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感悟成长感谢枫叶
                             1204  张允家长

   在一个人的成长历程中,中学是一段永远值得铭记和怀念的日子。不管是学识的积累,还是性格的养成,对孩子们而言,都是至关重要的时期。

   中学阶段,孩子们承受着无数大人的殷切希望。以往,为了挤过高考“独木桥”,家长们信奉“吃得苦中苦,方为人上人”,学校里实施“灌输式”和“填鸭式”的教学,这带给孩子们的,往往都是一段痛苦的经历。

   所以,枫叶学校“融会中西”和“快乐教育”的理念,是我们选择将张允送进枫叶最看重的地方。

快乐学习

   在“枫叶”,我们真切地感受到了孩子学习的快乐。

  “一人一课表”的走班学习,既尊重了孩子的兴趣爱好,也早早地让孩子考虑自己的发展方向。从高一起,张允和我们经慎重考虑后,选择了理科食品与营养方向,并选择了相应的课程。这种“课程定制”的方式,比起应试教育、比起千人一面的流水式培养,激发孩子的学习兴趣,不仅得到了个性化的发展,也提高了张允自我管理能力。

  “枫叶”将日常的成绩与作业计入总分,注重过程的培养、分摊考试的压力,让孩子将功夫放在平时,摒弃熬夜苦战和“题海战术”,营造了轻松愉悦的学习氛围,保证了处于青春期孩子的身心健康。晚上10点,接听张允的电话时,轻松快乐告诉我们,回寝了,洗澡了,要睡觉了,这是我们每天最开心的一刻。

   此外,学校还将社会实践作为“必修课”,更是拓展了孩子的视野和思维,让她不再将目光局限于书本和学校,而是充分接触社会、学会关注他人。

   在枫叶的张允,在学习上,已经由“被动”变为“主动”、“能动”,由“要我学”转向了“我要学”、“我爱学”。这种良好的学习习惯,将成为她人生成长中最大的财富。


自信成长

   在枫叶学校,我们感受到了领事老师邓其明如同兄长一样的关心,感受到了外籍教师如同身边朋友一般的放松,感受到了校长如同邻居大爷一样的亲切……这种自由、平等的种子在张允的心灵中生长,让她的天性得到了充分的释放。

   在高一高二年级,在枫叶的圣诞晚会等主题活动中,一向内秀的张允充满自信地走上舞台,展示风采,而后,为提升水平,自己主动到舞蹈机构报名学习。家长会上,她侃侃而谈自己的理想,自信而淡定。“枫叶人物”的入选,更让她信心倍增。

   张允还参加了学校的模联等社团,在活动中理解责任、学会创新、懂得交际,从而更加增添了自信。此外,学校实施的“理想教育”和“礼仪教育”等,更是帮助她走上了“自我奋斗”的轨道,养成了诚实文明的品格。

   所以,看到张允每一个自然的礼貌行为,看到她在运动场上大声的加油呐喊,看到她在模拟联合国活动中的辩论……作为家长,心中的喜悦往往难以掩饰。

   在“枫叶”,两种语言、两种文化、两种思维方式的融合,为孩子的成长创造了与众不同的条件,也为她“走出国门”乃至“进入名校”,铺就了坚实的台阶。
孩子自信,作为家长的我们,也自信。

学会感恩

  “枫叶”倡导感恩,引导孩子们用感恩的心回报身边的人。我们家长也是学校感恩教育的受惠者,哪怕是母亲节父亲节时,孩子一句轻轻的问候,也会让我们激动一整晚。

  “枫叶”更鼓励孩子们积极参加志愿服务和公益活动,用他们的举手之劳,去换来对面最美的笑容,让他们感受关心和服务他人的快乐。

在学校的带动下,“枫爸枫妈”也成为了一群热心的志愿者,我们领着孩子们到“爱特学校”与小朋友一起做游戏,去社区学校教英语,与贫困学生“结对子”,在泰国的孤儿院做志愿者……带着孩子们接触社会,让孩子们从自己的视角去感悟生活。

   当看到大悟县但同学家徒四壁,张允零距离地看到了贫困的生活;当得知远安县周同学要步行一个多小时山路才能到达学校,她又感知了求学的艰辛,她拿出压岁钱,对两个同学予以学费及部分生活费支助,暑假时,也会到商场买些书及衣服寄给他们,并经常写信鼓励。我想,这将成为她终生难忘的记忆,从而更加懂得珍惜,也更加能理解付出的意义。

   马上就是六月高考季了,当其他的孩子还在紧张备战,为了考取一本高校发愁时,张允已经提前收到了女皇、麦马及西大等学校的录取通知书。这不管对孩子、还是家长,都是一份甜蜜,都是一种幸运和幸福。

   这份幸运,是因为我们选择了枫叶;而这份幸福,却是由“枫叶”带给了我们。我们应该衷心地感谢邓老师及老师们,感谢你们对孩子的精心培养和悉心照顾,感谢你们陪伴和引导了孩子们健康快乐的成长!

   感谢“枫爸枫妈”们,三年的坚守和相互扶持,让我们结下了深厚的友谊,彼此成为心底最温暖的力量。

   感谢枫叶学校,是你让孩子们放飞了希望,去追逐梦想!


Thanks, Maple Leaf!

   On the way of a person’s growth, high school is a period of time that is memorable that worthies us missing. Whether it is on the accumulation of the knowledge, or the growth of personality, these two are equally important for children.

   During the high school, the children has to face the expectations from their family members. In normal schools, parents believes in “hardship increases status” and schools just put so many things into children’s brain no matter whether they understand or not. Normally, in order to pass the “Gaokao’s single-block bridge” and so many hard exams, children has to suffer through a difficult time. 

   So, because Maple Leaf pays attention to “mixing the Chinese culture and Western culture” and “happy learning”, we chose to send Maggie to Maple Leaf.
Happy learning

   In Maple Leaf, we truly feel the happiness that children feel.

 “One Person One Class Schedule” respects the interest of students and let students consider their future goals immediately. From 10th grade, after so much considerations, Maggie chose to major in Science, and she chose her own subjects. In this “designing courses” way of teaching, children develope their own interest and self-management.

   In Maple Leaf, school teacher put their normal quizzes and assignments into the overall mark, and pay attention to the process of learning. Then students are not depressed at all and they can put more effort on the normal practice and don’t stay up late or do millions of homework. It creates a happy learning environment and it ensures the health and mental health of children who are growing up. At 10pm very night, when I pick up Maggie’s phone call, she always happily tells us: she has already came back to the dormitory, done showering and was going to sleep. And that is the moment that is my happiest time of the day.

   Other than that, school put the social activities into the “must do” subject, and it expands students’ site and thinking, letting her not only put her eyes on the book or school, but also the society, then she knows how to  care others.

   In Maple Leaf, Maggie learn how to change from “letting her to learn” to “wanting to learn”. Such learning habit will be the most precious treasure in her life.
Grow up happily

   In Maple Leaf, we feel the caring from counselor Deng, the relaxation from those Canadian teachers and the kindness from the old headmaster…… Such free equableness help Maggie to become positive. 

   In 10th and 11th grade, my daughter took part in some school activities what she used to refuse to join in in old days. Then, in order to improve her other interests, she goes to the training school by her wish. In parent’s meeting, she goes to the stage and speaks with fervor and assurance about her goals. Being chosen by the Maple Leaf Year Person lets her become more confident.

   Maggie also took part in the Model United Nations Club and many other clubs. She learns responsibilities, innovations and communications. Also, the education from school helps her learn being independent and honest.

   So, when I see my daughter’s good manners, see her positively joins in so many activities…… As her parent, I am so happy.

In Maple Leaf, two languages, two cultures, two ways of thinking are the conditions to help children’s growth. It also enhances her skills when she goes to another country and the university.

   When my child is confident, me, as a parent, is also confident.
Learn to say thanks

   Maple Leaf encourages students to appreciate everything and leads children to pay back their thanks. Parents are also the beneficiary of such education because even a greeting from children on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day will make us be excited for a whole night.

   Maple Leaf encourages students to take part in volunteering activities and get the smile from those people who has helped them.

   To follow what Maple Leaf suggests, “Maple Leafers’ Parents” become a large number of volunteers. We leads our children to “Aite school” to play with children and teach English in rural shoos, and donate money to poor students, or being a volunteer in a Thailand orphanage…… We leads children to feel the society and let children to feel what the world looks like with such experience.

   When Maggie sees students from Dawu village is so poor, when she knows that those students needs to walk one hour in order to reach the school, she feels the hardness of learning knowledge for those students, she takes out her pocket money to support two students. During the holidays, she also goes to the mall and buy some clothes to them and send letter to them. I think it will be a memory that will remain for a life time, and she will learn how to cherish things and learn the meaning of paying out.

   It is the month of “Gaokao”, when her old classmates is preparing for the exams, she already receives the offers from Queen’s, Macmaster, and Western. It is a luckiness and happiness for both children and parents.

   Choosing Maple Leaf gives us happiness, I am here to sincerely appreciate the effort from:

   Counselor Deng and other teachers who enthusiastically teach students and help them, thank you all for company and leading students to grow up healthily and happily.

   Thanks “Maple Leafers’ parents” with their support in three year, it let us have such a deep friendship, and becomes the strong effort to support us from our hearts.

   Thanks Maple Leaf School, it is you that fly children’s hope and help them chase their dreams!