For Hope Christian High School, the school year 2020-21 is not just remembered as the school year of the pandemic. It is also the school year of challenges and positive changes, the year of the successful accreditation of the school by the International Baccalaureate (IB), an international organization offering four internationally-acclaimed educational programs including the Primary Year Program (PYP) for children aged three to twelve.  Originally, the visiting accreditation committee coming from various IB schools in the Asian region was scheduled to visit the school in April of 2020, but due to the international lockdown, it was canceled. A few months later, in September, the committee came through virtually, and a few weeks after, the school was finally accredited.   

How did this significant event that took years of preparation happen? Here is the report from the student journalists of the Campus Journalism Program.

HCHS pole vaults into the 21st century with the IB PYP Program

Hope Christian High School Principal Mrs. Angeline Tan–Tiller heartily shared her experiences of challenges and victories, as she described and put into reality the IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Year Program) curriculum that benefits our young 21st century learners.

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The Dynamics of Learning and PYP: An Interview with the Lower Elementary Coordinators of Hope Christian High School

With the adoption of the Primary Year Program at HCHS in the midst of the pandemic, the coordinators at the lower elementary grade levels put in their thoughts on the dynamics of the Montessori approach, socialization, the concept of play, and the newly accredited PYP in the equation of successful learning.

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I Observe, I Listen, I Speak

I Observe, I Listen, I Speak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdxWhzZM1iI Learning a second language is both receptive and expressive. Children can gradually adapt…

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嘉南中學喜獲國僑辦“華星書屋”贈書

嘉南中學訊:由中國國務院僑辦所捐贈之中文圖書已於日前運抵吾校,並立即分類編號,進行上架,設立了“華星書屋”。因處於疫情期間,未克邀請貴賓蒞場為“華星書屋”舉行正式揭牌儀式,只由吾校教師同工舉行簡潔啟用儀式。

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Summer Fun Program 2021

School break can still be interesting and fun even at the confines of your own home. Choose from the various…

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Using Interactive Learning Simulations

Using Interactive Learning Simulations By: Mr. Norman Rios Using an interactive learning simulation is one of my valuable tools in…

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Our Family Shapes Us

Our Family Shapes Us In this unit about identity and family, the Nursery pupils had the opportunity to listen to…

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Every Praise (Virtual Performance by Hope Handmimers


Exploring Educational Apps

Introduction
For many years, Blended Learning has made some inroads into the classroom, with some teachers providing brick-and-mortar lessons coupled with the use of Google Classroom or Schoology for students to refer to their assignments and clarify instructions. Still, the majority of educators have stayed away from what is perceived as the impersonal nature of virtual learning.

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New Normal

My Thoughts About Online Classes


Reinventing The School year 2020-2021

Never in history has education changed so drastically than during the Pandemic of 2020. Watershed moments in history changed the way we taught, with radio at the turn of the 20th century, television in the 1950s, personal computing in the 1980s, and the internet in the 1990s, but in the 2020s? It all happened in one fell swoop, having to dramatically switch to virtual learning.

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New normal, new learnings

All The Time, And Anytime

New Technology for the Graphic Artists

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity.John F. Kennedy

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste . . . it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel

For the following students who were thrust into a learning environment where projects have gone digital, this ‘crisis’ has turned into opportunities to learn new means of visual expressions. Using various video, graphics, and paint apps such as Sketchbook, Canva, and VN Video Editor, students have turned their projects into stunning visuals. Read their reflections and find out how they’ve created these noteworthy media projects.

Working Virtually Using Canva and Medibang

Learning New Skills in the New Normal