Celebrating Cultural Diversity with International Day

As an IB World School, we are fortunate to have a truly diverse community at HIS. With over 900 students representing more than 50 nationalities, our school saw a vibrant tapestry of cultures coming together for our annual International Day celebrations!

International Day is the pinnacle of our commitment to diversity, and a chance to honor the many different cultures and nationalities that make our school so special. International mindedness is an integral part of daily learning at HIS. Throughout the year, students explore global issues and local contexts, developing the skills to become responsible, engaged citizens of the world. On this fantastic day of celebration, our caring community came together with open hearts and minds, eager to learn from one another. There was a palpable energy of respect, curiosity, and belonging.

The day commenced with a Parade of Nations followed by a dazzling Lion Dance. The energy was electric as our community came together adorned in traditional dress, sports jerseys, and bright accessories to match their nation’s colors, marching proudly under their national flags. Throughout the day, talented students, faculty, and parents took to the stage with spirited performances, many of which showcased the traditions of different countries. Guests were invited to take a special ‘passport’ around that encouraged them to travel to visit different countries, play games and activities at their booths, and of course, taste delicious food and delicacies from around the world!

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Hangzhou International School HIS

Hangzhou International School HIS

HIS is the Only Non-Profit, International Accredited (WASC), IB World School in Zhejiang Province. Hangzhou International School was founded in 2002 as an English-Medium International School.The current Chinese President, Xi Jinping, visited HIS to inaugurate the first international school in Hangzhou. Since 2005, HIS has met the highest standards for WASC international accreditation. In 2014, HIS became an IB World School and has been rated as a top IB World School in Asia by Newsweek Magazine.Fully accredited by: ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools), WASC Accrediting Commission for Schools, IB Continuum, EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Schools).

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