As students were awarded by Principal Xu Tao on the primary school assembly,
The Kaiwen Family Letter, lasting for three months, successfully came to an end.
What kind of event is this?
Why did it take three months?
Why was the whole family involved?
And why is the identity of the children strengthened?
A special event – Kaiwen Family Letter
Home letter is a bridge to connect the emotions of loved ones. The tradition of writing family letter has a long history for thousands of years, but it has gradually drifted away in recent years, even getting out of people’s sight.
CKWA planned a family letter poetry recitation activity in February, with the intention of giving pupils the chance to relive and experience the familiar fine sentiments back to the letter time and feel the power and affection of “family root”.
In the form of letter, pupils write down the words that they want to say to their parents, the elders, or the country. All family members are encouraged to participate. Once the work is handed in, all the primary Chinese teachers will score and finally select the outstanding ones. These winners will be awarded on the primary school assembly.
Learning Chinese is not only about language, but also self-identifying
In this family letter activity, our pupils opened up their minds and well expressed through writing, tightening the bond between themselves and their motherland.
Wang Jingyu’s father, who won the first prize in G4 group, in his home letter wrote to his son, “Today’s burden rests not on others, but wholly on our young generation. Our wisdom is our country’s wisdom, our might is our country’s might, encouraging the young generation that only if they study hard can the country progress.
Another pupil, Lisa, wrote a home letter to her parents and thanks the medical workers who fought against the Covid-19 virus. The immature writing thanked the medical workers for their selfless dedication and great love, and she is proud of being born as Chinese.
Children’s future should have more possibilities, and the definition of success should be more open and diverse. CKWA does not blindly play the international card, but on the basis of knowledge teaching, attaches great importance to strengthen mother language education and root culture, cultivate critical thinking ability, creativity, aesthetic appreciation, interdisciplinary ability, and practical problem-solving skills. Only by being planted in this beneficial and rich soil will students have the inner drive and responsible sense to learn for the unknown future, to explore for further sight, and to work hard for real meaning.
A school devoted to the improvements of parents
Whether for a child or a parent, the family letter activity provided them with a platform for communication and to speak out what they had never said to each other.
“For CKWA, we regard all parents as school’s strategic partners with the same goals of supporting the growth of our children. Therefore, we encourage parents to actively respond to challenges and become growing parents”. Principal Xu Tao said, “The relationship between the school and parents is cooperative, mutually supportive, and mutually successful. Parents and families are the most important strategic partners to the school, because we have the same goal: committed to children’s growth and dedicated to their life-long happiness”.
If you intend to be a growing parent, you are welcome to sign up for the parent Workshop on April 28, themed on Ensuring a smooth transition from Reception to Grade1.