Message from the Principal
Welcome to Wong Tai Shan Memorial College and I would also like to congratulate our Form 1 new comers for you have made a right choice to embark your new journey in Wong Tai Shan. This year we have a very special school commencement, without a ceremony, but a speech broadcast followed by an online class period.
First of all, may I take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am Ms Chiu, the new principal. I am more than happy to join the Wong Tai Shan family, and I must convey my sincere gratitude to our school supervisor and the sponsoring body for their trust in me in leading the school for future development. Over the summer, I’ve been meeting our teachers, having meaningful and constructive exchange of views and ideas on how to shape the school as a place where everyone can fulfil their dreams and develop his or her potential to the fullest. I’m proud to say that our staff, from janitors to senior school administrators, are professional, responsible, cooperative and responsive to changes. Most importantly, we have a team of devoted teachers who nurture students with their passion and dedication. They are all precious assets of our school.
The quality of learning and teaching is our priority task. To be effective teachers and learners, we should equip ourselves with respective strategies and skills. At school level, timely review has been done based on our assessment results and during our meetings, we have placed our focus on bettering our subject curriculum and content, teaching methodologies and lesson delivery, as well as assignment and assessment policies etc. We emphasize the importance of pre-lesson preparation where teachers design differentiated pre-lesson tasks catering for the needs of students of various abilities. By doing so, students will play an active role in the learning process and develop a sense of ownership for what they acquire. Subject-based skills on note-taking, knowledge consolidation, application and integration are advocated to help our students develop and embrace good lifelong learning habits. Our effort has paid off with, once again, encouraging HKDSE results, our best achievers obtained four Level 5** and two 5* and nearly all subjects have their credit rate, that is Level 4 to Level 5**, higher than that of the Hong Kong average.
Amid the covid-19 pandemic, face-to-face learning and teaching activities have been severely impeded and we all have to resort to an online mode. Admittedly, it is one of the biggest challenges that professionals in the education field have to face, yet, we have all discovered another world of schooling which re-defines what learning is all about. To safeguard our students’ health, teachers in our school have taken prompt actions, making collaborative effort in switching to online classes, rendering assistance to one another in the process, upgrading ourselves with IT skills which facilitate home learning and introducing a mobile device loan service for students in need. With our concerted effort, we endeavour to speed up our BYOD scheme and offer you a fruitful year ahead.
We see every hurdle in life as an opportunity to learn. In view of this, we have introduced ‘Positive Education’ as one of our 3-year major concerns. Through programmes, workshops and everyday encounters, we hope to build on the character strengths of our students and strengthen their resilience as well as adaptive capacity. All these are essential elements for students to overcome adversities and strive for future success as well as a fulfilling life.