本周，学校邀请了来自美国的语言教授Dr Jonathan Lovell对本校的英语组老师和有兴趣的其他学科的老师进行为期两周、以如何指导孩子写作为主题的培训活动。希望我们的老师都能享受学习并有所启发，让我们的孩子最终受益。
人文关怀角 – 人文关怀主任Shane老师
|09:00 – 10:00||10:00 – 11:00||11:00 – 12:00|
|Chinese Name中文名||English Name英文名||Class班级|
Morgan Walter Yee
Andrew Alan Peden
Verity Jane Amos
详情请询：包校香港办公室 柯老师 联系电话：（852）28423882邮箱：email@example.com
联络人-李旭元，电话-86 21 61671999*1*8110，邮件joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear YK Pao School Community,
It’s a busy week with students fully engaged in different assessments. Teachers will be marking scripts, analysing data, writing reports and other semester-end work over the next week. It is really nice to finally see our students having fun outdoors when the weather and air quality are good. However, we would like to remind you that some diseases such as mumps and chicken pox are coming after us recently. Let’s strengthen students’ self management skills and train them to take care of themselves and pay attention to their personal hygiene.
There is only one week left before the Winter Holiday. It’s good to see most students stay till the last school day. Learning does not end after the semester assessments and school will continue with its regular programme in and out of campus. On the schedule, we’ve arranged a maths excursion for Y1 students, piano concerts for the whole school on Monday and Tuesday, the Winning House Party on Wednesday and a joint concert with Secondary Choir on Thursday. We hope our kids do not miss any of these, and we are proud of those who show their commitment to learning by sticking to the school’s arrangement.
Not only with teaching and assessment arrangement, teachers are also involved in other affairs. This week, we’ve invited Dr Jonathan Lovell, an American language professor, to deliver a two-week training on guided writing to all English teachers and interested teachers of other subjects. We wish our teachers enjoy the training session and get inspirations from it, and our students can benefit from what teachers have learned in the end.
Announcement on Class Suspension according to the Heavy Air Pollution Emergency Responses
Announced by the municipal government on this Wednesday, kindergartens, primary and high schools in Shanghai will suspend classes on heavily polluted days.
According to a heavy air pollution emergency response plan issued on the same day by the municipal government, Shanghai will adopt a four-tier color alert system for air pollution.
A blue alert will be released when the city’s air quality index reading is forecast between 201 and 300 for 24 hours, a yellow alert for AQI of 201-300 for 48 hours, an orange for AQI of 301-450 for 24 hours, and a red for AQI of 451 and above for 24 hours.
When a red alarm is issued before 10pm and the pollution level remains afterwards, then schools and kindergartens will suspend classes for the following day. When a red alarm is issued before 6am on any day, schools and kindergartens will automatically suspend classes, no matter how much the air improves throughout the day. When a red alarm is issued after 6am and before the start of classes, schools and kindergartens will not close but there will be no outdoor activities. However, students who don’t attend class or arrive late will not be counted as absent.
We will closely pay attention to the notice sent by the Educational Bureau and the related information via public media.
Pastoral Care Corner by Director of Pastoral Care – Mr Shane
Please check the attachment for more details.
All the assessments are arranged a week before the last week of the semester, however, school will continue with regular programme until the last school 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.
From the Library
The library will be closed over the whole of the Spring Festival holiday. Please note that all overdue books that have not been returned by Friday 17th January will need to be replaced or paid for by the borrower. Lost books will incur a fee of RMB 100.
Students who have no overdue books in their account are welcome to borrow books for the holidays.
Happy Spring Festival from the Library Staff and we hope that you have an enjoyable time with your families.
The end of Semester One is rapidly approaching and we have a mountain of lost items in the lost property box. We will be displaying these items outside the guards’ office every day on the last week of semester, 20th – 24th January. Please make every effort to go through the lost property and retrieve your child’s clothing. Any items not claimed by 24th January will be either disposed of or washed and offered for sale during second-hand bazaar.
Read to Feed
The Read to Feed programme is a reading incentive service-learning program that offers global education opportunities and will foster in children a love for reading, a passion to help others and a motivation to help create a better world. In the past three years we’ve supported many families in Sichuan and Xinjiang. As we’ll start the programme again next semester, we’d like to briefly introduce the programme to you first. Please kindly check the attached letter.
Following the successful winter concert, the spectacular piano concert is now coming up for us. We welcome all interested parents to attend the piano concert held at the morning assemblies on Monday and Tuesday. You will be enjoying the wonderful solo pieces and piano duets presented by our young musicians from the piano club. Good luck to all the performers in advance!
Message from Music Department
Please note that this Saturday is the last Saturday of the Saturday Music Programme this semester. There will be no rehearsals next week after school – with the exception of the Wind Ensemble on Wednesday. All choir rehearsals will be taking place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as the choirs will be singing to the school on Thursday. Parents are unfortunately not invited to this as there will be no space. The secondary choirs will also be performing.
Next Semester the Saturday Music Programme will remain the same with the addition of individual Erhu tuition from 11:00 – 12:00.
Saturday Schedule for next term – Dates to be finalised, but starting on Saturday 22nd February.
|09:00 – 10:00||10:00 – 11:00||11:00 – 12:00|
|Percussion Club||Drum Lessons||Drum Lessons|
|Beginner Chinese Ensemble||Chinese Ensemble||Erhu Lessons|
|Viola Lessons||Viola Lessons||Viola Lessons|
Instrumental lessons will be initially reserved for those already learning. Those currently in the ensembles are invited to return and anyone else wishing to join is welcome. All wishing to take part who have not been given the relevant form and information should contact Ms. Corie at email@example.com.
The ensembles will be performing in the Spring Concert on 23rd May.
Prospective Parents meet with Volunteer Parents and Subject Coordinators
We’ve organised around 400 prospective parents to meet with our volunteer parents and subject coordinators on January 15th and 16th.This Wednesday was for international families and Thursday for the local families. Prospective parents and our existing parents had a very great talk during free talking time and all Subject Coordinators got the chance to give subject presentations to all in detail.
Thanks to Principals, our volunteer parents and all the subject coordinators for taking their time for the meeting preparation and meeting with those parents.
Y5 Student Ambassadors
We have received almost 250 prospective parents who are interested in our school in the Information Meeting with Primary Principals on January 11th. Some Y5 students joined the event as young ambassadors to introduce the school facilities and answer the questions raised by parents naturally and gracefully. Those students are listed in the following chart:
|Chinese Name中文名||English Name英文名||Class班级|
A big thanks for their excellent performance! We will have another two Information Meetings with Primary Principals on February 22nd. We hope more Y5 students will be embrace the challenge as ambassadors to show and introduce YK Pao School from their own perspectives.
New International Teaching Assistants
At the end of this semester we will say goodbye to some ITAs from this semester. Gregory Plummer and Michael Vallance have worked very hard in our school and we thank them most sincerely and wish them all well in their new endeavours. The ITAs provide vital English support to our teachers and are either students having a gap-year between school and university or recent graduates. We have three new ITA’s beginning next semester and brief information about each of them follows.
Morgan Walter Yee
Morgan graduated from Rongotai College, and during his time in school, he actively participates in variety students’ associations and charity activities to support people who need help by organising fund raising. He loves sports, such as badminton, ice hokey and basketball, especially badminton in which he won several trophies in the regional champion tournaments. Furthermore, he intends to be an educator and would like to take education as his career for the future.
Andrew Alan Peden
Andrew graduated from Rongotai College. Despite taking an administrator’s role in the student council, he has not only taken an active part in sports activities, but also in a lot of student societies throughout his time at school. He is a sporty person and loves playing cricket, football and badminton and he is a hard core fan of the football and cricket school teams. He is extremely interested in Chinese and Chinese culture and looking forward to experiencing more when in China.
Verity Jane Amos
Verity graduated from Stourbridge College. Throughout her time at school, she supported all-round teaching and learning activities in and out the classrooms in a local school as a volunteer TA and helped junior students with their academic learning and activities. Meanwhile, she was involved in many students’ societies and joined the Adult Leader Programme. She is fond of music, art and sports, especially dancing and tennis. She is a member at Belbroughton Tennis Club.
Message from School Nurse
There is one student who has mumps and another who has chicken pox this week. Both students are now at home recuperating. Measures being taken by the School in an attempt to prevent the spread of the disease include a morning temperature check, disinfection of common areas and so on. If you find your child has a fever, red rashes on the face or body, loss of appetite or is swollen on the sides below the earlobes, please take him/her to the hospital for medical attention and also inform the class teacher and school nurse as soon as possible. Students should not take school bus without confirmation by a doctor that they do NOT have chicken pox or mumps.
With the Winter Holiday fast approaching, respiratory diseases quite often occur in children in winter and early spring. Notice to parents for the Winter Holiday will be released with the newsletter next week.
Please check the attached Monthly Health notice.
Reminder from Student Affairs Office
We’ve sent out a letter last week to check upon intentions of continue studying in YK Pao School for the 2nd Semester. It would be very much appreciated that if you can let us know your decision at latest by January 22nd, so we can make the procedures for withdrawal and admission smoother. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Message from PE Department
YKPS Football Teams in the Saturday and Sunday Competitions
Students will be having further sets of trials for the football teams for the Second Semester in their Team Sports time and at lunchtime.
We have started with Year 1 last Monday inviting the students who have been involved with the E.P. Football programme to show us what they can do. Other Year Groups will follow in due course.
Dates for football matches for parents’ calendars, will be sent out just as soon as we have received them.
Could I remind all parents that it is in your child’s interests to stay at home and recover if (s)he is unwell. It is not fair on the other students that a sick child is sent to school, potentially infecting other students. This makes it clear that all students present to school that are timetabled for swimming, should in fact be swimming. In the event of a serious injury or situation with your child, then a recent doctor’s note should be presented to the swimming teacher. This does not include a cold, tummy bug or headache obviously. In this case the student should not be in school.
Should there be any case of a long-term illness, then we would appreciate regular updates regarding your child’s situation and aptness for swimming classes please.
Early Morning Swimming Training for the YKPS Swim Team continues from 6.45 – 7.45. Please be prompt. Students will not be admitted to the water after 7 am.
Overseas Information Sessions of YK Pao School
The Information Sessions of YK Pao School at Hong Kong will be held on 25th January. Please kindly share the information with your friends who are interested to know about YK Pao School and our summer programs.
Time: 10am, Saturday 25th January, 2014
Venue: Zhejiang Heen (2/F, Kiu Fu Commercial Bldg, 300 Lockhart Rd, Wanchai)
In addition, YKPS information Session at International Montessori School will be held at 7pm on 23rd, January, at the School Hall, Tin Hau Campus
Inquiry: Hong Kong Office Ms. Lanco Ke Tel: (852)28423882 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from Student Affairs Office
2014 Primary and Secondary admission seasons have started. Please find detailed admission schedules below. We would appreciate it if you could forward this to parents and students who have the intention to join YK Pao School. They are welcomed to come and visit the school to get more information.
Primary School Admission Activities Information:
Events & Tests
|School Tour(English Group)||Every Tuesday9: 30am||Include the detail presentation to parents in English and have a school tour|
|School Tour(Chinese Group)||Every Thursday9:30am||Include the detail presentation to parents in Chinese and have a school tour|
|Information Meetings with Primary Principals||9:00am, SaturdayFeb. 22nd, 2014||Parents meet the Principals to know more about the education and admission information of Primary Division.|
|Open House||8:15am, Wednesday Feb. 26th, 2014||Class Observation.|
Secondary School Admission Activities Information:
Events & Tests
|Wednesday School Tour||Every Wednesday 2pm||Include the detail presentation to parents by Student Affairs Office and Director of International Office ; campus tour|
|Pao Exploration||1:00pm, SaturdayFeb. 22nd, 2014||Students sit in the classroom to experience the International Course; parents meet the Principals to know more about the education and admission information of Secondary Division.|
|New Y6 StudentsPre-screen Exam||9:30am,SatursdayFeb. 22nd, 2014||Pre-screen Exam for new Y6 students(Aug.2014 entrance)|
If you have any questions regarding Primary School please contact Ellen Han.
Tel: 61671999*1*8107, email: email@example.com
If you have any questions regarding Secondary School please contact Jackie Wu.
Tel: 61671999*2*8105, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice on Enrichment Programme of the Second Semester
The enrolment for EP classes in the following semester has completed by this Wednesday. The Finance Office will issue the confirmation and payment notice next week. Please note that the new round of EP classes will begin on 17th February and you can check the EP calendar shared by SAO before for more details.
Volunteer host families for Putonghua Summer Camp
The seventh YK Pao School Putonghua Summer Camp will be held this coming July. Lots of children from different countries will be coming to our school to learn Putonghua and experience Chinese culture. Some of them will stay with local families to learn about Chinese culture, share their culture and make friends.
We are currently looking for volunteer host families.
The dates of the Camp are as below:
30th June-11th July, 2014
Volunteer host families should be native Mandarin speakers.
Please contact our Chinese summer camp office if you would like to host a Summer Camp student, or if you wish to find out more please contact Joanna Li at 61671999*1*8110, email: email@example.com