Chengdu Zongbei Joint Middle School
Chengdu Zongbei Joint Middle School, located in No. 6, Tongzilin Road South, Chengdu, was founded in September 1999. As a state-running school and sponsored by private enterprises, it’s the first reconstructing school established in Wuhou District. With the evergreen four seasons, rich culture ambience, rare flowers and trees, in addition to elegant paintings and calligraphy works, it turns into a healthy growth wonderland for youngsters and a homeland for teachers to get famous and rich.cultural ambiencecultural am
Great achievement in education:
The school has been awarded with Sichuan Experiment Guidance Model School, Sichuan Model school in Campus Sprit, the first Nine-year Compulsory Model School of Chengdu City, Member Unit of the Chinese Education society for Middle &Primary School Computer Educational Research Association, Chengdu advanced Basic-level Party Organization, Foreign language Teaching Experiment School of Beijing Normal University, and Educational Reform Experiment Base of China West Normal University. In the national, municipal and regional high-quality class race, 28 individual teachers of the school has won an award, of which there are 2 first-national -prize winners, 3 second-national-prize winners, 1 third-national-prize winner, and 6 first-provincial-prize winners. Currently, there are about 24 classes with 1200 students. The school adheres to digging the talent of students by taking a variety of education activities. About 300 students won awards in the subject competition. Under the guidance and concerning of the provincial and regional leaders and with the joint efforts of all staff and students, the school stepped into a new height in the regional unified examination. The total score for all subjects are top-ranked in the region. In 2005, over 190 students passed the provincial point in the entrance exam to senior high school, which won high comment from the superior levels and various circles.
Unique feature--the weapon for educational achievement :
By taking the strategy of systematic educational planning, the school has tracked out a modern educational pattern of “one center two wings” – with competence education as the center, foreign language and computer as the two wings
The school has dropped the traditional exam-orient education pattern, directing its great energies in the engineering project of competence education systems, covering entertainments and sports, labor practice, health education and students’ conventions. By paying more attention to moral education in classroom teaching, the school has set up a new modern pattern, aiming at “goal diversified, students subjectified, communication emotionalized, and atmosphere democratized”. In order to cultivate socialist market economy innovational talents, develop information technology, boost English communication and train multi-intelligence, the school has set up CAI center and campus website (WWW.ZBZX.NET). It has largely increased the “3 rates” (utilization rate for the teacher, subject coverage rate and class period coverage rate), which has enabled resource sharing on website and lessons preparation for teachers on the line. As for the English education, holding tightly on to the times, the school bravely carries out the combination practical strategies of “big-medium-small-scale-sequential coordination” in foreign language teaching. By Unifying with Sichuan University, Zongbei Primary School, Moziqiao Primary School and Yulin Primary School, it appoints foreign teachers to have a series English special events and researches periodically, enabling the students to strengthen their foreign language base, improve their foreign language level and social skills in foreign languages.
The school adheres to advocating the guiding ideology of “Education is service”. “keeping a watchful eye not only on what the students are facing today, but also on what they will face tomorrow” shall be the core competence in leading the staff forward. Scheme of “First-call reception system”, “Teaching open day”, “One cup of tea plus one stool” and “three extinctions and one belief” shall be built up and carried out. In October 2001, an article “I Will Never Be Afraid of Attending Parents’ Meeting” was published on the golden layout of West China Metropolis Daily. The article was written by a parent of a student from Zongbei Middle School, named Zhang Hongmei. This aroused strong reaction from the society. The reason is that some schools turned parents’ meetings into “complaint meeting” and “criticism meeting”, so that parents turns pale on mentioning of parents’ meetings. On the contrary, parents’ meeting in Zongbei School is totally different. When parents come to classroom nervously, they are welcomed with abundant specialized stools, hot water and prepared notebooks, which makes it unbelievably comfortable. Head teachers’ enthusiasms and sincerity let their nervousness go by the board. And then it turns out to be “commending meeting”, “seminar” and “reception” instead.
Education Research & Theory of navigation:
“Accumulating experience, compiling teaching material and bringing out theories" has become the inevitable trend of school education. Since founded, it has formed a research leadership which understands the theory, good at management, diligent in study with innovative spirit and coordination ability. The leadership declares a number of targeted research projects based on the reality.
Research on modern information technology education:
Projects such as Research on Integrated-ware--Courseware Operation Management Mechanism--issued by the school, has won the provincial and municipal first and second prizes, and even the research results have been used to compile the teaching material of Easy to Do Courseware. Currently, the projects which are ready to be filed in the Ministry of Education Textbook Issuing Center are Research On e- mode of Family & School Community, Integration of Information Technology and Subjects for Primary and Secondary Schools &Universal Application of the Relevant Environment under Research on Development Strategy of Information Technology Education for Primary and Secondary Schools in the Western Region, provincial subject Carrying Out Integrated Junior High School Practice to Promote the Professional Development of Teachers, which has led teachers to gradually transform from experience-based to scientific research-oriented, from being high educated to highly capable and from teaching to learning kind.
Research on practical activities curriculum:
On the conference about “research and learning of the pilot textbook-Comprehensive Practice for primary and middle schools in Sichuan Province”, the public lecture Battery, Science and Life given by Zhang Mei has won accomplishments from represents of all regions, cities and states. The directive provincial model lesson-Stepping to Huanglongxi, has been published by Sichuan Education Audio& Video Publishing House. The research group has not only taken part in compilation of the pilot textbook and reference books of Comprehensive Practice, but also gave lectures on comprehensive activity design and implementation in the training classes for provincial and municipal key teachers of new curriculums. Zongbei Primary School has become a well-known model school on “comprehensive activities”.
Research on the series of text books on practice for entrance examination for senior-level middle school:
In October, 2004, leading by the research group of mathematics, and by combination of years’ experiences, the school started compiling a series of books on practice for entrance examination for senior-level middle school. In December, the initial book-30 -day-Practice for Entrance Examination for Senior-level Middle School was published. In no more than three months, the book went to all classrooms for the 3rd grade of middle school. Sales volume has reached nearly 10,000. The book has been highly appreciated and popular with all teachers of grade three of middle school. Afterwards, other research groups also storm to compiling materials for practice to prepare the exam, hence a trend of books compiling came into being.
Research on education planning:
Currently, under the leading of the president-Li Xuhui, based on the experience of success in research and application of theories, compilation on education series have been recommended to the whole nation. For example, a series of articles like Analysis on Theories of Education Planning, Education Planning in Need of New Theories, Education Planning Coming forward to Us, School-How to Build YOUR Own Brand?, School-How to Expand Your Own Brand? Education Planning Leading Competition of Education Market, Integration of Education Planning and Education Management responsibilities, have been published ion some academic periodicals Research On Education development, Management of Primary and Middle School, Sichuan Education, etc, which have received great attention from famous experts and scholars, like the long-term counselor of China Education Committee-Gu Mingyuan. Its achievement in research has become an important pillar for Research on Development Primary and Middle School Planning, a national key research topic during the 10th Five-year Plan period. Its research group has also been invited to attend subject research and has successfully launched the magazine Education Planning
The smooth realization of the first five-year plan—building education brand, upgrading educational scale and forming education group after 4 years since the school was founded. By means of scientific CI positioning, reasonable investment of resources and finance, feature planning in conformity with WTO regulations, opening-up of education planning theory and the big support as well as assistance from the government, the staff of Zongbei Primary School have made common efforts as an excellent team with solidarity and practical innovation. Meanwhile, a group of students have been trained and have enjoyed great favor of some key high schools. Zongbei Primary School has stepped into the pole position among similar schools in Chengdu, and has created an education brand with unique Zongbei Primary School features.