Message from the Principal
The Chinese language is the key to a huge cultural treasure chest of five thousand years of China's history. If there weren't any schools to teach language and culture, upcoming generations would only receive the benefits of only their local culture and language. To lose the opportunity to learn about the Chinese heritage would be a pity.
In 1980, Long Island Abundant Life Church recognized that there was an opportunity to relay the Chinese culture and language to children in the local Chinese community as well as being able to share the good news of Christ's love. Most notably, all of our teachers are Christians and bring the children their heart felt enthusiasm, loving care and patience through their classrooms.
In addition to classroom instruction, the Chinese school also runs several competitions and activities, such as Dictionary and Speech contests, Talent shows, Chinese Painting, and Chinese Yo-Yo. The school has a beautiful selection of children's books from Hong Kong and Taiwan that are available for our students to borrow. Parents are encouraged to read with their children as it stimulates and increases students' interest in the Chinese language. In addition to the current curriculum, topics such as Chinese history and culture will be added to broaden their knowledge.
When the children are immersed in an English environment, it isn't always easy to teach the children about their Chinese language and culture. Our goal is to have perseverance so that we can encourage each other not to give up. The Bible tells us, "You reap what you sow". As long as we have the commitment of our teachers and the support of the parents, we believe we can move upwards against the current to transform a cultural desert into a cultural oasis.
Let us work hand in hand to face the new challenge in this new millennium! Finally we wish all the best to our new generations!