Sister School Program
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.
Xinsu Sister School
Dear Parents, Staff and Children of Hope Chinese Charter School,
Xinsu Normal School of Jiangsu was established on October 13, 1913. It’s located in Suzhou, a large city in China that is near a few big cities, such as Shanghai and Nanjing (Nanking). Xinsu is a key elementary school with about 100-year-long history. The school has about 1281 students, 28 classes, and 103 faculty and staﬀ members. Xinsu has vigorous communication with a number of elementary schools abroad, such as the schools in Japan and Britain. The school also received many school visits from Australia, Hong Kong and so forth. Their postcard drawing activity was awarded an international prize in the ﬁeld of education.
HCCS Sister School
Dear Parents, Staff & Children of Xinsu Normal School,
We are so honored to be your Sister School. Our students and families are excited to learn about you and your community in China. We also look forward to sharing with you information about our school and our life here in the United States. Please enjoy the video and pictures we have posted for you to view.
Julie Rickman, Principal