In September 2013, Hope Chinese Charter School established a sister school partnership with a well known elementary school in Suzhou China, called Xinsu Normal School of Jiangsu. This sister school program is intended to achieve a better understanding of each other’s people and country, and to further facilitate mutual communication in teaching and learning as well as students’ improvement.
Along with the sister school partnership, our two schools are planning to develop various programs and activities to provide each other with information concerning the culture, history, art and other relevant matters of their people and country. Programs and activities are, for instance, postcard drawing with simple Chinese and English words exchanged between two schools, student and faculty exchanges future visits in higher grades, and webpages from both schools to view pictures, videos and messages.
HCCS extends its gratitude to the Hongyu Cai Board of Director at The Portland Suzhou Sister City Association, Inc. (PSSCA), who has helped us to locate one of the most highly esteemed elementary schools in Suzhou, and build a partnership with them. The Portland Suzhou Sister City Association, Inc. shall be dedicated to mutual friendship and understanding between the people of Portland and Suzhou and the regions they serve.