【初中校区】原来开学可以这么美之校长寄语

    发布时间:2017-09-01 12:03:31责任编辑:董宪超点击次数:151

    Wonderful to Come back to School

     

    各位老师、亲爱的同学们:

    上午好!

    Dear teachers, students, good morning!

    正值天津全运会火热进行时,我们也迎来了2017-2018学年。首先,我代表天津泰达枫叶国际学校初中校区全体师生对新学期加入枫叶的近300名新同学,表示热烈欢迎。

    As the Tianjin National Games are now in full swing, here comes 2017-2018 School Year! First and foremost, on behalf of the teachers and students at Middle School Campus, I would like to give a warm welcome to the 300 newcomers. 

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    时间飞逝,今年已是我在枫叶工作第十二个年头。我从枫叶高中到初中工作也已两年有余。我一直在思考着一个问题:我希望同学们成为一个什么样的人?泰达枫叶初中将给你们的青春打上怎样的烙印?今天,借此开学仪式的机会,我想和大家分享一些我的思考。也许我的想法还不够完善,也许带有些个人情感,但却是我的心里话,供大家思考。

    Time flies, and I have been working at Maple Leaf for 12 years. Since I transferred from high school to middle school two years ago, I’ve been thinking about one question. What kind of person I expect my students to be? What sort of imprints TEDA Middle School will leave for your youth? Today, taking this opportunity, I’m willing to share my thinking with you. Perhaps it is not perfect and with my personal emotions. However, they are the words from my heart, which are worthy of your reflection.

    第一,一定要有目标。所谓人无远虑必有近忧。现在的你们可以没有伟大的理想,但一定要有具体的目标,哪怕它很小。实现了,再确定下一个目标。各位同学,就目前教育体制和升学环境看,以考试及成绩作为筛选人才的标准将长期存在,而且将有越演越烈的趋势。不管你多么聪明,如果平时不努力、不用功,就会被淘汰!你应该明白,太多比你优秀的人比你更加努力,这就是残酷的现实!

    Firstly, set goals. As the saying goes, those who do not plan for the future will find trouble at their doorstep. It is acceptable if you don’t have big ambitions now, but you must have goals, even though it is a small one. Make it come true, and then set another one. Dear students, under the current situations with educational system and learning opportunities, exams and grades will be a long-term standard. The competition is tougher and tougher. No matter how smart you are, you will be left behind if you don’t work hard! You must be aware of the truth that many excellent students are even more diligent than you! 

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    第二、要懂得尊重。在家里,你们个个都是小皇帝,但在学校,你们要学会与人平等相处,然后争取出类拔萃。要么你的成绩更优秀,要么你的才艺更出众,要么你的表现更出色……这样你才能赢得老师、同学和别人的尊重。将来走入社会,你要成为富人还是穷光蛋,要住别墅还是平房,要别人尊重还是鄙视你?只有靠自己的学识、技能和智慧去打拼,才能赢得尊重。

    Secondly, learn to respect. You are the little prince or princess at home. However, you must learn how to get along with others at school. Your outstanding academic performance and marvelous talent can earn you the respect of teachers, fellow students and others. When you enter society one day, what kind of life would you like to live, rich or poor? To live in a villa or a cottage? To be respected or despised? It is definitely knowledge, ability and intelligence that can win you respect and admiration. 

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    第三、要正视早恋的危害。对于你们初中生来说为时尚早,你是无法驾驭的。如果你很好奇,我们可以尝试去了解爱、理解爱,甚至是讨论爱。爱爸妈、爱老师、爱同学;爱亲人、爱学校、爱国家,这都是爱。作为校长,我想给大家一份忠告:谈情说爱是人间最美好的事情,但任何美好的事物都包含一份危险,需要有强大的心智和美好的德行才能承受。春种秋收,各有时令。中学阶段谈情说爱,就像春花在寒冬开放,难以逃脱悲催的命运。浪费了大好的时光与青春,最主要的是给自己原本简单快乐的学习生活增添烦恼。

    Thirdly, have a correct attitude towards puppy love at school. It is still too early for middle school students to make boyfriends or girlfriends since romance is hard to control. If you feel curious about “love”, you can try to get to know what love is, to understand and even to talk about it. To love your teachers, your parents, and your classmates; to love your family, your school and your homeland. Every “love” here is LOVE. As your principal, please allow me to give you my warning. Love and romance are the most beautiful things in this world. However, anything beautiful takes danger along with it. Only if you have a strong mind and the righteous moral standard, can you bear it. When to sow and harvest has its own time. Involving yourself into puppy love during middle school is at the risk of a tragic ending, just as spring flowers bloom in winter. Romance will waste your time and youth, and brings trouble to your otherwise simple and happy life.

    第四、要关注身体健康。在学校,学习是主要的,但不是唯一的,学习好却体质差,再优秀也难以持续。想象一下他年同学聚会:20岁比学历、30岁比能力、40岁比阅历、50岁比财力、60岁比体力……人生几十载,归根到底就是比身体!从现在起,好好锻炼身体吧,要正确对待每一节体育课,正视每一次锻炼的机会。

    Fourthly, care about your health. At school, study is the most important but not the only important thing. It is hard to keep up good work if you are in a bad shape. Imagine attending a classmate reunion sometime in the future! People compare education background with one another in their 20s, competence in their 30s, experiences in their 40s, financial capabilities in their 50s and healthy conditions in their 60s. At the end, it is health that matters. Do physical exercise from now on! Have a positive attitude in each PE class and take every opportunity to exercise. 

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    亲爱的老师们,新学年开始之际,我也想对大家提出一点希望。良好的开端是成功的一半。新学期,希望全体初中老师一定要带着一颗炽热的心融入到枫叶大家庭中。让我们每天微笑问候,热情帮助,宽容待人,友善相处。让我们认真钻研教材,埋头苦干,集思广益,群策群力。只有在这样的积极上进的氛围中,我们才能愉快地生活,轻松地工作。

    Dear teachers, I also have expectations for you! A good beginning is half success. I hope every Middle School staff join our big family with passion. Let’s greet each other with smiles; help willingly; treat and be treated generously and get along friendly! Let’s study the textbooks attentively, work hard, and gather wisdom and efforts from everyone to work for one goal as one team. Only in such a harmonious and positive atmosphere, can we live a happy life and work delightfully. 

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    老师们、同学们,今年,泰达初中校区提出“质量年”的工作目标,向管理要质量,向教学要质量,向活动要质量,向师培要质量,向服务要质量。校区将严格管理、严抓教学质量,本学期学校将增加周测、月考等阶段性测评;同时要适当增加作业量,适度加大学习难度。你不是来枫叶享受的,你是来学习的,你是来获得与别人不一样的平台,将来更好的实现自我价值。学校的目的就是为全体师生营造良好的学习氛围和工作环境。同时,今年也是一个较为特殊的学年,我们即将迎来天津枫叶建校十周年,希望全体师生共同努力,让我们用优异的成绩为母校献礼。

    Dear teachers and students, our goal for this year is “the Year of Quality”, improving quality in management, teaching, school activities, teacher-training, and the service we offer. Middle School will improve the management more effectively; treat the students who have discipline problems more seriously; and we also put forward more requirements for teaching. We will have weekly quizzes, monthly tests and more homework, which needs you to work much harder to achieve. We aim to provide the teachers and students with a good environment to work and study. I believe every Maple Leaf student is here to work for a better future with this great educational opportunity, to realize your self-fulfillment in future, but not for enjoying a cozy life. Meanwhile, this year is also unique, since we are welcoming the 10th Anniversary for Maple Leaf Schools in Tianjin. I hope all the teachers and students can work hard together to present our school a “birthday gift” with excellence.

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    最后,用一句大家耳熟能详的歌词,结束我本次的讲话。我尝试着把它唱出来:

    Finally, I would quote the lyrics everyone knows to end my speech. And I try to sing it out,

    “超越梦想一起飞,你我需要真心面对,让生命回味这一刻,让岁月铭记这一回”。

    “Beyond the dream, fly together,

    You and I, face sincerely;

    Let the memories remain in mind,

    And the moment stay in life.”

     

    谢谢大家!

    Thank you!

                                                  文:徐可

                                                 图:董宪超等

                                                 译:张一春