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The Greater Hongqiao Community Guide - Living and working in Shanghai The Greater Hongqiao Community Guide - Living and working in Shanghai

Our Community

Lisa and her husband Andrew are both British and teachers at the British International School Shanghai where Andy is head of the Secondary school and Lisa is Head of Year 10 and a teacher of MFL and EAL. They have two boys aged 9 and 4 who enjoy attending the primary school at BISS Puxi.

News & Events

Quick-look Calendar

Jump 360

A Message from Our Event Sponsor - Jump 360

Everybody at Jump360 welcomes you to Shanghai and the Huacao Community!

Cafe Du Village

Café Du Village ‘A home away from home’

Café Du Village has become an institution in our community. Located midway along the row of shops on Baole Lu, it provides a cosy place to meet up with friends, swap news and drink some great coffee.

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Your Shanghai: Photography Competition

Are you an aspiring photographer who wants to show off some of your fantastic work and help a good cause? Then this is the competition for you!

Huaxin Therapy Centre

Giving a Helping Hand to Feel Part of The Chinese Community

Ellen Loasby arrived in Shanghai with her family in February 2008, ‘Eight years ago!’ she exclaims with some surprise to herself. Her daughter Anna is now in Year 11 studying for her iGCSEs and her son Tom is in Year 8.

CNY Celebrations

Living the life, Chinese Style- An interview with 4 BISS Puxi Parents

Amidst the excitement of the recent Chinese New Year celebrations here at BISS Puxi, we were lucky enough to grab four Chinese mums before they went on stage to perform in the celebrations and ask them, ‘What’s it like to live here in Shanghai?’

Downtown Shanghai

10 Top Things to See and Do over CNY in Shanghai

Celebrating Chinese New Year Here in Shanghai? Apart from the fireworks, Chinese New Year is the quietest time of year here in Shanghai, which is why it makes it such a great time to explore the city and enjoy the sites of Shanghai in the Year of the Monkey.

learning chinese

Getting to Grips with Mandarin Makes Life in Shanghai Fun

When you are first considering your move to Shanghai, one of the concerns is the language. We asked Helen Walsh-Patient, a BISS Puxi parent who has lived in Shanghai since 2009 to tell us of her experiences of learning Mandarin.

dutch family

A Dutch Life in Shanghai

Some hints and tips on how to settle in, what to consider when choosing where to live, where to shop,the best places to eat and great places to take the children at the weekend and during the school holidays.