Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an international curriculum framework for children in the 3-12 year age range encompassing both the academic and non-academic areas of school life. Our commitment towards a future-focused and globalized learning has led SIS to officially become a PYP candidate school in September 2017. SIS is one of the close to 5,000 IB World Schools around the globe (and growing!), advocating for education that:
  • centres on learners
  • develops effective approaches to teaching and learning
  • works within global contexts, helping students understand different languages and cultures
  • explores significant content, developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary understanding that meets rigorous international standards.
Our partnership with the IB allows SIS the following benefits:
  • Provision of high quality programmes of education, which support development of knowledgeable and inquiring students
  • Professional development that supports effective educators and collaborative professional learning communities
  • A worldwide network of highly respected IB World Schools, working together to share best practice.

Download the Primary Student Parent Handbook for more information about our practices and expectations at SIS. If you have questions that are not addressed in this handbook, please do not hesitate to talk to us. Please consult with the classroom teacher(s) for matters related to curriculum, assessment and issues related to learning. For other matters, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Shekou International School is a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org. For more information on our current Program of Inquiry from Nursery to Grade 5 please click here.

To schedule a meeting or to discuss the Primary school curriculum in more detail, please contact our PYP Coordinator, Alice Cheung, at acheung@sis.org.cn.


Shekou International School

Early Childhood and Elementary School Mountainside Campus

Jing Shan Villas, Nanhai Blvd
Shekou, Nanshan,
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067 PRC
Phone: 86-755-2669-3669
Fax: 86-755-2667-4099

Middle School and High School Bayside Campus

A-101, Coastal Rose Phase 2, Wanghai Road,
Shekou, Nanshan,
Shenzhen, Guangdong PRC, 518067


International Schools Services

15 Roszel Road, PO Box 5910
Princeton, NJ 08543
Phone: 01-609-452-0990
Fax: 01-609-452-2690

About SIS

Welcome to Shekou International School (SIS). Established in 1988, SIS is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.


Shekou International School presently has over 800 students representing more than 40 different countries including the US, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, France and Germany.

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