Enhancing children's confidence through daily life experiencesEducation | 27 Jul 2021
Held on June 19 (Saturday) at Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, The Standard's TKO Education Fair received an overwhelming response from parents and educators. Aside from individual booths for consultation and information collection, the Fair also featured six presentations by experienced educators.
Enhancing children’s confidence through daily life experiences
Originating from Australia, Box Hill (HK) International Kindergarten and Preschool provides quality education in the children’s best interest to cultivate confident lifelong learners.
With 18 years of experience, Mandy Kaur, principal of the Fo Tan campus, underscored the importance of confidence. “We are all unique in our own way, but do our children know that?” She explained: “Confidence means you can believe in yourself, feeling sure of yourself and your abilities, and willing to try something new. At Box Hill, we use a confidence lion, which is known as one of our boxhillian qualities, to represent these qualities.”
So, how does one build self-confidence in a child? “It begins from home and extends at school. Parents and teachers are the key factors in developing children’s confidence,” she stressed. “Please show children your love, and encouragement to motivate them to do more, and most importantly, allow them to make mistakes.”
Supplementing Kaur’s speech, Brandy Wo, principal of the Tseung Kwan O Campus, shared her experience as a mother, and an educator for more than 20 years. She noted: “Kindergarten is the first social environment for children, so parents should pay attention to how to select a kindergarten that provides a happy learning environment for their little ones.”
She then showcased students’ homework and a video of a K1 class, to introduce the school’s characteristics. “Child-centred, Box Hill encourages children to try new things, as well as supporting their perseverance and resilience, with an emphasis on positive discipline.”
“The importance of self-confidence should not be underestimated, as it has been strongly linked to happiness and success through multiple studies,” she stressed. “At Box Hill, we believe that confidence is key for a brighter future.”