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PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 31 October, 2011, 12:00am


SKH Ma On Shan Holy Spirit Primary School

This year our primary school's sports days were held on two consecutive Mondays during October. The first day was cloudy, cool and slightly damp, but on the second day we were blessed with having glorious sunshine.

As usual, events got off to a flying start, organised and supervised by our enthusiastic staff members and responsible students.

Indeed, it was encouraging to see so much student involvement during the proceedings. This included assisting at events, to making announcements over the public address system, and interviewing participants and spectators, in both Cantonese and English.

Our thanks, too, go to Mr Pettigrew and Ms Sosa, our new graduate English Languge teaching assistant this year, for their invaluable assistance with the English interviews.

Another big 'thank you' must as always go to our IT staff and janitors for their hard work in transporting and arranging all of the equipment over the two days

Our two 2011 sports days were enjoyed by all, and we are looking forward to staging next year's event.

Finally, here is what you have been waiting to read - the main events and results:

Teacher-student 4 x 100m relay:

1 Mr Cheung Chi-kun, 2 Ms Jennifer Sosa, 3 Ms Ng Chan Pui-ling.

Class champions:

Boys, F1-2 1C,

F3-4 3D,

F5-7 6G.

Girls, F1-2 1A,

F 3-4 3D,

F5-7 6C.

Individual champions:

Boys, C Shiu Chung-hei, 1C,

B Tsui Kai-yin, 4A,

A Chow Hoi-pan, 7B.

Girls, C Ho Yee-man, 2E, B Liu Yu-min, 3D,

A Lo Yan-fai, 6C.

Individual overall champions (boys/girls):

Boys Tsui Fai-yin, 4A,

Girls Lo Yan-fai, 6C.

Inter-house overall champions (boys/girls):

Boys Green House; Girls Blue House.

Inter-house overall champions:

Green House.

Best cheering team: Blue House.

Prize presenters: Wong Man-wai. (PTA); Mr Tam Hok-yee, Mr Thommaso (parent manager); Mr Wu Koon-yung (parent manager); Ms Lau Hoi-chi (principal).

True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

Congratulations! On October 15, five Form Six students from our school won awards in the New Horizon Liberal Studies IES Project Competition organised by the Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the Hong Kong Liberal Studies Association and Microsoft.

Under the guidance of teacher advisors, student project teams completed a one-year independent enquiry on a research topic of their choice. In the competition, entrants are required to decide on their own research methods, collect data through field observation or interview surveys, and come up with a report analysing the research findings. Students who participated in the competition agreed that the experience was productive and it had improved their analytical skills.

Among the winners, Wong Cheuk-man was declared champion for a case study on the revitalisation of old factory buildings at Shek Kip Mei (the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre). Tai Nga-wun won first runner-up for a case study on the self-esteem of teenagers in cyber bullying. And honour awards went to Tsang Ka-long, Wong Lok-yan and Mok Ka-yui.

St Teresa Secondary School

St Teresa Secondary School's 34th Sports Day was held at Wan Chai Sports Ground on October 10 and 11. After the opening ceremony, athletes from the five school houses began individual and team competitions with more than 1,000 school members and parents egging them on.

Some of the biggest cheers over the two days were for the three records that were broken. The individual championship of Grades A, B and C went to Wong Sze-man, Yeung Man-yuet and Chung Pui-ying. The overall championship was awarded to Pauline House, while St. Anne House beat the other four as the best cheering team.

Another highlight was the 400-metre teacher-student relay. The event lifted the crowd's already high spirits and the championship finally went to the Chinese teachers' team.

The trophies were presented by the guest of honour Ms Chan Ka-yan, our alumna and a Chinese medicine practitioner at Kwong Wah Hospital, who said it was vital for students to seize every opportunity. She shared with everyone the importance of perseverance. Ms Chan highlighted her own experience to encourage the students to pursue their dreams at university.

The closing ceremony was held on the afternoon of October 11. Secondary Six and Seven students, wearing their own specially designed class T-shirts, led the whole school community in singing Action Song - the Great Jubilee, ending two days of happy sporting excellence.