HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION
Bulletin 3, Week 7, Semester 1, 2019-2020
Dear primary school parents and families.
It has been another exciting and eventful two weeks at the primary school in Tianjin. In order to promote the professional growth of teachers and improve the level of classroom teaching, a young teachers' classroom teaching competition was held from the 17th to the 24th of September under the guidance of Ms. Rosie Jiang (junior school director of teaching and research). Eight young Chinese and Maths teachers actively participated in the contest. Mr. Gao Hu (Chinese principal) and Ms. Vivian Jia (head of Junior school) evaluated the lessons. Our eight teachers devoted themselves to textbook analysis, goal setting and careful lesson design. However, they also maintained their own individual teaching style. There were highlights in all the open classes such as solid and effective teaching, smooth transitions, a variety of teaching activities, the skilful use of multimedia to break through difficulties and barriers, expansion, discussion and extensive student participation. After each lesson, Ms. Vivian Jia and Ms. Rosie Jiang met with the teachers to comment on each lesson. In these meetings, they discussed about each lesson and the teachers were able to speak freely about what went well and what could have been improved. They also commented from different perspectives and angles. As the lead assessor, Mr. Gao Hu praised and affirmed the teachers' earnest teaching attitudes and their enthusiastic, rigorous and professional conduct. He also commented that the competition promoted a healthy atmosphere of teaching and research which also benefitted our teaching interns who observed and listened on in the open classes. Although the contest is over, our teachers have continued to reflect on their teaching and will continue to think and improve on their pedagogy.
Seasoned year 6 Chinese teacher Mr. Eric Xu taught an interesting lesson titled ‘‘Shu Dai Song painted cattle’
Year 6 Chinese teacher Ms. Melissa Xi taught a historical Chinese lesson titled ‘In Berlin’
Year one Maths teacher Ms. Allen Yang taught a multimedia lesson on subtraction.
Chinese principal Mr. Brian Gao was the chief assessor of the competition
Ms. Rosie Jiang (junior school director of teaching and research) coordinated and assessed the teachers
Head of junior school Ms. Vivian Jia coordinated and assessed the teachers
At Haileybury, we are always looking at ways to improve the English teaching and learning of our staff and students. In 2017, the English reading buddy program was established and to this day, the initiative continues to be a success as it has provided intensive English support to our students. Like last year, we are lucky to have the support of our middle school teachers and students who are listening and reading to our primary school students from years one, two and three. They are reading from the popular Oxford Reading Tree, I can read and the Step into Reading series as well as from other graded readers. Our teachers have noted the many smiles that have radiated from the faces of our children when students accomplish the honourable feat of reading a book in their second language. Many thanks to head of English - Ms. Cheryl Mckenna, lower primary coordinator - Mr. Nathan Williamson and middle school English teacher - Mr. David Broadbent for coordinating the program. The school will continue to support this important program as reading is an important aspect of language acquisition. In addition to the Middle and Primary school joint reading buddy initiative, primary school students have also been borrowing take-home readers since the second week of school. This year, we have well over 1500 books as we have added the ‘Usborne Confident Readers’ and the ‘Usborne My Reading library’ series into our reading collection. We also have childhood favourites which include The Oxford Reading Tree series (levels 1-9), Step into Reading (levels 1-3), the I Can Read series (Adventures of Biscuit, Berenstain bears, Splat Cat, Marley the Dog, Little Critters, Flat Stanley) and the American National Geographic graded readers. Students may now borrow one book at a time from their English teachers who will manage the borrowing and returning of these books. If a student would like to borrow a specific book or more than one book at a time, special permission may be granted, however, please note that if a student loses a book, the guardian of the student will be required to pay the cost of replacement before the student will be allowed to borrow again. Please look at the table below to see which international English teacher is managing the graded take home reading of your child.
在天津黑利伯瑞国际学校的小学部里，精彩纷呈的几周又过去了。在黑利伯瑞，我们一直在寻找提高我们的英语教学和学生学习的方法。英语伙伴阅读项目是在2017年成立的。今天看来，这个项目仍然是成功的，因为它为我们的学生提供了强有力的语言支持。像去年，我们很幸运地得到了中学师生们的支持，他们从听和读两方面对1-3年级的小学生进行帮助。他们的阅读材料来自受欢迎的《牛津阅读树》、《我可以阅读》、《阅读的步骤》系列以及其他分级阅读材料。老师们可以注意到，当学生们用英语阅读完一本书的时候，我们的孩子们脸上洋溢着灿烂的笑容。这对激发学生阅读兴趣和拓宽语言学习机会起到了很大的作用。阅读是语言发展的一个重要组成部分，未来，我们将在孩子们的课余时间推出更多阅读活动。非常感谢英语主任Cheryl Mckenna老师, 1-3年级英语协调员Nathan Williamson先生和初中英语老师 David Broadbent先生对这个项目的监督和协作。除了中小学联合开展英语伙伴阅读活动外，小学生自开学第二周以来也一直借书并把书带回家阅读。我们现在有超过1500本书。今年我们的图书馆藏书增加了《乌斯本》（第四图书馆）和《乌斯本》（第三图书馆）系列 。我们还有儿童最爱的，包括《牛津读书树》系列（1-9级）、《步入阅读》（1-3级）、《我能读系列》、《饼干历险记》、《贝伦斯坦熊》、《斯普拉特猫》、《小狗马利》、《小怪物》、《扁平斯坦利》和《美国国家地理杂志分级读者》。学生们现在每次可以从他们的英语教师那里借一本书，由他们管理这些书的借阅和归还。如果学生每次想借一本书或多于一本书，可以获得特别许可，但是，请注意，如果学生丢失一本书，学生监护人将被要求支付更换费用，然后学生将被允许再次借书。请看下面的表格，看看哪位国际英语老师在管理您孩子的分级阅读。
National Geographic readers are available as take-home readers
Year 1-3 primary school English coordinator Nathan Williamson coordinates the primary school reading buddy program (Gary and Larry from 2 yellow)
Ms. Cheryl Mckenna (head of English) seen here with Angel (now year 3) and Steven (then year 1) in 2017/2018 when the reading buddy program first started
Our English student prefects were awarded their badges at assembly on the 27th of September. As mentioned in the previous bulletin, the selection process involved candidates giving a speech in front of all of their peers at assembly on why they should be selected. A total of 11 students from years 3 to 6 participated and it was an honour to announce that Elaina Zhang (year 3) is the lower primary English prefect for 2019-2020 and that Hulk Zhang (year 5) and Jennifer Sun (year 4) are the joint upper primary English prefects for the 2019-2020 school year. On the day, the three students had to pledge their service to Haileybury staff and students before they were badged. Moreover, they also pledged to be steadfast advocates of our school’s English program. Head of English - Ms. Cheryl Mckenna then awarded our three student leaders their badges and our English teachers assisted in the pinning on of their badges. Our other eight finalists were also awarded ‘English Speaker’ badges by Head of English Ms. Cheryl Mckenna. Our English prefects and speakers have already started assisting teachers with duties such as assisting at assemblies and with translation. Congratulations to our new English prefects and we trust they will serve with skill and care.
9月27日，我们的英语年级代表在集会上被授予徽章。正如前一次校报所提到的，在选拔过程中，候选人在大会上向所有老师同学发表演讲，阐明为什么他们应该被选为今年的英语学生代表。3至6年共有11名学生参加，在此荣幸地宣布张栩慈（3年级）为2019-2020年新的小学低年级英语学生代表，张梵智皓（5年级）和孙沚菲（4年级）为2019-2020学年联合小高英语学生代表。在授予徽章仪式之前，这三名学生向黑利伯瑞国际学校的教职员工和学生保证他们将坚定地支持我们学校的英语课程。英语负责人Cheryl Mckenna女士给三名学生颁发了英语小学代表徽章，我们的英语老师们也协助了徽章的佩戴。我们的其他八名入围者还获得了英语主任Cheryl Mckenna颁发的“英语演讲人”徽章。我们的英语年级代表和演讲者已经开始帮助教师们分担在集会和翻译任务上的职责。祝贺我们新的英语学习代表，我们相信他们会以专业的技能和负责的态度来为同学们提供服务。
Elaina Zhang (year 3) is giving her student leader pledge. Seen here with head of English Ms. Cheryl Mckenna
Hulk Zhang (year 5) is giving his student leader pledge. Seen here with head of English Ms. Cheryl Mckenna
Jennifer Sun (year 4) is giving her student leader pledge. Seen here with head of English Ms. Cheryl Mckenna
The primary school held a terrific sports meet on the 8th of October. The event was attended by senior leadership including executive principal Peter Rogerson, international principal Yanni Galanis, Chinese Principal Brian Gao, head of junior school Ms. Vivian Jia and head of English Ms. Cheryl Mckenna. Students began the day with class parades where they marched and chanted war cries. Classes had spent many hours practising their marches and war cries, so it was great to see these being performed well on the day. The sporting events began after the national anthem was sung. The program on the day included relay races (grades 1-6), tug of war competitions (grades 1-2,3-4,5-6) and boys and girls 100 metre running races (grades 1-6). It was a wonderful sports meet with the first, second and third place getters each receiving Haileybury medals on the 9th of October. Many thanks to Head of Junior school – Ms. Vivian Jia and primary school P.E teachers Ms. Lily Wei and Ms. Lemon Liu for overseeing and coordinating the successful event.
小学部于10月8日举办了一场精彩的运动会。参加运动会的校领导包括执行校长Peter Rogerson先生，国际校长Yanni Galanis先生，中方校长高虎先生，小初联合负责人贾志庭女士。运动会在入场式中拉开帷幕，各班高呼口号，进入会场。他们在课堂上花了很多时间练习他们的入场口号，所以很高兴看到他们在这一天表现得很好。体育比赛在国歌演唱结束后开始。当天的比赛项目包括接力赛（1-6年级）、拔河比赛（1-2、3-4、5-6年级）和男女100米赛跑（1-6年级）。这是一场精彩的运动会，第一、第二和第三名运动员分别获得了黑利伯瑞的奖牌。非常感谢小初联合负责人贾志庭女士和小学体育老师魏丽女士及刘丽春女士对此次活动的协助。
Nason Li (year 6), Rain Biao (year 6), Richard Liu (year 6) were proud to bear the school flag
Our year 1 students marched with the Chinese flag
Year 5 green just beat year 5 yellow in the year 5 relay race
Steven Wu (year 6), Love Zhw Zhu (year 6), Mark Chen (year 6) ran in the year 6 running race
The year two girls 100 metre running race results: 1st Elsa Dong (received by Kerry Li), 2nd Linda Zhao and 3rd Kai Ham Jiang
Every child is unique, and every person has far-reaching potential. This week, Jim Li (4 Green) would like to share with everyone why he feels he is unique:
Hello everyone. My name is Jim Li and I am ten years old. I believe we are all special and today I will share with you why I think I am also special. One of the reasons why I am special is because I can play football. Playing football is wonderful because I can not only exercise, but also make more friends. My friends say that I am warm-hearted and this is special because I often help those who are in need. My parents say that I am a persevering child and I feel this is a good habit to have as it will assist my school work. Another reason why I am special is because I have a positive attitude towards life. No matter the difficulties I may face, I will never give up. My teachers say that I am hard-working. Working hard can help me reach my full potential. I will use my special talents to improve myself. I will use my special skills to make a better world.
Jim Li (year 5) can play football and has a positive outlook towards life
William Fang M.Ed, B.A/B.Ed, Grad Dip Ed. (Primary)
English Curriculum Coordinator - Primary School (Upper Primary)
Haileybury Tianjin International School