Shanghai School News Roundup : June 2024

20th Anniversary Founder's Day at Dulwich Pudong

The 20th Anniversary Founder's Day at Dulwich Pudong was the biggest community event of the year.

Attended by students, staff, parents, alumni and VIPs, including Founder Mr Fraser White and Co-Founder Ms Karen Yung, it was joyous occasion filled with laughter, reunions, and heartfelt moments.

The captivating stage performances and activities lasted for an impressive six hours without a break, culminating in a 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits concert featuring music from Dulwich Pudong's history.

On a beautiful balmy evening, families enjoyed picnics on the field whilst listening to professional quality outdoor music performed by over 400 Dulwich students.

Highlights included 'You Can't Always Get What You Want,' by the Rolling Stones, in celebration of the time the Dulwich Shanghai choir performed live on stage with the legends themselves, and a time capsule filled with the community's predictions for 2044, which was sealed and ready to be opened in 20 years' time.

Shanghai French School Hosts Inspiring Career Fair for Students

Shanghai French School hosted a Career Fair, an unmissable event for 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students from the Yangpu and Qingpu campuses.

The afternoon allowed students to explore 35 captivating professions thanks to enthusiastic speakers. Professionals from diverse fields, including healthcare, arts, engineering, communication, teaching, and finance shared their passion and expertise with good humor and mentorship.

Representatives from the Consulate of France in Shanghai and other partners also attended.

The fair provided students with invaluable insights for their future endeavors. Well done to all participants for making the event a resounding success, inspiring students and enriching their career exploration journey!

German School Shanghai 9th Triennial China Youth Music Competition

Seven-hundred young music talents took part in the ninth triennial China Youth Music Competition – Hummingbird Music Award (CYMC) – as part of Sino-German Youth Music Exchange Season in Shanghai, including 10 students from the German School Shanghai Hongqiao (DSSH).

They impressed the judges with their understanding and interpretation of music, passion, and love.

Two fifth graders, Emmy (above right) and Yilin (above left) received a special reward: an invitation from Mr Koch (above middle), Head of the Cultural Department of the German Consulate General in Shanghai, to the Prizewinners' Concert.

Musical development has been intensively promoted at the DSSH through music lessons and the afternoon music school at the campus.

In addition to the colorful musical facets, instrumental lessons promote a wide range of skills and competencies such as concentration, memory, motor coordination, creativity, and non-verbal communication, especially during the developmental phase of human beings.

Since its creation in 2016, the CYMC has been supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chinese Embassy in Germany, and the German Embassy in Beijing, and has developed into the most sustainable music education exchange program between China and Germany, making a lasting and important contribution to the popularization of music education in China.

With passing time, CYMC has become a symbol of the 'Excellent Cases of Sino-German Humanities Exchanges.'

NAIS Pudong Awarded Silver Accreditation for Social Impact

NAIS Pudong is thrilled to be the first in China to have been awarded the prestigious Silver Accreditation for Social Impact – acknowledgement of the incredible work and dedication of their Social Impact Committee and the school community as a whole.

The primary focus of the school this year has been on fostering awareness and understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Activities celebrating World Children's Day, International Women's Day, as well competing in Nord Anglia Global Campus competitions, and providing much needed support to initiatives like winter clothing drives for developing communities, all served to broaden students' perspectives on diversity, privilege, and traditional culture.

The accreditation has facilitated meaningful discussions in classrooms, encouraging students to critically analyze current events and interconnected global issues, and was driven further by attendance of NAIS Pudong students at the NAE-UNICEF Summit in Houston, USA.

The school is excited to now work towards Gold Accreditation in the coming year.