Graduates reminded of importance of critical thinking

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 June, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 25 June, 2001, 12:00am

More than 1,000 students, parents and teachers attended Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic Secondary School's graduation ceremony at Sai Kung Town Hall.

The ceremony started with a welcoming address by the school's acting supervisor, Chan Shun-ching. She congratulated Form Five and Seven graduates on their hard work and extended her heartfelt thanks to all teachers and parents.

Acting principal Chow Shiu-wah, in his report, said the school's concern had focused on developing students' multiple talents and potential. He said that these areas plus logical analysis and language competence were important for students. Efforts were underway to cultivate a loving and caring atmosphere at school, and to free learning from the constraints of the classroom, he said.

Guest-of-honour Lee Chin-kin, associate professor at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said in his speech that students would face different and new challenges. He stressed the importance of independent and critical thinking; creativity; the ability to communicate and co-operate well with others; and life-long learning.

Article submitted by Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic Secondary School