翻译： 何天金 胡刚 吴芳玉
Standing on top of Mount Wumeng is Bijie Liangcai School, Guizhou Province---a magnificent palace for educating people and a learning resort for creating pillars.
Bijie Liangcai School, Guizhou Province is an outstanding internationalized private school of high level and quality, which is subsidized by the state. It is a comprehensive school including preschool, primary school, junior middle school as well as senior high school. The school was founded in 2013 and officially opened on September 1st of the same year. Currently, there are more than 400 staff and over 100 classes with the number of students surpassing 4,500. The school implements the system of small-class teaching, fully-enclosed teaching as well as paramilitary management. The ideas and modes of school management as well as the operating conditions of Liangcai school are quite similar to those of the Affiliated High School of Peking University, the Affiliated Primary School of Peaking University, No. 4 Beijing High School, No.2 Beijing Primary School, Chengdu No.7 High School, Chongqing Nankai Middle School, Luxian No. 2 High School, and the Foreign Language Experimental School of Luxian No. 2 School. Ever since the school opened, we have successfully carried out all kinds of education and teaching activities. The magnificent palace of education has showed her noble and elegant charm; the reading resort has sent out her aroma.
The Perspective of Running the School:
“People oriented, all-round development, individuality revealing and international vision” are the basic ideas of Liangcai school. “People oriented” means the school carries out varied activities depending on the law of teachers’ development and students’ success; “all-round development” means enabling the students to improve both physically and mentally in an all-round way; “individuality revealing” means making an individual growth plan for each student according to his or her own feature and characteristics; “international version” means enabling the students to keep pace with the development of the world and become a person of high quality with an international strategic perspective.
The lofty goals of running the school学校以“一年树形象，三年铸品牌，五年腾飞，十年卓越”为发展目标，以打造“毕节领先，贵州一流，全国知名，走向世界”的中华名校为办学目标，切实推进安全教育、健康教育、感恩教育、习惯教育、学业教育、外语教育、个性化教育和环境教育，使学生学会做人、健康成长，快乐学习、学识渊博，阳光大气、风范儒雅，才干卓著、幸福生活。
The goal of development of Liangcai School is to "build up the image within a year, shape a brand within three years, soar within five years and become brilliant within ten years ". The goal of running the school is to build the school into a Chinese elite with the reputation: “No.1 in Beijie, first-class in Guizhou, nationally well-known and open to the world”. We will feasibly and effectively promote the education in the flowing aspects: security, health, thanks-giving, habit, academic, foreign language, individualization and environment, enabling the students to learn to be, grow up happily and learn happily, hence becoming knowledgeable, sunshine and graceful, elegant and exquisite, capable and outstanding and enjoying a happy life.
First-class Managerial Team
The nationally well-known educationalist, Tao Xiping, has been honorably hired as the honorary president of the school. Mr. Zhang Mingchao, an educationist principal, is the school principal and the core figure, who is also nationally well-known. Besides, he was honored as one of the nation’s excellent principals and an outstanding principal of Sichuan Province. Zhang Yubin, Zhao Xiaolin, Wang Jiarong, Zhao Qin and some other master teachers have formed a professional and expert vice-principal core team which includes national superfine teachers, national model workers and postgraduates. “Efficient, fair, sociable and truth-seeking” are the work style that our cadres follow. The spirit of cooperation, exploration, pragmatism, devotion, sense of pride in school prosperity and “school highest”, pursuing excellence as well as fighting to be No. 1 is carried forward among all the staff.
The motto of school is to seek common development and be excellent to serve the country, which guides the staff to enhance awareness of a common destiny, clearly understand the work requirements and set ambitious targets. Our managerial concept is based on "culture shaping people, institutions restraining people, goals guiding people, rewards encouraging people". We have the moral philosophy of "good behavior, good habits, physical and mental fitness and aiming high and far", and the "open democracy, teacher-student interaction, experiencing success, learning happily" as a guide for teachers and students.
In order to strengthen the management scientifically and improve the effectiveness of management, we have developed a management system, which is "principal--- policy-making, plate-based management---decision-making, division of education--- carrying out decisions and grade groups---taking the specific responsibility of concrete tasks”.
Under the guidance of the school culture, our school has established a series of fine management systems so that the school management has become our target navigation.
The First-class Teaching Staff
Liangcai School aims to create the nationally first-class teaching staff, which is put as the school legislation. It has recruited over 400 outstanding teachers from national and provincial demonstration schools, among whom are 62 postgraduates, 10 master teachers, 67 advanced teachers and 76 with intermediate professional title. Besides, two of our teachers won the “National May 1 Labor Medal”, 12 teachers was honored as the national “Outstanding Teacher”, 45 teachers were rated as the “Provincial Core Teachers”, “Provincial Excellent Teachers”, “Provincial Advanced Educators” and “Provincial Excellent Headmasters”. Moreover, 81 teachers belong to municipal academic leaders and backbone teachers. Most of our teachers have been through more than three sessions of graduating classes. They love and respect their post, dedicated to their work. Pioneering and innovative, they endlessly explore new teaching methods. All of them are skilled with rich knowledge. With the help of these talented and resourceful teachers, more than 200 have been admitted into Qinghua University, Pecking University, Chinese University of HongKong, University of Oxford, Cambridge University and other well-known universities home and abroad. In 2014 alone, we have cultivated more than 10 teachers who participated in the municipal and regional “High Quality Teaching Competition” and won the first place. The qualified teaching staff has laid the foundation for the high quality of school running, establishing an image of high standard.
Spectacular School Condition
Built on the hillside, the magnificent school covers an area of 300 mu with a total investment of ￥400 million. Up until now, ￥380 million has been invested towards to this school. And nine building blocks now serve as the administrative building, primary school building, junior high school building, senior high school building, science building, library, boys’ dormitory, girls’ dormitory and students’ dining hall, with a total construction area of nearly 150,000 square meters. And a dorm of more than 50,000 square meters and a second cafeteria are now being built, which will be put to use in August next year. The well equipped students’ dormitories with all-round functions provide students with high quality service, and the cafeteria provides tasty foods with varied nutrition together with visual enjoyment. A standard sports ground with eight 400-metre plastic runways and another 10 standard basketball courts can surely satisfy the need of the physical training of all students as well as those who need further development in the art field. In addition, more than ￥30 million has been invested for the internal facilities and the construction of digital campus. The campus network system as well as the radio and television system has been built to meet the needs of students and teachers’ work, study and life. In order to guarantee the safely of both students and teachers, we have built a great access control and security system, hence without permission people from outside the campus can be completely blocked outside. Still it is prohibited to carry any kind of controlled knives, cigarettes, junk food and other dangerous items into the campus. Moreover, every classroom is supplied with the most advanced “electronic whiteboard” teaching system, making modern education, teaching technology and teaching art perfectly combined. Apart from these, such equipment and facilities as students’ reading rooms, computer rooms, music rooms, art rooms and dancing rooms have all been built. The gate of Liantcai toweringly stands and it demonstrates the noble and magnificent temperament. More than 300 granite steps lead to the Liangcai Thoroughfare, making it colorful and splendid. Standing on the top of the Liangcai Thoroughfare, one can feast his or her eyes with fantastic scenery. The greening of the campus is almost done and an eco-campus begins to take shape. The fresh air and pleasant environment here make the school a cradle of talent and a paradise for learners.
Effective Class Teaching Methods
Under the guidance of a forward-looking prospective, we tirelessly seek to comprehensively improve the quality of teachers, integrate the teaching materials scientifically and efficiently, radically reform the class-teaching modes and create a charming and efficient class-teaching mode. Firstly, the teaching idea is deeply rooted in all teachers, that is, all classes should be totally students-centered rather than teacher-centered. Teachers act only as a guide in class. Secondly, we pay close attention to the compiling of learning plans and the construction of class study group. Thirdly, we lay adequate emphasis on students’ self-exploration, demonstration and sublimation as well as detection and evolution. On the whole, efficient classes seek to effectively complete the learning task within a particular time unit and develop students’ learning ability through the guidance of teachers and the active thinking process of students.
According to students’ level of mastering knowledge, we try to implement multi-level teaching, giving different students different teaching tasks and developing the features of the students. What’s more, we pay close attention to the outstanding and top students. Both in Junior High and Senior High Division, we have set “dagger classes” and “superior classes”. In Senior High Division, the number of students in “dagger classes” and “superior classes” is no more than 36 in each class. In Junior High Division, the number of students in each of those classes is no more than 40. Thus we provide broad space for the “top students” and meet their needs of qualified education.
Every week each class has a lecture given by well-known foreign teachers. And we also set up English club, which has organized a wide variety of English activities for students. At the same time, we have built a long-term relationship between many well-known foreign schools, and have opened up “study abroad program”. Besides, various access to studying abroad have been opened up, such as the short-term summer study abroad, exchange student program, studying abroad at their own expense and overseas students.
In the fall term of 2014, Liangcai students entered for the Unified Examination organized by Qi Xingguan District, and the school got crowned with an absolute advantage. Junior One and Two ranked first in average score. In addition, Liangcai students swept up the highest marks in most of the subjects, such as Chinese, mathematics, English, physics, history, geography, biology and so on. What was better, 95% Liangcai students topped the list of the first 100 in all the subjects.
Colorful Campus Life
The school has formed nearly 30 different clubs which consist of dance club, choir club, vocal band club, national flag squad, brass band club, photography club, anime club, calligraphy club and arts-and-crafts club and so on. We also hold a variety of activities, such as Classic Readings, Reading Journals, Hand-copied Paper, Chinese Calligraphy Show, Couplet, Poetry Composing, Public Speech and Debate, English Talent and Lecture Room. The Fitness & Art Festival regularly held collectively displays the art achievements, excites the enthusiasm of both students and teachers and creates a rich and full-bodied atmosphere of culture on the campus.
In addition, we implement the reform of art-teaching classes. We transform our traditional teaching methods to optional teaching methods, which mean the learning contents are divided into two parts---compulsory courses and optional course. Besides the courses prescribed by the state, such courses as soccer, basketball, track and field, table tennis, badminton, handcraft, vocal music, instruments, performing and conducting are listed as optional items. Various “long-break physical exercise” activities have been successfully carried out, such as gymnastic, the aerobics and middle- and-long-distance running and so on.
On November 29, 2013, both teachers and students took part in “Qi Xingguan District Poetry Recitation Contest based on ‘Learning from the Top Ten Youths, Passing Positive Energy’ ”and won the first place. On June 11, 2014, Liangcai students went to Beijing to participate in CCTV “Star of Hope” National English Drama Final Competition, and won awards again: Our Middle School Group won the national 3rd place, group second prize and the Best Stage Effect Reward. Zhao Yiyang won the Individual Award for the Best Performance. The Primary Group won the national 5th place and group third prize. Ye Lin won the Individual Award for the Best Hero and Yang Yiwei won the Individual Award for the Best Performance.
各级党委、政府领导的高度重视和真切关怀，更为毕节梁才学校的发展创造了最优越的条件。2013年 ，全国政协常委、致公党中央副主席闫小培来到学校考察； 2014年，全国政协常委、九三学社中央副主席邵鸿来到校视察；贵州省省人大常委会副主任周忠良，贵州省教育厅长霍健康来校实地考察，对学校给予了高度评价；毕节市市长陈昌旭，毕节市市委常委、七星关区区委书记宫晓农，市委常委、秘书长、宣传部长王开俊，副市长冉霞等领导先后到校指导工作；七星关区四大家领导及市区教育局领导多次亲临学校指导工作，为学校排忧解难。
Communist Party committees and government leaders at all levels pay close attention and persistently give Liangcai true caring, creating the most favorable conditions for the development of Liangcai School. In 2013, the CPPCC Standing Committee and vice chairman of the Central Committee Yan Xiaoping paid a visit to our school. In 2014, the CPPCC Standing Committee and Vice-chairman of the Central Jiusan Society, Shao Hong came to our school to inspect. Guizhou Province People's Congress Deputy Director Zhou zhongliang and Guizhou Province Department of Education director Huo Jiankang came to our school for a on-the-spot investigation. They all spoke highly of our school. The mayor of Bijie City Chen changxu, Bijie Municipal Committee, Party Secretary of Qixingguan District Gong Xiaonong, Bijie Municipal Committee, the Secretary-General and Publicity Minister Wang Kaijun, Vice Mayor Ran Xia and some other leaders came to Liangcai school offered practical guidance. The leaders from the four boards of Qixingguan District and the leaders from the municipal and regional Bureau of Education came to our school several times in person, offering guidance and solving concrete problems.
Standing on the starting point of high specification, high standards and high-quality, Beijie Liangcai school, with tenacity and perseverance, will surely “seek and explore with her will unbending”. We have the heroic spirit of “going sky-high and abyss-deep”; we will follow the traditional moral with broad mind. Brave and fearless, we will spread our wings and fly freely in the shy just like eagles and hawks. We have a thousand reasons to believe that generations of excellent students with a "global vision" will be cultivated in our school.
Bijie Liangcai School, Guizhou Province
Nov. 11, 2014