Year 7 Transition Parent Evening

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  • Year 7 Transition Parent Evening

    1. 1. Year 7 is a fun place to be and to learn
    2. 2. Year 7 Transition: Q&A
    3. 3. Year 7 Transition:Secondary Experience Day At the end of school year, all the upcoming Y7 students will visit the Secondary School for a full day program. They will be led by current Y7 students on a campus tour and attend a variety of typical secondary classes, such as Chinese, English, Mathematics and Science. Wednesday 13th June
    4. 4. Year 7 Transition: Secondary Experience Day8:30! -! 9:00! Assembly (Auditorium)! ! ! ! Head Boy and Girl! ! ! ! Mr Alexander, Mr. Mulcahy, Mr Morgan9:00! - ! 9:45! ! nglish Taster Lesson E9:45 ! - ! 10:30! ! umanities Taster Lesson H10:30 !- ! 11:00! ! irst Break F11:00! - ! 11:45! ! athematics Taster Lesson M11:45 !- ! 12:30! ! eam Building Activities (Upper Gym) T12:30 !- ! 1:00! ! unch Sausage Sizzle (Moongate) L1:00! -! 1:30! ! ree time to finish lunch and play F1:30 ! - ! 2:00! ! chool Tour led by Y7 students. Meet on basketball courts (3rd Floor). There S will be 20 groups of 62:00 ! - ! 2:30! ! iscussion with Y7 students: Giving out Survival!! uide and Summer Reading D !G Booklet; group photo (Upper Gym)2:45! ! ! ! Dismiss: CIS Primary students back to homeroom other students go home
    5. 5. Year 7 Transition: Survival Guide
    6. 6. Year 7 Transition: Secondary Experience Day Table of Contents Welcome to Year 7! 1-3Like the House System, there are other Rules! 4-5 After school activities! 6aspects of students’ life which are Moon Bears! 7 Fundraisers! 8 Camp! 9-14unique to Secondary School. Classrooms! 15-20 Detention! 21-23 Electives! 24 Field! 25-28A survival book will be provided for Time Management! Homework ! 29 30-32 Homework Diaries! 33each student at the end of Y6. It contains Houses! 34-36 Library! 37-38information about the Y7 curriculum, Lockers! 39-42 Lunch! 43-47teachers, co-curricular activities, merit Merits! Moongate! 48-50 51 Subjects! 52-56system and challenges that Y7 students Teachers! 57-59 Timetable! 60-62will face. What to Bring?! 63 Uniform! 64 Ending Page! 65
    7. 7. Year 7 Transition:On the last Friday before school re-opens (24th August), the schoolorganizes an Orientation Day for all Y7 students.Unlike the first visit, they will explore the campus by themselves,completing a scavenger hunt. They will, of course, experience thehospitality of all Secondary staff.
    8. 8. Year 7 CampAll Y7 students go on camp before the Mid-Term Break (October) each year.As an integral part of a CIS education, Y7 camp is designed to help students: make friends and develop interpersonal skills, develop problem solving skills, increase their bonding with teachers, develop social and environmental responsibilities, and learn to be independent.
    9. 9. Year 7 CampEach year students enjoy Y7 campthoroughly and came back with positivereflections. “轉眼閒5天很快就過去了,我 不但交了許多新朋友,還學會 了自己照顧自己,鍛煉了意志 力和戰勝了恐懼。” “Over the course of the five days, I made some new friends and became closer to my classmates. I also got to see the lighter and fun side of the teachers. “
    10. 10. Year 7 Pastoral Structure
    11. 11. Homeroom Teacher’s RoleSees students every morningSigns diary once a weekMonitors absences and latesTracks co curricular activities andcommendationsReceives cause for concern formsMonitors reports and tracksstudent progressOversees House activities
    12. 12. DiaryFirst means of communicationContains all administrative details and datesRecord of homework, merits and CCAsDetails uniform requirements
    13. 13. DiaryFirst means of communicationContains all administrative details and datesRecord of homework, merits and CCAsDetails uniform requirements
    14. 14. DiaryFirst means of communicationContains all administrative details and datesRecord of homework, merits and CCAsDetails uniform requirements
    15. 15. DiaryFirst means of communicationContains all administrative details and datesRecord of homework, merits and CCAsDetails uniform requirements
    16. 16. DiaryFirst means of communicationContains all administrative details and datesRecord of homework, merits and CCAsDetails uniform requirements
    17. 17. Timetable
    18. 18. Year 7 Transition: OpportunitiesAs students grow and mature we believe that they should increasingly begiven opportunities for added responsibility, creativity, independent thoughtand leadership. Student Council Homeroom representative House representative Opportunities for Service projects Pastoral representative
    19. 19. The CHOICES Programme
    20. 20. Student Support“Big Sib Little Sib” ProgrammeEach Year 7 student is paired upwith a Year 8 student, who helpsthe newcomer in various ways,such as the proper use of diary,planning homework and findingteachers. Regular meetings will bearranged during CHOICESsessions or homeroom time.
    21. 21. From the School CounselorWhat adjustments are students facing?Social : From to littleEnvironmental: Classrooms, teachers, rulesAcademic: Standards, homework, organization, balanceDevelopmental: Rapid changes, too big/small, independence
    22. 22. From the School CounselorIf you/your child have a question or concern?Go seek advice from: Homeroom teacher Subject teacher “Big Sib” Head of Year Deputy Heads LE Teacher Counselor (amok@cis.edu.hk) for - individual/group support - curriculum advice - parent workshops/parent consultations ANYONE, just ask!
    23. 23. Parent Support CISPTA organise information presentations Camp information eveningThese events will provideopportunities for parents to meetthe homeroom teachers and theHead of Year 7.
    24. 24. Parent SupportIn the Secondary school, we maintain close contact with parents inmany ways. Moongate is a web based communication centre forthe school community.Email is another channel for communication between teachers andthe parents.The student diary is also a key communication link between thehomeroom teacher and parent.
    25. 25. Sample Year 7 Co-Curricular Activities Monday - Term 1Before School- Swim Team Training (6:30am)Lunchtime- Korean Culture ClubAfter school- Chinese Painting and Calligraphy - Elementary- Dragon Dance- Junior Debate Team- Xiao Hua Magazine- Swimming: Barracuda- Taekwondo- Gymnastics Level 1A - 2 (higher levels finish later)- Fencing - Beginner and Intermediate and Team- Volleyball - Boys U14s- Rugby - Boys C Grade- CIS Hockey Boys
    26. 26. Year 7 Co-Curricular ActivitiesTypes of Activities by CCA:Moongate Catalogue for Year 7:Art; Communication; Community, Environment and Service;Drama; Enrichment; Music; Recreation; Religion; Sports.Suggestions:Choose one or two activities from different categories forTerm 1, especially if you are new to CIS.Co-curricular activities provide an opportunity for studentsto meet other students in a relaxed environment or work aspart of a team.When searching the Moongate Catalogue, use thesort function:• Year 7• Chosen day that suits your child’s schedule• Activity type
    27. 27. Animals Asia: Save the Moon Bears
    28. 28. 1:1 Laptop Programme
    29. 29. Goals of the ProgrammeSkills for learning in today’s world: Communication and collaboration Creativity and innovation Research and information fluency Critical thinking, problem solving and decision making Citizenship and ethics Student-Centered Learning Managing Technology in Our Lives
    30. 30. Shared Concerns Too much time on the laptop Completing homework Social uses (Facebook, etc) Gaming and downloading The dangers of the Internet Ergonomics, posture, screen settings Bag weight
    31. 31. Tools/SolutionsConcentrate X3 Watch • Accountability, reporting• Time management, focus• Student-driven • Parent-monitored• http://getconcentrating.com • http://www.x3watch.com/ Parental Controls • Website filtering, time limits • Parent-controlled • http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#parentalcontrols
    32. 32. Parent Evening on 1:1 Programme Wednesday29 August 2012 6:30 - 8:00 p.m
    33. 33. Rollout PlanAttend 90 minute sessionBoth student and parent MUST attendSecond week of school (sign up on Moongate at later date)Learn about: - settings, preferences, security- behaviour, safety, warranty, technical support
    34. 34. Chinese Presentation
    35. 35. 中學中文課程Chinese in the Secondary School 學生分班 Learning Pathways 中文課程 Chinese Curriculum 考試與評估 Assessment
    36. 36. 學生分班Learning Pathways
    37. 37. 中文課程 Chinese curriculum 單元 Unit 七年級 Y7 八年級 Y8 九年級 Y9 個人成長 這就是我 我在成長 青春歲月 Personal Growth All About Me Personal Maturity Adolescence 人際關係 我愛家人 我需要朋友 選擇與溝通Interpersonal Relationships Family Friendships Good Choices & Communications 古代社會 中國人的智慧 中國人的傳統美德 中國人的生活藝術 Ancient Society Chinese Wisdom Chinese Virtues The Art of Living 現代社會 我和香港 城市風貌 世界公民與多元文化 Modern Society Hong Kong & Me The Urban Environment Global Citizenship 人與自然 保護環境 生存與環境 綠色生活/能源 Man & Nature Environmental Protection Man & His Environment Lifestyle Choices 年級專題 責任心 不一樣的夢 學習之道 Year-Specific Topic Responsibility Personal Aspirations The Art of Learning
    38. 38. 評估 Assessment評估標準 Assessment Criteria聽說 Oral – Listening and Speaking寫作 Writing閱讀理解 Reading Comprehension 不同層次的評估標準細則 Differentiated Descriptors形成性和總結性評估 Formative and Summative Assessment九和十一年級標準化測試 External Assessment in Years 9 & 11
    39. 39. 教學材料Teaching Materials
    40. 40. Y7-9 Chinese CurriculumAll students should beexposed to a challenging,mission-drivencurriculum with theappropriate breadth and depth, and with anappropriate balance ofcomponents related toareas such as language,literature, culture andcurrent affairs.
    41. 41. French/Spanish ElectivesWhy should you choose a third language in Year 7?5 main reasons1. Be international, multilingual and multicultural2. Enrich your existing curriculum (French/Spanish are not among core subjects)3. Be part of a learning/social community (same students, same teachers)4. Acquire new skills (year long course)5. Obtain an MYP certificate (university transcripts)/Diploma (entrance toFrench universities)
    42. 42. www.cis.edu.hkThank you for your time 謝謝

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