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.
Online Elderly Community Service
With the joint efforts of Kwong Yam Care Home (香港華人基督教聯會廣蔭頣養院) and the Interact Club of YW, three groups of students from Secondary 3 to 5 organized several online sessions with the elderly who are residing in the care home in August. Due to the pandemic, they could only send gifts to the elderly without meeting them directly. Students came up with creative and exciting games and workshops in addition to singing for the elderly online. Through communication, students developed a deeper understanding towards the living environment of the care home.
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.
Summer STEM Workshops
Three STEM workshops, under the categories of robotics soccer, drone coding and Artificial Intelligence (AI) robotics car, were held from July 15 to 21 for the S1 to S3. Students had hands-on experience in assembling robots and learnt coding and AI technology. The activities raised students’ interest in STEM and allowed them to learn more about the new technology in a fun and enjoyable way.
Annual General Meeting 2021 (SA & Inter-house)
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the 72nd Student Association (Metanoia) and the 30th Inter-house Committee (Polaris) was held smoothly on July 12. Due to the pandemic, both Metanoia and Polaris had been working extremely hard throughout the whole year in order to fulfill their commitments by adjusting some events to the online mode. All activities could proceed smoothly with the unfailing support from teacher advisors. In the concluding remarks, our Principal, Mr Francis Kwan, not only praised their tremendous effort, but he also commended the audience for their well-thought questions. He further encouraged students to cherish every moment and to live out the spirit of “to serve but not to be served”.