Debating Competition Champion 2018
Our S4 team emerged as champions at the Hong Kong Secondary School Debating Competition (Standard Format) - Hong Kong and Kowloon Division 1 District Final – on 29 June 2018 while our S5 team also won their match in the Kowloon Senior Division 1 Enhanced Format Championship on 9 July 2018. The motion of the Term 2 Finals was this House believes that short term volunteering in developing countries by youth from developed regions is beneficial. Starting as novice debaters last September, the S4 team, coached by Ms Mandy Wong, has debated more experienced teams in this tournament, picking up useful skills on debating and learning more about local and global social issues. Not to be outdone, the S5 team coached by Ms Angel Hui, also strived their best to improve their results from last year and their effort finally paid off. The teams deserved praise not just because they won, but because they were willing to try and to learn from initial failure.
Riding on the success of the Spring Bazaar, Ying Wa threw open its doors to the public for the second time on 14 July 2018. This time it was for bidding farewell to Sham Shui Po, as the sixth and final year of our stay at this decanting campus drew to a close.
Alumnae, parents, teachers, students and friends of Ying Wa braved the rain for the big fundraising event. Thanks to the coordination of the Extra-curricular Activities Committee, the Student Association and the Inter-house Committee, chairladies of the five recent SAs teamed up with the incumbent one to host the opening ceremony. After the principal, Mr Francis Kwan's speech and the ribbon cutting ceremony by principals of neighbouring schools, our versatile dance teams, choirs and musicians shared the stage with other talented performers from Sham Shui Po, including Heep Wo Primary School, Ying Wa College, and Mr. Chan Kwok Cheung (陳國昌先生) a bagpiper residing in Sham Shui Po. In the torch-lit finale, teachers and their toddlers took to the stage to delight the audience with nursery favourites. Apart from the variety show, there were counters manned by the PTA and AA, student-run game booths, food stalls and bargain zones for a thrilling afternoon. Such a memorable day will never be forgotten in the YW family.
Distinguished guests including representatives from the Education Bureau, School Council, School Redevelopment Committee, parents and alumnae joined principals, teachers and students to witness a milestone in the history of Ying Wa Girls' School, the Topping-out Ceremony at its Robinson Road campus on 24th March 2018.
Professor Chiu Lai-har Rebecca, Chairlady of the School Redevelopment Steering Committee, spoke about the grace of God steering them through many an unforeseen challenge during the four stages of their mission, from envisioning a new school on its historic grounds to securing authorization from various governmental bodies, and from construction to funding matters.
Sharing the joy on the project's completion was Principal, Mr. Kwan Hon-cheung Francis, who thanked everyone who has been supporting the project, and reaffirmed his school's commitment to following in the footsteps of Christ, 'To serve, but not to be served'.
The completion of the final roof at this site marked the end of a decade-long dream to transform the colonial school into a school of the future. On the grounds of its state-of-the-art campus is a small hexagonal cottage which housed the first kindergarten in Hong Kong back in 1926. The decision to preserve this structure embodies the school's policy of 'Revisiting its past; connecting to the future'.
“STEM Challenge” – Best Performing Team Award
Six S3 students from the Aerial Photography and Technology Team participated in a STEM competition called “Community Connect – STEM Challenge”. It was held by MTR and Junior Achievement Hong Kong. Our team won the Best Performing Team Award and was offered the opportunity to visit MTR Corporation’s operations in Sweden in Summer 2018.
List of Awardees (Best Performing Team Award): Lee Chau Yee (3A), Liu Tsz Lok Dorcas (3A), Tse Yuen Shan (3A), Lam Hiu Yu (3C), Tai Cheuk Wing (3C), Au Tsz Ching (3D)
Brick Campaign 2.0
News & Events
Christmas Greetings from the Principal (2018)
Macau Heritage Tour
Talk on Treasuring Life 2018
Sponsored Walk 2018
Thanksgiving Service 2018
History Seminar by Professor Joseph TING Sun-pao
Annual School Picnic (2018)
Assembly Talk by Mrs Agnes KOON
PTA Annual General Meeting 2018
Career Talk by Hok Yau Club
Talk by Dr. Joyce Samoutou-Wong (New Sight Congo)
STEM Contest – Spaghetti Bridge
Latest Building Progress
While the School has been working very hard over the past years towards returning to our home site by the target date, the difficult conditions on the building site have posed immense challenges to our construction team. Nonetheless, we have tried our best efforts to ensure that each problem was solved with the best contemplated solution.
At the moment, the good news is that all piling works, one of our last hurdles, have been completed, and the superstructure works in the main campus (Robinson Road) are in full swing while that of the extended campus on Breezy Path is already done.
The School expects to start operating in the new campus in the first quarter of 2019.View Details