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伴随着孩子们的欢呼声和家长们的掌声,St. Margaret’s College女子私立学校2015年的毕业典礼圆满结束。时机传媒记者在一群兴奋的孩子中见到了一位身材高挑的黑发女孩,带着眼镜,忙着和同学老师合照拥抱,镜头中的她满脸的喜悦和自豪。该校负责国际生的老师Chris Chambers告诉记者这个女孩就是我们今天要采访的中国姑娘Kelly Zhong。Kelly以优异的成绩结束了在校的学习并获得了IB(International Baccalaureate)证书,即将前往墨尔本大学学习医科。

Kelly说若没有老师们的教导和呵护,便不会有她今天的成就。早在2001年,Kelly的妈妈来到基督城旅游,就被这里闲适自由的生活迷住了。2007年,她放弃了国内的事业,独自带着刚刚在深圳读完小学3年级的Kelly来到基督城。在基督城当地一所小学读了两个学期后,Kelly妈妈为了给女儿更好的学习条件,在经过多方考量和比较之后,选择了教学质量过硬的St. Margaret College。Kelly和妈妈回首7年前的窘迫,笑称自己当年“太有勇气”。别看现在Kelly能说得一口正宗的kiwi英语,可在七年前,她跟妈妈一句英语都不会。妈妈回忆起那时带着Kelly接受校长面试时说:“我只能笑,只会说Thank you,Kelly也就只会讲Yes,No。”

作为家长,却在学习上帮不到女儿,Kelly妈妈心急如焚。负责国际生的教师Chris安慰Kelly妈妈说:“只要用心去爱她就够了。” 是的, Kelly和她家人得到的最大的帮助便是来自老师们的爱心,同时这份爱也将Kelly培养成了一名善良,乐于奉献的姑娘。Kelly妈妈非常感激学校老师为她和Kelly做的一切。那时候Chris经常会去Kelly家家访,和她妈妈聊天,教妈妈英语,在学校会随堂坐在Kelly旁边,耐心为她解释她听不懂的内容。同时学校也会给像Kelly这样英语基础薄弱的国际生预备补习班。在关爱中成长的Kelly越来越希望能够将这份爱心传递下去,于是她在12年级之后参与了很多公益活动。IB课程要求做满150小时的社会实践,包括创意、运动、社会服务,而Kelly却总共做了不止150小时,有相当一部分都是志愿活动。她说每次做完活动都要写一份报告总结自己学到了什么,如何做到的,怎样能做得更好,以及要深入思考活动价值,这会令她觉得自己的奉献很有意义,别人得到了帮助,自己也成长了许多。通过这些社会活动,她认为自己的收获是“爱心和奉献”。 女子中学-Mr Chen08

Kelly说自己很喜欢小孩子,曾经想做一名幼师,也和老师组织过Family Fun Day活动,邀请基督城的小朋友在周末到公园游戏,看小动物。后来看到朋友住院后在医生的照料下康复,便对这个甘于奉献、救死扶伤的职业产生了兴趣。“以后想做一名儿科医生”,Kelly说这就是她的梦想。在13年级时,Kelly获得了全校最有奉献精神和最佳领导力奖项,她说:“我很开心能获得这个奖,但我并不是因为要得奖才去做公益的。”

女子中学-Mr_Chen08

说起社团活动,Kelly兴奋的告诉记者她的课余生活非常丰富,包括在校管乐团弹钢琴,参加国际生俱乐部,在羽毛球队做队长,校图书馆服务甚至作为主编编辑了一本年级杂志。“学校很重视我们的领导力,会给我们提供很多机会,每次都特有成就感。”当记者问她是否会担心大学学习生活时,Kelly自信的告诉我们不仅不会担心,反而会觉得轻松。IB课程可以根据大学专业来自选课程,Kelly选择了三门科学,这为她以后的医学学习打下了良好的知识基础。另外在IB学习中培养的时间管理能力,自我管理能力,演讲能力和论文写作能力都会令她的大学学习更加顺利。

Kelly妈妈自豪的告诉记者她很感激St. Margaret为她培养了一个乖巧孝顺又优秀的女儿。特别是Kelly在低年级时通过学校的选修课程学会了烹饪和缝纫,现在她一点也不担心女儿的自理能力。就要离开生活了7年的母校,临别之际,Kelly说:”感谢这些年来老师和朋友们带给我的欢乐,IB学习中的起起落落,多亏有他们帮助我,鼓励我。还有妈妈是最伟大的。”

备注:IB课程是强调培养学生全面发展。所学课程必须有文科理科和艺术科。及所选课程至少有一科文科, 一科理科,必须有一门外语。


My name is Han Yang and I am currently studying in Y13 at St.Margaret’s College, New Zealand. I arrived here prepared for 2-3 years study at S.M.C. While I was coming here I was so excited and looking forward to a new life. I did not worry at all because I had been a boarder for years in China so I was already quite independent. Plus coming to NZ for a new life was my decision. I thought it was time to change my life.

My aim was to have more opportunities available worldwide as long as I could get really good grades here. I am glad that I am a person that can get used to things quickly. ‘Come on, I can do it. The challenge is just starting!’ I told myself. Taking pains with my work, talking with girls even though I made mistakes with my poor grammar: but never mind. I began to love the fun boarding house life. Truly the more effort you make the more you get back in return! I truly believe that challenging can enrich our life! I told myself that the only thing I needed to do was trust myself and give myself breathing time to cope with it. At the end of the year my teachers were shocked about my grades and at the prize giving I was rewarded in four out of five subjects with a cup for chemistry. I was the biggest winner! I was so proud of myself. Definitely I made the right decision to make me stronger.

However I am not a person who is crazy only about studying. I have lots of extra-curricular activities especially swimming and dancing. Swim club is at 6.30 am so I get up at 5.45 have a quick breakfast and do my warm-up exercises. It is quite a strict routine and swimming finishes at 8.00am.This leaves just enough time to be at class at 8.30am.I go to three dancing classes Latin- American, Hip Hop and Yoga on different days after school. It is a fun way to relax and keeps me fit. I usually go to the gym three times a week for fitness. It is a good way to release pressure and have a free mind though.

Last year during the school holidays I worked with disabled children for two weeks as part of a community service programme. It was so much fun with those lovely kids. Lucky me, thanks to those creative programmes, I enjoy myself and experience lots of activities that I have never done before like jet-boating and ice-skating. This meaningful experience gave me an unforgettable and rewarding time.

Participation is more important than the outcomes! As I am Y13 this year I am the Deputy Head of International Club and succeeded in organising the Chinese dance at International Week. I took part in the Australian Maths Competition and got Distinction. I am confidently entering calculus and chemistry scholarships at the end of the year.

I’m very grateful for the knowledge , friends and experiences that I have gained from studying in New Zealand. It is great and I hope my educational life continues to be great.

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