Our former School Principal Sr Ida Sala passed away peacefully on 6 March in Hong Kong. Sr Ida served as the School Principal of SHCC from 1966-1973, making great impacts on the development of the school and the lives of many Sacred Heartists.
The Funeral Mass of Sr Ida will be held at Canossian Missions Chapel (34 Caine Road, Hong Kong) on 10 March at 2:30 pm. A Requiem Mass will be offered by our school and Sacred Heart Canossian College Alumnae Association on 29 March at 10:00 am, also at Canossian Missions Chapel. Please note that no parking spaces will be available.
Sr Ida will always be remembered by Sacred Heart Canossian College and she will always be in our hearts. Let us pray for her and with her, with the belief that she is enjoying eternal rest with our Father in heaven.
To raise funds for S5 Extended Learning Week, the Parent-Teacher Association together with the Student Council, Estancia collaborated again in organising The Circus, a student-led fair on Sacred Heart Canossian College campus on 15 February.
Of their own accord, a total of 30 clubs, teams and individual classes responded to the Student Council’s invitation by coming up with their own ways of raising funds for the students in need of subsidies in the S5 Extended Learning Week: cooked food, herbal teas, crafts, jigsaws, quizzes, adventures, throws, ring toss, tic tac toe, thematic cafes and the like. School dancers and musicians exhausted all their might on stage while guests from Marymount Secondary School, Diocesan Boys’ School and La Salle College made our day with acoustic music and awesome live performances. Their shows were full of beans, bouncy and beautiful. The Student Council made it possible with their advisers’ guidance.
Ms Winnie Yu, Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association, Ms Teresina Chan, former Chairman of Alumnae Association, and Ms Fiona Chan, Chairman of Alumnae Association, Ms Florence Kwok, Ms Priscilla Kwok, Ms Yoshie Lee, Miss Mandy Cheung, Mr David Hung, and Estancia’s President, Peony Chiu officiated at the Opening Ceremony.
Sr Veronica addressed the guests, parents, teachers and students at the Opening Ceremony, acknowledging the contribution of the alumnae and the parents, who never spare themselves in supporting Sacred Heartists’ personal growth. Let us stretch our limits and devote ourselves to the pursuit of excellence.
On 25 January, more than 15 students spent time at Lee Yue Mum Park and Holiday Village reading and exploring characterization, setting and themes of The Hunger Games, the first book of the trilogy. Like many previous reading camps, this one succeeded in taking students through the pages and episodes in the DVD, sharing personal response to what is read.
In campers’ view, the treasure hunt and hunter game in the morning was the coolest programme ever. They ran about the camp site, looked for clues, resolved the quizzes and shot each other with toy bows and arrows. The outdoor physical activity involved them in being hunters and being preys. It was good fun.
The film show after lunch engaged them in the producer’s view of a dystopian world, where civilians struggled in misery, squalor and oppression. What makes fiction such a potent tool is its effectiveness in illustrating our status quo: uprising in Ukraine, conflicts in Syria, clashes in Egypt, unrest in Thailand and oppression in many leading economic giants. There is much resemblance between The Hunger Games and the world in 21st Century.
For anyone interested in exploring themes in dystopian literature, The Hunger Games is definitely your choice. Other titles include H.G. Wells’ The First Men in the Moon, H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, George Orwell’s 1984, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and Nancy Farmer’s The House of the Scorpion.