Speech Day 2019 (Album 1)
The annual Speech Day was held on 9 July at the Silcocks Hall at the Robinson Road campus. Our Principal, Mr Kwan Hon-cheung Francis, welcomed parents and congratulated the graduates on their successful completion of their secondary school education. He was grateful for the unswerving support of Reverend Wu Ping Kit, the School Supervisor, who had served in Ying Wa for 27 years. Ms Lam Lai-bing Alison, an Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) manager and alumna, also delivered her words of encouragement to the graduates. Among the honourable guests was the Secretary for Education, Mr Yeung Yun-hung Kevin, JP.
The 2019 CINTEC Junior Programming Contest
The 2019 CINTEC Junior Programming Contest was organized by the Centre for Innovation and Technology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It aimed at enhancing the programming and problem-solving skills of Secondary One to Three students through a set of diversified and challenging tasks. Participants had to solve as many tasks as possible within an hour, demonstrating their ability in coding, testing and debugging, which are crucial in order to excel in programming contests. This year, our girls achieved remarkable results in the contest. Mak Cheuk Yin (3D) and Luo Elysia Songen (3E) won first-place while their teammate Hon Kit Ying Nikki (3C) received the third-place award.
Awards in the Dance World Cup 2019
The Dance World Cup is the leading international dancing event in which thousands of dancers from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. Three Ying Wa girls took part in the event and achieved outstanding results.
List of Awards
1. Ballroom Latin Junior Solo (Jive, Chacha, Rumba, Samba and Paso Doble) - Silver Chung Mo Ying (3E)
2. National & Folklore Junior Solo (In Search of Light) – 11th Place Chung Mo Ying (3E)
3. National & Folklore Junior Trio (Blush) – 8th Place Chung Mo Ying (3E), Cheung Wing Chun (3B), Chan Hei Yu Rachel (2C)
Students’ Day 2019
The Students’ Day of Ying Wa is an annual event that brings students together and aims to give students an opportunity to develop their leadership, problem-solving, business skills and creativity. This fun-filled day with lots of eye-opening events and cultural activities could not have been held successfully without the 70th Student Association, Nexus. Having “Odyssey” as the theme, Students’ Day aims to encourage students to accept new ideas and unleash their creativity. The day was brought to a climax when our teachers surprised everyone with their impressive singing and dance performances.
Mentorship Programme 2019 – Tea Gathering
To mark the 15th Anniversary of the Ying Wa Mentorship Programme on 29 June, the 2018-2019 Alumnae Association (AA) Mentorship Programme drew the curtains gracefully with a tea gathering for mentors and mentees at the Silcocks Hall. Through the mentor-mentee connections, mentors shared their professional knowledge and offered advice to students. Mentees could learn more about various job opportunities, pre-requisites and workplace culture, trends and prospects in established professions and start-up industries. The tea gathering was a beautiful fellowship and wonderful sharing. It is hoped that mentors and mentees would continue to treasure this precious experience and their special relationship in the years to come.
S5 Careers Conference 2019
The S5 Careers Conference is one of the major annual events of the Careers Committee. It is designed to give S5 students access to information and advice that will help them plan their tertiary study and career development. The event would not have been successful without the enthusiastic support of young graduates who volunteered to provide useful advice and recent updates, allowing students to have a clear vision of what to strive for in the future.
Heritage Tour to the Greater Bay Area (Zhongshan and Dongguan, China)
34 junior and senior form students took part in a 2-day heritage tour to Zhongshan and Dongguan, China. The trip was organised by the Civic Education Committee and the History Department with the theme on “Food Culture in the Greater Bay Area”. Students attended workshops in cooking traditional dishes in the Greater Bay Area which had great impacts in shaping Hong Kong’s food culture. The activity explored the continuity and interconnectedness of this intangible heritage across the Southern part of China. Not only did students have fun cooking traditional dishes, but they also experienced how rural life was like in Zhongshan.
Visiting Ethnic Minority Women
The Liberal Studies Department and the Global Exposure Committee organized an activity to visit the homes of 8 ethnic minority women. With the facilitation of CEDAR Fund (施達基金會), fifteen S4 students visited and interacted with a total of 8 ethnic minority women’s homes at Hoi Lai Estate on 27 June, 2019. Those women were either of Pakistani or Indian origin. Through casual chatting and interaction, students got to know the reasons why they came to Hong Kong, challenges they faced here and things they appreciated the most in Hong Kong. Not only was this visit an eye-opening experience, but it also allowed students to reflect on how blessed they were being able to grow up in Hong Kong.