Shen Wai International School (SWIS) Student Publishes Report on Dachong Reconstruction

SWIS学生Huang Siyi发表大冲改造前后调查报告

Huang Siyi goes to Dachong Village for field work

Huang Siyi goes to Dachong Village for field work

Huang Siyi, a Grade 11 student from Shen Wai International School, recently published a report titled “The inspiration that Dachong Village renewal can give to areas with high density in developing countries.”

Urban village renewal is a key part in city development, and the reconstruction of the Dachong urban village in Nanshan District is one such urban upgrade undertaken in Shenzhen.

An intern at the Shenzhen Real Estate Research Center Urban Renewal and Old Village Reconstruction Group, the 17-year-old described the whole renewal process of the urban village in her report from five different perspectives: business, commercial office, residence, transportation, greening and public facilities. She examined rights confirmation, people-oriented renewal plans, and the close cooperation between the government and project developer as the three criteria for measuring the outcomes. Huang also mentioned Mexico City, Mumbai and Sao Paulo as other examples of the global phenomenon of densely populated urban areas that are resource-inefficient.

During three months of observation and research from April to early July, Huang concluded that the city should be developed continuously alongside population growth, and project developers and the government should play their respective roles. She also stated in the report that supporting facilities and humanistic care are significant, and culture should be integrated with communities during the renewal process.

Her report was then selected and published on the official WeChat account of Shenzhen Real Estate Research Center for its exemplary information.

Explaining that choosing the best information to be included in her research was her biggest difficulty as we live in a society of ubiquitous information, Huang said, “I have a deeper understanding of urban planning after finishing this report. Urban planning is concerned with the comprehensive consideration of many areas and it impacts the future of the city.”

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Born and raised in Shenzhen, Huang said she became interested in urban planning through listening to her parents when she was a little girl. By attending lectures, reading books and doing internships, Huang wishes to learn more about urban planning.

Her dream is to be a great urban planner, like her parents. She hopes she will be able to use her knowledge to improve the health and well-being of people in the city.

“I want build a city that finds a balance between the economic and the environmental,” she said.

Chinese and Pinyin Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963
Past Events of Shen Wai international School:

Zero One Technology Festival Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony Of Zero One Technology Festival 2018
Create The Universal Expo Of Black Technology

Zero One Technology Festival 2018 Trailer

Live Video

The “Zero One Technology Festival“, organized by Shenzhen Zero One Technology Co., LTD, under the guidance of China’s Industrial Development Alliance of Artificial Intelligence (AIIA), was held in Shenzhen I-Factory from 5th to 8th of July.  It has created an immersive future business space integrating multiple fields under the theme of “second nature”.

You may wonder, what is second nature? The general manager of Zero One Technology Festival Chen Jiangshan said that second nature is the inherent instinct that people live with technology. This technology festival will explore the second nature of the symbiosis between human and technology through the three modules of the intelligent technology exhibition, the summit forum, and the launch platform of black technology, and bring a new deep technology experience to consumers around the world.

GM of Zero One Chen Jiangshan Welcome Speech
GM of Zero One Chen Jiangshan Welcome Speech

30, 000 squares of intelligent science and technology, full scene exhibition, and new experience

The Festival covers an area of over 30,000 square meters. The intelligence technology expo covers artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, smart apparel, smart homes, smart medical, applications and security and virtual reality and all the cutting-edge areas. Compared to traditional science and technology festivals, it does not only display a single product but also embed products and technologies into commercial application scenarios but also creates an intelligent space for deep technology, full scene, and new experience. 

The intelligent technology exhibition is divided into “exploration”, “perception”, “release” and “awakening”. These four regions correspond to different intelligent spaces. The organizer has organized more than 100 black tech enterprises and more than 50 interactive experience show. There are many unicorn enterprises in the field of artificial intelligence among them, such as DJI, CEXO and Puppyrobot, jointly creating an AI+ scene experience space. In these four days, representatives from dozens of countries will show the world their latest entrepreneurial technologies. 

Instead of being an ordinary exhibition, the festival developed to be more like a futuristic full-scene cutting-edge science and technology show. “The Totem of Light”, “The Phantom Show”, “The Pulse of Urban” and other scientific and technological venues make “black technology” and contemporary aesthetics blend perfectly. At the scene, tourists can sit down and chat with robots, watch a robot runway show, taste a cup of coffee delivered by robots, or walk into AI business scenes such as unmanned shops and hospitals to have close contact with intelligent life scenes in the future. 

The cutting-edge press conference, the first launch of ten of the top black technology in the world

The festival is dedicated to creating the first platform for the launch of black technology. More than 10 cutting-edge press conferences will be held during the festival. Among them, more than most products are the world’s top black technology products. Many black technology products are released at the same time, which is rare in this market. It has also launched more than ten of the top black technology products, which has attracted the industry and media attention. 

As the world’s first full-scene immersive technology exhibition, CEXO brought its most dazzling and cutting-edge “Real Steel Exoskeleton” on stage. “Real steel exoskeleton” brought the independent research and development of the world’s first power packages to arm exoskeletons fingers (CEXO – 01), and the waist powered exoskeleton (CEXO – W02), to have close interaction with the audience on the scene.

In the field of brainwave, we have the world’s leading brainwave head-wear products developed by BRUN Technology, which can provide an EEG recognition system for industrial applications. It has the characteristics of high accuracy and high speed of EEG control. You can wear a brain cap with dozens of EEG capture points, and you’ll be able to control the characters in a 3D game. 

Midstereo, a leading domestic virtual reality technology company will launch the world’s most advanced backlit naked eye 3D product and redefine the naked eye 3D in the field of stereoscopic vision BrainCF, the world’s leading manufacturer of brain machines, launched the new brain machines on the spot. It comprehensively improves the performance and efficiency, leading the industry evolution. DTing will launch the world’s top bio-control products that can be used in the mobile terminal gestures, robot, mechanical arm control, smart TV gestures, and other areas, under the open AI era of new interactive way. 

Puppyrobot launched their new products at Zero One. Among them, LOLO robot can carry out planned cleaning for AI voice interaction and visual planning navigation, intelligent obstacle avoidance, education for children, and even home environment monitoring. Most importantly, you can manage your health and become your family doctor. You can realize one-key alarm and call your family remotely. Puppyrobot’s driverless cars “puppy” are also showing off the black technology of transportation, solving the problem of “last mile” community travel. 

Industry leaders’ summit, artificial intelligence unicorns talk about the future 

At the industry leaders’ summit, dozens of industry leaders from home and abroad jointly look forward to the “national strategic vision and reality of artificial intelligence” and explore “the next super species of 2018” at the Zero One Technology Festival. In these four days, they have been constantly brainstorming the top ideas, communicating with 12 top-level wisdom collisions, delivering 20 keynote speeches of industry leaders and talking about the future of the global technology industry. 

The industry leaders’ summit is divided into four major themes: industry, life, art, and culture. Steve Mann, the father of wearable computers, Fei Lianghong, Amazon AWS chief cloud computing technology consultant, Yan Zhijie, the chief scientist of voice interaction intelligence of Alibaba DAMO Academy – machine intelligence technology laboratory, Zhang Rui, the CEO of ARTrobot,  Song Yuegang, the chairman of Pangolin Robot Corp., Ltd and others industry leaders will be here. The summit focused on AI vision, service robots and other topics of greatest concern in the field of artificial intelligence. There will also be “Chinese style opportunity of AI”, “new power of AI”, “double liberation of intelligence and people” and “unlimited possibilities of AI and art”. Business trends in the era of artificial intelligence are in full view.

It has to be mentioned that the host place of the first Zero One Technology Festival was chosen in Shekou I-Factory in Shenzhen, it was previously the factory of Guangdong Jiangmen Isn Float Glass. It was the “experimental field of reform and opening up” in 1985. The Zero One Technology Festival invested hundreds of millions of Chinese Yuan to transform a small harbor between mountains and seas into a science and technology ideal country, which means to connect the past with the future. 

All products and technologies do not exist in isolation but are applied to real scenes in this show. It allows the technologies such as artificial intelligence and service robots to be embedded and connected with life scenes to create an immersive technology experience. It’s also a big no man’s land, all the smart office, the smart hotel, the smart business, the smart medical, the smart health and others come at one time, in the city of the future to build a technological ecosystem of the future. More than 10 revolutionary new technology launches from around the world. It is considered the most exclusive launch, which allows the users to take the deep technology to the end. It aims to create a Chinese version of CES, and Shenzhen, a city known as China’s Silicon Valley, is once again become the focus of the world.

Buy Tickets: http://www.huodongxing.com

Official website: http://www.zeroone-tech.com

Event Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018 – 8:00am – Sunday, July 8, 2018 – 11:30pm
Pricing Info: 299 RMB;1999 RMB;2999 RMB; 8000RMB
Booking Phone Number: 010-59037400
Place Address:  No.8, Haiwan Road, Shekou Industrial Zone, Shenzhen I-Factory 深圳市南山区海湾路8号蛇口价值工厂

Shenzhen’s 40th Anniversary Light Show

Shenzhen Special Economic Zone established the 40th anniversary of the light show. This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. It developed from a small fishing village to metropolis. The show was held near civic center and lotus park. We are so lucky to celebrate the success with this energetic city. Happy birthday Shenzhen!

Full version on Tencent: https://v.qq.com/x/page/i07069nqjd7.html

 

Shen Wai International School Healthy Living Month 2018

What an amazing “SWIS Healthy Living Month” this year! 

The SWIS Parent and Teacher Association (SWIS PTA) had organized a variety of fun and educational activities that focused on exercise, healthy eating and healthy body & mind. We hope all the experiences will help ensure our SWIS community lives a happy and healthy lifestyle. A big THANK YOU to everyone for truly making this month a SUCCESS!!

新一届的SWIS家校委员会(PTA)在五月SWIS健康生活月57-31日)期间为社区带来一系列有趣又有爱的亲子健康活动。 今年延续往年的传统,号召大家一起积极运动, 关注身心健康,学习健康知识。我们很高兴地看到这些活动得到了社区成员的热情响应! 在此,学校PTA希望向所有参与筹划,付出行动的老师,家长和学生表达衷心的感谢!  

Here is a quick recap of some of the wonderful activities that happened this month.

让我们共同回顾2018SWIS PTA健康生活月的精彩瞬间:

SWIS PTA Healthy Snack Giving Days 健康食品派发 

The SWIS PTA organized 4 Healthy Snack Giving Days to distribute healthy snacks from each ofthe 5 major food groups. These activities took place every Monday after school at3:30pm, with PTA members and parent volunteers handing out free healthy snacksfor the SWIS community to enjoy.

在五月的每个星期一的放学时分,学校PTA成员和家长志愿者在校门口为学生分发健康食物。出于营养均衡的考虑,每个星期派发的的食物的品种各有不同。https://mmbiz.qpic.cn/mmbiz_jpg/Q6DxW1J9qzylFZoucJO929NYhicj1GAsPWOGpANj4IEfic6wYGTicOlmhMVJLOz5Ak51IsX4iaz4YyQk6icNdUS2YMQ/640?wx_fmt=jpeg&tp=webp&wxfrom=5&wx_lazy=1

 

Here were the Healthy Snack Giving Days designated for the 5 food groups:

May 7th: GRAINS

57日, 谷物 (健康杂粮棒) 

May 14th: VEGETABLES and PROTEIN

514日:蔬菜和蛋白质 (有机水果胡萝卜、圣女果、豆奶)

 

May 21st: DAIRY

521日:乳制品 (芝士棒、酸奶)

 

May 28th: FRUITS

528日:水果 (苹果、香蕉、葡萄干)data:image/gif;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAYAAAAfFcSJAAAADUlEQVQImWNgYGBgAAAABQABh6FO1AAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==

SWIS PTA Educational Presentations 系列健康讲座:

 

The SWIS PTA also organized 3 interesting presentations for the SWIS community. There was a presentation on the “Anatomy of Good Posture” for our Secondary students, as well as aparent lecture on “Chiropractic Health care” on May 15th.  We had a second parent lecture on “Dental Care for Healthy Smiles” on May 25th. The final parent lecture was on “Healthy Parenting: Good Behavior in Children” on May 29th. 

A big thank you to all our guest speakers for their presentations: Dr. Steve Chiarello from Vista-SK; Dr.Teddy Wu from U-Dental; and Dr. Rhoda Despabiladeras from Vista-SK. We would also like extend our gratitude to all the parents that attended the sessions and we hope you have obtained useful information to help you focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and well-being. 

今年,我们很高兴地邀请到社会各界的医学专家来到SWIS为社区提供专业的健康知识介绍及现场互动演示。在此,我们衷心地感谢来自维世达的美式整脊专家Dr. Steve Chiarello和心理医生Dr. Rhoda Despabiladeras,以及来自友睦口腔的口腔专家Dr.Teddy Wu。它们分别为社区带来了以下讲座:

·      515 家长讲座:脊骨保健

·      525 家长讲座:健康牙齿 相伴一生

·      529 家长讲堂:如何引导孩子形成良好的行为习惯 

Dr. Steve Chiarello from Vista-SK
Dr. Steve Chiarello from Vista-SK
Dr.Teddy Wu from U-Dental
Dr.Teddy Wu from U-Dental
Dr. Rhoda Despabiladeras from Vista-SK
Dr. Rhoda Despabiladeras from Vista-SK

 

 SWIS PTA Family Run 家庭亲子晨跑  

The SWIS PTA Family Run is a fun, fitness activity for families to spend time together whileexercising. We had 8 successful Family Run days this month. The event was at7:45am–8:15am, every Tuesday and Thursday, from May 8th to May 31st.We would like to thank all the participants of the SWIS PTA Family Run and we encouragefamilies to continue planning more exercise time together and have fun!! Joinus next year for more fun fitness activities!

“SWIS PTA家庭亲子晨跑(原SWIS PTA家庭里程俱乐部)是一项充满趣味的健康运动项目,以家庭为单位,鼓励学生及家长培养强身健体的良好习惯,享受跑步的乐趣。该活动在5月的每个星期二和星期四早上7:45-8:15分在校操场举行。今年,PTA为此项活动特别定制了里程奖牌。每个参与跑步的家庭都领取了跑步里程记录册,每跑完操场一圈即可获得一枚盖章印花。以家庭为单位,每跑满24圈后就能兑换一枚活动奖牌(获得奖牌数量不限)。

我们很高兴地看到许多家庭坚持跑了全部8天的晨跑!家长们的参与给了孩子更多的动力。孩子们的坚持也让家长们十分骄傲!         

Thank you all! 感谢您的支持和参与!

SWIS PTA SWIS 家校委员会 

 

Family run photo gallery 亲子晨跑家庭相册

Chinese Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963

Shen Wai International School – PYP Annual Visual Arts Exhibition

PYP Annual Visual Arts Exhibition 艺术前线 深外国际部小学部视觉艺术展

On Friday, May 18th, the PYP Visual Arts department held our second annual Exhibition. Our elementary artists have been working diligently all year and this was a wonderful chance to showcase their hard work. Students displayed pieces created from a variety of mediums including collage, prints, digital art, weavings, Papier-mâché, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, drawings and more.

518-25日,我校视觉艺术教学组在教学楼的艺术长廊举办了小学年度艺术展,面向社区展示这一学年学生们完成的艺术作品。作品展示了小艺术家们用多种材料创作的作品,如拼贴,印刷,数码艺术,编织,纸雕塑,陶瓷,雕塑,绘画等。  

In addition to individual work, the exhibition showcased many examples of collaborative work as that is an important part of our Arts program. Students proudly showed their parents around the exhibits, explaining how they created  their projects and what they learned in the process. Teachers enjoyed mingling with parents and greeting excited students who were enjoying the gallery display. It was a wonderful opportunity for all who came to experience the wealth of creativity in the PYP program at SWIS.

在独立完成的作品之外,教学组还展示了一些艺术课程中很重要的合作艺术作品。展览期间,小艺术家们骄傲地向他们的父母介绍这次展览,向家长们讲述他们如何学习和创作这些艺术作品,艺术老师们也参与了学生和家长们的谈话。在学年即将结束之际,艺术展无疑是分享孩子们无限创造力的优秀平台。

Heather Johnston 

PYP Visual Art Team Lead 

Photos:

 About Shen Wai International School   

Shen Wai International School (SWIS) is located in the beautiful scenery of the Shenzhen Bay. SWIS covers a floor area of 24,000 m2 with a construction area of 42,000 m2 and is equipped with extensive first class facilities. It serves children of the expatriate community who work in Shenzhen and children who are permanent residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The school altogether has 54 classrooms with a capacity of hosting 1,080 Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in total. Its refined style of architecture, green and picturesque campus and modern facilities and equipment make the school an attractive place to learn. 

SWIS aims to provide distinctive high-quality education to students by employing talented expat teachers and introducing distinctive curriculum, teaching models, and management patterns. Teachers are recruited from diverse backgrounds and form a highly skilled, hardworking team who keep the learning and well-being of their students as the primary focus. Education provided by the school covers pre-kindergarten to middle school. The teaching will be in small classes led by certified expat international school teachers with international teaching experience. 

As a CIS and WASC accredited and an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. SWIS follows a high-quality international curriculum and provides essential traditional Chinese language and culture courses as well. By conducting its multi-level and extensive international cooperation and exchange, SWIS aims to introduce leading education philosophy and experience for achieving its objective of cultivating truly global citizens who can bravely step out into the world with an open mind and make a difference. 

深圳外国语学校国际部位于风景秀丽的深圳湾畔,占地面积2.4平方米,总建筑面积4.2万平方米,是一所为在深工作对外籍和港澳台人士子女服务的国际学校。学校最大办学规模为54个班、1080名学生,包括幼儿及小学部和中学部。学校建筑典雅精致,环境优美,设施设备先进。

深圳外国语学校国际部引入国际先进教育理念和管理模式办学,聘请高水平外籍教师任教,严格按照国际学校的办学标准运作,绝大多数任课教师是母语为英语、持有国际知名高等院校颁发的相关教育专业学士或以上学位文凭、持有国际教师资格证书并且具有丰富的国际教学经验的优秀外籍教师。在课程设置上,采用国际先进课程体系,同时开设中国语言文化课程。 

深圳外国语学校国际部是深圳首所同时获得CISWASC双认证的学校学校教学采用IB国际课程,为幼儿四岁至十二年级学生提供优质国际教育。我校已获得IB PYP(小学课程), IB MYP(中学课程),以及IB DP(大学预科课程)认证。学校的教学以探究式为特点,追求卓越。学校鼓励学生在他们的学习中成为积极的参与者,诚邀家长作为学校大集体的成员共享学校的生活。

Chinese Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963

Ain’t no time like tonight, Singapore is calling

With service to more than 55 cities in domestic China and a flourishing global network, China Southern Airlines Shenzhen Branch will add a brand new route to Southeast Asia on July 13th, 2018.  

If that is your biggest concern, China Southern Airlines can provide a solution! The Shenzhen-Singapore flight departs daily on 22:10, so just grab your bags on Friday night and enjoy every second in a passionate land, then return to Shenzhen at 06:55 in the morning. Then take a shower and go straight ahead to your work two hours later on Monday. 

Reasons to choose China Southern Airlines:

1. Safety First

Up till now, China Southern Airlines has retained the best safety record in China. Passengers’ safety will always be our best concern.

2. Great Deals

Round-trip ticket (tax excluded) for individual traveler is 400 RMB only.

Great deals sale from 2249 RMB, including one tax-included round-trip ticket and two night’s hotel price, best designed for round-trip individual traveler who wish to stay in Singapore for two to fourteen days.

3. Transfer Advantages

China Southern Airlines operates its flight network covering 55 waypoints. There are 164 flights connecting to Shenzhen and Singapore in total. 

4. Make the best of your day off

This trip connects Friday nights with Sunday/Monday morning. Time is money, thus every seconds of the weekend is effectively spent up. 

City Transportation Guidelines: 

Night Tour Guidance

The night is about to begin!

1. CHANGI AIRPORT

It’s an airport bearing world’s prizes and frame. From 24-hours customer’s relaxation services to a four-floor-high slide, you get whatever you imagine here. 

2. NIGHT SCENERY

Enjoy the city of lights. Ferry wheel, Garden by the bay and infinity swimming pools, they make life like a reality coming out of a fiction. 

3. NIGHT SAFARI

Singapore’s nightlife is more than bustling. It has the night safari where kids and adults have chances to explore the other side of wild animals. You can take a gourmet car and experience the wild with the company of animals.

 

4. RECOMMENDATION OF BARS

In the list of world’s 50 best bars 2017, six of Singapore bars are nominated.

“Manhattan” in The Regent Singapore hotel is the best bar in Asia. The interior design imitates the impression of the New York City in its 19th century. On the menu, to everybody’s surprise, cocktails are classified by periods of time. Each cocktail has its own story. 

Tippling Club is also listed among the best bars. Auras of lights and stylish decorations make here a place full of elegancy. All of the delicacies are created by talented chefs and bartenders. Guests will never get bored because these “artists” always come up with new dishes and cocktails.

If you like electronic music and glamorous lights. “Attica” of Clarke Quay is the most famous place among all. For fans of DJ music, “Club Kyo” will be the best place. 

A fancy romantic date can be held at the “CÉ LA VI. This bar is at the top of Marina Bay of Sand located at the big SkyPark. Just get a drink, take a walk and enjoy the fascinating CBD skyline. 

5. SEEKING FOR LOCAL FOOD AT MIDNIGHT

Has the chicken rice or the chili crab left you a deep impression? It is time to satisfy your stomach. Come to Geylang Street, Orchard Road or Satay Street in Lau Pa Sat! You will find out more about the tastes of Asia.

   

Festival and Events

THE GREAT SINGAPORE SALE

(June-August)

From cosmetics to hotel prices, you can find out more unbelievable bargains in the sale.

SINGAPORE’S ANNUAL FOOD EVENTS

(13th JUL-29th JUL

You will find new dishes combined both local flavors and inspirations of talented chefs’!

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP SINGAPORE

(JULY)

Get a chance to watch the best European football teams in Singapore National Stadium.

GREAT PRIX SEASON SINGAPORE(08sep-17sep)

Singapore is the first to hold Formula 1 at night. Come and experience the passion in this competition.

This year, China Southern Airlines Shenzhen Branch connects Shenzhen with Singapore, adding the new destination to its grand map of Southeast Asia flight routes. The existing flights include destinations to HO Chi Ming City, Ha Noi, Bangkok, Phuket, Bali Island, Phnom Penh and Jakarta. Come and find out which trip is your favorite! 

Order your ticket now by scanning: 

Chinese Name: 中国南方航空股份有限公司深圳分公司
Place Address: Civil Aciation Building,No.2006 Nanshan road ShenZhen P.R.China
广东省深圳市南山大道2006号民航大厦
Place Phone: 95539
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[Winner Announcement] Road to Ultra Hong Kong 2018

ShenzhenParty.com is very proud to hold a contest for Road to Ultra Hong Kong 2018 Ticket Giveaway. We are pleased to announce that the winner of the contest is as below. Congratulations!!

Winners:

Charlie Chow 

Joffroy Benji Dargenton  

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Congratulations to the winners above!! :) Also thanks to everyone who attended the contest. We look forward to seeing you all at our next contest in the future. Be prepared, you just might be the next winner!!

Shen Wai International School Grade Four Chinese Culture Week

国际部理事长龚国祥题词——“唐风”
国际部理事长龚国祥题词——“唐风”

From May 7th to 11th, Grade four students had a wonderful opportunity to experience Chinese Culture Week through a series of fun activities, such as Shih-Ching Presentation, Tang Poetry Exhibition and Chinese Poetry Competition, hosted by Chinese Department. During the week-long event, the students not only had fun accessing authentic traditional Chinese clothes and instruments, they also gained a deep understanding of Chinese ancient poetry, this ignited their enthusiasm for learning and inquiring further into Chinese language and culture.  

五月七日至十一日 ,深外国际部四年级举办了第二届中国传统文化周。本次文化周以“雅言唐风传颂为主题,开展了《诗经》文化讲座、中国传统乐器欣赏、中国传统兵器介绍、中国传统服饰展示、考古挖掘体验、唐诗探究走廊、中国诗词大会等一系列精彩纷呈的活动,为SWIS社区带来一场中国文化盛宴。

On May 7th, Mr.Zizhang from Shenzhen Poetry and Liturgy Association was invited to SWIS. He gave a presentation to all Grade four students about Shih-Ching, the oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry.  As Mother’s Day was to be celebrated that weekend, Mr.Zizhang presented and shared a poem with our students which praised motherhood. 

五月七日,深圳诗书礼乐协会的子张老师给四年级的学生 开展了“走进《诗经》” 文化讲座。适逢母亲节,子张老师为同学们讲解了《诗经》中歌颂母亲的名篇《凯风》。“凯风自南,吹彼棘心。棘心夭夭,母氏劬劳。”讲座尾声,子张老师带着孩子们一同吟唱,体会华夏先民的孝敬之心,深意绵绵。

In a previous unit, students were part of small groups and explored selected Tang poets. They were asked to choose one Tang poet and minimum of three different pieces of their poetry to explore. Students inquired into the poet’s life and created timelines, background knowledge and artistic conceptions of the poems were discovered. On May 10th, students dressed up and showcased their learning with the greater SWIS community through a range of multimedia including: posters, book creator, Weebly, podcasting, calligraphy and painting. 

五月十日,学生们迎来了本届文化周最期待的一个环节—“唐风”唐诗探究成果展示。在诗歌单元的学习中,学生以小组为单位,每个小组选择一位唐朝诗人及其三首代表作,在老师的指导下对诗人的生平、诗歌创作背景、诗歌中的意象及营造的意境等进行探究,最终以海报、视频、广播、网页、书法、画作等多种媒介呈现。展示活动当天,学生们身穿中国传统服饰,自信从容地分享自己的探究成果,耐心回答观众提问。 

With the award ceremony on 11th of May, 2018, the Chinese Poetry Competition has successfully come to a close! Congratulations to the prize winners! In celebrating our student’s achievements we also wish to thank all of the teachers and parents for participating in this wonderful and inquiry based event. 

五月十一日,第二届中国诗词大会在 学生们清朗的歌声中拉开序幕。经过激烈的初赛角逐,每班胜出的五位同学组成班级代表队,争夺最后的冠亚季军。四年级诗词大会是学生们最喜爱的大型活动之一。大会参考中央电视台《中国诗词大会》的节目形式,通过对小学阶段诗词知识的比拼及赏析,带动学生重温那些曾经学过的古诗词,分享诗词之美,从古人的智慧和情怀中汲取营养,涵养心灵。

We look forward to this becoming an annual SWIS Chinese cultural event! 

Chinese Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963

The Lord Provost of Edinburgh Visited MIS

On 13 May 2018, the founding Head of Merchiston International School, Mr Chris Lynn, was delighted to welcome to the Shenzhen campus the Right Honourable Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh Frank Ross, City of Edinburgh Councillor Kate Campbell, Mr Martin McDermott, First Secretary Scottish Affairs, Dr Jiangtao Ma General Manager Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange and Mr Simon Shen, General Manager of Scottish Development International, as well as representatives of the Foreign Affairs Office.  

The Lord Provost of Edinburgh visits Merchiston International School
The Lord Provost of Edinburgh visits Merchiston International School

During his visit, the Lord Provost said that “It is breathtaking to see what you have achieved here in Shenzhen in such a short time and fantastic to hear you are using Edinburgh manufacturers and suppliers for the authentic Scottish look and feel of the School. I bet the students can’t wait to come here to take advantage of exchange opportunities. It is fantastic for Edinburgh that you are the first school in Scotland to set up an overseas campus and I very much look forward to coming back to Shenzhen later this year to see the school running”.  

About MIS
MIS school campus
MIS school campus

Merchiston International School (MIS) is the first and only school in Shenzhen providing a British education and boarding system. Located in Longhua District in the north of Shenzhen city, MIS occupies a ground space of 20,000 square metres providing a building area of 50,000 square metres, which can accommodate 1,200 students with a maximum class size of 22. The school will open its doors to boys and girls aged 5-18 (Years 1 to 10 and 12) in August 2018. English is the primary language of instruction in MIS. Students from Years 1 to 9 study the English National Curriculum, with additional access to Mandarin (Putonghua) language learning as part of the core curriculum. Students from Years 10 to 13 study for IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations and GCE (General Certificate of Education) A Level examinations.

Adopting Merchiston Castle School’s ethos, MIS features a wide range of co-curricular activities, supported by state-of-the-art teaching and sports facilities. MIS also provides students with impressive facilities including on-campus libraries, multi-media classrooms, integrated science laboratories, a black box theatre, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a fitness suite, and tastefully landscaped areas.

Inheriting Merchiston’s boarding house system, MIS provides a family-style boarding system with high-quality child protection, safeguarding policies and procedures. Additionally, the School dining hall provides healthy and balanced menus using organic ingredients where possible and implements the highest standards of food quality and safety, to ensure that students’ dining experience is not only delicious and palatable but safe and healthy. 

MIS will enroll its first students in August, 2018. MIS will open its door to students from all around the world and expand Merchiston’s fine traditions and high standards in China.  

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Place Phone:  +86 400 867 0177

Chinese New Year Festivities at Green Oasis School

The New Year celebrations are always an exciting time at Green Oasis School but this year it was especially true after staff and students were treated to a Song and Dance extravaganza by staff and students.  Led by Ms Sophie(Music) and Ms. Helen (Dance) three months of practice culminated in a colourful display enjoyed by the whole school community.  It was an incredible day that amazed the huge numbers of parents and friends who had joined us for the day’s festivities.  

Beginning with the combined Primary and Secondary Guzheng players, a song form Year 1 and a solo from Ms Sophie, the music proved to be the warm-up as we moved into the Dance.  Dances from nine different regions were performed by Secondary and Primary Students.  The Dance section opened with performance form the Yi.  With swirling skirts and athletic moves, Year 8 students filled the stage with colour and drama. 

Boys who are normally seen on the football pitch or basketball court s used their athleticism to make huge leaps that drew gasps of amazement from the watching students. 

The Choa Xian dance was performed next by the Principal bringing a sense of calm after the frenetic activity of the Year 8 performers. Once we had gathered our breath, the students were back, this time with an Uyghur dance featuring a lot of dramatic arm gestures, creating great shape and adding meaning to the moves. The gracefulness of the Year 10 students added to the beauty of the performance.  

 

Year 7’s interpretive play from the Gaoshan told the story of a child leaving to go and live in the big city before returning to her hometown to discover that nothing is more important than family.  This struck a chord with many staff and parents as we were reminded of the meaning of the Spring Festival. 

The Li, Yao and Zhuang dances that followed brought energy back into the show after our moment of reflection.  The precision of the bamboo dances had many holding their breath watching to see if the student would avoid being hit by the poles.  All escaped injury but there was a lot of feverish counting to make sure.  Again, the athleticism of the students was on show as they leaped and stepped between the poles and turned cartwheels across the stage. 

Our youngest dancers then performed a hair swinging dance from the Wa.  This was dizzying at times as the students flung their hair up and down and round and round while adding graceful movements to move around the stage.  Special thanks go to the Secondary Chinese department for working with the Primary students to create a spectacular that caused many a head to ache simply watching the strength of the girls performing.  

The graceful Dai dance from our Year 7 students permitted another moment of reflection as the students moved around the stage with umbrellas.  Bright and colourful, it presaged the final dance of the show. 

The Zang dance “The pure Hada”  completed he performances with a twirling dance and athletic moves.  The girls’ took the stage first creating the mood of the dance with thoughtful expressions and moves that took them from the stage to the field.  The entrance of the boys with their powerful jumps and twirls added energy to the dance.  Once again our basketball-loving boys showed that power can also be graceful. 

The event ended with a display of Cheongsam and Qipao by the teachers who were greeted to much acclaim by their hardworking students. 

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Chinese Name: Green Oasis School Shenzhen 深圳市福田区城市绿洲学校
Place Address: No 4030, Shennan Middle Road, Tianmian, Futian District, Shenzhen 广东省深圳市福田区田面村深南中路4030号
Place Phone: +86 (755) 8395 9000

Green Oasis School – The Great Fire of Shenzhen

At Green Oasis, we have had a focus on fire safety this year.  Our Year 2 “Fire and Ice” topic gave us the opportunity to take this to the next level.  As a British curriculum school, one of the History units covered is the Great Fire of London. The children discover and discuss what living conditions were like at the time and then investigate how the fire spread.  As a practical experiment, they build houses in art and (safely) set fire to them to show how the fire happened.  This year, we had very special guests as the Tianmian Fire department came to not only give a fire safety talk but also to put out the fire.  

The houses students had created were the biggest ever built (by Year 2) 

So the firemen prepared the hose. 

Mr Li very bravely started the fire, though it seemed very reluctant to start – we are sure the Great Fire did not take this long to catch and spread.  Once the houses were firmly ablaze the firemen set to work.  

Something that the firemen very quickly proved is that it is very hard to put out a fire as it seemed to take quite a long time.

Once the fire was safely out – and the firemen kept checking to make sure – they gave a safety talk including a demonstration as to how to escape from a fire.  

Following the demonstration, the firemen bravely withstood the questioning from our intrepid Year 2 fire investigators before returning once more to keeping Tianmian safe.

Our thanks go to the Tianmian fire brigade for their help in keeping our village safe and for the excitement of their visit.  We look forward to their return next year when a new group of fire investigators study fire safety.  

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Chinese Name: Green Oasis School Shenzhen 深圳市福田区城市绿洲学校
Place Address: No 4030, Shennan Middle Road, Tianmian, Futian District, Shenzhen 广东省深圳市福田区田面村深南中路4030号
Place Phone: +86 (755) 8395 9000

Getting To Know Shenzhen

Shenzhen is in the top ten cities for international tourism on the Euromonitor top 100 city destinations ranking list staying at #9. It is a new and energetic city which soon became travelers’ best-in-class embodiment of their values and interests. Economic, political environment, public transportation and etc. have been intensively improved over the past few years.

If you want to get to know more do check out Nico’s video about “Getting To Know Shenzhen’ or read her article at  GETTING TO KNOW SHENZHEN

 

Shen Wai International School Hosts IB Regional Workshop

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Asia Pacific Regional Workshop was held in Shen Wai International School (SWIS) from the 20th to the 22nd of April. This is the first time the IB chose Shenzhen as a host city.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education from Primary Years Programme (PYP) to the Diploma Programme (DP). The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. The IB offers an education for students from the ages of 3 to 19, comprising of four programmes that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programmes. There are around 5,000 schools in over 150 countries around the world that implement the IB programme(s). The IB DP is widely recognized by most universities around the world.

These 3-day interactive workshops include Introduction to the IB Programme Standards, PYP and MYP Curriculum Model, the role of the coordinator and librarian, concept-based Learning; living and learning globally, and investigating inquiry. IB teachers from Asia Pacific regions including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan attended the workshops with great enthusiasm. They live and breathe the IB’s philosophy of being lifelong learners.

As a host school, SWIS treated such an event with great priority. More than one month prior to the event, a committee which included School Director, Ally Wu and Deputy School Director, Mingshan Li, formed to prepare for the event. They looked into the venues for the workshops, equipment required, lunch and snack menus, which included special dietary requests for some of the attendees, bus pickups and drop-offs, and on spot troubleshooting.  From the IB organization meetings to the end of the workshop, all the committee members had been on standby and responded promptly to all requests. Their work was highly commended by the IB officials.

The fact that the IB chose Shenzhen, as a host city, is evidence of the high standards upheld in International education here in Shenzhen. Moving forward, SWIS would like to see more and more international education conferences, forums and workshops taking place in Shenzhen, so the world can know more about Shenzhen as a reputable city in regards to education and continue its journey towards the international arena.

Chinese Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963

Rugby vs American Football

They’re both called ‘olive ball’ here in China. But what are the differences between rugby and American football? 

在中国它们通通被称为『橄榄球』,但是究竟英式橄榄球RUGBY和美式橄榄球(又称为美式足球)究竟有什么区别呢?

Most people will point out that American football players are covered in armor whereas rugby players simply wear a mouthpiece. Both are full contact sports which require intense ball carrying and tackling but there are many differences that make each sport quite unique. 

人们通常都会指出,美式橄榄球运动员通常全副武装,而英式橄榄球运动员仅仅一个牙套就够了。实际上这两项运动都是完全的接触性运动,需要有密集的传球和铲球。但二者又大径不同使得这两项运动都独一无二。

First off, rugby is older and American football evolved from rugby’s core. So basics like tackling and scoring are similar. American football terms such as touchdown and field goal came directly from rugby in the 19th Century.

首先,英式橄榄球历史更源远一些,美式橄榄球后根据英式橄榄球的核心发展而来,所以他们的基本规则和得分是十分相似的。例如美式橄榄球中的触地得分和射门得分则早在十九世纪由英式橄榄球规则当中直接演变而来。

Here are the key differences:

Rugby is played by 15 per side. That’s 30 players on the pitch with only one referee. Players stay on the pitch the entire match playing offense and defense until they are taken out of the game. Once a player is substituted he cannot rejoin the match.

以下是英式和美式之间的关键不同之处:

英式橄榄球每队由15名球员组成,场上一共只有三十名球员和一名裁判。在比赛结束之前,所有的球员都在场上进行防守和进攻,一旦球员被替换下场,他将不能重新参加该场比赛。

Football is 11 per side. Players are specialized and play only certain plays, can come in and out every play. 

美式橄榄球每队由11人组成,除了特定的比赛需要,场上可以随时替换或全部的球员。

Rugby players run forward and pass backwards to advance the ball. No blocking or running out of bounds is allowed.

Football players can run forward or pass over the defense to advance the ball. Blocking assists the runner and running out of bounds allows the offense to retain possession of the ball.

英式橄榄球球员通常是向前跑和向身位靠后的球员传球来推进战线,进攻方的其他球员不可以超过持球球员,也不可以冲撞和阻挡不持球的球员或者持球出界。

美式橄榄球的球员则可以向前跑或者通过穿越防守方传球来推进防线,进攻方球员可以帮助持球者冲撞防守方球员为其打开进攻空间,即便持球者跑出界,仍旧保持球权。

Rugby players can kick as an attack and retain possession.

Football players usually kick to surrender possession.

Rugby is nonstop with quick restarts.

Football is full of stoppages, timeouts, and long breaks for quarters and injuries.

英式橄榄球球员可以进攻踢球并保持球权。

而美式通常踢球后需交出球权。

英式橄榄球通常开赛后赛程紧凑,没有计时暂停,而美式则有很多暂停, 超时,或者四分之一赛时后和有受伤时都将暂停比赛计时。

Scoring by touching the ball down in the end zone in rugby is 5 points followed by a 2 point kick.

Scoring by crossing the goal line of the end zone in football is 6 points followed by a 1 point kick.

英式橄榄球的在对方得分区持球触地(达阵)得分5分,达阵后还可以踢射门一次,射中2分。

美式橄榄球可直接带球穿越得分线达阵,达阵得分6分,完成达阵得分后可踢射门得分1分。

A rugby penalty kick is 3 points and a drop goal taken during the play is also 3 points. Any player can kick.

An American football field goal is 3 points and is taken by the kicking specialist who usually does nothing else but this.

英式橄榄球罚踢得3分,或在比赛过程中直接射门同样得3分。场上任何球员都可踢射。但在美式中射门得分同样3分,但不同的说通常都会有特定的踢射球员,而这个人除了射门也只有射门而已。

Rugby tackles turn into rucks and play continues.

Football tackles end the play and everyone has a chance to reset before the next play.

英式橄榄球在比赛过程当中,如果持球者被扑搂(Tackle)摔倒,双方球员上来抢夺地上的球时形成RUCK,比赛继续。而在美式中,持球者被扑搂摔倒后,比赛暂停,而所有人都有机会在比赛继续时重新调整战略甚至是球员。

Rugby offers the defense many chances to win back the ball. After every tackle a ruck is formed where both teams try to force each other backwards to win the ball. Scrums and lineouts restart the match when the a foul has been committed or the ball has gone out of bounds. These both also allow the defense a chance to win the ball back. 

英式为防守方提供了很多赢回球权的机会。每次铲球后,两队都试图互相迫使对方后退以赢得球权。当出现犯规或者出界时,Scrum(俗称斗牛)和Lineout(列队争球)是最常见的两种重新回复比赛的形式。这两种方式都让防守方有机会赢回球权。

Play is restarted in American football by snapping the ball to the quarterback. Referees reset the ball after each play.

在美式当中,任何开球都必须首先传给四分卫。每次恢复比赛后由裁判重新设置开球。

Rugby players run around for 80 mins, tackle, kick, pass, and run. This means all sorts of body types are needed- tall skinny players, short round players, light quick players, etc. There is a position for everyone.

Football positions are specialized. A player who catches almost never will be asked to tackle. A passer will never have to kick, etc. There are positions that rarely have to run and most defenders never have to run with the ball, pass, catch, or kick.

在英式橄榄球80分钟左右的比赛中,所有球员都有可能需要完成扑搂,传球,射门,带球等动作,这就意味着无论你的体格如何,高矮胖瘦,英式橄榄球总有一个属于你的位置。

而美式就稍稍有些不同了,基本上来说每个人都有自己特定的位置和任务。例如接球者不会安排扑搂的动作,带球者可能永远不用踢射等等,例如这些特定的位置很少需要奔跑,并且大多数的防守者都不需要有带球跑,传球,接球或者踢射这些动作。

Rugby games are 80 mins long with a short halftime and a running clock.

Football games are 60 mins long with breaks for each quarter. The clock stops for numerous reasons and each team can call time outs.

英式橄榄球大约时长80分钟左右,中场休息非常短暂,而比赛开场后计时不会停止。

美式橄榄球赛时实际只有60分钟,比赛分四个赛节,每四分之一(15分钟)比赛休息一次。但总有诸多原因会暂停比赛计时,因此看球赛的人永远不知道这场比赛会进行多久。

Overall, rugby is for all-around athletes where teamwork and on-field decision making win or lose games.

Football is more of a chess match between two coaches who call plays executed by specialized players good at their positions.

总体来说,英式橄榄球是一个全能运动员的运动项目,团队合作和赛场决策都有可能赢得或输掉比赛。

美式橄榄球相对于来说更像两队教练之间的抉择,他们的球员则像是这场体能国际象棋赛中的棋子,球员的安排甚至决定了比赛的结果。

Come experience rugby in person here in Shenzhen. For more information please subscribe Shenzhen Dragons Rugby Club Wechat. 

欢迎大家加入我们体验一下英式橄榄球的魅力吧。有关更多信息请访问深圳龙队英式橄榄球俱乐部或关注我们的微信公众平台。

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Full Scholarship Available at Merchiston International School, Shenzhen

Merchiston International School (MIS) Shenzhen is the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School (MCS), a top-ranked independent school located in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, which boasts a rich history of over 185 years. 

Merchiston International School provides deserving students with the opportunity to experience the best of British international education in a culturally diverse environment.

MIS is now accepting scholarship applications for full A Level (tuition and boarding, up to a value of RMB315,500 per year) and partial IGCSE scholarships for August 2018. 

Don’t delay, as all completed applications must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018

Selection Process

MIS is looking for academically strong students who are well-rounded and who will contribute positively to the school community. Candidates are evaluated based on their past academic performance, awards received, participation in extracurricular activities and their personal statement. Final scholarship award decisions will also take into consideration the results of the candidate’s assessments and applicant and family interviews.

Scholarship awards are intended for the duration of a student’s Year 10 to Year 13 school attendance at MIS. Students must maintain a high academic standing, also consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and maximum effort in their learning.  

British Education with a Global Outlook 

As the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School, Merchiston International School (MIS) in Shenzhen will provide an authentic British education as well as boarding school system.

MIS Headmaster Chris Lynn will lead the outstanding teaching and management team to create a first-class, British international boarding school in Shenzhen. MIS teacher recruitment is conducted globally through our British team. Among the currently confirmed teaching team, over 80 percent are from the UK.

All our teachers are highly qualified with degrees, teaching qualifications and many years of teaching experience both in the UK and international schools. Futhermore, current MCS Headmaster Mr. Andrew Hunter will join MIS in August as Educational Consultant in order to assure the quality of both teaching and learning. 

Merchiston International School is a boarding school that accepts students ages 5-18, with boarding from Year 3 onwards. Primary students (Years 3-6) may choose to attend the day school only, supported by our school buses. 

Secondary students (Years 7-13) are assigned houses within our boarding system. There are three uniquely designed, modern boarding facilities in MIS, with resident staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing personalised, focused care and supervision.

Boarding develops a cohesive blend of school learning with extra time available for enrichment activities, a full program is developed for students to ensure their time is productive and enjoyable. A close and caring community is at the core of the boarding experience, where students and staff work together to develop independence and resilience in MIS learners.

MIS provides British National Curriculum with additional access to Mandarin language as part of the core learning. In MIS, Chinese culture will be taught through the Art, Music and Performing Arts programme, IGCSEs and A Levels. The curriculum in MIS has also been modified to reflect our Chinese setting and international outlook. Students are provided with the opportunity to go traveling in China and abroad, which will help broaden their horizons even further.

With this unique combination of learning experiences, MIS pupils will acquire determination, passion, life skills and the right qualifications to contribute to the amazing growth of the city of Shenzhen and beyond.

For further queries about application and scholarship programmes, etc., please contact admissions@merchiston.cn or call 400 867 0177.  

Merchiston International School (MIS) offers the best of British curriculum. Students Years 1-9 study the English National Curriculum, while students Years 10-13 study for IGCSE and GCE A Level examinations. 

Located in Longhua District, Shenzhen, MIS occupies grounds of 20,000 square meters with combined 50,000 square meters of building space, accomodating 1,200 students with a maximum class size of 22. The school will open its doors to boys and girls ages 5-18 in August 2018.  

How to apply

Step 1 – Gather the necessary documentation. The application form is online. Before you begin to complete the application, make sure to prepare the following documents which you will submit in the first section of the application form. 您带好需要的文件。申请表格可在线下载,在您填表之前,请准备好表格中第一栏所提及的文件(如下)。

Required Documents 需要的文件:

Step 2 – Write your personal statement, a 300-word essay. The Merchiston motto is “Ready Ay Ready”. What does this mean to you? 请撰写一篇个人陈述信,一个 300 字的小论文。 题目—深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校的校训是“为未来而来”,你对这个校 训是如何理解的呢?

Step 3 – Complete the application form and attach your personal statement as a PDF file. 请完成申请表格,同时附上 PDF 格式的个人陈述信。

Step 4 – FOR SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS ONLY – Shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit MIS to sit the scholarship assessment and attend an individual and family interview. (仅限奖学金候选人)深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校会邀请候选 人来校完成奖学金评估,同时参加学校对学生个人和家人的面试。

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Chinese Name:

深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校 

Place Address:

No. 12 Shilongzai Road, Dalang Sub-district, Longhua District, Shenzhen

深圳市龙华区大浪街道石龙仔路12号(大浪时尚小镇)
Place Phone:

+86 400 867 0177

5,000+ Attend First Ever Spartan Race, Shenzhen

The thought of crawling under barbed wire, scaling walls or plunging several feet into muddy waters might seem ridiculous to most of us – the appeal to an Spartan Racer is however, without question.

Over 5,000 fitness and sports enthusiasts from all over the world gathered together to participate in the first ever Spartan Race to hit Shenzhen – and boy oh boy was it spectacular!

Unlike a normal race – this was a 7KM sprint over muddy and treacherous terrain, scattered throughout with 22 military style obstacles, including fire jumping, wall climbing, spear throwing and even a barbed wire crawl.

The Spartan Race is a true test of endurance – 8am, March 24th 2018, the gates opened and the first set of contenders stepped forward to present themselves – signing wavers and registering their place in the first ever Spartan Race, Shenzhen.

“Aroo! Aroo! Aroo!” – By 9am the Spartan war cry could be heard whaling around the Mission Hills Ecological Sports Park in Shenzhen where the race was being held.

The Spartan Race, Shenzhen, consisted of two race timeslots with elite athletes racing in the morning at 9:15am and group races starting from 1:15pm in the afternoon.

The quickest contender around the 7KM circuit would be crowned the race winner which came with it 7500 RMB in prize money but more importantly – the bragging rights as the first Shenzhen Spartan Race winner!

Second and third place winners received 3000RMB and 1500RMB respectively.

Unlike the elite racers who’s sole objective is to win, the group races provide an opportunity for like-minded individuals, co-workers, friends and family to come together in teams to compete, bond and challenge themselves and each other.

“The build up to this event has brought me and my co-works closer together, we’ve been training together, staying healthy together and really bonded as a group.” – commented Faye Gao from WFCN.

After the dust had settled and all the race times were recorded the elite stage winners were as follows; the men’s race winners was Oleksii Melnyk from Ukraine and the women’s race winner was Maggie from Switzerland.

The first Spartan Race event was held in 2010 in Vermont, USA where roughly 500 competitors competed to be crowned the ultimate Spartan warrior. Since then, the Spartan Race has grown to be the world’s largest obstacle race holding over 200 events in more than 30 countries worldwide.

The Spartan Race, Shenzhen, is set to be back next year. Think you’ve got what it takes? Start training and get involved! “Aroo!”

Article written by Mark Anthony Photography by Mark Anthony Website

Shenzhen American International School Middle School Scholarship Program

Shenzhen American International School Middle School Scholarship Program

SAIS(Shenzhen American International School) is the first and finest project-based learning school in Shenzhen.  SAIS students not only show strong growth on standardized tests such as the MAP test; they also learn creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking through in-depth project-based learning.  SAIS is now providing scholarships to newly enrolled students who show strong academic performance in English and Mathematics.

Application Requirements

  • Students not currently enrolled at SAIS, nor enrolled at SAIS for the previous academic year
  • Students entering grades 6 through 8
  • Students holding a foreign passport or ID
  • Students with high English proficiency  

Award Amount

  • 40% tuition discount for an exceptional application (see selection criteria)
  • 25% tuition discount for a strong application (see selection criteria)
  • The award is for tuition only.  Other fees, such as the application fee, capital fund fee, and optional transportation fee apply in full.  

Application Instructions

  • Submit the following documents to the SAIS admissions office:
    • A letter of introduction in English, no more than 2 pages, explaining why you want to attend SAIS and how you will be a positive addition to our school.
    • 2 years of school records in English
    • 1 letter of recommendation from an English or Mathematics teacher
    • Copies of the student and parent passports or residency permits
    • The standard SAIS application form, completed in English
      • Available at the admissions office or at http://www.szsais.org/index.php/admiss/show/id/20.html.
      • The school is located at 80 Gongyuan Road in Shekou, just north of Gongye 7 Road.
      • (fees will not apply until the student decides to enroll)
      • Email the above documents to admissions@szsais.org, or deliver them to the admissions office in person.
      • Finalists will be contacted to visit SAIS to interview with the admissions director and sit for the MAP tests with the principal.

 Important Dates 

  • March 12-April 30 – applications accepted at the SAIS admissions office
  • May 9 (evening), May 12 (afternoon), or by special appointment – students visit SAIS for interview and testing
  • On or before May 18 – candidates will be notified about the status of their scholarship application
  • On or before June 1 – students enroll at SAIS

Selection Criteria 

SAIS is offering this scholarship to provide financial assistance to new middle school students with strong skills in English, Mathematics, and social character.  All elements of the process will be considered, including the school records, teacher recommendation, on-campus interview, and MAP test scores.  Students must test above grade level on the MAP test to be considered.  The number of scholarships will vary, depending on available seats and the number of qualified students.  Students who do not receive a scholarship are still welcome to enroll at SAIS for full tuition.  The scholarship decision is final and may not be appealed.

Length of Scholarship 

The scholarship extends through the 8th grade year.  Therefore, a 6th grade student would have 3 years of scholarship, a 7th grade student would have 2 years of scholarship, and an 8th grade student would have 1 year of scholarship.

The scholarship must begin the following school year.  Families may not defer the scholarship.

Loss of Scholarship

A student may lose their scholarship for the following years for academic or behavior problems.  Students who are not maintaining a high academic standard, or who are having behavior problems, will be notified and put on probation.  Failure to improve academics or behavior could result in loss of scholarship for the following years.

If a student withdraws from SAIS, the scholarship is immediately forfeit, and no cash refund is available for the remaining value of the scholarship.

 
Chinese Name: 

深美国际学校

Place Address: 

Shenzhen American International School, No.80, Shekou, Nanshan district, Shenzhen

深圳市南山区蛇口公园路80号
Place Phone:  

+86 (755) 86316699

KOOZA of Cirque Du Soleil Debuts

KOOZA, one of the most classic shows of Cirque Du Soleil, will unveil its mystery tonight at the public square of Longgang Radio and Television Center, Shenzhen Media Group. 

The media were invited to visit the Big Top of the Cirque Du Soleil on March 1st and witnessed the preparation of the whole team.

 

KOOZA has embarked on a tour of six cities in China and Shenzhen is the first station of its 2018’s tour in the country.The show in Shenzhen will last from March 1st to April 1st.  Cirque Du Soleil, from Montreal, has performed in 450 cities in 60 countries.Get ticket now! 

加拿大太阳马戏KOOZA秀将于3月1日在深圳龙岗拉开大幕,进行为期一个月的表演,并陆续在中国各大城市开展巡演。在大秀正式开始前一天,记者到秀场进行了探营,一睹演员彩排风采,也带观众“提前看大秀”。 
拨开黄蓝色的大帐篷,恍如穿越到一个奇幻世界。KOOZA秀的圆形舞台一览无余,提供了260度的绝佳视野,在灯光效果的作用下,简单的圆形舞台也似乎“动”起来了。 关于太阳马戏和《KOOZA》秀太阳马戏于1984年在加拿大创立,KOOZA是太阳马戏巡演类剧目中最原汁原味的特色表演之一。演出把马戏艺术与街头娱乐戏剧性组合,将音乐、灯光、舞蹈、即兴喜剧等艺术形式融为一体,创造出专属于太阳马戏的表演模式。

《KOOZA》秀是太阳马戏回归经典之作,再现了马戏表演的两大精髓:人体特技和小丑艺术。本剧表现了在人生不同阶段的不同欲望,通过绚丽多彩的混合表演,为观众呈现出一场大胆,诙谐的舞台幽默剧。“《KOOZA》秀表现的是人与人之间的交流,世界的双面性—好与坏,黑与白。但是它要做到以一种有趣和直白的方式去呈现,而并非严肃,更多的是想法的传递。故事的线索在于探索,探索恐惧,身份,赞誉和权力”《KOOZA》秀的剧作家及监制David Shiner如是说。

KOOZA 演出的环球帐篷占地面积约 1.7万平米,所有的帆布和整体支架轨道重达 11500磅,帐篷高达 19 米,直径为51米。现场搭建的几十名技术人员,将地面上的100多根柱子手动撑起,瞬间“黄蓝相间的巨大城堡”在城市中一跃而起,是中国罕见的帐篷剧场。

[Winner Announcement] Sonar Hong Kong 2018

ShenzhenParty.com is very proud to hold a contest for [Ticket Giveaway] Sonar Hong Kong 2018 ticket giveaway.  We are pleased to announce that the winner of the contest is as below. Congratulations!!

Winners:

Marius Peter  

Danielle2  

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Congratulations to the winners above!! :) Also thanks to everyone who attended the contest. We look forward to seeing you all at our next contest in the future. Be prepared, you just might be the next winner!! 

How Shenzhen is Outsmarting the West

When Silicon Valley veteran Scotty Allen first came to the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen a few years ago as part of an organized tour for American tech geeks, and witnessed the city’s noisy hardware and electronics markets, its buzzing tech startup scene and countless glittering skyscrapers, his spontaneous reaction was not: “Wow, this is cool.” It was: “Wow, we are screwed”.

Coming to Shenzhen is like visiting the future. But it’s this crazy Blade Runner-esque future”, says Allen, his bearded, somewhat wild-looking face beaming in a broad smile. “There’s this incredible energy here. There’s a sort of feeling that like all boats are rising. People are just really smart and really innovative and really creative.”

These are the opening lines of a new book I wrote about Chinese innovation and startups, titled “Shenzhen Superstars – How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley”.

And Scotty Allen is apparently not the only one fascinated by the city. The book almost immediately became the number 1 bestseller on Amazon’s China section and among the most popular on its section for Innovation.

Reviews and readers comments have been very positive. Typically they highlight the notion that Shenzhen’s tech firms are in many ways outsmarting the West – just look at at Tencent’s WeChat. But also that most people in the West still are unaware of what’s going on in China.

This is how South China Morning Posted opened its review:

Imagine a tech start­-up venture capital­ist who hasn’t heard of Google or Silicon Valley. For Hong Kong-based journalist Johan Nylander, that’s the order of absurdity he encounters when it comes to global awareness of Shenzhen and the giant technology companies that the Chinese city has spawned.”

The book is available as both e-book and paperback on Amazon.

You can also contact me and I send you a copy. I’m on WeChat johanhej

About the author: Johan Nylander is an award-winning author and freelancing China and Asia correspondent. He’s frequently published by CNN, Forbes and Sweden’s leading business daily Dagens Industri. His latest book “Shenzhen Superstars – How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley” became an Amazon bestseller, and is the first in a series of Chinese startups and innovation.