Shenzhen Chinaus School
Fairmont Partner School Since January 2016 – Ministry of Education Approval: January 2016
Shenzhen Chinaus School was founded in 2009. It is a large private school incorporated by the Shenzhen Chinaus Education Group. It aims to promote 21st century standards of high-quality international education. The school provides both Chinese and international curriculum from primary to high school. It is an ideal place for students to study and learn.
NO.103 HUANGGUANNAN RD., GUANLAN ST.
BAO’AN DISTRICT, SHENZHEN CITY, GUANGDONG PROVINCE
Principal’s Bio and Message
Haiqiang Huang: Principal
Principal Huang, a recognized expert in China on building the capacity and effectiveness of international schools, joined Chinaus in 2018. He is the Principal of the Regular and International Schools combined. Before joining Chinaus he was the Principal of Shenzhen Second Foreign Languages School. Among the accolades he has received as a teacher include being recognized as one of Shenzhen’s Top Ten Teachers and Shenzhen’s Outstanding Homeroom Teacher. He has been a visiting scholar at Brown University in the United States, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Peking University. He is the founder of The Sycamore Tree Poets Club of Shenzhen and was the Editor-in-Chief for its first ten issues. An avid soccer player—he plays the Forward position—he is endearingly known as a “soccer diplomat.” Indeed, the late Zeng Xuelin, former Head Coach of China’s national soccer team, gave Principal Huang the moniker “Soccer Principal” and honored him with a presentation of calligraphy. Principal Huang recognizes that students’ livelihood is dependent upon the education they receive and that it is a teacher’s natural duty to protect, educate and nurture students.
Patrick Hu: Principal of International Division
闻而忘之； 见而记之；行而知之。 “I listen and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.”
The above Chinese proverb expresses particularly well the ethos at the International Division of Shenzhen Chinaus School. We recognize the importance of students receiving instruction such that they “own” it, to borrow an English expression. Because our students learn to think critically and creatively, they learn the importance of intellectual integrity, humility, civility and sympathy. They recognize that thinking is a skill that one can and should always improve; that valuing and appreciating one’s own national and cultural identity ideally takes place in the context of learning to value and appreciate the identities and cultures of others. They engage in a variety of activities; they “do” such that they deeply understand the big ideas, principles, and concepts that our instructors teach.
This is an exciting time to be in international education. I have had the privilege to help my former students gain admission to top universities in the U.S., England, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. I look forward to contributing to the future success of our students here at Chinaus. My commitment is to ensure that our students do more than merely listen and see; here at Chinaus, we are committed to our students doing—they are actively engaged.
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Student & Teacher Profiles
Chinese Language & Literature Teacher: Jane
Dean of International School
Honors from Yangzi University in Hubei and her Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Sichuan University. Prior to joining Chinaus, she taught in Thailand at The Confucian Institute; as a result, she added Thai to languages she can speak. A born leader and impressive thinker, Jane’s contributions to the International School have included contributing to the school’s stature in the academic realm—she has published several papers in Chinese journal and is serving as an advisor to the second group of students who completed their summer program at Fairmont in California.
Susan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Massey University in New Zealand. A seasoned traveler, Susan worked abroad for several years before returning to China to serve as a counselor for Chinese students wishing to attend college in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In her capacity as College Counselor for Chinaus, Susan has transformed the college counseling office into a warm and inviting place that students and their parents frequent often to research colleges, seek Susan’s sage advice, and learn about the ins and outs of the college application process to English-speaking colleges and universities.
Social Studies Teacher
After teaching high school in his native South Africa, Simon came to our school with the intention of interning here for 6 moths. Three years later he is among the mainstays at the school who has witnessed the school’s growth. He received his B.A. in Education and History from the University of South Africa and is pleased to have been an integral part of the international school’s growing success.
Jarrod, a recent college graduate from Cambridge, England, majored in math with a focus on Game Theory. After teaching for two years in Shanghai, he moved to Shenzhen to join our team. Jarrod’s degree is from the University of Hull in England.
Ms. Mi received her Master’s degree in Physics from Tianjin University and her Bachelor’s degree in the same subject from Liaocheng Univeristy. Before joining ChinaUS she worked at another international school in Shenzhen where she participated frequently in trainings aimed to refine the participants’ ability to teach in an international context. She has tutored many students and is familiar with the IB curriculum for Physics.
English Teacher: Nicola
Head Teacher of International School
Nicola brings over 20 years of experience as an educator. She has taught French, Spanish, History, TOEFL and ESL in a variety of contexts, including an IB school, a community college and a public high school. Formerly the founder and executive director of a college preparatory non-profit, Nicola’s passion for serving young people has always been apparent in her professional life. Her previous jobs include being an attorney, lobbyist and researcher in Washington DC and New York City. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University, her Master’s of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College (Phi Beta Kappa), and her teaching certification from Swarthmore College.
Math and Homeroom Teacher
Siya is a graduate of Xinyang Normal University where she majored in Math and Applied Math. Able to teach in both Chinese and English, she has been teaching for seven years, including at an international school connected with Australia’s curriculum. As the Homeroom Teacher for Grade 12, she has forged close relationships with all of the seniors and their families. Siya is a tremendous asset to our program as she serves as a vital bridge between the students and the school, enjoying their trust and receiving their affection.
Physical Education Instructor<br /> High School Basketball Coach<br />
A truly global citizen, Ana has lived in a half-dozen countries and has visited many more. Originally from The Ukraine, she is fluent in three languages and has a growing proficiency in two more. As an elite fitness professional, Ana’s notable achievements include being a Bodybuilding World Champion; a Fitness World Champion; a successful competitor in a variety of sports; and the holder of dozens of health and fitness certifications. Having lived in China for three years now, she has established herself as one of the sought out and respected sports and fitness experts. Ana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Humanitarian University in Ukraine.
Mathew is a former U.S. Marine who has enjoyed traveling throughout Southeast Asia. Wanting to experience China, he joined our team the 2018-2019 Academic School year and is happy to meet this new challenge.
Chinese Language & Literature Teacher: Dodo
Director of High School Department
Dodo received her Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature form Xihua University and her Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese as A Foreign Language from the reputable Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Pursuant to her graduate studies, Dodo studied linguistics, foreign language acquisition, and completed a successful internship in Spain. Before joining Chinaus Dodo was a tutor at a training center where she followed the IB curriculum. As the first chaperone and advisor for our students who attended Fairmont’s summer program, Dodo understands well the challenges faced by international students. Her discernment, intuition and vision serve our students well.
English, TOEFL and Homeroom Teacher
Ann lived six years in the United States where she received her Master’s degree in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) from Seattle Pacific University. Prior to joining Chinaus, Ann taught English for three years at an international school in Nanning.
Art and English Instructor<br /> and Chess Club Sponsor<br />
As a licensed art therapist, professional counselor, and accomplished artist, Hoda has succeeded in combining his love for art with his desire to advance the well-being of others. Having earned degrees from both the United Kingdom and the United States, Hoda is familiar with both American and British pedagogy and uses this knowledge to best meet the needs of his clients and students. Hoda, who serves as an art consultant to several institutions, is a published author, active exhibiting artist, and promoter of art therapy at conferences. He is a certified ESL teacher and international chess tournament player. His B.A. is from Newcastle-Upon Tyne Polytechnic in England and his Masters is from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
TOEFL and English Teacher
Cherry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from The University of Business and Economics in Beijing. She earned her Master’s degree in Linguistics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining Chinaus, Cherry taught test preparation at a well-renowned education training institute.