On August 29-30, 2018, Kaiwen Academy organized the first parents meeting and curriculum presentation of primary and middle school for the new school year to present the planning of the new semester to parents, laying a good foundation for the home and school communication and teaching work.
The directors of each faculty gave a welcome speech at each session, and briefly stated the arrangements of the new semester. Representatives from ELA, CLA, ESL, Mathematics and Computer Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Music, Fine Arts, and Physical Education all made their debut, introducing the curriculum design, textbook selection, teaching content, evaluation methods, and subject characteristics of their respective subjects. The staff of the Academic Affairs Department showed parents how to operate the PowerSchool system.
Middle School Briefing Session
The members of the parent's committee of the middle school attended the briefing session, and Mrs. Sun Wen, the director of the parent's committee, delivered the speech, she said: “The PTA is an effective channel for communication between home and school. In order to better play the role of the channel, it will work with the school to improve the current communication platform and communication mechanism in the new school year. In Addition, we will organize more activities and procure more parents to participate in school events."
Primary School Briefing Session
At the briefing session of the primary school, the art department and the teachers of Kaiwen Sports introduced the school team. The school will give play to the school's advantages in terms of art and sports in the new semester, and vigorously develop the school team activities. The original dance team, chorus team, cheerleading team, football team, baseball team, fencing team, and tennis team will recruit new members, and a new swimming team was established. Students can conduct a wide range of school activities after class on Monday and Friday.
After the general faculty briefing session, the curriculum introduction was given at each grade level. Through the introduction of the learning content and the curriculum arrangement, the teachers of each subject made the parents understand the daily learning of the students, the teaching methods of the teachers, and experience the lively and interesting classroom atmosphere. The class teacher also communicated with the parents on the students’ performance in school, behavioral habits, academic performance, etc., and strived to provide parents with a comprehensive understanding of the school's education approaches, rules, and regulations.
After the parents meeting, the teachers said that communicating with the parents made them very productive. Teacher Han Sujuan of the mathematics department said: "During the curriculum introduction, parents frequently nodded and shot key points with their phones from time to time. Through interaction with parents, parents recognized the school's teaching concept, and methods and ideas of the teachers and the teacher understood the individual needs of the students, which is very beneficial for the future development of teaching work."
A sixth-grade student’s parents sad: “I’m impressed with the introduction of the curriculum. The content is in full compliance with my expectations for math classes. It will definitely help children broaden their thinking and inspire their curiosity and thirst for knowledge. I will be more active in communicating with teachers in the future."
Home-school integration education is a key to promote students' all-round development. Parents meeting, education lecture, and PowerSchool system are all effective means of communication between home and school. Through these methods, parents can understand all aspects of the student in school, and more fully view the child's growth. At the same time, the teachers can further understand the performance and study of the students outside the school, so as to develop a more targeted teaching program. In the future, Kaiwen will continue to work together with the PTA to make continuous efforts to promote smoother communication between home and school.