Published on September 5th, 2016 | by MH Preschool 2016/170
SSIS’ 20th Anniversary Celebration.
On the 2nd of September SSIS came together across divisions to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the school. The preschoolers were excited to be part of the celebration too.
As everyone assembled at the school gym, it was an eye opener for the preschoolers as they saw the greater community that they are part of. Some preschoolers recognized their former preschooler friends who are now in Grade 1. And some preschoolers identified faces of their older siblings in the junior/ senior school in the crowd. It felt like a big family gathering together for a birthday celebration!
That day, the preschoolers learnt the history of the humble beginnings of SSIS. What started out as a small school with 18 students in 1996 has now blossomed into a 1300 strong school across both our Minhang and Xuhui campuses.
The children also got to enjoy the splendid performance put up by the SSIS Orchestra. When the moment they were looking forward to most arrived, the preschoolers sang the birthday song with much gusto! Our K1 student Jeong Seo, who shares the same birthday as SSIS got the honor of cutting the birthday cake. She was most pleased. The celebration ended aptly with the whole school singing the school song. For some of our preschoolers, this was the first time hearing the school song. However it is with certainty that as the preschoolers continue to grow along with SSIS, the school song will be one of warmth and familiarity. Happy birthday SSIS. May we always strive for excellence!