Frequently Asked Questions by Parents of New Primary School Students
1. What kinds of clothing should a student wear one week after entering our school?
All students should wear school uniforms.
2. Where can students purchase the school uniforms?
Teachers will assist students to purchase these school uniforms from the clothing department of our school.
3. What if the school uniforms purchased for a student do not fit well?
Teachers will assist students to go to the clothing department and change the uniforms to the right size until they fit the student well. However, the original packing should be intact in order for such switch to be allowed.
4. How can students buy some common articles or small merchandize on campus in case of need? Can students take some cash with them?
As all school initiated charges are notified well beforehand, students have no need to take cash to campus. In case of need, students may obtain a campus card at the administrative office. Teachers can use such cards to make the purchase for the students at the campus store and record such purchases on a list for each student, which will be reported to the student’s parents at the end of each month.
5. If students need to contact their parents, can they bring cell phones with them to campus?
It is not allowed for students to bring expensive articles to the school.
6. When can students contact their parents? What is the appropriate time for doing this?
Students can use the landline phones installed in the dorm to contact their parents from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the evening.
7. If parents want to get in touch with the student’s home-room teacher to learn about their kid’s behavior in school, what is the best time for doing so?
Here our teachers are conducting student-oriented management and monitoring students in all aspects around the clock. The cell phones of home-room teachers are on around the clock. You can either call the landline phone in the student’s dormitory or the teacher’s cell phone any time as you wish to communicate with the teacher.
8. Are students safe when they study and take part in various activities on campus?
Yes, they are safe. Usually dorm teachers will lead the students to the dining hall, or to the dormitories, or the classrooms to take part in different activities. The dorm teachers are supposed to accompany students all the time and deliver students to home-room teachers from hand to hand without allowing students to stay alone individually. Parents also need to have the student pick-up forms when enter or exiting campus gate. Surveillance equipment is installed in the classroom and at all other places where students may appear.
9. What if students are picky about some food? Can he bring snacks to school?
No, it is now permitted. Eating snacks is not conducive to students’ healthy growth; on the contrary, it will make the students even pickier about food. Our teachers will let students know what a healthy diet is and encourage students to try the food which they have never had and they rarely eat. In this way students may change their habits gradually and they may eventually accept the food they are picky about or simply love them eventually.
10. What if some students are allergic to some special food?
Our chefs in the dining hall provide students with buffet style dishes that are plentiful and in various flavors. More than twenty different dishes are available to choose from in any meal so that students can choose whatever they want and avoid the food that is allergic to them. In addition, our teachers keep the students’ health profile and they will pay special attention to those students with allergy history and alert them whenever necessary.
11. What if a student does not have a good appetite and the parents are not around?
In case like this, (1) Our teachers will take the student to the health center to consult with a doctor; (2) Our teachers will learn about the student’s condition and talk to him patiently to try to help him solve the problem and encourage him to eat and drink more seriously.
12. What if students’ bedding gets dirty after usage in the previous week?
Cleaning service is provided to students on campus. We regularly clean and sanitize students’ bedding which will be promptly returned to students after such service.
13. What if students have their clothing stained too easily which can no longer be worn when returning home after a week?
Parents should be responsible for preparing clean clothing that can last a whole week long, ensuring that their kids have enough clean clothing to change. In case of unexpected situations, we will help to send the dirty clothing to the laundry facilities, ensuring students have clean clothes to wear.
14. Are there enough quilts or comforters to keep students warm in the dorm in winter? Do students need to bring their own comforters to the dormitory?
When the weather gets cold, the heating system will be adjusted based the actual weather condition, making sure that the dorm temperature reaches the standard level. It will be OK just to go with the comforter provided by the school. In addition, blankets are also provided to students ensuring the sleeping temperature is good enough.
15. Are there air conditioners in the dorm in summer?
Yes. In addition to the air conditioning facilities, thin summer quilts are also provided to students.
16. Are there shower facilities on campus?
Yes. There are shower and bathing facilities on campus. Hot water is provided so that students can take shower every day.
17. What if students get sick at night? How does the school handle cases like this?
We have doctors on campus who are on duty around the clock. Our teachers will ask the doctors on duty to come to visit the sick student and diagnose the student on site so that immediate treatment can be given. There are special teachers who patrol the dorm at night for the younger students.
18. How can a student take medication on campus when he brings his own medication prescribed from doctors outside campus?
Our teachers will help to take care of the sick students and keep his medication in order and in different boxes based on its classification and medicine instructions. Special labels with the student’s name, medicine names and dose will be attached to the outside of such boxes. Then teachers can remind the sick students when he needs to take such medication in time, ensuring the sick student can recover soon.
19. What kinds of activities are there available in the dormitory after students finished their dinners?
We will organize the following activities after dinner each day. (1) Outdoor Activities: including playing games outside, playing badminton, soccer, shuttlecock, rope skipping, hula hoop etc. (2) Indoor Activities: including telling stories, listening to music, learning paper cut, making artifacts, watching news to learn about politics, learning useful living skills. (3) Happy Reading