A Brief Introduction of Shenzhen Primary School
Shenzhen Primary School was built in March, 1911. It was first started by a Mr. Zhang at the country fair of Shenzhen and has now gone through tremendous transformations in the lapse of over a century.
Shenzhen Primary School covers an area of 10300 square meters and has a building area of 15200 square meters. It is the only six-year day school directly under the Municipal Bureau of Education. Now the School holds 1600 and more pupils in 34 classes and has a faculty of over 110 members, including 2 top-grade teachers, 7 high-ranking middle school teachers and 6 noted teachers on the municipal level. Six teachers from 5 subjects have on different occasions won the first prize in the national competition of class teaching.
Of all the pupils, Zhen Haoting got the lucky chance, after several selections, to have planted trees on the Lotus Hill together with the Party General Secretary Hu Jintao and other Party and state leaders, Hu Congtai once created a Guinness record by crossing the Qiongzhou Channel and Ai Xin got full marks in math and the highest marks in total in the entrance examination organized by Beijing University itself. The School's Recitation Art Ensemble, Wind Band and Martial Arts Society have time and again got prizes in the municipal contests.
Since the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, the Shenzhen Primary School, by the spring breeze of reform and opening up and by the pioneering spirit in running the school, has been known as the Zone's "window school", "experimental school" and "model school".
In recent years, for the purpose of "running the education to satisfy the people" and as a special feature of the "scholarly campus", the SPS has been exerting itself to raise its quality of teaching and education, to explore the best way to modernize and internationalize the basic education and to enhance repeatedly its strength of running the education. The SPS has been making steady steps towards its goal to turn the school into a spiritual home and happiness park for the teachers and pupils.
The SPS has been twice awarded by the municipal government the "prize of great efficiency in running the school". It has made its influence felt not only in Shenzhen, in Guangdong Province, but also in other parts of the country chiefly for the teaching material compiled by the SPS such as "Readers to Keep Yourself Honest and Clean" and "International Knowledge Reading" and also for the topics of "the strategy of teaching and learning in carrying out quality education", "the teaching experiment to optimize compositions by multimedia", "the experiment to teach primary school pupils the Chinese language by a combination of four elements" and "the experiment to teach pupils how to read efficiently".