Original Aspirations of Raising our Kids

          I am Vice Principal Ko Yu Wai. Looking back on my early days in early childhood education, I once heard a saying: “Protect children’s only childhood!” Yes, we must protect and cherish each child’s unique and special childhood. This has also become my motto principle over the years–a reminder to serve young children. The Bible also mentions, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). In addition to cherishing and caring for young children, we must also teach them according to their abilities, development and needs, so that children can grow in love and develop their strengths and become caring people. I firmly believe that the home-school cooperation will create a pleasant and meaningful learning environment for children!

        I am Ms. Tsui Hiu Lai, the senior teacher. Peace Evangelical Centre Kindergarten is a preschool with God’s delight. I am grateful that God has led me to serve here. I love children very much. I like interacting with them and watch them grow through each of their growing stage. Each child is unique, precious and loved by God. Therefore, I wish to nurture them well in the kindergarten, like plants that grow in good soil. I do my best to discover their talents, specialty, and gifts so as to develop their strengths. Most importantly, I wish to help them build up good character. They think and act like Christ Jesus, and endear themselves to God and people around. In the future, I wish they can devote themselves in helping others, be bright and shine.

        I am Ms. Au Wai Suet. As a kindergarten teacher, I take up the responsibility of developing children’s mindsets and nurture them to be caring and independent children. Therefore, I always remain open-minded to children’s needs, and provide appropriate and timely guidance to their individual development. I wish their learning capabilities can be enhanced during their self-learning process.

          I am Tang Yee Ni. I firmly believe that the teachings in the Bible can become a lamp in our lives. In the classroom, I not only teach young children the skills to learn basic knowledge, but more importantly, convey to them the core values of Christianity, such as respecting oneself and others, caring for others, respecting differences, being honest in doing things, etc. I quoted verses from the Bible, such as “Love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew 22:39) and ” Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbour,” (Ephesians 4:25) as the focus of children’s daily learning. Stories, playing games and daily teaching allow them to understand these concepts and practice them. In addition, I believe that every child is unique. I will teach students in accordance with their aptitude, encourage and help them explore their potential, and believe in God’s plan. It is because the Bible tells us that “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10). I believe that if they follow the guidance, children can develop a noble character, good values and self-confidence as they grow up, and become good children who are good at learning and be kind to others.

        I am Ms. Fong Kit Yiu. I believe that when we treasure kids’ values, honor their choices, allow them to learn with their own paces, their strengths and plasticity can be much beyond our imagination and expectation. Over the years of my teaching journey, I deeply understand that education is not merely to teach what we think is good to kids but more importantly teachers have to observe and respond to their real needs. Teachers also need to grow and learn and improve. We learn from the experience of predecessors, and modify and enhance their ways of inculcation to benefit our kids.

        I am Ms. Lam So Man. When I first became a kindergarten teacher, my desire was to meet many innocent, energetic and lovely children every day. Such a beautiful thing it is. As time flies, I love this profession more and more. I have a lot of self-improvement. It is really amazing and happy that I can also do what I love to do. When I started to serve in Peace Evangelical Centre Kindergarten, I had the opportunity to get in touch with Montessori education. I fully concur with what Montessori advocates, “Children are the leaders of learning, and the role of teachers is to help children develop their potential and lay the foundation for future success.”

        I am Ms. Lung Siu Har. I believe that each child is unique and loved by God. They have different character traits and talents. As a teacher, I wish to interact with kids more than just to inculcate them with knowledge. I want them to experience “being loved” and learn how “to love” God and others. They can enjoy and go through a joyful and wonderful childhood together.

           I am Lam Hoi Lin. I have longed to be a kindergarten teacher since I was a child. Having been engaged in early childhood education for many years, what I yearn for most is to study, explore and play with a group of innocent and lively children. I feel relaxed and comfortable getting along with them. I understand that simplicity is happiness from children, and all these pleasant learning experiences are the most precious gifts that children have given me.

        I am Ms. Lau Sau Yin. In responding to God’s leading, I have the opportunity to become a kindergarten teacher. While getting along with children every day, their frankness, enthusiasm and purity make me feel joyful and challenging myself. Therefore, I commit myself very much to this role. Teachers are destined to help children grow. I hope to experience and grow together with children and lead them to know about God at their early ages. When facing various difficulties and challenges, besides relying on our Heavenly Father and praying together, they have ample grace, strength and wisdom to walk on the right path in life.

        I am Miss Man, an English teacher. I served as an English teacher after I had participated in the SCOLAR Quality English Language Education at Pre-primary Level Project. In my experience, children can learn English through different meaningful and purposeful activities like games.  In fact, immersing those activities in teaching listening and speaking, children are more sensitive to the language. It then can raise their motivation and interest in the language.  Besides, children can also learn English in the surrounding environment. Through seeing, touching and doing things, they get inspired to learn the language. In this way, learning English is no longer difficult for children but fun, pleasure and enjoyment.