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!確診個案漸見回落,學校也恢復面授課。能夠每天早上站在學校門外迎接你們,看見你們一張張可愛的笑臉,而且充滿活力地向我打招呼,實在是我工作中最大的動力。大家能如往常般回到學校,一同學習,一同成長,是多麼的蒙福,也是神的恩典。

  在疫情下,孩子長期待在家裏,缺乏跟人互動,相信會對他們的身心健康帶來一定程度的影響。有見及此,本校正密鑼緊鼓安排一些課外活動於下午及周六時段進行,詳情容後公布。學習不止限於課堂,更會出現於生活上的每處空間、每次體驗、每個細節;本校一向非常注重擴闊學生的全方位學習活動體驗,故設有視、音、體專項活動,發掘孩子們的興趣和專長,發揮他們的潛能。而為了與時代接軌,本校的教學團隊在課程設計及教學上不斷尋求革新,在不同的教學活動中加入很多STEM探究及體驗的元素,讓學生能「從『學』中『做』,從『做』中『學』」,並讓他們可以發揮創意,提升解難能力。

  神賜予每人獨特的恩賜和能力,我們應按着孩子不同的喜好、特質及能力,多給予他們探索和發揮的機會,展現所長。本校成功申請由政府資訊科技總監辦公室推行的「小學奇趣IT識多啲計劃」,讓學生可以親身體驗的方式學習A.I.及機械人編程的概念、認識3D掃描及打印的原理、培養他們對資訊科技的興趣,訓練他們的創意思維。

  感謝香港志道堂謝牧師和容宣教師,在復活節假期間,為我們錄製了長約22分鐘的「復活節信息--尋彩蛋」短片,短片已在四月中旬經eClass發放。透過短片中的有趣故事,讓學生加深了解復活節的真正意義及認識福音,願神繼續使用基慈小學,成為福音的出口。在疫情停課期間,學校不忘為各個有需要的家庭申請免費防疫物資,如快速抗原測試棒、口罩等,以舒緩物資供應上的壓力,在此,感謝香港各界對學校家庭的支援和幫助。

  踏入每年的五月份,大家會聯想到甚麼節日?答案是母親節嗎?你打算怎樣跟母親慶祝?同學們可能比較含蓄內斂,很少用語言來表達內心的感謝,甚至很少直接對家人説一些窩心的話語。我們何不乘此佳節,放膽地跟媽媽大聲説:「我愛你!」我們更可親手做一些小手工、唱出或吹奏一首樂曲給母親欣賞,以聊表寸心。讓我給大家一些點子吧,可參考網上教學影片,用環保紙張製作立體花花卡片,加上親手繪製的圖案送給媽媽,集心意和創意於一身,想必定能讓母親樂透半天!

  家人間的和陸相親令我想起了一首詩歌--《橋》,讓我們一同細味歌詞的含意,從中感受天父對世人的大愛。最後,讓我以聖經的話作訓勉:「要常常喜樂,不住禱吿,凡事謝恩,因為這是神在基督耶穌裏向你們所定的旨意。」(帖撒羅尼迦前書5章16 - 18節) 願大家能常存喜樂和盼望,在神的看守下,每個孩子都能健康快樂地成長。

校長 

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2022年5月3日

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you, God! The number of confirmed cases has gradually declined and our school has resumed face-to-face classes. Being able to stand outside the school gate, seeing all your lovely smiling faces and greeting me with energy is my biggest motivation at work. We can go back to school as usual, learn together and grow together- how blessed it is. It is also the Lord's abundant grace.

Under the pandemic, children stayed at home for a long time and lacked interaction with others, which is believed to have a certain degree of impact on their physical and mental health. In light of this, our school has been busy arranging some extra-curricular activities in the afternoon and on Saturdays. Details will be announced later. Learning does not only occur in the classrooms, but happens in every space, every experience, and every detail in life. Our school has always committed to broadening our students’ all-round learning experiences. Students are given opportunities to participate in STARS programme that specializes in arts, music and physical activities in order to explore their interests and unleash their potentials. To keep up with the latest trends in education, our teaching team is constantly seeking innovation in curriculum design and teaching. These include many elements of STEM and experiential learning in various learning and teaching activities, so that students are learning by doing. Experiential learning enables them to be creative and enhances their problem-solving skills.

Our Lord gives each person unique gifts and abilities. We should provide children with more opportunities to explore and develop according to their different preferences, characteristics and abilities in order to realize their strengths. Our school has successfully applied for the “Knowing More About IT” program. It is launched by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer. Students can learn about basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), robotic programming and 3D scanning processes and principles. The program aims to enhance students' interest in technology and foster their creative thinking skills through hands-on learning.  

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Reverend Tse Kwan-ho and Ms. Yung of The Church of Christ In China Hong Kong Chi To Church. During the Easter holiday, they recorded a 22-minute short video “Easter Message-Easter Egg Hunt”. It was shared through eClass in mid-April. Through watching the interesting story in the video, students could deepen their understanding of the true meaning of Easter and the gospel. May God continue to bless our school so that we can take more initiative in preaching His word and enable more people to receive the grace of the Lord. During class suspension, our school successfully applied for free anti-epidemic resources for families in need, such as Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits and masks, relieving the pressure of the resource scarcity. I would like to express my deep gratitude to all supporting parties in helping and supporting them.

Entering May, which festival do you think of? Is it Mothers’ Day? How are you going to celebrate with your mother? Some introverted students may seldom express their gratitude in words or even say some heart-warming words to their family members directly. Why don’t you take this precious chance to tell your mother, “I love you!” We can also make some handmade crafts, sing or play a song for her to express our sincerity. Let me give you some ideas. You can refer to the online teaching video and make a three-dimensional carnation card with recycled paper. Then you can decorate it with drawings and give it to your mother. She will be more than delighted to see your card.

The harmonious family relationship reminds me of a hymn – “Bridge”. Let us immerse ourselves in the lyrics and feel the Lord’s great love. Lastly, I would like to share a Bible verse with you as an encouragement, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). May you be blessed with good health and may the grace of God be always upon you.

Sincerely,

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal