30 November 2020
Dear Parents and Students,
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
Following the outbreak of an upper respiratory tract infection in November, more than 100 schools suspended classes. It was announced that face-to-face classes would be suspended from November 23 to December 6 for primary one to three students, and individual secondary schools were also suspended for 14 days due to influenza or coronavirus cases. Due to a dancing cluster, COVID-19 has broken out again and spread across many campuses. Many schools have found that teachers and students or parents of students have been diagnosed. The fourth wave of the epidemic is looming, and as a result the Education Bureau has decided to suspend face-to-face classes and school activities in all schools from December 2 until the Christmas holiday begins. They will have Zoom lessons from December 2 until further notice.
Our teaching team has made preparations for the online classes. In this era of the new normal, we will approach this challenge with a positive attitude, overcome the difficulties put in front of us and ensure that our students have the opportunity to continue learning without any reservation. The details for online teaching can be found on the following pages for your reference.
In November, an external school review was conducted at our school. Thank God for protecting teachers and students from being infected by the epidemic, leaving them fully able to demonstrate our strengths in moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic, and spiritual education. The students’ attentiveness in class, willingness to engage in learning, great communication skills, interaction with teachers, active participation in classroom activities, demonstration of critical thinking skills and ability to show learning outcomes was greatly appreciated by the team.
Another facet that was appreciated by the team was our students’ character. The students showed they are with pure character by being respectful, obedient, polite, friendly, willing to take initiative, willing to mix well with others, and also having a simple and presentable appearance along with a good teacher-student relationship. Something else that was mentioned is the willingness to build a harmonious campus. Our students cherish campus life and have a sense of belonging to the school. The elder sisters are willing to serve and care for the younger sisters, and student leaders show confidence with leadership skills, set a good example as role models and share their experiences with their younger sisters. In addition, students actively participate in internal and external school activities, and the results are encouraging. The team also feels that parents are enthusiastic about supporting the school and actively participate in school activities and parent talks. The PTA, as a bridge between the school and the parents, plays an important role in linking home-school cooperation.
Regardless of the trials we face, our teachers, students and parents walk hand in hand. We know that each trial strengthens our faith, and we are blessed that God gives us great joy after each trial. Although we are challenged by one wave after another, we firmly believe in God and that He is in control. He is our support, our protection, our shield and our Saviour. God has promised us that He is at the helm.