Voice of the Principal
Voice of the principal Sham Wan Fung
The basic living habits of young children are started by the family, such as neatness, cleanliness, discipline, punctuality, eating habits and so on. From the moment they entered the kindergarten, they learned more about the habits of group living such as queuing, quietness, orderliness, public hygiene, healthy nutrition, courtesy, mutual assistance, respect for others and so on. If families and school attach importance to role modelling and focus on moral education rather than intellectual education, or relying solely on the performance of intellectual education to separate children’s abilities and achievements, children’s self-confidence will naturally strengthen. Children grow up with the compassion and acceptance of parents and teachers. Their ego-image will not be diminished (for example: lack of self-confidence, timidity, etc)
However, excessive accommodation, indulgence and coddling can produce counterproductive effects, making children unable to distinguish the right and wrong and become unreasonable. Therefore, parents and teachers should affirm and appreciate the students’ good performance (in all aspects of academics, behaviors and activities). At the same time, giving them more encouragement and guidance over their strengths such as their ability and patience. In contrast, bad habits such as lying, temper tantrums, non-discipline and even violent behaviors should be corrected so as not to become unacceptable and difficult to change. In other words, we must accept and tolerate their wrongdoing.
I hope that in the future, families and school will work together to enable children to develop in a balanced manner in spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic aspects. Achieving family cooperation and building our ‘loving campus’ and ‘loving family’ together so that children will grow up in a healthy and happy way.