EITP/STEM Education: Further Pitching Opportunities

Following the success of the Technovation Hong Kong Challenge, Cindy Yeung (3S) and Madeline Leung (3P) of Team SPCS were invited to pitch their mobile app, ASAPHEALTH, at several events. Tivona Yeung (3S) was on the Stanford study tour during this time.

On Wednesday 12th July 2017, we met media guru Gary Vaynerchuk (CEO, VaynerMedia) at Metta, a collaborative space for innovators and entrepreneurs. Gary had an assertive but honest way of encouraging us to realise (and monetise) our passion and dreams while holding onto two important life values: humbleness and gratefulness. We are thankful for Nicolette Tan and NextGen Women Network for inviting us to attend this inspiring talk! We stayed on at this same location for the Pitch Like A Girl event where 10 female-founded businesses pitch their start-ups in front of 4 judges for a prize pool totaling USD 60000. During the judge's deliberation, Team SPCS and Team T-Time (from Good Hope School) were given the opportunity to present their Technovation Challenge pitches to an encouraging and very boisterous crowd!

On Thursday 13th July 2017, Team SPCS pitched on the Breakthrough Stage at RISE Conference in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. We are grateful to be invited by Young Founders School to participate at the world's largest startup conference! At RISE, the girls were interviewed by Andrew Work (Head Content Strategist APAC, NexChange), and also by Chinese and Korean media! They also had the opportunity to listen to Allan Zeman (Chairman, Lan Kwai Fong Group) and Janice Lee (Managing Director, PCCW Media Group) as well as meet Ray Chan (CEO and Co-Founder, 9GAG).

On Wednesday 19th July 2017, we were invited by Technovation and Metta Women In Tech to pitch and also to encourage other potential female-led startups at this "Educate and Collaborate" event held at the LinkedIn office. They had the opportunity to listen to some female leaders in the technology field. We would like to show great appreciation to Stephanie Lau (Women In Tech Co-Lead, Metta) for the invitation and Cherrie Leung (Sales Development Representative, LinkedIn) for hosting and giving us the tour of the LinkedIn offices!

While this journey began with a goal to finish an app and business plan, we have been very fortunate to meet key leaders in the technology industry which have been instrumental in giving use a glimpse of life beyond academic studies. Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far! To read more about our journey and the people we have met, please visit our mentor Mr S Leong’s website at http://spcsleong.weebly.com/technovation-2017.html


EITP Visit to Google Hong Kong

On 11th July, members of the Enriched IT Programme from Forms 2 and 3 visited the offices of Google Hong Kong. The fascinating talks from Google staff covered topics such as the history of Google, "What makes a Googley person?", typical Google interview questions, Google's product portfolio, an introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning, how the internet of things is changing our lives and Google's community outreach programmes. Our students learned about the benefits of studying Computer Science and related fields, and there was a focus on how to increase the uptake of STEM and CS subjects among women and girls in Hong Kong. We are very grateful to Google Hong Kong for an fascinating, interactive and inspiring afternoon of learning, debate and discussion.


EITP Outing: Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Innovation Lab Visit

On 11th July, 2017, as part of the Enriched I.T. Programme, our Form 2 students visited the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Innovation Lab located in One Exchange Square, Central. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is one of the Big Four banks in Australia and their Innovation Lab in Hong Kong focuses on design, innovation and development of the latest technology connecting the bank to its customers.

Craig Murray (Innovation Manager, CBA, Hong Kong) gave us an inspiring introduction as well as insight into Design and Innovation, two key elements necessary for us to be prepared for future technology. We had a mini Design Thinking Workshop involving building the tallest free-standing tower that would hold a marshmallow using spaghetti, tape and string. The winning team had a secret weapon: a student who was a member of Rangers! The winning and runner-up teams had the privilege to try some VR games while the rest of the group were introduced to a “data wall” consisting of 6 large flat-screen TVs which projected real-time data from transactions happening to, from, and within Australia. A large part of innovation involved making sense, organising, and making use of “big data”.

We would like to show our appreciation to Craig for taking the time to offer us valuable insight and advice in the world of design, innovation and technology. We are grateful also to Liam Gilligan (Head of Innovation Lab, CBA, Hong Kong) who facilitated our visit last year and in his absence, liaised and organised this visit with Craig this year.


STEM Robotics Competition 2017

The STEM Robotics Competition 2017 co-organised by Smart Kiddo and our school was successfully held on 8 July 2017. There were Primary and Secondary Sections. Their mission was to complete a series of robotics missions through computation thinking and coding. We hope the competition would nurture students interest in robotics, computer science and information technology, hone their problem-solving and logical thinking skills and strengthen their ability to communicate and cooperate effectively. Natalie Fung (2P) got second while Cindy Yeung (3S) got fourth in the Secondary Section. Both of them were awarded a Trophy and a certificate while Natalie had also got a Parrot Mambo drone. Click here for more information.


「科技發展與未來社會科學」講座

在七月五日,我校十名同學有幸參加由中聯辦副主任譚鐵牛院士主講的「科技發展與未來生活」講座。這場講座是香港直資學校議會為了慶祝香港回歸二十週年而舉辦,好讓高中學生對未來社會的科技發展有更深厚的認識和了解。主講嘉賓譚鐵牛院士畢業於西安交通大學,是英國帝國理工學院博士,曾擔任英國雷丁大學講師,更是中國科學院副院長。他在2017年開始擔任中聯辦副主任。

譚院士的演講內容十分豐富,首先深入淺出地簡介了科學與技術的基本關係,使我們明白科學與技術其實息息相關,環環相扣,有著不可分割的關係。接著,譚院士更深入探討了世界科技發展的歷史進程和未來趨勢,例如科技革命對經濟帶來的影響,以及人工智能將如何取代社會的不同崗位,我們都聽得津津有味。

此外,在最後的問答環節中,面對友校同學鋒利的提問,譚院士從容不迫、大方得體地逐點回應,展示了他淵博的學識,令人欽佩。總括而言,今次的科學講座加深了同學對中國科技發展的認識及科技發展對未來社會生活的重要性。


騰訊互聯網及公益體驗團

二零一七年七月三至七日,我校十一位師生與來自香港其他學校的中學生參加了由大教育平台和騰訊基金會主辦的「騰訊互聯網及公益體驗團」。其間參觀騰訊控股有限公司(騰訊)在深圳的總部及辦公室,完成了有關互聯網的課程,了解騰訊的內部營運和企業文化。同學們亦能親身體驗現時世界最先進的技術,如擴增實境(AR)及虛擬實境(VR),感受到科技的發展與進步。我們更進行了各公益活動,並前往深圳灣公園,學習保育的重要性。為期五天的體驗營讓同學們拓寬視野,收穫良多。


Inno Expo 2017 at Victoria Park

The Inno Expo 2017 organized by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association was held successfully at Victoria Park from 28 June to 2 July, 2017. Being one of the participating schools, our student presenters showcased their scientific investigation projects and outstanding STEM projects to the general public. The weather was fine and our booth attracted a multitude of people. All the audiences were greatly impressed by our students’ great enthusiasm when they introduced their winning projects and demonstrated the Virtual Reality live streaming, mobile apps and robot performance!


Leadership Training Programme 2017
On the 28th June 2017, the Prefects’ Board organised a Leadership Training Programme for all Form 4 students in the School Hall. The aim was to prepare the students for taking up leadership roles in school in the coming year.

The F.4 students were divided into 16 groups and the Prefects’ Board organized a range of games to help them recognise their leadership qualities and potential. The participants learnt the importance of working collaboratively, communicating with clarity and precision, and solving problems with creativity.

The participants then started to explore the relationship between the 16 Habits of Mind and Leadership. It is believed that the Habits of Mind enable young leaders to develop their leadership potential as well as their capacity for managing their learning. They were asked to reflect upon the characteristics of good leaders and then they had to apply the 16 Habits of Mind in a group game. The winning team was able to lift a can of Coke using a roll of nylon string without ever coming within 2 meters of the can. Quite an achievement!

The workshop drew to a close with a sharing session. Different units of the Prefects’ Board, the head prefects and the moderators with responsibilities for leadership gave some short addresses about the suitable attitudes of young school leaders. The students then cast their votes for the election of school prefects 2017-2018. A total of 74 school prefects were elected.


F.4 Career Workshop

On the 27th June 2017, the Careers and Further Studies Team organised a half-day Career Workshop for all Form 4 students in the School Hall using the Career Mapping booklet as a guide to help students to explore and choose careers that best suit their personality, abilities and passion.

A variety of interactive activities ranging from an auction game, poster design activity to team tower building tasks, as well as self-reflective exercises were organised to help students to recognise the significance of their personal development, goal setting and to identify the most effective ways to achieve them. Students learnt more about their personality and interests from the Holland Code assessment, a useful tool in identifying one's strongest traits and corresponding them to suitable careers. The assessment results aided the students in knowing themselves better and in making more informed choices in future.

The workshop drew to a close with an informative talk regarding the process of university admissions, as well as what local and overseas universities will be looking for in a potential applicant. At the end of the workshop, students have gained a better understanding of how to plan their senior secondary years and how to make suitable career choices and planning for their further studies.


QEF British Council Event - Tech with Teens: English Language Classroom Ideas for Junior Secondary Schools
On Saturday 24th June the following teachers: Mrs. S. Ho, Ms. M. Da Luz, Mrs. V. Au Yeung and Ms. J. Au led by Mr. Nelson Wong participated in the Tech with Teens event held at True Light Middle School. The purpose of this event was provide a chance for the participating schools to summarize and share their accumulated knowledge and experience. It was also to provide an opportunity to support school teachers and students interested in using learning technologies for English language learning at Junior Secondary level. Our teachers along with presenters and participants from 1A, 1P, 2A and 2P showcased various uses of ipads in lessons such as using Telligami in a speaking lesson, the use of Google Suite in a reading and writing lesson and the use of Kahoot in the teaching of grammar. The event was highly-successful and our students improved their presentation and communication skills.


EITP/STEM Education: Amazed Hackathon

On Saturday 3rd June 2017, Cindy Yeung (3S), Tivona Yeung (3S), and Madeline Leung (3P) participated in a Hackathon organised by amazed. What made our girls stand out was that the other participants were university students and graduates! After the 4-hour accelerated programme, they emerged as joint Runner-Up, and awarded with prizes from Microsoft and Reuters.

In the Hackathon, the three F.3 EITP girls further developed the business plan of their ASAPhealth app. Joining their team is an MBA graduate who gave valuable insight and improved the business model. The team was offered sound advice from mentors during the event.

We would like to thank Mr Daniel Shen (CEO of amazed) who personally gave our girls the invitation to attend and participate in this event. Mr Shen previously gave useful and practical tips on pitching a business idea when the girls prepared for their Technovation pitch event!

For more information about the event, please visit the amazed blog page:
http://blog.am-azed.com/the-amazed-fueled-accelerated-hackathon/


EITP/STEM Education: Technovation Hong Kong Pitch Finals

On Sunday 7th May 2017, Team SPCS became the Champions of the Senior Team Division of Technovation Hong Kong. They will represent Hong Kong at the Global Pitch Summit in San Francisco in August 2017, sponsored by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund!

Team SPCS, consisting of Madeline Leung (3P), Cindy Yeung (3S), and Tivona Yeung (3S), collaborated with mentors and industry leaders to build an app and business model called ASAPhealth. Out of over 80 teams, they were among the top 20 to showcase their work at Cyberport to members of the public and pitch their ideas to the judging panel comprising Cindy Chow (Executive Director of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund), Maria Lam (Chief Corporate Development Officer of Cyberport), and Pedro Eloy (Chairman of Young Entrepreneurs Taskforce and Founder & Head of of BusinessLAB, HKU MBA).

Here’s a summary and some photos which capture their journey over the past 2 months!

On Monday 20th March 2017, Tivona and Cindy were given the opportunity to present an overview of their idea and met Tara Chklovski (Founder of Iridescent, the parent company of Technovation) at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Innovation Lab.

On Thursday 23rd March 2017, Madeline joined the other teams to develop their apps at Google HQ Hong Kong in Times Square. The apps are programmed on MIT’s AppInventor platform.

On Friday 31st March 2017, Team SPCS were invited to give a practice run of their Business Pitch at WeWork Tower 535 organised by SkaleUp Ventures Inc. They were given valuable feedback from leaders, angel investors and venture capitalists including David Chung (Undersecretary, The Innovation and Technology Bureau), Carman Chan (Founder and Managing Partner of Click Ventures), Joseph Jeong (Investor/Educator, Entrepreneur/Mentor, Chinaccelerator, Tsinghua University, HKPU), Donny Siu (Associate Director of the Entrepreneurship Center HKUST), and Anna Champion (Founder/CEO, The Talent Lighthouse)

On Sunday 2nd Team SPCS further developed their marketing and pitching skills at INFINITI LAB with industry professionals including Sky Siu (KELY Support Group), Arnold Chan (Teach4HK), Guillermo Ginesta (INFINITI LAB), Fion Leung and Suetyi Wong (Time Auction Hong Kong).

On Sunday 9th April 2017, Team SPCS were back at WeWork Tower 535 for another round of collaboration with experts.

On Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017, Team SPCS attended the BootCamp at The University of Hong Kong to finalise their app and pitch.

After submitting their documents and application files by Wednesday 26th April, Team SPCS were one of 20 teams selected to present at the Hong Kong Pitch Finals on Sunday 7th May 2017. They had the opportunity to meet with industry professionals including Maaike Steinebach (CEO, Commonwealth Bank of Australia Hong Kong) and Leonie Valentine (Managing Director, Sales & Operations, Google Hong Kong). They finally emerged as Champions!


We would like to thank Sister Margaret Wong, the mentors (Mr Daryl Chan and Mrs Stephanie Leong), and SPCS teachers (Miss Jennifer Au, Dr Peter Blythe, Mr Sam Leong and Mrs Patricia Liu) for their support and we continue to wish the girls every success for the Global Pitch Summit!


中國首位「太空教師」- 王亞平女士分享會
二零一七年四月二十六日,中國首位「太空教師」、第二位女航天員王亞平女士蒞臨香港皇仁書院。我校二十七名學生有幸獲邀前往,與友校同學一起聆聽她的分享。王亞平女士與在場學生分享了她成為航天員的經歷及受訓過程,主題圍繞著「責任」、「使命」及「圓夢」,勉勵莘莘學子要勇敢追夢。分享會內容豐富並且互動,我校三德班張家齊同學因答中問題而獲邀上台,與王亞平女士合照並獲頒簽名海報留念。
分享結束後,中四施班于甜同學與皇仁書院三名同學均被邀請上台與王亞平女士進行訪談。訪談氣氛輕鬆愉快,王女士親切又耐心地回答學生們的問題,令在座所有同學都深受啟發。大家都期待能再有機會與中國的航天員進行交流。

Provision of Students-Helpers for Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School Sports’ Day
On 23th March, 2017, 20 Paulinians assisted teachers at Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School to run their Sports Day programme at Wan Chai Sports Ground. These students attended a briefing session by Mr. Ho, PE Panel of Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School, on 20th March, 2017. They were then divided into groups and assigned various duties. Teachers of Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School were very pleased to have our students assist them in the smooth running of their Sports Day programame. Our students found the event very meaningful, and it really allowed them to demonstrate the Paulinian 7C’s. They enjoyed themselves very much and learnt a lot.

EITP Outing: Madhead HQ Visit
On Tuesday, 7th March 2017, students from this year’s Form 2 cohort of the Enriched I.T. Programme visited the headquarters of Madhead located in Science Park. Madhead is a leading games developer and has produced a number of mobile apps, with Tower of Saviors (神魔之塔) being the highest grossing one to date.

After a quick tour through the various departments, we were seated in the cosy MadCafe where Tim Chu (Assistant Producer of Tower of Saviors) gave valuable and interesting insights on game design, development and production. He also explained how building a community around the game using a combination of social media, forums and large-scale collaborative events was key to Tower of Saviors’ success.

Terry Tsang (Founder and CEO) shared about his personal experience from his school life through to establishing Madhead. He challenged our students into thinking outside the box when it came to education; there’s more to Mathematics than simply learning concepts where one would need to develop logical skills that would prove helpful in life beyond school.

We are very appreciative of Tim and Terry for taking time out of their busy schedules to share their work and personal lives to inspire our EITP students. We would like to thank Cherry Chan (Executive Assistant) and Toby Cheung (Secretary) for organising and hosting this visit, especially with a very tight schedule. We wish Madhead a smooth renovation in the weeks to come and every success in future developments.


“Girls on the Move” Workshop

On the 1st March, students from F.2 and F.3 attended the “Girls on the Move” workshop delivered by the Thales Group. Organized to celebrate and raise awareness of the upcoming International Women’s Day, engineers from Thales explained their roles at the company, and introduced the exciting projects they are involved in. These ranged from helping clients keep their customers safe by designing and implementing various encryption systems, to programming autonomous train controls so that the trains can safely deliver passengers to their destinations without the need for a driver. Students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to interact with engineers and look at live demonstrations of their work. We would like to thank Ms. Doreen Lee, Ms. Ida Lee, Mr. Baston Cheng, Ms. Carrie Zhang, Ms. Queenie Chen and Ms. Abir Jmiel for sharing their experiences and helping inspire the students to work in the STEM field in the future.


SCAD HK Visit
On 18th February, 2017, a group of teachers and students (members of BTEC Art & Design, BTEC Media, Art & Craft club, Multimedia Club or Photography & Video Society) visited SCAD HK. They were first given a talk about SCAD, including its admission procedures and career prospects. Then, students were divided into 4 groups to attend four different workshops, namely Digital Photography conducted by Prof. Adam Kuehl, Animation conducted by Prof. Kinson Cheung, Graphic Design conducted by Prof. Fathi Bakkoush, and Fashion Design conducted by the Prof. Cristina Kounyiou. Both the talk and workshops were enlightening and useful to the students. Students learned about the career of Creative Design at the Art University and had a wonderful experience that was inspirational to all those who participated.


EITP VR/AR Workshop

The Enriched Information Technology Programme (EITP) had successfully organized a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality workshop on 21st January 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Around 40 students and 10 teachers from our school, St. Paul’s Secondary School and St. Paul School (Lam Tin) joined the workshop. The contents of the workshop include: What VR and AR are, hands-on applications of AR/VR in learning, tools for creating VR/AR experience, practical application of the tools. The feedback of the workshop was very positive and we are looking forward to the EITP workshops in the future. Click here for more information.


Music Touch Lunchtime Concert

On the afternoon of the 10th of January 2017, the Music Society successfully held its Music Touch Lunchtime Concert. It was a memorable occasion, with the SPCS Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Ms Harty Tam, and the Hong Kong Police Band with their Director of Music, Mr. James Leung performing a variety of pieces. We were very honored to have had Ms Edwina Lau, the Assistant Commissioner of the HK Police Force, began the proceedings, and as the ESR team from the EDB had just started their inspection of our school, it was a great opportunity for the Music Department to show off its strengths not just to SPCS students and teachers but to all the other visiting dignitaries too.

The school orchestra began the event with an extract from Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, and this was followed by the Police Band playing a spectacular Star Wars medley. The Bach Concerto for Violins, played by our String Ensemble, stood in elegant contrast to the inter-galactic brass and stellar drums, and the whole concert reached a climax when Scottish Pipers combined with all the assembled musicians to play the rousing piece 'The Highland Cathedral'. The concert thus finished on a high note and with a large cheer from the delighted audience.


BKOO Inspiration Lecture Dinner

Sr. Margaret Wong, 2 teachers and 8 past SPCS aeroplane building team members attended the “Inspiration Lecture Dinner” at the Regal Airport Hotel on 13 December 2016. Mr. Hank Cheng, the pilot of the Hong Kong home-built aircraft “Inspiration”, gave a lecture in the dinner. He shared the joy of his 78-days round-the-world journey. After that, Sr. Margaret delivered her speech in which she thanked Hank for his efforts in training our students on air-craft building skills as well as inspiring them on chasing their dreams. Lois Choy and Katherine Ho, past students of the SPCS aerospace society, shared with the audience their once-in-a-life-time experience of being a member of the “Inspiration” project. It was a joyful and fruitful gathering.


第十一屆中國國際航空航天博覽會

本校師生共六人獲中聯辦邀請, 於十一月六日前往珠海, 參觀第十一屆中國國際航空航天博覽會。博覽會既有攤位展示國內外最新的航天技術, 亦有動感十足的飛行表現, 實在讓師生們眼界大開。


Blood Donation Day

The annual Blood Donation Day, organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Centre, was successfully held on 28th October, 2016. This year, a hundred Paulinians and teachers participated in this meaningful event. Donating students who were born in the year of the Dragon were given a special pin, together with a commemorative certificate, and became “Millennium Cool Blood Donors”. The donation process started with a haemoglobin test and this was followed by a consultation with a nurse. When all necessary checks were done, then the actual blood donation took place. Afterwards, donors were given some refreshments and a little time to rest. The event, which ended at 5:30p.m., showed our Paulinians’ altruistic hearts and great concern for the needy. We hope that they will continue to participate in this socially valuable activity in the future.


刺繡藝術課程

為提升學生的人文和藝術素養,本學年我校新設一門藝術課程——刺繡。從二零一六年九月二十八日開始,課時安排二十二節,主要內容是中國刺繡藝術的歷史文化,刺繡工具、用料和技巧的了解等。我們有幸邀請到資深刺繡導師李翠燕、梁少娟和楊洋三位老師自順德遠道而來,親臨我校指導,並為我們準備了刺繡材料和工具。同學們踴躍報讀,共有六十多位中一同學和校友參加。她們都很珍惜這次的學習機會,虛心接受導師的專業指導,認真學習刺繡傳統藝術。

本次課程得以順利開設,要多謝伍馮佩玲女士、馮蔡漢卿女士和劉劉穎雯女士,是她們的慷慨捐贈讓我校有幸被邀請參加。她們三人共捐出十五萬的教育款項予佛山市順德區德威慈善基金會,用於傳播粵繡藝術,弘揚中華傳統文化。

開課當天,我們還舉行了一個簡單的開課儀式,由伍馮佩玲女士為代表向佛山市順德區德威慈善基金會理事長朱月霞女士致送支票,雙方代表簽署了捐贈協議書。


EITP Activity: Design Thinking Workshops by SMS Management & Technology

63 students from the Enriched I.T. Programme attended a series of Design Thinking workshops facilitated by consultants from SMS Management & Technology as part of the Digital Creativity module.

SMS Management & Technology is a global leader in advisory, solutions, managed services and recruitment. On the 9th, 14th and 15th September 2016, they delivered engaging activity-based workshops on Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Iterative Design and Optimisation.

Our students found the workshops to be inspirational, interactive and innovative. The major activity involved understanding a client’s changing requirements and using limited resources in the form of stationery to design a prototype solution.

We would like to thank all consultants involved in implementing the workshops: Serena Lim, Stephanie Tong, Mridul Shekhawat, Vagisha Chitransha, Billy Cheung, David Lee, and Leon Lau. We appreciate their generous donation of time and effort in planning behind the scenes as well as facilitating the workshops.


The Leadership Training Camp, 2016-2017.

The leadership training camp of 2016-2017 took place on 17th-18th August, 2016 in the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp. 11 teachers, including 7 new teachers and the current Prefects’ Board members, joined the newly elected school prefects for the leadership training activities. There were exciting team-building detective games and even a late-night campfire. Through these activities, the newly elected prefects learnt more about each other, and how they might work together as a team in the coming academic year. Their confidence and determination to serve the school were also enhanced by this training programme.


Talk on Healthy Diet

On 6th July, we are honored to have Ms. Kelly Ho, from Hong Kong Eating Disorder Association Limited, delivered a talk to our F.1 to F.3 students on “Healthy Diet”. Ms. Ho introduced us about eating disorders, how slimming culture impacts on one’s self-mage, unhealthy dieting behavior and the importance of balanced diet. We hoped that through the talk, students would be able to think critically about the slimming culture and to establish a more positive self-image.


HKUST Engineering Design Experience Workshop: Airship

From 4th-7th July 2016, twenty students from S3, S4 and S5 took part in the ‘Engineering Design Experience Workshop: Airship’ which was organized by the School of Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Not only did this 4-day programme at HKUST enhance our students’ understanding of Engineering, but it also emphasized the importance of innovation and problem solving for the betterment of human life.

During the workshop, our students teamed up with twenty boys from Queen’s College. They were then divided into eight groups, and each group had to build its own ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)’. Lectures introducing theories in Physics, Android Programming and Electronics for Airships were delivered by professors, followed by practical training in propeller installation, Bluetooth connection and soldering. Students had to write commands on their mobile phones or tablets in order to control the movement of the airships. In addition to making the hardware, all the groups had to design their own airships with the materials they were given. Then, after designing the structure of the airship and making the hardware, they had to test and fine-tune the product. Finally, they had to evaluate their performance.

This programme was an extremely exciting opportunity for our students to innovate. Each step in the learning process was significant, and through lectures and demonstrations, they learned the importance of STEM education in their daily lives. They also learnt that innovation in engineering requires profound knowledge of theories in various science disciplines including Physics, Mechanics, Mathematics, Computer Programming, Electronics, Chemistry and Economics. Last but not least, they learnt that interdisciplinary exchange and integration, open-mindedness, creativity, teamwork and commitment are crucial in achieving a shared goal.

In addition to the practical training, there were guided tours to laboratories in several departments including Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Computer Science and Engineering, and the Coastal Marine Laboratory. These tours were extremely helpful in giving our students a valuable insight into what the engineering program and university life at HKUST are like. They had a better understanding of what HKUST faculty members and students do on a regular basis. Overall, our students found the 4-day workshop extremely fulfilling and stimulating.


Talk on Etiquette

On 4th July, we are honored to have Ms. Pamela Lee, an etiquette coach and a member of SPCS alumni, to come and deliver a talk to our F.1 to F.5 students on “Ettitique”. Ms. Lee introduced our students proper etiquette and how to communicate with friends, family members, teachers, instructors, coaches and interviewers. Students enjoyed the talk and found value in learning the etiquette, life skills and communication skills necessary for them to graduate to adulthood and live successful lives.


F.4 Career Workshop
On 28th June, 2016, all Form 4 students attended a workshop organized by the school’s Careers Team. The workshop was designed according to “Career Mapping”, a booklet given to the students as a career development tool. Through talks and discussions, students were able to identify careers of their choice as well as their work values. They also learnt how to set short term and long term goals and ways to implement their action plans. Furthermore, the workshop enabled the students to discover and explore their Holland Codes, which not only gave them a better understanding of their strengths but also enabled them to match their personalities with their career choices. In addition, they were updated on their opportunities for further studies and the entry requirements of different universities. Overall, this informative and self-reflective workshop was successful in equipping the students with the information that they would need to plan their future studies.


EITP F.1 Recruitment Day

The EITP F.1 Recruitment Day was held successfully on 18th May 2016. The programme began with the sharing of teachers and students of the EITP. Then, it was the showcase of Scratch programs, Mobile Apps, Digital games, Web design, Robotics, Augmented Reality and Nao the robot. All F.1 was looking forward to joining the EITP next year while the F.2 members enjoyed themselves as helpers and tutors.


EITP visits in May

On 11th May some EITP students visited Madhead Studio as part of the game design learning module. Madhead is a local startup business famous for its mobile game “Tower of Saviors”. In the visit, we learnt of the various roles in game development process. The CEO, Mr. Terry Tsang, shared with us his experience in innovation and his vision in technology. At the end of the event, each of us got a souvenir to bring home.

On 13th May some EITP students and IT prefects went to a one-day-trip to Shenzhen, China. We visited museums exhibiting the economic and technological achievements of the city in recent decades. We also visited BGI, China’s greatest genomics company. Research staff introduced to us the contribution of genetic engineering towards food production and health care in both hereditary and contagious diseases. We learnt a great deal on applications of technology in life science and medicine.


Poverty Simulation Workshop
On 26th April 2016, 180 of our Form 3 students participated in a Poverty Simulation Workshop organized by Junior Chamber International HK (JCI HK) and Hong Kong United Foundation Ltd. Fifty of our prefects served as helpers to facilitate the smooth running of the workshop and ran more than 10 booths together with JCI members. The workshop enabled our students to experience poverty via a simulation game. They were divided into small groups that resembled poor families in Hong Kong and they had to visit various booths to perform different tasks in a simulation of the lives that many of the poorest people in Hong Kong have to follow. The hardship and difficulties encountered reminded our students to treasure what they have in their lives and the need to be empathetic to the disadvantaged groups in Hong Kong. The Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Mr C Y Leung and Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Cheung Kin-chung joined the second part of the game and hosted a sharing and Q&A session to prompt our students to reflect on poverty in Hong Kong and to explain various government poverty alleviation measures. The event ended successfully with Paulinains being committed to pay more concern to the needy while aiming to actively bring about constructive changes in the society in the future.

UNESCO Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration at Science Park

18 Student Peace Ambassadors from our school participated in the Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration on 9th April 2016 at Science Park. The event was organized by UNESCO Hong Kong to promote peace and cultural diversity. At the country booth exhibition and games area, our students chose to present the theme of ‘The Wonders and Characteristics of Popular Chinese Cultural Art: Paper Folding and Juggling (Rolling Plates, Chinese Yoyo and Twisting Balloon)’. They worked in teams to prepare the exhibits, decorate the booths, teach the audience paper art and demonstrate the skills necessary to play the games. The games proved to be very popular with the audience, both adults and children. As messengers of ‘Peace and Sustainability’, our students also presented each VIP at the event with a handmade card as a token of their gratitude for the support they had received. Indeed, it was a fantastic and fun-filled day for all.


EITP Outing: Innovation through Banking Technology

On Wednesday 16th March 2016, a group of students from the Enriched Information Technology Programme were invited to visit the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Innovation Lab in One Exchange Square, Central. Innovation Managers Will and Liam explained to us that customer experience is the core focus of their projects. The premises include a “split testing room” for technological experts to monitor how customers use their online applications as well as a wall showing live data analytics of customer spending habits all around Australia. Highlights for the students included 3-D virtual reality (VR) glasses, a mini-segway, as well as a “Game of Life” simulator which predicted whether our wellbeing and life goals would be ideal in 5 years time based on the choices we make now. Our appreciation goes to the Innovation Managers Will and Liam for their technical expertise and to Business Consultant Stephanie for organising the tour.


Developing English Language Skills Through Integration of Tablets At Junior Secondary Level – A British Council Project

On Saturday January 30th a group of teachers, parents and students from St. Paul’s Convent School attended the launch event of this innovative project. The aims of the project are:
• to motivate students with learning English
• to develop ideas of best practice with using tablets to support language learning
• to develop teacher collaboration within and between schools
Mr. Nelson Wong will lead the project with the support of Mr. Maxwell, Mrs. S. Ho, Ms. M. Da Luz, Mrs. V. Au Yeung and Miss. J. Au. The launch was successful and several Form One and Form Two Paulinians got to try some hands-on learning activities and collaborate with students from other schools.

SPCS teachers, parents and students
The students from the 3 schools involved in the project
The teachers from the various schools involved in the project


F.5 & 6 Ethics Talk on China Diplomacy

Ms Cui Ying崔瑩女士, Director of Department of International Organizations and Conferences 國際組織部主任 accompanied the speaker, Mr. Fang Qiang 方強先生 , the Second Secretary of Department of Media and Public Relations 新聞及公共關係部二秘 from the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 中華人民共和國外交部駐香港特別行政區特派員公署, who delivered two talks to Form 5 and 6 students on 14-15 January 2016.
The talks, focused on the China- UK and China- US relationship and its benefits to Hong Kong, enabled our students to understand these issues better. At the end of his speech, students raised questions on the qualifications needed to pursue a career in foreign affairs, the desirable qualities of a diplomat etc. Overall, students were pleased to have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of their motherland.

Ms. Cui and Sister Margaret Wong
Mr. Fang, the speaker
Mr. Fang addressing a student’s question


Microsoft YouthSpark Day Camp

On 9th January 2016, 29 students involved in the Enriched IT Programme, visited the offices of Microsoft in Cyberport to participate in the Microsoft YouthSpark Day Camp. They had the rare opportunity to take a tour of Microsoft's newly renovated high-tech office and meet some of the company’s employees, who briefed them on Microsoft’s latest innovations, such as the Skype Translator and Microsoft HoloLens. Our students also participated in the Minecraft Hour of Code, when they were able to utilise block coding to complete various puzzles. In addition, they joined the GirlSpark Camp sharing session and heard industry leaders talk about “Social Media and Enterprise Digital Transformation”. Our students were extremely inspired by the speakers’ creative use of social media and mobile applications to achieve various commercial goals. They left the Microsoft office with a new perspective on the potential of mobile applications and a greater awareness of the future of IT development.


EITP Visit to City University of Hong Kong

On Thursday 17 December students involved in the Enriched IT Programme, joined by Form 5 Art students, visited City University of Hong Kong to learn more about digital creativity. The students were treated to a tour of cutting-edge research and applications of new technologies across several areas. In the university’s Apps Lab, students learned more about creating mobile apps to solve problems in their daily lives, while in the Innovation Commons students met current and former City University students building new enterprises around technology. In the Creative Media Center students were treated to an impressive 360-degree immersive 3D recreation of the Magao Caves of Dunhuang, in China’s Gansu province, seeing how technology is helping not only to preserve historical sites but to bring them to life for new audiences. The students also saw entertaining films and 3D animations made by Creative Media undergraduates. One of the highlights was a live demonstration of an interactive 3D system for helping people with severe learning difficulties develop life skills, showing how technology can be used for the benefit of all. Our students left with a new sense of the possibilities of digital creativity and greater awareness of potential study and career paths in this area, for which we would like to thank City University.


School Talk by Professor Deborah Chung – My Life with Science

On 20th November, 2015, we were very honoured to have Professor Deborah Chung from State University of New York at Buffalo give an invigorating talk to some of our F5 and F6 students about “My Life with Science”. Professor Chung is an esteemed scientist, researcher and author with a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science and an M.S. degree in Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as well as a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Moreover, she is the inventor of 15 patents and has given over 200 invited lectures.
Her talk was not only centred on her renowned scientific invention of ‘Smart Concrete’, but also on her mother’s involvement in World War II as a wartime nurse and her grandmother being the first female doctors of Western medicine in China. In particular, she emphasized the intricate relationship between faith in God and research, serving as a great inspiration for our students.
After the talk, a Q&A session was held and our students eagerly raised questions about the talk and other aspects of scientific research. Professor Chung answered their questions at great length and our students became more enlightened about working as a scientific researcher and to strive for their goals with passion. We would like to express our gratitude towards Professor Chung for her motivating talk and for sharing her insights with our students.


RV8 B-Koo “Inspiration” Inaugural Flight

We are very happy to announce that the first homebuilt aircraft in Hong Kong, “Inspiration” B-KOO, successfully completed its inaugural flight on 15 November 2015 at the Hong Kong International Airport. We must congratulate Hank and all the Paulinians who have supported and contributed to the project throughout the years! We would like to take this opportunity to thank the school, especially Sr. Margaret, for giving us this invaluable chance to learn by doing. Thanks should also be given to our moderators, Mr. Lo, Mrs. Liu and Mr. Wu for their kind guidance throughout the years. After passing some further safety tests, the plane will be flown around the world to raise money for charity. We wish “Inspiration” and Hank all the best in the future.


URA Mobile Exhibition Van

On 12th November, an interactive mobile van from the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) visited our school. Students had the opportunity to learn about the process of urban renewal via a series of interactive displays, educational games and quizzes. These displays highlighted in particular the role of the Urban Renewal Authority in redeveloping older districts, conservation of historic places and the promotion of art and cultural integration in our society.


Enriched IT Programme Launch Ceremony

The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer launched the Enriched Information Technology Programme (EITP) in 8 secondary schools in Hong Kong to cultivate young IT talents to meet the development needs of a digital society. The launch ceremony took place on 7th November 2015 with Financial Secretary, Mr. John Tsang, as the officiating guest. Over 300 secondary school students attended the ceremony, pledging their full commitment to enhance their knowledge and skills in IT through project-based learning and competitions.


Workshop by Professor Gary Antonick from Stanford University

On 5th and 6th November 2015, Professor Gary Antonick from Stanford University hosted a workshop on Creativity and Innovation at our school. This 2-day workshop introduced an innovative tool called Design Thinking, which was popularised by Stanford Design School, and emphasized an understanding of customer needs and rapid product development, with arts-and crafts type of materials. The expertise of Professor Antonick, our active and engaged students, as well as our supportive staff members made the workshop a huge success!


2015 Oxbridge Interview Workshop

On 30th October, 2015, representatives from ARCH Education came to our school to share with our current and prospective Oxbridge applicants on ways to prepare for Oxbridge interviews. Ms. Emma Humphries first outlined the collegiate system and differences between the courses provided by Oxford and Cambridge. Students were then split into groups with several discipline specific tutors from ARCH according to their chosen subjects. The tutors simulated Oxbridge style interviews and shared with students how to answer questions skillfully to better demonstrate their knowledge and enthusiasm towards the subject. Students found the workshop inspiring and helpful towards their applications to these top universities.


Blood Donation Day

The annual Blood Donation Day, organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Centre, was successfully held on 30th October 2015. This year, 72 Paulinians and teachers participated in this meaningful event. The donation process started with a haemoglobin test, followed by a consultation with the nurse and finally, the actual blood donation. Afterwards, donors were given some refreshments and time to rest. The event, which ended at 5:00 p.m, showed our Paulinains’ altruistic hearts and concern for the needy. We hope that they will continue to participate in this worthwhile activity in the future.


Cleft Lip Mission

On 25th October 2015, five students (Vanessa Sze 6P, Tiffany Chu 6A, Kelly Au-Yeung 6S, Christy Chan 6S and Tina Ip 5P) accompanied by Ms. S. Keung and Ms. M. Leung joined Dr. Abbie Li and Dr. Candy Chan in attending the Huiyang District Medical Association and Medical Mission For Children (MMFC) Forum on Cleft Lip and Palate in Huiyang, China. The MMFC team comprising of volunteer ENT surgeons, anesthetist, dentists and nurses from the US and HK collaborated with doctors from Huiyang People’s Hospital to provide free consultation, surgical and post-operative treatment to underprivileged children, including orphans, from various regions in China suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate.


Junior Chamber International Hong Kong

Every year, the National Convention is one of the most important events of the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (JCI Hong Kong). This year, the theme of the National Convention was "Uniting Everyone-A Home for All" (共融). The opening ceremony of the event took place on Friday, 11th September, at Sun Beam Theatre, in the evening. Our Cantonese Opera team was invited to be one of the guest performers at the opening ceremony. Chow Cheuk Ying Michelle of F.6S and Ng Ka Yi Joey of F.6L performed “An Interrupted Dream in the Peony Pavilion” on behalf of St. Paul’s Convent School.


The Leadership Training Camp (2015-2016)

The leadership training camp of 2015-2016 took place on 18th and 19th August, 2015 in the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp. 6 teachers and current Prefects’ Board members joined the newly elected school prefects for the leadership training activity. School prefects participated in exciting team building games such as bamboo raft construction and they also had a campfire at night. Through these activities, the prefects learnt the importance of cooperation and commitment. Their confidence and determination to serve the school were also enhanced after the training.


Aeroplane Naming Ceremony

A 3-day event, which was attended by nearly 100 people including guests, staff members, students and alumni, was held at Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) in Chek Lap Kok, from 25th – 27th May 2015, to mark the naming of our RV-8 aeroplane.
The event began on 25th May, when our honoured guests, Professor Tony Chan, President of the Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Professor Wei Shyy, Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Mr. John Chai, Executive Director of the Airport Authority, visited the aeroplane at the site. After a briefing on the aeroplane-building procedure by Cathay Pacific pilot, Mr. Hank Cheng, there was a photo-taking session in the cockpit of the plane!
On 26th May, a group of Sisters of St. Paul De Chartres as well as PTA representatives visited HAECO. They too enjoyed a photo-taking session in the cockpit.
The ceremony to name the aeroplane was held on 27th May. We were honoured to have Mr. Eddie Ng Hak-kim, SBS, JP, Secretary of Education for Hong Kong, Mr. Norman Lo Shun Man, JP, Director-General Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Department, Mr. Hank Cheng, Cathay Pacific pilot and our Principal, Rev. Sr. Margaret Wong, officiate at the ceremony and unveil the name of the aircraft, 'Inspiration'. After the naming ceremony, Mr Norman Lo showed us the civil aviation and air traffic control facilities. We learnt more about the flying mechanism of aeroplanes and air traffic control and also had the opportunity to experience the thrill of being in a simulator. The visit was truly enjoyable!


PDS Student Forum

The PDS joint school student forum was held on 29th April from 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at our school. A total of 40 students from our schools and 3 partner schools including Queen’s College, HKSYCIA Wong Tai Shan Memorial College and St. Joseph College joined the forum. The title of the forum was ‘The Policy Address and Financial Budget of the HKSAR Government 2015’. There were 14 teachers and staff assisted in making it a success. The schedule of the program was packed but was commended by all as a well-organized programme. Students’ response was favorable as they treasured the opportunity to interact with students from other schools. They were also well prepared beforehand and therefore were able to participate actively in discussion. Both teachers and students considered the student forum as a valuable tool for learning.


UNESCO: Fostering Global Citizenship Youth Program

In order to educate and support our students to become global citizens, our school joined the Fostering Citizenship Youth Program 2014-2015 organized by UNESCO Hong Kong. On 21st September 2014, our school joined the Opening ceremony of the UN International Day of Peace.

The first part of the school-based program known as ‘Peace Week’ was embarked in school on 22-26 September 2014. Peace Ambassadors started promoting the message of peace to all students during the morning assembly, so that an atmosphere of inner peace with genuine wish for world peace were created in the school environment.

In November 2014, students participated in a photo competition ‘Moments of Peace’ held by UNESCO on promotion the notion of peace. On 24th March 2015, Mr. Sagi Karn, the Consulate General of Israel was invited to give a speech on ‘Israel: From the Land of Milk and Honey to Start Up Nation’ to our Secondary 5 students who gained much insight and understanding of the importance of peace on a country’s development.

Finally, the Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration was held on 18th April 2015 at the Hong Kong Science Park. 14 students served as Peace Ambassadors engaging in setting up a booth with exhibits and games for the audience. This year the country that we were representing was Switzerland. Through this program, our students learned about peace, global citizenship, respect for diversity of cultures and cooperation.


Provision of Students-Helpers for Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School Sports’ Day

On 26th March, 2015, 20 Paulinians assisted teachers at Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School to run their Sports Day programme at Wan Chai Sports Ground. These students attended a briefing session by Mr. Loi, PE Panel of Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School, on 23th March, 2015. They were then divided into groups and assigned various duties. Teachers of Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School were very pleased to have our students assist them in the smooth running of their Sports Day programame. Our students found the event very meaningful, and it really allowed them to demonstrate the Paulinian 7 C’s. They enjoyed themselves very much and learnt a lot.


Peace Project Learning Support Activity

As part of the programmes to foster global citizenship and education for peace promoted by the UNESCO, our school had the honor of inviting Mr. Sagi Karn, the Consulate General of Israel to deliver a talk, entitled ‘Israel: From the Land of Milk and Honey to Start Up Nation’ to our Secondary 5 students on 24th March 2015 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Mr. Karn gave an enlightening speech on the struggle and effort of the nation in history and his speech had helped our students to gain a better understanding of the value of peace in both economic and cultural development that affect all aspects of life.


Performance in FireAsia Gala Dinner 2015

On 6th February, 2015, our Chinese Orchestra, Cantonese Opera and Chinese Dance Team were invited to perform for FireAsia Gala Dinner 2015 in HK Convention and Exhibition Center. The students performed a famous opera 《大唐笙歌》 and a beautiful Chaoxian Dance 《吉祥的鼓兒敲起來》which won the applause of all the audiences. It was a memorable event.


The 4th Hong Kong Tri-Nation Netball Tournament

The 4th Hong Kong Tri-Nation Netball Tournament was held at Kowloon Park Sports Centre from 29th January to 1st February, 2015. The netball teams from Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Hong Kong participated in this spectacular annual event. The Opening Ceremony was held on 30th January, 2015. 11 Paulinians took part in the dragon dance performance during the ceremony and they enjoyed themselves immensely.


The Wan Chai Youth Festival 2014

The Wan Chai Youth Festival 2014 Closing Ceremony cum Talent Extravaganza, jointly organized by the Home Affairs Department (Wan Chai District), Wan Chai District Youth Programme Committee and St. James' Settlement, was held successfully at Queen Elizabeth Stadium on 17th January 2015. Our school’s cheerleading team was invited to perform at this mega event. All cheerleaders showed immense enthusiasm and performed energetically. The 20 Paulinians who participated in this splendid event enjoyed themselves enormously.


The Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza 2015

The Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza 2015, organized by the Hong Kong Dragon and Lion Festival Preparatory Committee, was held in Tsim Sha Tsui on 1st January, 2015. Local and foreign visitors enjoyed this colourful and thrilling festival tremendously, particularly the splendid Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance, Kung Fu performances. The 10 Paulinians who participated in this mega event, which began with an opening speech by Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR, JP, enjoyed themselves immensely.


Hong Kong Award for Environmental Excellence

As the Bronze Award winner of 2013 Hong Kong Award for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE), our school was invited to host the Green School Visit for the 13th Hong Kong Green School Award on 28th November, 2014. Around 80 guests, which included representatives from the Hong Kong Education Bureau, Macau Environmental Protection Department, Environmental Campaign Committee, together with teachers from Macau and Hong Kong primary and secondary schools, came for the visit. The program started with an introduction of the 13th Hong Kong Green School Award. The representative from the EDB then gave a briefing on education for sustainable development through a green school, followed by a presentation by our Paulinians to share some strategies and practices implemented by SPCS in promoting environmental education at school. In the school tour, all guests were very impressed by the large variety of green infrastructure found in SPCS. The afternoon ended with tea refreshments in the Chinese Culture Room. It was a memorable afternoon for everyone.


World Heart Day 14-15

On 16th November, 2014, nine of our students from the Health Club were invited by the St. Paul’s Hospital to take part in the World Heart Day 2014 organized by the Hong Kong College of Cardiology with the theme “Healthy Heart, Start from You”. Our Paulinians actively took part in running a game booth in the Happy Valley Racecourse in order to address the importance of a life-course approach to the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases. It was an enriching experience for them.


Oxbridge Sharing Session

On the 7th November, 2014, admissions tutors from Cambridge, as well as representatives from ARCH Education came to our school to share with our current and prospective Oxbridge applicants on how to perform better in Oxbridge interviews. Ms. Emma Humphries from ARCH first introduced the features and differences between Oxford and Cambridge, as well as what students should expect from these universities. Then, she gave a brief introduction of the four Cambridge admissions tutors and ARCH instructor, who have rich experiences in teaching and admissions in Oxbridge. The students were divided into discipline specific groups according to their subjects of interest, and matching tutors were assigned to each group to share interview skills with students. The tutors simulated interviews which encouraged students to think more about the academically related questions and answer questions skillfully to demonstrate their knowledge. Students found the workshop inspiring and helpful towards their applications to these top universities.


5 November 2014 SPCS Outing: Appreciating the “I” in DIP!

November 2014 was Innotech Month and Hong Kong Science Park hosted Innocarnival, an exhibition that showcased the latest technology in our daily lives. It focused on “Intelligent Living, Quality Living and Green Living.” SPCS students from the AppJamming, CSL and Robotics DIP – Diversified Interest Programme – had the opportunity to extend their interests through exploration, engagement and experience. Feedback from the students were positive: the excursion was interesting, meaningful and fun.


Blood Donation Day

The annual blood donation day was successfully organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Centre on 31st October 2014. The donation procedure started with a haemoglobin test. This was followed by a chat with the nurse and then the actual blood donation. Afterwards, donors were given some refreshments and time to rest. The event ended successfully at 5:00pm. This year, 80 Paulinians (and teachers) participated in this meaningful event, showing their altruistic hearts and concern for the needy.


Gifted Sharing Workshop at Queen’s College
On 25th October, students from our school were invited to participate in the “Gifted Sharing Workshop” organized by Queen’s College. During the workshop, representatives from the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups introduced the two competitions, Odyssey of the Mind and the World GreenMech Contest, to us. Later on, students from Queen’s College shared their prize-winning designs with us. We were impressed by the way they had made use of 18g of Balsa wood, which is a type of light yet strong wood, to create a structure that was capable of withstanding a weight of 800 pounds! They had also made good use of Gigo blocks to build an impressive model that involved scientific ideas. We were greatly inspired by their creativity, persistence and hard work. We even had a chance to make our own structure and building models during the hands-on session. It was a meaningful workshop that allowed students from different schools to exchange ideas and learn from one another.


Science and Technology Seedlings 100 Plan

On 4th October, 2014, Eunice Yiu (5P), Jaime Tsang (5U), Carmen Leung (4S) and Jamie Chan (4P) attended the Graduation Ceremony for the 2nd Batch and Opening Ceremony for the 3rd Batch of Seedlings 100 Plan organized by the Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology. The ceremony commenced with a series of inspiring speeches by the Guests of Honour, who emphasized the significance of science and technology in the modern world and introduced the crux of the programme, which was to ignite a passion for science in students and broaden their horizon. The speeches were followed by the presentation of certificates, a sharing session by the 2nd batch of seedlings and a kick-off ceremony to mark the beginning of a new round of the programme. As the 2nd batch of seedlings, Eunice Yiu and Jaime Tsang were awarded certificates of appreciation for their active participation during the year. They will serve as student mentors in the coming year, offering guidance and support to the new batch of seedlings, which include Carmen Leung and Jamie Chan.


Medical Outreach Programme

On 14th September 2014, a group of 16 Form 5 students volunteered in the “Health Check for Healthy Life”, which was held in HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No.3 Secondary School, Tseung Kwan O. It was a charity event organized by Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association and supported by St. Paul’s Hospital and Home Affairs Department. In this event, registered minorities were given basic health assessment free-of-charge and our girls were capable of running the blood pressure stations on their own. In the last school year (during the DIP sessions), our girls had acquired basic medical knowledge from Dr. Chan, our honorary alumni and a practicing physician. The Medical Outreach Program will continue this year and there will be more opportunities for students to put theory into practice as well as serve the community.


Club Moderators' and Officers' Training

On 6th September 2014, a training workshop was organised in the school hall for all teachers, club moderators and officer bearers of all clubs. The workshop began with Mrs. J. Wong briefing everyone on the programmes that would be held to celebrate our 160th Anniversary this year. She then explained the roles and duties of moderators and the major committees. This was followed by a demonstration of our school's webpage and the school intranet system. Then, Miss J Fok and Mrs. M Arriaga gave students instructions on how to prepare their clubs’ bulletin boards and financial statements respectively while Mrs. D. Tam instructed students on the school magazine requirements. Finally, our school social worker, Ms. Shirley Man highlighted different voluntary service movements and encouraged our students to join them. It was a fruitful morning.


Leadership Training Camp

The leadership training camp of 2014-2015 took place on the 23rd to 24th of August, 2014 in the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp. 6 teachers and current Prefects’ Board members joined the newly-elected school prefects for leadership training. School prefects participated in exciting team building games such as dodge ball and bamboo raft construction. Through these activities, the prefects learnt the importance of cooperation in overcoming obstacles. Their confidence and determination to serve the school were also enhanced after the training.


16 Habits of Mind Workshop

On 9th July 2014, our F.4 students participated in a leadership training programme in our school hall. They explored the characteristics of good leaders and learned how to apply the 16 Habits of Mind in their role as young school leaders as well as in their learning.


Report on Student Forum on HKSAR Government 2014 Policy Address and Financial Budget

The PDS Student forum on the 'HKSAR government 2014 Policy Address and Financial Budget' was held on Wednesday, 30th April 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Convent School. This student forum was the first of its kind in PDS activities in Hong Kong. 42 students, from different schools in Hong Kong, took part in this inter-school event. In addition, 12 other participants, including 3 teachers from Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Secondary School, 2 teachers from HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College, 1 teacher from St. Stephen's Girls College, 4 teachers from St. Paul's Convent School and 2 EDB members, assisted in the activity. Students, who were well prepared for the activity, participated eagerly in the group discussions and were keen to express their views on the various areas of concern. Teachers stated that the student forum was a powerful tool, enabling students to integrate and apply Liberal Studies concepts to the real world. There will be post-event assignments for students at individual schools and teachers will plan joint PDS activities at the student level in the future.


Peacemakers’ Celebration

The Peacemakers' Celebration, organized by the UNESCO Hong Kong, was successfully held on 12 April 2014. This event served not only as the highlight of the ‘Peace for All’ Youth Programme but also offered a valuable inter-cultural platform for different nations and ethnic groups to nurture their sense of global harmony. The opening ceremony kicked off at 11.00 am at the Hong Kong Science Park in Tai Po, with welcoming speeches delivered by our Guests of Honour, followed by each consul from participating countries symbolically placing a figurine on the model of a globe (which was emblematic of humanity’s hopes and efforts to infuse peace all over our global village), as well as a lively band performance. Visitors had a lot of fun visiting the booths, enjoying the peace arts carnival, and attending exhibitions and workshops to learn more about peace from such vital perspectives as the political, cultural, social, individual and ecological perspectives. This year, our student Peace Ambassadors helped to promote global harmony by showcasing the peace-loving culture in Switzerland. Early in the morning, all of them, including our exchange student and a Swiss student, Eleanora and Sophie, arrived at the venue to set up the booth. Guests praised our colourful banners and loved our tasty Swiss chocolates and biscuits. Our Peace Ambassadors were thrilled to introduce Switzerland to our visitors through our self-published e-book. The 'Shooting an Apple' game (inspired by the legend of William Tell) attracted adults and children alike, not to mention the very interesting general knowledge quizzes that enriched their awareness of Swiss culture. Thanks to this event, we realize that peace and harmony is all about respect without borders and barriers. Above all, with borderless love and understanding, a peaceful, safe and fruitful life can become a reachable goal for each and every person on earth.


Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School Sports Day

On 27th March, 2014, twenty Paulinians assisted teachers at Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School to run their Sports Day programme at Wan Chai Sports Ground. These students attended a briefing session by Mr. Loi, PE teacher of Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School, on 19th March, 2014. They were then divided into groups and assigned various duties. Teachers of Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School were very pleased to have our students assist them in the smooth running of their Sports Day programame. Our students found the event very meaningful and one, which truly allowed them to demonstrate the Paulinian 7 C’s. They enjoyed themselves very much and learnt a lot.


Video Conferencing with Bentley Wood High School

On 19 March 2104, we were excited to have a video conferencing session with the Principal, the ICT co-ordinator and the whole team of Digital Leaders of the Bentley Wood High School. We presented, through the Skype, two of our science projects and two student-made ibooks to our audiences. In return, the Digital Leader Team shared with us their works on ibook development and their Concept of “Genius Bar”. We all had a wonderful and fruitful afternoon.


Attending a forum on Constitutional Reform in Hong Kong

On 7th March 2014, 20 Form 5 students and 3 Liberal Studies teachers attended a forum on Constitutional Reform organized by the Hong Kong Federation of Women. The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs. Carrie Lam (GBS, JP), addressed the forum, highlighting the principles and importance of constitutional development in Hong Kong. The Chairperson of the Federation, Prof. Peggy Lam (GBS, OBE, JP), and other members and participants actively offered their views on relevant issues. Our students raised thoughtful questions, which helped to enhance their understanding of the reform.


Elderly Service by Chinese Opera Singer

On 24th February, 2014, twelve of our Paulinians, who are Chinese opera singers, visited the residents of the elderly home at Chi Sing Kok (The Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Elderly Home) and performed popular pieces including《香夭》、《幽媾》、《歡樂年年》、《祝福你》for them. The elderly sang along with our Paulinians with great enthusiasm, enjoying themselves immensely. After they had had tea and played games with the elderly, our Paulinians came away with happy hearts.


Hong Kong Tri-Nations Netball Tournament 2014

The Hong Kong Tri-Nations Netball Tournament 2014 was held in Kowloon Park Sports Centre from 20th - 23rd February 2014. The participating teams were from Malaysia, Sri Lanka as well as Hong Kong. The Opening Ceremony was held on 21st February and our school’s Dragon Dance team was invited to perform on this spectacular occasion. The 12 Paulinians who participated in this event enjoyed themselves immensely.


Visit to Joides Resolution Scientific Drillship

On 27th January 2014, 15 Form Five science students were invited to visit the Joides Resolution Scientific Drillship organised by HKUST. Students were given a 40-minute guided tour on board. Various facilities and scientific technology, ranging from mass spectrometry to chromatography, used for analyzing sediment and rock samples, were explained. Special technology such as the dynamical positioning system for stabilizing the vessel while drilling the seabed, was also introduced to our students. The next expedition of the Drillship is to obtain sediments and rock core samples from the seabed of the South China Sea, in order to analyse the tectonic evolution of the South China Sea. Our visit to the ship was indeed an extraordinary learning experience, and we are honoured to be given this valuable opportunity.


Visit to Haeco

On 18th January, 2014, 19 students from the Aerospace Society visited the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO). They were firstly introduced to the day-to-day operation of HAECO and had a deeper understanding about the aircraft engineering and maintenance services. Our students were also given an opportunity to visit the cabin and cockpit of an airbus, and the Van’s aircraft, RV-8. It was an enriching experience and they all had a wonderful time.


The Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza 2014

The Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza 2014 was held in Tsim Sha Tsui on 1stJanuary, 2014. It was a very colorful, thrilling and joyful event, with hundreds of lively dragons, lions and happy Buddhas parading through the streets of Hong Kong to welcome the new year. Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR, JP, started this mega event with her opening speech. This was followed by the parade, which started on Canton Road and proceeded to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Avenue of Stars, ending at the Urban Council Centenary Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui. The 12 Paulinians who participated in this delightful event enjoyed themselves immensely.


The Friends of Jesus’ Passover

“The Friends of Jesus’ Passover” (FOJP) is a group of Chinese Catholic youths who come from Chinese communities all over the world and gather together once a year to spread the message of God to overseas Chinese. To commemorate the 15th anniversary, the FOJP held a grand evangelization concert at Queen Elizabeth Stadium on 30th December 2013. 101 students participated in the rehearsal. Fr. Yan addressed our students, emphasizing the fact that evangelization is our Christian duty. We are all called upon to be missionaries and embrace every opportunity to love, serve and sacrifice for the Holy Father. About two thousand people, some of whom were non-Catholics, participated in the concert, which included singing, drama and the sharing of experiences by those of the Catholic faith. Our students enjoyed leading the songs with movement and actions. Most participants were moved by the sharing and some expressed an interest in exploring the faith further.


Christmas Caroling

The annual Christmas Caroling service is the highlight of the school choir’s calendar. As in previous years, on the invitation of the Regal HK hotel, 65 students, accompanied by three teachers, performed at the hotel on 24th and 25th December. They also performed at the Four Seasons HK hotel on 25th December. Their beautiful singing attracted crowds of people who were delighted with their performance. They all enjoyed the free buffet provided by the hotels afterwards.


Space museum visit

On the 19th December, 2013, 20 students accompanied by 2 teachers visited the Hong Kong Space Museum. The activity was jointly organized by the Aerospace society and the Astronomy Society. During the visit, participants had watched a 3D Dome Show "Wildest Weather in the Solar System". Throughout the movie which lasted for 25 minutes, we had had a vivid experience of the inclement weather of the celestial bodies in the Solar system. After watching the movie, we visited the two halls. There we had learnt more about the history and development of space science and discoveries in astronomy. All of us had had a fabulous experience and also gained much knowledge about astronomy.


Student Conference 2013

On 23 November 2013, 16 Paulinians were invited to join the Student Conference 2013 organized by Hong Kong Academy of Gifted Education to share their study projects with the participants. Eight study projects were selected for the Conference from our school as shown in the table below and our students presented their papers either in concurrent sessions or in a poster exhibition. In the conference, they met new friends and learned a lot from the one another. They had a meaningful day interacting with their peers.

Field of study project Project/Paper title
Creativity in Science and Technology (1) The Joy in Taking Flight
(2) Improvement of Air Quality in Classrooms
(3) Organic Mosquito Repellents
Mathematics in Daily Life Playing a Weighted and Modified Rock-Paper-Scissors Game with Game Theory
Innovations in Information Technology Developing iBooks for Better Learning
Literature Studies and Creative Writing (1) “ME GENERATION” EXPRESSED THROUGH Reverse Poems
(2) Exploring 'Romeo and Juliet' with Kar2ouche - a Fun and Modern Approach
Creative Social Service Projects Entrepreneurship for the Hearing Impaired - Dessert for All


Talk on ‘The Concept of Poverty and the Significance of Social Responsibility in Reducing the Poverty Gap in Hong Kong’

On Wednesday, 20th November 2013, a talk on ‘The Concept of Poverty and the Significance of Social Responsibility in Reducing the Poverty Gap in Hong Kong’ was delivered by renowned speaker, Miss Alvina Chan, who is passionate about helping poor people in Hong Kong. Her motto is ‘Think Cook Save’ and she hopes to deliver the message of love through cooking. Her mission is to serve the community by showing how the food waste from wet markets and corporations can be used to serve the needy. Her innovative ideas certainly made a deep impression on our students! Two teachers from the partner school and two representatives from the Education Bureau also attended the talk.


Visit to SCAD HK

On 8th November 2013, 16 F.4 and F.5 students visited SCAD HK - The University of Creative Careers. During the visit, students were able to meet the Director of Admission, Ms. Virginia Adair Mathis, who showed them around the campus and told them about student life at SCAD. The day ended with a photography workshop, making the visit a very fruitful one.


A2 HKU Business trip

On Monday 28th October, four A-level Business Studies students attended the prestigious 'Edward K Y Chen distinguished lecture series' annual lecture at HKU. This year's lecture was given by Clara Shih, author of 'The Facebook Era' and currently sitting on the board of Starbucks. The theme was 'business transformation in the Facebook era', explaining how customer services, marketing and recruitment have all had to embrace social media and follow the shift in power from the business to the consumer. The lecture, panel discussion, Q&A and hospitality were truly excellent and we hope that even more SPCS students will attend the lecture next year!!


Medical Outreach Programme

Time for medical outreach team to action again! On 27th October 2013, the “Health – Fountain of Happiness” health assessment day was held in the Mong Kok Kai Fong Association Ltd. Chan Hing Social Service Centre, Mong Kok. It was co-organized by the Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile and St. Paul’s Hospital. Our Form 5 girls were capable of running the blood pressure (BP) and bone mass density (BMD) stations on their own with the assistance of nurses from St. Paul’s Hospital. Moreover, our girls enjoyed very much talking to the elderly in need. The Medical Outreach Programme will continue to make more opportunities for our girls to serve the community.


China Cleft Lip Trip

On 27th October 2013, Dr. Candy Chan, Ms C. Fung together with six students participated in the “Forum between Huiyang People’s Hospital and Medical Missions for Children on cleft lip and palate” in Huiyang, mainland China. In this mission, a volunteer surgical team from Medical Missions for Children provided free surgical treatment to under-privileged children with cleft lip and cleft palate. During this trip, our students helped communicate with the patients’ parents and gave them a brief introduction on cleft lip and cleft palate. Besides, the students had the opportunity to observe the diagnostic procedures carried out by doctors and attend the medical forum, which they acquired an understanding of being a doctor in the mission. From this activity, students had an insight about the application of medicine and learnt the essential qualities of being a doctor - Empathy, Passion and Enthusiasm. By the end of the trip, the students agreed that they are blessed with good health and will continue carrying out voluntary work to help other people who are in need.


閱讀如何促進中文科發展及提升效能講座

2013年10月23日下午本校邀請了范建梅老師主講「閱讀如何促進中文科發展及提升效能」講座。出席的包括中一至中四的同學及老師。范建梅老師從事教育工作20多年,其中8年擔任圖書館主任,范老師於零三年退下火線,以自己的專業知識,繼續積極推廣校園閱讀之風。范老師現職「書風」校園圖書顧問,舉辦有關閱讀的講座及工作坊,亦為中學度身訂造閱讀方案。范老師在講座中為同學推介四十多本不同書籍,而她推介的書單由校園小說到較冷門的書籍均有涉獵,且對不同的讀物有獨特見解,介紹的都是有質素的書籍。當日同學們的反應熱烈,大家都得收獲甚豐。以下是當日的剪影。


Donate a Pencil Campaign

The “Because I am a Girl (BIAAG) – Donate a Pencil Campaign” organised by Plan International Hong Kong, was held from 22nd to 31st October. Our school supported this campaign by placing a pencil donation box on the campus and encouraging Paulinians to donate pencils to underprivileged girls around the globe. More than 2700 pencils were donated! We hope this campaign will make all Paulinians aware of the unequal treatment of girls around the world and encourage them to continue to do charity to help the underprivileged in the best way they can.


Talk on “Respecting for Self“ by Generation Life

On 10th October 2013, a young missionary group from Generation Life of USA visited our school and delivered a talk to our F.3 students on the topic of “Respecting for Self and Chastity”. The team traveled the world, encouraging a lifestyle of respect for self and the dignity of others. They explained how to conquer temptations against chastity with which young men and women typically struggle and brought out a biblical reflection on sex and the true meaningful of love. It was a meaningful afternoon.


World Heart Day

On 29th September, 2013, eight of our Form 5 students from the Health Club were invited by the St. Paul’s Hospital to take part in the World Heart Day 2013 organized by the Hong Kong College of Cardiology with the theme “Take the road to a healthy heart”. Our Paulinians actively took part in running a game booth in the Happy Valley Racecourse in order to address the importance of a life-course approach to the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases. It was an enriching experience for them.


Switch on 60 Dreams(「啪著60個夢想」)

The “Switch on 60 Dreams” Campaign, organized by Shun Hing Group, intends to call on students to unleash their creativity and foster the spirit of philanthropy by submitting project plans that promote social integration of the young, the elderly and the disabled. From over one hundred entries, all three proposals submitted by our students were selected. They are Those Days – a Throwback to Their Dreams (「那些年的夢想」), Grooming Cooking Talents with the Hearing Impaired Peers (「甜品夢工場」), and Medical Outreach Support for the Elderly (「支援長者康健人生」). Project leaders, Aeri Lam (6P), Clarissa Lam (6A), Beatrice Mak (6A), Janice Yeung (6U), Noelle Chiong (5S), Jessie Ng (5S), and Alexandra Bacala (5T) attended the award presentation ceremony on Saturday, 28 September, 2013 and received an implementation grant. Congratulations!


Medical Outreach Programme

On 8th September 2013, a group of 12 Form 5 students volunteered in the “Health Check Day 2013”, which was held in Lee On Community Hall, Ma On Shan. It was a charity event organized and sponsored by St. Paul’s Hospital, Shatin Women’s Association and Rotary Club of Shatin. In this event, registered citizens were given basic health assessment free-of-charge and our girls were able to practice how to measure blood pressure (BP) and bone mass density (BMD) using equipment provided by St. Paul’s Hospital. In the last school year (during the DIP sessions), our girls had acquired basic medical knowledge from Dr. Chan, our honorary alumni and a practising physician. The Medical Outreach Programme will continue this year and there will be more opportunities for students to put theory into practice as well as serve the community.


HKIA competition

Eight of our Paulinians won a competition -參觀機場 分享見聞 比賽2012-2013, organized by the HKIA. They were invited to visit Hong Kong International Airport on 28th August, 2013. Setting foot in the control centre of the airport for the first time, they were awed by the numerous rows of large screens on the walls, with all the latest information. What an incredible sight! Then, they visited the area where all the luggage conveyor belts are concentrated. They were also able to have a very close look at the gigantic passenger airplanes. Visiting these areas of the airport was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these students!


Leadership Training Camp

On 21st -22nd August, 2013, the newly-elected school prefects in 2013-2014 together with 9 teachers and current Prefects’ Board members went to the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp for leadership training. During the camp, the students engaged in various exciting activities such as bamboo raft construction, orienteering and detective game. At the end of the camp, 20 students were elected by school prefects as Prefects’ Board members in the coming year. Prefects’ confidence and determination in serving the school was greatly enhanced after the leadership training.


National Young Astronaut Training Camp 2013 (少年太空人體驗營2013)

Joyce Chan (3S) was among the thirty students selected to represent Hong Kong as young astronauts of the Young Astronaut Training Camp 2013(少年太空人體驗營2013), out of 231 secondary school students. From 26th July to 2nd August 2013, these young astronauts visited Beijing Aerospace Town, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and the National Astronomical Observatories. During the trip, they learnt about China's most up-to-date aerospace technology development. They met the three astronauts of the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and Liu Yang, and had a chance to experience the training undertaken by real astronauts, for example wearing the intravehicular spacesuit and tasting space food. They also visited the China spaceport in Jiuquan and the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang. Each young astronaut was presented with an Honor certificate at the end of the trip.


Hong Kong International Airport Educational Visit

On 12th July 2013, the Aerospace Society was glad to participate in the Hong Kong International Airport Educational visit that committed to broadening the horizons of younger generations. The visits consist of a presentation on HKIA, a look at the exhibition about the airport's current and future development, and a tour of airport facilities. We treasure the chance as extensions to the classroom learning.


Careers Talk on Further Studies

On Saturday, 6th July, around 60 Form 4 and 5 students came back to attend an inspirational talk by Ms Elaine Ng, an alumni of our school, about her journey towards studying Law at Cambridge University. Ms Ng shared how she began a ‘secret mission’ since Form 1 to pursue her dream to study in Cambridge and all the steps she took throughout secondary school to turn her dream into a reality. Ms. Ng illustrated university life as a process of individual and proactive learning - ‘It is all about stretching your limits and stepping out of your comfort zone’. She then shared how she overcame obstacles, hardship and uncertainties when she started studying in Cambridge. Through the sharing, Paulinians understood that pursuing dreams, no matter big or small, inevitably requires persistence and perseverance. Her valuable experiences and genuine testimony were truly an inspiration to us all.


Visit by St Paul’s Nursery and St. Paul’s Kindergarten

On the 20th and 21st June 2013, our little sisters from St Paul’s Nursery and St. Paul’s Kindergarten came to visit our Aeroplane Building Room. The moderators explained to them how the aeroplane was built and the big sisters showed them around the room and introduced various parts of the plane to them. They all love the visit telling by the big smiles from their faces.


CUHK Campus Visit

On 19th June, 2013, 215 Form 4 students from our school attended the consultation programme organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Talks and sharing sessions by professors and student ambassadors allowed both JUPAS and non-JUPAS students to have a better understanding of university admission requirements and life at CUHK. After a tour around the campus, students, who had been divided into groups, went to different faculties based on their interest. One group of students visited the Medicine and Science faculties, where they engaged in activities such as a visit to the dissection laboratory and innovative group discussions, while another group of students visited a simulated law court, which heightened their interest in the Law Faculty. On the other hand, some students were introduced to the Faculty of Arts and the diverse subjects it offered, such as Translation and Literature. Others attended motivating lectures by professors from the Engineering and Architecture faculties. The group of students who visited the BBA Faculty were inspired by the professors and CUHK student ambassadors they met there, who shared their valuable experiences of internships and exchange trips with our students. They also learned about the world of finance by visiting the Finance Trading Laboratory. Throughout the brief visit, not only were SPCS students impressed by the welcoming attitude of CUHK professors, staff members and students but they were also able to explore ways in which to exploit their potential when choosing their future careers.


Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School Sports Day

n 18th April, 2013, twenty Paulinians assisted teachers at Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School to run their Sports Day programme at Wan Chai Sports Ground. Teachers of Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School were very pleased to have our students assisted them in the smooth running of their Sports Day programame. Our Paulinians enjoyed themselves very much and learnt a lot. They found the event very meaningful event and one which truly helped them to demonstrate Paulinian 7C’s.


Piano Master Classes and Recital

On 23 March 2013, we were glad that Prof. Lee Kum Sing, Head of the Piano Department at Vancouver Academy of Music and Professor of Piano at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, came to our school with his student, Miss Zhou Tian Yu to give our students Piano Master Classes and to present a piano recital. This momentous event was co-organized with the St. Margaret’s Church and was joined by students of HKBU Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School (Secondary Section). The programme began with a welcoming speech from our Principal, Rev. Sr. Margaret Wong which was followed by 12 sessions of Master Classes. Prof. Lee taught our students patiently and the highlights of the day was the piano recital performed by Miss Zhou. Everyone had a fruitful and memorable day.


Peacemakers’ Celebration

The 24th of February 2013 was a day of exceptional peace and love. It was the Peacemakers’ Celebration! The whole event started off with the grand opening ceremony. Our students sang ‘Ode to Joy’ enthusiastically to warmly welcome the guests, including Consulate Generals of different countries and prominent figures, such as Rita Fan, who gave a speech to support the event in which she suggested ways to achieve peace. Click here to view the full article.


Visit to the Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Elderly Home

On 22nd February, 2013, eleven Paulinian Chinese Opera Singers visited the elderly home at Chi Sing Kok (The Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Elderly Home) and performed for the residents there. They sang popular pieces including《拾釵》、《折梅巧遇》、《游龍戲鳳》 to which the elderly sang along enthusiastically. They also had tea and played games together. It was a fun, meaningful and unforgettable afternoon.


Video Conference with Russian students

On 29 January 2013, four of our students participated in a video conference with the student representatives from Municipal Autonomous Establishment of General Education School No. 3 of Russian Federation in Russia. The aim was to learn more about the environmental policies of both schools and local communities. Ms Tamara Savelyeva, our interpreter, helped to translate our discussion from Russian to English, and vice versa. Through the conference, we learnt that Russian students often take trips to nearby national parks and reserves since their country is spacious. They take good care of their environment and enjoy nature. During the sharing session, our students explained the green policy of our school, such as the solar panels on the roof, Classroom of the Future and the chlorella project. All in all, the video conference was very fruitful and successful.


2013 Dragon and Lion Dance Extravaganza

2013 Dragon and Lion Dance Extravaganza was held in January 2013. The participants, including our school Dragon Dance Team members, had created the New Guinness World Record for the Largest Chinese Unicorn Dance.The participants from our school Dragon Dance Team were:

Annisa Wong 2L Natasha Shiu 2LFerra Leung 3TMichelle Cheung 3T
Jessie Ng 4PCherry Lum 4PLily Chiu 4PRachel Kan 4A
Kristie Lo 4USamantha Lau 5SKiran Ho 5A



Peacemakers’ Day

The Peacemakers’ Day, organized by UNESCO Hong Kong Association, was held successfully at The Hong Kong Institute of Education on 10 December, 2012. Participants included students from primary, secondary and international schools. Fourteen Form 4 students from our school took part in this meaningful activity. After the inspiring talk by Ms Cheung Chi Yung, a veteran journalist who frequently travels to zones of emergency. our students gave a presentation on our peace project. They introduced different activities held during the Peace Week at SPCS, such as Dance for Peace and Write for Peace. From this it is evident how peace can be promoted in our daily lives easily through different forms of activities. The Peacemakers’ Day Kick Off Ceremony was held in the afternoon session. After the ceremony with our partner school we had a peace project discussion with Victoria Shanghai Academy. We have chosen to represent Russia and will showcase our findings about Russia at the Science Park on 24thFeburary, 2013 as part of t he Peacemakers’ Celebration. Before the end of the programme, we presented our tentative ideas about our booth on stage. The event has certainly enriched our knowledge about peace and harmony.




World Heart Day

On 7th October, 2012, eleven of our Form 5 students from the Health Club were invited by the St. Paul’s Hospital to take part in the World Heart Day 2012 organized by the Hong Kong College of Cardiology with the theme “One World, One Home, One Heart”. Our paulinians set up a game booth at the Happy Valley Hong Kong Jockey Club to encourage a smart and healthy choice of snacks. They enjoyed this meaningful event while learning the importance on choosing the right snacks which can affect our heart and health.




Habits of Mind in Leadership Training

In the leadership training session held in 21st to 22nd August 2011, our F.5 students together with the new teachers, learned how to apply the 16 Habits of Mind in their learning and teaching.




Helicopter Ride at the Hong Kong Aviation Club

On 15th August 2012, 13 Aircraft Building Team members together with 2 teachers went to the Hong Kong Aviation Club for a helicopter ride. Mr. John Li, the President of the Hong Kong Aviation Club, introduced the aviation theories of helicopters to us and had helicopter rides with us around Hong Kong. We were amazed by the beautiful scenery of the Victoria Harbour and our interests in aviation were reinforced. It was an enjoyable and memorable experience.




eBook development using iBooks Author

During the post examination period, all the F4 students, except those joining the STEM World International Summer Camp School in Imperial College of UK, were engaged in an emerging technology development project using iPad as the mobile learning device. They were guided by teachers to develop their own interactive ebooks, using iBooks Author as the authoring tool, on various topics in Integrated Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Religious Studies, Chinese History, Chinese Language and English Language. They were fully engaged in the development of their own ebooks and found the project creative and inspiring with a lot of fun.


Dance Workshop

On 6 July 2012, we had invited the HK Dance Company to run a Chinese Dance demonstration in the school hall. Through this demonstration, our F. 3-5 students were exposed to different dance techniques and learned to appreciate the beauty of this performing art.


Dragon Dance Performance in the Youth Sports Carnival of Southern District

On 1st May, 2012, our Dragon Dance Team performed in the Youth Sports Carnival of Southern District at Aberdeen Sports Ground. The event was sponsored by the Association of Industries and Commerce of Hong Kong Southern District Limited. The opening ceremony was officiated by Mr. LIU Hon Fai, Chairman of the Association of Industries and Commerce of Hong Kong Southern District Limited, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR, Hon Jasper Mr. TSANG Yok-sing, JP, President of the Legislative Council of HKSAR, Mr. LAI Tung-kwok, Under Secretary for Security of Security Bureau, Ms. Christine WAI, JP, District Officer (Southern) of Southern District Office, Mr. CHU Ching-hong, JP, Chairman of Southern District Council, Mr. WONG, Chief Inspector of Police, Police Community Relation Officer of Western District Headquarters & Western Police Station, Mr. Sunny WONG Man-kit, MH, Chairman of Southern District Recreation and Sports Association Limited as well as Ms. FUNG Pik Yee (Headmistress), Chairlady of Southern District Joint School Conference. Our Paulinian performers found the experience very memorable and rewarding.


Form Four Students participated in the St. Paul's Hospital Outreach Programme

On the 22nd of April, our school’s St. Paul’s hospital outreach team volunteered in the Heath- Fountain of Happiness organised by Mong Kok Kai Fong Association Ltd. Chan Hing Socal Service centre, Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile and St. Paul’s Hospital. It was a free medical check-up event provided for the elderly living in Mong Kok district. Stations including tests of body fat percentage, blood pressure, bone density, urine and cholesterol, ultrasound examination of abdomen and thyroid gland, as well as eye examination were set up on the day with several students helping out at each station. This offered the students an opportunity to apply the medical knowledge they have learnt during DIP session while serving the community.


Services in Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School Sports Day programme
On 29th March,twelve Paulinians assisted teachers at Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School to run their Sports Day programme at Wan Chai Sports Ground. These students attended a briefing session conducted by Mr. Loi, PE teacher of Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School, on 22nd March. Students were divided into groups and assigned various duties.
Teachers of Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School were very pleased to have our students assisted them in the smooth running of their Sports Day programame. Our Paulinians enjoyed themselves very much and learnt a lot. They found the event very meaningful event and one which truly helped them to demonstrate Paulinian 7C’s. The student helpers were: Kelly Lam, Melissa Lo, Phoebe Chan and Aster Sat of 5T, Isa Hung and Lorraine Fung of 5P, Victoria Chow and Sharon Ng of 5U, Coco Ng and Bernice Lee of 5L, Tiffany Tang of 4U and Claudia Cheung of 4L .
Our Paulinians were ready to assume their duties after receiving the Sports Day programme. There was a mini-relay race for kindergarten students. Competitors took photos with principal and parents after the competition. Our students received certificates of appreciation from Mrs. Lam Chan Yim-chuk, Principal of Sir Ellis Kadoorie (S) Primary School.

3rd Video Conference with St. John's Catholic Comprehensive School

On 21st March, our school hosted the 3rd video conference with St. John’s Catholic Comprehensive School. We were very pleased to have Ms. Giulietta Aquino, Dean of Undergraduate Admission of Mills College to join our video conference on this day. To start with, some elite athletics introduced themselves to our partner school. Then, the gymnastics team coach as well as the dance teacher of our partner school, Ms. Laura Weller and Ms. Rebecca Wallace, led their students to perform a splendid show of gymnastics and creative dancing to us. Our students also made good use of this opportunity to share with them some unforgettable moments of the Inter-Class Dance Competition which was successfully held on 16th March. We showed them a Modern Dance, a Chinese Dance as well as an Oriental Dance performed by F.5T, F3U and F.5S students respectively. We both treasured the happy and memorable moment at the conference and we are all looking forward to the coming video conference in mid April.

Modern Dance - Mist of F.5T Chinese Dance - 白雪楊春 of F.3U Oriental Dance - Jhoom ke Dance (India) of F.5S
Students were attentive when listening to the presentation by our partner school. MC: Karen Chung of 5T and Shelomith Leung of 4T. Ms. Giulietta Aquino, Dean of Undergraduate Admission of Mills College joined our video conference.

2nd Video Conference with St. John's Catholic Comprehensive School

On 7th March, our school hosted the 2nd video conference with St. John’s Catholic Comprehensive School. 12 members of the Professional Development School (PDS) attended this conference to share the use of cross-border activities to enhance the learning and teaching in school. To start with, the music teacher of our partner school, Ms. Amy Nitschke, led her school choir to perform the singing of the ‘Olympic Dream’ and they also introduced their hometown (Kent) to us. Our students made use of this opportunity to share the memorable moment on Sports Day with them. We both found that the conference was held successfully and we are all looking forward to the coming video conference in late March.

Students were attentive when listening to the presentation by our partner school. Members of Professional Development School joined our video conference. MC: Karen Chung of 5T
and Lois Choy of 4T

Performance in FireAsia Gala Dinner 2012

On 10th February, 2012, our Chinese Orchestra, Cantonese Opera and Chinese Dance Team were invited to perform for FireAsia Gala Dinner 2012 in HK Convention and Exhibition Center. The students performed a famous opera called The Romance of the Phoenix Chamber (鳳閣恩仇未了情) and a beautiful Korean Dance which won the applause of all the audiences. It was a memorable event.


Video Conference with St. John's Catholic Comprehensive School

On 8th February, our school hosted a video conference with our partner school, St. John's Catholic Comprehensive School, as part of the London 2012 International Education Programme. To commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games, we wrote a song called 'Olympic Dream' and the programme started with our singing and performance to our partner school, in front of another 24 delegates from United Kingdom. Another team of our Paulinians performed Tai Chi Fan and Tai Chi Chuan leaded by our teachers. We both found that the programme enjoyable and we are all looking forward to the coming video conference in early March.


MC: Aleena Wong of 5A
and Cheryl Chong of 5P

Students enjoyed the singing of the
'Olympic Dream'.

Mrs. Dutta and Mrs. Diskin joined
our students to perform Tai Chi.

Adult Cardio-Pulmonary Course (ACPR) and Automated External Defibrillation Provider Course (AED)

HK St. John Ambulance has conducted the "ACPR & AED Certificate Course" in our school on 2 February 2012. The course was very practical and has equipped students with formal First-Aid knowledge so that they can apply it in their daily life, community service or school activities when necessary. On completion of the course, students had attended an examination and received the First-Aid certificate. Below are some snapshots.


Dragon Dance Performance in Inaugural 2012 Lion Dance Competition (2012少年英雄獅王爭霸戰)
The Inaugural 2012 Lion Dance Competition for children and adolescence held at Citywalk, Tsuen Wan, on 15th January, 2012. Our school dragon dance team gave a performance in this spectacular event.

Performance in the Immaculate Heart of Mary's Elderly Home
On 10th January 2012, seven Form 1 and 2 Paulinian Chinese Opera singers were invited by the Helena May to perform for the old ladies at the Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Elderly Home for the Chinese New year. Our students gave a wonderful Chinese Opera show and played games with the elderly. Both the old ladies and our students had a lot of fun. Students found this activity very meaningful and all of us enjoyed it very much.

2012 Hong Kong Dragon and Lion Dance Extravaganza (2012香港龍獅節)
On 1st January, 2012, our dragon dance team participated in the 2012 Hong Kong Dragon and Lion Dance Extravaganza. There was a new Guinness World Record for 88 Dragons Display. The performance was successful and our members had a lot of fun in this meaningful event.

Christmas Caroling
On 23rd, 24th and 25th December 2011, our Catholic Choir was glad to be invited by the Regal Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel for Christmas Caroling. The caroling was very successful and our choir members had a lot of fun in this meaningful event.

The Hong Kong Girl Guides 95th Anniversary Grand Parade
On 20 November 2011, our Dragon Dance Team performed for The Hong Kong Girl Guides 95th Anniversary Grand Parade in Hong Kong Stadium . The opening ceremony was officiated by Chief Executive Mr. Donald Tsang which was followed by a series of performances. Our Paulinians found the experience very memorable and entertaining.

Canadian Education Fair
We were delighted to host the Canadian Education Fair on 5 and 6 November, 2011. Along with the Canadian Consulate, representatives of 25 leading institutions provided parents and students with detailed information regarding the education system in Canada. Our student volunteers offered their help at the booths as well as seminar room (G7) on both days. Everyone was impressed.
Through the event, visitors were able to learn more about further studies in Canada, including the application process to Canadian high schools and universities, the international opportunities offered there and how to write good personal statements.
Undoubtedly, the Canadian Education Fair gave students new insights into taking diversified pathways to pursue their goals in the future.

Visitors from Singapore
On 1 November 2011, 36 dance team members and 4 teachers from Woodgrove School of Singapore visited our school. Our hospitality team greeted them with a school introduction which was followed by the performance of our Chinese Dance and Modern Dance team in the school hall. The Singaporean students also demonstrated their Modern Dance to our students. After taking the group photos, dancers of both schools had tea and snacks together in the garden to exchange their dance and school life experience. It was a memorable day.

Growing Together
‘Growing Together’ is a project organised by British Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by HSBC. SPCS has been selected as one of the 20 schools to pilot the program. ‘Growing Together’ brings greenness to schools in Hong Kong; but more importantly, it encourages cooperation and interflow of knowledge between schools, promoting cultural exchange and mutual understanding. On October 6th, representatives from our school participated in the project’s launching ceremony held at South Island School. In the near future, we will pair with an ESF school to share ideas and experience of running the microgardens.

《天籟傳情》音樂會(開幕式大合唱)及《中國民族民間文化廊
On 23rd September, 2011, our Junior Choir, Chinese Dance Team, dancers of F.2P and F.2T were invited to perform for HK Chinese Orchestra in《天籟傳情》音樂會 and《中國民族民間文化廊》in HK Cultural Center. The event aimed at promoting the culture of China's ethnic minority groups. Our school has introduced Qiang zu (羌族) through display boards, dance and music. It was a rewarding experience.

ECA Club Moderators' and Officers' Training
On 3rd September, 2011, a training workshop was run in the school hall for all house moderators, club moderators and clubs’ officer bearers. The workshop began by Mrs. J. Wong who explained the roles and duties of different committee members and reminded them the important issues to run a club successfully. Miss G. Ng and Mrs. W Cheung then taught students how to prepare their clubs’ bulletin board and homepage respectively. Mr. A. Lai presented the new and existing features of the SPCSSTARS system in our school intranet so that students can keep their learning profile up-to-date. Ms. P. Kwan explained how to prepare the financial statements and Mrs. D. Tam explained how to submit relevant information for the school magazine. Our school social worker, Ms. Yvonne Lau, also introduced students to the volunteer movements of the SWD and encouraged them to participate actively in these activities.

Oxford Physics Enhancement Programme
From 4-11 July 2011, we were glad to have The Senate House Education Center and Dr. Wing Lau, Head of Physics Mechanical Group, Oxford University, to deliver a Physics Enhancement Programme to our students. During the course, Dr. Lau gave lectures on physics topics like nuclear energy, renewable energy as well as The Big Bang Theory. Students were taught as university students and have learnt a lot of things which were out of the frame. At the end of the course, they completed a project on 'Innovation for Conservation'. A Project Presentation session was conducted on 8 July. The judges for the Project Presentation included Professor Chi-Ming Chan (Chair Professor of the Department of Chemical & Bio-molecular Engineering, HKUST), Dr. Ng Cho-Nam (Associate Professor of Geology, HKU) and Dr. Stephen Tommis (Executor Director of the HK Academy for Gifted Education). The presentation was very successful. The judges were delighted to have a school tour to the Classroom of the Future and Aeroplane Building Room after the presentation. On 11 July 2011, Dr. Lau further coached our students a debate on “Nuclear Power”. It is truly a very valuable learning experience for all of us.

Train-the-trainer Workshops on Smart Internet Use
To promote positive attitudes and values of using the Internet, more than seventy F.6 and F.4 students were recruited to join the Train-the-trainer Workshops on Smart Internet Use. These student leaders have attended a 2-days training session on 22 & 23 July 2011, conducted by social workers from HK Federation of Youth Growth. They were trained how to use the WISE-NET Activity Kit to teach Junior Form students (F.1-3) the proper use of Internet including aspects of proper attitudes of Internet Use, Internet addiction, time management, Internet Crime and copyright issue, cyber bullying and improper content.
The student leaders were divided into 18 groups and assigned to different classes of F.1-3. They prepared interactive lessons with presentations, role plays, debates and games for their schoolmates on 4 -7 July 2011. Student leaders found the learning process very interesting, meaningful and useful to their personal growth.

Talks on Smart Internet Use
A series of talks were arranged in the hall for our students during the post-examination period to foster their proper attitudes and values of Internet use and to equip them with knowledge of internet crimes and copyright issues. They found them very useful.
       
1. Talk on "Personal data privacy & you - 認識個人資料私隱的保障" by Ms. Vicky LAU, Acting Corporate Communications Officer (Education), Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data on 4th July 2011
2. Talk on "Internet Crime" by Ms. Anita Cheuk Pui Kwan, Woman Sergeant, Technology Crime Prevention Unit Technology of the Hong Kong Police Force on 5th July 2011
 
3. Talk on "Talk on Inappropriate Content on the Internet" by Mr. Philip Shiu, Project Officer of Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority on 6th July 2011
   

Introduction to First-Aid & CPR Certificate Course
HK St. John Ambulance has conducted an “Introduction to First-Aid & CPR Certificate Course” in our school on 4 July and 5 July 2011. The course was very practical and has equipped students with standard First-Aid knowledge so that they can apply it in their daily life, community service or school activities when necessary. On completion of the course, students have attended an examination and a qualified First-Aid certificate will be granted after they passed the examination. Below are some snapshots.

Habits of Mind in Leadership Training
On 23rd June, 2011, our F.4 students gathered together in the Leighton Hill Community Hall for the leadership training programme. They learned how to apply the 16 Habits of Mind in their role as the young leaders since some of them will be elected as the school prefects in the new school year.

Linking Hearts, Linking Community
In March 2011, a devastating 9-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan. Aiming to lend a helping hand to the victims in Japan, our school, together with SPCS primary school section, SPCS kindergarten and SPCS Nursery, launched a fund-raising campaign on 1st April -“Linking Hearts, Linking Community”. To support the campaign, students collected used paper such as advertising flyers and magazines to fold as many hearts as they could. For each heart folded, sponsors donated $2 or more. We spread the action throughout the community including parents and other family members so that everyone had an opportunity to lend a helping hand to Japan. It also helped connect our community, and at the same time, increased our environmental awareness by recycling used paper. Finally, a total amount of $591,651 was raised and was donated to Caritas so that they will send to Japan. Before the program ended, representative from World Wide Fund for Nature delivered a talk about "Low Carbon Living" to remind us how to protect our environment. It was a fruitful day.

A talk on 'Communication Skills' (溝通令你的人生更精彩)
A talk on 'Communication Skills' (溝通令你的人生更精彩) was held in our school hall on 13th April, 2011. We are much honored to have Dr. Ho Wai Chi Vichy, from the University of HK, to come and share with our students his interesting life experience when interacting with different people. He also emphasized the importance of expressing oneself with honesty and metaphor. The talk was enlightening, interesting and very useful to our students.

Seminar on “Grantham Scholars of the Year” Award 2010-11
The seminar on “Grantham Scholars of the Year” Award 2010-11 was held in our school on 4th April, 2011. More than 60 students who had been shortlisted for the final interview of the captioned Award attended the seminar, with Claudia Cheung and Loretta Fan of F.6P serving as MCs. The guest of honour, the Honorable Leung Chun-ying, GBS, JP, conducted a comprehensive talk on ‘Hong Kong Youths in The New World’. There was also a general introduction on the Grantham Scholarships Fund and the Grantham Scholars of the Year Award. Guests and participants interacted actively during the refreshment session held after the seminar, which brought the event to an enjoyable and fruitful close.
The Guest Speaker, Mr. Leung Chun-ying was delivering his inspiring speech ‘Hong Kong Youths in The New World’ to the audience
Presentation of souvenir to the Guest Speaker, the Honorable Leung Chun-ying, GBS, JP, by Mr Wong Kwan-yu, MH, Member of the Grantham Scholarships Fund
Group photo of guests and participants from schools on HK Island

A talk on China's Twelfth Five Year Plan by Mrs. Rita Fan
On 1st April, we are honoured to have Mrs. Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai GBM GBS CBE JP, a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, visited our school and delivered a talk to our students on China's Twelfth Five Year Plan. She introduced the main ideas of the Plan and explained how it is related to the development of Hong Kong. Mrs. Fan also dialogued with our Paulinians during the Q&A session. Students benefied a lot from the sharing and discussion especially on how to equip themselves for the better future of Hong Kong and China.

Harvest Day
To promote the concept of Sustainable Development, the Conservancy Club jointly organized the “Harvest Day” with the Prefects’ Board and SPCS Parent-Teacher Association on 19th March 2011. It was a joyous occasion for the participating families to celebrate their harvest from the previously held “Plant a plant @ home” project. All participants had a fantastic time in the workshops on herbs cooking and dry flower decorations making. The highlight of the day was the tour around the school on its green facilities after a talk on home-planting and sharing on Green Education and activities in SPCS. It was a great celebration filled with food and love.

The Hong Kong Dragon and Lion Dance Festival 2011
The Hong Kong Dragon and Lion Dance Extravaganza organized by the Hong Kong Dragon and Lion Festival Preparatory Committee was held on 1st January, 2011 in Tsim Sha Tsui. 1,111 dragons and lions performed in this mega event and broke the previous Guinness World Record for the Largest Lion Dance Display in Hong Kong. The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr. Tang Ying-yen, GBM, GBS, JP delivered the opening speech and marked the start of the 1st Hong Kong Dragon and Lion Dance Festival 2011. The parade started from Canton Road to Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Avenue of Stars, and ended at Urban Council Centenary Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui. Eleven paulinians participated in this fascinating event. They all enjoyed it very much.

Caroling
During the Christmas holidays, the School Choir was honored to be invited by the Regal Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel and Ocean Park to go for caroling on the 24th,25th and 28th of December. The caroling was very successful. Our choir members had learned a lot and had fun in the experience.

SCAD HK Visit
On 12th November, 2010, a group of teachers and students (who are studying Visual Art or ICT and members of Multimedia Club or Photography & Video Society) visited SCAD HK. They were first given a talk about SCAD including its admission procedures and careers prospects. Then, students were divided into 2 groups to attend two different workshops namely Digital Photography, conducted by Prof. Steven Aishman, and Digital Animation, conducted by Prof. Connie Seed. Both the talk and workshops were enlightening and useful to the students. They learned more about the career of Creative Design and this new university. The visit was ended by a school tour. It was a wonderful experience to all of us.

Eco Expo Asia 2010

On 6th November, 2010, 25 of our students, members of the Parent-Teacher Association and 3 teachers visited the Eco Expo Asia 2010, an International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection at the Asia-World Expo. Students and parents were introduced to different categories of worldwide environmental conversation exhibits including air quality, energy efficiency & energy, waste management & recycling and eco-friendly products. They had also experienced a 5-minute test ride of electric vehicles. It was a valuable experience for all.


The Red Cross Blood Donation

The Red Cross Blood Donation was successfully held on 15th October, 2010 (Friday). On that day, 86 students, teachers and staff donated their blood for this worthy cause- look at the joyful faces of our Paulinians while giving blood!

A workshop on Photography Appreciation by SCAD HK

On 13th October, 2010, we were very glad to have Prof. Steven Aishman, SCAD HK, and his students to come to our school to deliver a workshop on Photography Appreciation. The workshop was conducted in the Classroom of the Future. It was began by Ms. Jesse Bowley Schlabach, the Associate Director of Recruitment, who explained to our students different study programmes in SCAD (The University of Creative Careers) and the career prospect. Then our students were engaged in an inspirational learning journey of creative photography prepared by Prof. Aishman and his students. After the talk, our principal, Rev. Sr. Margaret toured our guests around our school and had a cup of tea in the Synergy Corner together. It was a memorable and enjoyable afternoon.


"The Scent of Herbs" & "Physics in Motion" at Ocean Park

On 6th October, 2010, our Organic Farming students and F. 5 Physics students went to Ocean Park for the interactive education programmes "The Scent of Herbs" and "Physics in Motion" respectively. The Physics students got on different mechanical rides including The Dragon, Mine Train, The Abyss, Crazy Galleon, Cable car and Ocean Park Tower to do experiments on the Theory of Motions. The Organic Farming students had attended talks and planted herbs. It was a memorable experience for all. Below are some snapshots of the activity.


World Heart Day 2010 - Eat Smart @ Work

On 3rd October, 2010, six of our Form 5 and 6 students from the Health Club were invited by the St. Paul’s Hospital to take part in the World Heart Day 2010 org