Equipping students to face future challenges in the scientific and technological areas, the school has been promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for a few years in order to nurture students’ innovation and creativity. Since September 2018, STEM has been implemented in the curriculum of S1 and S2 so that students have opportunities to have hands-on and minds-on learning experiences. As students are encouraged to integrate and apply knowledge and skills across the STEM-related disciplines, their collaboration and problem-solving skills are further strengthened. For instance, they are able to tackle daily life problems with practical solutions and innovative design of Smart Home, Internet of Things (IOT), Artificial Intelligent (AI) and 3D printing.
The Self-access Centre allows students to borrow from their extensive collection of DVDs and VCDs in a bid to promote cultures, such as film and Chinese music culture, amongst students. It also holds activities which enrich and bring joy to students’ school life including events such as Film AppreciAction, Chinese music performance in the Ying Wa Good Show and the Chinese Relay Writing Competition (接龍小說).
Ying Wa Good Show
Ying Wa Good Show is designed exclusively for Ying Wa girls to display their talents and perform under the spotlight. It takes place during lunchtime, usually at the Steps of Faith (信心天階) where those on the steps and the upper floors can enjoy a bird’s eye view, a unique feature of our Robinson Road Campus. Members of different groups and teams perform dances, sing, speak verses and stage mini plays, including the proud productions of Relay Writing competition winners. Their performances have never let anyone down. Certainly Ying Wa Good Show offers afternoon delights on the campus. Performers can also hone their skills and gain confidence from the cheers of enthusiastic onlookers.
The Extra-curricular Activities Committee helps students discover their interests, develop their potential and sharpen their skills to bring about an all-rounded education. To enrich school life and learning, the committee coordinates activities organised by various student bodies, namely the Student Association, the Inter-house Committee, school teams, clubs and societies. Other learning experiences are also provided to offer opportunities for students’ personal development and leadership training.
To foster students’ awareness of social issues, student leaders started writing posts on current affairs on their Instagram pages last year. Students can express their views and voice their opinions freely. The committee wishes to equip Ying Wa girls with analytical power and international awareness so as to nourish their social responsibility as global citizens.
Every year, graduating classes share bittersweet memories of their school life and bid farewell to their alma mater during the Farewell Assembly. Through videos, songs and loving words, the girls express their heartfelt gratitude towards teachers and schoolmates for their support.
Christmas Variety Show
Christmas, being a time to remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, is one of the most joyous occasions of the year. In the highly anticipated Christmas Variety Show, the Student Association, in collaboration with the Inter-house Committee, the Rope-skipping Team, the Dance Team, teachers and other groups, produced Aladdin, a reimagined play. The intense dance battle staged by student leaders and the rhythmic drum sounds played by the energetic members of the Chinese Drum Team from Ying Wa Primary School further brought the Variety Show to its climax.
The Students’ Day of Ying Wa is a fun-filled event held annually that brings students together. It aims to give an opportunity for students to develop their leadership, problem-solving, business skills and creativity. In recently years, the Student Association has been organising a lot of eye-opening events and cultural activities to encourage schoolmates to accept new ideas and unleash their creativity. The day is always brought to a climax when our teachers surprise everyone with their impressive singing and dance performances. This end-of-term activity blends in elements of fun fairs and carnivals, and has always brought laughter and joy to students.
Campus TV Team
The Campus TV Team assists in the production of video footage of all kinds of performances, shows and talks held in the auditorium such as the performance of Phantom of the Opera by a professional alumnus artist in December 2019. The team also helps keep record of various school activities and events such as the Sponsored Walk, Sports Day, Students’ Day and Heritage Walk led by Dr Ting Sun Pao Joseph. The assistants record different scenes of the event as well as interview participants. Last year, the team worked on various projects which included shooting videos of different venues, such as the Art Room and Geography Room, in the new campus.