On April 23rd, Principal John Liu from Chapel Field School came to our school and made a speech to all the eighth grade students, which brought students the opportunity to know about the American Education System directly and helped them get some basic knowledge about American high schools.
“Is there any student who want to be a person like SHA?Ruijin, who is honest, ambitious, responsible and who can make right choices about his own life ?”, Mr. Liu started by asking this question about the popular TV series In the Name of People. The traits mentioned above are just the qualities that American Education wants students to have. In America, high school students are young adults and they should learn to take responsibility for themselves. By contrasting the American Education System and the Chinese Education System, Mr. Liu also stated that American high school curriculum is the best way to improve critical thinking.
Chapel Field educates and cares about students completely from the following aspects--- Morally, Chapel Field educates students to develop the traits of being self-disciplined, responsible, independent, grateful, caring, loyal, and charismatic. Intellectually, Chapel Field encourages students to respect and love knowledge, to develop good learning attitude and methods, and to think independently. Physically, Chapel Field cultivates students to develop the spirit of respecting life, enjoying exercising and keeping healthy. Aesthetically, school educates students to grasp the ability of appreciating arts and practicing arts. And also, Chapel Field helps students develop the proper labor attitude and habits, practice labor, and learn from labor.
In the end, Mr.liu hope those students who study at American high school to study hard and get the high school diploma issued by New York State Department of Education, and more importantly to get the offer from ideal college or university.