Shenzhen Experimental School

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Shenzhen Experimental School
深圳实验学校
Szsy logo.gif
Address
Futian District
Shenzhen, Guangdong
China
Information
Type Public
Motto 励精图治
(Arouse All One's Efforts to Make the Country Prosperous)
Established 1985
Principal Cao Yanqing
Staff about 700
Number of students about 7000
Campus

Shenzhen, Guangdong

Color(s) Blue     
Website

Shenzhen Experimental School(simplified Chinese: 深圳实验学校; traditional Chinese: 深圳實驗學校; pinyin: Shēnzhèn Shíyàn Xuéxiào; Jyutping: sam1 zan3 sat6 jim6 hok6 haau6), commonly referred to as SZSY, is a public school in Shenzhen, which consists of five sections, high school, middle school, secondary school, elementary school and kindergarten.

Though founded relatively late in 1985, the school quickly gained its reputation as an elite school in Shenzhen as well as the nation.[1]

History[edit]

The school was established in 1985 with the middle school and high school at Baihua 6th Road campus and the elementary school at Hongli Road campus. In 1988, the kindergarten was opened at Baihua 5th Road campus. In 1998, the school merged with Huaqiang Middle School with the latter becoming the fourth campus. In 2001, the school took over the financially troubled Asia Pacific International School at Nanshan District and established a boarding school at that location. In 2002 the school made the decision to move all high school (grade 10-12) teachers and students at the original Baihua 6th Road campus to the new campus. The new campus then became the de facto high school though the Baihua 6th Road campus continues to maintain its own high school education with newly recruited teachers and students.Jing Shiru was the school's founding principal and retired in 2007. His successor and current principal is Cao Yanqing.

Campus[edit]

The school now maintains the following five campuses.

  • High School: under the Guanlong Mountain at Xili, near Shenzhen Polytechnic. All the students board.
  • Middle School: at Baihua 7th Road. This is the previous Huaqiang Middle School.
  • Secondary School: at Baihua 6th Road. This is the school's oldest campus and now maintains both middle and high school.
  • Elementary school: at Hongli Road, Futian District.
  • Kindergarten: at Baihua 5th Road, Futian District.

Academic[edit]

The high school has strong performance in academics competitions.[2] It is universally acknowledged as one of the Top 3 schools in Shenzhen.

Sports[edit]

Sports are a major part of life at SZSY. There are extensive playing fields at all campuses, especially at the secondary education level. There is the Principal's Cup for both basketball and football, which are school-wide annual basketball and football cup competition with participating units consisting of academic class teams. The school also organizes annual field and track games at Shenzhen Stadium.

The school's sports teams, including:

  • Boys' Soccer Team: Two Shenzhen Champion in 1995 and 2005. The team also won a 3rd place and 5th place twice in Guangdong.[3]
  • Boys' Basketball Team
  • Boys' Volleyball Team
  • Boys' Track and Field Team
  • Girls' Soccer Team: 1st runner-up in Shenzhen.[3]
  • Girls' Basketball Team: 2001 2nd runner-up in Shenzhen.[4]
  • Girls' Volleyball Team: 2000 4th runner-up in Shenzhen.[5]
  • Girls' Track and Field Team

Music and Drama[edit]

The Student Choir was founded in 1992. In 1995 the choir won the first prize in the 1995 Guiyang Chinese Choral Festival. In the same year, it performs with China Central Choir at Shenzhen Grand Theater to public. It has won many gold medals in the annual Shenzhen Choral Competition, including a four-peat during 1995-1999. The choir was also invited to attend Children’s Choral Festival at Sydney Opera House in 1999.[6]

The Students Philharmonic Orchestra was set up in 1993. It has become a large philharmonic orchestra with a combination and disposition of sound scales and fine musical instruments. The orchestra consists of two parts: the tube philharmonic orchestra, and the wind and string. There are over 80 players in the tube part, whilst more than 120 in the wind and string part. The orchestra had reached the standard of performing multiple master pieces, and has won two honors: the first prize of Instrumental Music Tutti in Guangdong Province High School Students Art Show and the first prize of Instrumental Music Tuttic in National High School Students Art Show in March, 2007. It has staged many exclusive concerts and won many prizes in a variety of competitions, and performed in many local important cultural events. The orchestra has been invited to perform in Australia, France, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.[7]

There are also Chinese and English drama performances at Chinese Week (Chinese: 语文周) and English Week (Chinese: 英语周) respectively. The high school's drama society was formed in 2005 mainly consisting of grade 10 and 11 students.[8]

Traditions[edit]

There are many special traditions in SZSY that are used to enhance students' abilities both mentally and physically. In addition to the Chinese and English drama performances mentioned above that occur every year, other crucial events include an Art Festival in which students from different clubs, such as dance clubs and singing clubs come out to perform what they practiced. A Science Festival, wherein students hand make da li shen and many other wood made pieces to compete on strength and flexibility by supporting very heavy iron rings. There is also an annual sport competition, which usually lasts two or three days in November. At the beginning of the New Year, students from all parts of SZSY, ranging from kindergarten to high school gather at the Shenzhen Stadium to perform Guang Bo Chao and receive cheers from all the parents and school heads from Shenzhen Sports Association.

Notable alumni[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • A 1999 TV series "Flowering Season.Rainy Season" (Chinese: 《花季·雨季》) was filmed at the school's Baihua 6th Road campus.

See also[edit]

Education in Shenzhen

References[edit]

  1. ^ The emergence of the Shenzhen Experimental School as an elite school. Hub.hku.hk. Retrieved on 2010-10-21.
  2. ^ 深圳实验教育集团-高中部. Web.szsy.cn. Retrieved on 2010-10-21.
  3. ^ a b competitions.深圳实验教育集团. Web.szsy.cn. Retrieved on 2010-10-21.
  4. ^ 深圳实验教育集团. Web.szsy.cn. Retrieved on 2010-10-21.
  5. ^ 深圳实验教育集团. Web.szsy.cn. Retrieved on 2010-10-21.
  6. ^ 深圳实验教育集团. Web.szsy.cn. Retrieved on 2010-10-21.
  7. ^ [1] Archived August 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ 深圳实验教育集团. Web.szsy.cn. Retrieved on 2010-10-21.
  9. ^ 2009中华小姐环球大赛法国赛区决赛落幕_华人华侨频道_新华网. News.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-21.
  10. ^ 三所世界名校同时录取深圳学子马启程. News.sina.com.cn (2002-08-29). Retrieved on 2010-10-21.