SA, Inter-house and Appointed Post Inauguration Ceremony (2019)
The inauguration ceremony of the 71st Student Association (SA), the 29th Inter-house Committee and all appointed posts, namely the Guidance Committee, Careers Committee, Civic Education Committee, Library, Student-access Centre, Stage Technology Team, Student Health Unit, Alumnae Association, Campus TV Team and Learning Ambassadors, was held in the morning assembly on 2 October. Student leaders took the oath to serve the school with faith, diligence and concerted efforts.
SA and Inter-house Leadership Training Camp 2019
All members of the Student Association and Inter-house Committee (Voca and Tetris) attended a 3-day leadership training camp from 27 to 29 September 2019. Led by experienced social workers and teachers, student leaders participated in canoeing, city tracing and other team building and confidence building activities, such as backwoods cooking, abseiling, climbing a pamper pole and much more. The camp provided physically and emotionally challenging activities for our young leaders to reflect and solve problems collaboratively so that they could be fully equipped to serve the school and their schoolmates.
SA and Inter-house Election 2019-2020
It is a noble tradition of Ying Wa to provide a platform for students to develop their potential to serve the school and become student leaders. This year a group of 19 enthusiastic students formed the Student Association (SA) cabinet “Voca” with the slogan “Speak to Soar” while another group of 10 students formed the Inter-house cabinet “Tetris” with the slogan “Treasure for a Brighter Shine”. With the passion to serve, these student leaders reminded their peers the Ying Wa traditions and encouraged them to get out of their comfort zone to unleash their leadership potential, further uniting the spirits of both the SA and the five houses of Ying Wa.
Inauguration of Prefects 2019
The investiture of the 69 students elected as prefects for the school year 2019-2020 took place in the morning assembly on 4 September. In the inauguration speech, the Head Prefect and the Deputy Head Prefect pledged on behalf of the Prefect Board to serve the school with a humble heart. Prefects are responsible for maintaining discipline in school to ensure an environment conducive to learning. The Good Class Scheme was introduced and classes are reminded to be punctual for lessons, to maintain good discipline, to read more extensively and to keep the school campus clean.
Opening Service 2019
To begin the new school year 2019-2020, the Opening Service was held at Silcocks Hall on 2 September. Our Principal, Mr Kwan, shared with teachers and students his summer trip to the United Kingdom to visit Miss Evelyn Jenkins, our former Principal from 1967 to 1972. He also updated students and teachers the progress of the Breezy Path Campus and ended the Service with hymns and prayers, wishing Hong Kong strength and courage in overcoming all the difficulties and challenges ahead.
Service Tour to Sichuan (Red Cross)
Six students from the Hong Kong Red Cross Youth Unit 11 joined a service tour from 21st – 27th August 2019 to Sichuan. The trip aimed at visiting the elderly and youth who had survived the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. In the tour, participants interviewed the locals in order to have more comprehensive understanding towards the recovery of Sichuan and the connection established between Hong Kong and Sichuan since the earthquake. The tour was fruitful as students could also learn the culture and tradition of Sichuan through workshops such as local dance, musical instruments and painting etc.
CUHK Jockey Club Children Eye Care Programme
Nineteen S4 - 6 girls volunteered in a meaningful programme on 3 Aug by assisting some children, aged 4 to 6, to take comprehensive eye tests. This CUHK (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) project (2018-21), funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (JC), is a scheme that aims at safeguarding the eye health of all primary school students. Our alumna-eye specialist, Dr Emily WONG, is also a volunteer of the Programme.
Prize Presentation Ceremony & End-of-term Service 2019
The Prize Presentation Ceremony was held on 15 July. Many awards and certificates were given out to students in recognition of their accomplishments in both academic pursuits and other activities throughout the year.
The school term drew to a close on 17 July with the End-of-Term Service held in the morning. Our principal, Mr Kwan Hon-cheung Francis, delivered an invigorating speech on the performance of three distinguished S6 graduates in different aspects. He urged all Ying Wa girls to remain humble at heart when striving for the best and embrace the core values of Ying Wa.