Principal's Greeting

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INTRODUCTION FROM THE PRINCIPAL 2020/2021

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to a new beginning for Green Oasis School. From 2020/2021 GOS will cater exclusively for primary students from Year 1-6. It really is an exciting new beginning. January 2021 also marks another milestone for the school, our 20th Anniversary. This is a great achievement, which will be celebrated throughout the year.

 

Green Oasis School offers a unique education in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in China. Just like the city of Shenzhen with a population made of people from not only the whole of China but from the international community as well, GOS understands the global community is shrinking. It is important for our students to have a global perspective and experience internationalism while still celebrating the importance of the culture and language of China.

 

To that end Green Oasis aims for academic excellence in all we do. Our Vision:

        EDUCATE          NURTURE         INSPIRE EXCELLENCE      

is at the heart of all we do at the School and all our programmes both academic and extra-curricular stem from them.


We are extremely proud of the history of Green Oasis School and in 2021 we will be celebrating 20 years of growth and continued innovation and improvement which defines who we are as a school. 2020/2021 also sees another major change for the school. From this academic year GOS will be an exclusive primary only school.  The focus will be on preparing students in their first 6 years of schooling to then take their place at the newly formed Shenzhen Oasis International School to continue their middle school education within the Oasis School group. 

  
GOS follows and enhanced National Curriculum for England from Year 1 through to Year 6.  While the main body of teaching is in English all children are taught Chinese. We aim for every child to be bilingual, being proficient in both English and Chinese and thus truly able to experience and immerse themselves in the best that the East and West have to offer.


The change in focus for Green Oasis also sees a change in management. As Principal of both of the Oasis schools I shall be overseeing GOS and SOIS. Ms Anne Stock is the Vice Principal-Academics and Mr Heath Zhai is the Vice Principal-Administration. They will manage highly qualified teams of both overseas and local staff to ensure your child is getting the best of both worlds. The school will continue to strive to build on the curriculum and ensure your children have the skills and knowledge they need to stand them in good stead not just through their primary education but for the rest of their lives.


We are proud of the academic achievements of our students and of the progress they make at all stages of their education. We are equally proud of our extensive range of activities for students outside the classroom. Students are given a choice of a wide range of opportunities in sports, arts and community service which enhance the formal curriculum. This includes academic competitions, excursions, special subject focus days and performance based activities. (Of course all of this will be done as soon as we are permitted.) We promote a holistic approach to education where students are encouraged to be involved outside the classroom and to reach their full potential in all they do.


To support the above Green Oasis has both an EAL and learning support departments. This gives opportunities for each child to flourish through building on their learning experiences in significant ways. We ensure that we cater for individual student abilities and learning styles through a method called differentiation. We aim to ensure that each student has the means to maximize their true potential in a meaningful and supportive context. The school also takes our nurturing role seriously with a full time counselor to assist students and their families.


Green Oasis prides itself on giving students the best and that includes our grounds and buildings. GOS is fortunate to have a number of specialist rooms, including science and IT laboratories, art, music rooms as well as facilities to offer a wide range of activities. All classrooms are fitted with the latest in modern technology. There is also a parent portal which enables parents, teachers and students to communicate immediately there is a need. All the above ensures our students grow into independent, confident and creative students ready to face the future as they progress through their schooling.  


In June 2019, GOS was accredited with the Council of International Schools (CIS). This accreditation and our commitment to the high standards for education set by CIS has not changed. We continue to strive to ensure our Vision is the focus for all members of our community. 


Please contact the school for further information and a time for you to see for yourselves the excellent work being achieved by our students. In the meantime please check back to the website for more information about Green Oasis School. 


We look forward to working with students, parents and teachers in creating an even more exciting future for this truly unique and inspiring school. Thank you.


Helen Swan

Principal    

28th August 2020