选择公校还是私校？10月24日来参加第八届CPAC教育日活动，听这场关于公、私校对比的小组讨论：一位资深中学老师（女儿被哈佛大学录取）、一位学生家长（研究员、教育专栏作家、女儿就读于著名私立学校）与两位曾就读于公校和私校的同学现身说法，分享他们的亲身体验。让我们一起跟随他们，感受公校与私校的特点及优、劣势，更全面、更真实的了解公校与私校系统。座位有限！请尽快在网上注册： http://cpac2015eday.eventbrite.com， 获得活动免费门票。
Public vs. Private schools: pros and cons for parents to consider (panel discussion)
Speakers: Chaomin Li, Sophia Shi, Jazmine Xian, Simon Ng
Four speakers will attend this panel discussion: A secondary school teacher, Chaomin Li, will talk about the public sector; a parent and also a professor, Sophia Shi, will talk the private sector; a university student, Jazmine Xian, and a young professional, Simon Ng, will share their experience in both public and private schools.
Chaomin Li, a high teacher who was educated in both China and Canada and teaches at Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute, Toronto District School Board. Since 2001, he has taught the subjects of science (grade nine, ten) and biology (grade 11, 12) at four different high schools. As an experienced educator, he’s also tutored and consulted many students and their parents in areas of subject learning, academic progress, school selection, university application. His daughter, Chloe Y. Li is currently studying Neurobiology and the Classics at Harvard University.
Chaomin will give a brief introduction to Ontario public schools, including the class set up, students, teachers, credits, finance, and home or optional admissions.
Dr. Sophia Shi, PhD, is a former research professor in the field of comparative institutional analysis who has been an academic visitor to many universities in Europe and North America before immigrating to Canada in 2012. Since moving to Canada, Dr. Shi has worked for the Canadian third largest law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright but is currently working as an education columnist, and researcher focusing on comparing the education system of China and Canada. Sophia has published her findings on immigrant children’s education in newspaper and magazines such as China Daily. Her work has also been recognized in major domestic and overseas Chinese online media.
Sophia will present the rationale for moving her daughter from a public to a private school. She will compare the two systems and their advantages and disadvantages. Sophia will offer some excellent suggestions to parents.
Jazmine Xian is a senior at University of Western Ontario. Next spring, she will be completing her degree in Honors Specialization in Accounting in BMOS. She finished her first eight years of education in private schools and received her high school diploma in a public school system. Jazmine has actively done research in both private and public education systems to help international students with their academic future. She is also involved in networking activities with international university students to assist them in adapting to the new environment.
Jazmine will present an overview of challenges which new immigrants and international students face when they first settle in Canada. Jazmine will summarize the experiences that previous students had when they attended elementary, middle school and high school in Toronto. She will discuss her own thoughts and experiences with both public and private education systems. Jazmine will also focus on programs and opportunities that students have access to. These programs help them to excel in either education systems ultimately preparing them for an undergraduate program.
Simon Ng is a health product developer by trade and an educator at heart. Helping children reach their dreams drives Simon’s passion for teaching. Simon was educated through the Montessori system, the Catholic school system of St. Michael’s Choir School, the rigorous International Baccalaureate program at Upper Canada College, followed by a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in chemistry and biochemistry, at University of Western Ontario. In his spare time, Simon teaches piano and music theory, is an active volunteer at organizations for youth, such as teaching Entrepreneurship Series at Across U-Hub and coordinating programs at the Chinese Collective Arts Association. Simon has successfully completed the Emergenetics Facilitator certification. He aims to empower youth to better understand themselves – how they think, communicate, and learn – and find success in their own passions.
Simon will share his experience in the private school system.
旨在为新移民家庭提供有关加拿大教育制度的信息和其他相关服务，帮助家长和学生在加拿大新生活中取得成功的年度教育盛会，第八届CPAC“教育日”活动将于10月24日在北约克的一所公立高中内举行（地址：100 Princess Avenue, North York, ON M2N 3R7）。
日 期: 2015年10月24日 星期六
时 间: 下午1点半时至5点半
地 点: 100 Princess Avenue, North York, ON M2N 3R7（近North York Centre地铁站）