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:

「攜手展步頌主恩」步行籌款活動暨創會百周年事工活動已於二月二十四日順利舉行,感謝天父的看顧和保守。當天天氣清涼,非常適合遠足步行,我們漫步於蒼翠的山麓舒展筋骨,遠眺慈雲山的景貌,彼此閒談説笑,渡過了一個愉快的早上。在此謹代表學校感謝家長的慷慨捐輸、鼎力支持及積極參與。當中有關推動中華基督教會創會百周年事工活動的善款,會全數轉交區會代辦;至於有關捐獻予本校之款項,則會用作優化教學設施的用途,包括於G/F增設「趣味科學角」,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;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;在4/F增設「閲讀角」,加強閲讀環境的氛圍,助學生養成良好的閲讀習慣。

 

談到閲讀,在新一年,有沒有希望自己的語文能力有所進步?著名語言學家史蒂芬·克拉申博士(Dr. Stephen Krashen)的研究指出,按自己的興趣和能力去挑選讀物(包括看電影、聽歌詞等),最能幫助我們提升語文能力。因為我們按照自己的興趣和能力去選擇有關讀物,正正是在體現自主閲讀帶來的裨益:當我們聚精會神去讀一本書,當中便會不知不覺吸收大量的詞彙和知識,閲讀就變成了解語言所盛載着的訊息之過程。大量研究亦顯示,自主閲讀和語言發展有正向關係,所以,營造良好的閲讀環境和氣氛是相當重要的,我們應自主閲讀,按興趣去選擇閲讀的材料,好好享受閲讀的時間。

 

除了提升語文能力外,新年也是訂立新目標的好時機。有謂「一年之計在於春,一生之計在於勤」,勤力的背後是需要有堅定的毅力和信心,只要堅持信念,向着目標進發,即使遇到挫折,仍可透過努力不懈而取得成功。三月八日(四)至三月十三日(二)便是下學期測驗的日子,希望同學們可以努力以赴,為自己訂下學習目標,向着標竿奔跑,為成功而奮鬥,憑着勤力和毅力收穫美好的成果。    

 

踏入戊戌狗年,不少地方都會看見以「狗」為主題的佈置。不知道你對狗有甚麼認識呢?自古以來,狗都被認定是人類的好朋友,有些狗甚至成為「狗醫生」,牠們會定期到醫院、老人院等地方去陪伴病人和長者,跟他們玩拋球遊戲,藉此活動四肢,送上歡樂。我的家裏就養了一頭小狗,每當我每天上班及回家之際,牠都會搖頭擺尾地熱情送行與迎接;當我生病或不開心時,牠會默默地守在我身旁陪伴我、倚傍我,甚至會聆聽我的分享。狗有忠心不二的特性,當牠們看見陌生人時,便會大聲吠叫來保護主人。「忠心」其實也是一種屬靈的特質,我們應凡事按神的心意而為,正如聖經所言,「你們當以基督耶穌的心為心」(腓2:5),我們都應盡心盡力效法基督,忠心愛主,做上帝的兒女。

 

復活節快到了,這無疑是一個重要的節日,也是一個好機會,讓我們深思、感激及體會耶穌從死裏復活所帶來的盼望和意義。二千多年前救主耶穌為我們贖罪、釘死在十字架上,死後被埋葬,再復活升天。正如聖經所言:「我當日所領受又傳給你們的,最重要的就是:照聖經所説,基督為我們的罪死了,而且埋葬了;又照聖經所説,第三天從死裏復活。」(林前15:3-4)救主耶穌的救贖過程證明了上帝對我們的憐憫,給予我們對生命的盼望,使我們得着真正的平安與喜樂。為配合佳節,學校將於三月二十六日(一)早上舉行復活節崇拜。並於三月二十六日(一)至三月二十七日(二)舉行兩日一夜的小四福音營,讓同學們認識福音,信靠耶穌,反省自我,活出豐盛人生。同時,本校亦會於三月二十六日晚上舉行福音晚會,「凡接待他的,就是信他名的人,他就賜他們權柄,作神的兒女」(約1:12)歡迎各位家長和同學參加,一起歌頌及讚美主,共證神恩。

校長

謹啟

 2018年3月1日

 

1st March, 2018

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Our school fund-raising walk-a-thon and ministries activities for the 100th Anniversary of The Church of Christ in China was successfully held on 24th February. We thank God for watching over us and keeping us safe so that we could have a pleasant morning together. The weather was cool and suitable for hiking. When we were walking on the mountain, we enjoyed the scenery of Tsz Wan Shan and chatted with each other. On behalf of our school, I would like to thank you for all the donations, support and participation. The donation for promoting ministries activities for the 100th Anniversary of The Church of Christ in China will be transferred to the headquarters of C.C.C. In addition, the funds raised for the development of our school will be used for improving our learning and teaching facilities. These include setting up a “Amazing Science Corner” on the ground floor to allow students to explore science in a creative environment and enjoy the fun of science; and buying a large number of books so as to broaden students’ horizon. A “Reading Corner” will be set up on the fourth floor to enhance the reading atmosphere at school and help students develop good reading habits.

Speaking of reading, do you hope that your language ability will improve in the New Year? A famous linguist, Dr. Stephen Krashen’s research pointed out that if we can choose texts, including films and songs, according to our interests and ability, our language ability can be enhanced because of the benefits brought by free voluntary reading. When we concentrate on reading a book, we will learn a large number of words and acquire knowledge unconsciously. Reading becomes the process of understanding the messages in the language. Numerous studies have also shown that there is a positive relationship between free voluntary reading and language development. Therefore, it is very important to create a good reading environment and atmosphere. We should choose reading materials according to our interests and enjoy reading.

In addition to enhancing language proficiency, the New Year is also a good time to set new goals. There is a saying, “A year’s plan starts with spring. A day’s plan starts in the morning”. Perseverance and confidence are the requirements for diligence. If we stick to our beliefs and work towards our goals, we can make achievements through hard work even though there are setbacks. The second term test will be from 8th to 13th March. I hope that our students will set their own learning goals, work hard towards their goals and strive for success. With diligence and perseverance, they can harvest the fruits of their labour.

Stepping into the Year of Dog, you can see many places have been decorated with a dog theme. How much do you know about dogs? Dogs have been identified as good friends of mankind since ancient times. Some dogs even become “dog doctors”. They go to hospitals, elderly homes and other places regularly to accompany patients and the elderly and play games with them so as to help them exercise and bring joy to them. I have a dog in my home. When I go to work and return home, it will wag its tail to greet me with enthusiasm. When I am sick or upset, it will keep me company quietly and even listen to my sharing. Dogs are loyal. When they see strangers, they will bark loudly to protect their masters. “Faithfulness" is actually a spiritual trait. We should do everything after God’s heart. As the Bible says, “You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had” (Philippians 2:5). We should all do our best to follow Christ, love God faithfully and be His children.

Easter is coming soon and it is undoubtedly an important festival. It provides us with a great opportunity to ponder, appreciate and experience the hope and significance brought by the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Jesus Christ saved us from our sins more than two thousand years ago. He was crucified, died and was buried and then resurrected to heaven. The Bible says, “I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). This shows us God's mercy and it gives us hope so we can have peace and joy. In order to celebrate such meaningful festival, an Easter worship will be held on 26th March (Monday) and a P.4 gospel camp will be held from 26th March (Monday) to 27th March (Tuesday). These activities give us a chance to self-reflect, understand the gospel and have faith in Jesus so as to live a rich life. At the same time, a gospel evening will also be held on the night of 26th March. The Bible says, “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12). Parents and students are welcome to join to praise God and witness His grace.

Sincerely,

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal