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懷恩浸信會幼稚園的優秀團隊                                   羅懿舒校監

 

作為懷恩浸信會幼稚園的校董和校監多年,我最引以為傲的地方莫過於校長和老師對小朋友的愛心、忍耐和優秀的教師團隊。每一年幾乎所有老師都認同最欣賞學校的地方正是同事之間愉快無間的配搭與合作,使繁忙的工作變得溫馨、有意義。

 

實際上,這種無分彼此的合作默契在多種不同的場合表露無遺。若有老師突然身體不適要告病假,同事們全不介意代課協助。在教學上,若有什麼改革新猷,大家也勇於共同嘗試,切磋抵勵,提出寶貴意見,務求提升工作果效。在畢業典禮中,小朋友在台上表演偶有差池,老師不論分配到任何崗位,總會迅速飛奔往前,解決困難,使整個表演順利完成。大家自覺或不自覺的互相合作例子,不勝枚舉。

 

這裏又讓我聯想到聖經有關信徒在教會中互為肢體來組成基督身體的教導:“惟用愛心說誠實話,凡事長進,連於元首基督,全身都靠他聯絡得合式,百節各按各職,照著各體的功用彼此相助,便叫身體漸漸增長,在愛中建立自己。”(以弗所書 4:15-16)

 

把以上經文連繫到我們的幼稚園,加簡單分析,我看見以下的4C特質:

 

  1. Common Goal共同目標:聖經指信徒一同瞄準服侍基督,努力「連於元首」。在幼稚園裏,教師的共同方向就是矢志愛護學生,讓他們愉快學習。
  2. Capacity Sharing共享能力:在聖經中就是信徒各按各的恩賜,彼此相助,使教會增長。在幼稚園裏,教師亦按各人才幹、能力配搭。在語文、音、體、藝不同的範疇為學校發揮己長,協助同學成長。
  3. Co-ordination互相協調:在教會裏,信徒因連於基督,各肢體運作既緊湊也統一。同樣,因老師的崗位職能不同,大家要適當配合協作,在發揮各自功能的同時,也達致學校的既定目標方針。
  4. Care愛心關顧:在信徒群體中,大家學習用愛心說真話,在愛中成長。在幼稚園裏,教師也彼此關顧扶持,以愛互勉,且在縱向或橫向互動時,互相學習欣賞提醒,免於批評指責。

    

有了共同目標,大家愛心同行,又樂意獻己所長,互補不足,學校肯定能表現傑出。這樣並不難理解為何優質的團隊是學校不可多得的資產,比優厚的待遇可更能吸引員工。難怪美國著名工業家卡內基也說:“團隊正是催使普通人達到非凡表現的燃料。”

    

在這裏祝願懷恩浸信會幼稚園的美好團隊,不但傳承,且不斷壯大,成為本校不磨滅的重要標誌!

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Even when he is old, he will not depart from it        Supervisor: Louise Law

 

Recently, I discovered some delightful scenes as I had more opportunity to do exercise in the podium where I live. One is that more fathers in their prime played or engaged in parent-child activities with their children around eight or nine in the morning. I wondered how fathers, expected to maintain their family, could afford not to work at this time of the day. From the satisfied looks of these fathers, I could only conclude that they valued very much establishing a fine parent-child relationship, even at the costs of sacrificing time and money.

 

Another touching experience is when I brought my aging father to walk in the podium, I often times saw a group of young children cheering my dad. When they saw that my father staggering along with his walker and not giving up, they initiated to cry;” Uncle, hurrah, keep up!” A feeling of warmth surged in my heart. I appreciated these young children, who had the urge to care for and encourage those in need.

 

The above mentioned experiences: parents willing to spend time on their children and young children showing empathy may not have a direct cause-effect relationship. They do, however, remind me of a familiar Bible verse, which happens to be our school motto: “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs: 22:6).

 

This verse clearly implies the close link between parents carefully training their children and the latter’s life-long adherence to the right paths. I firmly believe that if parents take advantage of the golden opportunity to train up their young children in their formative years, use eternal Biblical truths to influence them, and be exemplary models themselves, their children will definitely develop good values, and learn how to love themselves and other people for the rest of their life.

 

May this familiar but forever inspiring verse and school motto be an everyday reminder to both our parents and the school!