Continuing the theme of Teamwork and Perseverance, students took part in some Dynamic Stretching exercises with a fantastic instructor from Gecko Yoga Academy. Ms Anna took students through a series of calming stretches and poses to help them connect to and listen to their bodies. Students and teachers then took part in several teamwork exercises designed to encourage cooperation and balance. Students said the exercise was challenging, but very enjoyable. They can’t wait for the next session after their exams.
Today, we had two new coaches come to the school from the Hong Kong Rugby Union to teach students how to play. As the weather was so nice, we played on the basketball court and enjoyed the sunshine. It was very warm, but students did very well and remembered a lot from last week. Check out the video to see how they did!
Following on from last week, students continued to learn more about how rugby is played. After warming up with a few rounds of “bulldog”, students played a pair listening game. They had to wait for the signal “Go” before chasing after each other and trying to “touch tackle” each other. To tackle someone, you must touch them with both hands. It is important not to push! At the end, students played Touch Rugby in small groups of 3-5 students. Even Mrs Thakkar and Ms Kate got involved! Check out the video.
Links to 70th SPEECH FESTIVAL SCRIPTS (2018-2019), DICTATIONS, Lighthouse Parent’s Guide, PHONICS Lessons, ENGLISH DAYS, and ENGLISH Immersion Activities are in the menu above.
Welcome to TCN’s English Corner!
This is the English Corner of SKH Tin Wan Chi Nam Primary School. We are located in Tin Wan on Aberdeen Harbour on the southern coastline of Hong Kong Island.
Our students have eight English lessons a week, with a large number of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to choose from. We use curricula from Lighthouse, and our teachers have completed many hours of professional development in using the Lighthouse materials.
A revamp of the school-based curriculum took place in 2017 and will be completed by 2019. Our school-based curriculum is integrated with the use of textbooks and e-resources, such as e-reading platforms and educational websites. All e-resources help cater to learners’ diversity and promote self-directed learning. These resources are adopted for brushing up students’ grammar and the four macro skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Click on “Curriculum” and “ECAs” in the menu in the right column or above to read more.
We have been part of the EdB NET Scheme for over ten years. (The Education and Manpower Bureau Native English-Speaking Teacher Scheme.) Our first NET, Mrs Morgan, was with us for ten years and was replaced by Miss Gould who was with us for four years. Our new NET, Mr Milbank, arrived in August 2017, and has previously taught on Lantau Island. His role is to assist teachers in learning different ways of teaching, to assist with curriculum development and to develop teaching resources for use by all teachers. He also teaches some lessons on drama and uses table-top games to facilitate students’ language acquisition by allowing them a fun and authentic setting to practice their social skills, and develop reading techniques using TRUGs (Teaching Reading Using Games). In addition, like all teachers at TCN, he runs extra-curricular activities for students throughout the year.