On June 14th, 2019, our school held a meeting of the parent committee with the theme of “Cultivate talents with cooperation between home and school”. The parent committee conference is held in two sessions. In the morning session, it is for primary and middle school and high school in the afternoon session.
First of all, some of the leaders of the school report to the parents about the main especial work they have done in the 2018 school year: the international library of primary and middle school is basically completed, and will soon open to everyone; the immersive English teaching system is gradually getting perfect, the DEAR time (morning reading class), introducing English reading and stimulating students’ interest to English, has also achieved good results. Students are among the best in Shanghai and even the National English Competition. In teaching, we pay attention to the difference of each student and guidance for further studies.
In view of the actual situation of the students, the high school has opened a minor foreign language (Japanese) class, art classes for college entrance examination, film and movie editing class for college entrance examination, in order to provide students with a variety of growth paths. The joint efforts of teachers and students also achieved great returns. Most of the students went to the university of their choice, and the school was also awarded the “most improved Private School in Pudong New Area in 2019”.
Subsequently, the secretary of the school party read out the "Working Charter of the Parent Committee of the Second Foreign Language School affiliated to Shanghai Normal University (discussion draft)". From the regulation of the parent committee management, through the construction of the charter, clarify the duties, rights and obligations of the members of the family committee: collect other parents' opinions, organize the volunteer activities of the school, and supervise the quality of teaching. In the end, we will promote cooperation between home and school and work together to cultivate talents.
Right after the speech comes the exciting discussion. Parents speak freely, talk highly of the school's achievements, and provide valuable suggestions and pertinent opinions on teaching, academic management, campus life, and student services. The parents of the primary and secondary school highly recognized the characteristic English teaching, which generally reflected that the language ability of the students was greatly improved. The high school parents praised the school for paying attention to the students' further study guidance and achieving more than expected. At the same time, the school strictly managed the students' life and work. All of those lay a good foundation for cultivating students with sound personality, independence and all-round development.
After listening to the voices of all parents patiently, Principal Li Li of our school sincerely thanked the parents for their arrival and open heart to the school. She said that from the parents' speeches, she really felt their respect and eagerness for quality education. Everyone is seeking for better things with a humble attitude, it is the "modest heart and high requirements" for education that make everyone noble. Parents are doing their part, and our teachers take the lead in demonstrating that the students we train will only become more and more excellent. As a school, we are willing to work with parents and hand in hand to jointly promote each student into a "bilingual bicultural, ambitious and unique, worldwide visioned Chinese."
This parent committee conference also distributed an anonymous survey to parents. One message from a certain parent verified that the conference was successfully held: Principal Li Li’s speech is like a warm breeze, gently blowing into our hearts!