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:

  踏入六月這個考試的月份,你們想必也開始為子女的温習狀況而著緊。在這個試前準備階段,你們是否不斷提醒子女要努力温習?相信你們都想孩子用功學習,長大後能選擇一份他們所熱愛的工作,活出精彩快樂的人生,而這份天下父母心又可如何讓孩子感悟?在此,我想與大家分享台灣著名作家龍應台女士在她寫給兒子的著作——《親愛的安德烈》,當中有一段內容是這樣描寫的:「孩子,我要求你讀書用功,不是因為我要你跟別人比成績,而是因為,我希望你將來會擁有選擇的權利,選擇有意義、有時間的工作,而不是被迫謀生。當你的工作在你心中有意義,你就有成就感。當你的工作給你時間,不剝奪你的生活,你就有尊嚴。成就感和尊嚴,給你快樂。」這段説話是否你心中話語的寫照?

  在孩子成長的過程中,父母陪伴在旁為他們傾注所有的愛,就是為了幫助孩子建立自己的個性,發掘潛在的特質,成為獨一無二的、神所悦納的孩子。然而,孩子總有失意灰心的時候,尤其是在温習的過程,可能會缺乏自信和毅力,一遇到難題就想放棄,父母又可以怎樣幫助子女呢?這讓我想起早前上映的《小飛象》電影之情境:小飛象開初要手執「神奇羽毛」才有勇氣飛翔,後來才明白原來「勇氣」源自「信念」,就算不需要「神奇羽毛」也能翱翔於天際;而在學飛的過程中,亦有賴旁人的鼓勵和支持,才讓他有勇氣面對各項挑戰。小飛象需要得到其他人的鼓勵,孩子亦然。只要父母在孩子温習的時候奉行「二多二少」的原則:多鼓勵、多説「是」;少責怪、少説「不」,便可助孩子培養積極正面的學習態度,建立自信,攜夢飛翔。

  本校除了重視照顧學生的個別差異外,也重視培育學生的品格德行及全人發展:於早禱、週會、生命教育課及聖經課的時間向學生分享品德故事,建立正向價值觀;透過戶外學習、服務學習等讓學生經歷實踐,拓闊眼界;更設有團契、專題講座等,讓學生能夠在活動中有所成長及得益。教育的意義在於燃點學生的學習興趣,讓學生熱愛學習,擁有為自已創造美好未來的能力;我們深信,每個小孩都是瑰寶的原石,等待被啟迪及琢磨的一刻,發出耀眼的光芒。

  感謝家長支持,第二十四屆表揚教師計劃投票經已完成,本校得票率最高老師分別是葉晶晶老師和王愷琦老師,在此恭賀兩位教師成功當選。本年度傑出學生選舉將於六月一日(六)進行面試,參選學生在活動過程中將得到不同的鍛煉自己的機會,祝願同學們能汲取經驗,繼續努力,更進一步!此外,本校已安排在考試後舉辦多姿多采的活動,供學生參與,當中包括閲讀日、數學活動、參觀活動、科學活動等,藉此擴闊學生的學習經歷,發展他們的興趣及啟發潛能。另外,本校將於六月二十一日(五)舉行「家長也敬師」活動及親子烹飪比賽,讓一眾家長及師生聚首一堂,歡聚時光。

  父親節快到了,你們想到了用甚麼方法向父親致敬了嗎?不如動手做一份禮物給父親吧!你也可以擁抱一下父親,或者跟父親進行一些親子活動,創造美好的回憶。我相信無論是哪一種形式,父親都能領會你的心意,展現窩心的笑容。正如聖經所言:「當孝敬父母、使你的日子在耶和華你神所賜你的地上、得以長久。」(出埃及記20:12)在感謝父親時,不要忘記感謝我們的天父,讓我們全心全意,效法基督,攜手見證基督大愛。

 

校長          

謹啟

2019年5月31日

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

     The examinations are going to take place in June. I think many parents are busy helping their children with revision. Have you continually reminded your child to study hard for the exams? I believe that you all want your children to study hard so that they can choose a job which they love when they grow up and live a fruitful and happy life. But how can we let children to understand our kind attempts? I would like to recommend a book written by a famous Taiwanese writer, Lung Yingtai. The book is called Dear Andreas, which is a collection of letters and e-mails between the author and her son. The author writes, “Dear son, I remind you to study hard, not because I want you to compare with others, but I hope you will have the right to choose what you love. I hope you can choose to work meaningfully and have your own time, instead of being forced to make a living. When your job is meaningful to you, you will have a sense of achivement. When your job allows you to have your own time but does not deprive you from your life, you have dignity. A sense of achivement and diginity give you happiness.” Does this speech reflect what’s in your mind?

     In the process of children's growth, parents accompany them and give them all their love so as to help them build their character, explore their potential and become unique individuals who are favoured by our Lord. However, children are someitmes, frustrated, especially when doing revision. They may lack confidence and perseverance. When they encounter difficulties, they may want to give up easily. How can parents help them? This question reminds me of a scene in a lately-released movie Dumbo, in which Dumbo only had the courage to fly when he was holding a magic feather. Eventaully, he found that courage came from belief and he could indeed fly up high even without the help of the feather. While Dumbo was learning to fly, the others gave him a lot of encouragement and support, which enabled him to take different challenges. Children need encouragment too. As long as parents follow the “Two More Two Less” principle - more encouragement and recognition but less blame and refusal, I believe that children can cultivate positive learning attitudes, build up their self-confidence and persue their dreams.
     In addition to paying attention to students’ individual differences, our school also places great importance on cultivating students' moral character and whole-person development. We share moral stories in morning prayer, assembly, Life Education and Bible Studies lessons so as to help students build positive values. The outings and service learning activities also allow students to experience and broaden their horizons. Besides, we have organized fellowships and talks to ensure students can benefit. The significance of education is to ignite students' interest in learning, to let students love learning, and to have the ability to create a better future for themselves. We are convinced that every child is a gemstone, waiting to be polished and to shine.

     Thanks to your support, the 24th Teacher Commendation Scheme has concluded. Miss Yip Ching Ching and Miss Martha Wong have received the highest number of votes and I would like to congratulate them for being voted as Outstanding Teachers. In addition, the interviews of the Outstanding Students Election will be conducted on 1st June (Saturday). The candidates can use this activity to help them improve. It is hoped that they will have good experiences during the election and continue to work hard and make further progress. Furthermore, our school is going to organize a wide variety of post-exam activities for students, including Reading Day, Maths Learning Day, excursions and other science activities so as to enrich students’ learning experiences, help them develop their interests and unleash their potentials. The Parents-Also-Appreciate-Teachers activity and cooking competition will be held on 21st June (Friday). The event allows teachers, parents and students to have a great time together.

     Father’s Day is coming. How can we thank our fathers? Let’s make a card for them, give them a hug or have some activities together with them so that you can create some happy memories. I believe that no matter what you do, your father will feel your love and smile from the heart. As the Bible says, “Honour your father and mother. Then you will live long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12). When you thank your father, don’t forget to be grateful to our heavenly Father. We should follow Christ wholeheartedly whenever we are parents or daughters and sons.

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal