Principal’s Message

Ms Chan Nga Lai

Guided by the school motto, ‘Orderly & Respectful’ and abide by the education philosophy of attaching equal importance to both Chinese and English, arts and sciences, and further education and career pursuits, our school is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education to students.

The school year of 2018-19 has been a fruitful one.   Academically, our students have achieved highly commendable results in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination 2019.   87% of our F.6 students attained ‘3322’ or better in the 4 core subjects including English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies, 99.6% attained level 2 or above and 62% attained level 4 or above, much higher than the Hong Kong average.  Six students got 30 marks or above in their best five subjects.  Deserving special mentioning is 6E Fu Hin Nam, who achieved 4 level 5**, 1 level 5* and 1 level 5 in his best six subjects.  On the whole, over 84% of students were admitted to JUPAS degree or dual degree programmes and among them, over 37% were admitted to the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  All F.6 graduates were admitted to universities or tertiary institutes to pursue different programmes to realize their career goals.  Likewise, our students continued to excel in the non-academic arenas as well in the last school year.  They bagged a total of 416 awards in various local and national competitions.  6C Man Ngai See Moriah, the Champion of Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships 2018, was awarded by the Home Affairs Bureau the Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship, a full scholarship covering the programme fee of her undergraduate study.  The all-round achievements of our students perfectly reflect the concerted efforts of the school stakeholders.

Our school sponsoring body, Kiangsu Chekiang and Shanghai Residents (Hong Kong) Association has relentlessly supported the development of the School over the past 41 years.  In 2011, the Association generously allocated funds amounted to HK$70 million for the construction of the school extension building.  To finance the school extension and procurement of equipment, parents, alumni, teachers and students worked together to make donations and raise funds.  In 2019, the school extension building was officially named Chow Pai Ying Building in memory of Mr. Chow Pai Ying Stephen, the former Chairman of the Association, for his invaluable contribution and dedication to the development of the School and education in Hong Kong.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the School, a series of commemorative activities were organized in the last school year, namely the 40th Anniversary cum the 37th Graduation Ceremony, the 40th Anniversary Open Day, the 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, publication of the 40th Anniversary School Magazine, essay writing competitions, display board design competition, photography competition, mural painting, etc.  In addition, about 200 teachers and students took part in the production of the English musical—‘40 Years of Excellence’, which featured key milestones of the School in her 40 years of history with major socioeconomic events happening in Hong Kong during the same period of time as the backdrop.  The musical was not only the collective memory of the School, but also a reflection of the past, guiding our contemplation of the School’s future.  All the celebration activities for the School’s 40th birthday were successfully held as planned, attracting over 3,000 participants, including members of the Association and Incorporated Management Committee, retired and current Principals, teachers, parents, students, alumni and guests from different sectors in society.

In the school year of 2019-20, three major concerns of the School have been set in response to the School and societal development as well as the needs of our students. The major concerns set are:

  1. Fostering Positive Personal Traits, Pursuing Higher Goals and Realizing Dreams;
  2. Strengthening Students’ Language Abilities, Extending Students’ Potentials; and
  3. Ongoing Curriculum Renewal: Reading across the Curriculum

We will spare no effort in formulating and implementing strategies to achieve the goals set on the School’s major concerns and help foster a healthy personal growth of our students.

In face of the tense social atmosphere, I and my staff will join hands to provide a safe, orderly, harmonious and caring school environment in which our students can gain joyful learning experiences. Together with the unfailing support from all stakeholders of the School, I believe our School will, as always, reap fruitful results in the school year.

Chan Nga Lai