我们将于8月25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，请联系学生处何敏老师 (Stella He)：61671999-8000
刘恺琳 Kayln Liu
皋乾 Ariel Gao
周蓓蓓 Echo Zhou
王龙梅 Michelle Wang
何斐佩 Smiley He
杜鹃 Sophie Du
张春萍 Emma Zhang
游天宇 Ivy You
陈笑南 Caroline Chen
杨东伟 Sam Yang
王英飞 Sharon Wang
吉他 (古典 或 流行/摇滚) (一对一私教课)
根据英国皇家音乐考级1-5级课程大纲，我们还推出了乐理课程 - 这是为了辅助乐器课程的学习，仅推荐给相关的学生。本课程将涉及与学生乐器学习课程相关的音乐理念和演奏风格介绍，并将进一步学习五线谱、节拍旋律、音高、音符和音乐标记。对乐理课有兴趣的学生家长请发送邮件联系高老师，邮件地址同上。
团体 排练时间 加入方式
中文合唱团 周二 12:35-13:15 甄选
中国民乐团 周六10:00-11:00 老师发出邀请
初级中国民乐团 周六09:00-10:00 开放给已经通过基础阶段
英文合唱团 周一12:35-13:15 试唱甄选
钢琴俱乐部 周三及周四12:15-13:15 甄选
和声小合唱 周二12:35-13:15 甄选
周五合唱团 周五12:35-13:15 面向所有报名的学生
管乐团 周三16:00-17:00 面向通过初级学习阶段的 管乐器学习者
摇滚乐团 周二16:00-17:00 老师发出邀请
打击乐俱乐部 周六09:00-10:00 面向所有报名的学生
弦乐团 周四16:00-17.30 面向通过初级学习阶段的
Dear YK Pao School Community,
Greetings! We hope that you have all had a restful and relaxing summer during which you have been able to spend quality time with family and friends.
School has been extremely busy over the summer break with some wonderful developments taking place. Our school library has been extended and refurbished, we have new administrative offices, a stunning new dance room, re-modelled art rooms, improvements in the cafeteria and complete re-decoration. This has been possible, in large part, because of your generous contributions to our Annual Fund.
Our Summer Camps were also a huge success and many of our teaching and Administrative staff used the time to further their own professional development. Part of this work has involved the setting up and implementation of a new computer-based administrative system called ‘PowerSchool’ which will enable all members of the community to share information and interact more productively. Important and progressive changes are on the way and we will be giving you more information as the system is rolled-out.
We have welcomed 15 new staff in the primary Division and all staff have been in school this week preparing for the semester which lies ahead. Our Founders have been a part of this orientation and induction programme and their energy, vision and insight continue to inspire us.
There is already a tangible energy and enthusiasm which has been fuelled again today by meeting many of our new Year 1 students. We are all really looking forward to welcoming the students back on Monday. Schools are strange places without them!
We hope that the home visits are going well and that those who registered for appointments have had opportunities to meet with your child’s teacher. These are important formative meetings which help us to develop important partnerships between home and school.
Please do take the time to read our weekly Newsletters carefully. They always contain some extremely important information. This first one of the year outlines some important routines for the start of the year and we would encourage every family to be aware of the contents. It is just one vehicle for communicating with you. Others include the student diary and the year group letter.
We look forward, in partnership with you, to providing an excellent environment for learning at YK Pao School. Nothing is more important to us than the academic and social development of your children.
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.
New pick-up cards will be issued to all Years students and transfer students on the first day, Monday 25th 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 Stella He from the Student Affairs Office at: 61671999-8000
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arrangements for the First Day
On Monday, 25th 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.
Year 1 English
Some children enter our School with an English-speaking background and some with a non-English-speaking background. In order to provide a child-centered programme for this diversity of English language backgrounds the children are streamed into two broad groups; Foundation and Mainstream.
A supported class for children with limited exposure to English – or with English as an Additional Language. Classes follow an accelerated curriculum providing a solid foundation for their developing English through targeted approaches.
A class for children who have a foundation in most areas of English, following a grade-level curriculum.
The programmes and resources are designed and chosen to meet the needs of each group. Using the data collected from the recent Year One Assessment Day on Friday 22nd August, students have been placed into appropriate classes. Students will be closely monitored in the next two weeks and there might be some minor adjustments. 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. Classes will be confirmed in due course.
Just a kind reminder, the deadline of EP enrollment is August 26th. Please submit your application on time. Thank you!
Parent –Teacher BBQ
We cordially invite all parents to meet with staff informally at a Barbeque on Friday August 29th 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 Y4 parents whose children have just been through class blending recently is arranged right before the BBQ, so Y4 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**
We are pleased to welcome the 14 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 13th August and our new teachers are excited about their new careers here in Shanghai. More detailed information will be shared with parents and students in the Homework Diaries.
刘恺琳 Kayln Liu
Hello, I’m Kayln from Shanghai. I graduated from East China Normal University (ECNU) with a major of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. When I was a junior, I went to USA and studied there for one semester. I have experience in tutoring Mandarin for foreign students and English for Chinese high school students. In spare time, I Iove reading, drawing anime and exploring nature. This year I will be a teacher assistant for Y3C and Y3D. I feel honored to be one of the YKPao School family members and wish we could all have a great time here.
皋乾 Ariel Gao
Hello everyone! My name is Ariel. I just graduated from Shanghai Maritime University this July. I feel so honored to join the YK Pao School family and be a TA of Y4A. I firmly believe that I can learn a lot from all the lovely teachers and students here. I’m really looking forward to my brand new job and wonderful time here.
Hello, everyone! I am Echo, and from Jiangsu Province. I graduated from Shanghai Maritime University. During the past year, I had my internships in Ningbo Foreign Affairs Office and Far East Leasing Co.Ltd. I am very happy to join the family of YK Pao School!
Hello, everybody. I am Ian from Zhejiang province. My major is English. I have been teaching English in a foreign language training school for more than seven years before joining YK Pao School. I am so delighted to be the language support TA for the new semester. Here, everything is quite new for me, and I’m ready for the new challenges which will exist in this bi-lingual environment. I believe that through more efforts I can get improved rapidly. I hope that I can have the opportunity to become a qualified new teacher in YK Pao School in the future.
王龙梅 Michelle Wang
Hello, my name is Michelle Wang. I come from Jiangxi Province. I graduated from Northwest University in Xi’an and majored in English. Since my graduation in 2010, I have been an English teacher both in a vocational high school and a language training school. I like teaching and staying with children gives me wonderful experiences. It is a great honour to join YK Pao School and I believe I can learn from all the colleagues and children here.
何斐佩 Smiley He
Hi, everyone. My name is Smiley and I’m from Zhejiang Province. I graduated from Durham University, majoring in MA TESOL. I used to be an English teacher in a training school. I will be a language support TA in YK Pao School and I’m really happy to be a member of this big family. I hope we can enjoy learning and teaching together in the following semester.
杜鹃 Sophie Du
I graduated from Beijing International Studies University where I gained my TEM-8 and CATTI-3 and took part in communities. I love traditional Chinese Opera, basketball and race walking.
张春萍 Emma Zhang
My name is Emma and I am from Changzhou, Jiangsu province. In the past few years, I stayed in Japan and America for my study. I have worked at a bilingual preschool in San Francisco Bay Area before I come back. I am so glad that I can join YKPS right after I came back. I am looking forward to working with you and I hope we will have a wonderful year here.
游天宇 Ivy You
Hello, I’m Ivy You. I just graduated from Hong Kong institute of Education，the program is teaching Chinese as an international language. This year is my first year in YK Pao School and I will be the TA of Y2A and Y2B. I am very glad to cooperate with the excellent staff as well as to work hard to become a qualified teacher.
陈笑南 Caroline Chen
Hi, my name is Caroline and my Chinese name is Chen Xiaonan. I got my bachelor degree from Shanghai Theater Academy. During the period of college, I got scholarships 3 times. I used to be an English language trainer in the past three years. I got the Intermediate TEFL-C Certificate from Columbia University and also got the certification of being a senior Chinese language teacher. I will be the teaching assistant in Y4B and Y4C starting from this semester. I am looking forward to having fun and making progress with the children.
杨东伟 Sam Yang
Hello, everyone. I’m Yang Dongwei and my English name is Sam. I will be the PE & EU Technician in the coming year. I graduated from Shanghai University of Sport and have gained 8 years of youth sports teaching experience. I am good at swimming, martial arts, basketball, athletics, jump-kick-shoot games, etc. I love being a teacher as my career and I am willing to learn and face the challenges ahead of me.
王英飞 Sharon Wang
I am Sharon, I was graduated from ECNU. I used to work in primary and secondary departments in international schools. I love travelling, reading and watching movies.
My name is Tim Gallagher and I’m from Brisbane, Australia. I hold a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University. My majors were History and Film and Media Studies. Earlier this year I completed the Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have taught in Australia and the United Kingdom, having spent four years in London teaching Primary. I was ICT Coordinator during my final year in London. I am very much looking forward to teaching at YK Pao School and getting to know the children and wider community.
My name is Andre. I am from Cape Town, South Africa. I received my Bachelor of Education I/SP (Cum Laude) from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2005. I spent the last 8 and a half years in Taiwan where I was part of the bilingual department of a well-known and esteemed private school in Taipei. This year, I decided it was time for a new challenge. I am absolutely delighted to be a member of the YK Pao family now. I am looking forward to my role as a Year 5 homeroom teacher, and I’m so excited to be working alongside (and learning from) some fantastic and experienced teachers, administrators, and mentors.
Message from PE Department
Welcome to the 2014/2015 School Year from the YKPS PE Dept! We are happy to announce a wide range of sports teams to join this semester for our students. These include Y1-5 Football Teams, Girls’ Football Team, Netball Team, Rugby Team, Volleyball Team, Table Tennis Team, Basketball Team, Athletics Team and Swimming Teams! Tryouts for the school teams will start in Week 2. These will be held at lunchtimes and Team Sports, the timings will be announced during school assembly.
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.
The Year 5 Outdoor Education Trip to Nanbeihu is coming soon! For more details on this trip, please see the Parent letter sent to all Year 5 parents during Week 1.
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!
Labelling PE Uniform and Kit
Please ensure that your child has all articles of PE kit clearly labelled with their name and class to avoid lost property. The students will be checked to see that kit is clearly labelled.
Updated Teachers Allocation and School Calendar of Year 2014-2015
Please kindly check the updated teacher allocation and School Calendar of Year 2014-2015.
Message from the Music Department
The DVDs of the Spring Concert are now available. There is one reserved for each performer and can be collected from reception.
All activities will start with EP in the third week.
NOTICE TO THOSE NEW IN YEAR 1
There will be special auditions for those wishing to learn violin or cello. Those successful at the auditions will have their lesson each Monday lunchtime having eaten beforehand. The auditions themselves will take place after school in the second week of term. BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME! – Students do not need to know how to play the instrument in advance. Spaces are limited – if your child is interested, please contact Ms. Jessica before 28th August with the instrument that you are interested. Jessica.email@example.com
There will be auditions for the choirs during the first week back.
Orchestra auditions will take place on Wednesday 3rd September from 4pm. Please sign up by emailing Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org before 28th August.
ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR AUDITIONS NEED TO BE ATTENDED BY EVERYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN. THIS INCLUDES THOSE WHO WERE IN THESE ACTIVITIES LAST YEAR.
All individual instrumental lessons will now be organised through the EP. Any questions regarding lesson times etc. should be addressed to email@example.com. Any questions regarding worries, concerns or about the lesson content should be addressed to the Music Department.
We currently offer lessons for the following instruments:
Guitar (Classical or Pop/Rock) (Individual)
Gu Zheng (Individual)
Drum kit (Individual)
Individual lessons take place after school or on Saturdays dependant on when the teacher is available. Group lessons take place on given lunchtimes and Saturdays. Ensembles take place after school and on Saturdays.
Please note: For ALL GROUP LESSONS please contact Ms. Corie in the music department: firstname.lastname@example.org. For ALL INDIVIDUAL LESSONS, please contact the Student Affairs Office: email@example.com.
We are also introducing lessons in MUSIC THEORY based on the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade Syllabus from grades 1 – 5. These are intended to support instrumental lessons and will be recommended to relevant students. The lessons will cover musical concepts and conventions relevant to the student’s practical instrumental lessons with an in depth look at western musical notation, rhythm, pitch as well as musical signs and symbols. Those interested should contact Ms. Corie at the email address above.
Please note the introduction of Classical Guitar, Rock/Pop Guitar, Trumpet and Trombone. Anyone learning Trumpet or Trombone will very quickly come in demand once they have passed the beginner stages. We wish to expand the orchestras to include these instruments. We also started a very successful wind ensemble last semester which will have been seen by those who attended the annual Spring Concert. Those who want to stand out by playing something different might like to try one of these instruments!
We are hoping to start woodwind (Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone) and voice lessons if there is demand. Woodwind players will also be very much in demand for Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Please contact the Music Department if your child is interested.
Choirs, Orchestras and Ensembles
*** ALL ENQUIRIES ABOUT CHOIRS, ORCHESTRAS or ENSEMBLES SHOULD BY DIRECTED TO firstname.lastname@example.org. ***
For Ensemble Timetable, please see below. Any changes will be announced through the school newsletter.
We also offer the following further MUSICAL opportunities for students:
GROUP/ENSEMBLE/CHOIR REHEARSAL TIME AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Chinese Choir 12:35-13:15 Tuesday By Audition
Chinese Ensemble 10:00-11:00 Saturday By Invitation
Chinese Beginner Ensemble 09:00-10:00 Saturday Open to Chinese
Instrumentalists past note
English Choir 12:35-13:15 Monday By Audition
Piano Club 12:15-13:15 Wednesday & By Audition
Vocal Ensemble 12:35-13:15 Tuesday By Audition
Friday Choir 12:35-13:15 Friday Open to All
Wind Ensemble 16:00-17:00 Wednesday Open to wind and brass players past note learning stages
Rock Group 16:00-17:00 Tuesday By Invitation
Percussion Club 09:00-10:00 Saturday Open to All
Orchestra 16:00-17.30 Thursday By Audition to
12:30-13:15 Friday Sectionals instrumentalists past
note learning stages