Principal’s Report at the 33rd Annual Speech Day – 27/11/2015

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

It is our great honour to have Professor SUNG to officiate here at our celebrations today. This year we have 24 graduates admitted to the Chinese University of Hong Kong and now they are Professor SUNG’s students.

The Education Theme for the year 2014-2015 was “Realizing Our Potential, Appreciating Ourselves and Others”. Our teachers, parents and alumni have worked very hard and enhanced students’ learning through this educational theme. Students also benefited greatly through their participation in activities of various other learning experiences (OLE).

In our curriculum, we continued to provide step-up and high achievers school-based programmes for selected senior students. Two of our S2 students were awarded the 2014-15 Summer Program Scholarship organized by the Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth. 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. The new Career Life Planning Grant was used to enhance students’ self-understanding and development, career exploration and good life planning.

During the past academic year, workshops on ICT in learning and teaching, students’ self-directed learning and cognitive therapy on students’ emotional problems were held on staff development days. Two teachers and I took part in valuable professional exchange tours to Nanning and Beijing respectively. Moreover, different groups of students broadened their horizons and had valuable exchange experiences through study tours to Taipei, Jeju Island in South Korea, Punyu, Wuhan and Beijing. Our student, CHAN Ho Hin (4D) received a full sponsorship for a study trip with the theme “Green School Exploration” to Singapore. We would like to show our gratitude to, 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 various 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 2015 HKDSE examination, of the 13 subjects taken, the average subject pass rate of 179 Secondary 6 students was 99.1%. 83.8% students attained the minimum University admission requirement of ‘33222’. The two highest level 4+ subjects were Mathematics M2 and Biology. They reached 93.1% and 86.4% respectively. 91% of our S6 graduates were admitted to local, overseas universities and other tertiary institutions. Some of them were even admitted to competitive local programmes like Medicine, Pharmacy, Global Business and Quantative Finance.

Our students actively participated in various inter-school competitions and these results were also pleasing. We won more than 490 individual and group prizes in the year under review.

Four of our students CHEUNG Yu Nga (6E), CHUNG Ka Pui (6C), LAU Ka Mei (5D) and LEE Ka Wai (5D) were honoured with the 2014-2015 Ten Outstanding Youths of the Eastern District award. CAO Xin Ming Kevin (6D) received the top ten Outstanding Student Award in the Senior Section organized by the Hong Kong Island Head Association.

You may refer to the 2014-2015 Annual Report and the Speech Day Bulletin for a more complete picture of our students’ achievements in the Mathematics, Science and Accounting Case competitions, the Speech Festival, the Music Festival, Green School Project, Chinese essay writing and athletic competitions.

We would like to thank all who helped us achieve our educational goals. We will continue to provide a favourable learning environment for our students’ career development and further studies. We will sustain our school’s development and further our progress in the future.

Thank you!