Dear parents and students,
在新的一年，祝大家身心康泰！LTY一向為我們的學生提供大量的活動，希望豐富同學的學習經歷。我們相信經歷為本的成效相比傳統在課室聽課，學生的吸收能力更高，這些學習經歷令學生在過程中更有興趣，多與其他人互動，心情會更開朗，我們會繼續朝向這方向發展。一月份第一個大型活動就是開放日，名為「愛在LTY」(LOVE in LTY)。我們整個團隊認為用愛去教導學生，感動學生，支持學生，才能得到最大的效果。我們亦希望這份愛傳遞出去，令其他學校、整個社區也能感受得到。
In the new year, I wish everyone good health and well-being! LTY has always provided our students with a wide range of activities to enrich their learning experiences. We believe that experiential learning is more effective in terms of knowledge absorption compared to traditional classroom lectures. These learning experiences make students more interested and engaged in the process, allowing for more interaction with others and fostering a positive mindset. We will continue to develop in this direction. The first major event in January is the Open Day, titled "LOVE in LTY." Our entire team believes in teaching, inspiring, and supporting students with love to achieve the best results. We also hope to spread this love and make it felt by other schools and the entire community.
On 13th January 2024 (Saturday) morning until noon, the school was filled with people, including kindergarten parents, students, LTY students, alumni, parents, and teachers. As soon as you entered the school gate, you could see a big bear sitting there, waiting and welcoming everyone to LTY. This bear does not have a name yet, and the school decided to give the opportunity to name it to all the students, allowing them to come up with a name for it. The students are very excited and visit every day to see if anyone has named it. They also visit the bear every day and give it a hug. This is exactly the effect we hoped for. In G01, LTY arranged an exhibition called "Embrace Exhibition," showcasing positive words and illustrations. The school aims to convey positive messages to students, letting them understand that they are not alone and that they can support each other. Open Day allowed parents, kindergarten students, alumni, and even our teachers to benefit from it. On that day, many people entered G01 to visit, and some parents even shed tears of appreciation, saying that the content touched them and aligned with the school's theme.
The highlight of the Open Day was a soccer match. We provided months of training for LTY kindergarten students and prepared jerseys for them to experience the atmosphere of a real match. On the day of the match, parents cheered for their children, photographers captured precious moments, and even the LTY staff came to watch the game. The focus of the match was on the joy of participation rather than the result. In the end, both teams received medals, and the best athlete was highly praised, creating a climax at the scene. The booths were crowded with people hoping to get stickers in exchange for small gifts, and the bicycle and "Heart-wheels" booths were particularly popular. At the award ceremony, kindergarten students and parents eagerly awaited the awards for the coloring contest and soccer match. They happily accepted the awards and left with precious memories. Finally, a spectacular Kung Fu performance drew screams and applause from the audience. The entire school was filled with crowds from 9 am to 1 pm, and the Open Day allowed more people to get to know LTY.
Mid-January was the exam period for the previous semester, and students worked hard to review and achieve good results. After the exams, the "Cross-Curricular Reading Week" for this year will be held from 29th January to 2nd February with the theme "Splendors of Chinese Culture." Through cross-curricular learning activities, students will develop their reading abilities, learn about Chinese culture, experience it firsthand, and appreciate its charm. The school also arranged a whole school outing to visit museums during this period, aiming to provide students with practical learning experiences, knowledge, skills, and positive values and attitudes. Such activities help students develop lifelong learning abilities and achieve comprehensive talent development. Through the "Cross-Curricular Reading Week" and museum visits, students will have the opportunity to delve into the essence of Chinese culture and broaden their horizons. These activities are not only learning opportunities but also platforms for students to develop interests and cultivate diverse abilities. The school hopes that these activities will inspire students' curiosity, ignite their passion for Chinese culture, and allow them to enjoy the process of learning.
Themes and external experiential activities for each grade:
|External Experiential Activity
|Tai Hang Fire Dragon Culture Museum
|Hong Kong Heritage Museum
|Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage
|Hong Kong Sam Tung Uk Museum
|Sun Yat-sen Museum
|Hong Kong Science Museum
During this learning experience, the students were actively engaged, eagerly returning to school every day to participate in various activities. On the day of the exhibition, they showcased the knowledge and skills they had acquired in unique ways. Some students shared their reading experiences through posters and reports, while others performed captivating acts and created artwork to demonstrate their understanding of Chinese culture. Each student showcased their individual talents and creativity, making the entire exhibition vibrant and diverse.
In the late January to early February of this year, we conducted a "Reading Across the Curricular (RaC) Week" to practice LTY's teaching philosophy - Experiential-based 2.0 version. The goal was to let students observe, participate, practice, and learn knowledge through personal experiences. This year, we decided to hold the "RaC Week" earlier, right after the first term exam and at the beginning of the next semester, so that students could approach it with a relaxed and engaged mindset. Unfortunately, the weather has been extremely unusual this year. We experienced extremely cold weather in January, but as February began, the weather started to warm up. The dampness in the air caused the walls and floors to become moist, making us cautious and careful not to make any mistakes. Despite the unexpected weather conditions, we conducted a random survey and asked the students for their feedback. They expressed great enthusiasm for the activities arranged by the school and were very happy. They also shared with me that they had learned every day, which is fantastic!
The Lunar New Year is approaching, and next year will be the Year of the Dragon. I wish everyone a spirited and prosperous year ahead. Congratulations and best wishes!
Chan Chun Wah, Fred