HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION
Bulletin 18, Week 19, Semester 2, 2018-19
Dear primary school parents and families,
Wow! We have nearly finished the academic school year and what an amazing and exciting journey it has been! Through hard work and overcoming various trials and tribulations, staff and students have become stronger and more intelligent in many areas of life. Our year 6 end of semester assessments were held on the 18th of June and our year 1-5 assessments were held on the morning of the 26th and 27th of June. All students from years 1-6 completed assessments in English, Chinese and Mathematics. This time round, the assessments were 60-100 minutes long depending on the age of the students and the subject matter being assessed. Leading up to the assessments, teachers had been working industriously to prepare students for their tests with students completing revision tasks and worksheets across the core subjects of English, Chinese and Mathematics. This time round, most of the tests were held in the gymnasium which provided a quiet and spacious environment for our students to unperturbedly complete their assessments. Tests are important because they provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their progress and understanding. Moreover, they also encourage students to revise what has already been taught. Students were relieved after the assessments and many of our students performed exceptionally well. You will receive your child’s report card soon and we trust that your child will continue to progress with each new year.
The year sixes completed their assessments in the gym
The year fives also completed their assessments in the gym
Our year ones completed their assessments in the classroom
Ethan Jia watched over the year 2 assessment
The Maths department’s Project-Based Learning (PBL) assignment took place last week and was developed for the purpose of allowing our students the opportunity to solve problems using Maths. PBL allowed our students to participate in different activities, solve meaningful issues, work independently, achieve results and report findings. The projects redefined conventional teaching practice by allowing students to solve mathematical problems from a practical orientation. Students did not seek after answers for the purpose of finding answers but primarily for the purpose of solving problems. Its core educational premise was to learn by doing rather than talking. Each year level’s task is described below.
Grade 1: Clothing Logo Project. Students learnt about graphics and design through tasks in imagination, spelling and arrangement to create their logo. The task cultivated our students' visual, tactile and language abilities. The students felt the close relationship between graphics and daily life. They also learnt to observe the world from a mathematical framework.
Grade 2: Drawing project. Students used shapes to construct a portrait. Shapes were repeated, rotated and symmetrised to construct images. Our students felt the beauty of mathematics through this task.
Grade 3: Urban Planning Group. Students learnt about the science of urban planning by analysing four local areas. These were: Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, BCL New Beijing Peninsula, Haileybury International School and the Primary School Department. Students discovered that the direction a building faces is important, and they also used formulas to work out the area of places. Students solved practical life problems such as route planning and they estimated the cost of developing the school lawn.
Fourth grade: Photography group. Students took still life, portrait and scenic shots from different directions and angles. Students used triangles in the activity and they appreciated the beauty of symmetry. Students looked at the world from multiple angles or perspectives which broadened their understanding and evoked different psychological responses. In the end, they realized that Maths comes from life and that Maths is everywhere in life.
Grade 5: Architecture group. Students designed and built an interior of a house out of cardboard. The activity cultivated our students' practical, linguistic and collaborative abilities and they also felt the close connection between design and daily life. This activity was a practical application of mathematics and further cultivated mathematical thought in our students.
Grade 6: Lego group. Students worked in a team to construct their own worlds. Students understood and applied the characteristics of cuboids, cubes, cylinders and cones and other three-dimensional objects to create a virtual world. Students also experienced the joy of cooperating and communicating with classmates.
Many thanks to head of primary school Maths Ms. Amy Sun for her coordination and management of the entire project.
黑利设计院第二季采用了PBL(Project Based Learning)项目制学习法用数学的视角发现问题、探究问题、解决问题，其核心思想就在于通过做一件事情来学习，Learn（主动学）而非Teach（被动教）。PBL教学法能让学生主动参与到项目中，解决有价值的问题 ，自主完成学习，得到成果并进行展示交流，实现了课堂的重构，能够取得比传统课堂更好的成绩，并提升创造性解决问题的能力。让学生不是为了答案去寻找答案，而是去寻找解决问题的方法。
Astrid, Danny Chen, Owen Wu and Varya from 1G can’t wait to try on their creations!
Jessica Liang, Jacob Zhang, Larry Chen, Brandon Liu, Duke Du and George Wang from 1 yellow are pleased to show their shirts
Coco Yang from year 2 used shapes to draw her picture
Wow! An example of what our year 2’s accomplished
David Wang from year 3 green can be seen measuring the lawn
Donna Li is researching about Tianjin
Daniel Xue from year 4 is taking photos
Carl Ma, Lydia Yu, Julianna Wei, Jack Hu, Bruce Huang, Robin Wu and Daniel Huang from year 4 are showing their photos
Kitty Zhu, Geoff Fu, Bobby Li, Bob Zhang, Steven Wu and John Wang from 5 green are showing their design
Alex Wan, June Jiao, Eric Liang, Jinny Guo, Ryan Du and Angel Tu from 5 green made a beautiful bedroom
Bosen Ding from year 6 made a virtual world out of Lego
Jack Hu, Joey Jiao, Harry Wang, Penelope Weng hosted the year 6 presentation
Larry Chen and Jay Piao from 1 yellow received their awards from principal Mr. Hu and junior head Ms. Jia
Our students did a great job and had fun at the same time!
Head of primary Maths Ms. Sun is showing her class a map of the school campus
Ms. Sun coordinated the entire Maths project
The Haileyvision English song and dance extravaganza was held on Wednesday the 26th of June in the school auditorium. Learning a language is not limited to the linguistic elements of the langauge such as grammar and vocabulary but it also includes socio-cultural aspects such as history, culture, fashion, music and values. Similar to how Eurovision displays the enormous musical talent of Europe each year, Haileyvision also showcases the extensive English abilities and stage talent of our primary school students. Haileyvision 2019 was attended by Sally and Austin (2019/2020 senior school captains) as well as senior school and middle school English teachers who adjudicated each performance. The event was also attended by senior leadership including executive principal Peter Rogerson, international principal Yanni Galanis, international vice principal Ms. Lisa Lanati, Chinese Principal Brian Gao, head of junior school Ms. Vivian Jia and head of ESL Ms. Cheryl Mckenna. The audience was amazed by the spectacular talent on dislay and it is my privilege to announce that Ms. Sanchez’s year 5 English class, year 3 green and year 2 yellow were victorious and received the first, second and third place prizes respectively. Many thanks to all the primary school English teachers who organised and directed the performances for each year level. The acts performed by each class are listed below.
6月26日星期三，在学校礼堂举行了“黑利好声音”英语歌舞盛典。学习一门语言不仅限于语言要素，如语法和词汇，还包括社会文化方面，如历史、文化、时尚、音乐和社会价值观等。与Eurovision每年展示欧洲巨大音乐天赋的方式类似，黑利好声音还展示了我们小学生优秀的英语能力和表演天赋。2019/2010十二年级国际高中学校队长Sally和Austin以及高中和中学英语教师都出席了《黑利好声音2019》，他们被邀请作为评委。学校领导也全部出席，包括执行校长Peter Rogerson，国际校长Yanni Galanis，国际副校长Ms. Lisa Lanati, 中方高虎校长，中小学部主任贾志庭女士和ESL负责人Cheryl Mckenna女士。观众们都对同学们的表演天赋感到惊讶，我很荣幸地宣布，Ms. Sanchez的五年级英语班, 三年绿班和二年级黄班分别获得了第一、第二和第三名。非常感谢所有小学英语教师，他们每年都组织和指导演出。下面列出节目名单。
1 Green – School is Cool by Joshua Webb
1 Yellow – Try Everything by Shakira
2 Green – Hello to all the children of the world
2 Yellow – Darkside by Alan Walker
3 Green – Waka Waka by Shakira
3 Yellow – Monsters
4 Green – Pokemon by Jason Paige
5.2 500 Miles – By Justin Timberlake
5.1 New Soul by Yael Naim
6.3 You can do it by Ranz and Niana
6.2 Skin by Rag and Bone man
6.1 Everything has Changed by Taylor Swift
Drama – We are Haileybury
1 green sang ‘School is Cool’
1 yellow sang ‘Try Everything’
2 green sang ‘Hello to all the Children of the World’
2 yellow sang ‘Darkside’
3 green sang ‘Waka Waka’
3 Eaglet sang ‘Monsters’
4 green sang ‘Pokemon‘
5.2 sang ‘500 Miles‘
5.1 sang ‘New Soul‘
Anabelle Ma, Honey Liu and Cary Ye from 6.3 led the singing of ‘You can do it’
6.2 sang ‘Skin‘
Oliver Zhao, Coco Li, Penelope Weng, Martina Tian, Kady Jin from 6.1 led the singing of ‘Everything has Changed‘
Don’t forget the wheelie bin! From Mr. Webb’s ‘We are Haileybury‘ drama performance
HIST CEO Peter Rogerson drew out the first raffle (Seen here with Mr. ‘Rockin‘ Fang)
Bill Sang from 5 yellow standing with principal Gao
Head of Junior school Ms. Vivian Jia standing with Lily Ma from 1 yellow and lower primary coordinator Mr. Williamson
Coco Li from year 6 standing with Head of ESL Ms. Mckenna
Emily Ding from year 3 standing with international vice principal Ms. Lisa Lanati
Jesse Li, Gabriella Zhang, Bob Yang, George Li, Daisy Liu from year 2 won third prize. Standing with Mr. ‘Rockin‘ Fang, Ms. Mckenna, Sally, Austin and Mr. Williamson
2019/2020 school captains Sally and Austin standing with ESL head Ms. Mckenna and lower primary coordinator Mr. Williamson
Our primary school recently participated in "Song of Hope“ which is the fourth national youth calligraphy and painting exhibition. We also participated in the preliminary round of "The Scholar’s Four Jewels" which is a national youth calligraphy and painting competition sponsored by China International Calligraphy and the Association for Painting and Research. More than 100 artworks were selected from grades 1 to grade 6.The content of our paintings was rich and the themes were broad. Artworks that have entered the prelimary round will have opportunity to be selected for the national finals. We hope our students will come out on top when they battle against the best artists in China.
Alex Tian from 6 blue drew this splendid painting of a tree
The year 6 graduation ceremony took place on the morning of Friday the 28th of June in the school auditorium. Graduation ceremonies are momentous occassions and major milestones in the lives of students and the Haileybury 2019 year 6 graduation ceremony was no exception. The event was hosted by primary school welfare director Mr. Eric Xu and middle school English teacher Sibyl Du and was attended by senior leadership including international principal Mr. Yanni Galanis and Chinese principal Mr. Brian Gao. Primary school staff also attended the ceremony as well as the families of our year six students. The keynote address of the morning was delivered by executive principal of Haileybury International School Tianjin - Mr. Peter Rogerson. He commended the students on their noteworthy achievement but he also informed students on the challenges ahead. A heart warming video was then played which showed the many exciting and meaningful moments that our students have experienced and shared. The main event of the morning, however, was the presentation of the graduation certificates and it was great to see our year 6 students receiving these with smiles on their faces. I am sure their parents witnessed this event with many mixed emotions such as joy, pride and anticipation for the future. Three more speeches were made after the handing out of the certificates. Year 6 student Penelope Weng who received a first place award at the Tianjin CCTV Star of Outlook final this year gave the student address. Head of junior school Ms. Vivian Jia gave the teachers‘ address and middle school mother Ms. Su gave the parents‘ address. The last item of the morning was the singing of the school song before everyone was led out for a final opportunity to take photos with staff and students. I trust our students are grateful for the privileged opportunities that have been afforded to them as students of Haileybury and that they will be well prepared for the next chapter in their lives as adolescents in our ever changing world.
Welfare director Mr. Eric Xu hosted the event with middle school bilingual teacher Ms. Sibyl Du
Executive principal Mr. Peter Rogerson presented the certificates with Chinese Principal Mr. Gao – here seen with Martina Tian from 6 blue
Executive principal Mr. Peter Rogerson presented the certificates with Chinese Principal Mr. Gao – here seen with David Zhen from 6 blue
Executive principal Mr. Peter Rogerson presented the keynote address
William Fang (M.Ed, B.A/B.Ed, Grad Dip Ed. (Primary))
English Curriculum Coordinator - Primary School (Upper Primary)
Haileybury International School Tianjin