Education Delegations Inspect Sias International School
On April 1st, 2020, Henan Provincial Department of Education, Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Education and Culture and Sports Bureau of Zhengdong New District inspected Sias International School. Among the delegations are Xu Hengzhen, Director of International Department of Henan Education Department, Wang Lixia, Deputy Director of Basic Education Department of Henan Provincial Department of Education, Tong Zhixian, Deputy Director of Henan Educational Technology Equipment Management Center, Cai Hong, Deputy Secretary of Party committee of Henan Provincial Department of Education and Lei Gang, Deputy Director of Publicity and Outreach Department of Zhengzhou Education Bureau.
Wang Gefei, Deputy Directer of Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Education and Culture and Sports Bureau of Zhengdong New District, Wang Qingping, Head of Publicity and Outreach Department, Wayne Wang, General Manager of Sias Group (China), and Victoria Guo, Operations Manager of Sias International School accompanied the delegations.
First of all, Ms. Elizabeth Martinez, the founding head of Sias International School(SIS) sent her greetings and thanks from the United States to education delegations in the form of video dialogue , expressing that she would actively lead the team to speed up the construction of the permanent campus and various preparatory works. Mr. Xu Hengzhen, the Director of International Department of Henan Education Department of Henan Province, gave high praise to Ms. Elizabeth Martinez and the founding team, and also looked forward to the development of SIS. Later, Victoria Guo, operations manager, guided the Education Delegations to visit the campus located in the Middle Ring Road of Longhu in Zhengdong New District.
Wayne Wang, the General Manager of Sias Group (China), reported to Education Delegations about the construction progress of the permanent, the estimated completion time, and the ongoing interior decoration and furniture procurement work of the kindergarten and primary school, as well as the strict control and specific requirements of the hardware facilities. " According to the standards and requirements of world-class international schools, we choose the corresponding partners and suppliers to build a truly international school for Henan Province in terms of hardware and software." Mr. Xu Hengzhen, the Director of International Department of Henan Education Department expressed, Henan, as one of the six central cities, enjoys a rapid development accelerating the construction of Sias International School, helps to attract more foreign talents to work and live in Henan, as well as promoting the construction of Zhengzhou international manufacturers and construction of Zhengdong New District international financial center, which is of great significance. Despite various challenges during the epidemic, provincial and municipal leaders affirmed the qualification management and running of Sias International School, stressed that SIS should be regarded as the benchmark of international education in Henan and even central China. Besides, they also put forward expectations and requirements for accelerating the construction of campus.
Mr. Wang Gefei, the Deputy Director of Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Education and Culture and Sports Bureau of Zhengdong New District, emphasized that Sias International School will not only be a satisfactory international school for foreigners, but an international school with first-class education and teaching quality, scientific innovation and multicultural integration. At the same time, he also expressed that work should be promoted effectively and SIS founding team respond actively to challenges in current epidemic environment. We should make great efforts to ensure that Sias International School will open in August, arrangements and plans should be made in advance to make sure the enrollment and operation management are carrying out under the premise of ensuring security.
The research delegations spoke highly of the preparatory work of Sias International School in Zhengdong New District, and expressed that they would give great support to the preparation of the school and give guidance to the school's further work.
International education stands for openness, diversity, inclusiveness, and learning from others. On the road of the development of internationalization in Henan Province, Sias International School expects to contribute to the high starting point, goal and taste of international education in Henan Province.