更新创意挑战 Transformation Academy Creativity Challenge

Our 9th grade students, Anna Cao and Esther Wang, created a heart warming video of why students and staff love TAS. Their video was among the top five winners of our Transformation Academy creativity challenge of 2019.

在我校2019年创意挑战活动中,9年级学生曹艺、王亦凡制作了这个暖心视频,讲述了更新师生爱这所学校的理由,当选TOP 5。

欢迎回来!Welcome Back to TAS!

更新学校全情投入,整装就绪,迎接新学期。相信大家都度过了一个美妙的新年。耳畔萦绕的都是孩子们开心的旅程,迪士尼、美国、日本等等。每一位学生和老师都精力充沛地开始了新学期。孩子们和老师们再次联结,走廊里处处都是问候与欢笑。同时,他们也都在尽力回到学校节奏中来。第一周充满了激动人心的新课程,服务他人的新机会,还有形形色色的艺术项目。一些班级还特别庆祝了本学年的第100个在校日。

Transformation Academy is back in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited! We hope all of you had a wonderful New Year and Spring Festival. It has been great to hear stories of students’ trips to Disney Land, the United States, Japan, and so much more. Students and staff have been refreshed from the holiday and are full of energy for the new semester. The hallways at TAS have been filled with warm greetings as students were reunited with their classmates and teachers. Students are doing a great job getting back into the daily rhythm of school life. The first week back in the classroom has been filled with exciting new lessons, service opportunities, and art projects. Some classes even took time to celebrate the 100thday of school for this year! 

我们在更新充满热忱地开启新学期,也非常高兴能与大家一起构建这个学习型的团体。种种迹象都表明我们正在经历的是又一个不可思议的学期,有着出色的领导团队、辛勤工作的老师和全力以赴的学生。更新是一个令人惊叹的团体,孜孜不倦地帮助学生不断更新他们的生命。我们一直追求着在爱的环境中通过高品质教育让所有的一切都更上一层楼。

We, at TAS, are thrilled to be starting off this semester so strong and could not be more delighted that you are a part of this learning community. All signs point toward another incredible semester with wonderful new leadership, hardworking teachers, and dedicated students. TAS has an amazing community where everyone comes together for the betterment of the students. We continue to pursue the goal of climbing higher together by providing high quality education in a loving environment. 

TAS职业生涯体验之 TAS Career Education

–走近汽车行业 A Walk Into the Auto Industry

初中阶段正处于生涯探索期,根据《上海市教育委员会关于加强中小学生涯教育的指导意见》的文件精神,初中生涯教育课程与活动实施,要以综合实践活动为载体,拓展学生对社会分工、职业角色的体验与认识,初步形成生涯规划的意识与能力。本学期末我校针对初中部的学生开展了生涯体验活动之走进汽车行业。

It is career exploration time for middle school students. According to Guidance on strengthening career education in primary and secondary schools from Shanghai Education Bureau, the middle school lesson and activates should combined with the practical activities. Middle school students should have a basic sense and the ability to understand the social division of labor, different careers, and their ideal career plan. This semester, we arranged for our middle school students to “Walk Into the Auto Industry”.



2019年1月22日,我校7-9年级的同学们来到了上海大众汽车位于安亭新城的第三座工厂——汽车三厂,探索上海大众汽车卓越发展的秘密。一走进厂区接待大厅同学就被各种不同款式的汽车吸引了眼球,通过专业讲解员的细致介绍和观看公司发展宣传片,学生们了解了上海大众汽车有限公司的规模、发展历程和各类车型。

TAS students visited the third factory of Shanghai Volkswagen company in Anting new city on Jan.22, 2019. All students were attracted by the different cars once they came into the reception lobby. The guide introduced the company and students watched the company video that helped them understand the scales and history of each type of car.

随后同学们在工作人员的带领下,乘坐厂区电瓶游览车参观了冲压、车身、总装车间,近距离地观察、了解汽车的制造过程。当同学们进入汽车生产车间,立刻被眼前的景象震撼了,在这里每天无数块钢板经过冲压车间的冲压成型,车身车间的组装焊接,油漆车间的涂装喷漆、空腔注蜡,以及总装车间的模块化装备,成为一辆辆鲜活灵动的汽车成品,最后再经过一系列的严格测试,被上海大众汽车认可后方可投放市场。

Then, the students visited the stamping, body and final assembly workshop by taking the battery tour car. Students observed and understood the manufacturing process of the car. When students entered the car production workshop, they were shocked at the sight of it. There are millions of pieces of steel plates being stamped in the workshop, welding being done in the body shop assembly, paint coating, cavity wax injections, and modular assembly equipment. These are all important steps in automobile production. Finally, after a series of rigorous testing, and Shanghai Volkswagen recognition, cars can be sold in the market. 

离开上海大众,我们来到了位于安亭新城的上海汽车博物馆,它是中国首家专业汽车博馆,内设历史馆、珍藏馆、探索馆以及临展区等4个功能不同的展示区域,有20多种品牌的近百辆经典古董车陈列其中。

After the Shanghai Volkswagen tour we visited the Shanghai car museum. It was the first professional car museum in China. There are four different sections including history, collection, exploratorium and exhibition. It also has more than 20 types of car brand exhibits.

通过参观和工作人员的讲解,同学们全面了解了汽车的发展史,对各种炫酷的汽车赞叹不已!

Students were excited to learn about the history of car development!

最后同学们还观看了宣传片《未来的汽车》,通过图文并茂地介绍大家了解了汽车行业未来的发展前景及未来的汽车将为我们的生活带来翻天覆地的改变。在一阵热烈的掌声中,我们结束了本次生涯活动体验之旅,同学受益匪浅。

At the end, students watched a video called The Future Cars. They were all surprised by the big changes that cars can bring into our life and into the future. Students learned a lot by reading picture descriptions and watching informational videos. 

学生感言 Feedback from students :

今天参观大众汽车厂,让我了解了大众汽车的生产流程和工人们精益求精的匠人精神。参观汽车博物馆,让我了解了汽车的悠久历史。那些别致的古董车,让我大开眼界。

I learned the process of producing a car and inspired by the spirit of keep improving by visiting the car museum. I also understand more information about the car development. The antique cars surprised me.

                                 ——七年级皋尹川 G7 Gao Yinzheng

汽车加工厂的工作车间面积非常大,工人却很少,我看到了大量的现代化的机器替代了人工操作,不仅感叹科技的力量。在参观汽车博物馆我了解到人类汽车发展史,还看到了个性定制的汽车。希望在不久的将来我也能拥有属于自己的个性化汽车。

The workshop space of producing cars is huge, but there is few workers. What I saw from this is that technology developed significantly, and it even can replace a lot of manual works. I also learned a lot about the history of car’s development. I saw customized cars as well. I wish I have my own customized car in the nearly future.

                                 ——七年级王祺祯   G7 Wang Qizhen

在大众汽车制造工厂我第一次走进生产车间,看到了那么多待组装的汽车零件和成品汽车,非常惊讶。汽车博物馆让我看到许多汽车模型,了解了百年来汽车行业发展的进程,感受了科技的发达给汽车行业带来的巨大变化。

It was my first time walking into a manufacturing workshop. I saw a lot of automobile parts and finished cars, which surprised me. I saw many car models, learned the history of car development, and felt the changes that cars bring to the human beings.

——七年级斯梵澄G7 Si Fancheng

家长每周更新 12.17-12.21 Parent Update

亲爱的家长们:大家好!

Good day, dear parents,

过去的一周校园里热热闹闹的,有庆祝圣诞的各种歌唱演出活动,有为了圣诞义卖开始张贴海报的产品推广活动,有书商进校园为老师和同学们提供书籍服务的”与书面对面”活动,穿插其中的还有MAP考试。

The festival atmosphere heated up during the past week. There were various activities including singing, publicity for the Flea Market, and book sale browsing. Besides, we had MAP testing.

我把九月份的MAP测试结果的总体情况跟家长沟通一下:

I’m here to communicate the results of the MAP testing in September to you.

九月份的MAP测试,更新的1,2年级测试了英文阅读和数学,3-9年级增加了语言使用。(因为1,2年级不测试语言使用)我把测试中心的横向比较的结果跟大家分享。

G1 & G2 had English Reading and Math while G3-G9 had language usage as well. I will show you the results compared to the peers.

数学的横向比较情况:

Math:

更新各年级的数学的平均成绩远超美国同年级的平均分。

The average level of TAS students is way higher than that of American peers.

同时,更新各年级也超过中国的国际学校的平均分,其中2,7,8,9四个年级显著超越。

When compared to the average score of domestic international schools, we can also see steps higher, especially G2, G7, G8 and G9.

英文阅读的横向比较情况:

English:

更新的二年级远超美国的二年级的水平;1,3,4,9略高于美国平均水平;5,7年级略低于美国平均水平;6,8年级低于美国平均水平。

G2 is much better than American peers. G1, G3, G4 and G9 have better results than American ones. G5 & G7 is a bit lower. G6 & G8 have a lot to improve compared to the peers in U.S.

跟中国的国际学校相比较,2和9年级要高于他们;1,4,7基本相当;3,5,6,8年级低于中国国际学校的平均分。

If we take Chinese international schools for comparison, G2 and G9 behave better. G1, G4, and G7 are at the same level. G3, G5 G8, and G8 is a bit lower.

语言使用的横向比较:

Language usage

3年级远高于美国平均分,4,5,7,8年级比美国同年级的平均分高,6年级基本相当。

G3 is far higher than American ones. G4, G5, G7, and G8 are better and G6 is at the same level.

与中国国际学校相比,7年级大大高于中国国际学校的平均分;3,9年级高于他们;4,5年级基本相当,6和8年级低于他们。但是更新的孩子们的语文素养远超过中国国际学校的孩子们。

G7 is much better than their peers in other domestic international schools. G3 & G9 are a bit higher. G4 & G5 are at the same level. G6 & G8 are lower. Gladly, our students are shining more brightly than those from other international schools in Chinese language.

学校在十二月初,请各班同学给每个任课老师进行了打分。总体情况相当不错,但也有个别老师和个别同学之间还没有形成良好的师生关系,学校已经与老师沟通,协助并确保每一个同学都能感受到老师们的爱心。让孩子们在爱的环境中快乐成长!

We invited students to grade teachers at the beginning of December. The results are satisfactory in general while some students and teachers have reached intimate bonds. We’ve talked to the teachers to make sure every student can feel the love from them and enjoy their school life in a loving environment.

明天下午学校有圣诞义卖活动,家长在二点以后可以进场,盼望家长们多多支持啊!多买点义卖产品,帮助孩子们筹款目标实现啊!

We will have Flea Market tomorrow afternoon. You may walk in after 2 p.m. We are longing for your support and help students raise money!

上海浦东新区民办更新学校

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更新学校官方微信公众号每周会发布关于教育的文章。同时,会不断为家长们提供孩子教育、孩子健康成长和正确教导与沟通的新建议和新方法。每周我们都会讨论一个新的教育主题,并提供更新学校的教育案例,从而帮助家长们更多的了解更新学校的教育理念和使命。

我们希望为您提供可行性的建议,并为您的亲子互动启发新的方式,来帮助孩子们发掘出最大的成功潜力!

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Follow Transformation Academy’s official WeChat account in order to learn more about education at our school!

TAS’s official WeChat contains weekly educational posts for parents in order to provide followers with new ways to think about education as well as the health and success of their child. Each week we discuss a new educational topic and provide knowledge, advice, and updates about how TAS practices that specific topic. 

We hope to provide you with beneficial information and new ways of interacting with your child so that they may have the greatest potential for success! 

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上海更新学校”家长说明会” – Informational Parent Meeting

【日期】2019年1月9日(周三)

【时间】13:00-15:00

【地点】川周公路2788号3号楼更新学校四楼会议室

此次家长说明会将针对各位家长所关心的内容进行介绍和解答,相信家长们可以更直接、直观地了解我们更新学校。

Date: January 9, 2019

Address: Building 3, 2788 Chuan Zhou Rd. Pudong New District,  

Join us to learn about Transformation Academy and the possibility of enrolling your child for the 2019 school year.

更新圣诞义卖 TAS Christmas Flea Market

更新学校全体师生和家长在周一的圣诞义卖会上都真真切切地演绎出了慷慨。在义卖会上我们看到孩子们成群结队售卖物品,并以班级为单位把每个人的爱心融合到了一起。孩子们不仅能在圣诞义卖会的过程中接触商业技能,更能通过对上海新生命之家的捐赠真实地感受到慷慨的力量。更新学校的每一个孩子都经历了从辛苦的前期筹备,到收到钱款的喜悦,再到帮助他人的感动。他们的每一分努力都至关重要。

TAS took part in the spirit of generosity this past Monday during their annual Flea Market. During this market we saw students coming together in order to sell their products they have and made as a class in order to help others. The flea market does not only teach students business skills but generosity as well because all of the money raised will be donated to charity. Students at TAS recognize that their hard work and efforts were vital in raising money to help others. 

经过我校初中生的调研及民主投票,捐款对象定为上海新生命之家。这是一个通过提供手术治疗及关爱抚养,帮助中国被遗弃的残疾婴孩的非盈利性慈善机构。它提供了孩子们成长所需的硬件、心理及发展需求。今年我校共筹款约70,000人民币。我们为如此贡献感到骄傲!

Our middle school students voted on which charity the funds would be donated to and they have decided to give to The Shanghai Healing Home (SHH). SHH is a non-profit foster home assisting local Chinese Children’s Welfare Institutes by providing pre and post-surgical care to abandoned Chinese orphan babies born with surgically correctable deformities. SHH provides a home-like environment for the babies in order to meet their physical, emotional, and developmental needs. This year our students were able to raise 70,000 RMB for SHH.  We are so proud of our students’ hard work which will changes babies lives forever!

家长每周更新 12.10-12.14 Parent Update

亲爱的家长们,大家好!

Dear parents,

时间过得好快,下周孩子们又要进行MAP测试了,看看孩子们经过三个月的学习长进了多少。美国的高校越来越重视MAP测试的成绩,因为它可以从多个角度反映孩子们持续的学业成长。

How time flies! Another MAP testing comes next week to see how much progress students have made during the past 3 months. American universities are putting increasing emphasis on MAP results because they can reflect student’s academic growth in different angles.

24号是孩子们的圣诞义卖活动。今年圣诞义卖筹集的资金通过初中部同学们的投票表决将继续帮助上海医治之家。上海医治之家专门收留残疾的弃婴,每年根据筹得的资金数量帮助弃婴做恢复手术(除了抚养他们之外)。一年级的孩子在用英文写”我眼中的上海”时,充满感情地写到我们在上海更新帮助弃婴。

On Dec. 24thcomes the Flea Market. The money we collect this time will be donated to Shanghai Healing Home once again according to the vote by the middle school students. The organization is committed to taking in abandoned disabled babies and provides them with recovery operations based on the funds they get besides raising them. A G1 student wrote about TAS helping the abandoned babies emotionally when given the topic “Shanghai in my eyes” with the material of what we did last year.

这次圣诞义卖有许多孩子们平时创作的作品,同时也欢迎孩子们订购一些需要的产品进行义卖。学习产品选择,产品定价,广告宣传等市场经济的基本知识。一,二年级欢迎家长志愿者进班帮助和指导,每班可以有5名志愿者协助。

A lot of creations by students will appear in the Flea Market. Besides, we welcome students to orders some necessary goods for sale. They may learn some basic knowledge in market economy such as product selection, price setting and advertising, etc. G1 and G2 parents are welcomed to give directions at the scene. There is a limit of 5 volunteers for each class. 

义卖期间的货币使用更新学校印制的代金券。下周18-20下午3:30-4:00学校门口有财务销售代金券,盼望家长们踊跃购买,24号下午二点后欢迎家长们来学校用代金券购买孩子们义卖的产品,这样孩子们就可以通过自己的劳动帮助到有需要的医治之家的孩子们实现他们的美好梦想!

We will take vouchers as the currency of the Flea Market which will be for sale at the school gate from 3:30 to 4:00 in Dec 18th, 19th, and 20th. We hope you may participate actively! Welcome to purchase students’ products after 2 o’clock on Dec 24thwith the vouchers in your hands so that students have a chance to help those kids in Shanghai Healing Home realize their beautiful dreams with their own efforts.

下周末将进入数九的季节,祝愿大家身体健康!

It’s getting even colder next week. May you all be in good health.

上海浦东新区民办更新学校

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家长每周更新 12.3-12.7 Parent Update

亲爱的家长们:大家好!

Good day, dear parents,

过去的一周上海陡然降温,然而校园里老师们,孩子们的学习热情不减反增!

The temperature has dropped dramatically this week, while the heat of passion in learning never fades! 

子曰:“岁寒,然后知松柏之后雕也。” (《论语·子罕第九》)神奇的大自然每一季都有每一季的光芒与美好,在瑞雪中孕育着新的生命!最神奇的是孩子们生命的成长,他们的灵性和美好常常让我赞叹!有些孩子突然间学习勤奋了,有些孩子突然间懂得自己的责任了,有些孩子突然间开始为同学们主动服务了。在更新这样一个”追求真理,追求卓越,相互尊重,相互影响,彼此合一,服务社会”的价值观的每日冲刷中,不知不觉中孩子们开始闪闪发光,一束束独特的光芒,十分美妙!

The Confucius once said, “only in cold days can we realize the vitality of pines and cypresses.” (the Analects of Confucius, Chapter Zihan, Verse 9) The magical nature nurtures its treasures of every season at the right time and even bears new lives in the freezing days! The most amazing thing in the world is the growth of children whose spirit and beauty surprise me from time to time. Some of them cast themselves into studying all of a sudden, some get to know their responsibilities at a certain moment, and some start to serve others initiatively at some turning point which has never been expected. Our students are shining out unconsciously after being soaked in the value of TAS that we value truth, excellence, respect, impact, unification and society service. Those are the lights which beautify the world.

这个月的品格主题是”慷慨”。

The character theme this month is generosity.

阿姨们说服务这样一群孩子,再苦再累也值得,因为经常会有孩子们用自己制作的贺卡感谢阿姨。

Ayis said it was worthwhile to serve these children no matter how tiring because there were always some students who made cards and thanked them.

二年级的老师过生日,孩子们带来了生日蛋糕,谢谢家长们的预备和爱的表达!!温馨提示:孩子们带给老师生日蛋糕只限十二月圣诞季,平日里请不要这么安排,谢谢啊!

Students brought birthday cake for a G2 teacher last week. Thank parents for your preparation and the expression of love! Here’s a friendly reminder to all of you: it’s a bless for teachers to enjoy the birthday cakes brought by students, but please do not do that except the Christmas December. Thank you all!

好老师才能造就好学校!过去的一周,老师们互相磨课,公开课几乎每天都有。上公开课的老师们精心准备,从生动性,理解性,启发性多角度准备教学资料,安排教学活动,帮助学生学习到新的知识,培养孩子们的思考和表达能力!但是上完公开课后,总有同仁给到更棒的建议,互相雕琢,受益非浅!

A good school comes from great teachers! In the past week, our teachers observed and commented on each other’s classes and we had open classes almost every day. The teachers who gave open class were so well prepared. They collected teaching materials, arranged teaching activities, helped students to acquire new knowledge and cultivated their ability in thinking and expressing vividly and enlighteningly. After the classes, some teachers gave feedbacks to help them be better.

艺术是人们对于自身精神与情感的抒发与表达,真正的艺术能够陶冶情操、培养性情。更新很重视孩子们的艺术教育,以前家长信中介绍了低年级的艺术教学,今天给大家介绍高年级的教学内容。

Art is a fine way for people to show their spirits and emotions. True art can not only cultivate the taste but also develop the character. TAS values the art education very much. We’ve mentioned the art education of lower grades before and now comes that of the higher ones.

高年级的ART课上同学们学会了很多关于绘画与综合材料运用的技巧,这学期已经尝试创作了砂纸画、点画、版画、蝶骨巴特工艺、连续纹样;在非洲主题教学中学生制作了非洲部落面具、项圈、狮子这些具有非洲特点的作品;圣诞主题教学中学生动手制作了漂亮的圣诞装饰品。在学习过程中学生们的审美和动手能力都得到了很大的提高,并对艺术创作产生了浓厚的兴趣。看着孩子们满墙的艺术创作,幸福满满!

Students have learnt many skills in drawing and the use of comprehensive materials in the senior grades’ art classes. They have tried sandpaper painting, stippling, printmaking, butterfly-bone barter and continuous patterns. In the theme of Africa, middle school students made African tribal masks, neck rings and lions which shows distinct African features. When it came to the Christmas, middle school students made a lot of excellent handmade decorations. Students’ taste and manipulative ability are trained during the learning process. Besides, their interest in art elevates as well. We feel fulfilled every time we look at the art creations on the wall.

下雪了,大家注意保暖!

Keep warm in the gorgeous snow!

祝福大家平安喜乐!

May you be filled with peace and joy!

上海浦东新区民办更新学校

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食品安全教育活动 Food Safety Education Event

 

更新学校一年级的同学们于11月27日前往宿予民宿参加了一堂别开生面的食育课程。他们先观看学习了水稻的生长,接着前往水稻田,近距离观察并参与了收割、晾晒、筛种、研磨米浆、糙米去壳。孩子们在对农业产生浓厚兴趣的同时感受到了耕作的辛劳,明白了食物的来之不易。这正契合我们学校所倡导的目标:培养具有国际化视野,传统文化根基的服务型领导者。

G1 students of TAS went to SUYU for a spectacular food education course on Nov. 27th. First, they watched and learned the growth of rice paddy. Then, they went to the field, observed and participated in collecting, sun-drying, filtrating, grinding, and shelling. The students understood the hard work of farming and the preciousness of food with the growth of their interest in agriculture. The activity really fit our goal: to cultivate servant leaders who are equipped with both international and traditional cultural experiences.