September passed by hastily. Recalling our memories on 2nd September, 2019, it was the first day of the new school year. Students had had one and a half month of Summer Vacation, so they were eager to go back to school. On that day, I stood outside the school to welcome the parents and students as usual, I saw all of them smile happily and I shook my hand and kept on saying, ‘Good morning!’, ‘I miss all of you so much!’. I really wanted to take this opportunity to talk to the parents and let them express themselves. We all look like a family and it was the beginning of the academic year 2019 – 2020. In this month, students seem a bit mature compared with the precious years whenever they are squad, going ups and downs in the staircase, having lessons in the classroom, doing activities, they have a great improvement on their discipline. Also, they show respect to teachers and other students. It is the second home for them.
In this academic year, can you figure out there are some decorations in our school campus? It makes the school more beautiful to attract the attention to people and they are willing to come to our school to know more about what we are doing now for our school development. First of all, I have to thank all the senior teachers and teachers who are devoted to help decorate the school and make the school become more fancy even you stand outside far away to see our ‘inner beauty’.
An inauguration ceremony for the Prefect and Monitors/Monitress was held on 20th September, 2019. Although it was a simple nomination presentation, oath-taking, reminders from the Principal, students suddenly became mature. They are not just caring about playing but they are now learning how to assist the needy. They also have a sense of mission. I can see the resolute on their eyes, it makes other students down the stage to be envy and jealous. Wishing this sense of mission can be spread. Their confidence is shown with a lopsided smile when I hang up the badges or baldric. It is an authentic and precious learning.
九月二十一日是我們的開放日。今年的主題為「給特別的你」 ‘ESPecially for you’。希望參加者可以從英文(English) 、科學(STEM)、體育(PE)方面，了解我們學校發展的重點。當天上午十時正，我們先在禮堂舉行了學校簡介及話劇表演，最後便是頒獎禮，家長們、同學們看得十分投入。在操場上，就舉行了一個嘉年華會，有着不同的攤位，例如草地滾球、躲避盤、科技攤位、英文攤位等，不單學生，連家長及舊生也一起參與，玩得十分起勁。他們好像也變回小朋友，一起參與。而且這次開放日，也吸引了不少遊人進入校園參觀，場面十分熱鬧。這個熱鬧的開放日，真的令老師十分開心，因為他們的努力，沒有白費！我們會繼續努力，為學校創建更多新元素與大家分享，好讓更多人認識我們。
Our Open Day was held on 21st September, 2019. The topic is called ‘ESPecially for you’. The first 3 letters stand for English (E), STEM (S) and PE (P). They are emphasized as they are the key elements of our development. Ten o’clock on that day, we had School Introduction, drama performance and prize presentation. Parents and students were engaged. In the playground, it looked like a carnival as there were different booths such as dodgebee, lawns bowls, STEM and English booths. Not just for students, parents and alumni participated happily and they all were engaged. They all turned back to children and joined in together. Also, lots of people from outside came in to check what happened at our school, the venue became boisterous. Such bustling moment at our school makes our teachers touched as their time was not wasted! We will keep up our good work to create more new elements to share with others, then more people will know us what we are doing to build our reputation.
We reschedule the School Picnic to the end of September this year. Teachers reflected that March and April are always raining and have typhoon, the weather is not stable and School Picnic needs to be cancelled. It was very pity. Besides, we want to reinforce the relationship between teachers and students in the beginning of the academic year and make them enjoy school life, therefore we had this arrangement. Fortunately, the weather was fine and it is so suitable for picnicking. This year, we have two destinations for our picnic. P.1 to P.3 went to Tai Po Waterfront Park. This year, one of the P.1 students was allowed to accompany us to go picnicking as they can take care of their kids and know more about the school. I saw some of them walk around, eat their snacks, take photos and play. They were so excited to do so. P.4 – P.6 are in Key Stage two and they are mature to learn how to take care themselves. They needed to know how to set up the fire and cook their food for well done. It was such a challenge for them. Even some of them just burned the food for a short period of time and ate it. But they were always reminded.
Moving the classrooms to the nature, both teachers and students enjoy a lot. I wish as the motto, ‘Well begun is half done!’
Chan Chun Wah, Fred