Tak Nga Secondary School
Students at Tak Nga Secondary School in Yau Yat Chuen celebrated their English Week from April 30 to May 4 with lots of fun and prizes. Students from all year groups enjoyed themselves tremendously by appreciating one another's projects and participating in many exciting lunchtime and after-school English activities.
There were entertaining English presentations on social issues, while book recommendations were made at each morning assembly. Also, students were thrilled to see so many talented singers at the Girls Band singing contest, and the creativity displayed at the International Costume Parade Competition.
Competing teams worked very hard to enter the finals, staying behind after school on many occasions to prepare themselves to become the best team. It was amazing to see the beautiful costumes, charming singers and screaming crowds. In the words of the participants, they learned to face the crowd with confidence and, even if they didn't win, they were extremely grateful to their teachers and teammates for making their performances so successful and rewarding. Participants were praised for their great teamwork.
In recognition of the students' achievements, awards were presented at the closing ceremony. One of the highlights of the week was when students were shown the best group drama performances and outstanding video projects. They were so fascinating that everybody totally forgot about the time. Although they finished quite late that day, nobody had really noticed! Students said that they look forward to joining the English events again next year.
Bianca Yau and Angel Lee, Form Four
CCC Hoh Fuk Tong College
CCC Hoh Fuk Tong College held its 46th Speech Day on May 26. James To Kun-sun, a member of Hong Kong's Legislative Council, was invited to officiate at the ceremony.
The college, founded in 1963, was the first secondary school to be established in Tuen Mun.
The college is well known for its long history and its tradition of focusing on English-language education.
Over the past 49 years, the college has provided all-round education to numerous graduates who have become respectable citizens of Hong Kong and the world.
This ceremony was particularly meaningful to the graduates who took the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education and the last A-level exams this year. It was an occasion that everyone in the college, together with the parents and alumni, will cherish.
'Students need to be humble, and learn to respect teachers and parents,' To told the graduates. 'They also have to be faithful to others and lead exemplary lives.'
Principal Ip Tin-yau said: 'Students nowadays should equip themselves with self-confidence, develop positive life values and the right attitude in learning, and get ready for future challenges.'
In a vote of thanks on behalf of the graduates, Ho Kei-tung, a Form Seven student, said: 'CCC Hoh Fuk Tong College has been a significant stage in all our life journeys. We will cherish in our memories, the good days we have enjoyed at the college, the friendships we will take with us into our lives ahead and the alma mater which will always have a special place in our heart.'
Kit Sam Lam Bing Yim Secondary School
The school held its 36th Speech Day on May 26. The guest-of-honour was Anna Kwong Sum-yee, a former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.
Kwong gave students a stirring, inspirational speech about her own life and work experiences. She urged them to lead a balanced life and to value their families.
She also reminded students to build up a social network so they can collaborate with others. She emphasised the importance of fulfilling their responsibilities.
The ceremony continued with the presentation of graduation certificates and prizes.
To entertain the audience, the Dance Society performed a hip hop dance. Its theme was about the need for a never-say-die attitude. The school choir then sang a Chinese folk song.
The graduation concluded with a special ceremony which urged the graduates to work hard for their sake, as well as that of the community.