Parent Education Programme

Building a Lifelong Learning Community

At SSIS, we are committed to developing in our students a passion for life and learning. We hope that our parents can join us on this journey as well, and grow together as a community.

SSIS’s Parent Education Programme (PEP) is centred on the premise that parents are their child’s first and most influential teachers. We believe that one of the best ways to develop and nurture our students to be lifelong learners is for the adults to model and lead by example – by first adopting lifelong learning practices.

We encourage you to take advantage of our skilled and talented trainers and volunteers. Come explore, learn, and be inspired! Scan the QR codes to sign up!

SSIS parents who attend at least seven workshops will receive an SSIS PEP Lifelong Learner Certificate!

Please let us know any other topics you are interested in!

List of AY2019/2020 Parent Education Workshops:

The Teenage Brain

Suitable for Parents of Upper Primary School and Senior School

Date: 11 September

Time: 10:00 – 11:00

The brain evolves both structurally and functionally during adolescence; these changes affect their thinking and behaviour. When you understand the science behind how the brain develops and functions, you can help your child build a healthy teenage brain and become their best support at home.


TRIOLS Academy Parenting Series: Simplifying Parenting

Suitable for Parents of Preschool and Primary School

Date: 18/23/27 September

Time: 10:00 – 11:30

These 3 sessions will help you understand what are the foundational ‘building blocks’ to strengthen parent-child interactions, and effective parenting strategies, to better manage your relationship with your child/children and enhance family cohesiveness.

Science of Learning

Suitable for Parents of Primary School and Senior School

Date: 9 October

Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Back by popular demand: our Senior School Counselling team will share what research tells us about how students should study, and how you can use this to improve your child’s learning ability.


STEAM: 3D Design and Printing

Suitable for Parents of Upper Primary School and Senior School (G7 and 8)

Date: 11 October

Time: 8:30 – 10:30

You will learn the basics of 3D design and printing using the same software and 3D printers the students use – starting in 4th grade. School Macbooks will be available, however, bringing your personal laptop and a mouse is advised.

English and Chinese Workshop

Suitable for Parents of Primary School

Date: 19 October

Time: 8:30 – 12:00

Parents of Primary School students will be invited to learn about strategies to guide your children in language acquisition.

Child Development Health Talk by Delta Hospital

Suitable for All Parents

Date: 24 October

Time: 9:00 – 10:30

What are the developmental milestones of your growing child? Dr. Joanne Chen and Dr. Kyle Cai of Shanghai Delta Hospital will share with us updates from both the western and traditional Chinese medicine point of views.

Math and Science Workshop

Suitable for Parents of Primary School

Date: 2 November

Time: 9:00 – 12:00

To support your child’s learning at home, you will be invited to learn about the Primary Math & Science Curriculum through hands-on activities.

Summers: How to make sure your child makes use of them effectively

Suitable for Parents of Grade 6 & Above

Date: 6 November

Time: 10:00 – 11:00

Our Counsellors will be sharing tips on how to allow your child to make the most out of their summer holidays! You might also want to ask questions regarding specific summer programmes that you have in mind for your child.

Introduction to One-stop Motion Workshop (Visual Art Collaborates with Film)

Suitable for Parents of Senior School

Date: 20 November

Time: 9:40 – 11:40

Stop motion animation is one of the simplest and most effective ways to create impressive animations. Here you will learn how to make stop motion animation step by step, frame by frame. Please bring your own camera or a smartphone camera and a laptop. 

College Application Series

Suitable for Parents of Upper Primary School & Senior School

Date: 16/17/18 December

Time: 10:00 – 11:00

During this three-day series, our college guidance counsellors will share critical information regarding applications to  UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and Western Europe universities. It’s never too early to start planning!

STEAM: EV3 Robotics

Suitable for Parents of Upper Primary School & Senior School (G7&8)

Date: 10 January

Time: 8:30 – 10:30

You will learn the basics of EV3 robotics using the same kits students use – starting in 5th grade. You will learn how to make the robot move based on degrees, rotations, time, and sensor input. You will explore ultrasonic, light, colour, and touch sensors to learn how they can help the robot to make decisions. During the last 30 minutes, you will compete with a partner to complete an obstacle course.

Valentine’s Day Flower Arrangement

Suitable for All Parents

Date: 14 February

Time: 9:30 – 11:00

Non-refundable Material Fee of RMB 200 to be paid three days before the workshop.

Join us for a romantic day of flowers, tea and fun! Each of you will definitely bring home a bouquet of flowers – give yourself a treat!

Chef Jin’s Pandan Cake and Spring Roll Demonstration

Suitable for All Parents

Date: 26 February

Time: 8:30 – 10:00

Our Head Chef, Jin, will be demonstrating the art of making the famous SSIS pandan cakes and spring rolls. Learn his secret recipes and techniques and impress your child at home!

STEAM: Sewing

Suitable for Parents of Upper Primary School & Senior School (G7&8)

Date: 17 April

Time: 8:30 – 10:30

You will learn the basics of sewing and taught the main features and functions of a machine sewing. The workshop will focus on creating DIY crafts using various sewing materials.