5H CHAN Tsz Ying, Winsely was successfully appointed as the UNICEF Young Envoy after completing the UNICEF Young Envoys Programme 2014. About 60 students from different schools in Hong Kong were selected for the programme. They finished a series of leadership training sessions. In August, Winsely had a very fruitful experience when she visited some village schools in Gansu. Click here for more information.
On 26th September, S4 to S6 students attended a talk organized by Junior Achievement Hong Kong on the “importance of a positive attitude to work “. The guest speaker, Mr, Clive Lee, the Regional Relations Manager of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, shared his own experience of success and encouraged students to be more proactive and analyze things from different perspectives. He also shared with students how to cooperate with others in a team. Click here for more information.
The ECA promotion days were successfully held on Sept 18 & 19. More than 20 ECA groups /clubs set up counters where students could get more information to get a better understanding before choosing an ECA.
The 1st round enrollment result will be announced on Oct 3. Students who are not admitted into any ECA in the 1st round can consider enrollment in the 2nd round, Oct 6-10. Click here for more information.
An iPad workshop was held on September 19 for all new teachers to equip them with skills of using information technology in their lessons. The Principal, Mr. Law, demonstrated some useful apps and the way iBooks can be used to facilitate students’ learning. English teachers, Ms Muriel Weng, also showed how she uses iPads to arouse students’ interest in learning and monitor their progress. Click here for more information.
On 11th September 2014 teachers from different Departments attended a briefing session for e-learning platforms conducted by the Suppliers. The session aimed at introducing to teachers the e-learning platform systems. The e-learning platforms have tools like “Flip the Classroom” that allows teachers to conduct lessons according to their students’ needs and learning progress so as to enhance the effectiveness of student learning.
In addition, students can learn complex concepts in a real-world context, relating these to their existing knowledge of the curriculum and their own experiences. It provides an opportunity for independent learning and increases students’ confidence. Click here for more information.
An S1 residential training camp was held for our S1 students from September 3 to September 5, 2014. This three-day (two-night) camp provided a disciplined learning environment that challenges our students both mentally and physically. The camp has become a tradition at the College, helping students to successfully integrate with their classmates as they begin their high school lives. A highlight of the camp was the BBQ and the Parents' Evening on Friday, Sep 5. The first session was a parent's seminar conducted by the College's Discipline Team, which aims to help parents gain a better understanding of the characteristics and the behavioral adjustments required by their child when moving from Primary 6 to Secondary 1. The second session was the Graduation Ceremony of the Training Camp. All the students and parents were having a great evening. Click here for more information.
Our S2 and S3 students visited the elderly with the help of S6 students on 5th September, 2014. The S2 students visited the elderly near our college and the S3 students visited the elderly in Sham Shui Po Fortune Estate. They gave them the Lucky Bags (福袋) and moon cakes so as to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Besides, they also helped interview the elderly. Our students had enjoyed a meaningful afternoon by showing their concern and greeting to these seniors. Click here for more information.
On the morning of 1st September, with more than 800 teachers and students gathering at the School Hall, the Opening Ceremony of the 2014-2015 school year was held. Principal Lawrence Law delivered a visionary speech. Alumni Suzanna Kwok, Students 6L Mark Chan and 3T Karis Lam also gave speech during the ceremony. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to S3H Ramanpreet Kaur, S6M Simrandeep Kaur and their mother for winning the Overall Champion in the Top Chef Competition 2014 (Aug 30) which is jointly organized by the Mongkok Kai Fong Association Limited and JPC of Mongkok (Police). Click here for more information.
The S1 Parents’ Information Seminar 2014 was held on 30th August successfully. The aim of the seminar is to introduce the college’s general policies, routines and our expectations on students. In addition, students and their parents can meet their class teachers face-to-face in the classroom. Click here for more information.
Our students again achieved good results in the 2014 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination. Our rate regarding University Entrance Requirement for degree programmes is 67 %, which is well above the Hong Kong average of 40%. Click here for more information.
The College invited Ms Ma, from the Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council, to give a talk on “How to provide holistic care for divorced parents and their children”, for the Staff Development Day on August 28, 2014 to further promote “Care” to our parents and students. Click here for more information.
The College’s Department of Health and Physical Education organized a Basketball Training Tour to Taiwan for sports team members from 18th August to 22nd August, 2014, so as to promote team spirit and enhance students’ basketball skills. Click here for more information.
The College’s Community Service Team in conjunction with “Hope Worldwide” arranged about 20 S2 to S4 students to take part in a voluntary service tour to Huining, Gansu from 20th July to 26th July, 2014. During the tour, students visited the sponsored students in rural mountain areas and experience their lives. They also visited many scenic spots in Gansu. Click here for more information.
On July 11, 2014, Wendy Mcleod (5R) and Naeem Shahryar (5I) participated in the 2014 English Public Speaking Contest organized by the Hong Kong Baptist University. Over 200 semi-finalists participated in the contest, which was a huge success. The contest has proven to be a valuable learning experience for our students. Furthermore, the training offered prior to the contest has equipped them with valuable communication and leadership skills. Both students displayed exceptional poise and courage in front of the large audience of the contest. As a result, Wendy won the Championship and Naeem obtained the Certificate of Merit at the Grand Final. Congratulations. Click here for more information.
A 5-Day Malaysia Study Tour was held from 6th July to 10th July, 2014. I t provided the students with an opportunity to broaden the scope of their thinking beyond the boundaries of classroom settings. Click here for more information.
On the seventh of December, nine senior form students from the debating team participated in the 'CityU Discovery & Innovation Debating Challenge' at City University. It was a whole day event where students were introduced to facilities in the campus including a 3D printer, lectures by professors and a debating workshop. In the afternoon, three of our students competed against St. Mark's school and won. We were the champion in our division and were awarded a trophy and certificates in the award ceremony.
Debaters in the competition included: Ravleen Sidhu (4S), April Berago (4R), and Bhupinder Sigh (4S). The best speaker was Ravleen.
The motion of the debate was that "Occupy Central and similar movements do more harm than good".
Our school was the affirmative team.
Other participants included: Sristi Gurung (4R), Himshikha Gurung (4D), Matthew Woo (5M), Eric Wong (5M), Laxmi Limbu (4S) and Sima Limbu (4S).
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Student 6L Mark Chan participated in the 4th Asia-Pacific Environmental Youth Forum 2014 which was held in Gyeonggi Science High School for the Gifted in Korea from 27th July to 1st August 2014. In this forum there were 150 students from 11 different countries discussing, experiencing, and presenting their works and ideas upon the subject ‘Education for Sustainable Development’, especially related to climate change, world hunger and traditional knowledge. The participating countries included China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Korea, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, India, Malaysia & Nepal. Click here for more information.