The first examination was held at the beginning of November. Therefore, the campus became quiet. After the examination, all the activities and competitions started again. Our PE teachers always arrange different kinds of competitions for our students as they want to put what they have learnt in to practice. Also, they can learn from the opponents in the competitions. There are lots of friendly matches in Tuen Mun which are held by different schools. These friendly matches provide lots of opportunities to learn. We were so happy that we won in these competitions. We got the second runner-up in the relay and we got the Champion in the Plate Competition. These awards mean a lot to our students and encourage them. It can also enhance their self-confidence. Hence, we joined the Inter-School Track and Field Competition (Tuen Mun District) and we did not get any medals. We believe that it is a precious chance for our students to prepare for their next competition. They can also learn from other athletes.
Within these 2 years, the school provides various kinds of activities to our students because we want them to explore more and let them understand themselves well to enhance their own potential. Also, they can have more experiences to share with their family, schoolmates and friends. This year the school arranged a special visit for our students. They visited Tuen Mun Public Riding School to observe the habitat of horses. Preciously, our students rode on the horse to learn how to ride. Besides, our school wants to provide more chances to our students to improve their English. In the English lessons, we incorporated some interesting and authentic activities to our students to learn happily and meaningfully such as food tasting, making a hotdog…… At recess, our NET teacher prepared some activities which could let our students speak more English and brush up their English proficiency in speaking.
We held a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and Alumni Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) to vote and select the official members in the morning. In the afternoon, we had a BBQ gathering with a luck draw. All the participants were so happy on that day. This activity used to be held at night but it was held in the day time as the social situation is not stable. Safety must be in the first priority. After, the Education Bureau announced that all the schools were in suspension, so After School Care, ECA and Sports Day were cancelled. All the competitions held by The Hong Kong Speech and Music Association and The Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation were cancelled, too. Students really lost a lot of chances to perform in public but we will try our best to let our students show their talent in public. Fortunately, our Chinese Choral Speaking Team won the second runner-up.
Lead by the Vice Principal, Ms. Carol Ng with 3 teachers and 30 students were going to Taiwan to have the first excursion this year. We wish that our students can learn more about the awareness of environmental protection. They would visit different organization and scenic spots. They also visited a primary school there and they exchanged gifts. We are going to two other special cities in the second term. Can you guess where are they?
教師的專業發展是十分重要的，因為現在的科技發展一日千里，所以老師亦應裝備自己，為我們的學生建構新的知識及態度。11月29日是教師專業發展日，我們舉辦了兩場的講座，分別為「正向教育」及「google classroom電子教學工作坊」。由於學校的周年發展重點為正向教育，希望多鼓勵學生以正面的態度去面對所有的困難，而作為老師，亦需要認識如何引導學生以正向樂觀的態度去面向人生的挑戰；本年度另一個周年發展重點為培養學生的自學能力，因此，學校舉辦了「Google Classroom電子教學工作坊」，Google Classroom 是一個雲端學習管理平台，讓老師建立課程、發佈作業，全班可在平台上分享交流、傳送意見，老師可輕易追蹤學生進度。希望學生能透過使用Google Classroom平台發布學習資料，提升自學能力，讓學生在知識上有所增長。
Teacher Professional Development is essential to teachers because all the technology develops rapidly, so all the teachers have to well-equipped themselves for helping students construct their knowledge and attitudes. On 29th November, 2019, there were 1 seminar and 1 workshop held which are about ‘Positive Education’ and ‘Teaching in Google Classroom’. Owing to School Annual Plan emphasizes on ‘Positive Education and we wish to encourage our students to have positive attitude to overcome all the obstacles. Being a teacher, we ought to know how to guide students to be optimistic to face the challenges in their lives. Another emphasis on School Annual Plan is to cultivate students’ self-learning. Therefore, our school held a workshop about ‘Teaching in Google Classroom’. Google Classroom is learning platform which is located in i-cloud. It can help teacher construct a curriculum, disseminate assignments, students can communicate and share their ideas there. Teachers can easily monitor and track the learning progression of students. We wish our students can use the learning materials through Google Classroom. Their self-learning ability will be enhanced and their knowledge is also increased.
The temperature drops and it will become cooler. Please take good care!
Chan Chun Wah, Fred