Dear parents and students,
On Friday, 1st December, it is the Teacher Professional Development Day in the Tuen Mun District, students can have a day off while teachers participate in a professional development seminar about mental and physical well-being. This activity allows teachers to relax and learn new knowledge.
On Saturday, 2nd December, we have the Parent-Teacher Day for the first semester. Parents come to the school to understand their children's academic performance and school life. At the same time, we also organize a book fair to encourage students to read more. This event provides parents and students with quality parent-child time.
On Tuesday, 5th December, we have arranged for the sixth-grade students to take graduation photos. When they put on their graduation gowns, we can see their maturity and the bittersweet emotions. Their class teachers and other teachers take this opportunity to take photos with the students as keepsakes.
On Friday, 8th December our school arranged that day was the National Education Day. Students from Primary 1 to 4, as well as some Primary 5 and 6 students, participate in various seminars at school and visits around Hong Kong to deepen their understanding of the country and enhance their sense of national belonging. In addition, around 80 Primary 5 and 6 students, along with 8 teachers and me on a two-day-one-night trip to Guangzhou and Zhuhai to explore the history, culture, and technology. This is a meaningful activity, and I hope that students can gain a better understanding of the country's development.
On Tuesday, 12th December, I went to Shenzhen to attend the signing ceremony for the 2023 – 2024 Sister Schools Program in Greater Bay Area. More than 150 primary and secondary schools participated, and there were various performances and sharing sessions. I had the privilege of meeting Vice Principal Liu from Nanshan Chinese International College in Shenzhen, and I hope we can increase our exchanges. Additionally, I also met Principal Zhou from Guifeng Primary School, and we plan to have an exchange visit in the end of May 2024 in Xin Hui. The specific details will be announced later.
On Friday, 15th December, we have the Inter-school Athletics Meet. The weather was extremely hot, over 30 degrees Celsius. This enthusiasm represents the dedication of LTY students, teachers, and parents. Everyone gave their best in competing with our affiliated school, Wong Yiu Nam Primary School. The competition was intense. At the same time, our affiliated school, Chu Yui Lan (Anglo-Chinese) Kindergarten, also organized various parent-child activities, adding a relaxed atmosphere to the event. An award ceremony was held in the afternoon, and LTY students performed remarkably well in all events, winning the overall championship for both boys and girls, as well as the overall championship. The morale was extremely high.
On Saturday, 16th December, LTY lent out our venue to hold the Robotics Challenge and Australian Qualifier. It was a lively day with nearly 150 students participating, along with staff, teachers, and parents, totaling over 200 people. The guest of honor that day was Mr. Cheung Hung Chiu, Stewart, Chairman of our school's sponsoring body. There were also representatives from the Liaison Office and other distinguished guests. After the event, the organizers praised our school for having a clean and spacious campus, and our staff members were polite and proactive in assisting. Our students will continue to participate in similar competitions in the future.
十二月十九日(二) 舉行了聖誕聯歡會，名為Crackin’ Christmas，當天仁愛堂葉德海幼稚園校長、老師、家長、學生差不多180人到校參與攤位活動，欣賞表演、抽獎等，大家十分高興。雖然天氣有點冷，但無阻大家的興致。活動加入不同的學習元素，令學生寓學習於娛樂中。衷心多謝家教會主席蘇先生，他不單勞心勞力為學校、為家長、為學生推動家校活動，今次更粉墨登場變身為聖誕老人，為大家帶來驚喜，學校很多家長也是如此用心為學校，真是LTY的福氣，多謝各位家長。
On Tuesday, 19th December, we had the Christmas Celebration called "Crackin' Christmas." The principal, teachers, parents, and students from Yan Tak Hoi Kindergarten, approximately 180 people, came to the school to participate in booth activities, enjoy performances, and participate in lucky draws. Everyone was very happy. Although the weather was a bit cold, it didn't dampen anyone's enthusiasm. The event incorporated various learning elements, allowing students to learn while having fun. I sincerely thank Mr. So, the chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association, for his dedicated efforts in organizing school and parent activities, and for going the extra mile by dressing up as Santa Claus this time to bring us surprises. Many parents in the school also put in such effort for the school, which is truly a blessing for LTY. Thank you to all the parents.
From 20th December 2023 to 2nd January 2024, we will begin the Christmas and New Year holiday. I wish everyone good health and a joyful holiday. See you in 2024!
Chan Chun Wah, Fred