Mission & Vision

ZIS Mission

Our Mission

At ZIS we strive to develop dynamic and principled global citizens who have the skills and attitudes to enable them to become compassionate life-long learners who will contribute positively to the future of our world.

Our Philosophy

The Zhuhai International School (ZIS) has been educating young people from across the globe in a caring and inspirational environment since 2007. Working with students from the age of 3 to 18, we have around 30 different nationalities exploring challenging aspects of the world around us and experiencing the joys and rewards of inquiry-based concept learning.

As an IB World School, ZIS is uniquely placed to promote new perspectives and broaden the minds of the children in our care,and deepen their sense of understanding and wonder. ZIS prizes communication, holistic learning and intercultural awareness and is the perfect place for truly international families who are bringing up their children to be global citizens. ZIS students are a unique blend of nationalities, cultures and ethnicities, all eager to contribute actively and compassionately to the life of our school and the wider community around us.

ZIS students strive to do the right thing, even when they may be the only ones who will notice. Whether our students are with us for a year or two, or stay through to graduation and move on to the university of their dreams, we want our young people to look back on ZIS as a time when their desire to learn was awakened and they began to realize they have the power to change the lives of others and make a difference in our world.

At ZIS we encourage our students to become:

  • Inquirers – their natural curiosity has been nurtured and they actively enjoy learning
  • Thinkers – they exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to solving complex problems
  • Communicators – they receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language
  • Risk-takers – they approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence to explore new ideas
  • Knowledgeable – they have explored themes that have global significance and have acquired a critical mass of knowledge
  • Principled – they have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning and have acquired integrity, honesty and a sense of justice
  • Caring – they show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others, and have a sense of personal commitment to helping others
  • Open-minded – they respect the values of other individuals and cultures and seek to consider a range of points of view
  • Well-balanced – they understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being
  • Reflective – they give thoughtful consideration to their own learning by constructively analysing their personal strengths and weaknesses.

At ZIS, our students should demonstrate:

  • Appreciation – Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.
  • Commitment – Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility.
  • Confidence – Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.
  • Cooperation – Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.
  • Creativity – Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach.
  • Curiosity – Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and culture.
  • Empathy – Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspective of others.
  • Enthusiasm – Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.
  • Independence – Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments.
  • Integrity – Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.
  • Respect – Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.
  • Tolerance – Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.


Zhuhai International School is an authorized school for the IB Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.