For the 6th year in a row a group of exchange students from Sinolink School has visited our community.
Sinolink school is in the city of Shenzhen, in the south of China near Hong Kong. It is one of the first “Special export zones” set up in China 40 years ago. Back then it was a fishing village, now it is a bustling city of 12 million people.The students travel by airplane for 15 hours to be with us. The reason they can come during their school year is that they are now on winter break for the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on February 9th this year. The students will be leaving here next week and returning home to their families.
The 32 students are divided into small groups and are assigned to various classes at our school. They learn side by side with our students, including playing at recess, going to physical education, learning mathematics. The students learn from each other. The school community was treated with a wonderful array of talent performed by our Chinese students. Our Superintendent Mrs. Kathy Amazol joined us as well as out Pastor Fr. Engel.
We have been blessed this year to have 32 visitors – a big increase from the 18 students we had the first year. This year the students have come with two of their teachers – Sammy and Sunny.The students at Sinolink look forward to their 5th and 6th grade year when they are able to join the trip. Every year the Sinolink students look so much forward to their visit, and you will see from today’s celebration that they also prepare quite a bit for their performance.
The Sinolink students very much appreciate the hospitality and kindness shown by the SJMV family during this visit.