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:

  本校一向著重家校之間的合作,因此,全校老師會分階段進行「陽光電話」及「陽光家訪」活動,讓家長有更多機會與老師面談,共同為孩子的成長而努力。老師已先為小六學生進行陽光家訪,讓家長對子女的學習情況有更深的了解,並會跟家長討論有關子女升中選校及成長方面的需要。另外,為讓家長更了解學生的學習表現,本校會於上學期及下學期共舉行三次家長觀課活動,小一及小四的觀課活動已於十二月十日順利完成,感謝家長踴躍參與,下學期將安排其他級別進行觀課活動,詳情請留意日後通吿。

  基慈小學一向注重每位學生的個人培育及發展,因為我們深信,每個小孩也是獨特而唯一的,有著不同的能力和興趣,所以我們在正規課程內設有「一生三體藝」,放學後也備有不同範疇的興趣小組和訓練,供學生自行選擇及報讀,讓他們可以充份發揮潛能。

  佳節將至,正值送豬迎鼠之年,又是良朋友伴共聚暢談的好日子,在歡聚閒談之時,會否彼此詢問子女的學習情況?當親友見到小孩子時,會否説:「嘩!姐姐比較白!妹妹比較黑啊!」或「哥哥吃得快,弟弟吃得慢啊!」這種比較誰較乖巧、誰吃得多菜,誰長得較高一類的説話,孩子耳中聽到的,便是「你看……那年紀比你小的表弟都已經……」或「那個姐姐已是……」。當大人忙著把孩子和別人比較的同時,有否考慮到自己孩子的自信,會因此在有意無意的比較中被消磨掉了。

  有時候,父母們回家後,可能會再與自己的子女討論:「誰誰誰的兒子現在已經怎樣怎樣了……」、「你為什麼不像誰誰誰那樣……」、「誰誰誰的女兒都可以,你為什麼……」、「你看,哥哥如何如何」或是「你怎麼不學學弟弟……」於是,孩子就活在「比較」的影子內,而且只著眼看別人的特點,而忽略自己的獨特性。近日,我在網絡上閲讀到一篇文章,得知了「比較」會容易令孩子失去自信。其實,每個孩子都是神的創造,每個孩子都是獨特而唯一的,而且成長速度各不一樣。我們要為孩子提供不被比較的空間,協助他們了解自己及啟發潛能,這樣做才是令他們培養自信的不二法門。

  農曆新年期間,面對美味的賀年食品,家長們可趁機講解各種食品的吉祥寓意,讓孩子認識中華文化之外,還可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,到親戚長輩家中拜年時,親友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。最後,以聖經的話為大家帶來祝福:「願主耶穌基督的恩惠、神的慈愛、聖靈的感動,常與你們眾人同在!」(哥林多後書13:14)願孩子們在新的一年都能領受神的恩典。

 

校長

 

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2020年1月3日

 

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.

 

Sincerely, 

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal