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。
Our school received a subsidy from The Environment and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Campaign Committee for the implementation of "New era of energy saving of Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School" and "Green Project of Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School". The subsidy covers the replacement of 9 air-conditioners with Grade 1 Energy Label, 11 T5 lamps with fluorescent fitting, 107 lamps with twin fluorescent fitting, 17 LED exit sign boxes, 93 LED ceiling lights and 21 LED ceiling lights with emergency battery, installation of heat shield coating on the roof of the old teaching block and solar films on the eastward windows of the new teaching block and the westward windows of old teaching block.
Our teachers have arranged students to participate in different environmental conservation activities in order to enhance their awareness towards environmental conservation, and to establish a green atmosphere in the school. The details of the activities are as follows:
Energy Saving Competition
Date: September 2013 to September 2014
Details: The school participated in "School and Home Energy Saving Scheme" organized by the CLP and received the Interim Prize.
Green Ambassador Training (Youth Climate Ambassador Activity)
Date: 11 September 2014 to 15 July 2015
Details: The school nominated students to participate in three training activities organized by Environmental Conservation Club and two activities organized by the Youth Climate Ambassador. All participants acquired Basic Environmental Badge. Four of the students also acquired Specific Environmental Badge.
Introducing Energy Efficiency Label
Date: 12 September 2014
Details: Energy Efficiency Label was introduced to students on the Environmental Conservation Club Orientation Day.
Hand Cream Making Workshop
Date: 18 December 2014
Details: Students were able to have hands-on experience in making hand cream. The participants enjoyed the activity very much.
Designing the Notice Board
Date: 15 February 2015
Details: The theme of the notice board was 'Environmental Friendly Enzyme'. The notice board successfully attracted students and parents attention in the making of enzyme.
Organizing external activities
Date: 12 March 2015
Details: Our school set up booths at PLK Tin Ka Ping Millennium Primary School and S.K.H. Yuen Chen Maun Chen Jubilee Primary School to organize activities and exchange ideas of environmental conservation with primary school students.
Deciding on Energy Saving Proposals
Date: 27 to 30 April 2015
Details: During the Environmental Conservation Week, students were asked to decide on energy saving proposals for the school, their classes and themselves.
Sharing of information of the Green Project
Date: 1 September 2015 till now
Details: Information of the Green Project was uploaded to the school's website and announced at various occasions in order to draw students’ attention towards environmental conservation.
Food Recycling Scheme
Date: 8 July 2015
Details: The scheme aims to help students understand the problem of food waste in Hong Kong and to raise their awareness in reducing food waste. Students were asked to observe the amount of leftovers in local wet markets. They also experienced how food recycling works and enjoyed a low-carbon meal.
Waste cooking oil soap making workshop
Date: 16 July 2015
Details: Students learnt how to use waste cooking oil to make soap. They also learnt new recipes which can help them make better use of leftovers.
Model United Nations Meeting
Date: August 2015
Details: Students' broadened their horizons and enhanced their leadership skills by meeting with environmental conservation leaders from other schools.
Environmental Conservation Club Orientation Day
Date: 24 September 2015
Details: The committee members of the club introduced the structure of the club and the schedule of activities to the members.
Basic Environmental Badge Research Presentation
Date: 25 September 2015
Details: Students understood more about their research topics: (1) Carbon Reducing Measures of Shopping Centers and Railway Stations; (2) The Application of Enzyme.
Recycling of moon cake boxes
Date: 5-7 October 2015
Details: In order to nurture the habit of recycling, students were asked to recycle their moon cake boxes.
Making of enzyme
Date: November 2015
Details: 100 bottles of enzyme were made for distribution on Parents' Day.
"To Change the future of Elephants" New Word Design and Joint Signing
Date: 17-18 December 2015
Details: To draw students' attention to the conservation of elephants.
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Four of our students, Yan Cheuk Hei, So Chun Hong, Lim Yin Ki Fredie and Ho Tsz Lok, participated in the Inter-School Mobile Phone Application Design Competition 2015 organized by the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management (Hang Seng Management College), co-organized by Hong Kong Software Industry Association and sponsored by Lenovo (HK) Ltd. This competition aimed at improving the quality and convenience of life and making good use of technology by developing a mobile phone application. "耆珍異寶", our students' work, was highly praised by professional judges and won the Championship.
On 21 – 25th March, twelve S4 students joined the leadership training course offered by Outward Bound Hong Kong. They learned a lot from a 5-day canoe journey through rough sea and strong wind. The perseverance and teamwork they demonstrated during the journey was highly appreciated by their instructors. We would like to express our gratitude to Hong Kong Stock Exchange for their sponsorship for this training.
Quotes from some of the participants:
4A Lam Ka Chun
I used to worry about difficulties in the future. Now I know that I should make the first step - try to do new things. After this journey, I will not be so worried about the future.
4B Ho Sing Hei
I learnt that everyone is important and has different jobs. When we cooperate well we become a good team.
4A Cheng Kai Lai
Our team had good teamwork. We paddled hard and overcame strong winds and swift currents.
4D Chu Chung Yuen
I have to improve my emotion control when I face really big challenges and be more positive towards them.
We had the most amazing English Week this year with an international atmosphere lasting from 2nd to 10th December, 2015. With the theme "Exploring Myths, Fables and Legends through English" and the slogan of Long Ago and Far Away: Wonders of the MFLs, students and teachers had chances to know more about global myths, fables and legends from trainers and guests of 18 countries. Additionally, we had interactive activities which were not just entertaining but also educational, leading us to further explore this topic.
Working alongside with Intercultural Education Limited (ICE), we had great enjoyment with a variety of activities and performances. ICE organized and ran interesting in-class activities as well as public activities during lunchtime or afterschool hours. Trainers and guests from Germany, Sweden, Scotland, Poland, Ukraine, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Singapore, Thailand and Korea, etc. turned English lessons into unique ones with cultural sharing of myths and legends, and interactive activities including mask making, drama performances and in-depth discussions.
Students were also attracted to public activities like the Viking traditional chess game 'Kubb' and Brazilian martial arts, Mexican music performance, German cookie baking and an Inter-class Competition for S.3 students on the last day of the English Week. One of the most hilarious items in the competition was teaching the guests about Hong Kong's culture through Cantonese tongue twisters.
Equally amusing were the drama performances during the Junior and Senior Assemblies. Our alumnus Raymond Yip, who is a secondary school teacher, brought his English drama team to perform their own adaptation of "The Three Little Pigs". We were amazed by their enchanting singing and superb acting.
The class period activities were varied and educational, too. Students had opportunities to enhance their English skills as well as their creativity and imagination through activities such as designing posters, expressing their opinions, writing alternative endings to the fable of "The Ugly Duckling" and rewriting lyrics to the song "The Lost Boy" about the story of Peter Pan.
Also included in the English Week programme were the Singing Contest and Book Fair. We did not only have two exhibitors but three this year, adding to the variety of books students and teachers could purchase.
Overall, the objectives of arousing students' curiosity towards the world, using English as a communication tool and developing their cross-cultural understanding were achieved during this year's English Week. The school was turned into like an international school, giving students authentic situations to communicate with both native and non-native English speakers of different nationalities.
Apart from meeting the targets, the English Week of 2015-2016 was also proved to be highly popular among students as reflected in the survey with questionnaires done by ICE. Encouraging comments included "The world is much bigger than I thought." "The discussion of different myths and legends in class is delightful and there are a lot of interesting myths that I have never heard of. Overall, the English Week is really great." and "Everything is going super well with them; they are kind and interactive with us. I enjoyed the whole week very much."
To sum up, the English Week this year has brought us incredible knowledge, unforgettable experiences and great fun which will stay in our memory forever.
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.
On the beautiful sunny days of 3 and 4 February 2016, the Tai Po Sports Ground was filled with hundreds of energetic athletes and vivacious cheering teams. They enjoyed the 50th Athletic Meet after months of training and preparation. Our outstanding alumnus, Dr. Chui Po Tong, MBBS FHKCA FANZCA FHKAM (Anaesthesiology), Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary) of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care of the Prince of Wales Hospital of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, was the guest of honour. The Athletic Meet was the perfect occasion for students to demonstrate true sportsmanship and enjoy the fruits of persistent training. The following is the list of prize winners in the Athletic Meet:
|Group||Inter-House Overall Champion||: Blue House|
|Inter-House Boys Champion||: Blue House|
|Inter-House Girls Champion||: Yellow House|
|The Best Sportsmanship||: Red House|
|The Best Cheering Team||: Yellow House|
|Individual||Grade A Boys Champion||Kwan Yui Him||Brown House|
|Grade B Boys Champion||Cheung Tsz Kit||Blue House|
|Grade C Boys Champion||Yu Pak Hei||Green House|
|Grade A Girls Champion||Lau Hiu Kwan||Yellow House|
|Grade B Girls Champion||Lei Cheuk Wa||Red House|
|Grade C Girls Champion||Lai Lok Yee||Green House|
On Wednesday the 23rd of December, 2015 the English Corner was officially opened with a Christmas party to celebrate the festive season. Traditional Christmas foods such as fruit mince pies, shortbread biscuits, candy canes and advent calendar chocolates were introduced and eaten.
Students discussed the different ways Christmas is celebrated around the world and recounted stories of how they themselves celebrate Christmas with their families. A great time was had by all!
From 14th to 15th December, 2015, Principal Ho led 4 teachers and 13 S2 students to Guangzhou to attend the "10th Anniversary of the Guangzhou-Hong Kong Sister Schools Scheme" and visit our sister school Nanwu Middle School. Apart from attending the official activities, the S2 students attended a Chinese Language lesson in Nanwu Middle School. Simultaneously, two English teachers taught an S2 English Language lesson there. After that, students from both schools had a friendly badminton match and all enjoyed such a valuable occasion very much. Before departure, students exchanged their contact information for further liaison. Back to Hong Kong, our 13 students reflected their experiences about the trip and shared their thoughts with Principal Ho.
在交流過程當中，我認識了一些新面孔：胡晴雅、伍梓芝和莫子晴。她們都是年約十三、四歲左右，長得平平凡凡，個子也不高，卻有比我更聰慧的頭腦。在上中文課時，她們坐在我旁。儘管有客人到來，仍未有分散她們的專注力，學習仍是很有效率。老師分派一些工作紙給我們，這三位同學看到我們滿懷疑惑的樣子，便主動幫助我們了解課文，令我們獲益不淺。這也就是我最欣賞她們的特點 ── 善良、主動各專注。