After the long summer holiday, I couldn’t wait to return to our beautiful school and continue to study. First of all, I welcome new students to the big SHBS family. I hope everyone of you can actively contribute to the school while enjoying campus life.
First, some advice to the new students, and I hope it helps.
Like you, I was an uncertain new student a year ago, trying to adapt. The variety of courses and all-english teaching brought me great trouble, but after talking with teachers again and again, I gradually adapted to the school. If you have any problems, you can solve it easily by talking to our teachers.
I wonder if there are shy students who are reluctant to show themselves on stage. In the past, I was one of them. I was not very interested in performing on stage. But when I did it for the first time, with the encouragement of my teacher, my mind was changed and I became keen to perform. I played the clarinet, read poems, and danced with my classmates for the first time. These helped me grow more confident, and also created precious memories.
The school has many activities, like a poetry reading competition, an English speech competition, an English debate competition, and more, which gives you plenty of opportunities to show your language ability and cultivate your self-confidence.
Besides these academic activities, there are others which produce a lot of fun. The art festival in December is sooner than you expect. Students can prepare to show their talents. Last year's Art Festival was a feast for the eyes. I believe with fresh energy this year will be even better. I hope every new student will join and enjoy.
Now, I want to say something to the returning students.
I believe everyone had their own harvest this summer. With the arrival of the new semester, we all have new pressure: Grade 10 students are facing the TOEFL test, grade 11 students face the pressure of ACT and SAT tests, and seniors have entered the college application season. But please believe that your efforts will pay off. I wish that you all can successfully complete the tasks of the new semester and achieve your ideal results.
I look forward to seeing new students adapting quickly, and with my fellow returning students, making even more progress.
Dear teachers, dear students, good afternoon. My name is David Kong，a freshman at SHBS.
It's my honor to represent new students.
With a yearning for the future and the larger world, we come to this beautiful school for our high school years.
During the experience camp, I was the battalion commander and the director of the closing ceremony. During this time, I learned the true meaning ofan essential word:respect.
Everyone is an individual with independent thinking, and people will have similar or different views. At such times, we need to respect everyone, listen to their views, discuss with them, and seek common ground while respecting differences. Throughout history, the progress and development of society has been generated through the collision of different viewpoints.
I feel grateful for the SHBScampus. Our school covers a large area, has a beautiful environment and has a wide variety of sports facilities. Besides, next to our school is the famous ancient town of Zhujiajiao. Being able to live and study in such a beautiful campus has enhanced my motivation and kept me in a happy mood.
While communicating with SHBS teachers, I found that they were all humorous, their classes were lively and interesting, and they always cared about student In the experience camp, whenI strained my voice, the teachers were very concerned about me, which was very touching.
In the new semester, we new students, to should take the outstanding seniors as our role moderls, cooperate with them, harmoniously, and also invite students to participate in ourlearning and community activities. Together we will continue,to build a better campus, a better community.
Finally, I hope you can study hard in SHBS. I wish you good results and I wish the teachers success in their work.
Honorable principals, distinguished teachers, and fellow classmates:
Good Afternoon! I’m Caca from Class 2, Grade 12 and it's a great honor to represent the seniors and to share my thoughts with you. I believe that over the past two months, you all had a happy and fulfilling summer vacation. I warmly welcome old friends who have returned to campus along with our new friends who have just joined SHBS. Welcome to our warm family.
For classmates in Grade 9 and 10, I hope you can seize the relatively abundant time you still have, and plan in advance for your studies. While ensuring school performance, you can participate in extracurricular activities and explore yourselves.
For the 11th graders, the pandemic unfortunately endures. Restrictions limit our examination arrangements. But we still need to strengthen our basic skills and prepare ourselves at all times. Fortunately, our school has become an ACT test center, which provides us with the opportunity to participate in the American college entrance examination without leaving home. I am also lucky to be part of the first batch of candidates. You should seize upon this convenience and add a competitive point to your application. If you have any questions about the application, we are happy to answer them.
For us, the next two semesters are the key stage of our final sprint. We will try our best to honor what we’ve already gained from the school, for ourselves and for four years’ hard work without regret.
Finally, I want to end with a quotation from Principal Bowen: “It is easy to give up, but if you keep going, you will grow and harvest happiness."
Here I’m sincerely grateful for the many teachers and parents who strongly support us. Thank you very much!