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26 Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’
In order to enhance students’ interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for further studies and to strengthen their abilities to integrate and apply knowledge and skills, students were arranged to participate in the “STEM Education Conference-cum-Carnival ”, organized by The Education University of Hong Kong held on 16-17 December 2016. This event is one of a series of major events organized by the EdUHK to promote STEM education in the school sector. It aims to provide a platform for school leaders, curriculum developers, teachers, teacher educators and other stakeholders to share their ideas and experiences of organizing STEM learning activities. It also offers opportunities for students to share their previous learning outcomes on STEM and experience new STEM ideas in exciting ways. The focus of this event is to present a wide range of inspiring ideas for integrating STEM education into the school formal and informal curriculum and to explore the ways forward in promoting STEM education in the territory.
The Study Tour and Student Exchange Committee organized a study tour to Okinawa, Japan from 21/12 to 24/12 during the Christmas and New Year break. 23 students joined the tour under the care of their teachers. A school visit to Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University was organized. Students attended their talk and campus tour, and had interactions with an OIST postdoctoral researcher who comes from Hong Kong as well. Field trips to the stalactite cave, museums, aquarium, natural sceneries, and cultural heritages were also organized. All these memorable experiences not only showed our students the uniqueness of Okinawa, but they also cultivated students’ and teachers’ interests in appreciating ecological and cultural landscapes, leading them to care for the surroundings and the world.
In order to enhance students’ learning interest in Science, Technology , Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for further studies as well as to foster their innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, students were arranged to visit a technology company “Bull-b Tech” in Cyberport. This activity was organized by “Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association” on 14th Dec 2016. The aim of the visit was to introduce the latest scientific and technological development in Hong Kong and to let students understand the experience in entrepreneurship.
“A drive to read.” Before the talk, I used to have all these questions. Why do we have to read? Is reading really an integral part of our personal growth? Why do all teachers encourage us to read? But after Ms Ada Ho, the speaker of the 'Author Talk’, shared her own experiences with us, I got the answers. Wide reading enriches our knowledge on different topics as we, students, lack experiences. That could help us excel academically and boost our self-confidence when socializing with others. In addition, it enhances our writing skills. I remember Ada said in the talk that her Chinese Writing used to rank low during her junior secondary school years. I was a little shocked hearing that. Isn't the gift of writing inborn with those famous writers? Ada told us, by her own experience, it’s not. Reading all Jin Yong’s novels helped her a lot on her ‘ALL-A’ road. “We are ordinary, but not mediocre.” Actually, I don’t think that successful people are different from us, except that they have the ambition and determination to learn, while most of us do not. So, don’t be the frogs in wells knowing nothing about the blue ocean outside! Let's leap and advance! Ada shared her young times with us in the talk. When she was studying International Relations in university at USA, she realized that she was too narrow-minded. So, she decided to go to other parts of the world alone and lived with her distant relatives there so as to explore more and learn to be independent. Yes! There may be just one genius among a million. But does that mean success is forever far from us? Surely not! It just depends on whether we can grasp tightly every chance to learn and widen our horizons. “Just do it!” If you are the chairperson of a school club, will you choose to follow the previous annual plan, or make some new appealing programs that can connect and encourage your members? Ada told us to choose the latter as she said that all we need is to excel. This is also the school’s emphasis. “Engage, Excel, Enlighten”. I seized the opportunity to cat with Ada after the talk for some more exchange of thoughts. I asked her how we could deal with those who were unwilling to change in society. And her reply was a little surprising. “Just do it,” she said. “They will eventually appreciate our efforts!” Wow… How true that is! Challenges, including being gossiped or opposed to, are inevitable on our way to step further. But as long as we go with hope and belief that this step –no matter how minor it may be –can bring a big and positive difference to our lives, we can overcome them. This review cannot be completed without thanking Mrs Wong and Ms So for organizing such an intriguing and inspiring author talk! I really hope that there will be more chances of exchangingviews with Ms AdaHo, my role model. Written by Norman Wan(4M)
At the end of the 2015/2016 academic year, SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, undertook a 16 day study tour (9th July – 24th July) to Sydney Australia. The aim of the study tour was to give our students an experience of life and education in a foreign country. It was decided early on that during the study tour, students would stay with local, Australian families to give them a greater understanding of Australian family life. Our students thoroughly enjoyed this, as it not only introduced them to a different way of family life, but gave them a sense of independence, as students had to make their way to and from their homestay family, to the English Language School. English language lessons were provided in the morning at a language school in the Sydney suburb of Bondi Junction. In the afternoon, cultural activities took place. These ranged from visits to local universities, to a visit to a wild life park in the far west of Sydney. Students enjoyed the study tour and found it worthwhile (with some wanting to stay!). It certainly broadened students’ horizons and gave them a sense of the wider world. This year, we look forward to another, exciting, international study tour!