Bernadette Carmody - 广州美国人国际学校校长 - Director, American International School of Guangzhou.
1. 广州美国人国际学校主要有哪些年龄群的学生?Which age group does AISG (American International School of Guangzhou) mainly aim at?


AISG招收3至18岁的国际学生,我们的年级设置是从学前班3岁一直到12年级。AISG旨在为每个年级的学生提供优异的,合适发展的学习机会。我们也非常注重培养和发展学生的各方面技能,为学生日后能适应快速发展的数字时代环境并作出杰出表现做好准备。
Students at AISG range in age from 3 to 18 years of age; we have grades PreSchool 3 to Grade 12. We aim to provide excellent, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities at each grade level. We are also passionate about developing our students so they are equipped with the skills they need to flourish in a rapidly-changing, digital environment.

2. 请问您在广州美国人国际学校工作了多久?是什么让您投身于教育事业?How long have you been with AISG? What makes you want to commit yourself to education?

我的丈夫和我在2014年7月搬来广州。我从1981年开始从事教育行业,我的教育事业生涯是从做一名高中老师开始的。我觉得没有什么能比积极地影响学生的人生并让他们成为快乐和有成就的人更让我开心的事了。
My husband and I moved to Guangzhou in July 2014. I’ve been involved in education since 1981 when I started as a high school teacher. There is nothing more important to me than finding ways to positively impact the lives of students so that they can be happy, productive people.

3. 您能简要概括广州美国人国际学校的历史吗?Could you briefly introduce the history of AISG?

因为今年是我校建成35周年纪念,我们花了很多时间和精力去整理AISG过去35年的历史和发展的照片。在1981年,70年代末,广州成为商业和工业的主要枢纽,吸引了外国领事馆和外国商会在本地建立。在此环境下外国政府和跨国公司的员工看到了更重要的需求,要让外籍孩子们即便在远离家乡的独特环境中,也可以享受到美国式教育。美国领事馆了解到此需求后计划给美国领事馆官员和美资公司的员工子女设立广州第一所向持有外国护照的孩子提供教育的学校。AISG的历史第一页从东方宾馆里一个有着7名学生的课室开始。当年学校的名字是美国在穗学校(ASG)。因着创校目的和美国领事馆的不断支持,学校为学生创造了一个父母亲家里以外的大家庭环境。教师、学生和家长在学校大家庭里都有着共同的愿景 – 为在广州市工作和生活的外籍父母的孩子们提供最优质的教育。 今年是我校建成35周年,我们目前有来自50个不同的国籍的1000多名学生以及103名教职员工!
Because this is our 35th anniversary, we’ve taken time to piece together the history and photographs of the development of AISG over its 35-year history. In 1981, AISG was founded under the auspices of the U.S. Consulate as the American School of Guangzhou (ASG). ASG opened with just 7 students and classes were taught in the Dong Fang Hotel. 4 years later, the school moved to larger facilities in the Garden; and in 1994, ASG moved into its first purpose-built space in the Greenery in Guangzhou. The High School (Grades 9 through 12) was added and accredited during SY1996-97, and three students formed the first graduating class in 1998. Also in 1998, the school changed its name to the American International School of Guangzhou and gained official recognition by the People’s Republic of China as a school serving expatriate children. In 2002, AISG moved to a new purpose-built facility on Ersha Island. Grades K-12 were all housed at the Ersha Campus until 2007, when the Middle School and High School divisions moved to a new purpose-built campus located at Science Park in Guangzhou. Today, in our 35th Anniversary year, we have over 1000 students, 103 faculty and over 50 nationalities represented!

4. 广州美国人国际学校是如何全面培养学生的能力?How does AISG nurture its students in an all-round way?

我们支持学生全面发展他们的潜能,所以我们不只专注于学生的学术发展,同时也注重学生的身体,心理,道德以及社会素养的培养。我们也非常注重培养和发展学生的兴趣爱好,让他们能够有充分的机会学习和发展自己的兴趣爱好。我们是广州唯一一间非营利性的国际学校,我们的宗旨是一切以学生为本,一切以学生的利益出发。
We support students developing all aspects of their potential, so we’re not just focused on their academic development but also on their physical, ethical, social, and emotional development. We also nurture students’ passions and interests, so that they are fully engaged in their learning. We are the only not for profit international school in Guangzhou and we’re committed to having a student-centered approach to all that we do.

5. 在今后学校的建设与发展上,您将会采取哪些有效的措施?What measures will you take to further the development of AISG?

我们最近公布了新一年我校的使命和愿景。受到我们最新的愿景阐述,我们会一直继续创造有活力,有同情心,并且与社区紧密联系的学习机会。我们计划了不少举措。我们的创新举措会持续发展,在这个过程中我们也会继续寻找各种创新的方式把科技及其应用与学生各方面学习相结合。我们目前在不断加速对科技的运用, 编码已经成为一种新的电子读写能力。通过对Bee Bots的创意运用,我们的低龄儿童班以及小学班级开始学习编码。Spheros, Arduinos 以及机器人课程给我们的中学生提供了学习编码的机会。此外,我们的新剧院已经建成并开放。新剧院得以让我校中学生的视觉及表演艺术课程有进一步的发展。AISG在这个暑假将主办一个独家的“百老汇通行证 - 戏剧强化培训夏令营”,并将在我校的新剧院里进行。所以我们会给学生带来一个让人兴奋的光明未来!
Inspired by our vision, we’re constantly looking for ways to create dynamic, compassionate, and connected learning. There are many significant initiatives planned. Our Innovation Initiative will continue to develop as we find more and more creative ways to embed technology and its responsible use into all aspects of learning. We are now accelerating technology adoption, having adopted coding as a new form of digital literacy. Through the creative use of Bee Bots, our early childhood and elementary classes are coding. Spheros, Arduinos and Robotics all provide middle and high school classes with coding opportunities. In addition, our new state of the art theatre has just opened, which will further enhance our comprehensive Visual and Programs Arts programs for our Middle and High School students. AISG is hosting an exclusive Broadway Summer Program in our new theater so we have a very exciting, bright future ahead for AISG and our students!

DB:我们能从什么渠道了解更多‘广州美国人国际学校’?Where can we get more information about ‘American International School of Guangzhou’?

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