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WESer Around the World丨想念你,感谢你,我的玮希……

Proud to be a WESer.

It was two years ago, 2015, when I came back from Singapore. Although I always wanted to go to the United Kingdom and study, but since I just came back, my families and I both agreed to wait for two more years. Therefore, I was looking for a school in Changsha which can provide me better English education, and a school that teaches in a foreign way.

Coincidently, I heard a school called Changsha WES Academy from one of my best friend who was studying there, he suggested me to go and have a look. My mom went there before I did and she met the principal of the school, and my mom told me about the school.

A few days after my mom met the principal of CWB, I went to the school. I talked to both principal of CWA and CWB, they were both friendly and they introduced me deeper about two of the schools. At last, they gave me the right to choose to go to the school I wanted to go because it was a special situation for me since I studied in Singapore.

I didn’t think much and chose to go to CWB straight away and wanted to be with my friends, after I took a test and met all the teachers, I went into CWB.

I entered the school very soon after the test I passed, my first day of school was in winter, there wasn’t clear blue skies and singing birds, but only smog all around. The school was very different from the outside, everyone was passionate and very nice. I went into the classroom and saw some of my old friends, some new faces. I made a very short introduction and started my life in CWB.

Soon, the school totally amazed me. In classes, we discussed for opinions and topics, we did activities, we had fun, but we learnt a lot. We played different sports game and activities during P.E. classes; we played different instruments and learnt many things about music during P.A. classes; we were very creative during art classes. The best thing was, all specialist teachers as well as the English teacher were foreigners, that allowed us to practise our English skills during different classes.

There were also so many different things and activities we can do. Winter concert, filed trips, international family day, military training and all different festival activities. The year was gorgeous, but I still wanted more challenging English and better English environment. So, I talked to the principal and asked if I can still change to go to CWA. It was harder because I didn’t choose to go to CWA at first, but the school still gave me a chance, so again, I took the test from CWA, and got into CWA.

I was first very nervous, but since the campus of the two sections were together, so my new classmates were mostly my friends. Soon, I felt no nervous but exciting, exciting to face new and more difficult challenges.

The new year was no much differences, the same playground, same canteen, the same super great heater, but the teaching style changed, it was even more international, we begin to really be the “owner” of classes and there were more academic activities like presentation, science fair, debate. We have new friends coming. We created a band at the end of the year, the name was Super MYPPIES right?
“Super MYPPIES”。

The second year in CWA was fabulous, perfect I should say. “There are essays to write, examinations to take, also parties to attempt, and shows to present.” I think this sentence will be good to conclude the life of CWA.

I must be thankful to all my teachers for teaching me knowledge and how to be a balanced, respectful student; I must be thankful that I met all my classmates and friends in the school, you were all super awesome and you helped me on many things. At last, I must be thankful for being in Changsha WES Academy, my two years in the school brought me so much, it turned me into a much better person, also I can’t be successful with my school application, the time I spent and things I did in CWA will always be my precious memories.

To be an Internationally-minded lifelong learner is the goal of Changsha WES Academy students, and that’s my goal to achieve. Changsha Wes Academy absolutely did make me get closer to my goal. So, I am grateful be a WESer, and I am very proud to be a WESer!

Marshall Guo
September 1st, 2017
From London, England


很荣幸成为一名WESer。

2015年,我从新加坡回国。虽然我一直想去英国学习,但自从我回国,我的家人和我都希望在国内再待两年。因此,我希望在长沙找到一所既可以提高我英语水平,又包含国外教育理念的学校。

巧合的是,我最好的朋友告诉我他现在在长沙玮希国际学校,他建议我去参观一下。而在我之前,我的妈妈其实就已经去了这所学校并且约见了校长。
几天之后,我就去参观了学校并见到了双语部及国际部的校长。他们都很友好,并且为我更加深入地介绍了双语部和国际部。最后,考虑到我在新加坡学习过这一特殊情况,他们给了我自由选择学部的权力。

当时我并没有想太多就选择了双语部,因为我希望和我的朋友一起。在我通过考试并且见了所有老师之后,我很快加入了双语部。

那时候还是冬天,没有晴空万里也没有歌唱的鸟儿,只有些许雾气。不过学校里跟外面的环境大不相同,每个人都很热情友好。我看到了一些我以前的朋友,和一些新的面孔。我作了一个简短的介绍并开始了我在双语部的学习。

这个学校使我感到非常惊讶。在课堂里,我们可以讨论自己的意见与话题。我们有很多非常有趣的活动,同时也从中学习了许多。在体育课,我们进行了不同类的竞技游戏和活动;音乐课上,我们接触了不同的乐器,对音乐有了更多了解;在美术课,我们可以发挥我们的创造力。最给力的是,所有的兴趣专业老师和英语老师都是外国人。在每个不同的课堂里,我们都能锻炼我们的英语。

我们还可以尝试很多新事物,比如,冬季音乐会,户外拓展,国际家庭日,以及军训和不同节日的活动,我非常享受这些。但我依然想要在英语方面有更多的突破,以及一个更好的英文环境。所以,我询问了校长是否可以转到国际部,可这次有些困难,因为一开始我没有选择国际部,但学校依旧给了我机会。所以我再次通过了考试,进入国际部学习。

刚开始我很紧张,不过,两个校区进行了统一管理,所以我的新同学跟我已经比较熟悉了。很快,我不再紧张,甚至感到兴奋,因为我即将面对新的同学以及更高难度的学习。

新的生活没有太多的改变,同样的操场,同样的餐厅,同样的大功率暖气。但是教学风格改变了,变得更加国际化。我们开始真正的成为课堂的“主人”,有更多关于学术方面的活动,比如报告演讲,科学博览会,辩论会。我们有新朋友到来,而且我们在年底成立了一个乐队,名叫“Super MYPPIES”。

这一年在国际部的体验,我认为非常棒,应该说是完美。“有文章要写,有考试还有各方面的尝试来呈献给我的家长。”我认为这个句子很好地总结了我在国际部的学习体验。

我非常感谢每一位老师,他们教授我知识,引导我全面发展,而且尊重学生;我也必须要感谢我的同学和朋友,你们都非常的棒,而且在很多事情上帮助了我;最后,我要感谢学校,它给我带来了许多,让我成为了更好的我。没有学校的教育我就不能取得现在的成绩,我在学校的时光和经历过的事情会永远成为我珍贵的回忆。

成为一个具有国际视野的终身学习者是玮希每一个学生的目标,这也是我想要达成的目标。长沙玮希国际学校确实使我离这一目标的达成更加接近。所以我很感恩我成为了WESer,也很有幸成为了WESer!

Marshall Guo
September 1st, 2017
From London, England

Do I miss CWA? Yes indeed. I miss this place a lot. Talking about the biggest difference between my current school and CWA, I think it has to be the people. Here in my school everyone is kind of cold, not all of them are willing to welcome or accept new people.

Of course not all of them are like that, some students are being very nice too. But when I came here on the my first week and became the only new student in the class, people around me already had their own little groups. Instead of bringing everyone together they decided it’s better to have small groups, and I disliked this part.

Back there in CWA, everyone comes together and makes us a big family.

Especially for the girls back in my old class (Nanako, Mizuki and Esther), I treat them as my own sisters. We are so close together and go around the school everyday. It’s different over here, you don’t really get to see the same people for your class. Maybe you have Math with A and Physics with B, so people are not really close like we did.

Yes, the resources over here are great. We have the best technology for class, lab equipment and so on. Teachers have long teaching experience etc. But does it all matter? We have 64 kids just in grade 10, more than 600 kids in the whole school. Teachers can’t take care of every one of us as well as they can back in CWA, and some students felt they have been left out during or after class.

CWA is a small school, it might not have the most fanciest teaching equipment or most experienced teacher. But at least I have a feeling that I’m back home, a place where my families are and where I really belong to.

Tina

From Japan


“我想念玮希吗?”我想是的。我非常想念那里,我认为玮希和我现在就读的学校最大的不同是人的不同。我现在所处的学校每个人都有些冷漠,并不是所有人都愿意接纳新人。

当然有一些同学也很友好。但当我来到这里的第一周,成为班里唯一的新生时,我周围的人已经组成了自己的小团体。不同于所有人聚在一起,他们更倾向于拥有小团体,我并不喜欢。

而在玮希,每个人都在一起,我们是一个大家庭。

尤其是我的老同学(Nanako, Mizuki and Esther),我把她们当作我自己的姐妹,我们在学校里是那样的亲密。这里完全不同,你上课时不会一直看到同样的人。也许和A同学一起上数学课,而和B同学一起上物理课,所以没有人像曾经的我们那样亲密无间。

是的,这里的资源非常好。这里有一流的技术和实验室设备等,老师们有丰富的教学经验。但这些真的那么重要吗?十年级有64个学生,整个学校有600多个人,老师不能像在玮希一样,照顾我们每一个人,这会让有些学生觉得上课时或下课后被遗忘了。

玮希是一个规模较小的学校,它可能没有最先进的教学设备或者最有经验的老师,但至少我有一种感觉,我回家了,我的家人在这,我真正属于这。

Tina

From Japan

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