Newsletter 30 January 2015

各位包校集体成员,

很高兴能在伦敦参加完招聘会并访问好几所当地学校后重返上海。我一回来就感受到了孩子们的热情与自信,而包校员工们这一阶段的工作也都非常努力。

由于安排了国际学校测试,寒假前的最后一周也将非常繁忙。国际学校测试主要针对英语语言和数学能力,为保证客观性,这些测试卷也将被送回相关机构进行批阅,测试结果也让我们有了与国际学校相比较的参照。请尽量确保您的孩子这几天不要缺勤,因为这样的外部测试是不会再进行补考的。如同其他标准测试一样,只有所有学生在同等条件下进行测试,测评结果才具有公平有效性。

对于前往松江校区参加足球和排球比赛的五年级学生们来说,本周也是忙碌的一周,但孩子们也非常享受这次体验。女子排球队将于本周末参加一场大型锦标赛,让我们祝她们好运。

下周,很多教学员工将前往松江进行课程设计工作,这项工作非常重要且意义非凡。通过这项工作,可以确保中小学的课程过度更具连贯性和延续性,使一至十二年级的课程衔接更为紧密。

今天,10位来自中小学部的老师出发去新加坡参加在当地举行的培训活动。本次培训的重点是双语学校内第一/第二语言的习得过程,由该领域公认的专家Virginia Rojas主讲。是家长们对年度基金活动的大力支持让老师们得以有机会参加此类的培训,我们也相信,通过学习和分享,老师们的教学质量也将得到直接的提升。我们期待下周听一听他们反馈。

祝各位周末愉快!

亲子育儿班

为了与包校集体分享我们的学习经验,品格教育团队一直在为包校家长寻觅积极合适的亲自育儿课程,希望也能让我们的家长获益。在此,我们想要向各位家长介绍一个非常实用的课程。“通过爱与逻辑教育孩子”是由爱与逻辑培训机构开设的一个6节课的育儿课程,旨在帮助父母在抚养子女碰到困难时找到合理的解答及合适的应对措施。此外,该课程还着重强调了包校提倡培养的两项品格特质即责任与尊重。课程所介绍的育儿技巧简单又有效,无论是对牙牙学语的孩童还是青少年都将会有不小的帮助。

该课程将于2015年3月10日-4月7日举行。上课地点设在包校小学部西楼的会议室,而上课时间则为每周二的16:00-18:00,每节课2小时。

上海关怀心理咨询中心的专业家庭咨询师黄晓楠女士将担任此次课程的讲师。比较遗憾的是,本次课程所用资料和练习册只有英语版,期望在以后的培训中能使用到翻译成中文的资料和练习册。不过,黄女士可用双语作答。每位成员都可在课程开始前领取一本练习册,完成课程后也将获得一张证书。

我们为将来有兴趣教授该课程的包校员工预留了一些名额,目前,第一次课程还有15个上课名额。

本次课程的费用为人民币1200元,其中包括6节2小时的课程、一本练习册和一张证书。报名遵循以先到先得的原则,其他后报名的人员将依序列入等候名单,如有人取消报名即可获取参加培训的机会。我们认为这是一个非常有意义的课程,我们也希望之后可以提供更多的培训机会。

如果您对此课程有兴趣,请联系上海关怀心理咨询中心的陈韦驰老师注册报名。联系电话:021-6270825260391880。上海关怀心理咨询中心将负责登记报名并收取课程费用。待上海关怀心理咨询中心确认收到报名款项后即注册成功。您也可以联系Shane Vey老师(shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn)或Diana Zuo老师(diana.zuo@ykpaoschool.cn)了解更多有关课程的信息。附件里是课程大纲,供您参阅。

Course Outline

遗失物品

第一学期即将结束,我们保管的遗失物品也已堆积如山。学期最后一周即2月2-6日,我们会将所有遗失物品放置在保安室外,请家长前来认领。2月6日后仍无人认领的物品将被处理,衣物将被清洗并待环保集市的时候作为二手衣物销售

来自学生处的信息

2014-2015 学年学生大使活动

感谢五年级的学生积极参与学生大使活动。五年级的学生大使们总体表现的很棒,我们为他们感到骄傲。

他们在两次的周末校长见面会上,向家长介绍和展示自己生活和学习的地方。他们表现自信得体,积极展现了包校学生的风采。

在12月13日的校长见面会上 ,学生大使总共接待了超过250位家长。在1月24日的校长见面会上,学生大使总共接待了超过400位家长。他们正面积极的态度,热情开朗的个性和出色的中英文语言表达能力,得到了未来家长的好评。

再次感谢所有参与学生大使项目的老师和学生们,期待来年再见。

本次大使名单如下:

Class 班级 Chinese Name中文名 English Name英文名
Y5A 周天蕙 Helena
Y5B 颜涵熙 Hannah
Y5B 巫林奇 Richie
Y5C 陈楚自达 Matthew
Y5C 黄天祥 Matthew
Y5C 刘子煜 Zoe
Y5C 赵哲恺 Benjamin
Y5C 华思岑 Anita
Y5D 黄宇祥 Marshall
Y5D 陈严 William
Y5D 施昊云 Vivian
Y5D 缪和均 Maggie
Y5D 汪悠扬 Cherry
Y5D 严斯东 Stone

一二年级数学活动

2月2日(下周一)和2月5日(下周四),一、二年级将分别举行有趣的年级数学活动,我们诚邀所有一、二年级的学生家长前来参加。这将是一次精彩纷呈的亲子活动!我们希望通过此次活动,家长们能够更深入地了解孩子们在数学学科上的学习和收获。同时,我们也希望进一步提高孩子们学习数学的热情,享受学习数学的乐趣。期待各位家长的到来。

CAL学生出游

1月26日,包校PCL和CAL的学生们开展了中文烘焙坊活动。国际学生对烘焙不陌生,但是在全中文环境下,还是头一次。老师们设计了玩和学习两不误的方法,通过和烘焙坊老师事先的设计和联络,成功地完成了此次外出活动。在整个制作饼干和蛋糕过程中,老师全程用中文讲解,学生用中文提问,趁着饼干和蛋糕在烘焙的时候,孩子们需要就作业纸上的配料和制作过程提出质疑,向老师用中文提问确认答案。在练习中文的基础上,孩子们又重新在头脑中整理了一遍制作过程。最后大家分享了劳动成果,自己做的饼干和蛋糕味道也特别香了起来……

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2月2日至6月6日之间通过邮件或电话的方式向执行校长办公室的Angela Hua老师提交翻译申请,2月6日为截止日期,之后提交的翻译申请将不被受理,敬请原谅。

邮件地址: angela.hua@ykpaoschool.cn         电话: 61671999-8205

来自后勤部门的信息

后勤部门计划于三月中下旬召开一次信息分享会,我们会对大家较为感兴趣的校服、水质、食用油等问题进行沟通,这些信息我们也已在本学期最后一次家校协力会会议上分享过。尽管信息会议是在寒假之后进行,但学校后勤部门的协调工作从未停歇过。我们很高兴地向大家宣布,从下周起怡乐食将使用非转基因油。

拓展课汇演

上周五下午我们在学校礼堂举行了本学期拓展课汇演。参加演出的学生近一百位,来自九十多个家庭的家长观看了表演。演出非常精彩,我们真的为孩子们的努力和进步感到骄傲。与此同时我们也要感谢各位家长对包校拓展课的大力支持。以下是汇演照片的链接,请查阅:www.ykpaoschool.cn/download/EP_Show_Primary.rar

眼保健操

根据上海市疾控中心的要求,学生在校每天要做眼操,这也是对学生视力的保健。长期不能做眼操的学生需要提交医生开具的证明说明不能做的理由。

来自校医的消息

若您的孩子近期有发烧、流涕、咳嗽、头痛、肌肉酸痛等症状,请让他留在家里观察,或及时就诊,并发邮件告知班主任和校医。站在确保孩子健康的立场上,我们希望如果您的孩子生病了,请让他/她在家里休息。

在孩子生病的情况下,如果您坚持将孩子送来学校上课无异也增加了其他孩子被传染而患病的几率,对那些孩子来说也是不公平的。

信息说明会

包玉刚实验学校将于2月初在美国旧金山和加拿大温哥华为未来家长分别组织一场信息说明会。这个说明会将介绍包玉刚实验学校寄宿制中学部,小学部的中国文化暑期活动,中学部寄宿制中国文化暑期活动,以及全人教育暑期活动。这给那些孩子年龄在5至15岁的家长提供了一次很特别的机会,因为他们正考虑把他们孩子送去中国真实体验并了解中国领先的双语学校之一的包玉刚实验学校。敬请有兴趣的家长参加!

以下是说明会的详情:

主题:     介绍包玉刚实验学校中学部以及暑期活动

主讲人:   包玉刚实验学校国际联络办公室主管贾璐霞女士

时间:     2015年2月2日(周一)上午8点—10点

地点:     Chinese American International School (150 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States)

线上注册链接:http://ykpsinfosessioncais.eventbrite.hk,想要参加的家长请登记您的姓名。

主题:     介绍包玉刚实验学校暑期活动

主讲人:   包玉刚实验学校国际联络办公室主管贾璐霞女士

时间:     2015年2月3日(周二)晚上7点—8点

地点:     DP Building, Stratford Hall School

线上注册链接:http://ykpsinfosessioncais.eventbrite.hk,想要参加的家长请登记您的姓名。

来自体育部的信息

上海学校体育协会组织的11岁以下年龄段排球比赛

原定于1月31日在包校小学部举行的11岁以下年龄段排球锦标赛因参赛球队太少而取消了。但当天,我们的小球员们将会随队前往松江中学部参加13岁年龄段以下的排球锦标赛。祝孩子们在与高年级组球队竞技时赛出风采!

中小学部足球、排球跨校区比赛

11岁年龄段以下排球队和足球队于本周前往松江和13岁年龄段以下的球队进行了比赛,我们也很高兴地告诉大家,这次的出行非常成功。排球小将们的团队配合非常不错,在和高年级球队的3场比赛中取得了1场胜利。而足球队的孩子们则以12:2的绝对优势战胜了高年级的球员。祝贺所有参加此次比赛的孩子们,这次出行也给孩子们体验一下中学部的体育生活提供了很好的机会。我们希望本次活动也为更多的中小学体育跨校合作项目拉开帷幕。

接下来的各项比赛:

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1月31日,周六:排球比赛在包校小学部举行 – 取消 (现改为在包校中学部进行比赛)

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3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

3月14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

3月19-22日:11岁、13岁和15岁以下年龄段球队前往新加坡参加足球比赛

3月21日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在包校小学部举行

3月28日,周六:田径比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;网球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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4月11日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

4月18日,周六:排球比赛在包校中学部举行

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5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It is a pleasure being back in Shanghai after some time recruiting and visiting schools in London. It was so clear, on my return, that our students are so welcoming and confident, and our staff so committed to their progress and wellbeing.

The last week before the Chinese New Year break will be busy with the administration of our International School Assessments in English and Mathematics.  These written papers will be sent away for marking to ensure objectivity and the results will enable us to benchmark ourselves against other schools internationally. Do please try to make sure that your child is in school because we are unable to administer these assessments outside the prescribed dates. Like any standardized test, results are only valid if all students experience the same conditions.

It has been a busy week for our young sports teams with visits to Songjiang by our Year 5 students to play football and volleyball. The students enjoyed it tremendously. The girls volleyball team will be playing in a big tournament this weekend, and we wish them well.

Next week, many of our teaching staff will travel across to Songjiang in order to undertake valuable and important curriculum development work. This will enable us to ensure that there is better progression and continuity in the transition between the Primary and Secondary Divisions, and to ensure that we have a learning continuum from Year 1 to Year 12.

Today, 10 teachers from Changning and Songjiang left for a Professional Development opportunity in Singapore. The area of focus is first and second language acquisition within bi-lingual schools and the course is being facilitated by Virginia Rojas, a recognized leader in this field. This opportunity has been possible because of the generous support of our Annual Fund, and will, we are sure, have a direct influence on the quality of teaching and learning. We look forward to hearing from the attendees on their return next Monday.

Have a nice weekend!

Parenting Classes

In order to share our learning experience with our whole community, the Character Education Team has been looking into positive parenting classes that we could facilitate for YK Pao School parents. We have discovered a practical course that we would like to present. Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ is a six session parenting course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute. It is designed to help you find specific answers and actions for some of those difficult moments in child rearing.  Moreover, this course emphasizes responsibility and respect, two key components of YKPS character strengths. These simple techniques are effective with all children from toddlers to teens.

The course will run from 10th March to 7th April 2015. It will be 2 hours per week at YK Pao School in the West Building conference room.  The time for the course will be Tuesdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Professional family counsellor, Julia Huang who works with Shanghai Care Corner, will teach the course. Unfortunately, the materials and workbooks are currently only in English and we hope to have them translated into Mandarin for later courses. Julia, however, will be able to answer questions in both English and Mandarin. Each participant will be given a workbook at the beginning of the sessions, and a certificate upon completion.

There will be 15 available spots for this first session, as we have allocated a few spots for YK Pao staff that are interested in teaching the course in the future.

The course fee is 1200 RMB per participant, which includes the 6 two-hour sessions, a workbook and certificate. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis, and all others will be placed on a waiting list for any cancellations. As we believe this is a very beneficial course, we hope to offer more sessions later this year.

If you are interested in the course please contact Mary Chen at Shanghai Care Corner to register.

Tel: 021-6270825260391880 Shanghai Care Corner will be taking names as well as collecting payment. Registration is confirmed once payment has been received by Shanghai Care Corner. If you would like more information about the class please feel free to contact Shane Vey or Diana Zuo at shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn or diana.zuo@ykpaoschool.cn. Please check the attached course outline for reference.

Course Outline

Lost Property

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, 2nd – 6th February. Please make every effort to go through the lost property and retrieve your child’s clothing. Any items not claimed by 6th February will be either disposed of or washed and offered for sale during second-hand bazaar.

Message from the Student Affairs Office

2014-2015 School Year Y5 Students Ambassador

Thanks to the Y5 students who participated in the activities of student ambassador actively. Those student ambassadors did a fantastic job in general, and we are so proud of them.

In the information sessions over the two weekends, they introduced and showed their own place where they live and study to the prospective parents. They were very confident and displayed the YK Pao spirit positively.

At the December 13th meeting with principals, student ambassadors received a total of more than 250 parents. The student ambassadors received a total of more than 250 parents in the session on December 13th and other over 400 parents on January 24th. Their positive attitude, warm and cheerful personality and excellent language ability impressed our potential future parents.

Thanks for all teachers and the students who involved in the student ambassador program again, we are looking forward to see you next year.

Class 班级 Chinese Name中文名 English Name英文名
Y5A 周天蕙 Helena
Y5B 颜涵熙 Hannah
Y5B 巫林奇 Richie
Y5C 陈楚自达 Matthew
Y5C 黄天祥 Matthew
Y5C 刘子煜 Zoe
Y5C 赵哲恺 Benjamin
Y5C 华思岑 Anita
Y5D 黄宇祥 Marshall
Y5D 陈严 William
Y5D 施昊云 Vivian
Y5D 缪和均 Maggie
Y5D 汪悠扬 Cherry
Y5D 严斯东 Stone

Y1 and Y2 Maths Activities

The Y1 and 2 Maths Activates will be held on Feb 2nd (Y1) and 5th (Y2). We would like to invite all Y1 and 2 parents to join the activities together with their child. It will be a great parent-children gathering and we hope the parents can get to know their child’s achievements on Maths learning better through this event. Meanwhile, we want our students enjoy the learning process and increase their passion on Maths learning as well. We look forward to seeing as many parents as we can.

CAL Getaway

On January 26th, Pao School’s CAL students took part in a Chinese bakery workshop. It may not be the first time our international students have baked cakes and cookies, but it would be their first time doing so in an all-Chinese environment. The activity was set up in a play-and-learn format and was designed in conjunction with our baking instructor. During the baking process, teachers gave instructions and students asked questions in Chinese, and while their desserts baked in the ovens, students wrote down any questions they had regarding the ingredients and the process, and posed them to teachers in Chinese. This was an excellent opportunity for students to not only practice Chinese, but also understand the baking process. Of course, the best part was the end, when everyone had the chance to share their creations. Who knew learning could be so yummy?

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 Angela Hua in the Executive Principal’s Office from 2nd to 6th February by email or phone. 2nd February is the deadline, any request after the deadline will not be accepted.

Email: angela.hua@ykpaoschool.cn     Tel: 61671999-8205

Message from the General Services Department

We will organise an information meeting in late March to communicate with parents regarding the rustles of the Eurest Survey including the action plan, the results of the environment testing and uniform improvement progress which has been shared in our last PTA meeting. Though the information meeting is set up after the winter holiday, however, our work is never stopped. We are happy to report that Eurest is going to use non-gmo oil starting from next week.

EP Show Case

The EP Show was successfully held in an auditorium last Friday. There were about 100 students participating in the performance and more than 90 families watching the show. The performance was fantastic! We are so proud of our students’ hard work and the progress they’ve made through the process. A big thanks to all the parents for supporting the Enrichment Programme. Here is the link of EP show photos to share:www.ykpaoschool.cn/download/EP_Show_Primary.rar

Eye Exercises

According to the requirement from shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control & Prevention ,  Students should do eyes exercise every day at school, which is also protection to students’ eye health, The students who cannot do the eye exercise for long term must bring a note from a doctor explaining clearly why the child cannot attend it.

Message from the School Nurse

If your child develops a fever, cough, runny nose, headache or muscle soreness, please let him/ her stay at home for a good rest or take them to see the doctor. We also expect you to informour school nurses and homeroom teacher via email, if your child is sick or has a medical problem.

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.

Information Sessions

YK Pao School will be organizing two Information Sessions for prospective parents in San Francisco of the United States of America and Vancouver of Canada respectively in early February. The information session will be introducing YKPS Secondary Boarding School, Junior Chinese Summer Camp, Residential Chinese Summer Camp and Activities camp. This is a special opportunity for parents of kids 5-15 years old who are thinking of sending their kids to China for a true immersion experience to learn about YK Pao School, one of China’s leading bi-lingual schools. Welcome to invite interested parents to join!

Details of the event are as follows:

Topic:             Introduction to YK Pao School Secondary School and Summer Camps

Presenter:        Ms Lucia Jaccaci, Head of International Office, YK Pao School

Time:               8:00 – 10:00 am, Monday 2nd February 2015

Venue:            Chinese American International School (150 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States)

Please register your attendance.
The online registration link is: http://ykpsinfosessioncais.eventbrite.hk

Topic:             Introduction to YK Pao School Summer Camps

Presenter:        Ms Lucia Jaccaci, Head of International Office, YK Pao School

Time:               7:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, 3rd February 2015

Venue:             DP Building, Stratford Hall School

Please register your attendance.
The online registration link is: http://ykpsinfosessioncais.eventbrite.hk

Message from PE Department

SSSA U11 Volleyball

The U11 Tournament scheduled for Jan 31st at YKPS Primary has been cancelled due to lack of team entries from other schools. Instead our U11 Volleyball Team will travel to YKPS Secondary in Songjiang to compete in the U13 SSSA tournament. Good luck to our team in the older age group!

Football and Volleyball Cross-Campus Match

We are very happy to report a successful trip for our U11 Volleyball and Football Teams to our Songjiang campus to play our U13 teams. The U11 Volleyball team played some great team volleyball and won 1 of their 3 matches versus the YKPS U13 team. The U11 football team won convincingly 12-2 against the U13 team. Well done to those who took part, it was a great experience for the younger students to see what sporting life is like at our Secondary school. We hope this is the start of many cross-campus sporting collaborations between Primary and Secondary.

Upcoming Sports Events:

January 2015

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary – cancelled (now changed to YKPS Secondary)

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at SCL

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at WISS

Thu 19th – 22nd – U11, U13, U15 Football Tour to Singapore

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at SHS (ID)

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at WISS and Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary

Sat 16th – Swimming at Wellington College and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Newsletter 23 January 2015

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It does not seem very cold in Shanghai this year as snow appeared in January and February in the past years. Compared to before, the temperature now is relatively high. However, we still need to take good care of ourselves when the weather changes.

Organised and coordinated by the Music Department, we invited several performing artists to perform Suzhou pingtan for our students during the morning assembly this past Monday. As part of Chinese Culture, this opportunity also enables our students experience a new local opera, which combines storytelling and ballad singing in the Suzhou dialect. There are substantial numbers of teachers and students interested in this folk art form and the Chinese traditional musical instruments.

During this busy end-of-semester review week, students have been taking summative assessments for some subjects, and it’s really pleasant to see them trying their best to improve themselves in academic areas and show their learning abilities to the utmost extent. Well done! Starting from this semester, we are presenting a new format for the school report. With the development and further applying of our internal management system, we would like to provide a better service for YK Pao parents. Expect from the report for parents and students will also be able to log in Power School to check the formative assessments results and grades.

The last two weeks of the semester will be very productive. A reading programme organised by the Chinese Team will last for two weeks, and we are looking forward to seeing parents coming for the Y1 and Y2 Maths activities. In addition, the PCL/PEL students may be involved in baking next week. We hope that our parents can support their child’s learning until the very end of this semester, as it’s important to cultivate a sense of responsibility of carrying on through firmly to the end on what they’ve started; which is their learning in school over the semester.

We will welcome around 300 prospective parents to join the second parents information session held on this Saturday. It is the effort coming from every single member of the community that makes YK Pao School more and more popular.

Have a nice weekend!

Kindle

Many students are using Kindles or other E-readers to enjoy some of their reading content. Although we have a policy that students do not bring electronic devices to school, we also understand that these popular devices may in fact hold their daily home reading. Therefore, we have decided to relax the policy and allow Kindles and e-readers at school; however, parents and students must understand that they are still the sole responsibility of the student. The school cannot take responsibility for lost or damaged Kindles and E-readers. Should your child wish to bring one to school, they may ask their class teacher, for advice on where to store it safely.

Monkey Bar Area

After a few weeks’ waiting, the Monkey Bar area has reopened on January 20th. The process to make this area safer for students to play in included digging out the ground around this area and filling it in with recycled rubber chips. The ground is now very soft and spongy which will absorb the fall should anyone have an accident. We will use this area for Year 2 and Year 3 as before. Though the safety of monkey bar area has been improved, we would like students play properly without dangerous actions. It will be very helpful that parents also remind the child of it at home.

Message from the Library

Dear Parents

Chinese New Year holiday is approaching!

The research is clear that children who don’t read during holidays can lose up to THREE months of reading progress! That’s why we encourage you and your little ones to keep the habit of reading during the long Chinese New Year holiday.

Starting from February 2, every student is welcome to borrow up to 5 books. However, to ensure the whole of our Library collections, we’d like to ask all Library items to be returned BEFORE January 30. Please keep in mind that all Library items should be returned immediately to the Library on the first day when school starts on March 2. Any items that are not returned by then will be seen as overdue loans.

Just in case you missed our previous newsletters, there are a lot of varieties available in our Library, including audio books, magazines, and online e-resources, to enrich your child’s reading experience. For more information, please visit our Library website: http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/primary_library

Lastly, the Library team wishes you and your family a very Happy Chinese New Year!!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Message from the Music Department

Music Schedule for the End of this Semester

  • ALL AFTER SCHOOL EP and Music activities finish this Friday.

This includes:

Rock Band

Wind Band

Orchestra

  • Saturday programme finishes this Saturday EXCEPT for the TIBETAN ASSEMBLY REHEARSALS – There is still a rehearsal for this in the auditorium on Saturday 31st January and this will be with the Tibetan school children.
  • ALL BEFORE SCHOOL AND LUNCHTIME MUSIC ACTIVITIES will continue through next week, finishing on Friday 30th January with the exceptions of English Choir and cello group.

English Choir Auditions

Those who are not currently in English Choir, we will be holding auditions on Monday lunchtime. Anyone interested should go to the Auditorium on Monday lunchtime at 12:30.

Cello Players

Chinese ensemble is looking for two cellists to join them next semester. The rehearsals take place at 10:00-11:00 on Saturday mornings. Anyone interested should contact Ms. Leef (leef.liu@ykpapschool.cn) as soon as possible.

Woodwind and Brass Players

Mr. Dominic is looking for any woodwind or brass players to join Wind Band. Anyone interested should see him as soon as possible.

Performance Assemble

This coming Monday’s assembly is our monthly performance assembly.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR SINGERS NOT TO BE MISSED!

A reminder that we have the renowned Ralph Allwood, previously Director of Music at Eton College, England and founder of the celebrated Eton Choral Courses coming to YK Pao School in the summer with some of his expert singing trainers to run a singing course for any keen singers aged 8 – 15.

For further details, please go to the YK Pao website and look under the Summer Camp section – you need to click on the left where it actually says “Junior Choral Course” to find the downloadable brochure which is at:

http://www.ykpaoschool.cn/junior-choral-course

We are looking for 60 – 80 young singers. This course is not just for students at YK Pao School. We are advertising this throughout Shanghai and it is open to anyone in this age range who is enthusiastic and would like to attend.

Message from PE Department

Upcoming Sports Events:

January 2015

Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHSID  (postponed until Semester 2)

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at SCL

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at WISS

Thu 19th – 22nd – U11, U13, U15 Football Tour to Singapore

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at SHS (ID)

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at WISS and Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary

Sat 16th – Swimming at Wellington College and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

各位包校集体成员,

今年上海的冬天感觉并不是很冷,往年一、二月份都有雪花在申城出现,而现已一月下旬气温仍相对偏高。尽管如此,还请大家关注天气,照顾好自己。

 

本周一,在音乐部门的组织安排下,我们请来了苏州评弹团的专业演员在包校集会上为孩子们表演苏州评弹,给了他们一次感受吴侬软语的机会,借此孩子们也领略了中国文化的另一侧面-地方戏曲。有相当一部分老师和学生对此曲艺形式和中国传统乐器的演奏很感兴趣。

在紧张忙碌的期末测评周里,学生们对部分学科有了一个总结性评估,我们也很高兴地看到学生们尽力在学术领域赶超自我,争取最大限度地展示自己的学习能力。他们真的很棒!本学期起,我们的报告卡形式也有新改变,我们会通过学校内部管理系统的不断深入应用,为家长提供更完善的服务。今后,除了报告卡之外,我们还希望为家长和学生提供电子账号以便大家进入Power School看到学生的过程性测评成绩和等第。

包校最后两周的活动依然非常丰富。语文组的“大阅读项目”将整整持续两周,数学组一、二年级的活动也期待家长的积极参与;PCL/PEL的孩子会在下周外出,有“烘焙”活动等候他们。我们希望家长支持孩子的学习直至学期最后一天即2月6日!培养孩子有始有终、有责任意识地对待自己学习的态度也是很重要的。

本周末,我们将迎来面向近300名未来家长的第二场信息发布会。包校在大家的努力下越来越炙手可热。

祝各位周末愉快!

电子书阅读器

许多学生使用Kindles或其他电子书阅读器享受阅读的乐趣。尽管我们有政策规定学生不应该带电子产品来校,但我们也能理解事实上孩子们在家时就是通过这些设备进行日常阅读的。因此我们决定放宽政策,允许学生在校使用Kindles和其他电子阅读器。但是,家长和学生都需明白,学校将不对这些阅读器的损坏和丢失负责,孩子们应该承担起妥善保管的责任。如果您的孩子希望将电子阅读器带来学校,他/她可以咨询一下班主任老师存放在哪里比较安全。

攀爬架区域

经过几周的等待,攀爬架区域已于1月20日正式向学生们重新开放。为了让攀爬架区域更安全,在施工过程中我们把整个区域挖深并填入了可回收利用的橡胶碎片。现在这个区域的地面非常柔软且富有弹性,发生意外时能缓解坠落时的冲力。这个区域还是跟之前一样,供二、三年级使用。尽管攀爬架区域的安全性现已提高,但我们仍希望学生能适度玩耍、不做危险性动作。我们希望家长能配合老师在家也做好提醒工作。

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长们,

春节已离我们越来越近了!

研究表明,那些在假期中不读书的孩子将会落后读书的孩子三个月的阅读进度。这也是为什么我们鼓励您和您的孩子在即将到来的假期中保持阅读的习惯。

从2月2日开始,每位学生可以到图书馆借阅最多5本书籍。然而,为了盘点所有图书馆的馆藏,我们需要您先在1月30日前归还所有图书馆的物品。请记住,所有假期前借阅的物品必须在开学后第一天(3月2日)立即归还至图书馆。所有未在此日归还的物品都将被视为已超期。

如果您错过了前几次的校长来信,您可以通过访问图书馆网站获取详细信息。网址:http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/primary_library 图书馆有大量的各类书籍供大家选择,包括有声读物、杂志和在线资源等。

最后,图书馆全体成员祝您和您的家人新春愉快!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

来自音乐组的信息

本学期音乐活动安排表

  • 所有的课后EP拓展课以及音乐团体活动将于本周五结束

其中包括:摇滚乐队、管乐团、弦乐团

  • 本周六是本学期最后一次周六音乐课。但是参加西藏合唱活动排练的学生在1月31日下周六还有一次最终的彩排,彩排地点为西楼五楼的礼堂,这次彩排将会和西藏当地来的孩子们一同进行。
  • 除了英文合唱团以及中午的大提琴集体课,所有的课前及午间音乐小组课下周都将继续上课。这些课程将于1月30日周五结束。

英文合唱团面试

针对那些目前不是英文合唱团成员但又希望加入的学生,我们将于下周一的午休时间组织一次英文合唱团面试。请希望参加面试的学生于下周一中午1230到礼堂集合

大提琴手

中国民乐团需要招募两位大提琴手在下学期加入中国民乐团。中国民乐团的排练时间为每周六上午10:00—11:00。有兴趣参加的同学请尽快联系音乐组刘老师 leef.liu@ykpaoschool.cn

木管及铜管乐手

Dominic老师希望招募一些吹奏木管乐器或铜管乐器的乐手加入管乐团。有兴趣参加的学生请尽快到音乐办公室找他报名。

音乐早集会

下周一的早集会是本月的音乐早集会。

热爱歌唱的孩子们不可错过的暑期活动!

友情提醒,著名的英国伊顿公学前音乐总监、伊顿公学合唱班创办人拉尔夫·奥伍德先生在今夏将协同他的声乐专家团队来到包校,他们将开设一个合唱课程,此课程面向所有8-15岁热爱歌唱的孩子们。

大家可以登录包校官网,进入“暑期活动”分页面,然后点击左侧的“少年合唱班”获取详细信息并且可下载活动宣传手册。大家也可以直接点击下面的链接:

http://www.ykpaoschool.cn/junior-choral-course

我们计划招收60-80名小歌手。该课程不仅仅面向包校的孩子,我们在全上海范围内做了招生宣传,任何符合年龄范围并且热爱歌唱想要参加的孩子都可以报名。

来自体育部的信息

接下来的各项比赛:

20151

1月24日,周六: 11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在上海中学国际部举行(延后至第二学期举行)

1月31日,周六:排球比赛在包校小学部举行

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3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

3月14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

3月19-22日:11岁、13岁和15岁以下年龄段球队前往新加坡参加足球比赛

3月21日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在包校小学部举行

3月28日,周六:田径比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;网球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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4月11日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

4月18日,周六:排球比赛在包校中学部举行

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5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

Newsletter 16 January 2015

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It has been a week of alternating rain and sunshine; however, the capricious weather didn’t affect students and staff that much as lots of activities and events were conducted methodically. Mr. Mike Spencer left for UK this Tuesday to attend two recruitment fairs there; he will be back at school on 27th of January. Let’s wish him all the best there!

The school organised two information sessions for over 200 prospective parents this week. It seems the new Y1 students will also face fierce competition in admission. The parents have been able to meet subject coordinators and some existing parents. Big thanks to 19 volunteer parents who supported these two events.

The last PTA meeting of the semester was held on Tuesday. A lot of important information, reviews and summaries were shared in one and a half hour. We’ve given feedback on uniform, water quality and cooking oil, and class reps will pass the message to his/her class. After Winter Holiday, there will be an information meeting organised by General Services Department in March, any interested parents are welcome to attend.

The End-of-Semester Review Week is scheduled next week, whilst the EP classes will be finished successively from 19th – 22nd of January. Please note that students will leave school after lunch on Friday, January 23rd.

The very last day of this semester is February 6th, which is only 3 weeks away for us. We hope that our students can carry the learning through to the end. This is another way to show being responsible.

Have a nice weekend!

International Schools Assessment (ISA)

The International Schools Assessment (ISA) will take place on February 4th and 5th for students in Year 3, 4 and 5. Some parents, who are leaving early for the holidays, have asked if students can make up the test or take the test earlier.

Regrettably, the school cannot allow students to take the ISA other than on the set days as previously stated in the homework diary and parent handbook.  The reasons are:

1.   We cannot replicate the test conditions. It involves timetabling changes that affect teachers, students and recess times.

2.   We would not like students to discuss the content of the assessment.

Absences for either day cannot be made up. In the student’s individual ISA report, there will be no results for the sections missed. Absence for both days will mean no individual ISA report.

The ISA is an important benchmarking assessment that tracks students as they progress from Y3 up to Y10. Please could parents keep travel plans in the scheduled school holiday times, so students do not miss these assessments.

End-Semester Review Week

The End-Semester Review week is scheduled on 19th – 23st January, and the timetable is attached with the newsletter for your reference.

End-Semester Assessment Timetable_ January 19th-23rd

Pastoral Care Corner

This week for the Pastoral Care Corner, I thought I would once again ask some of our resident parents who are also teachers to give us some advice on parenting that works for them at home. Attached are some tips from our principal Ms Chen, Ms Sarah, Ms Victoria, Ms Clare, Ms Kate and Mr Dominic. If you have any helpful parenting tips that you would like to share with our school community, please feel free to send them to me.

Pastoral Care Corner Jan 16 2015

Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

Please share your child’s excitement when s/he brings you a Baker Book Club catalogue. We have just started our Spring Book Club with Baker Books. You are able to choose your child’s (and yours! There are some good selections for parents as well) next favourite book(s) together and place an order ONLINE! No need to worry about the lost money on the way to school or on the playground. If, unfortunately, your little one has lost the catalogue, you are still able to read the e-catalogue at: http://parentpay.bakerbooks.co.uk/clubs/YKPCHA2

The deadline for placing your book order is January 24, 2015. Please be reminded that your order will arrive at YK Pao in approximately 6 weeks, and that the Library does NOT take money from your child(ren) for Baker Book Club.

Happy Book Shopping!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Message from Extension Programs Office

We are pleased to report that our November information session presented by Ralph Allwood, former Director of Music at Eton College and founder of the Eton Choral Courses, was much appreciated and supported by parents. We have subsequently received many enquiries regarding the course. Registration has now begun for the Junior Choral Course, which will run from July 26 to August 2, 2015. We have also sent emails regarding an Early Bird discount to those parents who may be interested in the course. Please kindly check your email to receive the pertinent information. Thank you!

EP Showcase

EP will be finished on 19th-22nd Jan, 2015. Parents are welcomed to observe your child’s class during Jan 19th to 22nd from 4pm-5pm.

According to school calendar, there will be no EP classes on 23rd; however, a compact EP performance will be held at 2:30pm that afternoon in the auditorium. Some of the EP classes, such as Ballet, Chinese Musical Theater, Jazz dance etc, will put on a show. Please check the email from EPO for more details later on.

In addition, the EP application form for next semester has been sent to you on January 12th. Please check your email and return the form to the Extension Programs Office before 23rd January 2015.

Volunteer host families for Junior Chinese Camp (Day Camp)

The 8th YK Pao School Junior Chinese Camp (Day Camp) will take place this coming July at our Primary Division. Children aged 5-11 from around the world will be coming to Pao School to learn Chinese and experience Chinese culture. Some of them will stay with local families to learn about Chinese culture, share cultures and make friends. We are currently looking for volunteer families to host our campers.

The dates of the camp are as follows:

Session 1: June 29th – July 10th, 2015

Session 2: July 13th – July 24th, 2015

Volunteer host families should be native Chinese speakers.

Please contact Ms. Joanna Li at our Extension Programs Office if you would like to host a summer camp student, or wish to learn more about our program:
61671999*1*8110, joanna.li@ykpaoschool.cn

Desk Calendar

There are still a few remaining copies of the 2015 desk calendar. This edition features specially-selected photos contributed by the Pao School community. It’s a showcase for the very best that Pao School has to offer, and a great souvenir! Calendars are available at the Uniform Rooms at Primary and Secondary Division at 15 RMB each. Be sure to pick one up today!

Message from the Music Department

This Monday we will have a performance given by the Su Zhou Ping Tan group.

This month’s Assembly Recital will take place on Monday 26th January at 08:15 in the auditorium.

TIBETAN SCHOOL CHILDREN TO SING WITH YK PAO IN LAST WEEK OF TERM

There are still spaces for students to sing in this event, but they will need to turn up this Saturday (17th January). A reminder that we are looking for keen singers from our choirs in years 3 to 5 to work with 16 students from the Tongta Youth Theatre, which is located in YuShu, Qinghai province in Tibet, to prepare at least one Tibetan song for a whole school assembly on Tuesday 3rd, February.

The rehearsals will be as follows:

Saturday 17th January         (Auditorium)                        10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 24th January         (Gym)                         10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 31st January          (Auditorium)                        10:00 – 12:00

The rehearsals will be taken by Tibetan Music Teachers and at least one of the songs will feature in the assembly on 3rd February.

The assembly will also feature other songs sung by the Tibetan children, a song from Chinese Choir and a video presentation of where the Tibetan students come from.

This will be a truly amazing experience for those who wish to take part. The music is challenging and students will get tuition from teachers who know the music well.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR SINGERS NOT TO BE MISSED!

A reminder that we have the renowned Ralph Allwood, previously Director of Music at Eton College, England and founder of the celebrated Eton Choral Courses coming to YK Pao School in the summer with some of his expert singing trainers to run a singing course for any keen singers aged 8 – 15.

For further details, please go to the YK Pao website and look under the Summer Camp section – you need to click on the left where it actually says “Junior Choral Course” to find the downloadable brochure which is at:

http://www.ykpaoschool.cn/junior-choral-course

We are looking for 60 – 80 young singers. This course is not just for students at YK Pao School. We are advertising this throughout Shanghai and it is open to anyone in this age range who is enthusiastic and would like to attend.

Message from the Art Department

Happy New Year! During this semester Miss Sara has been holding an art club for year two and three, it has been a lot of fun and Miss Sara wishes to continue this club over the second semester. Check out Tuding from year three in action working on their art club Mandala.

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Exciting News! Beginning next Friday Lois Lin and Miss Kellie will begin art club for Year Four and Five on Fridays at lunchtime from 12.10-12.45. We look forward to seeing some of you there.

Message from PE Department

Well Done!

Well done to the YKPS Badminton Team chaperoned by Ms. Lucy and coached by Y5 Marshall. They participated in their first SSSA tournament last weekend and brought home medals for everyone! A big thank you to all that took part and Ms. Lucy, a great start to a student initiated and led team.

Basketball

The next SSSA U11 Basketball Tournament scheduled for Jan 24th has been postponed until semester 2. This is due to the hosts, SHSID, having maintenance in their gym at this time. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We will keep everyone updated of the new date when they are announced by SHSID. Training will continue as normal.

Football and Volleyball Cross-Campus Match

We are excited to announce a special football and volleyball match for YK Pao Primary vs YK Pao Secondary students. On January 28th we will take 2 volleyball teams and 1 football team to Songjiang Campus to play in a special cross-campus match versus our Secondary U13 teams. The purpose of the match is to recognise the importance of continued efforts to bridge both YK Pao campuses and to give a taste of Secondary school sports to our Primary students. Parents are very welcome to come and support both teams! Buses will leave Primary campus at 2:45pm and return at 6:30pm.

Swimming

A kind reminder: students that wish to be excused from swimming classes must bring a note from a doctor or parent explaining clearly why the child cannot attend class.  Reasons such as a having a cold, cough or recovering from a fever or having a headache are not accepted and the student will be marked absent from the class.

Upcoming Sports Events:

January 2015

Sat 17th – SSSA Swimming CANCELLED

Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHSID  (postponed until Semester 2)

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at SCL

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at WISS

Thu 19th – 22nd – U11, U13, U15 Football Tour to Singapore

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at SHS (ID)

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at WISS and Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary

Sat 16th – Swimming at Wellington College and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

各位包校集体成员,

本周的天气时晴时雨,但老师和孩子们的心情并未受此影响,包校长宁校区的活动依旧有条不紊地进行着。Mike Spencer校长已于本周二前往英国参加两场国际教师的招聘会,预计他将于1月27日(周二)返校工作,我们预祝他一切顺利!

本周,包校迎来了两场未来家长说明会,两百多名家长参加了与现有包校家长及课程协调员见面的信息分享会,看来今年的一年级新生也将面临激烈的竞争。参加本次活动的家长志愿者有19名之多,感谢你们的支持!

本周,家校协力会召开了本学期的最后一次会议,这短短的一个半小时里包含了许多重要信息的分享和回顾总结。大家较为关心的校服、水质、食用油问题也一一得到了反馈,各班班代也会代为相传此次会议中分享的信息。后勤部门也会在寒假之后的三月份召开一次后勤信息分享会,届时欢迎关心和感兴趣的家长前来参加。

下周为期末测试周,周五当天即1月23日学生在午餐后放学。拓展课将于1月19-22日相继结束,敬请留意!

本学期最后一天上学日为2月6日,距离学期结束还剩三周左右的时间,我们希望学生们坚持到最后,有始有终地将所有学习进行到底。这也是一种“责任心”的体现。

祝好!

国际学校测试 (ISA)

三至五年级学生将于2月4日和5日参加国际学校测试。一些家长因计划提前度假而向学校咨询学生是否可以提前考试或者之后补考。

很遗憾的是,学校不能让学生提前进行国际学校测试也无法组织补考,这些信息也都在家庭作业日志和家长手册上有所说明。其理由是:

1. 我们无法复制考试的各项条件。这涉及到排课安排的变动,进而给老师教学、学生上课和日常作息带来很大影响

2. 我们不希望学生讨论考试内容

缺考任意一天的ISA考试都将无法补考,在学生的个人ISA报告上,缺考的项目将没有成绩。两天都缺考的学生则没有ISA成绩。

ISA测试是一个非常重要的测评标准,它能跟踪记录学生三至十年级的成长与进步。还望家长能将度假计划安排在学校公布的假期范围内,让孩子们不要错过此次测试。

期末评估周

期末评估周安排在了1月19日-23日,我们随信附上测试安排表,供家长们参阅。

End-Semester Assessment Timetable_ January 19th-23rd

人文关怀角

本周的人文关怀角,我想再次邀请一些身为父母的包校在职教职员工和大家分享一些可行的育儿经验。附件内是陈校长、Sarah老师、Victoria老师、Clare老师、Kate老师和Dominic老师提供的小窍门。如果您也有行之有效的育儿小提示想要和大家分享的话,请随时联系我。

 Pastoral Care Corner Jan 16 2015

来自图书馆的信息

本周,您的孩子将会非常兴奋地将贝克图书俱乐部的图书订购目录带回家,贝克图书俱乐部春季订购活动从本周正式开始。您不仅能选择许多非常优秀的儿童读物,更有一些适合家长阅读的书籍供您选择,不妨在周末和孩子一起挑选你们喜爱的书籍。您可以在线完成订单,无需再担忧孩子在带钱去学校的过程中将它们遗失。如果您的孩子不小心遗失了订购目录,没有关系,您同样可以在订购网站上找到电子版目录,网址: http://parentpay.bakerbooks.co.uk/clubs/YKPCHA2

本次订购的截止日期为2015年1月24日。特别提醒,您所订购的书籍将会在6周内送达学校,并且图书馆不代为收取任何贝克图书俱乐部的订购书款。

祝您在此次订购中有所收获!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

来自拓展项目处的消息

去年11月份我们邀请伊顿公学音乐总监、伊顿合唱班创办人拉尔夫-奥伍德来沪进行了有关少年合唱团的讲座,该讲座得到了很多家长的关注和支持。之后我们收到了很多相关咨询。目前,2015年7月26日-8月2日举行的少年合唱团报名已经全面启动。 在元旦前,我们已把提前报名的优惠信息以邮件形式发给了感兴趣的相关家长。敬请查收您的邮件以便及时获取相关详情。谢谢!

拓展课展示

本学期的拓展课将于2015年1月19日-22日结束。欢迎家长在1月19日-22日,下午4点-5点前往学校参加您孩子的拓展课公开课。

1月23日(周五)下午根据校历没有安排拓展课,但部分表演课程(芭蕾、中文音乐剧、爵士舞、街舞、空手道和乐器私教课)将于当日下午2点30在小学部礼堂举行汇演,具体安排请注意查收稍后来自拓展项目处的邮件。

新学期的拓展课报名已于1月12日发出,请您注意查收并在1月23日前将报名表递交到拓展项目处。

征集寄宿家庭
包玉刚实验学校小学部将在2014年6月29日到7月24日之间举办第八届包玉刚实验学校中国文化暑期活动,来自世界各地的5-11岁的以英语为母语的学生将会来到我们学校小学部

学习中文,同时了解中国的文化。其中更有部分学生会选择入住寄宿家庭,与中国的家庭和同龄的朋友们分享不同的文化并结下深厚的友谊。

现征集志愿者寄宿家庭,请有意愿的家庭向拓展项目办公室申请,寄宿时间安排如下:

第一期:2015年6月29日- 7月10日

第二期:2015年7月13日- 7月24日

志愿者寄宿家庭要求-中文为母语的家庭

如果您愿意担任寄宿家庭,或者有任何的问题,请即与我们拓展项目办公室联系:

联络人-李老师,电话-86 21 61671999*1*8110,邮件joanna.li@ykpaoschool.cn

台历

学校目前尚有少量包校2015年台历可供家长购买。此次台历精心挑选了包校师生的摄影作品作为素材,展现了包校风采,既实用又可做孩子成长的纪念品。目前,中小学校服间皆有销售,每本售价15元,欢迎各位家长前往直接购买。

来自音乐组的信息

下周一将会有来自苏州评弹团的艺术家们为我们的学生带来一场演出。

本月的音乐早集会将于1月26日周一早上8:15在礼堂举行。

包校学生将在本学期最后一周与来自西藏学校的孩子们联合演唱!

我们需要从学校的各个合唱团中招募一些3-5年级热爱歌唱的孩子们,他们会在2月3日周二早上的全校早集会上与16名来自青海省玉树藏族自治州的风马儿童剧团的学生们联合演唱至少一首藏族歌曲。

如果还有学生希望参加这个活动,目前我们尚有名额,但是他们必须出席1月17日本周六的排练。

此次活动的所有排练日期如下:

1月17日周六               (西楼五楼礼堂)                  10:00 – 12:00

1月24日周六               (西楼二楼体育馆)              10:00 – 12:00

1月31日周六               (西楼五楼礼堂)                  10:00 – 12:00

整个排练活动将由三位来自西藏的音乐老师指导,在2月3日周二早上的全校集会上,我们的学生将与来自西藏的孩子们至少合作演出一首作品。

西藏的孩子们还将在集会上为我们表演其他曲目,此外大家还将欣赏到来自中文合唱团的孩子们带来的一首歌曲以及有关这些西藏孩子们简介的视频。

对孩子们来说,这将是一次难忘的学习体验机会。演唱的曲目具有一定的难度,孩子们将会得到专业老师的指导与教授。

热爱歌唱的孩子们不可错过的暑期活动!

友情提醒,著名的英国伊顿公学前音乐总监、伊顿公学合唱班创办人拉尔夫·奥伍德先生在今夏将协同他的声乐专家团队来到包校,他们将开设一个合唱课程,此课程面向所有8-15岁热爱歌唱的孩子们。

大家可以登录包校官网,进入“暑期活动”分页面,然后点击左侧的“少年合唱班”获取详细信息并且可下载活动宣传手册。大家也可以直接点击下面的链接:

http://www.ykpaoschool.cn/junior-choral-course

我们计划招收60-80名小歌手。该课程不仅仅面向包校的孩子,我们在全上海范围内做了招生宣传,任何符合年龄范围并且热爱歌唱想要参加的孩子都可以报名。

来自艺术组的消息

各位新年好!本学期Sara老师组织了二、三年级的艺术俱乐部活动,孩子们也体验到了很多的乐趣。Sara老师希望在第二学期还能延续艺术俱乐部的活动。下图是三年级的江中石正在创作自己俱乐部的曼荼罗。

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好消息!下周五开始,林慧云老师和Kellie老师将在每周五的12:10-12:45为四、五年级开设艺术俱乐部活动。我们期待孩子们的参与。

来自体育部的信息

干得漂亮!

由五年级的Marshall执教、王春晖老师监护的包校羽毛球队于上周末参加了他们的第一场锦标赛并满载而归!大家表现得真出色!这是由学生自发执教带领的一支球队,它能旗开得胜要感谢并祝贺所有参与其中的学生、家长和王春晖老师。

篮球

由于场馆维修,原定于1月24日在上海中学国际部举行的11岁以下年龄段篮球锦标赛将推迟到第二学期进行。由此带来的不便,我们深感抱歉。待上中国际部确认比赛日期后,我们再向大家通告。相关训练将照常进行。

跨校区的足球和排球比赛

我们很高兴地在这里宣布,包校中小学部的学生将进行一场特殊的足球和排球比赛。1月28日,我们会带领2支排球队和1支足球队前往松江校区与中学部13岁以下年龄段球队进行一场跨校区的特殊比赛。此次比赛的安排显示了我们对中小学部紧密合作重要性的认识与肯定,同此同时,我们也想让小学部的孩子们见识下学长学姐们的竞技水平。我们欢迎有兴趣的家长们前去为所有的运动队队员加油鼓劲!孩子们乘坐的校车将于当日14:45离开小学部,并与18:30返回学校。

游泳课

温馨提示:无法参加游泳课的学生需提交医生开具的病假单或父母的请假信合理解释不能上课的理由。感冒、咳嗽、头疼或刚退烧则不能成为不上游泳课的理由,学生因上述原因而不上游泳课的话将记为缺勤。

接下来的各项比赛:

20151

1月17日,周六:游泳比赛 (取消)

1月24日,周六: 11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在上海中学国际部举行(延后至第二学期举行)

1月31日,周六:排球比赛在包校小学部举行

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3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

3月14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

3月19-22日:11岁、13岁和15岁以下年龄段球队前往新加坡参加足球比赛

3月21日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在包校小学部举行

3月28日,周六:田径比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;网球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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4月11日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

4月18日,周六:排球比赛在包校中学部举行

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5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

Newsletter 09 January 2015

Dear YK Pao School Community,

We hope that you all enjoyed an excellent holiday, and that 2015 has started well for you all!

As you will have seen if you have visited the school since the holiday, there have been some excellent improvements to the building and the school environment during the break. None of this work would have been possible without the very generous donations from the Annual Fund and the Foundation. A new front entrance porch to East Building will ensure that the reception area can be used more effectively. The activity area of the playground is being improved and upgraded. The completion of this work is anticipated by the week beginning January 26th. The excavation of a pit, which will be filled with rubber chips, will ensure soft landings when children leave the climbing equipment. Also, our music ensemble rooms have been soundproofed. The quality of the work is excellent and the rooms have been completed to a very high standard.

Staff is busy with end of semester reports at present. You will notice the new format when you receive them. As the year progresses, you will have access to far more on-going information via the school’s PowerSchool system. The new report format reflects these upcoming changes.

Please note that the due date for the payment of fees for Semester 2 has passed. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted payment. If you have not yet done so, please can you ensure that this is done as soon as possible. Further reminders will be sent next week.

The weeks leading up to the Chinese New Year holiday will be extremely busy, as always. We will be completing the International School Assessments for English and Mathematics in early February. Do please try to ensure that your child is in school on the 4th and 5th of February, as these are very important for us all.

Finally, for information, Mike Spencer will be in London, from next week until the 26th January in order to attend two recruitment fairs, interview potential overseas teaching candidates and to visit schools.

Message to Y5 Parents

Dear Y5 Parents,

Please note that the result of application to Secondary Division has been released to student by teachers today.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Student Affairs Office.

Tel:  (86-21) 6167-1999*2*8100        Email:  admissions@ykpaoschool.cn

Yours sincerely,

Students Affairs Office

YK Pao School

Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

Happy 2015! What is you new year resolution? I was delighted when I heard that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, announced that his 2015 resolution is “to read a new book every other week.” However, there are so many great books, but so little time. Luckily, technology helps a lot. Personally, I prefer books than any other formats, but good audiobooks can serve as a splendid advantage, especially for children. Anyone can easily finish a few chapters on a school bus or during exercise by listening to audio books.

Audio increases reading accuracy by 52%, and improves comprehension by 76%. Furthermore, 27% of the K-12 population are auditory learners. For other children, they can listen and comprehend 2 grade levels above their reading levels! This is why we are encouraging your child to borrow our audio books. We have not only audio books in CDs/MP3s, but also picture books that come with a CD in our Audio Book Section. If your little one comes home with our audio books, please give yourself a 5-minute break and enjoy the fun of listening to stories together. For more information on our Audio Books, please visit: http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/audiobook

Lastly, some of our children had received their books from our Scholastic Book Club. However, there is still a set of Minecraft Handbook Collection unclaimed in the Library. Please do not hesitate to contact our Library staff should you have any questions on your book order.

Happy Reading!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Norovirus

It’s high season for norovirus gastroenteritis. It quite often occurs in the autumn and winter. Noroviruses are highly contagious. Please check the attached about “Norovirus”. If your child had vomit or diarrhea, please take him/her to the hospital for medical attention immediately and also inform your child’s class teacher and the school nurse. Please keep them at home during the illness until three days after the symptoms disappear then back to school.

诺如病毒

Message from the School Nurse

Please kindly find the attached Monthly Health of January.

 1月肺结核

End-Semester Review Week

The End-Semester Review week is scheduled on 19th – 23st January, and the timetable is attached with the newsletter for your reference.

End-Semester Assessment Timetable_ January 19th-23rd

ISA and End of Semester Assessments

Year 3, 4 and 5 students will participate in the International Schools Assessment (ISA) on February 4th and 5th.  Students will complete two writing pieces (persuasive and narrative) and a reading section for English as well as a Math’s assessment over the two days.

Due to the closeness of the ISA to the End of Semester Assessments, Years 3-5 students will not have an English End of Semester Assessment.  Students will still have a Math’s assessment during the assessment week as the ISA is in English and the Math’s department will assess as usual.  There will be no changes to Years 1 and 2 during the End of Semester assessment week.

Message from PTA

The last PTA meeting of this semester will be held at 14:00-16:00 on 14th January in the Conference Room 1104. All class reps and year reps are expected to attend the meeting and we welcome parents who are interested as well. The agenda of this meeting is followed as:

-       PTA Work Report and Look Ahead

-       Core Committee’s Work Report and Future Plan

-       Principal Corner

Information Session in HK

YK Pao School will be organizing Information Session for prospective parents in Hong Kong on January 17th (SAT). The information session will be introducing YKPS Secondary Boarding School, Junior Chinese Summer Camp, Residential Chinese Summer Camp and Activities camp. This is a special opportunity for parents of kids 5-15 years old who are thinking of sending their kids to China for a true immersion experience to learn about YK Pao School, one of China’s leading bi-lingual schools. Welcome to invite interested parents to join!

Information session details as follows:

HONG KONG

Date: January 17, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 10 – 11:30 am
Venue: 2/F, Zhejiang Heen, Kiu Fu Commercial Building, 300 – 306 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

Reservation required as seats are limited.

RSVP & Enquires: Please contact YK Pao School Hong Kong Representative Venice Fong at (852) 2842 3882 / venice.fong@ykpaoschool.cn

Volunteer host families for Junior Chinese Camp (Day Camp)

The 8th YK Pao School Junior Chinese Camp (Day Camp) will take place this coming July at our Primary Division. Children aged 5-11 from around the world will be coming to Pao School to learn Chinese and experience Chinese culture. Some of them will stay with local families to learn about Chinese culture, share cultures and make friends. We are currently looking for volunteer families to host our campers.

The dates of the camp are as follows:

Session 1: June 29th – July 10th, 2015

Session 2: July 13th – July 24th, 2015

Volunteer host families should be native Chinese speakers.

Please contact Ms. Joanna Li at our Extension Programs Office if you would like to host a summer camp student, or wish to learn more about our program:
61671999*1*8110, joanna.li@ykpaoschool.cn

Message from the Extension Programs Office

We will be emailing EP information and application form to all parents on January 12th. Please check the email from EPO to be sent at a later time. According to the school calendar, there will be no EP classes on Friday, January 23rd, but some EP classes, such as Ballet, Chinese Musical Theater, Jazz Dance will be doing performances at 2:30pm in the auditorium.

Message from SAO

There are still several vacancies for prospective parents meeting with volunteer parents and subject coordinators next Wednesday. Interested please call in to make reservations.

Event Time Content
Prospective Parents meet with Volunteer Parents and Subject Coordinators (English Group)

9:00-12:00, Wednesday

2015-01-14

Interact with existing YK Pao school parents and meet with subject coordinators

Please contact Ms. Xia at 671999-1-8104 or via email: admissions@ykpaoschool.cn

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

All activities are now running as normal.

The Saturday programme starts up again this Saturday with Percussion Club, Chinese Ensembles, Viola, Erhu, Drum and Theory lessons.

This month’s Assembly Recital will take place on Monday 26th January.

TIBETAN SCHOOL CHILDREN TO SING WITH YK PAO IN LAST WEEK OF TERM!

We are looking for keen singers from our choirs in years 3 to 5 to work with 15 students from the Tongta Youth Theatre, which is located in YuShu, Qinghai province in Tibet, to prepare at least one Tibetan song for a whole school assembly on Tuesday 3rd, February.

Last month we had a group of 16 of our year 5 girls perform with students from Guizhou at Shangri La in conjunction with Elle magazine and Couleurs de Chine. We now have a further opportunity for our students to work and interact with students from another cultural area within China.

Students will be asked in their choir rehearsals – if they miss this and wish to take part, they should see Mr. Dominic or Ms. Corie in the Music Department.

The rehearsals will be as follows (to be confirmed):

Saturday 17th January                     10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 24th January                     10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 31st January                      10:00 – 12:00

The rehearsals will be taken by Tibetan Music Teachers and at least one of the songs will feature in the assembly on 3rd February.

The assembly will also feature other songs sung by the Tibetan children, a song from Chinese Choir and a video presentation of where the Tibetan students come from.

This will be a truly amazing experience for those who wish to take part. The music is challenging and students will get tuition from teachers who know the music well.

ENGLISH CHOIR

We are in the process of reviewing the procedures for English Choir to ensure that there are sufficient opportunities for students to join. We will need to limit the numbers to ensure that we maintain and further raise the quality of our performances. As a result we will be auditioning current members for next semester over the course of the rest of this semester. Next semester there will be further auditions for those students who are not currently in English choir. All auditions will be videoed and the lists will be drawn up after the auditions next term.

As always, those who are not successful are invited to join Friday Choir. Friday choir sings at all the major concerts and is for everyone who enjoys singing.

Message from PE Department

Happy New Year from the PE Team! We are very much looking forward to a new year of sport at YKPS! Thank you to the parents for all your support so far.

Good Luck

Best wishes to the YKPS Badminton Team who will travel to Ping He School for the 1st SSSA Badminton tournament of this school year. It will be their first event so we wish them well!

Singapore Football Tour

We are very happy to announce the school has given the go ahead for an U11, U13 and U15 YK Pao School Football Tour to Singapore in March, 2015. So far we already have a team of U11 students and parents who will travel with teachers and students from our Secondary campus to play against teams from clubs and schools in Singapore and Malaysia. The tour is being coordinated by the organisers of the Sing Cup, a prestigious football tournament in Asia for top schools around the region. Good luck to all our teams involved!

Swimming

A kind reminder: students that wish to be excused from swimming classes must bring a note from a doctor or parent explaining clearly why the child cannot attend class.  Reasons such as a having a cold, cough or recovering from a fever or having a headache are not accepted and the student will be marked absent from the class.

Upcoming Sports Events:

January 2015

Sat 10th – SSSA Badminton at Ping He

Sat 17th – SSSA Swimming CANCELLED

Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHS (ID)

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at SCL

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at WISS

Thu 19th – 22nd – U11, U13, U15 Football Tour to Singapore

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at SHS (ID)

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at WISS and Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary

Sat 16th – Swimming at Wellington College and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

各位包校集体成员,

我们希望大家都度过了一个愉快的假期,也祝愿各位在新的一年里有个好的开端!

节后回到学校,您会发现学校的办公楼和校园环境都有了很棒的改善。正是年度基金和包校基金会的支持让学校环境及设施的改善得以实现。东楼正门新建的门廊确保了前台区域得到更有效地使用。操场上的活动区域也进行了修缮,我们预计这一区域的工程将于1月26日这一周完成。我们将在下挖区域填满橡胶碎片以提供缓冲并提高孩子跳下攀爬架时的安全性。此外,音乐组的合奏练习室里也加装了隔音板,施工队的工作完成的很漂亮,整修后的练习室隔音效果也非常之好。

近期,老师们开始忙于本学期学生报告卡的各项事宜了,呈现在您面前的将会是一份全新格式的报告卡。随着时间的推移,您可以通过学校的Power School系统查看即时信息。新的报告卡格式也预示着即将发生的变化。

想要提醒各位的是,上缴第二学期学费的截止日期已过,感谢那些准时缴费的家长们。如果您还未支付学费,请尽早完成这项工作。我们将于下周发送提醒信给相关家庭。

农历新年前的几周总是异常繁忙的。二月初,我们的孩子们将要参加国际学校测试。国际学校测试注重考察学生的英语及数学能力,这对于学生和学校都是非常重要的一项事件。请务必确保您的孩子于2月4日和5日能正常来校上学。

最后,Mike Spencer校长将于下周一(1月13日)至1月26日前往英国参加两场招聘会、面试那些愿意在海外工作的候选老师,此外他还会走访当地的学校。

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有任何问题欢迎与学生处联络。

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