每个学年末，我们都会迎来新员工，同时也将遗憾地与一些老员工告别。由于不同原因即将离职的员工有：黄轶昕、王英飞、刘叶楠、孙晓红、盛玮雯、Robert Miller和Sara Kamermans老师，黄晶晶与何颖莹老师将于新学期起在中学部继续工作。衷心感谢以上员工对包校集体所做出的贡献，祝愿他们未来工作和家庭顺利!
Wilson Scott老师毕业于赫尔大学，并拥有教育专业的本科学历证书。他热爱足球和音乐。在加入包校之前，Wilson 老师曾在贝尔国际任教两年，期间担任英语兼摄影老师一职。Wilson老师将于下学期加入包担任英语/探索老师一职。
Rob Miller老师因为个人原因将在本学期结束后离职。下学期开始，Timothy Gallagher老师将担任探索学科组长。Timothy拥有丰富的相关专业知识和经验，我们期待在他的带领下，包校探索学科继续向纵深发展！
Dear YK Pao School Community,
The arrival at the end of an academic year always leaves us with mixed feelings. The joy of witnessing such growth and progress is combined with feelings of sadness as we bid farewell to valued and important members of the community.
Our Year 5 Graduation event was, as always, a credit to all involved. Our Founders, guests, parents, students and staff all contributed to the collective celebration of our oldest students who will be leaving YK Pao School’s Primary Division. We wish them well in their future endeavors and we feel confident that they will continue to thrive in their Secondary Schools, wherever they might be.
In addition to our Year 5 leavers, we also said ‘Goodbye’, to some students in other year groups. Our final assembly together was very special and included students’ farewells to some of our teaching staff. It was a reminder of just how warm, caring and supportive our community is. We would like to thank our leaving teachers for their contributions to the school over the years; they leave an impressive legacy. Please see below for details of new teaching staff.
We hope that the reports arrived home safely and that they reflected accurately your perception of your child’s achievement and attitude.
We are proud of what has been achieved this year, and we will continue to work hard to ensure that the school continues to grow, develop and improve.
Finally, on behalf of the Founders, the staff and students I would sincerely like to thank you, the parents for your help and support throughout the year. Only through working in partnership can we provide the best best learning environment for your children. This year demonstrates just how strong that partnership has been.
Have a wonderful summer break. We look forward to greeting you all again, safe and well, in the new academic year. The first day of term for students is Monday 24th August.
Maths is a very important part of the YK Pao curriculum. Since opening, our school has worked hard on innovation of this subject, which also draws upon traditional Chinese strength and strategies. Incorporating bi-lingual lessons and creativity has been a central part to this. We are constantly looking for ways to meet the developing needs of both Maths and language. Our weekly English Maths class contributes significantly to this.
We are looking to make one or two changes to our programme which we believe will strengthen our provision.
- The larger English Maths class in Y1 and Y2 will be taught by the Chinese Maths teachers using both English and Chinese, with each language taking up approximately 50% of the class time.
– From the aspect of language development in school, students in lower year levels need to build a solid Chinese language base.
– Y1 and Y2 Chinese math teachers are quite familiar with the Shanghai Maths curriculum and are fully bilingual.
– Y1 and Y2 Chinese Maths teachers are quite familiar with their own classes. It is more effective for them to design and launch bilingual lessons and activities according to daily communication with their students and to utilise differentiation to better meet various learning needs.
- The larger English Maths classes in Y3 to Y5 will be taught by one western teacher and one Chinese teacher collaboratively.
– It is more appropriate for the teachers to build links between Maths and other subjects.
– The Y3, 4 and 5 students will take ISA Maths; it is necessary for them to understand and practice English Maths vocabulary and exercises.
We are looking to use our skills more effectively as teachers so that students benefit from the relative strengths of Chinese and Western approaches to the teaching of Maths.
As a team, we have appreciated your trust and support this year, and we look forward to the next year!
Message from the Library
The library will be very busy this holiday updating all data in the new library system. However, it will be open every Thursday from 13.00-16.00 during summer. At all other times the library will be in use by the summer schools or closed. Thank you very much for your attention.
At the beginning and end of each school year we welcome new staff and, unfortunately, say farewell to others. For different reasons, staff who are leaving are Yixin Huang, Sharon Wong, Leef Liu, Sue Sun, Even Sheng, Robert Miller and Sara Kamermans. Yvette Huang and Ying He will continue to serve in YK Pao School next semester but they will work in Secondary instead. We would like to thank the staff named above for their contributions to the school community and wish them all the very best in the future.
We will have seven teachers and several teaching assistants join the school community, and below is a brief introduction to these new staff:
Catherine Aveline received a Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Fashion and Textiles from Bath Spa University. She has worked in Ningbo International School for 3 years as an Art teacher, teaching age groups from Year 1 to Year 10. She has independently set up an Art Department in NBIS. She will join us as an Art teacher from next semester.
Wilson Scott received a Bachelor Degree in Education and Early Years from Hull University. He loves football and music. Before he decided to join us, he worked in Bell International for 2 years as an English teacher, also teaching film and photography. Mr. Wilson will be our English from next semester.
Shija James graduated from The City University of New York with a Master Degree in Science Education, she also holds a Bachelor Degree in English. She has taught English for 7 years and she has worked in Taipei Fuhsing Private School for 2 years teaching English reading, Geography and Current Events. Ms. Shija will join us as an English teacher from next semester.
Joleen Manning received a Master Degree in Education from The Open University and she also holds a Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from London Trinity College. Ms. Joleen has worked as an English teacher in EF Education for 4 years and worked as a National ELT (English Language Teaching) Teacher Trainer in Cambridge University Press for 3 years. She will be our English teacher from next semester.
David Bass-Clark graduated from University of Southern Maine with a Master Degree in Education and he also holds a Bachelor Degree from Muhlenberg College. He has worked for several well-known companies, such as Google, Apple and Walt Disney Company. He also has some experience in teaching English. Mr. David will join YKPS as a Digital Learning Coach from next semester.
Annie King received a Master Degree in Comparative and Public History from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and she also holds a Bachelor Degree in Chinese Language and Literature from The Open University of Hong Kong. She has been a Chinese teacher for 24 years and worked in Yew Chung International School (Hong Kong) for 4 years as a Chinese coordinator. She will be our Chinese teacher from next semester.
Fang Wang graduated from East Normal China University with a Bachelor Degree in Education. She has been a Chinese teacher for 16 years and she has been working at YK Pao School Secondary Division since 2010. Ms. Wang has much enthusiasm for education and Chinese traditional culture. She will join us as a Chinese teacher from next semester.
Jasmine Xia received a Bachelor Degree in Finance from Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce. She joined an exchange student programme of Suffolk University in Boston during her time in school. Ms. Jasmine has been working in YK Pao School as an Admission Assistant for 2 years and she thinks it is wonderful to have a beginner’ s mind. She will be our Teaching Assistant from next semester.
Yuis Shi graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor Degree in Communication. She has been in American for 5 years and is excellent in bilingual communication and writing. We are sure that our students can benefit from her overseas experience. Ms. Yuis will be our Language Support TA from next semester.
Julie Liu received a Bachelor Degree in English from Zhejiang Normal University. She has 6 years in English teaching and she has been an English teacher in New Oriental School since 2013. She will join YKPS as a Language Support TA from next semester.
Change of Chinese Coordinator
Wang Xiaobing has been the Chinese Coordinator in the primary division of YK Pao School since 2008. She has worked hard with the Chinese team in the progress of exploring the unique Chinese teaching model in Pao School.
Due to personal reasons, Xiaobing Wang will resign from Chinese Coordinator next year and focus on Chinese classroom teaching. The school respects Xiaobing‘s personal wish and believes she will continue to make great contributions to Pao School, even with the change to her position.
Mandy Ren and Sukie Sun, the two Chinese Assistant Coordinators, will share the duties of Chinese Coordinator next year. Thanks for all the efforts Xiaobing has made for the school as a Chinese Coordinator during the past years.
Change of EU Coordinator
Rob Miller resigned due to personal reasons and will go back to Australia after this semester. Timothy Gallagher will replace him as the EU Coordinator next school year.
Timothy has the expertise, experience and commitment to develop this programme. We look forward to seeing the new stage of the EU department next school year.
TAs Promoted to be Teachers
We have four TAs who are being promoted to a teacher status. They are Jade Ni from the Math Team, Echo Zhou and Michelle Wang from the English Team, Poppy from the Mandarin and EU Team. With 2~3 year learning and practising in YK Pao School, these young teachers have grown to be capable of undertaking teaching tasks on their own. Congratulations to all of them!
Notices Sent by SAO
Just a gentle reminder, we’ve shared the new Year 4 class blending name lists, tight three teachers arrangement of Year 2015-2016 and information on parents visits in August via emails. Please check the emails sent by the Student Affairs Office.
Message from EP Office
We highly appreciate your support and feedback of the Enrichment Programs(EP). EP open house invitation letter and 2015 EP Curriculum Information will be sent out on August 11, 2015. Please join the EP open house, which will take place on August 18th, 2015 at the Primary Division. For EP cancellations by the school or organizers, parents will receive the refund at the beginning of the next semester.
Any questions regarding the EP enrollment, please contact the Extension Programs Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Enjoy the summer holidays. We also look forward to experiencing an unforgettable summer with students who will join the YK PAO Summer Camps.
School Sports Uniforms
All students should have handed sports uniforms back to their coaches. Please ensure all sports uniforms are returned (clean) by the end of this week.