專業團隊.校長的話

循循善誘勉勵 孜孜不倦傳薪

親愛的家長:

踏入2019年的一月份,標示著本校進入五十周年校慶的倒數階段了!感謝天父的帶領,基慈小學於1968年創辦,2006年遷入現時的校址至今,不知不覺已經有五十個年頭了。五十周年校慶當天,我們會以話劇的形式貫穿校慶典禮,闡釋本校的發展歷史,並讓同學們能透過各項表演,盡展他們在日常學習和專項訓練中的所學所長,回饋主恩。

每年十二月的第一個周日,就是「校友重聚日」的日子。感謝主!在十二月二日當天很多校友們回校重聚,他們能藉此機會與多年同窗及老師敘舊聯誼。一群早期校友師生更特意回校了解母校近年發展,並遊覽校園及到「文物室」回顧昔日照片和緬懷學校歷史,場面温馨感人;校友們除了積極參與乒乓球比賽、三人籃球比賽、「一年有一個夢想」和「我感唱!你敢讚!」的活動外,還有「基慈留聲機」亦深受校友們的喜愛,他們在印有舊校模樣的橫額前拍照留念,為歲月留下美好印記。師生們圍爐而坐,綿綿絮語,回顧昔日情懷;一邊燒烤,一邊點唱,歡笑聲此起彼落,大家都盡興而歸。本校快將迎接五十周年金禧慶典,希望屆時能凝聚更多校友參與盛事,彼此心繫基慈,共聚情誼。

本校一向着重家校之間的溝通和合作,因此,全校老師將分階段進行陽光電話及陽光家訪活動,讓家長有更多機會與老師面談,進一步加強家校合作!老師會於十二月至一月期間為小六學生進行陽光家訪,讓家長對子女的學習情況有更深入的了解,並討論子女升中選校及成長的需要,共同為孩子的成長而努力!另外,為讓家長更了解學生的學習表現,本校會於上學期及下學期共舉行三次家長觀課活動,小一及小四的觀課活動已於十二月十日順利完成,感謝家長踴躍參與,下學期將安排其他級別進行觀課活動,詳情請留意日後通告。

踏入2019年,本年度本校除了利用eClass作電子學習、電子通吿和網上查閲戶口結餘的平台外,更使用eClass家長手機應用程式來簽發學校通告,此舉不但方便家長可隨時隨地利用手機或流動裝置進行瀏覽及簽閲通告,更大大減輕學校在處理通吿上的行政工作,感謝各家長的配合,現在已有接近95%家長使用eClass家長手機應用程式。為了進一步簡化學校的行政工作,由下學期開始,本校將停用基慈廣播的WhatsApp群組,學校信息將透過eClass手機應用程式發放,敬希垂注。

各位家長,你們會不會經常督促子女勤加學習?加州大學榮譽教授亞瑟.科思塔博士曾針對「會讀書的小孩」進行了一項相關研究,其研究結果指出「會讀書的小孩」通常具備以下六項特質:「永不放棄」、「有自制力」、「好好聆聽別人説話」、「靈活思考」、「追求真理」及「不怕面對挑戰」。原來,要養成「會讀書」的孩子,要訣並不在於「能力」而是在於「態度」。父母在孩子的成長歷程中擔當重要的角色,家長可多與孩子一起看書或一起閲讀報章討論時事,藉此加強彼此的溝通和交流;只要父母從小幫助子女建立良好的學習習慣,就能培養出良好的學習態度;當孩子擁有良好的學習態度,自然不怕失敗及勇於接受不同挑戰,這樣才可以堅持不懈、全神貫注做好每件事情,成為「會讀書的小孩」。本校將於一月十一日至十六日進行上學期考試,希望家長能多鼓勵孩子們,提升他們的自信心。最後,送上聖經金句作為新一年的訓勉:「願主耶穌基督的恩惠、神的慈愛、聖靈的感動,常與你們眾人同在!」(林後13:14)

校長          

謹啟

2018年12月21日

21st December, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Year 2019 has come, which marks the countdown to our school’s 50th anniversary ceremony. Kei Tsz Primary School was founded in 1968 and moved to the current campus in 2006. We thank God for leading us. On the day of 50th anniversary ceremony, we share a brief history of our school in a drama, as well as other performances. Students will show their talents and what they have learnt in STARS lessons, as a thanks to God for His grace.

The Alumni Reunion Day is held on the first Sunday of December every year. I thank God that a lot of students came back to visit their former teachers and gather with their classmates on 2nd December. An alumni group of teachers and students met and chatted in the School Memorabilia Room to cherish the memories of the school history and the scene was heart-warming. Apart from participating in table tennis matches, basketball games, sharing sessions and singing, the alumni also enjoyed taking photos in front of the banner with the photo of the old campus so that they could remember the old days. Teachers and students had a barbeque as the karaoke continued. We had a lot of fun. As the 50th anniversary ceremony is coming next year, it is hoped that more alumni can come back and celebrate the jubilee.

Our school values home-school collaboration. Therefore, sunshine telephone calls and home visits will be carried out in phrases by our teachers to provide more opportunities for parents to further strengthen the home-school relationship and to work together with teachers to help the children grow. The home visits for P.6 students are conducted in December and January in order to let parents have a better understanding of their children’s learning and have an in-depth discussion on selecting secondary schools. Also, parent lesson observations will be carried out three times throughout the school year so as to allow our parents to have a better understanding of their children’s learning at school. The P.1 and P.4 parent lesson observations were successfully completed on 10th December. Thank you for your active participation. The lesson observations for other levels will be conducted in the second term. Please refer to the upcoming notices for more details.

Apart from using eClass as a platform for e-learning, e-notices and checking your child’s account balance online, our school has also used eClass Parent app to issue school notices this year. This practice not only allows parents to read and sign school notices using their smart phones or mobile devices anytime and anywhere, but also greatly reduces our administrative work. Thank you for your cooperation. Around 95% of our parents are using the eClass Parent app now.  In order to further reduce administrative work, the Kei Tsz WhatsApp group will be cancelled at the end of the first term. Please note that school announcements will be made through the eClass app.

Parents, do you often urge your child to study hard? Dr. Arthur Costa from California State University once conducted a study about high achievers. He found that the students that have characteristics such as, “never give up”, “self-control”, “listen to others”, “think flexibly”, “pursue the truth” and “not afraid to take on challenges”. The key to nurturing a “high achiever” is a child’s attitude, not their abilities. Parents play an important role in their child’s growth process. Parents can read books or newspapers with their children, as well as discuss the current issues with them so as to facilitate communication with each other. If parents can help their children build good learning habits, they can develop a good learning attitude. When children have a good learning attitude, they won’t be afraid of failure and they will have the courage to take on challenges. As a result, they can persevere and concentrate and may become a “high achiever”. The first term exam will be held from 11th to 16th January. We hope that you can encourage your children more and enhance their self-confidence. Finally, I would like to send you all words from God for the new year: “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all" (2 Corinthians 13:14).

Sincerely,

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal