School Roundup Sept 2021

By Shanghai Family 2021-10-21 11:49:40

BISS Puxi IB Marks

Three graduates acheived a per- fect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma. The average score of last year's graduates was 38.4, beating the global average of 33.02, with a 100% pass rate. Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Nord Anglia Education, said, “We are immensely proud of our IB stu- dents’ outstanding achievements, particularly in a year where the pandemic created significant chal- lenges. Their impressive results are of great credit to their resil- ience and hard work and pave the way for them to attend the world’s top universities. This year’s results are also testament to the dedica- tion, creativity and inspiration of our talented teachers who have ensured our students excel in their learning.” Congratulations to all of the graduates on their hard work!


YCIS Campus Renovations

A new school year brings new changes. Both YCIS Pudong and Puxi campuses were upgraded. Year 7 and 8 students in Puxi are learning
in new classrooms, flexible learning spaces, a social hub and common areas, while staff have new offices, workstations and meeting rooms. The primary school added sound proof rooms for music practice, while kindergarteners can enjoy an outdoor play space and roof garden.

In Pudong, students were welcomed back with a bigger sports field. Year 4 students have a new learning community, while Year 5 and 6 expanded to a new floor with art, design and science spaces. The Eng- lish department expanded, and a STEAM studio for robotics was added.


Dulwich Pudong IGCSE Scores

Dulwich Year 11 students have delivered fantastic IGCSE results with 85% of grades earning A* to A, and 94% of grades earning A* to B. Not only are the results well above the global average, they also set a new benchmark for the school, representing the highest percentages since the first IGCSE exam cohort in 2007. Dulwich had one of the largest cohorts of IGCSE test-takers in Shanghai with 63 pupils taking the exams. Over 50% of test-takers have spent four or more years at Dulwich Pudong, a testament to the strength and continuity of the curriculum as well as the strong relationships students have built with faculty over time.


Wellington Welcomes New Master

Wellington College International Shanghai is pleased to welcome its new Master, Brendon Fulton. Mr Fulton comes to Wellington from the UAE, where he served as the Executive Principal of the Dubai British School group of three schools. Originally from South Africa, Mr Fulton's career began in IT before he transitioned to education as a computer science teacher and staff development coordina- tor for IT integration. He has also held posi- tions such as advanced skills teacher, head of department, pastoral lead and deputy head of school at educational institutions in South Africa, the UK and Qatar. Says

Mr Fulton, "It is a privilege to be trusted with the leadership of Wellington College International Shanghai, a school that offers children the very best opportunities to find their talents and develop them into a passion, career and way of life."


SSIS Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

There was an impeccable show of unity as Shanghai Singapore International School celebrated Founder's Day on 3 September, marking the school's 25th anniversary with a theme of "The New Chapter". A new school- wide house system was officially launched and the Tree of Wisdom Wall was unveiled. SSIS will host a 25th Anniversary Exhibition and Anniversary Concert later this year.


Magnolia Kindergarten Grows Bigger

Magnolia Kindergarten welcomes back its students with a bigger campus and new adventures. The school's newly extended campus of 3,000 sqm now offers a woodwork room, a cooking room, a large art studio, a dance and music room, and indoor gym, three additional outdoor play- grouds, including a fantastic climbing structure, a sandpit and children's garden! There's sure to be something to interest everyone. Magnolia continues their commitment to be 'More than a School'!