We rounded off our momentous first year here in Hangzhou with a formal closing ceremony at the end of our final parents' weekend on Sunday 15th June.
Kenny Jeong and Catherine Wang were our very capable MCs. Dan Kinzer and Jianping Pratt spoke on behalf of CIS Hangzhou teaching staff, Andi Lee, Charlie Salnikow, Madeleine Witt, and John Yap on behalf of the students, Natalie Lau and Yohei Tse on behalf of the Coach Mentors, and Guy Chambers on behalf of the parents.
Distinguished guests were Xu Yichao, Deputy General Secretary of the Hangzhou Communist Party, Xiao Feng of the Hangzhou Education Bureau, Chen Feng and Zheng Ping of the Hangzhou Entry & Exit Administration, Jin Heng of the Hangzhou Foreign Affairs Office, Chen Haike, Yu Zhengping, and Wang Yinchu of the Greentown Education Group, Chen Jianguo, Principal of Greentown Yuhua High School, Sun Zhuoren, Deputy Principal of Greentown Yuhua Middle School, and Chen Xiaojen, Deputy Principal of Greentown Yuhua Primary School.
The event closed with a musical performance by our whole-school choir.
[My apologies for the poor sound: the shotgun microphone I was trying to use had a faulty jack-plug, and the onboard microphone in the camera wasn't really adequate at this distance.]