We believe that character education can be achieved through experience. As teachers, we are continuously trying our best to create experiences for our students. Therefore, our school participated in the ‘Sing Out’ character education musical project sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
Despite the fact that the original plan of physical training was disrupted by the pandemic, thirteen S4 and S5 students from our school were selected to take part in online courses and short film performances. The learning outcomes are presented in the form of a short musical film.
The project aims to develop our students’ ‘four Ds’, namely ‘Dedication’, ‘Discipline’, Self-Discovery’ and ‘Delight’. Participating students have been fully involved in the musical theatre training and have been meticulous in their practice and performance. Besides, students’ discipline has been cultivated through team activities. While experiencing failures and frustrations during the training, students are able to discover and understand themselves more. Without any doubt, having a chance to meet like-minded friends and accomplish the tasks together successfully brings them a lot of joy. Upon completion of the project, all students agreed that the musical theatre training was definitely an unforgettable experience.
In the wish to lay a more solid foundation for the junior primary students and for them to have a smoother and orderly transition to the “self-regulated learning” mode operated in the senior primary and junior secondary levels, our teachers have tailor-made a programme called “DEAR” for our primary one students. We believe that if we can establish a DAILY reading habit for our children at the beginning stage of learning, it will help them develop the spirit of EXPLORATION. Meanwhile, we value children’s learning experiences, hoping that ACHIEVEMENT will come along step by step as they make REFLECTION on their experiences.
This is how we came to name our programme "DEAR", which means becoming "what we cherish". We hope that our children, just as seedlings, will grow up and develop their full potential under the advantages of "through-train" education.
可譽派出兩隊分別由中五及中六同學組成的車隊──「Mobius」及「Sun Idea」，參加中學新能源電動車設計挑戰賽。「Sun Idea」獲得最佳能源效益獎冠軍，「Mobius」則獲得最佳團體服裝設計獎季軍，成績十分理想。
「Sun Idea」隊員第二次參與這個比賽，隊員們希望能發展出更有效率、更先進的太陽能車，於是決定再次參加比賽，改良車輛的不足之處。經過多次的失敗和試驗，「Sun Idea」最終獲得成功。
“Mobius” and “Sun Idea”, two teams composed of Ho Yu Secondary 5 and 6 students respectively have achieved amazing results in Youth New Energy Electric Vehicle Design Competition, with the former team winning the 2nd runner up for the Best Team Costume Design Award and the latter team winning the champion for the Best Energy Efficiency Award.
Every part of the two solar-powered vehicles was assembled by the students with their own hands. It has taken the “Mobius” team around four months to produce the solar-powered vehicle. They are very proud of their achievements that stemmed from their excellent division of work according to individual talents of the team members.
The “Sun Idea” team decided to take part in the competition for the second time because the team hoped to develop a more efficient and advanced solar-powered vehicle. After many trials and failures, the team has finally succeeded in the competition by improving on the shortcomings of their previous design.
Striving for the same goal and the time spent together in the physics room to prepare for the competition has created unforgettable memories and enriching experiences for all the team members. The hard work of our students has finally been rewarded.
The scholarship encourages adolescents from diverse backgrounds to overcome their own difficulties and work diligently to pursue their dreams and equip themselves with knowledge. With the spirit of exerting oneself when facing difficulties, Choi Sin Yu from S5B won the scholarship under the open category for secondary school students.
Growing up with a complex family background, Sin Yu has experienced many adversities in her life. Sin Yu in her young age chooses to confront misfortunes with her positive attitude and breaking through the predicaments to pursue the life she wants. Sin Yu believes that, “we can’t choose where we come from, but we can learn to accept it and find our happiness within.”
Many people eventually remain stagnant as they hesitate when encountering difficulties. However, Sin Yu’s experience has shown us how setbacks can also hone our will and help us scale new heights. Sin Yu is very grateful for having a different experience as compared to others which in turn motivates her to face challenges. The experiences have enriched her life and allowed her to grow and develop. In the future, Sin Yu wishes to become a teacher to nurture the new generation of our society. We believe her optimistic attitude can make her a good and dedicated teacher for sure!
The 2nd Hi-Five Engagement Award Scheme organized by Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service jointly with the Education Bureau and the Education University of Hong Kong has been successfully concluded. The scheme aims at encouraging schools to cultivate a positive school culture that cherishes connection, thereby allowing students to build a sense of commitment and responsibility in the campus with sufficient care from the school.
We feel honoured to have won the Innovation Award in 2019-2020, in addition to the Action Award won in the previous year in recognition of our creative and effective plan of building connections. We will keep working hard to design a variety of programmes for Ho Yu students to provide them with diverse learning opportunities. We will also actively build an inclusive culture that strengthens students’ mentality.
The National Essay Writing Competition has been very popular with more than 10 million secondary school participants nationwide every year. In the year before last, among nearly 60,000 student participants in Hong Kong, only a hundred of them were shortlisted to the next round of the competition. In the year 2019-2020, Yau Sze Ho from S2C, won the Silver Prize in the Junior Section in Hong Kong Region of the competition for his work “If I were a Fish”, being one of the top 30 junior secondary students who produced the best writing in Hong Kong.
Sze Ho, in his work, imagined that he became a fish who walked across the land in search for a way to survive, rebelling against its desperate predicament. Faced with its homeland being polluted by humans, the fish had no way to go. The fish thought of heading to the desolate desert as its final destination, eventually leading the fish to die in the sand. Sze Ho speaks to the readers as a fish, who was fooled by its fate despite its brave resistance, giving the readers great inspiration.
“If I were a Fish” shows Sze Ho’s care for the underprivileged groups. Through his writing talent, we hope that Sze Ho keeps spreading his love in the world.
The goal of this scholarship is to encourage students who struggle with adversity to maintain positive values and attitudes towards life. Three students in our school won the scholarship, namely Ho Ka Yi in S4C, Yu Wing Ki in S4C and Zhou Junhui in S4C. Congratulations to all of them for their efforts!
S4C Zhou Junhui
Junhui’s academic results were not good in S1. He was transferred to many different schools because of various family reasons, and had to face many obstacles during his learning process. However, he bravely sought the help of teachers and classmates around him, and never gave up. This scholarship serves as a great encouragement for his efforts and hard work. His dream is to study chemistry at university. You will make it Junhui!
S4C Ho Ka Yi
Ka Yi has performed in different musicals over the past 4 years. She also participated in the Muse Up musical training at the Chung Ying Theatre Company. Her dream is to run a coffee shop with her friends in the future. She hopes that customers can enjoy delicious cakes while working or resting. For her, this award is less a reward for her excellent performance and more as encouragement to continue to work hard.
S4C Yu Wing Ki
In addition to making friends at school, Wing Ki also participates in joint school activities to expand her social circle. She is a goal-oriented person. Her short-term goals are to achieve good results in DSE and successfully enter university. Her long-term goals are to establish her own company and to teach in a third world country. She believes that teachers can use their own lives to influence those of others and guide them to be kind.
How can we teach children to "cherish life"? How to make children understand that ‘life is precious’? How to let children ‘cherish food’ from the heart? Traditional education can no longer satisfy children in today's society. Our school has designed a life education course named "JOY Planting Life" which lasted for three weeks. This was our lively and fun personal experience in the "Yu Garden": turn the soil, plant seedlings, water, fertilize, and harvest. As a result, students realized the meaning of life.
Life education is like intensive cultivation in the heart of a child. There is no shortcut in the process. It requires patient irrigation to make the "seedlings" thrive.
Dressed in colourful, dazzling Zhuang costumes and carrying a jingling floral basket, a group of our primary school girls competed in The 56th Schools Dance Festival on 19th January, 2020. After ample training and practice, they performed brilliantly and made their parents proud. Honourably, the dance finally helped the team earn the Highly Commended Award.
During the competition, the whole team was calm enough to handle an unexpected accident. A P.5 member, Wong Tin Yuet, recalled, “When the music suddenly stopped, we were not nervous, but plucked up our courage to continue until the end of our dance. Finally, we were overjoyed with the result.”
Every member in the team gained an invaluable experience. They learnt that, only if everyone bears the same responsibility and works towards the same goal, their sweat is never shed in vain.
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of The People’s Republic of China, New Territories School Heads Association organized a Chinese essay writing competition. We are pleased to announce that our P.6 student, Wang Yao, has won second place in the Primary Section.
Hong Kong is our beloved home. What can we symbolize it with? Wang Yao thought of ‘neon lights’ when she thought of Hong Kong. Neon lights are a shining example of Hong Kong’s heritage though it is gradually disappearing in the city. In her essay, she desired to place the neon lights onto China's Tiangong-2, a prototype of a space station, and take them back at the 80th Anniversary. This, she believed, should make the history more remarkable and meaningful.
As a Hongkonger, Wang Yao recognizes the importance of the cultural heritage and feels responsible for preserving it as far as she can. She hopes that by writing about the relationship between neon lights and Hong Kong, she can help raise people’s awareness and promote the need of preservation to the public.