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周六举办2021新生课程说明会 韩中欢迎家长线上咨询

韩江中学将于5月30日(星期六)于线上zoom举办2021年新生课程说明会,上午10时正由校长江美利硕士进行的中文讲解,与下午3时正由副校长华子慧博士主持英文讲解。

虽然目前正值行动管制期间无法欢迎家长们参观校园,韩中此次借网络zoom分享的方式招收2021年报读韩中初中一的新生,欢迎有意让孩子就读韩江中学的家长前来咨询课程内容。

本周六的“新生课程说明会”,韩江中学也诚邀社会人士共同参与,以了解韩江中学“素质教育,培育素质人才”的办学理念。

韩江学校是全马唯一一所拥有完整教育体系的学校,学生们具备直通车升学管道。因此,韩中毕业生拥有超过90%升学率,成功培养学生衔接韩江传媒大学学院及国内外其他大学。

韩中课程多元化,当中包括统考课程、IGCSE课程、SPM课程供学生选择。也因为多元化课程成功吸引许多泰国、印尼、韩国、日本及中国等国家学生就读。虽然韩中是华文独立学校,不过早已进行英语教学来提升双语,甚至三语教育。除了继续支持提升英文程度教育,仍然会一直发扬华文教育。

韩中校长江美利表示,韩中学生们这几年在校内外各项学术考试及竞赛中都分别囊括佳绩,尤其是至今为止,学生们在国内外学术、联课及体育赛会中更横扫了489项金奖、392项银奖、80项铜奖及51项特别奖,卓越的成就令人激赏,这印证韩江中学在推广素质教育极为成功。除了在华文取得优异的成果之外,在马来西亚文,共有5位学生取得A等佳绩,英文有14位学生考获A成绩,这说明了韩中教育注重三语人才的培育,已经破除独中只能掌握华文科目的迷思。

她认为,学生在学术表现中有好收获是韩中董、家、教及校友组织齐心合力打造素质教育的结果。因此校方将继续秉承这个教育方针,培育更多品学兼优的素质学生。

她指出,现今所处在的世界是工业4.0的时代,就是依靠先进科技、人工智能(Artificial Intelligence)、电脑技术和电子数据分析主宰世界的时代。为了与世界接轨及让学生们在科学领域有更好的学习管道,韩中目前正进行STEAM课程,也成立电子图书馆及创新科技室,鼓励学生设计研究科技产品,也让学生掌握数码科技基础,应用程序开发、3D打印、组装机器人等,符合槟州政府所提倡的2030年宏愿,即达到绿化、创新、前进思想及精明城市的目标。

学术考试学生表现杰出
于去年及今陆续放榜的考试成绩中,韩中学生再次以杰出成绩来印证学习成果,也反映了校方所推动的素质教育极为优秀,最让校方师长及家长欣慰的是,考获优秀成绩的学生大量增加。

韩中过往的统考成绩每年节节攀升,其中便在2019年由高中理科生郭子玮于第45届全国华文独中统一考试中囊括9A优异成绩,而同届考生庄永濬亦考获8A,张智涌考获7A,马容森考得6A,罗松坚、杨子怡、邓乐章和巩姝言考取5A佳绩,锺加乐、张智扬及林秋雯考获4A,陈道名、田佳瑜、倪鸣梽、陈妙桂、王韵璇、盛春濠、杨家寅及片桐札悉朋措也考得3A成绩。与此同时,郭子玮和庄永濬在会计科目中学考获优秀成绩,皆被列为本年度全国成绩优越考生;片桐札悉朋措也在美术科目以优秀成绩荣膺本年度全国成绩优越考生。

而初中学生也不遑多让,陈奕奇于华文、马来西亚文、数学、科学、历史和地理考得6A;蓝翊尹在华文、科学、历史、地理和美术考得5A;符凯扬、李昕颐、刘健豪、黄奕恺和张秋婷分别在各项科目取得3A佳绩。

韩中17位考生朱芫嶙、林乐颖、黄可欣、张育林、甄凯砚、林伊真、邱永琳、梁佩莹、梁灵真、梁钦宜、黄宇航、陈佳琪、陈婉伦、张露恩、曹立人、陈嘉伦和曾雪雁摘下10A优秀成绩。而梁恺芯、黄欣颖、郑威璘、马佳隽、谢抆瑺、周聿琪、陈馨田、吕子毅、丽娜、李彦骏、许爱碧、方紫嫣、何瑞耀、舒宗杰、陈旗扬、梁恺哲、劳钰翔、林心怡 、胡捷阳、蔡真善、赖义慷、田任宁和梅圣铭23位学生也摘下9A优异成绩。

另外,32位学生亦考获8A、17位学生考获7A,11位学生考得6A,19位学生考取5A,13位学生也考了4A及13位学生取得3A佳绩。

值得一提的是,这届IGCSE考试考取10A、9A、8A、7A等等优秀成绩的学生人数激增,是韩江中学连年在IGCSE考试中最傲人的记录。韩中学生于华文、英文、马来西亚文、生物、化学、物理、高数、会计、商业学、科学、经济、地理与历史都是100%及格,数学也取得98.24%及格率,这证明韩中积极推动素质教育十分成功。

WSC优异战绩
韩中学生不仅在校内外考试表现极佳,包括在校外的学术及体育赛会中的成就同样值得称赞。其中,韩中英语队伍学生远赴美国耶鲁大学与世界精英决战世界学者杯,并勇夺59面金牌、11面银牌和12个奖杯。由学生萧恩晴、何瑞阳和尤玮乐组成的高中组队伍荣获高中组全场冠军,他们在知识挑战环节排名第一、全场组别总冠军及团队写作排名第三,促使他们荣登世界冠军宝座。而萧恩晴同学在个人三项比赛——知识挑战、专科挑战和最佳学者都荣获第一名,力压高中组千名参赛者而登上冠军宝座。

继去年6月下旬在北京举行的国际赛与50多国家的高手角逐,韩江中学优秀学生们延续往年的智勇,再次拿下105枚金牌、169枚银牌和12枚奖杯惊人的辉煌成果。于去年11月7日至13日在美国耶鲁大学举行的世界学者杯精英赛,韩江中学华子慧副校长带领学生萧恩晴、何瑞阳、尤玮乐、李捷、刘宜霖、黄筠文、胡心慈、符旭琪和杨直积前往参与世界学者杯精英赛,夺丰硕的成绩凯旋而归。

自2015年韩江中学初次派学生参与世界学者杯盛会后,便连年传来丰富捷报,不管是在区域赛、国际赛还是精英赛,韩中学生无不摘回一枚又一枚金牌、银牌,甚至个人及团队奖杯。从2015年至2018,韩中学生在世界学者杯各种赛圈已经夺下840金牌、825银牌和75个奖杯。另外,韩中在2015年区域赛也夺得初中组及高中组全场季军;精英赛全球高中组第5名、挑战组第2名及作文个人组第19名。2016年韩中则拿下初中组及高中组全场亚军。

2017年的区域赛,韩中学生也拿下11座个人组与团体组奖杯;国际赛高中组夺得写作组第9名;精英赛赢得全球高中作文组第2名、作文个人组第5名、初中写作组第9名及最佳学者第10名。2018年韩中学生在区域赛拿下18座个人组与团体组奖杯,国际赛初中组夺第11名,高中组赢得全场季军及挑战个人组冠军;精英赛初中组赢得挑战组季军、东南亚区季军,高中组夺得东南亚区亚军,学生萧恩晴也夺得挑战个人组冠军及全场总殿军。

学生居家在线学习
自从肆虐全球的新冠状肺炎病毒在我国爆发之后,政府已经颁布行动管制令,学校只能暂时关闭。为了停课不停学,韩江中学已经在3月底采用在线学习平台,运用Moodle、Zoom、Facebook、Google Classroom应用程序进行教学,以确保学生们的学习进度不受影响。

因为采用在线学习方式,师生都必须调整教与学的心态,老师想尽方法改过教材配合新的教育方式,学生也热衷参与。最让校方意外的是,学生虽然和往常在课室上课的情况不同,留在家里在线学习平台上课并没有松懈,相反的,因为有家长们在旁监督陪上课之下,学生学习的精神更积极,这是家长参与教育的最好的成果。

目前,韩中为各班级安排“网上学习时间表”,一天共有华语、马来西亚文及英语科、数理科、地理、历史、美术、STEAM课程等,每堂课长达一小时,一周五天约有20至23堂课。学生必须按照校方规划时间表参与网上学习,以维持各科目的教学进度。

当然,老师们也运用Moodle、Zoom、Facebook、Google Classroom应用程序,上传教学影片及教材等学习资源、学习项目与课业,学生在可以任何时间跟进,这是与在校课堂教育最大分别之处。

往后增加在线学习
网络教学意味着时代的变化,学生不只是在学校学习,只要抱着好学、积极的心态面对网络教学,即可通过无穷的资源增长知识。网络教学是现代教育的最大优势,就是运用科技和学生熟悉的网络软件传达知识,校方会善用这个条件,并运用在往后复课的教学环节之中,例如在放学后、假日,甚至假期,在网上学习平台安排额外课程或讲座,让学生都可以在家上网学习。

执行卫生保护学生
复课的时候,校方将会执行卫生保健指南,调整上课方式,学生每天进入校门口时,校方会测量体温,调整班级人数,在课室内安排一米距离的座位,同时重新编排休息时间,并把食物分配到班上给学生享用。校方会做出安排措施,食物卫生,以减低疫情扩散的风险,学生与家长们无需担心。

联络与注册方式
校方热切欢迎有意愿让孩子报读韩江中学的家长及希望了解韩江中学办学理念的社会人士,在5月30日(星期六)上午10时或下午3时出席线上新生课程说明会。敬请留意,报读初中一的学生名额有限。欲询问有关新生入学的详情,请拨电04-2811533或发电邮至studies@hchs.edu.my,而有兴趣即刻报名的人士则可于http://bit.ly/hc300520或可扫描图中的二维码进行注册。

📚韩江中学图书馆推荐的阅读网站 📚E-Book Websites Recommended by School Library

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  1. National Library of Malaysia
    https://pnm.overdrive.com/

 

  1. 槟城数码图书馆
    https://www.penangdigitallibrary.com/

 

  1. 中国万方数据知识服务平台
    http://www.wanfangdata.com.cn/index.html

 

  1. 听喜马拉雅有声书
    https://www.ximalaya.com/

 

  1. IGCSE Revision Books
    https://www.pdfdrive.com/igcse-books.html

 

  1. Scientific Documents
    https://link.springer.com/

 

  1. Textbook solutions (付费网)
    https://www.bartleby.com/

 

  1. 中国科学网
    http://sciencenet.cn/

 

  1. Science Magazine
    https://www.nature.com/

 

  1. 自然科学杂志
    http://www.naturechina.com/

 

  1. 国家地理杂志中文网
    https://natgeomedia.com/

 

  1. National Geographic
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/

 

  1. Science Magazine
    https://www.discovermagazine.com/

 

  1. Education Video
    https://ed.ted.com/

 

  1. 简体华语教学
    https://www.betterchinese.com/

 

  1. Free E-book
    https://ebookfriendly.com/

 

  1. 天文新知
    https://interesting-sky.china-vo.org/

 

  1. 世界数码图书馆
    https://www.wdl.org/zh/

 

  1. 百度中文百科全书
    https://baike.baidu.com/

 

  1. Teaching Materials
    https://www.bookyards.com/en/welcome

 

  1. 诺贝尔奖网站
    https://www.nobelprize.org/

 

  1. 世界文化遗产
    https://whc.unesco.org/zh/list/

 

  1. 古籍图书
    https://new.shuge.org/

 

  1. 美国儿童阅读协助
    https://www.readingrockets.org/

 

  1. English Magazines for kids
    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-online-magazines-kids-worth-read/

 

  1. K-12 teaching resources
    http://readwritethink.org/

 

  1. 英国教导孩子阅读
    https://www.booktrust.org.uk/

 

  1. Free E-books
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/

 

  1. 升学互动网
    www.fsi.com.my

 

  1. 董总升学资讯
    https://www.dongzong.my/student/
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全校网上集会

一次因自然环境而爆发的疾病,从无人问之,直道成为了全世界的“天敌”——新型冠状病毒。2020已过半,各个前线人员马不停蹄,为带回从前那喧闹的世界,赌上自己的性命,奋力一搏。而政府为减少获症人数,也开始进行了前所未有的居家隔离计划。学生本该到校学习,但由于不被允许出外,各校也开始进行“居家自主学习”计划。隔离计划一次又一次的延长,校方也必不得已延后复课。为了能让学生更清楚了解“居家自主学习计划”开始以后,各方面所稍微改动的内容,我校韩江中学于5月18日进行了一场全校线上集会,而我校校长江美丽硕士全权负责报告。

首先,江校长表示由于居家隔离原因,我校逼不得已取消即将到来的一场考试,从而导致考试评估改动不少。因此,所有的非考试班的评估方式都被线上教学的表现,出席及老师所给予的功课占了多于50%。由于考试成绩将影响一个人的升留级,江校长再三地劝告同学们必须在教学中给予活跃的反应且完成自己该做的本分,而大幅度的降低留级的几率。但对于今年需面对大考的个考试班的同学则较为不同,因大考即将到来,考试只能延后,并且照常进行,以望同学们能获取好成绩。虽线上教学所给予的功课及测验只占了40%,但对于考试班的同学们来说,其实是一件好事,就算成绩有些不理想,但还是有很大的机会可以及格。

此外,原为我校传统,逢年一次的新生入学试也因疫情而取消了。因此,江美丽校长表示为让所有想让孩子获得更好教育的家长了解课程及被录取所需条件,本校于5月30日举办了一次线上新生课程说明会,并在不同时间分享两种中文及英文课程。但由于开班人数有限,因此录取条件也稍微比往年更为严格了,因此校长表示在此说明会将为家长一一解答所有包括如何为孩子报名及录取条件等问题。之外,虽现处于隔离时段,但仍拥有长达两个星期的公共假期。因此,校方希望学生们能够善用此假期的时段,规划好自己的学习时间,并完成老师所吩咐的功课或其他。校方也更呼吁了同学们趁此空闲时段,安排些对身心有益的活动,以免身体的抵抗力在长达多个星期的隔离下减少。

除学习上的叮嘱以外,联科活动也是必不可少的重要内容之一。江校长表示联科活动不仅仅是一项活动,它更是一项科目,更是一项重要的评估。联科活动之所以会进行是为了让长期在电脑前学习的学生们能获得身心上的解放,从而是身体由内而外的健康。因此,每位同学都务必参加线上的联科活动。但由于有些团体是无法进行线上的活动,因此他们需从下方所指定的团体里如日语学会,建言社及跆拳道学会里选择一项参加活动。在分数评估上,学生们的出席率及参与就占了75%,成就感及执委则分别占了15%及10%。除此之外,为那些为我校争光的校队里的同学,每位都将获得高达额外15%的分数。

但在疫情期间,由于隔离的原因,不少家长都极为担心缴费问题,无法踏出家门也就表示了无法缴费。针对此问题,校方做出了改善,将缴费的期限延后至一个月后,以让家长不必匆忙准备大笔钱来替学生缴费。之外,本校的宿舍生所需费用也减至剩半,毕竟疫情期间,宿舍生也寥寥无几了。为减轻家长的负担,校方鼓励了家长使用网上转账的方法来缴费,一来是简单易实行,二来是更为节省时间。校方也将汇款方式讲述给同学们了解,以望他们能传达给父母,好让他们不必过于担心没有缴费。最后在集会结束前,为了同学们有更好的卫生管理,校方呼吁同学们必须勤洗手,以降低被传染的几率

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师生停课不停学 韩中以网络教学

自从肆虐全球的新冠状肺炎病毒在我国爆发之后,为阻止疫情愈加严重,政府日前颁布了行动管制令。除了各大行业受影响之外,国内所有幼儿园、政府及私人学校也被迫关闭。但是,虽然疫情的扩散暂时阻断了全国中小学生的开学之路,却也带来了“网络教学”如此崭新的授课方式。如今,为响应“ 停课不停学 ”,全国各地的学校与学府已开始正式采用在线学习平台来进行校内的各种课程,以确保学生们的学习进度不受影响。随着诸如Zoom、Google Classroom之类的应用程序迅速普及化,再加上因疫情影响,政府仍无法批准师生回校上课,因此全国师生必须留在家里继续通过网络上教学,才不会拖延课程进展。

实施“居家自主学习”计划
为了不耽误我校学生的学习进度,我校也在全民抗击新冠肺炎疫情之际正式实施了“ 居家自主学习 ” 计划,呼吁全体学生善用在家的时间进行网上学习。自3月30日(星期一)开始,我校为各班级安排了“网上学习时间表”,每堂课长达一个小时,一天共有四堂课或以上。学生们必须按校方规划之时间表参与网上学习,以维持各科目的教学进度。另外,我校亦启动了“Moodle” 网上学习平台,让老师们透过该平台分享各科的学习资源,同时也让学生们完成老师所发布的学习项目与课业。其中包括语文科、数理科、地理、历史、美术、STEAM等。

韩中如何进行网络教学?
江美俐校长表示,目前我校主要使用网络学习平台“Moodle”以及Zoom来进行网络教学,而对学生们而言也是一个全新的经验。我校在很多年前便有使用“eclass”网络资料库,让学生们通过该资料库下载历年考题。由于疫情的关系,校方便在3月底启动“Moodle”网上学习平台,让全体师生能够通过该平台有效地进行网络教学。

江校长指出,启动该网上学习平台由我校教务处与IT部门一手包办,由于只需通过校内行政系统将1960名学生的资料输入该网上学习平台即可,因此也十分方便。除此之外,老师们也开始按照网上学习时间表使用Zoom来进行各科目的线上教学,并且获得了众多学生的配合,目前也进行得非常顺利。少数老师也因居家网络不稳定而使用Facebook Live授课。 就连商美班的学生们也通过网络教学进行各种美术与设计的课程,可谓在艰难的时刻也不忘教育之本。

江校长表示,虽然网络教学让学生们得以在非常时期进行学习,但也会为师生带来一些困难,而其中最普遍的问题非网络莫属。有些老师及学生的居家网络较差,导致师生无法正常上课。对此,面对网络问题的学生可以通知老师,而老师们可以录制自己的教学过程,并将它上传到该学生的班级群组。另外,由于Zoom软件需付费,每四十分钟便会自动断线,因此需要一直重新登录。为了让网络教学更加方便,校方也资助全体老师购买升级版的Zoom软件,避免不必要的麻烦。

江校长也透露,假如行动管制令持续延期的话,校方依然会采用Moodle网上学习平台以及Zoom来进行网络教学。为了协助考试班的学生们更有效地备考,校方也会延长学生们的学习时间,并且创建班级群组,让学生们有机会与老师讨论和进行发问。IGCSE考试班的学生们也开始进入做历年考题的状态,并通过网络教学更有效地备考。至于统考考试班的学生,他们将按照董总决定的新日期参加考试。不但如此,假如学生们有因学业而面对心理上的压力,我校辅导处亦会给予援助。

江校长坦言每天都会在网络进入不同的班级,监督学生们与老师上课的状况。而学生们都踊跃参与网络教学,每个班级几乎每位学生都有出席,也获得了家长们的大力支持与配合,因此感谢全体师生与家长们的合作。

网络教学 vs 传统教学
江校长指出,网络教学与传统教学最大的差别在于无法与学生们面对面交流,因此无法看到学生们在屏幕前的一举一动,也较难真正了解学生们明白与否。反之,在课堂上学习老师们可以直接看到每位学生的反应,与学生们的互动也较多。虽然如此,老师们都在准备PPT演示这方面付出了许多心思,让学生们得以直接下载,并且从中取得丰富的知识。其次,老师们的资源范围也非常广泛,不仅可以与其他科任老师互相讨论及分享,还可以在董总全马独中老师的资源网站获得更多资料,甚至是与其他国家的专业教师学习网络教学技巧。

她说,网络教学意味着时代的变化,学生们不用出门即可通过无穷的资源增长知识。只要学生们抱着好学、积极的心态面对网络教学,必定会获益匪浅。然而,网络教学的缺点在于唯有知识的传达较占优势,而部分活动如足球、乐团等便无法进行。虽然网络教学带来许多好处,但也替代不了学校的存在。学生们仍然需要校园内充满青春活力的学习氛围,与相同年龄段的人互相交流与合作,这样学习才会更加有趣。

开课防疫措施
为避免疫情扩散,大型活动如义跑、运动会等都不适合进行,而往后的所有活动可能都会受疫情影响。另外,校方已将五月的年中考延后到六月,随后也可能会按照情况进行更改,甚至还会减少一次考试。“校方一定会另行通知关于考试的消息,也必定会让学生们在拥有充足的准备下进行考试。”

假如政府宣布可以复课,校方将会收到有关指南,也会为学生们上课的方式进行调整。江校长透露,校方会安排学生们到较广阔的空间上课,同时也会调整班级人数。校方会重新编排休息时间,并限制食堂内的学生人数。食堂的食物也会进行包装,以提升食物的卫生水平。此外,学生们每天进入校门口时都会测量体温,行政人员和RELA也会给予协助。无论如何,校方都会尽可能安排,以降低疫情扩散的风险,各位学生与家长无需担心。

学费的变动
经过董事会的讨论,校方最终决定往后的学费都保持不变。虽然是在行动管制令期间,但老师们依然很用心地备课,为学生们付出了许多心血。此外,校方会延缓缴交学费的时间,家长们到六月份才缴费也行。至于因疫情冲击而面对经济困难的家长,他们可以写信至校方(studies@hchs.edu.my) 申请助学金或贷学金。校方一定乐意帮助面对经济困难的家长,让学生能够顺利地在韩江中学完成中学生涯。其次,由于宿舍生们在这期间都在居家学习,校方决定将四月份及五月份的宿舍费减一半。

校长有话说
江校长诚心希望凭着大家同心协力地一起抗疫,我国可以早日彻底战胜新冠状病毒,并希望同学们和老师们平安、健康,好好照顾自己。感谢老师们如此用心地进行网络教学,不仅需要时间备课,也需掌握电脑科技,非常不容易。当然,也希望全体学生好好珍惜网上学习的机会,享受最新颖的学习方式,并怀着积极、热忱的学习心态进行网上学习,未来的主人是你。

网络教学对师生有什么影响?
虽然网络教学使教师们的授课方式更加现代化,网络环境下的教学对师生也会产生大量影响。随着行动管制令持续延期,过多的网络生活会影响老师们的备课质量、作业批改量,甚至会影响上课情绪与工作状态。
此外,学生们长期通过网络教学学习,造成网上交际多于现实交际,会使学生们的社交能力变差。在网络环境下,学生们与老师交流过程中,双方不会有太多心理负担,从而产生一种为所欲为、肆无忌惮的心理,比如在上课时捣乱、不专心听课等。另外,长时间盯着手机或电脑屏幕会对师生视力有害,而久坐也会危害身体健康。因此,希望这次的疫情赶快结束,早日迎接胜利的曙光,这样大家便可以安心地返校上课了。

师生有话说
我校教务主任林松锦老师表示,在行动管制令下,网络教学是学生学习的唯一途径。在这个人人都有手机和电脑的时代,学生们得以通过网络顺利地进行学习,令他感到庆幸不已。网络教学目前尚未遇到任何问题,而是网络教学与传统教学不同,要准备的教材和教学方式自然也有差异,因此需要时间学习和适应这个全新的授课方式。他的班级学生配合度都蛮高,只是部分学生往往会在第一堂课因睡迟了而缺席。因此,学生们一定要养成自律的习惯。身为老师的他个人比较喜欢在课堂上与学生们互动的教学方式。但在行动管制令下,网络教学势在必行,因此身为老师必须随着这突如其来的情况下自我调整。

钟洁儿同学(J3E1)表示,网络教学可谓利与弊兼具。它的好处莫过于方便,并且可以通过自由的形式来提供更轻松的学习过程。但是,网络教学也可能带来许多负面影响,譬如部分学生会因缺乏老师的监督而不专心听课,又或是技术上的问题可能会给师生带来许多不便,毕竟并不是所有人都有完善的装备来顺利地进行网络教学。网络教学是现今科技发展先进的证明,而对于不同人,其呈现的效果也会不同。无论如何,最重要的是同学们必须永远具备着自立自学的积极心态,这样网络教学才能在这种非常时期给予同学们更有效的帮助。

If any good has become apparent during this stressful moment of the corona virus, it is that online learning is no longer just a subject being discussed and studied by authorities while schools continue implementing traditional learning- it has been officially put into practice as schools and institutions around our country start to turn to online learning platforms to conduct lessons and courses. Digital apps and software that are free of charge such as Zoom have rapidly increased in popularity as people around the world, be it students or adults, begin to overcome the physical barrier and start carrying out their everyday businesses and routines using technology.

“Study from Home” Initiative
Our school has also been quick to catch up and has launched the “Study from Home” initiative during this pandemic. Starting from 6th of April, the school has been arranging and customising timetables for each class so that students don’t miss out on any lessons. All subjects are included- Chinese, English, Malay, Math, Science, History, Geography, Add Math, Business Studies, STEAM, Accounts and so forth. Each day includes three to five lessons, each class varying depending on the courses they study.

Online Learning at Han Chiang
Madam Kung Bee Lee, the principal of Han Chiang High School, stated that Moodle and Zoom are the main platforms our school is using to carry out online learning. Before this pandemic, our school has already implemented the use of eclass, which is an online platform where our teachers upload past-year papers from internal and external exams to aid students in excelling in their studies by providing them with extra study materials. It is also easier for them to wrap their heads around the exam formats by referring to the resources. However, as schools are closed and students are unable to study, our school deemed it as crucial to take this to another level and established Moodle- a website used by many other private schools- where teachers could upload files and assignments to students. Meanwhile, Zoom is also operated by teachers and students as a substitution to conventional classes. Several teachers use Facebook to carry out their lessons as well, though it is not as popular among faculties. Madam Kung spoke highly of the IT and Studies Department of our school for managing to import the information of 1960 students to the online platforms within two days, making it possible to commence the “Study from Home” initiative in such a short time.

“However, there are certainly some obstacles we faced along the way. Some teachers and students have unstable Internet connection, thus not being able to conduct or receive lessons with clarity.” Nonetheless, Madam Kung stated that they tried to make an effort to enhance their Internet connectivity. Those students who failed to do so have notified their respective teachers, who will record their Zoom lessons and upload them on Moodle or their private Whatsapp groups. A handful of teachers also film their lessons as videos and send them to their students due to their weak connection. Besides that, another problem encountered is the 40-minute-limit applied on Zoom, which proves as quite troublesome as each lesson lasts for an hour. Thus, our school has subsidised 40 teachers-mostly in charge of graduating classes facing external examinations- to upgrade their Zoom app.

“I’ve been supervising different classes on Zoom for the past few weeks and have discovered that all students are pretty cooperative throughout the lessons. Most of the classes have full attendance and parents are also willing to work side by side with the school to achieve our aim.” Madam Kung also expressed that students seem to be very enthusiastic as this is a new experience and learning environment for them and felt that this should be the way, that the youth should have the motivation and passion to acquire more knowledge. She mentioned that should the Movement Control Order extend further, we will still be required to use Zoom and Moodle to conduct our lessons and our school will plan to subsidise more teachers to ensure a smooth and hassle-free learning process. Students’ timetable will be prolonged as well and those who face any stress issues can approach the Counselling Department to receive guidance.

Online Learning Vs. Conventional Learning
Madam Kung stated that the most notable difference between online learning and traditional learning is that online learning lacks social interaction. Teachers aren’t able to fully grasp if the students understand their lessons whereas in class, a quick sweep of the class will allow teachers to comprehend everyone’s reaction. Besides that, online learning enables students to download the powerpoint slides prepared by teachers and can be slowly “digested” instead of having to copy everything down. The teaching resources are also tremendously wide-ranging as our teachers not only exchange materials with other private school teachers in Malaysia, but also with educators from other countries all over the world. “Teachers could upload much more information and details online compared to the knowledge instilled in students during the usual 40-minute lessons at school. The resources are inexhaustible and know no boundaries.” However, Madam Kung strongly believed that schools must still exist as curricular and physical activities such as sports and music can’t be easily carried out through the Internet as teamwork can only be achieved physically. Socialising with peers from the same age groups face-to-face is also a completely different experience in comparison with online interaction. Regarding whether our school will continue using online learning after school reopens, Madam Kung stated that it is completely up to the students to decide as everyone will have had a taste of online learning by then. She personally thought that incorporating online learning with conventional classes will definitely benefit students as the saying goes: killing two birds with one stone.

Alterations to School Fees
As the impact of this pandemic is extremely profound and significant, the Board of Directors has decided to extend the due date of our May school fees to June and our August school fees to September. Besides that, those who live in our school dormitories will only need to pay half of their April fees. However, anyone whose family is facing any economic burden can apply for financial aid from the school, given that they fulfill the criteria and describe their financial situation in a formal letter or an email to studies@hchs.edu.my. Madam Kung voiced that our school and board of directors are willing to help these students finish their studies successfully in Han Chiang High School.

Safety Measures That Will Be Taken
Once the Movement Control Order is lifted and school is resumed, Madam Kung stated that everyone’s temperature will be measured as they step through the front gate and voluntary workers will help maintain order. Classes will also be relocated to more spacious rooms such as the hall or multi-purpose hall. Numbers of students will be reduced as well to meet the government’s direction and recess times will be altered. When students dine at the school canteen, a table can only be sat by a row of students with a certain distance between one another. Food and drinks will also be sold in lunch boxes with lids to ensure the students’ hygiene. The mid-year examination will also be postponed to June or cancelled altogether depending on when school reopens. At the same time, the IGCSE examination which was supposed to be held in May and June are postponed to October and November, where students will have to sit for languages and majoring subjects. Students taking the UEC examination still have to await news from Dong Zong on their latest decision. School events such as Jogathon and Sport’s Day will be cancelled as well.

A Few Words From Madam Kung
At the same time, Madam Kung hoped that everyone could work together to fight against this invisible yet mighty enemy by staying at home.She wanted to express her gratitude and respect to the teachers who have worked really hard during this uncertain period to ensure that students continue to learn and strive for knowledge while quarantining at home. She also advised students to appreciate and make good use of all the resources prepared by the teachers and reminded them that the world belongs to them.

How does Online Learning Affect Education?
Despite the fact that online learning has provided a platform for teaching and learning to be modernised where teachers can reach students with different learning styles with more ease, online education could certainly take its toll on both teachers and students in the long run. As the Movement Control Order continues to be extended, excessive online usage could affect the quality of teachers’ lesson preparations, the amount of marking that needs to be done and even students’ and teachers’ moods. Besides that, online learning requires a hefty amount of self-motivation and time management skills. In the setting of an online environment, many students tend to fall off track as constant urgings from teachers are absent and they are left to fend for themselves armed not with weapons but self-discipline and willpower. In addition, staring at the computer screen for an extensive length of time will strain the eyesight of teachers and students, while sitting in the same position for too long is also harmful to health. Therefore, we thoroughly hope that this pandemic will end soon so that everything could go back to its usual routine.

What Do Our Teachers and Students Think?
Ms. Madahvi, one of our teachers from the English centre, stated that online teaching is a new trend which is extremely helpful during this lockdown period. “It enables us teachers to continue teaching and students to carry on with learning in a convenient and comfortable ambience.” However, she expressed that there is a sole problem she often encounters when conducting lessons online, that is the unstable Internet connection at her house. She often has to disconnect her Zoom meeting sessions and reconnect again once the connection is better, which proves as quite troublesome at times. She also commented on students’ responses toward online learning. “They are on time for class and most of them use the chat box to communicate, which allows two way communication. Overally, they are pretty cooperative during my lessons.” Ms. Madahvi believed that there are both pros and cons to online teaching and traditional teaching. She thought that traditional teaching allows for actual contact between teachers and students, as well as let students study with physical materials such as books, whereas online teaching is a more advanced way of sharing knowledge following the growth of technology and brings teaching and learning to a more enjoyable environment.

Jill Chung from class J3E1 stated that like all things, online learning shoulders both advantages and disadvantages. Convenience, freedom and being able to learn in a more relaxing environment are its benefits, whereas its downsides include hindering teachers from keeping an eye on students which would lead to those with shorter attention spans getting distracted. Besides that, Jill also believed that some technical issues would obstruct students’ learning processes as not everyone has the privilege of possessing the required equipment to take part in online learning. Jill thought that online learning is a testament to the development of technology around the world. “ For different people, the effects that online learning brings may vary but the most important thing is that students should always maintain a positive attitude and be independent, so that we could gain the most out of online learning.”

📢年中假期通告 📢Notice for Mid- Year School Holidays

致:全体学生 All Students,
第八周“居家自主学习任务表”已公布在本校网站。
⚠️本校将于以下公共假期及学校假期暂停网上教学课。
📍开斋节:5月21日-22日,
📍年中假期:5月23日至6月7日,
📍最高元首诞辰日:6月8日
在长达两周的假期,本校提醒学生务必完成3月-5月网上教学课期间,科任老师所安排之作业或功课,并按照科任老师指示呈交。
📚学习无所不在,也不该只局限于学校传授和课本上的知识,望学生在学校假期期间,在“居家”复习与完成作业之余,也可以尝试其他有益身心的活动。以下为一些建议:
  1.  学习锻炼身体,保持身体健康
  2.  学习做家务,让家里井然有序。
  3.  学习与家人沟通和分享。
  4.  学习新技能或小才艺,如烹饪、园艺、电脑。
  5.  阅读好书,写写心情记录。
  6.  与同学和朋友联络,问候和关心。
  7.  聆听新闻,和观赏有意义的电影或纪录片。
  8.  学习一种新语言。
  9.  学习检讨自己,多了解自己的想法。
  10.  学习自我管理,特别是生活方式和情绪。
谢谢。
“Study-From-Home Task List” for Week Eight have been published on the school website.
⚠️ There will be NO E-teaching lesson during the following public holidays and school holidays:
📍Hari Raya Puasa:21 – 22 May 2020
📍Mid-Year Holiday:23 May to 7 June 2020
📍Agong’s Birthday: 8 June 2020
📚Learning is everywhere, and should not be limited to the knowledge imparted by the school and the textbooks. It is hoped that during the school holidays, students can also try other activities that are beneficial to your body and mind while reviewing and completing their homework at home. Here are some suggestions:
  1.  Learn to love exercise to stay healthy.
  2.  Learn to do housework and get organised.
  3.  Learn to communicate with family members to promote family engagement.
  4.  Learn new skills or talents, such as cooking, gardening, and computer skills.
  5.  Read good books and do mood-tracking.
  6.  Connect and interact with classmates and friends.
  7.  Listen to the news and watch meaningful movies or documentaries.
  8.  Learn a new language.
  9.  Learn to review oneself and understand one’s thoughts.
  10.  Learn self-management, especially in lifestyle and emotions.
😊学习愉快! 😊Happy Learning!