2 June 2022

Dear Parents and Students,

We would like to thank Mr. Wong Kam-sing GBS, JP, the Secretary of the Environment Bureau of the HKSAR, for being our Guest of Honour in the Graduation Ceremony on May 27. The ceremony was successfully held with a warm and touching atmosphere. We firmly believe that the students will uphold the spirit of the school motto "Love, Integrity, Purity and Perseverance" to develop a prosperous life.

Mr. Wong encouraged students to be brave in developing their talents and discovering their strengths. Nowadays, many women make outstanding performances and contributions to society. He believes our students can strive for their best. In addition, Mr. Wong used our school name ‘POOITO’ to walk through environmental conservation in our lives, which is important to build a sustainable environment. ‘P’ from ‘POOITO’ means Planet, for which we have to cherish the resources. ‘I’ stands for Ill-use, preventing the misuse of resources. ‘T’ is for Transport, meaning we have to be aware of the serious pollution that transport emits. To tackle these, we have to walk through the three ‘O’s, i.e. the three zeros from ‘POOITO’, which are ‘Zero carbon, Zero waste and Zero emissions’. This creative green-style acronym of ‘POOITO’ enriches our original school missions which are providing bilingual education, promoting Christian values and offering other learning experiences.

As early as December 2015, countries pledged to the "Paris Agreement" to control the rise in the global average temperature and achieve the global carbon neutrality goal from 2050 to 2100, which is carbon emissions and carbon reductions offsetting each other, reaching net zero carbon emissions. Countries need to set carbon emission reduction targets. Our country is also striving to have peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. This is a giant goal, that in order to be achieved needs all citizens, including our Pooi To girls, to work together.

The school also actively encourages students to be aware of environmental protection. Not only has the school-based environmental conservation policy been implemented since 2017/18, but also we are participating in the ‘Solar Harvest - Solar Energy Support Scheme’. Under the scheme, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department provides a one-stop service and goes through the entire process of solar energy generation system installation including technical assessments, drawing up a design of solar energy generation systems, procuring equipment, installing solar energy generation systems and conducting system testing, so as to facilitate the school’s application for Feed-in Tariff (FiT) applications to the power companies. Let’s achieve ‘Zero carbon, Zero waste and Zero emissions’ together.

Best regards,
Constance Cheung

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
(Isaiah 41:10)