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.
The Annual Speech Day 2015-2016 was successfully held on 2 December 2016. We were honoured to have invited our alumnus, Mr Victor Dawes SC, to be our guest-of-honour to address the ceremony as well as present certificates and prizes.
Mr Dawes's studies in Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School began in 1988. His time spent in Wong Shiu Chi played a significant role in facilitating the establishment of the core values of integrity and propriety. In 1995, he went on to get his Bachelor of Law Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Upon graduation, he pursued his further legal studies and training in the University of Hong Kong, where he acquired his professional qualification.
Mr Dawes was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1999, specialising in commercial disputes including arbitration and mediation. He has been acting in a number of landmark cases in Hong Kong arising from the global financial crisis in 2008. He is widely known for displaying sound judgment and being knowledgeable as well as helpful among the members of the legal profession.
In 2015, Mr Dawes was appointed as a Senior Counsel and he was one of the youngest new silks at that time. Currently, he is one of the members of the prestigious Temple Chambers. In addition to appearing in court, he has experiences appearing in the Market Misconduct Tribunal, the Securities and Futures Appeal Tribunal and Takeover Panel.
In his congratulatory address, Mr Dawes inspired our students and graduates by sharing with them a letter that he had lovingly prepared for his baby daughter. Apart from showing his love and care to his beloved child, Mr Dawes encouraged the young people in Hong Kong to be hopeful and work hard in what they believe in. He advised the graduates to set a good example and make a difference to those around them. When facing changes and challenges, young people should hold firm to the belief that making an honest living is far more important than making a decent living. At last, Mr Dawes ended his speech by giving a warm blessing to the audience. The graduates have benefitted a lot from Mr Dawes's speech.Click to download photos (by school photographer) Click to download photos (by student)
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.