Kimberley Mayor & P.I.E. President Duncan MacLeod back from ‘successful trip’ to China

日期: 2018-10-16
浏览次数:
发表于:
来自
发表于: 2018-10-16
浏览次数:


Part one in a two-part series on the proposed Purcell Collegiate International School.


Kimberley Mayor & P.I.E. President Duncan MacLeod back from ‘successful trip’ to China

Mayor Don McCormick (center left) and PIE President Duncan MacLeod (Center right) meeting with investors and officials in China this past week. (Mayor McCormick file).


Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick and President of Purcell International Education (PIE), Duncan McLeod, arrived in Kimberley last night after a week in China to meet with investors for a proposed full-time international education school in Kimberley. PIE’s goal is to open the campus in 2020.


“We went to China to promote and educate on the model, which is new and different for international education as it exists in B.C., and as an opportunity for Chinese students,” said MacLeod. “A world class independent school in a small town is a new idea.”


He adds that reception from investors and government officials was “very positive”.


“Once you sit down in a room with people and show them where we’re taking about, who we’re talking about, in terms of the people who live in communities like this, and the strong background that Kimberley has [in international education] – this is not a hard sell,” said MacLeod. “There have been fee-paying international students coming here since the 1980’s and it’s just a question of informing and educating around a new model and new opportunity.”


He says that there are similar opportunities in places like Victoria and Vancouver, but PIE’s goal was to engage investors in that same idea in a “small town like Kimberley”.


Hence why the Mayor tagged along, to sell investors on the City. (The trip was unanimously approved by Kimberley City Council and 100 per cent funded by PIE).


“It’s a natural fit,” said McCormick. “The community is a big part of the sell and a big part of the appeal to investors and those folks working in international education.”


The next steps, aside from procuring sufficient financing, will be to find a location.


“There are several suitable sites. We want to choose a location with the best benefit to everyone; the students, staff and community,” he said. “The location is a really important part of the process.


“We’ll be taking the big picture and groundwork we just did in China with the Mayor and moving on to the finer details, how it would work with partners there and what it looks like in terms of meeting our timeline and goals for opening.”


Something MacLeod stressed was that the ‘Purcell Collegiate’ school would not be a Chinese school.


“This is a B.C. school with a B.C. curriculum, Canadian educators and Chinese funding” he said.


The school would see at least 80 professional full-time jobs, says MacLeod, and 450 full-time students (one third from China, one third from Canada and one third from various other international locations).


There would be a construction spend of $50,000 and an estimated $20,000,000 in annual revenue. The cost for an international student’s annual tuition is $50,000 CAD (double the price of the tuition for the Rocky Mountain International Student program).


“There is a large trickle down effect with increased tourism through parent visits and tournaments,” said MacLeod.


30-50 acres of land are required to build the campus that will house the school, dormitory, outdoor track and a field house including an indoor soccer pitch and arena.


“There is no track in Kimberley,” said MacLeod. “One of the great parts about this is that the facilities will be available to the entire community.”


He says that students who are enrolled in the public education system will have the opportunity to not only use the facilities on campus, but also take part in clubs and extra curricular activities that might not be available otherwise.


Tom Ristimaki, PhD, is the Learning Leader and Program Designer at PIE. He was raised in Kimberley and went to Selkirk before pursuing a career in linguistics with a focus on language as a use for empowerment and experiential education.


Ristimaki says that some examples of the types of clubs and extra-cirrikculars would include robotics, coding, drama, forensic science, mandarin and more.


The school would also be a destination for Academy students; local students who want to attend the school and take part in the athletic programming that will be offered.


“We want to engage kids in a rural experience and extra curricular learning,” said MacLeod. “We want to keep them engaged, safe, and give them a well rounded education. The key goal is to create a global village with international students learning among Canadian kids.”




新闻来源:KIMBERLEY BULLETIN

https://www.kimberleybulletin.com/news/kimberley-mayor-successful-trip-to-china/


上一篇:无下一篇:无
Hot News / 最新项目
2019 - 12 - 18
点击次数: 73
When Shane Anderson graduated from Rimbey High School in 2004 he certainly didn’t have a crystal ball to peer into his future.当Shane Anderson 2004年毕业于狼溪教育局属下学校林比高中(Rimbey High School)时,他当然没有水晶球可以窥见他的未...
2019 - 04 - 11
点击次数: 279
即将建成的加拿大BC省珀塞尔独立学院(Purcell Collegiate Independence School)的学业顾问Tom Ristimaki博士将在5月访问美国最佳本科工程学院——哈维穆德学院(Harvey Mudd College),而我们的伙伴耶鲁大学(Yale University)名人堂的Harry Rosenholtz,与他的老朋友Harvey Mudd College招生官...
News / 推荐阅读 +More
2019 - 12 - 18
点击次数: 73
When Shane Anderson graduated from Rimbey High School in 2004 he certainly didn’t have a crystal ball to peer into his future.当Shane Anderson 2004年毕业于狼溪教育局属下学校林比高中(Rimbey High School)时,他当然没有水晶球可以窥见他的未来。He probably would have been more than a little surprised if he did.如果他这么做了,他可能会有些惊讶。Anderson recently graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. Presently he is in Boston studying for his bar exam...
2019 - 04 - 11
点击次数: 279
即将建成的加拿大BC省珀塞尔独立学院(Purcell Collegiate Independence School)的学业顾问Tom Ristimaki博士将在5月访问美国最佳本科工程学院——哈维穆德学院(Harvey Mudd College),而我们的伙伴耶鲁大学(Yale University)名人堂的Harry Rosenholtz,与他的老朋友Harvey Mudd College招生官Peter Osgood达成了共识,在我们的Tom博士访问该校时还将会见克莱蒙特学校联盟(Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Scripps College和Pitzer College)代表/招生官,为中国家长和学生揭秘美国名校录取秘籍,圆梦世界顶级名校。Harvey先生还将邀请常春藤联盟的招生官们来访中...
Copyright ©2005 - 2020 广东安侨教育科技咨询有限公司
X
1

QQ设置

3

SKYPE 设置

4

阿里旺旺设置

等待加载动态数据...

等待加载动态数据...

5

电话号码管理

6

二维码管理

等待加载动态数据...

等待加载动态数据...

展开