專業團隊.校長的話

循循善誘勉勵 孜孜不倦傳薪

親愛的家長:

本校於1968年創立,至今已屆五十年頭,因此,本校將於二零一九年一月十九日(六)下午舉行「五十周年金禧感恩崇拜暨校慶典禮」,校友環境局局長黃錦星先生將會擔任主禮嘉賓,是次校慶之紀念品包括:尼龍環保袋、環保飲管套裝和棉質手帕都貫徹了環保的理念,還有T恤、胸針等紀念品可供選購;當天傍晚更設有金禧校慶盆菜宴,歡迎校友、學生及家長參加,詳情請留意稍後發出的通告。本年度校運會加入了「五十周年金禧校運會起步禮」,由各級學生代表組成的五十人團隊一起手執校旗,並在石校監、趙校長、蘇牧師、家教會主席、校友會會長、扶輪中學劉校長及基協中學張校長的帶領下,完成了這個簡單而隆重的起步禮。各科組也為校慶設計了不同形式的活動,包括3D打印電話座設計、環保物料玩具設計比賽、作曲填詞比賽等。全校各班同學亦為校慶拍攝了祝賀短片,有關短片將於剪接完成後連同校慶歌曲於稍後時間上載於學校網頁上,敬請各位留意。

十一月八日至十一月十三日是小一至小五測驗以及小六呈分試的日子,我們特意把測考的日期安排於星期四、五、一及二進行,好讓同學們能靈活運用週末及週日時間進行温習。談起測考,各位家長,你們會不會立刻聯想到子女的學業表現呢?根據美國疾病管制與預防中心報吿,指出孩子如每晚睡眠不足八小時,會影響學習表現;因為睡眠不足有機會導致情緒低落、上課不專心、對日常活動不感興趣等後果,嚴重者更會影響身體健康。所以,家長們應好好為子女安排合適的作息時間,養成良好的生活習慣。

另外,家長們有沒有同時注意子女的性格特質呢?每個孩子都是獨特而唯一的,讓孩子多點認識自己,就更能明白自己的強弱和興趣,這正是成長的必要條件。我曾在十月上旬的周會時間,透過三個小故事與同學們分享了二十四種品格強項中有關「勇敢」的三個特質:「勇」於面對挑戰、「敢」於承認錯誤及「有勇氣」説誠實話,你們還記得嗎?要知道辦法總比困難多,正如聖經所言:「你們若常在我裏面,我的話也常在你們裏面;凡你們所願意的,祈求就給你們成就。」(約15:7)縱使遇到挑戰,只要相信神與我們同在,定能迎難而上;家長亦可運用多讚賞、多鼓勵的方法,具體描述讚賞的原因,強調孩子所付出過的努力;並且不要與別人比較,只要今天的自己比昨天的自己進步便成了。這樣,孩子更能察覺到自己的種種優點,為迎接美好未來、邁向成功之路作好準備。

學習,不僅發生在課堂時間裏,同時也發生在生活中的每一刻;因此,學校提供不同的學習經歷給每位學生,讓他們在各方面都能夠有所涉獵,達致均衡發展。十一月十六日是學校旅行日,同學們除了可以與大自然有近距離的接觸、舒暢身心之外,更可好好體驗群體活動,培養團結友愛的品德。最後,讓我以聖經的話語作為給大家的勉勵:「耶和華是我的牧者,我必不至缺乏。他使我躺臥在青草地上,領我在可安歇的水邊。」(詩23:1-23:2)

校長          

謹啟

2018年11月1日

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been fifty years since our school was founded in 1968. Therefore, the 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Worship cum Celebration Ceremony will be held on 19th January, 2019 (Saturday) in the afternoon. Our alumnus, Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment has been invited to be the officiating guest of the ceremony. The souvenirs of the anniversary include nylon tote bags, stainless steel straw sets and cotton handkerchiefs, which are all eco-friendly. There are also T-shirts, brooches and other souvenirs available for purchase. In addition, there will be a Golden Jubilee‘Poon Choi’Dinner in the evening and alumni, parents and students are welcome to join. Please refer to the upcoming notice for more information. The 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Opening Ceremony was held at our Sports Day this year. A group of fifty students from different grades, together with our school supervisor, Ms Shek, Principal Chiu, Rev. So, the president of the PTA and alumni association, Principal Lau from C.C.C. Rotary Secondary School and Principal Cheung from C.C.C. Kei Heep Secondary School kicked off the event in a symbolic ceremony. Different subject panels have organized a range of celebration activities, such as designing 3D-printed cell phone stands, toy design competition, a sign writing competition, etc. In addition, all classes have made short video clips for the celebration and the videos together with the theme song will be uploaded on the school website after they have been edited.

The P.1-P.5 tests and P.6 exams will be started from 8th November to 13th November. We have arranged the dates of assessment on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday on purpose so that students can make better use of the weekend to do revision. Talking about the tests and exams, are you concerned of your children’s academic performance? According to a report conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children’s academic performance will be affected if they sleep less than eight hours every night. A lack of sleep may cause depression, a lack of concentration in class and a lack of interest in daily activities. Worse still, it will harm their physical health. Therefore, parents should plan an appropriate timetable for their children and help them develop habits of healthy living.

In addition, have you noticed your children’s personality traits? Every child is unique. Letting children to know more about themselves and understanding their strengths and interests is crucial to their growth. I shared with students the three qualities of one of the character strengths, bravery, through three short stories in the morning assembly in early October. Firstly, we need to face challenges. Secondly, we should admit our mistakes and thirdly we should have the courage to tell the truth. Students, do you still remember that? We should always bear in mind that there are always more solutions than problems. Just as the Bible says, “But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!” (John 15:7). Even though there are challenges, we will be able to face the difficulties if we believe that God is with us. Parents can praise and encourage your children more, specifically explaining the reasons for appreciation and emphasize their efforts. You can also teach your children not to compare themselves to others, but to themselves. It is more important that they are making progress. As a result, children will be more aware of their own strengths and get ready for a brighter future.

Learning does not only take place in the lessons, but happens in every moment of life. Therefore, our school is committed to providing students with various learning experiences so that they can have a balanced development. The school picnic will be held on 16th November. Apart from getting closer to nature and relaxing, students can experience group activities and develop a spirit of friendship and unity. Finally, I would like to share a Bible scripture with all of you. “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.” (Psalm 23:1-2).                          

Sincerely

 

Chiu Kit Wa

Principal