Canada Hefei Secondary School
Parent School: Hefei No. 1 High School
BC Principal: Mr. Rob Tardif
Program design and operation: CHSS operates on the campus of Hefei No. 1 High School. The student population of the parent school is about 7000. CHSS, a British Columbia certified school, opened in September, 2011. The 2016-17 enrolment is approximately 230 students in grades 10 to 12.
Beijing Kezhi Times International Consulting Co., Ltd. (Kezhi):
Mr. Sunny Bai, CEO
Ms. Mariam Li, Director
BC Ministry of Education Consultant
Mr. Adrian Conradi
Superintendent of Kezhi BC Offshore Schools
Mr. Kyle Chong
18288269546 (China), 250-884-8224 (Canada)
Teaching assignment: Teachers will be assigned to their areas of training, expertise and interest as per the needs of the school.
Hours of instruction: Typically, at CHSS, classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. with a mid-morning “exercise break” of 1/2 hour and a mid-day break of 2 hours or more. Most classes are semestered and occur in 75-minute blocks with teachers usually teaching 3-4 blocks per day.
The School and Surrounding Area: Hefei No. 1 High School is located about 10 km from the city centre. The area is quite new and exists because of Hefei No. 1 and a junior school next door, with a total student population of about 10,000. The area boasts expansive streets, relatively little traffic, many new high rise apartment buildings, and all necessary amenities nearby. A good-sized shopping mall with a large supermarket, banks, restaurants, and many shops is within walking distance of the school. The housing available to teachers is quite new and of a very acceptable standard from a Westerners point of view.
Teachers generally walk or bike to and from school. Transportation to the downtown core is easy by bus or taxi; a 20 – 30 minute trip. Many nearby cities, including Shanghai, are accessible by fast train and the airport is only 20 minutes from the school. The city of Nanjing, about an hour away by train, makes an interesting weekend destination. Other possible weekend destinations are Wuhu on the Yangtze River, and a hot springs resort that is a short bus trip away. For detailed information about Hefei and the surrounding area look at http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/.
The Parent School: The Hefei No.1 High School campus covers an area of 54,000 square meters. The school has a population of 7000 students and 400 teachers. Many students are housed on campus in one of seven 15-story dormitories. The campus has a stadium, track, and gymnasium facility as well as various science and computer labs. Also on campus are 2 student dining halls, 1 staff dining hall, a bookstore, a small supermarket, and a medical clinic.
Canada Hefei No. 1 Secondary School: CHSS is housed on the 5th floor of the International Building. Each classroom in equipped with an instructional computer, projector and document reader. The school has a 32-station computer lab, a small BC library, and various offices for teachers and support staff. Teachers are provided with office work space, laptop computers and access to printers and a photocopier. CHSS also has access to various science labs and sports facilities.
CHSS is fully supplied with BC textbooks and teacher resources for all subjects taught, along with a small professional library. Teachers are encouraged to also make use of resources available on the internet and to bring favourite resources with them.