PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 April, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 19 April, 2004, 12:00am

Congratulations to Blue House, which narrowly won the overall championship at Queen's College Old Boys' Association Secondary School's Sports Day on February 23 and 24, beating Green, Red and Yellow Houses.

There were a few record-breakers, and as usual, everyone enjoyed watching the teachers in the open relay.

Yellow House got the winning nod in the cheering competition.

The guest speaker for the prize-giving ceremony was the distinguished Kwok Ka-ming, who used to be known as 'Mr Soccer'.

All the houses tried very hard and shared big prizes on the day.

Mild sunshine and a warm breeze provided the perfect weather for HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School's 19th Annual Physical Education Day - February 23 and 24 - at Sheung Shui Sports Ground.

Red House stole the limelight, winning the overall house champion and girls' overall champion titles.

Other houses were no less aggressive in grabbing their moments of pride. Green House scooped the best sportsfield decoration award with their efforts at beautifying the setting. They also snatched the boys' overall champion title and best sportsmanship award.

Yellow House won the best cheering team award with their exhilarating dance performances and catchy slogans.

Consumed by curiosity, I could not wait for March 4 to come. It was my school's - CNEC Christian College - first Reading Day.

In the morning I went to the book exhibition, where various Chinese and English books were on sale at a discount. It was a good opportunity to read and buy books. There were games to play and the atmosphere was like that of a carnival.

The highlight of the Reading Day came in the afternoon - a book report competition that I had been looking forward to. I was over the moon when our class was announced the winner.

Reading Day was an excellent opportunity for us to explore our interest in reading. Books are a valuable and timeless source of nutrition for our souls. Start reading today and enjoy your reading journey!

Joyce Lo Wai-yin, Form 3

Spirits were high at the 21st Annual Athletic Meet of Tuen Mun Government Secondary School, held at Yuen Long Stadium on March 8 and 9.

After two days of exciting competitions, Green House (pictured above) emerged as overall champions.

Red House grabbed the best cheering team award, and the best artistic design award went to Green House.

The day ended with the prize-giving ceremony, in which So Kin-kwan, principal of Pui Oi Secondary School, presented prizes and delivered an inspiring speech.

The Canadians are coming! Finally, after an absence of two years brought about by Sars, the Canadians from our sister school, Niagara Christian Collegiate, arrived at Kau Yan College amid much excitement. This was part of a sister school exchange programme, held from March 11 to 22.

Hardly over their jetlag, the visitors - students Danny, Tiah, Erica, Jordan and Brandon and teachers Miss Martin and Mrs Wensink - started their whirlwind week of school activities and sightseeing (pictured below).

The teenagers from Canada spoke during assembly, made classroom visits and took part in informal discussion sessions with the eager students.

Not a Chinese word was spoken as students crowded around the visitors, eager to say a word or just catch a word of English.

'Many students even came to check with me how to say something correctly in English before they approached the Canadians,' said the school's NET.

'Their presence certainly made it the English Speaking Week all round.'

The students played tour guides, showing the visitors around popular tourist spots. They visited the Peak, the Big Buddha, Tai O, Repulse Bay, Stanley Market and Temple Street, as well as other shopping markets.

Showing their appreciation of Hong Kong, the guests, in their new cheongsams and Chinese jackets at the farewell dinner, looked very much at ease with their new friends.

'I miss them already,' said third former Lui Wing-sze, when all was quiet after their departure.

Thank you, Niagara Christian Collegiate!

We look forward to seeing you again next year.