Affiliated High School of South China Normal University

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Affiliated High School of South China Normal University
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Motto Diligent, Precise, Truth-seeking, and Creative
Established Merged in 1952
Trace back to 1888
Type Main campus: Provincial Secondary Education
Other campusses: Private Secondary Education
Affiliation South China Normal University
Principal Zhu Ziping
Students 2 classes per grade in junior high, 11 classes per grade in senior high
Grades Main campus: 3-years junior high (Guangdong Olympic School only)
3-years senior high
Location Main campus: 1 Zhongshan Avenue West, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Panyu campus: In Huanan New Town, 168 Zhennan Avenue, Panyu District, Guangzhou
Nanhai campus: Dongping Er Road, Guicheng, Nanhai District, Foshan
New World campus: In Lingnan New World, Baiyun Avenue North, Baiyun District, Guangzhou
Shanwei campus: Shanhua Rd, Shanwei, Guangdong,
Guangdong, China
District Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
Website Main campus: http://www.hsfz.net.cn/

The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University, or Hua Shi Fu Zhong (HSFZ; simplified Chinese: 华南师范大学附属中学; traditional Chinese: 華南師范大學附屬中學; pinyin: Huánán shīfàn dàxué Fùshǔ Zhōngxué) is a high school in Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China. It is a key provincial high school directly under the Department of Education of Guangdong Province and SCNU. The school is among the first schools designated as "the A-Class School" by the Provincial Education Bureau.

If unspecified, HSFZ refers to its main campus in Gangding, Tianhe District, Guangzhou. It also has three other campuses, including two in Guangzhou, one in Foshan and one in Shanwei. The main campus is a provincial public school, while the other campuses are private schools.

History[edit]

HSFZ is the result of a series of renames and merges. The origin of HSFZ can be traced back to 1888, when Dr. Andrew Patton Happer established the Christian College in China in Shaji, Guangzhou. From 1888 to 1952, along the Qing Dynasty, the Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China, the predecessors of HSFZ have renamed and merged a couple of times. See Chronicle for details.

In 1952, with the Disciplinary Adjustment of Chinese Higher Education, four high schools merged to form the current HSFZ: the Affiliated High School of Sun Yat-Sen University, the Affiliated High School of Lingnan University, the Affiliated High School of South China Associated University, and the Affiliated High School of Guangdong College of Arts & Science. The school was named the Affiliated High School of South China Teacher's College. From 1960 to 1961, it was named the Affiliated High School of Guangdong College of Science. During the Cultural Revolution, it was named the No. 61 Middle School of Guangzhou. It changed to the current name in 1982.

However, some alumni argued that the establishing date of the school should be 1952 instead of 1888.[1]

From the date of merging in 1952, HSFZ was located in Dongshan District, where it had been merged into Yuexiu District. In 1960, it relocated to the current campus in Tianhe District. The old campus had then developed into another high school, the Guangdong Experimental High School.

In 1993, HSFZ established Guangdong Olympic School, which is a "school inside the school" providing education to gifted students in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The school has 2 classes per grade in junior high (grade 7-9) and 1 class per grade in senior high (grade 10-12). Students in the Olympic School has more chances to explore their interests in sciences.

Chronicle[edit]

1888 Christian College in China
1900 Preparatory School of Canton Christian College
1909 Affiliated High School of Liangguang Teacher's College
1911 Lingnan Middle School
1912 Affiliated School of National Kwangtung Higher Normal College
1923 Affiliated High School of Guangzhou Municipal Teacher's School
1924 Affiliated High School of National Kwangtung University
1925 Affiliated High School of Private Kou Min University
1926 Provincial Sun Yat-sen High School
1927 Affiliated High School of National Sun Yat-sen University
1928 Affiliated High School of Private Guangzhou University
1932 Affiliated High School of Private Guangzhou College of Law (Guangfa High School)
1934 Affiliated High School of Teacher's College of Guangdong Provincial Shiang Chyn University
1935 Affiliated High School of Education College of Guangdong Provincial Shiang Chyn University
? Affiliated High School of Guangdong Provincial Shiang Chyn University
1938 Affiliated High School of Guangdong Provincial College of Education
1939 No.1 Affiliated High School of Lingnan University Affiliated High School of Guangdong Provincial College of Arts & Science
1944 Provincial Yuexiu High School
1946 Affiliated High School of Guangdong Provincial College of Arts & Science
1950 Affiliated High School of Lingnan University Affiliated High School of Sun Yat-Sen University Affiliated High School of Guangdong College of Arts & Science
1951 Affiliated High School of South China Associated University
1952 Affiliated High School of South China Teacher's College
1960 Affiliated High School of Guangdong College of Science
? No. 61 Middle School of Guangzhou
1982 Affiliated High School of South China Normal University

Faculty and staff[edit]

The former Vice Provincial Governor of Guangdong, educationalist, Wang Pingshan, headed the school as principal for more than twenty years. By 2004, the school staffed with more than 200 teachers, among which 81 Senior teachers, 17 Master teachers, and 4 with the title of The ACE Teacher of the Province.The management team comprises Principal Wu Yingmin, Deputy Principals Yang Xiaocun, Zhu Ziping, and Li Biliang.

Academics[edit]

The motto of HSFZ is Diligent, Precise, Truth-seeking, and Creative.[2] In most years, it is the best-performed school in the National Higher Education Entrance Examination in the province.[3]

Over 98% of its graduates have been accepted by college or university. [4]

Achievements[edit]

Over the past decade or so, more than 40 students from the school have been chosen for national training courses of International Olympiads. By September 2008, HSFZ students had won eight gold medals, three silver and two bronze medals in International Mathematical Olympiad, 1 gold medal in International Physics Olympiad, two gold and one silver medals in International Chemistry Olympiad, one gold medal in International Astronomy Olympiad, two medals in International Geography Olympiad (the only two medals that Chinese students ever won), 1 gold medal in International Energy Project Olympiad, one gold medal in Asian Physics Olympiad, and four gold and seven silver medals in Russian Mathematical Olympiad. It won the most number of medals in International Olympiads among all high schools in China.[5]

In the 1950s and 1960s, HSFZ was honored as "a pioneering flag" in the field of regular education in Guangdong. [6] It has received "School of National Distinction" awards in the following categories: its "animated campus life"; its success in comprehensive implementation of the "Regulation on Physical Education in Schools" and "Regulation on Health Care in Schools"; achievements in turning out talented sporting candidates.

In addition, the school has achieved "Excellency in Performance" status[7] and "Premium Education Level" status[8] in Guangdong schools.

Admissions[edit]

Admissions are competitive. Its enrollment cutoff is the highest among all high schools in the city in most years. For example, in 2009, its cutoff is 744.[9] Usually, only residents of Guangzhou City are allowed to enroll to HSFZ. However, its Creative Class and affiliated Guangdong Olympic School admits students from all over the province.

Guangdong Olympic School holds a different entrance examination from the standard High School Enter Examination. Its admissions are even more competitive. For example, only 50 students passed the written part and entered the interview in 2011,[10] which is 7% of all students applying.

Alumni[edit]

The school has turned out four fellows of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, three fellows of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese)
  2. ^ # 晓航 (22 April 2009). "华师大附中:想要报考华附,请先了解华附" (in zh-CN). 金羊网. Retrieved 2014-04-19. "华附倡导怎样的学风? 概括起来就是四个词:认真,刻苦,求实,创新。" 
  3. ^ # "华附2010年高考喜报" (in zh-CN). 华南师大附中教育基金会. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  4. ^ # 谢少媛 实习生 李玉丹 (28 March 2005). "名校巡礼: 走进华师附中" (in zh-CN). 金羊网-新快报. Retrieved 2014-04-19. "20多年来,华附学生高考升学率平均达到98%以上,其中约80%考取重点大学,广东高考状元和单科第一名相当一部分是华附学生。近几年来,华附学生每年约有20位考入清华、北大。" 
  5. ^ Introduction of HSFZ (Chinese)
  6. ^ # 广州市招考办 (13 May 2010). "重点推介" (in zh-CN). 广州市中招网上咨询会. Retrieved 2014-04-19. "五十年代至六十年代,我校是“广东普教战线一面红旗”。" 
  7. ^ # 广东省教育厅办公室 (23 January 2006). "华南师范大学附属中学、广东实验中学通过广东省示范性普通高中初期督导验收" (in zh-CN). 广东省教育厅. Retrieved 2014-04-19. "经研究,决定批准华南师范大学附属中学、广东实验中学通过广东省国家级示范性普通高中初期督导验收。" 
  8. ^ # 广东省人民政府教育督导室 (22 October 2007). "华南师范大学附属中学等学校通过广东省普通高中教学水平评估优秀的公示" (in zh-CN). 广东省教育厅. Retrieved 2014-04-19. "根据省教育厅《关于建立督导评估结果网上公示制度的通知》(粤教督[2006]12号)的要求,现将拟批准通过广东省普通高中教学水平评估优秀的学校名单予以公示。" 
  9. ^ Top-tier high schools enrollment cutoff in Guangzhou (year 2009) (Chinese)
  10. ^ Interview Entrance List of Olympic Class 2011(Chinese)

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Coordinates: 23°8′23.84″N 113°20′21.63″E / 23.1399556°N 113.3393417°E / 23.1399556; 113.3393417