Sharing by Civic Education Assistants (FFPT 2019)
First Floor Plain Talk (FFPT) is a tradition of Ying Wa to provide a platform for students to express their opinions openly. Five secondary 5 Civic Education Assistants came up with the topic “The old and the new, which one is better?” and shared their thoughts in English during the morning assembly on 30 Oct 2019. They discussed the topic under four major themes, the school, Hong Kong, life and technology. Not only did the assembly serve as a platform for student leaders to train their speaking skills, but it also helped students reflect on the core values of Ying Wa, Hong Kong and the world as well as the importance to embrace challenges.
Visual Art Tour to Beijing
Ten students of Visual Arts from Secondary Four and Five participated in the Education Bureau’s Mainland Exchange Programme to Beijing from 23 to 26 October 2019. The students explored the school life of local students in the Beijing Film Academy and attended a xiqu (Chinese opera) lesson in a middle school affiliated to the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts. They also visited various heritage sites, such as the Prince Gong’s Palace, hutongs (the atmospheric narrow alleyways of Beijing, representing the traditional life in the Chinese capital) and the Beijing Capital Museum etc.
Sharing by Senior Geography Students
Three secondary 5 geography students participated in the Young Ambassadors for Geo-conservation Training Programme (青年地質保育大使). They attended a number of workshops and fieldtrips in summer 2019, learning various geo-conservation theories, geo-tourism and geo-tour leading techniques. They put what they had learned into practice by promoting geo-conservation during the school assembly on 23 October 2019. Having invited 3 more secondary 5 geography students to join the sharing session, the team discussed the importance of striking a balance between environmental conservation and urban development.
Achievements of Students with Academic Excellence (2019)
Yu Chu Lam Scholarship (庾柱林獎學金) was launched in Ying Wa to encourage S6 students to strive for academic excellence. Two Secondary Six Graduates (2018-2019), LO Wing-sum Amy and NG Sum-yin, were awarded the scholarship with $10,000 each to recognise their efforts and outstanding results in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) 2019. Amy and Sum-yin attained Level 5** in five subjects and four subjects respectively.
At tertiary level, Amy was also awarded a total of $50,000 in the Kunkle and Pommerenke Admission Scholarship and the Chung Chi Scholarship offered by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, recognising her academic excellence in the Faculty of Medicine in 2019.
Lim Tian Xin – Second Runner-up in Hunger Run
Hunger Run is an annual charity calorie drive running event of the social enterprise, Foodsport. LIM Tian Xin of 6E won the second runner-up in the 4-km running race under the junior women category. A total number of 8 teachers and students joined 2-km or 4-km race under different age categories.
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.
Heritage Tour to Zhongshan and Zhuhai
A two-day heritage tour (21-22/9/2019) to Zhongshan and Zhuhai was organised by the History and Chinese History Departments for 29 Secondary Four and Five students, aiming at exploring the history of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and other prominent figures who made significant contributions to China’s modernisation. Both students and teachers were able to have an in-depth understanding of how the Chinese comprador class and the Chinese students who returned from abroad influenced the political and socio-economic developments in modern Chinese history.
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.