Newsletter 21 August 2015

Dear YK Pao School Community,

We hope that you have enjoyed a relaxing, restful and enjoyable summer break having enjoyed some quality time as a family. On behalf of all colleagues at the Primary Division I would like to welcome you all to the start of another exciting school year. New and exisiting staff have been working together for the last 10 days in order to prepare for welcoming our students and families back to school. Already, we have established a wonderful team spirit and our new staff members have settled extremely well; do please read the short biographies of our new staff. Many of you have already had the chance to meet with your child’s teacher and we hope that you are as excited as we are about the opportunities that come with being a member of the YK Pao School community.

Those of you who have been in to school will have noticed the re-decoration, enhanced air purification systems and the upgrading and refurbishment of our playground running track and roof playground. These projects have been keeping our General Services team very busy since the Summer Camps concluded at the end of July.

The installation of the air conditioning and purification system in the library has been a very significant project and may result in library closure for a day or two to enable a thorough clean up and for odours associated with the building materials to disperse properly.

We are always excited to welcome new students to our community and our Year 1 students have already been in. In addition, we have 25 students joining us from other schools and we are looking forward to welcoming them into our other Year groups and into the YK Pao School family.

This first newsletter of term is extremely important as it contains many details relating to the start of the school year. I would urge you to read it and to take note, in particular, of the first day arrangements and drop-off and parking routines. Additionally, there is a public holiday on 3rd to 5th September. The local education bureau requires that all students attend school as a ‘normal day’ on Sunday 6th September. Do please note this important date.

Please label all new items of uniform so that if misplaced, they can be returned efficiently. We are always surprised by how many items remain unclaimed.

We value the relationship that we have with our families very highly and would encourage you to play an active and supportive role in the education of your child. There will be many opportunities during the school year for us to meet and collaborate for the benefit of student learning and we really do welcome you play a full part in these activities.

Our best wishes to you all for a productive, enjoyable and very rewarding year.

Morning Drop-off at Wuding Road Campus

No cars are permitted to drive down Lane 1251

All cars must approach the school down West Wuding Road from Jiangsu Road and pull up before the entrance to Lane 1251. The two staff members on duty will open the car doors and get students out of the cars. Drivers/parents should stay in their cars and move off as soon as the students are out of the cars. This will ensure as quick a drop-off as possible.

Students will walk down the west side footpath directed by YK Pao School staff and in through the gate. At no time will students have to cross the road.

Unless parents have made appointments to see staff they will not be permitted to enter the campus from this Monday morning. All visitors must show their pick-up card or sign in and wear a Visitor tag so it can be seen easily.

Please inform your driver of these regulations so they can cooperate fully with YK Pao School staff.

Year 1 parents wishing to attend the first morning Flag raising should come by public transport or taxi as there is no parking on campus and very limited parking in the environs.

No playing after school

Please take you child home directly after they come down from the classroom. We need to keep the traffic moving on West Wuding Road so please do not stay while your child plays on the equipment. The playing facilities on the school grounds are not open to students after 3:50pm. For student safety, parents please do not talk with the teachers for a long time and do make sure that your child is well supervised.

Arrangements for the First Day

On Monday, 24th August, we will be using a modified timetable. We will start by raising the flag as usual on the soccer pitch, weather permitting. After morning exercise, new parents are welcome to attend the welcome assembly with students in the auditorium. Years 1/2 students will have their assembly between 8:40 and 9:00 am, Years 3/4/5 students will have their assembly between 9:10 and 9:30 am.

Due to the limited space, we do not wish parents to accompany their children to the classroom. Our teachers will welcome students outside and guide them to the classrooms. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

School Uniform

Students must wear the formal uniform every Monday and on the first day of school. A guide for the school uniform is attached for your reference.

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Pick-up Card

New pick-up cards will be issued to all Years students and transfer students on the first day, Monday 24th August. Parents or guardians who are picking up students must show this card to Security and the student’s teachers before taking the student off the campus. Should you have any inquiries please contact Ms Carol Qian at: 61671999-8000

Nut-free School

As we have several students with food allergies we are declaring YK Pao School a ‘nut-free school’.  Please do not send nuts or nut products to school in treats or snacks.

Timetable

As usual, the timetable is always a challenging project for our administration staff. The first week of school will be a trial period for the timetable and, if everything runs smoothly, it will be finalised and inserted into the homework diary at the beginning of week two.

Government Resources

As a Chinese school, YK Pao School receives government resources at the beginning of each semester. Some of the content of these resources is useful to support our school curriculum; much of it, however, is not relevant. Subject teachers will provide students with information on how these resources should be used. For instance, some of the books will be kept at home but are sometimes used as supplementary materials, while others are only for students’ reference at home.

Year 1 English

At YK Pao, we believe that our increasingly diverse student body receives an optimal learning environment when they are learning in a classroom with a range of language abilities. Research shows that ‘English learners help native English speakers learn through a second language, while native English speakers help English learners acquire the curriculum through English’ (Thomas & Collier, 2003), something we witness daily in a bilingual school. Therefore, since the last school year, we have begun moving away from streaming students according to ability. This proved to be a great success and we will continue to develop this new system in the coming school year.

Our lessons are derived from a blend of international curriculum standards from English speaking countries with an emphasis on continuity towards YKPao School secondary school. The YK Pao curriculum has been derived from Cambridge International (around 80%) supplemented by the New York (US Common Core) standards for literature, Australia and the national curriculum of England for phonics and spelling. Our standards are catered towards the needs of our diverse student body.

The English programme covers the following key components

  • Language Conventions (Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation)
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening

The programmes and resources are designed and chosen to meet the needs of each child and class, using the data collected from the recent Year One Assessment Day on Friday 21st August. Students will be closely monitored over the first few weeks to see whether we may need to offer further language support to some children. Thank you to those parents who used the resources we shared with you in a previous Parent Meeting late last semester. Your support is appreciated.

Wet Day Dispersal

To ensure a safe and neat process when releasing on wet days, we would ask that all parents who are collecting their children assemble and wait OUTSIDE the West Building. 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.

  • Year 5 parents enter the building at 3.50 p.m. (Y5A, RM 1412)
  • Year 3 and 4 parents will be invited to enter the building at 3.55 p.m.

(Y3B, RM 1312; Y4B, RM 1310)

  • Year 1 and 2 parents will be invited to enter the building at 4:00 p.m

(Y1A, RM 1213; Y2B, RM 1210)

Please note that all parents are asked to use the small staircase on entry to the building and to use the main staircase on exiting. Thank you for your cooperation.

Late supervision in Room 2220 East Building

If you arrive later than 4pm to pick up your child you will find him/her in Room 2220 of the East Building. Please understand that this service is only there to support those parents who are bit late due to the traffic situation, it is not homework time or a facility for students to stay after school. If you want your child to finish his/her homework at school after school is over, s/he can attend homework club, provided through the after school Enrichment Programme.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Parent –Teacher BBQ

We cordially invite all parents to meet with staff informally at a Barbeque on Friday August 28th at 6.00 p.m. This will be an opportunity to for us to host our first community event of the year. You will have the opportunity to meet members of the school PTA Committee at this event, and to meet the newest members of our school community. Do please try to come!

A small session for Y1 parents is arranged right before the BBQ, so Y1 parents will be able to meet the teaching team first at 17:30 – 18:00 in the Auditorium.

**Please note that the school has no facilities for parking**

Updated Teachers Allocation and School Calendar of Year 2015-2016

Please kindly check the updated teacher allocation and School Calendar of Year 2015-2016.

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Message from the Extension Programmes Office

With the start of the 2015-2016 semester, enrolment for our Enrichment Programmes (EP) has commenced this week at Primary Division. EP classes will begin on Monday, September 7.

An EP Open house was held on August 18 to help parents gain a better understanding of our programmes. The open house was attended by over 200 students and parents. Students also had a chance to attend trial classes for our programmes, which include international chess, fencing, karate, Yijinjing, ballet, jazz, calligraphy, Tang Dynasty painting, Lego Wedo robotics, comprehensive material painting, Mad Science, movie maker club, girl’s football, hockey and basketball. Among these, the Tang Dynasty painting, movie makers club and girls’ football are this year’s new additions to the EP roster. EP teachers were also on hand to answer various questions regarding curriculum and the difficulty level of our programmes.

*Please complete the enrolment form according to the timetable and your child’s interests before Tuesday, August 25. As each class has an enrolment cap, please select two classes for each day and prioritize your choices. A request for payment along with confirmation of class enrolled will be sent in a letter from the Finance Office on August 31.

Bus service will not be provided for EP students. Some classes on Monday and Thursday will be 90 minutes. Please ensure you have arranged transportation for your children after classes.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 61671999*8303 or ep@ykpaoschool.cn.

EP Schedule

2015-8-14 Enrolment
2015-8-18 Open House
2015-8-25 Enrolment Deadline
2015-8-31 Payment Notice from Finance Office
2015-9-7 Programmes begin

 

We wish you great success in the new semester!

Message from Marketing and Communications

We have many exciting events planned for this new year. To ensure we capture every precious moment, as well as provide a platform for parents to better connect with the school, we are asking for parent volunteers who may be professional photographers, videographers or video producers and would be willing to contribute their expertise and time to Pao School and earn some valuable experience. If you would be able to help us, please let us know (chris.wang@ykpaoschool.cn).

Staffing

We are pleased to welcome the 12 new teaching members of staff, including our Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Language Support Teaching Assistants. We have run a very successful orientation and training programme from 12th August and our new teachers are excited about their new careers here in YK Pao School. More detailed information will be shared with parents and students in the Homework Diaries.

New Staff

Sally Fan 范秋敏

Hello everyone! I’m Sally and I graduated from East China Normal University majoring in English. In the past three years I worked in Shanghai Livingston American School as a member of the Admission Department. I received my teaching license last year, but I want to be a real teacher instead of just holding a piece of paper. I learned some information from the website of YK Pao School and it attracted me a lot, especially the core values. So here I am. It’s a great honor for me to join this wonderful family and I am positive that I will enjoy the new life in YKPS with our team.

Nicole Chen 陈霞

Hello, my name is Nicole and I come from Hunan Province. I graduated from XiangTan University and have worked in my hometown as an English teacher in a primary school for three years. Now I am a teaching assistant in YK Pao School and I am very happy to join this big family. I hope to start a fantastic teaching journey and make friends with everyone here at YK Pao School.

Frank Huang 汪雪农

Hello, I am Frank Wang. I have studied German for seven years in Shanghai Foreign Language School and then I have been a student of international civil servant class at Shanghai International Studies University. My hobbies are American football and clarinet. I am a new TA and it’s my first job. I hope that I can learn a lot from YKPAO School.

Jasmine Xia 夏璐

Hi, I am Jasmine. I appreciate that I have such a chance to join this team and to be a TA for Y1A, I have enjoyed working in PAO School during the past two years in Student Affairs Office. This is an excellent school which pays more attention on each student and each family.

During exchange studying in the United States, I grew with such experience which combined different ideas on education. I like children very much, and I was a Junior Achievement volunteer for two years to teach economics in the primary school. I am looking forward to explore the wondrous world with children and grow up together with them.

Yuis Shi 史婷冲

Hi, I am Yuis. I grew up here in this city. I went to college in the States and graduated from Denison University at Ohio with a Bachelor degree in Communication. I worked in the media industry before. A desire to learn about teaching and a wish to inspire each child’s potential brought me here. This year I will be a language support TA for the English Department in the primary division. I am looking forward to my journey with YK Pao School and hope to learn with students and grow professionally with the school.

Julie Liu 刘燕波

Hello, everyone! My name is Liu Yanbo and my English name is Julie. I graduated from Zhejiang Normal University and majored in English Education. I had taught English for 6 years before I came to YK Pao School. I also had the experience of being an assistant of foreign teachers. This year, I am very pleased to be a language support TA. It’s a new journey in my teaching career, and I hope I can learn a lot from YK Pao School and be a teacher in the future.

Wang Fan 王芳

My name is Fang Wang and I graduated from East Normal China University with a Bachelor Degree in Education. I have been a Chinese teacher for 16 years and I have been working at YK Pao School Secondary Division since 2010. I have much enthusiasm for education and Chinese traditional culture. I’m thrilled to be a Chinese teacher in Primary Division from this semester.

Catherine Aveline

My name is Catherine Aveline and I’m from London in the UK. I am very pleased to be joining the Art department at YK Pao School. My background is in Textiles and I have a BA Honours in Surface design where I specialised in screen and digital printing.  I’ve also worked as a free-lance fashion designer and craftsperson. I trained as a teacher of Art and Design at Brighton University, where I completed my PGCE. I worked in the UK and my first international teaching post was in Ningbo where I lived for 3 years. It is very exciting to begin this next chapter of my life and I’m really looking forward to inspiring my students and uncovering and developing their full potential.

David Bass-Clark 

I hail from Portland, Maine in the U.S. After completing a B.A. in Business and Music I went on to receive a M.S.Ed. After a few years teaching 4th grade and 8th grade science, I realized I could blend my passion for technology with education. Soon after I became an ICT integrator at an elementary school in my hometown of Portland. I came to China two years ago to begin my Mandarin learning journey and I hope to continue my language development in the YK Pao School community. I look forward to many teaching and learning adventures with this talented team!

Joleen Manning

Hello, my name is Joleen and I’m from Canada. Although new to YKPao School, I’ve been living and working in China for 12 years and have a Masters in Education from the UK. I started my career in education in Indonesia in 2001 and have had the opportunity to work both in the classroom with students and with groups of teachers for teacher training and education. I will be teaching English as well as providing Reading Recovery support for multiple classes.

Wilson Scott

Hello, my name is Wilson. I am from a town called Hornsea in the north east of England. I graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in Education and Early Years in 2012. Since graduating I have spent over three years in education. First as a teacher in an international school in Cambridge, England and then as English teacher in Thailand and Shanghai. I’m very enthuastic about joining the YK Pao School, family and teaching English to year 2A and 2B.

Shija James

I am from the United States and received my teacher training in New York City. I have a Masters in Secondary Education and completed a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching. My career as an international teacher has afforded me the wonderful opportunity to teach in Vietnam, Taiwan, and Qatar. With great enthusiasm, I look forward to starting my new role as the homeroom teacher for Year 5E at YK Pao School.

Leef Liu 刘叶楠

Ms. Leef has worked in Primary Music Department for a school year when Ms Carol took her maternity leave. Her enthusiasm in teaching has been well recognised by the students, parents and the school. From this year, she will be a part time teacher, and continue to support the music department.

Message from the Music Department

SCHOOL PRODUCTION
This year the school will be doing a primary school production of “The Jungle Book” which we will be putting on next semester. More details will follow shortly.

STRING PROGRAMME

Opportunities for students in Year 1 to learn Violin and Cello

There are new opportunities for those joining the school in Year 1 to join our string programme. We offer lessons in both Cello and Violin – we are looking in the future to extend this to viola.

Those interested should email our string coordinator, Mr. Rick Li at rick.li@ykpaoschool.cn. There will be 20 vacancies for violin and 10 vacancies for cello.

Those interested will be auditioned on Monday 31st August at lunchtime. All students will be given the same audition which will be assessed by rubric. Students will be asked to:

  • identify changes of pitch (which note is higher or lower)
  • copy simple rhythms
  • copy finger positions and holding the instrument

The group lessons are free and lead towards joining the highly successful school orchestra. These initial lessons will be on Monday lunchtimes. When students become good enough and pass the auditions for orchestra, they can join. Sectional rehearsals for orchestra are on Friday lunchtimes and full rehearsals happen after school on Thursdays.

The DEADLINE to apply for group Violin or Cello lessons is this coming Friday – FRIDAY 28th AUGUST.

Years 2 – 5 Strings

The current lesson schedule for group cello and violin lessons is as follows:

Monday                       Year 1

Tuesday           Year 2

Wednesday      Year 3

Thursday          Years 4 & 5

Friday               Orchestra Sectional Rehearsal

 

AUDITION FOR ORCHESTRA

Anyone wishing to audition for orchestra should apply to Mr. Dominic Murtagh by the end of Monday 31st August. Auditions will be held after school on Thursday 3rd September.

ENGLISH CHOIR and CHINESE CHOIR

This semester we are going to combine English Choir with Chinese Choir. We will be working together to ensure that we keep a balanced programme in both English and Chinese. We are aiming at a choir of round 60 students.

Auditions will be held in the second week. Students will need to sign up in the first week. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes.

VOCAL ENSEMBLE and the Opportunity to perform the opera “The Land of Smiles” with the Shanghai International Youth Choir and the Shanghai International Youth Orchestra on Sunday 29th November.

Vocal ensemble will happen on Saturdays in the Auditorium and will be for Years 4 & 5. Audition details will follow very shortly. Those who participated in the Ralph Allwood Choral Course this summer are most welcome to apply.

PIANO CLUB

Piano club is open to all experienced pianists. It is not a substitute for piano lessons and students need to be able to read music reasonably to take part. The auditions will include sight reading (being given a piece to try to play that they only have a minute to look at). These auditions will take place in the second/third week. More details will follow.

SATURDAY THEORY

Due to our theory teacher moving abroad, we are currently looking for a suitable replacement for Tyler. We wish him every success in his new position in Tanzania, Africa. We will keep everyone updated with regard to this and hope to resume the lessons as soon as possible.

CHINESE ENSEMBLES

These will start again on Saturday 12th September.

Message from PE Department

Welcome back to a new school year here at YK Pao School. We are looking forward to a jam-packed and enjoyable year of sport at school!

We are happy to announce the team try out times for all the school teams. Everyone is welcome! Please see the table below for times and locations.

PE and swimming classes begin in Week 1. Please ensure all students bring the correct kit for class. For PE classes students need to be wearing their House T-Shirt and should be wearing sports shoes. During hot weather students are encouraged to bring a water bottle and their school cap. For all swimming classes, students should bring their YK Pao swimming costume/shorts, YK Pao school swim hat, swim goggles, YK Pao School flip-flops or sandals and a towel. If a student cannot participate in PE class or swimming class, a note from a doctor or parent is required.

Tryouts for the school teams have started and continue until the end of Week 3. These will be held at lunchtimes and Team Sports, the timings are below and these will be announced to the students during school assembly.

School Teams Training Times and Try Out Times:

Team团队 Day星期 Time时间 Open to开放年级 Location地点
Basketball 排球 Mondays周一 12:10 – 12:40 Year 3/4/5三至五年级 Gym体育馆
Badminton 羽毛球 Mondays周一 12:40 – 13:10 All全体学生 Gym体育馆
Year 2 Football二年级足球 Mondays周一 12:40 – 13:10 Year 2二年级 Football Pitch 足球场
Swimming游泳 Mondays周一 15:00 – 15:40 Year 1一年级 Pool游泳池
Table Tennis乒乓球 Tuesdays周二 07:45 – 08:15 All全体学生 Gym体育馆
Girls’ Football女子足球 Tuesdays周二 12:10 – 12:40 All Girls全体女生 Football Pitch 足球场
Netball无板篮球 Tuesdays周二 12:20 – 13:10 Year 3/4/5 Girls3-5年级女生 Gym体育馆
Rugby橄榄球 Tuesdays周二 12:40 – 13:10 All 全体学生 Football Pitch 足球场
Swimming游泳 Tuesdays周二 15:00 – 15:40 Year 2二年级 Pool游泳池
Athletics田径 Wednesdays周三 07:45 – 08:15 All全体学生 Running Track田径跑道
Year 4 Football四年级足球 Wednesdays周三 12:10 – 12:40 Year 4四年级 Football Pitch 足球场
Volleyball排球 Wednesdays周三 12:10 – 12:40 Year 4/5 Girls四五年级女生 Gym体育馆
Volleyball排球 Wednesdays周三 12:40 – 13:10 Year 1/2/3 Girls一至三年级女生 Gym体育馆
Swimming游泳 Wednesdays周三 15:00 – 15:40 Year 3三年级 Pool游泳池
Table Tennis乒乓球 Thursdays周四 07:45 – 08:15 All全体学生 Gym体育馆
Year 5 Football五年级足球 Thursdays周四 12:10 – 12:40 Year 5五年级 Football Pitch 足球场
Netball无板篮球 Thursdays周四 12:20 – 12:40 Year 3/4/5 Girls三至五年级女生 Gym体育馆
Swimming游泳 Thursdays周四 15:00 – 15:40 Year 4四年级 Pool游泳池
Athletics田径 Fridays周五 07:45 – 08:15 All全体学生 Running Track 操场跑道
Volleyball排球 Fridays周五 12:10 – 12:40 Year 4/5 Girls四五年级女生 Gym体育馆
Volleyball排球 Fridays周五 12:40 – 13:10 Year 1/2/3 Girls一至三年级女生 Gym体育馆
Year 3 Football三年级足球 Fridays周五 12:10 – 12:40 Year 3三年级 Football Pitch 足球场
Year 1 Football一年级足球 Friday周五 12:40 – 13:10 Year 1一年级 Football Pitch 足球场
Swimming游泳 Friday周五 15:00 – 15:40 Year 5五年级 Pool游泳池

 

* Skipping and Gymnastics club will go ahead everyday at morning breaktime. Everyone welcome!

**Dates for competitions and tournaments (Sport for Life, SSSA and Inter School Tournaments) will be announced in Week 2 & 3.

Tennis Competition Coming Soon

If any student, who has played Tennis before to a reasonable standard, would like to enter the Shanghai Tennis Schools Cup at SHSID, please email or see a member of the PE Team. The competition runs on the 20th of September for Primary school students and is open to Years 2-5. Application forms are available in the PE Office. The Tournament is hosted by Shanghai High School International Division and is a knockout competition.

Outdoor Education Trips Reminder

Year 4 Trip to Nanbeihu – September 14th-17th

Year 5 Trip to San Shan Island – September 21st – 24th

Letters will be sent to parents early in WEEK 1 with all information included.

各位包校集体成员,

衷心希望大家都度过了一个轻松愉快的暑假,同时,也趁着假期得以与家人共聚天伦。我谨代表包校小学部全体员工热烈欢迎我们的学生和家庭返回校园,让我们一起迎接一个令人激动的新学年。为了迎接大家,在过去的10天里,新老员工们已经积极地做好了准备工作。随着新员工的顺利融入,我们也已经建立起了非常棒的团队合作,您也可在校长来信中查阅到新员工的简介。很多家长都已经见过了自己孩子的班主任老师,相信你们与老师一样,对有机会成为包校一份子而感到兴奋。

开学前来过学校的家长们应该已经留意到,我们的校园已经焕然一新。每个教室现在都已安装了新风系统,操场的跑道和屋顶游乐园也已翻新完毕。自暑假夏令营在七月底结束后,我们的后勤部门就一直在监督并推进这些工程项目开展。

图书馆里新风系统的安装是一项比较大的工程,因此图书馆可能还需闭馆一、两天来进行彻底的清洁与通风散味。

我们总是非常高兴能迎来新同学,而我们的一年级新生也已经来校报到过了。此外,我们还将迎来25位转学生加入其他各个年级,让我们也欢迎他们的到来。

新学期的第一封校长来信是非常重要的,它涵盖了大量开学伊始需要注意的信息与细节。我希望各位能仔细阅读并记录一些比较特殊的安排,特别是第一天的安排以及接送车辆的注意事项。此外,想要提醒大家的是,9月3日至5日为公共假期。根据教育局规定,9月6日星期天为正常上学日,因此,学生须在当天来校上学,还望家长们注意。

请将所有的校服单品都做好标签,这样,如果学生发生乱放衣物的情况,也可以比较有效快速地找回自己的东西。否则,无人认领的物品很多的让人吃惊的。

包校非常重视家校之间的关系,并鼓励家长在孩子的教育过程中发挥积极的支持作用。在新的一年里,为了孩子的平衡发展,我们将会有很多会面与合作的机会,我们也真心欢迎您踊跃参加这些活动。

最后,让我们一起携手迎接一个精彩纷呈、趣味横生又意义非凡的一年!

武定西路校区早晨送孩子

任何车辆不能驶入1251弄弄堂内

任何车辆不能进入1251弄的弄堂内。所有车辆必须从江苏路进入武定西路,将车靠边停在不到1251弄的地方。学校两名员工将等候在那里为孩子开车门,并帮助他们下车。司机或家长应留在车内,孩子下车后,请尽快将车驶离。这是为了确保车辆最短时间的停留。

学生将在包校员工的引领下在弄堂人行道上步行至校门口。任何时候,学生都不必穿越马路。

从周一起,家长早晨不能进入校园,除非已提前与我校老师预约见面。所有访客必须出示接送卡或者在门卫处登记并佩戴访客卡。

请告知您的司机这些信息,以便他们全力与包校员工合作。

由于校园禁止停车、校园周围的停车位有限等因素,请想要参加升旗仪式的一年级新生家长尽量选择公共交通或出租车来校送学生。

放学后请勿在校园玩耍

放学时孩子从教室出来后,请家长直接把他们接回家。我们需要保持武定西路的交通顺畅,因此请勿将车停在该路段上等候玩耍的孩子。学校操场上的活动设施在15:50以后将不对学生开放。请家长也不要长时间与老师们攀谈聊天,这是为了保证孩子放学后的监护和安全。

开学第一天安排

8月24日(周一)我们将遵照特殊时间表。升旗仪式照常进行,如果天气条件允许,就在足球场上进行升旗仪式。晨会以后,欢迎新生家长与孩子一起参加在礼堂举行的欢迎集会。一、二年级集会在8:40-9:00进行,三、四、五年级集会在9:10-9:30进行。

由于场地有限,我们不希望家长送孩子进教室,老师将在门口迎接并引领学生进班级。感谢您的理解与配合。

校服

学生每周一和开学第一天必须穿正装校服。附件里是校服规范,供家长们参阅。

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接送卡

我们将于8月24日(周一),即开学第一天为所有学生发放新的接送卡。家长或监护人来接学生时必须向保安和老师出示此卡方可将学生带出校园。如您有任何疑问,请联系钱舜珺老师 (Carol Qian):61671999-8000

无坚果学校

由于我校有一些学生有食物过敏的问题,因此我们在此宣布,包校是一所“无坚果学校”。请不要将任何坚果或带有坚果成分的食物带到学校来。

课表

排课对行政员工而言是一项充满挑战的任务。通常,第一周是课表的试运行期。若运行正常,随后我们将定稿,班主任会将班级的课表贴在学生的家校联系簿上。

政府教学资源

作为一所中国学校,包校在每学期开学时会获得一些政府发放的教学资源。其中一些内容对我校课程有辅助作用,但大部分内容与我们相关性不大。学科老师会与学生分享如何使用这些资源,例如,一些本地教材可以放在家里,有时将它们作为辅助资料,而另一些仅作为学生的参考书放在家里。老师会提前告知学生这些信息。

一年级英语

在包校,尽管学生主体趋于多元化,但我们坚信,学生在语言能力有差异的班级中也能得到最理想的学习环境。研究表明,英语学习者可通过第二语言帮助以英语为母语的人,而以英语为母语的人也可以通过英语交流帮助英语学习者更好地掌握这门语言(Thomas和Collier发表于2003年)。这也是我们在一所双语学校所能遇见的日常现象。因此,从上学年开始,我们已经逐步改变以学生语言能力进行分层的模式,而事实也证明这也是行之有效的举措,我们将在新学年里继续发展并完善这个新系统。

我们既参考英语国家的国际课程标准,又注重与包校中学部之间的衔接性。包校的课程借鉴了剑桥国际课程标准(约占80%)、辅以纽约的文学学习标准(美国核心课程)、澳大利亚课程标准和英国国家课程中关于自然拼读与拼写的标准。我们的标准是满足不同学生的需求。

包校的英语课程涵盖以下几个要素

  • 语言要求(语法、拼写和标点)
  • 阅读
  • 写作
  • 口语表达和听力

根据8月21日刚刚进行的一年级英语测试的数据,课程项目和资源都已根据学生和班级的学习需求进行了度身定制。在接下来的两周中,老师将仔细观察学生们的学习情况,可能根据实际情况做出微调并为部分学生提供进一步的语言支持。在上学期家长会上,我们与家长分享了一些学习资源,感谢所有使用这些资源的家长们的支持。

雨天放学

为了确保雨天放学时的安全性和流畅性,我们希望雨天来接孩子放学的家长们能先在西楼教学楼外集中并等待。当您的孩子已经做好接领准备的时候,我们会按年级请家长到指定的教室去接孩子。届时会有一名老师在教室里将孩子交给家长。

  • 五年级家长于15:50进入教学楼去指定教室接孩子(Y5A, RM 1412)
  • 三、四年级家长于15:55进入教学楼去指定教室接孩子

(Y3B, RM 1312; Y4B, RM 1310)

  • 二年级家长于16:00进入教学楼去指定教室接孩子

(Y1A, RM 1213; Y2B, RM 1210)

请注意,我们要求所有家长从侧楼梯上楼,从主楼梯撤离,感谢各位的支持。

晚托看管在东楼2220教室

如您不得不在下午4点以后来接孩子,请前往东楼2220晚托看管教室。我们希望家长能理解,该服务是为了帮助那些因交通状况而晚到的家长,我们不是为孩子在放学后留校做作业而设置此服务的。如您需要让孩子放学后留在校内写作业,请报名拓展课的“作业俱乐部”。感谢您的理解和配合。

家长老师非正式会面烧烤活动

我们诚挚地邀请所有家长参加8月28日(下周五)晚18:00在篮球场举行的家长老师非正式会面活动。这是包校集体在新学年里的第一个社交活动。您将有机会同家校协力会的成员、包校老师和其他新成员见面。希望大家踊跃参加。

此外,我们还为一年级学生家长在烧烤活动开始前安排了一个小型见面会,家长们可以借着此次机会和一年级团队先见上一面。家长见面会将于17:30-18:00在礼堂举行。

**请注意,学校将不提供停车服务**

更新版师资安排及2015-2016学年校历

请查看更新版的各班教师人员安排及2015-2016学年校历。

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来自拓展项目组的信息

新学期即将开始,本周小学部拓展课的报名工作已经正式启动了!拓展课程也将于9月7日起正式开课。

拓展项目组于8月18日上午举行了拓展课程开放日活动,该活动旨在帮助学生和家长对小学部新学期的拓展课程有全面的了解。活动当天为包校学生准备了丰富多彩的体验课程,包括:国际象棋、击剑、空手道、易筋经、皇家芭蕾、爵士舞、中国书法、唐诗国画课、乐高机器人、创意绘画、神奇科学、电影制作、女生足球、曲棍球、篮球等。其中唐诗国画课、电影制作、女生足球为新开设的课程。在活动现场,拓展课的老师们就课程内容、难易程度等各类问题接受了咨询,近200多名学生和家长参加了此活动。

*请家长们根据课表和孩子的兴趣选择合适的课程,由于每门课容纳生源有限,请按优先次序填写每天的第一、第二选择,于2015年8月25日 周二前提交报名表。财务部将于2015年8月31日给您发课程确认付款通知书。

本学期学校不提供校车服务给参加拓展课程的学生,且周一和周四的部分课程为90分钟。请家长自行安排接孩子回家事宜。

如您在报名过程中还有其他问题,欢迎发送邮件至:ep@ykpaoschool.cn或致电小学部8303分机。

拓展课程报名安排如下:

时间 拓展课程报名日程安排
2015-8-14 拓展课程开始报名
2015-8-18 拓展课程开放日
2015-8-25 拓展课程报名截止
2015-8-31 财务部发付款通知书
2015-9-7 拓展课程开课

 

最后,再次祝大家开学愉快。

来自市场宣传处的信息

新的学年,包校将举行丰富多彩的活动,为了留住每一个美好的瞬间,也为了共建家校教育的平台,现向各位家长招募摄影志愿者,如您是爱好摄影、摄像,又或者是视频制作的专业人士,且愿意贡献出一些业余时间为您的孩子以及包校师生服务,与孩子们一起收获成长和体验,欢迎您与我们联系(chris.wang@ykpaoschool.cn),期待您的加入,谢谢

员工事宜

本月,我们很荣幸地迎来了12位新教学员工加入包校,其中包括中方助教和语言支持助教。8月12日开始的员工培训进行得很成功。新老师对这里的新工作感到十分兴奋。有关老师的更多信息,家长们可以稍后通过家庭作业日志得到了解。

新进员工

Sally Fan 范秋敏

大家好!我的名字是范秋敏,你也可以叫我Sally。我毕业于上海华东师范大学英语系。在过去的三年中我曾于上海李文斯顿美国学校供职于招生部门。而在去年,我获得了教师资格证,但与其只是获得证书,我想用真正的教学知识充实自己。偶然间我在包玉刚实验学校的网站上了解到了一些信息,尤其是学校的核心价值深深吸引了我,而这也是我来到包校的原因。非常荣幸能够加入这个温馨的大家庭,也希望今后我能充分融入到团队中享受这里的新生活并且贡献自己的一份力量。

Nicole Chen 陈霞

大家好,我是陈霞,英文名字是Nicole。我来自湖南,毕业于湘潭大学,毕业后我在家乡做了三年小学英语教师。我现在在包校担任助教的工作。非常开心能够加入包校这个大家庭,希望我能和大家成为好朋友并开始一段美妙的教学之旅。

Frank Huang 汪雪农

大家好,我是汪雪农。我在上外附中学习了七年德语,而后在上海外国语大学国际公务员班同时进修德语和英语两门外语。我的兴趣爱好是美式橄榄球和单簧管。今年,我会担任助教的工作,这也是我的第一份工作。希望我能在包校学到更多可以充实自己的东西。

Jasmine Xia 夏璐

大家好,我叫夏璐,非常感谢有这样的机会加入包校教学部门,成为一年级的助教。我曾在包校学生处工作两年并深深地感受到这里的每一个教育工作者对孩子、对家长的用心。在美国做交换生期间,我也感受到了不同的教育理念和方式给我自身成长带来的影响。我特别喜欢孩子,还曾在青年成就组织做过2年志愿者,教授生活经济学。我期待和孩子们一起探索这个广大世界的神奇。

Yuis Shi 史婷冲

我是史婷冲,大家可以叫我Yuis。我是地地道道的上海人,毕业于美国的丹尼森大学传媒专业,随后一直从事广播和新媒体行业。对儿童教育的兴趣把我带到了包校,在这里我特别想学习如何去激发每一个孩子的潜能。新学年我将成为小学英文组的语言支持助教。我希望能和孩子们共同学习,和包校共同成长。

Julie Liu 刘燕波

大家好!我叫刘燕波,英文名是Julie。我毕业于浙江师范大学英语教育专业。我有六年的英语教学经验,同时,我也曾担任过外教助教工作。今年,我很荣幸加入包校,成为一名语言支持助教,这是我教学生涯的一个新开始。我希望自己能从包校这个大集体中学习大量的知识、文化、思想和理念,更渴望经过努力在未来成为包校的一名老师!

Wang Fan 王芳

大家好,我叫王芳,毕业于华东师范大学并取得教育学士学位。我拥有十六年语文教学经验,自2010年起在包校中学部开始执教。我醉心传统文化,切问近思,乐在其中。很高兴从今年起我将加入小学部担任语文老师一职。

Catherine Aveline

我的名字叫Catherine Aveline,来自英国伦敦。非常高兴能够成为包校艺术组的一员。我毕业于纺织专业,并在曲面设计专业上取得了文学学士学位。在曲面设计的相关课程中,我尤其擅长丝网印刷。我曾经做过一段时间的自由职业时尚设计师和手工艺制作家。在布莱顿大学,我受训成为一名艺术设计老师,并完成了我的研究生课程。我曾在英国工作并在宁波居住了3年,还得到了我的第一份国际教师工作。现在,我即将开始撰写我的人生新乐章,也希望以我的学识与经历来启发孩子,并不断探索、发掘他们的潜能。

David Bass-Clark 

我来自美国缅因州的波特兰。在取得商务及音乐专业的学士学位后,我继续攻读并取得了教育学硕士学位。在教任了几年四年级和八年级的科学课程后,我意识到,我可以将我对技术的兴趣与教育进行融合。因此,不久之后,我在家乡的一所小学里成为了一名信息技术整合专员。两年前,我来到了中国并开始学习中文,希望在包校这个大家庭中,我的中文能得到进一步的锻炼和提高。同时,我也希望与包校的教学团队一起,在教与学上不断探索与进步!

Joleen Manning

大家好,我是Joleen,来自加拿大。虽然我刚刚加入包校,但我在中国已经居住并工作了12年。我在英国取得了教育硕士学位并于2001年在印度开始了我的教育职业生涯。在此期间,我有机会可以在教室里与学生们教学互动,又能和其他老师们一起进修培训。我将在包校教授英语学科,并也会为多个班级的学生提供阅读支持。

Wilson Scott

大家好,我是来自英格兰东北部霍恩西镇的Wilson。我毕业于英国的赫尔大学并于2012年年初取得了教育学士学位。在毕业后的三年内我都任职于教育行业。我先是在英国剑桥的一所国际学校内执教,随后又在泰国和上海两地的学校担任英语老师。我怀着极大的热情加入包校这个大家庭,并将执教2A和2B班的英语课程。

Shija James

大家好,我是来自美国的Shija,我曾在纽约接受教师培训。我拥有中等教育硕士学位并获得了剑桥颁发的英语语言教学证书。作为一名外籍教师,我曾在越南、台湾和卡塔尔工作。带着极大的热情,我期待自己在包校的新角色。今年,我将担任5E班的班主任工作。

Leef Liu 刘叶楠

作为张洪燕老师休产假期间的代课老师,刘叶楠老师在包校工作了整整一年。她的教学热情得到了学生、家长和学校的肯定。今年起,她将作为兼职老师继续支持学校的音乐项目。

来自音乐组的信息

包校音乐剧

今年,我们将于第二学期策划一场名为《森林王子》的音乐剧表演,详情稍后会与大家分享。

弦乐项目

一年级新生学习小提琴、大提琴的机会

我们将针对一年级的新生开放加入弦乐项目的机会。目前弦乐项目提供的是大提琴和小提琴的集体课学习,将来我们计划扩展至中提琴集体课。

有兴趣加入弦乐项目学习的学生,请发送邮件至弦乐主管李睿浦老师处报名rick.li@ykpaoschool.cn。小提琴班有20个名额,大提琴班有10个名额。

报名参加的学生将于8月31日周一午休时间参加面试。所有学生将会接受公平、公正的面试,老师将根据统一的评分标准进行面试。面试内容如下:

  • 识别音高
  • 节拍拷贝
  • 模仿乐器拉奏的基本形态及动作

弦乐集体课是免费的,参加这些课程的学生多数将进入我们引以为傲的弦乐团。这些一年级的课程将于每周一的午休时间进行。当学生们的水平到了一定程度并且过了面试后,他们就可以加入弦乐团。弦乐团的分组练习于每周五午休时间进行,联合排练则是在每周四放学后进行。

大提琴和小提琴集体课的报名截止时间为828日周五

~五年级弦乐课

目前,小提琴和大提琴集体课的课程安排如下:

星期一             一年级

星期二             二年级

星期三             三年级

星期四             四五年级

星期五             弦乐分组排练

弦乐团面试

有兴趣参加弦乐团的学生请在831日周一前向Dominic Murtagh老师报名。面试将于9月3日周四放学后进行。

英文合唱团和中文合唱团

本学期,我们将合并英文合唱团和中文合唱团。我们将合作排练以平衡中英双语项目,这个全新的合唱团目标招收60名左右的团员。

面试将于开学后第二周进行,学生们需要在第一周报名。合唱团的彩排时间将安排在周三及周五的午休时间

和声小合唱以及在1129日星期一与上海国际青年合唱团和上海国际青年交响乐团演出歌剧的机会

和声小合唱将仅面向四、五年级的学生,彩排将于每周六在礼堂进行。详细信息我们将稍后分享。我们非常欢迎参加了暑期拉尔夫奥伍德合唱夏令营的学生报名。

钢琴俱乐部

钢琴俱乐部将向所有有弹奏经验的学生开放。俱乐部的活动内容不等同于正常的钢琴教学课,参加的学生需要有基本的识谱能力。面试内容包括视奏。面试将于开学后的第二周或第三周进行。更多详细信息将稍后分享。

周六乐理课

由于之前的乐理老师Tylor移居海外,目前我们正在寻找一位合适的老师来接替他的乐理课教学。我们祝福他在非洲坦桑尼亚一切顺利,同时,我们也希望尽快能够恢复上课。

中国民乐团

民乐团将于9月 12日周六开课。

来自体育部的信息

欢迎各位在新学年回到包校,我们期待着为大家带来活动丰富又令人愉快的新的一年。

我们很高兴地向大家宣布所有运动队的选拔时间,欢迎孩子们踊跃挑战。具体信息请看以下安排表。

体育课和游泳课将从开学第一周就正式开始了。请确保学生能携带正确的运动装备和服装来校上课。学生需穿学院T恤和运动鞋上体育课。天气炎热时,我们也鼓励学生能自备水壶并带好校帽。学生上游泳课需带好包校订制的游泳衣裤、泳帽、游泳镜、拖鞋和自备毛巾。如果学生无法上体育课或游泳课,需提供医生证明或家长的请假条。

各运动队选拔活动将在第三周结束。选拔活动将于午间和团队体育时间进行,我们将在集会时向学生宣布具体时间及安排。

学校运动队训练及选拔时间::

Team

团队

Day

星期

Time

时间

Open to

开放年级

Location

地点

Basketball

排球

Mondays

周一

12:10 – 12:40 Year 3/4/5

三至五年级

Gym

体育馆

Badminton

羽毛球

Mondays

周一

12:40 – 13:10 All

全体学生

Gym

体育馆

Year 2 Football

二年级足球

Mondays

周一

12:40 – 13:10 Year 2

二年级

Football Pitch 足球场
Swimming

游泳

Mondays

周一

15:00 – 15:40 Year 1

一年级

Pool

游泳池

Table Tennis

乒乓球

Tuesdays

周二

07:45 – 08:15 All

全体学生

Gym

体育馆

Girls’ Football

女子足球

Tuesdays

周二

12:10 – 12:40 All Girls

全体女生

Football Pitch 足球场
Netball

无板篮球

Tuesdays

周二

12:20 – 13:10 Year 3/4/5 Girls

3-5年级女生

Gym

体育馆

Rugby

橄榄球

Tuesdays

周二

12:40 – 13:10 All 全体学生 Football Pitch 足球场
Swimming

游泳

Tuesdays

周二

15:00 – 15:40 Year 2

二年级

Pool

游泳池

Athletics

田径

Wednesdays

周三

07:45 – 08:15 All

全体学生

Running Track

田径跑道

Year 4 Football

四年级足球

Wednesdays

周三

12:10 – 12:40 Year 4

四年级

Football Pitch 足球场
Volleyball

排球

Wednesdays

周三

12:10 – 12:40 Year 4/5 Girls

四五年级女生

Gym

体育馆

Volleyball

排球

Wednesdays

周三

12:40 – 13:10 Year 1/2/3 Girls

一至三年级女生

Gym

体育馆

Swimming

游泳

Wednesdays

周三

15:00 – 15:40 Year 3

三年级

Pool

游泳池

Table Tennis

乒乓球

Thursdays

周四

07:45 – 08:15 All

全体学生

Gym

体育馆

Year 5 Football

五年级足球

Thursdays

周四

12:10 – 12:40 Year 5

五年级

Football Pitch 足球场
Netball

无板篮球

Thursdays

周四

12:20 – 12:40 Year 3/4/5 Girls

三至五年级女生

Gym

体育馆

Swimming

游泳

Thursdays

周四

15:00 – 15:40 Year 4

四年级

Pool

游泳池

Athletics

田径

Fridays

周五

07:45 – 08:15 All

全体学生

Running Track 操场跑道
Volleyball

排球

Fridays

周五

12:10 – 12:40 Year 4/5 Girls

四五年级女生

Gym

体育馆

Volleyball

排球

Fridays

周五

12:40 – 13:10 Year 1/2/3 Girls

一至三年级女生

Gym

体育馆

Year 3 Football

三年级足球

Fridays

周五

12:10 – 12:40 Year 3

三年级

Football Pitch 足球场
Year 1 Football

一年级足球

Friday

周五

12:40 – 13:10 Year 1

一年级

Football Pitch 足球场
Swimming

游泳

Friday

周五

15:00 – 15:40 Year 5

五年级

Pool

游泳池

 

* 跳绳和体操俱乐部的训练将于每天上午的课间休息时段进行,欢迎同学们来参加!

**各项比赛和锦标赛的日期将于开学第二、第三周公布 (Sport for Lift周日足球赛、上海学校体育协会组织的比赛以及校际锦标赛)

即将到来的网球比赛

如果有学生的网球水平达到了竞技水平并有意愿参加在上海中学国际部举行的“上海网球学校杯”比赛,请联络体育组的老师。本次比赛将于9月20日举行并向小学二至五年级学生开放。您可以在体育办公室领取报名表。本次比赛的赛制为淘汰赛。

户外学习露营活动提醒

四年级南北湖露营 – 9月14日-17日

五年级三山岛露营 – 9月21日-24日

我们将于开学第一周向相关家长派发通知信。

Newsletter 26 June 2015

各位包校集体成员,

每当学年结束时,我们的心情总是非常复杂的。见证孩子们的成长与进步所带来的喜悦感以及向一些出色而重要的包校成员告别而带来的淡淡忧伤总是相伴而来。

我们五年级毕业典礼的成功举行归功于所有参与的人,包括创办人、嘉宾、家长、学生以及包校的员工,是你们的付出为即将离开包校的孩子们在包校的学业生涯中画上了一个完美的句号。我们要为这些毕业生们送上衷心的祝福,无论他们在何处继续中学的学习,我们相信他们都将茁壮成长。

除了五年级的毕业生们,我们也不得不向一些其他年级的学生说再见。我们在本年度最后一个早集会上,与即将离开包校的学生和员工正式告别。希望大家永远记得他们学习、工作过的包校是一个温暖、友爱又相互扶持的大家庭。我们感谢那些即将离开的员工们这些年来为包校做出的贡献,他们为包校留下了一笔宝贵的财富。同时,也请您阅读校长来信中更多关于新进员工的信息。

我们希望本学期的报告卡已顺利送至您的手上,也希望这份报告卡所反映的学生课业表现和学习态度与您对孩子的认识相一致。

我们为今年所取得的成就而自豪,并将继续努力,以确保包校持续成长、发展和进步。

最后,我谨代表创办人、全体员工和所有学生向家长们致以诚挚的谢意,感谢您这一年来的帮助和支持。良好的家校合作有助于我们为孩子提供最佳学习环境。本学年的经历也证明了家校之间的合作关系是多么紧密、牢固。

祝您度过一个安全愉快的暑假,我们新学年再见!另请留意,新学年的第一天是8月24日(周一)。

英语数学

数学学科是包校课程体系中一个重要的组成部分。多年来,小学数学学科组也一直在继承传统优势、保持双语特色和发展创新能力等方面进行不懈地探索。尤其在双语教学方面,我们一直在探索更符合学生数学与语言能力发展需求的途径,其中,每周一节的大班英语数学课程发挥着不可或缺的重要作用。

根据对各年级学生实际情况的分析,我们将于下学期开始对每周一次的大班英语数学课程做出如下调整:
1. 一、二年级每周一节的双语数学课由本班中方数学教师独立用双语授课,中、英文各占50%左右

– 从学校语言发展的角度,低年级的学生更需要夯实中文语言基础

– 一、二年级的中方数学老师本身对于上海的数学课程较为熟悉和了解,也具备较好的双语能力

– 一、二年级的中方数学老师对于本班学生有充分地了解,能有针对性地设计和开展双语数学的学习和活动,更好地开展分层教学从而兼顾更多学生的学习需求

2.三至五年级每周一节大班英语数学课由外籍教师与中方数学教师合作用英语授课

– 老师能因时制宜地建立数学和其他课程的跨学科联系

– 考虑到我校学生从三年级开始参加ISA的数学测试,能在英语词汇和英语数学使用上有一个系统地总结和练习

不同的教学模式,有着相同的教学目的:利用丰富的海外教学资源,提取重要数学专用词汇,延伸学生思维广度,拓展中文数学教学内容。相信我们的孩子在家校合力的推动下,一定会有更令人惊喜的成长!

最后,真诚感谢家长们在过去的一个学年里对我们的鼓励和信任。希望在即将到来的新学年我们又将会有一个更精彩的开始!

来自图书馆的消息

图书馆在假期期间将忙于新系统的数据更新工作,但是每周我们仍然将有一个时间段为本校学生开放。开放时间为:每周四下午1:00至4:00。除此之外的时间,图书馆都将服务于夏令营或者闭馆。感谢大家的关注。

员工

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!

另外,我们将有7位老师和几位助教加入包校集体,以下是新员工的简介:

Catherine Avelin老师毕业于巴斯泉大学。她一手组建了宁波国际学校的艺术组,并于该校执教一至十年级达三年之久。Catherine老师将于下学期加入包校担任艺术老师一职。

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。

Shija James老师毕业于纽约城市大学,拥有科学教育硕士学历证书和英语本科学历证书。她有七年的英语教学经验。在加入包校之前,她在台北私立复兴学校工作了两年,教授英语阅读、地理和时事等学科。Shija老师将于下学期加入包校担任英语教师一职。

Joleen Manning老师毕业于开放大学教育专业并取得硕士学位,她还拥有伦敦圣三一学院的对外英语教育学位证书。Joleen老师曾在英孚教育任教四年,并在英国剑桥大学出版社担任任英语教师培训师一职达三年之久。Joleen老师将于下学期加入包校成为我们的英语教师。

David Bass-Clark老师毕业于南缅因大学教育专业并拥有硕士学位,他本科毕业于默兰伯格学院。他曾在谷歌、苹果和迪士尼公司等多家知名公司任职。在英语教学方面他也有一定的经验。David老师将于下学期加入包校担任数字化学习教练一职。

Annie King老师毕业于香港中文大学并拥有硕士学位,她本科毕业于香港开放大学中国语言文学专业。她拥有长达二十四年的中文教学经验。在加入包校之前,她曾在耀中国际中学(香港)担任了四年的语文组组长一职。Annie老师将于下学期加入包校成为我们的语文老师。

王芳老师毕业于华东师范大学并取得教育学士学位。王老师拥有十六年语文教学经验,自2010年起她就在包校中学部执教语文。王老师热爱教育事业,醉心传统文化,她将于下学期加入包校小学部担任语文老师一职。

夏璐老师毕业于上海立信会计学院金融专业,大学期间,她曾作为交换生前往美国萨福克(波士顿)大学学习交流。夏璐老师在包校担任学生处助理一职达两年时间,她相信每一次经历都是一次成长。夏璐老师将于下学期加入教学团队担任助教一职。

史婷冲老师毕业于丹尼森大学新闻传播专业并拥有学士学位。在美国五年的留学和工作经验让她具备了优秀的双语沟通和写作能力,我们相信她能成为孩子成长路上的良师益友。 史婷冲老师将于下学期加入包校担任语言支持助教一职。

刘燕波老师毕业于浙江师范大学英语专业并拥有学士学位。她有六年的英语教学经验,并于2013年起在新东方教授英语。刘燕波老师将于下学期加入包校担任语言支持助教一职。

中文组学科组长的变化

王笑冰老师自2008年起担任包校小学部语文学科组长,历经七年,她与团队共同努力,在探索包校独有的语文教学模式的过程中,孜孜不倦,付出了辛勤的劳动。

由于个人原因,明年起王笑冰老师将辞去语文学科的管理工作,专注于语文课堂教学。学校尊重王笑冰老师的个人意愿,相信虽然职位变更,她将依然会在自己所钟爱的教师岗位上继续为包校作出应有的贡献。

明年起,语文组的管理工作将由两位助理组长任光星老师和孙懿凡老师共同承担。在此,学校衷心感谢王笑冰老师在担任语文组学科组长期间为学校所付出的一切努力!

探索学科组长的变化

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!

晋升为教师的助教

在此,我们也很高兴地宣布,新学年开学将有四位助教晋升为老师,她们分别是:倪佳老师(数学老师)、周蓓蓓老师(英文pull-out教师)、王龙梅老师(英文pull-out见习教师)和任立晨老师(中文与探索的代课教师)。经过在包校两、三年的学习与实践,这些在包校成长起来的新老师已完全具备了独立承担教学任务的能力。让我们祝贺她们!

学生处发放的信息

我们已经和家长们分享了三升四的班级重组名单、新学年班级合作老师的安排以及八月家长来访安排的信息。请相关年级家长留意查看学生处发出的电子邮件。

来自拓展项目组的信息

感谢各位家长对本学期拓展课程的支持以及信息反馈。我们将于2015年8月11日 发出拓展课开放日邀请信和2015年的课程介绍,拓展课程开放日定于2015年8月18日在包校小学部举行,我们欢迎您的参加。本学期部分学生的拓展课仍有退费产生,由于学校活动安排而取消的拓展课程,拓展项目处将在新学期初办理退费。任何相关问题,欢迎通过电邮咨询,邮件地址为ep@ykpaoschool.cn。祝大家暑期愉快,也同时期待前来参加包校暑期活动的学生们能和我们共度一个令人难忘的暑假。

学校运动服

根据体育组的要求,本周末,所有运动服都应已洗净并归还给学校。如你尚未完成此事,请尽快跟进。

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.

English Maths

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Staffing

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 (ep@ykpaoschool.cn)

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.

Newsletter 18 June 2015

各位包校集体成员,

上海的梅雨季节已经来临了,过去的一周真的是非常闷热与潮湿。感谢家长们的支持与帮助,确保了我们新出台的雨天放学计划能井然有序地执行。在西楼实施的“单向移动”安排有效地分流了接送人群。还望大家在养成习惯之前能继续听从我们员工的指示和安排。

以下是我们的温馨提示:

  • 在进入西楼接孩子之前,请家长们在靠近图书馆一侧的门外帐篷下等候。
  • 只有靠近图书馆一侧的门是允许家长进入的,请套好伞套并从右手边的侧楼道上楼到指定教室接您的孩子。
  • 请使用主楼梯下楼并原路离开教学楼。

谢谢!

我们希望那些参加了五年级入学指导会的家长们对孩子未来在松江校区的校园生活有了一定的了解并度过了一个有意义的夜晚。感谢Andrew Hamilton 老师和他的团队为家长们组织了此次会议。

本周,中国文化周的活动真是精彩绝伦,我们感谢那些为中国文化周付出辛勤劳动的老师们!每个年级的孩子都有非常棒的活动体验,我们也将在下周与大家分享更多文化周的精彩内容。

在今晚的体育颁奖典礼上,我们将一起和孩子们庆祝这一年来他们在体育方面的成长与收获,相信大家也都非常期待此次活动。在包校,体育运动是我们课程的一个重要组成部分,我们期待各队教练们讲讲孩子们的精彩瞬间,此外,还有一位非常特殊的海外体育届名人将与我们分享他的经历与体会。我们也想借着校长来信感谢一直以来鼓励孩子们参加运动,支持学校各校体育活动的每一位家长。特别是,我们要感谢那些在美国国际学校开展的周日足球赛活动中提供支持的家长们。正是这么多家长的付出与努力让孩子们有机会去体验竞技足球的乐趣。而孩子们上周日的表现也为本赛季画下了完美的句点。

下周又将是繁忙的一周!五年级的孩子们正忙碌地准备着自己的毕业典礼,而我们也将带着祝福,满怀不舍地送别他们。同时,在其他年级里,也有一些孩子们将要离开包校,我们衷心祝愿他们一切顺利,并能在剩下的日子里与同学、老师们度过难忘且美好的时光。

与此同时,我们也不得不与一些在包校曾辛勤付出却即将离开包校大家庭的员工说再见。他们是:Robert Miller 老师、Sara Kamermans 老师、黄轶昕老师、王英飞老师和孙晓红老师。

接下来,我要告诉大家一个激动人心的消息:我们在为尼泊尔地震灾民募捐的活动中筹集到了六万两千元人民币!募捐活动如此成功全有赖于包校集体成员们的支持,此外,包校学生会所组织的一系列慈善活动也功不可没。

让我们满怀期待地一起迎来本学年最忙碌、愉悦且硕果丰收的最后几天吧!

祝大家周末愉快,注意天气,不要淋雨生病!

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长们,

暑假正在叩响我们的大门!我们中的许多人已经意识到假期阅读的重要性和益处,这个假期,我们将不再以打破阅读记录为目标。大家也许还不是非常了解阅读广泛性的重要程度,非常多的人包括我自己总是会被某一体裁或某一类书籍吸引。通过大量不同类型的书籍阅读可以了解不同的文化、世界各地的风貌和新的词汇。在此我特别邀请您和您的孩子一起参加我们暑期的宾果阅读游戏!

从6月22日开始,每一个人包括老师、家长都可以前往图书馆领取一张阅读宾果游戏卡,当然您也可以在我们的图书馆网站下载(http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/primary_library )。我们鼓励每一位包校成员参加这个活动,并赢取最终的精美书籍奖品!同样在图书馆网站上,您也能找到暑期阅读英语书籍推荐书目。此书目是由美国图书馆儿童服务学会(ALSC)和许多经验丰富的图书管理员所推荐的。最重要的是,这些书都能在我们图书馆中找到,赶快行动吧!

最后,祝大家在我们的宾果阅读游戏中度过一个愉快的暑假。下学年见!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

关于改变家访安排的通知

最近我们重审了包校的家访政策与流程,老师们根据自己的经验给出了宝贵意见,最终大家达成一致,我们将改革家访的具体操作,以使家校双方的沟通更为有效,不但实现家访的初衷,更提供给家校双方深度交流的机会。

为避免像以往家访一样——班主任老师的大部分时间都是在路上奔波,而真正与学生家长交流的时间则相对有限。我们决定改教师登门拜访学生家庭为邀请家长来校与老师见面交谈,这样既可以保证老师有更多时间与家长交流,也为老师们留出了足够多的时间为新学期做准备;我们也将实行网上预约政策,家长们可根据需要自行预订来校与老师交流的时间;此交流也采取自愿方式,不强制家长必须来校。此新政融入了许多创意,也是我校的一个大胆尝试,期待得到各位家长的大力支持!

稍后我们将通过电邮告知各位家长各年级此活动的具体操作,敬请留意。

可选的家长老师见面会

我们将6月24日(周三)和6月25日(周四)设定为可选的家长老师见面会日期。此次您与老师的面谈应聚焦在学生报告卡上,您可以与老师探讨任何与报告卡有关的问题。在这两天中,学校正常上课,老师进行正常的教学。会面时,请将您孩子的报告卡带来,便于在面谈中探讨。如果家长想了解报告卡以外的事宜,请另择时间再约老师。此次见面无需网上预约,您可发电邮或打电话给相关老师来预时间。

来自校长办公室的通知

亲爱的同学们、家长们:

临近学期尾声,为给本学期画上一个圆满的句号,我们将对2014-2015学年(2014年9月1日—2015年8月31日)在国内外竞赛中展现风采、荣获殊荣的同学们进行评审表彰。现请你们如实填写《2014-2015包玉刚实验学校学生国内外竞赛获奖信息统计表》(见附件),并附上相应奖状、证书扫描件或奖杯、奖牌的照片,统一发送至校长办公室邮箱:ho@ykpaoschool.cn 。谢谢!

 2014-2015学年包玉刚实验学校 学生竞赛获奖统计表 YK Pao School Data Collection Form for Student National&International Competition Award

来自体育组的信息

祝贺

“Sports for Life”周日足球赛的第二赛季已经圆满结束,让我们向为之付出努力并取得令人满意成绩的参赛队员们表示热烈祝贺。在所有参加周日足球赛的学校中,包校是最为成功的一所学校,我们有80多名学生定期参加该赛事。衷心感谢各位带队教练和家长教练,是你们的支持让孩子们得以取得今天的成绩。感谢所有参与比赛的学生、家长和员工们。

受到雨季影响的足球比赛

本周,由于受到暴雨侵袭,以下足球赛已被取消或延期举行:

  • 五年级球队原定于本周一在协和双语学校虹桥校区客场作战-取消
  • 三年级球队及女子足球队原定于本周二在惠灵顿国际学校客场作战-延期至6233-5点举行
  • 一、二年级足球队原定于本周三在包校小学部主场迎战惠灵顿国际学校的球队-延期至6244-5点举行

Dear YK Pao School Community,

So the ‘Plum Rains’ have started! What a wet week it has been. We would like to thank parents for helping to ensure that our new wet day pick-up arrangements ran smoothly. The ‘one-way’ system around the West building is certainly helping the efficient collection and dispersal of students. We would ask that you continue to follow the instructions given by staff until we have established the routine fully.

Just to remind you,

  • Please wait under the canopies near the library door
  • Enter the building by that door only, wrap your umbrella, and use the small staircase to the right to make your way to your child’s floor.
  • Use the main stairs to descend and exit the building where you came in.

Thank you.

We hope that those parents who attended the Year 5 parent evening to hear about student life at Songjiang found it worthwhile. Thanks to Andrew Hamilton and his team for organizing it.

Congratulations to the Chinese teachers who have arranged an outstanding Culture Week. We look forward to sharing this work with you next week. There has been some excellent work across all year groups.

We are looking forward to tonight’s Sports Awards evening which is an excellent way to celebrate an outstanding year of sport. At YK Pao School, sport is an integral part of our curriculum and we look forward to hearing from the team coaches and from a very special and successful international sporting personality this evening. By way of this newsletter we would like to thank each and every parent who has supported their child and the school with their sporting pursuits this year. In particular, we would like to thank those parents who have contributed to the Sunday Morning football programme at the Shanghai American School. Through the commitment and hard work of many parents, we have been able to ensure that all children wanting to play competitive football have the opportunity. Last Sunday was a lovely way to bring an end to the season.

Much is happening next week! It is with mixed but very positive feelings that we bid farewell to our Year 5 students as they prepare for their Graduation ceremony. We will also be losing a few students from other year groups. We wish them all well and a wonderful last few days with us.

We also say farewell to a number of staff who have given the school excellent service, they are Robert Miller, Sara Kamermans, Yixin Huang, Sharon Wang and Sue Sun.

I am delighted to announce that the total raised for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal topped

RMB 62,000. This has been a wonderful effort on behalf of the community and a tribute to our outgoing Student Council which has overseen a number of excellent charitable events.

We look forward to an enjoyable, busy and productive last few days of the academic year.

Have a great weekend and stay dry!

Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

Summer holiday is knocking on the door! As many of us are aware of the importance and benefits of reading during holidays, I am not going to sound like a broken record here. What some of you might not understand is the importance of reading a variety of books. Many people, including me, are attracted to one genre or type of book. It is important to read a variety of books to gain insight into other cultures, worldwide locations, and new vocabulary. This is why I am inviting you and your little readers to join the fun of our Summer Reading Bingo!

Starting from June 22nd on, everyone, including teachers and parents, is welcome to pick up a Reading Bingo Card from the Library. It is also available for download on our Library website (http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/primary_library ) We encourage every member of YK Pao community to participate in our Reading Bingo and have the chance to win a fabulous book from the Library! On the same website, you can also find Summer Reading Suggestions for English readers. The titles are recommended by ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) and many experienced Librarians. Most important of all, they are still available in our Library. Act fast!

Lastly, I wish you a fun summer with our Reading Bingo and see you all next year.

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Notice on Change of Home Visiting

Recently, we’ve been reviewing the policy and procedure of our home visiting programme, and based on teachers’ experience, we’ve reached an agreement eventually to adjust and improve the procedure to ensure more effective communications between families and the school. We believe the updated procedure will provide an opportunity for deep conversations and better communications within both parties and fulfill the intention of this meaningful programme.

In the past, homeroom teachers make a bustle in traveling around the city, while the actual time spent on communicating is relatively short. In order to avoid inefficiency such as this, we would like to invite parents together with the child to meet teachers at school rather than teachers call out to houses. We can benefit from by this as teachers will have more time to communicate with parents on children’s personal issues meanwhile travel time will be saved for teachers to prepare for the new semester. We will implement an online booking system, so parents will be able to find a suitable time to meet with the teachers. Please be advised that this will not be a compulsory programme and it will be voluntary according to your needs. The new procedure is a trial and we are seeking support from all parents. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

Please note that we will be informing parents more detailed information shortly,

Optional Parent Teacher Conferences

We have set Wednesday – Thursday 24th – 25th June to be the days for optional Parent/Teacher Conferences. If you make an appointment with a teacher, the discussion in this meeting should only be focused on the school report and any concerns you have with it. These two days are normal school days and teachers will be fulfilling their allocated teaching allotments on these days. If you do make an appointment please bring the report with you so this can be viewed during the discussion. Parents who wish to discuss matters other than those pertaining to the report cards can make an appointment with the teachers for another time. Please note that parents should contact related teachers via emails or phone calls for making appointments, and there will be no online book system for optional parent teacher conferences.

Notice from Headmaster’s Office

Dear students and parents,

As we are approaching the end of academic year 2014-2015, the Headmaster Office will review and award the students who have won prizes in the national/international competitions. Please kindly fill in the attached data collection form and submit together with the scanning copy of the certificate and/or photos of the trophy to ho@ykpaoschool.cn. Thank you!

2014-2015学年包玉刚实验学校 学生竞赛获奖统计表 YK Pao School Data Collection Form for Student National&International Competition Award

Message from PE Department

Well Done

Massive congratulations go out to our SFL Sunday Football Teams. After Season Two finished we had many pleasing results and winning efforts to celebrate. YK Pao School was the most successful school in the SFL competition and was regularly sending over 80 students to the matches on the Sundays. A big thank you to the coaches and parent coaches that helped our pupils achieve their best results yet. Well done to all involved.

Rain Affected Football Matches

Due to the heavy rain this week the following football matches have been cancelled or postponed:

  • Year 5 vs SUIS Hongqiao @ SUIS on Monday CANCELLED
  • Year 3 & Girls Football Team vs Wellington, @ Wellington on Tuesday POSTPONED UNTIL TUESDAY June 23rd, 3-5pm
  • Year 1 & 2 Football team vs Wellington @ YKPS Primary on Wednesday POSTPONED UNITIL WEDNESDAY June 24th, 4-5pm

Newsletter 12 June 2015

各位包校集体成员,

对于学生们来说,本周是非常忙碌的一周!他们认真地完成了自己的期末测评,而老师们将要投入到阅卷的工作之中,同时,他们也正在积极撰写反映学生这一学期进步情况的报告卡。

尽管本学期即将临近尾声,我们仍有许多重要的活动将一一展开。五年级的孩子们正精心准备着自己的毕业典礼,中文组的老师们也将为孩子们带来精彩的中国文化周活动,数学组也为三至五年学生准备了挑战脑力的数学活动,体育组的老师更是在午休时段安排了体育活动,让学生们有机会挑战自己的老师。从现在起到学期结束,还有一些学院间的活动也将陆续展开。此外,体育颁奖晚会将于下周(星期四)进行。我们邀请到了海外体育届的一位知名人士来为孩子们颁奖和致辞,感谢热心家长为我们提供的资源,同时也要感谢Toby老师组织并协调整个活动。

本周,我们组织了一些出游活动。二年级、CAL和PCL1的学生们走出了课堂,到户外进行相关知识的学习。

今早语文组组织的全校性集会也非常成功。“我爱记汉字”的冠军得主们被授予了奖状和证书,通过视频、电影和演示文稿等形式,我们还看到了其他参赛学生的比赛情况。.孩子们的表现和作品也是包校力推中文和中国文化的完美写照。

虽然本学期只剩下8个上学日了,孩子们仍有很多任务要完成。每到学年的最后几天,我们都会向将要离开包校的学生告别。在这段时间里,孩子们也会比较容易敏感和焦虑。让我们默默地支持、鼓励他们,帮助他们回顾与反思在包校的学习与成长,也为他们在这特殊的过渡阶段做好心理准备。这个时期的心理调整并不容易,让我们一起努力确保孩子们顺利地开启成长过程中的新篇章。

此外,我们还将与一些即将离开包校的员工们告别。在下周的校长来信中,我们会分享更多信息。

今年下午孩子们提前放学回家,我们也希望您和家人能享受这段额外的时光。祝大家周末愉快!

欺诈电话

最近,我们再次听到上海发生了一起家长接到欺诈电话的案件。有人打电话给学生家长,声称孩子因紧急情况送至医院,并需要转账5000元人民币来支付孩子的医药费。我们想再次重申,根据学校政策规定,学生在上学期间受伤的话,班主任老师或校医会及时联系相关家长。如果您接到了其他人打来电话或短信说孩子受伤,请立即与班主任或校医联系确认以免上当受骗。

校医办公室电话:61671999*8131/8132

此外,学校还特意配置了紧急联络热线在学生上学期间开通。如果您不能通过学校分机联系到校医或班主任老师,您也可拔打18321335325和校方确认信息。

我们在学生的家庭作业日志上分享了主要部门的联系信息,我们希望通过这些信息的帮助,您能找到合适的人为您提供更到位的咨询。请合理使用联络信息以加强家校之间畅通高效的交流与沟通。

2017年包校十周年校庆文集征稿启事 “我在包校成长”征文大赛

亲爱的同学、家长们:

十年树木,百年树人。2017年,包校即将迎来十周年华诞!借此契机,包校希望能继往开来,总结过去的成绩与经验,以更好地为未来的办学,为最终实现“今日兴学,为明日中国”的愿景而不断奋进。

在此,包校计划编撰一本校史文集《包玉刚实验学校历史》(暂命名)作为十周年校庆献礼。现面向全体包校教职员工、学生与家长征稿(含艺术作品)。希望大家踊跃参与,积极投稿,回顾包校的发展历程,分享自己在包校的成长点滴,一同绘就这幅十年包校与我共成长的瑰丽画卷!

投稿人需首先填写选题表(见附件),于2015年9月30日前,将选题表发至anniversary@ykpaoschool.cn ,编审小组负责审阅选题、给出建议,收到反馈后,投稿人可开始撰写文稿,文稿截止日期为2016年6月底,编审小组保留对文稿进行审校的权利。具体征稿要求详见附件。

若有任何疑问,欢迎咨询:anniversary@ykpaoschool.cn

期待您的稿件!

校史文集编审小组

 选题表 Essay Proposal 征稿要求 Submission guidelines

中国文化周

下周我们即将开展“中国文化周”的活动,一到四年级的孩子们将在老师们的带领下,围绕不同的主题进行学习,并通过一系列丰富多彩的活动,了解中国文化、体验中国文化。每个年级都会在文化周最后举行相关展示活动和“中文演讲日”的活动。

我们欢迎家长们来校为孩子们加油。展示活动和“中文演讲日”时间和地点安排如下:

 

年级 时间段 地点
Y1 6.22 星期一早上 第三节课 教室
第四节课 礼堂
Y2 6.24 星期三早上 第三节课 教室
第四节课 体育馆
Y3 6.22 星期一下午 第二节课 教室
第三节课 教室
Y4 6.22 星期一早上 第二节课 教室
第三节课 体育馆

 

数学活动周

顺利完成了期终测试以后,下周更为丰富多彩的数学活动一定会让孩子们目不暇接。一、二年级的孩子将会在好玩又动脑的“扑克牌游戏”中获得无穷的乐趣;三年级的同学们将遨游在乘法的神奇世界,他们会惊讶地发现一些奇妙的“乘法秘密”,学到非常棒又很好玩的数学思维方法; 四年级的数学活动将会与“中国文化周”的主题相结合,中国传统茶文化与数学的联系竟然也是如此紧密;五年级的孩子则会以小组合作的形式,完成一套微缩型的“立体样板房”的制作。自己设计房型,利用环保材料,根据家具的实际尺寸按比例缩小,制作家具模型,并加以装饰,非常具有挑战性哦!同时,3—5年级将会在下周开展年级数学活动,我们将以学院为单位,挑战一个又一个数学任务,闯过一个又一个难关,这既是对数学思维能力的考验,更是对合作和创造能力的挑战,期待着孩子们的出色表现!

期末测评周之后的学习任务

期末测评周已于今天顺利结束,但学生的学习任务并未就此停止而学校的课程和教学也将照常进行直至学期最后一天。通过之前的信息,您可以发现,很多学科组织的活动即将在测评周后开展。不必要的请假会影响学生的正常学习,因此还请家长们确保孩子能每天来校,全身心地投入到课堂学习中来。感谢您的理解与支持。

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长,

如果你把助人为乐、学习和孩子组合在一起,将会得到什么?一个快乐的孩子!为什么呢?正如中国的古话所说,“助人乃快乐之本。”此外,服务学习是一种策略,它通过有意义的服务活动来丰富学生的学习经验。为了为孩子们提供这种有意义的学习体验和快乐感,图书馆会在每个学年开始的时候,邀请5年级的学生加入我们的团队,利用午休时间当值!

本学年,我们的小图书管理员们(Aimee, Nancy*, Ashley*, Sarah*, Yilin*, Sophie, Connie*, Heather, Nathaniel*, Anoushka*, Alexandra, Jackie, Peggy, Anna-Lee*, Charlie, Jacqueline, Vivian, Sam, Benjamin, Yvonne, Kitty, Susan, Diana, Maggie*, Cherry, and Aina)协助我们维持图书馆的运作,他们整理阅读区域与书架、处理新书以及完成当日的紧急任务,扫描图书。

多数的小图书管理员们都做得相当出色,令真正的图书管理员们都感到危机四伏。更重要的是,他们树立了如此良好的榜样,使得各个年级的学生也都热衷于帮忙了!在周一的全校集会上,每一位小图书管理员都被授予了证书并且获得了图书馆的礼包。如果下回你来图书馆时正好看见一个学生在图书馆帮忙,请给他/她一个温暖的微笑,并且说一声“谢谢你!”

阅读愉快!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

*代表出色的图书管理员(令真正的图书管理员都感到岌岌可危呢!)

感谢

亲爱的小蜜蜂志愿者家长、包校管弦乐团、弦乐小组、摇滚乐团、周五合唱团和英语合唱团的成员们,

到访生态环保设计展的游客们深深地感受到了你们是多么朝气蓬勃的一个集体。他们或是受到了小蜜蜂志愿家长热情的接待,或是被孩子们精彩的音乐表演吸引而驻足欣赏。

今年,包校学生、家长、老师和志愿团队对本次活动的支持与贡献远远出乎了我们最初的期望。我们衷心感谢大家为参加设计展的游客带来了这么多的乐趣,同时,也感谢各位让该活动的教育意义更深入人心。

感谢大家的信任,觉得本次活动能让孩子们受益,同时,我们也非常理解家长为了参加活动还要精心调整自己原有的周末计划。感谢所有家长和包校老师对环保设计展活动的无私奉献。

在此,我们特别要感谢Dominic Murtagh和Dominic Mallon老师,是他们细心留意每一处安排并确保了如此高质量的演出能顺利进行。

我们将努力提高来年的统筹及协调工作,也欢迎各位的反馈意见,让我们把2016年的环保展组织得更好。

再次向大家表达我们的敬佩与感激之情!

生态环保设计展组委会

来自体育组的信息

祝贺!

祝贺包校击剑队的成员们!他们于上周末在小学部进行了自己的第一场击剑锦标赛。来自4所国际学校的40多位小选手们参加了此次比赛。我们的孩子表现非常出色,在小学组(五年级Jamin)和混龄组(七年级Aiden)都分别拿到了第二名的好成绩。衷心祝贺所有孩子们,我们也期待来年包校能组织更多的击剑比赛。

此外,让我们祝贺11岁以下年龄段篮球队的球员们。本周三,他们以18分的领先优势战胜了上海国际学校,为本赛季完美收官。

体育颁奖晚会将于61818:00-19:30举行

想提醒大家的是,今年的体育颁奖晚会将于6月18日的18:00-19:30在小学部礼堂举行。我们将和各体育队的运动员们一起庆祝这一年来的成长与收获,我们还将邀请一位体育界的特别嘉宾为每支球队的最有价值球员和最佳进步球员颁发奖杯。我们还将宣布男子组和女子组获得一至三年级和四至五年级的学生运动员称号的得主。欢迎包校家长和运动员参加当晚的活动,我们要求所有与会人员正装出席。相信此次活动也将成为本学年一系列体育活动中的最大亮点,希望大家都能来!

祝好运

下周,我们的足球小将们将与协和双语学校和惠灵顿国际学校有几场友谊赛,这也将是他们本赛季的最后几场比赛,让我们祝他们好运!

五年级球队将于周一在协和双语学校虹桥校区客场作战

三年级球队及女子足球队将于周二在惠灵顿国际学校客场作战

一、二年级足球队将于周三在包校小学部主场迎战惠灵顿国际学校的球队

Sports for Life,周日足球赛

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

校车将于上午9点离校,并于中午13:30返回学校。如果车内仍有空位,我们也欢迎家长随车同行。如果家长想自己带孩子前往上海美国学校,请在9:45之前抵达现场。

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

  1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励
  2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱
  3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者
  4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

接下来的各项比赛:

6

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It has been a very busy week for students! They have worked hard with their end of year assessments and now the teachers will be working hard to mark the scripts and reflect your child’s progress in the end of semester school reports which are busy being prepared.

As we approach the end of the school year, we still have many important and busy events planned. Year 5 students are busy preparing for Graduation, the Chinese team are working to provide an excellent Chinese Culture Week, our Maths team are preparing some enjoyable activities, our PE department has arranged a number of lunchtime events during which students will challenge teachers. There will also be inter-house events taking place between now and the end of the year. In addition, the Sports Awards evening is scheduled for next week (Thursday) and, thanks to a very supportive parental contact, we have a famous overseas sports personality coming to present prizes and make a speech. Mr Toby will be overseeing this popular event.

We have enjoyed some excellent outings for students this week. Year 2, CAL and PCL1 students have enjoyed their learning outside the classroom this week.

Congratulations to our Chinese team who put on an excellent assembly today. Our Chinese Spelling Bee winners received awards and certificates, and the work of many students was shared through video, movie and powerpoint presentation formats. The work displayed was a wonderful reflection of the school’s desire to promote and develop Chinese language and culture.

With eight days left for students, we still have a great deal to accomplish. As we approach the final days of the school year, we prepare to bid farewell to our leavers. It is always an anxious time for students. Let us all support them all by helping them to reflect on their time at YK Pao School, but also preparing them for the very important transitions which lie ahead. This can be a difficult time during which we will need to work together to ensure that this chapter in the lives of our leaving students are rounded off nicely.

Clearly, we have some sad farewells to make to staff, too. We will share more details in the next newsletter. In the meantime, we hope that you enjoy a slightly extended weekend with your children following today’s early pick-up.

Have a great weekend!

Phone Fraud

It is again that we’ve heard that a phone fraud case occurred recently in Shanghai. That parent was told that her child was in the hospital with a medical emergency and needed 5,000 RMB to be transferred immediately to cover hospital expenses.

What we want to reiterate that as for the school procedure, only the school nurse or homeroom teacher will call parents promptly when related students have accidents during school hours. Please bear this in mind if you get a call from someone else claiming your child is injured; please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or the school nurse immediately for confirmation.

School Nurse’s Office: 61671999*8131/8132

In addition, the school has provided an emergency online service available during school hours, if you can’t get school nurses or the homeroom teachers through school lines. Please try the emergency online at 18321335325

For any other main contact information, please refer to the Homework Diary. We hope that you can find the right person for consultation with the most information you need. Using the information published on the Homework Diary sensibly ensures a better and efficient communication between the school and yourself.

YK Pao School’s 10th Anniversary Anthology & “Growing Up With Pao School” Writing Competition – Call for Submissions

Dear YK Pao School Community,

We will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pao School in 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to reflect on our past accomplishments, in an effort to strive together to build a school for tomorrow’s China.

We will be launching a writing competition and you are invited to make your contribution to our commemorative 10th anniversary school anthology entitled History of YK Pao School (TBA), and we are seeking submissions, either written or artwork, on the theme of “Growing Up with Pao School.” We look forward to your participation.

Entrants should submit the attached Essay Proposal to anniversary@ykpaoschool.cn by 30 September 2015. The Editorial Team is responsible for reviewing and providing suggestions for the proposal. Upon receiving feedback, entrants may begin writing essays. Entries should be submitted by the end of June 2016. The Editorial Team reserves the right to review and proofread all manuscripts. For more detailed submission requirements, please refer to the attached guidelines.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact anniversary@ykpaoschool.cn.

Thank you for your support!

Editorial Team

选题表 Essay Proposal 征稿要求 Submission guidelines

Chinese Culture Week

Next week we will carry out our Chinese Cultural Week. Under the guidance of teachers, Y1 to Y4 students will have lessons according to different themes. Moreover, they will have a lot of wonderful activities to know more about our Chinese culture and experience the culture. Each year will have a presentation and Chinese speech day.

We welcome parents to come to join us. You can see the time and venue for our activities as following.

Year Time Venue
Y1 Monday  Morning(22nd June) 3rd period Classroom
4th period Auditorium
Y2 Wednesday Morning(24th June) 3rd period Classroom
4th period Gym
Y3 Monday  Afternoon(22nd June) 2ndperiod Classroom
3rd period Classroom
Y4 Monday Morning(22nd June) 2nd period Classroom
3rd period Gym

 

Maths Activity Week

After the Year End Assessment week, there will be a week for various Maths activities! Y1 and Y2 students will have so much fun playing a fantastic poker card Maths games. Y3 students will further their studies in the magic world of multiplication and find out the secrets of multiplication to challenge their minds. Y4 Maths activities are combined with the Chinese Culture Week. The students will be surprised to discover that Maths is closely related with Tea Culture. Y5 students will work in groups to create mini 3D show flats. They need to design furniture according to the scale and use environmental friendly materials to make models to decorate their show flat. Quite exciting and challenging! Also, Y3 to Y5 students will compete against each other in their houses to accomplish Maths tasks. It is a challenge not only for their Maths thinking abilities but also for their cooperation and creativity. We can’t wait to see their excellent performance!

Learning after End-Semester Assessment Week

The end-semester assessment week has just finished today, however, learning does not end after the semester assessments and school will continue with the regular programme until the last day. As you might have noticed from the information above, various activities organised by different subject departments are just about to be carried out after the assessment. Please ensure your child will still be fully engaged in classes, as any unnecessary personal leave might affect their learning progress. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

What do you get if you put helping, learning, and a child together? A happy child! Why? As a Chinese proverb goes that helping and serving others is the foundation of happiness. Furthermore, Service Learning is a strategy that integrates meaningful service to enrich the learning experience. To foster both successful learning and a sense of happiness, in the beginning of each school year, the Library Team invites our Year 5 students to join our Team to experience the daily duties during lunch breaks!

This year, our Student Librarians (Aimee, Nancy*, Ashley*, Sarah*, Yilin*, Sophie, Connie*, Heather, Nathaniel*, Anoushka*, Alexandra, Jackie, Peggy, Anna-Lee*, Charlie, Jacqueline, Vivian, Sam, Benjamin, Yvonne, Kitty, Susan, Diana, Maggie*, Cherry, and Aina) assist us to maintain our Library by tiding up reading area, shelving books, processing new books, and, the HOT job of the day, SCANNING books.

Most of our Student Librarians are doing a fantastic job that the REAL Librarians even feel THREATENED! What’s more, they set up such a good example that students of varied year groups are keen on helping out, too! Each of them was rewarded with a certificate and a Library kit during our Monday assembly. If you see a student doing our Library chores next time when you visit us, please give him/her a warm smile and say “Thank You”.

Happy Reading!!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

*Outstanding Librarians (who threatened the real Librarians)

Thank You

Dear Parents of BEEs volunteers, YK Pao Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Rock Band Friday Choir and English Choir,

To be a visitor arriving at the Eco Design Fair, greeted by a smiling BEEs volunteer — or to be drawn to the stage by your inspiring musical program — is to remember what a vibrant community we are all part of here in Shanghai.

The contributions of the YK Pao students, teachers, parents and support teams to this year’s fair were truly above and beyond the call.  We sincerely thank each of you for strengthening the educational purpose of the fair and providing so much joy to our visitors.

We understand it’s no small task as parents to orchestrate another event into your weekend, and to trust that it will be meaningful to your child.  Thank you to all of the wonderful parents and the YK Pao administration for supporting the Eco Design Fair with such dedication.

A special thank you to Mr. Dominic Murtagh and Mr. Dominic Mallon for ensuring that no detail was overlooked in the delivery of such an outstanding musical performance.

We’ll strive to improve on logistical details for next year, and welcome your feedback on how to make the fair better in 2016.

With admiration and gratitude,

The Eco Design Fair Organizing Committee

Message from PE Department

Congratulations & Well Done!

Well done to all our YKPS Fencing Team! They competed in their first fencing tournament at the weekend at YKPS Primary. We had over 40 fencers from 4 different international schools. YK Pao did very well coming 2nd in both the Primary Age Group (Year 5 Jamin) and 2nd in the Open Age Group (Y7 Aiden). Well done to all our fencers, we look forward to more fencing at YK Pao School in the years to come.

Also congratulations to the U11 Basketball Team who defeated HQIS by 18 points on Wednesday in their last game of their season.

Sports Awards Evening: June 18th 6pm-7:30pm

A reminder to everyone that our Sports Awards Evening is coming up, on June 18th 6pm-7:30pm in the Auditorium. Here we will celebrate all our school teams this year, we will host a very special VIP guest from the world of sport and hand out trophies for the Most Improved Player and Most Valuable Player for every school team. We will also be announcing the winners of the Year 1-3 and Y4&5 Student Athletes of the Year Awards for boys and girls. Parents and students are welcome to attend. Dress code = Formal. This will be the highlight of the school sporting calendar, hope to see everyone there!

Good Luck!

Best wishes to our footballers next week who will play in several friendly matches vs SUIS and Wellington College, in their final matches of the season.

Year 5 vs SUIS Hongqiao @ SUIS on Monday

Year 3 & Girls Football team vs Wellington, @ Wellington on Tuesday

Year 1 & 2 Football team vs Wellington @ YKPS Primary on Wednesday

Sport for Life Football, Remaining Sundays:

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

Buses leave YKPS at 0900 and return at 13:30. 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.

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

A reminder to spectators when supporting our young YK Pao athletes:

  1. Positive encouragement only
  2. Our students are learning about respect, integrity and compassion
  3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers
  4. 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:

June

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

Newsletter 5 June 2015

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It has been an extremely busy week! I know this because it barely seems like a day since Monday morning! We have had the opportunity to meet with our existing and our new Year 1 parents, combined our Primary and Secondary choirs during a lovely recital last Tuesday, prepared for this evening’s Spring Concert which will feature over 200 young musicians, and we are working on our written reports.

I am reminded of the adage, “If you want a job to be done, ask a busy person.” I would like to pay tribute to all of our teachers who are working extremely hard at present to ensure that all of the events and activities that we have planned are carried out effectively and do not disrupt too much classroom time. This can be a very difficult balance to achieve and I think they have managed this wonderfully just recently.

We look forward to another busy week ahead. Assessment activities will enable us to consider each child’s performance once more before the end of the year. This always brings a lot of marking for staff, but it enables them to reflect upon each student’s progress before they finalise the end of semester reports.

On behalf of us all, we wish you a good weekend. Our good luck and best wishes go to our musicians who are performing at the Kerry Centre, Jing An on Sunday. Thanks to our music colleagues who have been at full stretch this week. They have done a wonderful job, as have the students.

My final words go to our Student Council which successfully campaigned for a Dress Casual Day in order to support an appeal for the victims of the Nepal Earthquakes. With your wonderful support, they have already raised RMB 57,000 for the cause, and they hope to add to this by way of voluntary contributions at tonight’s concert.

Have a great weekend!

Stranger Danger

It has come to our attention that there are several strangers standing outside our school and talking to our students. They choose to stand a few feet from our front gate or at the end of the alley by Wuding Lu at the beginning of the day and during release, at the end of the day. These individuals are passing out random papers and asking for our students’ name and phone numbers. We were quite surprised to see that our students did not hesitate to  give out their  name or phone number.

Please take a moment to talk to your child about the dangers of speaking to strangers. We have also taken additional measures and spoken with our security guards and they will ask these individuals to leave the children alone.

End-of-Semester Assessment Week

End-of-Semester Assessment Week is coming. Please check the attached arrangement for the Review Week.

 End-Semester Assessment Timetable_ June 8th-12th

English End of Semester Assessment

The end of semester assessments for English will take place across all year levels that involve a range of diagnostic tests.  Teachers will assess writing, reading fluency, reading comprehension, language conventions (punctuation, grammar and spelling) and speaking. The purposes of these assessments are to provide the teachers with information about the students’ progress in their classes and to inform next year’s teachers their incoming class’ strengths and areas of further development.  These details will not be publicly shared, though; the end of semester reports that will be sent home in the next few weeks will reflect these students’ development.  Please be assured that these diagnostic tests will be used for the sole purpose of informing teaching and learning and no part of the test will be discussed further with students or parents. As the end of semester tests are diagnostic, there is no need to prepare them or practice for these tests.  Just the usual healthy breakfast and a good night sleep the night before would be sufficient.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

Personal Leave

The review week will be finished next Friday, however, school will continue with the regular programme until the last day. Learning does not end after the semester assessments and all students should still be fully engaged in classes. Please avoid unnecessary utilization of the children’s personal leave as it might affect their learning progress. And as a gentle reminder, students may only take six leave days per year. Any day taken over this number will be recorded on their school report.

School Report Translation

As we have limited manpower, and end of semester is one of the busiest periods of the school, at present we can only help to provide the translation of the current semester’s School Report. If you need to translate this semester’s School Report, please submit your translation request to Desiree Zhao in the Executive Principal’s Office from 8th to 18th June by email or phone. 18th June is the deadline, any request after the deadline will not be accepted.

Parents can come to school to get the translated School Report during 6th July to 4th September.

Email: desiree.zhao@ykpaoschool.cn     Tel: 61671999-8211

Enrichment Programme

As the end of the semester approaches, we would like to remind you that next week is the last week for EP classes this year and parents are welcome to observe the classes if interested. Please be advised that due to Review Week arrangement, there will be no EP classes on Wednesday afternoon. Thank you for your attention.

Notice on Tuition Fee

The 1st Semester Fee of school year 2015-16 Notice will be issued on Friday June 12th. Please be aware of this or check your email then.

Message from the School Nurse

Please kindly find the attached Monthly Health of June.

6月洗手

Message from General Services

A professional uniform company will run the uniform shop from 1st of Aug. Due to this, some of our current stock of uniforms will be greatly discounted.

From 80% off!

8:30am to 5:30pm

Monday to Friday

8th June to 30th June

Art Department – Competition

Dear YK Pao art students, below is information regarding an upcoming art competition run by four different associations: China Youth Culture and art Association, Artist Association, China Movie & Music Association, and Talent foundation.

Theme: Harmonious China

Who: Open to all ages

Medium: Calligraphy, Chinese painting, watercolour painting, Gouache painting, Cartoons, paper cut-out, collage, pottery, open to other mediums.

Size: Works must be no larger than 110cm x 32cm

When: Please email a digital jpg file of your finished artwork to kassey.bian@ykpaoschool no later than the morning of June 15th.

How: See application attached and bring this filled out with your artwork. Along with two passport sized photographs of yourself.

Good luck and have fun creating!

Art Competition Form June 2015

Message from PE Department

Congratulations & Well Done!

Well done to all the Y4, 5, 6 & 7 students that took part in our Sports Day last week. We had a fantastic event and lots of fun for all involved. Congratulations to Winter House the winners. House points and points won from the Mini Biathlon Challenge in swimming classes will go towards the overall House Points totals. Who will be crowned House Champion?

Congratulations also go to our Girl’s Netball Team that played in a friendly match vs Wellington College this week. An excellent team performance and some very promising performances by the YK Pao Girls, a big thank you to Ms Victoria and Ms Clare for all their hard work!

Well done to all our Girls in the Football Team. They came 3rd in their final SSSA Tournament at the weekend. Mr. Toby and all the PE Team are very proud of all their efforts this year and already excited for next year’s season with our young team!

Well done also to our YK Pao Rugby Team that played vs our Secondary Rugby team this week. Great results in both matches and lots more to come from this team next year! Well done to Mr. James for organising.

Good Luck!

Best wishes to all our Fencers involved in the fencing tournament on Saturday at YK Pao Primary. Teams from Wellington College, SUIS Pudong and SCL amongst others will attend. This is our last SSSA Tournament of the year, everyone welcome to come and support!

Sport for Life Football, Remaining Sundays:

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.

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

A reminder to spectators when supporting our young YK Pao athletes:

  1. Positive encouragement only
  2. Our students are learning about respect, integrity and compassion
  3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers
  4. 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:

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

各位包校集体成员,

真是忙碌的一周!周一早集会的情景还历历在目,转眼已到周五,一周即将过去了。本周,我们分别和现有的一年级学生家长以及下学年即将入学的新一年级学生家长见了面;在周二的时候,中小学部的合唱团成员们在小学部相聚一堂并为全校师生献上了一台温馨的小型音乐会。此外,200多位小音乐家们为了今晚的春季音乐会也在抓紧时间进行练习与彩排;而老师们则是忙于撰写学生报告卡。

最近,我常常想到一句谚语:“如果你想完成一个任务,应该请个事物繁忙的人去做”,因为忙的人善于规划,再忙也能忙完。在这里,我要向我们的老师表达敬意之情,在期末期间他们都异常忙碌,不仅要保证计划好的项目与活动能有效地开展,还要确保活动不过多影响课堂教学时间。尽管这一平衡很难把握,但老师们却做得很棒。

我们也期待期末评估周的到来。各项评估活动也将让我们在学期结束前再次回顾并总结每个孩子这一学期以来的表现。通常,老师们在评估周里要进行很多评分工作,但这些数据也将从一个侧面帮助老师了解学生的进步情况以便他们在报告卡中给出更全面的总结。

我谨代表全体包校员工祝大家周末愉快,也祝那些将于本周日在静安嘉里中心表演的小音乐家们一切顺利。音乐组老师们本周任务繁重,我们衷心感谢他们的付出。无论是学生还是老师,你们都表现得非常出色。

最后,我要说说我们的学生会。为援助尼泊尔地震灾民,由学生会发起的“便装日”活动已经成功地募集到了57,000人民币,希望今晚音乐会后的自愿性募捐活动能继续募集到更多的善款。

祝大家周末愉快!

不向陌生人透露自己的个人信息

我们注意到上学和放学的时候,有一些陌生人在学校附近与学生攀谈。他们就站在校门口不远的地方及靠近武定西路的弄堂口。这些人还向学生派发传单并要求孩子们留下姓名和电话。我们很吃惊地发现,一些学生竟然毫不犹豫地就向这些陌生人透露了自己的信息。

烦请家长们花些时间与学生交流一下向陌生人透露自己信息的危害性。我们也已经采取了措施并和保安沟通,他们会让这些派发传单的人不要再骚扰我们的学生。

期末测评周

期末测评周已临近,请查看附件内测评周的安排。

End-Semester Assessment Timetable_ June 8th-12th

英语期末测试

各个年级将进行一系列的诊断性测试作为英语学科的期末测试。老师将从写作、阅读流利程度、阅读理解、语言规范(标点符号的使用、语法正确性和拼写准确性)以及口语等方面考察学生的综合能力。让老师了解学生在本班的提高程度以及为下一学年接手该班英语教学的老师提供该班的学习情况是本次测试的目的。我们不会公布测试的细节,但家长可以从几周后派发的报告卡上了解到孩子们的整体情况。请放心,这些测试信息只是为教学提供参考信息,我们不会就测试情况再与学生或家长做进一步探讨。我们利用期末测试来诊断学生的学习情况,因此学生无需为测试做特别的复习或准备,他们只需保证充足的睡眠、吃一顿健康的早餐即可。感谢您的理解与支持。

事假

期末评估周将于下周五结束,但学校的课程和教学仍将照常进行直至学期最后一天。复习周后学生仍将在课堂上投入学习。请避免不必要的事假以免影响学生的正常学习。此外还请注意学生每年只能请事假六天,超过的天数将被作为未经学校批准的事假标明在报告卡上。

报告卡翻译

鉴于学校的人力有限,且学期末为学校最繁忙的阶段之一,学校目前仅提供翻译当前学期的报告卡评语,如果您需要翻译本学期的报告卡评语,请于6月8日至6月18日之间通过邮件或电话的方式向执行校长办公室的Desiree Zhao老师提交翻译申请,6月18日为截止日期,之后提交的翻译申请将不被受理。

家长可以于7月6日至9月4日间来校领取翻译好的报告卡评语页面。

邮件地址: desiree.zhao@ykpaoschool.cn          电话: 61671999-8211

拓展课安排

学期临近尾声,借此机会我们想提醒各位,下周是本学期拓展课程的最后一周,我们欢迎家长来校观摩上课情况。请注意的是,由于期末评估周的原因,下周五下午没有拓展课安排。谢谢您的关注。

学费通知

学校将于6月12日(周五)让学生带回2015-16学年第一学期的缴费通知书,请您到时注意查收或关注您的邮箱查收相关邮件。

来自校医的消息

请查看附件内的6月健康月报。

6月洗手

来自总务处的消息

由于业务调整的需要,明年校服运营将交于专业的校服公司统一管理。故对学校现有的一些库存作降价促销处理。

2折起!

68日开始至630

每天8:30am – 5:30pm

周一至周五

艺术组展评活

亲爱的包校学生们,由中国青少年文化艺术协会、艺术家联合会、中国电影音乐学会和中国智慧工程研究会智慧科技基金管理委员会主办的第九届全国青少年文化艺术展评活动即将开幕。展评活动相关内容如下:

评选主题:和谐中国

参赛者年龄范围:向所有年龄段孩子开放

参选项目:书法、国画、油画、水粉画、漫画、剪纸、拼贴、陶器等均可。

作品尺寸:不得大于110cm x 32cm

完成作品后,请于6月15日之前将JPG格式的图片发给美术组的Kassey老师,邮件地址为kassey.bian@ykpaoschool 。

怎样报名:请务必将附件里的申请表填写完整,连同作品一并上交,并附上两张护照证件照。

祝大家好运,享受创作所带来的乐趣吧!

Art Competition Form June 2015

来自体育组的信息

祝贺!

上周的四至七年级体育日活动在松江校区成功举行。孩子们参与了很多有趣的活动并乐在其中。祝贺冬季学院取得了最终的胜利。在游泳课中因参加小型两项竞赛而赢得的学院分将纳入学院总分之中,究竟哪个学院会摘得本学期的桂冠呢?

本周,我们的女子无板篮球队与惠灵顿国际学校的球队进行了一次友谊赛。这支团队的整体表现非常亮眼,其中一些孩子的表现更预示着她们是非常有潜力的选手。感谢Victoria老师和Clare老师为这支球队付出的精力与时间!

让我们祝贺全体足球女将们,她们于上周末在上海学校体育协会组织的锦标赛上取得了第三名。Toby老师和全体体育组成员们都为她们的勤奋与努力而感到骄傲,同时,也期待她们在明年的赛季上有更出色的表现!

本周,包校橄榄球队与中学部的球队进行了一场较量。孩子们在两场比赛中都有不俗的表现。我们期待这支队伍在来年有更长足的进步!感谢James老师组织和协调橄榄球项目在包校的推广。

祝好运

本周六,我们的击剑选手们将参加在包校小学部举行的击剑锦标赛。届时,来自惠灵顿国际学校、协和双语学校浦东分校、宋庆龄学校的各支队伍也将参加比赛。让我们祝孩子们好运!这是今年上海学校体育协会组织的最后一场比赛,欢迎大家前来为孩子们加油助威!

Sports for Life,周日足球赛

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

校车将于上午9点离校,并于中午12点返回学校(6月14日,因颁奖仪式的进行,校车将于下午13:30返校)。如果车内仍有空位,我们也欢迎家长随车同行。如果家长想自己带孩子前往上海美国学校,请在9:45之前抵达现场。

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

  1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励
  2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱
  3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者
  4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

接下来的各项比赛:

6

6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Newsletter 29 May2015

各位包校集体成员,

随着天气越来越温热潮湿,我们想提醒各位家长的是,学校要求学生在室外活动时戴上校帽。也请家长们支持我们,将这个消息传递给孩子们以加深他们的印象。在课间休息时间没有戴校帽的学生将只能留在阴凉处休息。

本周,我们尝试了新的雨天放学计划以方便家长更有序地接领自己的孩子。整个流程进行得非常顺畅,教学楼里也较以前安静、有序了很多。感谢大家的支持与配合。在此试运行的经验和基础上,我们又做了以下微调:

  • 15:30安置好帐篷供家长等候使用
  • 四年级家长于15:50进入教学楼去指定教室接孩子
  • 三、五年级家长于15:55进入教学楼去指定教室接孩子
  • 一、二年级家长于16:00进入教学楼去指定教室接孩子

请注意,我们要求所有家长从侧楼梯上楼,从主楼梯撤离。您可以将雨伞先留在出入口的置物桶里,离开教学楼时再带走即可。

感谢各位的支持让新的雨天放学计划得以顺利执行,我们已经明显感受到楼道里安静、平和了许多,这样的环境对学生、家长和员工来说也更为安全。

今天,四、五年级在松江校区举行的体育日活动非常成功。我们也很高兴见到不少家长前往松江观看孩子活动。感谢中小学部体育组团队的通力合作,为孩子们组织了这样一场精彩又有意义的活动。

近期,教学员工们正在努力撰写学生报告卡,音乐组在为6月5日的春季音乐会积极做准备,我们的语文老师在精心策划中国文化周的活动内容,五年级的师生们在琢磨毕业典礼的安排,一至四年级的足球小将们也将迎来他们本赛季最后几场比赛,而老师们也已开始规划下一学年的课程安排与教学计划。学期已临近尾声,随着各项期末安排映入眼帘,学校也渐渐进入了最繁忙的一季。尽管事情繁多,工作忙碌,但这也让人觉得非常值得。

最后,祝您度过一个轻松愉快的周末!

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长,

六月将至,我们的新书快报页面 (http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/newbooks )更新啦!随着暑期的临近,我们准备了大量的书籍供孩子在假期间阅读。孤独星球出版的<Not-For-Parents>系列为孩子讲述了全球最受欢迎景点的真实内幕。尽管它是儿童版丛书,但是我相信你与你的小小旅行家一定会沉浸其中的!新系列<The Seven Sequels>包含了七部与众不同的冒险小说,它们互相关联,也可单本阅读。读者们再也不必先读第一部,然后苦苦等待第二部啦!

如果你的孩子不爱阅读,何不尝试下我们的绘本和漫画呢!作为一名绘本粉丝,我完全不认为绘本是仅供儿童阅读的书籍,因此我想邀请你与你的小书虫一同分享一本绘本(试试我们的新书吧!)。你可能会发现一旦开始阅读了,就很难停下来咯!不妨选择我们的新书Neil Gaiman的<Blueberry Girl> 作为第一本分享书。 <My Great Big Mamma>这本书最初是用法文写的,它向读者传达了与众不同的观点——孩子该如何看待 “胖”的问题 。书中传达的爱没有偏见,令人感到甜蜜安心。

新增的漫画小说集之一<El Deafo>是2015年纽伯瑞获奖图书。没错,它的确是一本漫画书。阅读漫画是提升读写能力的捷径,尤其对于缺乏自信心的孩子来说,由于他们尚未达到一定的阅读水平,从而缺乏阅读信心。 此外,让患有阅读障碍症的孩子去读一页书,也许会令他们感到沮丧,然而当他们读完一页漫画后,通常会拥有一种成就感。成就感相当重要,能够大大提升自信心,让孩子自然而然地爱上阅读。

每当新书送来的时候我总会感到无比兴奋,孜孜不倦地翻阅每一页。为了节省您的时间,请您定期来我们的新书快报页面逛一逛,发现图书馆里隐藏的宝藏吧!

最后,我感谢大家在图书馆系统更换期间的支持!图书馆新系统终于要在六月与大家见面啦!如果您在未来几周内收到我们的通知,请督促您的孩子归还所有超期的图书,以免他的借阅权限在暑假期间被暂停。

阅读愉快!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

期末复习周

期末复习周已临近,请查看附件内复习周的安排。

 End-Semester Assessment Timetable_ June 8th-12th

来自拓展项目处的消息

65日下午的拓展课取消

为了让我们的小音乐家们有充裕的时间做好准备,本学期的春季音乐会由原先的5月8日周五延期到6月5日周五举行。为了配合当天晚上的演出,6月5日下午原定的拓展课将全部取消。请家长注意孩子放学后的安排和接领。

学校场馆预定政策

为了支持包校学生及家长的体育锻炼、持恒健身的需求,我校在周末向包校家长及其子女开放小学部的室内体育场馆、室外足球场以及室外篮球场的租用。请至少提前一周向拓展项目处查询预定。我们不接受临时的单次场地租用并建议每学期起租用次数不得低于六次。我们会收取几近成本的费用抵扣场地租用中所产生的维护和保洁开支。关于学校周末场地租用的相关政策和租用安排,请邮件拓展项目处咨询:ep@ykpaoschool.cn

来自音乐组的信息

年度春季音乐会

一年一度的包校春季音乐会将于6月5日周五18:30在小学部礼堂举行(18:00开始入场)。今年的春季音乐会将由中国民乐团、弦乐团、中文合唱团、英文合唱团、周五合唱团、管乐团、弦乐小组、重新整合的摇滚乐团以及Rob老师指导的打击乐俱乐部参与演出。为了确保每个家庭都能够欣赏到自己孩子的表演,每个参演学生家庭仅可限量领取2张免费入场券。入场券可于下周二开始在学校前台处领取。

音乐会尾声时,我们还安排了一场为援助尼泊尔抗震救灾的募款活动。

周六音乐课程

本周六将是本学年最后一次周六音乐课。乐器私教课的学生务必确保暑假期间在家继续勤奋练习,提高自己的演奏技能。

中小学合唱团交流演出

下周二上午,所有小学部的合唱团将与来自中学部的合唱团联手带来一场音乐会。该交流演出已演变为年度活动,去年的演出相当成功。但是很遗憾,由于学生人数众多且涉及场地问题,因此无法向家长开放。

哈佛大学鳄鱼合唱团一场精彩的听觉盛宴

哈佛大学鳄鱼合唱团将于6月10日周三来包校为大家演出!几年前他们也曾来包校表演过,如果当年您曾观摩过他们的演出就一定知道他们的表演是多么得有趣!请查阅附件中的海报。此次演出的门票即将于学校前台处开售,价格为每张80元。先到先得哦!

Krokodiloes poster

静安嘉里中心2015春季生态环保设计展演出

来自弦乐团、英文合唱团、周五合唱团、管乐团以及摇滚乐团的学生将于6月7日星期天下午14:00在静安嘉里中心演出。参加演出的学生需要在下午13:15到嘉里中心集合。

来自体育组的信息

祝贺

祝贺上周参加体育活动的全体运动员们。孩子们参加了田径、乒乓球和足球比赛,且成绩优异。同时,我们也要感谢一如既往给予支持的各位家长!

祝好运

让我们祝11岁以下年龄段的女子足球队员们于本周六在西华国际学校的足球锦标赛上取得好成绩。这是她们今年最后一场球赛,希望她们一切顺利,同时,我们要特别祝福那些本赛季发挥出色且即将毕业的五年级孩子。

我们的11岁以下年龄段橄榄球队将于下周二进行其首场比赛,让我们将最真诚的祝福送给他们。橄榄球是包校小学部的一个新兴运动项目,感谢James老师为促成该项目的开展所作出的努力。

来自体育和活动主任Chris Gibbs的信息

尊敬的家长,

5月28日即本周四,我们向全体家长发了一封通知信,信件内容与6月19日在中学部举行的“创办人挑战赛”有关。烦请有意参加此次活动的家长仔细阅读该通知,因为我们决定限制当天来自中学部和小学部的参与人数。这些不得已的变动是为了确保赛事安全和品质达到既定标准。详情还请参阅昨天发出的通知。 我要再次感谢所有有意参加此次活动的家长和学生们,对于此次更改造成的不便,我们深表歉意。鉴于大家对此类活动的热烈响应,以后我们会为跨校活动提前做好更周全的规划,让中小学两校家庭得享活动的乐趣。感谢您的理解与支持。

祝好!

Chris Gibbs

体育和活动主任

Sports for Life,周日足球赛

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

校车将于上午9点离校,并于中午12点返回学校(6月14日,因颁奖仪式的进行,校车将于下午13:30返校)。如果车内仍有空位,我们也欢迎家长随车同行。如果家长想自己带孩子前往上海美国学校,请在9:45之前抵达现场。

由上海学校体育协会组织的击剑比赛

一年一度的由上海学校体育协会主办的击剑比赛将于6月6日在包校小学部开战。任何在中小学部有击剑经验的学生都可以报名参加此次锦标赛。如果你有兴趣参赛,请联系体育组的Toby老师,含有活动详情的通知信将于稍后发出。本次比赛将于6月6日即周六的9点整开始。比赛包含两个年龄组别:小学组(塑料佩剑)和混龄组(各年龄段更有经验的击剑选手)。

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

  1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励
  2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱
  3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者
  4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

接下来的各项比赛:

5

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

6

6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

As the weather becomes warmer and more humid, we would like to remind you that we expect students to wear hats during outside play. Do please support us by giving this message to your child(ren). Anyone not wearing a hat will be asked to stay in a sheltered area during play times.

We trialed a new Wet Day Dispersal routine for parents collecting their children. It went very well and the building was much calmer and safer as a result. Thanks to everybody for their help and cooperation. We would like to refine the arrangements slightly as below.

  • Tents will be erected at 3.30 p.m. for parents.
  • Year 4 parents enter the building at 3.50 p.m.
  • Year 3 and 5 parents will be invited to enter the building at 3.55 p.m.
  • Year 1 and 2 parents will be invited to enter the building at 4:00 p.m.

Please note that all parents are asked to use the small staircase on entry to the building and to use the main staircase on exiting. Umbrellas can be left at the entrance to the building and collected as you leave.

Thank you for your help to ensure that the dispersal arrangements run smoothly. Already, the building is a calmer, quieter and safer place for students, parents and staff at the end of a wet day.

It was an excellent Sports Day at Songjiang today for our Year 4 and 5 students. We were pleased to see so many of you there. A big thank you to the PE teams on both campuses who collaborated so well to enable such a wonderful and worthwhile event.

Staff is working hard on their reports. The music department is busy preparing for the Spring Concert on June 5th. Our Mandarin teachers are preparing an excellent Chinese Culture Week. Year 5 students and staff are thinking about their Graduation Ceremony. The final football fixtures for our Year 1-4 teams are approaching. Teachers are working hard to prepare and plan the curriculum for the next academic year and our end of year arrangements are coming into a clearer focus. These are busy, productive and very rewarding times!

Have a restful and relaxing weekend.

Message from Library

Dear Parents,

It’s June, and our New Book page has just been updated: ( http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/newbooks ). As the summer holiday is approaching, we will prepare a lot of books for your child’s holiday reading. The Not-For-Parents series by Lonely Planet provides our children with the real, inside story about world’s most popular destinations. It is “Not-for-parents,” but I’m sure you’ll enjoy this series a lot when reading with your little traveller. For fiction readers, the new, but unusual, series, The Seven Sequels, features seven books that are connected but can stand alone as individual adventures. Readers don’t have to start with book 1 and wait for book 2 any more!

If your child is a reluctant reader, why not try our picture books or graphic novels! As a picture book lover, I strongly disagree that picture books are for young children. This is why I’m inviting you to share a picture book (try our New Books!!) with your little bookworm. You might find it difficult to stop. As parents, one of our new books, Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman, is a good start for you. My Great Big Mamma, original written in French, shows us a different point of view of “fat” from a child. The book’s message of nonjudgmental love is sweetly reassuring.

El Deafo, one of the additions to our Graphic Novel collection. It is a 2015 Newbery Honor Book, and, indeed, it is a comic book. Graphic novels, or comics, are a great way to promote literacy, especially when children have lower self-esteem because they aren’t strong readers that can discourage them from wanting to read. Additionally, for children with dyslexia, while it might be very frustrating for them to finish a page of a traditional book, they often feel a sense of accomplishment when they complete a page in a comic book. Accomplishment is important. It’s a huge self-esteem booster and leads to kids naturally wanting to read more.

I’m always excited when new books arrive and I can go on and on for pages. To save you more time, please have a look at our New Book page regularly and discover the hidden gems in the Library!

Lastly, I’d like to appreciate your kind support during the transition to our systems. We are finally launching our new Library system in June. Please encourage your children to return all the overdue items if you receive notices in the following weeks. Their borrowing privileges will be suspended during summer holiday if your children have any outstanding loans.

Happy Reading!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

End-of-Semester Review Week

End-of-Semester Review Week is coming. Please check the attached arrangement for the Week.

 End-Semester Assessment Timetable_ June 8th-12th

Message from Extension Program Office

EP classes will be cancelled on 5th June

To better prepare our young musicians for our main concert this semester, the Concert has moved from Friday 8th May to Friday 5th June. EP classes on 5th June will accordingly be cancelled to support the performance on that night. Parents please keep this adjustment in mind and make appropriate arrangements for your kids after school.

School Facilities Booking Policy

As you may know, YK Pao School makes the Gym, Football pitch and Basketball court available for hire during weekends to support the fitness and pioneering spirit of our students and parents.  Please accept this as a reminder to ensure that all booking of these three spaces is coordinated with the EP Office at least one week in advance. Please also note that the minimum number of participants accepted is six. We prefer not to hire any space for a one-off single event. To keep the maintenance and cleaning happen, the lending of the facilities will cause some cost fee involved. For more information regarding our policy and booking please contact: ep@ykpaoschool.cn

Message from Music Department

Annual Spring Concert

The annual Spring Concert will take place on Friday 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 Tuesday.

There will be a voluntary collection at the end of the concert in aid of the Nepal Earthquake relief.

Saturday Morning Music Programme

This Saturday is the last Saturday of this academic year. Individual instrumentalists should make sure that they know what they should be practising over the summer to keep up and improve their skills.

Joint Choir Recital

On Tuesday all the choirs from Primary and Secondary will perform in a concert at primary in the morning. This is becoming an annual event and was very successful last year. Unfortunately, due to the large numbers of students involved, we cannot open it up to parents.

The Harvard Kroks – A Fun Evening of Vocal Entertainment!

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 are on sale from reception. It will be first come first served!

 Krokodiloes poster

Students performing at the Eco Fair at the Kerry Centre, Jing An

Students from our Orchestra, English Choir, Friday Choir, Wind Ensemble and Rock Ensemble will be performing at the Kerry Centre in Jing An at 2pm on Sunday, 7th June. Performers will need to be there for 13:15pm.

Message from PE Department

Congratulations

Well done to all our student athletes last week. We sent students to Athletics, Table Tennis and Football amongst others. All the results coming back were very positive. As always thank you to the parents for all your positive support.

Good Luck

Best wishes to our U11 Girl’s Football Team who will play in their final SSSA Tournament at WISS on Saturday. We wish them well, especially the departing Y5 students who have played so well during this season.

Best wishes to our U11 Rugby Team who will play their first match next Tuesday. A great new sport at YKPS Primary, we wish them all the best. Well done Mr. James for organising.

Message from Mr. Chris Gibbs Director of Sport

Dear Parents:

On Thursday, May 28th, an e-mail was sent out to all parents regarding the Founder’s Challenge swimming event at secondary campus on June 19th.  For those who have expressed interest in this event, please do read that update as we have had to limit the participation of this event.  These changes were made for organizational reasons so we could host a safe, high-quality event.  Please read the notice sent yesterday for further details.  Again, I would like to thank all parents and students who showed interest in participating this year.  Due to the incredible response for this kind of event, we will be planning early for how we can offer future opportunities for families at both campuses. Thank you for your outstanding support and understanding.

Sincerely,

Chris Gibbs

Director of Sport

Sport for Life Football, Remaining Sundays:

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:

  1. Positive encouragement only
  2. Our students are learning about respect, integrity and compassion
  3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers
  4. 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:

May

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at WISS

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening