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News image Creative Futures - An Interview with Eugene Kam, BISS Puxi Alumnus-Creative Futures-Eugene BISS Puxi Alumnus-eugene3 News | School Activities | Student Work and Success | Featured on Homepage | Art | Alumni
Creative Futures - An Interview with Eugene Kam, BISS Puxi Alumnus

Eugene graduated from BISS Puxi in 2022 and is currently studying BA (Hons) Architecture at Edinburgh University. In this interview, Eugene talks us through the valuable experiences he had at BISS, how international education helped to shape his future ambitions, and provides some useful advice for students looking to follow a similar path.

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News image Lara attends Oxford University-lara-attends-oxford-university-Screen Shot 20211110 at 110718 AM News | 212 | Alumni
Lara attends Oxford University
Lara was one of the three students who achieved a perfect 45 score in her IB last year. We looked at how Lara achieved a perfect score and in turn, a place at Oxford University.
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Discovering a passion for medicine
Studying on the IB Diploma Programme helped Daniel Hawkins discover a passion for medicine. Daniel graduated from the school in 2020. In 2021 he will be embarking on his first steps towards becoming a doctor, after securing offers from two Medical Schools in the UK.
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News image Our EAL Students Thrive-our-eal-students-thrive-008A0319 2 News | 212 | Alumni
Our EAL Students Thrive
Though it is longer than I care to admit, I remember walking into my reception classroom in Sydney with not a single word of English. It was daunting, stressful, and uncomfortable.
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More than a single answer
Learning has shifted from solving a problem with a single, definitive answer to identifying problems in a given situation and offering multiple, possible solutions, Nord Anglia Education, Education Director Andy Puttock says.
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News image BISS Puxi Temple Fair 2019-biss-puxi-temple-fair-2019-Screen Shot 20190307 at 111101 AM News | 212 | Alumni
BISS Puxi Temple Fair 2019
The BISS Puxi Temple Fair remains one of our most popular school events and this special Year of the Pig fair was no exception! BISS Puxi parents and children enjoyed a host of activities, performances and pig-related fun. This year we saw an even wider range of activities including traditional Chinese performances from students and parents alike. The younger ones delved into making pig pictures, pig business, lanterns and faces. The older ones tried their hands at calligraphy and even a dynamic and very competitive badminton tournament.
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News image Marlon Devonish Elite Performance A to Z: K for Knowledge Applied-marlon-devonish-elite-performance-a-to-z-k-for-knowledge-applied-0U8A0295 News | 212 | Alumni
Marlon Devonish Elite Performance A to Z: K for Knowledge Applied
Knowledge applied is the process of gaining both the prerequisite knowledge and the hands experience you need to excel in the shortest possible timeframe. My thirst for knowledge has driven me to travel the world seeking new ideas and different perspectives. I have never been intimidated by those who are better than me – I see them more as an opportunity to learn and push myself to the next level. However, it is my dedication to training and my appetite to take a calculated risk and try something new that has over time, given me invaluable experience, on the track, in business, and in education.
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News image Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: J for Journey-marlon-devonishs-elite-performance-a-z-j-for-journey-Screen Shot 20190124 at 40904 PM News | 212 | Alumni
Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: J for Journey
In this week’s A-Z of Elite Performance, Olympic Gold Medalist and BISS Puxi Elite Performance Coach Marlon Devonish, takes on J for Journey. Marlon’s journey to Olympic Gold is well documented but the mindset of how he and his peers reached that level of success is less clear. Marlon shares some personal stories about his approach to elite performance and how he works at The British International School Shanghai Puxi to help others make their journey to success.
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News image Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z:  I for Interpretation-marlon-devonishs-elite-performance-a-z-i-for-interpretation-Screen Shot 20181212 at 42208 PM News | 212 | Alumni
Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: I for Interpretation
The rules are there for a reason. They keep the sport clean, they create a level playing field and they provide a basis by which athletes and spectators can trust the sport. However, in elite performance the laws can so often be open to interpretation. In this weeks blog, Olympic Gold Medalist and BISS Puxi Elite Performance Coach Marlon Devonish gives an honest assessment how the rules can be bent, micro-doping and shares some moments of when he crossed the line and took the consequences. He also discusses how the sports educators at BISS Puxi work to develop a moral compass that allows students to individually navigate their way through rules, competition and sports.
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News image Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z-marlon-devonishs-elite-performance-a-z-Screen Shot 20181128 at 35904 PM News | 212 | Alumni
Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z
Each week Olympic Gold Medalist Marlon Devonish shares tips from his career as a professional athlete, business coach and Elite Performance Coach at BISS Puxi. In this blog, we will explore different elements of elite performance and how they can be applied.
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News image Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z:  H for Humour-marlon-devonishs-elite-performance-a-z-h-for-humour-Screen Shot 20181128 at 51711 PM News | 212 | Alumni
Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: H for Humour
Humour is an essential part of elite performance. It’s a natural release from the pressures of your demanding schedule. It’s also a crucial part of surviving the twists and turns of the competitive world of athletics, business or even school. In this weeks blog, Olympic Gold Medalist and BISS Puxi Elite Performance Coach Marlon Devonish, shares some of the fun stories, he and his fellow athletes engaged in during the highs and lows of the international athletic circuit.
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News image Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: G for Goals-marlon-devonishs-elite-performance-a-z-g-for-goals-Screen Shot 20181113 at 22719 PM News | 212 | Alumni
Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: G for Goals
In this edition of A-Z, Olympic Gold Medalist Marlon Devonish discusses goals and how to achieve them. He looks at how elite performers transform strategy to execution to achieve the desired outcome. Marlon also gives a personal insight as to who inspired him as a young teenager, striving for that Great Britain jersey, when he just started to dream of Gold.
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News image Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z:  F for FEAR-marlon-devonishs-elite-performance-a-z-f-for-fear-DSC05517 News | 212 | Alumni
Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: F for FEAR
Sometimes all of your fears come true. This is what happened to Olympic Gold medalist and Elite Performance Coach Marlon Devonish in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. This week’s blog explores how Marlon faced his fears and how that eventually made him the person his is today.
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News image Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: E for Energy-marlon-devonishs-elite-performance-a-z-e-for-energy-DSC05485 copy News | 212 | Alumni
Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: E for Energy
Health, nutrition and wellness is quite rightly the number one priority for so many parents at BISS Puxi. However, in the busy and hectic life in Shanghai we can easily start to feel tired and run down. In this week’s blog, Olympic Gold medalist Marlon Devonish explores E for Energy and shares his perspective on nutrition, diets and what Chinese treats he likes to eat when eating out in Shanghai.
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News image Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: D for Decision Making-marlon-devonishs-elite-performance-a-z-d-for-decision-making-KPCK9163 News | 212 | Alumni
Marlon Devonish’s Elite Performance A-Z: D for Decision Making
One of the toughest decisions for any international sportsperson is when to retire. Olympic Gold Medalist Marlon Devonish shares his experience of deciding when to call it quits and how he used his experience in elite sports to create a new life after athletics.
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