When the news was confirmed that Xuhui would have to move out of its existing premises at Huajing Road, and be re-united with the main campus at Minhang, the foresight of our Head of School, Mr. TAN Thong Howe was to break this news early to our community and delve straight into the Campus Integration process. Sharing the information about this impending move about 1.5 years ahead was to allow parents in the Xuhui campus to make an informed decision when re-registering for AY1819 and have sufficient time to envisage and transit towards an integrated campus. Besides our SSIS students and families, our staff also needed time to embrace the reality of ONE SSIS FAMILY in AY1920!
Integration is not the process of just putting things and people together but of packing the memories of the 12 years spent in Xuhui Campus. This required the concerted effort of members of the newly formed Integrated Campus Committee (ICC). The committee is made of our Head of School, Mr. TAN Thong Howe, Principal of Minhang Campus, Ms. Billie LEONG, Assistant Principal of Xuhui Campus, Ms. CHAY Kit See and our highly capable Operations Managers and select faculty members to spearhead and drive this through its infancy, planning and then finally to its implementation process when both campuses become one.
SSIS Xuhui campus was started in September 2003 with 146 students to meet the demands of our growing enrollment in Minhang. It’s a great treasure and the memories of the 12 years spent in a close-knit community, closing one chapter of our SSIS Xuhui history and writing a fresh chapter of a bigger, better and united SSIS.
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