The Third English Speaking Activity Day: Brainwave
Our teachers and students have turned their brainwaves into a brilliant English Speaking Activity Day! Held on 15 May 2017, the Third English Speaking Activity Day was themed “Brainwave”, which means “a sudden clever idea”. This time, the English Language Department and the English Ambassador Team worked with three co-organisers, namely the Physics Department, the ICT Department and the Health in Mind Club, to offer various enthralling and inspiring booth games related to both English and the respective disciplines. For afterschool activities, the use of iPads was first introduced in the “Treasure Hunt”, in which students scanned QR codes around the school with the gadgets in order to answer some challenging questions about mental health. S.3 students strove to take the championship in the “Solar Cooking Competition” by giving presentations on self-made solar cooking devices. All participants enjoyed this event and seized the opportunity to polish their English speaking skills and apply the knowledge learnt in Physics.
Official Visit by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, Australia
His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) (Governor of New South Wales) and Mrs. Linda Hurley visited the school on 19 May 2017, accompanied by Dr. David Mok (Council Chairman of Hong Kong St John Ambulance), Mr. Alfred Poon (Commissioner of Hong Kong St John Ambulance Brigade) and Mr. Dave Yau (Assistant Commissioner of Youth Command, Hong Kong St John Ambulance Brigade). Our Principal Ms. Lam, Vice-principal Mr. Wilfred Wong, Mr. Jerry Chui, Mr. Louis Hui, as well as the St John Cadets, warmly welcomed these distinguished guests.
The Governor inspected the Carmel Combined Cadet Division and delivered an encouraging speech after viewing a First Aid demonstration. He was interested in the routine training, operations & services offered by the St John cadet division. The group also visited our campus and the fully equipped Medical Room, followed by a chat with our cadet members. At the end of the visit, every cadet member was greatly honoured to receive a precious medal as a souvenir from the Governor.
Secondary 2 Inter-Class Drama Competition (Chinese)
All Secondary Two classes participated in the Drama Competition on 27th April afternoon at the school hall. It is a competition organized by the Chinese Language Department, aiming to promote the creativity, expressiveness and team spirit of our students. Our students created the scripts by mirror-writing different Chinese masterpieces. They worked hard on the competition and performed well on stage. We invited Ms Cheng Ken Sun and Ms Chin Pou U to be our judges. S2AB group performing “The Peach Blossom Spring: Being the Masters of Pen and Sword, So What?” got the Champion in the competition. S2C group performing “Neo Peach Blossom Spring” got the First Runner-up. Another S2C group performing “Mr Close Enough Entered the Peach Blossom Spring” got the Second Runner-up.
The Maths Day, organized by the Mathematics Department, was held on 14th March, 2017 with lots of inspiring activities. Junior and senior form students participated in the “King of Maths” competition and “Sudoku” competition respectively during class teacher period. At lunchtime, Secondary 1 and 2 students participated in the “24 points” competition, while Secondary 4 students gave presentations on their chosen Maths topics, for example, the “Mobius Strip”. After school, the “Rummikub” and “Blokus” competitions were held at the school hall where student representatives from each class competed with each other. Most honourably, we invited Professor Siu Man Keung, Honorary Professor of the Mathematics Department of the University of Hong Kong, to give a talk on the interesting Maths problems we encounter in daily life and their implications. Overall, students were given opportunities to experience the inspiring nature of Mathematics outside classroom. After the Maths day, students’ interests in Mathematics were raised.
The Sixth Global Youth Chinese Literary Award (Creative Writing Lecture)
36 Secondary 4 students participated in the Sixth Global Youth Chinese Literary Award (Creative Writing Lecture) on 6th April, 2017, organized by the Faculty of Arts of CUHK. The speakers of the lecture, Professor Lee Ou Fan Leo, Professor Chen Fang Ming and Professor Chen Ping Yuan, showcased a wide range of creative writing strategies. Our students have learnt a lot from the lecture and their writing skills and abilities have been greatly enhanced.