One community, a world of difference

7 October 2016

The change of weather in Singapore these few weeks, from extreme hot to thunderous downpours, have taken its toll upon my staff. It came to a point where we have four teachers taken sick in one day, and my Vice-Principal had to approach me to cover as well.

I gladly covered for a lovely Grade 2 class, for a topic about “Heroes”. Guest speakers that day included a scientist who worked with a village that lost their livelihood when their fishing grounds became a resort, as well as a dog that donates blood to other dogs. My lesson with them enabled me to understand some of the improvements we still need to make in the classroom, in order for the children to learn.

I was very happy to see our university counselor from Huijia (our sister school in Beijing) come down to speak to our students. We are in the midst of ironing out some details on how their team can support us. Such support would free our staff to focus even more on what they do best – to teach.

Yet another busy week of a Principal now on medication himself to fight an infection!

 

从炎热到下大雷雨,过去几周的天气变化很大,学校的老师和职工们也因为气候的剧烈变化而开始身体微恙。某一天甚至有四位老师都病倒了,小学校长紧急的来找我,让我到课堂里帮忙代课。

代课的当天,我很开心的带了二年级的班,上课主题是“英雄”。学校特地邀请了几位贵宾过来演说分享,其中一位贵宾是科学家,她因为村子里赖以为生的捕鱼处被改建为度假村而和村民一同奋斗求生。还有一位贵宾带了一只狗到学校,这只狗曾经捐血救了另外一只狗。有了当天代课的经验,我更深刻的体会该如何持续的改进我们的校园和课堂。

另外,我非常荣幸的和来自北京汇佳姐妹校的升学辅导员见了面,他特地从北京过来为我们的高中生做升学辅导。我们计划让北京专业的辅导团队协助我们的孩子规划未来升学,也让我们的教师可以更专注的在他们的教学工作中。

又是忙碌的一周,这周也是校长和感冒病毒对抗的生病周!

 

Michael Chan 曾俊成

Principal 校长

Hillside World Academy