Dear parents and students,
The school has been resumed for the second month. All the teachers tried their best to arrange different kinds of learning for our students. I want to take this opportunity to show my gratitude to every single teacher for the endeavor. It is hoped that our students get engaged into the school life again and go back to their levels. From this month, all the students and teachers are on the playground for the assembly in the morning of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when they come back to school. Flag raising, prize presentation and mass exercise are scheduled. Morning read for Chinese and English are on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively. In the afternoon, we have ‘Enhancement Class’ and ‘Homework Class’ which are online mode. ‘Enhancement Class’ aims to revise the foundation of the knowledge or the difficult learning focus in the lesson. The ‘Homework Class’ is to help students solve the problems on their assignments. Besides, ‘Fun Learning Group’ is on Saturdays that funny learning activities are designed by teachers and let students learning through playing the activities for building up a solid foundation. Although all these activities has lasted for a month, students’ improvement and their serious attitudes are found.
There is one thing which makes everyone excited in June – ‘To Swim Upstream’ Scheme which is the School-based Student Guidance Scheme. Everyone student wants to get the ‘rewarding card’ by performing well in different aspects. Teachers will give a chop on the anecdotal record sheet in each class. A student can get certain amount of chops who will gain a ‘rewarding card’. Using the rewarding card can exchange ‘gift’. Most of students are not willing to exchange the ‘gift’ easily. It is because they all want to get the ‘Ultimate Gift’ which needs to collect 10 rewarding cards. This ‘Ultimate Gift’ is going to watch a movie with the Principal. However, some students cannot wait for so long, so they exchange the ‘gift’ such as playing foosball, Chinese billiard, mini-basketball hoop, …… Some students love joining the ‘Leather Crafting Workshop’ or ‘Bodypainting Experience Course’ in the afternoon. Unpredictably, the most popular ‘Gift’ is to take the lift in the morning to go back to the classroom with their friends. One day, some students waved their ‘rewarding cards’ and asked after the PE lesson: ‘We are exhausted, Principal Chan. We want to take the lift.’ I replied sternly, ‘Doing more exercises is good for your health. Actually, this reward for taking lift is used on Tuesdays and Thursdays morning only.’ Also, some students are buddy up with their best friend to take the lift together by taking turn to use their rewarding card. It is warm but sweet. All the students and teachers plunge into this scheme which enhances their sense of belonging toward the school.
After the resumption of the school, teachers and I have the same idea: providing more extra-curricular activities to students for their relaxation. Thank you so much the panel head of VA and the teachers. We participated the Hong Kong Grand Gala 2022 Inter-school competition Thousands Colourful Egg Wall Design Competition and our school got the outstanding award. What a coincidence! Our affiliated school – LKWFS Chu Sui Lan Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten also joined this competition. We took pictures together to celebrate our happiness as we both used ‘Dragon’ as the theme of our artifact. Also, our VA panel head accompanied with 5 students to visit the ‘Exhibition of Students Visual Arts Work 2021/2022. It gave our students precious chances to appreciate others’ pieces to broaden their horizon.
A workshop called ‘Getting to know and protect Rabbits’ was held which is to link up with the theme of P.1 Reading across the Curriculum. Parents were also invited. Several rabbits were bought to let parents and students to know more about rabbits by touching and observing.
It is the second time we successfully applied ‘Jockey Club theatre-in-Education Project on Legendary Stories of Chinese Poets’. Senior students enjoy this activity so much because the school was completely ‘renovated’ to interactive scenes. All the performers wore ancient and modern costumes to make students get involved easily. They were eager to learn the Chinese poems and history. Drama education has been highly promoted at our school recently. Drama workshops were held by Chung Ying Theatre Company at our school for our teachers. Teachers participated into it and learned some pedagogical approaches. They were engaged and they could implement in their classrooms cheerfully.
For enhancing the quality of teaching, senior teachers, panel heads and I go into the classrooms to observe lesson which mainly focuses on e-Learning teaching, drama education, Moral and Civic education. It is hoped to boost the teachers’ teaching skills in the classroom.
在28/6(二)中午，家教會分成員到校為第二十七屆表揚教師計劃點票。 大家花了一小時去完成點票。 結果分別由吳美華副校長及鄧鎧敏老師獲最多票數。 她們將於2022年9月15日（星期四）出席敬師日慶典暨表揚狀頒發典禮。
28/6 (Tue) at noon, Parent-Teacher Association members arrived at school for vote counting for the 27th Teacher Commendation Scheme. We spent an hour to finish counting votes. Miss NG Mei Wah and Miss Tang Hoi Man received the most votes. They will attend the Teachers’ Day and Commendation Certificate Presentation Ceremony on 15th September 2021 (Thursday).
The last examination is coming. I totally understand that all the students are stressful. No worries, I believe in all of you. After the examination, we are going to arrange various kinds of activities to you and give all of you some enjoyable learning experiences to welcome the next academic year coming. I support all of you forever and ever after!
Chan Chun Wah, Fred