Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Our school values home-school collaboration. Therefore, sunshine telephone calls and home visits will be carried out in phrases by our teachers to provide more opportunities for parents to further strengthen the home-school relationship and to work together with teachers to help children grow. The home visits for P.6 students have started in order to let parents have a better understanding of their children’s learning and have an in-depth discussion on selecting secondary schools. Also, parent lesson observations will be carried out three times throughout the school year so as to allow our parents to have a better understanding of their children’s learning at school. The P.1 and P.4 parent lesson observations were successfully completed on 10th December. Thank you for your active participation. The lesson observation for other grades will be conducted in the second term. Please refer to the upcoming notices for more details.
Kei Tsz Primary School emphasizes every student’s individual growth and development. We sincerely believe that every child is unique and has different abilities and interests. Therefore, our curriculum incudes specialized training in art, music and sports and we provide a wide variety of after-school extra-curricular activities and training for our students so as to unleash their potentials.
Lunar New Year is coming and it’s a great time to gather and chat with friends and relatives. When you are chatting, will you ask each other about the children’s learning? Will someone says something like, “the younger sister’s skin is darker than the elder one” or “the elder brother eats faster than the younger one” to compare which child is more obedient, or by their appearance. Each child is unique, therefore we should not compare them to each other because the children’s self-confidence will be weakened gradually.
Parents may sometimes tell their children how well other siblings or other children are doing and challenge why they can’t be like that. As a result, the children live in the shadow of comparison. They may only see other people’s characteristics but ignore their own uniqueness. Recently, I have read an article on the Internet and learned that comparison can lead to children’s lose of confidence. In fact, every child is created by God and each of them is unique and grows differently. We should provide children with a space where they won’t be compared, help them understand themselves and reach their potentials. This is the key to cultivate their confidence.
During the Lunar New Year, parents can take the opportunity to explain the auspicious meaning of various kinds of food, so that children can have a better understanding of Chinese culture. Also you can remind them to have a balanced diet and not eat too much high-risk food which is high in calories and sugar, such as turnip cakes and rice cakes. When visiting relatives and friends, we should remind children not to eat too many candies and pastries. On the contrary, if your children do not like eating snacks, you can teach them how to accept or refuse politely. Finally, I would like to bless you with words from the Bible, "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all" (2 Corinthians 13:14). May children receive the grace of God in the new year.
Chiu Kit Wa