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Principal of Shanghai MacDuffie School
He is the first batch of senior official Certification Examiner of IBDP physics in China. He has been the Executive Principal of Country Garden International High School, the Executive Principal of Cambridge International Exam Center in Shanghai Experimental School (Pudong), the General Director of the Cambridge Program of The former Bosh Education Group, the holder of the Advanced Language Certificate of the University of Worcester in the United States, and the holder of the Certificate of the President's Professional Development Program of the Open University of Hong Kong. He has been engaged in international education for 20 years and has rich experience in teaching and management.
Finally, in an exclusive interview with Tencent Education, Principal Wang Donghuan gave professional advice to parents who are faced with the increasing demand for international education and the difficulties of choosing schools in the face of COVID-19 and the international situation:
Affected by the epidemic and the international situation, some parents are not sure whether to choose international schools for their children. What is your opinion? What advice would you give to such families?当前确实因为疫情的影响以及国际形势的变化，使得我们不少家长在是否把孩子送到国际学校，将来是否要出国留学这个问题上举棋不定，这一点我是非常能够理解的。
At present, due to the impact of the epidemic and changes in the international situation, many parents are hesitant to send their children to international schools and study abroad in the future, which I can fully understand.
What's my point? If children are determined to go to international schools or study abroad in the future, in fact, they should follow their heart, because the epidemic will eventually pass, and the international situation is changing every day, but children should not be affected by some such factors in the future study process. If family conditions permit, it is still suggested that our parents come to international schools and our exhibition to learn about the situation of international schools and the trend of studying abroad.
In terms of school selection, some parents think the enrollment rate is the most important, while others value the strength of the teaching staff more. In your opinion, how can parents choose the best school for their children?
There is indeed a saying in school choice that the one most suitable for oneself is the best.
Our parents will have all kinds of information when choosing a school, sometimes it will affect our parents' judgment. In fact, the enrollment rate, curriculum settings, and the quality of the teaching team, these are very important factors affecting the quality of a school. But what would be my advice when it comes to actually sending our own children to international schools? It is to take the children to the school, talk to the school principal and teachers, understand the school philosophy, understand the school curriculum, if possible, we can let the children sit in the classroom, experience the school teaching; To the activity area, participating in the school community activities; To the living area, feeling the students' life in school and so on. This will help our children make a more accurate judgment about whether this school is right for you.
Fast-rising Shanghai MacDuffie
Shanghai MacDuffie, as belonging to a one hundred years old education group, under the joint efforts of teachers and students, has repeatedly won various awards in recent years, including the award this time, Our students are also involving in all kinds of international competitions and won awards. MacDuffie has achieved mutual achievement of the school and students!
MacDuffie (China) Education Group MacDuffie School of Shanghai has been listed in several authoritative international school rankings:
Top 100 "China International School Competitiveness Rankings" by Beijing 2020;
"2021 Hurun Top 80 International Schools in China that Can Enroll Chinese Students", Hurun Top 80 Schools in China and Top 17 Schools in Shanghai;
2022HKPEP top 100 International Schools with the Most Competitive Education in China by Hong Kong professional education press (HKPEP)
Faculty and students in MacDuffie will continue to uphold MacDuffie’s circle values of Community, Integrity, Respect, Creativity, Leadership and Excellence under the educational philosophy of "International Vision with a Chinese Heart", and strive to achieve the ambition of "Cultivate good thinking habits and noble moral sentiments of all students. To help students become valuable, responsible, and multicultural citizens of the world in their future family life and work.”