学子心声 2017-12-08T00:15:03+00:00

在2011年的夏末,我来到多伦多这个这个陌生的城市开始了留学生涯。第一年,我就读于一个名不见经传的公校,生活十分无趣。每天三点过放学便已没有什么事情好做,作业也大多能在半小时至一小时之类完成。学校不会强行要求去参加任何上课以外的活动,而且就算有活动也少的可怜。学校的老师不会去督促你做作业或者认真上课,只要不影响他人,几乎为所欲为。再加之也不是什么好学校,也就不存在学习氛围这个东西了。学生与老师发生冲突虽不能说是家常便饭,但也不时会发生。公校的设施赶不上私校,所以做实验就跟中国差不多,老师做一遍学生在下面看着就行。在2012的春季便开始了转校的打算,也就联系上了才思公司的何老师(Winnie),然后顺利拿到了Ridley的通知书。较之公校,Ridley的生活可以用丰富多彩的来形容,十多种运动任你选择,无论你是菜鸟还是专业选手。放学后的生活不再是无趣而是恰到好处,不会有很多事让你忙碌不已但也不会让你产生无聊的这种想法。丰富多彩的活动仅仅是私校发光点的一小部分,完善的校园设施和尽责的老师也是选择私校的理由之一。老师会督促你完成作业,每天也有不同科目的值班老师在让学生得到更好的辅导。宿管会每天提醒你睡觉时间以及每周检查房间的整洁,久之会形成良好的生活和作息习惯。总而言之,在私校度过的三年让我受益匪浅,不论是从学术上还是生活,也为接受大学的忙碌生活打下了基础。

Jinjing Zhou, Ridley College

“开学2个多月了,现在我已经差不多适应了学校的生活。我目前的学习,我个人觉得有了质的飞跃。老师上课我大部分都能听懂,尤其是物理和数学,物理能听懂90%以上,数学80%以上。英语也在逐步提高。我的ESL英语课,我都能明白,老师说我下个学期不用读ESL了,但我试读的10年级英语课听起来还有点吃力。经过了几次考试,我的数学物理都是A+(90分以上),所以我拿了奖励。监护公司安排我入学前就读的一个月英语夏令营对我帮助很大,因为有了这1个月的适应期,所以我才能有今天的成绩。”

Krystal Zhou, Thornhill SS

“刚来加拿大的时候,我心里忐忑不安。我的英语基础不好,再加上因为签证拿到手时已经开学了2周半了,我迟到了3周。我担心跟不上课。特别感谢监护公司为我安排的寄宿家庭女主人是个退休的英语老师。她每天都义务教我英语。做晚饭时我和她一起准备食物,我说英语她帮我更正,我的家庭作业有不会或不懂的地方我也问她,她很耐心地教我。我希望明年还能住在他们家。监护公司的老师第一次来学校探访我的时候,知道了我学习上的困难,就和学校协商给我安排一个学习伙伴。后来学校安排了Stephanie坐在我的桌旁,帮助我。Stephanie是加拿大出生的华裔,会说一些国语,她很耐心,每次都是先用英文慢慢地解释给我听,我不明白了,就写出单词,让我查电子字典,还不明白的时候才用中文解释。她说是老师教她的,这样我的英文就可以尽快提高了。班上的同学都很友善,也很愿意帮助我。现在第一学期过去了,我选修的四门功课居然都过关了,顺利拿到学分。我很高兴,很感谢所有帮助我的人。”

Hui Dai, Barrie North Collegiate

“想起我第一个寄宿家庭,我现在感到很对不起他们。那时因为我刚来加拿大,英文不好,很怕和房东交流。那天放学我的朋友开车来学校接我到他那里玩,我在他那里吃了晚饭看了会电视就已经晚上11点多了,我没有打电话通知房东我不回家吃饭,看到太晚了,也不想回去打扰他们,就在朋友那过夜了。第二天我知道他们一直等我到半夜三更,焦急万分中打电话通知了我的监护公司。早上我的监护老师找到我,批评我不遵守寄宿家庭的纪律,和我重申了纪律,要我保证以后不再违犯,最后还给我和我的父母发了一封警告信。我当时有点怪房东多管闲事,抱怨自己没有自由,但后来我明白他们是担心我那晚的安全。”

Mike Gao, Innisdale SS

“在加拿大滑铁卢参加的三个星期的夏令营让我永生难忘:忘不了我到的第一天因为晕飞机不能上课,我的房东爸爸特意请假一天陪伴我;忘不了何老师从多伦多开车来为我送药;忘不了房东在我到来前一天专门为我在家门口搭了一个篮球架;忘不了房东的两个可爱的孩子(3岁和5岁)看到我病了,拉着我的手的温暖;忘不了Paul老师生动风趣的教课;还有很多很多,我看到加拿大人的淳朴和善良,我爱加拿大美丽的自然风景。如果有机会,我希望将来能来加拿大读大学或研究生。”

Frank Chen

“After having attended Trafalgar for Grades nine through twelve, and continuing my studies in science at McGill University, I appreciate more than ever the impact Trafalgar has had on my life. Unlike several fellow university students, I find myself confident in my abilities to handle a challenging course load and the technological knowledge I garnered through Trafalgar’s laptop initiative cannot be underrated. Why, in the past week alone I have taught two individuals (one a professor!) some of the finer points of Microsoft’s PowerPoint. Additionally, Trafalgar seeks to graduate well-rounded girls by offering them a smorgasbord of artistic, athletic and academic programmes. At Trafalgar I met my best friends, formed international friendships, developed my leadership skills, was academically challenged and truly strengthened my character. I question how confident, how well rounded, how tech-savvy, how prepared I would be were it not for the lessons learned within the castle walls. I cannot thank my parents enough for sending me to Trafalgar, but I must also express my gratitude to every person who, through their benevolence, made Trafalgar the fortifying experience it was. I cannot put a price on the effect it has had on my personality, my intelligence and my life, nor can any parent put a price on their daughter’s future.”

Maddie B, Trafalgar Castle School
“My host family is very nice. When I came to Canada, I worried about my new family in Canada because I have to live with them. But I didn’t have to worry about it. When I arrived at home they warmly welcomed me. I was relieved. My host mother has two sons. They are very cute and always high-spirited. They make me smile. There are some students like me in my homestay. It’s also good thing for me because I can make friends and I can enjoy talking with them. Some people think that I must miss my family in Japan and Japanese food. But I don’t really miss them thanks to my host family and my host mother’s cooking. Also I like my room. I like my host family very much. They have treat me as if I’m real once of their family. I appreciate their kindness. I am very happy. I am having a good time in Toronto, Canada. I’d like to study hard and have fun with my host family and my friends.”
Akiko Nakajo, Student from Japan