Introduction to Xiasha Middle School
Hangzhou Xiasha Middle School was founded in 1965 and it was renamed as Xiasha Middle School of Hangzhou in November 1996. The school is affiliated to the Social Development Bureau of Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone. In October 2009, the school was moved to the new campus, covering an area of about 37,925 square meters, 32033 square meters of school building area, and 13,653 square meters of green space, equipped with first-class education and teaching facilities. There are now 33 classes with 119 faculty members, including 28 senior teachers. With the history of half a century, the school has developed a large number of outstanding graduates, contributing to the economic and social development of the Xiasha area.
Hangzhou Xiasha Middle School is positioned as a model school that promotes that every student with his/her own strengths. The school has always attached importance to the individualized training of students, inspiring and guiding the development of students’ talents. The school has remarkable training for music and arts, and has won many prizes at Hangzhou primary and secondary school art festivals. And the school’s Science and Technology Club won the first place in the first Hangzhou Sports Model Competition and the Zhejiang Youth Vehicle Model (Advanced) Championship.
Hangzhou Xiasha Middle School’s archery team is the typical representatives of “combined education of sports and literacy” in Hangzhou. In June 2012, the school participated in the national archery competition on behalf of Hangzhou city, and its total number of gold medals and medals ranked first among all schools. The school will use this as an opportunity to create an “archery culture”, enabling the the spirit of archery movement to thrive.
School Introduction (Chinese)
Xiasha Middle School Students
Hangzhou (City Panorama) is one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in China. Though it has been through many recent economic and technological developments, it still remains its historic beauty and cultural heritage. The city’s West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site, attracts tourists from both home and abroad all year round. Twinned with nearly 20 cities around the world, Hangzhou is one of the most modern and vibrant cities to live in.
With a number of means of transport at your disposal, getting around the city is super easy. Do not feel like taking the metro to visit the scenery spots in the city? Then you can always bike there. Want to tour around a nearby city on weekends? Train rides are probably what you’d be looking for. Cities of Shanghai, Nanjing and Suzhou are all just within hours’ distance by train or car.
Arts & culture
Hangzhou’s cultural richness constantly surprises you. Three of China’s most important museums, China National Silk Museum, China National Tea Museum, Zhejiang Provincial Museum are all located in Hangzhou. If you are interested in opera, then you’ve come to the right place for there are lots of theaters in Hangzhou giving performance of opera shows!
Hangzhou is a culinary paradise with a large number of delicious dishes. Hangzhou’s local cuisine enjoys a nation-wide reputation and dishes prepared in its style are reputed to be “fresh, tender, soft and smooth, with a mellow fragrance”. Some of the better-known examples of Hangzhou’s regional cuisine are: West Lake Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce, Dongpo Pork, Beggar’s Chicken, Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea, and Hangzhou Soy-sauce Duck. Sounds interesting? Behind these dishes, there always seems to be a beautiful story linked with a historical figure in Hangzhou. In addition to the traditional Hangzhou food or Chinese cuisine, plenty of restaurants offer south-eastern or western-style food. In Hangzhou, you never have to worry about going hungry.