This Week at ISQ

Calendar Update

Dear Parents,

Please note there is a correction to the 2016-2017 ISQ School Calendar.

Correction: January 3rd is a full-day of school.

Thank you for your understanding!

Letter to Parents – Leaving Students

Dear Parents,

If your family will be moving or returning to your home country at the end of this semester, please contact your child’s homeroom/advisory group teacher as soon as possible.   We hope to have time to help your child prepare for the transition as well as complete all the necessary paperwork for you.  School documents will be ready for you to pick up after 12:00 pm on the last day of this semester which is Friday, December 16, 2016.

Betty Cao

Student Registrar

International School of Qingdao (MTI)

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Travel period 2017/2/13 – 2017/6/30

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Flu Shots at Qingdao United Family Hospital

Are you worried about catching the flu this year?  If so, Qingdao United Family Hospital has Flu Shots available for only 88RMB.

For reservations, please dial their 24 Hour Service Center: 4008-919191

For flu shot information, please refer to the following link:

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older, including healthy people, those with chronic medical conditions, and pregnant women.

Class story from Kindergarten Class

They used the pennies to buy things from teacher.


Class story from Junior Kindergarten Class

I made a Christmas tree!


We are practicing for Friday!


Class story from Foundation Class

Enrico is showing us what one can do when the air is bad 🙂


“Who wants to play with Adela?” Gwenny comes running:”Me!!”, and Adam comes too. Adam does funny tricks and Adela laughs heartily!

ECC & ES Christmas Program

A wonderful time was had by all at our ECC & ES will have a combined Christmas Program this morning.  We’re glad that so many parents were able to join in our festivities and share the joy of this holiday season.  We hope it will be a new cherished memory for your families.

ES Spelling Bee Lists

Next week, students will take home a list of words to study to help them prepare for the Class Spelling Bee that will take place in January.  Please encourage your child to study, know the words, and hopefully participate in the Spelling Bee.  In case your child loses the list or your family leaves for the holidays early, you can find our spelling bee list online by clicking this link: ISQ Spelling Bee List

Senior Departure Seminar

Parents of 12th Graders,

The 2017 Senior Departure Seminar beginning on January 11th -14th, will help your child prepare for the transition of leaving high school and China, and thinking about the exciting new stage of life ahead. This year the seminar will feature many different sessions that will allow students to choose specific topics that they are interested in.  We will be staying at the Novotel Beijing Xinqiao, Chong Wen Men Xi Da Jie, Beijing. The hotel phone number is 6513 3366. All 12th grade students are required to attend this event and next week students will be bring home permission slips for you to sign. Other specific details about the event will be listed on the permission slip. This is an awesome activity for your 12th grader to participate in as they will be spending these three days will all of the Seniors from our other ISC sister schools around China.

December Exam Week Schedule

Dear Students,

Below you will find the exam schedule. However, there are a few things you need to remember.

You cannot be on campus without teacher permission and supervision after 11:45.

If you do not have an exam during one of the exam blocks but still come to school you must be in the library or with a teacher.

If you have two exams for the same subject you need to work that out with your teacher(s) beforehand.

Dress Code is still in place during exam week.  You can still receive detentions, even if you have to serve them next semester.


High School Goodbye Party 2016

Students & Parents,

Come one; come all to the annual ISQ high-school Goodbye Party on Wednesday night, December 14th at 6:30!  The Goodbye Party is a traditional in-school event arranged by the student council. All high school students are invited, and its purpose is to give an opportunity for students to have fun and say their goodbyes to those leaving ISQ. This year’s theme is “Carnival” and will feature a variety of food, music, and a talent show. It will be a great time for all!

Please be sure to refer to the dress code below for this event.

Girls Dress Code:

  1. Dresses may not be cut below the bust line. Excessive cleavage is not allowed.
  2. Dresses may be backless as long as it is not cut under the bra line.
  3. Midriffs may not be exposed. This includes both the front and sides of the dress.
  4. Dress length must exceed mid-thigh (about 10cm from the floor while kneeling).
  5. Dresses must not have a slit that exceeds mid-thigh (fingertip length).
  6. Undergarments should not be visible. See-through apparel is not permitted.
  7. Garments that are tight or low-cut are also unacceptable.
  8. Shawls / Jackets must be worn with strapless dresses, or dresses with a single strap or
    spaghetti strap.

Guys Dress Code:

  1. As this event is business casual, please do not dress in t-shirts or hoodies.
  2. Do not wear clothing that has tears or holes.
  3. It would be appropriate to wear nice slacks or khaki pants.
  4. Button-up shirts, collared shirts, polo’s, and sweaters would all be appropriate to wear.

Students who violate the dress code will receive a detention and be required to change their clothes.

See you there!

Jessica Attaway

Student Services