HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION
Bulletin 1, Week 2, Semester 1, 2019-2020
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. Our Primary school continues to expand, and we have already warmly welcomed many new students and their families into the Haileybury family. We have also welcomed many new Chinese and foreign teachers into the teaching team, and they have been warmly received by staff and students. This week we will introduce four new international teachers who have just joined us. Firstly, lower Primary English teacher, Mr. Brodi Craddock joins us from Canada after 2 years of teaching in Hong Kong. He is currently completing a Master’s degree in World History and enjoys reading, composing music, and carpentry. Mr. Daniil Konev is another new lower Primary English teacher. He has experience in working with children and adults as well as in exam preparation. He enjoys swimming and he writes English songs in his free time. He is delighted to be working in China and is ready for the challenges that working in a foreign country may bring. Todd Nelson is one of our new upper Primary English teachers. He is an experienced educator who has been working in the education industry for 10 years. Todd comes from Texas (USA) where he was a special education teacher working in inner city Dallas schools. Todd has a wife and two daughters (Tara and Keira) and this is their fourth year in China. Finally, Ms. Cara Suski is also another one of our new upper Primary English teachers. She grew up in a small town located in the middle of Canada and she is here in China with her husband and their eleven-year-old son. They arrived in the middle of August and are really enjoying China. Before coming to China, Cara had been teaching in South Korea for eleven years. She enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, running, biking and spending time at the beach. She is really looking forward to this school year. We warmly welcome Brodi, Daniil, Todd and Cara this year and we trust that they will 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。我们的小学在不断壮大，我们向加入黑利伯瑞的新同学和他们的家庭表示热烈的欢迎。为了满足扩班的需求，也有许多新的中外优秀教师加入到教学团队中，对此，我们全校师生向新老师们表示热烈欢迎。本周我们将介绍四位刚刚加入我们的新外教老师。首先，小学低年级英语教师Brodi Craddock先生，Brodi先生来自加拿大，有2年在香港教学的经验。他目前正在攻读世界历史硕士学位，他喜欢阅读、作曲和木工。Daniil Konev先生是另一位小学部新的低年级英语教师。他有与儿童和成人一起工作的经验，也有备考方面的经验。他喜欢游泳以及在业余时间写英文歌。他很高兴能够在中国工作，并表示将以积极的态度面对挑战和困难。Todd Nelson先生是我们小学新的高年级英语教师之一。他是一位经验丰富的教师，今年是他进入教育行业的第十年。Todd来自得克萨斯州（美国），曾作为一名特殊教育教师在达拉斯内城学校工作。Todd有一个的妻子和两个的女儿（Tara和Keira），今年是他们来到中国的第四年。最后，Cara Suski女士也是我们小学新的高年级英语教师之一。她在加拿大中部的一个小镇长大，她和她的丈夫以及他们11岁的儿子在8月中旬抵达中国，他们表示真的很喜欢中国。在来中国之前，Cara已经在韩国教了11年书。她喜欢户外活动，比如野营、跑步、骑自行车，也喜欢在海滩上度过美好时光。她对这个学年充满了期待。我们热烈欢迎Brodi, Daniil, Todd 和Cara 在今年加入黑利伯瑞，相信他们在黑利伯瑞的这一年，一定会收获满满并取得优异的成绩。
Mr. Brodi Craddock is one of our new lower Primary English teachers
Mr. Daniil Konev is one of our new lower Primary English teachers
Mr. Todd Nelson is one of our new upper Primary English teachers
Ms. Cara Suski is one of our new upper Primary English teachers
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), student organisation and teaching formalities. Summative performance indicators show how successful a student has been. Such indicators include student weekly test scores and the quality of homework submission. We will also continue to prepare our students for the internationally recognised Cambridge Starters, Movers, Flyers, KET and PET exams this year. At Haileybury, high standards have been set for the maintenance of quality in teaching and learning every day in the Primary school.
Haileybury follows the renowned ‘John Fleming Model (I do, We do, You do)’ of instruction.
Our year 1 students (last year) under the watchful supervision of Ms. Becky Li
Upper primary students seen here working quietly on their papers
Cambridge’s suite of exams are our benchmark exams
At Haileybury, we seek to provide our students with world-class opportunities which are not provided in other schools. Last week, parents had the opportunity to select fee paying activity programs such as oil painting, modelling, broadcasting, drums, guitar, piano, acting, roller blading, street dance, taekwondo, golf, tennis, robotics and STEM. 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. Please speak to your homeroom teacher if you are unsure which activities will be running this semester.
Students have chosen golf as their afternoon club activity in the past
Students have chosen swimming as their afternoon club activity in the past
Students have chosen Taekwondo as their afternoon club activity in the past
Students have chosen tennis as their afternoon club activity in the past
Students have chosen robotics as their afternoon club activity in the past
Students have been given the opportunity to choose drums, piano or guitar as part of their afternoon club activity
Haileybury started in 1892 in Melbourne, Australia with five staff and 17 students. Over the past 127 years, the school has changed dramatically to become one of the leading schools in Australia. What started as a small school has developed into a large global organization with campuses in Keysborough, Brighton, Berwick, Melbourne (City), Darwin and Tianjin (China). I am pleased to announce that on the 16th of August 2019, CEO of the Haileybury organisation -Mr Derek Scott was named Australian School Principal of the Year at the Australian Education Awards in Sydney. Mr. Scott was also named School Principal of the Year – Non-government for his determination to make Haileybury a great global school while providing individual attention that ensures every student matters every day. Head of Mathematics at Haileybury-Mr. Jason Fischer was named Department Head of the Year and Haileybury also won the Best Professional Learning Program. Congratulations to Haileybury and it goes without saying that Haileybury continues to be at the forefront of Australian education.
Haileybury won four noteworthy awards at the 2019 Australian Education Awards in Sydney
CEO of Haileybury, Mr. Derek Scott, was named Australia’s principal of the year
Head of Haileybury Mathematics, Mr. Jason Fischer, was named Department Head of the Year
For the purpose of learning from and making the most out of our rich intellectual and impressive human resources, Haileybury Tianjin teachers have been selected to go on two- or three-week professional learning and development programs at Haileybury Melbourne for some years now. In Australia, they are not only able to see some of the latest education theories put into practice by some of the best educators in Australia, but they are also given the opportunity to improve their own pedagogy by teaching classes at our Melbourne campus. This year, eight Haileybury Tianjin teachers took part in this special learning opportunity during the Summer vacation. Upper Primary school English curriculum coordinator Mr. William Fang was one of these lucky teachers who spent two weeks learning from some of the best educators in Australia. He also stayed in a year 4 classroom where he taught English, Maths and physical education lessons. Additionally, he also had meaningful dialogues with his mentor – seasoned teacher Mr. James Salter and with Primary principal Mr. Grenville Green. Mr. Fang will share his experiences to staff at Haileybury Tianjin to ensure that our staff and students continue to benefit from the rich human capital of our Australian campuses.
Mr. William Fang, seen here teaching a Maths lesson at Haileybury Melbourne
Physical Activity plays an important part in the Haileybury Melbourne Curriculum
Mr. William Fang seen here helping a year 4 student with his Maths work
A class photo of the year 4 class with mentor Mr. James Salter and Mr. William Fang
Every child is unique, and every person has far-reaching potential. As mentioned earlier, we are honoured to have so many new students joining us this year. One of these new students is Liu Zhibo from year 6 blue and he has written a self-introduction which he would like to share with everyone:
“Hello, everyone. I'm Liu Zhibo from Year 6 Blue. My English name is Richard. I am very proud of our splendid civilization and culture. I love my country and am always learning from our founding fathers. When I learnt that the ancients played the Book of Songs with the GuQin (Chinese harp), the idea of learning the GuQin myself arose. The music of the GuQin is very beautiful and I believe it brings me into another world. There is Quyuan's “Huaisha”, Li Bai's “Elegance”, and Du Fu's “Depth”. The GuQin and Chinese poetry are inextricably linked. My dream is to stand on the world stage and spread Chinese culture. At Haileybury, I can begin to fulfil my dreams as there is a fusion of Chinese and Western cultures here. I am determined to read the world's classical literature, to stimulate my writing and inner feelings. I want to cultivate further literacy by exploring Chinese and Western classics. Fellow musical and literary enthusiasts, let's share and absorb the true essence of ancient and modern Chinese and foreign literature through reading!”
New year 6 student Richard Liu enjoys playing the GuQin and reading Chinese and Western classics in his spare time
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.
Lift up your trophies and your smiles at the Australian Educator Awards 2019
William Fang (M.Ed, B.A/B.Ed, Grad Dip Ed. (Primary))
English Curriculum Coordinator - Primary School (Upper Primary)
Haileybury Tianjin International School