CMA SECONDARY SCHOOL
The president of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, Peter Hung Hak-hip, was the guest-of-honour at the school's Speech Day on June 1.
Twenty-seven Secondary Seven and 148 Secondary Five graduates received their certificates at the ceremony which was held in the school hall.
In his opening address, school supervisor Vitus Szeto Kin outlined the education reforms, including the development of multi-intelligence programmes, preparations for the 3+3+4 academic structure and the introduction of self-assessment schemes.
These changes would help students of different abilities, and ensure their moral and academic development, he said.
Mr Hung urged graduates to follow the right path and learn to overcome their problems.
The school would organise study trips and other visits to expose students to the real working environment, he said.
Such programmes would help the participants to be better equipped to face the future, he added.
Mr Hung wished the graduates a bright future and success in their future endeavours.
In her report, principal Mak Oi-ying spoke about curriculum design, learning and teaching, information technology and students' development.
Starting from this academic year, career-oriented courses were introduced to senior secondary students, she said.
There were after-school tutorial classes, including Chinese and English, for less-able students.
Besides, the school would receive HK$940,000 from the Quality Education Fund to boost its IT education, Ms Mak said.
The principal encouraged students to take part in volunteer services in order to enhance their skills and broaden their horizons.
The Speech Day ended with the graduates' representative delivering a vote of thanks and offering the school a commemorative gift. The ceremony was followed by a dinner at Royal Plaza Hotel.
SPHRC KUNG YIK SHE SECONDARY SCHOOL
On May 29, we took part in a project on Chinese food. Ms Cheung, our English teacher, took us to Tsim Sha Tsui by bus.
First, we went to the Avenue of Stars, which was beautiful. The sun was very hot, but it didn't affect our good mood.
Our teacher gave us one hour to interview tourists for our project.
It was a little scared to approach the foreigners at first, but most of them were very nice and friendly. We told them about some typical Chinese food, and they told us if they had tasted it before.
A tourist said he had tried Chinese noodles, rice and seafood. He said he enjoyed the food. We got a lot of information for our project. We also took photos with some of the visitors.
After the interviews, we went to the harbour to see the view. We felt proud of our achievements. Tsim Sha Tsui is such a great place!
Li Chun-yiu, Hui Ka-yui and Ng Chui-ying
NTHYK SOUTHERN DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOL
The school celebrated three important events on June 2. There was the Speech Day, the annual general meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and the silver jubilee celebrations.
The Speech Day started with the singing of the national anthem. The chairman of the New Territories Heung Yee Kuk, Lau Wong-fat, and the deputy director of the Home Affairs Department, Yeung Yiu-sing, were the guests-of-honour at the ceremony.
In his speech, Mr Lau recalled the school's history and urged the students to remember its motto: 'Do Our Best and Work Hard.' He reminded the students to aim for excellence in academic and personal activities and to contribute to society.
In his annual report, headmaster Au Pak-kuen highlighted the school's achievements. Mr Au praised Form Five and Form Seven students who achieved good results in public examinations and extra-curricular activities.
Mr Au said the school had completed its mission and would close on August 31. Mr Lau and Mr Yeung presented certificates to graduates and prizes to students in recognition of their academic and extra-curricular achievements. The Speech Day provided the students and staff an opportunity to reflect on their past accomplishments and say goodbye to school leavers.
The prize-giving ceremony was followed by a variety show, including verse speaking and performances by the school band and dance club. There was also footage of campus life that gave the audience a glimpse of the school's learning environment.
After the Speech Day, the PTA meeting was held in the school hall. The chairman read out the financial report and members voted for the dissolution of the executive committee which had run the PTA for 13 years.
In the evening, the school's Alumni Association and PTA held a banquet to celebrate the silver jubilee.
The event was brought to a climax with a performance by the school band and a lucky draw.
There was fun and laughter as students, parents, alumni, teachers and guests came together and enjoyed the farewell reunion.
Everybody seemed sad as the curtain came down on the special occasion at 9pm.