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The Journey of WISS

Imagine Shanghai back in 1999. No Starbucks, no Decathlon, Carrefour only just established their headquarters in Shanghai, and the Pudong skyline was only the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Jin Mao Tower. Now, imagine Qingpu in 1999. “Qingpu was not even considered a...

Fearless Giving

The footprints of John Cucinello have traversed the globe but it’s the imprint he leaves that stays with the people who have crossed his path. Mr. Cucinello, affectionately known in the WISS community as “Mr. C.” was recently recognized by the city of Shanghai for his...

The Joy of Serving!

By Roshiley Tilistyak, Nursing Coordinator WISS Saturday School is back! This is a charity program that gives underprivileged local children the opportunity to learn English in a multicultural setting and with very diverse people.  This indeed is a great example of...

Get to know the Chouteau Family

René and Nao met as language students at Fudan University in 1999. René is from France and Nao is from Japan. They have 2 children, Hugo (Grade 1) and Line (Pre-Kindergarten) at WISS.   How many years has your family been a part of the WISS Community? René: We...

Meet Anne Drouet, Director of Performing Arts

Tell us a little bit about your music background I started learning the recorder at primary school and by the age of 8, I was begging my parents to buy me a piano. Playing piano quickly became an addiction and my raison d’etre and I won my first composition award at...

Following My Dream

By Charlie McGibney, former WISS student Ever since I was little, I’ve loved to perform. Something about it just gives you a thrill, whether it be the fact that you’re getting to show people what you love doing, or the attention, how everyone’s eyes are on you. I’ve...

The Wiss Parent Committee Group (PCG)

By Isabelle Gestin Are you aware that WISS has a Parent Committee Group? Do you know what is it? I joined this group one year ago. I was new in China and honestly I didn’t know what to expect and most of all what the PCG expected from me. And worst of all, English is...

Crossing Continents-GAIL at WISS

By Fiona Collins, Head Librarian and Deputy Principal of Secondary School WISS is excited to be part of the Global Alliance for Innovative Learning (GAIL) group.  GAIL is currently comprised of 7 schools from 5 continents across the world.  Being a part of GAIL will...

Life Skills in Secondary

By Sue Morrell Stewart, Secondary School Counsellor “We know that you’re tired of all the negativity in the news, frustrated by the politics, sad to hear about all the pain and suffering out there. But there is a huge amount of good in this world… if we’d just take...

From Ideas to Action

  By Noel Walsh, Kindergarten Teacher Lights, iPads, action! …picture the scene, a group of kindergarten students, iPads in hands, critically examining the Early Years playground for signs of nature. At this point it became clear that exploring nature was...

Health and Wellness in the new school year

By Roshiley Tilistyak, Nursing Coordinator Yes! It’s that time of year again when you have to wake up early, rush to the bus stop to catch the school bus, get on your bicycle or car, and, for those who live near the school, take a healthy walk in the morning. To kick...

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