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: 

本校於六月下旬舉行的「家長也敬師」活動暨親子烹飪比賽已完滿結束,當天的活動反應非常熱烈,家長、師生共聚一堂,桌子上的美食佳餚滿載暖意,洋溢温馨。感謝家長教師會的鼎力協作,令活動得以順利進行,也感謝各位家長和同學們的用心製作,令老師們感受到箇中的心意。

 暑假快到了,許多社交平台充斥着各種旅遊攻略和分享帖文。你們最近是不是都在談論「放暑假了,你們去哪裡玩?」、「訂了哪一間酒店?」和「自由行還是報了旅行團?」一類的問題?「旅遊」是否已成為了親友們聚首一堂的熱門話題?你們會不會趁着這個悠長假期帶子女離港遊玩?有沒有為子女編排了密密麻麻的活動和行程?這令我想起在外國親子網站上看到的一段分享:一名美國爸爸傑佛瑞‧雷帝克發現他的三個孩子都十分害怕沉悶,他們就算擁有再多的玩具,仍不停地喊「無聊」;儘管買了新的玩具,也經常玩了沒兩下就膩了,然後又接着繼續吵吵鬧鬧。後來,他嘗試跟孩子一起進行「留白練習」 ──叫孩子坐或躺在沙發上,他們可以閉上眼睛,嘗試讓自己的心情放鬆,讓大腦集中精神,甚麼都不要想,不受到任何外來資訊的干擾。雷帝克發現,在沒有其他事物的干擾下,親子間反而可以拉近彼此的距離。

原來,孩子的要求可以很簡單。孩子們在旅遊過後感到最難忘的,可能並不是參觀了哪一個名勝景點,反而是一些簡簡單單的片段:跟父母一起吃火鍋、在沙灘上堆沙、一起看燈飾……「物質」對他們來説不一定是最重要的,反之,能夠跟父母一起相處,得到父母的支持和鼓勵已經是孩子的小小心願。那麼,除了「旅遊」之外,到底怎樣才可以讓孩子好好善用和享受這個悠長假期呢?本校將會繼續推行「我的暑期自主學習計劃」,老師會精心設計一些多元化的學習主題,讓學生可以發揮解難及創造力;當中提供了不少玩樂及參觀活動的資訊,讓父母可參考相關資訊帶子女到戶外遊玩;學生可以透過這個計劃自訂目標及形式,學習如何規劃自己的生活,培養自學自理的態度,例如父母想安排「親子一日遊」,可邀請子女一起利用網上搜尋器找出相關活動和景點,安排吃喝玩樂的行程,如此一來,既可提高子女的參與感,也可藉此把生活和學習連在一起。當然,子女也可選擇在家中跟父母合作製作小吃,甚或來一場親子競技比賽,透過這些活動學習與人相處之道。

 各位六年級的同學們,你們快將畢業了。在過去的六年中,你們長大了不少,我相信大家都已經裝備好自己,準備迎接中學生活的新挑戰。同學們,謹記「學習」是終生的課題,小學階段只是給予大家一個全面的基礎訓練;隨着時代不斷進步,資訊發達,我們更加要不斷學習,與時並進,才能追上現今社會的步伐。我想藉此送上聖經的話語,成為你們待人處事的銘言:「在你一切所行的事上、都要認定他、祂必指引你的路。」(箴言3:6) 只要常存感恩和謙卑的心,神一定會賜恩典予我們!

孩子們在日常生活中,隨時都能接觸到自然科學的奧妙:陽光如何使温度上升?微風如何帶動風箏起飛?甚至連走路和開門的動作都可以涉及科學原理。其實,科學滲透在生活的不同角落,一些普遍的自然科學現象都可以引起孩子「動腦筋」、「動手做」的學習動機,他們可以從中培養科學興趣,提升解難能力,有見及此,本校將於七月四日(三)及七月十一日(三)舉行STEM Day,讓同學們透過科學實驗活動及科學攤位小遊戲,培養出科學探究精神及提升他們的解難技能;他們更可透過小組比賽形式,提升彼此的溝通和協作能力。

本校於本學年徵收了$310特定用途費用,主要是用來支付課室及特別室的部份冷氣費,並作更換、維修及保養冷氣機之用。此外,為了提供更佳的學習環境,學校將會在暑假期間進行多項大型維修及改善工程,詳情請看附表。因此,本年度會停辦暑期活動,家長們可以在這個悠長假期,多點跟孩子聊天和玩樂,共同締造親子共融的時光;待同學們九月回校時,不如一起找不同,看看能否找出哪些校園設備有了煥然一新的面貌吧!

校長          

謹啟

2018年6月26日

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The ‘Parents-Also-Appreciate-Teachers and Parent-Child Cooking Competition’ was successfully completed in late June. The event provided a good opportunity for parents, teachers and students to gather and enjoy a meal and we were highly enthusiastic in the event. I would like to express my gratitude to the PTA for coordinating the event and also to those parents and students who participated. All efforts are highly appreciated.

As the summer holiday is coming, various travel tips and posts have been shared on different social media platforms. You may have discussions among friends and relatives on the topics such as ‘where to travel’, ‘which hotel to stay in’ and ‘which kind of travelling style to choose – individual or travel agency’. Travelling seems to be a popular issue among family and friends. Are you going to travel with your children in this long holiday? Have you arranged plenty of activities and a heavy schedule for them? I have read a piece of article, I’m Teaching My Kids (and Myself) to Be Bored Again, on a foreign website lately. It is about an American father, Geoffrey Redick, who found that his three sons were bored. They had a lot of toys but they were still bored. The situation did not change even after they got new toys. Then, Redick tried a new method – he asked his sons to sit or lie on the sofa, close their eyes and try to relax so they could concentrate without any external interruptions. The father found that this method could make the parent-children relationship more intimate.

In fact, what children want can be simple. Visiting tourist attractions may not be the most memorable experience for them. Instead, precious moments spent with their parents, such as having hotpot, building sandcastles and looking at lights may be more unforgettable. Materialistic enjoyment may not be the most important thing to children. Having fun with parents and getting their support and encouragement is what they want. Then, how can we enable our students to make good use of their long holiday other than travelling? ‘My Summer Self-directed Learning Programme’, in which teachers have designed diversified topics for students to develop creativity and problem-solving skills, will be continued in this summer holiday. Information about leisure activities is also provided for parents’ reference. Through setting goals and formats in the programme, students can learn to plan for their own life and develop their self-learning and self-care attitudes. For example, parents can invite their children to arrange a family day trip together by asking them to search for relevant activities and attractions online and then plan the schedule. In this way, children are more involved in the family activities and at the same time they can apply what they have learnt in the daily life. Of course, cooking at home and family games would be other pleasant ways for children to learn how to get along with others.  

P.6 students, you are going to graduate soon. In the past six years, you have grown up a lot. I believe that all of you have been well-equipped and ready to meet the new challenges in secondary school. Keep in mind that learning is a lifelong task and the primary school stage only provides you with comprehensive basic-competency training. We need to continue to learn so that we can improve ourselves and keep abreast with the advancement of society. I would like to share a Bible scripture here: ‘Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take’ (Proverbs 3:6). God will give grace to us as long as we continue to seek him.

Children are exposed to the wonders of natural science in their daily life. For example, how does sunlight make the temperature rise? How does a breeze drive a kite to take off? Even the movements of walking and opening doors involve scientific principles. In fact, science is everywhere and some common natural science phenomena may stimulate children to think and do things themselves. In this way, children’s interest in science can be cultivated and their problem-solving ability can be enhanced. As a result, STEM Day will be held on 4th July (Wednesday) and 11th July (Wednesday) to provide students with opportunities to do experiments and play some scientific games. Apart from cultivating students’ scientific inquiry spirit and enhancing their problem-solving skills, their communication and collaboration ability can be enhanced through group competitions.

This year, $310 was collected to pay for the air-conditioning fee for classrooms and special rooms, and the costs of replacement, repair and maintenance of air-conditioners. In order to provide students with a better learning environment, a number of large-scale maintenance and renovation projects will be carried out during the summer holiday. Please refer to the table below. Therefore, summer courses will be cancelled this year. You can spend more time chatting and playing with your children and create some wonderful memories. When students return to school in September, try to spot the differences and look for the changes in the campus.

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal