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:

    感謝主!讓我們能在學校旅行日享受到秋風送爽,欣賞大自然的美景。當天,本校按年級分成三組,我跟隨一、二年級偕同家長到西貢獅子會自然教育中心旅行。同學們拾起小樹枝、小石子,加上自己的創意,或作「自然書法家」、或作「時間囊」、用最童真的方式感應大自然的氣息,與大自然對話,享受神偉大的創造力;其他各級同學都守時守規,井然有序,共同享受愉快時光。

    在等候回程時,有一位學生遞上一粒「蒟蒻」與我分享,我藉此進行一個小測試:我特意裝作不懂怎樣開啟包裝,向身旁的學生「求救」,同學們都很熱情地教我怎樣撕開包裝、再把蒟蒻「唧」出來,在對話當中,我利用提問引導他們如何運用恰當的形容詞及關聯詞把過程娓娓道來,藉此訓練他們的説話及解難能力,最後,集眾人的力量,我終於把這顆「蒟蒻」吃進肚子裏,而學生們的臉上也綻放出喜樂的笑容,或許他們為著能夠幫助校長解決一個大難題而滿足。原來,我們有時「忍一忍手」,少一點提示和主導,多一點空間,可以讓小孩自己探索求知,學習自主。

    本校與基督教服務處樂Teen會合作進行的「復活節無功課 自主學習計劃」已踏入第二個年頭,並已於十一月二十八日進行了第二次的新聞發佈會。當天,本校除了有負責台上分享的學生及家長外,還偕同八名校園小記者去參與是次活動,讓他們去觀摩及經歷不一樣的學習。本校安排校園小記者負責發問及拍攝工作,並透過是次的體驗作教材,讓學生留意到原來在進行發佈會的同時,內容已在媒體的即時新聞出現,可見記者的工作殊不簡單;此外,小記者亦可從不同報章的報導手法認識篩選資料的方法和取向。本校希望透過參與此計劃,提供「空間」予孩子,讓他們可以好好思考一下,該如何計劃及訂立自己感興趣的目標,無論在培養自我管理技巧方面,抑或在建立良好生活習慣上,都帶來很大的裨益。

    基慈小學近年採用不同形式的多元評估,例如數學科的實作評量、常識科的戶外學習、操作實驗等,目的是讓學生可透過不同形式的評估來呈現其學習表現。同時學校亦引入香港考試及評核局開發的網上系統「評核質素保證平台」(AQP),利用統計和心理測量等現代評核科技分析測考試題,從而修訂教學,實踐「評核促進學習」。本校於本年度亦同時獲取考評局「優質評核管理認證計劃」認證,代表本校考評管理工作質素優良,能有效地管理其考評制度,從而推動「評核促進學習」的文化。感謝老師團隊在當中的付出,並藉此提升教學專業。

    二零一九年一月十九日(星期六)是基慈小學五十周年金禧校慶的大日子,各科組的籌備工作也進行得如火如荼,除了認捐各項校慶紀念品、報名參加盆菜宴外,你有沒有存有「感恩」的心去迎接校慶各項活動呢?在此,我特意為大家介紹兩首校慶歌曲,一首是《金禧同行》,是親子歌曲填詞比賽的冠軍作品;另一首是《金禧基慈情未變》,是校慶話劇內的主題歌曲。讓我們一起藉著歌曲,數算神的恩典和歌頌主的愛與大能。

    踏入十二月,校舍已掛上各式各樣的聖誕裝飾。聖誕節是一個表達「愛」與「感恩」的節日,讓我們在享受節日歡樂的同時,也認識到聖誕節的真正意義。聖誕節是紀念耶穌基督的降生的日子:「神愛世人,甚至將祂的獨生子賜給他們,叫一切信祂的不至滅亡,反得永生。」(約3:16)。耶穌基督因為我們的罪而釘死在十字架上,親身擔當了我們的罪,祂帶給我們重生的盼望,拯救我們脱離罪惡,使我們可享受到神對我們的疼愛與悦納。願我們學習到如何去關心他人,不凡事計較,一同效法基督,攜手見證基督的大愛。本校將於十二月二十一日早上舉行聖誕節崇拜暨聯歡會,屆時同學們便可以一起領受救主降臨的大喜訊息。最後,以聖經的話語為大家送上祝福:「應當一無掛慮、只要凡事藉著禱吿、祈求、和感謝、將你們所要的吿訴 神。」(腓 4:6)

  願孩子都能在 神的恩典與真理當中愉快成長!

校長          

謹啟

2018年11月30日

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We thank Lord for giving us good weather on our school picnic day so we could enjoy the beauty of nature. The students were divided into three groups and I visited Lions Nature Education Centre with P.1 - P.2 students and their parents. Some students used some sticks and pebbles to write and make their own “time capsules”. They experienced nature and the greatness of God in the most innocent way. Students of other grades also behaved well and had a great time that day.

On the way back to school, a student gave me some jelly and I took this opportunity to conduct a small experiment –

I pretended that I didn’t know how to open the packaging and asked the students next to me for help. The students enthusiastically taught me how to tear open the package and squeeze the jelly out. In the conversation, I prompted them to use appropriate adjectives and related words to explain the procedures so as to enhance their speaking and problem-solving skills. With the students’ help, I finally ate the jelly successfully and they smiled joyfully. Being able to help the principal to solve a “big” problem was probably what made them satisfied. Sometimes, if we give our children less guidance and more space to think and act without our influence, we can empower them to explore and learn independently.

        Our school has collaborated with the Hong Kong Christian Service Happy Teens Club in conducting the self-learning programme for two years and the second press conference was held on 28th November. Apart from the students and parents who were responsible for the sharing, eight young campus reporters also attended the event, which allowed them to gain a different learning experience. Our campus reporters needed to ask questions and take photos at the conference. Through this learning experience, they could see that while the press conference was still in progress, real-time news was already appearing on the media. As a result, they could understand how challenging a reporter’s job is. Also, our campus reporters were able to learn that different newspapers may have different methods and orientation in screening information. We hope that we can give our children the space to think about how they can plan and set their own goals through participating in this programme. We believe that this programme is beneficial in helping our students develop self-management skills.

        In recent years, Kei Tsz Primary School has used different modes of assessment, such as performance evaluation in Mathematics, Life-wide learning assessment, experiments in General Studies, etc. The purpose is to evaluate students’ learning outcomes through different forms of assessment. Meanwhile, our school has adopted the Assessment Quality-assurance Platform (AQP), which is an automated web-based system developed by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA). AQP makes use of modern assessment technologies to analyze test items to adjust the learning and teaching accordingly and make ‘Assessment for Learning’ a real practice. This year, our school has been accredited with Quality Assessment Management Accreditation Scheme (QAMAS) certificate from the HKEAA, which recognizes our school with excellency in delivering high quality examinations and adopting good assessment practices. I would like to thank our teachers for their effort and their professionalism in teaching.

        The 50th anniversary celebration of Kei Tsz Primary School will be held on 19th January, 2019 (Saturday) and the preparation of various panels is in full swing. Apart from pledging various school souvenirs and signing up for the ‘Poon Choi’ dinner, have you welcomed various celebration activities with a grateful heart? I would like to introduce two songs for the celebration here. The first one is called “Golden Jubilee Song”, which is the first prize of the parent-child songwriting competition. Another one is called “The Eternal Love of Kei Tsz”, which is the theme song of the 50th anniversary drama performance. Let us count on God’s grace and praise His love and power through the songs.

As December is coming, you may find that there are a variety of Christmas decorations hanging up in our school. Christmas is a festival celebrating love and gratitude. While we are celebrating the joyful festival, we need to understand the meaning of Christmas. Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, as it is written, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son (Jesus Christ), that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins on the cross, and took our sins so that we could be saved from them. Through this, we can enjoy God's love and grace. We would like to follow Jesus as we witness His love for us. I hope that we can learn from Jesus Christ and learn how to care for others. In the morning on 21st December, the school will hold a Christmas worship so that students will receive the joyful message that the Lord has come. Finally, I would like to bless all of you with a bible scripture: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done” (Philippians 4:6).

We hope that our children can grow joyfully in God’s love and truth.

Sincerely

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal