人文关怀角 – 人文关怀主任Shane老师
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Dear YK Pao School Community,
School has, as always, been busy this week. We have hosted a number of important visitors and the students have, as usual, been wonderful ambassadors for the school.
Now that the weather is improving we have been able to start having our assemblies outside again. Also, we have started to plan and organise more outdoor trips and visits. Our Year 3 students visited the Botanical Gardens this week and the Year 5 students will be visiting the Aerospace Museum next week.
Today sees the end of our ‘Read to Feed’ month. We hope that the students have managed to read and learned a great deal and that they are now in a position to collect donations from their sponsors. We will be announcing the total funds raised next week during the Book Week. Thank you for your support with this excellent initiative.
We wish you and your family a restful and relaxing weekend.
In preparation for Book Week, Ms. Sarah Brennan (an international author from Hong Kong) will be visiting our school on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st March. During her visit, Ms. Brennan will be leading several assemblies and workshops for our students. In addition to this, Ms. Brennan has very kindly offered to run two parent workshops for all our YK Pao School parents.
The workshop, CREATING BOOKWORMS IN THE INTERNET AGE, will take place in our school auditorium at 2.30pm-3.30pm on Thursday and Friday. A letter will go out to all parents on Monday with more information about this.
Message on Chinese Production
Our students have rehearsed for two dances together with the dance teachers last Thursday. The video has been shared in the WeChat group for core and main actors, so that parents can support their child practice at home.
Actors’ performing ability affects the whole play. Though we’ve confirmed the actors at this stage, in considering the whole picture, slight adjustments might occur if necessary.
It’s hard to believe that we are over halfway to the big day. Students can fathom their roles, the language features of the lines in the play during their spare time at home to get a better understanding on his/her character. Try to feel and experience the life that character has, and little by little, students will be able to integrate themselves into the show. One step at a time, the process might reveal students’ potential for acting.
(Notice: core actors please bring two tin pencil-boxes to school next week, if you don’t have them, any two stationary that can make sounds will do as well)
Pastoral Care Corner by Director of Pastoral Care – Mr Shane
This month we are learning about self management during Circle Time. I thought it would be great to share an article from the National Association of School Psychologists to which I read about teaching self control. Please check the attachment for more details.
Read to Feed Programme
A reminder that all donations, donation forms and reading lists must be handed in this Monday 17th March. Ms Ying has a lot of statistical work to do before the final Book Week Assembly on 28th March so it is really important that the schedule is adhered to. A late return could mean that a student misses out on an invitation to join the trip to the Read to Feed recipient site in Anhui Province, or that their class does not receive that credit in time for consideration for the Winning Class Awards.
Message from the School Nurse
We have another student suffering from Chicken Pox this week.Measures being taken by the School in an attempt to prevent the spread of the chicken pox include a morning temperature check, disinfection of common areas, cancellation of whole-school assemblies and separating classes with confirmed cases at lunchtime. If you find your child has a fever or red rashes on the face or body, please take him/her to the hospital for medical attention. Please also inform the class teacher and school nurse as soon as possible.
Message from PTA
The following PTA meeting of this semester will be held at 14:00-16:00 on 21st March in RM 2220 of East Building. Class reps and year reps are expected to attend the meeting and we welcome parents who are interested as well. The tentative agenda is as follows:
- Eco fair planning update
- PTA organizational update (bylaw revision and provisional 2014-15 executive team expressions of interest)
- Principals’ Corner
- Parent Feedback
Here comes the annual Eco Fair again. This wonderful activity has become a classic event of our YK Pao Community. It is honored by the Y2 parents who volunteer to undertake the organization of the big event this year. We hope that we can give you a great experience.
The purpose of the Eco Fair is to let children learn how to become an “Environmentalist” every day. Therefore, we recommend parents help children to sort out the used items (such as old uniforms, books, toys, stationery and any useful items, except food) and do some necessary cleaning, then sell or exchange. In this way, children can experience how to reuse, help others, help the community and protect the environment. We propose to allow the children become the masters of this event and let them enjoy organizing, trading, exchanging and learning!
Meanwhile, we welcome all the nonprofit communities of the school, such as amateur groups, organizations and clubs established by our students, parents or teachers, to participate in the fair. It will be an excellent opportunity to interactive and represent to all your fans in school. Children, parents and teachers, play together!
The activity will start at 9:30 and last to 14:00. Besides the fair, we are also collecting children’s environmental works (such as environmentally artistic creation, creative handwork, etc.), and organize an exhibition. The work is not restricted to form, material, size and weight. As long as it is handmade and reflect the spirit of reuse is welcome to be submitted. You can choose to show it in the exhibition area only and quietly to let the visitors enjoyed. Or you also can choose to bravely stand out on stage to SHOW your wonderful work. We do believe that children, as versatile as you, will certainly be good at turning waste into wealth, turning the foul and rotten into the rare and ethereal! Anyone who hands in a piece of work will achieve an opportunity to take a close encounter and have an autographed photo with our mysterious invited guest!
How can such a great party be without games? All the games are specially using environmentally simple props, but full of creativity, and surprising fun! We have collected many good game ideas and learned a lot during the progress. Do you want to help us to realize these wonderful games and play together with kids? Please tell us in the enrollment form, we’ll contact you with many great ideas.
We also call for parents or even students to join in our volunteer team. Volunteers can participate in, such as game organization, booth layout, guest attendance, lunch voucher sale, photography, video recording, and goods carrying assistance and so on. No matter what kind of jobs you do, your participation will make the activity to be more secure and smooth. We look forward to working with you and contribute our effort to YK Pao community together!
Next Tuesday (March 18th), the kids will take the enrollment form to home. If you and your children decide to participate, you can fill in the form, and enclose relevant charges into the envelope to your homeroom teacher. We are very sorry to say, because of the limited booth and exhibition areas, we have to arrange enrollments according to the order of receiving forms, charges or the works for exhibition. We will confirm it with parents by email and messages.
If it happens to be a bad weather on the scheduled day, we will change it indoors without further notice. And during the event, school cafeteria will provide us with some simple lunch food. Menu will be attached with enrollment form next Tuesday.
April 19th, the whole school will be immersed in the joy! Don’t miss the opening show by our student band specially invited from the middle school division. Look forward to seeing you all there. Thank you!
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact following volunteers:
Overall：Mr. Wei, Y2C Mary’s dad，13916619157，firstname.lastname@example.org
Eco Fair: Ms. Kelly, Y2A Tina’s mom，13817873918，email@example.com
Eco Works：Ms. Amanda, Y2D Kevin’s mom，13601796769，firstname.lastname@example.org
Eco Games：Ms. Sandy, Y2C Jonathan’s mom，13601949022，email@example.com
Volunteer：Ms. Yilin, Y2C Susie’s mom，13701843158，firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from General Services Department
We have our new school slippers (a new item for our uniform) available now; you are welcome to buy it in the uniform room.
They are 50RMB/each pair.
Subject Information Meetings
The Information Meeting of Maths Department will be held at 18:00 on 18th March in the Auditorium and they are going to talk about:
-Introduction of Primary mathematics teaching and learning
-Brief introduction of English Maths
-How to enhance learning interests and learning efficiency, and develop practical problem solving skills
We are looking forward to seeing you in the meeting.
Message from Students’ Affair 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||Time||Content|
|School Tour (English Group)||Every Tuesday 9:30am-11:00am||Admission Information Session and School Tour(English Group)|
|School Tour (Chinese Group)||Every Thursday 9:30am-11:00am||Admission Information Session and School Tour(Chinese Group)|
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||Mar. 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.|
|Open House||April. 16th 2014||This is an opportunity for student to go into the classroom and have classes with YKPao students.|
|New Y6 StudentsPre-screen Exam||SaturdayApr. 19th, 2014||Pre-screen Exam for new Y6 students(Aug.2014 entrance)|
|Transfer Y9 Pre-screen Exam||SaturdayApr. 19th, 2014||Pre-screen Exam for Transfer Y9 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
Message from PE Department
Under 11 SSSA Volleyball Championship 8th of March
Our Under 11 Years Volleyball Team went to WISS on Saturday to compete in the Shanghai Schools Sports Association Tournament. We were the only school at that age level, but it did not stop Mr Luke and the girls practicing and playing against Under 15 Teams.
The next volleyball competition is on April 19th in YKPS Secondary Division
This weekend shall see the Under 11 Years Girls Football Team represent YK Pao School in the S.S.S.A. Competition to be held at WISS at 0930 this Saturday. We wish our girls well.
Whether you call them slippers, thongs, flip flops or jangles, we have our own YKPS swimming pool footwear with our school emblem and in school colours. Really recommended for the students by the PE Department. They are now available from the Logistics Department at Primary Division.