The curriculum is at the heart of what we do at THIS. As one of our distinctive traditions, all parents are invited to attend the curriculum afternoon at the beginning of each school year. This is a special opportunity for parents to listen to each of their child’s teachers who provide information about what students will learn during the school year. Tsinghua International School and Daoxiang Lake campus teachers prepared to increase parents’ understanding of the school’s curriculum and campus life.
小学部 Primary School
On the afternoon of September 23, parents of students from grade one to five participated in the THIS primary school curriculum afternoon. The Primary School Director gave an overview of the primary curriculum. Teachers gave grade level and specialist presentations to parents. At the close of the afternoon, a short and wonderful interactive session was set up.
On the afternoon of September 25, parents of students from the Daoxiang Lake campus participated in the primary school curriculum afternoon.
The Curriculum Afternoon strengthens the bonds between parents and teachers. It also provides parents the opportunity to share information with one another.
中学部 Secondary School
On the afternoon of September 23 and 25, parents of students from grade six to twelve participated in the THIS secondary school curriculum afternoon.
The curriculum afternoon for secondary school was divided into two parts: class activities organized by homeroom teachers and curriculum presentations given by every teacher. Homeroom teachers designed rich activities to communicate with parents.
Each teacher gave a brief overview of the course content, learning objectives, and evaluation methods associated with their classes. THIS strives to provide high-quality education, combining Eastern and Western cultures. THIS offers a student-centered education paying close attention to hands-on learning and constructivist teaching. Parents experienced the professional Chinese and Chinese history class through the curriculum presentations, and also got to know the creative STEAM and humanities courses with international perspectives.
Students also showed great leadership skills and took charge of hosting parents. Student council members helped direct people, and some students sold spartan dolls.
讲座 Information Sessions
In addition, information sessions were arranged for high school parents to help them successfully navigate the process to college.
PowerSchool training was provided to explained how to use the school’s learning management system. Parents are able to stay up to date on their child’s academics and performance by checking their assignments, grades, and attendance using PowerSchool.
The domestic trips information session introduced domestic field trips organized by THIS. The domestic trips help students to get a better understanding of Chinese culture.
THIS 2020-2021 curriculum afternoon ended successfully. We believe that with the joint effort of the school and families, all THIS students, regardless of their various academic aspirations, will have the support to develop their full potential, strive for excellence, and become responsible, caring, and productive citizens.