Campus News

Staff and students are enjoying their long-awaited Chinese New Year holiday, albeit under different circumstances due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The increase in pandemic clusters in neighbouring provinces brought an early end to the semester but, nonetheless, there was still plenty to celebrate.

English Competition

Middle School students from Haileybury Tianjin competed in the first round of the Star of Outlook English competition, sponsored by the Chinese national television network, CCTV. In English, each of the 35 students gave a one-minute speech and then answered questions about their speech.

The competition is one of the largest and most well-recognised of its kind in China and Haileybury students have consistently performed well. Many have made it to the regional finals and several have reached the national finals. We are proud of our students’ efforts and wish them the best of luck in the second round in March.

New Basketball and Soccer Opportunities

Haileybury, NBA Basketball Playzone and Juventus Football Academy have joined forces to bring new basketball and soccer opportunities to students, with a ceremony launching the new project held in the school playground.

Guests at the ceremony included Mr Kenneth Li, Vice Chairman and President of Waitex Group and other leaders within the Tianjin NBA and Juventus organisation. Mr Peter Rogerson, Executive Principal of Haileybury, Mr Yanni Galanis, International Principal, Mr Brian Gao, Chinese Principal and other School leaders extended a warm welcome to guests.

Celebrating English Literacy

The Primary School held its annual English Literacy Festival and students showcased their English and stage talents through their favourite books and characters. Before the show, students rehearsed in the school auditorium where they practised and perfected their lines, songs and routines.

There were 12 successful performances and it was wonderful to see our students performing in English. At the end of the festival, awards were presented to the two best students from each English class in Years 1 to 6. The awards recognised the hard work and impressive achievements of our best English students during this first semester.

Busy Time for Senior School

The lead-up to the end of semester was a busy time for Senior School students with so many House events, extra-curricular activities and talent shows. The House Spelling Bee, House Debating, House Basketball, talent shows and excursions were some of the many highlights and it was great to see the Houses enjoying some friendly rivalry!

Yanni Galanis 

International Principal, Haileybury International School, Tianjin