Thank God! Our school’s 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Worship cum Drama Performance was successfully completed on 19th January. Thank God for guarding and guiding Kei Tsz so it has stood on Tsz Wan Shan and witnessed the development of the community for half a century. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of the previous school supervisors and principals, the considerable effort of all of our staff, and the support and trust of our parents, our school is driven to improve throughout the years. Grateful for the Grace all along the way! Joyful to join hands for a brighter day!
We are very honored to have our alumnus, Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment to be the officiating guest of our school’s 50th anniversary ceremony. Indeed, we have implemented various green campaigns at school, such as producing handkerchiefs and tote bags which are made of environmentally-friendly materials and selling stainless steel straws as souvenirs to encourage our students to live a greener life. In his speech, Mr Wong also shared five tips for learning, which are “to observe carefully, to listen attentively, to ask proactively, to jot notes and to learn wholeheartedly”. In addition, he introduced the “Big Waster” Facebook and “Low Carbon Living Calculator” to encourage us to take part in environmental protection and live a “waste less and low carbon” living style.
On the day of the Golden Jubilee Celebration Ceremony, a wonderful drama performance “Fantastic Bookcase’ was put on. The show told the history and the development of our school through time travelling of four senior alumni. Various STARS teams also played roles in the performance so that our students were able to show their talents. Apart from the amazing performances, a prize giving ceremony for the winners of the competitions related to the Golden Jubilee Celebration was also put on stage. When we recollect memories of the past fifty years, Kei Tsz has both its ups and downs. With God’s guidance, the effort of our teachers and students, as well as the support of our parents and alumni, our school has kept on striving for greater achievements. I pray God continues to bless us and let Kei Tsz Primary School adhere to its motto “with our Lord's strength and unremitting efforts to improve ourselves, we are serving people to glorify Him”. It is hoped that we can nurture more talents to contribute to society.
This week, when I was standing next to the donation box, I witnessed many heartwarming scenes. Many of our parents and students made donation to help Aidan wholeheartedly. As the Bible says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35), let’s lend Aidan’s family a helping hand and continue to pray for them. We should not look down upon the strength of our efforts. As long as we are united, we can make great differences and manifest the great love of God. Also, as the winter flu surge is getting worse in Hong Kong, we should pay more attention to our health and have healthy living habits to fight against the flu. Our school has participated in the Vaccination Subsidy Scheme, in which our students are entitled to receive influenza vaccination in the current school year. Also, we have carried out some preventive measures according to the guidelines of Department of Health in order to reduce the risk of an outbreak of influenza at school.
Chinese New Year is coming. Apart from taking the opportunity to explain to children the propitious meaning of different food and let them know more about the Chinese culture, parents should also remind them to have a balanced diet. We should not eat too much “high risk foods” such as turnip cakes and rice cakes. When visiting our relatives, we shouldn’t let children eat too many sweets and cakes either. On the other hand, when children are treated with some snacks that they don’t like, you can teach them to accept or decline others’ offer politely. Parents can take your children to a picnic or some fitness activities, which can not only help the kids maintain physical and mental fitness, but also strengthen you parent-child relationships.
Our school fund raising walk-a-thon will be held after the Chinese New Year holiday. We will start walking from our school and to Wong Tai Sin Service Reservoir Playground. The funds raised will be used to purchase more books and to improve our school’s teaching facilities. I do hope parents can support and participate in this school event to experience the joyfulness of participating in the walk-a-thon and the reunion in God’s grace! Besides, in order to enable parents to know more about children’s learning progress, parents lesson observations for P.3 and P.6 will be held on 25th February. Please refer to the notices for more details. Parent Bible Study Class will be regained since 23rd January. It is held at 8a.m. on the sixth floor every Wednesday. Finally, may I bless you all with the words of God: “You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit” (Job 10:12). As long as we love God sincerely, He will bless us and we will be full of His grace.
Chiu Kit Wa