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:

開學至今已經兩個月了,相信每位同學已重新適應和投入校園生活,十一月上旬便是小一至小五測驗及小六呈分試的日子了,留意是次測考科目的次序為中常英數。談起測考,各位家長,你們會不會立刻聯想到子女的學業成績呢?你們有沒有忽略成績以外的成長因素呢?保羅・塔夫(Paul Tough)在《幫助每一個孩子成功》書中提出了測驗成績以外的「非認知能力」之重要性,這些能力包括:毅力、探究力、自覺力、控制力等,原來這些才是成就孩子未來的關鍵要素。學習,不僅發生於課堂教學內,同時亦發生在生活當中,因此,學校提供了不同的學習機會予學生,讓他們能夠涉獵不同的項目和範疇,以達到均衡發展,而本校的常識科課程設計正正與此理念不謀而合。本校的常識科除了測驗考試外,更設有戶外學習及操作實驗,提升學生的探究精神,培養他們的觀察、解難、溝通及合作力,為他們將來所面對的挑戰作裝備。

 在本校每年的校運會中,每位學生都會擔當不同的角色,有的成為田徑賽事的健兒,有的是啦啦隊的成員;學生透過參與活動,學會接受挑戰,學習「堅持」和「盡力而為」的可貴,建立積極正面的人生觀。正如聖經所言:「豈不知在場上賽跑的都跑,但得獎賞的只有一人?你們也當這樣跑,好叫你們得著獎賞。」(林前9:24)願同學能夠凡事全力以赴,好好享受比賽過程的樂趣,並將這種精神應用於生活中,盡力做好每件事情。

 我曾在周會中與同學分享了「勤學自強」的信息,並介紹了四位堅毅努力的運動員,他們勇於突破自己,視超越困難為進步的動力,讓我們見證到他們的成功方程式:成功需要堅持、毅力和無數的鍛煉。我們強調的是孩子們付出的努力,讓孩子懂得與昨天的自己比較,而不是與他人比較,從中察覺自己的進步,引導他們邁向成功之路。

 另外,本校為了提供多元化的學習經歷,除了舉行學校旅行外,還安排了「台灣陶笛交流活動」,讓學生透過交流活動,不但能欣賞不同的演奏方式,更能了解當地的風俗文化;希望藉著遊學體驗,提升學生的溝通能力、自信心及建立團隊合作精神。

 最後,感謝家長對學校的支持!無論家校茶聚、升中講座、學校旅行及各項活動,各位家長均踴躍參加,表現投入,充份發揚家校合作的精神,發揮效能。同時,亦感謝家長教師會委員及眾家長義工積極協助各項活動的工作,為學校提供人力資源,使各項活動得以順利進行。「我們曉得萬事都互相效力,叫愛上帝的人得益處。」(羅8:28)讓我們繼續家校㩦手協力,共同為教養孩童而努力。因為「喜愛管教的,就是喜愛知識。」(箴12:1)願我們的孩子都受教和喜愛知識,在主的愛中逐漸成長。

校長          

謹啟

2017年10月31

Dear Parents/Guardians,

School has been in session for two months and I believe that students have got used to school life and are engaging themselves in different learning activities. P.1 to P.5 tests and P.6 exams are going to be held in early November and the order of the subjects will be Chinese, General Studies, English and Mathematics. When talking about tests and exams, will you immediately think of your children’s academic performance? Have you considered other growth factors in addition to academic results? In Paul Tough’s book Helping Children Succeed, he points out the importance of non-cognitive abilities, which includes perseverance, inquiry, self-awareness, self-control abilities, etc. These key elements shape children’s futures. Learning does not only take place in lessons, but occurs in every detail of life. Therefore, our school provides students with various learning experiences so that they can have a balanced development in a variety of aspects. For example, our school-based General Studies curriculum is developed based on such belief. Apart from written tests and exams, we have life-wide learning and experiment assessments. These assessments help enhance students’ inquiry spirit, cultivate their observation, problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills and equip them for challenges in the future.

On our Sports Day, each student takes a different role - some of them are athletes while others are members of the cheerleading team. Through participating in different activities, our students learn to accept challenges, understand the importance of perseverance and doing their best, and establish positive attitudes towards life. As the Bible says, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize” (1 Corinthians 9:24). I hope all of our students can try their best and enjoy the fun during the process of the competition and apply a similar spirit in life.

In the morning assembly, I shared about “self-improvement” and introduced four sportsmen who are not afraid of difficulties but have the courage to make breakthroughs and take on challenges. From these sportsmen’s achievements, we can learn that success requires persistence, perseverance and consistent practice. We should focus on children’s effort and enable them to understand that they need to compare with themselves instead of other people. Guiding children to recognize their progress can help them succeed.

In order to provide students with a wide variety of learning experiences, our school has arranged the Taiwan Ocarina Exchange Activity. Through the exchange activity, students learn to appreciate different ways of performance and have a better understanding of the local culture in Taiwan. Also, their communication skills, confidence and team spirit can be enhanced.

Finally, I would like to thank you so much for all your support to the school. Whether through Parents and Teachers Joining Hands gatherings, P.6 parents’ night, sports day or other activities, parents participate well and fully support us, which strongly shows the spirit and the effectiveness of parent-school cooperation. At the same time, we also want to show our gratitude and thank all the PTA committee members and parent volunteers who help and support the school activities, which give us strong resources to enable the school activities to be carried out smoothly. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). Let’s work together for our children! If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it (Proverbs 12:1). May our children be teachable, love knowledge and also grow in the love of the Lord.

 

Sincerely

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal