新学年新启航! Welcome to a New School Year!
Welcome to a New School Year!
The new semester is nearly here, and everyone at Fettes College Guangzhou (FCG) has been busy getting ready! We look forward to meeting you soon, together with the rising sun over the mountains, the evening full of rosy clouds and the star-studded night sky.
During this summer vacation, the campus environment has been comprehensively upgraded under the direction of Jeroen Gakes, Head of College（Expat), and Julie Zheng, Head of College (Chinese). The result is a campus full of vitality and practicality. Other preparations for the start of the semester include teacher training and important epidemic prevention and disinfection work.
Campus environmental upgrade
We have added a climbing wall in the sports hall so climbing will be available as a new sport this semester. Our public areas and enrichment facilities have exciting new displays, all contributing to making FCG a vibrant learning environment.
清理杂草 Clean up the Weeds
班级布置 Class Decoration
荣誉墙 Honour Wall
健身房 The Gym
舞蹈室 Dance Room
恒温游泳池（幼儿园） Heated Swimming Pool（EY)
校服展示区 School uniform Display Area
楼梯改造 Stair Renovation
体育中心 Sports Centre
标准恒温游泳池 50mX25m Specify length of pool (50m) and (25m)
Both our Swimming pools have been fully cleaned and ready for use!）
Improvement of teaching and co-curricular facilities
Our Black Box and Theatre have been fully prepared for the amazing performances we hope will happen this year. Collaborating with professional external providers, FCG will give students more opportunities to show themselves on the stage such as English Drama, which will be launched during Co-curricular Activities time every week. Under the guidance from teachers, students will also spend a long time to prepare FCG annual Drama Festival. Through Drama, our students will become more confident at expressing their feelings and contribute to a rounded personality.
黑匣子 Black Box
剧院 The Theatre
We are excited to relaunch our PMP music training program this semester. Students can choose to learn piano, violin, cello or take other musical courses in their spare time. Our orchestra will be re-established with regular rehearsals and performances.
其他所有运动设施也已准备就绪，不乏高尔夫球馆、棒球场、室内恒温游泳池、 FIFA认证的足球场、 FIBA 认证的篮球场、壁球馆等，更让人兴奋的莫过于新学期即将开始的马术课程，这一项目深受家长和学生的青睐。
All of our other sports facilities are also ready for the students’ return, including our golf training centre, baseball courts, heated indoor swimming pool, FIFA-certified soccer field, FIBA-certified basketball court, dance studio and squash courts. We are very excited to be launching equestrian classes in the new term, which we expect to be very popular with students.
High-end technology to support teaching and learning
FCG在电子产品使用管理上张弛有度。为满足学子们平日学习和查阅资料的需要，新学期的初高中教室都配备了多台 iMac 苹果一体机，小学是人手一台Ipad，供学生学习使用。学生并非只有到计算机实验室才能使用电脑。
FCG promotes a balanced use of electronic devices. In order to support students in their daily learning and research, middle and high school homeroom classrooms are each equipped with one iMac for each individual student. In addition, we have two computer rooms and each class has access to a bank of iPads in primary school. Teachers are responsible for managing the use of devices as appropriate.
Teacher training for life-long learning
FCG advocates that teachers should lead by example and embody the principle of life-long learning. Teachers have benefited from a training programme delivered by the Heads of College, subject leaders and external experts.
Epidemic prevention work remains an ongoing priority
为了确保校内防疫安全，后勤队已加强校内环境消毒工作，对校园重点场所、公共用具和空调通风系统进行了彻底清洁消毒。对户外大型玩具、门把手、扶梯的扶手等高频接触物体表面进行预防性消毒。我们定期要求全员核酸，新生入学前必须做体检，老生返校前需做 24 小时核酸检验。
The logistics team have cleaned the campus environment: all key locations and public facilities have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, as well as the conditioning ventilation system. High-touch surfaces such as outdoor toys, doorknobs and handrails are routinely disinfected. We require all staff to have a regular NAT. New students must have a physical examination before entering school, and returning students must have a 24-hour NAT before returning to school.
We wish all our students a positive start to the new semester and all the very best as they pursue their dreams.