The S.1 Admission Briefing Session was successfully held on 16th December. Eight hundred pupils and their parents attended the briefing session. The Principal and Assistant Principals gave talks regarding the school's history, mission, curriculum and recent development. A video featuring the school's history, development and prominent alumni was premiered to the public at this special event. Parents showed great interest in the school's admission criteria, procedure of application and the process of interviews in the Q&A session.View More Details of S1 Admission
Teen Talk 2017 is a flagship activity organised by the Law Society of Hong Kong, aiming to enhance students' awareness of law and ethical issues as well as to acquaint them with substantial litigation skills. This year, sixteen students represented our school to take part in this notable event. Among the one hundred participating teams, our students' performance was exceptional and they have achieved meritorious results in the Moot Court Competition. During the event, they managed to present their case eloquently and their performance is remarkable. 5E Sham Hang Chi Helen and 4A Chu Cheuk Nam were awarded the Best Councillor, while 5E Cheung Hoi Ching and 4A Cheung Ngai Man got the Best Witness. Our S5 prosecution team was also selected by the judges as one of the best 10 teams in the competition. The list of members is as follows:
5E Chan Chi Lok
5E Cheung Hoi Ching
5E Cheung Wing Yin
5E Kwok Chun Him
5E Ling Wai Fung
5E Or Yan Ting
5E Sham Hang Chi Helen
5E Tse Lee Sha
A team of our senior form students, including 4A Ling Yiu Chung, 4A Wu Hoi Laam, 4A Sue Pui Ying, 4B Fung Tsz Yan, 4C Leung Yan Chi and 4E Chan Chi Lok to participated in the "Liberal Studies Programme 2016-17" organized by The Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association. They took up a research project relating to "Healthy Lifestyle, Food Safety and Social Wellness". They were required to plan and carry out the entire research, produce an innovative project and written report. They presented their findings in an open forum on 6th May 2017. We are honoured to report that their project "Emission of the blue light by digital devices VS health" was awarded the Merit Prize on 27th May 2017.
Tai Po Old Market Public School was founded in 1964 by Mr. Lee Ping-kwai, who initially strived for providing primary education for the children of three villages in Tai Po, namely Tai Po Old Market, Nam Hang Village and San Wai Village. The land of the school was donated by the Tai Po Old Market Tin Hau Temple.
In 1979, the Hong Kong government started to develop Tai Po New Town. Six years later, the school was relocated to On Cheung Road due to the resumption of land for public development. In 2002, approval was granted to the sponsoring body of the school to build a new campus on Plover Cove Road. The two schools have served the community with commitment and professionalism.
Tai Po Old Market Public School has developed from a rural school serving the children of three villages to two well-known primary schools in Tai Po. There has been a subtle bonding between the history of the school and the development of Tai Po District.
Five junior form students participated in the 6th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture, co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. Their study report “From Village to New Town: The Relationship between the Development of Tai Po and Tai Po Old Market Public School” won the Champion in this competition. The list of members is as follows:
3A (2016-17) CHAN KI YAU
3A (2016-17) CHIU HIU WAI
3A (2016-17) KWAN WA CHING
3A (2016-17) LEE NOK YIU
3E (2016-17) YEUNG CHUN NI
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School was established in 1960 by Dr. Wong Tak-hing. Dr. Wong was a devoted Christian. She found that there was a lack of education opportunities in the New Territories . There were even no Anglo-Chinese secondary schools in the region. In the late 1950s, she met the Director of Education and made a large donation to build a secondary school in the New Territories. Hence, Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School was not only the first subsidized secondary school in the New Territories, but also the first Anglo-Chinese secondary school and the first secondary school preparing students to sit for the Hong Kong University Matriculation Examination in the New Territories.
Last school year, five junior form students studied the Annual Reports of the School and produced a documentary film titled "For the Benefit of the New Territories: A Brief History of Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School" to enter the 6th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. The film won the champion in the Junior Section - Multi-media Production. The list of members is as follows:
3B (2016-17) WONG YU CHING
3C (2016-17) SHEK TSZ YIN
3D (2016-17) HO KEI SHUEN
3A (2016-17) IU CHEUK TUNG
3A (2016-17) YIM WING KIU
Our school participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad - Hong Kong Screening 2018, 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 30th September 2017. Our student Yim Fu Chong from 3E has been awarded Second Class Honour while Leung Ching Yu from 3E , Chung Wai Kei and Yeung Hui Yau , Sophia from 3A have been awarded Third Class Honours. Here are their reflections on the competition.
Reflection by Leung Ching Yu 3E(12)
I'm pleased that I was nominated to join the International Junior Science Olympic 2017-Hong Kong Screening with 5 schoolmates. It is my pleasure for me to join the training and learn more scientific knowledge beyond the textbook. Before the competition, Mr. Tse, Miss Yong and Mr. Yam revised with us. They are not only enthusiastic, but also rich in scientific knowledge. I have developed an immense interest in science since then.
At first, I was so confused because of those challenging scientific concepts as they are extremely difficult. I was really depressed, wanting to give up. However, the encouragement of Mr. Tse, Miss Yong and Mr. Yam does help me a lot. Since then, I have become more confident. I also gain different knowledge of Biology, Physics and chemistry from them. These also help me to prepare for the form 3 lessons.
During the competition, I finished those questions very carefully. Although I am not able to understand all the questions, I tried my best to do them. It is a marvelous and precious experience to join the competition.
I got the 3rd honor in the end. I feel very surprised and unexpected. All our hard work paid off. It is really a meaningful and precious experience to join the competition and learn so much useful scientific knowledge and I know that there is much more knowledge for us to discover. This competition arouses my interest in science and motivates me to think about the nature and the principles behind theories.
Last but not least, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the teachers who have spent lots of time on the training.
Reflection by Chung Wai Kei 3A(8)
I was honoured to have participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad 2018 - Hong Kong Screening. The questions set it the competition are about the curriculum in Integrated Science (IS) of Secondary 1 and 2 and some of the knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Biology learned in Secondary 3.
First of all, I need to thank to Mr. Yam, Miss Yong and Mr. Tse that they have taught me and other participants a lot afterschool and in the past summer holidays. We revised many topics like friction, cells, acids etc. We have also learnt more extra outside the topic to broaden my knowledge in science.
Next, in fact I did not know everything about the competition at the beginning, but after a few trainings and doing the past papers, I was awarded the 3rd Honour in the competition! Also, when I was doing the paper in the competition, I also learned a lot of new terms such as RNA, redox that would be teach in senior forms.
Before the competition, I thought that the competition should be quite difficult because there are many new terms, concepts, explanations and definitions, which I have not heard of, and I need to be remember them all.
I think this is a unique and unforgettable experience for me that I have learned much more in science and it is a great experience for me if I am to join other similar competitions in the future.
Reflection by Yeung Hui Yau, Sophia 3A(26)
It is my honour to take part in the International Junior Science Olympiad. I found that it was challenging to prepare the IJSO, as this competition covers most of the Form3 Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabuses. We have spent extra time to know more about those topics. Fortunately, Mr. Yam, Ms. Yong and Mr. Tse sacrificed their free time to help us with the preparation. I have to thank all of my teachers for helping us. I would not have got a good result without their help.
During the summer vacation, I tried my best to do revision to have a better performance in this competition. I did self-questioning to find out things that I am not sure. Moreover, I tested myself by finishing some past papers so that I know my strengths and weaknesses in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or not. 'Practises makes perfect.' I have got big improvement after finishing the past paper. After joining this competition, I found that I can apply these learning methods in my school examinations.
Joining this competition has also increased my interest in studying Physics, Chemistry and Biology. I am going to learn more through reading books and surfing the Internet.
I am glad that I won a third honour in the competition. The most important thing is that I have got a remarkable experience. I also made a lot of friends. I would like to thank all of my teachers and classmates for encouraging me and giving me support.
Reflection by Yim Fu Chong 3E(29)
In summer, my classmate and I join the International Junior Science Olympid HK Screening. It's my honour to get the second honour award in the competition. I would like to thank my Physics teacher Mr. Yam, Chemistry teacher, Ms. Yong and Biology teacher, Mr Tze who provided me with the intensive training and unlimited support.
Through the competition, I developed a great interest in physics. Until now, I still remember 'F=ma' which is Newton's second law. In addition, I learn new concepts and knowledge which are beyond my textbooks. This broadens my horizon. Last but not least, I have gained more confidence on learning physics.
After the screening, I, as the second honour awardee, am going to attempt the training course for the 15th IJSO. Which is organised at Chinese University of Hong Kong every Saturday. It's such a great opportunity to learn more science which would be taught in higher form in WSC. I can know whether if I am interested in those science subject.
Owing to numerous benefits I gained through joining the competition, I hope that my fellow schoolmates can also make a brave attempt to gain experiences by exposing yourself to different competitions and enjoy the fun of learning science, and achieve a lot more!
Secondary School Mathematics and Science Competition (SSMSC) 2017, a yearly competition organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, aims at promoting students' interests in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This year we are delightful that three of our school's awardees won a High Distinction in Physics, three in Chemistry and two in Biology. The awardees are listed below:
Lau Chi Tao 6A(14)
Lui Him 6E(22)
Tse Lap Yan 6E(26)
Chan Hiu Wai 6E(2)
Lam Pui San 6E(13)
Lau Chak Shun 6A(13)
Lam Wing Lee 6A(12)
Lai Tsz Chun 6E(11)
The Annual Speech Day 2016-17 was successfully held on 24 November 2017. We were honoured to have invited our alumnus, Professor Lum Yat Sang Terry, the Head and Henry G Leong Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of The University of Hong Kong, to be our guest-of-honour to address the ceremony as well as present certificates and prizes.
Professor Lum's studies in Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School began in 1976. Upon graduation, he went on to get his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from The University of Hong Kong. He then spent the following decade furthering his studies, earning first a Master's Degree in Social Work from The University of Hong Kong and next his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Social Work from the Washington University in St. Louis.
Since 2011, he has joined The University of Hong Kong and is currently the Head and Henry G Leong Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. He is also the Associate Director of the Sau Po Centre on Ageing, which aims to enhance the quality of life of older people in greater China, oversea Chinese societies and the Asia Pacific region.
With special focus on social work for the elderly and policy research, Professor Lum is an expert in long term care as well as ageing policies. He has also made significant contributions towards the enhancement of the well-being of older people. His research findings on ageing-in-place have led to the development of ageing-in-place programme for low-income elders in public rental housing estates of the Hong Kong Housing Society. For his outstanding achievements, Professor Lum is an award-winning scholar. In 2016, he was awarded the Career Leadership Award by the Association of Gerontology Education in Social Work in the United States. Being a remarkable academic, he is definitely a role model for his junior schoolmates to follow.
In his congratulatory address, Professor Lum encouraged our students and graduates by sharing with them his inspiring life journey, which was closely connected with God's revelations and the blessings he got after responding to them. Though following the calling did not mean his journey would be smooth and easy, he entrusted himself to God's will and always finished his job with 100% of his effort. Apart from showing his love and faith to God, Professor Lum also inspired the graduates to appreciate the good and beauty of knowledge. At last, Professor Lum ended his speech by expressing his warm gratitude to the audience. The graduates have benefitted a lot from Professor Lum's speech.
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