School Report by Mr. C. L. Fong, the Principal
At the 56th Graduation Ceremony
On December 2, 2015
Mr. Yeung, Mr. Chow, Mr. Hsu, Mr. Chu, Mr. Wong, Members of the School Management Committee, Directors of the Association, Distinguished Guests, Teachers and Students,
Today, we are pleased to have our alumnus Mr. Allen Yeung, Government Chief Information Officer of the HKSAR, to officiate at our school’s 56th Graduation Ceremony. I would also like to express my heartfelt thanks to all guests for taking the time to attend this ceremony. Taking this opportunity, I would like to make a brief report on our school’s achievement in the past year.
For our school, the past year was a year that marked steady progress. For the DSS section, our students achieved ideal results in the 2015 HKDSE. Not only we see significant progress in overall results, but we also achieved a 100 percent pass rate in six subjects. Counting the points for five subjects both core and elective, Tang Ziling from 6A, Ying Yuhang from 6D and Leung Hiu Yu from 6A obtained 30, 29 and 27 respectively. These three students along with eleven others were successfully admitted to degree courses at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and other local tertiary institutions. Sixteen graduates chose to further their studies in renowned universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Taiwan and Mainland China. Our graduates’ overall enrolment to degree programs reached 28.5 percent. Including other graduates who were admitted to higher diploma and associate degree programs, over 70 percent of our graduates are now receiving tertiary education.
As for the International Section, our students’ public examination results were also gratifying. Our Year 13 students attained an average score of 35 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Nine students obtained a score of 38 or above, while our top students Clarice Tse Ping Yu and Eugene Chan Hin Yat scored 43 and 42, and were awarded scholarships to enter the Faculty of Medicine of CUHK and Faculty of Engineering of HKUST respectively. Other graduates were also admitted to Cornell University, the University of Hong Kong and other renowned universities both at home and abroad.
Our Year 10 and Year 11 students also achieved an overall 100 percent pass rate in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (IGCSE), with 66.7% of students scoring A * and A, while 94.8% of them scored A * to C. Our results were far above the global average. We wish our students well for the future and hope they continue to work hard under the guidance of their teachers, and enter their dream universities with the same excellent results in two years’ time.
Now I have an announcement to make. Starting this academic year, added to the existing scholarships, our school will have ‘The Chow Pai Ying Fund of Distinction in Study and Conduct Awards for Students of Kiangsu Chekiang and Shanghai Residents (HK) Association Group of Schools’ established by Mr. Chow Pai Ying , Chairman of the Kiangsu Chekiang and Shanghai Residents (HK) Association. This will encourage students to make every effort in all aspects of their school life. The school deeply appreciates this great encouragement.
In addition to academic performance, moral education has always been a focus of our school. In the past school year, we set up the goal of ‘Enhancing student’s sense of belonging and building students’ love for school’ in this area. Class assemblies have been run by class committees to strengthen the bond among students and to develop their leadership skills. On the other hand, our students were able to keep their record of excellence in extra-curricular activities. In various public and inter-school competitions, they won a total of 142 awards and prizes, including 61 champions, 12 first runner-ups, 9 second runner-ups and 60 outstanding prizes. The above show our students’ hard work and their potential in different aspects aside from academic work.
Dear graduates, the completion of secondary school education is not an end of one’s learning phase, but a beginning of another. Education is a process of learning to learn. We must embrace the attitude of life-long learning together with persistence and perseverance as the core value to achieve our goals in life. Also, I hope every one of you will follow the motto of ‘Orderly and Respectful’ when dealing with matters in life. We expect you will be an asset to our society and serve it tomorrow.
May I express my sincere gratitude to Chairman of the School Board, School Supervisor and members of School Management Committee for their guidance, trust and support. Moreover, the cooperation among teachers and staff had made my work smoother. We would also like to thank Mr. Yeung for officiating at the ceremony and posing a perfect model for the graduates. Finally, my best wishes to the graduates and guests. Thank you.