A Statement Concerning a Recent Incident Featured

The School noted that a photo with inappropriate language was being reproduced in the personal account of a social networking site of one of our teachers, who teaches, inter alia, liberal studies. This incident has since raised public concerns and controversies and has also become a matter of grave concern to the School.

Upon learning about this incident, the School immediately contacted the teacher concerned and made inquiries. He was contrite for his behavior and for causing anxiety among the public. The School was also given to understand that he had since posted a public apology statement on the same social networking site on 5 July 2019, followed by an announcement on resignations from his posts with the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority and the Hong Kong Liberal Studies Teachers' Association on 7 July 2019 to dispel public concerns.

As an education institution, the School always maintains its impartial and neutral stance on all social issues. Whilst the School respects the different views of our students, teachers, parents and alumnae on various social issues and respects their rights to express their personal opinions, the School also reminds our students and teachers the importance to understand different issues with an objective and rational mind from multiple perspectives and to analyse them with a critical mind. The School places great importance to the above value at all times in the students’ learning process as much as the teachers’ teaching process.

With the love of Jesus Christ as the School’s fundamental teaching philosophy, the School sincerely hopes that our students and teachers express their concerns about the society and all social issues with love and respect, communicate with others with a rational and objective mind, and be ready to embrace diverse opinions in an everchanging world. On the other hand, the School strongly disagrees with the behavior of the teacher concerned who presented his personal opinion in extreme language as his impulsive act went directly against the School’s long-established teaching philosophy. It also regretfully brings negative impact on educating the young generations. The School expresses its deepest solicitudes to all those being affected by this incident.

With regard to this regretful incident, the School issued a letter to all parents on 6 July 2019 to clarify the School’s stance. In addition, we have also invited different stakeholders in the School to share their views on this incident. The Incorporated Management Committee of the School will also follow up on this matter with solemnity.

 

就近日本校通識科老師在網絡轉載一幅措詞不當圖片,引起社會輿論,校方對此深表關注。

校方知悉事情後,立即聯絡有關老師,了解情況。就事件引起公眾不安,有關老師為此深感抱歉,於七月五日在網上貼文向公眾致歉之餘,也於七月七日公佈相繼辭去考評局及香港通識教育教師聯會等職務,以釋公眾疑慮。

學校作為教育團體,對社會議題一直秉持中立態度。校方尊重學生、老師、家長及校友對社會議題的不同取態,及表達個人意見的權利,但也時刻提醒老師和同學要以客觀理性態度分析事情,並應從多角度思考問題;而以上的態度在學與教方面,學校尤為重視。

本著基督仁愛的辦學理念,校方衷心希望同學及老師能以仁愛尊重的心,關懷社會事務;也以理性客觀的態度,與人溝通交流,共建一個海納百川,有容乃大的社會。對因事件受影響的多方人士,校方表達摯誠關懷。而對於涉事老師在網上發表激烈言論,校方絕不贊同;其衝動行為違背學校一貫辦學理念,對教育下一代帶來負面影響,校方深表遺憾,並於七月六日向家長發信,交代校方立場。校方亦已主動約見校內不同持分者,了解他們對事情的看法;而校董會也會嚴肅認真跟進。