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32 But recall those earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33 sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and persecution, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. 34 For you had compassion for those who were in prison, and you cheerfully accepted the plundering of your possessions, knowing that you yourselves possessed something better and more lasting. 35 Do not, therefore, abandon that confidence of yours; it brings a great reward. 36 For you need endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
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!
The 13th Shanghai – Hong Kong Cultural Exchange and Debating Competition was held in Shanghai this year. Mixed teams from five schools of the Hong Kong Southern District engaged six Shanghai high schools in heated and inspiring debates in this marvelous yearly event. SKHLMC was one of the participants. Leading up to the main debates in the Shanghai trip was a series of selection and trial debates, as well as training sessions to enhance students’ debating skills. A post Shanghai – Hong Kong Debate workshop was also held, in which experienced debaters shared their knowledge and skills to the prospective debaters who are likely to participate in the event next year. Our principal was again the chairperson of the event this year. She made a keynote speech in the opening ceremony. The cultural exchange and debating competition was a great success this year. All students found the debating trip very useful, enjoyable, fruitful and memorable. 2016 was a very successful year for our Shanghai debaters, with Jeff Tse (S.4); Alex Cheng (S.5) and Jackie Wu (S.5) each winning the “Best Debater Award” in their respective debates. Our student Petra Ho (S.3) also won the overall Best Speaker Award in the Shanghai-Hong Kong Debate workshop. Programme Date Activities Venue Nov 13, 2015 Briefing session Selection of debate motions SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School Jan 23, 2016 , Jan 30, 2016 Selection Debates Pui Ying Secondary School Feb 27, 2016, Apr 16, 2016 Training Debates SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School Feb – June 2016 At least 10 training sessions for each team Different mixed teams in their home school Jul 3-4, 2016 Preliminary debates Shanghai Yi Chuan High School Jul 4, 2016 Finals, Award Presentation Ceremony Farewell Dinner Shanghai Yi Chuan High School Jul 5, 2016 Sightseeing City God’s Temple, Volkswagen, Science and Technology Museum, Lujiazui Financial District, The Bund, Shanghai, Jul 6, 2016 am School Visit Shanghai Ganquan Foreign Languages Middle School, Shanghai Cao Yang High School Jul 7, 2016 Full day English Debate Workshop for new debaters Hong Kong True Light College The LMC's team line Mrs Cheng making a speech at the opening ceremony Jeff Tse of our school speaking on behalf of the Hong Kong team Today’s motion must stand Cheer our rival. It is not just about winning The best debaters The winning team! Congratulations School visit and cultural exchange A feast to celebrate the success of the debates Visit the museums and enjoy sightseeing Some new blood for future debates Student Voices : It’s really enjoyable and rewarding. It is too bad that this is the last year for me to join the event Jacky Wu Chun Kit (S.5) I have gained loads of experience from this competition. I met some new friends from the other schools and from Shanghai as well. This competition did help me to walk out of my comfort zone. If I have the opportunity, I will take part in it again. Thanks for the help of my teachers and my teammates. Bonnie Lo Tung Tim (S.4) From my point of view, it was a great experience to have debates in Shanghai. Of course they helped me improve my English, but more importantly they gave me the chance to know more about the mainland students. Most people in HK keep thinking that cultural level of HK is superior to that of the mainland. However, that does not seem true to me as some of the students in Shanghai I met in the trip had the same level of skills as we did and some of them were even better than us. I remind myself that there are actually many more elites outside Shanghai. Therefore I should be humble and try to keep up with China. Lam King Hei (S.4)