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Music

Music plays a very important part of life at HIKSVS International School. We strive for excellence in every aspect of music-making. The music curriculum is based on the three core strands of technical, academic and artistic proficiency in music.

As an academic subject it is taught to all classes by qualified specialist music teachers and individual instrumental  lessons are offered for those wishing to develop their skills further. Pupils use music technology from an early age to develop their understanding of music theory and this includes the use of ICT to explore compositional techniques. Each term we hold formal and informal concerts and shows, and music plays a major part in festive celebrations throughout the School.

Sport

Ever mindful that enjoyment is a key factor in children’s participation in Sports, staff in the department strive to instil the foundations of a life-long love of exercise and sport. We strongly promote and endorse the English public school tradition of developing ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’. It is important that our pupils benefit not just physically, but that they have opportunities to develop team work, decision making and social skills; attributes that are not always developed in the classroom.

To that end, we run as many teams as possible across a wide variety of sports, so as to offer all pupils the opportunity to represent their school, whilst also promoting excellence for local, regional or even national honours. We offer a core of traditional British sports as well as sports popular in China, and a range of other minority sports.

Spirited internal House Competitions in all the major sports foster friendly rivalry, whilst offering a supportive arena for all pupils to contribute, whatever their level of ability.  In the future, we will be participating in a number of tournaments and events in which both local and regional schools are invited to compete.

Sutton Valence School, our partner in the UK, has a strong sporting tradition and we will build on this and emulate it. Sutton Valence has developed athletes of international calibre, producing numerous Olympians and professional sportsmen.  In 2016, Sutton Valence celebrated its first Olympic Gold medallist, Susannah Townsend, who was part of the winning women’s hockey team

Activities

We believe that membership of our many activities links to the happiness and success of our children both now, and in the future. So why do we place so much importance on enrichment activities?

Firstly, participating in these activities instils in children a sense of belonging and unity.  Many activities promote teamwork, sportsmanship and communication skills and this in turn leads to increased self-confidence and self-esteem. Secondly, many activities promote a healthy lifestyle. We offer a wide range of activities that sport, dance, chess, care of the environment, and many, many more including gardening and cookery clubs. If children adopt a healthy lifestyle at a young age, this tends to follow them throughout their lives. Thirdly, being a part of an activity encourages children to express themselves in a creative way. And finally, our wide and varied activity programme encourages our children to enrich their lives, both now and in the future, by exploring interests outside the normal school curriculum.  Discovering early on a passion and talent for cookery or golf, for example, may very well lead to a life-long interest, or even career, in a field that may very easily have been missed. It is through this programme that we can identify particular talents and abilities, and nurture them to excellence.

Art

We believe that Art is of fundamental importance, not only in developing self-expression, but also in increasing confidence and awareness of the world around us. Society needs and values more than just academic abilities and children and young people have much to offer. The arts exemplify some of these other capabilities, those of intuition, creativity, sensibility and combines them with important practical skills. We maintain that an education including these higher-order skills is crucial for all children in helping them to grow as intelligent, feeling and capable individuals.

One of our main aims at HIKSVS International is to offer our pupils a rich, broad-based developmental pattern of education taking fully into account the individual pupil’s ability. We have a deep respect for the child’s own thinking and contribution. The Art curriculum is designed so that progression can take place whilst past knowledge is enhanced, and includes enrichment activities.

Trips

Learning outside the classroom is just as important as learning within the classroom. Students get more from their education if their experiences are active ones. Educational visits are a vital component of the Total Curriculum at the School, and all students have the opportunity to enrich and embed their understanding and learning beyond the classroom.

Most of our trips are educational visits that link with the academic curriculum. However, many are enrichment trips linked with specific areas such as Sport, Music, Drama and Leadership. Exposure to extraordinary opportunities help to develop our pupils into balanced, interesting human beings displaying self-confidence without arrogance: individuals ready to take their places as leaders and contributors in society.

Drama

Drama at HIKSVS International is a highly-valued part of our curriculum. Through drama we can rehearse important life skills: speaking and listening; creative thinking; expressing emotions and developing interpersonal skills.  We teach Drama skills and the theory, we look at theatre through history, practitioners, classical and modern plays.

Children develop confidence and combine many skills through putting on a performance to an audience, gaining a huge sense of achievement from working together to produce outstanding results on stage.

We also like to give the children opportunities to experience the theatre and we have regular trips, as well as having theatre companies perform for us at school.

* As the school continues to grow, all above listed activities will take place, though some of them might be currently unavailable due to numbers and time of the year.

丰富的拓展活动

音乐

音乐是华兰萨顿国际学校生活非常重要的组成部分。我们力争在音乐教育的各个方面追求卓越。音乐教育以熟练掌握音乐的三个核心方面为基础:技巧性、学术性和艺术性。

所有音乐课程均由经验丰富的专业音乐教师教授。我们还为希望进一步培养音乐技能的学生开设器乐课程。孩子们从幼年时就开始利用音乐技能来培养自己对音乐理论的理解,包括使用信息与通讯技术来学习如何作曲。每个学期,我们都要举行各种正式和非正式的音乐会和演出。音乐在学校的节日庆典活动中发挥了重要作用。

体育

要知道,获得乐趣是孩子们参加体育项目的重要因素。体育部的教师努力为学生打下终生热爱运动和体育的基础。我们积极推广和发扬英国学校在发展“健康体魄,健康心智”方面的传统。孩子们不仅可以增强体魄,而且有机会在团队合作、决策及社交能力方面获得发展,获得许多课堂上无法学到的东西。这一点是非常重要的。

为此,我们成立了各种体育项目团队,为所有学生提供代表学校参赛的机会,同时力争卓越,为当地、省市甚至是国家赢得荣誉。我们开设了核心的传统英国体育课程、中国流行的体育课程以及其他一些不常见的体育项目课程。我们举办的学院比赛富有激情,涵盖了主要体育项目。不论学生们的体育水平如何,比赛都倡导友好竞技精神,并为所有学生提供了场地。未来,我们的学生也会代表学校参,国际学校组织的校际联赛及赛事活动。

位于英国的萨顿瓦伦斯学校是我校的合作伙伴,该校拥有优良的体育比赛传统。本校基于萨顿瓦伦斯的实践并加以效仿。萨顿瓦伦斯学校培养出了多名国际级运动员、众多奥运选手及职业运动员。2016年,萨顿瓦伦斯学校的Susannah Townsend成为该校毕业生中首位奥运金牌得主,Townsend是本届奥运会获胜的女子曲棍球队的队员。

兴趣活动

我们相信加入参加各种兴趣活动与孩子们现在和未来的快乐及成功是息息相关的。我们为什么如此重视拓展活动呢?

首先,通过参加这些活动,孩子们可以培养归属感和团队意识。许多兴趣活动都在推广团队合作、运动员精神及沟通技能,这些可以增强学生的自信心和自尊心;其次,许多兴趣活动都倡导健康的生活方式。我们成立了多种运动型的活动,包括体育、舞蹈、国际象棋和环境保护等。如果孩子们在幼年时就养成健康的生活方式,这些好习惯就可以伴随他们一生;再次,加入社团可以帮助孩子们以富有创造性的方式表现自我。最后,广泛多样的兴趣活动项目可以鼓励孩子们丰富自己目前及未来的生活,在常规学校教授课程之外找到自己的乐趣。提前发现孩子们的兴趣点,例如对烹饪或高尔夫的热情,可以培养他们一生的兴趣,甚至可以使其向相关职业发展,而这些兴趣点是很容易和孩子失之交臂的。通过该项目,我们可以发现孩子特殊的才华和能力,并进行相应的培养,使他们走向卓越。

艺术

我们认为艺术不仅在培养自我表现力,而且在增强学生对周围世界的信心和认知水平方面都发挥着至关重要的作用。社会需要及看重的不仅仅是学术能力,我们的学生可以有更多精彩的表现。艺术可以培养孩子的其他一些技能,包括直觉、创造力、感悟,并将这些技能与孩子重要的实践技能相结合。我们认为,教授高级技能对于帮助孩子成长为聪明、富于情感、有能力的人至关重要。

华兰萨顿国际学校的主要宗旨之一就是为学生提供丰富、广泛的教育发展方式,充分考虑学生个人的能力发展。我们非常重视孩子的自我思考能力及贡献。我们的艺术课程同时包括艺术相关的拓展活动。通过参加艺术课程,学生不仅可以取得进步,而且可以巩固过去所学的知识。

旅行

从课堂外汲取知识与从课堂中学习知识,同等重要。课外活动可以提高学习的主动性和积极性,从而帮助学生们学到更多。学校或社团组织的各类参观活动是整体课程设置的重要组成部分,所有学生都有机会在课堂之外丰富自己的理解和学识。

学校组织的大部分旅行都是与学术课程相关联的学习参观项目。但也不乏许多与特定领域有关的拓展类参观项目,这些特定领域包括体育、音乐、戏剧及领导力建设等。通过这些接触,学生们才得以成长为沉稳并充满乐趣的人,自信而不张扬的人以及愿意担任社会领导者及贡献者的人。

戏剧

在华兰萨顿国际学校,我们相当重视戏剧类课程的设置和教授。因为通过戏剧学习,我们可以帮助孩子们获取各种必备的生活技能,包括听说、创造性思维、情感表现以及人际交往等。在我们的课堂里,教师们会传授各种戏剧技能及理论,借助历史、经典及现代戏剧来了解戏剧。孩子们通过呈献给观众的表演将学到的各种技能和理论结合在一起,并从表演中建立自信,同时获得合作的经验及在舞台上表演所带来的成就感。

我们希望通过安排剧团在学校为我们演出,或是定期的戏剧观摩鉴赏之旅,为孩子们提供更多的机会去体验戏剧。