My experience as a new principal at Shenyang No. 2 High School’s Sino-Canadian Program has been a profoundly positive one. I have grown as a professional and have honed my skills as an educator through multiple opportunities for development. The students are fantastic. Behavior is rarely an issue and they are eager to learn. Aside from this, the learning environment is the best I have experienced in China. Housed in its own building, we have access to Math labs, a library, two computer labs, and a large arts center with a theater. As well, we have access to the main school’s facilities including an impressive gymnasium, more labs, and plenty of outdoor spaces. My co-workers are well trained professionals who foster the Canadian style of learning. The directors and staff ensure that our needs are met with well-equipped apartments, delicious meals served at school, and any assistance we may need. I am really quite fortunate to be here.
My name is Andrew. I was born in Sierra Leone, Africa but, have lived most of my life in Canada. I attended high school in Victoria, British Columbia. I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Science from the University of Victoria with a double major in Mathematics and English. I later obtained a Bachelor of Secondary Education from The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta. Upon graduating from The King’s University, I started working at Shenyang No. 2 High School. While teaching at this school I have had the privilege of working with a great team of teachers and administrative staff, who I can call friends. My experience at Shenyang No. 2 High School has been wonderful and I cannot be any happier. The students are great and staff members are welcoming. In fact, my experience in China so far has really been a blessing and I highly recommend Shenyang No. 2 High School to anyone hoping to join our team.
arrived in Shenyang 2 months ago, I felt very much at home. The climate is very
similar to my hometown in Canada. The transportation system is also quite
similar. After a week of being in Shenbei District of Shenyang, I wasn’t sure I
wanted to stay. Then school started and I met my fellow colleagues. I began to
think this was going to be pretty good after all.
Now, 6 weeks into the school year, I am thrilled to be a part of the teaching staff at Shenyang No. 2 High School. I have 87 grade 10 students that I love teaching. They are respectful, polite and enthusiastic learners. Everyday I arrive at work an hour early, just so I can hang out with my students. The leadership of school has been incredibly supportive. The support staff are constantly working to make my job and my life at Shenyang No. 2 High School easier and enjoyable as possible. I have Chinese teachers that are amazingly supportive of me and my students.
The cafeteria at Shenyang No.2 High School also treats us very well. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, or supper the food is always excellent. The local restaurants also provide incredibly tasty local dishes at very low prices.
The concerns I had in August are a fading memory. I am grateful for the opportunity to work at Shenyang No. 2 High School. I can see myself staying here for few more years.
English 12 at Shenyang No. 2 High School Sino-Canadian Program has been a
rewarding experience in many ways. The
students are constantly aspiring to do their absolute best and are willing to
do whatever work is necessary to improve their skills. Their desire to be as prepared as possible for
university abroad in Canada or the U.S. makes them the most motivated students
I have ever worked with. Therefore I am
constantly challenged to find the most effective ways to teach them so that
their skills improve as much as possible. It’s a wonderful experience for any teacher to have such responsive
students and it reminds me of the reasons I chose to become a teacher years
I also enjoy the opportunity to work with other foreign colleagues and the Chinese support and administrative staff. People work hard here to welcome us and make us feel more comfortable in our new living situation, far from our familiar homes.
Living in China has been an amazing experience, even in the short time I’ve been here. I’ve had the opportunity to explore the culture through local activities and some travel. I’m looking forward to learning more about this beautiful country and its people during my time here.
The Shenyang No. 2 Sino-Canadian High School program attracts elite students from the Shenyang area. The students are well behaved, multi-talented and are greatly focused on attaining high academic grades. As a teacher with 35 years experience teaching Biology in Nova Scotia schools, I find these students extremely motivated to do well, so they can attend and become successful in the best post secondary North American universities. I enjoy thoroughly teaching in the Shenyang No. 2 Sino-Canadian High School program, and am delighted to be a part of the students’ secondary school journey.
This is my first year at Shenyang No. 2 High School as well
as the first time I have ever been to China. Before coming to China, I was an English
teacher in Canada for about 25 years.
This semester, I’m teaching drama to the Grade 10 students at Shenyang No. 2 High school. The students are enthusiastic, polite and well-behaved. Their energy and eagerness to learn makes teaching them a pleasure!
Transitioning to life in China has been fairly easy so far. The people are friendly, and there are many shops and restaurants close by, and the weather is quite similar to what I’m used to at home in Whitby, Ontario. I’m looking forward to learning more about China and Chinese culture, and learning to speak a little more Chinese while I am here.
My name is Paul Henderson and I
am from Winnipeg, Canada. I have been teaching for a long time- some of it
in Canada, and a lot of it overseas- in Greece, The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,
10 summers in England, and in China. Previously,
I spent 8 years near Guangzhou. Most of my career has been spent teaching
English, but also some other things. At the end of January this year, I had my
first novel published- a work of historical fiction. It felt good for that to
happen. Now I wait to make the best sellers list! I have enjoyed my teaching
time in China, feeling like my work bears results. Teaching is demanding, but
seeing students get hold of new ideas, explore their own ideas and feel
comfortable in English is a great reward.
Teaching in China was the best experiences of my life. I was completely amazed the first day I entered the school grounds. The school is so beautiful and huge! The facilities are so comparable to that of a university.
My students made my first three years in Shenyang No. 2 High School so meaningful. Their discipline especially in studying made each day for me so challenging. The Canadian and Chinese administrative staff are so supportive and sensitive to every teachers’ needs.
I love this school!