International Schools Consortium

International Schools Consortium (iSC) is a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions.

Andrew Tham

I have always been interested in two things – how the natural world works and B-grade science fiction. My lifelong fascination with them began when, as a six-year-old, I visited the Singapore Science Center after watching a B-grade silent film adaptation of Jules Verne’s "Journey to the Center of the Earth." The first “original” question I remember asking is – why do we hear explosions in films about outer space when space is a vacuum? After many detours later in life, including a post-graduate degree in science and research work as a rain forest conservationist, I became a teacher with the intention of helping young people de-mystify science and appreciate nature.

Andrew Tham
Secondary Science/Math Teacher

M.S. National University of Singapore, Singapore
Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers, University of Cambridge, England