Another example is “hospitality,” which is illustrated by cheerfully sharing food, shelter and friendship with others. The bighorn sheep is the most mature female, leading the flock to find all that they need. Her vigilance and unselfish qualities allow others to eat first whilst she stands guard. The children learn more of her behaviour and can be reminded to: • • • • •
Leading to the fully balanced young person
is vital, and a child who perhaps does not excel academically can feel rewarded in other ways, boosting their confidence as a person.”
day in the life of a Yew Chung (YCIS) student holds an array of subjects and opportunities. One unique subject that is part of the curriculum is Character First, a comprehensive programme delivered by age appropriate methods, which enlightens the young person and promotes good character. We live in a society where actions count, the style and manner in which
we behave is important. Lessons in character formation are fully integrated with the weekly schedule of the students’ timetable. “The Thought of the Day” is a short daily focus pulling on the meaning of one chosen quality, such as patience, forgiveness, attentiveness, tolerance etc. Activities to portray and explain the value of the word can take the form of role-play, discussion or artwork. The focus word may be reflected
upon throughout that day and of course at any time when needed later on. Students are encouraged to practice these qualities when interacting at school, at home and within the community. “We believe that the classroom activities are fundamental to allow the children to learn about these qualities,” says a YCIS Primary teacher. “Positive praise and encouragement
‘Expect nothing in return’ is at the heart of charitable efforts. “Love and Charity” features in a line of the YCIS School Motto; staff are always keen to explore channels to reach those worse off than ourselves. We are always so impressed with the response shown by our students (with the tremendous support of parents) when we initiate a new drive to give to others. Previous charitable efforts have included:
We live in a society where actions count, the style and manner in which we behave is important.
Character Formation 品格道德教育
Welcome visitors Make others feel special Prepare for guests Gladly share Expect nothing in return
青岛国际耀中学校，学生的一天 全沉浸在一系列科目和学习的机 遇中。其中一个特色课程是品格 道德教育。在这个课程中，老师会采用适 合不同年龄段的方法教导孩子，在循序渐 进中，培养良好的品德。 我们每个人的行为准则和礼仪，在 当今社会都起着重要作用和影响。品格教 育的课程，在这里被适当地整合在学生每 星期的课程表中。早晨的“今日启发”小 项目，可以将每月的品格特质很好地诠释 渗透给学生，比如：耐心、原谅、专注以 及容忍。为了让学生更好地理解含义，我 们会通过角色扮演、讨论或者手工制作的 方式进行互动教课。而孩子学到的品格特 质，将会贯穿在当天学校生活的点滴细微 之处，同时，我们也鼓励学生在学校、家 庭和社区时刻提醒并对自己学到的品格进 行实践。
The Character Formation Programme allows a weekly reflection of the typical behaviour of well-known animals, helping the children to understand the true meaning of the gesture and character. “Diligence,” for example, is explained through the story of a beaver that keeps working hard, finishing his task, concentrating and not being lazy. A song, a story, lesson activities and discussions of how to display this personality trait all contribute to it being embraced by the children.
我们每个人的行为准则和 礼仪，在当今社会都起着 重要作用和影响
Pancake Breakfast – prepared at 6am on campus by Secondary students, served and sold to all our families between 7:30-8:30am. The funds raised here were taken on an Experiencing China Trip to Xi’an; where the students visited an orphanage and made the donation. 24-hour Fast – the Secondary students managed to keep going only on water; they camped out at school to support each other. By asking
一位小学部的老 师说：“我们相信， 孩子在教室体验到的 活动，是学习品格教 育的基础。正面的肯 定和鼓励是至关重要 的，也许有些孩子在 学术成绩上并不是特 别突出，但是通过对 其他方面的赞许，同 样可以提升孩子的自 信。”
为了帮助孩子形 象化地正确理解每一 个举止及品格的真正 意义，我们会让他们 反思一些熟知动物的典型行为。比如，在 学习“勤勉”这个品格特质时，学生通过 对海狸的研究，发现它认真地完成每一项 任务、特别集中注意力、勤奋且一点也不 懒散。孩子更亲力亲为，通过一首歌、一 个故事、课堂活动和讨论等丰富的手段， 呈现该品格特质。 还有一个例子是“热情好客”——通 过愉快地分享食物、住所和友谊来诠释。 代表动物是成熟的大角羊妈妈，她带领着 羊群寻找所需要的东西。她的警觉和无 私，总是让其他羊先填饱肚子，并保护照 顾其他羊群。孩子学习到了更多有关她的 行为表现，并时刻提醒自己：
制作薄饼，并在早上7点半至8点半期间售卖 给家长和学生。所得善款在随后的体验中华 之旅（西安站）捐赠给了孩子们拜访过的孤 儿院。 24小时杜绝食物——中学部的学生在相互 鼓励支持中，24小时之内只喝饮用水。通 过家庭和朋友的赞助，学生们将所得善款捐 赠给了他们拜访过的内蒙古的一所福利院。 慈善义卖——孩子们将二手衣物、书籍和玩 具通过义卖的形式筹集款项，捐赠给耀中四 川地震基金。 爱心树——在当地部门的协助下，耀中每一 位学生都为平度偏远地区一所学校的学生捐 赠过冬的必需品，包括：煤、大米、面粉以 及取暖衣物。耀中学生会成员代表学校，将 饱含爱心沉甸甸地包裹传递给需要资助的欠 发达地区学生。
family and friends to sponsor them, they raised an impressive amount for an orphanage in Inner Mongolia during a student trip. Charity Bazaar – children donated unwanted books and toys and sold them to raise funds to contribute to the Yew Chung Sichuan Earthquake Fund. The Giving Tree – each student took home a large travel bag with details of a student in rural Pingdu City. YCIS liaised with Pingdu City Government to identify families who would be in great need of winter fuel, rice, flour and warm clothing. The Student Council members represented the whole school and carefully delivered each bag to the correct family. Non-Uniform Day – YCIS students wear a uniform, but occasionally one day will be declared “non-uniform day” with the invitation to make a small cash contribution to a cause. Bravery and boldness, sensitivity and discernment are other traits that the students learn more about, wherever possible they practice and support each other to grow and develop. Our parents witness the inner transformation and are delighted to see this is an automatic part of the day in the life of a YCIS student.
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为客人做好一切准备 愉快地分享 不求回报
“不求回报”是一切善举之源。耀中校 训其中一方面关注“与仁爱结盟”，学校老 师总是尽可能寻求渠道，帮助那些需要帮助 的人们。而每一次（在家长的大力支持下） ，学生们的积极响应让我们尤为感动和欣 慰。学校组织过的慈善活动包括： 薄饼早餐——中学部的学生在早晨6点亲手
便装日——在上课日，耀中的学生们通常会 身穿校服来到校区，但每年的偶尔几天，我 们会指定为便装日，作为便装日的传统，每 位学生会捐赠几块钱用于慈善用途。 勇敢、敏锐和明辨是学生学习过的其他 特质，他们在任何可能的时候彼此提醒、支 持，共同成长发展。我们的家长见证了孩子 内在的转变，亦很高兴看到品格教育能自然 地融入耀中学生每一天的学习生活中。
Published on Dec 1, 2013
A day in the life of a Yew Chung (YCIS) student hold an array of subjects and opportunities. One unique subject that is part of the curricul...