Mrs Choy, the Teacher Librarian, collaborated with the Reading Team to arrange a series of amateur writers’ talks for our S1-3 classes in the home periods.  Our guests shared a common interest in expressing themselves through their written works. On January 22, Miss Winsome Lee, a graduate in forensic anthropology, gave us an amusing talk about maceration, ancestry and her motviation to write about observations and experiences in foresinc science. On 24 January, Mr Fong Chi Kong, an enthusiast in weather and founder of Weather Underground of Hong Kong web site, gave a talk about his fascination in weather and writing. On 20 March, Dr Shinnie Wu, a medical officer in a local public hospital, shared her sensitive observations about what went on behind-the-scene when she was a housman in the public hospital. Dr Wu encouraged the audience to keep diary entries and collect touching quotes as we read books and engage in everyday life.

The talks were food for thoughts. It inspired us to be more aware of what we have and where we are.


Out of an initiative to raise funds for needy students in the S5 Extended Learning Week, Audentia, the current Student Council collaborated with our Parent-Teacher Association to coordinate an annual fun fair on our campus. The theme, Nostalgia, represents the joint efforts of all students, teachers, and staff: Our S1 students gave visitors light-hearted puppet shows based on their own scripts. Some of our S2 students presented their innovations using circuit boards and applications related to science knowledge, others come up with interactive quizzes on their research findings about climate, landscape, architecture and culinary customs.

The S3 groups collaborated with Community Spirit Charity Limited and Hong Kong Rett Syndrome Association, hoping to raise our community’s awareness of patients inflicted with rare diseases. The enterprise project groups tried out their own business projects on furnished stationery items, tote bags, card holders and thermal bottle with cool designs. Different clubs set up game booths and food booths. There were STEM competitions in the school hall between our S2, S4 elective students and Japanese guest students from the National Institute of Technology. The school Drama Group told a dystopian story on Artificial Intelligence and humanity in the auditorium. There was dance performance in the covered playground arranged by the six houses. The School Art Team gave a stunning exhibition of previous year’s inter-house fashion designs.

Sr Agnes, our School Supervisor, Sr Veronica, our School Principal, Mr Kelvin Lee, the chairman of the Parent-­Teacher Association, Ms Lusan Hung, the chairlady of the Alumnae Association,  Mr Steven Lee, our School Manager, Miss Florence Kwok and Ms Lam Mei Yi, our Vice­ Principals, Ms Priscilla Kwok, our Assistant Principal, Mr David Hung, Ms Yoshie Lee and Ms Laura Lai, our teacher advisors, together with Cherry Chung, the President of the Student Council, officiated at the opening ceremony.

Inspired by the flourishing bamboo industry in the 1950s, the Student Council built scaffolding around nine building blocks, each consisting of a letter of the word ‘Nostalgia’.  The guests of honour were asked to turn the blocks around as they turned on the light bulbs, so that ‘Nostalgia’ would glow in the dark. The campus was decorated with hot-air balloons of pink and soft blue stripes.

But for the unyielding support of the parents, teacher advisers, technicians and janitor staff, the fun fair would not have made possible.

Between 28 January and 1 February, Green Torch took the lead to engage students in a range of activities on green life. The aim of the initiative is to raise students’ awareness towards environmental protection. Participants were invited to watch a film or a drama production on environmental protection. Or else, they could try their hands in a DIY lip balm workshop, or ride an energy-generating bicycle to generate as much energy for school consumption as they can in an inter-class competition.

On 29 January, students have to complete a handout after watching a film featuring wildlife at Geography Room. On 30 January, a lip balm workshop literally offered participants a hands-on experience on how to mix a balm of with their own formula.

On 31 January and 1 February, there was an energy-generating bicycle riding competition for Green Prefects to involve a classmate or a teacher to generate as much energy as they can by biking. On 1 February, an interactive drama for S4 was produced at the auditorium to promote sustainable development.

Father Franco Mella gave our students plenty of food for thought on 21 December, the day we celebrated the birth of Christ Jesus in college hall. When asked by Ms Priscilla Kwok, our Assistant Principal, how we could prepare for the birth of Christ, Father Mella suggested giving specific support for classmates with learning difficulties by forming small teaching groups in our own classes. Christmas is a time of family union and paying visits to the grandparents and those who live alone.

Unlike other celebrities of the town, local media captured a different public figure who roamed the street for the interests of the deprived in China and Kong Kong. According to a feature article dated on September, 2015 in SCMP, ‘Father Franco Mella on 40 years helping downtrodden in Hong Kong and China’, we were informed of how active he had been involved in campaigning for boat brides to be given right of abode. Such was but a sketch of his fighting for human rights. The presence of Father Mella has given our Christmas hall programme an entirely different meaning and depth.

The organising committee of this programme integrated thought-provoking questions to evoke in us a sense of wonder about what Christ’s birth was meant to be and its relevance to us. It was achieved through film clips, video clips, Bible readings and interview with Father Mella.

After the programme, it was Sr Veronica’s time with us. Our Principal involved us in quizzes and class-based competition, heightening the atmosphere.

We had a wonderful time of class party, board decoration presentations and the annual teacher-student basketball competition. The campus was furnished with Christmas décor and faces of past students and teachers’ family members and children. It reminded us of the true meaning of giving-and-taking as a family in Jesus.

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