Our school participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad - Hong Kong Screening 2021, which was co-organized 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 2021. Our student Wong Yat Lam from 3C has been awarded Second Class Honour. Here is Wong Yat Lam's reflections on the competition.
Reflection by 3C Wong Yat Lam
During the summer holidays, five of my classmates and I attended the International Junior Science Olympiad – 2021. It is my honour to participate in the competition for my school. I have learnt a lot more about science through this precious opportunity.
As a Secondary Two student at that time, I knew a little about Biology, Physics, and Chemistry as my knowledge of the subject was only limited to what I had learnt in IS lessons. Therefore, my classmates and I joined the special training course to equip ourselves for the competition. During the training, we had some past papers. Even though the vocabularies weren’t that difficult to understand, I was still so confused about those theories and the formulas. However, the concepts were gradually becoming clearer due to the guidance of my teachers.
After a month of training, I had acquired more subject knowledge and was ready for the competition. Despite being a bit anxious, the result didn’t let me down. I was eventually awarded the Second-Class Honour.
Overall, this experience broadened my horizon and I had a great moment with my teammates. I am so glad to have such excellent performance in the competition, with the help of my teacher Mr. Yam.
On 12th Sep 2021, 15 students in our school took part in the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2021, which was held by the Hong Kong Academic for Gifted Education. 5D Lai Wai Shing won the Third Honour and Lo Yat Kwan won the Honorable Mention.
Reflection by 5D Lai Wai Shing
It is my honour to participate in the HKPhO. It was a truly precious opportunity for me to enrich my knowledge and experience related to the field of Physics.
The training programmes for the competition were prepared by the instructors from the HKUST. Attending online lectures and zoom tutorials, I was capable of familiarizing myself with a variety of Physics theories and concepts. Moreover, I am thankful that my Physics teacher, Mr Yam, always offers support as well as teaching me the knowledge beyond the textbooks to facilitate my understanding of the advanced Physics concepts.
Therefore, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mr Yam and the instructors of the programme. Without their help, I would not be able to receive the Third Honour in the competition.
Reflection by 5D Lo Yat Kwan
I was nominated by Mr. Yam to participate in the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2021 and won the prize of Honourable Mention. Before the competition, I tried to work on the past papers. Although I had learnt most of the scope of the topic, I had no idea on such hard questions. Fortunately, our Physics teachers, Mr. Yam and Ms Lam, were willing to answer my questions and explain the details clearly, so that I can consolidate those new knowledge. I am very grateful to them, not only for helping me to win an award, but also for improving my Physics knowledge.
I didn't expect to win an award before the result was announced. I learnt that I should believe in myself, and I should not negate myself. Moreover, it is a valuable experience for me to step outside my comfort zone, broaden my horizons, as well as to challenge myself. In the future, I will also apply these Physics knowledge in different aspects of my life and to value what I have learnt.
Tai Po District Outstanding Citizen Award, organized by the 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 students CHEN CHUI MEI and CHENG WING YU were awarded this honour in the 2021-2022 election. May we send our heartiest congratulations to them.
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 got this award in the 2021 election:
Top 10 Outstanding Students Award: Wong Tsz Ching, So Ka Man, Tse Wing Sum
Outstanding Students Award: Lo Yat Kwan, Lam Ching Yan Chloe, Ma Lok Yiu, Cheung Yan Kiu, Sit Kwan Ting, Chan Hoi Tung, Cheng Wing Yu
May we send our heartiest congratulations to all awardees.
香港學界體育聯會(大埔及北區分會)於2021年12月13日、 12月14日及12月16日，於北區運動場舉辦中學校際田徑錦標賽；共有37間中學參加，本校派出四隊共十六名運動員參加男乙 (34隊參賽)、女乙(32隊參賽)、男丙(34隊參賽)、女丙(33隊參賽)賽事；各運動員表現優異，單項共獲一金、三銅、兩殿佳績。 運動員名單如下：
男乙： 4D陳何億 4D王逸熹 3A羅梓庭 3B郭浩瀚 2C金宇軒
女乙： 4A蘇意嵐 4C唐忻妤 3A潘尚言 3C鄧兆淳 3C鄧廷恩
男丙： 2B張靖昊 2C曾子豪 1A葉鳴軒
女丙： 2A鄭梓彤 2C何詠甜 1B戴思祈
In order to foster home-school communication and address parents' enquiries about students' performance in school, the School Academic Support, Guidance Committee, Discipline Committee co-organised the S1 Parent Talk with the Parent-Teacher Association on 5 November 2021 (Friday). 120 local and cross-boundary parents participate in the event. The seminar was well-received by the participants.
12 student athletes participated the Inter-School Swimming Championships, which was held by the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation Tai Po & North District Secondary Schools Area Committee in the Ma On Shan Swimming Pool on 20th and 21st Oct 2021. With their huge effort, they won 11 individual awards in the competition. The list of swimming team members is as follow:
The Annual Speech Day 2020-21 was successfully held on 26 November 2021. We were honoured to have invited our alumnus, Prof. Chau Kwai Cheong PhD, BBS, JP, to be our guest-of-honour to address the ceremony as well as present certificates and prizes.
Professor Chau graduated from Form 5 of the Anglo-Chinese section of Wong Shiu Chi Middle School (now known as Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School) in 1968. He holds a BA degree and a M. Phil degree in Geography from The University of Hong Kong, as well as a PhD degree in Forestry from The Australian National University. Currently, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Geography & Resource Management of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), from which he had retired after 17 years of teaching in 2010. His areas of expertise include soil science, landscape ecology and turfgrass management, and he had supervised 34 postgraduates, M. Phil and PhD, throughout his university career. He was a recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award in 2006.
Before joining CUHK in 1992, he had been working for 14 years as a turfgrass professional in Hong Kong, including 10 years as the Course Manager of the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. As an experienced turfgrass specialist, he was appointed by Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the HKSAR Government as a member of the Panel Experts on Hong Kong Stadium Pitch in 2013.
Professor Chau is also actively engaged in community services. He had served in many advisory committees of the government and academic institutes. He had been appointed Chairman of the Country and Marine Parks Board (CMPB), Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Environment (ACE), as well as member of the Town Planning Board (TPB), Land Development Advisory Council (LDAC), and Urban Forestry Advisory Panel (UFAP). In recognition of his services to the community, the government bestowed on him Justice of the Peace (2010) and Bauhinia Bronze Star (2014).
In his congratulatory address, Prof. Chau inspired our students and graduates by sharing with them his speech on climate change, globalization and sustainable development. He advised the young people to think globally and act locally to protect our environment. A good attempt is to avoid the wastage of resources and over-spending on unnecessary items. Apart from showing his concern for the environment, Prof. Chau also encouraged the graduates to use their computers wisely in the pursuit of knowledge. He shared with them an approach to enhance their learning experience and broaden their curiosity. At the end of his speech, he further reminded the graduates to be a learned person of unquestionable integrity. At last, Prof. Chau ended his speech by giving a warm blessing to the audience. The graduates have benefitted a lot from Prof. Chau's inspiring speech.Click to download photos
The meeting was held in the school hall in the afternoon on 30 Oct 2021 (Saturday). This year, 135 parents and teachers attended the meeting. During the meeting, the chairlady of the Parent Teacher Association, Ms. Ip King Wan, delivered the PTA annual report and financial report of the past year. The Principal and the PTA chairperson also took the opportunity to present the Certificates of Appreciation to show our heartfelt thanks to the PTA committee members and the parent volunteers who have dedicated their time and effort to run various PTA activities to strengthen home-school partnership last year under the influence of COVID-19 pandemic . Besides, an election for the new PTA committee members was held and ten new PTA Committee members and two alternate Committee members were elected. After the election, the class teachers met the parents of their classes and shared the students' learning at school with them.Click to download photos
5C Young Ching Ho Francis
I experienced the thrill of climbing and the sense of success in this rock climbing activity. Also, the feeling of pulling a rope for my classmate in the rock climbing activity was very special. It was putting my classmate's life in my hands, forcing me to be 100% focused on helping my classmate to move upwards. It was really an unforgettable experience.
Mr Chau Chun Sing
Hardships and obstacles are inevitable to students in their secondary school life. Pursuing their personal goals is like climbing a high wall. It is also a process from self-limiting to challenging and surpassing themselves. Meanwhile, we have to make step-by-step decisions with cautiousness and courage at the same time. I enjoy rock climbing and I hope students can have similar experiences to challenge themselves for better personal growth.
The Drug Testing Scheme in Tai Po has been successfully implemented in the past twelve school years. With the support and participation of parents and students, significant progress has been achieved. According to the statistics released, the number of local young drug abusers has dropped greatly in the past few years. However, we still have to keep ourselves alert in this issue, and to make continuous efforts to create a "Healthy" and "Drug-free" culture in both the school and the community. In 2021/2022, our school once again commits ourselves to the "Healthy School Programme" initiated by "The Association of Principals of Tai Po Secondary Schools" and sponsored by the "Beat Drug Fund". It aims at enhancing students' resistance to the temptation of drugs through activities, education, drug testing and health check. In order to enhance S.1 students' resilience against drugs, the Guidance Committee co-organized with the Cheer Lutheran Centre an Anti-drug Workshop for all of our S1 students in the School Hall on 5 October 2021. A positive culture is therefore created to prevent drug abuse in school and the community.