進入佛教榮茵學校校園，不難發現學生們都是面帶喜悅的笑容，校園設施如STREAMER Bus、Fun‘n’Roll Square、喜「閱」廣場、智趣苗圃 (IntelliGarden) 、禪修園地及各活動區等等，為學生提供了多元化的活動，但學生的喜樂，不單是來自校園四週的豐富活動，而是我們的教學團隊成功建立了一所高「FUN」學校，家長希望小朋友考取好的成績，獲得高的「分」數，最重要是啟動小朋友的學習動機，讓他們喜歡上課，對學校有歸屬感，「FUN」即有效、愉快的學習及正向的學習「氛」圍，所以學校在課程設計上，均著重學生的學習興趣為大原則，並以「高參與」、「高展示」及「高回饋」的策略，提升學生於課堂學習及活動的參與度及營造校園內的正向關愛文化。
幼小銜接方面，本校一年級不設第一次考試，好讓即將升上小一的同學得到更適切的照顧及支援，學校亦繼續參加了教育大同的「感 · 創 · 做」全方位價值承傳計劃，我們利用常識科做切入點，並安排大量活動，好讓一年級學生能「從做中學習」，從而建立正確態度及學習不同的生活技能，提升學生的學習興趣及加強對校園生活的適應力及歸屬感。
Dear Parents/Guardians, Teachers, Staff and Students,
‘Reading enriches wisdom; achievements build a better future’ is our school’s development theme for the coming three years. Closely aligned with our major concerns, a 6-day cycle schedule has been introduced with a series of afternoon theme-based lessons, ‘Creative Fun Learning Sessions’. They include learning activities with different topics, STEAM courses, reading activities and Personal Growth Education lessons to address our students’ health and growth needs, cater for learner differences, discover and extend their potentials through diverse learning experiences.
Entering Buddhist Wing Yan School, you will find our students’ genuine happiness. They enjoy various facilities here, like STREAMER Bus, Fun ‘n’ Roll Square, Read with Joy Plaza, IntelliGarden and many more. But the joy comes from within --- their effective and happy learning experiences in a supportive atmosphere; this is what ‘FUN’ learning is about. It induces them to discover and learn, strengthens their sense of belonging and helps them achieve more in all aspects. In short, the main goal of our curriculum is to motivate and encourage children through their frequent participation and demonstration.
This year, we will keep improving our school curriculum with EDB and some tertiary institutions to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. For example, we will collaborate with Education University of Hong Kong and six other primary schools under The Hong Kong Buddhist Association to implement ‘P.1 English Assessment’. It has high reliability and validity and is unprecedented in Hong Kong. It helps teachers assess our P.1 students’ English levels and design teaching plans accordingly to strengthen their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. It also helps minimize their learning progress differences. In addition, we have recruited three native English teachers, who aside from classroom teaching will regularly arrange diverse English learning activities to motivate our students, improve their communication skills and enrich our English language speaking environment.
To facilitate our P.1 students’ transition to primary school and adjustment, we do not arrange them to attend the first examination as other levels do. We will continue to work with EDversity through joining its life-wide learning programme, where our P.1 students will practise ‘Learning by Doing’ in General Studies activities. It helps induce their enthusiasm and strengthens their core life skills and adaptability.
To go hand in hand with Buddhism and positive values education, we will enhance our medication curriculum continuously, such as ‘Mindfulness Matters’ held by Hong Kong Buddhist Association. As moral education is of great importance, we currently have two religion lessons each cycle to nurture students’ positive attitudes on life. We would keep introducing outstanding Hong Kong people to our students as a source of inspiration. Last school year we had the honour to have invited the award-winning professionals, the local snooker player Mr Marco Fu Ka Chun and former athlete Mr So Wa Wai(also known as ‘Wonder Boy’) to share their successful stories. Our children learned the importance of perseverance, resilience, gratitude, self-discipline and setting of life goals through meaningful interactions with them.
Besides, we have combined positive education with elements of arts in subjects such as Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, dance and drama courses. We will keep organising interactive art exhibitions to help students appreciate themselves and others as well as building up their gratitude, positive values, sense of accomplishment and adversity quotient.
‘FUN’ learning, with its unique definitions, is deeply anchored in our school vision. Dear parents, words cannot express our gratitude and thanks to you for your unwavering support over the years to uphold such vision. We believe with our cooperation, each and every one of Wing Yanians will be inspired by our school motto, ‘To illumine wisdom and manifest compassion’, and become a well-rounded person in the future.
Principal SUEN Wai Man