2019年11月23日

First Open House Review——郑东新区外籍人员子女学院举办首次家长开放日活动

On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 Sias International School hosted out first Open House at our temporary campus. The purpose of this event was to provide parents valuable information regarding our school while giving children an opportunity to explore hands on learning activities in the classroom. 

       2019年11月23日,郑东新区西亚斯外籍人员子女学校在学校临时校区举办了第一次校区开放日活动。这次活动的目的是使家长通过对校区的参观体验,更全面和深入地了解学校,同时也让孩子们有机会探索更多课堂动手的学习实践活动。

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Partial pictures of temporary school

部分临时校区图片

At the beginning of the event, the Founding Head, Elizabeth Martinez, along with her staff, warmly greeted parents and children as they entered. Ms. Martinez gave an introduction about the mission, value and beliefs of Sias International School, as well as discussed the design and color elements as they relate to brain-based research. She also pointed out the tree in the middle of our lobby which represents our social emotional curriculum -The Leader in Me. The Leader in Me curriculum is designed to “empower students with the leadership and life-skills they need to strive as 21st century learners”.

       在活动的开始,郑东新区西亚斯外籍人员子女学校创办校长伊丽莎白·马丁内斯女士和学校工作人员热情地欢迎了前来参加活动的家长和孩子。马丁内斯女士首先介绍了郑东新区西亚斯外籍人员子女学校的使命、愿景和价值观,并讲解了基于大脑的研究结果的学校环境的创设。同时,她还特别介绍了学校大厅树的设计,这个设计代表了学校社交情感课程,即自我领导力。自我领导力课程旨在 “赋予学生作为21世纪学习者所需的领导力和生活技能”,是学校重要的课程规划之一。

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Our team warmly greeted parents and children

我们团队热情欢迎家长和孩子们的到来

Parents were then guided on a temporary campus tour, during which parents had the opportunity to view our innovative learning spaces, such as our early ages classroom, elementary classroom and Agile Learning space. Ms. Martinez explained how technology would be integrated into teaching and learning with the use of interactive whiteboards. She also gave background information regarding our literacy, math and science curricula and showed examples of various hands on learning materials that support instruction. After the tour, parents went to the information session while the children went into the classroom.  

       随后,家长和孩子们在马丁内斯女士的引领下参观了临时校区。参观期间,家长们来到了学校的创新学习空间,即我们的学前教室、小学教室和创客学习空间。马丁内斯女士解释了如何利用交互式白板将技术融入教学,同时她还提供了有关我们的识字、数学和科学课程的背景资料,并举例说明了支持教学的各种实用学习材料。参观结束后,孩子们走进教室进行活动体验,家长们参加了创客空间的讲座。

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Ms. Martinez gave information of curricula

马丁内斯女士介绍了我校课程相关信息

In the Agile Learning Space the parents interest was high during the information session provided by Ms. Martinez, Founding Head and Ms. Guo, Operations Manager. The session elaborated on the vision for innovation and creating an entrepreneurial mindset that fosters creativity. Sias International School is committed to high quality accreditation, like WASC and learning standards, where the focus is on research based individualized student learning strategies, technology integration, and focus on the whole child who feel safe, loved and excited about learning. Parents were eager to learn more and posed many questions to Ms. Martinez. We were impressed by parents’ passion about international education.

       在创客教室,创办校长马丁内斯女士和运营经理郭钰涵女士向来参加活动的家长介绍了学校的信息。会议主要阐述了学校创新的愿景,培养学生具有创造力的创业心态。同时,郑东新区西亚斯外籍人员子女学校致力于高质量的国际教育认证,如WASC等一系列的高等学习标准。学校重点关注基于研究的个性化学生学习策略、技术整合,并关注整个孩子的情感,例如安全感、爱和学习的兴趣。家长们热情踊跃提问,大家对国际教育的热情给我们留下了深刻的印象。

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Ms. Martinez and Ms. Guo introduced of our school

创办校长马丁内斯女士和运营经理郭钰涵女士介绍学校信息

In the classroom, our Head Teacher Ms. Danielle Richeson set a warm and friendly tone by welcoming the children with a hello song. Then she greeted the children by name, while they practiced saying hello in English. The classroom was set up to encourage inquiry-based exploration. What this means is that the teacher sets out various activities in each learning area, and then observes student responses to the activities. Children were very engaged in the activities they chose. Some children visited every learning area, while others stayed longest in the areas that interested them most. It appeared that all children enjoyed the hands-on aspect that all of the activities had in common. They loved having the flexibility to move about freely and independently, while having a variety of choices to pique their individual interests and personalities. Some children played alone, while others interacted with new friends. Some explored quietly, while others engaged in conversations with peers and other adults in the room. Through these inquiry-based activities, we were able to see future artists, engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. We were impressed with the children’s active involvement and level of respect for our classroom environment.

       在教室里,我们的外教班主任丹尼尔·瑞奇森首先带着孩子们唱了一首欢快的歌,整个气氛也随着歌曲变得轻松和愉悦起来。然后,她用英语向孩子们问好并和孩子们进行了交流。此时的孩子们对这间充满特色的教室已是好奇满满,因为教室设立是为了鼓励以探究为基础的探索活动。这意味着,教师在每个学习区域安排不同的活动,然后观察学生对活动做出的反应。通过观察,我们可以看出孩子们非常投入地参与活动。有些孩子们致力于好奇地探索每个学习区域,而另一些则专注在他们最感兴趣的区域。似乎所有的孩子喜欢的活动都有一个共同点,就是一些着重于动手能力的活动。孩子们喜欢自由灵活地独立活动,这更利于激发他们的个人兴趣和个性。一些孩子会静静地探索,而另一些则与新朋友互动。或是与同龄人和其他成年人交谈。通过这些基于探究的活动,我们能够看到未来的艺术家、工程师、数学家和科学家。孩子们的积极参与和对课堂环境的尊重给我们留下了深刻的印象。

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Ms. Danielle Richeson read with children

外教班主任丹尼尔·瑞奇森和孩子们一起读绘本

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Children had activities in different learning area

孩子们在不同学习区域做活动

To conclude the event, parents and children were invited into the lobby to have refreshments while becoming acquainted with one another. Parents socialized while the children made friends and played together. Everything went smoothly and such a harmonious atmosphere made our event quite successful as one student exclaimed: “This is my dream school! I love it!” When asked why, she responded, “All the smiling faces and all the passion that went into this.” Our Sias International School staff felt proud upon hearing that, as it shows that our hard work and dedication thus far has definitely paid off. Meanwhile, we are encouraged by the support on behalf of the families who participated in our first event. We thank you all and will continue to strive to create a high-quality school your children deserve.

       在活动的最后,大家一起享用了精致美味的点心,同时也给家长和孩子提供了相互认识的机会。父母们相谈甚欢,孩子们也一起分享快乐。整个活动进行的很顺利,一位学生甚至惊呼:“这是我梦想中的学校!我太喜欢这里了!当被问到原因时,她回答说:“这里的老师们脸上都挂着微笑,他们的热情深深感染了我。” 我们郑东新区西亚斯外籍人员子女学校的工作人员听到孩子的评价感到非常自豪,因为这表明我们的努力和投入得到了肯定的回报。同时,我们也非常感谢前来参加我们首次开放日活动的家庭。郑东新区西亚斯外籍人员子女学校的全体员工将继续努力,创建一所真正满足孩子需求的高质量的国际学校。

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