Panda Book Awards

There are 10 titles each in the Middle Readers’ and Younger Readers’ categories (chosen by librarians from our intl. context and region). We have purchased all of these wonderful titles (multiple copies ) and they are displayed near the office door in the library.

After Chinese New Year, participating readers (or classes of readers who read them with their teachers) will be able to vote on-line for their favourite title!

Last year’s winner in the Middle Readers’ category was:  The Land of Stories, The Wishing Spell (Colfer)

Last year’s winner in the Younger Readers’ category was: The Day the Crayons Quit.(Jeffers)Panda Middle Readers[2] Panda Younger Readers[1]

Assembly Preparation

The 5th grade assembly practice is under way! Students have been busy brainstorming how they are going to demonstrate how we collaborate to the SIS community. One of the things that is very special about the 5th grade assembly, is that the students play the main role in preparing and creating it. From writing the script together, to planning the acts that they will do. Below are some pictures of the students in action, as they prepare for the big show, this Friday at 2:10PM in the SPAH. IMG_1201

MAP Testing Schedule

5A students will be taking their MAP test over the next few weeks. The testing is broken down by section, each section taking no more than 1 hour. Our schedule is as follows:

  • Language Usage – Monday September 14th 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Math – Thursday September 17th 1:15 – 2:15 PM
  • Reading – Friday September 25th 8:00 – 9:00 AM

**There will be a makeup day after the October Holiday for students who are unable to take the MAP test on one of the days**

We will be going over general information about the MAP tests with the students this week, as well as completing a practice test, so that they can get used to using an iPad to take the test.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

SIS Spirit Day on Friday, August 21st

Welcome back SIS Families! Despite the rain during our first two days, Gecko spirit is in the air and the 2015-16 school year is off to a great start.  This Friday, August 21st, we will celebrate our first full school week of the year with SIS Spirit Day.  Join the celebration by wearing school colors, black, red, white or gray or by wearing your PE shirt.  You may also buy a new school polo or gecko t-shirt featuring the new SIS logo.  The school shirts will be available for purchase at the following locations.  The polo shirt is 100 RMB and the t-shirt is 75 RMB. Please bring exact change.

Mountainside: 2:45 – 3:15

Bayside 12:30 – 1:15

Parkside 2:45 – 3:15

Go Geckos!

Shekou International School