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2021年线上迎新会 New Norm 2021 Orientation Day

于1月16日 (星期六),我校举办了一年一度的新学年迎新会。原本此时此刻的校园应该充满着逾400名即将就读韩江中学的新生及家长,但由于我国新冠肺炎疫情日益严峻,大家都纷纷登入了Zoom平台,出席前所未有的2021年线上迎新日。本次的迎新日也被分配为两个阶段,分别是8:30至10:00的华语讲解以及11:00至12:30的英语讲解。
首先,本校校长江美利热烈地祝贺各位脱颖而出的同学们成功加入韩江中学的大家庭,并且即将在这里开启人生中令人羡慕的花样年华。江校长表示,受到新冠肺炎疫情的影响,大家都被迫通过线上见面。但是,她深信严重的疫情是阻挡不了大家共同创造更好的成绩的。因此她希望全体新生及家长都可以适应新常态的生活方式、沟通方式及教育方式,同时也向所有学生及陪伴孩子成长的家长们说声:“辛苦了”。
江校长表示,韩江中学自成立以来都以提供素质教育和培育素质学生为教育理念。为了感谢家长们对韩中的支持,校方会尽全力给予学生们一个优质教育,培育优秀的人才,让他们在未来能够立足社会。虽然韩江中学是一所华文独中,但校方一直都十分重视三语的教育,希望学生们都可以通晓华语、英语和国语。随着时代的变迁,英语已经成为最主要的沟通语言,而华语也在众多语言中扮演着非常重要的角色。因此,学生们积累了多语言的技能,日后在竞争激烈的职场上必定更具优势。当然,身为马来西亚子民的我们也不能忽略国语教育。
除了重视三语的学习,江校长也希望学生们可以好好把握这些宝贵的学习机会,确保自己每天各方面都有进步,并为自己的中学生涯写下帧帧闪闪发光的写实。她指出,学生们也必须懂得学以致用,勇于参加各种有益身心的学术比赛,如:演讲比赛、写作比赛、辩论比赛等。这是为了让学生们可以积累更多有用的经验,培养更多有助于成长的生活技能,甚至发掘自己的潜能。其次,校方也会以辅导课的方式注重学生们的品格修养,教导学生们待人处事的道理,以让他们成为品学兼优的好学生。此外,为了栽培五育健全的学生,联课活动也是不可缺少的。
江校长也表示,为了紧追新科技趋势,我校也正式将创新科技课程纳入正课。这不仅是韩中的特别之处,也是学生们得以增广知识的一个机会。在这里,学生们不但可以学习电脑的基本知识,也可以接触到有关编程的知识,提升现今时代必备的创新能力。江校长相信,增加知识和大展身手的机会俯拾即是,只要学生们肯努力求学,前途必定无可限量。
最后,由于我国再次落实行动管制令,全体学生都必须在1月20日依据各班级的时间表进行居家学习。江校长强调,全体学生们务必积极面对线上教学,认真聆听老师讲课,进而拥有良好的学习效果。希望全体新生都可以努力向上,开开心心地在韩江中学展开一段崭新的旅程。
An Unprecedented Means of Introducing Freshmen to Han Chiang High School
On the 16th of January (Saturday), Han Chiang High School hosted its first-ever online orientation day in the form of a webinar on the Zoom platform. In view of the Movement Control Order (MCO) 2.0 imposed by the government from the 13th of January to 26th of January on several states – Penang included –, the face-to-face Orientation Day has been obliged to be cancelled, thus resulting in the shift of the conventional event to an unorthodox one online that was equally as efficient and purposeful, if not better. The event was held in two different languages: the Chinese session, which commenced at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 10:00 a.m., as well as the English session that was from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The presence of every new intake, including transfer students, was required as not only must they be well-informed about the school’s administration and operation, but they could also familiarise themselves with the Zoom platform where the online classes will be taking place once the school reopens on the 20th of January.
Firstly, Madam Kung Bee Lee, principal of Han Chiang High School, expressed her warm welcome and gratitude towards the 400 freshmen and their parents for attending the event. Following the recent unforeseen pandemic outbreak, Madam Kung believed that every individual has to change and adapt to the current situation and learn to alter our lifestyles according to the new norm. This also includes communication and education, which have to be carried out online. “For all the students present today, you’ve done well throughout the course of online learning that you had to undergo. I would also like to say the same to the parents; I believe that you have been standing by the side of your children through the whole process, accompanying and encouraging them, as well as the fact that you are here today joining the orientation day with your children. You are all extremely laudable parents!”
Madam Kung also thanked the parents for believing so strongly in the education Han Chiang has to offer. “Since the 400 of you have already been admitted to study in Han Chiang High School, I hope that you will make the best out of it and grasp every opportunity to elevate yourselves in every aspect possible.” She pronounced the school’s philosophy as “quality education nurtures quality students” and assured everyone that the faculty of Han Chiang High School is more than willing to exercise their unique pedagogical methods to provide the best education for the students.
Next, Madam Kung gave a detailed introduction on the courses provided by Han Chiang High School, which are the UEC Chinese course, UEC English course and IGCSE course. Madam Kung stated that each student taking the IGCSE course is required to study the three main languages: Chinese, English and Malay as first languages to ensure that they have the utmost capabilities in these languages because as they step out into the ever-changing society in this contemporary era, the ability to converse in multiple languages will prove a jutting advantage in the competitive international workplace. She encouraged parents to not only communicate with their children in a single language or their mother tongues but rather try speaking in multiple languages to help their children absorb learning materials faster by improving their listening skills. “This will be close cooperation between you parents and the school in striving for the best for the children. Being fluent in these three languages is our responsibility, as we can live in harmony, communicate and work together with people of different races and ethnicities.”
Moreover, the courses also provide art lessons, PE lessons, moral education as well as Sejarah lessons. These classes are equally significant as Han Chiang aims to provide a comprehensive education that stresses on each element without partiality in order to prepare students fully before they enter the society. The school also focuses greatly on co-curriculum which is carried out after schooling hours. “If your children have certain talents that have been nurtured since young, I encourage them to take part in related extra-curricular activities to further enhance and hone their skills.” Madam Kung also highly encourages students to take part in various competitions like debate competitions, elocution competitions and many more to broaden their horizons and increase their knowledge.
With the evolution and demand of our technological age, Han Chiang High School has become one of the first schools in Penang to insinuate STEAM education into students’ curriculum since 2017. Besides being able to gain basic computational knowledge, students can also expect to learn some programming skills as they slowly advance in the planned course.
Lastly, Madam Kung urged students to maintain the right learning attitude as they attend online classes starting from the 20th of January. “The difference between primary and secondary school is that you won’t be spoon-fed anymore. Self-discipline and self-motivation are the key elements that are needed in every student to achieve success.”
After her speech, the dean of studies, Mr Lim Seong Gim, dean of discipline, Mr P’ng Yik Thon and dean of the co-curriculum department, Ms Poh Sok Boey gave their speeches on their respective departments to familiarise the freshmen with our school.
To sum up, hope that the 2021 new intake can have an unforgettable experience studying at Han Chiang High School and wish them a happy learning journey!

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