On 25 and 26 February 2014, the Tai Po Sports Ground was filled with hundreds of energetic athletes and vivacious cheering teams. They enjoyed the 48th Athletic Meet after months of training and preparation. Our outstanding alumnus, Mr. Wai Hang Mo, Superintendent of Police (Operations) of the Hong Kong Police New Territories South Regional Headquarters, was the guest of honour for this year’s Athletic Meet. Mr. Wai elaborated the true meaning of sports to students. 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||: Orange House|
|The Best Sportsmanship||: Green House|
|The Best Cheering Team||: Yellow House|
|Individual||Grade A Boys Champion||Lam Hei Yu||Green House|
|Grade B Boys Champion||Kwan Yui Him||Brown House|
|Grade C Boys Champion||Lai Tsz Chun||Blue House|
|Grade A Girls Champion||Tang Nga Man||Orange House|
|Grade B Girls Champion||Lau Hiu Kwan||Yellow House|
|Grade C Girls Champion||Cheung Hiu Tung||Yellow House|
|Lei Cheuk Wa||Red House|
The Year of the Horse Spring Dinner, co-organized by IMC, the Alumni Association and the Parent Teacher Association, was successfully held on 23 February at Tang Yuek Fan Sports Ground to welcome the coming of spring. Everyone enjoyed the performances of the Chinese Ensemble, singers and dancers. The Basin Cuisine was lovely and tasty. The highlight of the dinner was the lucky draw. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the generosity of the IMC managers, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni Association in sponsoring the event.
Since there is no substitute for blood, voluntary blood donors are needed every day for patients requiring medical treatment. In recent years, student donors even account for over 20% of the annual blood collection.
Knowing the importance of community support, the Red Cross Unit of our school, together with the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service(BTS), hold Blood Donation Campaign regularly to recruit voluntary student donors. In this year, 55 students from our school have turned up to give blood on the Blood Donation Day.
The English Week was successfully held from 9th December to 17th December. The theme of this year is "Made in Britain". Throughout the week, exhibition boards which introduced the British royal family, travel attractions, sports, music, food and drinks, literature, scientific inventions and scientists were displayed to let students know more about the theme.
Various activities related to the theme were also held. In the Inter-form Quiz Competition during both the junior and senior form assemblies, contestants enjoyed their time answering questions which were all related to British culture and history. Everyone including the spectators and teachers had a great time watching the competition.
During the Class Teacher period, students had fun working on a series of activities including 1) a quiz related to a video introducing the British style of life, 2) a lyrics filling activity which students listened to three famous songs sung by British singers/ groups, 3) a comic strip competition titled – When Harry Potter meets Doraemon in WSCSS, 4) a poster design competition and 5) a crossword and word search puzzle.
Apart from the Quiz Competition and the class activities, 5 interesting game stalls were held during the lunch break. This year's game stall attracted a total of more than 150 participants throughout the week. The class which participated most actively was 4B.
The English Week came to a perfect close with the Song Appreciation Session in which students had the chance to listen to songs by the greatest British singers and groups of different generations e.g. The Beatles, Queen, Eric Clapton, Elton John, The Spice Girls, Boyzone, Westlife, One Direction and Adele.
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On 29th November, 2013, our school held the Annual Speech Day. This year, we were honoured to have invited Mr. Richard, Koon-hing YU, CDSM, CMSM, the acting Deputy Commissioner of the Customs and Excise Department of the Hong Kong SAR, to be our guest-of-honour to address the gathering as well as present certificates and prizes.
Upon graduation from Wong Shiu Chi, Mr. Yu joined the Customs and Excise Department. At present, he is in charge of matters relating to import and export control at all entry and exit points.
In his speech, Mr. Yu expressed his gratefulness towards the education received at Wong Shiu Chi and the concern of the former Principal and teachers. Apart from that, he introduced the SMART concept and encouraged the graduates to better equip themselves with the following five abilities to adapt to social changes: Strategy, Manage Change, Adaptability, Relationship Building and Technology Knowhow. The graduates have been inspired by Mr. Yu's speech and more importantly, benefited from the SMART concept.
The 44th International Physics Olympiad was held from 7 July to 15 July in Copenhagen, Denmark. A team of five student members of The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) representing Hong Kong have returned home proudly with three silver medals and two bronze medals.
We would like to congratulate S6E Shing Ming Tony for his astonishing achievement in winning the silver medal. Tony has outperformed other contestants from all over the world not only because of his ability but also his hard work and effort. Our students should learn from his persistence and enthusiasm to reach their goals in the future.
6E Tony Shing Ming
The 44th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2013. Following the Asian Physics Olympiad in India last year, it was my honor again to participate in such a great event as one of the representatives of Hong Kong.
The reason for holding the Physics Olympiad in Copenhagen this year is simple – to memorize Neil Bohr, a great physician in the early 1900s, who was one of the founders of modern physics. It was the 100th year after he proposed his great idea on atomic model in Copenhagen, influencing the Physics and Chemistry worlds in the past century. Because of this, the strongest enthusiasm towards Physics was observed in the Physics Olympiad this year.
I really felt honored to be able to visit Copenhagen at such a right time, and more importantly as a representative of my city to compete with other Physics elites worldwide. It was probably the most unforgettable experience I ever had.
In the eight days of the trip, there were only ten hours when we were actually involved in the 'real' competition – five hours for theory exams and another five for experiments. This year's problems were more interesting than expected – for example, meteorite fallen in Denmark, movement of ice sheet in Greenland, and they were not too difficult for me, but they involved lots of our physical sense and logical thinking that fascinated any future Physician. After months of striving, I was eventually awarded a silver medal, ranking 61st at the end of the competition, which I think was already quite satisfying.
In the remaining days following the competition, we participated in tours around Copenhagen. We did not only do simple sightseeing, but participated in other Physics-related activities. We visited different places where important events to the Physics world occurred, like the Neils Bohr Institute where lots of researches were performed, very advanced Physics laboratories in the two renowned universities for Physics researches (University of Copenhagen and Technical University of Denmark), and Assistens Cemetery where Bohr and his family were buried. Even in the amusement park, we finished small Physics tasks while enjoying the rides. More surprisingly, we could even have the chance to attend to a talk about studying Physics from Professor Thomas Bohr, the grandson of Neils Bohr, which was definitely a rare experience for a secondary school student studying in Hong Kong.
But this trip did not only provide me with the chance of tackling interesting Physics problems, or the enjoyable moments in sightseeing but it was also a chance for me to meet people from other parts of the world. To gather those who are ambitious and interested enough to take part in the Physics world's future, IPhO is probably the only opportunity. We shared our experiences and hung out with each other no matter what our nationality or ethnicity is. It was because we all gave heart to the Science world. Thanks to the nice scenery and mild weather in Copenhagen, I enjoyed every moment together with everyone participating in the competition.
Returning our own countries did not mean the end of the fabulous event. With the advanced technology today, we can still keep in contact, discuss interesting Physics problems on the Internet, and continue our dream of contributing to the world of Physics. IPhO never ends – it will forever stay in our hearts.
The Climate Youth Network is a whole year program under the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Participants were required to attend classroom theory training, practice low carbon lifestyles for 2 months and organize activities for promoting messages of the urgent need to combat climate change. 11 Climate Youth Ambassadors in our school successfully entered the final stage as one of the 10 outstanding teams. They held promotion booths and exhibitions at Y Square on 12th – 13th July 2013. They also had the opportunity to exchange with experts and teams from other schools. Our school was awarded the "Green Fund" and our Climate Youth Ambassadors were awarded a scholarship. They will share theirknowledge with students in 2 primary schools, to continue the fight against climate change.
The preliminary round of HKSSDC Friendly Debating Competitions took place on 27th September 2013. Our English Debate Team was on the affirmative side while SKH Chan Young Secondary School was on the negative side. The debate motion was that "It's better to have one child rather than more in today's Hong Kong". The three debaters were David Yeong from 5A, Cyrus Fan from 5E and Paul Wong from 5A.
Our side pointed out that having one child only in a family is definitely more preferable and beneficial in today's Hong Kong with regard to the future of the children, families and HK society. Our team line was "Less is more", which is from 19th century proverbial phrase. Firstly, we focused on the unavoidable and indispensable financial burden of the parents when bearing children. Moreover, we also developed about the intrinsic shortage of education resources in HK.
Our first speaker highlighted the huge financial burden of upbringing children in Hong Kong. In accordance with the Student Financial Assistance Agency, although there is Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fee Remission Scheme, the highest subsidy of a year is only about $20000 while the majority tuition fee is actually at least $30000.
Moreover, our second speaker stressed the serious lack of education resources in HK. According to Census and Statistic Department, the local birth rate was increasing from 900 live births per 1000 women in 2003 to about 1200 in 2012. The children's competition for education resources is predicted to become more serious. Psychologically, schoolchildren may be under huge pressure due to the increasing number of competitors.
After the debate, our student debaters felt it was really an unforgettable experience since they had put a lot of effort in research and preparation for more than two weeks. Besides, they all felt more confident with English speaking after training. It helped them improve their public speaking skills as well.
The theme of this year's Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture is "In Search of Community History". Five of our senior form students chose the "Ladies Market" as the focus of their research project. After carrying out a comprehensive literature review with reference to various government documents and maps, they were able to trace the actual location of Mongkok Village which has long disappeared. They were also able to clearly show the development history of the area and how Tung Choi Street turned into the now renowned "Ladies Market". In the oral defense session, the team gained the recognition of the panel of judges by answering their queries and won the Champion of the Senior Section (Written Report). The members of our school's team are as follows:
6A WONG SZE WAI
6B CHENG KIU WAN
6D LEE CHING YU
6E CHONG HIU TUNG
6E LEUNG ALEXANDER SIU KWUN