The Student Development Center which oversees the Boarding Programme successfully held its first OCAC Got Talent Show on December 9th, 2020.
As well as providing the opportunity for students to demonstrate their talent and skills, the show enriched the boarding cultural life, created a space for each child's personality development, and cultivated the qualities of IB students: good communicators and risk-takers.
Our boarding students participated enthusiastically, worked hard together, and rehearsed actively. More than 40 boarders participated in the talent show. It is worth noting that more than 50 parents in the audience rushed to the school from all directions, just to watch the children's performance. Some parents came from Nantong to cheer for their children. We thank the parents for all their support.
Before the official start of the OCAC Got Talent Show, the Student Development Center carefully compiled a collection of student photos showing all the boarding activities organized this semester. These photos show how we provide a safe, settled, and happy environment for all our boarders.
All performers participated well in the performance. Both middle school and high school boarders cooperated as they sang Christmas songs, drama and dance performances, and played musical instruments. The performance was a delight! The students were filled with confidence and happiness, winning everyone's applause and laughter. It was truly a community effort and everyone gave their support and guidance to the children.
After the main show, the Student Development Center played a carefully recorded video of boarders sharing their Christmas wishes to parents and teachers. Some students shared how they truly appreciated their parents’ love and care. Some students sincerely thank the teachers for their guidance and help in their studies. Some students wished their classmates good grades in the new year. Likewise, G12 students encouraged each other and offered their wishes for admission to good universities.
Boarding staff guided the performers every night through their rehearsals. The teachers witnessed their confidence developed as well as their self-discipline. International Principal Dr. Renata spoke and thanked the Student Development Center and the boarding staff for their hard work and dedication. She also thanked the parents for their support, and for allowing our wonderful performers to shine and show their skills and talents.
Audience participation was encouraged by voting on several awards recognizing outstanding performances e.g. Best Popularity Award, Best Creativity Award among others. The results of the OCAC Got Talent Voting are provided below. Thank you, parents. There were 93 who participated in the online voting system.
Best Popularity Award：G12 Song 《小幸运》
Best Creative Award：Group Drama
Best Stage Performance Award：K-Pop Dance
Best Singing Award：G12 Song《Comethru》
Best Teamwork Award：Chorus《圣诞歌》
Most Interesting Award：Drama Skit
G7 Wang Luting's mother:
First of all, I would like to thank the school and teachers for providing this beautiful stage for the children. This is a warm and joyous night. The children show their talents and show their brilliance. Although they are still a little immature, they are serious, confident and generous. During the performance, the actors on the stage showed affection, cooperated tacitly, and other students in the audience applauded enthusiastically, cheering, and the atmosphere was very harmonious. After the busy schedule, the teachers in the dormitory department prepared the program list and tea break with great care. Several principals were dressed up and watched the whole process. They were very serious and took out their mobile phones to take pictures of the children from time to time and encouraged them.
A lot can be seen from some small details. This small party was a reaction to the situation of the boarding life. After the half-semester of accommodation, my child is very comfortable and very happy. Because she said the children here love each other have a good relationship, every day is full of joy and fun; the teachers are very responsible, disciplined, and willing to communicate with their parents. A few times, we encountered some small problems and responded to the teacher. The teacher spent a few hours listening patiently and quickly took improvement actions. The principals also attached great importance to the students who live on campus, and Principal Tian personally gave lectures to the children from time to time.
Although there is still room for growth, I feel that OCAC and the boarding program are the same as the children: friendly, enthusiastic, positive, and have continuous improvement, the future of them can be expected!
6.5 Zhang Zhen's father:
I am very happy to participate in this Got Talent Show today. It is very exciting. Thanks a lot for the teacher's dedication and the children's hard rehearsal. This year my child has just arrived at OCAC, I can feel the great changes in the child. From this performance, I can also see that the child's mental outlook has changed a lot. Thanks, teacher and school!
Welcome to boarding!
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The boarding office is now accepting applications for students to join the 2nd semester of 2020-2021 boarding program.
We are expecting more applications for Boarding this coming semester.
Therefore, we encourage you to hand in your applications as soon as possible.