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The Society of Japanese Group Language Education Hong Kong 2016-2017 Group Project Awards
Four S.6 students were awarded the "Japanese Students Scholarship" in a Project Competition organized by ...

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

國慶盃賀辭寫作比賽
為慶祝中華人民共和國成立六十八周年,大埔各界慶祝國慶籌委會舉辦 ...

為慶祝中華人民共和國成立六十八周年,大埔各界慶祝國慶籌委會舉辦「國慶盃賀辭寫作比賽」。本校五甲班林琳同學勇奪「國慶盃賀辭寫作比賽」中學組冠軍;三甲班黄宏立同學和四丙班陳一諾同學獲得優異獎。

林琳同學賀辭︰
 六十八載國勢揚
 紫荊屹立綻光芒
 五湖四海聚一堂
 華夏民族復輝煌
 一帶一路促雙贏
 歐非東亞迎富強
 億民齊頌萬邦昂

亞洲跳繩錦標賽2017
本校學生黃諾銘(5D)、鄧樂天(5D)、黃樂程(已離校),代表中國香港跳繩隊於 ...

本校學生黃諾銘(5D)、鄧樂天(5D)、黃樂程(已離校),代表中國香港跳繩隊於二零一七年七月二十六至二十九日在南韓仁川參加「亞洲跳繩錦標賽2017」。港隊分別在三個團體賽打破亞洲紀錄,並以九十一面獎牌成為亞錦賽大贏家;其中本校同學在十五歲以上混合組有出色的表現,取得兩冠兩亞一季成績。成績如下:

4 X 45 秒交互繩速度接力賽季軍
二人單人繩花式亞軍
三人交互繩花式亞軍
四人交互繩花式冠軍
十五歲以上混合組總冠軍

廣州比賽交流之旅
2017年4月15日至16日,我校2位老師、10名中五同學前往廣州出席由廣州市教育廳及香港教育局主辦的 ...

2017年4月15日至16日,我校2位老師、10名中五同學前往廣州出席由廣州市教育廳及香港教育局主辦的「慶祝香港回歸20周年----穗港姊妹學校美文誦讀比賽」,並探訪我校的姊妹學校廣州南武中學。

此行10名中五同學均為中文朗誦隊成員,赴穗之後馬上加入南武中學的朗誦隊合作訓練及綵排,第二日下午正式比賽。比賽中共八隊角逐,我隊以「中國少年」一文為誦材,最後奪得銀獎。此外,又曾探訪南武中學,參與其開放日,兩校學生在兩天中把握時間互相認識,大家均十分享受難得的交誼時刻。

5A 鄭佳麗

此行最大的收穫便是珍貴的友誼。因為這次是與姊妹學校廣州市南武中學學生組成三十人的隊伍參賽,雖然只有短短兩天的練習時間,但我與廣州的同學一見如故,之後更成了相見恨晚的朋友,現時還常保持著聯絡。

其次,在比賽方面,我們獲得銀獎,值得祝賀。因為我們與廣州同學在短短的時間裏,良好地磨合,並且排練出《中國少年》這作品,比賽時不但震撼了觀眾,更是表現出我們姊妹學校之間的團結及燃點起我作為中國少年的衝勁。所以這次比賽實為與廣州同學難得的交流體驗,途中所獲不可勝言。

5A 林恕容

說實話,一開始是抱著玩樂的想法參加的,到了廣州才發現姊妹學校──廣州市南武中學師生上下均十分重視這個比賽。於是我們只好硬著頭皮,在一天內跟上他們的進度。

馬不停蹄的練習雖然辛苦,但當地的同學非常友善。在旅遊車上我們聊了許多,他們的生活比香港的學生更為勞碌,學習態度卻十分認真,當我們嘆道功課很多,他們卻鼓勵我們說努力學習才能有更美好的將來。我們互相在「微信」加了好友,即使回到香港了,我們還保持聯絡,未來我還計劃要在暑假到廣州探望他們,他們還客氣地說要盡地主之誼呢!

5D 吳敏怡

來到廣州的第一天,南武中學的學生熟練地表演比賽內容,而自己卻毫無準備,不禁愧疚。我們都不得不加快腳步進行綵排,可我們連朗誦的內容也只能勉強背出,南武中學的學生在旁指導我們,改正我們的錯誤,絲毫沒有怪責之意,還叫我們放鬆一點,使我們眾人都激起了鬥志,不論是為了兩間學校的聲譽,或是同學的期盼,我們都想全力以赴,不想比賽有任何的遺憾。

當晚我們夜深才回到酒店,站了數小時的雙腿變得痠痛,恨不得倒頭便睡。但當晚我們洗澡後便集中在同一個房間中朗誦,互相支持,忘卻了疲累,通宵達旦直至對內容更熟悉及追上節奏。

我最深刻的並非得獎,而是留下了一段段友誼。在兩天內,我倆姊妹學校一起進餐,進食的過程中,大家互相分享兩地的趣事,留下不少「自拍」,全是鬼臉和笑容。兩地的學生更在練習及化妝時忙裡偷閒切磋琴技,也彼此留下了聯絡方式。

Guizhou Study Tour
“During the Easter Holiday, we held a very special tour to Guizhou. It is special because ...

Mr. Cheng Sze Wang
The Assistant Principal

During the Easter Holiday, we held a very special tour to Guizhou. It is special because our students spent a whole day serving our sister school, XingZhi School, in Anshun.

Our students were divided into 4 groups and each group had to prepare and organise activities for the local students for cultural exchange. Taking up the roles, our students got chances to communicate, to teach and to play games with the local students studying in secondary 3. After the one-day school life, our students have developed a harmonious relationship with their local friends, and exchanged their contact information as well.

We also spent a day visiting a famous scenic attraction in Guizhou, the Xijiang One-Thousand Miao Households Village. It is the biggest Miao village in China housing 12 natural villages, 1,200 families and 6,000 people. The most fantastic experience is to climb up a small hill to reach a good spot to view the whole ancient town. Teachers and students enjoyed wearing the Miao's costumes to experience the life of a Miao villager.

I was impressed by the caring and positive attitudes of our students throughout the whole tour, especially when they visited our sister school. Our students were very serious in every reflection session. I was also pleased to see their courtesy and sense of responsibility wherever we went. The trip was definitely an enjoyable and memorable experience to me and our students.

3A Tang Ching Nam Beverly

I joined the study trip to Guizhou during the Easter Holiday. After hours and hours of bus rides, we finally arrived at our destination – Guiyang. It was already very late after our long journey, so we could just take a walk to the square nearby.

The second day was the highlight of our trip – a visit to our sister school Xingzhi School. Even though we didn't know the students in the beginning, we have become good friends at the end of the day. The teachers and students there were so friendly and hospitable that they had prepared a lot for the day and showed us around the campus. I was amazed and touched by the learning attitude of our Xingzhi friends. Although their learning environment is not as good as ours, they are studying harder than every single one of us. At the end of the day, we all said goodbye and took pictures with the students there.

The trip was a memorable experience of my life. Growing up in happiness, one often fails to appreciate what happiness really means. I have learned to treasure what I have. I am looking forward to my second visit to Xingzhi School, the place of great humanity. We shall meet again!

3B Chong Ka Ho

The Guizhou study tour is amazing as I have learnt more about Guizhou's local culture and their tourist spots. Most importantly, I met a group of local students in our sister school and we have become good friends.

When we arrived at the sister school Xingzhi School, we saw an unforgettable scene – the students of that school were standing at the main entrance to welcome us. They all felt happy for our visit. After the welcoming ceremony, we started the activities we had prepared for them. The Xingzhi students enjoyed the games a lot.

Our students also took part in the activities prepared by the sister school's students actively. Although we didn't have much time to talk and exchange our views, we still learnt a lot from them. Students there are very self-disciplined and adopt a more serious learning attitude. I was surprised when I knew that they can only use their mobile phone at weekends, or they will be punished.

On the second day of the trip, we visited the living place of Guizhou's minority– Xijiang Miao Nationality Village. We met a lot of nice and friendly Miao people around the village. Our teachers also tried to wear the Miao costumes to experience the Miao's culture and custom.

This Guizhou study tour has brought me new learning experiences! I am looking forward to my next Guizhou visit!

4A Wong Shin Ying

During the Easter Holiday, some WSC students joined the Guizhou study tour. We had a great time enjoying the natural scenery and experiencing the Guizhou culture with the local students there.

My favourite part is the visit to our sister school, Xingzhi School. I had been quite nervous whether their schoolmates would enjoy the activities we had prepared, but my fear soon faded. By the time we arrived at their school, it was totally surprising when we saw their schoolmates stand straightly and welcome us with a bright, warm smile.

My groupmates and I were assigned to share with them the traditional culture of Hong Kong, in terms of food, manner, and our pop culture. I am the one to be responsible for the Cantopop songs and dance. My groupmates and I showed them posters of some famous pop stars and actors, for example, Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung, etc. I had never imagined how active and enthusiastic they were when answering our questions.

After briefly introducing the pop stars, it came to the climax – singing and dancing of Alan Tam's 'Love Trap'! We taught them how to read the lyrics in Cantonese. Our Xingzhi friends didn't know any of the Cantonese pronunciation, but they tried hard to read after me whenever I read a line. I could feel their passion towards learning new knowledge. Afterwards, we taught them how to dance. It was obviously very difficult for them to remember the melody and lyrics of the song, not to mention the dance steps. However, they tried their very best and learnt the steps efficiently within 30 minutes. I believe all of us were sweating under the bright sun. To be honest, I felt a bit tired after dancing for a while. But I was glad to see our friends being so energetic. They threw themselves into the dance and we had the dance together for several times. We truly enjoyed ourselves!

We also had meals at their school canteen while we compared the differences of lifestyles between Hong Kong and Guizhou. Through our conversations, I realized that they would not have a chance to further their studies if they could not get satisfactory results in the public examinations. Some children even started working at a young age, hoping to improve the poor economic situations at home. They value education a lot, so they cherish every single learning opportunity. In contrast, most Hong Kong students are living in favourable conditions, so they seem to take everything for granted. We should appreciate our opportunities to learn at school and join overseas exchange programmes. We should treasure and be thankful for what we have.

I would like to express my gratitude to our teachers-in-charge for arranging this delightful journey for us! I feel really grateful for joining this memorable trip.

A Wondrous English Week 2016-2017
This year's English Week was held between the 6th and 15th of March with the theme ...

This year's English Week was held between the 6th and 15th of March with the theme "Exploring National Treasures through English". Engaged in interactive and thought-provoking activities, students did not only enrich their knowledge on national treasures of the world but also increased their understanding on the importance of preserving the "Wonderful Segments in Cultures".

The wonderful time in this year's English Week was again attributed to the wide variety of activities that were on offer throughout the days. We had interesting assemblies, in-class activities as well as lunchtime public activities organized and run by Intercultural Education Limited (ICE), Committee Members of the English Association and English Prefects.

Banner & Assemblies

During the Junior and Senior Form Assemblies, students keenly participated in on-stage and off-stage activities, interacting and playing games with the foreign guests invited by ICE. The School Hall was filled with laughter when students had to show how much they knew about certain countries in the world, competing in games where they had to rearrange the foreign guests on stage according to their country size, population, average temperature and language.

In-class Activities

Trainers and guests of more than 20 countries came to run the in-class activities. S.1-2 students were encouraged to use and improve their English communication skills by having face-to face chats with foreigners after getting to know their national treasures. S.3 students and foreign guests discussed the issue of national treasure conservation while S.4-5 students had to reflect both on their own identities, and those of the foreigners'.

Lunchtime Activities

Through the entire week, a number of students were eager participants in seven lunchtime activities which allowed further interaction with the foreigners. The activities included Photo Booth, Global Radio, a Capoeira (which is a traditional Brazilian dance and martial art) Competition run by a renowned Australian trainer, Daniel, African Drumming, Global Village, South Asian Cultural Games and Snacks, and National Treasure Mix and Match.

Included in the vast array of activities were the competitions held during the Senior and Junior Form Class Periods on the 6th and 15th of March. Students displayed their rich knowledge, creativity and imagination in a range of contests related to the theme of the English Week. These included video quizzes, completing and rewriting song lyrics, solving crossword puzzles, drawing, creative writing and designing posters.

Class Period Competitions & Book Fair

Apart from the many activities listed above, students could also display their talents in the Singing Contest. There were many talented acts that showcased beautiful singing as well as guitar and piano playing. We even had a special guest, Mr. Chau, who performed by playing the guitar while singing.

Students were also treated to the Book Fair held in the School Hall, where they were able to purchase bestsellers and highly popular books at discounted rates. Students wasted no time snapping up the bargains with many books being sold out quickly.

Photos with International Guests

All in all, English Week 2017 was undoubtedly a major success. Students were actively engaged in all the activities, showcased their enthusiasm, passion and curiosity in learning more about national treasures and different cultures of the globe. They had substantial opportunities to develop their intercultural competencies by interacting with foreigners. The whole week has no doubt brought us delightful memories which will be everlasting.

第三十二屆全港校際辯論比賽
中文辯論隊早前在全港140間參賽中學中脫穎而出,成功晉身 ...

中文辯論隊早前在全港140間參賽中學中脫穎而出,成功晉身星島第三十二屆全港校際辯論比賽十六強,其中更有3位同學獲得獎項,當中包括獲得最佳交互答問辯論員的5B班葉芷茹,兩次獲得最佳辯論員的3E班朱卓楠,以及同時獲得最佳辯論員及最佳交換問答辯論員的4A班許嘉。

Hong Kong Bar Association (HKBA) Debating Competition 2016-17
On the 1st of April 2017, three of our English Debate Team members, ...

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 51st Athletic Meet
On the beautiful sunny days of 16 and 17 February 2017, the Tai Po Sports Ground was filled with hundreds of ...

On the beautiful sunny days of 16 and 17 February 2017, the Tai Po Sports Ground was filled with hundreds of energetic athletes and vivacious cheering teams. They enjoyed the 51st Athletic Meet after months of training and preparation. Our outstanding alumna, Dr. Yeung Yeung, Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the University of Hong Kong, was the guest of honour this year. The Athletic Meet was a 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 ChampionOrange House
Inter-House Boys ChampionOrange House
Inter-House Girls ChampionYellow House
The Best SportsmanshipBlue House
The Best Cheering TeamYellow House
Individual   Grade A Boys ChampionChan Ho Yiu
Chan Chiu Yeung
Wong Chak Yin
Red House
Orange House
Blue House
Grade B Boys ChampionCheung Tsz Kit
Yu Pak Hei
Blue House
Green House
Grade C Boys ChampionTang Tsz HimRed House
Grade A Girls ChampionLai Lok Tung
Ng Tsz Wai
Orange House
Orange House
Grade B Girls ChampionChan Cheuk LamYellow House
Grade C Girls ChampionSo YuiRed House
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Champion in the CityU Discovery and Innovation Debating Challenge 2016-17
The CityU Discovery and Innovation Debating Challenge 2016-17 was organized by ...

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.