The ANZSOG delegation of 28 people visited Haileybury International School, Tianjin on 13 september. During the visit, the HIST management team and ANZSOG delegates held in-depth discussions on education and teaching.
The delegation was led by esteemed Australian Professor and Senior Government Adviser Allan Fels AO. The group contained many senior government officials from Australia and New Zealand.
The Executive Principal, Dr. Kathy Wang led the school management team to give a warm welcome to the ANZSOG delegation and share the current situation of HIST and some insight into private school education and teaching, in China. During the morning there was enthusiastic discussion on international education issues.
HIST was established and approved by the Wuqing Education Bureau in 2013. Now it has a history of 6 years. It is a boarding private school integrating primary, middle and senior schools. It is a sister school of Haileybury Melbourne which has over one hundred years of history. The Education Philosophy of HIST is “Every student matters every day”. The work ethic is to always benchmark the school / staff performance against excellence and work most conscientiously. After six years of hard work, the school has been highly recognized by parents and students. The school was named an "Excellent private school in Wuqing district of Tianjin"; In 2017, the school was named a " Role Model Safe Campus "; The school won the 2017 Most Influential International School award. HIST has already become a name card of international education in Jing-Jin-Ji area.
At the same time, the school also carries the mission of promoting the development of primary education in Australia and China. In 2014, The General Secretary Xi jinping and the then Prime Minister of Australia jointly presented the "Australia-China achievement award" to Haileybury School, which gave high hopes to the school's development.
The ANZOG delegation had the opportunity to visit the senior school classroom teaching and the Primary School bilingual student assembly and gave a high praise on our student's English and the overall outlook.
The delegation described our school as "an inspiring school", "we have seen a group of people who love education and devote themselves to education here" and "we are deeply moved by the dedication of Haileybury to education".