HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION
Bulletin 3, Week 5, Semester 1, 2018-2019
Dear primary school parents and families.
It has been another productive and exciting few weeks at the primary school in Tianjin. Two weeks ago, we were honored to have high ranking government officials from Australia and New Zealand come and induct our new English and arts captains for the new academic year. There were, however, two senior student leadership positions which hadn’t been chosen. These were the primary school captain and primary school vice-captain positions. The primary school captain and vice-captain positions are the highest student leadership positions in the primary school. Their chief roles include serving the school community and hosting school events and ceremonies. On Friday the 21st of September, 9 students from year 6 applied for these final two leadership positions. Like before, they had three minutes to convince a panel of 9 international and domestic teachers concerning their suitability. It was encouraging to see so many students enter the election and it was even more heartening to hear many students speaking fluently and convincingly in both English and Chinese before an audience of more than 200 people. It is my privilege to announce that Jack Hu has been elected as the new primary school captain and that Penelope Weng and Philip Chen are the new Primary school vice captains after there was a tie for the vice-captain position. Their student leadership badges were given to them on the 28th of September at assembly by senior teachers of the primary school. We congratulate them on their achievement and wish them every success as they begin their new roles as the student leaders of the primary school. For many of our students, I am sure this is only just the beginning of a lifetime of leadership and excellence.
Jack Hu is delivering his convincing speech which eventually won him his primary captaincy
Martina Tian is seen delivering her speech. She narrowly missed out on a leadership position
Jack Hu is the new primary school captain for 2018-2019
Philip Chen is the new primary school vice- captain for 2018-2019
Penelope Weng is the new primary school vice- captain for 2018-2019
Our new student leaders were presented their badges at assembly
Haileybury International School Tianjin continues to be at the forefront of global education. On the 26th of September 2018, A high ranking delegation from Monash university came to our school campus for an exchange visit. There are 8 top universities in Australia and they have combined to form a group known as the Group of Eight universities. Monash university is in the top 5 of this group. Moreover, out of all the universities in the world, Times Higher Education ranks Monash university at number 80. For many years now, Haileybury Tianjin has trained, guided and mentored undergraduate and postgraduate Monash university education students who have chosen to complete their teaching practicums in China. China is the new frontier of the global education market and many astute Australian university students understand that the economic and political pendulum of the world has already swung towards Asia. Many Australian students have already taken the initiative in choosing to extend themselves by completing their practicums in China. Last year, five Monash university students completed a three-week practicum at our school. Under the guidance and mentorship of our primary school English teachers, they all successfully completed their placements. The program was enriching for the university students as it was for our primary school staff and students and we trust our close and mutually edifying relationship with one of the world’s top universities will continue well into the future.
High ranking delegates from Monash university came for an exchange visit to our school
The Monash delegates were welcomed by Mr. Derek Scott who is the chairman of the board at Haileybury
Executive principal Kathy Wang of Tianjin Haileybury International School hosted the Monash delegation
Five Monash education university students completed their teaching practicums in the primary school last year
The staff and students were thrilled to see you at the primary school parent’s information session on the 29th of September. Parents are always eager to know more about what actually occurs in the day to day operations of the primary school. They are also keen to know what their children are learning and doing. On the day, senior teachers from the different departments of the primary school gave speeches which summarized their pedagogy, curriculum, teaching methodology and overarching goals. The speakers included Vivian Jia (Head of Primary), William Fang (Upper primary English coordinator)，Nathan Williamson (Lower primary English coordinator), Eric Xu (Head of student welfare) and Rosie Jiang (Head of Chinese). It was an informative afternoon and we were also delighted to see our year one students inducted into the primary school following their initiation ceremony. Our year one students had practiced their part of the ceremony many times leading up to the important occasion and it was encouraging to see our youngest students bravely and successfully completing the ritual. Learning is a life-long activity, but one is never too young (or old) to begin. We trust that you enjoyed the information session as much the staff and students did.
在9月29日的小学家长会，老师和学生都很高兴见到各位家长。家长们希望了解小学部的学生们的学习和生活。他们也很想了解孩子们在学习什么和做什么。当天，来自小学不同部门的教师们发表演讲，总结了他们的教学理念、课程、教学方法和总体目标。发言者包括Vivian Jia（小学部主任）、William Fang（高年级小学英语协调员），Nathan Williamson （低年级小学英语协调员）、Eric Xu（学生德育主任）和 Rosie Jiang（语文组教研组长）。这是一个精彩纷呈的下午，我们也很高兴看到我们的一年级学生在典礼后正式成为小学生。我们一年级的学生在这个重要场合之前已经多次练习他们的表演，看到我们最小的学生勇敢地、成功地完成仪式，令人鼓舞。学习是一项终身的活动，从不分年岁。我们相信老师和学生都非常享受这次家长会。
Head of Primary Ms. Vivian Jia spoke to primary school parents about her vision for the new year
Mr. Eric Xu welcomed and spoke about student welfare issues at the primary school parents meeting
It was great to see you at the primary school information session on Saturday
Year 1 students completed their initiation ceremony in style!
At Haileybury the East meets the West!
Our club and afternoon activity programs are now in full swing. Learning does not just occur in a classroom nor does it only occur from a textbook. Some of life’s most important lessons are the ones we learn when we interact with others. Skills, qualities and virtues such as persistence, perseverance, team-work, self-confidence, leadership, precision, technique, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, bravery, sportsmanship, kindness, flexibility, creativity, patience, personal grooming and upkeep, assertiveness and strength can only be learnt and developed outside of a classroom. At Haileybury, every student matters every day. This means we focus not only on the academic progress of our students but also on their social, physical and emotional development. Joining and participating in extra-curricular activities such as Spanish lessons, golf, soccer, swimming, taekwondo, robotics, ballet, modelling, handicraft, painting and guitar are effective ways to develop oneself. I encourage all students to cherish the rare opportunities which have been afforded to them because you never know where your passion or hobby may lead you!
Some students are using a boogie board to assist their floatation
Modelling is a new club activity on offer this semester. The club is training our students to walk like models
Mark Yan from year 6 is taking guitar lessons at club time
Bill Sang from year 5 is practicing his golf swing
Coco Yang from year 2 loves her ballet lessons
Many girls have chosen ballet as their club activity
In the technologically advanced 21st century, the way students learn has changed significantly. Learning nowadays has become more efficient, accessible and fun. The days of using chalk and a blackboard are well behind us. Modern classrooms, such as the ones at Haileybury, have interactive whiteboards and projectors which can play videos and stream the internet. Most teachers at Haileybury use their laptops to assist their teaching every day and there are software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint which have made teaching and learning easier. Mr. Joshua Webb is a popular international English and drama teacher in the primary school and he has developed his own English website which is aimed at providing English learning support and guidance to the parents and students of his year one class. On the website, you can find videos, PowerPoints, songs, activities and games which aid and support what happens in the classroom. It is a useful tool to parents who want to help their children to revise and it is also a useful educational website for parents who want to learn some English themselves! We trust the extra effort that Mr. Webb has put into his teaching has paid off with some rewarding dividends in the English language acquisition of his year one students.
在技术发达的二十一世纪，学生的学习方式发生了很大的变化。如今学生的学习变得更加高效、方便和有趣。使用粉笔和黑板的日子已经离我们很遥远了。比如在黑利伯瑞的现代化教室里，有交互式白板和投影仪，可以播放视频，使用网络。黑利伯瑞的大多数教师每天都使用笔记本电脑辅助教学，如Microsoft Word、Excel和Powerpoint之类的软件应用，这使得教学和学习更加便捷。Joshua Webb老师是小学部里很受欢迎的国际英语和戏剧老师，他自己制作了英语学习网站，这样可以为一年级的家长和学生提供英语学习支持和指导。在网站上，你可以找到课堂上学到的视频、PowerPoints、歌曲、活动和游戏。对于那些想帮助孩子复习的父母来说，它是一个有用的工具，对于那些想自己学习英语的父母来说，它也是一个有用的教育工具！我们相信，Webb老师在教学上所付出的努力，会让一年级学生在英语学习上获得了很大的进步。
Mr. Joshua Webb has created his own English website to help his students improve their English
The home page of Mr. Webb’s year 1 English website
Tomorrow is the primary school’s sports carnival. Our students have spent much time practicing their marches and rehearsing their war cries for the carnival. Sports carnivals are a fun and exciting time for students as they are great opportunities for students to participate in physical competitions and games. We trust our students will enjoy themselves in the many games and races on offer on the day such as tug of war, cricket, badminton, orienteering, balloon popping, sponge throwing, running races and relays. This year there are 17 activities for our students to participate in. Moreover, it is the opportune time for our students to relax, have fun and enjoy themselves.
Harry Han is the flag bearer for the year 6’s this year. Students have been practicing their marches for the carnival
Lift up your hearts and soccer kicks at Haileybury!
William Fang (M.Ed, B.A/B.Ed, Grad Dip Ed. (Primary), B. Min (Hons.))
方士铨 (教育硕士，文学士/教育学士，教育研究生（小学）, 神职学士（荣誉学士学位）)
English Curriculum Coordinator - Primary School (Upper Primary)
Haileybury Tianjin International School