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︰

  新學年展開了!祝願大家身體健康,主恩常偕!歡迎各位家長與子女再次回到「基慈大家庭」,亦熱烈歡迎本年度入學的小一新生和插班生。基慈小學是一所充滿愛與關懷的基督教學校,致力讓學生在愉快和安穩的環境中學習,我們會繼續秉持專業的精神,關懷學生的需要,培育他們健康快樂地成長。

  感謝主!香港的疫情放緩,學校可以安排所有學生於上午回校進行不多於半天的面授課堂。我們能夠再次見面,一起交流分享暑假期間的所見所聞、感受和經歷,實屬感恩。回想起我們戴口罩的日子也快兩年了,期間經歷了停課、網課。本校感謝家教會及家長一直以來的支持及諒解,讓孩子學會適應多元化的學習模式;亦感謝老師和社工在疫情中教導學生感恩與關懷,讓他們在疫境中學會堅強面對挑戰、學會主動幫助別人、學會關心親友鄰里;更感謝大家持續謹守防疫措施,並在神的恩手下,都能有着健康、平安。

  在暑假期間,學校竭力為新學年作好準備,加強校園防疫設備,以締造安全、衛生的學習環境。基慈整個校園,包括公眾地方、課室、特別室、洗手間等,已於開課前進行日本Palcoat光觸媒抗菌塗層噴灑。學校所有空調亦已全面清洗,課室更備有透明防飛沫屏擋、搓手液、紙巾供學生使用,務求讓一眾師生得到更全面的保障。

  精彩刺激的東京奧運會終於圓滿結束,我們除了恭喜香港運動員在比賽中勇奪佳績之外,大家有沒有留意到每個獎牌背後的奮鬥故事呢?又有沒有想過做運動對我們有莫大的好處呢?阿姆斯特丹自由大學學者Amika Singh的團隊發現體力活動跟學業表現有「顯著正面關係」。體育能提升腦部運作,刺激神經細胞的生長及連接,並帶來大量腦源性神經滋養因子(BDNF),有助記憶、推理等腦部運作。運動同時亦釋放安多酚(endorphin)、多巴胺(dopamine)等有助促進快樂情緒、提升記憶力和專注力的物質。英國巴斯大學更認為,校隊成員透過密集訓練,能學懂自律、善用時間、應對壓力、良好溝通和團隊合作等特質。愛運動的孩子會更加快樂、更加健康、更加優秀,所以基慈小學在提高學生的學習成績之餘,也透過推行「一生三體藝」提升孩子的身體素質和培養他們的堅毅精神。

  各位同學,你們有沒有為自己訂下一些新學年的目標,做一個神所喜悦的孩子呢?其實,你們可以從以下幾方面著手,作一個好開始﹕早睡早起、準時回校、做事盡責、聽從老師指示、交齊功課等。我們應養成良好的習慣,如同聖經教導﹕「懶惰人羨慕,卻無所得;殷勤人必得豐裕。」(箴言13:4)

  本校以「優化學教評策略,深化學習效能」和「引發正向能量,做個正向快樂人」作為學校發展的關注事項,致力提升學生的學習動機及自主學習能力,讓每一位學生透過正規及非正規課程,認識自己的強項,活出正向快樂人生。中秋佳節將至,正是人月團圓的日子,在此祝願大家身心康泰、事事順心。「如今常存的有信、有望、有愛。這三樣,其中最大的是愛。」(林前十三13)願同學能謹記聖經的教導,自強不息,榮神益人。

 

校長

 

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2021年9月1日

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The new school year begins! I wish you health and may the grace of the Lord be with your spirit. Welcome back to our Kei Tsz family and a warm welcome to our new students. Kei Tsz Primary School is a loving and caring Christian school which allows students to learn in a pleasant and stable environment. We will continue to uphold the spirit of professionalism, observe and pay attention to different situations, care for students’ needs and nurture them.

 

Thanks to our Lord, the outbreaks in Hong Kong have shown signs of ebbing and our school can arrange students to return to campus on a half-day basis. It is most pleasing that we can meet each other again and share what we have experienced during the summer holiday. We have worn masks for almost two years and experienced class suspension and online lessons. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our Parent-Teacher Association and parents for their continued support and understanding. They have helped students to adapt to various learning modes. Also, we would like to thank our teachers and social workers. They are always caring, aid in guiding the students to help and care for others actively and prepare them to face challenges. Thank you for following COVID-19 control measures, staying healthy and peaceful by the grace of God. 

 

Our school has made thorough preparation for the new school year during the summer holiday. We have strived to provide a safe and hygienic learning environment for our students. We have applied Palcoat anti-microbial coating in different areas in the campus, including public areas, classrooms, special rooms and washrooms in the fight against the pandemic. All air conditioners have been completely washed. Our school also provides transparent plastic desk shields, hand sanitizers and tissues to safeguard the health of teachers and students.

 

As the incredible Tokyo 2020 Olympics games ended, apart from sending our sincere congratulations to Hong Kong athletes for gaining the best-ever Olympic results, are you aware of the inspiring story behind every medal? Do you know the advantages of doing exercise? Amika Singh and her research team from Vrije University Amsterdam found that the relationship between physical activities and academic performance has a strong positive correlation. Doing exercise promotes brain function, stimulates the growth and connection of nerve cells and increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that improves memory and make predictions. Moreover, physical activity releases happy hormones, for example, endorphin and dopamine that help us to become happier, improve memory and concentration. University of Bath found that school team members who had intensive training demonstrated the quality of self-discipline, wisely use of time, capable to cope with stressful situations, good communication skills and team spirit. Children who love exercising are happier, healthier and talented. Therefore, our school not only pursuits the enhancement of students’ academic performance but also the implementation of the “STARS Programme” scheme that aims to elevate students’ physical performance and cultivate the value of perseverance. 

 

Students, have you set goals for the new school year and been a child that God is pleased with? In fact, you can start with developing some good habits like going to bed and waking up early, being punctual and responsible, respecting each other and handing in homework on time. As the Bible says, “The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” (Proverbs 13:4). Also, you should be confident and believe in yourself so that you can have the courage to overcome any difficulties. “Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).

 

“To improve the learning, teaching, evaluation strategies and to enhance students’ learning effectiveness” and “To bring positive energy into life and to live a positive life” are the two major concerns of this school year. The two key concerns are set for the sake of increasing students’ learning motivation and self-directed learning ability. It is hoped that every student understands his or her strengths through regular curriculum or extra-curriculum and live a happy and fulfilling life. Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner. It is a precious time for families to gather and celebrate. I wish you good health and success. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (Corinthians 13:13) I hope students will obey the words of God, be strong and courageous and live a colourful life.

 

Sincerely,

 

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal