Last Friday night, the China Schools Awards concluded with the Awards Gala Dinner in Chengdu to announce the winners in 11 different award categories. The evening included speeches from the British Consul-General in Chongqing, Stephen Ellison, who welcomed and praised the great and empowering work international-oriented schools do for their communities.
After over 100 applications and two tough rounds of judging audited by Acclime, we are extremely happy to announce our winners! This diverse set of schools and organisations represent exceptional quality and the immensely positive impact international-oriented K12 education has across the country.
Prior to announcing the winners last Friday, school leaders and educators from over 15 different cities, 20 educational companies and 30 different schools attended the CSA Schools Forum. A day designed to connect, empower and inform K12 educators in China. Covering contemporary challenges and opportunities faced by schools, attendees delved into workshops on cultural understanding, team confidence and wellbeing, embedding sustainability in school communities and AI-driven observation in classrooms.
Congratulations to all our winners!
Diversity and Inclusion Award – British School of Guangzhou
Considerations around diversity and inclusion lie at the heart of every element of the school, and are evident in school policy and practice, reflecting the wider commitment of Nord Anglia Education schools to change our communities for the better. At the British School of Guangzhou, they have achieved this by focusing on three key elements: knowledge, attitudes and action – they understand, they set a great example and they make a difference.
Education Supplier Award – Duolingo English Test
2022 was an exciting year in testing. The Duolingo English Test harnesses technology to make language testing more efficient and effective—and far easier to access. The Duolingo English Test China team had an action-packed year, serving diverse stakeholders in China, including Teacher Training Program, an inaugural 2022 High School Principal Forum and many more. In 2022, Chinese students from over 1,300 different cities certified their English through the Duolingo English Test.
Enterprise and Employability Award – Beijing City International School
The BCIS mission is to challenge and empower students to be compassionate and inspired people, who act for the good of all and for the sustainable development of the world. One of the key areas in which BCIS strives to achieve this mission is through its focus on enterprise and employability. BCIS prepares students to be empowered, adaptable, and innovative by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, mindsets, and values to succeed in the workplace in a rapidly changing world.
Holistic Education – Western Academy of Beijing
With a focus on empowering students to make a positive impact in their communities, Western Academy of Beijing is inclusive and lives its mission to Connect, Inspire, Challenge: Make a Difference. Since WAB’s founding, ensuring that teaching and learning embraces a student-centered, holistic approach that develops the whole child has been a driving goal. This means that every learner receives personalised, ongoing support for academic, social and emotional wellbeing.
New School Award – SPGS International School
SPGS International School is the first international sister school of St Paul’s Girls’ School in London. Opened in September 2021 with 37 students, it has grown rapidly to 260 students around its core values of Achievement, Community, Liberalism, Creativity and Possibility. With the highest standards in all they do, they are dedicated to educating the whole child.
Pastoral Care Award – The King’s School Shenzhen International
Harnessing the pastoral heritage of the King’s School Canterbury, the King’s School Shenzhen view inclusion as vital to their pastoral provision. They aim to promote belonging, self-identity and pride as they support their pupils through the diverse difficulties they face on their educational journey. Using restorative practices and the Zones of Regulation they believe that when pupils make changes for themselves it enables them to thrive both academically and as a whole person.
School Design Award – Sedburgh School Fuzhou
Sedbergh School Fuzhou opened in 2018 as Rong Qiao Sedbergh School, a partnership between Rong Qiao Group and Sedbergh School UK. The school was designed by Rong Qiao Group paying great attention to the importance of aesthetics and sustainability, bringing a higher level of internationalised education to Fuzhou, Fujian.
Science and Technology Award – Canadian International School of Guangzhou
As an IB PYP candidate school, and a vision, mission and values-aligned teaching and learning institution that is holistically dedicated to science, educational technology and STEAM, CIS believes that their education truly prepares students for an ever-changing future. CIS ensures open and full access to resources and professional development that promote essential, future-ready skills such as collaboration, communication, problem-solving and critical thinking, in line with their curriculum and frameworks.
Staff Development and Wellbeing Award – Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
YCIS Shanghai Puxi is more than just a school. It prides itself on an unwavering dedication to the people who it serves. The last 3 years exemplify that a school is not a series of buildings, it is the lifeblood of the community. It is the personalised care someone receives; it is the absolute belief that everyone is not only unique but has limitless potential.
Students for Sustainability Award – Dehong Beijing International Chinese School
With one of Dehong Beijing’s main pillars being Sustainability, right from the get-go, sustainability has been at the forefront of the school development and ethos. It began with ethical procurement being the basis of the school’s start up with every point being taken into consideration. From recycled bamboo desktops to a playground made from sustainable materials, no rock was left unturned.
Heads’ Choice Award – The Hutong Education
With offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, The Hutong specialises in providing International School, Chinese Private school and University students with unique and authentic experiences across Greater China. Combining a deep understanding of China with the highest standards of international education and safety, The Hutong’s programs not only supplement and enhance curricular learning but help bridge the cultural divide.
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