With the support and leadership of provincial and municipal Department of Education, the International Department of Hainan Overseas Chinese High School was successfully established on May,10th, 2011. Its establishment and development aim for fostering highly competitive bilingual talents who will have distinct perspectives of global affairs , who will acquire a good knowledge of international conventions and regulations , and who will perform distinctively in cross-cultural communications.
Life for all of our students and staff in the International Department is centered at the southern part of the school on one side of Haixiu Road in the city of Haikou, where our teaching building is set in an attractive landscaped campus. The department offers a wealth of facilities, with laboratories for specialized ourses, reading room opening for both teachers and students, conference room, robots competition training room, general technical studio, music room,and Chinese language room for nonChinese students all within easy walking distance. Others, like golf room, are in the process of construction. In short, the department has seen its initial formation of an international and opening-up educational pattern.
There are currently seven classes in the International Department:four Sino-US classes(2 are set in senior one;another in senior two),two SinoUK classes in senior one , and an International students class . The total number of students, fulltime teachers and foreign teachers amounts to 165, 32, and 5, respectively.
Thanks to the Provincial Department of Education and the municipal government, the International Exchange and Cooperation Center , also named the International Department of Hainan Overseas Chinese High School, has already witnessed its establishment in the city of Haikou . It is so far noted as the only formal International center in high school in Haikou.
Coinciding with the process of constructing International Tourism Island, we are making our efforts to achieve the goal that students will experience the world firstclass educational resources here in our school in Hainan , and to provide students with more opportunities to go abroad for further study. We will further devote ourselves to expanding our International cooperation with more countries and schools , to employing more highly qualified and well-educated teachers, and to embracing more international students—especially those whose parents are non-Chinese and working here in China, and to providing a more internationalized education with great diversity and inclusivity . With all these efforts to be done , we believe that the International Department of Hainan Overseas Chinese High School will grow fast and embrace a brighter and more prospective future.