Inauguration of SIPFLS IB - Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School Affiliation
苏州工业园区外国语学校IB国际高中部 — 日本东京都立国际高等学校友好关系签订仪式
On 19 Sep 2017, the IB Division welcomed Mr. Takahashi, Vice Principal of the IB High School Division of Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two schools. The special event was officiated by IB Principal Joel Seow and witnessed by members of the SIPFLS senior management and TMKHS guest-of-honour, Ms. Junko.
The afternoon kicked off with comperes Andrew and Vivian setting the stage for the opening acts of a guzheng solo by Eden and a violin solo by Andrew. These were followed by speeches by SIPFLS Vice- principal Mr. Li, and TMKHS Principal, Mr. Takahashi. The audience was subsequently treated to a piano solo and vocal solo, with a distinctive Oriental bent.
The afternoon’s highlight was the signing of the memorandum and gift exchange between SIPFLS Principal Mr. Ge and Mr. Takahashi. Japanese student Tomo Abe presented the bouquet of flowers on behalf of the school and exchanged a few words with Mr. Takahashi, to the delight of the audience.
The event came to a fitting close amidst the rousing strains of a popular Japanese song delivered by the IB Japanese ab initio class.
This is another first for us at the IB Division, and we look forward to many good years of collaboration ahead!