Headmaster Message

Steven Lau 劉悅強

中文學校- 校長獻詞

我們的孩子就是我們的未來,他們在中文學校所學到的,不單是中文此一語言,還有我們的傳統及文化。他們能夠籍此
與父母及祖父母溝通。正是因此目標,我們於 40 年前成立了[英國西南區華人聯誼會中文學校]。

當初,本地華人有鑑於下一代對學習中文的需求,便由一群志同道合的先賢,首先在酒樓的一角,開始早期的’識字班’。
我們的中文學校是英國西南區其中第一所的中文學校。很多本地的兒童及青少年都會參加我們的學校學習中國語文。
在過去的多年中,我們的學校渡過了很多的困難。當中包括有遷校,學生人數大量增減…等。

但是,經過多年來的努力,現在學校已經能夠在穩步中成長。我們亦由早期的識字班,進展至現時提供 GCSE 程度的中
文課程。

近年,有鑑於對國語班的需求有所增加,學校現時亦同時提供國語班給兒童及成人。

我希望能借此機會感謝我們的義工老師,不單是在我任內幫忙的各位,還有是在過去四十載幫忙出力的人仕。

 

The Sunday Chinese Language School Headmaster’s Message

Our children are our future, not that they have been given the opportunity to learn their native language, but to learn the Chinese tradition and culture; this will enable them to communicate with their parents and grandparents. Our Sunday Chinese Language School was then founded 40 years ago.

Initially, the need was realised by the local Chinese community who believed their next generation would benefit in leaning Chinese whilst residing in the UK. It had developed from a group of like-minded people, to a simple gathering in a Chinese restaurant where they held the early literacy classes.

We are one of the first Chinese Language School set up in the South West area. Many local Chinese teenagers enrol in this course with hopes to learn more about the language of their heritage.

Over the years, the school has battled through many difficulties, including relocation, with influxes in the number of students attending. Through a succession of time and efforts contributed by many people unconditionally, the school has been running steadily. The classes have now evolved from the early literacy classes, to the GCSE classes of today, with the ability to achieve
GCSE standards.

In recent years, due to the fact that demand in Mandarin has increased, hence classes for this specific dialect was introduced to the school not only for children but for adults as well.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers involved, not only during my term as headmaster, but to all who participated over the four decades.