Dear parents and students,
Although the epidemic is not yet over, all students can now go back to school after all the people are trying their best to fight the virus together. It is shameful that all our students can go back to school for half day only and they are not allowed to have any extra-curricular activities in the afternoon. We hope the pandemic is gone soon and our lives can get back to normal. The school hired specialist disinfection services again to carry out comprehensive disinfection for each room for the preparation of the new school academic year starts. Students will be learning in a safe and clean environment.
On the first of September, the school starts, and I am so glad to welcome all the students to come back to school at the school gate. Also, it is precious moment to talk to parents. I am thankful for all the parents who always shows their support and care to school.
There are a lot of ‘programs’ in September. The school promotion plays an important role. There is a sharing session to the parents from different kindergartens on 4th September 2021. I will share our school mission and vision which will let parents have a clear picture of LTY. I am so happy that parents gave us applauses. Some parents came towards to me and asked about our school. They got the pamphlets for Open Day as they told me they want to visit our school.
Open Day is held on 11th September 2021 which is called ‘Invigorate LTY’. Besides the kindergarten students and their parents, our P.1 and P.2 students and parents are also invited. It is because there are plentiful activities provided to students to attempt. Parents and students from kindergartens will visit to a classroom to know about the characteristics of the pedagogical approaches our school apply. I wish to let them understand the rationale of our mission and vision – caring for our students and supporting our parents.
In the playground, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking and Balance Bike have been arranged which has been incorporated into our PE curriculum since last year. When the students saw the Stand-up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking, they are so excited. They put on quicky the life jacket and have an attempt. For the lower form students, they enjoy riding the Balance Bike and we plan to incorporate into our curriculum this year in the second term. All these trendy sports can make our PE curriculum more diverse and interesting. Students who like doing sports, I believe they also love to attempt and face new challenges. We are ready to help our students set a platform for them to show their talents.
In the computer room on the ground floor, Some STEM products are shown. Across the curriculum is also shown as the computer and PE are merged to train students’ reaction and agility. Also, some English online games are ready for students to learn through playing which can enhance students’ learning interest in English.
In the Visual Art room, teachers tell stories about emotion. Then they teach students how to make a ‘Happy Bear Jar’ that makes parents and students relaxed and enjoy the moment.
In the English room, it is the climax among all the activities because it relates to our School Development. Our lovely NET teacher Ms. Ruth and ELTA Mr. Joe wear special costumes to kick off the show. Then a leather-silhouette show is incorporated with special effects which activate your different senses. It is highly appreciated by the parents and students. It is boisterous in this Open Day. I want to give credit to all the teachers who spent lot of times to do the preparation.
I go to Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre on 12th September, 2021 to watch an English drama called ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. The story is written by William Shakespeare who is a well-know poet around the world. However, this is an adapted version and lot of students from secondary and primary schools are invited to do this performance. 5A Christopher YU Yat Ho takes two rounds of interview for the casting and he becomes the successful candidate. He gets on of the important roles called Demetrius. We are so glad that he gets the Champion in the Posters Competition which becomes the cover of the brochure. He really spends a lot of time for this performance. He needs to travel a lot from New Territories to Hong Kong Island for the rehearsal and the performance. It is mid-night when they go back home, and he needs to go back to school next morning. His determination and perseverance are highly appreciated. More importantly, I am touched that his parents give him lot of supports with their unconditional love. For providing him various of learning opportunities, his parents do not have any complaints and just keep on helping me actualize what he wants to be. Thank you so much for your contribution and persistence.
An inauguration ceremony for the Prefect and Monitors/Monitress was held on 17th and 24th September, 2021. Being a perfect or monitor should be cultivated for the responsibility and serving to others. I wish students who were selected to be the prefect or monitor should try your best to work it out and treasure the opportunity to serve others.
當天，我檢查全校每位同學的手冊，手冊乃身份證明的文件， 同學們應該妥善保存和運用。新一年新開始，所謂「好的開始，是成功的一半。」 希望同學們今年從手冊開始，用心去寫，努力讀書，爭取好成績。
I check every single handbook of each student at the same day. Handbook is such an important document that proves your identity. All the students should keep them well. There is a motto – ‘Well begun is half done.’ I hope all the student starts from the new handbook and try your best to read more books, to write neatly and study hard for getting good result for own.
While we are working so hard, some VA teachers want to get improved. Therefore, a class of ceramic art is held for the VA teachers to have deep understanding of making different ceramic pottery and porcelain. They have more confidence when they are going to teacher students how to make ceramic potteries.
The school becomes hustle and bustle again on 15th September, 2021. The track and field team starts the training for the Interschool competition. They will keep on training until the end of the competition.
At the end of August, a Mindfulness Workshop was held for teachers. We all enjoy a lot. On Saturday, 25th September, 2021 a similar workshop is held for parents to let them learn how to calm down themselves. More importantly, it can help us not to be leaded by the negative feeling and emotion. This workshop will be arranged to our students. The school wish teachers and parents can help their children face the negative emotion and they have the same topic to talk to.
Saturday, 25th September, 2021, Ms. Angela Chan accompanies with some students to join the flag-raising competition which is held by Endeavour Education Centre Limited. Our flag-raising team gets the first runner-up. Congratulations! Thank you very much for Ms. Chan and flag-raising teammates’ contribution.
My dear students in Mainland, we have not met for a long time, and we miss all of you a lot. We wish to meet all of you as soon as possible. I will try to arrange more opportunities to communicate with all of you. In mid-September, I had English lessons with 5D students for two days. I saw them work very hard and it makes me not worry too much. The school will keep on arranging different activities and courses for us to keep contact in different channels.
Chan Chun Wah, Fred