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  • LittleStar Magazine: The Value of Discipline

    LittleStar Magazine: The Value of Discipline

    While it’s easy for children and parents alike to focus on the end result of the efforts put into completing academic work – the marks on student progress reports – it should not be forgotten that one of the key skills children are developing as they learn and study, discipline, is important for the long haul. As students learn to master their homework and projects, they also form ingrained habits of discipline that will carry over into other areas of life.

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  • Shanghai Daily: Extending Learning beyond Academics: Active Clubs Keep Children Growing

    Shanghai Daily: Extending Learning beyond Academics: Active Clubs Keep Children Growing

    Participating in clubs allows children to develop a spectrum of talents that may not be revealed in the academic context, and in some cases, club activities lead children to explore a career path they may not have considered before – namely in the arts, music, or diplomacy. Many of these activities teach students skills that can be applied not only to academics, but to their time at University, and their adult working life as well: discipline, commitment, and persistence.

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  • City Weekend Parents & Kids: Benefits of a Strong Chinese Programme

    City Weekend Parents & Kids: Benefits of a Strong Chinese Programme

    The world’s second largest economy. The most populous nation. The top tourist destination in Asia. Interest in China is burgeoning for multiple reasons, and nowhere is this more evident than in the growing number of Chinese language courses offered around the world. The rise of China on the global stage means that Chinese language skills already are, and will continue to be, a genuine asset in the workplace of tomorrow.

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  • Shanghai Family: Helping Children Develop Positive Character Traits

    Shanghai Family: Helping Children Develop Positive Character Traits

    Parents go to great lengths to encourage their child’s healthy eating habits, and for good reason – health experts routinely emphasise the importance of proper nutrition for a child to grow and stay healthy. Equally important is what is fed into a child’s mind. Learning positive character traits, in this sense, is food for the soul.

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  • Shanghai Daily: Sports Develop Character

    Shanghai Daily: Sports Develop Character

    Soccer in South America. Baseball in the US. Taekwondo in South Korea, and rugby in Australia. Every nation has an appreciation for sports, though the most popular games vary by region. And while Secondary school sports may not command the following of professional teams, school athletic programmes and the athletes that participate in them are very important to many communities around the world. It’s a little different in an international setting, though. For the expatriate community in Shanghai, not everyone plays the same sports, and, indeed, different groups place different values on participation in sports.

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