Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School recently threw open its doors in a day
By MARGARET CHAN
HUNDREDS of students studying in Tsuen Wan or nearby districts, along with parents and guests, took the opportunity to tour the grounds of Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School at an open day recently.
Illustrating the theme ''Making for a Positive Life'', about 26 display boards were set up in the covered playground by clubs and societies, such as the Mathematics and Science Society, the Chinese Calligraphy Club, Christian Fellowship and Students' Association.
The Current Affairs Club and Economics and EPA Society presented a particularly popular topic - ''HK Billionaires - Their Roads to Success''. Besides playing games at stalls, visitors viewed some 140 pieces of Chinese paintings done by students from the upper forms and also admired decorated lanterns and pottery products.
The Film Club screened three well-known movies: Beauty and the Beast, Home Alone 2, and Dead Poet's Society.
In addition, a mini-concert featuring instrumental music and choral singing was staged by students in the Music Room.
In the early evening following the open day, the school's annual prize-giving ceremony took place at the school hall.
Principal Mr Tang Ping-leung announced that 47 Form 7 students had sat for the A-levels and collectively obtained 45 distinctions and 85 credits. He added that 190 out of 191 students had 5E passes in the HKCEE, setting a passing rate of 99.48 per cent, up over the 90.77 per cent of the previous year.
''It is also a delight to note a 100 per cent pass rate in English language, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Studies. On the whole, the students reaped 176 distinctions and 702 credits,'' Mr Tang said.
Outstanding student Yau Ka-fai was awarded the class prize, the first in Form award, prizes for Add Maths, Chemistry, Computer Studies, English, Maths, and Physics and the outstanding performance in HKCEE award for his nine A(1)s.
He was also awarded the Grantham Scholarship, the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prize, and the Tsuen Wan Rural Committee Scholarship, receiving loud applause from guests, parents, teachers and students.