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

Email:admissions@swis.cn

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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
深圳市南山区桃源街道龙苑路11号
Place Phone: +86 (755) 26661000

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

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

Price:Free entry

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18/F CM Port Building, Industrial 3rd Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518067

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Giving is Better Than Receiving- International School of Nanshan Shenzhen

Earlier this year, ISNS students continued a clothing drive that was initiated last year. The purpose of the initiative is to bring warmth to those less fortunate, especially during these cold winter months. Most recently, ISNS students were able to hear back from the organization that helped them to deliver the donated items. Hear from them in the Q&A below as they describe the purpose of the event, the reason for continuing the project and insights they learned along the way.

What were the dates for the clothing drive?

It was held from October 22- November 9.

What was the event?

ISNS and Dream in DaLiangShan 2018 Clothing Drive. It is an initiative that helps to bring warmth to those less fortunate with a specific focus on donating winter clothes for children in DaLiangShan.

Who was benefitting from this drive?

The clothing drive is benefitting children that attend the Maka Elementary school, in DaLiangShan, Sichuan Province.

How did you execute the clothing drive?

Before the clothing donation officially began, we approached Ms. Crossman about the initiative and our interest to continuing the project this year. With her permission and support, we created posters and drafted emails to spread the news around the school to get as much support as we could. We had two weeks where our school community could donate. During these two weeks, we spent much of our spare time during lunch and after school to sort, count, and organize the donated items. By the last day, we had ended up with twenty boxes of donated items. We were really excited about how many items of clothing were able to receive. We then coordinated with the postal office and had them shipped to Daliangshan. It took about two weeks to arrive. Upon delivery, the children received all our donations and we were very appreciative towards the principal for graciously sending us the photos of the students receiving their winter clothes.

Why did you pursue this initiative?

Through the organization “Dream in DaLiangShan”, we were made aware that there was a group of children in DaLiangShan, Sichuan Province that were not able to have proper winter clothes. With winter fast approaching and understanding that this was something we could help with, we decided we would be agents for good and organize this event to help them. This campaign is a very small act, but we feel that this will encourage others to do the same. See a need and fill it.

Any closing comments?

Because winter was fast approaching, we had a limited time to collect the donations. Taking into consideration the time to transport the items, we were concerned that we would not be able to receive enough donations for the children. But to our surprise from the very first day of the event there were lots of donations that came in; jackets, coats, toppings, pants, scarves, socks and so much more. Seeing the donations grow and grow, we are really touched and appreciative of the generosity of our community. The amount of donations had greatly exceeded our expectations. We would like to thank everyone that participated and donated to the clothing drive, including, “Dream in DaLiangShan”, our teachers, students, parents, the minivan driver, and postal workers. Thank you for all your contributions to this worthy cause!

At ISNS, we endeavor to help our students not only see the impact but be the impact.

Chinese Name: 深圳南山国际学校

Place Address: International School of Nanshan Shenzhen -11 Longyuan Road, Taoyuan Sub-District, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518055
深圳市南山区桃源街道龙苑路11号
Website: International School of Nanshan Shenzhen
Place Phone: +86 (755) 26661000 
Email: admissions@isnsz.com 

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Merchiston International School (MIS): The Future of International Education in Shenzhen?

Merchiston International School (MIS) is the first of its kind in Shenzhen. Priding itself on providing a British education and boarding system, MIS is the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. With a history of over 185 years, MIS combines experience and knowledge with modern facilities and up-to-date technology, creating a unique setting for students to fulfil their learning potential.

Having only opened in August this year MIS already has around 200 students currently on roll, with the capacity for up to 1,200 students. The specially designed building is spacious and airy, centred around The Colinton Atrium that stretches to the seventh floor. This provides an area for the whole school to congregate and joins onto The Castle Hall auditorium where assemblies and presentations are held.

Extensive sports facilities include a basketball court, badminton courts, tennis courts, a fitness suite, an indoor swimming pool and a running track which starts inside then leads out of the building and around the football pitch. These facilities are used for a range of extra-curricular opportunities as well as Physical Education lessons which follow the English National Curriculum. MIS sports teams are already taking part in local competitions against other schools and will likely follow the example set by Merchiston Castle School in having a fantastic sporting reputation.

Sweeping staircases and a bank of glass elevators lead students, staff and visitors to the other levels of the school. Here can be found Science laboratories set up with state-of-the-art equipment, Design and Technology rooms, a Dance studio, a Music suite with individual practice rooms and a black box theatre for Drama. This is alongside the school library which – although already substantial – is still a work in progress. When complete it will be on two floors: one section for the Juniors and the other section for the Senior students. The library has several spaces for quiet study which the students are welcome to use whenever they need to. The Librarian and Library Assistant are always on hand to help students with any request they have.

Enticing murals decorate the corridors leading to the Art rooms, produced by the students from various classes. Each classroom has a wall of windows facing into the corridor along which students’ work is displayed and it’s easy to see the light open rooms waiting to be filled with eager children. The classrooms are all multi-media with either interactive whiteboards or interactive televisions set up for use by teachers and students alike. All students in the Juniors section of the school get a tablet to use in lessons and for their studies; students from Year 7 upwards have a laptop each.

The youngest members of the school, aged 5-7, have open classrooms leading out to an enclosed play area, suitable for outdoor learning as well as playtimes. Colourful and useful displays decorate the walls, interactive televisions are ready to be used by teachers and students alike, and up a spiral staircase is a mezzanine floor waiting to be converted into a habitat for the latest topic.

Once students reach Year 3 they usually board at the school during the week, and from Year 7 it is compulsory. This is what sets MIS apart more than anything else – it is the only British International boarding school in Shenzhen. From Year 5 students are allowed to stay at school during the weekends and can take part in the numerous activities on offer; everything from tree climbing and slack-lining to French cooking classes to visits to Window of the World. Sundays are more relaxed and students focus on completing their homework while being supervised by the teachers on site.

The curriculum at Merchiston International School is based on the English National Curriculum. At the Juniors level this is integrated with the International Primary Curriculum and Merchiston Castle School Edinburgh Juniors Curriculum. This ensures that every student develops valuable learning skills, creativity and international-mindedness which are then extended and enriched. In the Seniors, Years 7-9, a program is being developed based on the English National Curriculum with a focus on cultivating English skills to ensure students will be ready for the IGCSE exams at the end of Year 11. In the final two years at MIS students study for Advanced Level (A Level) examinations. This curriculum gives students an ideal starting point for their future prospects, especially for those wanting to study or work abroad in the future.

MIS goes a step further than most schools when welcoming prospective students. Not only are they given a full tour, they are also given the opportunity to take part in school activities for a day or even two. Students from Year 3 upwards are able to board at the school; this can be daunting for children who have never stayed away from home before. To show potential new students that living at school can actually be great fun whilst also being a valuable learning experience, they are invited to spend a night at school and take part in the usual evening activities. This way they get a real feel for the school and what it would be like to attend, as well as having the opportunity to make new friends from all over the world.

Outside of lessons MIS prides itself on the extensive program of Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) on offer. There are two sessions every day at the end of lessons and after a short break. The youngest students choose from options such as gardening, cooking club, board games, tennis, Maths, gymnastics, martial arts and Chinese culture and language clubs. Students in Years 3 to 6 have a wider range of activities, including calligraphy, swimming, French, Spanish, yoga, IT and multi-sports, as well as the opportunity for the same clubs at a higher level than the younger years. Seniors students have a more challenging range of options: Science, creative writing, jewellery making and drama, to name a few, alongside external competitions like the Mini United Nations (MUN) and activities with a whole school impact such as the School Yearbook Club.

MIS ensures that parents are also involved with the school as much as possible. To this end there are Parent Forums once a month on a variety of topics, such as Learning outside the Classroom, Inclusive Education and Additional Support, and Boarding Life. There are also regular tours of the campus for prospective parents.

For further information or to visit Merchiston International School please see the contact information below.

Chinese and Pinyin Name: 深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校 shenzhen man che si tong cheng bao xue xiao

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)

Website: Merchiston International School, Shenzhen’s Website

Phone: +86 400 867 0177

Email: admissions@merchiston.cn

 

 

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

New Beginnings- an Exciting Time at Green Oasis School

The ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi wrote, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The educational journey for our students at Green Oasis School is no different. It starts from the moment children enter our classes to the day when they leave; hopefully a little wiser, more knowledgeable and confident to face the next step on the journey their lives will take.

It is a fact that schools are only a very short part of people’s lives, and yet those 12 or 13 years are some of the most significant. The experiences, opportunities, confidence and skills they learn through their education, be they academic or social, which will ultimately mold them into the adults they will become in the future.   Of course it is also how students use these opportunities and it is the hope of every educator that our students use them wisely with thoughtfulness and above all share our passion for ensuring they reach their full potential.

Although we are all ultimately responsible for our own journey as teachers, we know we are also responsible for guiding our students to ensure they make the right choices in life. This is why at Green Oasis School, our Vision is so important to us. Our most important work is to ensure students are educated, nurtured and inspired to face the journey they will take both at school and when they leave. Part of that is to accept that mistakes are part of the life we will have and should not be avoided as they are often what make us stronger. It is how we recover from these mistakes that are most important. Part of our responsibility at GOS is to ensure students have the tools and the support to do just that. Mel Gibson, the movie actor has had plenty of ups and many downs, his quote I believe sums up the need to understand that a mistake is not a failure, but a chance for a new and maybe exciting beginning. He writes:

“It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” —Mel Gibson

Looking ahead is exactly what we must all do. Mistakes are part of life; we learn from them, they can make us resilient and more determined. Here at Green Oasis we understand that students are growing, changing and open to new experiences. It is part of our Vision to ensure they are nurtured and learn to make choices and decisions that are the best for them. We also know that mistakes are inevitable and not the ‘end of the world’, thus they need to see them as a learning tool to improve and grow as young adults.  At GOS it is important to us that we do nurture our students, guide them and give them the support they need throughout their time with us through formal classes and during the day through counseling and from teachers.

Green Oasis School is aware that in our 18 year history, we have had many students through our doors. It is our hope that they have all been inspired to become the adults we knew they could. As we approach our 20th Anniversary, we would be keen to hear from alumni and read their stories. We invite our former students to contact the school through email, so we can continue to celebrate your achievements and successes in life.

Helen Swan 

Principal

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Place 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. 

Menu 

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

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. 

 

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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)
Place Phone:  +86 400 867 0177

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.

9月6日,“国乐飘香——聆听指尖上的中国”民乐分享音乐会在深外国际部校剧场成功举办。

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。 
分享会的开场,八名校舞蹈队的成员和SWIS首届小学部民乐团总指挥及琵琶老师张义舒老师一起,开启了一段优美的跨学科教学成果展示—-琵琶与舞蹈的对话。

 

IB教育倡导由学生引导的自主学习。来自不同国家的民族乐器小学员们也主动用双语分享展示了他们的学习心得和成果。

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。

分享会以二胡和琵琶老师合作的优美旋律《菊花台》结尾,获得了家长和学生一致好评。

国际部理事长龚国祥和校长邬晓莉亲临现场,鼓励孩子们认真学习和发扬中华优秀的传统艺术文化,并祝愿小学部民乐团发展的越来越好!

 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位于风景秀丽的深圳湾畔,占地面积2.4万平方米,总建筑面积4.2万平方米,是一所为在深工作对外籍和港澳台人士子女服务的国际学校。学校最大办学规模为54个班、1080名学生,包括幼儿及小学部和中学部。学校建筑典雅精致,环境优美,设施设备先进。

深圳外国语学校国际部引入国际先进教育理念和管理模式办学,聘请高水平外籍教师任教,严格按照国际学校的办学标准运作,绝大多数任课教师是母语为英语、持有国际知名高等院校颁发的相关教育专业学士或以上学位文凭、持有国际教师资格证书并且具有丰富的国际教学经验的优秀外籍教师。在课程设置上,采用国际先进课程体系,同时开设中国语言文化课程。

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
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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。

Learning at MIS:

在课堂上:

In the library:

在图书馆里:

Students playing and enjoying sports:

在体育活动中:

In the dining hall:

在餐厅里:

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Chinese Name:

深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校 

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)
Place Phone:

+86 400 867 0177

Shen Wai International School (SWIS): The school of choice for IB continuum education

Rae Johnstone 

Established in 2011, Shen Wai International School (SWIS) is one of the fastest growing international schools in Shenzhen.  Next year the students who attended the school in its founding year will be the first graduating class, having completed the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP).

SWIS is purposely built to be an IB continuum school, which means that everything from the staff to the building itself are designed with that goal in mind. Staff are employed from all over the world; what they have in common is that they all have valuable experience teaching the IB program.

For such a young school, SWIS has achieved an incredible amount.  They have world-recognised accreditations from the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and to add to this prestigious list they have recently been granted accreditation with the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS). These international achievements are representative of how far the school has come in such a short period of time.

Being the only government invested, non-profit international school in Shenzhen, SWIS accepts students from the expatriate community as well as children who are permanent residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. This leads to an eclectic group of students who come together to build a community in which they can learn and grow together as well as forming life-long friendships.

Shen Wai International School follows the IB mission statement of aiming to ‘develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.’ This is followed through the range of student-led projects at SWIS, particularly throughout the Middle Years and Diploma Programs.

The Middle Years Program has a real-life approach to learning, founded in the cross-curricular units which make up the core of the program. Students are taught to become independent, organised and creative, with a focus on critical thinking and reflective learning. In Grade 8 students work together on a community project, designed to give back to the community they are part of – locally, regionally or globally. Following this students plan, design and carry out a personal project which is also based on the Service learning area of the IB program. This enables students to become more internationally-minded and aware of their role as global citizens.

After School Activities (ASA) play a significant role at SWIS, providing students with the opportunity to take part in activities and projects external to lessons. One example of an ASA project at SWIS is fund-raising and support of QianZhou Primary School. As well as donating money to the school, SWIS students have also taught children at the school, helped to build a new playground and have visited in their own time to help out. This has provided invaluable support to a school which has very few students and even less facilities.

During Grades 11 and 12 students take the IB Diploma Program at SWIS. Here the focus changes, as students now need to prepare for university and the wider world. Students choose topics within six courses: Studies in Language and Literature; Language Acquisition; Sciences; The Arts; Mathematics; Individuals and Societies. For the Diploma Program, assessment of the courses is through external examination as well as teacher assessment. Across and alongside each course, students study the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS); In addition, they have an extended essay to write on a topic of their choosing. TOK provides the glue to make connections between all disciplines and develops students into enquiring and reflective global citizens. CAS provides students with the opportunity for non-academic pursuits, often extending outside of school hours, and can be connected to ASA projects. The extended essay gives students an idea of university-level research and preparation for college assignments.

Learning at SWIS doesn’t just take place on the state-of-the-art campus. Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) is an integral part of the curriculum throughout the PYP, MYP and DP, and includes educational trips to Hong Kong and Cambodia as well as other parts of mainland China. Here the students have the chance to experience other cultures and ways of life, and they can see how they fit into the global community.

Why choose SWIS? Shen Wai International School is purpose-built to be an IB continuum school. It is ideal for expat families new or returning to Shenzhen, as students become incredibly internationally-minded. This is demonstrated through how they see the world and the service projects they come up with both within and beyond school life. Small class sizes, experienced staff and a balanced program of academia, sports and other activities simply add to the attraction of attending SWIS.

If you would like to find out more information about Shen Wai International School (SWIS), simply visit their website www.swis.cn and book a school tour.

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
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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.”

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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
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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.

在五月的每个星期一的放学时分,学校PTA成员和家长志愿者在校门口为学生分发健康食物。出于营养均衡的考虑,每个星期派发的的食物的品种各有不同。https://mmbiz.qpic.cn/mmbiz_jpg/Q6DxW1J9qzylFZoucJO929NYhicj1GAsPWOGpANj4IEfic6wYGTicOlmhMVJLOz5Ak51IsX4iaz4YyQk6icNdUS2YMQ/640?wx_fmt=jpeg&tp=webp&wxfrom=5&wx_lazy=1

 

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) 

May 14th: VEGETABLES and PROTEIN

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

528日:水果 (苹果、香蕉、葡萄干)data:image/gif;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAYAAAAfFcSJAAAADUlEQVQImWNgYGBgAAAABQABh6FO1AAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==

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)。

我们很高兴地看到许多家庭坚持跑了全部8天的晨跑!家长们的参与给了孩子更多的动力。孩子们的坚持也让家长们十分骄傲!         

Thank you all! 感谢您的支持和参与!

SWIS PTA SWIS 家校委员会 

 

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.

518-25日,我校视觉艺术教学组在教学楼的艺术长廊举办了小学年度艺术展,面向社区展示这一学年学生们完成的艺术作品。作品展示了小艺术家们用多种材料创作的作品,如拼贴,印刷,数码艺术,编织,纸雕塑,陶瓷,雕塑,绘画等。  

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.

在独立完成的作品之外,教学组还展示了一些艺术课程中很重要的合作艺术作品。展览期间,小艺术家们骄傲地向他们的父母介绍这次展览,向家长们讲述他们如何学习和创作这些艺术作品,艺术老师们也参与了学生和家长们的谈话。在学年即将结束之际,艺术展无疑是分享孩子们无限创造力的优秀平台。

Heather Johnston 

PYP Visual Art Team Lead 

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