The scholarship encourages adolescents from diverse backgrounds to overcome their own difficulties and work diligently to pursue their dreams and equip themselves with knowledge. With the spirit of exerting oneself when facing difficulties, Choi Sin Yu from S5B won the scholarship under the open category for secondary school students.
Growing up with a complex family background, Sin Yu has experienced many adversities in her life. Sin Yu in her young age chooses to confront misfortunes with her positive attitude and breaking through the predicaments to pursue the life she wants. Sin Yu believes that, “we can’t choose where we come from, but we can learn to accept it and find our happiness within.”
Many people eventually remain stagnant as they hesitate when encountering difficulties. However, Sin Yu’s experience has shown us how setbacks can also hone our will and help us scale new heights. Sin Yu is very grateful for having a different experience as compared to others which in turn motivates her to face challenges. The experiences have enriched her life and allowed her to grow and develop. In the future, Sin Yu wishes to become a teacher to nurture the new generation of our society. We believe her optimistic attitude can make her a good and dedicated teacher for sure!
The 2nd Hi-Five Engagement Award Scheme organized by Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service jointly with the Education Bureau and the Education University of Hong Kong has been successfully concluded. The scheme aims at encouraging schools to cultivate a positive school culture that cherishes connection, thereby allowing students to build a sense of commitment and responsibility in the campus with sufficient care from the school.
We feel honoured to have won the Innovation Award in 2019-2020, in addition to the Action Award won in the previous year in recognition of our creative and effective plan of building connections. We will keep working hard to design a variety of programmes for Ho Yu students to provide them with diverse learning opportunities. We will also actively build an inclusive culture that strengthens students’ mentality.
The National Essay Writing Competition has been very popular with more than 10 million secondary school participants nationwide every year. In the year before last, among nearly 60,000 student participants in Hong Kong, only a hundred of them were shortlisted to the next round of the competition. In the year 2019-2020, Yau Sze Ho from S2C, won the Silver Prize in the Junior Section in Hong Kong Region of the competition for his work “If I were a Fish”, being one of the top 30 junior secondary students who produced the best writing in Hong Kong.
Sze Ho, in his work, imagined that he became a fish who walked across the land in search for a way to survive, rebelling against its desperate predicament. Faced with its homeland being polluted by humans, the fish had no way to go. The fish thought of heading to the desolate desert as its final destination, eventually leading the fish to die in the sand. Sze Ho speaks to the readers as a fish, who was fooled by its fate despite its brave resistance, giving the readers great inspiration.
“If I were a Fish” shows Sze Ho’s care for the underprivileged groups. Through his writing talent, we hope that Sze Ho keeps spreading his love in the world.
The goal of this scholarship is to encourage students who struggle with adversity to maintain positive values and attitudes towards life. Three students in our school won the scholarship, namely Ho Ka Yi in S4C, Yu Wing Ki in S4C and Zhou Junhui in S4C. Congratulations to all of them for their efforts!
S4C Zhou Junhui
Junhui’s academic results were not good in S1. He was transferred to many different schools because of various family reasons, and had to face many obstacles during his learning process. However, he bravely sought the help of teachers and classmates around him, and never gave up. This scholarship serves as a great encouragement for his efforts and hard work. His dream is to study chemistry at university. You will make it Junhui!
S4C Ho Ka Yi
Ka Yi has performed in different musicals over the past 4 years. She also participated in the Muse Up musical training at the Chung Ying Theatre Company. Her dream is to run a coffee shop with her friends in the future. She hopes that customers can enjoy delicious cakes while working or resting. For her, this award is less a reward for her excellent performance and more as encouragement to continue to work hard.
S4C Yu Wing Ki
In addition to making friends at school, Wing Ki also participates in joint school activities to expand her social circle. She is a goal-oriented person. Her short-term goals are to achieve good results in DSE and successfully enter university. Her long-term goals are to establish her own company and to teach in a third world country. She believes that teachers can use their own lives to influence those of others and guide them to be kind.
How can we teach children to "cherish life"? How to make children understand that ‘life is precious’? How to let children ‘cherish food’ from the heart? Traditional education can no longer satisfy children in today's society. Our school has designed a life education course named "JOY Planting Life" which lasted for three weeks. This was our lively and fun personal experience in the "Yu Garden": turn the soil, plant seedlings, water, fertilize, and harvest. As a result, students realized the meaning of life.
Life education is like intensive cultivation in the heart of a child. There is no shortcut in the process. It requires patient irrigation to make the "seedlings" thrive.
Dressed in colourful, dazzling Zhuang costumes and carrying a jingling floral basket, a group of our primary school girls competed in The 56th Schools Dance Festival on 19th January, 2020. After ample training and practice, they performed brilliantly and made their parents proud. Honourably, the dance finally helped the team earn the Highly Commended Award.
During the competition, the whole team was calm enough to handle an unexpected accident. A P.5 member, Wong Tin Yuet, recalled, “When the music suddenly stopped, we were not nervous, but plucked up our courage to continue until the end of our dance. Finally, we were overjoyed with the result.”
Every member in the team gained an invaluable experience. They learnt that, only if everyone bears the same responsibility and works towards the same goal, their sweat is never shed in vain.
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of The People’s Republic of China, New Territories School Heads Association organized a Chinese essay writing competition. We are pleased to announce that our P.6 student, Wang Yao, has won second place in the Primary Section.
Hong Kong is our beloved home. What can we symbolize it with? Wang Yao thought of ‘neon lights’ when she thought of Hong Kong. Neon lights are a shining example of Hong Kong’s heritage though it is gradually disappearing in the city. In her essay, she desired to place the neon lights onto China's Tiangong-2, a prototype of a space station, and take them back at the 80th Anniversary. This, she believed, should make the history more remarkable and meaningful.
As a Hongkonger, Wang Yao recognizes the importance of the cultural heritage and feels responsible for preserving it as far as she can. She hopes that by writing about the relationship between neon lights and Hong Kong, she can help raise people’s awareness and promote the need of preservation to the public.
We took part in the 15th Inclusive Electric Cooking Competition organized by Fu Hong Society. This event aims to build a harmonious society and walk together on the path to inclusion.
In the competition, three of our secondary 5 students teamed up with intellectually challenged team members to cook delicious meals together. With good teamwork, our students learned the importance of respecting and appreciating others.
Hoping to build a socially inclusive society, plenty of opportunities are always given to our students to show love and care to their family, their school, the society as well as the world. By joining this cooking competition, students helped people in need in the community and realised our school motto ‘to act benevolently’.
We have been organising the “Science@Home” Parent-child Competition for many years to enable students and their parents to jointly design and conduct experiments, and share the joy of science. Students of kindergartens and primary schools have been invited to participate in the event with their parents. The number of participants grows every year. This year, our theme of the competition was “Ping Pong Shooter”.
Fung Sin Ying, the recipient of both the ‘Aesthetics Award’ and ‘Science Research Award’, was excited to see the shooter work after testing for a month. She also thought that the competition was an eye-opener as it provided a platform for participants to share their experiences and learn from one another. The winners of the ‘Speed Award’, Choy Jun Yan and Choy Lok Yan, have been participating since primary 3. This pair of experienced contestants expressed gratitude to their parents and thanked them for their time, effort and support. Lok Chun Him Cedric worked closely with his family, improved the accuracy of the shooter after some trial and error, and finally received the ‘Best Shooter Award’.
This competition encourages students and parents to collaborate and conduct experiments at home and explore the wonders of Science. The competition has not only enriched their knowledge, but also helped them develop a better understanding of themselves including their interests and life goals. We believe it is definitely a way to become lifelong learners.
U19香港健球預備隊於新加坡出戰「SJI-SINGAPORE ASIA INVITATIONAL YOUTH & JUNIOR KIN-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019」，參賽組別分別有男子組、女子組及混合組。可譽健球隊三位成員成功入選U19香港健球預備隊，代表香港出賽，他們分別是中四級洪祖澤同學、中五級李先豐同學以及中六級陳立寧同學。經過一輪激烈的賽事，U19香港健球預備隊獲得佳績，為港爭光：
Three of our students, Hung Cho Chak, Lee Sin Fung and Chan Lap Ning, are shortlisted for U19 Hong Kong Kin-Ball Team. Together with other talented teammates, they represented Hong Kong to compete in SJI-Singapore Asia Invitational Youth & Junior Kin-Ball Championships 2019. The competition was held in Singapore and three groups, Boys’ Group, Girls’ Group and Mixed Group, were arranged. After a series of exciting games, the Hong Kong team received magnificent achievements as follows:
In order to be selected by professional Kin-Ball coaches, without a doubt, every team member must be talented in this sport. More importantly, they must have positive attitudes such as, perseverance, devotion, teamwork and more so that they can make improvements progressively and strive hard to give their best. We hope they will again take on the world to win glory for Hong Kong in the near future.