5E Lee Yin Wing
During the summer holiday, I joined an interesting and meaningful camp – Summer School for Effective Leadership: An Overture to Global Leadership 2014, which is organized every year. This camp aims to increase teenagers’ awareness towards the poverty of different kinds of people, and this year’s topic was working poverty. Working poverty refers to the group of people who work very hard and yet still cannot earn enough to support themselves. The course involved a lot of activities, for example lectures given by famous people about the poor, workshops for enhancing leadership skills, and community activities that enabled us to experience the lives of the working poor. These activities not only enriched our horizons, but also increased our understanding towards the difficulties, severity and actual living conditions of working poverty in Hong Kong. We also got a taste of university life by living in the hall, participating at the high table dinner, and participating in the popular university sport of Lacrosse.
Among the various activities, the most impressive which influenced me the most, was the community visit we made to Shek Kip Mei. There, we were asked to collect leftover fruit and vegetables that were still of good quality from the market, we then had to double check and remove any of those which we considered rotten or not suitable to be eaten. We then distributed the selected fruit and vegetables to the people in need. Through observing the expressions on their faces, I came to fully understand how hard and tough their lives are. Even though they worked for the whole day, they were still unable to make enough money to support themselves or their families. I came to realize that every day in Hong Kong we waste a tremendous amount of food, even though much of this food is still edible. We seldom think of the many poor people around us who still lack enough nutritious and clean food. It is very ironic and upsetting to see this phenomenon appearing in such an affluent society as ours.
Experiencing this camp gave me much to think about. People nowadays seem to be too selfish and uncaring towards those in need, despite their own personal situation, causing a wider disparity between the rich and the poor. I have learnt to offer help whenever someone needs it, and most importantly, treasure everything I have. I sincerely hope for an increase in people’s awareness towards this alarming issue and start working together more to help alleviate it.
5B To Man Long
During the summer holiday, I got the school funding to join a course held by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The course was named 'The Junior Entrepreneur Programme'.
The course lasted for 10 days with different lessons and activities for us to learn how to be a successful entrepreneur. On the first day, I went to PolyU alone, I felt excited and nervous because I was going to meet many new people and things.
I think the greatest gift of the 10 day course is not only knowing how to be a successful entrepreneur, but also the new friends I met. Friendship is always the most important thing to me. After the end of the course I was even more established to this belief. I never felt lonely during the course. I have built a good friendship with other classmates. We had memories full of passion and happiness. We played and worked hard together and now, our friendship sustains.
I would like to thank the school and the teacher's support and funding so that I have this valuable chance to step out of my own world to broaden my horizons. I also strongly suggest my schoolmates to join different activities to enrich themselves.
In order to strengthen the leadership power, organization and team building skills of our student leaders, the school organized a training camp for them from 26 to 27 June 2014 at Tai Tam Scout Centre. The training is co-organized by the school and the YWCA. The Assistant Principal, Ms Keung Wai Yin and the School Social Worker Ms Wong Tak Chong led 48 student leaders to join the challenge offered by a team of professional trainers. Throughout the 2-day training camp, different challenges such as problem solving activities, night hiking, jumping off the pier and climbing up the high wall etc. were carefully designed to achieve purposes such as confidence building, enhancement of team spirit and resilience. All leaders had a very tough but valuable experience which is useful to their future leading tasks in school.
5A Chui Mang Yin
In this leadership training camp, I learned a lot. Before the training camp, as a leader for the school and student prefects, I thought I was ready. But after this training camp, I think I had overestimated myself. In different challenges such as problem solving activities, night hiking, jumping off the pier and climbing up the high wall, I detected my weaknesses, lack of confidence and fear of making decisions.
Climbing up the high wall was the most memorable event in the camp, pushing 48 teammates one by one by bare hands up to a 14 feet wall and then climbed up the wall myself, is a first to me. Although the process was difficult and tiring, I was glad to be able to contribute to the team.
The Student Leadership Training Camp is very different from other training camps I had participated in, as teams had up to 17 people from different forms, parties and units.
Therefore, we had to be patient, listen more and communicate more when we were doing our tasks. At the beginning, I had no confidence in making decisions for 17 people. I think it is natural for people to feel afraid to take up responsibilities or putting the team at risk. However, if we choose to believe in ourselves and our teammates, we will be able to overcome the challenge together. To be honest, confidence is a key to success, making a step forward and having out trust in our team will make it a lot easier to deal with challenges in the coming new school year.
Here, I would like to thank the school for giving me a chance to learn leadership skills. I am really ready now!
The Environment and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Campaign Committee have approved and granted $298,300 to our school for the implementation of the "New era of energy saving of Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School" project. The project includes the replacement of 9 air-conditioners with Grade 1 Energy Label, 11 T5 lamps with fluorescent fitting and 107 for twin fluorescent fitting, 17 LED Exit sign boxes, 93 LED ceiling lights and 21 LED ceiling lights with emergency battery.
The project reduces electricity consumption for indoor lighting and air-conditioners so as to reduce air pollutants emitted by power plant. The project was completed in late August. We express our heartfelt gratitude to the Environment and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Campaign Committee for their financial support in the project.
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.
We had a golden opportunity to show our students' achievements in the Reading Across the Curriculum Programme (RACP) we piloted in 2012-2013 to teachers of other schools on 13th March, 2014.
It was done during a sharing session organised by the Language Learning Support Section of the Education Bureau. The audience found our students' ability in explaining the subject concept in the two showcases very impressive. Some of the snapshots of the showcases are shown below. You can also watch the video clips of S2 and S4 students' presentations!
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.