“Traditions are also important because they keep the generations in contact with one another.” Dr. Susan Coady of Ohio State University

“传统也很重要,因为它们保持着几代人之间的相互接触联系。”Susan Coady 博士,美国俄亥俄州立大学。

A large part of the school’s efforts are dedicated to promoting Chinese culture and traditions. These include celebrating major Chinese Festivities including:

  • Chinese New Year
  • Zhong Zi Festival
  • Duan Wu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
  • Mid – Autumn Festival (Moon Cake Festival)

The school holds culture and traditions close to its heart as traditions are the bridge between generations and helps us understand each other within our family and within our place in the world. It reminds us to be grateful and celebrate and keeps us together while promoting virtuous behaviour.

It is incredibly important to the school how we celebrate our culture, not what exactly we do to celebrate, as we want each student to feel engaged and happy and to feel as they belong to a vibrant and caring community, regardless of ethnicity.

学校工作的很大一部分是致力于促进中华的文化和传统。其中包括了庆祝各大中华传统节日:

  • 中国新年(春节)
  • 端午节(龙舟节)
  • 中秋节(月饼节)

中华黎明中文学校非常重视和珍惜中华的文化和传统,因为这些文化和传统建立起各代华人后代间沟通的桥梁,帮助我们更好的了解自己的背景和家庭、以及我们华人在世界上的地位。这些文化和传统时刻提醒着华人后代要感恩前辈,团结一心。

每一次的庆祝重点是怎样的庆祝,因为庆祝不仅仅是一种形式;我们希望每一个学生在庆祝的同时都可以感到开心,无论来自怎样的背景都可以感受到他们是我们黎明有爱的大家庭的一份子。

 

We also regular hold social events including:

  • Parents Morning Tea
  • BookWeek
  • Staff and Volunteers’ Dinner

By having events that students and parents, or parents only, can attend, we reinforce our community spirit. We are not just a school, we are an important social and support group to each other. Many new friendships were made when students and parents met each other here, regardless if they were a new migrant or an Australian of many generations.

我们也经常举办一些社交活动,包括:

  • 家长的早茶会
  • 读书周
  • 工作人员和志愿者的感谢晚宴

通过举办这些学生和家长、或只有家长可以参加的活动,我们可以加强我们的社区精神。我们不只是一所学校,还是一个重要的支持团队。许多的学生和家长在这里结下了深厚的友谊,无论他们是新移民还是从小在澳洲生活已久的华裔后代。

 

We also encourage our students as much as possible and give them a chance to challenge themselves socially, artistically and academically. We hold many competitions throughout the year, and also submit the students’ work in international competitions, including:

  • Oral Story Competition
  • Calligraphy Competition
  • Essay Competitions
  • Poster Competitions
  • International Essay Competitions
  • International Academic Examinations

Giving the children the chance to perform in public in front of their peers teaches them courage and public speaking skills, as well as teaches the students watching compassion, respect and the need to support each other.

These events are often the highlight of the students’ year and much planning (especially from the Social and Cultural Officers) goes into preparation of the event or assembly to ensure that the children are not disappointed! Emphasis is placed on having as much hand-on activities as possible to make the learning process memorable and engaging.

These events are also an opportunity for our students to show off their talents as well as skills learnt in the Extra Curricular Classes they attend, so we try to make these events as special as possible. Parents are invited to participate and often we tie in some fundraising as well.

中华黎明中文学校积极鼓励学生参与不同平台的竞赛活动,挑战自我。学校每学年都会举办不同的竞赛活动,同时帮助学生参与校外国际竞赛,包括:

  • 讲故事比赛
  • 书法(写字)比赛
  • 才艺展示
  • 作文比赛
  • 海报设计比赛
  • 国际作文比赛
  • 国际标准汉语考核

为学生提供在公开场合表现自我的机会,可以教导他们勇气和公众演讲技巧,同时也教给他们爱心、尊重和互相支持。

这些活动往往是学生一年中的精彩亮点,学校投入很多的精力和时间准备这些活动和早会,以确保孩子们不会失望!每一次的重点希望可以有尽可能多的动手活动,让学习的过程令人难忘,引人入胜。

与此同时,这些活动为孩子们提供了一个展示才能才艺的平台,我们尽力把活动办得有声有色。我们欢迎家长的积极参与;这些活动的当天经常也会有慈善筹款的活动内容。

 

We are sometimes featured in the local media such as the Melville Times, the Australia Chinese Times and the Chung Wah Association magazine, giving us a chance to share our culture and our students’ accomplishments.

珀斯当地的媒体(例如Melville时报、澳大利亚时报、中华会馆会刊等)在一些时候会对中华黎明中文学校进行报道,这些报道为我们提供了分享中华文化和学生成就的机会平台。