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By ShanghaiFamily 2019-01-09 17:16:27

iGEM

Students from SUIS Wanyuan took part in the collegiate synthetic biology competition iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine). The competition finished recently in 2018 with a giant jamboree in Boston. The research teams showcased their engineered genes to a panel of expert judges and explained how they're beneficial to the biotechnology industry.

As one of only 50 high schools worldwide to take part in the prestigious competition, the SUIS community is extremely proud of the students and teachers who dedicated so much time to the challenges faced. The small team of eleven pupils exceeded all expectations, winning the best education and public engagement awards.

The aim of iGEM is to work for months on a research based project to design, develop and document a genetically engineered microorganism that has beneficial functions for the world.

 

 

SCIS Winter Carnival

Two celebrations, on both sides of the river, ushered in the winter season just in time this year. On a sunny Saturday, November 24th, SCIS hosted the second annual Winter Carnival at their Hongqiao campus. Live performances throughout the day filled the air, as the SCIS community enjoyed delicious food, holiday shopping, an ice-skating rink and so much more. The following week at the Pudong campus, the Parents and Friends Association organized a Winter Festival in support of Maitian, a charity dedicated to providing much-needed school supplies to students in rural parts of China.

 

 

Concordia's Tree Lighting

There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than a Christmas tree lighting with family, friends and the Concordia community. The first-ever tree lighting, a new Concordia tradition, held recently on the Huangyang courtyard, welcomed over 700 guests with hot cocoa and cookies.

Student carolers led by the middle school and high school choirs, together with the high school strings orchestra, sang all-time favorites including Silent Night, Joy to the World, Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas in English, Mandarin and Korean.

As evening fell, the tree was lit and the campus was filled with the warm glow of 20,000 twinkle lights and hundreds of LED candles. “It was such a beautiful event—just the thing to get everyone in the mood for the holidays!” said one parent.  

 

 

Wellington's Christmas Bazaar

On the 23rd of November, the heady scents of mulled wine and Christmas treats filled the air as Wellington College International Shanghai’s Dome played host to an expanded Christmas Bazaar, featuring a mix of long-standing favourites alongside plenty of new stalls and faces. Throughout the afternoon and into the evening, the wider Wellington community perused the fantastic assembly of offerings that filled the bazaar. Whether they were looking for handcrafted Christmas decorations, gifts in the form of fashion items, bespoke jewellery, or delicacies from the fantastic range of food stalls, there was something to spark the Christmas spirit of everyone who attended.

The Christmas Bazaar is an annual event at Wellington hosted by the Friends of Wellington and dedicated to not only strengthening ties within the community but also raising funds for a range of charities.

 

 

Dulwich - Let the Games Begin

On 28 to 29 November 2018, Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong Year 5 and Year 6 Production students put on ‘Let the Games Begin’, a show about the gaming generation. Each of the students brought their enthusiasm and energy for a fantastic show finale. They performed to four different audiences with the final night filled with family, friends and audience members all over the globe, thanks to a live-stream! A special mention is needed for the student production crew – the first of their kind in the Junior School – who took charge of all backstage, lighting, and sound cues. Each of the students brought their enthusiasm and energy for a fantastic show finale.

 

 

WISStival

The 2018-2019 WISStival was the biggest and best WISStival so far! The weather, atmosphere and spirit were amazing and they're already counting down the days until next year! Some of the event highlights for the kids were face painting, Santa’s Sleigh rides, a bouncy ice castle, kid’s crafts and cookie decorating. The adults had fun too with a raffle and plenty of vendors selling all kinds of cool crafts, holiday gifts and home items! This fun family day had a greater purpose as they raised 46,036 RMB to donate to five worthwhile charities this year: Couleurs de Chine, WISS Saturday School, Rice Mama, Giving Tree, and The Movember Foundation.

 

 

SUIS Pudong

On Saturday December 8th, SUIS Pudong Campus wished its parents, students and local community members a very Merry Christmas by hosting the annual Winter Bazaar and Christmas Celebration.

The event featured some of the most interesting and original entertainment they have ever had, making sure that all visitors had a fantastic experience. Students from the primary school began the day in style with Christmas Carols performed in their grade choir. From youngest grade to the oldest, each group sang various selections, which included a song exploring nature and a Christmas song. The day finished with a world class magic show in the school theater. There were also Shetland ponies for riding skills, although this area had to take cover after lunch as the snow arrived on cue just as Santa Claus was coming into town.

Event-goers enjoyed delights and modern entertainment from around the world and turned out to be one of the most successful days organized thus far.

 

 

YCIS Students Honoured at 2018 Cambridge Awards

At the recent 2018 'China Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards' ceremony, YCIS Shanghai students received an impressive total of six awards for their excellent achievements in the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations. Four YCIS Shanghai students – Jiwoo, Beatriz, and Minseong from YCIS Puxi Secondary, and Shu Min from YCIS Pudong Secondary – were recognised for their incredible results in the categories of 'Top in World', 'Top in China', and 'Best Across Eight Cambridge IGCSEs' in the exams administered by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), which is part of Cambridge University.

Congratulations go out to all of the YCIS Shanghai students for their exceptional results, and best of luck to each one of them as they move on to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and beyond.

 

 

Shanghai American School's Elf Musical

Shanghai American School, Pudong recently performed a production of "Elf". The production featured all divisions of SAS Pudong. Elementary, middle, and high school divisions combined this year for a production of epic proportions, and there’s no better show to get us in the holiday spirit and remind us to be true to ourselves than “Elf, The Musical.”

“We had an incredible cast of over 90 students, a crew of more than 15, many musicians, and just about every performing arts teacher at the school. Luckily we were working with world-class humans who all believed in an incredible show,” said Director Josh Hatt. Roller blades for ice skates, Santa, cheer-filled songs, maple syrup, tap dancing, snow falling on the audience, a sprinkling of magic, and loads of Christmas cheer were in store for their community.

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