HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION
Bulletin 16, Week 14, Semester 2, 2017-18
Dear primary school parents and families,
It has been another exciting and eventful two weeks at the primary school in Tianjin. On the 25th of May, the primary school held its first spelling bee for the new academic semester. Spelling is an extremely important English skill because students in year 12 are required to hand-write essay responses to questions in order to pass the VCE English examination paper. The VCE is an examination with focuses on reading and writing and it is common knowledge that if essay responses are filled with spelling mistakes, then it is improbable that a high score be attained. Thus it is important that good spelling be cultivated from an early age. To promote this, all year 5 students were given a week to practice spelling a list of around 400 words. There are two year 5 classes in the primary school and each class entered 5 participants in the spelling competition. A total of 10 students competed on the day. It was a tightly contested competition but in the end, the words piece and classical were the words which separated the first and second place getters. Congratulations to Patrick Tu from 5B for winning the event and Julian Andrews for coming second.
天津黑利伯瑞国际学校小学，又一个精彩纷呈的两周过去了，同时这也是繁忙的两周。5月25日，小学举行了本学期第一届单词拼写大赛。拼写是一项非常重要的英语技能，尤其是对12年级的学生，因为12年级的学生在完成VCE 英语考试的时候，需要手写英语作文。VCE考试的重点是阅读和写作，众所周知，如果学生的作文中充斥着拼写错误，那么就很难得到较高的成绩。因此，对学生来说，从小养成良好的英语拼写习惯至关重要。为了宣传这一点，让学生意识到英语拼写的重要性，所有5年级学生都要进行英语单词拼写的练习，每周都要练习400字左右的单词。小学5年级共有2个班级，每个班选拔出5名学生参加英语单词拼写大赛，比赛当天共有10名学生参加比赛。这是一场竞争激烈的比赛，最终，piece 和classical 这两个单词的拼写，为我们决出了本次比赛的冠军和亚军。恭喜5B班的Patrick Tu 取得本次英语单词拼写大赛的胜利，荣获冠军，同样恭喜5B班的Julian Andrews 获得本次大赛第二名。
The year 5 spelling bee was won by Patrick Tu from 5B
On the 25th of May, around 40 year 6 families participated in the parent teacher interviews which took place in the afternoon. The parents spent the afternoon talking to their homeroom teachers as well their English, Chinese and Mathematics teachers. Head of whole school English -Ms. Cheryl Mckenna, was also available to answer questions regarding the English program and transitioning into middle school. Like before, students served as guides and assisted parents during the parent teacher interviews. Parents and teachers spent the afternoon reviewing student work, looking at past examination papers and analyzing weekly test records. It was a productive and cordial afternoon with most parents satisfied concerning the progress and results of their children. Year 6 is a very important year as students move into adolescence and middle school. Coursework becomes harder and students are expected to bear more responsibility for their own learning and progress. I have been very pleased with the performance and work of our year six students and have seen steady improvements in their test scores. I believe most have laid solid foundations which will be of great value as they move into a new chapter in their lives next year.
5月25日下午，大约有40个学生的家长参加了6年级学生家长会。家长们花了一个下午的时间和他们的班主任老师，他们的英语教师，语文教师和数学老师进行交流。全校英语系主任Ms. Cheryl Mckenna 也为家长们解答了有关英语课程的问题，并解答了关于6年级小升初阶段相关的问题。和以前一样，学生在家长会时充当向导和辅助家长。家长和老师花了一个下午时间翻看学生的学习成果，阅览学生的考卷，分析学生每周的考试记录。这次家长会成效显著，家长们均热情高涨，与各科教师积极沟通。大多数家长都对他们孩子的进步和结果感到满意。6年级对于学生来说是非常重要的一年，这一年学生即将升入中学阶段，也将逐步进入青春期。学生们的课程学习将会变得越来越困难，学生们也应该对自己的学习和进步承担更多的责任。我对我们6年级学生的表现和工作非常满意，他们的考试成绩也有了稳步的提高。我相信，大多数学生已经打下了坚实的基础，这将对他们明年进入新的生活篇章起到重要作用。
Year 6 teachers spoke with parents at the year 6 parent teacher meeting
On the afternoon of the 30th of May, a special musical concert was put on by our students. Students were given the opportunity to showcase their unique talents on the stage. As we are heading towards the end of our academic year, many students were glad to have the opportunity to escape the classroom and participate in something more engaging and exciting. Learning is not limited to what is inside a textbook and the audience was impressed by the many performances. Some students sang solo while others sang in a duet. There was an English rap song performance as well as some traditional Korean dancing. A student sang and played on his guitar while another gave a solo piece on the piano. We also had a year one student who performed brilliantly on the drums. All participants were awarded a special Haileybury music badge as recognition of their participation in this special event. Many thanks must go to Ms. Melody Guo and Mr. Xu for organizing such a successful concert. We really do have many very talented individuals who can put on a show!
5月30日下午，我们的学生为我们展示了一场特别的音乐会。学生们有机会在舞台上展示他们独特的才华。在学习了将近一年之后，许多学生都很高兴有机会走出课堂，参加一些更吸引人、更有趣的活动。学习不仅仅局限于课本里的内容。本次音乐会非常成功，为观众们带来了许多印象深刻的精彩表演。学生们除了参与班级合唱团，也有学生报名个人独唱，有学生挑战英文说唱歌曲，也有人表演传统韩国舞蹈，有学生一边弹奏吉他一边唱歌，也有学生上演钢琴独奏，还有一位一年级的小朋友，表现出出色的打鼓天赋。本场音乐会所有参与者都被授予一枚特殊的 “Haileybury” 音乐徽章，以表彰他们在音乐会的精彩表现。非常感谢音乐教师郭老师和德育主任徐老师合力组织了这样一场成功的音乐会。我们真的有很多非常有才华的学生，感谢他们杰出的表演!
Our primary school students put on an excellent music show
On Thursday the 31st of May, the primary school teamed with middle school and visited King Baw Hot spring farm in Baodi, Tianjin. The students had a fantastic time as they rotated through the many activities and sights on offer. For example, they used blue, green and red dye to print their own cloths. They collected eggs from chicken pens which they were allowed to keep. They planted new lettuce seedlings using hydroponic farming and were also allowed to bring home some lettuce. They saw many fruit trees such as banana, dragon fruit, mango and wax apples as well as many exotic trees and plants. They saw many animals such as rabbits, ducks, birds and ostriches. They decorated glass bottles using coarse thread and they also relaxed and played games in the arcade section of the farm. For many of our younger students, this was perhaps the first time they had gone to a farm so it was great to see so many smiling faces when we returned to school. The trip to King Bao was both fun and educational and I believe our students thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Our students really enjoyed themselves at the King Baw Hot Spring Farm in Baodi
On the evening of the 31st of May, primary school classes performed plays in the theatre. For many, it was their first time they acted on a stage in front of a live audience and it was great to see so many students dressed up in their unique costumes. Moreover, the audience was impressed by the fact that all lines were memorized by our students. There were various plays performed in the evening such as a forest drama performed by our year 2E students. A war time story about children living in an orphanage was acted out by our year three and four students. A bread shop story with birds was performed by our year 2A students. The Three Kingdoms story was performed by our year five students. The Snow-White story was performed by our year 6B students. The life of French scientist Marie Curie was brought to life by our 6A students and an animal world story was performed by our year 1 students. All students got involved in the evening’s proceedings and it was great to see our students putting so much thought and effort into their skits. We definitely have a lot of very talented actors and actresses who are able to perform brilliantly in front of others. Many thanks to Ms. Jiang for organizing the event. We can’t wait to see their next production!
5月31日晚上，小学全体班级在剧院开始了他们精心准备的课本剧表演。对很多学生来说，这可能是他们第一次在现场观众面前上台表演。很欣喜学生们都根据自己的角色准备了独特的服装，更难得的是所有的学生都能够准确记住自己的台词，学生们对各个角色的精彩演绎给现场的观众留下了深刻的印象。当天晚上我们看到了各种各样的戏剧表演，2E班学生表演的森林里的故事十分生动，3年级和4年级学生表演的战争时期孤儿院的故事令人感动，2A班学生表演的面包铺里的乌鸦非常可爱，5年级学生为我们带来了三国时期草船借箭的故事，6B班学生为我们表演的白雪公主的故事让人眼前一亮，而法国科学家玛丽· 居里 的一生仿佛被我们6A班学生的演绎赋予了新的生命，我们1年级的学生也为我们创造了一个新的动物世界。小学全体学生都参加了此次课本剧表演，每个学生都为他们的短剧付出了心血和努力，我们为他们感到骄傲。一定有很多才华横溢的小演员们，他们敢于在人前表现自己，他们为自己的爱好努力，我们已经等不及要欣赏他们的下一场演出了! 感谢姜老师为孩子们的付出。
Our primary school students gave many captivating performances
On the morning of the 1st of June, the primary school held its first ever English Arts festival. Students had the opportunity to showcase their English abilities and also have fun at the same time. Year one students kicked off the proceedings with a jaw dropping dance performance. We also had a balloon popping competition as well as a cookie eating competition. Children displayed their English posters they had made for the English Arts festival. Leo (year 1) and Benny (year 2) reminded how good their English is by giving their CCTV speeches on the stage. Micky, Coco and Honey from grade five gave a sizzling dance routine. Angelina and Dora (year 2) also performed a spectacular dance routine to Owl’s City’s - ‘Good time’. Six people then played the game ‘Fly Balloon Fly’. This game required students to keep a balloon up in the air with their breath. It was an interesting sight. Girls from year 5 sang the songs ‘Hand clap’ by Fitz and Tantrums and ‘I really like you’ by Carly Rae Jepsen. Joanna from year 1 performed the solo English song ‘Five Little Ducks’. David from year 2 sang the popular song ‘Where are you now?’ and nearly brought the house down while Mr. Webb stunned the audience with his excellent Chinese speaking skills and produced some chuckles from the audience as well. The second last act was a magic showed performed by Julian and Tony. They were hilariously not funny! The last act was a teacher and student cake eating competition. The only problem was that the participants couldn’t use their hands. Mr. Xu was the winner of the competition. Many thanks must go to Mr. Williamson for putting on a grand show for all the students to enjoy. Well done! We hope all our students had a great time and enjoyed their Children’s Day!
6月1日上午八点，小学成功举办了第一届英语艺术节。英语艺术节为学生们提供了展示个人英语能力的机会，孩子们玩得很开心。首先，由1年级的学生用一曲令人惊叹的开场舞拉开了首届英语艺术节的序幕。然后我们还举办了气球爆破比赛和吃饼干比赛。本届英语艺术节孩子们展示了他们为英语艺术节精心制作的英语海报；除此以外，Leo(1年级)和Benny(2年级) 在英语艺术节的舞台上为我们重现了CCTV 大赛的精彩演讲，让我们再一次领略到他们的英语风采；来自五年级的Micky, Coco 和Honey 为大家带来了一场热舞；Angelina 和 Dora (2年级) 为我们表演了一段节选自《猫头鹰之城的美好时光》的精彩舞蹈；六个学生玩了一个 “ 气球飞在空中 ” 的游戏，这个游戏要求学生用吹气的方式让气球飞在空中而不降落，表演现场非常有趣；5年级的几个女孩儿一起唱了Fitz and Tantrums的歌曲《Hand clap》和 Carly Rae Jepsen的《I really like you》；1年级的Joanna 小朋友表演了英文歌曲《Five Little Ducks》；2年级的David 唱了一首流行歌曲《Where are you now? 》，他嘹亮的歌喉几乎要把房顶给掀了；Mr. Webb 出色的中文演讲技巧让观众为之惊叹，也给大家带来了无数欢笑；倒数第二个节目是来自Julian and Tony的魔术表演，他们的表演非常有意思，给大家带来了欢乐；最后一场表演是教师和学生一同给大家带来的吃蛋糕比赛，当然，比赛过程中参与者不能用手，最后徐老师以飞快的进食速度成为比赛的获胜者！在这里，非常感谢Mr. Williamson为所有学生举办的盛大演出！并希望这次英语艺术节，我们所有的学生都度过了一段难忘的快乐时光!
Mr. Williamson hosted a fun filled English Arts Festival which was thoroughly enjoyed by all
At Haileybury, every child matters, every day.
William Fang (M.Ed, B.A/B.Ed, Grad Dip Ed. (Primary), B. Christian Ministry (Hons) )
方士铨 (教育硕士， 文学士/ 教育学士，教育学研究生（小学）)
English Program Coordinator - Primary School
Haileybury Tianjin International School