On 22nd September 2017, all our students participated in the Caring Community programme provided by volunteers from Tin Shui Wai. The show consisted of a video concerning the life of people in Tin Shui Wai. It showed how people living in the area helped each other with love and care. Our students were touched by the stories of the people in the video. There was then a sharing session in which our students communicated their feelings concerning the video to their peers. Our students appreciated the perseverance of the people there and hoped that they too could be equally strong when faced with challenges in life.
On the morning of 22nd September, our S.6 students gathered in the Lecture Theatre attending a talk concerning JUPAS applications. Career teacher Ms. Lee introduced the JUPAS application procedures to our S.6 students and informed them of all the important details. She reminded our students to hand in the necessary documents to their teachers on time and be responsible since this application is very important for their future.
During the assembly on 22nd September, 2017, the first General Meetings of our Four School Houses were held. The House of Diligence was the first to introduce the House Chairman and Committee Members to all their members and it was then followed by the House of Frugality, the House of Loyalty and at last, the House of Faithfulness. The House Chairmen and Vice-chairmen introduced their committee members and house teachers to all their members. They then reviewed all the students’ achievements from the previous year, as well as going over the current year’s major objectives and activities. They encouraged their members to participate in the inter-house activities and emboldened them to believe that their Houses could be the prize winners if their members could work together with them. All of the house Leaders have proved themselves to be creative, enthusiastic and tireless in the pursuit of their goals. We have absolute confidence in their leadership qualities and their ability to bring about an era of success and achievement for each of their houses.
To avoid students being allured by drugs and to help them develop a positive attitude to life, our school is participating in the “Let’s Shine– Healthy School” programme supported by the Beat Drugs Fund. On 22nd September 2017, our Acting Principal Mr. Yuen Wai Tong officially announced the kick-off of the School Drug Testing Scheme under the Healthy School Programme. He told all our students that although the programme is entirely voluntary, our students understand that they have a responsibility to promote the message of drug prevention. He noted that many of them are willing to take part in the anti-drug activities.
On 17th September 2017, nine S.5 HMSC students participated in the Intergenerational Healthy Buddies Partnership Program organized by the Hong Kong Primary Care for Chronic Disease Association. They accompanied a group of the elderly to the Cheung Muk Tau Holiday Centre where they participated in activities including talks on health, treasure hunting games and many other innovative and interactive activities with the elderly. Through the activities, students learnt how to work in harmony with the elderly and how to take care of them.
On 14th September 2017, the Club Registration Day was held in the school hall after school. Our school clubs are classified into 3 subgroups: academic, cultural and service groups. Each student is eligible to join a club in each year. Committee members from different clubs endeavored to promote their clubs with the help of banners in order to attract students to sign up for membership. The registration was conducted in a cordial and exciting atmosphere.
On 13th September 2017, the first form-based pastoral activity --- first class meeting was held by the Board of Student Support and the Board of Studies. The meetings were held by the Chairman and Committee Members of the classes. They discussed matters concerning their classes such as the class objectives and rules, the class T-shirts and the picnic destinations. Through voting, students learned about the concepts of democracy, cooperation and responsibility. Meanwhile, the class committee members learned the importance of leadership skills. Overall, the relationship among the students in the whole class was enhanced.
The Hong Kong Open Wushu (Competition and Tradition) Championship 2017 was held at Kowloon Park Stadium. The competition was hosted by Hong Kong Wushu Union (HKWU) and subsidized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). We would like to congratulate our young martial arts lover on his outstanding results in this tournament. He won Bronze Award in Sword Taolu (劍術套路) (Boys Junior男子青年組).
To foster closer home-school co-operation and facilitate better communication with parents, the parents of S.4-6 were invited to have a gathering in the afternoon on 4th September 2017. It was a chance for them to have a cozy chat with the teachers about their children. The welcoming speech was presented by Mr. Yuen Wai Tong, our Acting Principal, who expressed his thanks to the parents for their coming. Then Ms. Lee Yim Ling, our Career Mistress, introduced the Life Planning Scheme to the parents and Mr. Chan, a staff member from Hok Yau Club told our parents how to work with their students to develop their careers. Finally, the parents were divided into groups and discussed the matters at hand with the homeroom teachers.