Experiencing the Glamour of Thomas School--Shanghai Thomas High School Open Day.
Winter is a season which breeds another year of harvest. It is also time for Shanghai Thomas School to recruit excellent students. On the afternoon of December 28th, Shanghai Thomas High School launched an Open Day event. With curiosity and expectation, parents and students came to the campus to know more about our curriculum characteristics and campus culture, and to experience the glamour and challenge of international education.
A Speech on the Distinctive
Characteristics of Our School
Mr. Zhou Huan, deputy principal of Shanghai Thomas School, delivered a welcome speech on behalf of the school. He depicted to the parents and students about the orientation of the school, the school motto, the goal for our students, the creation of STEM-IBET innovation courses, the construction of ten sophisticated laboratories, bilingual faculty team, and school’s educational fruits, etc. Shanghai Thomas School aims to cultivate students with “bilingual skills (Chinese and English), dual abilities (learning ability and innovation ability), bicultural awareness (traditional Chinese culture and global culture)”.
Illustrating International Curriculum
with Data Analysis
Dr. Charles Zhao, head of Academics, used data and graphics to give a comprehensive analysis of school characteristics, core courses, curriculum, faculty, teaching quality assurance system, problem-based learning (PBL), and college counseling, etc. What he said vividly showed a multi-dimensional image to the guests.
Focusing on Featured Program
Mr. Xu Hao, assistant principal, shared his experience in international education and with a talk titled "Supporting Children’s Dream of Traveling around the World". He told parents that international education is not only to broaden students’ horizon and enhance their academic ability, but also to fill their life with challenges and open every door along the way. The origin, curriculum and management system of Shanghai Thomas School CEIS were also expounded by Mr. Xu with great passion. CEIS (China Excellence Identification Scheme) aims to make full use of teachers from the top universities to cultivate a group of future talents who are good at STEM and humanities.
A Student's English Speech
to Show Learning Achievements
Ashley, a sophomore in Thomas school, gave a marvelous English speech about her experience and feelings in Shanghai Thomas School to the audience. It is the excellent teachers, outstanding academic atmosphere, advanced infrastructure and diverse teaching activities that make me excited. The school also invites tutors from famous oversea universities. At the end of her speech, she invited other students to join Shanghai Thomas School and enjoy life in an international school.
Sharing Experience about
A parent of Shanghai Thomas School also gave a speech on “The power of Trust”. When her daughter came back from an oversea school, she chose Shanghai Thomas School. She described STS as an outstanding school which is nurturing children with devotion and love. She said that teachers in Thomas School are proficient in English, enthusiastic and have first-class academic background. Students here could learn traditional Chinese culture as well as knowledge of the international society. Therefore, the students can maximize their learning interest and potential.
Presenting the Unique Style
of an International Curriculum
In a chemical laboratory class, the teacher gave everyone a taste of the unique teaching style of the international course. Under the guidance of the teacher, students carried out chemical experiments and made observations. What impressed the parents and students most was the teacher’s bilingual teaching and problem-based teaching methods.
Experiencing Campus Culture
The Open Day also provided a good communicative platform for the parents. School leaders answered a variety of questions raised by parents professionally and with details. “There are many highlights in Shanghai Thomas school, such as the systematic curriculum, well-structured faculty team with outstanding academic background and rich experience. Students here are bright and excel at English and debate," commented by one of the parents.
At last, led by Mr. Zhou, parents and students visited the fabulous new campus and had a close contact with the school facilities.
The ‘Open Day’ event, not only fully demonstrated the educational characteristics and the competence of teachers and students at Shanghai Thomas School, but also helped the parents develop a comprehensive understanding of our school's educational concepts, beliefs and atmosphere. Our school has obtained high recognition and praise from both the parents and students.
Shanghai Thomas School Campus Landscape