This week saw the official visit by President Xi to Shenzhen to celebrate 40 years of development. His speech was important to the SIS community because he indicated support for the continuing growth of the city through the attraction of foreign talent. Our school was founded to support the development of Shenzhen by providing international-quality education to expatriate and globally connected families. I am very pleased that it will be our continuing responsibility to promote international education as Shenzhen continues to lead the world in many areas of innovation.
The school continues to work closely with the authorities to demonstrate high levels of hygiene and safety. After the announcement of cases of Covid-19 in Qingdao over the National Day vacation we have been carefully monitoring all the people who enter our campuses. We very much appreciate the support of families in checking their children for any illness each morning and alerting the school with any issues. Together we can ensure our community stays safe.
We are celebrating the arrival of several more teachers from quarantine. The process of transit from around the world to our classrooms continues and we are happy to welcome Brian Gumport, Matthew Browne, Leda Cedo, Alastair Fairman, Jennifer Hanna, Stephane Genard, and Jacqueline Suh into the SIS community here in Shekou. While welcoming staff home is great news, I also regret to share that we will be commencing a global search for a secondary principal as Mr Phil Rogers will be pursuing new opportunities next year. I am confident in finding an excellent replacement and will keep the community informed on this matter over the next month.
Head of School
Did you know that...
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, the "Witness to Shenzhen Special Economic Zone’s 40-year Journey•Shenzhen in the Eyes of Foreigners" series of interviews was officially launched. 40 representatives of foreign talent in different fields such as technology, finance, medical care, and education told stories about advancing the economic and social development of Shenzhen.
Greg Smith, Head of School of Shekou International School, and Emily Cave, Head of School of NCIC Immersion School, were interviewed about International Education in Shenzhen.
Shenzhen in the Eyes of Foreigners Click here for more coverage from 深圳新闻网 sznews.com.
Click here for more coverage from Shenzhen Foreign Affairs.
Click here for more coverage from CIEP. Click herefor more coverage from Shenzhen Tech Innovation深圳科技创新.
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Welcome to those teachers who have completed quarantine and are now in Shekou.