Bulletin 5, Week 11,Semester 1, 2019-2020
Dear primary school parents andfamilies,
It has been another busy and action-packed two weeks in the primary school at Haileybury. Education is always a key theme at Haileybury, however, students do not only learn from what is written in a textbook. For many years now, the primary school has participated and done extremely well in the largest English public speaking competition in China. This competition is known as the CCTV Star of Outlook Competition. This year, however, the primary school is also preparing to enter into another English competition - known as Tianjin Radio and TV station’s ‘Dream Theatre’. This year is the fourth year that this competition has been in operation and the theme for this year is ‘Learning from the past’. The competition consists of three rounds and seeks out primary school students who have a passion for drama and English.
Our primary school students are preparing toenter Tianjin Radio andTV station’s ‘Dream Theatre’ this year
A total of 32 primary school students from years 3-6 are currently involved in preparing for the competitionand three scripts have been written by talented Haileybury drama intern Mr.James Greaves. The project is led by the head of junior school English - Ms.Cheryl McKenna and English teacher Ms. Barbara Zhu. English teacher Ms.Jennifer Watson and Mr. Greaves are directing the plays and our primary school teachers and interns (Ms. ElinLin, Ms. Cherry Wang, Ms. Mint Mao, Mr. Rob Pang) are providing additional support at lunchtimes. The plays are taking shape and it is obvious that many of our students are giftedactors and actresses.
目前，3-6年级，共有32名小学生参与了这三部剧的演出，这三部剧都是由才华横溢的黑利伯瑞戏剧实习老师James Greaves先生创作的。整个项目由小初英语负责人Cheryl Mckenna女士和英语老师朱海明女士领导。英语老师Jennifer Watson女士和实习老师James Greaves先生总负责并指导我们三个戏剧小组。在午餐时间许多老师和实习老师会指导我们的学生排练。他们是音乐老师林奕男老师，王誉英老师，毛明雪老师和庞佳腾老师。这些剧目正在成形，很显然我们的学生中很多都是很有天赋的演员。
Talented English teacher Ms. Jennifer Watsonand brilliant intern Mr. James Greaves announced the competition to ourstudents by putting on a great show at assembly.
Gifted English teacher Ms. Jennifer Watsonand amazing intern Mr. James Greaves are mentoring our students.
One lower primary group is preparing for a play called ‘Log of Trust‘. It is a story about an outsider who wants to be trusted by the people of his town. He ultimately gains their respect by setting aside his pride and proving to the town that he is a trustworthy man. Two upper primary groups are preparing for two plays called‘The Great Wall and the Ice Road‘ and ‘The Hero Pilot of China’. ‘The GreatWall and the Ice Road’ tells the tale of the ancient builders of the GreatWall. It is about their struggle in overcoming the challenge of lifting heavyblocks of stone in the heart of Winter which they overcame by working together and thinking laterally. ‘The Hero Pilot of China’, inspired by the blockbuster film ‘The Captain of China’, is the terrifying true story of Sichuan Airlinesflight 8633 which lost its cockpit window in mid-flight. Through the team work of the cabin crew and the bravery of pilot Liu Changjian, the plane was returned safely to the ground with no loss of life. Our teachers have commentedon how engaged our students have been with their parts and we trust that they will shine brightly when they perform in round one which is scheduled to take place in November.
Ourlower primary students are learning their lines.
Ourlower primary students are practicing their lines.
Charismatic English teacher Ms. JenniferWatson and artistic intern Mr. James Greaves share a passion for the performingarts (seen here with our upper primary students).
ExperiencedEnglish teacher Ms. Barbara Zhu is leading the project (seen here with upperprimary students).
Health education is amandatory part of the Australian curriculum for primary school and middleschool students in Australia. In it, students learn about health and safetyissues associated with stranger danger, traffic, eating a balanced diet, swimming,residential and commercial hazards, puberty and adolescence. One core part ofthe Australian health curriculum centres on illicit drug awareness andeducation. Drug usage is on the rise in the world and it has become a majorproblem in countries such as Mexico and Afghanistan. Every year, more than aquarter of a million people in the world die from illicit drug usage. Furthermore,countless more homes and relationships are destroyed. Students at Haileyburyprimary school took time on the 31st of October to watch aneducational video about the problems and consequences associated with illicit drugusage. The video detailed that one’s health, family and relationships can allbe lost through drugs and drug addiction. After watching the video, students alsodiscussed about the issues raised in the video. ‘Train up a child in theway he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it’ is an ancient proverbthat speaks of the importance of educating children. We trust our students areone step further away from a life of pain and regret through the combined effortsof the school and our teachers.
Our year one yellow students watchedan educational video about the problems associated with illicit drugusage.
Our year four Eaglet students watchedthe video and afterwards discussed the issues raised.
Our year five green students viewedthe educational video about the problems associated with illicit drugusage.
Our year six blue students are now more informedabout the dangers of illicit drugs.
In addition to health education, moral educationalso plays an important part at Haileybury Tianjin. One of the ways ourstudents are taught how to conduct themselves is through the weekly ‘Lesson ofthe Week’ segment at assembly on Fridays. As many students in the 21stcentury are visual learners, video clips of classic western stories have been specificallychosen for the purpose of teaching our students important moral lessons andthese stories have become a regular component in our weekly English assemblies fornearly two years. Our students have especially enjoyed learning from the Pinkfong series of videos. These videosare great because they are cleverly animated and written in simple English.Classic Western tales such as Pinocchio,The Ugly Duckling, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Hensel and Gretel, Snow White,The Happy Prince, The Milkmaid and the Pale, The Bremen Town Musicians, The Princessand the Frog, The Gingerbread Man andThe Great Big Turnip have been shown at assembly for the purpose of teachingour students important values and lessons such as honesty, perseverance,honouring your word, contentment, beauty, charity, being practical, justice,foresight, hope and teamwork. Although many of these western classics arecenturies old, our students have nonetheless enjoyed learning from them becausethey have been brought to life by some very talented computer animators. Wetrust our students will continue to enjoy learning from some of the most famoustales ever written.
Classic western stories are used to teach ourstudents important life lessons at Haileybury.
The Pied Piper ofHamelin taught our students not to be greedy.
The Happy Prince taught our students toshow charity.
The Frog and thePrincess taught our students to keep their own promises.
Snow White taught our students theimportance of friendship.
Teacher interns are an indispensable part of the English department in the primary school. Their mainrole is to work with students who need extra support in their classes and toassist in classroom management. They translate at parent-teacher meetings andget involved in extra-curricular activities. We have eight interns in ourprimary school: Ms. Cherry Wang, Ms.Mint Mao, Mr. Robert Pang, Ms. Lina Peng, Ms. Doris Li, Ms. SarahLiu, Ms. Julie Gu and Ms. Christine Lu.Theyare working in ESL and across all departments. They contribute positively andwith a smile on their face. All Primary School teachers are very grateful fortheir assistance and professional attitude. We trust they are also learningfrom us in our system of sharing knowledge, information and experience.
多年来, 实习老师一直是小学英语部不可缺少的成员。他们的主要任务是帮助班级里英语有困难的同学和协助管理课堂。除此之外，实习老师还在课堂外的活动中做出贡献, 如协助家长教师面谈，并在其他课外活动中进行管理。目前，小学部有八位实习老师：王誉英, 毛明雪,庞佳腾、彭宇, 李贺, 刘晓铅, 谷莹和鲁泽瑶。他们除了协助英语组的工作外也在部门的其他工作中做出贡献。他们工作积极认真并时常面带微笑。所有小学部的老师们都很感激实习老师的帮助。相信实习老师在工作的同时也在从其他老师身上学习他们的知识、方法和经验。
Year 1 English TeacherMs. Olivia Sargsyan is assisted by intern Ms. Christine Lu
Year 5 English Teacher Mr. Saul Rosenfield is aided by intern Mr. Rob Pang
Year 1 English TeacherMr. Nathan Williamson is supported by intern Ms. Mint Mao
Lower primary Englishteacher Mr. Brodi Craddock is helped by intern Ms. Mint Mao
Every child is unique, and every person hasfar-reaching potential. Thisweek, Vivian Shi (6 Blue) would like to share with everyoneabout her future.
Helloeveryone, my name is Vivian Shi and I am from the 6 Blue class. ‘My future’, this is a simple yetdifficult title. I think ‘What do you want to be’ is another way to answer it.I want to be a painter asI am good at drawing Chinese paintings. I have studied it for five years. WhenI grow up, I will insist on learning Chinese paintings. I will study more aboutit and draw more pictures. It may be boring, but it can make me happy andforget my troubles. I can earn money by selling paintings. I won’t waste moneyand I will use it to do some sensible things. Some people are poor so theydon’t have enough money to maintain their lives so I will donate some money topoor people. This is a very good thing. I can teach my child to things likethis such as giving away old clothes. I think my future will be perfect andnice.
Vivian Shi loves todraw and travel!
Vivian wants to helppoor people when she grows up.
Vivian wants to be a good parent when she is older.
WilliamFang M.Ed, B.A/B.Ed, Grad Dip Ed. (Primary)
English Curriculum Coordinator -Primary School (Upper Primary)
Haileybury Tianjin International School