Founding Headmaster Harrow International School Shenzhen
Hello, my name is David Shinkfield and I am the Head Master of Harrow Shenzhen. This is my second Headship in China and within the Harrow International family.
As a Harrow school we connect with and draw on the 450 years of educational excellence and leadership from our founding school in the UK. There is a strong link with the faculty of Harrow School London and the existing network of Harrow international and bilingual schools throughout Asia. Binding us together is the shared commitment to our core values – Courage, Honour, Humility and Fellowship.
Students will have the opportunity to share in the rich traditions of Harrow, but they will also have the chance to give back and add to the fame and renown of Harrow through their actions at Harrow Shenzhen.
I am often asked “What makes a Great School?”. Is it facilities? Exam results? Large student numbers? To me, the answer is simple – People make a School great. And that is what I am looking for at Harrow Shenzhen – Great People to join our Great School. I look forward to welcoming our founding students on site soon!
Kevin Qian 钱浪
Chinese Principal Harrow International School Shenzhen
At Harrow Shenzhen, we strive to build a welcoming, inclusive community where every child is known, loved and belongs. With the best quality of education we provide, all students will be nourished to grow their mind, body and soul holistically.
In other words, a Harrow Shenzhen education entails more than just academic excellence, physical wellness, social emotional intelligence, and character building of students are equally if not more important in our commitment to a well-rounded education.
If you find Harrow Shenzhen a good match and render your support, together we will cultivate in our excellent Shenzhen Harrovians the time-honoured qualities of courage, honour, humility and fellowship so that they are geared toward principled engagement in communities.
Deputy Head & Head of Upper School
It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know our young Harrovians as part of our online curriculum and am extremely proud of how well they have engaged and adapted to virtual learning. I now look forward to welcoming them on site and begin face to face learning in our brand new school. I hope you enjoy the content of our Wechat post and wish you well ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Zhong qiu jie kuai le!
Head of Lower School
I am thrilled to be in China and proud to be leading the Lower School at Harrow Shenzhen. My team and I are looking forward to welcoming our new founding students to our world class campus. I personally look forward to meeting our community of parents in time, sharing the outstanding teaching, and learning that will soon take place here in Qianhai. 非常期待与您见面！ Andrew Marshal Head of Lower School
Head of Early Years
I am delighted and honoured to take on the role of Founding Head of the Early Years Department at Harrow Shenzhen. I am joining our School community from Harrow Beijing where I worked for the last six years, four of those as a Senior Leader overseeing a thriving Early Years Phase.
At Harrow, we believe that young children learn and develop through playing, exploring, being active, being creative and being asked questions to help their thinking. We want our pupils to be happy, independent and motivated. High-quality early learning experiences will contribute to the development of necessary skills and talents needed for a successful transition to Pre-Prep.
All Early Years staff have been busy preparing for the arrival of the pupils. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone after the Golden Week holiday and we are excited to begin our Harrow journey together.
Assistant Headteacher (Whole School)
It has been a real pleasure to start getting to know our students and community already, both in their enthusiastic engagement in lessons and through their participation in House competitions and student leadership. It is clear we have an incredibly talented group of young students joining our school and I cannot wait to see them walk through the doors of our wonderful new campus very soon to embark upon their personal and collective journeys at Harrow Shenzhen.
Address: Harrow Shenzhen Qianhai, Tinghai Road, No.3 QianWan Road, NanShan District, Shenzhen, China, 518054
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