NO.176

Headline: Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School Ceremoniously Celebrated 15th Anniversary
ReleaseDate: 2011-12-01

On November 26, Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School’s 15th Anniversary Celebration event was held ceremoniously in the campus of World Foreign Language Middle School, where cozy and merry atmosphere filled every corner.

Zhang Minsheng (Deputy Chairman of Chinese Society of Education, Chairman of Shanghai Education Society), Zhang Minxuan (President of Shanghai Normal University), Yin Houqing (Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission), Hu Wei (Standing Member of CPPCC Shanghai Municipal Committee, Deputy President of Shanghai Academy of Educational Sciences), Wang Maogong (Secretary of Xuhui District Education Party Work Committee), Zhuang Xiaofeng (Director of Xuhui District Education Bureau), Du Jian (President of Xuhui District Teacher’s Training School, Deputy Director of Xuhui District Education Bureau), Shen Jianhua and Zhu Jianhua (Deputy Director of Xuhui District Education Bureau), Wang Junjin (Chairman of JuneYao Group, Chairman of World Foreign Language Middle School) and others attended the celebration ceremony.

In his speech, Zhang Minsheng passionately mentioned the development history of the World Foreign Language Middle School, which can be summarized by “founding in 5 years, gaining fame in 10 years, setting up aspiration in 15 years”, he hoped the school to take advantage of the new system and mechanism, painstakingly build up faculty team and improve courses; with the support of 15 years of motivation and experience, work proactively to strive for accomplishments, broaden vision, continue to stand firm in the education highland of Xuhui District, and take solid steps when moving forward, in order to make still greater progress.

Yin Houqing expressed warm congratulation and sincere blessing to all the teachers and students of the World Foreign Language Middle School. He pointed out that the World Foreign Language Middle School has adhered to the objective of standard education, exploration and innovation, stood at the forefront of education reform and implementation of quality education, earned public attention and admiration by relying on its own strength, and recorded significant accomplishments in school operation. He hoped the school to stick to its mission of developing education with distinct features, and continually strengthen self ability, in order to acquire new development and new improvement.

In his speech, Wang Maogong also acknowledged that the school’s education practice is the result of successful reform, which helped the school achieve fast development to become a famous school in Xuhui District and in Shanghai metropolitan area. He said the World Foreign Language Middle School passed three steps, which makes it become a successful case of education initiative in Xuhui District: Establishment of public-ownership initiated reform to remove difference between southern and northern parts of the district; changing to private-ownership established the model of diversified school operation, which effectively promoted education efforts in Xuhui District; its international courses enable the school to better face the world, walk into global arena.

At the Meeting, Wang Junjin expressed sincere happiness over the growth of the World Foreign Language Middle School, and hoped the school to take advantage of the occasion of the 15th anniversary, enhance cohesion, so as to transform the school’s growth vision into motivation of every faculty member for internal development, and strive to build it into a top class school catering to the needs of socialist modern international metropolitan city of Shanghai.

At the Meeting, Luo Peiming, founder of the World Foreign Language Middle School, who is currently the school’s Managing Deputy Director, expressed sincere appreciation for officials at all levels and peer schools which had shown care, concern, assistance, and support to the development of the World Foreign Language Middle School . Xu Jian, Principal of the World Foreign Language Middle School, said in the future the school will become a “Paradise of Education” with more distinct advantages in foreign language teaching, integrated and diversified courses, more developed talent among students, and happier campus life.