Installation Ceremony
The Installation Ceremony was held on 20th September, 2017. It marked the official commencement of the duties of the new prefects and monitresses of the school for the academic year 2017-2018.

The ceremony began with a solemn prayer led by Martha Yeung (5T) and was followed by an introductory speech by the new Head Prefect, Verena Yiu (5S). In her speech, Verena reinforced the aims and objectives of the Prefects・ Board, as well as the role of all Paulinians.

Badges symbolizing devotion and responsibility were then pinned on Verena and the two new vice-Head Prefects, Clare Li (5U) and Rachel Lam (5P), by Rev. Sister Margret. The Prefects・ Board members, Careers Team Prefects, and all the School Prefects obtained their badges from their teachers・-in-charge. The Class Prefects, Class Monitresses, I.T. Prefects, Careers Prefects and Environmental Monitresses of each class were each given their badges by their form teachers.

Our former Head Prefect, Vicky Chiu (6T), then gave a retrospective speech in which she thanked the principal, all teachers and Paulinians for their constant support. She also thanked all the Prefects・ Board members for their year of service. The ceremony was concluded with a prayer and the singing of the school hymn.

Platform Speeches
On the 13th of September, twenty Prefects・ Board members took turns to deliver their platform speeches in front of the whole school. The speeches were of a delightful variety, with some making constructive suggestions on how to improve the functioning of the school, others providing some insights into the spirit of Paulinians, and some concentrating more on explaining their own characteristics. Everyone, consequently, had a chance to get to know the new members of the Prefects・ Board before casting their votes to elect a new Head Prefect and two vice-Head Prefects. Many of the speakers had to overcome great nervousness to do this task, but they all came through with flying colours. Through their confident delivery, the Prefects・ Board members all showcased their ability to lead SPCS in the coming year.

Teachers・ Day
The annual Teachers・ Day was held on 8th September, 2017. All class representatives expressed their utmost gratitude to all SPCS teachers and staff by singing, dancing, reading out their heartfelt wishes to their teachers or by performing dramas. On behalf of all the students, the Head Prefect and vice-Head Prefects presented Sr. Margaret with a tartan-patterned scarf to express their deepest appreciation of her. They also distributed personalized gifts to every teacher V a photo clip holder with useful paperclips! The Teachers・ Day celebration was indeed a bright and cheerful start to the new academic year.

Mass of the Holy Spirit
To start the new school year, Rev. Fr. Russell celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit with the Paulinian family at Christ the King Chapel on Friday, 8th September, 2017. In his homily, Fr. Russell explained that the Pentecost miracle can be repeated today when we truly learn to speak the universal language of love, kindness and encouragement. At the same time, we need to ask the Spirit to work within us, to shape us into good people, people capable of bearing the fruits of the Holy Spirit V love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal 5:21-22). Fr. Russell also invited us to reflect on our experience of last year in order to understand better God・s dream for us and our lives. May the Spirit pour out his gifts upon all Paulinians so that they may grow in the virtues of love and wisdom.

Celebration of Success 2017
The Celebration of Success was held in our school hall on 10th July 2017. It was an occasion for students who have participated in voluntary services during the DIP sessions to share their valuable experiences as a volunteer. On that day, principals, teachers, social workers and representatives from different schools and service partners were invited to join. We were glad to have Mr. C. M Cheung, Senior Development Officer (WC)1, EDB, as our Guest of Honour. In addition to the lively presentations of the student volunteers, we also have sharing sessions on exchange tours to Sichuan, Foshan and Tsinghua University, followed by the performances of our dance and choral speaking Champions teams.

Annual Sports Day 2017
The Annual Sports Day was held successfully at the Wan Chai Sports Ground on 9th March, 2017. The weather was fine and we all enjoyed ourselves enormously. All classes demonstrated their spirit by taking part in various events and cheering competition. The atmosphere was exciting and team spirit was fully being demonstrated. We were very glad to have Ms. Edwina Lau, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, come and address the school and present prizes for us. She was accompanied by Ms. Iris Chan, Superintendent of Police. Besides, thanks must be given to all the parents for their warm support. Here are the results and some snapshots, enjoy!

Guest of Honour
Ms. Edwina Lau

Assistant Commissioner of Police

Hong Kong Police Force

A Grade Individual Champion
Beanie Fung (5A) Kenny House
Christy Chan (5A) Kenny House

B Grade Individual Champion
Daisy Chin (4T) Curie House

C Grade Individual Champion
Chelsea Chung (2S) Curie House

Overall Individual Champion
Bennie Fung (5A) Kenny House
Christy Chan (5A) Kenny House
Daisy Chin (4T) Curie House

House Overall Champion
Kenny House

Best Cheering Award
Morris House

Senior English Debate Finals 2016-2017
After three rounds of stimulating debates between Form 4 and Form 5 classes, the annual Senior Inter-class English Debate Finals, organized by the English Debating Society, took place on the 8th February 2017. The motion was "This House believes that skills are more important than knowledge for 21st century learners." We were extremely honoured to have Dr. Selina Lai-Henderson, Ms. Lisa Go and Mr. Sebastian Ko as our adjudicators. The rather challenging debate motion enabled students from both sides to demonstrate their debating prowess and showcase their talent. Members of the Proposition team comprised of Grace Tam, Mahika Khanna and Jasmine Choy of F.5U, while the Opposition team members were Jasleen Gill, Vicky Chiu and Hamail Zakaullah of F.5T. Side Opposition, F.5T, clinched the Champion trophy while the .Best Debater・ was awarded to Vicky Chiu of F.5T.

The special round of the very lively free debates received a roaring response from the audience. Both teams presented interesting and charged impromptu arguments that were sweetened with dollops of humour. The adjudicators were greatly impressed and gave tremendous praise to both the Proposition and the Opposition teams. Congratulations to the debaters for their outstanding performance!

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Singing Contest 2016-2017
On 13th January, 2017 (Fri), the final session of the Singing Contest was successfully held by the Music Society in the School Hall. Mr Hillman Lau, Mr Frankie Fung, and Mr Hinry Lau were invited to SPCS as adjudicators. The 2nd runners up were Christy Mui of 4U and Sammi Chan of 4T, 1st runner up was Chelsea Kwok of 4L and the Champion was Monique Limbaga of 3L. Our teachers were invited to vote for the 'Most Popular' award. The 'Most Popular' award (English Section) was won by Wing Yeung of 3U and Lydia Li of 3L while the 'Most Popular' award (Chinese Section) was won by Summer Chan, Rachel Lam, Jenna Wong and Locani Wong of 4S. Overall, our singing standards have improved and may students came after school to enjoy the exciting performances.

Annual Speech Day 2016
St. Paul・s Convent School feels deeply grateful to be joined by prominent guests, well-wishing parents, and friends aplenty on our Annual Speech Day on 24 November 2016. Gracing this jubilant occasion include guest of honour Professor Stephen Cheung Yan Leung (President and Chair Professor of the Education University of Hong Kong), and his wife, Mrs. Christine Cappio Cheung, as well as Reverend Mother Maria Goretti Lee (Superior General of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres), and Reverend Sr. Mary Ann Laurin (Assistant General), Reverend Sr. Joanna Marie Cheung (Provincial Superior of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres of Hong Kong and Taiwan), and Mr. C.M. Cheung (Senior Development Officer of the Education Bureau).

In her welcoming address, Reverend Sister Margaret Wong, Principal and Supervisor of St. Paul・s Convent School, reiterated that our school mission has always been to effect positive and meaningful change that advances school life and the sense of cultural heritage, as well as prepares Paulinians for their role as innovators and as a force for good, ours being a Catholic school. It is in this context that she drew attention not only to `Beyond Excellence towards Sustainability・ (last year・s school theme), which served as yet another platform to pursue excellence as a sustainable habit of mind, but also to `Innovating Today, Transforming Tomorrow・ (our 2016-17 school theme), which is embodied in our innovation-centric block. Dubbed the Smart Oasis, this block houses eco-friendly features like hydroponic farming facilities as well as exciting collaborations with diverse tertiary bodies, like City University・s Creative Media Department in setting up the virtual reality of STEM so that students can create their own brainchild, as well as HKUST leading our students in growing useful Chinese medicinal herbs for the 2017-18 Foundation in Chinese Medicine Applied Learning Course.

Importantly, too, Rev. Sr. Margaret Wong paid tribute to Professor Cheung, noting his many distinguished milestones and accolades, like his Bauhinia Star award in 2009. Her acclaim also went to his wife, Mrs. Christine Cappio Cheung, who has made significant contributions namely in her voluntary services with various major charity bodies in Hong Kong.

In his address, Professor Cheung applauded the School on her brilliant history of educational excellence that spanned over 160 years, which has nurtured countless outstanding alumni that have honoured the school with their contributions to the community. He urged Paulinians to prepare themselves for the many unplanned and unforeseeable challenges of life, cherish bonds with fellow schoolmates, and above all, use their gift of freedom wisely, applying self-discipline and responsibility as they make defining life choices and interact with people of diverse beliefs and ethnic backgrounds, bringing to bear the school・s motto and 7 Cs, being all things to all people, and infusing their every thought and action with charity, conscience, confidence, courage, creativity, competence, and commitment.

In gist, this Speech Day proved yet another memorable event that exemplifies the School・s ongoing endeavours to nurture each Paulinian as a global team player-and-leader who transforms the world for the better and manifests the spirit of St. Paul, who declared, :It is no longer I who live but it is Christ who lives in me.; (Galatians 2:20)

Hong Kong Direct Subsidy Scheme Schools Expo
Hong Kong Direct Subsidy Scheme Schools Expo, organized by the DSS Council, was held on 19 November, 2016 at the Cordis Hotel. This event involved more than thirty-three Direct Subsidy Schools, many principals and education executives, and attracted over 3,200 parents and visitors throughout the day. In our school booth, we advertised our distinctive school curriculum and explained what was meant by a 'Paulinian Education'. School prefects shared, using their iPads, some of their work. Our Principal, Rev. Sr. Margaret Wong, delivered a talk about the multiple curriculum offered in our school and explained to the audience its advantages for students. It was very successful in promoting the DSS education system to the people of Hong Kong.

Paulinian Show in honour of the visit of the Superior General and Assistant General of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres
To welcome Rev. Mother Maria Goretti Lee (Superior General of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres), and Sr. Mary Ann Laurin (Assistant General), a special .Paulinian・ show was held on 18 November, 2016, on the SPCS campus. As the Paulinian foundation is rather large in Hong Kong it took some time for the many sisters, teachers and student representatives from St Paul's Convent School (Secondary, Primary, Kindergarten and Nursery Sections), St. Paul's Secondary School, St Paul's Primary Catholic School and St. Paul's School (Lam Tin) to all gather together in the school hall. The show began with an Orchestra & Choir Performance of SPSS (Secondary & Primary section) and this was followed by the SPCS Musical (SPCS Secondary, Primary & Nursery sections) that told the touching story of the founding of the sisterhood 162 years ago. The sketch video prepared by our alumni then illustrated SPCS・s development and how the Sisters・ mission was carried on through the establishment of more schools. The dances and choral speaking presented by different sister schools fully demonstrated the talents and spirit of all the Paulinians present. The Mother General inspired us all with some encouraging words and blessings for our school, and the show ended with the assembled Paulinian Family waving candles and singing "Give Thanks" in peace and joy.

Visit by Rev. Mother Maria Goretti Lee (Superior General) and Sr. Mary Ann Laurin (Assistant General)
On 16th November, 2016, the school was honoured to welcome Rev. Mother Maria Goretti Lee (Superior General of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres) and Sr. Mary Ann Laurin (Assistant General) all the way from Rome, Italy. Our school robot, .Paulina・, sang and danced for the guests and then the school・s hospitality team served tea and conducted a short presentation in G6. The presentation gave a brief overview of SPCS・s history, development and achievements. This was followed by a campus tour, and the guests were shown the Classroom of Future, the Chinese Culture Room, the Quality Home and the nearly complete Smart Oasis building. At the end of the tour we were pleased with the Mother General・s kind words of encouragement, and we are looking forward to her next visit.

Dress Casual Day, 2016
The Dress Casual Day, organized by the Community Chest, was held on the 6th of October. Through the joint efforts of all Paulinians, and SPCS staff, the fund-raising activity was a great suc-cess, and a total of HK$170,143 was collected. The event not only brought joy to all Paulinians, but also gave them an opportunity to help and bring hope to the needy. Form 1S made the highest com-bined form donation with a massive HK$9050! Thank you to everyone for participating in this wonderful event.

The Installation Ceremony
The Installation Ceremony was held on 28th September, 2016. It marked the official commencement of the duties of the new prefects and monitresses of the school for the academic year 2016-2017.

The ceremony began with a solemn prayer led by Twinkle Chow (5A). This was then followed by a retrospective by the outgoing Head Prefect, Tina Ip (6A), in which she drew attention to the constant and often unrecognized good work that prefects do. She also thanked the teacher moderators for their constant support and all the Prefects・ Board members for their year of service.

Badges symbolizing devotion and responsibility were then pinned on the new Head Prefect, Vicky Chiu (5T), the three new Vice-head Prefects, Twinkle Chow (5A), Rosemund Choi (5P) and Camellia Cheng (5U), the Prefects・ Board members, and all the School Prefects. The Class Prefects, Class Monitresses, I.T. Prefects, Careers Prefects and Environmental Prefects of each class were each given their badges by their form teachers.

The new Head Prefect rounded off the occasion by making a brief introductory speech that reinforced the aims and objectives of the Prefects・ Board, as well as the role that needed to be undertaken by all Paulinians. The ceremony concluded with a prayer and the singing of the school hymn.

Annual Swimming Gala
Our annual Swimming Gala was held at Victoria Park swimming pool on 22nd September, 2016. It was an enjoyable experience for everyone, including swimmers, spectators, cheerleaders and officials. Our Guest of Honour was Ms. Anna Cheung, the Chairlady of the S.P.C.S. Alumni Association.

Here are the results and some snapshots of memorable moments. Enjoy!

House Overall Champion

Cheering Team Award

Individual Champion

Fish of the Year Award

1st: Cavell

1st: Morris

Grade A: Emma Law 6P
                Rachel Poon 5S
                Sophia Lam 6A

 

Chelsea Ng 4S

2nd: Morris

2nd:Cavell

Grade B: Janis Dong 3L
               Chelsea Ng 4S

3rd:Keller

3rd:Kenny

Grade C: Agnes Mak 2A
               Joyce Lo 2U

Our Guest-of-Honour Ms. Anna Cheung
Chairlady of the S.P.C.S. Alumni Association
Individual Champion Grade A
Emma Law 6P (left)
Rachel Poon 5S (middle)
Sophia Lam 6A (right)
Individual Champion Grade B
         Janis Dong 3L
         Chelsea Ng 4S
Individual Champion Grade C
         Agnes Mak 2A
         Joyce Lo 2U
Fish of the Year
   Chelsea Ng 4S
House Overall Champion Award V Cavell House
Best Cheering Team Award V Morris House
 
 
Cavell House
Curie House
Keller House
Kenny House
Mason House
Morris House

Platform Speech
On 21st September, twenty F5 Paulinians, 2016-2017 Prefects・ Board members, delivered platform speeches to the entire school. Hoping to be voted in as Head Prefect, or Vice-Head Prefect, they spoke passionately about how they would go about making the school a better place for everyone. The speeches were well-crafted, and the audience listened attentively. With the speeches completed, ballot papers were then distributed to all teachers and Paulinians. Whatever the outcome of the vote, one thing is for sure, it will definitely be a fruitful school year with all these dedicated and expressive board members at the helm.

Club Moderators and Officers Training
On 10th September, 2016, a training workshop for Club Moderators and Officers was held in the school hall. The workshop was introduced by our Vice-principal, Mrs J. Wong, who highlighted the importance and significance of extra-curricular activities in helping students become responsible and ethical leaders. She explained the different roles and duties of major committee members and the procedures for running an activity smoothly and successfully. Ms J. Fok and Mrs M. Arriaga then taught the students how to decorate their clubs・ bulletin boards and prepare proper financial reports, and Ms Q. Cheung reminded them to keep activity reports and photos for publishing in the school magazine. Mrs M. Iu told them how they could promote their activities on the school・s plasma screen and, lastly, our school social worker, Ms S. Man, explained the community service hour record booklet. It was a lot of information, but at the end of it we all had a much better idea of how we were going to organize ourselves, and our classmates, in the coming year.

Teachers・ Day
Our annual Teachers・ Day celebration was held on 9th September, 2016. Representatives from every class expressed their gratitude to our principal, Rev. Sr. Margaret Wong, and to all the teachers and staff of SPCS. Students performed dances, put on dramas, read out letters, dedicated songs and showed off their video production skills as tokens of their appreciation. The Head Prefect and Vice-head Prefects presented Sr. Margaret with a box of tea, symbolizing good health, as a mark of their gratitude for her constant guidance and nurture. They then distributed .Energizin・ gifts to every teacher, custom-made bottles of sweets, in recognition of their untiring support and guidance over the years. The Teachers・ Day celebration was very enjoyable and a good, cheerful start to the new academic year.

Mass of the Holy Spirit
To start the new school year, Rev. Fr. Russell celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit with the Paulinian family at Christ the King Chapel on Friday, 9th September, 2016. In his homily, Fr. Russell stressed on Jesus・ love for young people. Jesus blessed the children and saw beauty in each one of them. As children of God, we should discover and be thankful for God・s gifts for us. At the same time, we also need to learn to live with our own imperfection and the imperfection of other people. Fr. Russell reminded us how lucky we are to be able to receive education in SPCS where our potentials are developed and our characters are properly formed. It would lay a strong foundation for life rather than for exams. May the Spirit of love enlighten the whole school throughout the year so that we may all become loving and compassionate.

Annual Swimming Gala
Our annual Swimming Gala was held at Victoria Park swimming pool on 12th May, 2016. It was an enjoyable experience for everyone, including swimmers, spectators, cheerleaders and officials. Our Guest of Honour was Dr. Catherine Chan, Deputy Secretary for Education of Education Bureau.

Here are the results and some snapshots of memorable moments. Enjoy!

House Overall Champion

Cheering Team Award

Individual Champion

Fish of the Year Award

1st: Cavell

1st: Morris

Grade A: Sarah Hui 5S
         Emma Law 5P
         Sophia Lam 5A

 

Charmaine Wong 3L

2nd: Morris

2nd: Kenny

Grade B: Charmaine Wong 3L

3rd: Mason

3rd: Mason

Grade C: Regine Tam 2S

Our Guest-of-Honour Dr. Catherine Chan
Deputy Secretary for Education Education Bureau
Individual Champion Grade A
Emma Law 5P (left)
Sarah Hui 5S (middle)
Sophia Lam 5A (right)
Individual Champion Grade B
Charmaine Wong 3L
Individual Champion Grade C
Regine Tam 2S
Fish of the Year
Charmaine Wong 3L
House Overall Champion Award V Cavell House
Best Cheering Team Award V Morris House
 
 
Cavell House
Curie House
Keller House
Kenny House
Mason House
Morris House

Annual Inter-Class Dance Competition 2015-2016 on 21st March, 2016
The Annual Inter-Class Dance Competition was successfully held on 21st March, 2016. There were a total of 30 classes joining the event. Students performed various types of dance, ranging from Chinese to Pop. Every dancer had truly shown her passion and enthusiasm on stage. At last, F.4S won the Choreography and Overall Champion Award. The event was surely a memorable experience for all Paulinians.
The following are the results of the competition. Congratulations to all winners!

Honours Awards: F.1L tc櫞 F.2T H塩尭碍 F.2A Rejuvenation F.3S V 院 F.3A In Vino Veritas F.4S Lost Time F.5A Class Issue F.5U Run The World

Form Champions: F.1L tc櫞 F.2T H塩尭碍 F.2A Rejuvenation F.3S V 院 F.4S Lost Time F.5A Class Issue

Outstanding Choreography Awards: F.4S Lost Time V Jane Ho, Rita Kan

Outstanding Dancers Awards:
Junior Section: F.3S Michelle Ng

Overall Champion: F.4S Lost Time

Annual Sports Day 2016
The Annual Sports Day was held successfully at the Wan Chai Sports Ground on 17th March, 2016. The weather was fine and we all enjoyed ourselves enormously. All classes demonstrated their spirit by taking part in various events and cheering competition. The atmosphere was exciting and team spirit was fully being demonstrated. We were very glad to have Professor Reggie Kwan, President of Caritas Institute of Higher Education, to be our guest of honour. Special thanks must be given to all the parents for their warm support. Here are the results and some snapshots, enjoy!

Professor Reggie Kwan

President of Caritas Institute of Higher Education

A Grade Individual Champion
Hebe Lai (5U) Cavell House

B Grade Individual Champion
Tracy Chui (4L) Curie House

C Grade Individual Champion
Winsome Liu (2T) Curie House

Overall Individual Champion
Hebe Lai (5U) Cavell House
Tracy Chui (4L) Curie House

House Overall Champion
Keller House

Best Cheering Award
Morris House

In Memoriam - Mrs. Aida Choy
The Requiem Mass for Mrs. Aida Choy, a former English teacher of SPCS, was conducted by Rev. Fr. John Russell in Christ the King Chapel, at 7.30 a.m. on 26th February 2016. Attended by many current and former teachers, students as well as Mrs. Choy・s family members, the ceremony began with Mr. Neil Maxwell providing a brief summary of Mrs. Choy・s dedicated service to the school (1990-1995 & 1998-2014). Subsequently, Miss Angelina Yip, a close friend and colleague of Mrs. Choy・s, shared her poignant memories of Mrs. Choy with everyone, reminding them of her strong Christian values and faith and the high standards she had set in the education of young people. At the end of the ceremony, Fr. Russell led the assembly in taking the three customary bows, which marked the high esteem in which Mrs. Choy・s life and work are held by the staff and students of SPCS.

Annual Speech Day 2015
St. Paul・s Convent School・s annual Speech Day was held on Thursday, 26 November, 2015. It was a glittering occasion and there was much to celebrate as the school・s academic results were, as usual, very good. This year, every single graduate student was proceeding on to a place at university or a higher education institution.
The chief guest of honour was Mrs Carrie Lam, Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR Government, and she was accompanied by Mr Eric Wong, the new Principal Education Officer of HKSAR, Mr CM Cheung, Senior School Development Officer of the Education Bureau, the Reverend Sister Joanna Marie Cheung, Provincial Superior of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres of Hong Kong and Taiwan, and the Reverend Sister Margaret Wong, Supervisor and Principal of St. Paul・s Convent School.
By 5:30pm the school was filled with parents, friends and well-wishers, many carrying large bouquets of flowers for the graduates, and at 6pm the ceremony began with a Grand Procession. The guests of honour entered the hall first and the graduates of 2014-15, resplendent in gowns of shimmering white, followed closely behind. The teaching staff came in last, their stern academic robes giving a suitable air of solemnity to the occasion. Everywhere young student ushers, dressed in immaculate uniforms, smoothly and efficiently guided excited guests to their allotted places.
After a prayer from Rev. Sister Joanna, Principal Sister Margaret Wong delivered an informative and entertainingly interactive speech. Mrs Carrie Lam, the Guest of Honour, then presented the certificates and prizes to the graduates and made a most memorable and elegant address in return. As a person who has managed to achieve considerable success in her career, whilst still managing to undertake all the heavy responsibilities of being a parent, Mrs Lam came across as a quite excellent role model for the assembled young Paulinians.
The evening was rounded off with Paulinian students doing what they do best, demonstrating their talents, and there was a piano recital, a Cantonese Opera performance entitled .Interruption of the Dream・ and two songs from the renowned Junior Choir. Overall the Speech Day was a fitting ending to the school・s 160th Anniversary year celebrations, and very clearly demonstrated a school at the very peak of its efficiency.

Dress Causal Day
Dress Casual Day was not just an occasion for our Paulinians to wear casual clothes to school, but it was also an opportunity for them to show their philanthropic spirit. This year, our annual Dress Casual Day was held on 8th October and we are pleased to announce that our school raised a total of $159,180! Form 1S donated $8440, which was the highest among all the classes. A big thank you to everyone who participated in this event and helped to make it a great success!

Installation Ceremony
The Installation Ceremony, which was held on 23rd September, 2015, marked the official commencement of the duties of the prefects and monitresses for the academic year 2015-2016. The ceremony began with a solemn prayer led by Colette Wong (5L) and was followed by an introductory speech by our Head Prefect, Tina Ip (5A). In her speech, Tina elaborated on the aims and objectives of the Prefects・ Board, as well as the role of all Paulinians. Badges symbolizing devotion and responsibility were then pinned on Tina, Vanessa Ho (5L) and Anson Dai (5U) (our Vice-head Prefects), Prefects・ Board members, school prefects, class prefects, class monitresses, I.T. prefects, careers prefects and environmental prefects. Then, Eunice Yiu (6P), our former Head Prefect, gave a retrospective speech on her work during the previous academic year. The ceremony ended with a prayer by Vanessa and Anson. Congratulations to all prefects and monitresses! We hope that they will do their best to assist in the smooth running of the school in the year ahead.

Platform Speeches
On 16th September, 20 Form 5 students, who are the 2015-2016 Prefects・ Board members, delivered their platform speeches to the entire school. In their speeches, they talked about their strengths and qualities, and how they can use their leadership skills to make the school a better place. They also expressed their gratitude to our Principal and teachers for all the support they had received over the years. After listening to all 20 platform speeches, teachers and Paulinians voted for the Head Prefect and two Vice-Head Prefects. It will definitely be a fruitful school year with all these conscientious and devoted students leading our school!

Training Workshop for Club Moderators and Officers
On 12th September 2015, a training workshop was conducted in the school hall for club moderators and officers. Our Vice Principal & ECA Coordinator, Mrs. J. Wong, started the workshop, highlighting the importance of extra-curricular activities in grooming students to become responsible and ethical leaders. She explained the different roles and duties of all committee members as well as the procedures involved in running an activity smoothly and successfully. The advanced features of SPCSSTARS, our school・s Intranet system, which is very helpful in managing and coordinating different school events, were also demonstrated. Then, Ms. J. Fok and Mrs. M. Arriaga briefed our students on how to prepare the bulletin boards and financial documents of their clubs while Mrs. D. Tam updated them on school magazine procedures. Finally, Ms. S. Man provided a brief introduction on the community service record system. It was a very fruitful morning for all of us.

Mass of the Holy Spirit
On Friday, 11th September 2015, Fr. Russell celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit with the Paulinian family at Christ the King Chapel. He invited all students to call upon the Holy Spirit to guide them in their studies and help them to make the most of new opportunities ahead. Fr. Russell also reminded everyone that it was a privilege and blessing to be called the children of God. He said that we should put our prejudices aside and speak the language of kindness by being accepting of all people.

Teachers・ Day 2015-2016
:A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.; Our annual Teachers・ Day celebration was held on 10th September, 2015, when we expressed our gratitude to our Principal, Rev. Sr. Margaret Wong, and all teachers and staff. Representatives from the junior forms went on stage to express their heartfelt thanks to their teachers whilst senior form students performed dances and dedicated songs to all their teachers as a token of their appreciation. Fresh fruit and fruit tea were also distributed to teachers for their untiring support and guidance over the years. The Head Prefect and Vice-head Prefects presented Sr. Margaret with a .honey and tea・ box set and a hand-made photo frame as a mark of their gratitude for her guidance, nurture and all their sweet memories of our 160th Anniversary celebrations. We all enjoyed the Teachers・ Day celebration very much and hope our teachers will have a fruitful academic year.

St. Paul・s Convent School・s 160th Anniversary Open Days
The St. Paul・s Convent School 160th Anniversary Open Days were held on the 4th, 5th and 6th of July, 2015. There had been high expectations of these days, and in the event everyone was more than delighted by what SPCS had to offer. It has been estimated that over the three days more than 10,000 people came through the doors to see what the school had laid on for them. These visitors were a complete cross-section of Hong Kong Society, from senior educational and political figures, to alumni, principals and teachers from neighbouring schools, parents, school students, friends and well-wishers. There was even a large party of visiting mainland teachers who came to take advantage of this opportunity to get an insight into one of the top schools in Hong Kong.

Every single classroom of the school was filled with new and imaginative ideas for both the education and entertainment of the visitors. Each school class had taken on itself to present a class interest-based event and these ranged from .The 23rd century・ to .Magic School・, .Entrepreneurs and business・, .Justice prevails・ .Vanity or Identity・ and .the Organic Classroom・. The inventiveness and creativity were breathtaking.
Running alongside all this were subject specific presentations. In the IT suites there were media shows and, of particular interest to all, a robotics display. In the Science laboratories there were demonstrations of Physics and Chemistry, and in Maths an interactive experience to prove that .Maths is COOL!・. The English Room had live student-led speaking presentations and a big display of Reverse Poetry on its large screen, whilst traditional calligraphy featured in the Chinese Room. Meanwhile, in the Home Economics department, celebrity chefs and students alike laid on Cooking Demonstrations, and many visitors were delighted to find that they were able to join in and produce their own tasty snacks.

Not that everything focussed on room presentations. There were also major performances going on at regular intervals. For example, on the 4th there was a grand Opening Ceremony, attended by Mrs Marion Lai Chan Chi-Kuen, JP, Permanent Secretary for Education in Hong Kong, in which the school show-cased a selection of student produced work. A part of this was an authentic Chinese Opera performance, and an award winning Korean Dance. On the 5th there was a Celebration of Success and some student-led sharing sessions about the school・s Global exchange visits to places like Stanford, USA, Western Ontario University and Imperial College, UK. A lunchtime talent show brought together a whole range of performers, many from neighbouring schools, like SPSS, Queen・s College, St. Paul・s Lam Tin and La Salle as did the afternoon Winner・s Concert and Joint School Variety Show. On the 6th things took on a more serious flavour with a Joint School Student Forum and University Admission talks, with both students and specially invited speakers coming to address the thronging crowds.
Everywhere you looked were the active and energetic young ladies of St. Paul・s Convent School. Whether they were presenting the Art work on the fourth floor, playing music of the 21st century in the Music Room, presenting Science experiments or technology in the labs, working as MCs or performing on stage, or encouraging visitors of all ages to try their games, magic shows or freshly baked cookies, these young ladies looked and behaved like the future generation that Hong Kong both wants and needs. Schools are only as good as their students, and if these Open Days show us anything it is that St. Paul・s Convent School is a good school indeed.

160th Anniversary Open Day V Gastronomy Delights @ Home Economics Department
On 4th July to 6th July 2015, the Home Economics Department of SPCS invited Chef Robert Fontana (Chairman of Asia, Disciples Escoffier International), Chef Ricky Cheung, Chef Jacky Yu and Towngas Cooking Centre Manager Ms. Pauline Wong to be our guest chefs on the occasion of our school's 160th Anniversary. It was a great opportunity for parents, alumni, guests and students to meet these renowned chefs, who inspired them with their professional and innovative cooking skills as well as many scrumptious dishes. The event proved to be a great success, with the Home Economics room being filled to capacity during all the cooking shows.

160th Anniversary Open Day V University Admission Talks
On the afternoon of 6th July, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., admissions officers and student ambassadors from The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology came to our school to give talks on university admission to our students, parents and other visitors. They introduced both JUPAS and Non-JUPAS requirements, as well as the uniqueness and culture of each university. The student ambassadors also shared with us their experiences of studying different subjects in different universities. These experiences, which cannot be learned from books and brochures, gave us a deeper insight into life at university. Pertinent questions were also raised during the talks, which enabled us to know more about specific systems and procedures for different faculties. We found the admission talks by the three outstanding universities extremely inspiring and useful.

Joint School Student Forum (6th July 2015)
On 6th July, our school hosted the Joint School Student Forum. One of the highlights of our Open Day, it brought together young people from 8 distinguished schools in Hong Kong, including Queen・s College, St. Paul・s College, Diocesan Boys・ School, St. Paul・s School (Lam Tin), St. Paul・s Secondary School, DMHC Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School and NTHYK Yuen Long District Secondary School. In total, 800 Form 5 students participated in the forum.
Entitled :How to make your dream come true;, the forum was an opportunity for students to explore different ways to actualize their dreams and exchange views with each other. We were honored to have Professor Christine Fang, a renowned Paulinian and Professor of Practice at the Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, as the forum moderator.
The forum was divided into three sections, namely :How to make your dreams come true;, :Hong Kong・s Development in Relation to China & the World: and :Interests, Innovation and Business;. At the beginning of each section, Professor Fang and our student MCs encouraged the forum participants to approach the topic from the point of view of the younger generation. Then, student representatives had the chance to interact with our guest speakers Dr. Jimmy Tang, MH JP, CEO of Prince Jewellery & Watch, Professor Wong Chack-kie, member of the Central Policy Unit of the HKSAR, and Mr. Hilton Law and Mr. Gregory Sung, 2 young entrepreneurs.
The student forum successfully facilitated intellectual interaction among Paulinians and other young minds in Hong Kong. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Professor Fang, our forum moderator, and the speakers for their valuable insights and advice.

160th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner
St. Paul・s Convent School held its 160th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner on 3rd July at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with great aplomb and ceremony. Parents, students, teachers, guests and alumni all came together on this joyous occasion to celebrate the many successes of the school over the past 160 years. It was a great opportunity for old friends to meet and bask in the warmth of their memories of bygone school days!
With a past student and two Form 6 students as the MCs for the night, the evening started off with an energetic and expert performance by the school・s Cheering Teams, drawing great applause from the audience and setting the spirited mood of the evening. This was followed by the cutting of the cake by the school managers and organizing committee members. Then came one of the most important and solemn moments of the evening, when Cardinal John Tong, Bishop of Hong Kong, conveyed the Apostolic Blessing of His Eminence, Pope Francis, to Sister Margaret, Principal of St. Paul・s Convent School, the teachers, the employees and the students. Subsequently, Sister Margaret Wong delivered her welcoming speech, in which she thanked the staff, students, parents, alumni and friends for their untiring efforts in helping to plan and organize the 160th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner.
The dinner was a great success, with sumptuous food and equally delightful entertainment. During the course of the evening, renowned soloists Rowena Cortes, Patricia Chan and Dr. David Fang led the school・s Alumni and Junior Choirs in the rendition of poignant songs such as :You Raise Me Up;. There were also prize-winning dance performances by the Chinese and Modern dance teams. The event came to an end with a grand lucky draw and the singing of the hymns :Give Thanks; and :Pass It On;. The evening proved to be a truly enjoyable occasion and one which will remain in our minds for many years to come.

Annual Swimming Gala
Our annual Swimming Gala was held at Victoria Park Swimming Pool on 7th May 2015. It was an extremely enjoyable experience for everyone, including swimmers, spectators, officials and cheerleaders. Our Guest of Honour, Mr. Kenneth CHEN Wei-on, SBS, Secretary General of the Legislative Council Secretariat, stressed that he was very impressed by the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie demonstrated by our students. He also praised them for their keen efforts and encouraged them to continue to persevere in all areas of life. Here are the results and some snapshots of memorable moments. Here are the results and some snapshots of memorable moments. Enjoy!

House Overall Champion

Cheering Award

Individual Champion

Fish of the Year Award

1st: Mason

1st: Keller & Morris

Grade A: Jennifer Cheng 5P

 

Charmaine Wong 2U

2nd: Keller

Grade B: Flora Leung 4U
Emma Law 4T
Julie Lee 3P

3rd: Cavell

3rd: Kenny

Grade C: Charmaine Wong 2U

Our Guest of Honour, Mr. Kenneth CHEN Wei-on, SBS,
Secretary General of Legislative Council Secretariat, with our principal
Individual Champion Grade A
Jennifer Cheng 5P
Individual Champion Grade B V Flora Leung 4U (Right)
Individual Champion Grade B V Emma Law 4T (Middle)
Individual Champion Grade B V Julie Lee 3P
Individual Champion Grade C V Charmaine Wong 2U
Fish of the Year V Charmaine Wong 2U
Best Cheering Award V Keller & Morris
Cavell House
Curie House
Keller House
Kenny House
Mason House
Morris House

The 160th Anniversary Retreat
To celebrate the school・s 160th Anniversary, the Alumni Association organized a day retreat for alumni members, teachers, students and their parents on 4th April 2015. Through the eyes of the leading medieval theologian St. Bonaventure and his work entitled, :Tree of Life;, Reverend Bro. William Ng, OFM enabled us to feel Christ・s passion. We also meditated on His trials and crucifixion in order to be able to reflect deeply on our own faith in Christ.

Annual Sports Day
19th March 2015 was a very fine day, when our school gathered at Wan Chai Sports Ground for our annual Sports Day. It was an extremely enjoyable occasion for everyone, with the emphasis being on taking part and not winning. Athletes pushed themselves to achieve their personal best while the cheering teams spurred them on enthusiastically, with their creative routines. We were very pleased to have Mr. Jeff Sze, Political Assistant to the Secretary for Education, HKSAR Government, as our Guest-of-Honour. We would also like to thank all the parents who attended Sports Day for their warm support. Here are the results and some snapshots.

Mr. Jeff Sze Chun-fai

Political Assistant to Secretary for Education,Education Bureau, HKSAR Government
A Grade Individual Champion
Hazel Yeung (6S)
Kenny House
B Grade Individual Champion
Tina Ip (4S)
Cavell House
C Grade Individual Champion
Winsome Liu (1T)
Curie House
Overall Individual Champion
Hazel Yeung (6S)
Kenny House

House Overall Champion
Kenny House

Best Cheering Award
Morris House

Family Fun Days - Carnaval en famille: Joie en action (7-8 Mar 2015)
For the first time ever, St. Paul・s Convent School organized Family Fun Day, Carnaval en Famille, Joie en Action, as part of its decennial celebrations. Held on 7th and 8th March, this event was a jubilant milestone for all Paulinians and friends of the school, bringing together people of all ages and from different walks of life.
We were very pleased to have as our esteemed Guests of Honour Vicar-General of Hong Kong Catholic Diocese Reverend Dominic Chan Chi-Ming; Provincial Superior of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres Sister Joanna Marie Cheung; Former Chief Secretary of the HKSAR Mrs. Anson Chan, GBM, GCMG, CBE, JP; Permanent Secretary for Food and Health of the HKSAR Mrs. Tse Ling Kit-ching Cherry, JP; Director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the HKSAR Ms. Li Mei Sheung Michelle; President of UNESCO HK Association Professor Patrick Lau, SBS, JP; Consul General of Ireland Mr. Peter Ryan and his family; Consul General of South Africa Mrs. Phumelele Gwala; Deputy Head of Mission British Consulate General HK Ms. Esther Blythe; Attache for Educational and Linguistic Affairs, Consulate General of France Madame Servane Gandais; Senior Development Officer of EDB Mr. C.M. Cheung, Parish Priest of the St. Margaret・s Church Father John B. Kwan Kit Tong; Head of Victoria Shanghai Academy Dr. Maggie Koong; the Diocese Catholic Education Officer Mr. Dominic Chu Fu Yau.
Over 50 booths and counters, ranging from Sports World and Creative World to Horse Riding and the Inflatable Castle, with each showcasing a fun and diverse element of the Paulinian spirit, were set up to entertain the large groups of visitors who took part in Family Fun Day. Moreover, numerous programmes, such as the 160 Anniversary Musical V From Greats to Excellence, the Parade by the house and club representatives and the lucky draws, added fun and excitement to the joyous occasion.
Moreover, numerous programmes, such as the 160th Anniversary Musical V From Greats to Excellence, the Parade by the house and club representatives and the lucky draws, added fun and excitement to the joyous occasion.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the food and lucky draw prize sponsors, service providers, workshop tutors, parent helpers, talent show performers and friends of the school, for their enthusiastic support.

Horse Riding Day
The Horse Riding Day was held on 24th January 2015 in the Jockey Club - Beas River Country Club. It was a very exciting experience for the sixty participants, most of whom were our alumni and their families. When they arrived at the club, they were taken on a tour around the stables. Then, they visited St. Paul・s House of Prayer, where they had tea with the sisters. Each participant got a horseshoe as a souvenir from the Jockey Club. It was an extremely memorable experience for all the participants.

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Art Exhibition - L'Elegance de l'Art (9-18th January, 2015)
10th January 2015 marked the opening of the very first Art Exhibition held at our school. Named L・ Elegance de l・ Art, it was dedicated to our school by the Art Department, alumni and students, with the aim of promoting art and nurturing an aesthetic sensitivity among Paulinians.

The Opening Ceremony began with Sr. Margaret・s welcoming speech, followed by the presentation of certificates to the contributors and exhibitors by our Guest of Honour, Prof Cheng Yin Cheong, Research Chair Professor of Leadership and Change in the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). Visitors and guests then moved to the main exhibition room where Sr. Margaret, Prof Cheng and other guests officiated at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which marked the opening of the exhibition.
The exhibition mainly took place in the Student Activity Centre, which was divided into three rooms. Room One showcased works by alumni, who are presently working in the creative industry. Their works were a tribute to our school and the people whom they had encountered during their years at SPCS, who had nurtured them and shaped them into the people they are today.
In Room One, there was also a heritage corner where old and faded photos were displayed. These photos, which had to be handled with extreme care and caution to ensure that the worn-out paper did not disintegrate, offered visitors a nostalgic glimpse of bygone days. In addition, there was a big screen opposite the heritage corner on which a video co-prepared by Sr. Josefina and Joanne Chan (Class of 1994) was shown. It featured a timeline of the history of our school and depicted how past Paulinians had paved the way for younger generations to evolve from great to excellent.
The second room displayed a series of artworks co-created by our Art teachers and students, based on the theme of light, water and time.

:People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.;
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Drawing inspiration from this, students created a minimal structure, which resembled Christ the King Chapel. The process of creating this structure allowed them to appreciate the details of its magnificent Roman-style architecture, such as the intriguing fine lines that described the delicacy of the facade, the conceptual approach needed to visualise the interior of the chapel and the depiction of the Paulinian motto on the :stained-glass;.
On display were also works by groups and individuals. These shared the same artistic approach V realizing the element of time through different media and techniques, such as :Fashion in Motion;, which illustrated human movement in the form of animation, :Carton Box;, which documented how pieces of abandoned wood were transformed into a piece of furniture, and :Waves;, which depicted the changing motion of an ocean using recycled cans.
In recent years, many of our graduates have continued their study in the field of art and design, both overseas and locally. The third room exhibited works, which represented the most upcoming trends in art and design all over the globe. Together with some current GCE A Level pieces, these works demonstrated how art, craft and design could be intertwined to make skillfully crafted pieces. They were sometimes conceptual but, at the same time, functional.
Our school has always been on the cutting edge of education. Therefore, we now offer our students a diversified curriculum, including IGCSE, GCE, DSE and BTEC. The senior students・ Art room on the third floor displayed their course work, which is part of these curriculums. Parents and prospective students had the chance to learn about the expectations of each curriculum. The Art room on the fourth floor was filled with creative artwork to stimulate and inspire junior Art students during their normal Art lessons. Works produced by Form One and Form Two students were displayed on the walls and hung from the ceiling.
All in all, the exhibition brought together different generations of Paulinians who share the same virtues and belief in life - Be all things to all people (1 Cor. 9:22).

Requiem Mass for Sr. Isabel of the Angels Narciso
Sr. Isabel of the Angels・ Requiem Mass was held in Christ the King Chapel at 6:00 p.m. on 15th December 2014. Both past and present teachers and students of the two schools she had served in Hong Kong and her friends joined to bid her farewell as an act of respect to her. Rev. Sr. Joanna Cheung, the Provincial Superior of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres first started the ceremony by giving the attendants the life history of Sr. Isabel. Then the mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Alfred Deignan, Rev. Fr. John Russell, Rev. Fr. John B. Kwan, Rev. Fr. Secundino Vicente and Rev. Fr. Emiliano Perez. Before the mass ended, two of her past students, Mrs. Lai and Ms. Annie Leung were invited to share their precious memory on Sr. Isabel. The mass ended with Fr. Deignan and all the co-celebrants leading all present to give her three bows. Everyone there was reminded to follow the footsteps of Sr. Isabel, in the education of children and youth as well as religious promotion.
Let us continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Sr. Isabel of the Angels!

Prayer Service for Sr. Isabel of the Angels Narciso
In the morning assembly on 15th December 2014, all the staff and students solemnly gathered at the school playground to pray for the repose of the soul of Sr. Isabel of the Angels Narciso who passed away in the Philippines on Sunday, 7th December 2014 at the age of 95. She was the Principal of St. Paul・s Convent School from 1971 to 1980. All those present were given a detailed history of Sr. Isabel.
Sr. Isabel entered the Philippine Novitiate in 1939, and taught in several schools before starting her missionary journey to Hong Kong in 1949. After teaching at St. Paul・s Convent School for six years she then returned to the Philippines. It wasn・t until 1962 that she returned to Hong Kong and started her service in St. Paul・s Secondary School, as principal and supervisor till 1969. She was the principal of our school from 1971 to 1980.
Being a devoted servant of Christ, Sr. Isabel then continued her mission in Peru, South America, before finally going home to the Philippines. Although she suffered from illness, she continued to be active and to serve at a local school in Manila. In fact she only retired three years ago, at the age of 92, when her Superior told her that she had done enough and it was time for her to enjoy her retirement.
Sr. Isabel had a great character X she was a teacher, an educator, a missionary, a musician and a poetK She had greatly contributed to the development of the school through her initiation of the building of the main campus that we are having lessons today. Sr. Isabel・s passion for her mission and zealous love towards all Paulinians made her a very good role model for all of us. SPCS owes a lot to Sr. Isabel・s love and commitment. It is because of her, generations of Paulinians can look back with pride on their achievements.
Throughout her life, Sr. Isabel has served Paulinians of different generations. Sr. Isabel・s good-humour, her cheerfulness and her selfless love were deeply implanted in her students・ hearts. Our present teachers Mrs. Diana Tam and Mrs. A. M. Law, who are the past students of Sr. Isabel, were invited to share in the assembly on their precious memory on her.
In St. John・s Gospel, Jesus said, :I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.; Jesus has promised that death is not the end because there is resurrection and everlasting joy in heaven what we need to do is to live life to the full so as to magnify God・s glory. Now Sr. Isabel has magnified God・s glory through her unconditional service and devotion to her mission. She is now enjoying her eternal peace with Christ. As Paulininans, let us imitate her good example in leading a meaningful life by working very hard in our studies and serving others wholeheartedly so that we can continue Sr. Isabel・s mission in bringing Christ love to the world.
Then we all prayed and thanked God for the blessing He had imparted to all Paulinians through Sr. Isabel. Now she has finished her earthly mission, may she receive the reward in His peaceful Kingdom for all the good that she has done. May God also bless all Paulinians and guide them in the continuation of her footstep in living a meaningful life so as to magnify His glory.
After the prayers, we all sang Sr. Isabel・s favourite song: Let There Be Peace
Sr. Isabel of the Angels・ Requiem Mass will be held in Christ the King Chapel at 6:00 p.m. on 15th December 2014.
Let us continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Sr. Isabel!

St. Paul・s 160 Anniversary Speech Day, November 2014
St. Paul・s Convent School・s annual Speech Day was held on 20th November 2014. It was a very special occasion, which allowed us to celebrate the achievements of our students. With the school entrance bedecked with flowers from numerous well-wishers, we welcomed parents, teachers, alumni and guests. We were privileged to have as our Guests of Honour Mr Eddie Ng Hak-Him, SBS, JP, Secretary for Education of the Education Bureau, HKSAR, Professor Roland T Chin , JP, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, and Reverend Sr. Joanna Marie Cheung, Provincial Superior of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The ceremony began with a prayer for all the graduates by Reverend Sr. Joanna, followed by a stirring welcoming speech by our Principal Reverend Sr. Margaret Wong. The formal address was then delivered by Mr. Eddie Ng, who praised the graduates for their untiring efforts and encouraged all Paulinians to continue to work hard to keep up the traditions of SPCS that had been built up over the last 160 years. Mrs. I Chui, the M.C. for the evening, then invited the graduates and prize-winners onto the stage to receive their awards from the Guests of Honour. Teachers and staff members, who had served at the school for ten years and more, were also honoured on this occasion with Long Service awards. It was revealed that the current staff had collectively, a very impressive 1600 years of experience of working at St. Paul・s Convent School, which was a great coincidence in this 160th year of the school! Notably, amongst the awardees was Sr. Margaret herself! A vote of thanks was then given by the Vice Head Prefect Asai Karin on behalf of the school. The celebrations came to a close with performances by the school・s Chinese Orchestra and Cantonese Opera Club, followed by the Junior Choir. The evening ended with a rousing rendition of the school hymn.

Annual Inter-Class Dance Competition 2014 - 2015 on 17th October, 2014
The annual Inter-Class Dance Competition was successfully held on 17th October 2014 in the school hall. A total of 24 classes took part in the event. With great passion and enthusiasm, students performed a variety of dances in different genres, ranging from modern to pop. Finally, Form 4S won the Overall Champion award. The event was truly a memorable experience for all Paulinians.
The following are the results of the competition.

Honours Awards: F. 3S Holocaust, F. 4S The Awakening Bastille, F. 4P The Porcelain Wrath, F. 5U Evasion

Form Champions: F. 2P葵譟ECK, F. 3S Holocaust, F. 4S The Awakening Bastille, F. 5U Evasion

Outstanding Choreography Awards: F. 3S Holocaust V Jane Ho, Michelle Lai, F. 4S The Awakening Bastille V Hebe Lai, Helen Chui

Outstanding Dancers Awards:
Junior Section: F. 3P Candace Choi
Senior Section: F. 4S Hebe Lai

Overall Champion: F. 4S The Awakening Bastille

Installation Ceremony
The Installation Ceremony, which was held on 15th October, 2014, marked the official commencement of the duties of the new prefects and monitors of the school. The ceremony began with a solemn prayer led by Tiffany Chu (5T), which was followed by an introductory speech by our Head Prefect Eunice Yiu (5P). In her speech, Eunice reinforced the aims and objectives of the Prefects・ Board, as well as the role of all Paulinians. Badges, symbolizing devotion and responsibility, were then pinned on Eunice, Karin Asai (5L) and Meg Yuen (5T) (our Vice-head Prefects), Prefects・ Board members, school prefects, class prefects, class monitresses, I.T. prefects, careers prefects and environmental prefects. Then, Bella Chan (6A), our former Head Prefect, gave a retrospective speech on her work during the previous academic year. The ceremony ended with a prayer led by Meg and Karin. After the Installation Ceremony, all Paulinians who had devoted their time and effort to the 160th Anniversary Cultural Performance, La Fete de l・Excellence, received certificates of appreciation. Indeed, the show would not have been a success without the enthusiastic support of Paulinians, teachers, alumni, parents, and all those who humbly helped us behind the scenes.

St. Paul・s Convent School Celebrates its 160th Anniversary on 7 & 9 October 2014
On 7th and 9th October 2014, St. Paul・s Convent school celebrated its 160 Anniversary at the Jockey Club Auditorium of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. With three major performances over the two days, and public protests threatening to disrupt the smooth running of rehearsals, St. Paul・s secondary, primary and even kindergarten students and staff, responded to the extraordinary situation magnificently. :The show must go on!; was the order of the day.
The performances consisted of a complete Musical with original script, music and dancing, which was choreographed by our students. There was also a full Cantonese opera delivered in traditional costumes and ably supported by the school・s Chinese orchestra. In addition, there was a Parade led by each of the school・s six houses and Kindergarten pupils. The Parade presented cameos of the many events that would take place in this Anniversary year. The wonderful alumni choir then rounded off the event with some spectacular singing. Of special note were the cute nursery pupils, dressed in nun・s attire, who more than impressed the audience with their dance and other routines.
The programme was introduced in flawless English and Chinese by impeccably dressed MCs. They explained that the school had been founded in 1854 by the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres, a 300-year-old Catholic order of nuns that specializes in education through joyfulness, integrity, hard work and spirituality. As the school was originally the French Convent School and the Sisters came from France, the show was given the French name of .La Fete de l・Excellence・.
St. Paul・s Convent School, its parents, students from all three sections and alumni, all gathered at the Jockey Club Auditorium of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, to celebrate another year of wonderful achievements on 8th October 2014.The event was doubly meaningful as not only were the successes of the previous year revisited, but so too were the accumulated achievements of the school on this, its 160th anniversary.
Founded in 1854 by the Catholic order of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres, the school has long been a provider of quality education in Hong Kong and has stood firm with its core values of joyfulness, integrity, hard work and spirituality. La Fete de l・Excellence meant to demonstrate the fruits of these values, but what could it do now, with public protests curtailing its rehearsal time? Cancel? Postpone? With the disturbances at Causeway Bay actually closing the school・s doors for a short period, the staff and students dug in their heels and became even more determined to make sure that their Anniversary show would succeed, and succeed well.
Introduced by well-presented MCs with impeccable language skills, the evening began with a performance by the school・s wonderful Chinese orchestra. This was followed by the winners of the 65th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival. Their renditions of poetry and prose, in both English and Chinese, demonstrated very high levels of language competency. The dancers were not to be outdone by the linguists, as they were competition winners too, and the stage was soon filled with spectacular prize-winning Modern, Western, Malaysian and Korean dances.
The school・s symphony orchestra followed with a rousing rendition of Dvorak・s .From the New World・ Symphony and it then accompanied Soloist Ms Pat Chan in a splendid version of .La Vie en Rose・. The finale came with the orchestra and the Junior Choir jointly performing .Amazing Grace・ and .When you Believe・ to the delight of all.
St.Paul・s represents a unique combination of modern ideas and traditional values, which have nurtured, and continue to nurture, top quality students with Christian values.
7 October 2014
9 October 2014

St. Paul・s Convent School・s 160th Anniversary Show on 8 Oct 2014

St.Paul・s Convent School, its parents, students from all three sections and alumni, all gathered at the Jockey Club Auditorium of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, to celebrate another year of wonderful achievements on October 8, 2014.The event was doubly meaningful as not only were the successes of the previous year revisited, but so too were the accumulated achievements of the school on this, its 160th anniversary.
Founded in 1854 by the Catholic order of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres, the school has long been a provider of quality education in Hong Kong, and has stood firm with its core values of joyfulness, integrity, hard work and spirituality. Its show meant to demonstrate the fruits of these values, but what could it do now, with civil unrest curbing its rehearsal time for the show? Cancel? Postpone? With the disturbances at Causeway Bay actually closing the school・s doors for a short period, the staff and students dug in their heels and became even more determined to make sure that their anniversary show would succeed, and succeed well.
Introduced by well-presented MCs with impeccable language skills, the evening began with a performance by the school・s wonderful Chinese orchestra. This was then followed by the school・s Championship winners of the 65th Hong Kong Speech Festival. Their renditions of poetry and prose, in both English and Chinese, demonstrated very high levels of language competency. The dancers were not to be outdone by the linguists, however, as they were competition champions too, and the stage was soon filled with spectacular prize-winning Modern, Western, Malaysian and Korean dances.
The school・s symphony orchestra followed on with a rousing rendition of Dvorak・s .From the New World・ Symphony and they then accompanied Soloist Ms Pat Chan in a splendid version of .la vie en rose・. The finale came with the orchestra and the Junior Choir jointly performing .Amazing Grace・ and .When you Believe・ to the delight of all.
St.Paul・s represents a unique combination of modern ideas and traditional values that has delivered, and continues to deliver, top quality results for the people of Hong Kong.

Platform Speech
On 10th September, 20 Form 5 Paulinians, who are the 2014-2015 Prefects・ Board members, delivered their platform speeches to the entire school. In their speeches, they talked about their strengths and qualities, and how they can use their leadership skills for the benefit of the school. They also expressed their gratitude to the school for all the support they had received over the years. After listening to all 20 platform speeches, teachers and Paulinians voted for the Head Prefect and two Vice-Head Prefects. It will definitely be a fruitful school year with all these brilliant minds leading our school!

Teachers Day 2014-2015
:Teachers are like candles, the guiding lights that open up endless possibilities for us and take us on many adventures.; In order to express our gratitude to our Principal, Rev. Sr. Margaret Wong and all teachers and staff, the annual Teachers・ Day celebration was held on 10th September, 2014. Representatives from the junior forms expressed their thanks and appreciation on stage whilst the senior form students put up a bubbly act. Songs and dances were dedicated to all teachers and deliciously hand-made marshmallows were distributed to them for the untiring support and guidance they had provided to Paulinians over the years. May our teachers enjoy a Happy Teachers・ Day and enjoy a fruitful academic year.

Cardinal John Tong celebrates Opening Mass for 160th Anniversary of St. Paul・s Convent School in Christ the King Chapel
On 10th September 2014, the priests and sisters of the parish, our teaching and non-teaching staff, the whole student body, alumni and other well-wishers of our school united in prayer and thanksgiving in the presence of His Eminence, Cardinal John Tong and ten concelebrants in honor of our 160 Anniversary. We thanked God for the many blessings He has bestowed upon the Paulinian family over the past 160 years. After the Holy Communion, there was a ceremony to mark the commissioning of the new officers of the Catholic Movement Committee (CMC) and the presidents of the seven religious clubs. This was a reminder to them of their call to be the Salt of the Earth and Light of the World and thus contribute to the enhancement of the religious atmosphere at SPCS and unite Paulinians in Christ・s love. The Ceremony ended with the blessing and lighting of candles by Cardinal Tong and the new CMC officers.

Second-hand book sale
The second-hand book sale was successfully held on 10th and 11th of July, 2014. Senior students sold textbooks to lower form students at 50% discount. Through this activity, students display the Paulinian spirit of helping each other. It also promotes conservancy as books can be used repeatedly. The activity was hugely successful, with active participation from buyers and sellers alike. Participants were all very enthusiastic as they could purchase books at discounted price. We hope that Paulinians can continue to support this meaningful activity next year.

Celebration of Success
The Celebration of Success programme was held in our school hall on 4th July, 2014. We were glad to have Dr. Cecilia Lam, CEO of Rehabaid Society, as our Guest of Honour. During the programme, student volunteers shared their experiences of the different kinds of voluntary service they had done during the DIP lessons on Wednesdays. Students who had joined the Switch on Dreams projects, namely Nurturing Cooking Talents with Hearing Impaired Peers, Medical Outreach Support for the Elderly and Writing eBooks for the Elderly, also shared their meaningful experiences with the audience. In particular, the Cleft Lip Service Tour in Dan Shui, China, in which our students worked with medical practitioners from the US, was most touching. Furthermore, the Form One and Form Two students did a presentation of their study tours to Zhaoqing and Tsinghua University. Last but not least were the amazing performances of sign language songs by our students and their peers from Lutheran School for the Deaf and the Tai Chi Fan dance.

St Paul・s Day
St Paul・s Day was successfully held on 30th June, 2014. The day started with a mass held in the Christ of the King Chapel. All teachers and students gathered to celebrate the feast day of our patron saint. The mass was followed by the St. Paul・s Day Programme, in which the F.6 students made a video called :6 kinds of Paulinians;. It focused on their school life, friendship and Paulinian spirit. Reminiscing fond memories and conveying heartfelt gratitude to their teachers were also expressed. To end the happy occasion, students sang :Friends; and the school hymn. It was truly a touching moment.

The Ground-breaking Ceremony for our new green block - Smart Oasis
29th June 2014, St. Paul・s Day, was a day of thanksgiving for the Paulinian family. It was also the day when we laid the foundation for our new green block, Smart Oasis, on our school campus. The Ground-breaking Ceremony was held in the afternoon to commemorate the event. We were very honoured to have Rev. Fr. Michael Yeung, Vicar General of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese, and Rev. Fr. Patrick Sun, who is also a Paulinian, officiate at the ceremony. We were also pleased to have our recently formed Alumni Choir and our Catholic Choir lead us in the singing during the ceremony. The tea reception, which was held in our school garden, was an excellent opportunity for our alumni and other guests to share their memories of yesteryears with each other. Among the many honourable guests was one of our most outstanding Paulinians, Dr Annie Leung, a philanthropist and artist, whose generosity and active participation in various charitable events has made her a role model for many of us. The highlight of the day was the sod-cutting ceremony, at which Rev. Fr. Michael Yeung, Vicar General, Dr. Annie Leung, Rev. Sr. Lily Fung, our Principal Rev. Sr. Margaret Wong, Ms. Jacqueline Fung, Chairlady of our Parent Teacher Association, Ms. Anna Chan, representative of our Alumni Association, and Ms. Bella Chan, our Head Prefect, officiated. During the Thanksgiving Mass, which followed the Ground-breaking Ceremony, Rev. Fr. Patrick Sun shared his precious memories of being at St. Paul・s with us. Many Paulinians stayed in the school garden after the Mass to catch up with one another.

Annual Swimming Gala 2013-2014 on 8th May, 2014 at Victoria Park Swimming Pool
Our Annual Swimming Gala was held at Victoria Park Swimming Pool on 8th May, 2014. We were very pleased to have Prof. Waye Miu Yee Mary, from the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as our Guest of Honour. We all enjoyed ourselves very much. Here are the results and some snapshots. Enjoy!

House Overall Champion

Cheering Award

Individual Champion

Fish of the Year Award

1st:Mason

1st:Curie

Grade A: Claudia Cheung 5S
Tiffany Tang 6T

Megan Tam 3U

2nd:Keller

2ndMorris

Grade B: Megan Tam 3U
Sarah Hui 3A

3rd:Morris

3rd:Mason

Grade C: Charmaine Wong 1U
Allison Lau 1S
Arienna Liu 1A

Our Guest of Honour, Waye Miu Yee Mary,
and our principal
Captains of the 6 Houses
Individual Champion Grade A
V Tiffany Tang 6T
Claudia Cheung 5S
Individual Champion Grade B
V Sarah Hui 3A
Megan Tam 3U
Individual Champion Grade C
V Charmaine Wong 1U
Individual Champion Grade C
V Arienna Liu 1A
Individual Champion Grade C V Allison Lau 1S
Fish of the Year V Megan Tam 3U
Best Cheering Award-Mason House
Cavell House
Curie House
Keller House
Kenny House
Mason House
Morris House

Cheering Team Competition
Our Sports Day Finals was cancelled due to unstable weather. The Cheering Team competition and Prize-giving Ceremony were held at the school hall on 3rd April, 2014. All F.1 students performed with great enthusiasm and energy during the competition, filling the school hall with unreserved applause. Kenny House won the Best Cheering Team award. We were fortunate to have Rev. Mother Jacqueline Ho as our Guest of Honour and present the prizes to the winners. Congratulations to all winners.

Senior Inter-class English Debate Finals
After three rounds of stimulating debates between Form 4 and Form 5 classes, the annual Senior Inter-class English Debate Finals, organized by the English Debating Society, was successfully held on 22nd January 2014. The motion was :Whistleblowers do more good than harm in society.; We were honored to have Ms. Audrey Eu, SC, JP, Mr. Abdul Wahab and Dr. Sheilah Hamilton as our adjudicators. This year, there was a slight change in the rules of student participation, with committee members being allowed to take part in the competition. The format of the debate followed the World Schools Debating Style, allowing debaters to make good use of :Points of Information; (POIs) throughout the debate. This unique feature allowed team members on both sides to demonstrate their rebuttal skills and interact on a higher level. Members of the Proposition were Jasmin Tsang, Karina Lai and Ashley Yu of Form 4L, while on the Opposition were Erica Kwan, Michelle Ho and Zoe Kum of Form 5L. Side Proposition, F. 4L, clinched the championship while the Best Debater was Erica Kwan of F. 5L. Both teams received tremendous applause for their ample research, poised delivery and quick responses. Congratulations to the debaters for their outstanding effort!

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Annual Speech Day 2013
The annual Speech Day was successfully held on 7th November, 2013. At around 5:30pm, the garden and Room G6, the newly renovated conference room, were filled with guests, teachers and parents of graduates, all of whom enjoyed the tea refreshments that were served. Excited F. 6 graduates in their elegant, white graduation gowns lined up at the staricase as cameras flashed. The ceremony began with the procession of the graduates, followed by the opening prayer led by Rev. Mother Jacqueline Ho and the welcoming address delivered by Rev. Sr. Margaret Wong. This year, we were very privileged to have as Guests of Honour the eminent Ms Christine Fang Meng Sang, BBS, JP, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service; Archbishop Charles So; Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar; Rev. Noel Saw, Director of Education Commission of Yangon Archdiocese; Professor Patrick Lau, President of the UNESCO HK Association; Professor Lee Ngok, Vice-President of UNESCO HK & Chairman of the Education Commission; Ms. Michelle Li, Deputy Secretary for Education; Mr C. M. Cheung, Senior Education Development Officer of Wanchai District, and many other honoured guests.
In her address entitled 'Begin with the End in Mind', Ms. Fang encouraged Paulinians to take their `end game・ as a voyage of self-discovery so that they could set their moral compass and discover their core identity and true worth. The night was further celebrated with a series of student performances, including a Chinese Opera performance accompanied by the Chinese Orchestra, and a performance by the Junior Choir, accompanied by the Symphonic Orchestra. The unforgettable evening ended with the singing of the School Hymn. This touching occasion will always remain in the memory of every graduate.
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Blood Donation Day
The annual blood donation day organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Centre was successfully held on 11th October 2013. This year, 96 Paulinians participated in this meaningful event. Paulinians and teachers were seen lining up excitedly in the morning, eager to lend a helping hand to the needy. This year, 96 units of blood were collected, showing our Paulinians・ altruistic hearts. The donation procedure started with a hemoglobin test, followed by a chat with the nurse, and finally, the actual blood donation. After finishing, students were given some refreshments and time for resting. The event ended successfully at 5:00pm.

Installation Ceremony
The Installation Ceremony was successfully held on 9thOctober, 2013. The ceremony began with a solemn prayer, followed by a speech given by Bella Chan, our Head Prefect. The speech was to remind each student leader of her responsibility to the school. Bella, as well as Tiffany Chan and Carmen Yam, our Vice-head Prefects, received their shiny golden badges from Rev. Sr. Margaret. Then, Prefects・ Board members, school prefects, class prefects, class monitresses, I.T. prefects and environmental prefects of each class also had their badges pinned on their ties. Towards the end of the ceremony, Grace Yu, our former Head Prefect, gave a retrospective speech, summarizing her work in the previous academic year. The handover of the annual report 2012-2013 from Grace to Bella marked the official beginning of the responsibilities of newly inaugurated student leaders.

Joie de Vivre in Music and Dance
The Joie de Vivre in Music and Dance was successfully held in the Poly U on 2nd October 2013. It was a fusion of music performances and the Inter-class Dance Competition unraveling the lively and joyful spirits of the Paulinians. Audiences were first taken to enjoy the grandiose Chinese Opera performance of 瓮D performed by the Chinese Orchestra team and students of Chinese As a Second Language. After that, a kaleidoscope of dances of genres from Indian to Modern to Pop was displayed before the eyes of the audiences. Every dancer had truly made an effort in the dance competition. After a vigorous battle, F. 4P won the Overall Champion. The joie de vivre in each and every heart melted with the euphony performed by the Junior Choir and Symphonic Orchestra in the end. It was a wonderful and memorable day.

Dress Casual Day
The annual dress casual day organized by the community chest was successfully held on the 28th of September. All the paulinians participating in this charitable event were in high spirits and had enjoyed themselves at school while helping those in need. The paulinians had all shown 'charity' through this event which is one of the 7Cs of our school. The Dress Casual Day also allowed Paulinians to understand the meaning behind this special day, and helped them to raise awareness for the needy in the society.

Platform Speech
On 25th September 2013, the 2013 - 2014 Prefect's Board Members had their big day - Platform Speech. 20 of the F. 5 Paulinians, who are the Prefects・ Board members this year, have delivered their platform speeches to all teachers and Paulinians in the school hall. In their speeches, they expressed their gratitude to the school and stated their good qualities of being a leader and most importantly how can they can lead the school in the coming year. Students had a chance to know more about each member and make their choices on choosing the future leaders of the school.Students can also reflect on themselves on how to contribute themselves as a member of the school. At the end, all teachers and Paulinians have their votes to choose the Head Prefect and Vice Head Prefects for the coming year. We can't wait to embrace another new year with these 20 future school leaders!

Teacher・s Day
Teachers are the beacons that guide students to the right path. Therefore, in order to express their gratitude to their most precious teachers, students celebrate the annual Teacher's Day on 10th September, 2013. Students had prepared wonderful programmes for teachers. Each class from Form 1 to 6 sent two representatives to go up on stage to dedicate a short message of appreciation to their teachers for always providing support and guidance. The senior forms even performed short dramas and songs. Some students also presented small gifts to the teachers. From messages to dramas and singing performances, each teacher felt the sincerity and heartfelt appreciation of all the students. Happy Teacher's Day and may God bless all teachers a fruitful academic year ahead!

Club Moderators and Officers Training
On 7th September 2013, a training workshop for Club Moderators and Officers was held in the school hall. The workshop was started by our ECA Coordinator, Mrs. J. Wong, who highlighted the importance and significance of Extra-curricular activities in grooming students to become a responsible and ethical leader. She also explained different roles and duties of major committee members and the procedures of running an activity smoothly and successfully. Ms. G Ng and Ms. P Kwan taught our students how to decorate their clubs・ bulletin boards and how to prepare the financial reports. Mrs. D. Tam reminded them to keep activity reports and photos for publishing in the school magazine, and lastly, our new school social worker, Ms. S. Man, explained the community service hour record booklet. All of us had a fruitful time.

Mass of the Holy Spirit
On 9th September 2013 morning, the entire school gathered together for the Mass of the Holy Spirit to invoke God’s blessings. In his homily, Fr. Russell shared with us our participation in the miracle of the Pentecost. We are all different yet we can learn to speak the common language of kindliness. Students had a chance to reflect on and pray for their goals and aspirations for the new term. May God bless us with a fruitful and joyful year!

Paulinian Show
To celebrate a year・s of hard work, the annual Paulinian Show was held on the 19th of July, 2013 in the school hall with parents, teachers and guests. The Show was packed with award winning dances, speech performances as well as beautiful music performances of Chinese Orchestra, Choir, Harp and String Ensemble. Certificates were presented to our alumni and parent volunteers who had devoted their time in supporting different school activities throughout the year. Near the end, there was an announcement of the retirement of Mrs. B. Tai, our beloved Chinese teacher, who has served the school for 34 years. Our principal, Reverend Sister Margaret, student representatives from the Prefects・ Board and the Chinese Society gave her best wishes with a souvenir and bouquets of flowers.

Celebration of Success
The Celebration of Success was held in our school hall on 5th July, 2013. It was an occasion for students who have participated in voluntary services during the DIP sessions to share their valuable experiences as a volunteer. On that day, principals, teachers and social workers from different schools were invited to join. We were glad to have Mrs. Cherry Tse, JP, Permanent Secretary for Education, as our Guest of Honour. In addition to the lively presentations of the student volunteers, we also have sharing sessions on study tours to Zhaoqing and Tsinghua University by Form One and Form Two students respectively, followed by dance and choral speaking performances of Form Four Champions.

Fun Fair V Farewell to the Aeroplane
The part in the school for the :Reaching for the stars; project was finished and the plane was moved to the Chep Lap Kok HAECO workplace for the final assembly on 24th June 2013. On the 22nd June 2013, a Fun Fair was held to farewell the plane. Past students and the students who involved in the projects were invited to come back to school for this memorable event while kids from our nursery school and kindergarten came with their parents to share our success.

Sharing on Diversified Talents
To celebrate the success of our Diversified Interest Programme 2012-13 and to farewell our aeroplane which will be moved to HK International Airport (Chek Lap Kok) in June, :Sharing on Diversified Talents; was held on 15th May 2013 in our school hall. Many guests and parents were invited. Students had demonstrated their talents through the performances of Chinese orchestra, flute and string ensemble, project presentations, singing and dancing. It was a wonderful and memorable afternoon.

The 4e Dictee organized by the Association of Teachers of French in Hong Kong
On 13th of April, the 4e Dictee organized by AFLE (The Association of Teachers of French in Hong Kong) was held in our school. The event was a great success with a record number of 387 students who came from all over Hong Kong to do a Dictation in French! Students enjoyed the challenge as well as the delicious snacks provided after each session. Bon travail!

Annual Sports Day
We had our Annual Sports Day at the Wan Chai Sports Ground on 7th March, 2013. We were very glad to have Dr. Gloria Tam, JP Controller, Centre for Food Safety Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, to be our guest of honour. The weather was very fine and we all enjoyed ourselves very much. Here are the results and some snapshots, enjoy!

Annual Speech Day 2012
The annual Speech Day was held successfully on 22nd November, 2012. On that evening, the garden was filled with guests, teachers and parents of graduates when the tea refreshment was served in the singing and music of the Catholic Choir and the Flute and String Ensemble. Excited F. 7 and F. 6 graduates wore their new elegant graduation gowns gathered together as cameras flashed. The ceremony began with the possession of the graduates and the honorable guests including Rev. Mother Jacqueline Ho who led the opening prayer; Rev. Fr. Alfred Deignan who presented the welcoming address and the representative of Education Bureau, Mr. W K Chuek. This year, our Guest of Honor was Mr. John Chai Sung-veng, SBS (Executive Director, Projects, Hong Kong Airport Authority). He praised the success of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres on providing quality education to the Paulinians and their contribution to Hong Kong for more 155 years. He also congratulated our graduates for their outstanding academic and non-academic achievements and encouraged them to join the aviation industry and continue to shine for the future of Hong Kong. The night was further celebrated by a series of students' performances, namely Korean Dance, Junior Choir, Harp Solo and Suona & Pipa Solo accompanied by the Chinese Orchestra. The unforgettable evening was ended after the singing of the School Hymn. This touching reminiscence would always be cherished by every graduate.

Annual Swimming Gala
:We thank God who granted us the fine weather so that the Annual Swimming Gala was successfully held on 18 October 2012. Our Guest of Honour was Prof. Reggie Kwan, the President of Caritas Institute of Higher Education. The Overall Champion went to Keller House while the Best Cheering Team was Mason House.
   

Guest of Honour
Prof. Reggie Kwan

Fish of the Year
Chelsea Lam (3L)
Grade A Champion
Rainbow Mok (5A)

Grade B Champion
Chelsea Lam (3L)

Grade C Champion
Sarah Hui (2T)

Grade C Champion
Megan Tam (2U)

Overall House Champion
Keller

Overall Cheering Award
Mason

Cavell House Curie House
Keller House Kenny House Mason House

Morris House


Peace One Week

From September 17th-21st 2012 Peace One Week was held in our school. This week long event was held in order to acknowledge and celebrate International Peace Day. It was also held to contribute to the Peace One Day Organisation and to mark Global Truce Day on September 21st. Over the week students and teachers raised awareness of promoting peace in various ways. Here are some of the highlights:

 

Monday 17th Sing for Peace

As Paulinians love to sing, it was decided that Peace One Week would kick off with singing for peace. The Music Society and the Catholic Choir joined together to create a lunchtime concert. Various songs related to peace such as John Lennon's "Imagine" were performed by Form 3 students. A song about peace especially written for the event was performed by the Catholic Choir and their beautiful voices filled the school campus.

 

Tuesday 18th Dance for Peace

The whole school turned out for the Dance for Peace event. All our students gathered in the playground. Over 1000 students swayed their bodies, lifted their arms and sang as the Form 1 students and teachers looked on. This collective activity proved to be great fun and allowed everyone to show their commitment to peace through dancing.

 

Wednesday 19th Write for Peace

Words are powerful tools for communicating a message so this time it was the turn of the Form 4 students to write and recite Reverse Poems on Peace. Students from each class worked together to write poems to promote peace. At lunchtime these students recited their poems that addressed issues ranging from creating a peaceful environment to global peace and harmony.

 

Thursday 20th Draw for Peace

Students from Forms 1 and 2 came together through the medium of art and calligraphy to show their awareness of peace. The Form 2 students had been making signs of peace during their art lessons and during a lunchtime ceremony officiated by Sister Margaret and our guest of honour Miss Sian Butler, an Assistant Principal of The Gateway Academy UK, the students stuck their peace symbols on a large banner posted along the back wall of the playground. This colourful banner visually represents the school・s commitment to peace. At the same time some Form 1 students wrote messages about peace through the art of Chinese calligraphy.

 

Friday 21st Pledge for Peace

The Peace One Week culminated in a lunchtime ceremony in which representatives from each class delivered their class pledge on peace. Students from each class had worked with their English teachers to create a class pledge and these pledges were delivered and then posted up on the pillars in the covered playground for all to see. This event was rounded off by several musical performances by students.

Over the week Paulinians certainly raised their awareness of the importance of peace and harmony in the world. Over the rest of the year our students will continue to be advocates for peace and do their utmost to spread peace in the school, their family, Hong Kong and even globally.

Teachers' Day
:A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others .; The Teachers' Day held on 10th September 2012 was indeed a great opportunity for Paulinians to express their heartfelt gratitude to the teachers. Thanks to all our beloved teachers for their guidance and support throughout the year. Representatives of each form thanked our teachers by singing, dancing and even acting! Their wonderful performances brought happiness to the whole school, at the same time reminded us of the hard work of all teachers. The Prefects・ Board sincerely presents apples and folders to all teachers. We wish all teachers good health and a Happy Teachers・ Day!

Training Workshop for Club Moderators and Officers
On 8th September 2012, a training workshop for Club Moderators and Officers was conducted in the school hall. The workshop was started by our ECA Coordinator, Mrs. J. Wong, who highlighted the importance of Extra-curricular activities in grooming our students to become a responsible and ethical leader. She also explained different roles and duties in a committee as well as the procedures to run an activity smoothly and successfully. Mrs. P. Liu and Ms. P Kwan taught our students how to prepare their clubs・ homepage and financial documents. Mr. A. Lai presented the advanced features of our school intranet system V SPCSSTARS which was very helpful in managing and coordinating different school events. Mrs. D. Tam reminded our student how to prepare for the school magazine and lastly, Ms. Y. Lau provided our students a brief introduction on the community service record system. All of us had a fruitful time.

Mass of the Holy Spirit
On the morning of 7th September 2012, the entire school gathered together for the Mass of the Holy Spirit to ask for wisdom and to pray for peace. Fr. Russell reminded all the students to cherish their God-given gifts and use them well to build up a lively and harmonious school environment. Students had a chance to reflect on and pray about their goals and aspirations for the new term. May God bless us with a fruitful and joyful year!

Paulinian Show 2012
On 16th July 2012, we staged our Paulinian Show 2012 in the school hall. Many guests and parents were invited. Students had demonstrated their talents through the performances of Chinese orchestra, Cantonese opera, choral speaking, speech and drama, singing and dancing. It was a wonderful and memorable night. Below are some snapshots. Enjoy!

Celebration of Success
On 6 July 2012, students filled the hall to witness the Celebration of Success which marked the milestone of achievements of the community service groups from the Diversified Interest Programme. The programme began with the String Ensemble Performance and was followed by the presentation of different service group. We were very glad to have Rev. Sr. Lily Fung, School Manager of St. Paul's Convent School to be the Guest of Honour this year. Students received their certificates from their service partners and the ceremony was ended with joy. Below are some snapshots!

Annual Inter-Class Dance Competition 2011 - 2012 on 16th March, 2012
The annual Inter-Class Dance Competition was held on 16th March, 2012 in the secondary school hall. There were a total of 30 classes joining the event. Form 5T attained the overall champion award. Many parents also showed support to this event. The competition was enjoyable and successful. Below is the result of the competition. Congratulations to all winners!
Honours Awards:
Form Champions:
Outstanding Choreography Awards:
F.5S Joycelyn Chui, Jasmine Luk
F.5T Chloe Chow
Overall Champion:
F.5T Mist
F.1P 韻
F.2S j亜Ep以
F.2T The Lost Stars
F.2P 什R宗鮨
F.2A vE凶
F.3T 送
F.3P Ronove
F.3U κ碍隈K
F.4P Love is Blind
F.4U Scrimmage
F.5S JhoomKe Dance
F.5T Mist
F.5P Alienization
F.5U 2012 Epidemic
F.1P 韻
F.2P 什R宗鮨
F.3U κ碍隈K
F.4U Scrimmage
F.5T Mist
Outstanding Dancers Awards:

F.5T Chloe Chow


Annual Sports Day on Friday, 2nd March, 2012 at Wan Chai Sports Ground
We had our Annual Sports Day at the Wan Chai Sports Ground on 2nd March, 2012. We were very glad to have Dr. Paul Clarke, Professor of Education, St. Mary's University College, London UK, to be our guest of honour. The weather was very fine and we all enjoyed ourselves very much. Here are the results and some snapshots, enjoy!
House Overall Champion
Cheering Prize
Individual Champion
Overall Individual Champion
1st: Mason (362)
1st: Mason
Grade A: Victoria Chow (5U)
2nd: Cavell (273)
2nd: Curie
Grade B: Kimberly Ma (3P)
Victoria Chow (5U)
3rd: Kenny (191)
3rd: Cavell

Grade C: Phoebe Tang (1S)

       
Our Guest of Honour, Dr. Paul Clarke, Professor of Education, St. Mary's University College, London, UK
Our Guest of Honour, Dr. Paul Clarke, and our principal
Cheering team of CAVELL House
Cheering team of CURIE House
Cheering team of KELLER House
Cheering team of KENNY House
Cheering team of MASON House
Cheering team of MORRIS House
Dragon dance performance
Individual Champion Grade C: Phoebe Tang (1S)
Individual Champion Grade B: Kimberly Ma (3P)
Overall Individual Champion & Individual Champion Grade A: Victoria Chow (5U)
House Overall Champion: Mason House
Cheering Award: Mason House
Singing of the Olympic Dream

Annual Speech Day 2011 on Thursday, 3rd November, 2011
The annual Speech Day was held on 3rd November 2011, the day Form Seven graduates and Form Six graduates (under Early Admissions Scheme) longed for after years of hard work. Guests, parents of graduates and teachers filled the garden as the tea party began under the music of Flute and String Ensemble in the evening. Excited graduates wearing the simple but elegant graduation gowns gathered together as cameras flashed. The ceremony began with the possession of the graduates, then Rev. Mother Jacqueline Ho led the opening prayer and followed by our School Manager, Rev. Fr. Alfred Deignan's welcoming address. Our honorable guests, Prof. Tony Fan-Cheong Chan (President, HKUST) and Mrs. Monica Chan praised the incessant efforts of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres for providing quality education for more than 155 years. He also complimented the students for their academic excellence and Paulinian spirit. The highlight was the presentation of the plague :UNESCO Experimental School; by Ms. Michelle Li (Deputy Secretary for Education (1), Education Bureau) who congratulated us for becoming one of the UNESCO Schools in HK. The memorable moment was further celebrated through a series of students' performances, namely Korean Dance, Solo Verse Speaking, Junior Choir, Cantonese Opera and Chinese Orchestra. The unforgettable evening ended with the singing of the School Hymn, which led Paulinians on a walk down memory lane. This touching reminiscence will always be cherished by every graduate.
Flute & String Ensemble
Our honourable guest, Prof. Tony Fan-Cheong Chan, President, HKUST
Rev. Mother Jacqueline Ho led the prayer for the graduates
Rev. Fr. Alfred Deignan gave welcoming address
The Presentation of the plague "UNESCO Experimental School" by Ms Michelle Li, Deputy Secretary for Education(1), Education Bureau
Our honourable guest, Prof. Tony Fan-Cheong Chan, President, HKUST
Solo verse speaking Bella Chan (F.3S) - And My Heart Soars by Chief Dan George
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Korean Dance ( - 澗AR) by Chinese Dance Team
Chinese Dance and Chinese Orchestra Performance
Cantonese Opera and Chinese Orchestra Performance
Singing of the School Hymn

Annual Swimming Gala 2011-2012 on 28th September, 2011 at the Victoria Park Swimming Pool
       
We had our Annual Swimming Gala at Victoria Park Swimmint Pool on 28th September, 2011. We are very glad to have Ms. Betty Law, the Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admission Office, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, to be our guest of honour. The weather was very fine. We all enjoyed ourselves very much. Here are the results and some snapshots, enjoy!
House Overall Champion
Cheering Award
Individual Champion
Fish of the Year Award
1st: Cavell
1st: Mason
Grade A: Rachel Cheong 6S
2nd: Mason
2nd: Morris
Grade B: Joanne Li 3P
Rachel Cheong 6S
3rd: Curie
3rd: Cavell
Grade C: Maisy Li 2L
   
Our Guest of Honour, Ms. Betty Law, and our principal
Our principal and the presidents of the six houses
Individual Champion Grade B - Joanne Li 3P
Individual Champion Grade C - Maisy Li 2L