Fluency gets priority

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 July, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 July, 1996, 12:00am

Special emphasis is laid on helping students at St Teresa Secondary School to become fluent in both Chinese and English.

Speaking at the school's 18th graduation ceremony earlier this month, principal Teresa Wong cited two of the methods employed to improve understanding of English.

Students participated in the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival and the Trinity College Spoken English Examination. Three students were sent on the two-week Singapore Exchange Student Programme this month to practice their English in authentic life situations.

Referring to the school's plans for the future, the principal announced that St Teresa will become a School Management Initiative (SMI) school in the coming academic year.

In line with the school's aim of helping students obtain all-round development, St Teresa is one of the 10 pilot schools joining the 'Grow with Guidance System' spearheaded by the Education Department.

Commissioner Lily Yam of the Transport Department was guest of honour at the ceremony. She urged the graduates to develop qualities of tolerance, understanding and solidarity.