The English Chanters gave a wonderful performance of a modern telling of the Shakespearean play “Macbeth” in the Hong Kong School Drama Festival 2017/18, which marked the launch of the English Carnival. The cautionary tale revolves around the deadly ambition of the lead character: Macbeth. The story takes place in a successful banking firm. Strange events start to unfold after the mysterious Banana Geniuses make an entrance. Parents of the cast were invited to attend the event and the audience was enchanted by the superb performance of the characters.
2A Kwong Melissa
3A Lai Kai Hong
3D Ting Cheuk Ying
4A O’Brien Conor Kieran
4C Chan Lam
4C Yu Hoi Wai
5A Wong Benita Pui Ting
5C Li Man Him
5C Yip Ching Lan
Stage Management Team:
4B Chu Man Yin
4B Fung Yuen Kei
4D Chan Tsz Wing
4D Chan Wing Tung
4D Ma Lan
5B Tang Shuk Ping
5B Wu Wing Yee
5B Siu Miu Lam
The theme of the fashion design competition this year, organized by the Art Club, was Fairytale. 6 groups presented their designs on stage. Models wearing the splendid costumes walked confidently on the T-shaped runway, which was decorated by beautiful flowers. Each design showed the precious memories of the fairytales that the designer had read. The activity attracted a large audience and aroused their excitement. There were 4 prizes for this event: Overall Champion, 1st runner-up, 2nd runner-up and the Most Popular Award, which was received by the group that obtained the largest number of votes from the audience.
The assembly started with the Principal’s speech. In the speech, the Principal recommended the book “Grinding It out The Making of McDonald’s”, which offered useful tips on how to become successful in our lives. The speech was followed by a careers talk delivered by an alumnus, Mr. Hui Yiu Pun, a 2001 S7 graduate. In his talk, he shared his experience of facing adversity, encouraging students to set a clear goal for their future. The assembly ended with another talk about the healthy sitting posture and lifestyle.
Different kinds of activities were arranged for students of different levels, for example, sport demonstration, STEM activity, life planning activity, CUHK business lecture, sex education talk, career talk, ICAC drama and inter-house sports competitions. The activities not only were greatly entertaining to the audience but also helped to promote the holistic growth of students.
Apart from the Principal’s speech, the subject prizes, ECA & Service Honour Awards, PTA Scholarships and CCSC Alumni Foundation Fund Awards for the year 2016-2017 were presented by the Principal and Chairman of the Foundation Fund. The assembly was followed by a series of wonderful Christmas programmes.
To celebrate the festive season, different performances were arranged in the Christmas Programme – performance of Junior Choir and String Orchestra, Advertisement Design Competition Performance from 3B and 3D and Music Fiesta Performance from 3C and 6D. Some students were also the lucky ones who won gifts drawn by our Principal, Vice-principals and teachers in the lucky draw.
The Music Fiesta, organized by Music Association, was fully supported by all teachers and students.
All classes from S1 to S6 participated in the competition and demonstrated their creativity, collaboration and above all, music talents. Their vocal and dancing performances filled the School Hall with laughter and music throughout the two weeks!
The winning classes of Senior Forms and Junior Forms are going to perform their wonderful shows again at the Christmas Programme.
A full house attendance was recorded for the admission talk with over 1,000 primary pupils and their parents eager to know more about the school features and the admission mechanism. Before the talk, the visitors toured around designated spots of the School and took part in the activities prepared for them. This enabled them to understand better the work done by the School to promote the holistic growth of our students.
About 60 parents, students and teacher participated in the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) Charity Walkathon and Carnival 2017 for generating donations for improving the services of the hospital. In the walkathon, a donation of $7910 was collected from 30 families in our school. While the walkathon was going on, the string orchestra of our school had an outdoor performance in the carnival.
68 secondary schools nominated altogether 125 students to participate in the selection. It is encouraging to know that Yeung Tai Kiu (S5B) became one of the 10 Hong Kong Island Highly Commendable Students in the Senior Group in view of his pleasing performance during the 2 rounds of interviews. The award captured also offers him a chance to take part in an exchange tour to China during the coming summer vacation.
We were honoured to have Mr. Tang Wai Kong, Leslie, JP, Commissioner for Census and Statistics, as our Guest of Honour. Apart from presenting prizes and certificates, Mr. Tang illustrated to us the importance of statistics in daily lives through interesting stories. Besides, notables and parents also kindly joined us to share the joy. It was certainly a memorable event, especially to graduates and prize winners.
Parents and primary pupils joined the activity with a view to collecting more information about different schools in the Eastern District. Our booth drew a lot of visitors, who managed to understand the features and admission mechanism of the School more with the detailed feedback of our staff members, parent representatives and student helpers to the inquiries put forward.