We had a spectacular past two weekends, spending the time to celebrate the upcoming winter holidays with our community.

Two celebrations, on both sides of the river, ushered in the winter season just in time. Complete with winter warmers like hot chocolate and glüwine (mulled wine), festive holiday shopping, music performances, and merry winter activities, it was two fun-filled days for both young and old!

On a sunny Saturday, November 24th, our SCIS hosted the second annual Winter Carnival at the Hongqiao campus. Live performance throughout the day filled the air, as our community enjoyed delicious food, holiday shopping, an ice-skating rink and so much more.

The carnival wouldn’t be complete without a carousel, which stood center field taking fair-goers on enchanting rides. In addition, new this year was a ‘steamed’ powered train making the rounds encompassing our whole campus. With over 700 rides tickets sold from both rides, it’s safe to say they have now become community favorites!

All proceeds from the sales of tickets to the merry-go-round and train were donated to Heart to Heart, a non-profit charity dedicated to providing life-saving surgery to children from rural parts of China.

The following week at the Pudong campus, our fantastic Parents and Friends Association organized a Winter Festival in support of Maitian, a charity dedicated to providing much-needed school supplies to students in rural parts of China.

Highlights of the festival were surely the gingerbread house decorating and craft station with our families coming up with creative designs, each more unique than the next. Also, both Mr. and Mrs. Claus were spotted taking pictures with children

We would like to thank all of our students and staff members for their support in providing a vast array of performances and also to our wonderful vendors for the winter fun!

We wish you a wonderful and merry festivities coming up ahead.