Connecting our classroom learning to the world

“International Trade, WTO and China”

On the last day of January, all IB students have the opportunity to hear a lecture/presentation titled “International Trade, WTO and China”, presented by Chinese University Hong Kong Shenzhen Associate Vice-President Prof. Seade Kuri Jesus.

In February we host Sam Yang, now of KE Foundation, who will speak to IB Business Management students about a career in Investment Banking.

How does SIS connect your learning to the world around you? Guest speakers are special opportunities that provide a direct connection between our classrooms and the outside world.    It makes your learning relevant, your questions deeper, and when reading the news you understand more.  That will take you further.  That makes your learning come alive.

Launching 101 Careers

SIS is pleased to offer our students a new platform for exploring careers, as they plan personal goals and determine which IB subject choices will support them best in their academic pathway.

101 Careers has three assessments that students work through that ask questions about their interests, learning style and skills.  This combination of answers then highlights possible careers; students are then able to explore in more depth, with a dynamic and interactive interface.

This platform will be used with students in Grades 9, 10, and 11, to support academic counseling and help students on their unique path to success.

A brief introduction to the platform can be found here:

Happy Holidays! and looking ahead…

The holiday is here!  Have a wonderful time wherever you are.  Be safe.

For those of you who like planning ahead, there is a link to many, many summer programs offered throughout the world on the Resource page above.  These offer a wide range of language, academic and leadership programs across the globe – check it out and consider how you will learn this summer.

I look forward to seeing you all in January!

Ms B

Feedback on your Portfolio for Art and Design programs

Are you working on your Portfolio to submit with your application to a program in Art and Design?

Plan to attend this free event that provides you the opportunity to get feedback and advice from representatives of design programs – it could give the edge you are looking for!

Shenzhen, P.R.C.
Preview forum
Tuesday, October 17
Westin Shenzhen Nanshan

For more details and to pre-register, visit

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HKU Virtual Open Day Sept 30

Dear families

Are you considering Hong Kong University?  Register to attend their Virtual Open Day to learn all about admissions, programs, residence and the advantages of living in Hong Kong.

HKU will be hosting a virtual open day on Saturday, September 30 for students to learn about our application and programmes. We have made some changes to our application timeline so students may wish to hear about this. Full details are here:

G10 prepares for the PSAT

Grade 10 students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11 during the school day.  Today we completed pre-administration of personal information.

How to be ready for Test Day?

  • Arrive on time, well rested and with a good breakfast.
  • Bring No.2 pencils, a calculator, a sweater and water/snack for the 10 minute break

Testing begins at 8:15 in the Mini-gym

Regular lessons will resume with Period 3 Block G at 11:45

Use the Student Guide to be familiar with the testing instructions.  Feel free to try a few practice questions from each section to understand the style of the test.  For more preparation go to

SUNY Korea and University of Calgary, Friday September 29

Two opportunities to speak to university representatives next week to learn more about studying in Canada, and studying in Korea.

Friday, September 29

9:15. University of Calgary will be sharing information about programs at their university as well as provide general information about studying in Canada.

12:35. Drama Room SUNY Korea will present in Korean and English, on their special programs and application requirements.

University event in Hong Kong Saturday September 23

Dear Families,

A great group of US universities will be in Hong Kong this weekend.

Victoria Shanghai Academy will be hosting the event on Saturday and it is open to the public.  Guests need to register.  The universities that will be coming are: Bard, Bennington, Berkeley, Bowdoin, Stanford, and Williams.

You can click on the link below to register.