HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION
Bulletin 1, Week 1, Semester 1, 2018-2019
Dear primary school parents and families,
Welcome to the primary school bulletin of Tianjin Haileybury International School. Each fortnight, a bulletin will be written which will report on the news and events within the primary school. There will also be a special focus on the English program in the bulletin as well. We have also welcomed many new Chinese and foreign teachers into the teaching team and they have already been warmly received by staff and students. This week we will report on some of the new international teachers who have just joined us. Firstly, Mr. Jason Swerdfeger joins us this year from Ottawa, Canada. He has been in China since 2002 and has stayed predominantly in north eastern China. His hobbies include cooking, traveling, judo and drinking tea. He has taught himself Chinese and is able to speak about 7 languages. Secondly, Ms. Paula Teran is a highly qualified professional teacher and joins us this year. She holds a Master’s in Applied Linguistics and a Master’s in Education (Secondary) from foreign universities. She has lived in America, France, Spain, the U.K and Germany. Her hobbies include fitness, dancing and badminton. This is her first time in China and she is excited to be here. We warmly welcome Jason and Paula this year and we trust that they will both have a productive and successful year here at Haileybury.
欢迎阅读天津黑利伯瑞国际学校小学校报。我们将每隔两周写一份公告，报告小学的新闻和事件。公告中也将特别关注英语课程。很高兴今年我们小学迎来了很多学生，因此，为了满足需求，也有许多新的中外优秀教师加入到教学团队中，对此我们全体师生都表示热烈欢迎。本周我们将公布一些新外教的信息。首先是来自加拿大渥太华的Jason Swerdfeger先生，他自2002年来到中国，一直从事教育工作。他爱好烹饪、旅行、柔道和喝茶。他自学中文，能讲7种语言。另一位是Ms Sanchez，她是一名高素质的专业教师，取得了应用语言学硕士学位和教育硕士学位。她曾在美国、法国、西班牙、英国和德国生活过，爱好健身、跳舞和羽毛球。这是她第一次来中国并且很高兴来到这里。我们热烈欢迎杰森和保拉在今年加入黑利伯瑞，相信他们会取得优异满意的成果。
New international primary school teacher - Mr. Jason Swerdfeger joins us from Canada
New international primary school teacher - Ms Sanchez has two Master’s degrees
Becky Li is one of our new teachers
Our year 1 students are having a great time!
Anabelle Ma is revising during morning study. This is an effective way of improving her studies
At Haileybury, every child matters, every day. This means that we seek to cater to and respect the individual needs of every student at our school. In order to make this motto a reality, we have implemented policies and procedures across all subjects which are aimed at improving the educational outcomes of all of our students. These outcomes are holistic in nature as they focus not only on the test scores of individuals but also on the educational process in the classroom. The implementation of policies and procedures for the purpose of maintaining teaching and learning quality is seen in the Primary School English program. These policies and procedures can be broadly divided into Formative and Summative performance indicators. Formative performance indicators are process indicators such as student handwriting neatness, the utilisation of the Haileybury Teaching Model (I do, We do, You do), the giving of homework, student organisation and teaching formalities. Summative performance indicators show how successful a staff or student has been. Such indicators include student weekly test scores, the quality of homework submission, student behaviour in the classroom and parental feedback. This year we have also incorporated a new Cambridge textbook – Superminds which will used in upper primary. Superminds is a great textbook which has been specifically written to cater to primary school students who are learning English as their second language. We trust students will enjoy it and learn more English through this new textbook. We will also continue with the internationally recognised Cambridge exams this year which will be expanded to not only include the KET but also the PET exam in upper primary. At Haileybury, high standards have been set for the purpose of maintaining the quality of teaching and learning every day in the primary school.
Cambridge’s Superminds is a new textbook which will be used in the primary school
Cambridge’s KET and PET are the benchmark exams for our sub-school’s graduating students
Year 5A students Kevin, Bobby and Alex enjoy reading English books in the library
At Haileybury, we seek to provide our students with world-class opportunities which are not provided in other schools. Students can select programs such as golf, tennis, oil painting, violin, piano, guitar, performing arts, dance class, robotics, and Cambridge English classes. It is important to develop students who are able to excel in fields outside of the core subjects of English, maths and Chinese so that they can become well rounded individuals. For example, it is believed that learning piano or a musical instrument will help to speed up a child’s cognitive development. As, it is impossible to provide every single extra-curricular class, actual classes offered will depend on student demand in each category so if you want your child to participate in a particular extra-curricular activity, please enrol your child as soon as possible.
Students will be allowed to choose extra-curricular activities such as golf this year during club time.
Students will be allowed to choose extra-curricular activities such as swimming this year during club time.
Students will be allowed to choose extra-curricular activities such as karate this year during club time
Music teacher Melody Guo teaches her students how to sing better
Year 5C students enjoy a cake after night time study
It has been a great start to the year and we hope to continue to cooperate with you this year to make it another great year of teaching and learning. If you have any questions, feel free to speak to your homeroom teacher or arrange to meet with a subject teacher.
International primary school teacher Mr. Webb entertains his new class
Our year 3 students enjoy a break from their studies
William Fang (M.Ed, B.A/B.Ed, Grad Dip Ed. (Primary), B. Min (Hons.))
English Curriculum Coordinator - Primary School (Upper Primary)
Haileybury Tianjin International School