XinXing Elementary School
Jinfong Township, Taitung County
Brief History and Background
XinXing Elementary School was founded on April 2nd, 1961. It is situated besides the Central Range of Taiwan, facing the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The parents of the students are mostly from the native Paiwan tribes, the XinXing and Beili townships. Therefore, the families are mostly underprivileged economically and medically. However, their extraordinary Paiwan tribal arts and cultural traits, didn't only made the campus into a mini natural forest, but it also created "The Campus as My Home" scenery, which gives us a glimpse of their Paiwan tribal wisdom.
Students and staff
It is a school with generations of East Paiwan tribal descendants attending. Elementary school has six classes, in total of fifty-five students. Two classes in Kindergarten, in total of 24 students. More than 97.5% of the students are of Paiwan tribal descendants. School staffs includes a principal, twelve elementary school teachers, two kindergarten teachers, two preschool caregivers, two native speaking teachers, three administration officers, and two kitchen staffs. 37% of the staff are of native descendants.
Our school focused on the Humane Care and Independent Learning. Goals are to create a 'Culture of Self', which included self-affirmation, self-liking and to respect others. Then the 'Informative Culture', where students broader their horizon in knowledge and life application. Thirdly, the 'Culture of Knowledge', which including life- long learning. 'Culture of Creativity' is the forth, including Independent judgment for art and beauty. Lastly, 'Culture as a person of Nature' to believe in nature and allow nature to take its course.
First of all, our school wishes to strive towards the 'Learning For All', which we encourage all the teachers to attend all ranges of continuing education trainings. This is to ensure all educators are equipped to assist the students in improving their learning abilities. We also promote 'local education' by creating a native culture campus. Creative corner in the classroom and campus, to ensure the students are stimulated. Last and not least, the physical fitness classes to promote health education in the campus.