HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION
Bulletin 15, Week 12, Semester 2, 2017-18
Dear primary school parents and families,
It has been another productive and exciting few weeks at the primary school in Tianjin. Before the May break, teachers had been working diligently to prepare students for their mid-semester exams. Leading up to the examinations, students completed revision tasks and worksheets across the core subjects of English, Chinese and Mathematics. Examinations started on Thursday the 26th of April with two English examinations in the morning followed by Chinese and Mathematics examinations on Friday the 27th of April. Exams have an important role to play in the learning process so it is important that students develop good exam techniques while they are young. Parents received their children’s exam results on the 10th and 11th of May during the parent teacher interviews and it was great to see so many parents present despite both days being work days. Parents of children from years 1-5 had the opportunity to speak to their core subject teachers (English, Chinese and Maths) on the two days. It was great to see the lively yet friendly interactions between parents and staff on the day. Receiving reports and speaking to teachers can be a nerve raking experience for students and parents but judging from the smiles and cordial conversations on the day, it is safe to say that many parents were more than satisfied with their children’s performance. Students served as guides and assisted parents during the parent teacher interviews. For examples, they poured drinks, manned stations, served food, performed musical pieces and informed parents about school activities. This resulted in a hassle-free afternoon. We are proud of the leadership and pleasant service displayed by our students and we believe they have matured through their participation and involvement in this event.
The primary school held two successful parent teacher interview sessions
Mother’s Day occurred on the 13th of May this year. Mother’s Day is a special day when we honor our mothers. In most countries around the world, it falls on the second Sunday of May. In the West, it is a day when families unite and do special activities together. Children also make cards and buy presents to give to their mothers on Mother’s Day. Last week, primary school students made Mother’s Day cards and gifts during art and homeroom classes to give to their mothers. Oftentimes we don’t see the sacrifice and the tears our mothers have made and shed for us. When we are young, our mothers are as giants in our eyes. When we grow older, may we return the favor by loving and protecting them in their old age. We hope all our primary school students made Mother’s Day a special day for their mothers this year. May we never forget all the good things our mothers have done for us.
Our students made cards to give to their mothers for Mother’s Day
Tianjin Haileybury International School has always paid attention to the teaching and learning of English. We also continually look at ways to further develop and improve in this area. The CCTV Star of Outlook competition is something that the primary school has invested a lot of time and resources and we are proud to announce that Jinny Guo (Grade 4) and Hulk Zhang (Grade 3) greatly impressed in the Tianjin conference final which was held on the 12th of May and have been awarded special level prizes. They are now eligible to enter into the National CCTV Finals. Our other participants were also awarded Tianjin first place prizes. They include Penelope Weng (Grade 5), Zac Qu (Grade 2), Jennifer Sun (Grade 2), Donna Li (Grade 2) and Benny Liu (Grade 2).
From top to bottom: Jinny Guo (Year 4), Hulk Zhang (Year 3), Jennifer Sun (Grade 2), Zac Qu (Grade 2), Benny Liu (Grade 2), Penelope Weng (Grade 5), Donna Li (Grade 2).
The students' outstanding achievements are inseparable from the careful cultivation and hard work of our teachers as well as the sound learning environment of the school.We adhere to the principle that ‘Every student matters every day’ and under the model of "1+X”. Thus the school values extra-curricular activities such as English clubs, English sports and English competitions on top of our regular English program. Our teaching and learning structures such as morning reading and our buddy reading program have also created a productive English learning environment for our students.
Students prepared well for the CCTV competition during school time
The first round of the CCTV competition took place in March and through the combined hard work of students and teachers which included countless hours of preparation and mock speech activities, Haileybury has created an excellent recipe for success.
Mock competitions were held to help students familiarise themselves with the competition.
We hope all our students will excel in their English through the productive and positive English learning environment at Haileybury. Our goal is that all students will develop into global citizens who have an international outlook. Congratulations to all our participants!
At Haileybury, every child matters, every day.
William Fang (M.Ed, B.A/B.Ed, Grad Dip Ed. (Primary), B. Christian Ministry (Hons) )
English Program Coordinator - Primary School
Haileybury Tianjin International School