Principal’s Report at the 32nd Annual Speech Day – 5/12/2014

Guest of Honour Professor CHAN, Supervisor Mrs. LAU, School Managers, Distinguished Guests, Parents, Teachers and Students, Good afternoon.

It is our great honour to have Professor CHAN to officiate here at our celebrations today. This year 4 graduates were admitted to the Chinese University of Hong Kong to study medicine and one alumnus was admitted into 2nd year medicine. They may attend Professor CHAN’s lessons in the coming years.

The Education Theme for the year 2013-2014 was “35 years of dedication to inspire life-long learning”. Our teachers, parents and alumni have worked very hard and enhanced students’ learning through the preparation and celebration of the school’s 35th anniversary. Students also benefited greatly through other learning experiences (OLE) and from their participation in various celebration programmes like our speech day cum parade, the lunar new year fair stall, open day and the variety show.

In our curriculum and studies, we continued to provide step-up and high achievers school-based programmes for selected senior students. With funding from the Refined English Enhancement Scheme, all S1 & S2 students took part in Public-speaking courses and S4 students participated in Popular Culture Workshops. The Learning Support Grant was fully utilized to provide individual guidance for SEN students and hold activities to develop an inclusive learning environment at school.

During the past academic year, different groups of students broadened their horizons and had valuable exchange experiences through study tours to Taiwan, Singapore, Seoul and Cambodia. Our student, CHING Pok Hin Gabba (5E) received full sponsorship for study trip to the Amazon Forest in Brazil. We would like to show our gratitude to our sponsoring body, the Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club, which continued to subsidize teachers and needy students to undertake study tours.

Following our school’s good tradition, students were encouraged to participate in school and community services. Besides, the Community Youth Club (CYC), V2 and VCare programmes, our students and alumni doctors continued to serve our elderly citizens in the Eastern District through programmes provided by Ming Yue District Elderly Community Centre.

In the 2014 HKDSE examination, of the 13 subjects taken, the average subject pass rate of 189 Secondary 6 students was 99.6%. 84.7% students attained the minimum University admission requirement ‘33222’. The best student HUI Tak Leung (6E) got 6 Level 5** and 1 Level 5* in his seven subjects. The two highest level 4+ subjects were Economics and English Language. They reached 81.6% and 78.8% respectively. 94% of our S6 graduates were admitted to local overseas universities and other tertiary institutions.

Our students actively participated in various inter-school competitions and the results were also pleasing. We won more than 450 individual and group prizes in the year under review.

Three of our students HUI Tak Leung (6E), LEUNG Pui Yee (6E) and LAM Hiu Ching (5B) were honoured with the 2013-2014 Ten Outstanding Youths of the Eastern District award. In May 2014, five of our junior level students won the championship in the Invention Projects Competition 2014. Our school team of five S5 and S6 students was awarded the Championship and the Best Business Proposal in the Accounting Case Competition. A group of three S4 students won the First Honour Prize in the Junior Division of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) 2013 Competition.

You can refer to the 2013-2014 Annual Report and the Speech Day Bulletin for a more complete picture of our students’ achievements in Mathematics and Science competitions, the Speech Festival, the Music Festival, Chinese essay writing, public speaking, athletic and orienteering competitions.

The school has just celebrated its 35th anniversary year. We would like to thank all who helped us achieve our educational goals. We will provide resources for our students’ careers and further studies. We will sustain our school’s development and further our progress in the future.

Thank you!