Christmas Greetings from the Principal (2018)
Dear parents, alumnae and friends of Ying Wa,
Rejoice! Rejoice! Christmas is a time to love; it is a time to celebrate the good news of the birth of Jesus, who was God in flesh, coming to forgive our sins and give us eternal life. We hope our annual Christmas letter finds you well and we have some good news about our School Redevelopment Project to share with you. (Read more)
Ying Wa Girls' School
Macau Heritage Tour
A group of S5 History students organised a two-day-one-night student-centred tour (1-2 December 2018) to explore the history and heritage of Macau, including the sports culture, the development of Christianity and the role of Macau in modern Chinese history. Students took the initiatives to design the itinerary. With the guidance from the History Department, students developed a sense of ownership towards the search of history knowledge which further strengthened their learning, problem-solving and leadership skills.
Talk on Treasuring Life 2018
In the past few years, the Guidance Committee has been organising talks to instill students with the value of treasuring life. Life is a gift from the Lord and everyone is unique under His creation. On 30 November, Ms. Vivian Chiu from SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) delivered a talk with her lovely little dog, Sze Sze (詩詩) with the theme of “Embrace the Symphony of Life”. In the talk, Ms. Chiu shared a variety of ways to develop self-control over emotional distress. She also mentioned how human beings could learn from animals which always strive for the best to survive and never give up.
Sponsored Walk 2018
The annual Sponsored Walk has been a much cherished tradition of Ying Wa since the 1960s to celebrate the Thanksgiving Week in November. It is a healthy way for teachers and students to raise money for the community. Thanks to the ECA Committee, the Student Association and the Inter-house Committee, efforts were made to organise an opening ceremony to pray, sing hymns and do warm up exercise. Along the route to the peak, student helpers from the Discipline Committee, Red Cross and parent volunteers from the PTA stationed in different locations to ensure road safety for all participants. Blessed with clement weather, students and teachers were refreshed by indulging in the beautiful scenery and fresh air amid their hectic schedules.
Thanksgiving Service 2018
Our annual Thanksgiving Service was held on 23 November. On this special occasion, we were very honoured to have invited Pastor Sharon Balcombe-Lau as our guest speaker.
History Seminar by Professor Joseph TING Sun-pao
Professor Joseph TING Sun-pao, one of the most distinguished experts of Chinese and Hong Kong history and the former Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of History, has been the History and Heritage Education Consultant of Ying Wa since 2014. Thanks to the coordination of the Civic Education Committee and the History Department, a seminar was held in the afternoon assembly on 16th November. Professor Ting analysed the history of some prominent figures who were buried in Hong Kong in different cemeteries since the beginning of the colonial period, demonstrating the characteristic of the co-existence of different ethic cultures in local history. According to Professor Ting, these cemeteries in Hong Kong deserve a significant place in the world’s heri
Annual School Picnic (2018)
Not only was 9 November 2018 a sunny day, but it was also the long-awaited annual school picnic. Our girls were buzzing with excitement when they could finally enjoy a fun day out amid their hectic schedules. Students of different forms went to various places (Shek O – S1; Stanley Bay – S2; Hong Kong Disneyland – S3; Ocean Park – S4; Tai Au Mun – S5; Lamma Island – S6). It was indeed a day filled with fun and happiness.
Assembly Talk by Mrs Agnes KOON
In the morning assembly on 7th November, Mrs. Agnes KOON Woo Kam-oi (管胡金愛女士), an alumna of Ying Wa, was invited to deliver a talk on her career development in the insurance industry and social services in different public sectors. Mrs. Koon was the first female Chairperson of Hong Kong Federation of Insurers. In the assembly, Mrs. Koon shared her experiences of being involved in the growth of the Hong Kong insurance industry since the 1980s, especially on the development of different types of insurance products, such as insurance coverage over jewelry products and the attempts to help non-governmental organisations to buy insurance in lower costs etc. In Mrs.