International Family Day

The school’s spectacular annual International Family Day is organized by parents and staff.

This is the event on our school calendar that everyone looks forward to all year long. This fantastic occasion brings together the entire community celebrating national pride and international diversity. During the day everyone enjoys sampling food from the country stalls, winning raffle prizes, bidding on the country and class baskets, taking part in the games and watching performances.

The day highlights what the families at SSIS stand for. Living in Suzhou most of us far away from our homes and roots, we celebrate our heritage and traditions together with our local families and community. As we proudly fly our flags, taste each other’s dishes, participate in games and perform on stage, borders cease to exist.

While International Family Day is a celebration of the many different nationalities present in the school community its core aim is to raise money for charitable organizations in Suzhou and further afield. Last year over RMB270,000 was raised for the following local, charitable groups: Bo’ai School, Core of Youth, Help-Kids Qinghai, Smile for Claire, SSIS Charity Committee.


An annual celebration of the uniqueness of the SSIS community, bringing us closer together and strengthening our community.


The SSIS International Family Day is a fun event suitable for all ages, organized by the school community for the school and wider Suzhou community. Funds raised from the event support local, national and international charities.