Prize-giving Ceremony 1516 Featured

On 14 July, we have the pleasure to learn from Ms Virginia Lung, an award-winning interior designer and co-founder of One Plus Partnership, an accomplished interior design firm. Ms Lung’s firm has received a considerable number of major international awards, namely 10 "INTERIOR DESIGN" Best of Year Awards and 3 Gold Key Awards from U.S.A., 9 iF Design Awards and 4 Red Dot Awards from Germany, Good Design Awards and JCD Award from Japan, 8 TID Awards from Taiwan, to name but a few of her contribution to the world’s interior design.  Ms Lung, the proficient alumna, is the only interior designer in the region to be appointed as a juror at NeoCon, North America's largest design conference for commercial interiors.

In her address to the school, Ms Lung gave an account of her struggle since graduation from Sacred Heart.  Her story has inspired us to exhaust all we have to realise our dreams and fulfil our potential. To ensure originality, she initiates each project from a theme with novel elements.  At the early stage, her start-up, One Plus, completely drew her attention and occupied her life, so much so that she forgot even her well-being. We have peeped through her fight for her dream to see another possibility of Sacred Heartists, young women with a single-minded commitment to art and design.

On the auspicious occasion, Ms Lung, the guest of honour, together with Sr Agnes, Sr Veronica, Chairlady of the Parent-Teacher Association, Miss Florence Kwok, Ms Lam Mei Yi, and Ms Priscilla Kwok presented prizes to the outstanding students of the year. The awardees have impressed us in different ways: making the most of their talents, contribution to school service, house service, community service, excelling at art and design, drama, dance, music, sports, science projects, public speaking and speech, HKMO Open, the top three in class in the junior forms, and the best performance in various subjects in the senior forms. We also recognised those who make an impact as Christian witness and those with good conduct. The Parent-Teacher Association offered Award for Academic Improvement to the most improved student of the class in the academic year.

After the ceremony, we had a simple farewell time to express our gratitude for some leaving teachers: Ms Peggy Leung, Ms Laura Li and Sr Vicky.  In her farewell note to school, Miss Peggy Leung extended her best wishes to the students for keeping up with their curiosity to explore the world of knowledge, to be more physically and intellectually engaged with what is learnt and build confidence in problem-solving.  Ms Laura Li shared her love for physical laws with important lessons in life: keep our hearts light as we move on to work out our way, be steadfast in our beliefs, find a goal to achieve because it takes a driving force for action to take place. Finally, she remarks with a smile that every action goes with opposition. Sr Vicky, who receives a new calling, is leaving us for her next venture.  She asks us to bear in mind education for life and that religion is an integral part of life. As a remark on our way of life, Sr Vicky reminds us to manifest our Foundress’ model: love each other.