慈善活動

金巴倫的英文名字「St. Nicholas’」源於我們的初衷──包容、人性和惻隱之心。我們認為「St. Nicholas’」能體現我們希望灌輸給學生的品格和價值觀,因此我們選擇了這個名字。

St. Nicholas(聖尼古拉)是誰?
聖尼古拉是一名基督教聖徒,曾是米拉城的主教,現今被認為是聖誕老人。他因對人的慷慨、對孩子的愛和對水手和船隻的關切而聞名。聖尼古拉每逢十二月都會帶來禮物、驚喜和美味的食物。他注意到每個人的需要,悄悄地把禮物送出,卻不期望回報。他一生作為保護者和幫助者的事蹟,使他在這片土地上深受愛戴和尊敬,並得到聖人的稱號。時至今日,聖尼古拉仍然是一個榜樣,鼓勵世人慈善和慷慨之心。

聖尼古拉的善心和品格正是我們教育方針的根源,讓我們全心全意為孩子準備最好的學習體驗。我們希望這理念可以令學生明白努力、教育和學習的重要性,做個負責任的公民,創造更好的未來。

Intergenerational Collaboration

Throughout the years, we have placed great emphasis on connecting our children with the elderly. Our school has developed a strong partnership with …

閱讀計劃

培養良好閱讀習慣是孩子學習和成長的重要元素。從小養成閱讀習慣,不但可以培養孩子的自信心和獨立能力,還可以提升創造力和想像力。我們一直也有響應麥當勞「讀樂樂顯愛心」閱讀計劃,為病危兒童及其家庭籌集資金,亦希望透過活動鼓勵孩子閱讀及對別人有愛心。至今,我們的家長和師生已為麥當勞叔叔之家慈善基金募款超過港幣八萬元。

除了「讀樂樂顯愛心」閱讀計劃,我們還參加了小母牛的「開卷助人」計劃,鼓勵學生閱讀,同時為貧困的中國農村家庭募款,幫助他們得到資源去自力更生。我們第一年已為小母牛籌集了近一萬五千美元。此計劃不但讓孩子提升閱讀能力、擴闊視野,更可以培養他們熱心助人的精神和改變世界的希望。

書籍就如開啟未知大門的鑰匙。透過閱讀,孩子可以更深入了解世界上的人和事,並逐漸建立正確的道德價值。在適當的引導和鼓勵下,孩子們可以將這些觀念付諸實行,再而深化成為影響深遠的價值觀和原則。

公益金

我們的家長和師生已踴躍支持公益金便服日超過十五年,為社會上的有需要人士籌款。老師和學生每年都會穿上便服支持這項公益活動。十多年來,我們的家長和師生已為公益金共籌得近港幣一百萬元。

聖誕節

每年到了這個節日,孩子不但會一起慶祝,我們也鼓勵他們與香港和世界各地的弱勢社群分享佳節的祝福。孩子們會為「希望之盒」慈善活動準備有用和富教育性的禮物,送給本地或亞洲一些家境貧困的小朋友。孩子們會裝飾舊鞋盒,放進簇新的禮物,給從未收過聖誕禮物的小朋友帶來希望。多年來,我們共收集了超過二千個禮物盒。

 

除了為弱勢社群準備禮物外,孩子們亦為貧困社區的有需要人士製作聖誕襪。聖誕襪充滿着愛和溫暖,在聖誕佳節帶來喜樂。此外,我們還教導孩子有關露宿者無家可歸的社會現況。在一年一度的聖誕市集活動中,我們邀請了ImpactHK——一個以仁愛解決香港露宿者問題的慈善機構,讓孩子認識這個社會問題。各個家庭會團結起來捐贈食品和日用品,每年可收集多達四十多公斤食品。學生們還會為無家者製作聖誕賀卡和毛巾花,在佳節期間傳播愛。

和平日

每年,我們都會慶祝國際和平日。每年的這一天是全球停火和非暴力日,讓各地的人民紀念和加強和平的理想。國際和平日最初在1982年開始慶祝,由很多國家、政治團體、軍事團體和人民保留至今。2013年,聯合國秘書長潘基文將當年國際和平日的主題定為「教育促進和平」,提倡和平教育的重要性。和平教育也是蒙特梭利教學的重要一環,瑪利亞‧蒙特梭利在第二次世界大戰期間也積極促進和平。蒙特梭利相信教育是重建社會最有力和最普及的方法,也是從戰爭過渡到和平的方式。

Intergenerational Collaboration

Throughout the years, we have placed great emphasis on connecting our children with the elderly. Our school has developed a strong partnership with HKSKH Lady Maclehose Centre and their senior volunteers, who visit us multiple times each year to help out at our various school events and activities. This unique relationship provides great opportunities to enhance intergenerational communication. As we always adhere to whole-child education, we not only impart academic knowledge, but also dedicate ourselves to moral education. We hope children could learn to pass on love and care to others as they interact with the older generations.

At the start of every academic year, we kick off with welcoming the elderly, who have received prior training in Montessori, to come observe our lessons and students. They are constantly fascinated to see how the Montessori approach is put into practice in the classrooms. The observations allow them to witness what they have learned in theory apply to the children.

The first festival of the year our children celebrate with the elderly is the Mid-autumn Festival. Apart from story-telling and riddle-guessing activities, we invite senior citizens and social workers to make snowy mooncakes with our students, which have become an annual tradition at St. Nicholas’.  

Every Christmas, the seniors come to make Christmas cookies and snacks with our children. It is not only a great chance for intergenerational collaboration and communication but also for the children to enrich their hands-on experience. The children really enjoy the snacks they made full of love with their families. Following the snack preparation, we also extend an invitation to the elderly to watch the Christmas Variety Show put on by all our students. The audience is truly amazed by their talents and confidence. In return, a group of senior actors and actresses perform a drama to our students and parents, retelling the story of caring for the elderly during the winter season.

During this delightful holiday, it has also been our ritual to visit a senior home to share the joy with the elderly. Our students give a performance, sing a few Christmas carols and play games with the seniors. The kids extend their best wishes and present Christmas gifts to the elderly, including their own artwork. This activity is a great way for the kids to learn to take care of the elderly from an early age, while the elderly really enjoy the kids’ company as well. 

To celebrate Chinese New Year, we transform our entire campus into a Flower Market every year. A number of food and game stalls are set up by our parent volunteers, teachers as well as elderly volunteers to promote intergenerational cooperation. They teach our children to make traditional Chinese snacks, such as rice balls, dumplings and turnip cakes. Together, they have a lot of fun with writing couplets, decorating red packets and doing the Lion Dance.

Aside from holiday festivities, the elderly volunteers come to guide our students in various activities as well. Sewing is one of them, in which they demonstrate how to sew a flower key chain to our U3 students. Although sewing seems very difficult for a young child, it is actually a Montessori practical life activity that trains the child’s fine motor skills, concentration, and eye-hand coordination. With immense dedication, the child creates a flawless final product, in which they are all very proud of and present to their parents with gratification.

Last but not least, one of the treasures the elderly possess is their wisdom in traditional time-honoured knowledge. Towards the end of each school year, we invite elderly volunteers from HKSKH Lady Maclehose Centre to make the traditional Chinese tea cakes (also known as Cha Gwo) with our students. The children are absolutely fascinated by this long-lost recipe and the unusual ingredients. Through hands-on experience, they can also learn more about the origin of this traditional Chinese culture while enjoy making tea cakes with the seniors. We are truly grateful towards all the elderly volunteers and social workers for their genuine support and dedication towards our activities as always. Our school looks forward to further fruitful collaborations with HKSKH Lady Maclehose Centre in the near future.

閱讀計劃

培養良好閱讀習慣是孩子學習和成長的重要元素。從小養成閱讀習慣,不但可以培養孩子的自信心和獨立能力,還可以提升創造力和想像力。我們一直也有響應麥當勞「讀樂樂顯愛心」閱讀計劃,為病危兒童及其家庭籌集資金,亦希望透過活動鼓勵孩子閱讀及對別人有愛心。至今,我們的家長和師生已為麥當勞叔叔之家慈善基金募款超過港幣八萬元。

除了「讀樂樂顯愛心」閱讀計劃,我們還參加了小母牛的「開卷助人」計劃,鼓勵學生閱讀,同時為貧困的中國農村家庭募款,幫助他們得到資源去自力更生。我們第一年已為小母牛籌集了近一萬五千美元。此計劃不但讓孩子提升閱讀能力、擴闊視野,更可以培養他們熱心助人的精神和改變世界的希望。

書籍就如開啟未知大門的鑰匙。透過閱讀,孩子可以更深入了解世界上的人和事,並逐漸建立正確的道德價值。在適當的引導和鼓勵下,孩子們可以將這些觀念付諸實行,再而深化成為影響深遠的價值觀和原則。

公益金

我們的家長和師生已踴躍支持公益金便服日超過十五年,為社會上的有需要人士籌款。老師和學生每年都會穿上便服支持這項公益活動。十多年來,我們的家長和師生已為公益金共籌得近港幣一百萬元。

 

聖誕節

每年到了這個節日,孩子不但會一起慶祝,我們也鼓勵他們與香港和世界各地的弱勢社群分享佳節的祝福。孩子們會為「希望之盒」慈善活動準備有用和富教育性的禮物,送給本地或亞洲一些家境貧困的小朋友。孩子們會裝飾舊鞋盒,放進簇新的禮物,給從未收過聖誕禮物的小朋友帶來希望。多年來,我們共收集了超過二千個禮物盒。

除了為弱勢社群準備禮物外,孩子們亦為貧困社區的有需要人士製作聖誕襪。聖誕襪充滿着愛和溫暖,在聖誕佳節帶來喜樂。此外,我們還教導孩子有關露宿者無家可歸的社會現況。在一年一度的聖誕市集活動中,我們邀請了ImpactHK——一個以仁愛解決香港露宿者問題的慈善機構,讓孩子認識這個社會問題。各個家庭會團結起來捐贈食品和日用品,每年可收集多達四十多公斤食品。學生們還會為無家者製作聖誕賀卡和毛巾花,在佳節期間傳播愛。

和平日

每年,我們都會慶祝國際和平日。每年的這一天是全球停火和非暴力日,讓各地的人民紀念和加強和平的理想。國際和平日最初在1982年開始慶祝,由很多國家、政治團體、軍事團體和人民保留至今。2013年,聯合國秘書長潘基文將當年國際和平日的主題定為「教育促進和平」,提倡和平教育的重要性。和平教育也是蒙特梭利教學的重要一環,瑪利亞‧蒙特梭利在第二次世界大戰期間也積極促進和平。蒙特梭利相信教育是重建社會最有力和最普及的方法,也是從戰爭過渡到和平的方式。

 

當天,我們所有課堂都與和平有關。孩子們會唱象徵和平的歌曲,老師也會以不同活動解釋和平的意義,例如安靜遊戲、故事、角色扮演等。孩子們會創作各種藝術品,包括以和平為主題的大型合作畫。所有師生都會穿着白色衣服在操場參與世界和平儀式、歌唱象徵和平的歌曲、立下和平誓言,以及分享自己的行動和經驗。我們希望每位學生都能夠找到和平的真諦,為未來的世界和平作出貢獻。