A challenging year amid the pandemic
In the 2020-2021 school year, our school has a total of 8 classes (6 classes in the morning / 2 classes in the afternoon). There are 108 part-time students, 53 full-time students, and 161 full-time students. There are 14 teachers (including principals) in the establishment, of which 86% are graduate teachers, and there are 13 supporting staff including part-time staff.
This year is a year that faces different challenges all the time. The whole world, like Hong Kong, is facing the new coronavirus epidemic. Teachers, students and parents of the school must be flexible at any time! Work hard to adapt, and you can perform physical classes or online learning at any time.
This year, students only had 28 days of physical classes in the last semester. Thanks to the Chinese New Year, the school can finally resume 1/3 of the students back to school. Teachers and students are used to wearing masks in class, and children and parents at all levels are looking forward to returning to school. The teacher seized every opportunity to provide children with rich learning content, carried out animal design activities in each class, and uploaded teaching and learning videos to parents to share the joy of learning and teaching.
After the Easter holiday, with the unanimous consent of the school board and the unanimous agreement of the staff to conduct regular testing, the school was able to apply to the Education Bureau for full half-day face-to-face teaching. I am very grateful. While everything was going smoothly, there was an outbreak of upper respiratory infection. Classes need to be suspended for 5 days from 26/5 to 30/5, teachers and students will immediately switch from physical to online learning classes! Thanks to the parents for cooperating with the whole school staff and students to test together, the results are thankful that all the teachers and students in the school are negative, and the students can resume physical classes again on 31/5. In addition, the graduates held a joint school graduation ceremony and celebrated the 120th anniversary of their parent club at Tsuen Wan Town Hall on 23/6. The whole ceremony was full of thanks!
Thanks to parents at all levels for their appreciation, recognition and satisfaction with the school’s services. Students who attended online classes showed active and engaged classroom activities, the list is as follows (as of 7/7):
Summary: In the face of the epidemic situation, many people are prone to anxiety and worry! We look forward to walking with parents to overcome difficulties together, encourage each other, and water the seedlings with love, so that they can grow up healthily and happily! Every morning I use ZOOM to share Bible stories and golden verses with the whole school. The golden verse for July is: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in everything.” (1 Thess. 5:16-18a) God’s Word is indeed a lamp to our feet and a light to our path; let us follow The Lord’s eternal and unchanging values come to life, so that in the epidemic situation, we can always have eternal peace and live a life of faith, hope and love!
Principal Dilys Ho
July 17, 2021