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September 10th, 2021
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SIS WEEKLY
 



Dear SIS Community,

Today we celebrate Teacher's Day in China.

The day has been celebrated since 1985 so there is a long tradition of saying 教师节快乐 (jiào shī jié kuài lè) to those special people who help to educate others. However we know that education, and the vocation of being a teacher has a much longer and richer tradition here in China. Thousands of years of respect for the importance of learning is celebrated in the stories of wise scholars and leaders who everyone has heard about such as Confucius ().  

There has been evidence of private schools in existence in China for three thousand years, and today schools exist in many forms. The international schools like SIS, provide a global perspective on learning and a broad holistic education. Our teachers bring knowledge from research into the brain, behaviors, psychology, and learning styles. It is a great benefit that schools like ours are deeply connected to the global education community as it ensures we continue to deepen our understanding about how learning occurs. 


Our teachers continually update and review their skills. They collaborate with their colleagues inside SIS and across the world in conferences and workshops. There always seems to be someone who is connecting to a seminar somewhere in the world to continue upgrading their knowledge. Our teachers are definitely life-long learners. 

One of the features of the school to celebrate on Teacher's Day is that we are a community. Our teacher assistants, counselors, managers, support staff and principals are all working together as teachers and learners. I am very pleased to be able to say to every one of the employees at SIS "教师节快乐 /  jiào shī jié kuài lè / Happy Teacher's Day."

Next Monday we will be able to hear from the three finalists who hope to lead SIS into the future as Head of School. You will have received an email invitation to attend an onsite session or a link to join online. I hope that many of you will be able to meet the finalists and provide your input into the selection process. Our Board of Directors are keen to hear from you.

Our food services partner, NomNom is also keen to hear from you and so will be hosting School Lunch Tasting Afternoon. Come and taste the full menu at;

  • Jingshan Campus - September 16th at 2pm to 3pm at the canteen.
  • Net Valley Campus - September 23rd at 2pm to 3pm at the 7th floor Kiosk.

Please send your RSVP response to the link below so we can ensure safety and comfort;
Click here

You are also invited to complete the survey below to give feedback to NomNom on all aspects of the food services.
Click here

Best regards

Greg Smith
Head of School
 Did you know...

Our Curricular Program is just one part of the SIS experience. Currently 68% of our secondary students are also involved in our Co-Curricular Program through a sport or activity. The primary students are even more engaged in the Co-Curricular Program with 89% undertaking any least one activity.

Calendar, News and Important Events...

Click here for detailed school calendar including PSA events
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We Have Good News to Share...

Local authorities have started to make vaccination available to foreigner's children aged from 12 - 17 from September 8.  Vaccinations will be made available in community centers. Click here for the list of applicable centers. 

The way is to make an appointment for the vaccination is through the Health Shenzhen public account. The QR code below will take you to this account.

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