Principal's Greeting


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to a new Shenzhen Oasis International School, an exclusive Middle School only which has grown out of Green Oasis School and caters specifically for the needs of students aged 11 to 14 years of age.

Like its sister school Green Oasis School, Shenzhen Oasis International School (SOIS) offers a UK based education in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in China. Shenzhen is a unique city with a population made of people from not only the whole of China but from the international community as well. SOIS understands the signifiance of preparing our young people to have a global perspective and experience internationalism while still celebrating the importance of the culture and language of China.

As part of the Oasis Group of Schools SOIS aims for academic excellence in all we do. Our Vision:


is at the heart of all we do at the School and all our programmes both academic and extra-curricular stem from them.

We are extremely proud of the historical beginnings of Shenzhen Oasis International School and in 2021 we will be celebrating 20 years of growth and continued innovation and improvement which defines who we are as the Oasis Schools. SOIS will continue to build on the Guiding Statements established for the Oasis Schools ensuring it caters for the distinctive needs of middle school students.

SOIS follows an enhanced National Curriculum for England from Year 7 through to Year 9.  While the main body of teaching is in English all children are taught Chinese. We aim for every child to be bilingual, being proficient in both English and Chinese and thus truly able to experience and immerse themselves in the best that the East and West have to offer. We have also introduced Chinese Mathematics across all year levels as we strive to offer a challenging curriculum that best suits our student cohort and their unique needs.

The continued growth of GOS and the establishment of SOIS brings about a change in the management structure. At SOIS Mr. Robert Ledlie is the Vice Principal-Academics and Ms. Alessa Tang is the Vice Principal-Administration. They will manage highly qualified teams of both overseas and local staff to ensure all students are getting the best of both worlds. The school will continue to strive to build on the curriculum and ensure students have the skills and knowledge they need to go forward into their senior years of study no matter if they choose IGCSE/A Levels, IB Diploma, US Aps or any other curriculum offered by their host country. .

We are proud of the past academic achievements of our students and of the progress they make at all stages of their education. We are equally proud of our extensive range of activities for students outside the classroom. Students are given a choice of a wide range of opportunities in sports, arts and community service which enhance the formal curriculum. This includes academic competitions, excursions, special subject focus days and performance based activities. (Of course all of this will be done as soon as we are permitted.) We promote a holistic approach to education where students are encouraged to be involved outside the classroom and to reach their full potential in all they do.

To support the above Shenzhen Oasis has both EAL and Learning Support departments. These give opportunities for each student to flourish through building on their learning experiences in significant ways. We ensure that we cater for individual student abilities and learning styles through a method called differentiation. We aim to ensure that each student has the means to maximize their true potential in a meaningful and supportive context. The school also takes its nurturing role seriously with a full time counselor to assist students and their families.

Shenzhen Oasis prides itself on giving students the best and our new site, the former home of Shenzhen College of International Education, offers faculties to meet our students’ needs.  SOIS is fortunate to have a number of specialist rooms, including science and IT/Maker Space laboratories, art and music rooms as well as facilities to offer a wide range of activities in physical education to name a few. All classrooms are fitted with the latest in modern technology. There is also a parent portal which enables parents, teachers and students to communicate. All the above ensures our students grow into independent, confident and creative students ready to face the future as they progress through their schooling.  

If you would like to know more about SOIS, please contact the school for further information and book a time to see for yourselves the excellent work being achieved by our students. We look forward to working with students, parents and teachers in creating an even more exciting future for this truly unique and inspiring school.

I hope you enjoy learning about the school and we look forward to celebrating our achievements with you on our website. Please feel free to visit often as the site will be updated regularly. Thank you.


Helen Swan