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:

本校的三年發展計劃以「建立正向校園」為關注項目,我們通過向學生介紹正向心理學之父——馬丁.沙利文博士(Martini Seligman)的「性格強項」,協助學生認識及發掘自身擁有的性格強項,藉此提升他們的自信及增強正面情緒。而本年度第一個主題是「美的所賞」。老師們通過不同的分享,讓我們學會除了懂得欣賞「美」的東西外,更重要是懂得發現及欣賞身邊各樣美好的事情。

同學們,還記得我在禮堂上的分享嗎?那個乘巴士回校的六年級學生,他每天下車時,總會有禮貌地用清晰明亮的聲音説:「唔該司機叔叔。」有時,司機叔叔會回答:「不用客氣」,有時,卻沒換來什麼回應,但他卻堅持每天都説這句感謝的話。見證這個景象的我,感覺有一股暖流在心中流淌。原來一句感謝的説話,會帶來無比的力量,拉近人與人的關係,温暖彼此的心。正如聖經的教導:「一句話説得合宜,就如金蘋果在銀網子裏」(箴25:11)。在生活中,我們可能會容易被負面的情緒牽動,説了憤怒的説話,損害彼此之間的信任和關係。就讓我們從生活中開始,多對身邊的人和事表示欣賞,多説:「唔該哂!」、「辛苦哂!」、「多謝你!」透過正面、欣賞和有禮的態度,建立良好的人際關係。

開學至今已經兩個月了,相信同學們已經適應了學校的生活,現在應該是投入學習,享受各項活動的時光了。本校提供了許多機會讓學生能夠積極參與各項活動:學生在整個學年裏也能參與不同的活動及比賽項目,令每個學生均有機會成為班代表或擔任班內工作,或作學校服務生;如此一來,學生均可盡展所長,培育不同的興趣和自信,同時加強他們對學校的歸屬感。

此外,每位學生在本校陸運會中都能參與田賽、徑賽或啦啦隊的賽事;學生透過參與比賽項目,領略體育精神,明白真正的贏家不單是奪標的健兒,而是每個全力以赴的參與者。在過程中,他們能夠接受挑戰,從中學習「堅持」和「盡力」,並能持守這個態度,應用在生活當中。十一月七日至十二日便是本校小一至小五測驗以及小六呈分試了,希望每個「小健兒」都能持守「堅持」和「盡力」的信念,把自己的「實力」呈現出來。

感謝家長對學校的信任和支持!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,充份發揮家校合作的精神和效能。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包括帶隊等工作,使活動得以順利進行。正如聖經所言:「我們曉得萬事都互相效力,叫愛上帝的人得益處。」(羅馬書8:28)讓我們繼續家校同心㩦手,共同為教養孩童而努力。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

2019年11月1日

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our school’s three-year development plan focuses on “establishing a positive campus”. By introducing the father of Positive Psychology, Dr. Martini Seligman's "Character Strength" to our students, we want to help them recognize and explore their own character strengths. As a result, their confidence and positive emotions can be enhanced. The first theme of this school year is “appreciation of beauty”. Through different sharing, students learn to appreciate the beauty of different things, and more importantly they learn to discover and admire the wonderful things around them.

Students, do you remember my sharing in the school hall? There is a P.6 student who goes to school by bus. Every time before he gets off the bus, he thanks the drivers politely in a clear and bright voice. Sometimes, the drivers replied “You’re welcome” but he couldn’t get any response sometimes. Nevertheless, he insists on saying thanks. When I saw this, I felt warm in my heart. A few words of gratitude can be powerful and it can bring people closer together and warm each other’s hearts. Just like the Bible says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in baskets of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). In real life, we may be easily influenced by negative emotions and say something which harms the mutual trust and relationship between each other. Let us express our appreciation for the people and things around us more often, and establish better interpersonal relationships through positive, appreciative and courteous attitudes.

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. Now it is time to study and enjoy different activities. Our school has provided students with many opportunities to actively participate in a lot of activities. Students can join different activities and competitions and they can become class representatives, take up different duties in class or be school prefects. As a result, students can develop their strengths, cultivate their interests and confidence, as well as strengthen their sense of belonging.

In addition, students were able to join different events on Sports Day, including the track and field events and cheerleading. Through participating in different activities, our students can experience the sportsmanship and understand that winners are not only the athletes who win prizes, but also the participants who have tried their best. In the process, students learn to accept challenges, understand the importance of perseverance and doing their best, and establish positive attitudes towards life. P.1 to P.5 tests and P.6 exams are going to be held from 7th to 12th November. I hope that every student will hold the "persistence" and "doing the best" belief and show their strengths.

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! May our children be teachable, love knowledge and also grow in the love of the Lord.

 

Sincerely

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal