Respected Chairman Miao and Miss Susan, Dear teachers and students :
Today we all get together and celebrate the Thirty-seventh Teacher’s Day as well as awards those who has done great either in learning or teaching within last academic year!
As the saying goes, you reap what you sow! I noticed that many students just had a very meaningful summer holiday. Besides enjoy some leisure time, many of you improved yourself greatly some in IELTS learning, some in social involvement, some in academic research. I am so happy for your improvement during this precious break .
However, I also got aware of several students who wasted a lot of time in sleeping and playing games but suddenly discovered today is September 1. Time is fair to all: “Only your grey hair can indicate the fairness of time no matter you are rich or poor”. If we do not cherish the current precious youth period, we will definitely feel sorry for the waste of time when we get old.
We cheer for those who made effort because they are shining the world bright while making themselves outstanding. This is what Fuyuan British American School has been advocating: Progress and development either in learning life or in your career.
You might see a lot of new changes in the new academic year like new teachers, new curriculum, new classmates and new events schedule. But no change could be better than your determined belief that will surely change your future. I wish you all tell yourself now that only you could make difference for yourself. You are to shine here and lighten the world to make your life more valuable. I am here praying for you: May this strong belief be with you in all your life.
As a international student, the aim and goal of studying in FBAS are seeking for overseas learning in our ideal university in the future, so at the beginning of the term I have the following reminders for all our students:
Besides academic excellence, wisdom is the most important thing you should seek for. Being clever and being wise are totally different. In China, we have too many clever children. But surely we need many more wise students. Since you are here in our school, you should be determined to acquire wisdom. Let’s explore together what wisdom is in this coming school year.
No matter how excellent you academic performance is, if you lose goodness and kindness, you will never be happy. I don’t believe a selfish people could enjoy happiness. Real happiness is from the action to benefit the world and the attitude to undertake responsibilities. No matter what difficult situation you are to face in the future, please stick to the fundamental principle: be good and do right.
Though we are learning International Program, please keep your national uniqueness. Internationalization will lose its nature without Chinese wisdom. Chinese wisdom is attracting more and more attention from the whole world. If you lose it now, you will find out later that you are actually losing your root.
Though we wish you are learning happily, please never misinterpret our meaning. Without love and pains taking effort, we can never actually enjoy the pleasure of learning, as you can only see the rainbow after storm and raining.
Everybody has the right to dream big. But you need determination and perseverance to make your dream true. We are human being and it is natural if you experience the time when you feel depressed and want to just give up. Keep this in mind that what makes great man great is not their luck but their attitude facing pressure and obstacles. You could be positive for each moment; you could be negative and give up facing difficulties. There is only one tiny difference between you and the great man.
This is the age of individualism and young people tend to be more self-willed and self indulgence. However, I wish to remind you that your self-willing should be equipped with your talents. Being cool doesn’t mean superficial self-satisfaction. You need to give up your hypocritical ego and follow the earnest rule to face all challenges.
At last but not the least, whichever your achievement you’ve got, teachers are always the one standing behind you. All teachers in FBAS are willing to accompany you to sail to your future.
Wish you start your successful journey soon and reach your goal early.
Have a good day! And enjoy the life in FBAS!