Observe strict hand hygiene, avoiding touching the mouth, the nose or the eyes.

Wash hands frequently with liquid soap, especially before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied.

Avoid touching poultry/birds/animals or their droppings.

Maintain good indoor ventilation in classroom

If you have any remaining deposits on your PPS accounts, you could either collect the money in person or donate it to the school’s ‘Fund for Student Development’Please download the PPS Balance Refund Application Form from the school website and return the completed form to the School Office by fax or via email latest by 8 Jun 2016.  After deadline, any unclaimed deposit will be allocated to the Fund for Student Development as donations.

Your cheques or donation receipts will be available for collection at the School Office from 30 June until 14 July 2016 (Monday to Friday 9:30 to 4:00). Please contact the School Office for any enquiries

Thank you for your attention.

This year’s Foundress Week embarked on 3 May till 6 May. Its theme is Reach out with care; love in action.  In the opening ceremony, Sr Agnes, the School Supervisor, underscored the value of charity and humility as God’s servants.  She inspired us that we should follow in the footsteps of our Foundress and Canossian sisters who serve the needy in society regardless of their backgrounds.

 

To engage students physically in the theme, the school has arranged a variety of events in the lunch hours. On Tuesday, there were mass games involving collaboration between teachers and students. On Wednesday, students found inspirations from Sr Lucia Cheung’s sharing about what it takes to be a genuine volunteer in out-reaching service. She advised the audience to be observant about one’s surroundings and thankful for God’s strength and courage during the course of service.  On Thursday, Eunice Mok from 5D and Annie Lau from 3D shared their rewarding experiences and vision of community service.  The two enthusiastic volunteers have found joy in giving: Eunice said that she would reserve Tuesday after school for meeting the mentally handicapped, who gave her a relaxing time.  Annie is thinking of recruiting schoolmates to serve with her, teaching the elderly how to communicate with their children and grandchildren with the latest electronic devices. The S4 classes presented their reflections about their class-based service day on display boards at the entrance. We have learnt from their photos and messages the significance of reaching out.

 

On 6 May, the Catholic Formation Core Team invited Fr. John Kwan, Parish Priest of St. Margaret's Church, to officiate at a Thanksgiving Mass. In line with the theme of love in action, the student representatives led the congregation to reflect on important teachings from the Scriptures: Isaiah 58:6-11, Gospel of St. John 12:23-26 and St Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians 2:5-11.

 

Father Kwan appealed to our experiences of being loved and practising love.  His sermon concerns a joyful reception of our schoolmates, school teachers and staff, family members and neighbours.  As stewards of love, we have to furnish our lives with helpfulness, cheerfulness, forgiveness and an incentive to fulfill our responsibilities at school and spend time interacting with our parents and siblings.

 

Make your own the mind of Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, did not count equality with God something to be grasped. But he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming as human beings are; and being in every way like a human being, he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. (Philippians 2:5-7)

 

On 21 March, we commemorated the rise of Jesus at the College Hall.  With a succession of hymns, Bible readings on the prodigal son, the lost sheep, Isaiah the prophet’s words about a redeemer from the Father, the Seven Last Sayings of Jesus, and Fr. Philip Chan’s sermon on Merciful like the Father, we recollected scenes, imagery and sayings of Jesus and about Jesus, the Lamb of God who gave up His life for us.

 

Fr. Philip took us through our deep-seated misunderstandings about why Jesus was crucified with different forms of Merciful like the Father. He explained that the Church celebrates His brutal death and glorious resurrection because it is all about us. That the Lamb of God surrendered Himself on the cruel cross but to give us the grace of a new life and fulfill the loving reconciliation with the Father despite our willful misconduct or unknowing negligence.  That through Him we have made anew and our records covered. Have we drawn this message close to us or taken it lightly?

 

 

… whereas he was being wounded for our rebellions, crushed because of our guilt; the punishment reconciling us fell on him, and we have been healed by his bruises.  We had all gone astray like sheep, each taking his own way, and Yahweh brought the acts of rebellion of all of us to bear on him.

                                                                                                                Isaiah 53: 5-6

 

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