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!本校50周年金禧校慶感恩崇拜暨話劇匯演已於一月十九日完滿舉行。感謝天父的保守和帶領,讓基慈小學屹立慈雲山半個世紀,見證着社區的發展;感謝歷任校監、校長的英明領導,感謝基慈小學全體教職員盡心、盡意、盡力;感謝家長對學校的支持和信任,成為本校不斷求進的動力,感恩、同行,一起領受主愛;承傳、躍動,為未來培養人才。

承蒙校友環境局局長黃錦星先生蒞臨參與金禧校慶典禮並為母校作主禮嘉賓,我們亦推行「綠在基慈」,製備環保手帕、環保袋及環保不銹鋼吸管,鼓勵學生實踐綠色生活。黃局長在致勉辭時還與我們分享學習上的「五到」──眼到(細心觀察)、耳到(專注聆聽)、口到(積極發問)、手到(摘錄筆記)、心到(用心學習);更介紹了「大嘥鬼」臉書及低碳生活計算機,鼓勵我們為環境保護出一分力,實踐「低碳減廢」的生活。

金禧校慶典禮當天上演了一場精彩的話劇匯演──「奇幻書櫃」,運用時空穿梭的概念貫穿故事背景,細訴學校的歷史及發展概況,並在其中穿插不同的專項活動表演,讓學生能夠各展所長。除了連串的精彩表演外,學校也為金禧校慶相關的比賽及活動得獎者頒發獎項。回顧基慈五十年所走過的路,有崎嶇不平的時候,亦有風光明媚的時刻,全賴天父的帶領、全體師生的努力及家長校友的支持,才能不斷創出佳績。求神繼續祝福,讓基慈小學秉承校訓「自強不息、榮神益人」,培育更多人才,為社會發光發熱。

這個星期,我站在捐款箱旁,經歷一幕幕感人的情境:我看到許多家長及同學們對捐款給羿廷同學的事情上真心誠意地付出,正如聖經所言:「施比受更有福」(徒20:35),讓我們繼續伸出援手,為這個家庭不住地去禱告,發揚關愛互助的精神;不要看輕自己付出的力量,只要眾人齊心,匯川成河,定能彰顯神的大愛。另外,鑑於本港流感疫情愈趨嚴峻,大家要多注意健康,保持健康的生活習慣,合力抵抗流感。本校已於本學年參加了「流感疫苗資助計劃」,並已於十一月中旬完成接種疫苗工作,此外,也按照了衞生署的指引做好防疫措施,希望可以減少校內爆發流感的擔憂。

農曆新年將至,面對美味的賀年食品,家長們除了可趁機向孩子講解各種食品的吉祥寓意,認識中華文化之外,還要提醒他們注意均衡飲食,對於高熱量、高糖分的「高危食品」,如蘿蔔糕、年糕等淺嚐便可,不宜吃得過量。此外,到親友長輩家中拜年時,對於親友們熱情款待的糕點糖果,也要適可而止;相反,遇到一些不太喜歡的小吃,則要教導孩子們學習禮貌接受或婉言相拒。家長們亦可在年假期間多與子女外出郊遊,或是參與康體運動,一同強健體魄,鍛煉身心,藉此培育子女良好的運動習慣,亦可加強親子關係。

年假後,本校將舉辦「攜手展步頌主恩」步行籌款活動,屆時將從學校出發,步行至黃大仙配水庫。是次活動籌得的款項將用於購置更多學校圖書及優化學校的教學設施,希望家長們支持學校活動,寓行善於康樂,一同體會團結友愛的精神,見證神恩。另外,為讓家長更了解學生的學習表現,下學期觀課活動將於二月二十五日進行,小三及小六的家長請留意通告的觀課安排。家長查經班於一月二十三日起,改於星期三進行,時間地點不變,依然是上午八時開始於六樓進行。最後,送上聖經的話語互勉之:「你將生命和慈愛賜給我;你也眷顧保全我的心靈。」(伯10:12),只要我們誠心敬愛神,祂必眷顧我們,思典滿載。

校長          

謹啟

2019年1月31日

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank God! Our school’s 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Worship cum Drama Performance was successfully completed on 19th January. Thank God for guarding and guiding Kei Tsz so it has stood on Tsz Wan Shan and witnessed the development of the community for half a century. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of the previous school supervisors and principals, the considerable effort of all of our staff, and the support and trust of our parents, our school is driven to improve throughout the years. Grateful for the Grace all along the way! Joyful to join hands for a brighter day!

We are very honored to have our alumnus, Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment to be the officiating guest of our school’s 50th anniversary ceremony. Indeed, we have implemented various green campaigns at school, such as producing handkerchiefs and tote bags which are made of environmentally-friendly materials and selling stainless steel straws as souvenirs to encourage our students to live a greener life. In his speech, Mr Wong also shared five tips for learning, which are “to observe carefully, to listen attentively, to ask proactively, to jot notes and to learn wholeheartedly”. In addition, he introduced the “Big Waster” Facebook and “Low Carbon Living Calculator” to encourage us to take part in environmental protection and live a “waste less and low carbon” living style.

On the day of the Golden Jubilee Celebration Ceremony, a wonderful drama performance “Fantastic Bookcase’ was put on. The show told the history and the development of our school through time travelling of four senior alumni. Various STARS teams also played roles in the performance so that our students were able to show their talents. Apart from the amazing performances, a prize giving ceremony for the winners of the competitions related to the Golden Jubilee Celebration was also put on stage. When we recollect memories of the past fifty years, Kei Tsz has both its ups and downs. With God’s guidance, the effort of our teachers and students, as well as the support of our parents and alumni, our school has kept on striving for greater achievements. I pray God continues to bless us and let Kei Tsz Primary School adhere to its motto “with our Lord's strength and unremitting efforts to improve ourselves, we are serving people to glorify Him”. It is hoped that we can nurture more talents to contribute to society.

This week, when I was standing next to the donation box, I witnessed many heartwarming scenes. Many of our parents and students made donation to help Aidan wholeheartedly. As the Bible says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35), let’s lend Aidan’s family a helping hand and continue to pray for them. We should not look down upon the strength of our efforts. As long as we are united, we can make great differences and manifest the great love of God. Also, as the winter flu surge is getting worse in Hong Kong, we should pay more attention to our health and have healthy living habits to fight against the flu. Our school has participated in the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme, in which our students are entitled to receive influenza vaccination in the current school year. Also, we have carried out some preventive measures according to the guidelines of Department of Health in order to reduce the risk of an outbreak of influenza at school.

Chinese New Year is coming. Apart from taking the opportunity to explain to children the propitious meaning of different food and let them know more about the Chinese culture, parents should also remind them to have a balanced diet. We should not eat too much “high risk foods” such as turnip cakes and rice cakes. When visiting our relatives, we shouldn’t let children eat too many sweets and cakes either. On the other hand, when children are treated with some snacks that they don’t like, you can teach them to accept or decline others’ offer politely. Parents can take your children to a picnic or some fitness activities, which can not only help the kids maintain physical and mental fitness, but also strengthen you parent-child relationships.

Our school fund raising walk-a-thon will be held after the Chinese New Year holiday. We will start walking from our school and to Wong Tai Sin Service Reservoir Playground. The funds raised will be used to purchase more books and to improve our school’s teaching facilities. I do hope parents can support and participate in this school event to experience the joyfulness of participating in the walk-a-thon and the reunion in God’s grace! Besides, in order to enable parents to know more about children’s learning progress, parents lesson observations for P.3 and P.6 will be held on 25th February. Please refer to the notices for more details. Parent Bible Study Class will be regained since 23rd January. It is held at 8a.m. on the sixth floor every Wednesday. Finally, may I bless you all with the words of God: “You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit” (Job 10:12). As long as we love God sincerely, He will bless us and we will be full of His grace.

Sincerely,

 

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal