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Posted: Monday 11 Jun 2018
HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex visits the school and performs the opening ceremony On Thursday, 7th June 2018, HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – the third son of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England – officially opened Harrow International School Shanghai. The opening ceremony was held in the main auditorium... View Article
Posted: Friday 18 May 2018
All pupils from Pre-Nursery to The Sixth Form came together on very long House tables in our Lobby, and devoured a British feast of Victoria Sponge, cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, shortbread and cheese and pineapple skewers, all washed down with homemade lemonade. Pupils came dressed for the royal occasion, in blazers and boaters and... View Article
Posted: Tuesday 08 May 2018
It is always a wonderful occasion when we gather together Harrovians from our sister schools in Asia to celebrate the academic prowess and leadership qualities of our pupils. The 2018 Harrow Prep School’s Conference was no exception. 130 Harrovians from Harrow Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong came to Harrow Shanghai for a conference like no... View Article
Posted: Monday 30 Apr 2018
The final Harrow expedition for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award took place at the end of April, with seven pupils successfully qualifying for the award. Since opening its doors in August 2016, this was the first time any Harrow pupils had completed the award. “I am very proud of all of them for the... View Article
Posted: Tuesday 10 Apr 2018
Lucky Harrow pupils had the opportunity to meet James Blunt on Wednesday, 4th April, when they were invited to watch James and his band do their sound check before their Shanghai concert at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, with songs such as Don’t Give Me Those Eyes, Wisemen and So Long Jimmy. They were then invited on... View Article
Posted: Monday 12 Mar 2018
This year, Harrow’s annual ski trip went to Fanningberg in Austria. Our group of 14 pupils and two staff stayed in the beautiful and very traditional town of Tamsweg, in a very traditional hotel owned by the town’s ex-mayor, Max. Our hotel looked onto the town square and beyond, a very spectacular view of the... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 14 Feb 2018
Harrow Shanghai held its Chinese New Year celebrations on Friday, 9th February. For the first time, the Mandarin department collaborated with Friends of Harrow and the Student Council to make the event a true Harrow family day. Together they put on a CNY fair to give pupils in all sections of the school an opportunity... View Article
Posted: Tuesday 13 Feb 2018
Congratulations to Ben Cook (Year 9), who won the silver medal in the That’s Shanghai U18s Sports Personality of the Year award. This is the eighth year of the awards, organised by Urban Family, which are judged by nominations from coaches and teachers, and popular vote. Ben scored heavily in both areas, and was cited... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 07 Feb 2018
Last Friday, two lucky Harrow pupils were chosen to meet British Prime Minister, Theresa May, and her husband, Philip, at Yu Garden pavilions in Puxi. As Olivia Wang (Year 3) explains: “Last Friday I went to a paper cutting activity and I met Theresa May there. She is the British Prime Minister and she came... View Article
Posted: Monday 29 Jan 2018
To follow on from the success of Shakespeare’s Macbeth last year, Harrow’s Senior School pupils have explored another uniquely British theatrical institution: the pantomime. Pantomime, or ‘panto’ as it is usually called, is a form of comic, interactive theatre, traditionally performed around the Christmas, or New Year season. The story of a panto is usually... View Article
Posted: Tuesday 05 Dec 2017
Six Harrow pupils travelled to Yale to take part in the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions in November, competing against scholars from around the world in the four-day event. They began their trip with a few days in New York, including a visit to the United Nations and the 9/11 Memorial, together with many... View Article
Posted: Sunday 05 Nov 2017
The Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior School pupils gathered in The Alcock, for Harrow’s Remembrance concert, commemorating all those who have been involved with, or affected by, war and conflict since World War One. The concert opened with a performance from the Prep and Senior School Wind Band. There were also musical performances from Pre-Prep, Prep... View Article
Posted: Friday 20 Oct 2017
Professor Simon Armitage is one of Britain’s leading poets and writers, as well as being a novelist, lyricist and broadcaster. He visited Harrow from 15th to 16th October to open the school library, named in his honour, and to conduct a series of workshops. His poems have featured on A level and IGCSE syllabuses for... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 11 Oct 2017
On Wednesday, 11th October, 63 students from Years 5 to 12 travelled to Qizhong Tennis Centre to watch “Super Wednesday” of the 2017 Shanghai Rolex Masters. The day trip included a tour of the VIP Players’ Area, the Press Centre and a chance to explore all the sponsors’ activity stalls, before settling down to watch... View Article
Posted: Tuesday 10 Oct 2017
Our coffee shop has undergone a make-over. No longer is the coffee shop in a small space just outside the cafeteria. It’s now a very accurate manifestation of Harrow-on-the-Hill Underground station on the Metropolitan line. Hence the name ‘The Metropolitan’, for the coffee shop. But it’s authentic in every respect, with the red brick walls,... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 04 Oct 2017
On Friday, 20th October, the Prep School pupils travelled to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, to perform at the Best of British Exhibition. The Prep School pupils performed a selection of songs to a large and very appreciative audience, including Naughty from the musical Matilda and Mister Mistoffelees from the musical Cats, alongside several Harrow school... View Article
Posted: Saturday 30 Sep 2017
On Friday, 29th September, the Harrow community of pupils, teachers and parents came together to celebrate the School’s second International Day. They did not disappoint! Pupils were dressed as suffragettes, kings, literary characters and inventors. Teachers were unrecognisable in funny wigs and brightly coloured costumes, but parents were the real stars of the show! Twenty... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 13 Sep 2017
On Wednesday, 13th September, all pupils in Years 5 to 12 gathered in The Ducker dressed in their swim kit and House shirts to battle for the first inter-house taste of glory, the inter-house Raft Build Competition.  Pupils were given twenty minutes to build a raft suitable for five passengers. They had four barrels, seven... View Article
Posted: Sunday 03 Sep 2017
Harrow started its second school year on Thursday, 24th August.  Everything has grown: the school roll has doubled, the Sixth Form has opened and we have many excellent new teachers. Mr Marco Cirillo, our founding Head of Sixth Form, has run a specially tailored introduction course for our Year 12 pupils, covering subjects like methods... View Article
Posted: Monday 28 Aug 2017
As the air quality deteriorates in the colder months, we all worry about the pollution levels. At Harrow we take the air quality very seriously and understand that this is a crucial concern for parents. As a new school we were able to ensure this was fully considered at the design stage. Our air filtration... View Article
Posted: Friday 25 Aug 2017
Mr Jim Hawkins, Head Master of Harrow UK, spent an afternoon at Harrow Shanghai on Friday, 25th August, meeting pupils and staff. As he toured the campus, he was very complimentary about the atmosphere around the school. His assembly to the Prep and Senior pupils talk centred on the three great Old Harrovians, and a... View Article
Posted: Friday 30 Jun 2017
On Sunday, 28th May, the Harrow chess team travelled across the city to YCIS Puxi to do battle as one of thirty schools in the Shanghai Chess Academy Dragon Boat Chess Tournament. Despite a slow start, things soon got quite exciting as we crept up the rankings across seven rounds of matches. We were in... View Article
Posted: Saturday 17 Jun 2017
On Saturday,17th June, Harrow held its inaugural Speech Day.  ‘Churchill Songs’ was a special event for everyone as we celebrated all we have achieved during our first year, both collectively and individually. Harrow’s greatest alumni, Winston Churchill, gave one of his best known speeches to the Harrow boys in October 1941, and, it is in... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 14 Jun 2017
On Wednesday, 14th June, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Mike Gatting OBE, former Middlesex and England cricket captain and current CEO of the ECB. After a meeting with the Head Master and a tour of the School, Mike spoke to and engaged our Year 3 to Year 10 pupils on... View Article
Posted: Saturday 03 Jun 2017
The stage was set for Saturday, 3rd June 2017. The track was marked out, the weather perfect and our new field looking the part in readiness for the day’s events. Everybody arrived on time, wearing house colours, ready do their bit for their House. The events kicked off with the Year 6 mixed 800 metres.... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 31 May 2017
On Wednesday, 31th May, Harrow Shanghai welcomed the forty talented young musicians who make up the Bigband at the Albert Einstein Gymnasium in Boeblingen, near Stuttgart, in south west Germany. The Bigband are currently on a tour of China and we were delighted that they were able to find the time to visit Harrow. Although... View Article
Posted: Friday 26 May 2017
It is with tremendous pleasure and pride that we can officially announce the visit of one of literature’s leading figures, Professor Simon Armitage, to Harrow in October 2017. This renowned poet, author and highly respected gentleman will be visiting the school from Saturday 14th to Monday 16th  October, with a number of events, culminating in... View Article
Posted: Friday 26 May 2017
On Friday, 26th May, the Head Master led an assembly dedicated to the victims of the Manchester bombing at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. During the assembly, Mr Paul Cunningham, himself a Mancunian, read out extracts from ‘This is the Place’, a poem written by Tony Walsh.  Here are those extracts:   “This... View Article
Posted: Saturday 13 May 2017
The sun was shining as thousands of people gathered on Saturday, 13th May, at Century Park to take part in the More Than Aware Community Fun Run, running either 2Km or 5KM around the park. More than Aware is a healthy lifestyle support group that empowers women to be proactive in the prevention and recovery... View Article
Posted: Friday 12 May 2017
On Friday, 12th May, Years 1 to 10 came together in the Harrow Shanghai’s Lecture Theatre to watch twelve Mastermind finalists compete to become Harrow’s Junior and Senior Mastermind champions. Finalists had previously competed in general knowledge quizzes to win their place in the final. The nerve-wracking theme tune was playing and the infamous black chair... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 10 May 2017
Harrow Shanghai had an exciting week of expeditions at the end of April with Years 1 to 3 staying over at the school campus and Years 5 to 10 going to Nanbeihu for two nights. Expeditions are an essential part of a Harrow Shanghai education. The Expedition Programme of Harrow Shanghai aims at providing our... View Article
Posted: Friday 28 Apr 2017
On Friday, 28th April, Harrow’s Early Years students hosted a special Teddy Bears’ Picnic for family and friends. The weather was gloriously sunny and warm and the Early Year’s play area was decorated with picnic bunting and colourful picnic mats. The turnout of parents was fantastic. The  event started with some wonderful performances from the Early... View Article
Posted: Saturday 15 Apr 2017
In April fifteen of Harrow Shanghai’s Prep and Senior School students took part in the Shanghai round of the World Scholar’s Cup (WSC), an event which took place over two full days. This is a global competition, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, which involves thousands of students from around the globe. Only three of our... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 05 Apr 2017
As the air quality deteriorates in the colder months, we all worry about the pollution levels. At Harrow we take the air quality very seriously and understand that this is a crucial concern for parents. As a new school we were able to ensure this was fully considered at the design stage. Our air filtration... View Article
Posted: Monday 27 Mar 2017
Drama and the performing arts continues to go from strength to strength at Harrow Shanghai and at the end of March, Harrow staged two performances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as its second major drama production. Why Shakespeare, you might ask? Well, Shakespeare was writing at a time when the language we would come to know as modern English... View Article
Posted: Thursday 23 Mar 2017
On Thursday, 23rd  March, the Lower School pupils took to the stage of the Alcock room to present their first musical production The Bumblesnouts Save the World by Debbie Campbell. The Bumblesnouts are gentle aliens who travel around space in a funny old spaceship. Upon their arrival on Planet Earth they are horrified when they... View Article
Posted: Tuesday 21 Mar 2017
Zhang ZhaoHui, a famous Chinese ink painting artist from Beijing who has held exhibitions around the world, travelled a long way from Beijing to Shanghai to visit Harrow on 21st March with his friend Ms Lilly Yu, a businesswoman who develops art exhibitions, linking artists and buyers in China. Mr Zhang is the artist one... View Article
Posted: Friday 17 Mar 2017
On Friday, 17th March, a large audience of parents, staff and pupils gathered in Harrow’s Lecture Theatre to attend our March Music Concert. The concert featured solo performances from pupils from Year 1 to Year 10, on a wide range of instruments including piano, violin, clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, guitar and drum kit. The audience... View Article
Posted: Tuesday 14 Mar 2017
After three months of hard work during our LiA sessions where we showed great determination and effort, we went to our first netball match in the history of Harrow Shanghai. Ella Horsnell and Juliane Littler (Year 6) report below: The first ever Harrow U11 netball game took place at BISS Puxi on Tuesday, 14th March,... View Article
Posted: Saturday 04 Mar 2017
Harrow won four medals in the first cross country running event at WCIS on Saturday 4th March 2017. Ben Cook took gold in the U13 boys, Antonia Ehrmann took silver in the U13 girls, Time Numpituckchaikul and Isaac Chan both took bronze in the U18 and U15 competitions. An outstanding effort and a great morning’s... View Article
Posted: Thursday 02 Mar 2017
Thursday, 2nd March, marked the 20th anniversary of World Book Day and gave everyone a chance to celebrate their favourite stories. This annual celebration of authors, illustrators and reading takes place in over 100 countries around the world. This was Harrow Shanghai’s first chance to celebrate the occasion. There were numerous whole-school activities including making... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017
The first ‘500 words or less’ creative writing competition took place in February  and the amount of quality entries once again showed that Harrow International School Shanghai is home to some amazing talent. Responses came in all shapes and sizes and were about all manner of different topics: fiction, non-fiction, football, moving home, making friends... View Article
Posted: Thursday 23 Feb 2017
                                                On Sunday, 29th January, Harrow International School Shanghai’s inaugural international trip departed from Pudong Airport, destined for the Italian Alps.  Our group of nine students, from Years 5 to 10 met late on Saturday night looking the part in their customised Harrow hoodies and carrying suitcases which were, for the most part, bigger than... View Article
Posted: Thursday 23 Feb 2017
Harrow students from Years 6 to 10 participated in their first Model United Nations event over three days from 10th to 12th February, organized by the British International School, Puxi, and attended by schools from Shanghai and Malaysia.   Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which... View Article
Posted: Wednesday 22 Feb 2017
Harrow Shanghai CNY 2017
Posted: Monday 23 Jan 2017
Last week Harrow students celebrated their first Chinese New Year together. The Mandarin Department had prepared a series of events and activities designed to help students learn more about the traditions and customs of this very important festival. The celebrations kicked off with a Chinese Lantern Decorating Competition. All students were given different coloured and... View Article