Message from the Principal
Over the past months, I am glad to see our students and all members of the School are well-settled to routines gradually.
In terms of learning and teaching, several issues and practices are under review. Subject departments are asked to examine their assignment policies, with focus being placed on variety, frequency and more importantly, quality as we believe that students’ learning in class has to be consolidated through quality homework. Regular revision and practices after school would help our students better absorb, digest and eventually apply knowledge acquired to real life scenarios. To maximize learning outcome and avoid overloading our students, the School also emphasizes on collaboration among subject departments regarding homework submission deadlines, especially for our junior Formers. Other than assignment issues, we are also reviewing our half-day timetable to see if better arrangement can be made in order to facilitate the effective use of lesson time and recess. Should there be any adjustments, an announcement will be made in due course.
Admittedly, our current Form Six students are adversely affected due to the prolonged class suspension in the second term last academic year, despite the very prompt switch to regular online lesson arrangement. To make up for the loss of curriculum time, face-to-face additional lessons are arranged in the afternoon for our Form Six while they are requested to have lunch on campus and observe all hygiene measures, in order to safeguard their health. Some students have expressed their wish to continue their study in school after class. In response to this, the School has reserved 6 classrooms for self-study purpose until 7 p.m. during weekdays for we also see the importance of providing a decent learning environment for our students to prepare for HKDSE. Our language teachers have organised tutorials on Saturday mornings to render further support to selected students, addressing their needs.
Our first examination for Form Six was done online in early September. Upon evaluation, both teachers and students see the need of having more uniform assessments under examination settings. With the delayed commencement of 2021 HKDSE, the School has seized the opportunity to organise two mock examinations, one after Christmas holidays and another after Chinese New Year holidays in order to give our Form Six students more experiences on full syllabus paper practices. Our teachers will also give further assistance to students who need further academic guidance during the post mock period. Detailed arrangement regarding measures for Form Six will be announced by Academic Affairs Section at a later stage.
Amid the fluctuating pandemic situation, the School needs to regularly review current practices, prioritize all school activities and make choices. The health of our students and staff, with no doubt, always tops the list. Thanks to the concerted effort of all parties, in the past months, we still managed to have organized our Student Union Election, Student Leader Inauguration (online), Form One Parents Day as well as Form Six Mock JUPAS cum Parents Meeting. We endeavour to balance the development of our students, against all odds.
Lastly, the First Term Test for Form One to Form Five students is approaching. I believe our students will set good targets and do their best, as all assessments are opportunities for us to see how much we have learned and how much better we can do in the academic journey.
Thank you very much!