Executive director’s message
In April 2018, Concordia International School of Xiamen (CISX) opened to begin the next phase of educational service to the communities of China through the Concordia Hong Kong (協同) organization. CISX’s goal was and remains to provide a high caliber education that nurtures the brain, body, and spirit. A holistic approach to educating young people is the hallmark of Concordia schools around the world, engaging students in a life-long journey in education and service, molding students through academic and personal growth.
To understand the question of who we are one must look closely at three aspects of the school. First is our student and parents. CISX is a private school that serves foreign families, to provide a bright future where many doors and opportunities exist. Parents embrace the Concordia spirit and network of resources that provide support during primary, secondary, and university education and beyond. Students develop communication skills and create relationships with people all across the globe, becoming members of the Concordia family.
Second is the Concordia network. For nearly 200 years, and with more than 2600 schools in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia, Concordia has brought pupils and students together with common methods, common goals; this has created a lifelong connection that enables people to serve one another. The newly formed Concordia Federation of Schools in Asia extends that rich heritage and seeks to further establish solid partnerships among the 50+ schools in China and Hong Kong.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, a key factor that helps to define who CISX is and how we operate is our teachers. CISX employs more than 10 teachers and staff, Chinese and foreigners, who each prescribe to the belief that teaching and learning is a lifelong journey. Teachers support one another in the network, receive training from experts in the Concordia university system, share in service to other schools and communities, and in the end, propose and promote to students that we are all one big family.
This Concordia family is one that always and positively lifts students up to their full potential, empowering them to serve society and transform the world. It is a network of professionals who commit to the highest standards of education. Concordia, and CISX, is a community where a passion for learning is ignited!
In your service,
Dr. Allan Yung
The Executive Director of Concordia International School of Xiamen