A memorial website for our beloved Miss Jenkins
A memorial website has been set up for our beloved former Headmistress Miss Evelyn G. Jenkins. You are invited to leave your tributes and share your stories with all of us who fondly remember her. You may also make a contribution to the photo, video or audio gallery.
Link to the memorial website of Miss Jenkins (Click)
Obituary - Miss Evelyn Griffin Jenkins
Dear alumni and friends of Ying Wa,
It is with great sadness to bring you the news of Evelyn Griffin Jenkins passing peacefully at the home of the elderly in Kent, U.K. on 12 September 2021. She was 91.
A graduate of the University of Oxford, Miss Jenkins joined Ying Wa in October 1956, teaching History, English and Scripture.
Certificate of Merit – JS History e-Reading Award Scheme 2021
Organized jointly by the Education Bureau, The University of Hong Kong and The e-Learning Development Laboratory from March to May, the Junior Secondary History e-Reading Award Scheme 2021 was an e-reading program with more than 100 secondary schools joining. Through reading on an e-learning platform, the program aims at promoting students’ interest in history under self-directed learning. The program can also foster a positive reading atmosphere and culture in school. 4 of our girls had outstanding performance and were awarded with Certificates of Merit.
List of Awardees (2020-2021)
Lau Hok Yau (3C), Ng Hoi Ying(3D), Shih Maan Chi (3D) and Ching Wing Yin (3E)
SA and Inter-house Election 2021-2022
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 “Heipathy” with the slogan “Adhere to ardency” while another group of 10 students formed the Inter-house cabinet “Fluorescence” with the slogan “Glow in the dark, shine in the night”. With a passion to serve, student leaders reminded their peers the Ying Wa traditions and encouraged them to develop their confidence and unleash their leadership potential, further uniting the spirits of both the SA and the five houses of Ying Wa.
Inauguration of Prefects 2021 & School Development Plan Introduction
The investiture of the 68 students elected as prefects for the school year 2021-2022 took place in the assembly on September 3. In the inauguration speech, the Head Prefect (5A Kwok Kam Yan) and the Deputy Head Prefect (5D Law Wai Chung Fiona) pledged on behalf of the Prefect Board to serve the school wholeheartedly and with a humble heart. Prefects are responsible for maintaining discipline in school to ensure an environment conducive to learning and developing positive values. The Good Class Scheme was introduced and classes are reminded to be punctual for lessons, to maintain good discipline and to keep the school campus clean.
Opening Service 2021
To begin the new school year 2021-2022, the Opening Service was held at Silcocks Hall on Sept 1. Our Principal, Mr Kwan Hon Cheung Francis, shared with teachers and students his thoughts about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the Paralympic Games. He encouraged students to be confident when facing challenges and develop a positive attitude towards learning with perseverance.
2020-21 Grantham Scholars of the Year Award
Lu Lok Yee (Secondary 6 graduate of 2019 - 2020) was awarded the 2020-21 Grantham Scholars of the Year by the Grantham Scholarships Fund Committee for her outstanding performance in her studies, extra-curricular activities and social services. A total of $10,000 was granted by the committee to each awardee in recognition of the good work on academic achievements and outstanding performance in different aspects.
IFTA Girls in Tech Hackathon
8 Computer Programming Team members from S4 to S6 participated in the IFTA Girls in Tech Hackathon held by the Institute of Financial Technologist of Asia and co-organized by the Microsoft Hong Kong and Hour of Code Hong Kong. The hackathon aimed at promoting and encouraging teenage girls’ innovation, enhancing the diversity and technological development of the innovation and technology industry, as well as cultivating young women’s vision and interest for artificial intelligence and innovative technology. A total of 58 students from 19 teams took part in the hackathon. Every team was required to build a chatbot according to the case scenario set by the organizer and perform certain functions.