It has been two months since the commence of the school year. Students have got used to and enjoy the loving and caring school life. Do you still remember that I shared the harsh training that the Olympians had gone through before they participated in the Tokyo Olympic Games? As the saying goes, success is not a random act. Athletes not only devote themselves to sports whilst trying their very best but also at being prevalent and determined. They never give up when they come across any difficulties and obstacles. Success is a long-term effort with persistence, determination and the fighting spirit of “strengthening oneself without stopping” to reach the goal.
Then how can we practise the fighting spirit of “strengthening oneself without stopping”? Do you know Nick Vujicic? Although he was born without arms and legs, he did not give up on himself. Nick swims, rides a horse and plays football just as others do. He demonstrates the courage of life. As Nick Vujicic said, “I will try 100 times to get up, and maybe I will fail 100 times. If I fail and give up, will I ever get up? No! I’ll try again and again and again. But I want to tell you, it’s not the end”, we should never give up easily.” His boldness reveals his faith in God. As he said, “I know for certain that God does not make mistakes, but he does make miracles. I am one. You are, too.” Nick Vujicic’s story touches our hearts and reminds us that we are a miracle created by God. Everyone is unique in their way.
Our school is committed to providing students with various learning experiences so that they can have a balanced development. They provide a variety of learning experiences in different topics and areas which aim to enable students to fulfill their potential and demonstrate their positive attributes. We also offer different extra-curriculum activities and competitions to engage students in fostering their all-rounded development. Moreover, students can be elected to become class monitors, leaders, subject helpers or prefects in order to strengthen their sense of responsibility, confidence and increasing their sense of belonging. Learning does not only take place in the lessons but happens in every moment of life. We can learn through the little things in life. There are small things hidden in life for us to explore and discover. Take shopping in the supermarket as an example. When you go to the supermarket, have you noticed the signs with both Chinese and English explanations? When you travel on the MTR, have you paid attention to the announcement in different languages? Knowledge is gained little by little. We can fully utilize a half-day school day to revise at home. We should not waste it on playing computer games but cherish the precious learning time.
The first summative assessment including P.6 assessment will be carried out in late November. Students, work hard and revise more to prepare for the assessment. You should strive to achieve your best and to take part in the test seriously with determination. Try to change the difficulties you may encounter into your motivation in order to improve and success will be just around the corner. Apart from working hard, please remember that success is not about comparison with other people, but constantly urging ourselves to study hard and never stop learning. As the Bible says, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (II Corinthians 9:6). Little by little, never ignore every improvement as every small step will lead us to the road to success.
Thanks to the support from our parents, that actively participated in both the Parents and Teachers Joining Hands and the talk “Preparing Children for Secondary School Selection”. I would like to express my gratitude to our parent volunteers for their support in our school activities. Your involvement shows the importance of home-school cooperation. Regarding the COVID 19 outbreak and its prevention measures, School Sports Day and Picnic Day have been cancelled. We will continue to monitor the situations under the influence of the pandemic. As the Bible says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). Let us continue to cooperate and nurture our students. As “whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid” (Proverbs 12:1), we wish our students all behave well, love learning and grow in the grace of the Lord.
Chiu Kit Wa