可譽同學參加了以「創建你夢想 @ 東涌填海土地」為題的繪畫及填色比賽，在230份作品中，可譽同學囊括了高中組及初中組的冠、亞軍，可喜可賀。
The Sustainable Lantau Office organised a Coloring Contest and Drawing Competition to enhance the students' understanding of the reclamation works under the Tung Chung New Town Extension Project.
A total of 230 works including our students’ were submitted to the organizing committee. We were overjoyed to announce that we obtained four awards, namely, the champion and the first runner-up in the senior secondary section, and the champion and the first runner-up in the junior secondary section respectively.
One of the winning students, Wong Tin Yuet, chose the Chinese white dolphins as the theme of her painting. She hoped she would be able to watch Chinese white dolphins swimming freely in the sea upon completion of the reclamation project. It is crucial to harmonise economic growth and environmental protection. Another winner, Wong Tsz Ching drew a new look of Tung Chung and looked forward to better developments in her home town. The champion of the senior secondary section, Yip Hoi Tik, desired to see eco conservation in Tung Chung in a new era.
Ho Yu students showed strong awareness and expressed their views on development of Tung Chung through their artistic works. By striking a balance between economic growth and environmental protection, they all hoped Tung Chung would develop into a diversified and green community.
Our P.2 student, Chan Ying Yuen, is a talented Taekwondo player. He started playing Taekwondo since he was 4 years old and attained the blue belt within the next three years. He receives regular training every week. Even though the training is hard, due to his passion for the sport, he never gives up.
Ying Yuen has actively participated in various open competitions. He is always well-prepared; he competes against other opponents with full confidence. Besides, he is not afraid of failure and bravely meets every challenge ahead. Thus, he has performed satisfactorily in different competitions and won many prizes. The awards that he received in 2019 are given below:
Hong Kong Martial Art in Life Charity Gold Cup 2019
Champion in Forms Section
Hong Kong Martial Art in Life Charity Gold Cup 2019
First Runner-up in Breaking Section
Hong Kong Free-sparring Invitational Championships 2019
First Runner-up in Sparring Section
We are very proud of Ying Yuen! We hope that he will keep putting his effort into Taekwondo as well as applying his positive attitudes in his daily life.
在上學年，高中許立邦、葉善權和王承韜同學於「WYNG Philomathia Machine Learning/AI Competition 2018-19」成為了勝出隊伍，與其他勝出隊伍(來自聖保祿學校、聖士提反書院、瑪利曼中學)一同前往英國，參觀劍橋大學，體驗大學課程，更進一步了解當地科研的發展。
三位同學了解到AI在英國的應用情況。在英國，人們把AI應用在日常生活，例如種植。這一切的體驗，讓可譽同學大開眼界，明白到要對AI有更進一步的認識，必須下更多的功夫。參加「WYNG Philomathia Machine Learning/AI Competition 2018-19」，章老師和三位同學懷著對科研的熱誠，埋頭苦幹作研究，希望在科學的海洋探索。及後的英國之旅，讓老師和同學體會到科學海洋的廣闊，相信他們會繼續以堅毅的心，認真進行科學研究。
A team of Ho Yu students, namely Hui Lap Pong, Wong Shing To and Yip Sin Kuen honorably won WYNG Philomathia Machine Learning/AI Competition 2018-19 and was entitled to a weeklong all-expenses paid trip to England this summer together with the other two winning teams from St. Paul's Convent School and St. Stephen's College, respectively. Accompanied by their coach teacher, Mr. Cheung King Hang, they experienced college life at the University of Cambridge and explored the local development of science research.
During the trip, our team was granted a golden opportunity to visit the University of Cambridge, one of the oldest and renowned universities in the world with a history dating back more than 800 years. They paid a visit to the Department of Engineering and were invited to meet the professors and PhD students of Cambridge and have dinner together. ( It was such an unforgettable night! Besides, in order to make further improvements on their winning machine, the three students modified their plan on the design and sought for professional advice from the professors and PhD students. They had a deeper understanding of AI development after receiving detailed and professional explanation on the relationship between mechanics and applications.
The trip definitely inspired the participants by further exposing them to the field of science development. Our team did not just have their knowledge about how science shapes the life of the local community, but also learned that AI is widely used in different industries such as farming in England. Through the competition and the trip, they have realized that perseverance and a lot more hard work is undoubtedly necessary to further explore AI applications. Passionate in science research and experiments, they are determined to experience the wonder of science by strengthening their knowledge, meeting the challenges and contributing towards the scientific and technological world in the future.
The arrival of a baby is a joyful event that is marked in Chinese culture by a number of different customs and rituals. A month after confinement, mother and child are presented to friends and relatives with a full moon celebration. Traditionally this is to celebrate the baby’s first month with the belief that they are more likely to carry on successfully into adulthood.
(This celebration is held to celebrate that the baby has survived the first month of their life, which means that they are more likely to survive into adulthood.)
Following this custom, P.1 Full Moon Celebration is held every year to celebrate our P.1 students’ first month of joyful school life at Ho Yu symbolizing a sustainable survival. More importantly, it provides a chance for them to show gratitude to their parents, teachers and fellow students for loving and taking care of them.
This year, on 18th October, we were delighted to see the presence of more than 100 parents who came to witness the growth of their children at Ho Yu. They enjoyed listening to the sharing session by P.1 class teachers and a P.2 parent. The highlight of the event was definitely the class performances by all our P.1 newcomers. Making a great effort in their preparation, despite the limited time, each class gave a heartwarming performance to thank their parents and teachers. No wonder why the audience gave a big round of applause to show their appreciation towards their beloved children. Before taking a group photo of everyone, each child was presented a small gift and a greeting card prepared by their class teachers. Everyone finally brought the warmth and happiness home.
Ho Yu is a place where children can grow happily and bring out their full potential. They receive loving support from their parents, teachers and friends along the path of growth. We sincerely hope that they enjoy their learning experience (every minute learning) at Ho Yu and show gratitude to the people around them.
Wong Tin Yuet, Charie, of P.5 participated in ‘Dream Reading Scheme’ organized by Hong Kong Outlying Islands Women’s Association. Based on Charie’s choices, two unique personalized readers in which she herself appears in the story as the main character, ‘My Dream to be a Scientist’ and ‘My Dream to be a Football Player’ have been produced.
The scheme aims to promote reading and encourage young kids to dream big. Charie particularly likes ‘My Dream to be a Scientist’ as has dreamt to become a scientist since childhood. Facing the challenges ahead, she would equip herself with necessary knowledge and skills hoping that she can make her dream come true one day.
We believe reading is definitely a useful tool to broaden one’s horizon. Taking part in the scheme motivates Charie to pursue her dream by taking an active role in her learning and becoming a perseverant and positive individual.
A group of students experienced being visually impaired by joining a programme organized by the Hong Kong Society for the Blind on 4 May. They first attended a briefing session in which they were introduced to different aids for the visually impaired. After that, they walked blindfolded through the streets in order to experience being without sight. One of the participants, Ho Wing Yin, found life without being able to see difficult. She realized the importance of treasuring what we owned and showing concern to people with disability. What’s more, she discovered the positive attitude of the visually impaired. “We were actually led by two people with visual impairment. They chatted freely and happily. I believe they are optimistic and brave people who have been striving hard to overcome the difficulties and inconvenience due to their blindness,” said Ho Wing Yin.
Ho Yu students know that being able-bodied is good fortune. They hope they are able to contribute to the society and help anyone in need with a view to achieving a harmonious and inclusive society.
An S.5 student, Cheng Summer, was successfully selected to participate in "Be a Government Official for a Day" programme 2019. She was offered an opportunity to shadow a senior government official on the job for a day to gain hands-on experience of the official's work and a better understanding of the Government's operation on 18 April. The official she shadowed was Ms Ada L. L. Chung who works for Companies Registry as Registrar of Companies.
Summer attended a two-hour meeting and paid a visit to Ms. Chung’s workplace to understand the operation of different departments. During the visit, Ms. Chung also shared her work experience while learning about Summer’s insights on various issues and her life goals and future plans. “Since Ms. Chung knew that my dream job is to be a lawyer, she invited two experienced lawyers to have lunch with us. During lunch, they shared valuable information such as job requirements, preparation work, etc. We did get a better understanding about the profession,” Summer said.
In the programme, both Ms. Chung and the two lawyers emphasized that the key to success is perseverance. With perseverance, it is not difficult to make the impossible possible. Bearing this in mind, Summer is able to reinforce her future plan and is prepared to realise her dream.