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GREETINGS to our Shanghai friends and neighbors. Concordia International School begins the 2010-11 school year with another record in enrollment. We are thankful that so many expatriate families make Concordia their school of choice.

I'm pleased to share that Concordia students have achieved amazing milestones in external assessments. Concordia's Class of 2010 earned a median score of 2030 on the SAT college entrance exam. Last spring, 26 students took the SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2, and 12 got perfect scores of 800. Concordia's AP scores continue to stand out with 94 percent achieving a passing score of 3, 4, or 5, and 79 percent achieving a 4 and above.

This year, Concordia will continue to build on best practices in education throughout the grades as we further implement our strategic plan. As part of this effort, Concordia will upgrade its landscaping in support of holistic development for students.

I'm looking forward to another amazing year.

Dr Jim Koerschen, head of Concordia

As Upper School Principal on the Hongqiao campus, I am pleased to welcome our students and families to the 2010-11 school year at Shanghai Community International School.

I am very enthusiastic about the upcoming school year. Since my arrival to Shanghai, I have been continually impressed with SCIS - by its facilities, by its commitment to high quality education, and by all the people involved. I am eager for the year to begin so that I can see the programs in motion.

One of the key draws for me to come to SCIS was on account of its clear commitment to high standards.

I look forward to a successful year ahead!

Greg Schellenberg, Upper School principal of Hongqiao campus of SCIS

I am happy to be among the first to welcome you back to the campus of Shanghai American School for the school year 2010-11. It's a particular pleasure to greet you, the Class of 2011.

I've been on the job now officially since July 1. Over the past year, I have visited each campus on four occasions. What raises my eyebrows is the quality of the student body and the excellence of our faculty.

Here is something I've learned. Education is a collaborative enterprise, and working together we're able to accomplish great things. SAS is a great school. This didn't just happen. SAS is not the result of a single, solitary person. We're in this together.

Welcome back.

Dr Kerry Jacobson, superintendent of SAS

Shanghai Singapore International School is pleased to announce that in July 2010, we received full accreditation by the Council of International Schools.

We are very proud to have attained this accreditation status from an external evaluation that ensures quality international programs for all our Pre-School through High School students. SSIS is one of the few international schools in the city with this particular accreditation.

Beginning with this academic year, we will also be a participant in the Shanghai International Schools Athletics Conference (SISAC).

Participating in SISAC will provide an opportunity for our seniors to compete in sporting events with other international schools in Shanghai.

Low Eng Kee, headmaster of SSIS

The long holiday is drawing to a close and our minds begin to focus on the start of the new school year.

Often there is a mixture of excitement and slight apprehension.

There is excitement because you are moving to a new class, meeting up with your classmates again, extending your learning further and enjoying the community and life of the school.

There may be slight apprehension because you hope you will do well, you hope you will get along with your teachers and friends and that you will make real progress in your learning.

Do not worry. If you come back to school determined to do the very best you can, you will succeed. Welcome back.

Martin Donnelan and Zhang Hong, Co-Principals of Shanghai United International School's

Hongqiao campus

As another school year begins, the principals and staff at each of the three campuses of The British International School, Shanghai are set for yet another successful year.

This summer, our schools have seen increased investment in the facilities to guarantee that our students have the best chance of success in their academic studies as well as their interests outside of the classroom.

One of the important aspects of the work of the three schools in Shanghai is the development of the community dimension. With active links to local charities and strong bonds between staff and parents, each school has its own unique way to provide the best for their students and families. The Parent Friends Association runs many social and charitable activities.

Dr Terry Creissen OBE, executive principal of BISS

A very warm welcome-back to all of our students, parents and staff to Dulwich College Shanghai following, what I hope was a relaxing break. It's wonderful to see so many new and familiar faces.

We are pleased to welcome our new Deputy Headmaster, Nicholas Botting to Dulwich. He has been teaching for 25 years in the United Kingdom, Spain and Thailand.

With students, staff and parents working together, great things will continue to happen in our school, and I wish all of our students a happy and positive start to the new school year.

Paul Friend, Headmaster, Dulwich College Shanghai

This year in Livingston American School, one of our all-school projects will be entering a high school robotics competition and sponsoring a high school, middle and elementary school hovercraft competition. The students will be given an example of a basic hovercraft design and then research, design and build their own hovercraft.

You, as a parent, student or local business owner, are invited to be a member of our new parent teacher student association. I look forward to working with you all to provide the best education possible for our youth.

James M. Stephan, principal of LAS

Welcome to the dynamic city of Shanghai. As we start this 17th school year at Yew Chung International School Shanghai we would like to welcome existing, new and prospective parents to visit us and meet with the co-principals and experience the unique features of our truly international school; we are always happy to see you.

Over the summer, we have been working to expand and refurbish our locations in Shanghai. Our campuses in Gubei and Hongqiao have been redecorated, with a new Early Childhood building established at the Regency Park campus.

YCIS Shanghai aims to promote international education through a bilingual and multicultural environment. This provides a basis for our YCIS students to engage across many boundaries.

Tom Ulmet,

superintendent of YCIS schools in China

The start of a new term at Shanghai Rego is a celebration first of all of the work done before by students, staff and all members of the school community to make the school one of the happiest places to be in Shanghai.

The sunny climate at Rego makes for a sunny disposition with our families and friends. One item hot on the agenda for sharing with pupils and staff today has been the excellent examination results both at A Level and IGCSE in the secondary campus, as well as SATs results. We welcome many new children and their families who join us this year and wish them all the best for a successful and happy year.

Richard Naylor, principal of Shanghai Rego


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