葡國姊妹學校探訪交流之旅 Portuguese Sister School Exchange Visit

2020-05-21姊妹校葡萄牙交流

聖若瑟六校與葡國 ESLA學校去年初結為姊妹學校。於2020年1月,喬樹勇校長踏出了歷史的第一步帶領三位老師到訪葡國進行了姊妹學校的交流活動。
We paid a visit to Agrupamento de Escolas Drª Laura Ayres, our sister school in Portugal in January 2020.

1月28日,ESLA學校為我們準備了一個別開生面的歡迎儀式。首先我們欣賞三位同學出色的表演,分別是手風琴、結他和長笛。他們精湛的演出令人嘆為觀止。其後全體同學更一起高歌一首中文歌曲,令我們喜出望外並且大為驚喜。最後,兩校分別介紹了學校的基本情況和發展前景。

On 28th of January, there was a formal welcome during the school assembly. Three students showed their talents by playing the accordion, the guitar, and the flute and all the students sang a Chinese song together to welcome us. They really gave brilliant performances. It was so impressive! After that, the student representative introduced their school to us. In return, our school principal, Dr. Kio gave a speech to express our immense gratitude and introduced CDSJ6 briefly. Miss Chong shared about the school events and activities as well.

在幾位老師的帶領下,我們遊覽了校園並觀摩了課堂。我們發現大部份課堂都是以學生為中心的教學模式進行,由學生講解理論並分組動手做實驗,最後由學生展示學習成果。由此看出,同學們能融會貫通課堂的內容並且享受多元化的學習過程。

Later, we took a tour around the campus and conducted classroom observations. We found that most of the lessons were student-oriented; the students demonstrated and explained how experiments worked. They enjoyed the lessons very much.

學校特意安排我們在校內的一所教學餐廳內進行茶點及午膳,這是一所實習單位,為學員提供實習場地,讓他們把理論知識應用到實際環境,培訓他們為客人提供優質服務。在教學餐廳的專業團隊與實習學生的合作無間下,使我們獲得難以忘懷的味覺體驗。這不愧為一所追求卓越、培養人才的學校。

We had a tea break and lunch at the school canteen. Actually, it was an experimental restaurant. Trainee students served us attentively. The school provided the opportunity to consolidate their theoretical foundation through practical experience. The students could further develop their profession and capacity to handle challenging situations in the real business world. We were really satisfied with the food and service. It could be seen that the quality of teaching in the school was excellent.

午間,ESLA校長Bernardes百忙中抽空與我們會談。我們共同分享了學校管理、願景、教學課程和活動等內容。透過深入交流、互相切磋,使我們加深彼此的了解,增進了友誼。

In the afternoon, we met Mrs Bernardes, the current principal of the school. We shared the information about both school’s curriculum, school policies and school events. At the end of the meeting, we exchanged souvenirs. It was really a valuable experience for us to develop an understanding of both school’s educational philosophy and systems as we could develop friendships and appreciation between two countries’ students and teachers.

第二天,我們參觀了ESLA的小學部和幼稚園校園。各校部近在咫尺都在同一個鎮內。在我們到達校門之前,小朋友已經準備就緒,排列整齊歡迎我們。他們更表演敲擊鼓樂、唱歌跳舞,盡顯了他們的藝術天賦才華,令人讚嘆不已。之後,我們參觀校園,老師們一邊細心地講解校園設施,一邊分享教學資源、心得及經驗。這樣使我們對姊妹學校了解更加深切、獲益更良多。此外,學校更為我們準備了美味的荼點,使我們樂在其中、印象難忘。

On the second day, we visited ESLA kindergarten and primary school. Although their campus sites were located in different areas, they were very close and easy to get around as they were in the same town. Before we arrived, students were waiting at the entrances and got ready to perform. They played the drums and sang lovely songs for us. Moreover, the teachers showed us around and introduced different parts of the schools. At the same time, we exchanged a lot of ideas about teaching resources, course materials and teaching strategies. Teachers prepared wonderful cakes and tea for us; they were so hospitable! It made the journey even more meaningful and memorable.

是次探訪提供了一個專業交流及合作的平台,有助我們兩所姊妹學校建立長期合作的友好關係。期望將來透過不同形式的交流活動,締結深厚情誼, 開闊師生視野,促進兩地學校的發展,培育優秀的人才。相信不久將來,我們兩校師生走進對方的校園 ,互訪交流 ,親身體驗當地的學習 、生活和文化 ,相互啟發 ,與時並進。最後,本人衷心感謝教青局的資助以致旅程順利進行,為旅程畫上完滿的句號。

The trip provided a platform to facilitate exchange between CDSJ6 and Agrupamento de Escolas Drª Laura Ayres.  Through exchange and collaboration, we have expanded our network, enhanced understanding and communication, strengthened cultural interflow, and achieved mutual advancement.  The experience was commendable. We believe two sister schools will certainly be reunited soon to allow the students to further exchange our experience and learn from each other. We are looking forward to holding more activities in the near future to strengthen the bond between teachers and students of the two schools in the near future. Last but not least, I sincerely express my gratefulness to DSEJ’s support. It made a really amazing trip for us.