Australian educational institution opens branch in Tianjin
Updated: 2015-05-16 15:00
By Sun Xiaochen(chinadaily.com.cn)
Renowned educational institution in Australia opened its China branch in Tianjin on Friday, expecting to build a bridge for Sino-Australia educational exchange with tailor-made international curriculum.
Haileybury International School, the sister school of Melbourne-based Haileybury College, was officially established on Friday in Wuqing district of Tianjin and has opened admission for the autumn semester.
Registered with the Tianjin Municipal Education Commission, the full-time boarding school is financially supported by State-owned enterprise Beijing Capital Group and shares teaching and academic resources with Haileybury College, which was established in 1892.
According to the enrollment plan, the school will admit 96 students for its primary education program and 240 students for its secondary program by autumn.
As the first branch facility of Haileybury College, the school provides Eastern-Western-combined curriculum, including language, science, arts and business in full English environment.
Taking advantages of Australian and Chinese education, the program in the school emphasizes innovative thinking and flexibility through small-class teaching and personalized training as well as care programs, which benefit students’ English communication skills and understanding of Western culture.
As a top-notch educational institution in Australia, Haileybury College has delivered the Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE) to China over past decades, and has successfully helped thousands of Chinese high school graduates to be enrolled by western universities with VCE.
In November 2014, Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Haileybury as a finalist in the Australia-China Achievement Awards during his speech at the Parliament House Dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping, for Haileybury’s ground breaking work in taking Australian secondary education to China.