Community Voices

 

We seek feedback from our community both formally and informally in a variety of ways on a range of issues throughout the school year. Here’s what some of our parents, students, teachers and wider community have to say.

Utahloy International School Zengcheng Head of School - Nicholas Evans

"The campus is truly breathtaking and the sense of community that is created by working and living together is very special. We are very thankful to be in this environment that is so supportive and caring. Our children love living here."

Head of School
Nicholas Evans
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Student - Year 12

"I believe that the tradition of once a month getting everyone together and reward the ones " doing well " in school ( Merits, activities, sports, positive referrals) is the best tradition. Because apart from grades we are also trying to make Utahloy a perfect community to be in."

Student
Year 12
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Parent - Namhee Park

"한 아이의 엄마로써 중국에 오면서 공기오염 및 환경을 제일 많이 걱정했었습니다. 근데 유탈로이 정청은 주변 그 어느 지역보다 좋은 공기와 아름답고 무엇보다 안전한 캠퍼스로 안심하고 아이를 학교에 보낼 수 있어서 좋은 것 같아요. 넓은 자연 공간에서 뛰어 놀고, 다양한 자연체험학습이 언제든지 가능한 이런 캠퍼스는 어느 나라에서도 찾아보기 힘들꺼예요"

Parent
Namhee Park
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Alumni - Joanne Tsai

"I am very proud of the fact we have the “yearly camp” every October, that perhaps, not every international school in China offers. I think it’s a very fun experience, as we could try out a lot of new things we never did before. Also bringing the relationship between two grades closer."

Alumni
Joanne Tsai
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Alumni - Peter Lin

"What I like about UISZ is that we can bring our device to the school. It is very advanced and technological."

Alumni
Peter Lin
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Teacher - Marishaan Kuhn

"Campus; Tranguil setting; Small school; Boarding school; Very few behaviour management issues - allows for creative teaching; Experiential teaching opportunities; International staff; Vertical House System."

Teacher
Marishaan Kuhn
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Student - Year 5

"I’ll never forget my friends and teachers that have helped me to this point that made me myself! This year is about to end and I will miss every moment of Year 5"

Student
Year 5
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Parent - Donggu Lee

"UISZ는 자유분방하면서도, 원칙과 약속을 지키고, 서로를 배려하고 생각하게 만드는 좋은 환경과 조건을 갖추고 있다고 생각합니다. 아이들을 키우면서 가장 중요하게 생각하는 것은 성장하는 과정속에서 주변 친구들과 선생님들과의 커뮤니케이션, 인적 network라고 생각합니다. 단순히 좋은 성적을 내고, 좋은 학교를 가기 위한 공부가 아닌, 실질적으로 아이들이 배움이라는 것을 통해 세상과 소통을 하고 도전을 할수 있게 만드는 학교, 그러한 학교가 저희에게는 Utahloy International School입니다. 제 희망은 UISZ와 함께, 저희 세 아이들이 계속 성장을 해서, 미래에 만나는 세상이 조금 변화되어 좋은 세상이 되기를, 그 주역이 우리 아이들이 되기를 기도해봅니다. 감사합니다. "

Parent
Donggu Lee
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Senior Head of House - John Power

"It's nice to work in a small school community where students are valued as the central core. Small class sizes means I can be flexible and creative facilitating lessons and you can really see the impact of having a "loco parentis" relationship with the students here. The opportunities and developments of a holistic education keeps the job enjoyable and rewarding! "

Senior Head of House
John Power
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Alumni - Esther Lee

"This Year I personally gained freedom, diversity of culture, creativity and activity planning"

Alumni
Esther Lee
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Alumni - Joachim Barblan

"My highlights this year were being voted House Captain and Sports Captain. The workload has been challenging, but it’s been a fun year"

Alumni
Joachim Barblan
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Alumni - Olivia Kim

"My favourite memory is during WWW (Twin moonbay) at night (freetime) some of us went to the beach, lied down and just starred at the night sky with lots of stars with no talking or phones or anything, it was just starring at the sky."

Alumni
Olivia Kim
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Student - Year 11

"My favourite day this year was the Arts Festival. We raised lots of money for charity at our Action for Service booth"

Student
Year 11
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Senior Teacher - Paul Clevenger

"UISZ provides an intimate community in a natural environment where an educator can grow. Many teachers at UISZ take advantage of opportunities to develop new skills and become involved in school leadership..."

Teacher
Paul Clevenger
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Student - Year 9

"This is my second year at UISZ. I am very proud of the progress I have made, in particular with my English skills."

Student
Year 9
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Student - Year 8

"It is my first year at this school, I enjoy being here."

Student
Year 8
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Student - Year 10

"My favourite memory in Utahloy is my friends and classes, because we can learn new things and be more social with people around you"

Student
Year 10
Utahloy International School Zengcheng Parent - Sara Flynn

"From a parent perspective - Excellent support system in place for students with special needs in Secondary."

Parent
Sara Flynn