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Principal's Welcome

I would like to welcome you to HIKSVS International School on behalf of the whole faculty as the founding team of the school. HIKSVS International School opened its door on 21 August 2017 but it already has a proud history that goes back 442 years. It also has the foundational support of three highly successful Tianjin kindergartens. I could not have been more impressed or more motivated when I discovered the vision for this joint adventure.

Our strong partnership with the historic and highly successful Sutton Valence School in Kent, one of England’s leading schools, will underpin almost all we do. In particular, the academic curriculum and teaching methods, the enrichment opportunities, our links within the community and the opportunities for leadership and service will closely replicate those in our sister school. HIKSVS International School will bring together the very best of western and eastern educational methods, drawing on the traditions of both cultures, and serving international pupils and domestic Chinese pupils equally through a dual curriculum, with a number of integrated subjects and activities and first-class teaching throughout the school.

Perhaps the ethos of both schools can be summed up by the comment from the Head of Sutton Valence Preparatory School on their website:

 We have high expectations of ourselves and of our children, both inside and out of the classroom, and we have a long history of successful preparation of children for the next stage of their education. None of this should come at the expense of childhood and what this School does so successfully is find that balance between delivering in terms of education, and yet doing so kindly and with many broad, interesting and high-quality opportunities. 

We very much welcome prospective families and inquisitive educators, to not only explore our school remotely via this website, but to visit us in Tianjin for a tour of our facilities and to share in our excitement as we prepare to open what we are certain will be an exceptional school.

 

Andrew Hurst
Principal

校长致辞

欢迎访问华兰萨顿国际学校!非常荣幸能够与一支有朝气、充满激情同时非常专业的来自中外的教师团队一起成为华兰萨顿的创始团队!华兰萨顿国际学校于2017年8月21日正式开学。令人骄傲的是,我们的姊妹校萨顿瓦伦斯学校可以追溯到442年前。同时,华兰集团在天津开办的三所极其成功的幼稚园也为本校的创办提供了基础支持。

与历史悠久且极其成功的肯特郡萨顿瓦伦斯学校(英国排名前列的学校之一)建立的牢固的合作关系为本校将开展的一切行动提供支持。特别是本校开设的学术课程、采用的教学方法、提供的拓展机会、与社区建立的广泛联系以及为学生提供的领导力和服务机遇将复制我们这所姊妹学校的模式。华兰萨顿国际学校将融合中西方最优秀的教育方式与传统教育理念,通过开设双语课程,使中国和外国的小学生能够接受到同等公平的教育。学校将开设及开展各种综合课程和活动,提供一流的教学服务。

或许萨顿瓦伦斯学校校长在其网站上发表的意见可以很好地总结这两所学校的办学理念:

 无论是课上还是课下,我们对自己和我们的孩子都寄予厚望。我们在帮助孩子们顺利进入下一阶段学习方面拥有悠久的历史。

所有这些都不应以牺牲孩子的童年时光为代价,本校的成功之处就在于我们找到了平衡点,在提供教育的同时,真诚地为孩子们提供很多广泛、有趣、良好的机会。

真诚欢迎各位有兴趣的家长及乐于探索的教育人士在通过本网站详细了解本校的同时,能够到天津参观我们的教学设施,和我们共同分享学校即将开学的激动之情。届时,我们会向您介绍这所学校的独特之处。

 

Andrew Hurst
校长