On 23 January, the staff and students of Tarumizu Junior High School in Kagoshima, accompanied by the representatives of Board of Education of Tarumizu and Kagoshima Office In Hong Kong, visited our school. Throughout their visit, our guests were escorted by our senior form students who took Japanese as their elective subject. In addition to a campus tour, our guests also observed a Mathematics lesson and a Science lesson together with our students.
In the afternoon, our guides led the guests to visit the Railway Museum, Man Mo Temple and Fu Shin Street. The one-day cultural exchange between Hong Kong and Japan was short yet fruitful.
On Staff Development Day on 4 January 2019, our school achieved a breakthrough. All teachers visited Guangzhou Nanwu High School, which has been our sister school for 6 years. We observed lessons, engaged in professional dialogue and toured the school campus. Benefitting from the exchange visit, our teachers had a better understanding of the education system in Mainland and gained a better insight into the implementation of STEM and Art Education. Although the visit lasted only 3 hours, we appreciate the warm hospitality shown by the Principals, Vice Principals and teachers there.
Our school understands the importance of STEM education and believes different platforms should be provided for further stretch of our students' potential. Under this rationale, a Synopsis of Secondary School Workshop Demonstration followed by a STEM seminar were co-organized with The Education University of Hong Kong and Science Centre Singapore.
In recent years, there has been an increase in innovation and technological advancements in drone technology. The workshop aimed to bring such technology closer to our S1 students, students were given hands-on experiences in performing some programmed manoeuvres with the drones.
With a simple drag-and-drop programming app, Tynker, our S1 students learnt how to programme a Parrot Mini-drone to do various tasks, including designing a pre-set route and performing aerial stunts.
Our teachers, as well as the teachers from other secondary schools, were benefited from attending the seminar held in the second session. We have had an opportunity to discuss the demo lesson with the professionals from Singapore and understand the implementation of STEM education in their country. We learnt a lot about the challenges they faced when they introduced and implemented the system.
All in all, the fun-filled workshop and the seminar have surely provided participants with a fruitful and enjoyable experience.
By 4A Leung Yuk
Around 150 students from 15 elite secondary schools participated in the "Discovery & Innovation Debating Challenge" at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 1 December 2018. The aim was to enhance students' understanding of CityU and sharpen students' debating and critical thinking skills.
On behalf of the English Debate Team, I am pleased to share our joy and honor with you. Our three debaters, 5A Lee Cheuk Wing Jenny, 4E Leung Yuk Yuki and 4A Yeung Ho Terry, participated in the CityU Debating Challenge 2018 organised by the Asian and International Studies Department. The participants included 2D Chan Lok Yi Chloe, 3A Wong Wing Yi Amy, 3A Lau Wing Yan Phyllis, 3A Tsang Wing Yuet Elise, 3B Ng Hoi Ting Tina, 3D Cheung Tsz Ching Strawberry and 3E Tsoi Ho Ki Kinki.
The debate motion is that "This house believes that China and India should shoulder a greater responsibility for reducing global greenhouse emissions". Our affirmative opponent was HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College and we were the negative side. With our concise and catchy team line that "You have to be influential to make a change", we chose a tricky way to define the topic and this brought us to victory. The contribution by the debaters and the whole team is definitely greatly appreciated.
The Annual Speech Day 2017-18 was successfully held on 30 November 2018. We were honoured to have invited our alumnus, Professor Leung Pak Heng George, the Associate Professor of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy of The University of Hong Kong, to be our guest-of-honour to address the ceremony as well as present certificates and prizes.
Professor Leung's studies in Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School began in 1987 and he was once the Head Prefect of our school. Upon graduation, he went on to obtain his Bachelor's Degree of Pharmacy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He then spent the following years furthering his studies in the same university. Because of his impressive research, he was the recipient of the Young Physiologist Scheme of the Physiological Society of the United Kingdom in 1999. Besides, he was directly admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programme without finishing the one for his Master's degree. Having earned his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Physiology, he completed his post-doctoral training at the prestigious The John Hopkins University in the United States of America. There is no doubt that Professor Leung excels in his academic pursuits.
Since 2003, Professor Leung has joined the University of Hong Kong and is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Pharmocology and Pharmacy. At university, he leads a hectic life, conducting research, teaching and performing administrative work. Despite his busy schedule, he always remains committed and devoted. In 2006, he set up the Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree Programme and has led its development since then. Meanwhile, he also serves as the Chief Examiner of Pharmocology in Medicine, Nursing and Chinese Medicine Programmes.
Apart from playing an important role in the University of Hong Kong, Professor Leung is active in local, regional and international professional bodies. Locally, he was the external and internal examiners of 33 postgraduate students and is the Chairman of the Examination Committee of the Pharmacy and Poison Board of Hong Kong. Regionally, he is a grant reviewer of the Science and Technology Development Fund in Macau. Internationally, he is a grant reviewer of the research grant proposals for the National Medical Research Council of Singapore and a member of the Editorial Board of a number of journals, including Cardiovascular Pharmacology. In 2009, Professor Leung's outstanding teaching was recognised and he was awarded the Teaching Medal by the Faculty of Medicine. He is definitely a role model for his junior schoolmates to follow.
In his congratulatory address, Professor Leung inspired our students and graduates by sharing with them the elements contributing to his success. He encouraged our students to enjoy what they do, be diligent and positive, and treat every day as a learning opportunity. He also stressed the importance of lifelong learning and having wide vision. Last but not least, he strongly encouraged our students and graduates to be a good person and build a personal character of integrity, respect, care and self-reflection.
At last, Professor Leung ended his speech by expressing his warm gratitude to the audience. With his expertise and extensive experiences, his speech has inspired and enlightened our graduates a lot.
香港學界體育聯會大埔及北區分會於8/10，15/10/2018，在粉嶺公眾泳池舉辦了校際游泳錦標賽；共有32間中學參加，本校派出四隊共二十六名運動員參加了男甲(22隊參賽)、男乙(20隊參賽)、男丙(26隊參賽)賽事、女乙(18隊參賽)賽事；各運動員表現優異，單項共獲 5 金、3銀、4銅；隊際接力賽則獲三金、一銅。團體成績方面，男丙和女乙奪得亞軍、男乙則獲季軍。運動員名單如下：
男 甲 男 乙 男 丙 女 乙 5A 鄧弘豐 3B 楊智超 2A 吳嚳禮 4E 鄺寶堯 5E 吳子麟 3E 蕭湙朗 2A 鄭宇軒 3A 曾凱兒 5E 何學泓 2C 鄧汝熙 2A 楊正浩 3A 葉汶昕 5E 黎駿希 2C 葉煒源 1D 李子軒 3D 何君彤 5E 陳建宏 2D 李臻欣 6C 溫耀麟 1A 林靖恩 6B 彭信傑 1A 周師夷 5B 郭智豪 1D 鄧芷琪 4E 朱溢晞
男 甲 5E 何學泓 4x50米自由接力 金牌 50米背泳 銅牌 100米背泳 銅牌 5E 吳子麟 4x50米自由接力 金牌 50米自由泳 銅牌 100米自由泳 銀牌 5E 黎駿希 4x50米自由接力 金牌 50米胸泳 金牌 100米胸泳 銀牌 5A 鄧弘豐 4x50米自由接力 金牌 男 丙 2A 鄭宇軒 4x50米四式接力 金牌 50米蝶 金牌 200米自由泳 金牌 2A 吳嚳禮 4x50米四式接力 金牌 200米胸泳 銅牌 2A 楊正浩 4x50米四式接力 金牌 1D 李子軒 4x50米四式接力 金牌 100米自由泳 殿軍 男 乙 3B 楊智超 4x50米四式接力 殿軍 100米自由泳 殿軍 3E 蕭湙朗 4x50米四式接力 殿軍 2C 鄧汝熙 4x50米四式接力 殿軍 2C 葉煒源 4x50米四式接力 殿軍 女 乙 4E 鄺寶堯 4x50米自由接力 金牌 50米背泳 金牌 100米背泳 金牌 3A 葉汶昕 4x50米自由接力 金牌 50米自由泳 銀牌 50米背泳 銅牌 3D 何君彤 4x50米自由接力 金牌 100米自由泳 殿軍 50米蝶泳 殿軍 1D 鄧芷琪 4x50米自由接力 金牌 200米自由泳 殿軍 3A 曾凱兒 4x50米四式接力 銅牌 2D 李臻欣 4x50米四式接力 銅牌 1A 林靖恩 4x50米四式接力 銅牌 1A 周師夷 4x50米四式接力 銅牌
男甲 章子傑(6A) 黃浩銘(5C) 余思朗(4C) 朱溢晞(4E) 黃宏立(4E) 馮家俊(2B)