On the afternoon of Sept 2nd, a delegation consisting of Dr.Kurt•Gleb, the mayor of Augsburg, German
and ten congressmen visited SEHS and discussed the cooperation in education. Jinan City Education
department, Jinan City Foreign Affairs Office and some leaders of SEHS presented the delegation a
At 2 p.m, both sides had a friendly and deep discourse at the Reception Room of SEHS. Mr.
Liu,Yunfeng, vice-principal of SEHS hosted the meeting and Mr. Wang Xuedong, deputy director of
Jinan City Educational Department introduced the education situation of Jinan City. Furthermore, Mr.
Wang emphasized the attention our city paid to sister schools and encouragement to the cooperation in
education with foreign countries. Later on, Mr. Han, Xianghe, vice- principal of SEHS introduced the
basic information the school. The guests praised our all-round educational system and the brilliant
teaching achievements. In addition, they were very interested in the education scale of SEHS and
status of teaching. They asked questions actively which warmed up the atmosphere. In particular, the
idea to strengthen the cooperation in teenagers’ reading and writing of both cities, which was put
forward by Mr. Herman•Kohler, vice mayor who is also in charge of education, and he got the positive
response from his Chinese counterparts.
After the meeting, the delegation visited the School Museum of SEHS with our representatives.
Standing in front of a number of pictures and trophies, they were attracted by the brilliant teaching
achievements of SEHS. In particular, Michael Sun, Grade 12 student of the International Department
was the introducer of this journey, impressed the members of the delegation. Both the mayor and the
congressmen from Augsburg praised his fluent spoken English and good manners.
In sequel, both sides visited the musical classroom of SEHS, enjoyed the wonderful musical
performance given by our students. The performance showed the comprehensive personal qualities of
the students of SEHS. Mr. Kurt• Gleb, the mayor was moved to tears when he listened to the
traditional instrument performance by Zhou Tianyue and Li Jiaman. The delegation’s visit reinforced the
cooperation in education between two cities. It will also greatly promote the education of SEHS.
Translated by: Si, manyi & Liu, hongyang
Edited by: Ren, Xinghua