优胜组：张君议 Joey 1A，王乐仪 Rosa 1B，张怀昕Lilah 1C，林小涵Amy 1D，杨思嘉Yangmei 1C
优胜组：Y2B 邓书仪 Candy、Y2D 吴品仪 QQ、Y2A 薄琀笑 Phoebe、Y2C 周天沁 Catherine
第一名：Y2B 邓书仪 Candy
第二名：Y2D 吴品仪 QQ
第三名：Y2A 薄琀笑 Phoebe
优胜组：Y3B 林奕宣Elina Y3D 包伊宁Joyce Y3A闫一慈 Angela Y3C 高粱 Leonna Y3C 陈霄 Mike
第二名：Y3C 陈霄 Mike
优胜组：Y4E薛晟昊 Andrew Y4C井资含 Zoe Y4E张其姝Maggie
优胜组：Y5A黄俊人 Max Y5A尤子昂Eric Y5B巫林奇 Richie Y5C钱祺凡Chiffon Y5D周子昂Benzo
Sports for Life，周日足球赛
Dear YK Pao School Community,
What a perfect afternoon for the Sports afternoon held today. It was wonderful to see so many parents in attendance and to see how well our youngest students performed. It was particularly impressive to witness the team work, sportsmanship and genuine enjoyment that all of the children gained from their events. Well done to all and a special thank you to James Viera and the PE team which put together such an enjoyable and worthwhile event.
Just a reminder that we will be having a ‘Dress Casual’ day on Monday in support of the victims of the two Nepali Earthquakes that have occurred recently. Please do encourage your child(ren) to support by coming to school dressed in red, white and blue ,the colours of the Nepali Flag. In exchange for a uniform free day, all participants will be asked to make a donation to the cause.
Please note an important change that we are making to the pick-up of students during Wet Day Dispersal. At present, the school building is chaotic at the end of the day when it is raining. Parents, teachers and students have been heading in different directions simultaneously and this has been noisy, confusing and inefficient.
On wet days, we would now ask that all parents who are collecting their children assemble and wait OUTSIDE the West Building under the shelters provided. These will be erected on the running track, just outside the Library doors, at 3:30 p.m. on a wet day. You will be asked to wait until your children are ready for collection. We will then ask parents, one year group at a time, to go to a designated classroom in each year group to collect their child. Your child will be handed over to you by a teacher.
These classrooms will be clearly displayed in the sheltered area so that parents know where to go. We anticipate that this might take a few attempts before everything is familiar and becomes smooth, but we would really appreciate your help, support and cooperation during the introduction of this new procedure.
We will explain this carefully to the children during the Assembly next Monday, so do please ask them if you have any further questions.
Good luck to our sports teams and students in the Saturday morning music programmes.
Wishing you all a relaxing, restful and enjoyable weekend.
Chinese Spelling Bee
Last week, the Chinese department held the Third Chinese Spelling Bee Activity at school. We had three winners from each year through the fierce competition in group competitions or individual competitions. At the same time, our little audiences also enjoyed the activities. Students enjoyed the activities and teachers want to stimulate students’ interesting on learning Chinese characters. Looking for the Chinese characters around you, and you will be the real spelling bee champ.
Let’s congratulate our little winners. They are:
Winner Team: Y1A Joey Y1B Rosa Y1C Lilah Y1D Amy Y1C Yangmei
Champion: Y1B Rosa
Second: Y1D Amy
Third: Y1C Lilah
Winner Group: Y2B Candy Y2D QQ Y2A Phoebe Y2C Catherine
First place: Y2B Candy
Second place: Y2D QQ
Third place: Y2A Phoebe
Winner Group: Y3B Elina Y3D Joyce Y3A Angela Y3C Leonna Y3C Mike
First place: Y3A Angela
Second place: Y3C Mike Mike
Third place: Y3B Elina
Winner Group: Y4B Andrew Y4C Zoe Y4E Maggie Y4D Norman Y4D Tiger
First place: Y4E Andrew
Second place: Y4D Tiger
Third place: Y4D Norman
Winner Group: Y5A Max Y5A Eric Y5B Richie Y5C Chiffon Y5D Benzo
First place: Y5C Chiffon
Second place: Y5B Richie
Third place: Y5D Benzo
School reports/Parent Portal
As the end of the year approaches, teachers are busy writing student reports. We plan for reports to go out on June 23. Parents will be able to logon to the parent portal to read the course descriptors for each subject. New students who transferred to the school after the mid-semester review week will not receive a report, but instead a letter from the class teacher summarizing his/her progress over the last few weeks.
We will not open the grade viewing of the parent portal as we do not feel we are ready in terms of the IT solution, teacher training and parent training. We ask for parents’ patience as we work through the issues. The best way to get an understanding of your child’s progress at school is to talk to teachers and through the end of semester report.
If parents are not able to get onto the parent portal or have other Powerschool issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
World No Tobacco Day
Next Sunday, May 31st, marks the 28th World No Tobacco Day. To lodge the idea of resisting tobacco for growing up healthily in children’s and parents’ minds, and to be in accord with the activity plan designed by Changning District government, the Education Bureau of Changning District issued a proposal regarding establishing a non-smoking home. Please kindly find the attachment for more details. Thank you for your attention.
No Hat, No Play Starting from Next Week
As mentioned in the Parents Handbook, students in YKPS are encouraged to spend break and lunch times playing outside when the weather and air quality are good. To protect their skin against harmful UV radiation, children need to wear their YK Pao School cap during school hours. This cap SHOULD be named in both languages. If the students do not have a hat in summer they are not allowed to play outside – No hat, no play!
Message from Art Department
Year five Student Led Conferences
Thank you to all of the families in year 5 that attended the student-led conferences. It was lovely to see our students taking responsibility for their learning and to see how supportive and positive their parents were. There were many proud Mums and Dads on Friday.
Year four – Traditional Chinese Painting
This week Year 4 have started to learn about tradition Chinese painting. Alyssa Liu, from secondary campus and Lois Lin, our year 4 visual art teacher, came together to collaborate on this unit of work.
Parent Survey Reminder
Thank you to those of you who have kindly completed our 2015 Annual Parent Survey. The response rate has reached 20% and we are still waiting for more participation for our results to become more representative.
The survey will close on 27 May, 2015. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ykpaoschool2015parentsurvey
It should only take 15 minutes.
Your feedback is very valuable to us and will help drive school improvement. Thank you again for your time and continued support of YK Pao School!
There is a staff suffering from chicken pox this week. This staff is now at home recuperating. Measures are being taken by the School in an attempt to prevent the spread of the disease include a morning temperature check, disinfection of common areas and so on.
As a Chinese private school, we have been making every effort to take effective quarantine measures in accordance with requirements from the government to minimize the probability and risk of cross-infection. However, on the basis of the specificity of school curriculum and activities, the learning needs of students who were put into quarantine for two weeks is also one of our serious considerations, so we are very worried about the learning progress of students if we implement absolute quarantine. We sincerely hope you could understand the quarantine measures and policy for contagion, which is currently carried out in school. We need to balance the requirement of the health authorities with what is practical and feasible within the context of the school day. We are trying to meet the stringent, and perhaps unrealistic, requirements of the health authorities whilst also trying to provide a productive, meaningful learning environment.
If you find your child has a fever, red rashes on the face or body or loss of appetite, please take him/her to the hospital for medical attention and also inform the class teacher and school nurse as soon as possible. Students should not take school bus without confirmation by a doctor that they do NOT have chicken pox. Thank you for your support.
Message from Music Department
Annual Spring Concert
The annual Spring Concert will take place on Friday 5th June at 18:30 in the Primary Auditorium (doors opening from 18:00). The performances will feature the Chinese Ensembles, Orchestra, Chinese Choir, English Choir, Friday Choir, the newly formed Rock Band, Wind Ensemble, Rob’s Percussion Ensemble and the String Groups. To ensure that every family can have tickets to see their child/children, tickets will be limited to two per family. The tickets are free and participating students will be able to collect them from reception from the end of next week.
There will be a voluntary collection at the end of the concert in aid of the Nepal Earthquake relief.
The Harvard Kroks – An Fun Evening of Vocal Entertainment!
We are very pleased to announce that the famous singing group The Krokodiloes from Harvard University are coming to sing to us on Wednesday 10th June. For those that saw and heard them when they came to perform to us a few years ago, you will already know what fun they are! Please see poster attached. Tickets are 80 RMB and will be on sale shortly from reception. It will be first come first served!
Message from PE Department
Well done to all our swimmers that competed at the SSL Races last weekend at SCIS. We took 30 swimmers and returned with over 20 medals in different age groups. Our medals included 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 7 Bronze including the Relays and Individual races. Well done to all the swimmers, some fantastic results.
Sport for Life Football, Remaining Sundays:
Sunday 24th May
Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)
All Buses leave YKPS at 0900 and return at 1200 (except June 14th – awards ceremony = 1:30pm return) Parents are welcome to take the buses if there is room. If parents wish to make their own way to SAS please arrive no later than 09:45.
SSSA Fencing Competition
YKPS Primary is due to host the annual SSSA Fencing Competition on June 6th. If any student in Primary or Secondary has fenced before they are welcome to join this tournament. Any interested students should tell Mr. Toby in the PE Office and a letter will be sent home with the details. The competition is on Saturday June 6th and will run from 9am. In two age groups: Primary Age (plastic foils) and Open-Age Category (more experienced fencers of any age).
A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events
A reminder to spectators when supporting our young YK Pao athletes:
- Positive encouragement only
- Our students are learning about respect, integrity and compassion
- The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers
- Teamwork, cooperation, a positive attitude to sport, and participation are much more important for our young athletes, than winning.
Thank you to parents for your continued support in the above.
Upcoming Sports Events:
Fri 22nd – Year 1-3 Sports Day at YKPS Primary
Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID
Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4
Fri 29th – Year 4&5 Sports Day at YKPS Secondary Campus
Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at WISS
Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary
Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5
Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening