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:

本校將於二月三日(六)上午舉行「家長日」,屆時會派發成績表,家長可與老師面談,了解子女在校的情況,交流教養經驗。在接過成績單之際,家長們有否只著重於分數的比較上,而忽略了孩子在當中的付出和努力呢?我們應該欣賞孩子付出的努力,鼓勵他們突破自己,勇於面對挑戰,幫助孩子了解自己的優點,發揮長處。如成績稍遜,可嘗試用鼓勵的方式,如:「不要灰心,下次再加油吧!」或「我欣賞你的努力,希望下次能更進一步」。

其實,每個孩子都希望受到重視和肯定,因此,讚賞和鼓勵能有效促使孩子進步,具體、正面的讚賞更是邁向進步的不二法門。只要子女在考試前做好準備,考試時已盡力而為,家長在子女考試後宜用鼓勵和肯定的説話來替代責備,以減少子女因挫敗感而帶來的沮喪和難過。如果我們可以先具體肯定他們的付出和努力,再就着他們的學習盲點提出建議,定能提升他們的學習效能;此外,我們應該讓子女明白學習過程中遇到挫折是常見的事情,更重要的是要懂得從挫折中反思,改善弱項,力求進步。

為使家長更能瞭解本校課程特色、教學模式及子女的學習情況,本校將於二月五日(一)為三、六年級舉行家長觀課,安排開放第一節課堂及進行課後討論,希望家長積極參與,以了解孩子的在學表現。另外,本校將於二月六日至九日期間,為四、五、六年級學生舉辦「新加坡四天文化交流團」,讓他們親身了解新加坡的發展風貌、歷史背景及文化生活,透過遊學體驗,加強英語能力、自我管理技巧及提升團隊合作精神。是次活動的領隊老師包括嚴健華主任、黃家驥主任和謝家盈主任,在此先感謝老師的付出及家長的支持,希望活動能讓學生有多元化的學習體驗。

一年伊始,萬象更新。農曆新年將至,家長們可以藉此時機培育子女良好的運動習慣,多與子女外出郊遊或參與康體運動,不但能強健體魄,鍛煉身心,更可加強親子關係。此外,在這一家團聚的節日,家長會否趁這機會教導子女如何謹慎消費呢?當家長帶同子女購買年貨、添購新衣時,可引導子女思考到底是「需要」抑或「想要」,從中培養子女謹慎理財的消費態度。新春期間,子女們該怎樣處理收到的壓歲錢,也是生活上的一個好課題!家長可教導子女該如何分配和善用金錢,養成儲蓄的好習慣;聖經中記載耶穌説:「施比受更為有福。」(使徒行傳20:35),當自己的「施予」而能夠使別人「受益」時,那份喜樂更是難以言喻,因此我們可鼓勵子女撥出部份款項作為捐獻,讓他們身體力行,將祝福化為行動,幫助有需要的人。

本校將於二月二十四日(六)舉辦「攜手展步頌主恩」步行籌款活動暨創會百周年事工活動,是次活動所籌得的款項主要有以下用途:其一,推動中華基督教會創會百周年事工活動;其二,優化本校教學設施。本校計劃在4/F增設「閱讀角」,並運用步行籌款所得經費購置大量圖書,拓展學生的知識寶庫,養成良好的閲讀習慣。本校亦計劃於G/F增設「趣味科學角」,在科學角設置曲面鏡及科學原理小裝置或實驗遊戲小設備,讓學生可以從富創造力的環境進行科學探索,享受科學的樂趣。希望家長們能鼎力支持是次籌募活動,發揮團結友愛的精神,見證神恩。

基慈小學於1968年創校,轉眼間,本校快將迎接五十周年金禧校慶。在此,衷心感謝各位家長對本校的支持,讓孩子們能夠愉快學習及成長。為了迎接金禧校慶的來臨,本校將陸續舉辦多項與校慶相關的比賽或活動,冀盼全體師生及家長都踴躍參與,共同分享校慶的喜悦。最後,送上聖經的話語作為祝福:「是耶和華你神所眷顧的;從歲首到年終,耶和華你神的眼目時常看顧那地。」(申命記11:12)願新一年大家都蒙神喜悦,得享主恩!

校長

謹啟

 2018年2月1日

1st February, 2018

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Parents’ Day will be held on 6th February (Saturday) morning. Students’ academic reports will be distributed and parents will be able to meet teachers to know more about their children’s performance at school and exchange experiences in nurturing children. When getting the reports, do you only focus on the grades and neglect students’ hard work? We should appreciate children’s efforts, and encourage them to break through themselves and face challenges. We should help children understand their strengths and unleash their potential. If the results are not satisfactory, you can try to say some encouraging words such as ‘Don’t give up. Try again!’ or ‘I appreciate your hard work and I’m looking forward to seeing your progress.’

In fact, every child hopes to be valued and affirmed. Therefore, appreciation and encouragement can facilitate children's progress effectively. Specific and positive appreciation is the key to making progress. As long as your children are well-prepared before exams and try their best during exams, parents should recognise their effort and praise them instead of blaming them so as to reduce their frustration. If we can specifically recognise their dedication and hard work and give suggestions according to their weaknesses, we can help them improve their learning effectiveness. Also, parents ought to let their children understand that it is common to have frustrations during the learning process. The most important thing is to reflect on setbacks, improve weaknesses and strive for progress.

To enable parents to know more about our school curriculum, daily teaching and children’s learning progress, parent lesson observations for P.3 and P.6 will be held on 5th February (Monday). The first lessons of P.3 and P.6 classes will be open for observation and there will be a discussion session afterwards. We encourage parents to participate in this event in order to understand their child's performance in school. In addition, a study tour to Singapore for P.4 to P.6 students will be held from 6th to 9th February. By visiting various attractions, students are going to learn more about the development, history and culture of Singapore. Also, the study tour can help them improve their English, self-management skills and team spirit. Mr. Yim Kin Wah, Mr. Wong Ka Ki and Miss Tse Ka Ying will be the leading teachers of the tour. Thanks to the teachers and parents for providing opportunity and support for the students to enjoy a wide range of learning experiences through activities.

Chinese New Year is coming. Parents can take this opportunity to encourage your children to develop a good habit of doing exercise. Taking your children to a picnic or some fitness activities not only can help you maintain physical and mental fitness, but also strengthen parent-child relationships. Moreover, have you ever taken this opportunity to teach your children how to spend money wisely? When you take your children to buy New Year supplies and new clothes, you can guide them to think whether the things are what they “need” or “want” so as to help them develop good spending habits. During the Chinese New Year, learning how to use the lucky money that they received is a good lesson for children. Parents can teach their children how to make good use of their money and help them develop a saving habit. The Bible says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). When our “giving” is beneficial to others, the joy that we have is beyond words. Therefore, we can encourage our children to allocate part of their money for donation so that they can turn their blessings into actions and help those in need.

Our school fund raising walk-a-thon and ministries activities for the 100th Anniversary of The Church of Christ in China will be held on 24th February (Saturday). The funds raised will be used for the following purposes: (1) to promote the ministries activities for the 100th Anniversary of The Church of Christ in China and (2) to improve our school’s teaching facilities. We plan to set up a reading corner on the fourth floor and use the funds to purchase a large amount of books so as to help students develop good reading habits. Also, we plan to set up a science corner on the ground floor. By placing some science-based and experimental devices such as distorting mirrors, we hope to enable our students to explore and enjoy science in a creative environment. I do hope parents can support and participate in this school event to experience the joyfulness of participating in the walk-a-thon and reunion in God’s grace!

Kei Tsz Primary School was founded in 1968. Soon, our school will celebrate the Golden Jubilee – its 50th anniversary. I would like to thank sincerely every parent for your support so that our children can learn and grow happily. In order to welcome the coming of the Golden Jubilee, our school will organise a number of related activities and competitions. We hope that all teachers, students and parents will actively participate in the events and share the joy of the celebration. Finally, may I bless you all with the words of God: “It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end” (Deuteronomy 11:12). May God’s love and peace be with you always!

Sincerely,

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal