket Club, tours with the badminton teams as well as helping prepare and motivate them for their tournaments. Of course, there are the players too. Nixon Antony (NIXI) and Labeeb Muhammed (LABI) represent the ICC Chunks, while Prayag Praveen (RAY) and Collin Raymond (COLLIN) represent the ICC Devils. Not forgetting Aadi, who played for the ICC Chunks during the 2018 season.  

Indian Curry Café is famous for their authentic Indian taste, particularly in South China, and especially in Shenzhen. Now, they are adding more flavors to their name through sports.

For more information, call John on 13424313585 or add him on WeChat at “JohnPriyanka0755”.  

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Century plaza hotel, 3rd floor, chunfeng rd, luohu, SZ(near renmin south station, C exit 9line)

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Shenzhen Games: The Largest Video Game and Console Retailer in South China

Get the latest releases

Shenzhen Games offers the latest in video games, accessories, and consoles like Playstation 4, Playstation VR, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, both new and second hand.

Sell or trade your old games and consoles 

At Shenzhen Games, we will buy the old games and consoles you no longer want or you can trade them for new ones. Whichever you prefer, we will handle the shipping and costs.

Region-free consoles

We understand how important it is to have a region-free console. That’s why we only sell region-free US or Hong Kong consoles, rather than region-locked Chinese consoles.

Free delivery that is fast and secure

Shenzhen Games offers free delivery on regular orders of consoles and games and we pride ourselves on making sure you receive your orders as soon as possible. Deliveries are sent via SF Express and will arrive the next day or the day after, depending on where you live.

All deliveries are secure and we will give you your tracking number so you can track your order via the SF Express website and see exactly where your order is, when it will arrive, and the mobile number of the courier in case you need to get in contact.

One-year warranty

All consoles and accessories, whether new or second hand, come with a one year warranty.

A company you can trust

Shenzhen Games have been active for four years now. During which time, we have sold hundreds of consoles and thousands of games. For that, we would like to share our gratitude with all our friends across China for supporting Shenzhen Games and thank you for choosing us as your number one games and console provider.

Contact us today

For more information, please add us on WeChat at “shenzhengames”.

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Global K12 School Opening its Campus in Shenzhen This Fall

Whittle School & Studios intends to create the world’s first truly modern school serving students from age three to 18. Among its global network of campuses located in major cities around the world, the first two will be in Washington, D.C. and Shenzhen, China, both scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

In this article, Jim Hawkins demonstrates how Whittle’s extraordinary education will prepare their graduates for entry to the world’s leading universities.

Jim Hawkins  Global Head of School Heads & Vice Chancellor  of Whittle School & Studios  Former Head Master of Harrow School, UK
Jim Hawkins -Global Head of School Heads & Vice Chancellor of Whittle School & Studios -Former Head Master of Harrow School, UK 

The education provided and enjoyed at Whittle School & Studios will be innovative, global, experiential, project based and personalised to the talents and needs of the students.  We are creating something extraordinary and unique, and, in so doing, we are deliberately not taking on legacy examination frameworks that are inadequate, schedule-dominating and constraining.

We will, of course, ensure that our students have the best possible university options when they graduate from Whittle. In fact, because of the style of learning that they experience with us, they will be much better placed than those who have simply been labouring towards the production of examination grades.

❏ Graduate with Portfolios of the Highest Quality

We are not an A-level, IB or AP school. There will be no standard public examination framework taken on wholesale by Whittle School & Studios. There are good reasons for this. Doing so would greatly constrain our students’ time and flexibility to produce portfolios of the highest quality. The day to day learning experience at Whittle will be on a radically different level from, say, an A-level school, which has too many constraints, and too much time spent on undemanding content, taught in suboptimal style.

All Whittle students will graduate with a sophisticated portfolio of their own work, including rigorous and impressive projects that demonstrate knowledge, understanding, flair and creativity. They will have true expertise in at least one area of study and will have demonstrated, for the record, their mastery of key techniques and subject areas.

Here are some examples of what could appear in student portfolios:

  • Extended essays, assessed by a top academic
  • Engineering projects, graded by a respected scientific society
  • Prizewinning poetry
  • Mathematics or science olympiad certificates
  • Multimedia, interdisciplinary projects, suitable for sending electronically to universities

❏ Advisory Program

Acknowledging that the world of university and college entrance is diverse, complex and ever changing, all pupils will be brilliantly advised by expert guides who have current and sophisticated knowledge of university entrance requirements.

We anticipate that there will be some variation in terms of what certain universities will want to see in a student’s application. Some may insist on an SAT-type score; others will want a video to be submitted, or an online profile. Our university counselling and advisory process will result in a personalised approach to applications so that our students know the requirements well in advance and can work towards them. In the event that the best approach for an individual pupil is to do, say, one or two AP courses, then that will be offered but not as standard for all.

Starting from Grade 9, college counselling will seamlessly integrates students’ personal and academic narratives, creating a holistic picture of an entire Whittle School & Studios journey and leading to admission to a college that is the best fit for each student.

❏ Outreach to Top Universities

We are working with the world’s leading 100 universities to establish a strong working relationship with them all. Whittle Shool & Studios’ Chancellor, Nicholas Dirks (formerly Chancellor of Berkeley) is leading this. Our work in this domain tells us that they welcome the Whittle approach and that our students will be well placed to demonstrate their ability, mastery levels and potential through the university selection process.

Imagine a network of schools, created by an international consortium of educators, architects, artists and technologists.

With regard to their journey through university and college admissions, our students will not be going down an untrodden path.  Far from it: many of the world’s most admired schools, eg in the US independent sector, have been using such routes for their students for years, and with great success.

We are going to be bold, realistic, well informed and innovative in our approach towards university preparation – using established public examination qualifications only when it suits individual pupils – and will work in partnership with the world’s leading universities to achieve our goals and enable our students to have the best possible learning experience, at Whittle and beyond.

Upcoming Whittle Parent Information Events

Date:2019/01/19 2:30-4:30pm

2019/02/28 2:30-4:30pm

Venue:18/F, CMPort Plaza, Industrial 3rd Rd, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Price:Free entry

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Divali Celebrations at Green Oasis School

Green Oasis School is committed to delivering a British Curriculum that recognises and celebrates different cultures from around the world. Our Guiding Statements include:

-Green Oasis School’s commitment to internationalism and intercultural understanding is explicitly embedded in the Guiding Statements.

-GOS believes strongly in educating our students to appreciate, understand and respect all peoples both from within China and abroad. 

Part of this education is to celebrate and acknowledge different festivals from around the world, so on Wednesday 7th Nov. staff, students and parents celebrated the Indian ‘Festival of Lights’.

This festival is held each year in India and other parts of the, it is celebrated with feastinggifts, and the lighting of lamps

Here at GOS we celebrated by creating a Rangoli art piece for our reception area. This beautiful peacock was made with coloured rice and flour. Rangoli patterns are created in courtyards and foyers during festivals and often are regarded as bringing luck for the year ahead.  Students, staff, parents and alumni helped to create a beautiful peacock complete with lanterns and candles.

Students and staff were encouraged to come dressed in traditional Indian costumes, and as the pictures below show our Year 1 students embraced this with delight with many of the girls coming dressed in Indian attire. 

Staff and students were also treated to Indian sweets at lunchtime made of crushed cashew nuts. These proved to be a great hit with both adults and children!

With people in the world traveling more than ever before and more of us living outside our own countries, GOS is proud to be able to celebrate with our community a little part of another culture, to educate and delight our students and our community. 

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Chinese Name: Green Oasis School Shenzhen 深圳市福田区城市绿洲学校
Place Address: No 4030, Shennan Middle Road, Tianmian, Futian District, Shenzhen 广东省深圳市福田区田面村深南中路4030号
Place Phone: +86 (755) 8395 9000

Green Oasis School Expanded Department of Additional Support

Green Oasis School recognizes that its children are not only served through the general curriculum and extracurricular activities.  GOS appreciates that all students have unique learning styles and needs that go beyond the classroom which impact their ability to fully realize their potential.  That is why Green Oasis has an expanded department of Additional Support. 

The department is headed by a certified special education teacher who has worked as a learning specialist in many types of schools in several countries.  He is experienced teaching all levels of academic content, has expert contacts who help him guide parents of children who might require physical, occupational and speech therapy, and specializes in behavior management.  A Chinese bilingual teaching partner provides further learning support.  She is a China-certified English teacher.  They work with pupils in the regular classroom as much as possible, imparting tactics to increase self-sufficiency. 

Our school counselor tends to the social & emotional needs of the student body and also offers assistance to employees.  She has extensive qualifications in working with children of all ages in a range of therapeutic approaches in different environments.  Plus, she is a practiced health educator who is highly proficient teaching non-native English speakers. 

Moreover, as a member of the Council of International Schools, our department is developing a gifted & talented program, to even more closely align us with the Green Oasis School Vision: Educate, Nurture, Inspire Excellence.  Our G/T students will be interacting with other students throughout China and around the globe. 

Though the Additional Support Dept. directly assists a small percentage of the GOS family, A.S. team members work in collaboration with all staff members to further enhance teaching & learning throughout the school.  The team presents varied professional development opportunities and gives numerous students tools besides typical instruction.  These services include improving organization, study, test-taking, memory, social skills, cognitive learning strategies and many more.  These instruments will not only help cultivate the whole child for their post-secondary education but for an independent, productive lifetime.

We are proud of the work of the A.S. team and know that many students have benefitted from at times a simple chat to long-term assistance.  This is all part of the holistic approach to education that Green Oasis School takes in all areas of the curriculum.


While GOS is a selective school, with students having to be successful in entrance tests suitable for their age, some learning challenges only surface as children mature and develop.  As nurturing is such an important part of our Vision we want to ensure that all of our students have been given the best opportunity to meet their full potential.

Jack Birgl

Head of Additional Support 

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Chinese Name: Green Oasis School Shenzhen 深圳市福田区城市绿洲学校
Place Address: No 4030, Shennan Middle Road, Tianmian, Futian District, Shenzhen 广东省深圳市福田区田面村深南中路4030号
Place Phone: +86 (755) 8395 9000

Improving Food Quality at Dream School – Green Oasis School

As part of our work in PSHE, looking at our dream school, we have focussed on the food we eat at lunch time. We have spoken with many people – students, the caterers, teachers and the Principal as well as our parents.  

The reason we were doing this was to find out if we could improve the quality of food in the canteen. 

We also wanted to make sure that we had enough nutrition in our lunch so we have enough energy to learn in the afternoon. 

We began by discussing the problems we saw in the lunchroom and then split into groups – one looked at nutrition, one our favourite foods, one our least favourite foods and one looking at potential menus. 

We created questions for a survey.  We considered the different methods of cooking – when Ms Anne did not know exactly what was in the back kitchen, we asked to go and look (we enjoyed that).  

We then went to speak to the Principal about meals in her previous school (they sounded delicious) and her ideas for a rotating menu. 

We then spent lunchtime gathering evidence – so much evidence. After that, we discussed biased data and collation. Collating data simply means putting it into groups and working out what we have between us. 

Favourite foods:

We got a lot of answers for this – some were ingredients and some were meals.  The top 5 answers were: 

Ms Anne said no to all of the sugar and fast food☹ So we kept looking till we found something that did not contain sugar. 

We took this information and gave it to the menu group. We then looked at the least favourite foods.  These were so many that we could not come up with a top 5.  Included were vegetables, sweet things, and carbohydrates. 

We also looked at textures to make sure that our food was exciting.  The most popular was cold – not many people liked wet. 


When we looked at the menus, we considered that many of us like food from other countriesWe knew that there were a few problems for us.

Problem number 1: The catering

We need food that can be prepared off-site, brought at school and served to us. 

Problem number 2: the choice 

Currently we have a choice of four mains, two sets of vegetables, bread or potatoes and a sweet item.  The Principal and Ms Anne suggested that we cut down the number of choices so that the money would go further and we could have better quality and selections. We considered an option of a meat main or the vegetarian version and also a spicy option and a non-spicy option.  

We made these suggestions and gave it to the menu group. These are what they came up with: 

We are going to meet with the caterers to try and help them make food that we like.  We will not change things quickly but we are hoping that they will listen. 


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Chinese Name: Green Oasis School Shenzhen 深圳市福田区城市绿洲学校
Place Address: No 4030, Shennan Middle Road, Tianmian, Futian District, Shenzhen 广东省深圳市福田区田面村深南中路4030号
Place Phone: +86 (755) 8395 9000

[Winner Announcement] Clockenflap: Hong Kong’s Music & Arts Festival 2018

ShenzhenParty.com is very proud to hold a contest for Clockenflap: Hong Kong’s Music & Arts Festival 2018. We are pleased to announce that the winner of the contest is as below. Congratulations!!

Clockenflap: Hong Kong’s Music & Arts Festival 2018 Winners: 

Zena Wong  

Ryan Esser   

James david   

Congratulations to the winners above!! :) Also thanks to everyone who attended the contest. We look forward to seeing you all at our next contest in the future. Be prepared, you just might be the next winner!!

Merchiston International School Opening Ceremony

On 13 October 2018, Merchiston International School (MIS) held its’ Official Opening Ceremony. MIS, located in Longhua district, is the first British boarding international school in Shenzhen. This big event attracted almost 1000 visitors, comprised of distinguished guests who have travelled far and wide: The Lord Provost of Edinburgh – the Right Honorable Frank Ross, Director of Longhua district Education Bureau — Mr Wang Yuxi, Deputy Consul-General of Guangzhou British Consulate – Mr Andrew Ould; the Board members of Merchiston Edinburgh, as well as all many Shenzhen citizens. 

Merchiston International School Opening Ceremony video

Merchiston International School (MIS) in Shenzhen is the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School (MCS), a top-ranked independent school located inEdinburgh, Scotland, UK with a glorious history of over 185 years. MIS is also the first international school in Shenzhen providing an authentic British education and boarding system. Located in the Longhua District in the north of Shenzhen city, MIS occupies a ground space of 20,000 square metres providing a building area of 50,000 square metres, which can accommodate 1,200 students with a maximum class size of 22. The school opened its doors to boys and girls aged 5-18 (Years 1 to 10 and 12) in August 2018. English is the primary language of instruction in MIS. Students from Years 1 to 9 study the English National Curriculum, with additional access to Mandarin (Putonghua) language learning as part of the core curriculum. Students from Years 10 to 13 study for IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations and GCE (General Certificate of Education) A Level examinations. With over 50 teachers who are all highly qualified – all with teacher qualifications and experience, many with a Masters ‘degree and PhD,  – with over 80% coming from the UK. MIS has attracted extensive attention from both public and media since announcing the opening in November last year. In May 2018, we were honoured to host The Lord Provost of Edinburgh and his team from Scotland. The BBC filmed a documentary at MIS which will be aired in October in the UK. During the Opening Ceremony, The Lord Provost of Edinburgh unveiled the plague for MIS in person. The Right Honorable Frank Ross mentioned that MIS was born from the strengths of culture and education of both Shenzhen and Edinburgh. In his speech he  said “it is clear for all to see that this campus represents an equal commitment to work across civic society to foster similar endeavours. However, above all else, the building represents a statement of confidence, in a City which has substantial ambitions in trade, science, innovation, sustainable economic growth and in establishing international links, which is even now punching well above its weight here at Merchiston International School, these leaders will be moulded to provide confident, competent, respectful and inclusive leadership both in their chosen fields and in the location that they choose to live, either at home or abroad. This represents a substantial and continuing legacy from time at this school and one that I hope will match the 185 years of operation of the original school in Edinburgh.”. 

The Director of Longhua Education Bureau – Mr Wang Yuxi also expressed his praise of MIS, “the quality of teaching staff is superb with outstanding foreign teachers; the studying environment for students is comfortable and creative. I firmly believe that this aspirational teaching team led by Mr Lynn will surely create an international education platform for our students to grow and develop. For this vision, the Education Bureau will try our best to support this wonderful school, we will offer our help when needed. We hope in the future, MIS will have stable development whilst growing according to the laws and regulations set by the Shenzhen Education Bureau, and I sincerely wish that MIS will become the education beacon in this region!” 




MIS Official Opening Ceremony is an amazing event, which showed the beauties of both Chinese culture and British culture with wonderful tradition characterised performances: bagpipes performance, choirs singing by students from MIS and MCS (Scottish pieces and Chinese p

ieces), Merchiston School Anthem “Ready Ay Ready”. The event was finished by a Traditional Chinese lion dance show, then following Chinese tradition, The Lord Provost Frank Ross, Mr Wang Yuxi, as well as the Board members of MIS – Mr Vincent Chen and Mr Jianjun Lyu painted the Lion’s eyes.

The guests were led to the outdoor sports field, so that they could enjoy various  entertainment activities planned by MIS. These activities also showed the different cultural characteristics of both China and UK. MIS has declared 13 October as Founders Day and will also present a grand performance full of Chinese and British culture for Shenzhen citizens every year. 


Place Address: No. 12 Shilongzai Road, Dalang Sub-district, Longhua District, Shenzhen 深圳市龙华区大浪街道石龙仔路12号(大浪时尚小镇)
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CanCham PRD Welcomes The Honourable Mary Ng To Shenzhen

CanCham PRD was delighted to sit down with Markham-Thornhill MP and Canadian Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion The Honourable Mary Ng during her stop in Shenzhen last Thursday for a roundtable discussion about doing business in the PRD.

上周四CanCham PRD很荣幸地与加拿大小型企业及出口促进部部长、万锦汤山国会议员伍凤仪女士在其深圳访问期间进行了圆桌会晤,并积极讨论了如何深入发展加拿大在珠三角区域的商务合作。 

The lunch was an opportunity for Minister Ng to get some first-hand insight from a diverse group of Canadian and Canadian affiliated entrepreneurs with a wealth of experience in the PRD. She listened to the group share their challenges and achievements and explained her team’s mission to help Canadian SMEs become better equipped to enter the Chinese market.


Canadian Consul General in Guangzhou, Rachael Bedlington, was on hand to host the lunch and lead the discussion. She reaffirmed the Consulate’s support of CanCham PRD and their enthusiasm to work with entrepreneurs, alumni and local partners to advance Canadian business interests in the region.

加拿大驻广州领事馆的总领事Rachael Bedlington,作为本次圆桌会晤的发起人和主持人,在与会期间再次强调了领事馆对CanCham PRD的大力支持,并将与商会一起鼎力合作帮助加拿大企业家,毕业校友和当地合作伙伴共同促进加拿大在珠三角的商务发展。 

“It was a welcome opportunity for the Chamber to directly connect the Canadian community in Southern China with Ms. Ng, a member of Prime Minister Trudeau’s Cabinet.” says Alexander Von Kaldenberg, CanCham PRD Exec Team member and spokesperson for Vancouver based fintech company CoinPayments Inc. “The discussion was frank and open and we look forward to providing similar opportunities to Canadians throughout the PRD.”

CanCham PRD高管成员及温哥华金融科技公司CoinPayments Inc.的发言人,Alexander Von Kaldenberg热情表示:对于珠三角商会而言这是一次荣幸且难得的机遇可以与总理特鲁多内阁的伍女士进行直接面谈拉近距离。会晤是开放的真诚的,我们都很期待可以将更多这样的连接带给珠三角区域的加拿大人。

If you are a Canadian entrepreneur in the PRD looking to connect with future Canadian delegations to the region or want to get involved with the wider Canadian business community, please get in touch at info@canchamprd.com and scan the QR code below to follow the official WeChat account.

如果您是珠三角区域的加拿大商企人士,并且期待与本土加拿大官方代表以及在华加拿大商务圈进行更多更广的接触,欢迎您直接发邮件到 info@canchamprd.com 并关注我们的公众号获取第一手信息。 

CanCham PRD Founders Council:

CanCham PRD is a formal platform for Canadian professionals and entrepreneurs to connect, share resources and build a community of support in the Pearl River Delta region of South China. 

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Shen Wai International School PYP Chinese Ensemble is Established Now

On 6th September, Shen Wai International School successfully held “The Beauty of the Chinese Traditional Instrument” concert in the SWIS Theater.

In order to enrich students’ after school life and to lead them to learn and  appreciate the essence of the Chinese traditional culture, SWIS established its first PYP Chinese Ensemble and received warm response from the parents and students.

SWIS is delighted and honored to invite Shenzhen’s famous Erhu professor Ms. Hongwei Liu to take charge of SWIS Erhu after school activity this year. Ms. Liu gave a presentation on Erhu and showcased her fantastic skills which made a great impression on the audience. SWIS Student Dance Team presented an interdisciplinary performance with Ms. Evelyn Zhang, Conductor of SWIS PYP Chinese Ensemble & Pipa teacher. The performance was a feast for both the eyes and ears.

Parent representatives shared their excitement and gratefulness to the school: “Our sincere thanks go to SWIS for providing the best teaching and learning platform and resources for our children. We would like to encourage more expatriate families to learn to appreciate the beauty of Chinese traditional Music. ” The conductor of MYP Chinese Ensemble—-Ms. Fritha Jameson showed the audience photos of their ensemble performances over the past years and expressed her wish to build a strong connection between the PYP and MYP Chinese Ensemble groups.

The concert ended with the beautiful melody “Chrysanthemum Terrace” jointely performed by Ms. Hongwei Liu and Ms. Evelyn Zhang.  The audience was thrilled with their performance and applauded enthusiastically.

SWIS Board Director Mr. Guoxiang Gong and School Director Ms. Ally Wu attended the concert and sent their congratulations on the establishment of the PYP Chinese Ensemble. They encourage the students to embark on their musical journey with the Ensemble and wish the Ensemble a successful future.


为了丰富学生业余生活,让孩子们能近距离了解和学习优美的中国文化,在校方领导的倡导,支持下, SWIS第一届小学部民乐团于今年正式成立,得到了来自家长和学生的积极响应。在民乐团成立之初,学校有幸邀请到了中国教育学会音乐教育分会常务理事,深圳特级教师,中外二胡专家—-刘宏伟老师,负责乐团的二胡课后班教学工作。分享会上,刘宏伟老师带领现场观众领略了二胡的魅力,并分享了她从事二胡教学的宝贵经验和教学计划。 



家长们也非常兴奋和骄傲,表示感恩SWIS给孩子们提供了如此宝贵的资源和平台,让孩子们从小有机会去了解和学习中国传统民族乐器。家长代表在现场建议和鼓励在中国生活的外籍学生家庭更多地了解和学习博大精深的中国民族音乐。 中学部民乐团指挥—-Ms. fritha Jameson随后向观众展示了中学部民乐团近年来的演出成果,提出了小学部和中学部民乐团的持续衔接性,鼓励小学部的学生们认真学习民乐。



 About Shen Wai International School  

Shen Wai International School (SWIS) is located in the beautiful scenery of the Shenzhen Bay. SWIS covers a floor area of 24,000 m2 with a construction area of 42,000 m2 and is equipped with extensive first class facilities. It serves children of the expatriate community who work in Shenzhen and children who are permanent residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The school altogether has 54 classrooms with a capacity of hosting 1,080 Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in total. Its refined style of architecture, green and picturesque campus and modern facilities and equipment make the school an attractive place to learn.

SWIS aims to provide distinctive high-quality education to students by employing talented expat teachers and introducing distinctive curriculum, teaching models, and management patterns. Teachers are recruited from diverse backgrounds and form a highly skilled, hardworking team who keep the learning and well-being of their students as the primary focus. Education provided by the school covers pre-kindergarten to middle school. The teaching will be in small classes led by certified expat international school teachers with international teaching experience.

As a CIS and WASC accredited and an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. SWIS follows a high-quality international curriculum and provides essential traditional Chinese language and culture courses as well. By conducting its multi-level and extensive international cooperation and exchange, SWIS aims to introduce leading education philosophy and experience for achieving its objective of cultivating truly global citizens who can bravely step out into the world with an open mind and make a difference.



深圳外国语学校国际部是深圳首所同时获得CIS和WASC双认证的学校, 学校教学采用IB国际课程,为幼儿四岁至十二年级学生提供优质国际教育。我校已获得IB PYP(小学课程), IB MYP(中学课程),以及IB DP(大学预科课程)认证,是EARCOS和ACAMIS的成员学校。学校的教学以探究式为特点,追求卓越。学校鼓励学生在他们的学习中成为积极的参与者,诚邀家长作为学校大集体的成员共享学校的生活。

Chinese and Pinyin Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963
Past Events of Shen Wai international School:

The First Day of Merchiston International School, Shenzhen

The First Day of MIS 深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校开门迎新

Monday 27 August 2018, the first day of Merchiston International School. 2018年8月27日,深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校迎来首批预训新生。


Head of School Mr Chris Lynn and Educational Consultant Mr Andrew Hunter greeted all students and parents in the school atrium.

校长Mr Chris Lynn 及校监 Mr Andrew Hunter 在学校中庭内向学生及家长表示欢迎。

“Yes, this is an exciting day. We are all gathered here for the very first time, for the first day in the life of this amazing new Merchiston International School. Wherever you go in your future academic lives and your careers, you will be able to look back and remember that you were here for that first day.” Said Mr Chris Lynn, the Head of MIS.

“这是激动人心的一天。我们第一次集聚在这里,见证深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校的启程。无论将来你们的学业和职业生涯将你们带到何方,你们都将记住这一天,在曼彻斯通的第一天。” 深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校校长Mr Chris Lynn说。

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No. 12 Shilongzai Road, Dalang Sub-district, Longhua District, Shenzhen

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Gretzky to Visit Shenzhen

Wayne Gretzky, Canadian icon and one of the greatest hockey players of all time, will be visiting Shenzhen this September. Reports indicate that “The Great One” will be visiting in his capacity as global ambassador for the Beijing based Kunlun Red Star hockey club

Photo: Yahoo Sports

Photo: Xinhuanet 

Earlier this week we learned that Gretzky has been named global ambassador for the Kunlun Red Star. The Red Star are China’s are the only team in the Eurasian KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) widely considered to be the second strongest hockey league in the world.

The appointment appears to be part of a wider push by the hockey club to raise the profile of the sport in China. There are also plans to open 20-30 Gretzky hockey schools in China over the next several years, eventually training 20,000 young players across the country. Players in Shenzhen can look forward a high level hockey school for youth age 8-17 which is reported to be opened by the end of September.

While Gretzky’s specific itinerary has yet to be made public, it is likely that his visit to Shenzhen is meant to coincide with the opening of the school. The NHL China Games Exhibition matchup between the Calgary Flames and the Boston Bruins will be taking place in Shenzhen on September 15th but is unclear if Gretzky will be involved.  

Tickets for the game are on now on sale, and can be purchased by scanning the QR code below. 

Hockey in the PRD

In preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, there has been a concerted effort by the central government to raise the profile of winter sports among the Chinese people. Chief among them is Canada’s beloved sport of ice hockey.

The idea of ice hockey thriving in the tropical heat of Shenzhen may seem unlikely but there is an enthusiastic hockey community growing quickly in the city. More and more hockey training programs are popping up and more kids are getting involved.

One such Shenzhen based program is DL Hockey. Founded by North Vancouver native Doug Lynch, the organization has witnessed first hand the recent growing interest in hockey. General Manager Ben Stadey explains: 

“Our company has been in Shenzhen since October 2016. We have seen some exciting changes in Shenzhen in this small period of time. The number of children registering to play hockey has grown and we are very proud to be part of the growth of this incredible game.” 

Photo: DL Hockey

DL Hockey recently worked with Calgary Flames Assistant Coach and NHL icon Martin Gélinas to hold a hockey camp in Shenzhen. 

Photo: DL Hockey

As is true with any industry that the Chinese government gets behind, the growth of hockey in China has created new business opportunities. According to market consultancy, Analysis, the total revenue generated from sponsorship, broadcasting and fan spending on winter sports events is expected to reach 160 billion yuan (US$26 billion) by 2025.

“As ice hockey grows in China and the Chinese government continues to make health and wellness a national priority many corporate partners are working with us as part of their government relations and community engagement strategy.” Says DL Hockey founder Doug Lynch “Many businesses looking to grow their visibility in market can tap into local partnerships with programs like DL Hockey that are engaging Chinese families and educating kids on the importance of nutrition, sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership.”

While it is exciting for Canadians to see their beloved game getting some attention in China, it is important to remember that the sport is still very much in its infancy. According to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s 2017 Survey of Players, China has just over 1100 registered players. While IIHF data only counts nationally registered players and may not include those participating in private or recreational programs, the game still has a long way to go. Lynch is committed to playing his part in developing a new generation of Chinese hockey players. 

Photo: DL Hockey

“For us, building a sustainable presence in China is all about working with smart, friendly people, from corporate partners and coaches to parents, local rinks and schools. We’re lucky to have a network like CanCham who can help us spread the word and meet more folks.”

DL Hockey is now a wholly owned subsidiary of ProSmart Sports Inc.  

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Shen Wai International School (SWIS) Student Publishes Report on Dachong Reconstruction

SWIS学生Huang Siyi发表大冲改造前后调查报告

Huang Siyi goes to Dachong Village for field work

Huang Siyi goes to Dachong Village for field work

Huang Siyi, a Grade 11 student from Shen Wai International School, recently published a report titled “The inspiration that Dachong Village renewal can give to areas with high density in developing countries.”

Urban village renewal is a key part in city development, and the reconstruction of the Dachong urban village in Nanshan District is one such urban upgrade undertaken in Shenzhen.

An intern at the Shenzhen Real Estate Research Center Urban Renewal and Old Village Reconstruction Group, the 17-year-old described the whole renewal process of the urban village in her report from five different perspectives: business, commercial office, residence, transportation, greening and public facilities. She examined rights confirmation, people-oriented renewal plans, and the close cooperation between the government and project developer as the three criteria for measuring the outcomes. Huang also mentioned Mexico City, Mumbai and Sao Paulo as other examples of the global phenomenon of densely populated urban areas that are resource-inefficient.

During three months of observation and research from April to early July, Huang concluded that the city should be developed continuously alongside population growth, and project developers and the government should play their respective roles. She also stated in the report that supporting facilities and humanistic care are significant, and culture should be integrated with communities during the renewal process.

Her report was then selected and published on the official WeChat account of Shenzhen Real Estate Research Center for its exemplary information.

Explaining that choosing the best information to be included in her research was her biggest difficulty as we live in a society of ubiquitous information, Huang said, “I have a deeper understanding of urban planning after finishing this report. Urban planning is concerned with the comprehensive consideration of many areas and it impacts the future of the city.”


Born and raised in Shenzhen, Huang said she became interested in urban planning through listening to her parents when she was a little girl. By attending lectures, reading books and doing internships, Huang wishes to learn more about urban planning.

Her dream is to be a great urban planner, like her parents. She hopes she will be able to use her knowledge to improve the health and well-being of people in the city.

“I want build a city that finds a balance between the economic and the environmental,” she said.

Chinese and Pinyin Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963
Past Events of Shen Wai international School:

Zero One Technology Festival Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony Of Zero One Technology Festival 2018
Create The Universal Expo Of Black Technology

Zero One Technology Festival 2018 Trailer

Live Video

The “Zero One Technology Festival“, organized by Shenzhen Zero One Technology Co., LTD, under the guidance of China’s Industrial Development Alliance of Artificial Intelligence (AIIA), was held in Shenzhen I-Factory from 5th to 8th of July.  It has created an immersive future business space integrating multiple fields under the theme of “second nature”.

You may wonder, what is second nature? The general manager of Zero One Technology Festival Chen Jiangshan said that second nature is the inherent instinct that people live with technology. This technology festival will explore the second nature of the symbiosis between human and technology through the three modules of the intelligent technology exhibition, the summit forum, and the launch platform of black technology, and bring a new deep technology experience to consumers around the world.

GM of Zero One Chen Jiangshan Welcome Speech
GM of Zero One Chen Jiangshan Welcome Speech

30, 000 squares of intelligent science and technology, full scene exhibition, and new experience

The Festival covers an area of over 30,000 square meters. The intelligence technology expo covers artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, smart apparel, smart homes, smart medical, applications and security and virtual reality and all the cutting-edge areas. Compared to traditional science and technology festivals, it does not only display a single product but also embed products and technologies into commercial application scenarios but also creates an intelligent space for deep technology, full scene, and new experience. 

The intelligent technology exhibition is divided into “exploration”, “perception”, “release” and “awakening”. These four regions correspond to different intelligent spaces. The organizer has organized more than 100 black tech enterprises and more than 50 interactive experience show. There are many unicorn enterprises in the field of artificial intelligence among them, such as DJI, CEXO and Puppyrobot, jointly creating an AI+ scene experience space. In these four days, representatives from dozens of countries will show the world their latest entrepreneurial technologies. 

Instead of being an ordinary exhibition, the festival developed to be more like a futuristic full-scene cutting-edge science and technology show. “The Totem of Light”, “The Phantom Show”, “The Pulse of Urban” and other scientific and technological venues make “black technology” and contemporary aesthetics blend perfectly. At the scene, tourists can sit down and chat with robots, watch a robot runway show, taste a cup of coffee delivered by robots, or walk into AI business scenes such as unmanned shops and hospitals to have close contact with intelligent life scenes in the future. 

The cutting-edge press conference, the first launch of ten of the top black technology in the world

The festival is dedicated to creating the first platform for the launch of black technology. More than 10 cutting-edge press conferences will be held during the festival. Among them, more than most products are the world’s top black technology products. Many black technology products are released at the same time, which is rare in this market. It has also launched more than ten of the top black technology products, which has attracted the industry and media attention. 

As the world’s first full-scene immersive technology exhibition, CEXO brought its most dazzling and cutting-edge “Real Steel Exoskeleton” on stage. “Real steel exoskeleton” brought the independent research and development of the world’s first power packages to arm exoskeletons fingers (CEXO – 01), and the waist powered exoskeleton (CEXO – W02), to have close interaction with the audience on the scene.

In the field of brainwave, we have the world’s leading brainwave head-wear products developed by BRUN Technology, which can provide an EEG recognition system for industrial applications. It has the characteristics of high accuracy and high speed of EEG control. You can wear a brain cap with dozens of EEG capture points, and you’ll be able to control the characters in a 3D game. 

Midstereo, a leading domestic virtual reality technology company will launch the world’s most advanced backlit naked eye 3D product and redefine the naked eye 3D in the field of stereoscopic vision BrainCF, the world’s leading manufacturer of brain machines, launched the new brain machines on the spot. It comprehensively improves the performance and efficiency, leading the industry evolution. DTing will launch the world’s top bio-control products that can be used in the mobile terminal gestures, robot, mechanical arm control, smart TV gestures, and other areas, under the open AI era of new interactive way. 

Puppyrobot launched their new products at Zero One. Among them, LOLO robot can carry out planned cleaning for AI voice interaction and visual planning navigation, intelligent obstacle avoidance, education for children, and even home environment monitoring. Most importantly, you can manage your health and become your family doctor. You can realize one-key alarm and call your family remotely. Puppyrobot’s driverless cars “puppy” are also showing off the black technology of transportation, solving the problem of “last mile” community travel. 

Industry leaders’ summit, artificial intelligence unicorns talk about the future 

At the industry leaders’ summit, dozens of industry leaders from home and abroad jointly look forward to the “national strategic vision and reality of artificial intelligence” and explore “the next super species of 2018” at the Zero One Technology Festival. In these four days, they have been constantly brainstorming the top ideas, communicating with 12 top-level wisdom collisions, delivering 20 keynote speeches of industry leaders and talking about the future of the global technology industry. 

The industry leaders’ summit is divided into four major themes: industry, life, art, and culture. Steve Mann, the father of wearable computers, Fei Lianghong, Amazon AWS chief cloud computing technology consultant, Yan Zhijie, the chief scientist of voice interaction intelligence of Alibaba DAMO Academy – machine intelligence technology laboratory, Zhang Rui, the CEO of ARTrobot,  Song Yuegang, the chairman of Pangolin Robot Corp., Ltd and others industry leaders will be here. The summit focused on AI vision, service robots and other topics of greatest concern in the field of artificial intelligence. There will also be “Chinese style opportunity of AI”, “new power of AI”, “double liberation of intelligence and people” and “unlimited possibilities of AI and art”. Business trends in the era of artificial intelligence are in full view.

It has to be mentioned that the host place of the first Zero One Technology Festival was chosen in Shekou I-Factory in Shenzhen, it was previously the factory of Guangdong Jiangmen Isn Float Glass. It was the “experimental field of reform and opening up” in 1985. The Zero One Technology Festival invested hundreds of millions of Chinese Yuan to transform a small harbor between mountains and seas into a science and technology ideal country, which means to connect the past with the future. 

All products and technologies do not exist in isolation but are applied to real scenes in this show. It allows the technologies such as artificial intelligence and service robots to be embedded and connected with life scenes to create an immersive technology experience. It’s also a big no man’s land, all the smart office, the smart hotel, the smart business, the smart medical, the smart health and others come at one time, in the city of the future to build a technological ecosystem of the future. More than 10 revolutionary new technology launches from around the world. It is considered the most exclusive launch, which allows the users to take the deep technology to the end. It aims to create a Chinese version of CES, and Shenzhen, a city known as China’s Silicon Valley, is once again become the focus of the world.

Buy Tickets: http://www.huodongxing.com

Official website: http://www.zeroone-tech.com

Event Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018 – 8:00am – Sunday, July 8, 2018 – 11:30pm
Pricing Info: 299 RMB;1999 RMB;2999 RMB; 8000RMB
Booking Phone Number: 010-59037400
Place Address:  No.8, Haiwan Road, Shekou Industrial Zone, Shenzhen I-Factory 深圳市南山区海湾路8号蛇口价值工厂

Shenzhen’s 40th Anniversary Light Show

Shenzhen Special Economic Zone established the 40th anniversary of the light show. This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. It developed from a small fishing village to metropolis. The show was held near civic center and lotus park. We are so lucky to celebrate the success with this energetic city. Happy birthday Shenzhen!

Full version on Tencent: https://v.qq.com/x/page/i07069nqjd7.html


Shen Wai International School Healthy Living Month 2018

What an amazing “SWIS Healthy Living Month” this year! 

The SWIS Parent and Teacher Association (SWIS PTA) had organized a variety of fun and educational activities that focused on exercise, healthy eating and healthy body & mind. We hope all the experiences will help ensure our SWIS community lives a happy and healthy lifestyle. A big THANK YOU to everyone for truly making this month a SUCCESS!!

新一届的SWIS家校委员会(PTA)在五月SWIS健康生活月57-31日)期间为社区带来一系列有趣又有爱的亲子健康活动。 今年延续往年的传统,号召大家一起积极运动, 关注身心健康,学习健康知识。我们很高兴地看到这些活动得到了社区成员的热情响应! 在此,学校PTA希望向所有参与筹划,付出行动的老师,家长和学生表达衷心的感谢!  

Here is a quick recap of some of the wonderful activities that happened this month.

让我们共同回顾2018SWIS PTA健康生活月的精彩瞬间:

SWIS PTA Healthy Snack Giving Days 健康食品派发 

The SWIS PTA organized 4 Healthy Snack Giving Days to distribute healthy snacks from each ofthe 5 major food groups. These activities took place every Monday after school at3:30pm, with PTA members and parent volunteers handing out free healthy snacksfor the SWIS community to enjoy.



Here were the Healthy Snack Giving Days designated for the 5 food groups:

May 7th: GRAINS

57日, 谷物 (健康杂粮棒) 


514日:蔬菜和蛋白质 (有机水果胡萝卜、圣女果、豆奶)


May 21st: DAIRY

521日:乳制品 (芝士棒、酸奶)


May 28th: FRUITS


SWIS PTA Educational Presentations 系列健康讲座:


The SWIS PTA also organized 3 interesting presentations for the SWIS community. There was a presentation on the “Anatomy of Good Posture” for our Secondary students, as well as aparent lecture on “Chiropractic Health care” on May 15th.  We had a second parent lecture on “Dental Care for Healthy Smiles” on May 25th. The final parent lecture was on “Healthy Parenting: Good Behavior in Children” on May 29th. 

A big thank you to all our guest speakers for their presentations: Dr. Steve Chiarello from Vista-SK; Dr.Teddy Wu from U-Dental; and Dr. Rhoda Despabiladeras from Vista-SK. We would also like extend our gratitude to all the parents that attended the sessions and we hope you have obtained useful information to help you focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and well-being. 

今年,我们很高兴地邀请到社会各界的医学专家来到SWIS为社区提供专业的健康知识介绍及现场互动演示。在此,我们衷心地感谢来自维世达的美式整脊专家Dr. Steve Chiarello和心理医生Dr. Rhoda Despabiladeras,以及来自友睦口腔的口腔专家Dr.Teddy Wu。它们分别为社区带来了以下讲座:

·      515 家长讲座:脊骨保健

·      525 家长讲座:健康牙齿 相伴一生

·      529 家长讲堂:如何引导孩子形成良好的行为习惯 

Dr. Steve Chiarello from Vista-SK
Dr. Steve Chiarello from Vista-SK

Dr.Teddy Wu from U-Dental
Dr.Teddy Wu from U-Dental

Dr. Rhoda Despabiladeras from Vista-SK
Dr. Rhoda Despabiladeras from Vista-SK


 SWIS PTA Family Run 家庭亲子晨跑  

The SWIS PTA Family Run is a fun, fitness activity for families to spend time together whileexercising. We had 8 successful Family Run days this month. The event was at7:45am–8:15am, every Tuesday and Thursday, from May 8th to May 31st.We would like to thank all the participants of the SWIS PTA Family Run and we encouragefamilies to continue planning more exercise time together and have fun!! Joinus next year for more fun fitness activities!

“SWIS PTA家庭亲子晨跑(原SWIS PTA家庭里程俱乐部)是一项充满趣味的健康运动项目,以家庭为单位,鼓励学生及家长培养强身健体的良好习惯,享受跑步的乐趣。该活动在5月的每个星期二和星期四早上7:45-8:15分在校操场举行。今年,PTA为此项活动特别定制了里程奖牌。每个参与跑步的家庭都领取了跑步里程记录册,每跑完操场一圈即可获得一枚盖章印花。以家庭为单位,每跑满24圈后就能兑换一枚活动奖牌(获得奖牌数量不限)。


Thank you all! 感谢您的支持和参与!



Family run photo gallery 亲子晨跑家庭相册

Chinese Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963

Shen Wai International School – PYP Annual Visual Arts Exhibition

PYP Annual Visual Arts Exhibition 艺术前线 深外国际部小学部视觉艺术展

On Friday, May 18th, the PYP Visual Arts department held our second annual Exhibition. Our elementary artists have been working diligently all year and this was a wonderful chance to showcase their hard work. Students displayed pieces created from a variety of mediums including collage, prints, digital art, weavings, Papier-mâché, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, drawings and more.


In addition to individual work, the exhibition showcased many examples of collaborative work as that is an important part of our Arts program. Students proudly showed their parents around the exhibits, explaining how they created  their projects and what they learned in the process. Teachers enjoyed mingling with parents and greeting excited students who were enjoying the gallery display. It was a wonderful opportunity for all who came to experience the wealth of creativity in the PYP program at SWIS.


Heather Johnston 

PYP Visual Art Team Lead 


 About Shen Wai International School   

Shen Wai International School (SWIS) is located in the beautiful scenery of the Shenzhen Bay. SWIS covers a floor area of 24,000 m2 with a construction area of 42,000 m2 and is equipped with extensive first class facilities. It serves children of the expatriate community who work in Shenzhen and children who are permanent residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The school altogether has 54 classrooms with a capacity of hosting 1,080 Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in total. Its refined style of architecture, green and picturesque campus and modern facilities and equipment make the school an attractive place to learn. 

SWIS aims to provide distinctive high-quality education to students by employing talented expat teachers and introducing distinctive curriculum, teaching models, and management patterns. Teachers are recruited from diverse backgrounds and form a highly skilled, hardworking team who keep the learning and well-being of their students as the primary focus. Education provided by the school covers pre-kindergarten to middle school. The teaching will be in small classes led by certified expat international school teachers with international teaching experience. 

As a CIS and WASC accredited and an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. SWIS follows a high-quality international curriculum and provides essential traditional Chinese language and culture courses as well. By conducting its multi-level and extensive international cooperation and exchange, SWIS aims to introduce leading education philosophy and experience for achieving its objective of cultivating truly global citizens who can bravely step out into the world with an open mind and make a difference. 



深圳外国语学校国际部是深圳首所同时获得CISWASC双认证的学校学校教学采用IB国际课程,为幼儿四岁至十二年级学生提供优质国际教育。我校已获得IB PYP(小学课程), IB MYP(中学课程),以及IB DP(大学预科课程)认证。学校的教学以探究式为特点,追求卓越。学校鼓励学生在他们的学习中成为积极的参与者,诚邀家长作为学校大集体的成员共享学校的生活。

Chinese Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963