At SUIS Qingpu, a remarkable group of parents serves as our ‘Storytelling Parents’ team. They use picture books as a bridge and stories as a medium to illuminate the path of our students’ school lives.
Since the blossoming of spring in 2021 to the radiant constellation they embody today, our storytelling parents have consistently shared touching stories and moments with our students, demonstrating both love and attention to detail. They are not just narrators but also genuine role models in the eyes of our children, transforming every Friday lunchtime class into an extraordinary experience.
Reflecting on 2023, our storytellers have consistently progressed on a nurturing path of growth. They have navigated diverse trails, from delving into Philosophy for Children (P4C) training to engaging in enriching life education courses. Their growth has flourished, from the careful curation of books and stories to the eager inclusion of new members. Each stride forward has stood as a testament to the unwavering hard work and dedication shared by all.
In the eyes of the students, these heartwarming stories and friendly faces have become an integral part on their journey of growth. Every storytelling session, every shared tear, constitutes a most precious moment in our collective memories.
During the winter season, we brought forth a warm celebration filled with gratitude for our storytelling parents. The exchange of gifts went beyond material items – they symbolized the exchange of hearts. Each storytelling parent approaching ‘retirement’ is a great source of pride. Their dedication and time have transformed their stories into the brightest stars, illuminating the path of our children’s growth.
Looking towards 2024, we are filled with excitement, as the storytelling parents will continue to accompany us in lighting the way for our students’ journey of growth with love and care.
“When together, we are a fire; when apart, we are stars across the sky.” In this cold winter, let us all feel the warmth of the storytelling parents and, together beneath the night sky of SUIS Qingpu, discover the stars that belong to us.”