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:

    「你所訂立的『大目標』達成了嗎?」這是我在放假回校後,常常問學生的問題。許多學生都報以天真瀰漫的笑容,並且以閃爍的眼神跟我分享他們所訂立的目標是甚麼。學生所訂定的大目標主題多樣:運動、健康、生活技能、親子活動、個人自理……不同範疇皆有涉獵,而當中有些大目標更是相當有趣,例如:有子女的目標是要親自為小貓設計衣服,父母特意為子女買了一輛縫紉車去教她縫製鈕扣;有子女的目標是想練習攝影技術,父母便擔當子女的模特兒;有子女的目標是去了解電單車的構造,父母決定跟子女一起去砌立體電單車模型,這些不正是一幅幅親子共樂的甜蜜畫面?原來,當我們騰出一點空間,讓孩子自己訂立目標和安排時間,加上父母的配合,無論最後的結果成功與否,我相信家長和孩子都會領悟到:過程比結果更重要,因為孩子可以在體驗中成長,體驗越多,感受越深。

  根據哈佛大學一項長達廿年的研究表示,若果將愛做家務的小朋友與不愛做家務的小朋友相比,就業率為15:1,前者的收入更比後者高20%。同時,有專家指出,做家務與小朋友的動作技能、認知能力的發展和責任感的培育有着密不可分的關係。另外,中國教育科學研究院曾對中國兩萬名家長及小學生進行了「家庭教育狀態調查」,當中發現,在「由小朋友專門負責一至兩項家務」的家庭裏,小朋友取得優秀成績的比例為86.92%,至於「認為不做家務也可以」的家庭中,小朋友取得優秀成績的比例為3.17%。由此可見,我們應該信任孩子的能力,多給機會予孩子──凡是孩子能做到的事情,盡量不要替他去做,所謂「孩子進一步,大人退一步」,這就是教養孩子的原則。

     聯校畢業典禮將於五月八日(二)假香港伊利莎伯體育館舉行,本校六智班張禧臨同學榮獲聯校畢業典禮封面設計比賽季軍,其作品更被選作為請柬及程序表之用,在此特意恭賀張同學獲此殊榮。本年度視藝科自推出「藝術貓」計劃後,同學反應熱烈,通過每月分享和張貼展示,同學們之間互相交流分享,不但提升了他們的想像力和繪畫技巧,而且激發了他們的創作思維,培養出他們對藝術的興趣;以優秀作品已上載至本校網頁,家長可陪同子女瀏覽及欣賞相關作品。

     傑出學生選舉活動的報名流程經已完結,有關面試及投票選舉將會在五月份進行,敬請家 長留意。此活動旨在表揚在學術、服務、操行、活動等方面有卓越表現的學生,請各位家長躍踴支持,鼓勵子女力求進步。聖經説:「教養孩童,使他走當行的道,就是到老也不偏離。」(箴22:6),作為父母和師長,要因應每個小孩子不同的學習能力和興趣,令他們享受到學習的樂趣。無論學習的經歷是苦抑或樂,都是促進他們成長的重要元素。因此,不要吝嗇對孩子們的具體讚許和獎勵,因為只要我們肯定孩子的付出,就定能給予他們信心,使他們勇往直前。   

     母親節將至,在這個充滿愛的五月,我們可親手做些小手工聊表寸心,例如用顏色紙做幾朵漂亮的花兒或者親手繪製一張心意卡給媽媽,想必這些窩心的小禮物定能讓母親感到幸福愉悦!最後,送上聖經的話語作為勉勵:「你們做兒女的,要凡事聽從父母,因為這是主所喜悦的。」(西3:20) 

敬祝各位身體健康!主恩常偕!

校長          

    

謹啟

 2018年5月2日

Dear Parents/Guardians,

“Have you achieved your goals yet?” This is a question I often ask students after the Easter holiday. They always answer me with their big smiles and bright eyes, and they can’t wait to share their plans and ideas with me. There are many different themes for students: sports, health, life skills, parent-child activities, self-care, etc. Students have set goals in different areas, and some of the big goals are even more interesting. For example, the goal of one of the children is to design clothes for her kittens and her parents have bought a sewing machine for her to learn how to sew the fabrics. Another child has set a goal to practice photography techniques and his parents posed as the models. Yet another child’s goal is to understand the structure of a motorcycle and the parents decided to build a three-dimensional motorcycle model with their child. Aren’t these sweet pictures of a family? It turns out that when we make room for children to set goals and manage their time, parents and children will realize that the process is more important than the results. Children can learn incredibly through experiences, regardless of the outcome. The more they experience, the more they can feel.According to a year-long study conducted by Harvard University, if children who love to do housework at home, they are employed at a ratio of 15:1 compared with children who dislike doing housework. The former’s income is 20% higher than the latter’s. At the same time, some experts point out that there is an inseparable relationship between doing housework and the development of children's motor skills, cognitive skills, and the development of a sense of responsibility. In addition, the Chinese Academy of Educational Sciences conducted a “Home Education Status Survey” for 20,000 parents and primary school students in China. It found that in those families where children are responsible for one or two items of housework, the percentage of the children achieving excellent results was 86.92%. As for those families that felt it is not necessary for children to do any housework, the percentage of the children achieving excellent results was 3.17%. With these results in mind, we should trust our children’s ability and give more opportunities to them – let them do it, do not do it for them. “When the adults take a step back, the children will move further.” This is the principle of raising children.The C.C.C. Joint-school Graduation Ceremony will be held on 8th May at the Queen Elisabeth Stadium in Wai Chai. Hailey Cheung Hei Lam from Class 6 Wisdom has won 3rd place in the Pamphlet Cover Design Competition of the joint school graduation ceremony. Her work was selected as the cover of an invitation card and the ceremony pamphlet. Let us send our congratulations to Hailey on this honor. In this year, our Visual Arts Subject has launched a creative project, “Art Cat”. Our students have shown high participation and great enthusiasm in this activity. Teachers display students’ work monthly in the covered playground. The students can exchange and share their creative ideas with others. Not only do they enhance their imagination and drawing skills, but also inspire their creative thinking through this project. To cultivate their interest in art, excellent pieces from previous months have been uploaded to the school website. Parents can access and appreciate their excellent work.The registration process for Outstanding Student Elections has been completed. The interview and voting process will be conducted in May. Please pay attention to the updates of the election. The purpose of the election is to encourage students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, services, conduct, and activities. Parents are encouraged to support and encourage their children to strive for better progress. “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it” (Proverbs 22:6). As parents and teachers, we must respond to different learning abilities and interests of each child and let them enjoy the joy of learning. Regardless of the learning experience being difficult or easy, it is an important element to help them grow. Therefore, parents’ praises and rewards for their children are very essential because as long as we affirm children's efforts, we will be able to give them confidence and help them strive for their goals.      

Mother's Day is coming. On this loving occasion, we can do some handicrafts, like making a card or some colourful paper flowers for our mums to show our greatest love and care. Our mums will be really delighted when they get our presents. Lastly, let me share a bible verse to you as an encouragement: “Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord” (Colossians 3:20) 

May you be blessed with good health and may God’s grace always upon on you!

 

Sincerely,

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal