Welcome back to all students, teachers and staff members at Beijing Enlighten School to start our Second Semester. In celebrating our local and global identity, we wish to begin by saying how wonderful it is to see old and new students all here.
Identity is indeed a word that resonates in all our lives as individuals. If you are here, we all want to make sure that your individual story and your voice gets heard and that you can feel how much value you are for BES.
As PRINCIPLED members of our BES Community, we want to act with integrity and honesty, taking responsibility for our actions. In praising our Chinese identity, we wish to be REFLECTIVE in considering our learning and experience from the lenses of other students who do not get the same educational opportunities and need support.
This second semester let's show empathy, compassion and respect towards others' feelings to ensure that CARING becomes a visible feature of BES students and staff members.
In this global and local identity, we have a personal commitment to service and to make a positive difference in the lives of the people who are part of our daily lives here and in our broader community.
We are all BES learners in communicating, thinking and inquiring into topics that are sometimes bigger than us. In courageously walking through the doors of this beautiful school, let’s start this second semester with great energy and showing how proud we are to be part of our school and community.
May we all have an engaging, enjoyable second semester full of enthusiasm for discovering new knowledge and applying it to our lives.