Shekou International School
Shenzhen, China

 
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Academic integrity of Shekou International School
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Fair and equitable treatment by board and director at Shekou International School  
Shekou International School has adequate educational materials on hand  
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Community offers a variety of activities at Shekou International School  
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Extra-curricular load is reasonable at Shekou International School  
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Comments:
The campuses (three for such a small school!) are nice from a distance, but a close up study of the two older ones (the third just opened in August 2009) reveals lots of equipment that doesn’t work and facilities that are clean on the surface, but which are poorly maintained....

In the spring parents came for a “learning comes alive” day at Shekou International School, and after their comments on the state of the buildings, things suddenly began to be repaired. This was soon forgotten and a few weeks later, things were once again looking....

There are a lot of meetings at
Shekou International School, as in most schools, and lots of initiatives that are put into place, but nothing is completed thoroughly. Shekou International School is very quick to adopt new ideas and new methods, but in name only....

It is the same as repairs to the buildings—the work would never be done for the sake of keeping the place in good working order for students and staff--it is only done to project an image to parents and community....


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