“We hold such a solemn opening ceremony here- congratulation on your becoming a primary school student. I hope that the first thing you learn in Kaiwen is “love”, love parents, love teachers, love friends, love school and love country, when you have the ability to love others, you will be able to feel the power of love and gain happiness."
——Michael Shimshak, Dean of Primary School
On August 16th, all the first grade students, teachers and parents of Kaiwen participated in the opening ceremony at the Beijing Confucian Temple and the Imperial College, witnessed the first writing ceremony of the students.
Follow your heart, behave politely, remove the material desires, maintain a state of conscience.
Mr. Zhang Taiyan first proposed the word “Sinology”, which means "the culture of China." This is the essence of national culture handed down from generation to generation, and it is also the "Chinese culture foundation" emphasized by Kaiwen. Confucius once taught children: no courtesy, no independence. The moral and ethical concept of “Benevolence, Righteousness, Loyalty, Forgiveness, Filial Piety, Manners and Credit” carried by Confucianism is the core value system of Chinese traditional culture and has a positive impact on the formation of world outlook of the children.
Feel the charm and spirit of the holy land of Sinology.
Read the chapters of Saints and Sages.
Touch the footprints of outstanding figures.
Your heart would be nourished, your mind would be enlightened. At the opening ceremony, a grand "First Writing Ceremony" was held – students dressed traditional costumes, teachers put a red dot on the students' forehead as it represents the opening of the wisdom eye. The first writing ceremony is a form of enlightenment education for children to start literacy in traditional Chinese culture. It has great significance for every scholar and is known as one of the four major rites in one’s life. The grand ceremony conveys the spirit of the Chinese culture, allowing the students to indulge the nourishment of traditional Chinese etiquette with respect and gratitude.
There is only one first writing ceremony in life.
Wear Han clothes and hat
Set right your hat
You would get to know how to be upright
Red dot symbolizes the wisdom eye and a red dot would enlighten your wisdom.
Reading Standards of Students and writing the first word “Man”
Students expressed gratitude for Confucius, teachers, parents
"Cultivating talents with family feelings and international vision" is the educational philosophy that Kaiwen adheres to. The opening ceremony in the Beijing Confucius Temple made the first-year students experience the strength of traditional culture and the charm of sinology, thus helping them formally enter the new stage of learning.
Since then, the first-grade demoiselle has officially entered Kaiwen and started primary school study. Parents also witnessed this memorable moment.