SCCSC – ISNS 10th Anniversary Celebrations
Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino-Canada and the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen enthusiastically celebrated their 10th anniversary on Tuesday December 11, 2012 at the Poly Theatre of Nanshan, Shenzhen.
At this great milestone, SCCSC and ISNS are very honoured and proud to have received recognition from esteemed representatives of the Guangzhou Education Bureau, Nanshan District Education Bureau, and the Government of Canada, for their contribution to society and the global education industry. Attendees of the 10th Anniversary Celebrations included Mr. Chen Jian, Director of Guangdong Municipal People’s Government Education Evaluation Department Mr. Jean-Philippe Davignon, Vice-Consul and Trade Commissioner of the Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou Mr. Zhou Xinsen, Deputy Bureau Chief of Nanshan Education Bureau Chief, Mr. Xiong Kaiming, Director of Admissions’ Office of Shenzhen Education Bureau, Mr. Gao Guang Jun, Political Instructor of the Nantou Police Station, and leaders from local schools.
The past decade has seen fantastic growth at both schools, not only in numbers, but also in areas of pedagogy, internationalization, teacher training, and innovative learning methods. In ten years, SCCSC grew from under 300 to over 900 students, successfully incorporating Chinese and Canadian pedagogy into their curriculum. The majority of graduates attend universities overseas, mainly to Canada, with over 70% receiving scholarships. SCCSC is currently in the process to become the first Round Square School in China.
In the same period, ISNS grew from 80 students to over 400. ISNS began with the vision of providing a quality Canadian education experience with an international emphasis. Today, ISNS is recognized in the community for cultivating a love for learning in young people and creating opportunities for students to become successful global citizens. Graduates attend universities across Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and worldwide. ISNS is currently pursuing accreditation from the Council of International Schools, Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
SCCSC and ISNS are sincerely grateful for the unconditional support from the community, parents and students, educational partners, the Government of China, and the Government of Canada. The schools look forward to the coming decade with optimism and anticipation.