陳映娥Ms. Josephine Chan
不一樣的校長「把孩子的不可能……變為可能」Extraordinary Principal "Enables Children's Impossible to Become Possible"
本校的辦學理念為 Smart Learning With Joy & Fun。要小朋友玩得開心快樂實在很容易達到，但要小朋友學得Smart(即醒目及思考靈活)，便要靠優質的校本課程，讓孩子在遊戲過程中盡情表達自己的想法，容許孩子天馬行空的想像及高度自由發言的機會。在輕鬆愉快與得到認同的環境下，孩子自然能建立自信心，必定對學習感興趣。Our Kindergarten's vision is SmartLearning With Joy & Fun. It is easy to make the children happy at play but there must be quality school-based curriculum to let them learn smart (i.e. bright and intelligent). It allows children to vigorously present own ideas in the playing process, and gives them an opportunity to think and imagine borderless and to enjoy high degree of freedom of speech. In these joyful and greatly appraised circumstances, children naturally build up self-confidence which must trigger their learning interest.
基於本校重視培育孩子探索的精神及思考的方法，故我校孩子必擁有高層次思維(High Order Thinking)的能力，願「把孩子的不可能……變為可能」的例子作分享，共同為孩子打打氣：Owing to our Kindergarten's emphasis on cultivating children's aptitudeof exploration and way ofthinking, the children of our Kindergarten can possess 'High Order Thinking' capability. By wholeheartedly sharing "Enables Children's Impossible to Become Possible" examples, we jointly motivatethe spirit of our children:
歡迎不同國籍的小朋友加入聖安多尼的快樂大家庭Welcome children of various nationalities to joinhappy St. Anthonyfamily
無論是操法文、英語、國語、菲律賓語、甚至印度語的小朋友，在本校就讀三至四個月，在豐富 的語言環境下，必會學到廣東話，並以廣東話與同伴溝通，甚至演說等……此外，彼此學習來自不同國籍小朋友的國家文化，各級學生進行多元文化日的設計活動，提升孩子國際視野。而低班及高班的小朋友更會書寫中文字，並會用中文文字寫書信，與老師及同伴溝通，家長感到十分驚訝!No matter whether children speak French, English, Putonghua, Philippine, or even Indian language, after studying at the Kindergarten for 3 to 4 months, they must be able not only to learn Cantonese language but also to communicate with classmates in Cantonese, even deliver speech etc… in the fruitful language environment. Children of lower and upper classes can also write in Chinese.Moreover they can write letters in Chinese to communicate with their teachers and classmates as well. At their outstanding performances, parents must feel very surprised.
Furthermore, through cross studying the national cultures of each other and such activities, as tailor-designed by the "Multi-Cultural Day", being conducted by studentsof all classes, theirscope of international view can be further broadened.
相信每位孩子都是獨特的，他們必擁有無限潛能Every child is believed to be unique such that they must possess unlimited potentials.
家長A說：「校長，語言治療師表示我的孩子語言遲緩，我真的很擔心!」我滿有信心對家長承 諾，只要你跟學校配合，我深信您的孩子必能獨當一面。經過一年多的時間後，孩子能夠站在畢業 典禮的舞台上，面對350位觀眾擔任小司儀，家長感動得流下眼淚，與校長相擁而泣作感激致謝!我 校的專業團隊實在功不可抹! 我們深信每一位孩子都有自己的才能，不止是苦練多年的技能(即鋼 琴、舞蹈)才算是才能，孩子懂得摺被子、砌拼圖都是他們獨有的，這樣孩子才會有自信去面對他 們眼中的不可能。A parent said: "Principal, language-therapist advised that my child speaks in a lingering way. I am really quite concerned." I confidently promised the parent that if you could cooperate with the Kindergarten, I deeply believed your child could be excellent. Approximately more than 1 year later, the child could stand on the stage for a graduation ceremony in front of 350 audiences as anemcee. The parent was touched with teardrops dripping from his eyes and embraced with Principalto express thankfulness. Merits should vest in the professional team of our Kindergarten. We sincerely believe that every child has his / her own abilities but not the skills (i.e. playing piano, dancing) learned hard for years can be reckoned as abilities. Knowing how to tidy up blankets, work out puzzles is their unique capacities. This will make them feeling self-confident in tackling with the impossible in their eyes.
每位孩子都能站在舞台公開表演或比賽，肯定自己的能力Every child can stand on the stage to act and compete in public to affirm their own abilities
別以為表現突出的孩子才能參加公開比賽，例如：唱歌聲線甜美才可被選拔參加歌唱比賽? 體育健兒才可以代表學校參加校外競技賽?我校並非如此，偏偏要把不可能……變為可能。不擅唱歌的 孩子，老師會鼓勵為唱歌只是娛樂、不擅長運動的孩子鼓勵成運動只是遊戲，所以小朋友絕對不會感 到挫敗或認為是什麼大事情。當孩子認為自己能夠站於舞台或大場面完成任務，並得到師長的口頭讚 許及來一個擁抱。我校每一位孩子都是得到滿滿愛的幸福寶寶。Don't admit that only those outstanding children can participate in contests, for example, only those singing in beautiful and sweet sound tone can be selected to take part in singing competitions? Only top athlete warriors can represent the kindergartens to join external school matches? As a matter of fact, our Kindergarten is not in this style but just makes impossibleto become possible. Our teachers will motivate those singing-incompetent children to play for amusement while sport incompetent children will be encouraged to play as games. As a result, children will never feel frustrated or treatthem like big issues. Whereas children regard themselves as being capable of standing on the stage or in seldom atmosphere to fulfill the task and receive teachers' and parents' nice appraisals and a hug. They will show contented smile. Each and every child of our Kindergarten is a cheerful darling owning superb love!
「把孩子的不可能……變為可能」正正是我孜孜不倦地從事幼兒教育事業的原動力，萬分感謝聖安多尼幼稚園的孩子給予我無限的正能量，讓我及教師團隊共同努力，再創一個又一個的奇蹟!"Enables Children's Impossible to Become Possible" rightly is our dynamic towards undertaking kindergarten educational operation. Extreme appreciation to children providing unlimited, positive momentum which renders us and our team to make miracles and miracles together as a whole!
陳可茵Ms. Joan Chan
本校辦學理念是 Smart Learning With Joy & Fun，「Learning」是孩子成長的必需品，而「Joy&Fun」是我校推行的教學風格，我們透過有趣的遊戲課堂設計，讓孩子在輕鬆自由的情境下盡情發揮天馬行空的思維，接納不同的創意點子，勇於表達自己。除此之外，最重的是培育「Smart」的孩子，我們希望孩子學得輕鬆愉快之餘，亦能學得聰明伶俐、思考敏捷。'Smart Learning with Joy & Fun' is our vision. 'Learning' is a necessity for a child’s growth. 'Joy & Fun' is our kids' style of learning. Meticulously thought out, our carefully designed program is conducted under a relaxed and open environment. The children can freely and boldly express their borderless creative ideas while at the same time accepting others that are equally full of imagination. In addition, the most important thing is to nurture 'Smart' children. We aspire to hope that they can learn smartly and think quickly while enjoying the learning process at the same time.
Let's Think Out Of The BoxLet's Think Out Of The Box
要訓練孩子的高層次思維，我們會從日常開始，首先要擺脫固有的模式及框架，不要否定孩子，他們才願意將天馬行空的答案表達出來。例如：家中的蘋果被咬了一口，到底會是誰做呢?學校的玩具突然失了蹤，原因是甚麼呢? 我們的提問不一定有答案的，反而要讓孩子說出無限個可能，再由眾多的可能中分析和判斷一個最好的答案，正正現今世代最缺乏的便是批判性的思考能力，孩子要將所有事情都經歷拆解、分析、歸納的思考過程，透過失敗中學習解決問題，這樣面對所有的困難和事情自然能迎刃而解。In order to cultivate our childrens' high order thinking, we start from everyday scenarios. First, we need to understand the content of the inherent patterns and frameworks and not unintentionally deny our children first-hand free thinking before they are willing to express their unconstrained answers. For example, who took a bite of the apple at home? Why did the toy at school suddenly disappear? There are many possible answers in these questions. Instead of finding the single answer in a straight forward way, we should lead the children to speak out the unlimited range of answers, guiding them to analyze and judge the best answer from the many possibilities. That is what this generation of children are lacking Critical Thinking. They must go through the learning process of dismantling, analyzing, summarizing all the information they gathered, before coming up with a solution or answer unique for them, while also being able to learn through failure and that failure just means there are more possibilities to try. In time they'll be able to master these skills and face all sorts of difficulties with ease in their future endeavor.
創造機會讓孩子表現自己Create opportunities for children to express themselves
孩子的自信心是從小開始培養，每個孩子都是獨特的，他們必定會有自己獨特的地方。我們會製造很多不同的機會讓孩子發揮才能，例如：我們會在日常訓練孩子作小領袖、小記者，不只是高班孩子有機會發揮，幼兒班的孩子都有機會擔任禮貌大使及小幫手去幫助高年級的哥哥姐姐。我們亦會在早會時段讓每位孩子都有表現自己的機會，例如：Show & Tell、生活分享等等……讓孩子們在正面鼓勵的氣氛下發揮所長。A child's self-confidence is cultivated from an early age. Every child is unique. We will provide many different opportunities for them to develop their own talents. For example, we will train them to be little leaders and reporters in their normal daily life. Not only children in K.3 have the opportunity to do so, but those in K.1 have the same opportunity to serve as polite ambassadors and little helpers to help their senior schoolmates. We will also provide opportunities for every child to express themselves during the morning assembly, such as Show & Tell, news sharing, etc. Letting them plapland express their strengths in a positive and encouraging atmosphere.
培養才德兼備的孩子Cultivate children with both talent and virtue
除學習知識外，我們亦很着重培養孩子靈育及品德的發展，因此我們會透過繪本及聖經故事教導孩子正向的品格，透過生活經驗累積學習。我們年紀小小的幼兒會戴上禮帽參與禮儀課，學習餐桌及社交禮儀。全日班每天更會提供不同的特色課堂讓孩子參加，例如：話劇、S.T.E.M.、小廚師等等……不但讓孩子每天在課堂時間都過得更充實，更能發展孩子的多元潛能，成為才德兼備的孩子。Besides intellectual knowledge, we also focus on spiritual education and character development. Therefore, we will guide and develop their personality and characteristics positively through picture books and Bible stories, whilst accumulating learning through daily life experiences. Our little ones will put on a bowler hat to participate in etiquette class, learning table manners and social etiquette. Every day, we will provide different special classes for whole day children, such as: drama, STEM, little chef, etc.... not only allowing them to enrich their school lives, but also develop their diverse potentials and expand their talents and virtues.
創意能夠帶給孩子無限的歡樂與想像，新的思考都是通過舊的想法演變而成的，希望在聖安多尼就讀的所有孩子都能 Think out of the box, 成為勇敢自信、具獨立思考及解難能力的好孩子。Creativity can bring limitless joy and imagination to children. New thinking is evolved through old ideas. I hope that all the children studying in St. Anthony’s can think out of the box, and become a child who is brave, confident and have the ability to think and solve problems independently.