We recently received the very exciting news that three of our students have won special awards for their exceptional performances in last summer's Pearson Edexcel IGCSE examinations — ahead of 70,000 students globally. The Pearson Outstanding Learner Awards recognise students who have achieved the highest marks in subjects in their country or across the whole world.
On Monday 20 November, The British International School Shanghai, Puxi celebrated World Children's Day. This UNICEF initiative holds special significance, as we at BISS Puxi strive to create an inclusive environment in which every child feels valued and empowered. The Sustainable Development Goals focused on this year – that of ‘Goal 4: Quality Education’ and ‘Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities’ – also resonate deeply with our commitment to promoting academic excellence and creating a community where diversity is celebrated.
Having graduated from BISS in 2022, Joceline is now studying Fashion Design Technology (Womenswear) at University of the Arts London. Joceline reflects on her time at BISS and how her education has helped to create her future.
On Saturday 25 November, The British International School Shanghai, Puxi, in collaboration with Evergreen Homeland, successfully hosted the highly anticipated annual 5K Fun Run. Against the backdrop of the upcoming Shanghai Marathon, which was set to commence the following day, our shared commitment to promoting physical health and fostering a sense of community was the key factor in organising the Fun Run.
Charity is particularly poignant at Christmas - so what better way to mark Thanksgiving and the beginning of Christmas this year than to celebrate and support our school animal charity PAWS2? So, on Friday 24 November, that is exactly what we did!
A lively event was held in the Auditorium on Thursday 6 November. Our students across Key Stage 3 got into the groove as each form group took part in our annual Key Stage 3 Drumming Showcase.
We are excited to bring you the latest news about an outstanding achievement by one of our Year 12 students, Jieun Lee. She has significantly supported and designed each of the four house logos (Air, Fire, Water and Earth) that will now be used throughout the school. These logos have been created with utmost care and thought, and we feel that they perfectly represent the spirit and identity of each house.
Adults have recently been asking themselves how often they think about the Roman period of history. Find out why it is taught in primary as part of the English National Curriculum, and why the enduring legacy of Ancient Rome seems to stay with us.
On the 14th and 15th of November the Performing Arts team were thrilled to welcome our curriculum specialist from The Juilliard School, Ms Aurea Tomeski to collaborate with staff and students across the school.
BISS Puxi was delighted to welcome Ashley Newman to BISS Puxi last week. Ashley is BISS Puxi’s Juilliard Dance Curriculum Specialist. Ashley spent three days with BISS staff and students and mainly focused on providing professional development to the members of faculty who teach dance at BISS Puxi.
This academic year has been a remarkable one for the aspiring mathematicians at the British International School, Shanghai. Our students have not only excelled in the recent UKMT Senior Maths Challenge but are also gearing up for the upcoming British Mathematical Olympiad (BMO), set to be held today.
On Thursday 2 November and Friday 3 November, students were welcomed into the first Book Fair of the school year. With both Blue Fountain and Obido book companies represented, our students had access to a wide range of new books, catering to all needs and wants. From Minecraft to Exploring the World, there was something for everybody and the Fair was a resounding success.
At BISS, we have been working hard to upgrade and improve our reading provision and library resources for our Primary students. We aim to support our students to find a ‘new world of adventure’ within stories that can be used across the curriculum.
On Saturday 28 October, BISS welcomed over 70 boys and girls to compete in the annual SISAC (Shanghai International School Athletic Conference) Tennis Championship, and we were blessed with weather perfect for a day of tennis!
The team finished the season with a record of 4-3 overall. The players clinched 4th place in the region and earned their place in the SISAC Volleyball Cup Championship, hosted by SCIS Hongqiao on Saturday 28 October. The tournament brought the BISS Lions up against Concordia, DCS Pudong and Wellington. We didn’t claim victory during the event, but the Lions gave their opponents some tough competition.
In a thrilling twist to traditional learning, our IGCSE Business Studies students engaged in an exciting and educational Halloween-themed activity where they dived into the world of entrepreneurship, while embracing the spirit of the season.
This week, we take a moment to celebrate the achievements of one of our students. Congratulations to Penelope, our talented Year 11 student, who has shown us that balancing academics and extracurricular activities is not just possible but a way of life.