NMS Lutheran Kindergarten for my family is a school full of love and miracle.
While studied in other school, Hei-long don’t talk much and would cry and say, “don’t want to go to school” every day. Then, after being admitted to the NMS Lutheran Kindergarten, I met Ms. Chung and class teacher Ms. Wong and Ms Yip. They will listen to us about our worries and comfort us not to worry and even give us solution. I’ve recalled that in the first parent-teacher meeting, when hearing class teacher tell me that Hei-long is a curious child and always like to ask why. At that moment, though just a few words, I was deeply moved. With just a few months, we have seen the change of Hei-long. He will share things in the school with me, can sing and dance and is happy to go to school every day. After school started, with just a few days, he has no longer need to wear the diaper and will have his lunch and take a nap on his own. All of these changes are because of the help of teachers. Therefore, every time when I attend Parents day or school activities, I can feel the love and care of principal Yip, senior teachers, teachers and aunts towards children. Thanks God to bring Hei-long to study and grow in this love big family. Though this year, due to some reasons, he cannot go to school, the school still keeps in touch with Hei-long in different ways and help children to learn at home. Even though this year the time he can go with teachers and classmates is short, I am looking forward to having more wonderful memories in future.
It is not easy to find a kindergarten provide full day class. Thanks God to lead Jing Chuen to the NMS Lutheran Kindergarten.
The school does not only has a beautiful campus, but also excellent team of principal and teachers. Teacher will adjust the activity according to the individual difference of children. Because the age of Jing Chuen is order that those in the classroom, the teachers will ask Jing Chuen to take care of younger classmates. Teachers also care about children. I remembered there was once my father came back Hong Kong from outland, teacher help Jing Chuen make a special gift for his father, so touching. Finally, we feel teachers paying attention to interact with the parents. Teacher always tell us what does Jing Chuen do in the school and invite my father, grandfather and grandmother attend my birthday party, giving me unforgettable memories. This is not an easy year. Though Jing Chuen doesn’t spend a lots of time at school, we want to thank God that the school teachers still care about Jing Chuen’s learning condition in this difficult time, especially during the Corona virus period. We also receive teaching films from the school. One of them is about the grace of Jesus (the meaning of Easter). We believe the film will help children know God.
“For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.” Psalms 71:5
We can tell you that Constance and we are very happy with the school- NMS Lutheran Kindergarten! Every teacher and staff member we met have been beyond amazing!
After a half term of school, Constance learns a lot that we unexpected. She loves to come home and tell us about what she has learned in school. Sometimes she pretends she was a teacher and tell us to do what or not to do what, it is so funny and we can see that how much she likes her teachers.
Apart from the academic aspect, we surprise that she has learnt well from the religion lesson. Sometimes she close her eyes and pray on her own before starting the dinner! We are surprised that such a little 3 years old children can pray clearly and completely on her own which we have never taught her before. This is so impressed.
Another my favourite thing about the school is really the amazing people who make up the classroom and common area become so beautiful, what a soothing and colourful environment for students!
Both of us in HK having a tough time because of the new virus. Students are not allow to go to school for a long while and have to be stay home to keep safe. Luckily we can download a lots video which are prepared by teachers. Watching the school latest video is my daughter’s most excited moment in these non school day. And One day, I receive a post which is sent by school, inside are some artwork materials and some kids face mask! I feel teachers warm hearted and I can see how much they care of our children.
Thank you again for the great time that our daughter had at NMS Lutheran Kindergarten. What we truly appreciate most about the school is that it feels like everyone at NMS, from the principal and teachers to the assistants, knows and cares about our child’s growth and well-being. We sincerely hope that our second son Aramis Leung Pak Yui can enter to this school too by next academic year and share the joyful kindergarten school life with his elder sister.
Time flies! My daughter has been in the NMS Lutheran Kindergarten for half years. Thanks the kindergarten Full-time class to accept Yee Man. It is a great news for the parents who are busy at work, have a place where can take care of their children for the whole day. In the past of half year, from the social movement in the end of year to the COVID-19 in New Year, I should never think of a three-year-old child will experience so many difficulty in her first year of school. However, during this time, the school always release related information to us, fix up the teaching operation and concern about children’s condition by phone.
Living in the non-native Cantonese speaking family, language is what we worry the most. However, it is surprised me that, my daughter, as the one who doesn’t speak Cantonese at all, after three months learning, she can communicate with teachers in Cantonese. Thanks for the care of the encouragement Ms. Troy and Ms. Leung give to our daughter in these days.
For that reason, I realize my daughter has happy school life every day. Every day, my daughter Yee Man runs to me happily after school. On our way home, she will share the knowledge she learned at school and sing the songs her teacher taught her to me. After arrived home, she will clean up her shoes and clothes and say grace to thank God and teacher to provide food before eating. Seeing my daughter make a little progress, I, as the parents, fill with joy and have a smile on my face before I know it. In the end, we sincerely thank the NMS Lutheran Kindergarten to love and care my daughter and feel unique in this noise and blundering era.
K2 class is about to start. We, as the parents, are excising and yet worried. I feel excited for Yu Hiu becomes K2 student because his life is go forward one small step. What I worried about is Yu Hiu, as a slow person, whether or not he can adapt to the new environment, new class teacher and new classmates.
At the beginning of school in September, within my expectation, he doesn’t talk much about his school life with us do. After discuss with the teacher, both teacher and I feel that he needs more time and will continue to observe his condition. A month later, Yu Hiu starts to tell me what happened in the school, such as the new friends he has met and what toys he has played with his new friends, which classmates treat him to eat the birthday cake, and the fun games he has play with teachers. Other than that, he will say hello to his K1 class teacher and know he needs to share his toys with others as well. We are happy to see the positive change of Yu Hiu.
Other than care about mental state of Yu Hiu, teachers also care about his learning situation. Teacher often ask us about his initiative of doing assignment and whether or not the assignment is too much for him. During the suspension, teachers will give us the teaching film and assignments regularly for student to learn at home. When learning the “environmental protection,” Yu Hiu from knowing little about the environmental protection to sort and store garage actively and will even give the parents a lecture about the way we do the environmental protection is not good enough. Yu Hiu did remember all things teacher taught.
Yu Hiu can feel the care of teacher so he will try to care about teachers in return. During the suspension, he suggests to draw pictures to teacher because he said, “I will miss teacher and feel unhappy because I cannot see the teacher, so will teacher. Therefore, I want to draw picture to teacher to make her happy.”
When I recall the first school day of K1 class, Yu Hiu was able to tell me the name of all the teachers and classmates within one month. I bet he must feel the care they give him. Now, he becomes a K2 student, under the same care of teachers, Yu Hiu can adapt to the school life of K2 so quickly. There can surely be no doubt that we are worry too much. We are really grateful for Yu Hiu to grow in this big family, NMS Lutheran Kindergarten, happily and healthily.
Thanks God, NMS Lutheran Kindergarten, our first priority kindergarten choice, has accepted Chun-hei.
Firstly, the school is Christian kindergarten. Secondly, while doing the interview, the smile on the principal, teachers are so sincere that we believe you will treat children with love.
Time flies! Chun-hei becomes a K2 student and doesn’t act like baby. He, from the baby who only could say Mother, afraid of strangers and shame to now the one has very expressive face, love to go to school and has many friends to play with. He love to go to school worship, sing holy songs, and looks forward to monthly birthday party because he can eat birthday cakes. After school, he will do his homework on his own and shares fun things in the school with us. I recalled one time, he told me that he is unhappy because a girl in his class ignored him. (Haha.., he’s already know love between boys and girls.”
Although he has only gone to K2 class for half term, I sincerely thank Ms. Leung and Ms. Xu to guide and teach Chun-hei patiently and systematically, use reward sticker to encourage Chun-hei to improve himself and make a progress. In two parent-teacher days, they listened to what we say patiently, analyzed and suggested me how to solve his growing problems.
Finally, I hope my son to be a happy person who pursues his dream with fair and in righteousness.
“But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.” Amos 5:24
I recalled that in the beginning of K1 class, my daughter was very shyt. She looked forward to going to school but in vain.
In this school year, her older brother is already a primary school student. My daughter who used to hold back her tears to school, is entering the classroom with smile. When seeing this change, I know my daughter has grown up under this love and care environment.
It’s hard to image that my little daughter will turn to be a K3 student in this school year. Leaving the school after over 8 months, I hope Oi-kei to keep growing happily under this love and care environment after return to school.
In the difficult anti-epidemic time, I sincerely thank the principal and the teachers to put a lot of effort to prepare the teaching films and textbooks. I know it is big challenge for both teachers and students, even for parents, to change the model to learn and teach. I am looking forward to working together in the last year of kindergarten life.
NMS Lutheran Kindergarten has been a huge part of Agnes’s life since the beginning… when her big sister was attending playgroup at the school, she was already following the music beats in mummy’s tummy, then coming to school everyday to pick up her sister, then attending playgroup herself, and eventually K1, K2. NMS is outstanding in every aspects, we particularly love the scale of the school, the friendly and supportive staff, and the good-natured students. The school syllabus is balanced and carefully designed, covering academic, artistic, spiritual, and physical aspects of the children’s development.
Despite not being at school physically in this very specialschool year, we never felt disconnected to the school. Teachers called regularly check up on Agnes’s learning and psychological progresses. We are so grateful for the wonderful and concise materials prepared by the dedicated teachers, and we can see the enormous efforts the teachers has put into producing these videos, activities, and craft packs. Agnes laughed a lot when watching the teachers’ videos; it is obvious that the teachers understood what appeals to the children, and encouraged them to learn in a fun manner. We would like to thank NMS and their teachers and staff for being with our family and Agnesfrom the very beginning, and setting the solid foundation for Agnes’s future ahead.