[ 僑心 ] 的成長—–有您的支持
[ 僑心 ] 所有的老師丶家長和學生們用一顆喜樂和感恩的心迎接這嶄新的第二十五年。
[ 僑心 ] 在過去的五年，無論在硬體或軟體方面都有突破性的進展。
首先，在師資方面，我們所聘請的老師絕對是師範畢業的專科教師，每一年老師都參加不同的師資培訓，其中最為老師所熟知嚮往的是每年四丶五月間舉辦的Startalk Program星談計劃師資培訓密集課程，所有的講師都是 College Board的著名大學教授，經過兩周十天的密集培訓，造就了我們的老師。老師們也曾數度遠征Orlando丶Denver和San Diego參加世界知名的American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language( ACFFL)研習會議，除了給自己充電之外，相對的也將新的教學技巧用在孩子的身上。
再來，就是我們今年十月開始參與了 [華語教學資源中心Teaching Chinese Resources ]和聖伯納汀諾州大共同推出的中文學校授予大學中文課程學分計劃，這是一項大膽的挑戰。 我自己也不知道是那裡來的膽子。
接著，自2012年暑假起開始，學生註冊人數不斷上升，因此我們也將中文班更細分為八個班級。到了2014年暑期結束之前，秋季班的人數已達飽和。這一切都要歸功於老師的辛勤教導，為 [ 僑心 ] 的聲譽交出了一張亮麗的成績單。當然，家長在後面的推動，更是[ 僑心 ] 成長的最大功臣。
最後，我也要為[ 僑心家長委員會PTA ] 伸出我的大拇指，對你們說一聲 ”讚”，每一年的園遊會丶新年攤位丶聖誕晚會我都能看到你們生龍活虎的忙進忙出，配合老師的作業，活動結束後， 你們沒有任何怨言, 看到你們拖著疲乏的身影消失於人群中，我默默的感恩，若不是你們無私的奉獻精力丶時間和你們的智慧，[ 僑心 ] 沒有今天的氣息。
二十五年來，我看到[ 僑心 ] 一步步逐年的在改變，我心中充滿了感恩。在我們大家迎接二十五周年的這時刻，期盼我們每一個人都能展現[ 僑心人 ]的特質，攜手邁向另一個新的里程碑。
Chiao Hsin’s Growth is Due to Your Support
Chiao Hsin’s teachers, parents, and students are all approaching our 25th year with a grateful and joyful heart. Looking back over the years, we have endured many obstacles, but we’ve gotten through them all. I have confidence in the future and know that our staff and students can overcome anything.
In the past 5 years, Chiao Hsin has made major advancements from staff development to school renovations. Our teachers are all accredited with professional teaching experience and continue to go through various trainings to improve. The most extensive training teachers attend is the STARTALK Program training that takes place in April and May of each year. The training lasts for two weeks with speakers from university college boards who come and present new and effective teaching methods. Our teachers have also attended ACTFL conferences in Orlando, Denver and San Diego and have become members of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. These trainings not only recharge their passion for teaching, they also provide many innovative teaching methods that benefit every child at Chiao Hsin.
Our facilities have also been upgraded. Out PTA members used funds to renovate the office new floors and furniture in 2012. Beginning 1’s classroom has new flooring and a brand new air conditioning system. Chiao Hsin also has a library/classroom with new floors, shelves, TV and plenty of books for the children to enjoy.
This past October, Chiao Hsin has joined the Chinese Resource Center and San Bernardino College in providing a new College Credit Class to our students. I don’t know where I got the courage to take on this new program but it will definitely benefit our kids.
Since the summer of 2012, our student enrollment has steadily increased. Now we have 8 Chinese classes and before summer session even ended in 2014, we had already reached our maximum capacity. This is all due to our teachers’ hard work and teaching that brought about this wonderful result. Of course, the parents’ support has helped the most in Chiao Hsin’s growth.
Lastly, I want too give the Chiao Hsin PTA a thumbs up. Every year, you work hard to plan and execute the school’s Open House, New Year’s Booth and Christmas Program. I see every member rushing in and out at every event, working with the teacher to have a successful program. You are never discouraged and when I see all of you worn out and going home at the end of the day, I am deeply grateful because if it weren’t for your selflessness, energy and ideas, Chiao Hsin wouldn’t have the reputation we have today.
In these 25 years, I’ve seen Chiao Hsin change little by little. As our anniversary approaches, I know that every one can see the quality and upstanding character of everyone at Chiao Hsin and how it has brought Chiao Hsin Chinese Language School to a whole new level.
Mrs. Wei Mei Wang