Message from the principal - July 2023

May the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus be with you!

Time flies, and we have come to the end of this academic year in the blink of an eye. Looking back on the past year, the children have finally experienced a "return to normal" academic year. Besides classroom learning, they have had the opportunity to participate in various activities such as school trips, sports day, student achievement sharing day, Primary 5 educational camp, Primary 6 gospel camp, and the special learning activities of "Shining Summer Super Fun" held from June 19th to July 14th. Through these relaxing activities and creative courses, we hope to nurture the children, foster relationships among them, and provide them with learning experiences beyond textbooks to enrich their learning journey.

As we approach the end of the academic year, it is also a time for us to review our work and plan for the upcoming year. In order to better understand the needs of the children and parents as well as evaluate the effectiveness of various aspects of our work, we have utilized the "School Development and Accountability Data Electronic Platform" under the Education Bureau and our school's electronic platform to collect feedback from parent. This allows us to understand their opinions on school policies and their understanding of the needs of children's growth, and to jointly supervise and guide accordingly. We hope that all parent partners can take the time to respond to the questions and provide valuable feedback on these platforms.

Furthermore, in November 2022, the Education Bureau released the "Primary Education Curriculum Guide," which mentioned seven key areas of primary curriculum updates and optimized the overall direction of school curriculum. These areas include values education, life-wide learning, catering for student diversity, STREAM education, cross-curricular learning, and reading. The guide also promotes the flexible and effective use of school hours under full-day schooling to ensure sufficient time for diversified interdisciplinary activities and all-round learning, allowing students to grow comprehensively. In order to align with the requirements of the new curriculum guide and facilitate the all-round growth of students, we have already conducted several teacher meetings to make changes and rearrangements to the class timetable for the next academic year. We have also consulted with parent-teacher associations and the school's board of directors. In addition to the timetable adjustments, we have merged the existing General Studies and Computer Studies subjects into "General Studies and Technology." We have also provided a daily 100-minute break and lunch time. The timetable for the new academic year mainly consists of academic classes in the morning, with each session lasting 30 minutes. Lunchtime is from noon to 1 p.m., followed by tutorial classes. This is then followed by a 45-minute integrated class, which includes integrated classes in Chinese and English, as well as General Studies and Technology. Afternoon classes include reading, STREAM projects, interdisciplinary project studies, bridging of early childhood and primary levels, multiple intelligences, weekly assemblies, and life growth lessons. From Monday to Thursday, the dismissal time is 3:15 p.m., which is 15 minutes later than the current schedule. On Friday afternoons, due to weekly assemblies or life development classes, as well as post-class teacher meetings or professional development, the dismissal time is 2:45 p.m.

The summer vacation after the "return to normal" is about to begin. We hope that the children and parent can experience new things during the holiday, learn from them, grow healthily, and have a meaningful and fulfilling summer vacation! Wishing everyone good physical, mental, and spiritual health!