Hello everyone.  On behalf of Fuzhou Lakeside International School, I would like to welcome you to the 2020-2021 Opening School Ceremony. Although we cannot be face-to-face and in person for this presentation, we are all very thankful that our students, families and staff are healthy and able to continue to come to school to meet for classes starting on August 31st.  It is my pleasure and honor to introduce the FLIS academic program overview to you today, reflecting on the Secondary, Primary and ECE schools. * 


First, focusing on our secondary school and the GAC-ACT High School Program aimed at 11th and 12th graders. The GAC or Global Assessment Certificate Program is a university preparation program that provides students with the academic knowledge, independent learning skills, English language skills and confidence to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree at university. * 


For students who wish to study overseas, successful completion of the GAC gives entry into one of many GAC Pathway Universities in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, the USA and Vietnam. *


In addition to the GAC, all students have the opportunity to prepare for and take the American College Test or ACT.  The ACT is a multiple-choice college entry test that covers English, Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Science which is recognized by all universities in the USA and many universities around the world. *

除GAC外,所有学生都有机会准备并参加ACT(美国大学考试)考试。 ACT是一个多选题的大学入学考试,内容涵盖英语、数学、阅读、写作与科学。该考试得到了美国所有大学及世界上许多大学所认可。

The GAC is the only international university preparation program that includes the ACT.  This means that when students apply to university, in addition to their FLIS high school diploma, they will have a GAC Grade Point Average (GPA), an ACT score, and depending on where students transfer, they may be eligible to receive up to 45 college credits toward an associate or bachelor’s degree. *


Next, we have the IB MYP or Middle Years Program through the International Baccalaureate for grades 6 through 10.  The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. * 

接下来我们要介绍的是为六至十年级开设的IB(国际文凭组织)MYP项目。 IB课程旨在培养求知欲强、知识渊博、富有爱心的年轻人,通过跨文化理解及尊重,协助创造一个更美好、更和平的世界。

The IB works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, internationally minded and lifelong learners. *


The IB Diploma Program was established in 1968 to provide an international education that would enable young people to better understand and manage the complexities of our world, and to provide them with the skills and attitudes to take action to improve it. *


Such an education was grounded in the belief that the world could be made better through an education that focused on concepts, ideas and issues that crossed disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries. *


With the introduction of the Middle Years Program in 1994, the MYP has been designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16. *


These years are a critical period in the development of young people. Success in school is closely related to personal, social and emotional well-being. At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom. *


The MYP offers students opportunities to develop their potential, to explore their own learning preferences, to take appropriate risks, and to reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity. *


At FLIS, our primary school program for grades 1 through 5 covers a comprehensive curriculum while following international primary standards and the American Common Core State Standards of education. *


FLIS students are engaged in a holistic, values-based education with core subjects of English Language Arts and Mathematics, integrated Social Studies, Science and Computing, as well as specialist subjects of Physical Education, the Arts, and Music instructed in the English language. *


FLIS offers the International Primary Curriculum or IPC which is made up of many exciting, engaging and globally relevant thematic Units of Work designed around a clear process of learning. *


Each unit has embedded within it, across the different subjects, learning-focused activities that help children start developing a global awareness and gain an increasing sense of themselves, their community and the world around them, as well as inspiring international mindedness through positive action and engagement with global issues. *


For our 3 to 6 year olds in the FLIS Early Childhood Education (ECE) School, the IEYC, or International Early Years Curriculum is our focus for thematic learning. Developed to complement the IPC, the IEYC was designed to incorporate a self-sustained international curriculum and is used in more than 300 schools in over 60 countries worldwide. *

对FLIS幼儿园三至六岁儿童而言, IEYC课程(国际幼儿课程)是主题式学习的重点。该课程为完善IPC课程而开发,被设计为一个独立自洽的国际课程的一部分。全球超过六十个国家的三百多所院校均使用IPC课程。

The philosophy of the IEYC is designed around four essential constructs: 


First, it is Child-centered. The child-centered approach is an application within the field of child development that allows the child to have their own ideas. The interests of the child are then fed into planning. *


Next are the Learning Strands. Each activity suggested in the IEYC covers a wide range of Learning Strands which may fall into cognitive, linguistic, artistic, physical or social-emotional learning areas, therefore providing a holistic approach to learning and development. *


The IEYC is made up of a diverse range of exciting and engaging units of learning similar to the IPC, which are designed around a Learning Process. This process outlines the route to be taken through a unit. The stages are defined as the ‘Entry Point’; ‘Capturing Curiosity’; ‘Enable the Environment’; ‘The Big Picture’; ‘Explore and Express’; and ‘Exit Point’. *

  IEYC课程由一系列激动人心、引人入胜的学习单元组成,类似于IPC课程,这些单元围绕着一个完整的学习过程而设计。这一过程勾勒出了学生学习一单元所行经的路线。该路线分为几个阶段: “单元切入点”;“捕捉好奇心”;“创设学习环境”;“宏观课程总概括”;“探索与表达”;以及“单元结课点”。

The fourth area deals with the purpose of the IEYC which is to help children develop their knowledge, skills, and increasing understanding to support their development in early years. ECE teachers integrate knowledge and skills while also embracing the children’s own ideas and understanding. This prepares them for deeper learning experiences. *


At FLIS, we have enhanced the IEYC with additional English language and Mathematics learning to support even further preparation of students for primary school.  *


I encourage all of you, parents and families; to learn more about your child’s program and how you can support learning at home by attending FLIS Open House and speaking to your child’s teachers and school leaders who can help direct you throughout the school year. *


There is a famous saying, “United we stand; divided, we fall.”  So remember, together, we will stand and prevail.  Working together within our school community, we will help FLIS students to accomplish their dreams and their goals in life!  The future is very bright so let’s keep looking ahead!  Jia you, everybody! 加油, 大家!

正所谓,"团结则存,分裂则亡"。 所以,请记住,只要团结一心,我们就可以坚持到底并获得胜利! 在学校这个大家庭中,我们一起努力,帮助FLIS的学生完成他们的梦想和人生目标! 未来是光明的,让我们继续向前看!加油,大家!