The preparation for the year has started with worship songs about humbling ourselves before the Lord and being servants lead by Bart Brondo and Dean Kravig. Singing was followed by the spiritual message from principal Decker.
We have celebrated the miracle that one of our first grade teachers - Nicole - made it to HK a day before Malaysia 🇲🇾 and Hong Kong 🇭🇰 closed borders for travelling.
We had staff introductions that come from more than 17 countries all over the world. We prayed for Marcelo, Jessica and Delphina, we prayed for Priscillas recovery.
Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Khalil Gibran (Lebanese poet)
We have dissected HKAA 🏫 mission to align ourselves with empowering students to help them achieve academic excellence and FIND Jesus.
Principal Decker has invited us all to have personal relationship with Jesus first, as this relationship is the base for lifting people up.
Together we have looked at values HKAA is built on:
In a workshop principal Decker has expanded on effectiveness by looking at team functions:
Trust as the basis for our relationships
Conflict as a debate when speaking opinions
Commitment as a result of resolved conflict
Accountability as a result of commitment
Results when we have achieved them together
Ms. Pang has introduced staff to PBIS - Positive Behaviour Interventions System we are using at HKAA to help students on their journey to academic excellence.
Staff have reviewed the importance of COVID19 continual testing and appropriate certification in order to uphold health safety on HKAA campus.
Principal Decker mentioned about upcoming invitational Zoom PBIS based meeting for HKAA student parents.