Time passed quickly, and in a twinkling of an eye, it was the last day of 2022, and tomorrow will be 2023 (the Year of the Rabbit). Here I wish you all good luck, happy, good health, and all wishes come true!
On the occasion of bidding farewell to the old year and celebrate the new year, I would like to share with you six key words-gratitude, striving for success, surviving from the epidemic, international understanding, scientific and technological innovation, and dreams for the future.
We live in a peaceful and fastest developing country. We have a lot of time, space and opportunities to realize our dreams. We can share happy times with our families. We can also grow healthy and make progress together with our classmates. We are so lucky, so we should learn to be grateful. A person who knows to appreciate others can feel the happiness of life and the beauty of the world.
In the past year or even longer, we would like to thank the relevant authorities at higher levels for their guidance and support for our school's work, the school board for its firm and strong support, all parents, friends and partners who support and help our school's development, and all teachers and students for their joint efforts. It is everyone's efforts and perseverance that make our school not only develop healthily and steadily, but also achieve a series of excellent results, laying a solid foundation for the future development of the school. As a member of the early preparatory group, I have been following the development of the school until today, and I am full of gratitude to all of you. It will also urge me and my team to always maintain the original intention of entrepreneurship and education, and go all out to run this school.
Work hard for a bright future
Through more than a year's efforts, our school has won many honors and qualifications, such as Forbes China Top 100 International Schools in 2022, the founding member unit of the International School Sports Events Alliance, Beed Award Ideal Campus-Potential Star, the official test center of the SPCN, and the vice president unit of Shijiazhuang Private Education Association. These honors and qualifications represent that the school can provide more resources and opportunities for all teachers and students to compete, educate and develop. All teachers and students have also won hundreds of awards and honors at all levels. For example, in the 2022 Math Kangaroo, Victor Liu, a G4 student, won the Global Achievement Award with full marks. Three math teachers, Helen Hao, Becky Liu and Andy He, were hired as members of the Chinese Expert Committee of Math Kangaroo. By September 1, 2022, there are 350 students in total at school. We believe that there will be unlimited potential for our further development.
This year, the first batch of graduates of our school achieved good results in the IGCSE examination: 100% in Mathematics A and A *, 100% in Chinese A and A *, 100% in Chemistry A and A, and 100% above English B (English B is roughly equivalent to the level of IELTS 6-6.5). Our graduates not only have excellent grades, but also have achieved all-round development, showing great potential in many aspects. We believe that they can meet challenges, overcome difficulties and live a happy life in the future world.
Brother School, St. Bees (Dongguan) also got its first batch of graduates. Up to now, three students have received interview invitations from Cambridge University UK, and many others have been admitted to the top 10 universities in the UK and Australia.
These achievements have further proved the advantages and infinite possibilities of our group education. We always insist on running a school with heart and provide quality education. Our school has gradually been recognized by parents and society. We has received silk banners and letters of thanks from our parents, which touched me and my team very much. Only by doing better can we live up to the expectations of our parents.
Surviving from the epidemic
"The edge of a sword comes from sharpening, and the fragrance of plum blossoms comes from bitter cold". We have experienced three years of the epidemic, and the school has also experienced the most difficult three years, but we have survived. I believe that after three years of the epidemic, we are all more tenacious, more confident, more courageous and wiser people. China's economy and society will surely recover and develop in 2023. We will eventually return to the normal state of study, life and work. Let's get ready to start again for a better tomorrow.
The 2022 Qatar World Cup, which just ended, has attracted the attention of the whole world. Football, as the most influential sport in the world, its charm lies not only in the competition, but also in the encounter, integration and understanding between countries,people and ourselves. This sports event for more than a month gave us too many unforgettable moments and touching stories. After five World Cups, Messi finally led the team to win the Qatar World Cup at the end of his career and won the World Cup as he wished. The whole world was excited, moved and celebrated. This cross-border recognition and support of Messi's spirit is also the international understanding of the multi-cultures we will inevitably encounter in the era of globalization. This spirit of perseverance and never giving up to dreams is precisely what can resonate with everyone.
Scientific and technological innovation
When Shenzhou 15 and Shenzhou 14 successfully joined together in space, six astronauts, including Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming, Zhang Lu, Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe, took a space group photo in China's own "space home". The significance represented by this group photo will surely go down in the annals of history and be deeply engraved in the dream-pursuing history of China's scientific and technological innovation. Please remember the names of these heroes, they are the national stars we should pursue. Among them, 56-year-old Deng Qingming, the first batch of astronauts, backed up the country for 25 years and finally realized his dream. His sincere heart for the country's space industry is moving and worth learning by all of us.
Dream of the future
The famous English romantic poet Shelley said in "Ode to the West Wind": "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?" In 2022, whether you have or have no surprises in your study, life and work, happy or unhappy, accept or not, this winter is coming to an end, and the spring of 2023 is coming. Plan a year in spring and plan a day in the morning. In the spring of 2023, let us dream of our future and be ready to face every opportunity and challenge. Let's start from every morning in 2023, chase our dreams, and make every day meaningful. In our future life, let us always cherish our dreams, are committed our goals, never give up, and be a person who dares to dream, is good at fulfilling dreams, and strives to make our dreams come true.
Finally, I wish you all a happy New Year and all your wishes come true! Thank you all!