PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 December, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 22 December, 2006, 12:00am

Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School

Our school's Sport Day was held on December 5 and 6. It was the first year that the heats and finals were held on two consecutive days.

Our students are divided into four houses: Red, Yellow, Blue and Green. I am a member of Blue House. This year, Blue House won two awards for our cheering team.

I took part in the 800 metres, 1,500 metres and triple jump. In the triple jump, I almost jumped 9.5 metres, which meant I qualified for the final.

Unfortunately, I stepped on the starting line and was fouled.

Daniel Lau Yin-pok, 4E

Kwun Tong Government Secondary School

We all want to be successful, but have you ever tried to make a top 10 list of characteristics needed for success?

Kwun Tong Government Secondary School students were privileged to be given the list by the guest-of-honour, Kathy Chiron, president of the American Women's Association, at the school's 25th Anniversary Speech Day on November 16.

Ms Chiron advised students to first set goals, plan well, collaborate with others and work towards their goals with perseverance, creativity, courage and integrity.

Nurtured in a motivating learning environment, our students reaped outstanding academic achievements this year.

Outstanding results in public examinations included one student scoring nine distinctions in their HKCEE, and another gaining two distinctions and three credits in their A-Levels.

Students did equally well in extra-curricular activities and competitions of many kinds, which enriched their experience and boosted their confidence.

Through going abroad to attend an international conference and taking part in exchange programmes, students have gained a good understanding of the cultures, lifestyles and education systems overseas and on the mainland.

The Speech Day was highlighted by the performance of the Chinese Orchestra and English and Chinese verse speaking. The school choir performed Love Grows Here, which echoed this year's school theme: Love, Concern

and Care.

So Chi-keung, principal

Sheung Shui Government Secondary School

The red carpet was rolled out in the Sheung Shui Government Secondary School hall for our 14th Speech Day.

The guest-of-honour was Magdalena Mok Mo-ching, the director of the Centre for Assessment Research and Development, and also the principal lecturer at the department of educational psychology, counselling and learning needs of The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

All who contributed to the smooth running of the school this year were thanked.

Graduate representative Cheng Chi-wang expressed his gratitude to all teachers on behalf of his fellow schoolmates.

A socially conscious young adult, he told the audience how he had observed that most crimes these days were committed due to a lack of emotional awareness.

He thanked the school for the moral education he had been given, which he found most enlightening and invaluable in today's society.

The guest-of-honour showered the top students and graduates with praise. One of them was Yim Chi-keung, who was awarded the gold and silver medallion from LCCI (Accounting: 3rd Level) at Hong Kong and global levels respectively.

Professor Mok was impressed by the professionalism shown by the school management and teachers.

She led the students in saluting the teachers for their hard work.

Leung Man-wai, principal

Jockey Club Government Secondary School

The 42nd Speech Day organised by Jockey Club Government Secondary School was held on November 24.

'I would like to express my sincere thanks to all my colleagues for their unfailing contribution to the success of our Speech Day', said Principal Hung Chun-may.

He talked about students' outstanding academic and

extra-curricular achievements, and encouraged all-round development.

After presenting certificates and prizes, there were performances by different groups, such as the instrumental ensemble. There were also Chinese and English poetry readings.

Guest-of-honour Shiu Wai-chi, a former student of the school and senior financial controller of ABN-AMRO Bank, was impressed by the students' entertaining performances.

Mr Shiu told the students: 'Strive hard, and you are bound to succeed'.

Fung Shuk-fan

Teacher in charge