Month: October 2017

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY REPORT

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY REPORT

The 2nd Board Meeting of XIS SY2017-2018 was called to order at 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 5th, 2017.

The Board listened to the Headmaster’s report on the personnel projections for SY2018-2019 and current recruiting progress. The Board is continuing to focus on the stability of teachers, supporting the Headmaster in reviewing salaries and benefits for staff and faculty and retaining quality teachers. The Headmaster stated that with the strong support of the Board, the administration had successfully retained more quality teachers again this year.

The Draft School Calendar for SY2018-2019 has been approved unanimously.

The Board of Directors discussed and approved the Headmaster’s proposal of slightly raising the tuition/fees for the new school year.

The Board of Directors listened to and unanimously approved the Headmaster’s latest progress report on the self-study for WACS accreditation and IB authorization.

Dr. Hu Quanjun, the Executive Board Member, debriefed the Board on the summary report of Xiamen International School (XIS) 20th anniversary celebration. XIS held its 20th anniversary celebration and received congratulatory letters from the China Association of Personnel Exchanges, WASC, ACAMIS and other organizations. On behalf of the municipal government, the Director of the Xiamen Educational Bureau gave a speech at the celebration assembly expressing the need to continue to attach importance to and support the development of Xiamen International School. Hong Yongshi and Zhu Ya-yan, former Mayors of Xiamen, Wang Rong and Jiang Shuxia, former vice mayors of Xiamen, and Chen Jin, the Deputy Director of the Municipal People’s Congress, and other municipal officials commended the achievements of Xiamen International School over the past 20 years as well as its contribution to Xiamen society and its economic development.  Xiamen TV, Xiamen Daily, Xiamen Evening News, Xiamen Strait Daily, and other media gave special reports on Xiamen International School 20th anniversary celebration and its achievements during the past 20 years on the TV news programs and in the newspapers. Many parents also made phone calls or sent Wechat messages to congratulate the celebration and achievements of the school. The Directors of the Board and the Headmaster expressed their satisfaction with the success of the celebration, fully commended the big job done by all staff and faculty during the preparatory work for the celebration. The Board of Directors unanimously expressed their gratitude to the municipal government for its foresight to establish Xiamen International School and thanked Chairwoman Yang Ying and Vice Chairman Lan Chun for their contributions to run Xiamen International School. They fulfilled ex-mayor of Xiamen, Hong Yongshi’s proposals of establishing an international school to introduce foreign investment and retain foreign investment by solving the problem of international education for the children of senior executives of foreign investment, utilize foreign investment and promote social and economic development in Xiamen City. In the past 20 years, Xiamen International School has been highly recognized by the city’s community. 65.5 percent of high school graduates have been admitted to the top 100 universities and colleges in the world and 35 percent of high school graduates have been admitted to the top 50 universities in the world. The Board of Directors think this is a remarkable achievement. The Board of Directors also agreed that the founding and healthy development of Xiamen International School had effectively solved the problem of schooling for the children of foreign executives and played an important and positive role in the social and economic development of both the city of Xiamen and the entire province of Fujian. The Board unanimously commended all staff’s contribution to Xiamen International School and decided to reward expatriate teachers who have worked in Xiamen International School for 5 years and 10 years and Chinese staff who have worked in Xiamen International School for 10, 15 and 20 years. In the end, The Board of Directors wished XIS to continue its development to create a brilliant educational environment to the students it serves!

 

Respectfully submitted,

Office of Board of Directors of XIS