How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Two Great Libraries, Gym, Playgrounds, Sports Field, Performance Hall, Dance Studio, Mac Computer Lab and Multiple PC Labs, 3 Main Buildings (Campus shared with private Chinese school), all classrooms have A/C, all buildings newly renovated
High school and middle school, boys and girls Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, MUN, Band, Choir, Chess club, Photography club, Student newspaper, Broadcasting, Service club, Recycling club and more.
High School Honors Programs including, National Honor Society and National English Honor Society.
Elementary children have many offerings for after school activities including; ballet, soccer, baseball, band, drawing, Chinese games, Chinese dance, Korean games, computer usage and much more.
There are buses available to students after, after-school activities. (Continue)
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
There's always great live music at several venues around town, and organisations like Hash House Harriers and Qingdao Expat have weekly and monthly events where you can get to know loads of people from China and abroad.
The essential guide to getting involved in Qingdao is the redSTAR magazine and website - they host monthly events which are always a blast (also free and open to all), and they also bring fresh international talent to the city a few times each year. You can sign in at www.myredstar.com to receive email notifications about events and great things to do (free and otherwise) throughout the city, as well as directory listings for entertainment and services. (Continue)