Q: How do I register and how do I check the admission status?
Admissions information will be posted and updated regularly on the school’s website. We also host orientations for parents at the beginning of each year where we introduce our vision, mission and philosophy.
Our admission process:
Register for application on our official website
Attend parent orientation
Student experience day
Submit tuition payment
School submit student information to the Ministry of Education for approval
Q: Are the subject curriculums based on the curriculums of the Ministry of Education?
Our curriculums cover more than the scope of the Ministry of Education’s syllabi for the year 2019. Incorporating modern educational approaches such as STEAM while strengthening character development, the depth and breadth of the content of the students’ learning will exceed the curriculum of the Ministry of Education through the modularization of students’ learning process and the improvement of learning tools and methods.
Q: Does Hua Wen Global School provide continuity between primary and secondary education?
The school will continue to apply for the development of junior and senior high school experimental education. In the near future, graduates from Hua Wen Global School will be able to enroll directly in our junior and senior high school. With our enriched curriculum, our students will have a significant advantage in applying for schools whether abroad or at home.
Q: How is Hua Wen Global School preparing its students for higher education?
With a student-centered approach emphasizing on knowledge and character, Hua Wen Global School’s education aims to develop students’ autonomous learning abilities, enabling our students to acquire a variety of in-depth knowledge and skills in different fields, giving our students high academic competitiveness.
Domestic: Our solid teaching, effective learning methods, and rich learning content accelerate students’ learning process and help prepare our students for studying at the next level. Our arts, sports and community service programs can also give our students an advantage when applying for schools.
Abroad: In terms of English language abilities, our students are encouraged to complete Cambridge English: Key before leaving primary school, and Cambridge English: Preliminary by the end of junior high school. For our high school students planning to apply for universities abroad, we have an International Program to help our students pursue their studies overseas.
Q: What is Hua Wen students’ Student Status?
According to Article 15 of the Implementation Regulations of Non-School Type Experimental Education: The Student Status of students who participate in institutional experimental education shall be placed in a school designated by the Municipal Authority that accepts the application for experimental education, which is Taipei Municipal WuXing Elementary School for our students.
Q: What precautions has the school taken to ensure the students’ safety?
Our central air purification system is capable of filtering out PM2.5, reducing allergens and pollutants, creating a school environment of great air quality.
Our school has implemented three protection measures of student check in system, access control system, and professional security personnel, ensuring the safety of our students.
Teachers will lead students to different classrooms between classes.
For outdoor lessons, homeroom teachers, assistant teachers, as well as administrative staff will accompany students. If transportation is needed, students and teachers will be insured and we only rent buses under three years old. Vehicle safety inspection and safety drill will also be required.
Q: What are the arrangements for Physical Education when the school does not have its own gymnasium or field?
We collaborate with institutions such as Xinyi Sports Center and Taipei Tennis Sports Center, where they provide venues, professional coaches and courses designed for our students, such as swimming, cycling, table tennis, soccer, yoga, tennis. Our science class also arrange field trips to develop our students’ fitness.
The school offers a variety of after-school programs for students to choose from, including sports clubs.
There are two indoor open areas and about 1000 square meter outdoor area for on-site P.E. activities.
Q: Will our students have homework assignments?
Pre-class lesson preview and after-class review are essential components of our curriculum design. Moderate amount of homework assignments allows us to evaluate and assess students’ progress. Our teachers assign homework that engages a student’s writing and thinking skills. A wide range of diverse assignments including voice and video recording makes learning interesting and fulfilling.
Q: Will there be examinations and class ranking?
The school does not use grades as the sole criterion for evaluating children. Multiple Assessment Method is used to evaluate our students’ learning outcomes. Summative assessments are conducted twice a semester, with methods such as written and oral exams, reports, presentation, and exhibition; and students are allowed to retake tests.
The school also has an app with not only communicative functions but also students’ assessment that includes behavioral performance, work outputs, group collaboration, and publication, etc.
Q: What are the school hours?
The school opens at 7:30 in the morning. Classes start at 8:00 and end at 4:30. Extracurricular activities hours are 4:30 to 6 P.M. With our longer school hours, and rich and diverse lesson contents, there will be no need for after school cram schools, allowing more family time for our students and parents.
Q: How long are the school holidays? Will the school arrange activities during the holidays?
The school has four long holidays per year: one week of Spring and Autumn Break, one month of Summer Break and three weeks of Winter Break. The school will organize camps, trips, and exchange activities for children to take part in.
Q: What is the school’s stance on corporal punishment?
Corporal punishment is against our school policy. While corporal punishment may lead to short-term compliance, studies have shown that it is ineffective over the long-term and leads to negative outcomes. There are many factors that can affect a child’s behavior and we believe they must first be identified through discussion or counseling for students to understand and improve their own behavior.
Q: How can schools prevent bullying?
In our friendly campus environment, teachers and students respect each other and interact well. At our school, we pay attention to each student’s character. We allow students to develop naturally, while guiding and helping them with our education system. With our support, bullying behavior is unlikely to develop. Teachers will also observe students closely and should any aggressive behavior occurred, the school will set up a campus response team to deal with the incident and protect the children from harm.
Q: Does the school provide transport services?
The school is conveniently located near Taipei Metro Xiangshan station. There are currently no planned transportation services. If there is a demand for such services in the future, the school will reevaluate whether to provide transportation services.
Q: Do students need to wear uniforms?
Yes, students wear uniforms or P.E. uniforms.
Q: What is a typical day like at Hua Wen?