From Oct. 29th to Nov. 3rd , 19 representatives of the teachers and the students from Holbein High School
in Augsburg, Germany visited our school for mutual communication, which is the 5th visit by the
representatives of this school.
At the welcome ceremony, Mr. Han Xianghe, vice principal of SEHS, delivered a speech to welcome the
guests on behalf of the whole school. He introduced the development situation and passionately looked
back on the friendly interacting activities we have held since we established the friendly relationship with
Holbein High School.
The representative of teachers, Mr. Funk Wolfgang, who has visited SEHS for four times said that though
our institutionalized interactions and the homestay reception pattern, experiencing the life in local families
by themselves and learning about the culture and customs, the teachers and students from both schools
improved their understandings and friendships.
During the meeting, it was discussed deeply about the relationship in the future and indicated that both
sides would strengthen the deep communication about the protection and exploitation of water resource.
At the same time, the German representatives invited the students of SEHS to take part in the 11th
Reading and Writing Competition in Augsburg in 2015 of which the topic is Fantastisch (depicting the
originality of fantasy).
During the visit, the students and the teachers from Germany were paired with the students of SEHS and
watched our classes, experiencing our school’s pyrography classes, paper-cutting classes, calligraphy
classes, English classes and AP courses. In this way they got comprehensively acquainted with the
teaching in our school. They also travelled to Daming Lake, the Confucian Temple and Qushuiting Street in
the old urban area of Jinan and Shandong Provincial Museum, the Art Museum, the city Gallery and the city
Library in the new urban area, comparing the present and past of Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province.
Through these activities, the interactions between the two schools and the communication between
different cultures were promoted.
German students experienced pyrography class
Translated by: Fu, Jiaxin & Fu, Jiakai
Edited by: Jingren Ji