About US


Shanghai Concord, established in 2017, is the first bilingual private school in the Huangpu District from Grade 1 to Grade 12. The school enjoys the full support of the Party Committee and the Huangpu District Government and adheres to the educational policies stipulated by the Huangpu District Education Bureau. The Middle School curriculum is composed of the compulsory Chinese curriculum and bilingual curriculum. We enroll G6 students every year in Shanghai. 


STUDENT MANAGEMENT  


The school’s core values are ‘Harmony, Trust and Decency’. While providing students with first-class academic education, we are also committed to creating a safe, modern and friendly environment, cultivating students' honesty, friendliness, self-confidence and self-discipline, encouraging them to innovate and practice, and helping them prepare for future challenges. 

HOUSE SYSTEM


On joining Shanghai Concord, all our students are allocated to a particular House randomly. The students can obtain House points for his or her House through their brilliant performance, and we award a prize to the House winning the highest points every semester. Our students build up an allegiance to their House through a series of inter-house competitions, which take place throughout the year. These competitions cover the areas of various subjects, sports, music, art, speech & debate, etc. They are conducted in the spirit of friendly rivalry and are a means of developing soft skills of empathy and teamwork.

Our four Houses are named after four great personsMahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Tu Youyoufor their remarkable contributions to the world. All our students and staff are expected to take them as examples, putting the school’s core values ‘Harmony, Trust and Decency' into practice and upholding the culture and ethos these four persons’ conduct exemplifies throughout their lives.


TUTOR SYSTEM


Each tutor group (class) is equipped with two tutors. The daily tutor  time is from 8:15 AM to 8:35 AM, during which the tutors learn the PSHE (personal, social and health education) course together with their students and organise related educational activities. If a student needs support, he/she can always ask his/her tutor for help; if a student has problems with his/her academic performance or behaviour, the tutors will also give guidance to him/her. Different from public schools, our tutor group consists of two tutors – one Chinese tutor and the other expatriate tutor. Both of them supervise the students' academic performance and manage their daily life.

Additionally, 8:10-8:30 every morning is the tutor time, when the tutors complete a checklist of student attendance, collect assignments, deliver a PSHE programme, etc. At the end of each semester, each tutor group gives comments to each student in the class. With the tutor system, our students are treated more fairly, which shows our care for them. In a semester, a tutor has at least one formal communication with each student and a formal meeting with the parents, and a comprehensive assessment on the academic report.

REWARD & PUNISHMENT SYSTEM  


Reward


We give timely and public rewards to the students who have outstanding performance and reflect our core values “Harmony, Trust and Decency” and to the individuals and the teams that have won awards in various competitions on campus.

Discipline


We have a series of rules and regulations aimed at protecting students individually and collectively, and ensuring fair and just treatment of each student.

Principle


School bullying, theft, cheating in exams and carrying dangerous goods are the bottom line of the school. Students who violate the rules will receive different disciplines and even get expelled.


Daily Code of Conduct


There are standards for various behaviours of students in the school, such as dress code, civilised etiquette, class break and lunch break, interpersonal relationship, public property protection, mobile phone use, etc., in order to develop good habits of our students. If there is any violation, the student will be subject to discipline, such as staying at school for self-examination at noon or after school, and receiving an assessment for each class until he/she makes corrections. 

Academic System


The system is established for academic issues such as classroom learning, assignments, use of English, and guidance, so as to promote students’ independent academic learning, encourage them to always dedicate themselves to their studies, and seek the help of teachers in case of problems. Any violation will lead to discipline from the subject teacher.

PARENT-SCHOOL COMMUNICATION


We maintain communications with parents collectively and individually through various forms to create a harmonious atmosphere and mechanism for parent-school education.

PARENT AMBASSADOR


It generally refers to the parent committee. We hold a parent ambassador meeting every quarter. The parent ambassadors collect common questions and suggestions from parents in advance and submit them to the school. We will make positive response and try our best to solve the problems.

COURSE SHARING MEETING


Every semester, we hold an education sharing meeting for all the parents, and provide guidance in course introduction, learning methods, and parent-child communications.

PARENT/TUTOR MEETING, PARENT/TEACHER MEETING


At SCBS, there is one Parent/Tutor Meeting and one Parent/Teacher Meeting per term, when parents can meet tutors or subject teachers to discuss their child's progress one to one. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

MAIL & PHONE


The individual two-way communication between parents and the school is conducted mainly by mail and phone. If there is any problem between the school and parents, such direct and efficient modes of communication as sending mails to the school office or making an appointment for meeting with teachers/parents will be adopted to minimise any unnecessary contradiction arising from adverse communication between parents and teachers, and spread of negative emotion. 

Our Principal sends a letter to all the parents every week and a parent newsletter at the end of each month to maintain positive communications with parents.

WECHAT


We currently post the school’s latest activity information on the school WeChat every school day.

HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE  


We have set up a health & safety committee to pay close attention to and ensure the safety and health of all the students and staff on campus, mainly including:


- Mental health education and crisis intervention
- Campus safety and escape drill
- Emergency response to sudden injury accidents
- Dining hall food safety and drinking water safety
- Quarantine, prevention and control of infectious diseases
- Early warning of potential safety hazards 

ONE-ON-ONE COUNSELING 


We offer psychological courses for Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 6 and Grade 7 students, and also provide one-on-one counseling for students in need.