PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 17 February, 2006, 12:00am

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, president of the Legislative Council, urged school leavers to stick to their principles and shoulder more responsibilities in order to lead meaningful lives.

Mrs Fan was guest-of-honour at SKH Tsoi Kung Po Secondary School's 19th speech day and prize-giving ceremony held on December 2.

In her address, Mrs Fan shared her views on loyalty, sincerity, integrity, kindness and love with the graduates.

She said they could face many obstacles in future. But they would not have any regrets if they followed their principles and were brave enough to face all the challenges and overcome them.

They should also be kind to others and try to understand their viewpoints and hardships, Mrs Fan said.

This way, the graduates could lead a more meaningful and beautiful life, she said.

The welcome address was delivered by school supervisor Benjamin Lam, who congratulated the graduates for their efforts and achievements. He asked them to try their best to serve the community.

While thanking the teachers for their dedication, Mr Lam said parents, too, had played a vital role, providing support for the school and encouraging their children's all-round development.

Herman Tsoi, one of the guests, presented scholarships to outstanding students.

Principal Miranda Lai Lee Kwan-tai said the school had launched many activities to provide an all-round education for its students.

Moreover, an English camp and extra classes would help boost students' language skills, she said.

The guests were treated to impressive performances by the school's choir and band.

Miranda Lai, principal

SKH Tsoi Kung Po Secondary School

Lingnan University president Edward Chen Kwan-yiu attended SKH Bishop Baker Secondary School's speech day and the opening of its Health Education Resources Centre on December 3.

Professor Chen delivered a speech on the topic 'Liberal studies - the challenge of future secondary education'.

Quoting an idea from a book titled Brave New World, he recommended 'ABC' skills to cope with a changing world - Adaptability, Brain power and Creativity.

These skills can be divided into six elements - subsistence, analysis, communication, problem-solving, cognition and social interaction. All of them can be acquired in school, which offers a good learning atmosphere for all students, Professor Chen said.

He said he supported the government's education reforms and saw liberal studies as a key element of the new school curriculum.

Reverend Thomas So and Professor Albert Lee, director of the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, unveiled the plaque at the newly established Health Education Resources Centre.

Kwok Pui-pui

SKH Bishop Baker Secondary School

A variety show to celebrate Ma On Shan Tsung Tsin Secondary School's 15th anniversary was presented in front of a full house at the Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium on November 30.

The event was a huge success. The talented performers provided an entertaining spectacle for the audience.

Yip Wing-chung, the school supervisor, officially opened the gala evening.

This was followed by a prayer led by Reverend Chow Kwok-cheong.

The show got off to an energetic start with an African drum performance by parents and students.

A Chinese ethnic dance and choral English verse speaking added variety to the evening's entertainment.

Members of the Alumni Association sang folk songs, focusing on the school's memorable achievements and its contribution to the community.

There were also Chinese orchestral music performances and a combination of flute sounds and prose speaking in Putonghua.

Representatives from Ma On Shan Tsung Tsin Church sang hymns and danced, which symbolised its strong ties with the school.

The highlight of the show was a home-made movie starring the principal, teachers, students and school staff.

Brian Wong Wai-yin, principal

Ma On Shan Tsung Tsin Secondary School