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【家长信】黑利伯瑞致小学部家长的一封信

【家长信】黑利伯瑞致小学部家长的一封信

HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION

黑利伯瑞国际学校校园新闻和信息

Bulletin 4, Week 8, Semester 1, 2017-18

公告4,第8周,第1学期,2017-18



Dear primary school parents and families,

亲爱的小学家长和家庭:

 

It has been another meaningful and busy two weeks at the primary school in Tianjin. We are now into our 8th week of schooling and it is now safe to say that teaching and learning programs across all subject areas in the primary school have been firmly established. The current focus in the primary school is now on striving for excellence in our teaching and learning and many structures and procedures have been set up for the purpose of achieving this.

在小学部,这是又一个有意义又忙碌的两周。我们现在进入了第8周的学校教育,现在可以有把握地说,小学所有学科领域的教学和学习项目都已经建立起来了。当前的重点是在我们的教学和学习中追求卓越,为了达到这一目标,我们建立了许多结构和程序。


One of the key methods employed to ensure excellence in our teaching and learning is through regular testing and assessment. For example, in the English department, every student from years 1-6 undertakes not one, but two English tests each week. Unit tests, interim tests and competitions are also used in other subject areas such as Maths and Chinese. Testing is critically important in education because it not only informs teachers on what students know but it also motivates students to revise. From a learning perspective, revision is also critically important as it moves knowledge from our short term memory into our long term memory. Moreover, testing also informs parents on how well or how poorly their children are performing in class. Please contact your homeroom teacher, subject teacher or your head of department if you would like to know your child’s test results in the core subject areas of English, Chinese and Maths.

确保我们的教学和学习优秀的关键方法之一是定期的测试和评估。例如,在英语课上,每一名1-6年级的学生都参加两次英语测试。单元测试、期中考试和竞赛也在数学和语文等科目中使用。考试在教育中至关重要,因为它不仅能让老师了解学生的知识,而且还能激发学生的学习动力。从学习的角度来看,复习也是至关重要的,因为它将知识从短期记忆转移到我们的长期记忆中。此外,测试还会告诉家长,他们的孩子在课堂上学习的效果。如果您想知道您孩子的英语、语文或数学的成绩,请与您的班主任或学科老师联系。

 

Another key method employed to ensure excellence in our teaching and learning is through the continual professional training and development of teachers. ‘One is never too old to learn’ is an old English proverb and it speaks of the importance of learning regardless of one’s age or experience. The same is true with teachers and their teaching. An experienced teacher who will no longer accept advice or instruction from others will quickly lose his or her respect from colleagues and students. We must all be open to constructive criticism if we are to improve. Therefore, many policies and procedures have been established for the purpose of improving our pedagogy. Senior teacher demonstration classes, departmental meetings, classroom observations, parental feedback, peer assessment, student folder inspections, whole staff information sessions, guest speakers and informal conversations are just some of the many structures and programs put in place to ensure further excellence in our teaching and learning.

另一个确保优秀教学和学习的方法是通过不断的专业教师培训。“活到老,学到老”,这是一句古老的英国谚语,它讲的是学习的重要性,而不管年龄或经验。教师和他们的教学也是如此。一个有经验的教师如不再接受别人的建议或指导,很快就会失去同事和学生的尊敬。如果我们要改进的话,我们都必须接受建设性的批评。为此,我们制定了许多政策和程序,以提高我们的教学质量。高级教师示范班、部门会议、课堂观察、家长反馈、同伴评估、学生文件夹检查、全体员工信息会议、嘉宾演讲和非正式的对话,只是为了确保我们的教学和学习的进一步卓越的众多结构和项目中的一部分。


On a lighter note, on the 13th of October we also held our inaugural Haileybury English listening competition which was open to all upper primary school students. Reading and writing are domains that are relatively weaker for English first language speakers but for Chinese learners of English, the situation is the opposite with listening and speaking being relatively weaker.  Thus to promote greater listening proficiency, all students were all given a list of sports words to practice learning as this was the theme of the listening competition. As was the case last time, each class entered 3 participants and a total of 15 students battled it out on the day.  All audio segments on the day featured gold medal matches at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The audience enjoyed watching China win many gold medals while the participants concentrated on the audio. It was an eventful morning and many students demonstrated great resolve and concentration to answer the questions. Congratulations, however, must go to Jinny from year 4 on winning the listening competition.

谈点轻松的话题吧!10月13日,我们举办了首届黑利伯瑞英语听力大赛,向所有小学部学生开放。阅读和写作是英语母语者相对较弱的领域,但对于英语学习者而言,情况正好相反,听力和口语相对较弱。因此,为了提高听力水平,所有的参赛学生都得到了一份体育词汇表来练习学习,因为这是听力竞赛的主题。就像上次一样,每个班级都有3名学生参加,总共有15名学生在当天进行了比赛。当天,所有的音频片段都在里约奥运会上获得了金牌。观众们喜欢看中国赢得了许多金牌,而参与者则专注于音频。这是一个重要的早晨,许多学生表现出了极大的决心和专注力来回答这些问题。不管怎样,祝贺四年级的Jinny 同学,Jinny赢得了听力比赛。

 

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce to you our English teachers in our primary school. We have a total of five expatriate English teachers in the primary school here in Tianjin. Firstly, we welcomed Ms. Nicole Erickson from Minnesota this semester. She comes to our school with a wealth of experience which includes two years in the Middle East. Secondly, we also welcomed this year Mr. Nathan Williamson. Nathan grew up in the western suburbs of Melbourne but is now a seasoned ESL practitioner who has now been teaching English in China for about 8 years. Thirdly, we welcomed Mr. Joshua Webb. He is a Kiwi but has had teaching experience in Queensland. Moreover, he is also a music producer with his own children’s music label – ‘Hey Duby’. Students just can’t get enough of singing and dancing with Mr. Webb. Fourthly, Ms. Sara Sickels also came to our school last year and is also from Minnesota. She always teaches with lots of energy and is loved by many of her students because of her positive disposition. Finally, my name is William Fang and this is now my forth year at Haileybury Tianjin. I was born in Taiwan but grew up in Perth, Australia where I had lived for over 20 years. Being bilingual in both Chinese and English has afforded me an opportunity to lead a team of international teachers.

我想借此机会向你们介绍我们小学的英语老师。小学有5名外籍英语教师。首先,我们这学期欢迎来自明尼苏达州的Nicole Erickson。她拥有丰富的教学经验。然后,我们也欢迎Nathan Williamson先生。Williamson 先生在墨尔本西郊长大,但现在是一名经验丰富的ESL实践者,他在中国教英语已经八年了。第三,我们欢迎Joshua。他是一名新西兰人,但在昆士兰有教学经验。此外,他还是一个音乐制作人,有自己的创作的儿童歌曲——“嗨,杜比”。学生们还能和Webb先生一起唱歌跳舞。第四,Sara Sickels去年也来到了我们的学校,也是来自明尼苏达州。她总是以充沛的精力教书,由于她的积极性格,她的许多学生都喜欢她。最后,我的名字叫威廉方,现在是我在天津黑利伯瑞的第四年。我出生在台湾,但在澳大利亚的珀斯长大,我在那里生活了20多年。在中文和英文双语环境下,现在有机会领导一支国际教师队伍。

 

At Haileybury, every child matters, every day.

在黑利伯瑞,每个孩子每一天至关重要。


William Fang (M.Ed, B.A/B.Ed, B.Min (Hons), Grad Dip Ed. (Primary))

方士铨 (教育硕士,文学士/教育学士,基督教神学(荣誉学士学位),教育研究生(小学)

 

English Program Coordinator - Primary School

Haileybury Tianjin International School

小学部英语项目协调员

天津黑利伯瑞国际学校

20/10/2017


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Inaugural Haileybury Primary School Listening Competition 2017

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Ms. Nicole Erickson – English Teacher from Minnesota, U.S.A.

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Mr. Nathan Williamson - English Teacher from Victoria, Australia.

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Mr. Joshua Webb - English Teacher from New Zealand.

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Ms. Sara Sickels - English Teacher from Minnesota, U.S.A.

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Mr. William Fang - English Teacher from Perth, Australia.