Principal’s Message – 28/5/2019

The 40th Anniversary Open Day was successfully held on 13th and 14th April, 2019.  Over 3,200 visitors shared the joy with us in those two days.  We were delighted to have Mr. Jimmy Kwok, Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries as our guest of honour in the opening ceremony.  Mr. Kwok encouraged our students to contribute to our motherland in different aspects like the One Belt One Road project and the Greater Bay Area Plan in their future careers.

We had the great Lion Dance Show in the opening ceremony, followed by programmes including primary school invitation basketball competitions, student performances, a talk by alumni and various attractive and fun games stalls of different subjects.  We received enthusiastic applause, praise & positive encouraging remarks from our visitors.  Thanks to all teachers, non-teaching staff, janitors, student ambassadors and student helpers for their dedicated efforts in preparing for the Open Day.  As a token of appreciation, all students should have received a non-woven bag and a key holder. Thank you so much.

We are going to have the last celebratory event, the 40th anniversary variety show, which will be held at the Jockey Club Auditorium, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 16th July 2019.  Do take an active participation in it.  Since all profits from the sale of tickets will be entirely donated to the school for its redevelopment project, you can encourage your parents to buy tickets for the show to support us. If you’d like to buy more tickets, please contact Mr. Lau at the General Office.

Last Saturday morning I attended the Student of the Year 2018/19 Awards ceremony organized by the SCMP and sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.  The objective of the Student of the Year Awards is to shine a spotlight on the talents and achievements of secondary school students in Hong Kong.  There are various awards for academic excellence in specific subjects, as well as for sport, science, languages, visual and performing arts, and community service.  The awards were of very high standard and competitive. 

Though we do not get any awards, we have made a breakthrough as our nominated student 6D Yam Wing Yi was shortlisted in the Student of the Year – Community Contributor.  This has given the student recognition for her outstanding achievements in and commitment to supporting community-based projects for the betterment of society.

At the ceremony, I heard many inspiring stories told by the winners.  They usually have great determination and courage to overcome personal challenges, turn things around and face the world with a new sense of optimism.  I would like more students to be nominated for different categories of the Student of the Year Award in future and hope you can learn to strive for excellence with perseverance. 

The second term exam starts next Monday. I expect you are busy preparing for your exam. Do work hard and take care of your health at the same time.  Do keep away from the mobile games.  Actually, the World Health Organization has classified the electronic games addiction or ‘game disorder’ as a psychological health disease. So, you must have self-control; otherwise, it will negatively affect your studies, work, health and personal relationship. That means it can even ruin your life.

Lastly, as some of you may know I am going to retire on 1st September this year, our Vice-Principal Mr. Yeung will be appointed as the new Principal in the next academic year.  Mr. Lau, our BAFS teacher, will take over Mr. Yeung’s current position and will be the designated Vice Principal.  I believe, under the leadership of Mr. Yeung and the two Vice-Principals, Mr. Lau and Miss Look, and the guidance of other teachers, the school will be a happy place for you to pursue your studies.

Thank you.