Dear students, faculty, parents, alumni and friends,
The year of 2019 is coming to an end, and the bell of the New Year is ringing. On behalf of the High School Affiliated to Xi'an Jiaotong University, I would like to extend my New Year greetings and wishes to the faculty, to the students, to the retired comrades, to the alumni at home and abroad, to all parents, leaders and friends who care about the development of the High School Affiliated to Xi'an Jiaotong University at this happy moment.
"Time stops for no one and fortune favors the diligent ". In the past year of 2019, I saw teachers working hard, practicing their lofty oath of being a model for others; I saw the students studying hard, giving me warmth and strength; I also saw the workers in all positions at school, who were making their own efforts to the development of the school. During the past year, all the staff of the High School Affiliated to Xi'an Jiaotong University helped each other to be the best of themselves!
With the beginning of the new year, everything takes on a new look. The coming year of 2020 is an important journey for China to deepen the education reform. It is also a key year with great importance for the High School Affiliated to Xi'an Jiaotong University to realize the goal of " First place in Shaanxi province, first-class in China and well-known in the world ". The High School Affiliated to Xi'an Jiaotong University has been always practicing the concept of "seeking an education that maximizes each student’s potential". We firmly believe that the highest level of education is love and goodness; we believe that good education comes from love, follows goodness and aims at the lifelong growth of every intelligent life. To be a high-quality school in the new era, the High School Affiliated to Xi'an Jiaotong University needs to rebuild the people-oriented education belief in the persistence of human nature of being true, good and beautiful, in the inheritance of the excellent cultures of China and all over the world, to benefit from the 45-minute classes and to do the suitable education for every child.
In the last month of 2019, the High School Affiliated to Xi'an Jiaotong University won three first prizes of both men's and women's basketball teams in the Chinese High School Basketball League Match (Shaanxi zone). Particularly, the men's basketball team of the Senior High School has fully carried forward the sports spirit of higher, faster and stronger, and regained the champion after six years. Congratulations! The continuous winning of the basketball players has consolidated the school spirit of fighting for the first place whatever we meet, which will surly guide us to make excellent achievements one after another and write a new brilliant chapter for the 125th anniversary of the establishment and the 40th anniversary of the reestablishment of HSXJTU.
I sincerely hope that every teacher can always maintain the love and passion to education, strive to be a good teacher with belief, moral sentiments, knowledge and benevolence, and enjoy the joy and beauty of education for ever. I also sincerely hope that every student can cherish the beautiful youth, face all kinds of difficulties and challenges bravely, and develop in an all-round way of being moral, intellectual, physical, aesthetical and industrious.
Please remember the four education principles in mind from Mr. Gu Mingyuan:
No love, no education; no interest, no learning;
Teaching and educating in details; growing up in activities!
2020 is the homophony of "love you, love you", indicating that this is a year full of love and strength. Teachers love students, students love schools, and all the staff love the motherland. Let's grow together in love and tolerance, and work together with love and dedication!
Wish you all the best with a happy new year, with health, peace, and happiness!