Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School celebrated its silver jubilee by organising a Drama Night on January 25.
The event was held at Hong Kong Baptist University and featured four short plays performed by students belonging to the school's four houses.
The plays showcased the efforts of the Drama Panel and the Chinese Panel as they prepared for the drama module in the new senior secondary Chinese language curriculum.
An extract of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, performed by Hope House, was chosen to illustrate plot development, conflict and characterisation, while Grace House's Fan Chun Becomes a Provincial Graduate taught students how to re-write part of a Chinese classic in today's language.
Love House's The Last Christmas Eve was adapted from a Taiwanese play about family relationships.
The winning drama, Faith House's The Roar of the Lioness, was a comedy about the wife-fearing Chan Kwai-sheung, featuring traditional Cantonese opera instruments. The four productions were received with laughter, cheers and applause. The audience was impressed by the students' performances.
One of the highlights of the show was Isaac Chong Sing-chun's cheeky interpretation of Chan in The Roar of the Lioness.
NT Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School
NTHYK Yuen Long District Secondary School held its annual Speech Day on December 20. The event was also a celebration of the school's 40th anniversary and its students' achievements.
Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung was a guest-of-honour at the ceremony.
In his speech, Mr Suen encouraged students to overcome difficulties with determination. He praised the school's performance, attributing its success to the hard work of the principal and teachers.
Principal Tsoi Chong-tat said the school's A-Level students achieved40 distinctions and 188 credits. In the HKCEE, Man Kwok-ho scored seven distinctions and two credits, while Chao Lik-hang and Liu Hin-sing each received seven distinctions and one credit.
The audience was entertained by the students who performed a Bowl Dance and sang songs.
The school choir's presentation of Take These Wings was one of the highlights of the show.
The ceremony ended with the singing of the school song.
Ying Wa College
The annual Speech Day at Ying Wa College is a time to acknowledge the students' achievements.
This year, more than 500 graduates and prize-winners turned out for the event.
The school invited Cheng Kai-ming, chair professor of education at the University of Hong Kong, to address the ceremony.
He reminded students to treasure the long history of the school and encouraged graduates to be sincere and persistent in their pursuit of knowledge. Professor Cheng said students should be positive when faced with challenges.
Principal Roger Lee Chee-wah said he was grateful to all the people who had supported the school over the years. He highlighted the importance of an all-round education that includes non-academic activities like sports and music. Mr Lee said Ying Wa would launch a new era in 2009 with the implementation of the new senior secondary curriculum.
Under the motto 'Set Goals, Aim High and Strive for your Best', Mr Lee believes the school's success will continue. The day ended with performances by the school orchestras and the singing of the school song.