Jinan No.9 Middle School
The chinese sister-school relationship began in 2006 as part of a joint venture with the local government of Joondalup. The first exchange tour took place in July of that year with two staff and a specially selected group of Year 10 students who also represented Australia at the International Childrens Festival.
The Sister City Relationship
In 2006 the City of Joondalup formed a sister-city relationship with the City of Jinan with a delegation of 18 representatives of various organisations visiting for 6 months, and it was through this process, and with the support of the Joondalup city Council that the path to the sister-school relationship was laid.
Jinan in Shandong Province
Jinan is the provincial capital of the Shandong Province of China. The city is recognised as historically significant, with scholars estimating the first settlement having been established around 3000 years ago. Jinan now has a total population exceeding 5.9 million, with 2.5 million in the urban areas.