2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the legalization of the Public Light Bus. Since the 1950s, Hong Kong's economic status shifted rapidly from an entrepot to an industrial city. This change created an enormous demand of public transportation. The two franchised bus companies could not respond to the change. Hence, quite a number of owners of private cars and minibuses engaged in the business of "pak pais" providing illegal car hire service. The "pak pais" created serious problem in public transport. Dramatically, these illegal minibuses helped the government to cope the shortage of public transport during the 1967 Riots. In 1969, the Transport Advisory Committee proposed the legalization of these minibuses and named them "Public Light Buses". Five junior form students studied the history of public light buses and participated in the 8th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture, co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. They won the Champion in this competition. The list of members is as follows:
3A (2018-19) Chong Ka Ki 3A (2018-19) Kwong Ho Kwong 3A (2018-19) Tong King Laam 3A (2018-19) Tsang Hoi Yi 3E (2018-19) Yip Man Yan
Sugar is a daily necessity in most cultures. In the late 19th century, British companies started to expand the sugar industry in the Far East. Due to the potential benefits from the synergy with the shipping business along the Yangtze River in China, Quarry Bay in Hong Kong was selected as the ideal site of sugar industry by the Butterfield & Swire. Opening for business in 1884, the Taikoo Sugar Refinery featured a modern and technologically advanced industrial plant.
Overcoming the political unrest and the war, Taikoo Sugar has become a leading international brand. The Taikoo Sugar Refinery and company town, significant in its substantial role in the early development of the sugar refining industry and the public infrastructure in Quarry Bay, represents a pioneering business enterprise in Hong Kong. Five of our junior form students made a film to investigate the development of the Taikoo Sugar Refinery. The film won the Champion of the Junior Section (Multi-media Production) in the "8th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture", co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. The list of members is as follows:
Wong Ka Ching 3E (2018-2019) Cheng Wing Yu 3E (2018-2019) Ip Tsz Ching 3E (2018-2019) Ip Chun Yu 3E (2018-2019) Poon Wing Yu 3E (2018-2019)
男甲 6A 鄧弘豐 6B 郭智豪 6E 何學泓 6E 黎駿希 6E 吳子麟 5C 葉煒霖 5E 朱溢晞 4B 蕭湙朗 3D 楊正浩 男乙 4B 楊子毅 4C 楊智超 3A 吳嚳禮 2A 鄧汝熙 2D 李子軒 1A 陳翰弘 1B 周本軒 1D 黃逸藍 女甲 6B 鄺芷茵 6D 陳卓琳 5A 張善欣 5E 鄺寶堯 4C 葉汶昕 4C 何君彤 3D 李臻欣 2D 林靖恩 女丙 2D 鄧芷琪 1B 陳衍攸 1D 盧芷莙 1D 蔡紫榆
男 甲 6E 何學泓 4x50米自由接力 金 200米自由泳 銅牌 100米自由泳 金牌 6E 吳子麟 4x50米自由接力 金 50米自由泳 金牌 50米蝶泳 銅牌 6E 黎駿希 4x50米自由接力 金 6A 鄧弘豐 4x50米自由接力 金 男 乙 4C 楊智超 4x50米四式接力 金 50米自由泳 銅牌 100米自由泳 銀牌 4B 楊子毅 4x50米四式接力 金 100米胸泳 殿軍 50米胸泳 殿軍 2A 鄧汝熙 4x50米四式接力 金 2D 李子軒 4x50米四式接力 金 女 甲 5A 張善欣 4x50米自由接力 金 50米自由泳 銅牌 100米自由泳 殿軍 5E 鄺寶堯 4x50米自由接力 金 50米背泳 金牌 100米背泳 金牌 4C 葉汶昕 4x50米自由接力 金 50米自由泳 金牌 4C 何君彤 4x50米自由接力 金 200米個人四式 銀牌 50米蝶泳 殿軍 3D 李臻欣 4x50米四式接力 銅 50米蛙泳 殿軍 2D 林靖恩 4x50米四式接力 銅 00米背泳 殿軍 6B 鄺芷茵 4x50米四式接力 銅 6D 陳卓琳 4x50米四式接力 銅 女 丙 2D 鄧芷琪 4x50米四式接力 銀 1B 陳衍攸 4x50米四式接力 銀 50米背泳 金牌 100米背泳 金牌 1D 盧芷莙 4x50米四式接力 銀 1D 蔡紫榆 4x50米四式接力 銀
捷青盃柔道邀請賽 2019 ：由捷青柔道會主辦，中國香港會柔道總會及康文署協辦。於六月三十日假元朗鳳琴街體育館舉行；本校派出七位同學參加比賽，成績如下：
蔡欣琳同學(4B) 獲女子 L組 14-15歲 -50kg 冠軍 劉穎欣同學(4A) 獲女子 L組 14-15歲 -45kg 冠軍 曾凱華同學(4B) 獲女子 L組 14-15歲 -45kg 季軍 劉敏淇同學(4A) 獲女子 L組 14-15歲 -45kg 季軍
粵港盃柔道邀請賽 2019：由中國香港柔道總會、廣東省柔道協會、香港正東柔道會聯合主辦，於八月四日於廣州舉行；本校鄧樂研(5D)和劉穎欣同學(4A) 俱獲季軍銅牌。
李志達(6E) 15-20歲 男子青年組 -81公斤 冠軍 男子公開組 -81公斤 季軍 劉敏淇(4A) 15-17歲 女子少年組 -44公斤 季軍 黃家靖(4E) 15-17歲 女子少年組 -44公斤 亞軍 劉曉陽(1C) 13-14歲 女童組 -36公斤 亞軍 張雨珊(1B) 13-14歲 女童組 -36公斤 季軍
Ho Ting, our 2019 graduate, was admitted to Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School in 2013. In these six years, Ho Ting was keen to participate in various visual arts competitions and won over 20 local and international competitions. In her final year in WSC, she joined the Wharf Hong Kong Secondary School Art Competition 2018-19 and gained fruity result. She was thus invited to join an art exchange tour to Germany. Ho Ting also got excellent result in HKDSE Visual Arts and was enrolled to the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Due to her achievements and enthusiasm in visual arts, she was nominated for the Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship 2019 organized by the Home Affairs Bureau. After two demanding interviews, Ho Ting was successfully awarded the Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship in the amount of $168,400.
On 5th May 2019, 15 students in our school took part in the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad, which was held by the Hong Kong Academic for Gifted Education. 5E Li Wuzhen won the third prize and Chu Yat Hei won the Honorable Mention. Our school also won the Honorable Mention in the competition.
Reflection 5E(12) Li Wuzhen
Before the competition started, our physics teacher, Mr. Yam, had provided lots of training for us. When I first knew the topics included in the competition, I found them very difficult. However, Mr. Yam gave us numerous practices and introduced the concepts of the topics clearly.
After the competition, I believed that I could not win any prizes since the questions were extremely difficult. However, I won the third prize. I was very grateful to Mr. Yam for his support for me. Through the Physics Olympiad, I gained much knowledge and broadened my horizons.
Reflection 5E(3)Chu Yat Hei
I was nominated by my Physics teacher to the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2019. It is my honour to be awarded the Honourable Mention in the HKPhO. I did not expect to be awarded as the exam paper was rather difficult and complicated.
I would like to express my appreciation towards my classmates and our Physics teacher Mr. Yam, who spent lots of time with us working on the past papers and explaning some new concepts. Without the help of Mr. Yam, we could hardly understand some topics which are beyond the HKDSE Physics syllabus.
After joining the HKPhO, I realized that my knowledge in Physic is only the tip of an iceberg. This competition has aroused my interest towards Physics. I am determined to put more efforts in studying Physics and enhance my knowledge in science.
The Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2019, a yearly competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, aims at promoting students' interest in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This year we are delightful that two of the school's awardees were double medalist in both Chemistry and Biology, two of them won the High Distinction in Physics and two won the High Distinction in Biology. The awardees are listed below:
Physics 5E (2018-2019) Yu Pak Hei High Distinction 5E (2018-2019) Lo Yat Fung High Distinction Chemistry 5E (2018-2019) Yu Pak Hei Medal 5A (2018-2019) Yeung Ka Chun Medal Biology 5E (2018-2019) Yu Pak Hei Medal 5A (2018-2019) Yeung Ka Chun Medal 5A (2018-2019) Yip Tse Ching High Distinction 5D (2018-2019) Tam Chevy High Distinction
Reflection by YU PAK HEI 5E (2018-2019)
It is my honour to be one of the medalists in both Chemistry and Biology and awardees of high distinction in Physics in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2019.
Many thanks to all my science teachers, including my Physics teacher Mr. Yam, Chemistry teacher Dr. Chu and Biology teacher Mr. Tse. They have paid so much effort to train us in their spare time before the competition. At first, I was rather nervous yet excited as the knowledge tested in the competition was not included in the DSE syllabus. For me, it was a chance to prove that my 2-year studies was worthy, so I was filled with determination ever since the preparation started. I spent a lot of time practising past papers of all the three subjects in the Easter holidays. Fortunately, the paper was not too difficult and I managed to get into the top 2% participants in Chemistry and Biology, thus becoming a medalist in these subjects.
All in all, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all the teachers who went through this challenge with me. I learnt a valuable lesson in this competition. What matters is how hard you have worked for it.
Reflection by YEUNG KA CHUN 5A (2018-2019)
It is my honour to be one of the medalists in the Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition 2019, which was organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I am glad that I have won a medal in both Biology and Chemistry.
To commence with, I would like to express my thankfulness towards our Biology teacher Miss Hui and Chemistry teacher Dr. Chu for spending so much time teaching us patiently despite the arduous nature of the task. The training programme they offered prepared us for the question types and format of the competition. When doing practices, Miss Hui and Dr. Chu gave us notes, which not only improved our understanding, but also clarified our scientific concepts. Apart from that, Miss Hui and Dr. Chu taught us to do the past papers of the competition. There is no denying that tackling difficult questions made me feel frustrated and frazzled. Nonetheless, it definitely enhanced my analytical power, which helped me interpret questions more accurately. Despite the fact that the competition tested the same topics as before, answering the questions was still challenging. Only if I attempted the paper carefully could I perform well in the competition. Fortunately, I won two medals at the end.
To reiterate, I would like to thank my teachers and friends, who helped me during the competition. Without their assistance, I would not be able to make such a remarkable and impressive achievement.
The 2018-19 SOJLEHK Scholarship and Group Project Award is presented by Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong ( SOJLEHK ). Our school sent a team of form 6 students, including Chan Ho, Chung Ka Hei, Wong Man Kei, Chan Ki Yau, Chan Suet Lam to participate in the presentation competition of the SOJLEHK Group Project Award, and sent Chan Ho to participate in the interview of the SOJLEHK Scholarship. Miss Lau Pui Ki was the teacher advisor of the representative team.
Setting “The Legend of the Japanese Cities” as the theme of our group project, the team investigated the reasons of why the legend of the Japanese Cities are so popular. We studied the similarities and differences between the legends existing in Hong Kong and Japan, followed by discussing the underlying social and cultural values of these old stories, as well as how Hong Kong can revitalize our city through these values.
Our team was selected to be one of the awardees in both the 2018-19 SOJLEHK Scholarship and Group Project Award from the interview and the presentation on 3 August 2019. The team was also invited to have a brief presentation in the Awards Ceremony held in September.
得獎感想 5E 趙廷珏
Tai Po District Outstanding Citizen Award, organized by Tai Po District Civic Education Campaign Organizing Committee, aims at giving commendations to citizens and enterprises for their outstanding services to the community. We are delighted that our student Lee Tsz Kiu has been awarded this honour in the 2018-19 election. May we send our heartiest congratulations to her.
Tai Po Outstanding Youth Award, a yearly award offered by Tai Po Youth Association, aims at promoting Tai Po youths' all-round development. We are delighted that our student Chu Cheuk Nam and Lee Tsz Kiu have been awarded this honour in this year’s election. Among all 5 secondary school awardees, Chu Cheuk Nam has been awarded the Top Student title. May we send our heartiest congratulations to both awardees.
Our school participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad - Hong Kong Screening 2019, which was co-organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, the Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau (EDB), the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, and the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence Teacher Association. The event was held at Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School on 29th September 2018. Our student Cheuk Yan Shing from 3A has been awarded Second Class Honour while Fung Chang Daniel Enrique and Lau Man Ki from 3E have been awarded Third Class Honours. Here are their reflections on the competition.
Reflection by Cheuk Yan Shing 3A (5)
Five classmates and I attended the International Junior Science Olympiad - Hong Kong Screening 2019 during the summer holiday last year. We had intensive trainings at school during the summer vacation and learnt about the topics about Physics, Chemistry and Biology to be covered in Secondary 3.
I remember that in the beginning, I felt that I knew nothing about science in S3. The scientific knowledge sounded like an 'alien' language that I could not understand, such as heat transfer and Newton's second law. However, with the patient guidance and detailed explanation of our teacher advisors, I started to understand the knowledge and overcame the difficulties by reading books related to science. I felt like finding out sunbeam in a cave in the darkness. Gradually, I have developed an interest in Science and put a lot more effort in preparing for this competition.
Although the screening makes me anxious, I still remember most of the knowledge taught by my teachers. I felt so glad when I was awarded the Second Class Honour. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Mr. Yam, Ms. Yong and Mr. Tse for training us to take part in the competition.
Reflection by Fung Chang Daniel Enrique 3E (7)
It is my honour to have the opportunity to represent my school for joining the International Junior Science Olympiad - Hong Kong Screening 2019. It is a good chance for me to learn more scientific knowledge.
Firstly, the most important thing I have learnt is learning required us to be perseverant and ambitious. Since the vocabulary in the past papers is very difficult for me, I was very nervous. However I did research and asked for help from teachers. I did not give up and tried my best. Luckily I won the Third Honour in the competition.
Moreover, I would like to express my thankfulness to our teachers. If they had not prepared us well, we would not have been able to analyze and solve the problems and questions that we met. Therefore I feel very grateful to the teachers.
Reflection by Lau Man Ki 3E (15)
Through joining the International Junior Science Olympiad - Hong Kong Screening 2019, I have gained more knowledge about Science.
During the training, we practiced the past paper of this competition. Most of the questions were difficult for me because I had not learnt them before and there were many new words. Besides, I could not answer most of the questions that were asked by Mr. Yam. Therefore, I thought that it was impossible for me to get a good result in this competition. Moreover, the teachers taught us how to do the past papers and challenging topics patiently, so I started to know how to answer the questions. Luckily, I won the Third Honour in this competition. Therefore, I want to thank Mr. Yam, Miss Yong and Mr. Tse for spending time training us before the competition.
This competition is meaningful for me as I have gained more experiences, and my interest in Science has been aroused.
By 4A Leung Yuk
Around 150 students from 15 elite secondary schools participated in the "Discovery & Innovation Debating Challenge" at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 1 December 2018. The aim was to enhance students' understanding of CityU and sharpen students' debating and critical thinking skills.
On behalf of the English Debate Team, I am pleased to share our joy and honor with you. Our three debaters, 5A Lee Cheuk Wing Jenny, 4E Leung Yuk Yuki and 4A Yeung Ho Terry, participated in the CityU Debating Challenge 2018 organised by the Asian and International Studies Department. The participants included 2D Chan Lok Yi Chloe, 3A Wong Wing Yi Amy, 3A Lau Wing Yan Phyllis, 3A Tsang Wing Yuet Elise, 3B Ng Hoi Ting Tina, 3D Cheung Tsz Ching Strawberry and 3E Tsoi Ho Ki Kinki.
The debate motion is that "This house believes that China and India should shoulder a greater responsibility for reducing global greenhouse emissions". Our affirmative opponent was HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College and we were the negative side. With our concise and catchy team line that "You have to be influential to make a change", we chose a tricky way to define the topic and this brought us to victory. The contribution by the debaters and the whole team is definitely greatly appreciated.
香港學界體育聯會大埔及北區分會於8/10，15/10/2018，在粉嶺公眾泳池舉辦了校際游泳錦標賽；共有32間中學參加，本校派出四隊共二十六名運動員參加了男甲(22隊參賽)、男乙(20隊參賽)、男丙(26隊參賽)賽事、女乙(18隊參賽)賽事；各運動員表現優異，單項共獲 5 金、3銀、4銅；隊際接力賽則獲三金、一銅。團體成績方面，男丙和女乙奪得亞軍、男乙則獲季軍。運動員名單如下：
男 甲 男 乙 男 丙 女 乙 5A 鄧弘豐 3B 楊智超 2A 吳嚳禮 4E 鄺寶堯 5E 吳子麟 3E 蕭湙朗 2A 鄭宇軒 3A 曾凱兒 5E 何學泓 2C 鄧汝熙 2A 楊正浩 3A 葉汶昕 5E 黎駿希 2C 葉煒源 1D 李子軒 3D 何君彤 5E 陳建宏 2D 李臻欣 6C 溫耀麟 1A 林靖恩 6B 彭信傑 1A 周師夷 5B 郭智豪 1D 鄧芷琪 4E 朱溢晞
男 甲 5E 何學泓 4x50米自由接力 金牌 50米背泳 銅牌 100米背泳 銅牌 5E 吳子麟 4x50米自由接力 金牌 50米自由泳 銅牌 100米自由泳 銀牌 5E 黎駿希 4x50米自由接力 金牌 50米胸泳 金牌 100米胸泳 銀牌 5A 鄧弘豐 4x50米自由接力 金牌 男 丙 2A 鄭宇軒 4x50米四式接力 金牌 50米蝶 金牌 200米自由泳 金牌 2A 吳嚳禮 4x50米四式接力 金牌 200米胸泳 銅牌 2A 楊正浩 4x50米四式接力 金牌 1D 李子軒 4x50米四式接力 金牌 100米自由泳 殿軍 男 乙 3B 楊智超 4x50米四式接力 殿軍 100米自由泳 殿軍 3E 蕭湙朗 4x50米四式接力 殿軍 2C 鄧汝熙 4x50米四式接力 殿軍 2C 葉煒源 4x50米四式接力 殿軍 女 乙 4E 鄺寶堯 4x50米自由接力 金牌 50米背泳 金牌 100米背泳 金牌 3A 葉汶昕 4x50米自由接力 金牌 50米自由泳 銀牌 50米背泳 銅牌 3D 何君彤 4x50米自由接力 金牌 100米自由泳 殿軍 50米蝶泳 殿軍 1D 鄧芷琪 4x50米自由接力 金牌 200米自由泳 殿軍 3A 曾凱兒 4x50米四式接力 銅牌 2D 李臻欣 4x50米四式接力 銅牌 1A 林靖恩 4x50米四式接力 銅牌 1A 周師夷 4x50米四式接力 銅牌
男甲 章子傑(6A) 黃浩銘(5C) 余思朗(4C) 朱溢晞(4E) 黃宏立(4E) 馮家俊(2B)
Grey mullet is originally seawater fish. About one hundred years ago, the fishermen in Hong Kong began breeding them to become freshwater fish. Yuen Long became the largest base of the freshwater fishing industry in Hong Kong. Among all the freshwater fishes, grey mullet is the most important and valuable species in Hong Kong. Five senior form students participated in the 7th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture, co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. They studied the development of Yuen Long freshwater fishing industry. Their study report won the Champion in this competition. The list of members is as follows:
5A (2017-18) Sheu Ka 5A (2017-18) Yu Tsz Shan 5A (2017-18) Yip Sum Wa 5A (2017-18) Man Wai Laam 5E (2017-18) Or Yan Ting
Pokfulam Village is a multi-clan village with a history of over 300 years. It is possibly one of the oldest and last surviving historical villages on Hong Kong Island. It is believed that the ancestors of the village were the migrants from the coastal areas on the mainland.
Dairy Farm played a key role in the history of Pokfulam Village. Sir Patrick Manson founded Dairy Farm in 1886 with five Chinese businessmen in order to provide fresh milk to foreign residents by breeding cattle locally. The establishment of Dairy Farm turned Pokfulam Village from a rural area to a composite one for commercial, residential and agricultural uses. Because of the religious development of Catholic Church and the extensive development of French Mission, Pokfulam became a hub for locals and foreigners. Douglas Castle, Nazareth House, Taikoolau and the Bethanie are the historic buildings near Pokfulam Village with distinctive western cultural elements.
Although Pokfulam Village is largely influenced by western culture, the cultural resources in the village are of traditional Chinese style. These unique traditional customs are well conserved. There are intangible and tangible elements such as the Li Ling Divine Pagoda, Li Ling Divine Festival and its ritual, Fire Dragon Dance at Mid-autumn Festival. The craftsmanship in crafting the fire dragon has been passed down for hundreds of years. We Five junior form students have made a 15 minutes video titled “Living History - The study of Pokfulam Village” to investigate the vivid history of this last surviving traditional village. The film won the 1st runner-up of the Junior Section (Multi-media Production) in the “7th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture” co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. The list of members is as follows:
So Yui 3E (2017-2018) Wu Ka Ying 3E (2017-2018) Wong Wai Ki 3E (2017-2018) Ng Chak Man 3E (2017-2018) Choy Sui Ning 3E (2017-2018)
Lau Fau Shan in Deep Bay is a tourist attraction which is famous for its oyster cuisines. About two centuries ago, the Tang clan in Ha Tsuen began to farm oysters in Lau Fau Shan. Mr. Tang Chak Heng leased No. 1 oyster bed from the hand of the colonial government. He developed Lau Fau Shan from a small fishing settlement to a prospered fishing village. After the Second World War, the migration of Shajing oystermen further enhanced the oyster farming industry. The development of Lau Fau Shan oyster farming industry reflects the economic and political relationship between China and Hong Kong.
In the last school year, five junior form students conducted a project on the development of Lau Fau Shan oyster farming industry. They completed a study report and entered the 7th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. They won the 1st runner-up in the competition. The list of members is as follows:
3A (2017-18) Chan Wing Ngai 3A (2017-18) Chu Tsz Ching 3A (2017-18) Kwong Po Yiu Yo Yo 3A (2017-18) Siu Tung 3A (2017-18) So Tsz Wing Kristy
by 3A Elise Tsang Wing Yuet
On 5th October 2018, the Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition Term One Round One was held in our school. Our school and Sing Yin Secondary School had a debate on the motion that ‘This house should stop the production of biofuels’. Our school was the affirmative side while Sin Yin Secondary School was the opposition. The debaters included 3D Strawberry Cheung Tsz Ching, 3A Elise Tsang Wing Yuet and 4E Yuki Leung Yuk.
Owing to our wholehearted team preparation and enthusiasm about debating, our team won the debate and 4E Yuki Leung Yuk was awarded the Best Speaker of the debate. Our catchy team line that ‘We want solutions, not another problem’ gained the applause of the adjudicator together with our sound evidence, fluent delivery and proper time management. We look forward to more debating challenges in coming future.
The Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2018, a yearly competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, aims at promoting students' interest in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This year we are delightful that one of the school's awardees won a medal in Physics, two of them won the High Distinction in Physics and three won the High Distinction in Chemistry. The awardees are listed below:
Physics 5E (2017-2018) Lam Tsz Ngo Zeeman Medal 5C (2017-2018) Leung Man Hin Ryan High Distinction 5E (2017-2018) Wong Yiu Ting High Distinction
Chemistry 5E (2017-2018) Kwok Chun Him High Distinction 5E (2017-2018) Lam Yat Long High Distinction 5E (2017-2018) Wong Yiu Ting High Distinction
5E(2017-2018) Lam Tsz Ngo Zeeman
It is my honour to be one of the medalists in Physics in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2018.
I would like to express my thankfulness towards my Physics teacher, Mr. Yam, for putting much effort to train us before the competition so that we could be more familiar with the questions and better prepared for answering those questions. At first, I was a bit nervous since the questions in the past papers were rather challenging. It took a long time to solve those questions and even worse, we could not get the right answers sometimes. However, I was shocked when I saw the paper in the competition. It was much easier than I expected. My instinct warned me not to be too careless because of the easier questions, so I was very focused when attempting the paper, trying my very best to avoid traps in the questions. Fortunately, I won a medal in the competition at the end.
At last, I want to thank everyone who have helped me for the competition and the school for giving me the opportunity to join the competition and learn from the process.
5E(2017-2018) Wong Yiu Ting
It is my honour to be one of the participants in the Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I am delighted to have won the High Distinction both in Physics and Chemistry.
In the first instance, I would like to thank our Physics teacher, Mr. Yam, and Chemistry teacher, Dr. Chu, for spending extra time giving us training and teaching us patiently. In the Physics competition training, not only did Mr Yam teach us to do the past papers of the competition, but he also upgraded the level of difficulty of the questions. We could challenge ourselves and equip ourselves in a bid to compete with the elites from other schools. In the Chemistry training, Dr. Chu taught us a few chapters in the textbook since these chapters which were covered in the competition had not been taught. However, the time for training was limited, so we needed to do the past papers by ourselves.
In fact, I was not confident about getting good results in the competition. Although around 70% of the paper was set based on the HKDSE curriculum, the questions of the competition were much more difficult than those of the DSE. I know I am not clever and I can catch up with others with my diligence and dedication. Therefore, I strived to excel in the competition. Eventually, I was pleased that I was rewarded with the High Distinction in Physics and Chemistry.
It is delightful to announce that our students performed well in the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2018, organized by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, on 13 May 2018. 4E (2017-2018) Lo Yat Fung won an Honourable Mention and here is his reflection regarding the competition.
Reflection on Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2018
4E (2017-2018) Lo Yat Fung
As one of the participants of Physics Olympiad 2018, I am grateful to have the opportunity to gain such an invaluable experience through learning knowledge beyond my level of study.
The competition lasted for 3 hours. It may sound lengthy, but I felt like it is in a blink of an eye, because I enjoy the questions so much that I cannot feel the flow of the time. Indeed, I cannot handle all questions since they were hard. But I am satisfied since I think I did my best.
I had not heard anything about the HKPO before Mr. Yam introduced it to us. I join the competition since I think I can learn more about Physics from it. When I first encounter the questions of HKPhO, I felt hopeless in getting an award , since the questions are so different from the ordinary Physics we learn in school. However, Mr. Yam helped us by giving us intensive and efficient trainings. Detailed explanations and useful solving skills provided by Mr. Yam enabled me to be awarded the Honourable Mention.
For students that are interested in Physics, I think HKPhO would be an invaluable opportunity for them to broaden their horizons in the field of Physics.
Our school actively promote project-based learning. Other than the formal curriculum, we believe that students can learn more and deeper through exploration of real-world challenges and problems. This year, three teams of students were sent to participate in the Mathematics Project Competition.
3A Yeung Hui Yau Sophia
(Member of the team securing the First Runner-up)
It is my honour to take part in the Mathematics Project Competition. It was challenging to prepare for this project, as this competition covers many difficult mathematics concepts. We have spent much time and effort to learn those concepts. Fortunately, our supervising teacher Mr. Kwong helped us a lot in our preparation. We would like to thank Mr. Kwong for helping us. Our team would not get such a good result without his help.
In a couple of months, my teammates and I spent plenty of time to finish our project, which is called "Throw Away The Compass!". All of us learned a lot of techniques which included presentation and information technology skills. We applied these skills in the project, Besides, we learned more about nine-point circle and geometric constructions. We can prove that some toolsets are equivalent to the compass-and- straightedge toolset in a sense that all figures constructible with one toolset are also constructible with the other.
Joining the competition made me more interested in studying Mathematics. I am going to learn more through reading books and surfing the internet. Besides getting a prize in the competition, the most important thing is that we have got a remarkable experience and made a lot of friends.
The following students were chosen to participate in Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad for Secondary Schools (2017-2018) held by Hong Kong Association For Science And Mathematics Education.
Name Class Chiang Wing Yi 4E Wong Ping Suet 4E Yip Ching 4E Teacher advisor: Dr. Chu Hon Yue
The title of the project is “Refreshing Water With Tea”. The project aims at investigating the possibility of removing trace amounts of heavy metal ions in industrial waste water by used tea leaves. We used a primitive precipitate method and an innovative method (based on the concept of differentiation) to find the absorption capacities and the absorption abilities, respectively, of four types of used tea leaves (Iron Goddess, Red Tea, Jasmine and Pu-erh) for seven types of heavy metal ions [Ni2+(aq), Pb2+(aq), Cu2+(aq), Mn2+(aq), Hg2+(aq), Zn2+(aq) and Fe3+(aq)].
The school team has got an honours award.
by 4A Lee Cheuk Wing Jenny
On behalf of the English Debate Team, we would share the wonderful news with the school that we got the Champion of the territory-wide Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition after winning all the rounds in the second semester. Throughout the school year, we beat various reputable schools including Lam Kau Mow Secondary School, Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity and Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School.
Along with Mak Yan Hei Ama in 3E and Yeung Ho Terry in 3A, we won the Grand Final Round against Tang Hin Memorial School on 25th of May. Terry Yeung was awarded the best speaker of this debate. The motion is that 'this house believes that short-term volunteering in developing countries by youth from developed regions is beneficial' and we were on the affirmative side.
Not only did we learn about the youth volunteerism, an educational experience practice with sustainability for boosting the globalisation and solidarity among the world, we also had the chance to learn more about the poor situations of the developing countries which had taught all of us to make our world better. It was a worthwhile experience that emboldened and enriched us.
The glory is certainly the collaborative effort of the whole team. The debaters of the previous rounds include 5A Lee Pui Hang Jeff, 5C Leung Man Hin Ryan and 5E Cheung Hoi Ching Kelly.
Together with our champion in the previous CityU Debating Challenge against Stewards Pooi Kei College, this year is definitely fruitful and meaningful for the Debate Team. In the process, all debaters boosted their proficiency and horned their public speaking skills with the wide exposure to a variety of local and international issues.
By Lee Pui Hang Jeff 5A
On behalf of the English Debate Team, we are honored to share our victory in the HKSSDC Term Two Round Two. Along with Cheung Hoi Ching Kelly 5E and Leung Man Hin Ryan 5C, we won the debate against HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity on 26th of April. The motion is that 'This house believes that the government should intervene to prevent the gentrification of the poor communities'. We are on the affirmative side. The debate motion is a geographical issue about urban development. Not only have we learnt about gentrification, a geographical concept about how urban renewal may unwittingly kill poor communities, the local businesses and the underprivileged, we have also had the chance to polish our impromptu response and expressive skills through debating. Overall it was a worthwhile experience that emboldened and enriched us. We are pleased to announce that Kelly Cheung 5E was awarded the Best Speaker. We will also be offered a place in the Grand Final Round on 25th May 2018 against HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School. We sincerely hope that more schoolmates will also develop their interest in debating, which is such a rewarding and fruitful learning experience.
Tai Po District Outstanding Citizen Award, organized by Tai Po District Civic Education Campaign Organizing Committee, aims at giving commendations to citizens and enterprises for their outstanding services to the community. We are delighted that our student Chan Ka Hei (6A) has been awarded this honour in the 2017-18 election. May we send our heartiest congratulations to her.
On 14 March, our school's English Debate Team won over the preliminary round of Term 2 Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition against Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School. The debate motion is that ‘the Hong Kong government should license street performers’. The debaters are 3E Mak Yan Hei Ama, 3A Leung Yuk and 3A Yeung Ho. Yeung Ho is awarded the Best Speaker of the competition.
Thanks to the debaters' effort and the team's collaboration, we are honoured to gain the victory this time. It is certainly a rewarding and fruitful experience for the whole team.
A team of our S5 students participated in the 2017 Have Your Voice Heard Video Shooting Competition, organized by Wall Street English. We are excited to share with you that our school has won the Champion, among 13 participating schools. They were awarded $3000 cash, and scholarships for English learning courses.
The award-winning video has been uploaded to Youtube. The leader was Carmen Shing Ka Man. Her team members included Michelle Chow Pui Yi, Jacky Ngau Chun, Ken Leung Kin Sang, Gordon Mak Ho Yin, Cathy Lai Hoi Ching and Ku Lok Yee.
Teen Talk 2017 is a flagship activity organised by the Law Society of Hong Kong, aiming to enhance students' awareness of law and ethical issues as well as to acquaint them with substantial litigation skills. This year, sixteen students represented our school to take part in this notable event. Among the one hundred participating teams, our students' performance was exceptional and they have achieved meritorious results in the Moot Court Competition. During the event, they managed to present their case eloquently and their performance is remarkable. 5E Sham Hang Chi Helen and 4A Chu Cheuk Nam were awarded the Best Councillor, while 5E Cheung Hoi Ching and 4A Cheung Ngai Man got the Best Witness. Our S5 prosecution team was also selected by the judges as one of the best 10 teams in the competition. The list of members is as follows:
5E Chan Chi Lok
5E Cheung Hoi Ching
5E Cheung Wing Yin
5E Kwok Chun Him
5E Ling Wai Fung
5E Or Yan Ting
5E Sham Hang Chi Helen
5E Tse Lee Sha
A team of our senior form students, including 4A Ling Yiu Chung, 4A Wu Hoi Laam, 4A Sue Pui Ying, 4B Fung Tsz Yan, 4C Leung Yan Chi and 4E Chan Chi Lok to participated in the "Liberal Studies Programme 2016-17" organized by The Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association. They took up a research project relating to "Healthy Lifestyle, Food Safety and Social Wellness". They were required to plan and carry out the entire research, produce an innovative project and written report. They presented their findings in an open forum on 6th May 2017. We are honoured to report that their project "Emission of the blue light by digital devices VS health" was awarded the Merit Prize on 27th May 2017.
Tai Po Old Market Public School was founded in 1964 by Mr. Lee Ping-kwai, who initially strived for providing primary education for the children of three villages in Tai Po, namely Tai Po Old Market, Nam Hang Village and San Wai Village. The land of the school was donated by the Tai Po Old Market Tin Hau Temple.
In 1979, the Hong Kong government started to develop Tai Po New Town. Six years later, the school was relocated to On Cheung Road due to the resumption of land for public development. In 2002, approval was granted to the sponsoring body of the school to build a new campus on Plover Cove Road. The two schools have served the community with commitment and professionalism.
Tai Po Old Market Public School has developed from a rural school serving the children of three villages to two well-known primary schools in Tai Po. There has been a subtle bonding between the history of the school and the development of Tai Po District.
Five junior form students participated in the 6th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture, co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. Their study report “From Village to New Town: The Relationship between the Development of Tai Po and Tai Po Old Market Public School” won the Champion in this competition. The list of members is as follows:
3A (2016-17) CHAN KI YAU
3A (2016-17) CHIU HIU WAI
3A (2016-17) KWAN WA CHING
3A (2016-17) LEE NOK YIU
3E (2016-17) YEUNG CHUN NI
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School was established in 1960 by Dr. Wong Tak-hing. Dr. Wong was a devoted Christian. She found that there was a lack of education opportunities in the New Territories . There were even no Anglo-Chinese secondary schools in the region. In the late 1950s, she met the Director of Education and made a large donation to build a secondary school in the New Territories. Hence, Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School was not only the first subsidized secondary school in the New Territories, but also the first Anglo-Chinese secondary school and the first secondary school preparing students to sit for the Hong Kong University Matriculation Examination in the New Territories.
Last school year, five junior form students studied the Annual Reports of the School and produced a documentary film titled "For the Benefit of the New Territories: A Brief History of Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School" to enter the 6th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. The film won the champion in the Junior Section - Multi-media Production. The list of members is as follows:
3B (2016-17) WONG YU CHING
3C (2016-17) SHEK TSZ YIN
3D (2016-17) HO KEI SHUEN
3A (2016-17) IU CHEUK TUNG
3A (2016-17) YIM WING KIU
Our school participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad - Hong Kong Screening 2018, which was co-organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, the Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau (EDB), the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, and the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence Teacher Association. The event was held at Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School on 30th September 2017. Our student Yim Fu Chong from 3E has been awarded Second Class Honour while Leung Ching Yu from 3E , Chung Wai Kei and Yeung Hui Yau , Sophia from 3A have been awarded Third Class Honours. Here are their reflections on the competition.
Reflection by Leung Ching Yu 3E(12)
I'm pleased that I was nominated to join the International Junior Science Olympic 2017-Hong Kong Screening with 5 schoolmates. It is my pleasure for me to join the training and learn more scientific knowledge beyond the textbook. Before the competition, Mr. Tse, Miss Yong and Mr. Yam revised with us. They are not only enthusiastic, but also rich in scientific knowledge. I have developed an immense interest in science since then.
At first, I was so confused because of those challenging scientific concepts as they are extremely difficult. I was really depressed, wanting to give up. However, the encouragement of Mr. Tse, Miss Yong and Mr. Yam does help me a lot. Since then, I have become more confident. I also gain different knowledge of Biology, Physics and chemistry from them. These also help me to prepare for the form 3 lessons.
During the competition, I finished those questions very carefully. Although I am not able to understand all the questions, I tried my best to do them. It is a marvelous and precious experience to join the competition.
I got the 3rd honor in the end. I feel very surprised and unexpected. All our hard work paid off. It is really a meaningful and precious experience to join the competition and learn so much useful scientific knowledge and I know that there is much more knowledge for us to discover. This competition arouses my interest in science and motivates me to think about the nature and the principles behind theories.
Last but not least, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the teachers who have spent lots of time on the training.
Reflection by Chung Wai Kei 3A(8)
I was honoured to have participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad 2018 - Hong Kong Screening. The questions set it the competition are about the curriculum in Integrated Science (IS) of Secondary 1 and 2 and some of the knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Biology learned in Secondary 3.
First of all, I need to thank to Mr. Yam, Miss Yong and Mr. Tse that they have taught me and other participants a lot afterschool and in the past summer holidays. We revised many topics like friction, cells, acids etc. We have also learnt more extra outside the topic to broaden my knowledge in science.
Next, in fact I did not know everything about the competition at the beginning, but after a few trainings and doing the past papers, I was awarded the 3rd Honour in the competition! Also, when I was doing the paper in the competition, I also learned a lot of new terms such as RNA, redox that would be teach in senior forms.
Before the competition, I thought that the competition should be quite difficult because there are many new terms, concepts, explanations and definitions, which I have not heard of, and I need to be remember them all.
I think this is a unique and unforgettable experience for me that I have learned much more in science and it is a great experience for me if I am to join other similar competitions in the future.
Reflection by Yeung Hui Yau, Sophia 3A(26)
It is my honour to take part in the International Junior Science Olympiad. I found that it was challenging to prepare the IJSO, as this competition covers most of the Form3 Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabuses. We have spent extra time to know more about those topics. Fortunately, Mr. Yam, Ms. Yong and Mr. Tse sacrificed their free time to help us with the preparation. I have to thank all of my teachers for helping us. I would not have got a good result without their help.
During the summer vacation, I tried my best to do revision to have a better performance in this competition. I did self-questioning to find out things that I am not sure. Moreover, I tested myself by finishing some past papers so that I know my strengths and weaknesses in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or not. 'Practises makes perfect.' I have got big improvement after finishing the past paper. After joining this competition, I found that I can apply these learning methods in my school examinations.
Joining this competition has also increased my interest in studying Physics, Chemistry and Biology. I am going to learn more through reading books and surfing the Internet.
I am glad that I won a third honour in the competition. The most important thing is that I have got a remarkable experience. I also made a lot of friends. I would like to thank all of my teachers and classmates for encouraging me and giving me support.
Reflection by Yim Fu Chong 3E(29)
In summer, my classmate and I join the International Junior Science Olympid HK Screening. It's my honour to get the second honour award in the competition. I would like to thank my Physics teacher Mr. Yam, Chemistry teacher, Ms. Yong and Biology teacher, Mr. Tse who provided me with the intensive training and unlimited support.
Through the competition, I developed a great interest in physics. Until now, I still remember 'F=ma' which is Newton's second law. In addition, I learn new concepts and knowledge which are beyond my textbooks. This broadens my horizon. Last but not least, I have gained more confidence on learning physics.
After the screening, I, as the second honour awardee, am going to attempt the training course for the 15th IJSO. Which is organised at Chinese University of Hong Kong every Saturday. It's such a great opportunity to learn more science which would be taught in higher form in WSC. I can know whether if I am interested in those science subject.
Owing to numerous benefits I gained through joining the competition, I hope that my fellow schoolmates can also make a brave attempt to gain experiences by exposing yourself to different competitions and enjoy the fun of learning science, and achieve a lot more!
Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2017, a yearly competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, aims at promoting students' interests in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This year we are delightful that three of our school's awardees won a High Distinction in Physics, three in Chemistry and two in Biology. The awardees are listed below:
Lau Chi Tao 6A(14)
Lui Him 6E(22)
Tse Lap Yan 6E(26)
Chan Hiu Wai 6E(2)
Lam Pui San 6E(13)
Lau Chak Shun 6A(13)
Lam Wing Lee 6A(12)
Lai Tsz Chun 6E(11)
To promote project-based learning, our school has sent six teams of students to participate in the Mathematics Project Competition for Secondary Schools (2016-17). Our teams had made remarkable achievement in the final adjudication. One team was awarded the Champion, three teams secured the Outstanding Performance Prizes and the other two teams got the Good Performance Prizes.
Four S.6 students were awarded the "Japanese Students Scholarship" in a Project Competition organized by the Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong. The topic of the investigation is "Virtual Idol in Japan".
The list of members is as follows:
6A Lin Shiu Jung
6C Yeung Tsz Yan
6C Yung Pui Yi
6D Lau Hau Lee
4 X 45 秒交互繩速度接力賽季軍
On the 1st of April 2017, three of our English Debate Team members, Chao Adrian Arthur (5A), Lee Man Ching Phoebe (5A) and Yuen Wing Lam Kelly (5A) participated in the preliminary round of Hong Kong Bar Association English Debate Competition. The motion is that 'This house would impose stricter laws against insulting police officers'. We are on the affirmative side and the opponent team is the Diocesan Girl's School (DGS).
We are excited to share with you that, our team won this debate and Yuen Wing Lam Kelly (5A) was rewarded the Best Speaker.
The debaters are honored to receive the glory and think there are various reasons for the victory. Firstly, our alumna Miss Teenie Chan, who is now a law student in City University of Hong Kong, contributed a lot in this debate and provided much professional information about laws. In addition, the debaters' diligence paid off with the full support of the teacher adviser and the whole team. The debaters have definitely set a good role model of perseverance and learning for the whole school.
The CityU Discovery and Innovation Debating Challenge 2016-17 was organized by the City University of Hong Kong and co-sponsored by South China Morning Post on 12 November 2016. Over 200 participants from 20 schools took part in the event and attended a lecture by a professor in one of their prospective study choice areas related to their specific debate topic in the afternoon. The day included a tour of each school group's prospective tertiary study faculty, a nice lunch, a couple of workshops and then a debate on a motion related to each group's intended area of study.
Our school's English Debate Team was one of the participating teams which completed the debate in the prospective university area – School of Creative Media (SCM). We were on the negative side while STFA Tam Pak Yu College was on the affirmative. The debate motion was that 'This house believes that the media should be prevented by law from intruding into the private lives of public figures'. The champion debaters included 5A Chao Adrian Arthur, 5A Lee Man Ching and 5A Yuen Wing Lam. The other members including 4A Ng Sin Yee Cindy, 4A Choi Ho Ching, 4A Lee Pui Hang, 5A Cheung Sze Long, 5A Chan Ka Hei Melody, 5E Chan Wai Lun Adrian, 5E Lim Yin Ki and 5E Wong Cind Wui also attended the debate to cheer on the debaters.
With the team's thorough preparation and persuasive rebuttals, they eventually gained the glory in the debate. It was a truly challenging yet fruitful learning process. From this challenge, our debaters have learnt the importance of impromptu rebuttals and sufficient preparation to hone in a debate. Although nervousness may be influential, practice definitely makes perfect. The debaters' effort is highly appreciated.
Chao Adrian Arthur (5A), Yuen Wing Lam (5A) and Chan Wai Lun Adrian (5E) have participated in the "The Speaker" English Public Speaking Contest 2017 organized by RTHK Cultural & Education Unit. Each of them gave a 3-minute speech on 'Our world in ten years' for the Preliminary Selection round. A crew of RTHK came to our school for the video shooting in November.
We are excited to share with you that, among over 240 contestants, Chao Adrian Arthur (5A) has been selected to enter the Grand Final 2017. The Top 10 finalists will compete for the title of "Speaker of the Year" on 26th February 2017 (Sunday) at RTHK Broadcast House.
Information and sharing of the contestants have already been uploaded to the contest web page. Please share and like on Facebook to support Adrian!
Tai Po District Outstanding Citizen Award, organized by Tai Po District Civic Education Campaign Organizing Committee, aims at giving commendations to citizens and enterprises for their outstanding services to the community. We are delighted that the following students have been awarded this honour in the 2016-17 election. May we send our heartiest congratulations to them.
5A Lee Wing Kiu
5A Lai Lok Tung
6A Hung Ching Laam
Tai Po Outstanding Youth Award, a yearly award offered by Tai Po Youth Association, aims at promoting Tai Po youths' all-round development. We are delighted that our student Lam Wing Lee (5A) has been awarded this honour in the 2016-17 election. May we send our heartiest congratulations to her.
To promote project-based learning, our school has sent four teams of students to participate in the Mathematics Project Competition. One team got the Good Performance Prize and the other three teams were successfully selected as the finalists. In the final interview section held for the finalists, our teams made remarkable achievement. They were awarded respectively the Outstanding Performance Prize and the First Runner-up of this competition.
To promote the interest of students in learning Mathematics and develop students' generic skills, our school has sent some junior form and senior form students to participate in the Mathematics Book Report Competition. The result is encouraging. One junior form and three senior form students were awarded the Second Class Prizes.
The Hang Lung Mathematics Awards is a biennial Mathematics research competition for secondary school students in Hong Kong. It is co-organized by Hang Lung Properties, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and the Department of Mathematics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Mak Siu Hong (6E), Lai Chun Ming (6E) and Mong Kin Ip (6E in 2015-2016) joined The Hang Lung Mathematics Awards 2016 under the supervision of Mr Kwong Chun Yu. They submitted a report of their research titled "Triples of Sums of Two Squares" in August 2016.
The team was invited to participate in an oral defense session conducted by the Scientific Committee on 14th December, 2016. The Scientific Committee was led by the Fields medalist Professor Shing Tung Yau and composed of 11 prominent Mathematicians from Harvard University, University of Michigan, Brandeis University, National University of Singapore, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University, Taiwan University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Each team needed to give a brief presentation of their research, followed by inquiries made by the members of the Scientific Committee.
The team won an Honorable Mention and received a total of $60,000 from the Student Education Award, Teacher Leadership Award and School Development Grant. It was the third time our students won prizes in the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards. We won the Bronze Award in 2006 and an Honorable Mention in 2012.
Our school participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad - Hong Kong Screening 2017, which was co-organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, the Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau (EDB), the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, and the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence Teacher Association. The event was held at Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School on 24th September 2016. Our student Yu Pak Hei and Lo Yat Fung from 3A have been awarded Second Class Honours while Chiang Wing Yi from 3E has been awarded Third Class Honour. Here are their reflections on the competition.
Reflection by YU Pak Hei 3A(31)
It is my honour to be one of the participants representing my school to have participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO). This competition covers most of the Form3 Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabuses, which have not been taught. However, I took it as a challenge. The result is surprising and it is a great experience for me.
To prepare for this competition, I spent the whole summer vacation revising what I had learnt in Form 1 and Form 2 and what I would learn in Form 3. Besides doing revision, I searched extra information in order to learn the new terms and knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Also, I tested myself with past papers to see whether I understood the knowledge well or not. It was hard for me to keep acquiring new knowledge while finishing the summer holiday assignments and participating in some extra-curricular activities. However, I enjoyed being so busy because I know 'no pain, no gain'. If I work hard, I will earn something in future. I did indeed. I won a second class honour in the competition and gained a valuable experience.
Last but not least, I have to thank all my teachers for the training they offered. They spent extra time helping me prepare for the competition. I would not have had such a good result without their commitment.
To conclude, in order to get good results in competitions, the only way is to try our best to prepare for the competition well and not to give up when facing problems and opponents. This can be applied to studies as well. We always have to try our best. 'No pain, no gain' is the key to success.
Reflection by LO Yat Fung 3A(20)
In September 2016, I participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2017 – Hong Kong Screening. There were questions about Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
I had known nothing about IJSO before Mr. Yam introduced it to me. After the introduction, I found it was a good opportunity to improve my thinking skills and enrich my knowledge of science.
Our school provided much training as support. Mr. Yam, Miss Yong and Mr. Tse prepared me for Physics, Chemistry and Biology questions respectively. They spent a lot of time helping me solve different kinds of questions and consolidating my basic knowledge of the above subjects. What I have learnt was useful when answering questions in the Hong Kong Screening of IJSO.
Before the screening, I had worked hard and learnt a lot. Therefore, in the competition, I understood most of the questions and answered them with confidence. Indeed, some of the questions were difficult since there were traps which tricked me.
At the end, the result was released. I won a second class honor and I am satisfied with my result since my effort was rewarded and I am shortlisted for Phase I of the 14th International Junior Science Olympiad Student Training Programme, which allows me to acquire more scientific knowledge.
All in all, my participation in this competition is unforgettable and beneficial. I thank my school and teachers for giving me this precious opportunity. I want to thanks Mr. Yam in particular. Without him, I would not have heard of this competition. He offered me a great opportunity, which enhanced my scientific thinking.
Reflection by CHIANG Wing Yi 3E(6)
I am glad to be given a chance to represent my school to join the International Junior Science Olympiad. I remember I was shocked when I knew that I could join the competition as this competition covered all the science knowledge learnt in Form 1 and 2. I found it hard to prepare by myself. Luckily, my teacher advisors, Mr. Yam, Miss Yong and Mr. Tse, spent their spare time helping me with the preparation during the summer holiday. I am grateful for their assistance and guidance.
Whenever I had any questions, I would jot them down in a notebook and ask teachers for clarification. Asking questions is very useful for my learning because I can understand the concepts more thoroughly and even learn something extra to improve my own knowledge. Also, I read a lot of reference books about science, which helps me learn knowledge beyond my textbook, for example, the predicted reactions of all the elements in air and the human body structure. Extensive reading helps me better prepare for the competition.
After the competition, I have gained a lot of valuable experience. I truly understand that learning is boundless and endless. There are many things that I have never heard of. The competition allows me to satisfy my eagerness to learn and read more. Besides, I have learnt to stay calm. During the competition, I was nervous because I was not confident enough. But after calming myself down, I found that the competition was not that difficult. No matter how difficult the challenge is, putting effort and trying my best help me become more confident and perform better. Even the result is not as good as what I expected, I would have no regrets.
I am glad that to win a third class honour. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all teachers and classmates for their support and encouragement.
The Hong Kong Outstanding Teens Election 2016, a yearly award offered jointly by Hong Kong Playground Association and Hong Kong Outstanding Young Persons' Association, aims at promoting Hong Kong youths' all-round development. We are delighted that our student Tsan Wai Yang has been awarded the top-20 Outstanding Young Persons Award. May we send our heartiest congratulations to Wai Yang.
The Future Leaders Award, a yearly award offered by The Outstanding Young Persons' Association of Hong Kong, aims at nurturing young leaders for the future. We are delighted that the following students of our school have been awarded this award in the latest election:
4A: Law Sin Ting, Wong Shin Ying
5A: Lee Man Ching
5E: Wong Man Kiu
6A: Hung Ching Laam
6C: Yeung Hei Yee
May we send our heartiest congratulations to all awardees.
The Tai Po Outstanding Students Award, a yearly award offered by Tai Po Youth Association, aims at promoting Tai Po youths’ all-round development. We are delighted that the following students of our school have been awarded this award in the latest election:
3A: Yu Pak Hei
4A: Wong Shin Ying, Ching Ching Ho
5E: So Hei Tung
6E: Lai Chun Ming
May we send our heartiest congratulations to all awardees.
Tai Ping Koon is a well-known restaurant in Hong Kong. Its signature dishes include Swiss sauce chicken wings, roasted young pigeon and smoked pomfret. Though the décor and the menu of the restaurant reflect western traditions, it is hard to define it as a western restaurant, as most of their dishes are seasoned with Chinese soy sauce. In the previous school year, four of our senior form students participated in the 5th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History & the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. They conducted an in-depth interview with the owner of Tai Ping Koon. The written report "Tai Ping Koon: A Restaurant Where East Meets West" won the Champion in this competition. The list of members is as follows:
4E (2015-16) SO HEI TUNG
4A (2015-16) CHEUNG CHEUK NAM
4B (2015-16) KONG SAMYI
4E (2015-16) LEI CHEUK WA
Cantonese pop music (Cantopop) is highly influential in culture of Hong Kong. In the early 50's, before Cantopop was formed, traditional Cantonese opera was popular among Hong Kong people. It was also when many Cantonese opera writers started to create modern pop music based on the tunes and lyrics of Cantonese opera. In the 60's, the influx of western pop music created a craze for local band formation, which later produced pop idols like Sam Hui and Teddy Robin. In the 1970s, Hong Kong people experienced a change in the identification of their self-identity, together with television sets becoming the common commodity of many families, TV drama series were all the rage, and their theme songs with Cantonese lyrics became instant hits. Television broadcasts contributed largely to the rise of Cantonese pop music. A new form of entertainment blossomed.
Five of our junior form students participated in the 5th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History & the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. Their study report "Hong Kong and the West - the Development of Cantonese Pop Music from the 1950s to the 1970s" won the Champion in this competition. The list of members is as follows:
3A (2015-16) SHEU KA
3E (2015-16) CHEN ZHIHUI
3E (2015-16) LAM CHEUK YING
3E (2015-16) LAM LAM
3E (2015-16) NG SZE WAI
Cantonese cuisine is one of the 'Eight Regional Cuisines' of China. Before the Second World War, Guangzhou was the heart of Cantonese cuisine since it was the political and economic hub of Guangdong. In the 1950s, Hong Kong replaced Guangzhou as the epicenter of Cantonese cuisine owing to its economic development and favorable location. This change is also due to the innovative culinary skills of Hong Kong's Cantonese chefs who assimilated and refined western cuisine and created the "Neo-Cantonese Cuisine".
Five junior form students carried out a comprehensive literature review and conducted an interview on Neo-Cantonese cuisine. Their report "Neo-Cantonese Cuisine –A Hong Kong Invented Food Style" gained the recognition of the panel of judges and won the 1st runner-up in the 5th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History & the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. The members of our school's team are as follows:
3A (2015-16) LAU HOI TUNG
3A (2015-16) CHEUNG HOI CHING
3A (2015-16) CHEUNG WING YIN
3A (2015-16) NG SIN YEE CINDY
3A (2015-16) YU TSZ SHAN
"Cha Chaan Teng" , Hong Kong-style Teahouse, is an integral part of the Hong Kong's local culture. The food in Cha Chaan Tengs is a unique result of Hong Kong's colonial past which demonstrates how East meets West.
ong Kong-style milk tea and pineapple buns are highly adored by both Hong Kong locals and foreign tourists. They are also the comfort food of many overseas Hong Kongers.
ive junior form students carried out literature reviews and conducted interviews on the culture on Cha Chaan Tengs. Their documentary film "Cha Chaan Teng – An Icon of Hong Kong Culture" won the Merit Award in the 5th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History & the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. The list of members is as follows:
3A (2015-16) LEUNG SZE NGA
3A (2015-16) CHUI WAI YIN
3A (2015-16) LEE HUI YU
3E (2015-16) SUE PUI YING
3A (2015-16) TSE LEE SHA
Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2016, a yearly competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, aims at promoting students' interests in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This year we are delightful that two of our school's awardees have achieved an outstanding result. 5E Mak Siu Hong won a Distinction in Chemistry, a High Distinction in Biology and a Medal in Physics while 5E Ho Cheuk Nam won a High Distinction in Physics and a Medal in Chemistry. Here are the reflections of the above-mentioned students regarding the competition.
Reflection on Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition
6E Mak Siu Hong
It is my honour to be one of the participants representing my school to have participated in the competitions of three subjects, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. At the beginning, I did not expect to get such excellent results in all three subjects because I am not very good at Biology and Chemistry. As the competition covers the whole HKDSE syllabus, I took it as a chance for revision and preparation for the HKDSE. Through the competition, my science knowledge has improved a lot. This is the most valuable reward. The awards I have won are just a bonus.
To prepare for the competition, I have adopted three different strategies towards the three papers. For the Physics paper, I knew I have the ability to solve all the problems. Therefore, I needed to be careful when studying the questions to avoid jumping into the traps. It is the worst if I know how to solve the problem but get trapped and choose the wrong answer, so I tried my best to prevent making such mistakes. For the Biology paper, it was totally different from the Physics one. I did not even know the answers of one-third of the questions. However, I knew that competitions aim to test whether participants have the ability to choose the correct answers. As long as I can get the correct answers, it is not important whether I solve it by myself or just guess the right answer. As a result, I tried my best to answer every question by guessing or intuition. The result turned out to be really surprising. The most important is not to give up even though you know nothing about it. If we try our best, everything is possible. For the Chemistry paper, the questions were unexpectedly easy. However, the award is not based on how many marks we have got, but depends on the percentile we are ranked among all the participants. Thus, easy questions mean that we have to get reasonably high marks to achieve a good result. Every single question is important, so no careless mistakes should be made. If we lose marks in a careless way, the award will slip off from our hands.
Last but not least, I need to thank my teachers for the training they offered. They spent extra time helping me to prepare for the competition. I would not have had such a good result without their commitment.
To conclude, in order to get a good result in the competition, the only way is to try our best regardless the difficulty of the questions and the strength of the opponents. The questions can be both easy and difficult. The same applies to the opponents. In all cases, we always need to try our best. This is the only way to succeed.
Reflection on Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition
6E Ho Cheuk Nam Ryan
In May 2016, I participated in the Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition. There were contests in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics and candidates can choose the subject in which they want to compete. For me, Chemistry and Physics are my areas of expertise. Therefore, without a doubt, I would choose to compete in these two subjects.
Our school provided much training for us as support. However, I believed these were not enough for me to get an outstanding result as all the competitors in this competition were the elites from different schools. Everyone was making their most efforts to fight for the best. I knew I am not a genius in science and sometimes a simple question could make me struggle. Thus, I fully immersed myself in studies and turned a blind eye to anything that may distract me. As imagined, it was tiresome and boring. Thoughts about giving up kept appearing in my mind. Nevertheless, I held on and kept on studying non-stop for about two months.
Finally, the day came. I was not panicked or nervous as I knew I had done my best. There was no regret for me. I took out my pen and finished the task as usual. It was not a difficult task but there were numerous tricky questions and traps. Yet, having seen them before, there was no way they could fool me again.
At the end, the results of the contest were released. I am honoured to be awarded a Medal in Chemistry and High Distinction in Physics. More importantly, I am pleased and appreciate that none of my endeavour has been wasted. It also reminds me that if you want to improve, you must work so hard that it may hurt, but this is inevitable according to the proverb ‘no pain, no gain’. After all, my participation in this competition is unforgettable and beneficial. I thank my school and teachers for giving me this precious opportunity.
It is delightful to announce that our students performed well in the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2016, organized by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, on 8 May 2016. 5E Tse Lap Yan won a third honour and here is his reflection regarding the competition.
Reflection on Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2016
5E Tse Lap Yan
Through this competition, I have some new experiences which enlighten and change my thoughts. I also rejoice for having a chance to test my limit in this Hong Kong Physics Olympiad (HKPO).
Indeed, I had not heard anything about the HKPO before Mr. Yam introduced it to us. I thought this was a chance for me to learn more about Physics. Therefore, I joined the competition. Before the competition, Mr. Yam spent lots of time preparing us for answering the questions. During the practice, our learning was extended and I learnt some new ways of thinking and calculating. Although I could not understand all of the new knowledge, I still spent lots of time and effort trying to absorb as many mew techniques as possible. I was like a sapling wanting to absorb light and water to grow into a giant tree.
While I was doing the past papers of HKPO, I found that there were quite a lot of questions I could not solve. However, Mr. Yam can always solve these questions with the knowledge I have learnt. At that moment, I knew that I could not apply the techniques I have learnt skillfully to the questions. I then spent even more time on the past papers.
In fact, it was not my first time joining the Grand competition.
However, I could still feel the pressure aroused by this competition. Although I have tried my best preparing for it, there were still some questions I could not solve. I started suspecting my ability. Do I lack a gift in Physics? I asked myself several times during the competition. In the middle of the competition, some students gave up. However, I wanted to try my best and perform well in the competition. I worked until the last moment. I did not know if I was going to win any award. I only knew I had strived as much as possible.
Finally, I was awarded a third honor. I want to thank Mr. Yam. He spent much time teaching us with his spare time only for improving our performance in the competition. Besides, he is the one giving me a chance to widen my horizons. We spend most of our time at school, so our perspective will usually be trapped within the school. I have experienced the wonder of knowledge after this competition. There must be someone who is better than us in some subjects. Therefore, don't underestimate ourselves.
After this competition, I have also learnt the importance of striving. Did I win a third award simply by acquiring the techniques and knowledge taught by Mr. Yam? I do not think so. The only contributing factor is diligence. During the process of learning, trying and understanding are necessary. We can only learn things when we spend time reflecting on them. We should also concentrate when we are absorbing new knowledge.
本校派出中五級學生參加由香港律師會主辦的「青 Teen 講場 2015——私隱解碼」活動，並獲得優良成績。5A洪靖嵐、5A歐陽家熹、5A黃子雯、5B呂詠心及5E邱偉賢於十一月一日的第一輪「法律情景角色演繹比賽」中脫穎而出，成為全港進入決賽的隊伍之一，並獲選為「最具演說技巧隊伍」。第二輪活動於十一月二十八日舉行，本校更獲驕人成績，勇摘新界東區冠軍。當日頒獎禮主禮嘉賓為個人資料私隱專員黃繼兒大律師，黃繼兒大律師為本校一九七二年畢業校友。在儀式過後，黃先生除勉勵眾學弟妹外，更分享他在校時的往事，各同學當天渡過一個既興奮又溫馨的周末。
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The CityU Discovery and Innovation Debating Challenge 2015-16 was organized by City University on 30th January 2016. Around 180 participants took part in the event and attended a lecture by a professor in one of their prospective study choice areas related to their specific debate topic in the afternoon. The whole-day experience provided an excellent opportunity for students to work through issues connected to their top tertiary study preferences and get a taste of university life.
Our school's English Debate Team was one of the participating teams which completed the debate in the prospective university area – School of Creative Media (SCM). We were on the negative side while Maryknoll Fathers' School was on the positive side. The debaters were 4A Chao Adrian Arthur, 5A Lau Sum Yin Phoebe and 5E Ho Yiu Him Matthew. 4A Lee Man Ching Phoebe took the role of the Chairperson in the debate. The other team members including 4E Chan Wai Lun Adrian and 4A Li Tim Fung Tim were the audience in the debate. The debate motion was that 'Discovery and innovation are the keys to succeeding in a fast changing world'. The opponent's team line was that discovery and innovation propels our world while our team line was that social support and practicality are the true keys to succeeding. Our team thought that discovery and innovation are important, but without social support and practicality, it would fail.
With our well-thought arguments and prompt rebuttals, we won over the debate. It was a truly challenging yet fruitful learning process. From this challenge, our debaters have learnt the importance of time management and sufficient preparation to hone in a debate. Although nervousness may be influential, practice definitely makes perfect.
Our school participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad - Hong Kong Screening 2016, which was co-organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, the Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau (EDB), the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, and the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence Teacher Association. The event was held at Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School on 26th September 2015. Our student Wong Shin Ying Janice from 3A and Yeung Man Hin from 3E have been awarded Third Class Honours. Here are their reflections on the competition.
3A Wong Shin Ying Janice
In September 2015, I joined the International Junior Science Olympiad 2016-Hong Kong Screening with five schoolmates. Before the competition, Mr. Tse, Mr. Chu and Mr. Yam revised with us the scientific knowledge that we learnt in Secondary 1 and 2 in intensive training.
While we were having the competition, we found the questions unexpectedly challenging since many of them were unfamiliar to us. All I could think of was to try my very best to answer the questions. Fortunately, I won the Third Class Prize, which really surprised me.
This was a meaningful learning experience for all of us as we have definitely learnt so much more about science by competing with over 1,000 participants from different schools in Hong Kong. Besides, I have also become keen on science. I have realised that there are still numerous unimaginable and intriguing discoveries beyond the classroom waiting for us. This enhances my interest in science and motivates me to think about the nature and the principles behind theories.
Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to my school and my teachers for giving me a valuable chance to participate in this competition, allowing me to further explore about science.
3E Yeung Man Hin
I am very glad to be one of the participants to join the International Junior Science Olympiad. It was a great opportunity to challenge myself and at the same time to win the glory for my school.
At first, I was not too interested in science and I had no confidence in getting any awards. Luckily, my teacher Mr. Yam, Mr. Chu and Mr. Tse patiently gave us a lot of training to equip me with abundant amusing knowledge of science. I gradually developed my interest in it.
I was exposed to a lot of new and challenging concepts, which I found very difficult to understand. Still, I cherished this precious chance that my teachers gave me. I put my all-out effort to prepare for the competition. During the competition, I finished every question carefully. Although I did not have much time to check my work, I gained experience when applying what I have learnt. At last I won the third honour and I felt a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction with my performance.
I would like to thank all the teachers who spent their valuable time teaching me a lot of interesting scientific knowledge and gave me the opportunity to gain a priceless experience.
Six F.6 students were awarded the "Japanese Students Scholarship" in a Project Competition organized by the Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong. The topic of the investigation is "Story of Japanese Toys". They obtained both the Group Project Award and Individual Award.
The names of the students are as follows:
6A To Ka Chun
Group Project Award:
6D So Wing Ki
6D Leung Ka Chun
6D Lau Sheung Ki
6E Lui Cheuk Yin
6E Kong Ho Yin
Child labour was a serious social problem in Hong Kong until the seventies in the last century. The first ordinance about prohibiting child labour was enacted in 1922. However, illegal child labour was an open secret in Hong Kong. In 1977, Sir Murray MacLehose announced the 9-year free and compulsory education which ended the problem of child labour. According to the recently released government records, the 9-year free and compulsory education in Hong Kong was not merely initiative by the Hong Kong Government. It was achieved partly by the pressure of the British Government. Four senior form students participated in the 4th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History & the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. Their study report "Child Labour in Hong Kong – 1922-1977" won the Champion in this competition. The list of members is as follows:
5A (2014-15) Wong Tsun Yan
5E (2014-15) Lui Cheuk Yin
4A (2014-15) Wong Ka Yu
4E (2014-15) Ho Cheuk Nam Ryan
Outwork means waged work at home. It was a common economic activity for Hong Kong's grass-roots families in 1960s and 1970s. From 1960s, industry became the most important sector of Hong Kong economy. The plastic flowers, garments, toys and electronic products which were made in Hong Kong were popular in the western markets. Outwork system, which established production lines outside factories, made Hong Kong industry more competitive. Four junior form students participated in the 4th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History & the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. Their study report "A Study on Outwork in Hong Kong" won the Champion in this competition. The list of members is as follows:
3E (2014-15) Choi Man Sz
3E (2014-15) Kong Sam Yi
3E (2014-15) Lei Cheuk Wa
3E (2014-15) So Hei Tung
"Hurray Factory Girls" is the theme song of "Her Tender Love", a movie by Actress Connie Chan Po Chu in 1969. The catchy lyrics made the song so popular that it has become the collective memory Hong Kong people. However, in the 1980s, labour-intensive production began to relocate to the Mainland. Factory girls can hardly be found in Hong Kong nowadays. Four junior form students interviewed three female elderly, who embarked on a career in manufacturing industry, sharing their life stories of being factory girls in the past. Their documentary film "Hurray Factory Girls: Life stories of female workers from the 50s to the 90s in Hong Kong" won the 1st Runner-up in the 4th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. Members of the team are as follows:
3A (2014-2015) Tsui Tsz Kwan
3A (2014-2015) Yip Tsz Yu
3E (2014-2015) Cheung Cheuk Nam
3E (2014-2015) Lee Sha Lee
It is delightful to announce that our students performed well in the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2015, organized by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, on 20 May 2015.
|List of Individual Awardees||Award|
|4A Chan Ho Leung||Second Honour|
|4E Mak Siu Hong||Third Honour|
Based on the total scores of the top 5 students from each participating school, our school won an Honourable Mention in the competition.
Here are the reflections of the above-mentioned students regarding the competition.
4A Chan Ho Leung
As one of the participants of Physics Olympiad 2015, I am grateful to have this opportunity because I have learnt a lot of interesting knowledge and gained an invaluable experience.
At first, I had no faith in winning the award because some of the questions were really challenging. Fortunately, my teacher Mr. Yam gave us intensive trainings before the competition. During the training sessions, I was given a lot of past papers in order to be more familiarized with the topics. Although it was hard to understand some of the difficult concepts in physics, I managed to understand all of them. After all, I treasured every moment in the training sessions as my horizons have been broadened.
Initially, I was not capable of digesting all the concepts. Yet, I had no intention of giving up. Notwithstanding the difficult tasks, I was determined to give my best try during the competition because I would definitely have regretted if I had wasted the chance. Therefore I attempted all the questions carefully. I did the multiple choice questions slowly as I had to choose the best alternatives. When I started working on the long questions (structured questions), I went through all of them before writing down the answers because I would like to finish the easier ones first. At the time when I came across the question about 'Moment', I felt much soothed and answered the question with confidence and concentration. Nonetheless, I was still rather anxious so I checked the answers for several times after finishing the whole paper. Although I was not sure whether the answers were correct or not, I was satisfied and confident.
Thanks to the trainings provided by my respected teacher, together with the effort that I paid, I am fortunate enough to win this award. I have learnt that people who are persevering and strong-willed will be rewarded. No matter how complex an obstacle is, with confidence and determination, we can still overcome it. Otherwise we will always be a loser.
4E Mak Siu Hong
Winning a third-class award is not something extremely difficult, but still it is not something easy. The questions raised in the Physics Olympiad are very different from the ones in school examinations. The topics included are different and it is much more difficult. In order to tackle the problems, we were trained for around 12 hours. I need to thank Mr. Yam for his teaching. Physics is a very difficult subject. It is impossible for me to learn it by myself. I would have won nothing in the competition without Mr. Yam's guidance.
The paper consists of two parts. One contains MC questions and the other one includes conventional questions. Some students may think that it is easy to win an honour if we can answer most of the MC questions correctly by guessing. Indeed, it is true that luck may affect the result. However, that happens occasionally and I think ability is still the most important. When a student is good at physics, he or she will always have a higher chance to guess the correct answer because his or her intuition of physics is better than other students. Therefore studying hard is the only way to get a better result in the competition.
Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2015, a yearly competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, aims at promoting students' interests in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This year we are delightful that two of our school's awardees have achieved an outstanding result. 5E Mong Kin Ip won two High Distinctions in Mathematics and Physics while 5E Cheung Lok Hin won two High Distinctions in Chemistry and Physics. Here are the reflections of the above-mentioned students regarding the competition.
5E Cheung Lok-hin
The Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition is a competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Its purpose is to promote students' interests in Mathematics and Science subjects through competitions. It is my honour to be chosen as one of the participants. I am so excited about having won High Distinction awards in two subjects, Physics and Chemistry.
At the very beginning, I knew that the participants of this competition are the elites of all schools in Hong Kong, so I was not hoping for any award but joining the competition in a relaxing manner. Nevertheless, our Mathematics and Science teachers gave us intensive trainings before the competition. I came to know that I had to take it seriously.
In the competition, students were required to finish the papers within one hour and fifteen minutes. It was a rush indeed. Fortunately, the questions were based on the HKDSE syllabus, so we simply tried our best to finish the papers by recalling what we had studied and our teachers had taught in class. To me, the competition seems to be a mock prior to the HKDSE.
Though I have won High Distinction awards for two science subjects, the honour should belong to our teachers. They have spent a lot of time giving extra lessons to us. They taught us the skill of understanding and answering the questions. Such intensive trainings help us to discover our weaknesses and accordingly make improvements. Hence, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Yam, Mr. Chu and Mr. Kwong for giving us support and guidance throughout the competition. It is always true that classrooms can survive without iPads and computers, but never without inspirational teachers.
As I have mentioned before, this competition seems like a mock for the HKDSE, the High Distinction awards are really a shot in the arm and gives me confidence to face such a formidable exam. I will get well-prepared and strive for my best!
5E Mong Kin Ip
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University holds the Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition every year. The competition aims to arouse students' interest in Mathematics and Science. The elites from different schools in Hong Kong join the competition and compete for the best result. It is my honour to be one of the participants representing my school.
I would like to start with my gratitude for my Mathematics and Physics teachers, Mr. Kwong and Mr. Yam. Their commitment is the key to my outstanding results. Since the competition covers the whole NSS syllabus, my teachers had to spend a large amount of extra time tutoring all the school representatives. I can still remember all the exercises we did with Mr. Yam. It is a very precious experience for me.
"Practice makes perfect" is the golden rule that applies to all kinds of competitions. The preparation for the competition was distressing. However, the complicated questions were not my only source of pressure. Keeping a well-balanced life between the training and schoolwork was tougher than I expected. Luckily with all the support from my teachers, I could still manage to overcome all the challenges. Mr. Kwong taught us different skills to tackle the multiple choice questions quickly. Besides, Mr. Yam guided us to complete the past papers of SSMSC, which certainly helped us to deal with the hardest questions in the competition. I am truly glad that our diligence has been rewarded. Through all these experiences, my exam skills have been enhanced and my understanding of the acquired knowledge has been improved.
I can still remember how excited I was when I knew I won High Distinction in both subjects. The results are surprising and encouraging. Since the competition covers the whole NSS syllabus, it is a great chance to do revision on the two subjects. The competition can really help me to discover my abilities. I have also learnt from the strengths of other students. This really helps me to focus more on my weaknesses and improve them before the HKDSE.
Six 3B students participated in the "Inter-school Mobile Application Development Contest (IMACD) 2015" held by Hong Kong Joint School Electronics and Computer Society, Youth Club Hong Kong Computer Society and School of Continuing and Professional Studies The Chinese University of Hong Kong. We are glad to announce that 3B CHAN CHUN YIU, KWAN CHEUK WA and TAM TSZ CHING won the Championship (Concept Stream – Junior Group) and 3B HO TSZ LOK, WONG KA MING and YIP CHUN KIT won the first runner-up (Concept Stream – Junior Group).
To promote project-based learning, our school sent three teams of students to participate in the Mathematics Project Competition. All three teams were successfully selected as the finalists. In the final interview section held for the finalists, one of our teams got the 1st Runner-up and the other two teams were awarded the Outstanding Performance Prize.
We also have encouraging results in another competition: Mathematics Book Report Competition. Among 161 entries, one S1 student and one S2 student of our school successfully won the Second Prize.
Aiming to have a better understanding of the current electricity usage and mechanisms of generating electricity in the territory, students studying physics joined a programme organized by the Tai Po Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education, and visited the Castle Peak Power Station on 7th November 2014. There, we visited an exhibition called ‘the Electricity World’ that not only contained informative booths, but also simple experiment apparatus and models to demonstrate the process of generating electricity and saving energy. Then, a few students joined the related Power Station Writing Competition.
Now, we are glad to announce that two students, 5D Lau Sheung Ki and 5E Lee Yin Wing, won the Champion and the First Runner-up respectively in the Writing Competition. The following are the two awarded writings:
5D Lau Sheung Ki
能源供不應求已成為全球矚目的問題, 尤其是香港人耗電量甚高, 情況頗令人憂慮, 同時亦反映出潔淨能源的重要性。透過這次參觀, 不僅使我了解發電的運作模式, 更提高我對環境生態的關注。
電力世界分為五大範疇: 電力101、發電、輸電及配電、能源效益與環保燃料。配合導賞員悉心講解, 加上有趣的遊戲及精彩的短片, 使我理解基本發電和輸電方式。並鼓勵我使用高能源效益產品、減少碳足印, 更認識香港現時採用的環保燃料、領略實踐能源效益的重要性, 令我大開眼界。
5E Lee Yin Wing
We are glad to announce that Tong Pui San Angela, a 5B student, has been awarded the Youth Arch Top 10 Student Improvement Award and Youth Arch Student Improvement Award Scholarships by the Youth Arch Foundation to acknowledge her tenacity and enthusiasm in facing challenges and making prominent improvements in academic performance. The prize presentation ceremony was held on 28th February, 2015 in The Open University of Hong Kong.
Our school participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad-Hong Kong Screening (2014-2015), co-organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, the Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau (EDB) and the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, held at Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School on 27th September 2014. Our student Liu Tsz Yu from 3E has been awarded a Third Class Honour. Here is his reflection on the competition.
3E Liu Tsz Yu
I was nominated by my Physics teacher to the International Junior Olympiad- Hong Kong Screening. Thanks to my Physics, Chemistry and Biology teachers who provided me with training and guidance, I learnt to solve various problems by myself. Eventually, I won the Third Class Honour in the competition and my achievement is all credit to my teachers.
Through the competition, I learnt a number of things. To begin with, participating in the competition helped me consolidate the science knowledge that I have learnt throughout this school year, such as the diffusion theory. In addition, I learnt to integrate things that I have learnt from different science subjects and apply them to analyze cell structures.
Last but not least, I have learnt to stay calm while overcoming the challenges in the competition. Owing to numerous benefits I gained by joining the competition, I hope that my fellow schoolmates can also make a brave attempt to gain experiences from different competitions and feel the fun of science and achieve a lot more.
We are glad to announce that 5 students of our school were awarded Japanese Student Scholarship (Group Project Award) from the Society of Japanese Language Education in Hong Kong to recognize the outstanding performance in their studies.The title of the awarded project is "Story of Japanese Robots".
6A Ko Sin Fung
6A Wong Cheuk Yiu
6C Fan Chun Pong
6C Leung Chi Chiu
6E Lam Ting Ho
The 8th Research on Historical Photographs Writing Competition is co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the We Love Hong Kong Association. The theme of this competition is “Urban Development and Spatial Planning in Hong Kong”. A group of five students of our school participated in this competition and won the 1st Runner-up. Their study report focused on the change of land use of the old Murray Barracks and Parade Ground which is now the Cheung Kong Centre in Central. Members of the team are as follows:
5A (2013-14) SUNG CHONG LUI
5D (2013-14) CHOI CHIU WING
3E (2013-14) HO CHEUK NAM RYAN
3E (2013-14) WONG JONATHAN YIK CHONG
3E (2013-14) YIP CHUI LAM
Five students, Lam Ngai Yung, Cheung Chun Hei, Leung Ka Wa, Tang Lok Tin and Leung Yu Cho, won the Second Runner-up in "The 5th Hong Kong Digital Game Development Competition", organized by the Construction Industry Council, Cyberport and the Hong Kong Digital Game-based Leaning Association. Congratulations to the winners.
The Hong Kong Public Libraries organised the "4.23 World Book Day Creative Competition" in 2014 on the theme, "The Earth and I" in support of the "World Book Day" on April 23rd. The English Panel and Library Committee recommended our students to participate in the competition. Au Yeung Connor Christopher Ka Hei (4E) won the Outstanding Award in the Junior English Section, out of over 2000 entries in Hong Kong. Our school has won awards in this competition for three consecutive years.
Our students joined the Prize-giving Ceremony on 26th April 2014 at the Hong Kong Central Library. The works were displayed in the libraries around Hong Kong, Shenzhen and during the Hong Kong Book Fair from April to July 2014.
The following is Connor's work:
To live with Nature: A reading report
Title: Hong Kong Geopark All in One
Publisher: Lions Nature Education Foundation, Cosmos Books Ltd.
Authors: Bernie Owen, Raynor Shaw, W.C. Chan (Chinese translation)
What is shown inside the new Hong Kong Geopark? To most of us, we see rocks of different shapes, colours and sizes; in forms of animals, body-like shapes and such.
However, have we thought how the stones take such a form? Angular? Round? Sharp? Heavy? In this book, chemical processes and geological forms which have formed the unique landscape of the hills and islands of our city have been accurately and explicitly described. Furthermore, it provides a relaxing guide to the contemplation of the products of the processes — the rocks.
It was until I picked up the book and read it over when I realized Hong Kong has its own countryside areas — all we knew about Hong Kong were only packed skyscrapers.
In rows after rows, the dense flow of transport, the meagre quality of air and nights polluted by excessive light throughout the year. What have we done to the greens, the nature and the wilderness? There is a saying, "Land supplies what man needs, not what man desires." Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have already wasted countless resources — trees, coal, crude oil, fresh water, destroyed plenty of lands which could have been a haven for animals, a treasure chest for biological discoveries, even a piece of art from nature itself under the treads, the blades, the motors and wheels of machines in name of "civilization" and "comfort". If nature is a large net, man is just a thin line. Without intertwining with others, there will be no existence of man itself, for we survive not on ourselves, but what we have taken from the land.
Given that we have caused such grave destruction (it still carries on at the moment) to the nature, should we take initiative to reconsider our place on the Earth? A billionaire may enjoy fine delicacies while simple, cheap food would do for a person in poverty, but they both have to eat — we are more intelligent than other creatures; however, this does not imply that their interests may be neglected in order to fulfil our desires!
To live in harmony with nature may be hard for one to adapt to, but we must do so as we humans, however intelligent, are merely living off the expenses of nature. As the Indians wisdom goes, "Our lives are debts to our sons." The debts have gone too far. Now we must compensate for what we have done: whether by technology, shift of living habits or any others, we must stop before there is none of nature left for our off springs — a debt too large and innocent for them to pay for our deeds.
In the school year 2013-14, our school participated in the "TVNews Award Scheme 2013/14" organised by Hong Kong Education City (HKEdCity). For our students' excellent performances and participation in the scheme, our school was awarded the "Best Participation Award for Schools" at both junior and senior levels.
According to our students' participation rates and scores throughout the year, the following students were shortlisted to be the winners of the "Certificates of Award for Outstanding Performance in the School":
Adia, CHAN Yi Ching, 2A
CHAN Chak Sang, 3A
KAN Yue Ming, 4A
CHAN Tsz Nga, 5E
LUK Pui Ling, 6A
Siu Kau Village was one of the six villages in Plover Cove. In the sixties of the last century, the government moved the six villages to Tai Po Market due to the construction of Plover Cove Reservoir. In the removal of Siu Kau, the villagers received a reasonable compensation. However, the practice of collective ancestral worship stopped because of the lack of common property. In the eighties, their ancestral hall was moved to Fanling. The government gave them a three-storey building as compensation. The Lees of Siu Kau leased the two upper storeys. The practice of collective worshipping resumed and was supported by the rental income. Four senior form students participated in the 3rd Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History & the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. Their study report "Floating Village: A Study on How the Lees of Siu Kau Village in Plover Cove Enhance the Lineage's Identity and Solidarity through the Visit to Ancestral Graves" won the Champion in this competition. The list of members is as follows:
5A (2013-14) LI KA NGAI
5A (2013-14) SUNG CHONG LUI
5D (2013-14) CHOI CHIU WING
4A (2013-14) WONG TSUN YAN
Ancestral worship is an important event and the symbol of unity for a clan. In the old days, clansmen of the New Territories went to worship their common ancestors by foot which usually takes a few hours. After worshiping, they would cook the offering for their lunch at the grave side. This simple basin cuisine lunch includes dried squid, bamboo shoots, tofu skin and pork. With the improvement of transport, most of the clansmen in the New Territories take their lunch in the ancestral hall after worshiping. But the clansmen of Wai Sun Hall in Ping Shan still preserve this heritage. Five junior form students conducted a research on this heritage and participated in the 3rd Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. Their documentary film "Picnic at Grave Side: A Study on How the Tangs of Wai Sun Hall in Ping Shan Enhance the Clan's Identity and Solidarity through the Practice of Grave Side Picnic" won the 2nd Runner-up. The members of the team are as follows:
3A (2013-14) LAM NGA WAI
3E (2013-14) AU YEUNG CONNOR CHRISTOPHER KA HEI
3E (2013-14) WONG KA YU
3E(2013-14) YAU LONG TING
3E(2013-14) YEUNG KA WAI
Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2014 is an annual competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with the aim of promoting students' interests in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is worth mentioned that two of our school's awardees have achieved an impressive result. One of them is 5E Yim Hong Sang, who won three High Distinctions in Mathematics, Physics and Biology while the other one, 5E Lam Tsz Ho, was awarded a Medal in Mathematics. Here are their reflections concerning the competition.
5E(18) Lam Tsz Ho
It is my honor to be one of the medalists of Mathematics in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition 2014.
The purposes for holding this competition are meaningful: to arouse students' interests in Mathematics and Science as well as to enhance our generic skills of creativity, problem solving, communication and collaboration.
First of all, I would like to show my appreciation and thankfulness towards my mathematics teacher, Mr. Kwong, and other science teachers. As the competition is mainly based on the DSE syllabus, students had to be well-prepared for the content in syllabus in order to strive for the best performance. Yet, Mr. Kwong and other science teachers, they devoted lots of time and effort in the training of this competition, including teaching some quick methods to tackle multiple choice questions and also answering skills which are useful in this competition. This honor should belong to them, because of their paid effort and devotion.
In the competition, students were required to finish answering 30 multiple choice questions and 4 long questions in 1 hour and 15 minutes. The time was truly tight for students to answer all the questions. Moreover, these questions, which were set by professors in university, weren’t the familiar types of questions we used to face daily. However, this situation reminded me that blindly memorizing solution of a specific question type is useless, but applying the concepts taught in the lesson, we can tackle all the problems we face.
As what Albert Einstein said “The only source of knowledge is experience.”After joining this competition, it not just enhanced my strong interests in Mathematics, but also sharpened my skills in handling various types of questions and Mathematics problems. In the award presentation ceremony, while watching other schools’ medalists, I soon realized there’s always someone stronger, so, I have learnt to be humble at all times, whoever I am.
I still remember how excited I was when I realized I had won 1 medal (top 2 percentile of all candidates). Facing the HKDSE, this award will definitely be a great drive for me to fight for the future, as it will probably be the final competition that I had joined in my secondary school life. Towards the end, I would like to express my thankfulness to all teachers who are involved in this competition, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University that organized and hosted this competition.
5E(35) Yim Hong Sang
Secondary School Mathematics and Science competition (SSMSC) is an annual competition which aims to arouse the student’s interests in Mathematics and Science aspects. Every year, the top elites of all schools in Hong Kong participate in the competition. It is my honor to be chosen as one of the participants, not only competing with the cream of Hong Kong, but also challenge myself.
SSMSC is a competition which is mainly based on the knowledge in NSS syllabus. We need to be proficient in all of required knowledge within two months. It is quite a challenge for us to strike a balance between the schoolwork and the preparation for the competition. Moreover, the most of the questions are different from the question types which we are familiar with. Set by the Professors of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the questions focus more on the fundamental knowledge and the in-depth understanding which required a thorough concept rather than formulaic solutions in the topics. It is also a test for us to examine how we had learnt. We have to make the most of our knowledge in order to rank high.
The result of the SSMSC was released in early July. I have got High Distinction in three subjects (Mathematics, Physics and Biology). The result acts as an encouragement for me to find out my interests in the Science field. Besides that, I have learnt that no matter how good you think you are, there is always someone out there that is better. We would not be willing to adapt ourselves to new knowledge and enhance ourselves in any aspect if we are blowing our own trumpet and seeing this world with our superficial thought.
Last but in no way least, I wish I could express my heartfelt thankfulness to all the Mathematics and Science teachers who devoted their own time to help us gain deeper understanding of the subjects. For example, Mr. Yam, my Physics teacher, had modified questions from past paper SSMSC and explains the concept behind it. It is apparently impossible to have a good command with the NSS syllabus within two months, during which, school has provide us with a series of intensive training to help us try our best to strike for excellence. It is with the support of school and the help of our Mathematics and Science teachers that we can achieve such a great result in SSMSC 2014.
The 3rd Science and Technology Seedling Plan 100 (科技新苗100計劃) organised by Hong Kong Association for Advancement of Science and Technology aims at nourishing the youths into committed science professionals. One hundred elite students were elected out of the participated secondary schools. Our school nominated the following three students who are interested in scientific research to participate in the plan and they were all elected:
Tong Wing Yan 4E
Hong Ting Ngai 4E
Yau Pui Chung 4E
In order to be elected, each student needs to hand in a letter to the organisation which describes about their interest and knowledge in science , expresses their ambitions and more importantly their sense of responsibility towards the society. Here is one letter written by one of the elected students, Yau Pui Chung.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am glad to be nominated in this programme. I want to join this programme since I know that I can enhance the knowledge of science through a series of training and visits . If I am the member of this programme, I will try my best to learn more about the secret of science.
I know that there is inseparate relation between science and technology. Moreover, we can see them in humans’ live. The human’s history turns over a new page once a new technology has been innovated.
In 1665, Robert Hooke was the first one who discovered cell is the basic unit in every organism. After forty years, we can apply artificial heart in human bodies. Biological development has saved lots of people’s lives. Furthermore, it also breaks though the barrier of technological development. I hope that I can work in scientific research in order to have contribution in the society.
There are lots of scientific theories (e.g. newton’s law and Len’s law) which are very important in human activities. For example, we can apply moment theory to open the box of egg-roll. We can use a spoon to increase the length of moment arm so that the applied force could be smaller than before. Furthermore, the father of optic communication (Sir Charles Kuen Kao) has innovated optic fiber. We can have more accurate and faster communication. Since optic fiber is light and long, it is applied all over the world. We can communicate with people who are living in other countries easily. Therefore, the scientific development affects the standard of living.
Undoubtedly, the science development of our motherland is of high standard. I am really proud of the space flight of China. There is no doubt that the growth of scientific development is rapid. Going to the space is not difficult nowadays since our first Chinese astronaut has finished the first space flight in 2003. It shows that our technology level is mature now.
Moreover, the unmanned Shenzhou 8 mission successfully docked with Tiangoung-1 on 2 November 2011, marking China’s orbit docking. It shows that space flight becomes more mature. Lots of scientists put so much effort to find out the secret of the mysterious space. I also hope that I can contribute to my motherland in the future.
Personally, I participated in the physical Olympic competition last month. I have learnt more about mechanics such as the theory of relativity. I also note that there are different kinds of force, such as gravitational force and magnetic force. I really hope that I can take this rare opportunity so as to enhance the knowledge of science.
4E Yau Pui Chung
Three students, 3C Yeung Yun Hing, 3D Lo Wing Yan and 3D Leung Ching Yin participated in "A Caring Hong Kong - Hong Kong Secondary School Creative Micro-Animation Competition" held by the Community Investment & Inclusion Fund and IBM. After public voting and professional assessment by the Judging Panel, their work , 「大聲說人情味」, won the Championship.
Their work can be found in the following link : http://www.ciif.gov.hk/en/promotional-and-educational-activities/ev00081.html
To promote the interest of students in learning Mathematics through reading, our school sent some junior form students to participate in the Mathematics Book Report Competition. This year, there are only four outstanding book reports which were classified as First Class Prizes. Our student, S1A Wong Shin Ying, was successfully chosen as one of the First Class Prize Winners.
To promote project-based learning, our school sent three teams of students to participate in the Mathematics Project Competition. One team got the Good Performance Prize and the other two teams were successfully selected as the finalists. In the final interview section held for the finalists, our teams achieved satisfactory result. They were awarded the Outstanding Performance Prizes.
We also got encouraging results in another major competition: Hong Kong Young Achievers Selection Contest(2013-14). Three S1 and S3 students of our school participated in this competition. Among these students, two of them won the Third Prize and the other student won the Second Prize.
The Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association organized the "Liberal Studies Programme 2013-2014". Our school sent 5 teams of S2 to S5 students to participate in the programme. They took up a research project related to "Environmental Health and Epidemic Prevention in Schools / Home". They needed to plan and carry out the whole research, practice the research methods including setting of questionnaires, studying readings, conducting interviews and field observations for the production of innovative projects, presentations and written reports. They presented their findings in an open forum on 10th May 2014. Among the 64 teams, 2 teams from our school were selected as the finalist (the best 6 teams) and participated in the final event on 31st May 2014. Finally, their projects won the 1st runner up and 2nd runner up of the senior section in the competition.
|The winning teams:|
|1st runner-up in Senior Section:
4E Chan Tsz Nga, Lau Sheung Ki, Lee Yin Wing,
Mong Kin Ip, Yau Pui Chung
Project Title: Beware of Influenza
|2nd runner-up in Senior Section:|
4A Chau Sze Nam, Lau Suet Yi, Suen Ho Nam,
4E Tsan Wai Yang
Project Title: A Study of Enterovirus
On Thursday the 10th of April, 2014, ten members from the English Drama Club (Chan Chi Shing, Chong Siu Chit, Poon Wai Lam, So Hoi Lam, So Wing Ki, Yau Long Ting, Lee Man Ka, Yu Ka Wai, Chung Hei Long and Ho Man Chun) competed in the English Medium of Instruction Drama Competition at the La Salle College Theatre. The drama competition required students to write their own script or adapt one of Shakespeare's plays. The students wrote their own play focusing on the issue of bullying in schools and the effects of bullying. They competed against 7 other schools in the region, and through our hard work and excellent drama skills won awards for outstanding performance and for the best script.
Each year, Lions Clubs around the world sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for the youth encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace.
The theme of this year is "Our World, Our Future". About 400,000 children from 62 countries participated in this year's Peace Poster Contest. Our school also entered this competition and achieved a fruitful result. Seven students were awarded grand prize and merit awards in this competition. The most remarkable student is Ho Ting of S.1C. Her work was considered outstanding by the judges and won the champion in the competition of the Hong Kong round. Her work was submitted to the United States for the international contest. Ho Ting was proudly awarded the International Merit Award which is given to the top 23 entrants around the world. This is the second time which our school has won the champion in Hong Kong and International Merit Award.
The winners are listed as follows:
|1C Ho Ting||Champion in Hong Kong & Macau Region and|
International Merit Award
|1A Chan Yuen Ching Kristy||Merit Award in Hong Kong & Macau Region|
|1A Wong Ming Tung Crystal||Merit Award in Hong Kong & Macau Region|
|1C Chung Suet Yee||Merit Award in Hong Kong & Macau Region|
|1C Poon Hiu Ping||Merit Award in Hong Kong & Macau Region|
|2E Wong Ching Sze||Merit Award in Hong Kong & Macau Region|
|2E Yip Tsz Yu||Merit Award in Hong Kong & Macau Region|
Ho Ting's Statement:
On Monday the 24th of March, 2014, six members from the English Drama Club (Chan Chi Shing, Chong Siu Chit, Poon Wai Lam, So Hoi Lam, So Wing Ki and Yau Long Ting) competed in the "Speak Out! Act Up!" Improvised Drama Competition at the Shatin Town Hall. The drama competition was based on improvised drama – no scripts, no preparation and no practice. The students were given a line of dialogue and had 5 minutes to prepare a play using that line. They competed against 11 other schools in the region, and our hard work and excellent drama skills won us the Best Team Award. This victory is made even sweeter after we were penalized 20 marks for being short of the required length. The students all performed well and are now preparing for the English Medium of Instructions Schools Drama Competition on the 10th of April.
為慶祝中華人民共和國成立六十四周年紀念，新界校長會舉辦「慶祝中華人民共和國成立64周年學生徵文比賽」，得獎名單已於11月公佈，本校2E 蔡雯思同學榮獲初中組亞軍，頒獲獎盃乙座及獎學金；2E 梁紫華同學則獲得初中組優異獎，頒獲獎盃乙座。
The 44th International Physics Olympiad was held from 7 July to 15 July in Copenhagen, Denmark. A team of five student members of The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) representing Hong Kong have returned home proudly with three silver medals and two bronze medals.
We would like to congratulate S6E Shing Ming Tony for his astonishing achievement in winning the silver medal. Tony has outperformed other contestants from all over the world not only because of his ability but also his hard work and effort. Our students should learn from his persistence and enthusiasm to reach their goals in the future.
6E Tony Shing Ming
The 44th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2013. Following the Asian Physics Olympiad in India last year, it was my honor again to participate in such a great event as one of the representatives of Hong Kong.
The reason for holding the Physics Olympiad in Copenhagen this year is simple – to memorize Neil Bohr, a great physician in the early 1900s, who was one of the founders of modern physics. It was the 100th year after he proposed his great idea on atomic model in Copenhagen, influencing the Physics and Chemistry worlds in the past century. Because of this, the strongest enthusiasm towards Physics was observed in the Physics Olympiad this year.
I really felt honored to be able to visit Copenhagen at such a right time, and more importantly as a representative of my city to compete with other Physics elites worldwide. It was probably the most unforgettable experience I ever had.
In the eight days of the trip, there were only ten hours when we were actually involved in the 'real' competition – five hours for theory exams and another five for experiments. This year's problems were more interesting than expected – for example, meteorite fallen in Denmark, movement of ice sheet in Greenland, and they were not too difficult for me, but they involved lots of our physical sense and logical thinking that fascinated any future Physician. After months of striving, I was eventually awarded a silver medal, ranking 61st at the end of the competition, which I think was already quite satisfying.
In the remaining days following the competition, we participated in tours around Copenhagen. We did not only do simple sightseeing, but participated in other Physics-related activities. We visited different places where important events to the Physics world occurred, like the Neils Bohr Institute where lots of researches were performed, very advanced Physics laboratories in the two renowned universities for Physics researches (University of Copenhagen and Technical University of Denmark), and Assistens Cemetery where Bohr and his family were buried. Even in the amusement park, we finished small Physics tasks while enjoying the rides. More surprisingly, we could even have the chance to attend to a talk about studying Physics from Professor Thomas Bohr, the grandson of Neils Bohr, which was definitely a rare experience for a secondary school student studying in Hong Kong.
But this trip did not only provide me with the chance of tackling interesting Physics problems, or the enjoyable moments in sightseeing but it was also a chance for me to meet people from other parts of the world. To gather those who are ambitious and interested enough to take part in the Physics world's future, IPhO is probably the only opportunity. We shared our experiences and hung out with each other no matter what our nationality or ethnicity is. It was because we all gave heart to the Science world. Thanks to the nice scenery and mild weather in Copenhagen, I enjoyed every moment together with everyone participating in the competition.
Returning our own countries did not mean the end of the fabulous event. With the advanced technology today, we can still keep in contact, discuss interesting Physics problems on the Internet, and continue our dream of contributing to the world of Physics. IPhO never ends – it will forever stay in our hearts.
The Climate Youth Network is a whole year program under the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Participants were required to attend classroom theory training, practice low carbon lifestyles for 2 months and organize activities for promoting messages of the urgent need to combat climate change. 11 Climate Youth Ambassadors in our school successfully entered the final stage as one of the 10 outstanding teams. They held promotion booths and exhibitions at Y Square on 12th – 13th July 2013. They also had the opportunity to exchange with experts and teams from other schools. Our school was awarded the "Green Fund" and our Climate Youth Ambassadors were awarded a scholarship. They will share theirknowledge with students in 2 primary schools, to continue the fight against climate change.
The theme of this year's Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture is "In Search of Community History". Five of our senior form students chose the "Ladies Market" as the focus of their research project. After carrying out a comprehensive literature review with reference to various government documents and maps, they were able to trace the actual location of Mongkok Village which has long disappeared. They were also able to clearly show the development history of the area and how Tung Choi Street turned into the now renowned "Ladies Market". In the oral defense session, the team gained the recognition of the panel of judges by answering their queries and won the Champion of the Senior Section (Written Report). The members of our school's team are as follows:
6A WONG SZE WAI
6B CHENG KIU WAN
6D LEE CHING YU
6E CHONG HIU TUNG
6E LEUNG ALEXANDER SIU KWUN
It is not difficult to find old ladies hitting people's photos with their slippers when you walk pass Canal Road in Wan Chai. Indeed "Beating the Petty Person" has now become Hong Kong's local culture and most people would immediately relate the area with this custom. However, it was not until the last 50 years which the custom started clustering in Wan Chai.
Five of our junior form students entered the 2nd Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture (Junior Section – Written Report). They carried out a research to find out the correlation between the"Beating the Petty Person" custom and the land use development of the area and won the Outstanding Award. The members of our school's team are as follows:
4A KWOK TIN CHING
4B SO TSZ TUNG
4E TONG WING YAN
4A WONG TSUN YAN
4E KONG HO YIN
Science and Technology Seedling Plan 100 (科技新苗100計劃) organised by Hong Kong Association for Advancement of Science and Technology aims at nourishing the youths into committed science professionals. One hundred elite students were elected out of the participated secondary schools. Our school nominated the following three students who are interested in scientific research to participate in the plan and they were all elected:
Lam Tsz Yin 4E
Lam Ho Yin 4E
Yim Tsz Kin 4E
In order to be elected, each student needs to hand in a letter to the organisation which describes about their interest and knowledge in science , expresses their ambitions and more importantly their sense of responsibility towards the society. Here is one letter written by one of the elected students, Lam Tsz Yin.t
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am Lam Tsz Yin, a form 4 student who studies in Wong Shui Chi Secondary school. Firstly it is my honour to be chosen by my school to join this meaningful programme. I know that the aim s of this programme is to increase students' scientific knowledge and they can therefore contribute to society. If I can become one of the members of this programme, I would do my best and contribute to the society in the near future.
I study chemistry in my school. In my daily life, I am definitely interested in the formation of drugs and household cleaners. I am an adventurous person who loves challenges, especially when dealing with my mathematic homework. That is why I believe that I am suitable to become one of the members of this programme.
When I am studying chemistry, I realized how amazing chemistry is and each scientific development influences the world greatly. For example, the plastic bag we used in daily life, glasses, batteries and pills are all made from the combination of elements. It goes without saying that chemistry has a close relationship with our life, different chemical developments can raise our living standard. How can a small pill cure our diseases? However I only possesses basic knowledge in science, like the structure of an atom and properties of metals. If I become a member, I am sure through attending various talks and visiting technology infrastructures would absolutely enrich my current scope of knowledge.
Besides chemistry, I am into biology. I love watching documentary since I was small. I remember them talking about how penguins live in South Pole where the temperature there is extremely low, introducing strange insects, appealing everyone to save the polar bear from extinction and how the strong cactus survive in dry and hot atmosphere. It is for sure that I am very curious in every living thing.
Furthermore, I watched how China launched rocket to the outer space successfully. I hope that I can have a chance to know more about mainland aerospace development, it must be very impressive.
Finally, every party in the society should have noticed that global warming is intensifying in recent years. As a member of the global village, I hope that I can help saving the Earth by scientific means, such as finding ways to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and exploring a new and anti-pollution alternative energy resources to protect the Earth from further damage.
At last, if I can have the honour to become a member in this programme, I must gain a lot and find out the other side of science. After joining this programme I am sure that I would be more able to achieve my ambitions and change the world by scientific advancement. I would like to contribute myself to the society and raise the living standard. I promise I would put all my efforts and treasure this learning opportunity.
Lam Tsz Yin
Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2013 is a yearly competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to promote students' interests in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This year we are delightful to have 42% of participants attaining Distinction or above in the competition. Here's the list of our school's awardees achieving Credit or above.
|Vice-President Award||5E Ng Chi Ho||(Physics and Chemistry)|
||5E Yip Ho Ting||High Distinction|
|5A Chan Wing Tung||Distinction|
|5E Kwok Sze Kan||Distinction|
|5E Poon Hon Yin||Distinction|
|5E Chan Wan Fung||Credit|
|5E Chu Chun Yat||Credit|
||5E Ng Chi Ho||Medal|
|5E Chan Cheuk Hin||High Distinction|
|5E Wong Ka Shun||High Distinction|
|5E Kam Chung Kan||Distinction|
|5E Lam Man Wan||Credit|
|5E Leung Siu Kwun||Credit|
|5E Man Tsz Lok||Credit|
|5E Yip Ho Ting||Credit|
|5E Yu Wai Tsang||Credit|
||5E Ng Chi Ho||Medal|
|5E Ho Cheuk Man||High Distinction|
|5D Ho Tsz Ying||Distinction|
|5D Wong Hoi Ying||Distinction|
|5E Lam Yuen Sze||Distinction|
|5C Tsang Pui Tung||Credit|
|5D Suen Ching Yi||Credit|
|5D Tsang Hoi Lam Christie||Credit|
||5C Chan Cho Kiu||Distinction|
|5D Chan Kwun Tin||Distinction|
|5D Lee Ching Yu||Distinction|
|5D Leung Chung Ling||Distinction|
|5D Cheung Hang Shun||Distinction|
|5D Chan Ka Wai||Credit|
|5E Chui King Yin||Credit|
Reflection on Secondary School Mathematics and Science competition 2013
5E Ng Chi Ho
Secondary School Mathematics and Science competition (SSMSC) is an annually held competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The competition offers participants to attempt Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. In March this year I was nominated to attempt Physics and Chemistry in May as they are the areas of my strength.
Between March and May, a series of intensive training classes were well organized by our Science teachers. As the competition is mainly based on the NSS syllabus (about 70%), students had to be proficient in them within two months' time. Nevertheless, to strike for excellence, our Science teacher also tried to help us by enriching the NSS syllabus topics and teaching us knowledge beyond the syllabus. For example, Mr. Yam, my Physics teacher, had modified questions from past paper of 2012 SSMSC to the challenging ones.
The competitions for Physics and Chemistry were held on 1/5 and 17/5 respectively. Although each paper just lasted for an hour, they indeed managed to test candidates' performances comprehensively. As most of the questions in the test were set by the University, none of them seemed familiar to us. Eventually I had to tackle most of the questions based on the concepts of these subjects. This had reminded me that it would be wiser to have a clear understanding on the fundamental principles and concepts of these subjects in lieu of memorizing "useful formulae" blindly. In addition, it is also significant for us to enhance our speed and accuracy in attempting questions through constant practices so that we can spare more time on tackling challenging questions and final checking in competitions or exams.
The results of the competition were released in early July. To my surprise, I won two Medal certificates (top 2 percentile of candidates) in Physics and Chemistry, together with the Vice-President Award for attaining two Medals. It has left me a wonderful memory as this would probably be my last competition in secondary school's life. Last but not least, I would like to thank all teachers who had contributed tremendous amount of their effort and time in teaching me, and also our school Principal, Mr. Ho, for attending the award presentation ceremony.
It is delightful to announce that our students have performed well in the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2013 organized by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education on 19 May 2013.
|List of Individual Awardees|
|4E Lau Matthew Kin Hay||Honourable Mention|
|4E Yim Hong Sang||Third Honour|
Reflection on the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2013
4E Yim Hong Sang
I am glad to have been awarded the Third Honour in Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2013. I felt very nervous before knowing my result in HKPhO as I got so much pressure from the outstanding performance of our schoolmates last year.
I would like to show my appreciation towards my classmates and our Physics teacher Mr. Yam. My classmates and I had a lot of practices before attending HKPhO. The scope of HKPhO includes motion of point particles, mechanics, work and mechanical energy, and momentum and impulse. Some topics are brand new to me. I need to put in extra efforts to understand the concepts. With the help of Mr. Yam, we devote our time and effort to practice, making ourselves familiarized with the question types and problem-solving skills for the challenges.
After joining HKPhO, my knowledge in physics has been drastically enhanced. Paying extra attention in the training, I further discover my interests in Physics. This valuable experience in Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2013 stirs up my curiosity to explore more in the field of science. I would not just satisfy with this and I would work harder to strive for better results in other challenges.
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster arouses the concern of public on the safety of nuclear energy. In this regard, Tai Po District Offices held a tour to the Nuclear Resources Centre of CLP on 19th December, 2012. This tour introduces the basic concept about nuclear energy and the operation of Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant to us, secondary school students. After the tour, a writing competition was held in order to collect the opinion on nuclear energy technology and reflection on the tour from the visitor. Two students of our school participated in the writing competition and 5E Lam Man Wan was the Champion Award Winner.
The Inter-school Swimming Championships, organized by the Hong Kong School Sports Federation (Tai Po and North District Division), was held on 7th and 9th October 2013 at Ma On Shan Swimming Pool. Thirty-four secondary schools competed for the Championship. Our school sent 3 swimming teams (a total of 22 students) to participate in the Boys B Grade, Girls A Grade and Girls C Grade competitions. Our team achieved good results in the competition. In the singles competition, our team won 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals. In the team competition, our A grade Girls team regained the Championship whereas our B grade Boys team and C grade Girls were awarded the fifth place. The following is the list of our swimming team members and medalist:
|Girls A Grade||Girls C Grade||Boys C Grade|
|6A Wong Ching Wai||2A Cheung Hoi Tung Evelyn||3A Lai Chun Ming|
|5A Wong Hoi Ting||2B Tam Tsz Ching||3B Kwong Yan Ming|
|5B Tse Hoi Yan||2C Chan Ka Hei||3D Tang Lok Tin|
|5D Choi Ching Man||2E Chan Yu Shan||3E Wong Jonathan Yik Chong|
|4B Lau Tsz Lam Lydia||2E Wong Ching Sze||3E Yau Wai Yin|
|4B Tsang Chor Yi||1A Wong Shin Ying||1D Ho Chun Kit|
|4C Lo Sze Man||1D Pang Shun Kit|
|4D Chan Hiu Tung Carrie||1E Cheung Chun Sum|
|Girls A Grade|
|6A Wong Ching Wai||4x50 meters Medley||Silver|
|200 meters Breaststroke||Bronze|
|100 meters Breaststroke||Bronze|
|5A Wong Hoi Ting||50 meters Freestyle||Bronze|
|5B Tse Hoi Yan||4x50 meters Medley||Silver|
|100 meters Breaststroke||Gold|
|50 meters Breaststroke||Gold|
|5D Choi Ching Man||4x50 meters Medley||Silver|
|50 meters Backstroke||Bronze|
|4B Tsang Chor Yi||4x50 meters Medley||Silver|
|Boys C Grade|
|3A Lai Chun Ming||50 meters Backstroke||Silver|
|100 meters Backstroke||Silver|
|Girls C Grade|
|2B Tam Tsz Ching||4x50 meters Medley||Silver|
|2C Chan Ka Hei||4x50 meters Medley||Silver|
|2E Chan Yu Shan||4x50 meters Medley||Silver|
|1A Wong Shin Ying||4x50 meters Medley||Silver|
|50 meters Backstroke||Bronze|
We are glad to announce that 7 students of our school were awarded scholarships from the Society of Japanese Language Education in Hong Kong to recognize the outstanding performance in their studies.
The following students won the Japanese Student Scholarship (Group Project Award):
6A Lau Wai Lam
6A Ng Kwok Wing
6A Poon Hiu Yin
6A Wong Sze Wai
6B Chan Yee Tung
6B So Ching
Chan Lok Man, Melody (Graduate 2012-13) won the Japanese Student Scholarship (Individual Award).
The Research on Historical Photographs Writing Competition is an annual event co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and We Love Hong Kong. The theme of this year's competition is "Education in Hong Kong: Past and Present". A team of five students submitted their written report for entering the competition. They carried out an in-depth research on Hong Kong's private study halls with reference to a set of oral historical records and various related government files and reports. The report gained recognition from the panel of judges and won the Champion of the Student Section of the competition. Members of the team are as follows:
The following students achieved the Distinction Awards in English Builder for the September 2012 to May 2013 term among all the participating students in Hong Kong:
1. Tsan Wai Yang from 3E
2. Lee Yin Wing from 3A
The following students achieved the Top 1 to Top 3 in English Builder for the February to May 2013 term among all the participating students in Hong Kong:
1. Tam Wai Kiu from 1A
2. Chan Lai Lun Adrian from 1A
3. Wong Ho Shan from 1D
4. Yeung Tsz Yan Samantha from 2A
5. Lau Yan Tung from 2A
6. Lai Chun Ming from 2E
7. Chan Tsz Nga from 3A
8. Yau Fung Yi from 3C
9. Chan Tin Wing from 3A
Congratulations to all the winners!
The International Mathematical Olympiad Preliminary Selection Contest - Hong Kong 2013 was co-organized by the Education Bureau, the IMO (Hong Kong) Committee and The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education. This is an annual event to select students with outstanding performance in mathematics. Follow on training programmes will be provided for the high-achieving students of the contest. The students with outstanding performance in such training will be selected to represent Hong Kong to take part in the 55th IMO in South Africa in 2014.
Wong Tsun Kit (4E) was awarded Bronze Award in the event. Kwok Sze Kan (5E) and Yip Ho Ting (5E) were awarded the Qualification of Training.
The Hong Kong Mathematics Olympiad (HKMO) is a competition which has been jointly organized by the EDB and the HKIEd since 1983. 254 schools joined the 30th HKMO in 2012/13. Our school team was among the best 50 teams in the Heat Event and was invited to join the Final Event held on 20th April, 2013.
|4E Wong Tsun Kit||4E Yim Hong Sang||4E Yim Tsz Kin|
|5E Ho Cheuk Man||5E Kwok Sze Kan||5E Yip Ho Ting|
4E Wong Tsun Kit also won a Third-class Honour Certificate in the competition.
The Hang Lung Mathematics Awards is a biennial mathematics research competition for secondary school students in Hong Kong. It is co-organized by Hang Lung Properties, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and the Department of Mathematics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Kwan Him Shek (6E), Wan Chin Ching (2011-12 6E) and Lo Ka Chun (2011-12 7B) joined The Hang Lung Mathematics Awards 2012 under the supervision of Mr Kwong Chun Yu. They submitted a report of their research titled "How to Cut a Piece of Paper - Making Paper Cones with the Greatest Total Capacity" in August 2012. Their report was sent to three referees who themselves are mathematicians for review. The research received very positive comments from the three referees:
“We can see from the report that the authors have strong innovation consciousness and application ability on using mathematical knowledge to solve practical problems. In my opinion, this report is very good.”
“Their analysis and proof of the result is rigorous and completed on mathematical. I think the result of this report is very interesting, original and is an excellent work for high school students, the writing of this paper is also very good.”
“The topic is interesting, the methods are effective, and the results are very useful. They completed a fine work.”
“Very amusing problem requiring some clever calculus, trigonometry and numerical approximation. Attractive introduction; good writing and illustrations. Results were not known to me.”
The team was invited to participate in the oral defense session held on 17th December, 2012 conducted by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee was led by Fields medalist Prof. Shing Tung Yau and composed of 11 prominent mathematicians from Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, Cornell University, University of Michigan, Tohoku University, University of Science and Technology of China, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong. Teams which participated in the oral defense each gave a brief presentation of their research, followed by an inquiry session before the members of the Scientific Committee.
The team won the Honorable Mentions and received $60,000 in total for Student Education Award, Teacher Leadership Award and School Development Grant.
Certificate recipient: 1A Lee Man Ching Phoebe
On the 30th of April 2013, Australia Education Link organized the Hong Kong Schools Writing Contest. The topic was that "If I had seven days left living in the world".
The competition has been a fantastic English learning experience to me. After receiving the certificate of acceptance, I feel extremely surprised and joyful because it has been the first time for me to get such an honorable prize in the public competition throughout my secondary school life. Besides, I feel more confident with using English.
Our Student 4A Moon Tsui Wai Ting won the award of the Best Interrogative Debater in the First Preliminary (English Section) of the 28th Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition.
Our student 5B Suen Pui Ching won the champion in the Japanese Speech Contest. She will be the ambassador of Hong Kong in attending a cross-cultural experience programme in Japan. It is an international exchange programme for high school students who won the champion in their countries. The 12-day exchange programme will be organized from 18 July to 29 July.
The Hong Kong Public Libraries organized the "4.23 World Book Day Creative Competition" in 2013 on the theme, "Love and Affection in Family" in support of the "World Book Day" on April 23rd. The Library Committee and Chinese Panel recommended our senior form students to participate in the competition. Chan Ka Wai (5D), Wong Hang Yi (5D) and Cheng Hiu Yi (5D) won the Outstanding Awards — Senior Chinese Section, out of over 2000 entries in Hong Kong. Our school have won the awards for two consecutive years.
Our students joined the Prize-giving Ceremony on 20th April 2013 at the Hong Kong Central Library. The works will be displayed in the libraries around Hong Kong and Shenzhen and also during the Hong Kong Book Fair from April to July 2013. You can also browse the website of The Hong Kong Public Libraries (www.hkpl.gov.hk) to appreciate their works.
The Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2012 is a yearly competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to promote students' interests in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Gifted students may enter the competitions regardless of their current level of study through school nomination. The following students of our school were awarded as listed:
||5D Fung Ka Him
5E Leung Ka Hung
5E Shek Wai Wa
5E Sun Ming Chi
||5E Lam Yu Yeung
5E Yan Cheuk Nam
5D Yu Chun Sing
|Chemistry||5E Ho Ka Yu||HD(High Distinction)|
||5D Fonh Chi Ngei
5D Orr Ho Hin
Reflection on Secondary School Mathematics and Science competition 2012
6E Lam Yu Yeung
On 5th May 2012 I participated in the Secondary School Mathematics and Science competition. Although the competition only lasted about a hour, what I learnt will surely be useful in the future.
The competition was held by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. There were contests in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, and candidates may compete in one or more subjects. I entered the physics one since it was my strength, while some of my other classmates joined contests of other subjects.
Our school provided trainings for us as support. I attended Mr. Yam's physics training course, which was enriching. Since the competition tested only knowledge within the HKDSE syllabus, the lesson encircled it. However, Mr. Yam's teaching always extended to knowledge beyond the syllabus, and sometimes, even extended to the scope of other subjects such as chemistry. Besides widening the foundation of our knowledge, this lesson also reminded me that different branches of science are interrelated. One cannot study physics without understanding mathematics, or learn chemistry without some basic knowledge of physics.
The competition of physics was held on 5th May, the same day as the Mathematics one. Before the competition, I did not merely practice the calculations. Instead, I revised the concepts over and over again as Mr. Yam often emphasizes the importance of clear understanding of concepts. The test proved Mr. Yam's belief to be very insightful. We needed to finish thirty-four multiple choice questions and three long questions in an hour and fifteen minutes. With less time and higher difficulty than usual, speed and accuracy in determining the correct answer was essential to winning a prize, and acquaintance of concepts was the key to speed and accuracy. According to the Chinese old saying: only true gold could stand the heat of the furnace. Under the heat of these really difficult questions, only thorough understanding of concepts was the true gold that passed the test.
The results of the contest were not released until September. I was thankful to both my school and the Polytechnic University when I saw my name on the medalist's list. On 13th October I attended the award presentation ceremony in the campus of the Polytechnic University. The ceremony gave me a deep and special impression as medalists – participants whose results were within the top two percentile – were all awarded identical medals and certificates, so the champions and runner-ups were not identified. This reminded me of two important values. Firstly, Victory over others is of secondary significance while victory over ourselves through improvements is of primary importance. Secondly, improvement must go on constantly because who would be champion tomorrow is still unknown.
My participation in this competition is very unforgettable and beneficial. I thank my school for giving me the opportunity and support to compete in it.
The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) – Hong Kong Screening 2012 was co-organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, the Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau (EDB) and the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education. The screening aims at identifying scientifically gifted students at junior secondary levels for training in advanced science subject knowledge. Two students of our school participated in the competition and received the following awards:
|2A Mong Ho Yam||Second Class Honour|
|2A Kwok Hei Man||Third Class Honour|
Reflections on ISJO HK Screening 2012
3A Mong Ho Yam
After joining the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) – Hong Kong Screening 2012, I have learned more about science. I realized that everything is related to science.
Since the screening was held in September we needed to go to school and had some extra lessons for preparation in the summer vacation. It was hard but the results proved that it was useful and we did not waste the time for this. Although the competition is difficult, I tried my best in completing it. Getting this proud result made me feel surprised.
At the same time, I would like to thank our teachers for teaching us scientific knowledge. Without them, we could not join the competition and get this result. Also I am glad to have these teachers' guidance.
After finishing the competition, I had to attend some courses about science. Although the knowledge in the courses was difficult, I understood the difficult theories and made some new friends who also love science.
I hope I can contribute to the world by inventing some new technology and improving our living standard. For example, I would like to discover some new theories and the methods to prevent diseases in the future. Also, I hope I can become a famous scientist likes Isaac Newton, a great Physicist, Mathematician and Astronomer. Last but not least, this screening was a good experience for me. I hope I will join more science competitions to enhance my scientific knowledge and also get more experience in the future.
Sharing from 4E Cryan Chan
Our English Debate Team participated on the Friendly Debates which were held on the 22nd and 29th of November 2012 respectively. The motion of the debates was that "China's Rising Influence is a Cause for Concern in East Asian Nations". Our team was the proposition side. The opponent teams were HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity II and PLK Ngan Po Ling College.
The critical point of the debate came to our definition of "concern" which means both positive and negative importance. This definition paved the way for our victory since it is undeniable that China sheds both positive and negative influences over East Asian nations in three ways, economically, politically and militarily. After balancing the fierce arguments of both teams, the adjudicators decided that we were the winning team due to our well-organized and well-supported arguments.
After joining the debates, my knowledge about China's growing development and my research skill have been drastically enhanced. My vocabulary bank has been widely broadened too. During preparation, I learnt how to analyze statistics and integrate them into arguments. Before I join the debate team, I used to be shy and unconfident. Nevertheless, the debates have changed me. I think having a debate is a straightforward way to learn and enjoy English. I would like to join more debate competitions in future.
The Inter-school Softball Championship 2012-2013 was successfully held on 10 November 2012. Our Girls Softball team outplayed other teams in the competition. The team, despite lagging their opponents in the finals, stayed focus throughout the match. With the persistently good pitching of our pitcher, Yeung Leslie Siu Tung and numerous catch-up by our second baseman, Tang Nga Man, our team gradually turned the tables. When the match came close, Tang Nga Man struck a good-bye homerun and helped our team win by 5 to 3. Our team has been awarded the champion for 15 consecutive years and Tang Nga Man was selected as the MVP of the competition.
We are glad to announce that 6 students of our students who took Japanese as their Other Language Subject in the NSS curriculum were awarded scholarships from the Society of Japanese Language Education in Hong Kong to recognize their outstanding performance in their studies.
The students who won the Japanese Student Scholarship (Group Project Award) are as follows.
(2009-2012 CIE Japanese Class)
Chan Hok Him
Leung Lok Yin
Ko Ning Wai
Hung Pui Lam
Cheng Ho Yan
(2011-2014 CIE Japanese Class)
5D Suen Ching Yi won the Japanese Student Scholarship (Individual Award).
Our students also obtained The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N3 (5 students)and N5 (8 students) qualification in September, 2012. JLPT is a worldwide recognized Japanese examination to evaluate and certify non-native speakers' proficiency of Japanese. The names of students are listed as follows.
JLPT N3 (2009-2012 CIE Japanese Class)
Hung Pui Lam (2012 graduate)
Cheng Ho Yan (2012 graduate)
Leung Lok Yin (2012 graduate)
Chan Hok Him (2012 graduate)
Ko Ning Wai (2012 graduate)
JLPT N5 (2010-2013 CIE Japanese Class)
6A Lee Chun Wing
6B Chu Ka Yee
6B Lam Po Yan
6B Law Ching Yan
6C Kwan Wing Sze
6C Lee Wing Shan
6E Lee Man Leong
6E Mak Tsz Yuen
In celebration of the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Home Affairs Department organized the “National Day Bunting Design Competition”. Chan Wing Tung of S. 5A made use of the Wishing Tree and Spiral Lookout Tower to illustrate the characteristics of Tai Po and won the champion of the competition. Cheung Cheuk Hang of S. 5C and Law Ho Yin of S. 5B were awarded the second runner-up and certificate of merit respectively. During the three-week National Day celebration, Wing Tung’s design was exhibited throughout the whole Tai Po district. The prize-giving ceremony was held on 14th October. Our students received their honour from the hands of the Director of Home Affairs, Mrs. Pamela Tan, JP.
The Science and Technology Seedlings 100 Plan (科技新苗100計劃) organised by Hong Kong Association for Advancement of Science and Technology aims at nourishing students into becoming science professionals. One hundred elite students were elected out of the participating secondary schools. Our school nominated the following three students who are interested in scientific research to participate in the plan and they were all elected:
5E Kwok Sze Kan
5E Lam Man Wan
5D Leung Chung Ling
Vision on Science and Technology
5E Lam Man Wan
The rapid development of the modern society is based on new technologies and scientific discoveries. Though there is no direct relation between scientific laws and our daily lives, science has proved to have great influence to mankind by providing us a more advanced and comfortable environment.
Before I was promoted to S.4, I had only a shallow understanding of science. Through the school elective subjects, Chemistry and Physics, I have acquired more knowledge of science, such as the structure of atoms, elements, mechanics, electricity and magnetism etc. It was with these basic understanding that I realized the great influence of science on human life. These seemingly distant topics aroused my curiosity in the field of science.
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to participate in the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad (Junior). I learnt more scientific knowledge related to different aspects through the training, such as the relative motions and simple harmonic motions. Although ultimately I did not win any prizes, the wonderful world of science has been etched in my mind. I can still remember there was a question about skiing. Although I did not know how to answer it, I immediately appreciated the way that science exists in every corner of our lives.
To sustain the efforts of our predecessors, I hope I can make some contribution to the society. When I was a child, I saw all kinds of high-rise buildings in Hong Kong. At that time, I hoped to become an architect when I grow up. Now, I find myself no longer focusing on the eye-catching design of buildings. Instead, I often ponder how such structure could be supported without collapsing. I knew it was the engineers' role which made the design of the architects stand. Therefore, I now hope to become an engineer instead.
Seeing the collapse of the primary schools in the Sichuan Earthquake has strengthened my determination to become an outstanding structural engineer. I would like to see everyone living in firm buildings. In the eyes of ordinary people, this may just be a small "dream", but I think as long as it can contribute to the betterment of mankind, even the slightest things count.
While engineering in China may still be insufficient, there is no doubt the development of our country's aerospace technology is rapid, and therefore I deeply admire the scientists in my motherland. Just within a decade, China has launched several space programmes including China's first ever manned rocket - Shenzhou 5, and the heaviest spacecraft - Tiangong 1.
Seeing the achievements of Chinese scientists, I also hope that I can contribute to my motherland in the future.
This October, our school sent a team of five S3 students to participate in the annual event – 'English is everywhere Theatre Olympics' held by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR).
The participants were required to compete in a series of drama competitions to demonstrate various theatrical skills. Our team worked closely with each other on stage. With their excellent improvisation and miming skills, the team won the Silver Medal of the competition. Members of the team are as follows:
3A Crystal Kwok
3A Ankie Tong
3B James Lai
3C Kester Fung
3D Steven Hung
During the summer vacation, our senior form students combined traditional lantern-making techniques with innovative ideas and made five exquisite lanterns to enter the Mid-Autumn Lantern Design Competition 2012. The competition was jointly organized by the Education Bureau and the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and aimed at arousing students' interest in traditional Chinese folk art. Their lanterns were considered outstanding by the judges and won a total of one grand prize & four certificates of merit. The winners are listed as follows:
|5C Yau Nga Sut||Champion in Secondary School Division|
|6E Wu Hin Yan||Certificate of Merit in Secondary School Division|
|5A Chan Wing Tung &
5C Cheung Cheuk Hang
|Certificate of Merit in Secondary School Division|
|5B Lau Ka Man,
5B Tse Kwan Yung &
5C Lok Chun Yee
|Certificate of Merit in Secondary School Division|
|4A Tsui Wai Ting||Certificate of Merit in Secondary School Division|
Three S.5 students (S.5E Chong Hiu Tung, Wong Nga Ting and Wu Wai Chong) participated in the Summer Art 2012 Appreciation of Independent Movie Workshop co-organized by the Gifted Education Section of EDB, Cultazine and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts this summer. In the workshop, students learnt to appreciate movies related to the 3 modules of NSS Liberal Studies: Hong Kong Today, Modern China and Globalization under guidance of different directors and tutors. They then completed film reviews in the activities. They were also given opportunities to be trainee docents. The three students were awarded certificates for completion of the workshop. One of our students, Chong Hiu Tung, made remarkable achievements and was awarded the 2nd Runner-up in Film Review Writing and 1st Runner-up in Best Trainee Docent. We are proud that her review was included in the teaching materials of EDB Gifted Education in Humanities subjects.
The Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2012 was jointly organized by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the Education Bureau, the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Innovation and Technology Commission and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks. Our school sent a team of form 5 students, including 5E Chan Lok Man Melody, 5E Chan Teenie, 5E Leung Ka Hung, 5E Shing Ming Tony and 5E Wu Hin Yan to participate in the competition. Dr. Chu Hon Yue was the teacher advisor of the representative team.
Inspired by the inventiton of the self-heating cup which made use of the exothermic chemical reaction between calcium oxide and water, the team did experiments and investigations using crystallization and dissolution of chemicals to make a desirable thermal cup which was able to cool down hot beverages to a suitable drinking temperature promptly and keep it warm for a long period of time.
Our team was selectetd out of 75 school teams to be one of the five finalists after presenting their project in the Hong Kong Science Park on 12 May 2012. They were then invited to the final round of the competition on 2 June 2012. Eventually, their project 'My cup of "T"' came third in the competition and gained glory for our school.
Three of our 4E students, Chan Chak Shing, Chan Tsz Fung and Chong Siu Chit, participated in Terracotta Warriors in My Neighborhood: Design To Empower – Animation / Video Design Competition. This competition was jointly organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC). Their animation, Terracotta Warrior’s Holiday, won the 1st runner-up of The Most Creative Design Award. Their work has been displayed in the Exhibition Kiosks in 18 districts. Moreover, an interview about their design concept was broadcast in the ATV program (通識小學堂).
Footage of the program can be found in the link below.
Soy sauce is the most important condiment in Cantonese cuisine. In the early 20th century, there were many soy factories in New Kowloon. In 1960's, under the pressure of urbanization, these factories were forced to leave the land to make way for the development of industry and public housing. Some factories closed their business, while some others, like the Kowloon Soy Company, moved their factories to the New Territories.
Five of our senior form students conducted a research project on the history of soy making in Hong Kong. For their project, the students interviewed the owners of the Kowloon Soy Company and Professor Ng Mee Kam of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Information was also collected from government archives and microfilms. The first-hand materials greatly enriched in the report. After studying the information, the students completed the Study Project titled "The Kowloon Soy Company: A Study on a Traditional Soy Factory Under the Pressure of Urbanization". Our team was honourably awarded the 2nd Runner-up in the Senior Form Section (Written Report) of the 1st Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture jointly organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. In the prize-giving ceremony on 15th September, they received the honour from the hands of our 1968 Alumnus, Professor Leung Yuen Sang (Head of Chung Chi College, CUHK). The members of our school's team are as follows:
6B Ho Pui Yi
6B Lo Na
6B Wan Kim Bong
5B Cheng Kiu Wan
5D Lee Ching Yu
In order to promote project-based learning, our school sent four teams of students to participate in the Mathematics Project Competition. Two teams got the Good Performance Prizes and the other two teams were successfully selected as the finalists. In the final interview section held for the finalists, our teams made remarkable achievements. They were awarded the Outstanding Performance Prize and the First Runner-up of this competition respectively.
In order to promote the interest of students in learning Mathematics and to develop students'generic skills, our school sent three junior form students to participate in the Mathematics Book Report Competition. The results are encouraging. One student was awarded Second Class Prize and the other two students were awarded First Class Prizes.
Our school got the champion of the South-China Morning Post 4th Round Debating Competition which was held on the 5th July 2012. Karmen Pang Kar Man (5E), Wingki Leung Wing Kei (5E) and Tiffany Lau Tsz Yan (5C) were the debaters. Our opponent team was the debaters from St. Rose of Lima College and the motion was "Nuclear power should have a place in Hong Kong's future". During the fierce debate, both teams presented incredible arguments and exhibited excellent debating skills. Eventually, our school won the competition and the adjudicator gave our students a lot of encouragement and positive comments for improvement. All of the debaters were glad to participate in this competition and we proudly announce that we are entering the South-China Morning Post Semi-Final Debating Competition in the coming school year.
Kowloon Canton Railway (KCR) plays an important role in Hong Kong's efficient transport system. This year, four of our S3 students produced a written report focusing on examining the reasons of the relocation of the former Tsim Sha Tsui Railway Terminal to Hung Hom. The report was sent to enter the 6th Research on Historical Photos Writing Competition co-organised by the Hong Kong Museum of History and We Love Hong Kong Association, and was awarded the champion.
Wu Hin Yan of 5E participated in "The Environmental Education Creative Competition" organized by the Graphics Arts Association of Hong Kong. Her design impressed the panel of adjudicators and was awarded the first runner-up in the senior secondary school section of the Digital Poster Design Competition. Hin Yan was invited by the TVB Jade to take part in the programme "Cultural Engine 4U". In the interview, she shared with the audience her development of ideas and the difficulties in design. The programme was broadcasted on 2nd June.
The Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association organized the "Liberal Studies Programme 2011-2012". Our school has sent a team of senior form students, including Chan Tsz Wing (4E), Chong Hiu Tung (4E), Ho Cheuk Man (4E), Leung Alexander Siu Kwun (4E), Wu Wai Chong (4E) and Wong Po Luen (4D) to participate in the programme. They took up a research project relating to "Cardiac Problems and other Health Hazards in Schools or at Home". They were required to plan and carry out the whole research, cumulating in the production of an innovative project and written report. Moreover, they presented their findings in an open forum on 12 May 2012. They were selected as the finalist to participate in the final event on 27 MAY 2012. Finally, their project "Starting a Healthy Day with Breakfast" won the first runner up of the competition.
The Inter-School Athletic Championships, organized by the Hong Kong School Sports Federation Tai Po and North District Division, was held on 14th, 16th and 17th February at Tai Po Sports Ground. 40 secondary schools competed for the Championship. Our school sent 3 athletic teams comprising 17 students to participate in the competition and achieved good results in the competition. In the singles competition, our team won 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals and broke one record. In the team competition, both our C Grade Boys team (8th place) and B Grade Girls team (7the Place) were awarded trophy of merit. The following is the list of our athletic team member:
|1A||Pong Cheuk Kiu||3D||Tang Nga Man|
|1B||Luo Hok Chun||3C||Chan Hei Lun|
|1D||Kwan Yui Him||3A||Law Tsz Ching|
|2A||To Man Long||4D||Li Ho Lam|
|2E||Chui Mang Yin||4E||Lam Yuen Sze|
|2B||Cheung Fu Kiu||3D||Tse Hoi Yan|
|3E||Cheung Pui Suen|
|Girls B Grade|
|3D Tang Nga Man||Gold Medal and broke the record in Javelin (28.98M)
Silver Medal in Long Jump
|Boys C Grade|
|2B Cheung Fu Kiu||Gold Medal in Shot Put (10.40M)|
|2E Chui Mang Yin||Bronze Medal in 200M|
|1D Kwan Yui Him||Bronze Medal in High Jump|
The 13th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) was held from April 30 to May 7 in Delhi, India. A team of eight student members of The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) representing Hong Kong have returned home proudly with one gold medal, two bronze medals and three honourable mentions.
We would like to congratulate S5E Shing Ming Tony for his astonishing achievement in attaining an honourable mention. Tony has outperformed other contestants in this competitive contest not only because of his ability but also his hard work and effort. Our students should learn from his persistence and enthusiasm to reach their goals in the future.
Reflection on Asian Physics Olympiad 2012 (APhO)
S.6E Shing Ming
The 13th Asian Physics Olympiad was held in New Delhi, India, 2012. It was my honor to be one of the representatives of Hong Kong to participate in this tremendous event.
Before being selected, I went through six months of tough training in HKUST where I was taught university level Physics courses. After the training, four tests were held in order to select students for the coming competitions. I was ranked within the first eight, and fortunate enough to become a part of the Hong Kong Physics team to join the Asian Physics Olympiad 2012.
The Olympiad was held from 2nd to 9th of May. We first met the Australian team on the plane to India, and started building up friendship with them. Soon, we arrived at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. We then shared the same bus to the arranged hostel. On the bus trip, we chatted happily with each other, marking the beginning of an unforgettable experience.
The next day was the opening ceremony. On that day, more than a hundred people from twenty countries gathered in the New Delhi Manekshaw Centre, all with smile and excitement on their faces. Then the teams went up to the stage one by one. When I stepped onto the stage, I could see Physics elites from different countries gathering in the same hall. At that moment, I realized that it was not only a competition, but also a meeting of budding scientists of all over the world.
The city of New Delhi was barren, and the sun was scorching. However, it did not undermine any of our enthusiasm and devotion to Physics. In the next few days, we got to meet even more friends from different countries including Singapore and Malaysia. All of them showed great passion towards Physics. It was my honour to have a chance to be accompanied by them.
Before the tests, we had revisions with the Australian and the Chinese teams at nights. Without any formality, we sat in a circle in a bedroom, reading the Physics books from different countries, discussing and solving each and every problem. We even talked about the lives and studies in different countries. It was just like a small summit meeting with delegates from different countries, maybe the only difference was that there were no arguments or rages but only knowledge about Physics and the sound of joy.
The saying 'Efforts yield success' is indeed true. In the closing ceremony in Manekshaw Centre, I was glad to be awarded an honorable mention. Going through nearly a year of hard work, I sacrificed so much of my time, so much of my social live to achieve this goal. I believe that all the other participants have come through a similar path. When I saw the medalists receiving their prizes and certificates, I sincerely congratulated them for their persistence in Physics.
On the last day in India, we spent the last minute chatting and sharing with each other. Nevertheless, the topics never left Physics or other domains of science. I was proud of myself for having a chance to participate in such a big event with future scientists from all over the world, and even being one of them.
Although we are from different places, of different races and from different backgrounds, we can still sit together peacefully and discuss freely the beauty and harmony of science. Science is of no national boundaries.
It is delightful to announce that our students have performed outstandingly in the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2012 organized by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education on 17 March 2012. Besides, our school has also won the Best School Award in both the Junior and Senior Level.
|List of Awardees – Junior Level|
|Best School Award||(The top seven)|
|List of Individual Awardees|
|Cheung Hang Shun (4E)||Third Honour|
|Kwok Sze Kan (4E)||Third Honour|
|Leung Alexander Siu Kwan (4E)||Third Honour|
|Ng Chi Ho (4E)||First Honour|
|Poon Hon Yin (4E)||Third Honour|
|Yip Ho Ting (4E)||Third Honour|
|List of Awardees – Senior Level|
|Best School Award||(The top three)|
|Outstanding Performance Award|
|Shing Ming Tony (5E)||2nd Runner-up|
|List of Individual Awardees|
|Fung Ka Him (5D)||Third Honour|
|Lam Yu Yeung (5E)||First Honour|
|Shing Ming Tony (5E)||First Honour|
|Wong Siu Hin (5E)||Third Honour|
The Hong Kong Public Libraries organized the "4.23 World Book Day Creative Competition" in 2012 on the theme, "Read．Enriching Our World" in support of the "World Book Day" on April 23rd, and which echoes with the 50th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Public Libraries. The Library Committee has recommended our senior form students to participate in the competition. Chan Ka Wai (4D), Wong Po Luen (4D) and Cheong Hiu Tung (4E) have won the Outstanding Awards — Senior Chinese Section, out of over 1500 entries in Hong Kong.
Our students joined the Prize-giving Ceremony on 21 April 2012 at the Hong Kong Central Library. The works will be displayed in the libraries around Hong Kong and Shenzhen and also during the Hong Kong Book Fair from April to July 2012. We can also browse the website of Hong Kong Public Libraries (www.hkpl.gov.hk) to appreciate their works.
|Junior Choir||Champion in Church Music － Chinese|
|Secondary School Choir (Age 14 or under)|
|3A Lam Ting Ho||Champion in Piano Solo － Grade Seven|
On 1 December, our school's Chinese Ensemble joined the Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows Chinese Orchestra Contest, which was organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Music Office. With our members' hard work, we won the silver Award despite the fact that it was our first time joining the Secondary School Class (26-45 members). That was a heartening result.
Chan Teenie (S. 5E) has won the 2nd runner-up in Bilingual Speech Division, Hong Kong Youth Cultural and Arts Competitions.
Who can imagine that Apple, once a fledgling company, is now one of the global forces to be reckoned with? As we all know, Apple was brought to the top of the world by their former chairperson and CEO- Steve Jobs. But what did Jobs possess so that he can bring victory to Apple? I would have to say, it was his charismatic leadership.
To me, leadership is about being innovative, having persistence and understanding the importance of teamwork. The fact that Jobs was able to revive apple and rebuilt the entire company has to do with all of these qualities.
To begin with, Jobs believed that 'innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower' and he saw the power of innovation when he built his company. At present, we can see the innovative power of Apple through its stylish product designs and its leading role in the industry.
A leader usually faces different brick walls in their life, and Jobs is not an exception. Jobs had once lost a quarter of a billion dollars in a year. But rather than giving up, he treated it as an character-build opportunity. It is his persistence which enabled him to bring prosperity to Apple.
Apart from the two qualities mentioned, Jobs learnt the importance of teamwork. When Jobs was asked to talk about Apple, he said "This is not a one-man show". Despite being the leader of Apple, he insisted on meeting his colleagues in every single department. Through the meetings, he could understand the needs and identify room for improvements in every department thoroughly. Only by improving every minor weak point can the company advance. And the credits belong to their leader—Steve Jobs, for carrying out this orientation.
Unquestionably, Apple's success is due to Steve Jobs' charismatic leadership throughout his term in office. When it comes to Jobs' achievements, what comes across my mind is the threat that Apple poses to its opponents, which can easily be seen by Apple's large market share in the electronic product industry. Not only did Apple enhance the customers' demands, but also beat the morale of other companies. As a result, other companies were required to step forward within a short time to prevent themselves from obsolescence. Last but not least, Apple is regarded as a brand-name in the industry. In the present society, people think highly of brand names. Many tend to support brand-names rather than trying out products of new brands. It is believed that Apple is likely to discourage competing companies from entering the market.
In spite of Jobs' death, it is without a shadow of doubt that Jobs will still continue to pose threats to his opponents due to his past charismatic leadership and his spirit that lives in the heart of the Apple's working team.
8 of our Form 6 students obtained The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4 qualification in September, 2011. 3 of our Form 5 students obtained N5 qualification. The JLPT is a worldwide recognized Japanese examination to evaluate and certify the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. Congratulations to these 11 students:
|6A Hung Pui Lam||6B So Yuk Ki||6B Wong Ho Fun|
|6C Leung Lok Yin||6D Chan Hok Him||6D Ko Ning Wai|
|6D Lo Ying Yee||6D Yiu Wing Ki|
|5A Lam Man Shan||5E Chan Lok Man||5E Leung Ka Hung|
The following students have achieved the Top 1 to Top 3 in English Builder for the Sept 2011 to Jan 2012 term, among all participating students in our school.
|English Builder Level 2||1||1D||CHU LOK CHING|
|English Builder Level 2||2||1C||LAU CHEUK LONG|
|English Builder Level 2||3||1D||LEUNG KA WA|
|English Builder Level 3||1||2E||TSAN WAI YANG|
|English Builder Level 3||2||2A||LEE YIN WING|
|English Builder Level 3||3||2C||YEUNG SIN CHING|
|English Builder Level 4||1||3E||YIM TSZ KIN|
|English Builder Level 4||2||3A||LEE CHING YAU|
|English Builder Level 4||3||3E||CHEUK HIO WA|
|English Builder Level 5||1||4A||CHAN SIU LUNG|
|English Builder Level 5||2||4D||LAM YUEN YEE|
|English Builder Level 5||3||4D||TANG TSZ CHING|
|English Builder Level 6||1||5E||CHAN LOK MAN|
|English Builder Level 6||2||6E1||TSE HO WING|
|English Builder Level 6||3||5E||TSOI YUK SING|
The following students for achieving the Distinction Awards in English Builder for the Sept 2011 to Jan 2012 term, among all participating students in Hong Kong.
|English Builder Level 3||30||2A||CHAN TSZ NGA|
|English Builder Level 3||32||2A||CHAU SZE NAM|
|English Builder Level 4||18||3E||LAM TSZ HO|
|English Builder Level 5||31||4D||WONG PO LUEN|
|English Builder Level 6||5||5E||SUN MING CHI|
|English Builder Level 6||6||5E||KWAN HIM SHEK|
|English Builder Level 6||44||6E1||LUK SUI MAN|
The Inter-school Softball Competition 2011-2012 was successfully held in December 2011. Our Girls Softball team won all matches and has been awarded the champion for the 14th consecutive year. Our main pitcher, 6A Lui Yi Nok has impressively made numerous strikeouts throughout the competition and was therefore awarded the MVP.
The Tai Po Schools Drama Competition 2012 was held on 4th February,2012. Students of the school Drama Club have again shown good effort and talent in the competition and they impressed all the audience by their good show. Five prizes were awarded by the adjudicators for their brilliant performance in the competition.
The list of awards is as below.
|The Champion (The Best Overall Performance Award)||Drama Club|
|The Best Actor Award||4A Wong Lui Fung|
|The Best Actress Award||5B Tang Hoi Chi|
|The Best Director Award||5C Ng Cheuk Hei|
|The Best Art Direction Award||Drama Club|
The results of our S6 students in the HKDSE Japanese Examination have been released on 8th February. Our students did well in this examination, 88% of them achieved level C or above, and 29% achieved level A (Students are graded from Level A to E, A is the highest level). The names of students who achieved level A are as follows:
6D Chan Hok Him
6A Hung Pui Lam
6D Ko Ning Wai
6D Lo Ying Yee
6B Wong Ho Fun
The Environmental Education Creative Competition, organized by the Graphics Arts Association of Hong Kong, aimed to promote environmental protection through a series of design competitions. This year our Visual Arts panel dispatched students to participate in the competition and achieved good results. Lau Kin Keung of S. 7B was awarded the Champion in the public section of the Model Design Competition. He made an sophisticated model of the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower. The surface of the tower was made of used compact discs, paper boxes and collision-proof wrapping materials. The clocks installed on the 4 sides of the tower were in good function. Lighting device was also installed in the interior. On the other hand, Wu Hin Yan of S. 5E was awarded the first runner-up in the senior secondary school section of the Digital Poster Design Competition. She was inspired by the concept of green school and designed the poster in order to promote the concept of the 4Rs (Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Replace) of environmental protection. The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 14 January 2012 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with Ms. Anissa Wong Sean-yee, JP, the Director of Environmental Protection, as the Guest of Honour.
In the recent English debate competition held by the Hong Kong Bar Association, our school has sent 4 of our debaters, 5E Pang Kar Man, 5E Leung Wing Ki, 5C Tiffany Lau, and 4C Law Cheuk Lem to participate in the competition. The motion was 'all corporal punishment by parents should be banned' and our team was on the opposing side. Our opponents were Belilios Public School. After a 3- hour long debate with excellent points and arguments from both sides, our school finally won the preliminary round. The next quarter-final round will be against Diocesan's Girl school in December 2011.
The Inter-School Swimming Championships, organized by the Hong Kong School Sports Federation (Tai Po and North District Division), was held on 10th and 12th October 2011 at Ma On Shan Swimming Pool. Thirty-four secondary schools competed for the Championship. Our school sent 4 swimming teams comprised of 25 students to participate in the Boys A Grade, Boys B Grade, Boys C Grade and Girls B Grade of the competition. Our team has achieved good results in the competition. In the singles competition, our team won 3 silver and 5 bronze medals. In the team competition, both our B grade Girls team and C Grade Boys team were awarded the Second Runner-up. Our team also won a gold medal and a bronze medal in the relays. The following is the list of our swimming team members and medalist:
|Boys A Grade||Boys B Grade|
|6A||Fan Man Chung||3B||Leung Ho Ting|
|6A||Fong Tsun Yin||2D||Chung Pui Yin Perry|
|5A||Lee Kin Fung||3B||Leung Cheuk Hang|
|4A||Li Kwok Him||3D||Wong Ho Kwong|
|3B||So Tsz Him|
|3A||Cheng Man Kit|
|3D||Yeung Tsz Chung|
|1B||Yau Wai Yin|
|Boys C Grade||Girls A Grade|
|2E||Chui Mang Yin||4A||Wong Ching Wai|
|1E||Wong Jonathan Yik Chong||3D||Tse Hoi Yan|
|1E||Koo Dick Hei Larry||3C||Choi Ching Man|
|1B||Tang Lok Tin||2D||Lo Sze Man|
|1D||Lai Chun Ming||2B||Chan Hiu Tung Carrie|
|1A||Wong Tsz Man|
|2C||Lau Hiu Kwan|
|2E||Tsang Chor Yi|
|3A||Wong Hoi Ting|
|2C||Lau Tsz Lam Lydia|
|Girls B Grade|
|4A Wong Ching Wai||50 meters Breaststroke||Bronze|
|3D Tse Hoi Yan
||50 meters Breaststroke
200 meters Individual Medley
|2D Lo Sze Man||4x50 meters Medley Relay||Bronze|
|2B Chan Hiu Tung Carrie||4x50 meters Medley Relay||Bronze|
|2C Lau Tsz Lam Lydia||4x50 meters Medley Relay||Bronze|
|1A Wong Tsz Man||4x50 meters Medley Relay||Bronze|
|Boys B Grade||2D Chung Pui Yin Perry||100 meters Breaststroke||Bronze|
|Boys C Grade|
|2E Chui Mang Yin||4x50 meters Medley Relay||Gold|
|50 meters Freestyle||Silver|
|50 meters Butterfly||Silver|
|1E Wong Jonathan Yik Chong||4x50 meters Medley Relay||Gold|
|200 meters Breaststroke||Bronze|
|1E Koo Dick Hei Larry||4x50 meters Medley Relay||Gold|
|1D Lai Chun Ming||4x50 meters Medley Relay||Gold|
|100 meters Backstroke||Bronze|
Congratulations to 6D Lo Ying Yee, who won the 3rd runner-up in the Japanese Speech Contest held by the Society of Japanese Language Education, Hong Kong. She studies Japanese in our school as a NSS Other Language subject.
Besides, 13 of our Form 6 students obtained The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N5 qualification in September, 2011. JLPT is a worldwide recognized Japanese examination to evaluate and certify the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. Congratulations to these 13 students:
6A Ching Hiu Yan
6A Hung Pui Lam
6B Cheng Ho Yan
6B So Yuk Ki
6B Wong Ho Fun
6C Leung Lok Yin
6D Chan Hok Him
6D Ko Ning Wai
6D Lo Ying Yee
6D Yiu Wing Ki
6E Chui Tsz Ying
6E Lam Ka Lok
Chu Chung San (Left WSCSS for further studies)
4E 胡蕙莊同學 榮獲中學組冠軍
5E 王欣儀同學 榮獲中學組季軍
5E 甄卓藍同學 榮獲中學組優異獎
5E 關謙碩同學 榮獲中學組優異獎
4E 胡蕙莊 中學組冠軍
5E 王欣儀 中學組季軍
5E 甄卓藍 中學組優異獎
Our student, 6B Tse Lok-yee, has been playing Acrobatics Gymnastics since her childhood. She became member of the Hong Kong Jing Ying Gymnastics Team last year. She trained hard and strived for good performance. Lok-yee was selected by the Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong, China to participate in the 2011 Acrobatic Gymnastics China National Youth Championships held in Guilin, China last summer. She was awarded a bronze medal in the Team Competition and a silver medal in the Individual Competition. Her endeavors in training enabled her to be granted this honourable result.
With the endeavours of our Girls Softball Team members, we achieved excellent results in three competitions last year. In the Inter-school Softball Competition, our team was awarded the champion for the 13th consecutive year. This champion, together, with the champions awarded in Novice Youth Softball Competition 10-11 and 2011 Hong Kong Age Group Softball Competition, enabled our team to capture the triple crown of the inter-school girls softball competition. Moreover, Lui Yi Nok from S. 6A was awarded the MVP in the Girls Division in the Inter-school Softball Competition, whereas Ho Wing Yee from S. 7A was awarded the MVP in 2011 Hong Kong Age Group Softball Competition.
A group of eight students from S4-S7 represented WSCSS to participate in the leadership training programme named 'Youth Leadership Development Scheme' and won the following awards.
The following are reflections by the three students:
The theme of this year’s project is to study the typical features of different districts in Hong Kong. Our team chose to investigate street art culture in Yau Tsim Mong District. We have done numerous researches on the topic and carried out two surveys in Mongkok by asking pedestrians through questionaires to collect their opinions on street art. Moreover, we did several interviews with experienced performers in the pedestrian area of Mongkok. Each interview became a memorable and valuable lesson for every one of us. The lives of these performers touched us greatly. After two months of hard work, we finally finished our written project in the form of a newspaper. Truly, all our group members have put a lot of effort in the project. We were all happy that our project has eventually won the first runner-up. All our effort has been paid off.
Besides, doing this project has aroused my care and attention to our society. Before the programme, I was a little bit indifferent to our society. But after looking deeply into the street culture in Yau Tsim Mong District, I have discovered another side of Hong Kong that I have never known before. Hong Kong is actually a city which is full of passion. There are still many stories for us to discover.
In the Orienteering and Camping activities, I joined the students from other schools and my group won the champion. In the overnight camp, we had to go hiking, cooking and build a rowboat ourselves. We were afraid that the rowboat would collapse but finally, we successfully rowed across the sea. During the hike, we took turns to be leaders leading the team to different checkpoints. Although we came from different schools and we didn’t know each other beforehand, we helped one another whenever there was a need and cooperated well when facing difficulties, such as walking along the rugged and rough paths and while we lost our way. We developed our team spirit of cooperation and care. Apart from enjoying the time with my group mates, the most important thing to me is that I have learnt to be a good leader. We experienced being both leaders and followers, and found out the responsibilities of different roles as well as our strengths and weaknesses. The overnight camp was really memorable.
I treasured very much the chance of meeting new friends and improving my leadership skills through this leadership programme.
How did you spend your summer holiday? For me, I have done the most meaningful thing in my life. I have joined the Bangladesh Service Trip organized by the YMCA.
It was a wonderful 7-days trip! During these seven days in Bangladesh, we had cultural exchange activities with the Bangladesh Youth through various leadership training programmes. I met many Bangladesh friends and had lots of fun with them there.
We had a brilliant campfire night with the villagers there and danced happily. We also visited a primary school and there I taught them a song, ‘My Bonnie is over the ocean…’. There were countless events, scenarios and people in Bangladesh that I will never forget!
Maybe you will think that Bangladesh is just a poor country. Although it is a developing country, I had an unforgettable experience there.
Sharing from S.4E Wong Nga Ting
I am honored to be elected as one of Tai Po's Top 10 student.
The journey to become a top student is not an easy one. Although I do quite well academically, to excel in a group of many talented and smart students is truly a difficult task. However, I believed in myself and my own abilities. Through this experience, I realized that a person’s faith is the key to achieving their goals.
During the summer holiday, I entered the Tai Po Top 10 student elections and learnt the importance of cooperation. At first I did not know the other participants from other schools. However, we soon began to know each other, and cooperated to achieve our goal. Slowly we became a close group of friends, which is very much like an inseparable family. Our cooperation led us to our common goal – to become the top student of Tai Po.
I would like to thank my caring parents for their teachings and wisdom, my teachers for their guidance and my friends and classmates for their support.
This is the first time for our school to participate in the Hong Kong Budding Scientists Award Competition. The competition aims at nurturing the talents of scientifically gifted students at senior primary and junior secondary levels, and providing them with training in scientific problem solving skills as well as skills in collaboration, critical thinking, creative thinking and communication.
3A Ng Chi Ho (吳子豪) and 2A Yim Hong Sang (嚴康生) won the First Class Honour in Science Knowledge Quiz and our school won in the Heats. Certificates of First Class Honour have been presented on the Prize Presentation Ceremony on 4 June 2011.
Chan Hok Him, our secondary 6 student, will take the Cambridge International Examination (Japanese) in the coming November. He is among the first batch of students who take other languages in the NSS curriculum. We are delighted that Hok Him was awarded a scholarship from the Society of Japanese Language Education in Hong Kong to recognize his outstanding performance in his studies. We wish him every success in his studies. Let’s share his experiences in Japanese studies.
"I am glad to get this scholarship from the Society of Japanese Language Education in Hong Kong. In fact, there are two main reasons why I want to study Japanese. Firstly, I love the Japanese culture very much. There are a number of festivals in Japan which are related to nature. The Japanese regard nature as important as god, such as the Spring Festival, and this really appeals to me. Secondly, we can find products which are produced or designed by Japanese anywhere. I hope I can understand the Japanese on the labels of these products one day.
Now, I have been studying Japanese for two and a half years, I find learning Japanese very delighting and interesting. Despite the voluminous vocabularies and grammatical rules, Miss Lau, our Japanese teacher, teaches us step by step patiently; and therefore we can memorize them easily. The Japanese class is not only interesting, It is also very meaning. As I have learnt many things about Japan. In these two and a half years, I have realized that Japanese is a subject that you would love once you start learning it.
Recently, I know that the Hokkaido University offers a veterinary studies programme, and it is the best among Asia. This is a motivating piece of news to me as I have always wanted to be a veterinarian. I hope I can have a chance to study there in the future. Besides, I still want to know more about Japan. I believe that I will put more effort in studying Japanese in future."
Mid-autumn lantern is a traditional Chinese folk art. Six students combined traditional lantern-making technique with innovative ideas and made four Mid-autumn lanterns to enter the Mid-Autumn Lantern Design Competition 2011. The competition is jointly organized by the Education Bureau and Leisure & Cultural Services Department and aims to arouse students’interest in Chinese traditional art. Their lanterns were considered outstanding by the judges and won a total of four grand prizes and one merit prize.
Winners are listed as follows:
|7B Lau Kin Keung
& 6B Lee Wai Sum
|Champion in Secondary School Division
& Lantern of the Best Visual Effect
|5C Sham Sin Ying||1st Runner-up in Secondary School Division|
|3C Tsui Wai Ting||2nd Runner-up in Secondary School Division|
|5A Lo Tsz Leung & Lui Man On||Prize of Merit in Secondary School Division|
To arouse students’ awareness of laboratory safety, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education jointly organized the “Laboratory Safety Poster Design Competition”. Two senior form students participated in this competition and gained fruitful results. The champion came to Wu Hin Yan of S.5E. She designed her poster with the cartoon portrait of Einstein and a slogan, “Laboratory Safety: Secrets to Become a Successful Scientist”. Lau Hon Ting of S. 5E highlighted the common dangers in the laboratory: fire, corrosion, explosion and poison. He was awarded a merit in the competition.
Leung Alexander Siu Kwun has won 1st Prize (Adventure, Suspense Category) and a place on a Creative Writing English Camp in Hong Kong in ‘Stories Alive’ Story-Writing Competition for Junior Secondary Students jointly organised by British Council & SCOLAR in July 2011. The prize-winners of the competition won a place on a Creative Writing English Summer Camp in Hong Kong run in early July 2011. They will have their stories published in a competition anthology and on posters that will be displayed in Hong Kong schools.
In his thrilling and imaginative story “Friendly Comrades”, Alexander tells us about the hair-raising adventure of a British soldier.
At the night of 15th November, 1917, a British Soldier-Andrew West, was lost in the western front—Gallipoli. He lost contact with his battalion. He was tired and cold. Then he saw a beam of light and heard some laughter coming from a place. They came from a few small houses in front of Andrew. He went to one of the houses and knocked on the door, hoping that it wouldn’t be the Germans.
Eventually, a solider opened the door-Luckily, a British solider as well. The solider welcomed Andrew to go in. There were about a thousand of them, sitting around camp fires. Andrew looked at one of the soldier’s shoulder; the words ‘39 battalion’ were printed on it. Surprisingly, the clothes were full of bullet holes. Andrew had dinner and talked with the soldiers of the 39 battalion. They were very polite, but they refused to tell their names, saying that that’s security matters. So Andrew changed helmets with them and gave them his cigarettes as a gift.
Next morning, Andrew got up early; he left a letter to the 39 battalions before he left.
After finding back his team. Andrew told his commander about it. Surprisingly, his commander looked shocked. He said, ‘the 39 battalion was long gone! They were wiped out to the last man in 1915. There were no survivors in the battalion.’ He took out a piece of paper. It showed that 39 battalion was wiped out in 1915.
Andrew West felt sick. He went back to the place where the 39 battalion were last night. Then, to his horror, he saw hundreds of skeletons scattering on the ground. They were killed by heavy machine guns.
Suddenly, Andrew fainted away. One of the skeletons was wearing Andrew’s helmet. On the skeleton’s hand, was Andrew’s letter.
The Summer Creative Writing English camp was a really meaningful camp. In the camp, I have met a good teacher. She gave us a lot of different advice to improve our English and our writing skills. Also, we learnt a lot about camera skills and script writing during the visit to The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence. The room was very nice too! It has the same quality of a hotel. I have made friends with a lot of other campers and they all came from different schools in different districts. It is fun to make friends with different people who have different backgrounds. One thing that amazed me in the camp is the English level of the other campers. They all speak very fluent English! After this fantastic experience, I decided to work harder in my English to catch up with them.
Our school has previously sent a team of five S.6 students to participate in the 16th Hong Kong Olympiad Chemistry for Secondary Schools. The result is encouraging. Their project entitled "The Investigation of God-given Talent of Chitosan" won the 2nd runner-up in the competition.
The theme of this competition is the Chemistry of Polymers. The students chose to investigate polymer chitosan which can be obtained from natural polymer chitin found in most exoskeleton of crustaceans. They investigated the application of chitosan in our daily lives, including the uses of chitosan to absorb heavy metal ions and oil in water, as well as the use of chitosan solution to increase the tensile strength of tissue papers.
Their all-round report and outstanding presentation of their ideas enabled them to be granted this honorable prize.
This year, 925 students of our school have won the Tai Po Good Students Award in which 40 of them are awarded the "Certificate of merit" and three of them are awarded the "Certificate of Outstanding Performance". They are Tse Ho Wing (5E), Cheng Hiu Ki (6A) and Yu Ka Miu (6B).
Our school joined a project competition called "The 12th Five-Year Plan Project Design in China" during April and May. This competition was open to all Hong Kong secondary schools. There were 21 schools and 25 teams joining the competition.
A team formed by Cheng Hoi Ki, Ho Pui In, Ho Sin Ying, Leung Sin and Ma Kwan Tang (5B) had participated in the competition. Their topic was 'In 12th Five Years Plan, the ways China helps to solve the pollution problem of the Dong Jiang River and roles Hong Kong has played in this issue.'
The performance of the team was brilliant. They won the championship of the competition and got the prize of 'My Favorite Project Design' (voted by the audience).
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School and CA Cheng Wing Gee College met in the second round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. The motion was "that Hong Kong is taking care of mainland immigrants arriving here since 2006". Wong Shiu Chi took the affirmative side, and CA Cheng Wing Gee the negative.
The adjudicator, Mike Choi, the English Panel Chair of Kau Yan College gave the edge to Wong Shiu Chi because of their stronger arguments, better use of statistics and specific rebuttals. The affirmative team was credited with being very confident and clearly presenting their teamline.
The best speaker went to Esther Dai Kwan Pui (S6A), second speaker of the affirmative. She rebutted the arguments by the negative point by point and gave detailed evidence to support her views, which convinced and impressed the adjudicator so much.
The negative team gave a few very good, real-life examples against the motion. The first negative speaker was credited with explaining his points clearly and giving detailed evidence.
Leung Lai Hei of 6A was awarded one of the five honorary mentions in the city-wide 2010 writing contest, "La Suisse plurielle-Switzerland and Migration" held in November. The contest was organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland and the Department of Asian and International Studies of the City University of Hong Kong.
Leung Lai Hei's essay is titled, "Migrants are not useless at all". She has shown her great understanding in the topic and her work was highly appreciated by the judging panel. The winners' essays including Leung Lai Hei's were displayed at the Exhibition Hall of the City University of Hong Kong from 17th to 20th December, 2010.
The following is her essay:
The Tai Po Schools Drama Competition 2011 was held at the end of January this year. Students of the school Drama Club have again shown good effort and talent in the competition and they impressed all the audience by their good show. Six prizes were awarded by the adjudicators for their brilliant performance in the competition.
The list of awards is as below.
|The Champion (The Best Overall Performance Award)||Drama Club|
|The Best Director Award||Lee Po Yan (5B)|
|The Best Script Writing Award||Mr. Tsang Chi Hung|
|The Best Actress Award||Ng Cheuk Hei (4C)|
|The Best Actor Award||Lee Siu Tung (5B)|
|The Actor Award||Lo Ka Chun (6B)|
Over the past two years the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education(the HKAGE) has been facilitating challenging learning opportunities for gifted learners to enable them to stretch their potential in a wide range of specialized areas. The following nominated students from our school have successfully passed the screening and related selection activities and were accepted as student members of the HKAGE:
|6B||Chan Yuk Ying|
|5B||Lee Wai Sum|
|5D||Cheung Sin Ka|
|5E||Wong Chi Man||Ho Ka Hei|
|Chiu Hoi Yeung||Luk Sui Man|
|4E||Kwan Him Shek||Shing Ming Tony|
|3A||Ng Chi Ho|
|2A||Yim Hong Sang||Yim Tsz Kin|
|2C||Chum Dickson Chuck Shing|
This year, our school has sent two First-aid teams to participate in the Youth First-aid Competition organized by Hong Kong Red Cross Youth and Volunteer Department (East New Territories Divisional Headquarters).
In a simulated accident scene, members applied their first aid skills, health care skills and small scale saving skills to help the patients with either their physical or psychological needs. Not only the skills mentioned, but also leadership and teamwork were demonstrated whilst tackling the difficulties together as a team.
Maintaining the good results of the past, our school teams were awarded the Championship and third runner-up in the competition. Congratulations to all the winners.
|Wong Wai Ting (5A)|
Ho Ka Hei (5E)
Li Hoi Ching (5E)
Yu Hoi Ying (5C)
|Wong Shu Him (4A)|
Liu Shuk Yee (4E)
Man King Yin (4D)
Chan Wing Tung (3B)
The Inter-school Swimming Championships was successfully held on 11th October, 2010 and 13th October, 2010 at Ma On Shan Swimming Pool. 37 secondary schools competed for the Championship. Our school sent 2 swimming teams comprising 19 students to participate in Girls A Grade and Boys B Grade divisions. Our team has achieved good results in both singles and team competitions. In singles competitions, our team won a total of 7 medals comprising 1 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze. In team competition, both our A grade Girls team and B grade Boys team were awarded First Runner-up and a silver medal in Relays. The following is the list of our medalists:
|Girls A Grade|
|200m Individual Medley
- 1st Runner-up
|Wong Ching Wai （3C）|
|100 meters Backstroke
- 2nd Runner-up
|Choi Ching Man（2B）|
- 2nd Runner-up
|Yau Ka Man （7B）|
- 2nd Runner-up
|Yau Ka Man （7B）|
|Wong Ching Wai （3C）|
- 2nd Runner-up
|Tse Hoi Yan（2B）|
|4x50m Freestyle Relay
- 1st Runner-up
|Yau Ka Man （7B）||Wong Ching Wai （3C）|
|Choi Ching Man（2B）||Tse Hoi Yan（2B）|
|Boys B Grade|
- 2nd Runner-up
|Chung Pui Yin（2B）|
|Girls A Grade Team|
|Yau Ka Man（7B）||Wong Cheuk Yiu（4B）||Cheng Yu Sze（4C）|
|Wong Ching Wai（3C）||Tse Hoi Yan（2B）||Choi Ching Man（2B）|
|Lo Sze Man（1B）||Lau Tsz Lam Lydia（1B）||Chan Hiu Tung Carrie（1D）|
|Boys B Grade Team|
|Lee Kin Fung（4A）||Li Kwok Him（3D）||Wong Ho Kwong（2B）|
|So Tsz Him（2B）||Cheng Man Kit（2E）||Chung Pui Yin（2B）|
|Leung Ho Ting（2B）||Leung Cheuk Hang（2D）||Chui Mang Yin（1C）|
Excellent performance in offense and defense enabled our Girls Softball Team to be awarded the Champion for the "Under 19 Inter-school Softball Competition" organized by the Hong Kong Softball Association in July 2010. Congratulations to our Girls Softball Team on their excellent performance. The members of our team are listed as follows:
|Ching Ho Fei (7A)||Ho Wing Yee (6A)|
|Lui Yi Nok (5A)||Ho Sheung Wan (5A)|
|Lau Yu Yin (5A)||Wong Huen Tung (5A)|
|Luk Sui Man (5E)||Sheung Tsz Ying (3E)|
|Yeung Leslie Siu Tung (3E)||Wong Nga Ting (3E)|
|Tang Nga Man (2D)||Chan Hei Lun (2B)|
2010年2月中文科參加由浸信會愛群社主辦「贐美一生」計劃 ── 生命鑰匙徵文比賽，以「生命鑰匙，人生升呢」為題創作。在超過400份參賽作品中，同學脫穎而出，分別獲得初中組冠軍及季軍。茲列得獎名單如下：
曹迪琪 － 初中組冠軍
莊潤嫺 － 初中組季軍
The 1967 Riots was the most serious disturbance in Hong Kong which was still deeply engraved in the memories of many Hong Kong people living then. Behind the riots, the subtle relations between Hong Kong and China are uncovered by looking into their line of food trade. Moreover, it brought bloom and decline of the pig farming industry. Four of our senior form students initiated a project relating to this incident. They interviewed some pig farmers and the vice chairman of the Federation of Pig Raising Co-operative Society. The first-hand experiences really help in the report. Information was also collected from government archives and the microfilms. After studying the information, they completed the Study Project titled "The Development of Hong Kong’s Pig Farming Industry during 1967 Riots". Our team was honourably awarded the Champion in the Senior Form Section of the 8th Inter-school Competition of Study Projects on Hong Kong's History and Culture jointly organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. The members of our school’s team are as follows:
7A Chung Wing Man
7A Liu Yuen Lung
7A Wai Hiu Tung
7A Yeung Chun Tan
To promote the interest of students in learning Mathematics and develop students' generic skills, our school has sent three teams of junior form students to participate in the Mathematics Project Competition. The result is encouraging. One of the teams was awarded the 2nd Runner-up and the other two teams were awarded the Good Performance Prize. Another competition worth mentioning is the Mathematics Book Report Competition. Two S2 students of our school have achieved good results by obtaining the First Class Prize and Second Class Prize respectively. The Prize-giving ceremony of both competitions was held at the University of Science and Technology in July. The winning teams and students were awarded trophies, medals and certificates of merits in the event.
|Mathematics Project Competition 2009-2010|
|Where are Tony and my Books||Kwan Him Shek（3A）||Wong Yan Yee（3A）|
|Wong Siu Hin（3A）||Chan Teenie（3E）|
|Shing Ming Tony（3E）||Sun Ming Chi Keith（3E）|
|Good Performance Prize|
|當阿基米德遇上牛頓||Fung Tze Him（3A）||Wong Pak Shing（3C）|
|Lam Yu Yeung（3E）||Lau Kin Kwan（3E）|
|Leung Ka Hung（3E）||Leung Yuk Kit（3E）|
|Supporting Members: Yip Chun Wai（3A）, Lam Shing Lok（3B）, Sham Kwun Hon（3C）|
|數數數列||Kwok Sze Kan（2E）||Ma Chung Wun（2E）|
|Ng Chi Ho（2E）||Sin Pui Chai（2E）|
|Yip Ho Ting（2E）|
|Mathematics Book Report Competition 2009-2010|
|1st Class Prize||Yip Ching Yi（2E）|
|2nd Class Prize||Chan Wan Fung（2E）|
To provide students with opportunities to learn more advanced mathematics outside the classroom, we have also encouraged students to participate in various competitions. Here are the awards/prizes obtained recently by our students:
|2nd Class Prize||Shing Ming Tony（3E）|
|3rd Class Prize||Wong Siu Hin（3A）|
|2nd Class Prize||Yim Hong Sang（1A）|
|3rd Class Prize||Wong Chung Yin（1E）|
|3rd Class Prize||Chum Chuck Shing Dickson（1B）|
"Typhoon Shelter Cuisine" in Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter from 1950s to the end of the 20th century were valuable collective memories among Hong Kong people. They are full of reminiscences of those who operated their business there on boats and also those who had tried the special cuisines there. Two secondary six students from our school, Liu Yuen Lung and Yeung Chun Tan, began to work on a study project on "Typhoon Shelter Cuisine". To get first-hand information, they interviewed those who had worked in the Typhoon Shelter and also searched information from government documents and different literatures. By using the information, they have completed the study project entitled "The Birth of a Never-dim Place: the Rise and Fall of Delicacies in Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter". Our team was awarded the first-runner up in Students' Section of the 4th Competition of Study Projects on Hong Kong Historical Photos which was jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of History and We Love Hong Kong Association.
Our school has sent six badminton teams comprising 38 students to participate in the Inter-School Badminton Championship organized by Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation from 17 January 2010 to 28 February 2010. Our Girls team dominated the Girls Division by winning all Team Championships. Our Boys team also performed well in team competitions and was awarded 2nd Runner-up in A Grade, Champion in B Grade and 1st Runner-up in C Grade. Since the establishment of Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation in 1990, we have sent a total of 97 teams to participate in the Badminton Championships. Forty-two of them won the championships, twenty-one were awarded 1st Runner-ups and eleven were awarded 2nd Runner-ups. Our Girls Team extraordinarily dominated the Girls Division on five occasions. The following is the list of our medalists:
|Ho Wing Yee（5A）||Wan Tsz Ki（5B）||Cheng Hiu Lam（4C）||Ho Sheung Wan（4A）|
|Ho Ka Hei（4E）||Lee Ching Yau（1A）||Tse Hoi Yan（1C）|
|Wong Huen Tong（4A）||Tong Wing Shan（4C）||Chan Ruo Xi（3C）||Sheung Tsz Ying（2A）|
|Kwan Sui Ling（3C）||Yeung Siu Tong（2A）|
|Tsang Hoi Lam（2E）||Chan Po Yu（2C）||Wong Po Wai（1B）||Tsui Wai Ting（1D）|
|Tang Nga Man（1D）||Chan Hei Lun（1D）||Wong Yue Ting（1A）|
|Cheung Hoi Kit（7B）||Ho Hoi Sing（6B）||Ting Wai Chung（5B）||Tang Shing Fung（5D）|
|Lo Ka Chun（5E）||Or Man Kit（5E）||Ng Ka Haang（5C）|
|Suen Man Leong（4E）||Kwok Chun Hei（4D）||Chan Siu Fung（3A）||Li Ka Hei（3A）|
|Li Chung Hin（3B）||Wong Ka Long（2B）|
|Lau Chun Yin（2A）||Law Ho Yin（2C）||Leung Ho Ting（1D）||Tang Shing Chun（1D）|
|Chan Cheuk Yin（1E）||Chan Chak Shing（1A）|
A team of three students, Chan Man-lai, Ki Chun-ying and Li Ching-ching, participated in the 'Tai Po District Civic Knowledge Contest' organized by the Tai Po Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education The event aims at promoting civic and national education, and developing positive values and civic awareness at different levels.
To prepare for the contest, participants and student helpers needed to study a lot of information provided by the organizing unit. Besides, they needed to search for the related information on the Net. Participants and student helpers did not only gain more civic knowledge, but they also worked and practised together as a team to tackle the difficulties.
Our school team was awarded the champion in the contest.
Besides, in partnership with the organizing unit, our students gained valuable experience in organizing a district competition. They planned and served in the contest. They acted as the master of the ceremony, receptionists, score keeper and so on. They learned a lot in this event.
Excellent performance in offense and defense enabled our Girls Softball Team to be awarded the champion for the 12th consecutive year in Inter-school Softball Championship, organized by the Hong Kong School Sports Federation and the Hong Kong Softball Association on 12 December 2009. Our main pitcher, 4A Lui Yi Nok has impressively made numerous strikeouts throughout the Championship and was therefore awarded MVP in Girls Division.
A team of three students, Chan Man-lai, Ki Chun-ying and Li Ching-ching, participated in the 'Tai Po District Civic Knowledge Contest' organized by the Tai Po Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education The event aims at promoting civic and national education, and developing positive values and civic awareness at different levels.
To prepare for the contest, participants and student helpers needed to study a lot of information provided by the organizing unit. Besides, they needed to search for the related information on the Net. Participants and student helpers did not only gain more civic knowledge, but they also worked and practised together as a team to tackle the difficulties.
Our school team was awarded the champion in the contest.
Besides, in partnership with the organizing unit, our students gained valuable experience in organizing a district competition. They planned and served in the contest. They acted as the master of the ceremony, receptionists, score keeper and so on. They learned a lot in this event.
Yeung Ching Yin has got the Gold Award of The Hong Kong Award for Young People in December 2009. He started joining the scheme at the Bronze level when he was in form 1. Ching Yin has achieved the unique international principals of the scheme because of his toughness, perseverance and the spirit of self-challenge. His achievement makes him qualified for the Self-Nomination Scheme of the JUPAS this year. In this Scheme, the Gold Award is considered the highest level of achievement, which comes just after the participation or achievement in the Olympic Games and the Asian Games. Hence his achievement has set a good role model for others, especially those who are joining the AYP!
In response to the school's vision – to foster leaders of the age, our school has sent two First-aid teams to participate in the Youth First-aid Competition organized by Hong Kong Red Cross Youth and Volunteer Department (East New Territories Divisional Headquarters).
In a simulated accident scene, participants applied their first aid skills, health care skills and small scale saving skills to help the patients with either their physical or psychological needs. Not only the skills mentioned, but also leadership and teamwork were demonstrated whilst tackling the difficulties together as a team.
Our school teams were awarded the first runner-up and third runner-up in the competition. Besides, our student Wong Wai Ting was awarded the Best Leader Award. Congratulations to all the winners.
In support of the Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games (EAG), the Neighborhood Advice Action Council, sponsored by the Tai Po District Council, held the Tai Po Badminton Competition on 28th November 2009 at Fu Heng Sports Centre. Four of our students participated in the competition. Three of our students were awarded Champions and one of them was awarded the Second Runner-up. The following shows the awards and prizes won by our students:
|Junior Form Boy's Single Champion||Li Ka Hei（3A）|
|Senior Form Boy's Single Second Runner-up||Suen Man Leong（4E）|
|Senior Form Girl's Single Champion||Ho Ka Hei（4E）|
|Junior Form Girl's Single Champion||Chan Hei Lun（1D）|
Our school Judo representatives made good achievements in the Inter-School Judo Competition. The following shows the awards and prizes won by our Judo team:
|Bank of China (Hong Kong) 52nd Festival of Sport Hong Kong Judo Championships|
(organized by Hong Kong Judo Association)
|B Grade 50 kg First Runner-up||Au Shu Yan（1B）|
|5th China Cup Judo Championships 2009 |
(organized by Hong Kong China Judo Club and Hong Kong Judo Association)
|B Grade 10 – 12 years old Boys 45 kg First Runner-up||Au Shu Yan（1B）|
|Hong Kong Junior Judo Team Championships 2009 |
(organized by Hong Kong Experienced Judo Coach Association）
|Girls Junior Group Champion||Cheung Wing Ki（3D）|
|39th Anniversary Hong Kong Judo Championships |
(organized by Hong Kong Judo Association and Leisure and Cultural Services Department)
|Girls Junior Group 48 kg Second Runner-up||Cheung Wing Ki（3D）|
|In support of Hong Kong 2009 EAG Hong Kong Student Judo Championships 2009|
(organized by Hong Kong Judo Association and Leisure and Cultural Services Department)
|Girls Senior Group 48 kg Second Runner-up||Cheung Wing Ki（3D）|
|Girls Senior Group 45 kg Second Runner-up||Lee Wai Shum（4D）|
|Boys Senior Group 81 kg Second Runner-up||Leung Nok Ming（2D）|
|Hong Kong Junior Judo Championship 2009 |
(organized by Hong Kong China Judo Club )
|Girls Group G 17 – 20 years old 45 kg Second Runner-up||Lo Kan I（5D）|
|Boys Group B 10 – 12 years old 50 kg Second Runner-up||Au Shu Yan（1B）|
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC, the National Education Centre held the "Worldwide Chinese Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC Kick-off Ceremony" on 4th July 2009 at Kowloon Bay Exhibition Centre. One of our students, Chiu Hoi Yeung, participated in the Inter-School Writing Competition. His "Letter to Mr. Hu Jintao" was awarded the Merit Prize. The winner entries of inter-school competition and photos of the 60th Anniversary celebration were displayed in the Ceremony.
The Inter-School Swimming Championships was successfully held on 12th October, 2009 and 14th October, 2009 at Ma On Shan Swimming Pool. 36 secondary schools competed for the Championship. Our school sent 3 swimming teams comprising 22 students to participate in the competition. Our team has achieved good results in the competition. In singles competition, our team won a total of 7 medals comprising 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze. In team competition, our A grade Girls team won the silver medal, while our C grade Boys team and A grade Boys team was awarded Second Runner-up and Merit Prize respectively. Our team also won 3 silver medals in the Relays. The following is the list of our medalists:
|Girls A Grade|
|100 meters Backstroke|
- 1st Runner-up
|Tso Wai Yu（5A）|
|50 meters Backstroke|
- 1st Runner-up
|Tso Wai Yu（5A）|
|50 meters Freestyle|
- 2nd Runner-up
|Yau Ka Man（6B）|
|50 meters Breaststroke|
- 2nd Runner-up
|Tse Hoi Yan（1C）|
|4x50 meters Freestyle Relay|
- 1st Runner-up
|Yau Ka Man（6B）||Cheung Yuk Ki（2C）|
|Wong Ching Wai（2D）||Choi Ching Man（1C）|
|4x50 meters Medley Relay|
- 1st Runner-up
|Tso Wai Yu（5A）||Wong Sin Ying（5B）|
|Lo Lai On（5E）||Tse Hoi Yan（1C）|
|Boys A Grade|
|200 meters Breaststroke|
|Leung Ho Wai（5C）|
|50 meters Breaststroke|
- 2nd Runner-up
|Leung Ho Wai（5C）|
|Boys C Grade|
|200 meters Breaststroke|
- 2nd Runner-up
|Chung Pui Yin（1B）|
|4x50 meters Medley Relay|
- 1st Runner-up
|Chung Pui Yin（1B）||So Tsz Him（1B）|
|Cheung Man Kit（1C）||Leung Ho Ting（1D）|
|冠軍 馮安兒 5B （2008-2009）
|亞軍 周燕飛 5B （2008-2009）
|優異 陳曼麗 6A （2009-2010）
The disastrous effect of landslide in Shau Mau Ping on 18th June, 1972 is memorized by many Hong Kong people. 5 senior form students of our school initiated a project relating to this incident. They interviewed some scholars and people who had first hand experience in this incident. Information was also collected from government documents and other records. After studying the information, they completed the Study Project titled "Crisis and Opportunity: Measures of Hong Kong Government adopted and response from society on disasters from the Landslide incident on 18th June, 1972 in Shau Mau Ping". Our team was awarded Champion in the Senior Form section of the 7th Inter-school Competition of Study Projects on Hong Kong's History and Culture held by Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture and the Hong Kong History Museum.
To enable students to connect knowledge, skills, values and attitudes, the School has given a strong support for promoting project-based learning. In this year, six secondary two students have scooped the Championship of the Mathematics Project Competition for Secondary Schools(2008-09). The title of the project is "Figures Go Round" and the idea is originated from moving sofa around the corner of a corridor. After several months of concerted effort, the team successfully made a breakthrough in the investigation and got a fruitful result.
The Prize-Giving Ceremony will be held in December and the three winning teams of our school(including the champion and two outstanding performance teams)will be awarded trophies, medals and certificate of merits in the event.