School-Wide Major Events
Community Service Club is responsible for providing help for not only teachers but also people outside the SMIC community. Events we hold annually are Giving Tree and Charity Fair, and we are also looking forward to host new events. We provide opportunities for students who are interested in community service.
Giving Tree is a project which we try to help migrant students by donating items such as books, jackets, school supplies, small gifts, etc.
Our club is responsible for holding the Packing Party and the Distribution Ceremony. Packing Party is the event where the members, teachers, parents, etc. stuff items into individual bags; each bag, which will be assigned to a specific child, will state their name, grade, favorite color, toy preference, etc. The Distribution Ceremony is the event where the members will visit the migrant school to give each student the assigned bag.
This year, we will be packing 650 bags and distributing them to students in Blue Sky School in Suzhou. The reason why we are not passing the bags to schools in Shanghai is because they live in better conditions than students in Suzhou; students from Suzhou are from low-income families that live in insubstantial living conditions.
On International Day, there are interesting exhibits, exciting performances, delicious food and much more! Parents and families are welcome to join in the ceremony and the festivities.
This annual event held in May is has a different theme each year. Past themes include: "We Celebrate Our School Community"; "Raising Global Citizens"; "Fitting Together as One World";"Global Citizenship"; and "Take a Stand".
International Day Highlights for Elementary School
In the Elementary School every class adopts a country. Students are busy gathering information about their countries and preparing for performances. All class performances and exhibits are held in their own classrooms, and families are provided with a program to help them guide their way around the elementary school on that day.
International Day Highlights for Middle/High School
As part of the festivities, seniors lead workshops and small group discussions on topics ranging from social justice and humanitarian aid to the preservation of cultural and ethnic diversity. Additionally, student winners of the Inaugural Global Citizenship Day Essay and Poster Contests receive their awards and the grade 12 Global Citizenship students honor a member of the Shanghai community with SMIC's Global Citizen Award.
Meanwhile SMIC’s middle school students present class projects, including original videos, websites, board games, poster boards and debates on a variety of historical and cultural topics.
October 31 marks our annual "Vocabulary Day Parade" Students make their own costumes illustrating a vocabulary word of their choice. It is a fun treat to see the amazing creativity shown by students and teachers!
Our annual Sports Day takes place in October. Each campus hosts an opening ceremony complete with special performances and parades.Students then spend the day competing with other classes in fun sporting events [tug of war always seems to be the favorite]. Chinese Track and English Track students compete in events, sometimes on the same team and sometimes against one another.
In middle/high school, Student Council and clubs prepare many games and booths for food and drinks.
The diligent preparation and support from all teachers and staff, especially the PE teachers, make this Sports Day safe, fun, and well organized.
As part of the curriculum, the school organizes a Science Fair in the Spring. Through the annual Science Fair, we seek to inspire our students’ inquiring minds and encourage them to take a more active interest in the study of science.
In the elementary school, students' projects are displayed for two days in the library. The students also spend one full school day focused on science activities where every class participates in various experiments and projects in the regular classroom. This day has been very popular with teachers and students alike.
In the middle/high school students' projects are also displayed for two days. The top 9 student groups present their projects and the winning team competes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Families who are interested in learning more about our students’ exhibits are welcome to visit our science fairs during the times specified for public viewing.
We are singing! We are dancing! We love to spread Christmas cheer! This musical presentation is for the students from both English and Chinese track to show their musical and performance talents and to celebrate this special holiday in December with their families and friends.Spring Concert
In our Spring Concert, many talented students from both English and Chinese tracks perform along with club performances as organized by SMIC music teachers. This performance is a chance for students and clubs to showcase some of the various performance skills represented in our student body including playing instruments, singing, dancing, and drama.
Annually, our students' artistic skills and creativity are showcased in the Spring Art Show. The art exhibitions are displayed in all areas of our school and opening ceremony allows the students to interact with parents and teachers and talk about their creations.
Each year, all students explore an area of Shanghai through a school-sponsored field trip. Students typically enjoy a day out with their teachers and friends enjoying nature at a park or exploring exhibits at local museums.