Principal’s Message

Ms Chan Nga Lai

Our school is one of the four schools founded by Kiangsu Chekiang and Shanghai Residents (Hong Kong) Association. Guided by the school motto, “Be Orderly and Respectful” and abiding by the education philosophy of attaching equal importance to both Chinese and English languages, arts and science subjects, and both further education and career pursuits, our school has been committed to the provision of quality whole-person education to students for more than 40 years.

Under the persistent threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the school has suspended whole-day or conducted half-day face-to-face classes since the last school year in order to be in line with the instructions from the Education Bureau (EDB). To avoid unnecessary delays in teaching progress and observe the principle “Suspending Classes without Suspending Learning”, the school has arranged students to attend half-day or full-day regular online classes and examinations at times of suspension of face-to-face classes. Both online and face-to-face modes have been utilized in conducting activities for other learning experiences. The school has also paid close attention to the development of the epidemic and the announcement by the EDB, constantly sought opinions from different stakeholders, made timely adjustment to class and examination arrangements, notified parents and students promptly and provided appropriate learning and emotional support.

To foster understanding about COVID-19 vaccines among students, parents and staff and to provide answers to their questions related to the vaccines, the school organized “A Talk on COVID-19 Vaccines” before the end of the previous school year. Furthermore, a group of students aged 12 or above, accompanied by teachers and parents, were arranged to receive COVID-19 vaccination during the summer vacation under the government’s vaccination programme for schools in Hong Kong. Staff of the school also participated proactively in the vaccination programme so as to strengthen the anti-epidemic barrier and create a healthy and safe campus conducive to learning.

Despite the various challenges brought by the epidemic, our students have continued to work strenuously and have shown outstanding performance both academically and non-academically under the leadership of Mr. Yen Yuen Ho Tony, the School Supervisor, and the School Managers, together with full support from parents and selfless dedication of all staff.

In the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination 2021, our students’ results were far better than the Hong Kong averages. A total of 7 students attained 33 marks or above for their best six subjects. Among them, the highest scorer attained 38 marks, making himself the top 0.9% of the school candidates in the territory. On the whole, the percentage of our F.6 graduates attaining “3322” or better in the four core subjects and that of being offered a JUPAS degree or dual degree programme reached record highs of 94% and 88% respectively. Among the students pursuing JUPAS degree programmes, 40% were admitted to the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the highest admission rate to these three universities since the first HKDSE Examination in 2012. All our F.6 graduates, including those admitted to mainland universities under the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions, pursued further studies in universities or tertiary institutes to realize their career goals.

In regard to other learning experiences, despite the cancellation of most inter-school competitions in the school year of 2020-21 due to the epidemic, our students still managed to win a total of 443 prizes and scholarships in different open competitions and territory-wide student award schemes. The brilliant attainment of our students is a perfect reflection of the concerted effort of all the school stakeholders.

Regarding our Form 1 intake of 2021, over 98% of them belong to the first allocation band and over 65% are among the top 20% primary 6 students in Hong Kong in terms of academic ability, an indication of parents’ general recognition of the school’s education philosophy and quality.

Stepping into the school year of 2021-22, the school has drawn up the following major concerns to align with the trend of education and development of society, as well as cater for the needs of our students:

  1. Strengthening Students’ Resilience to Adversity and Fostering Positive Values;
  2. Promoting Self-Directed Learning and Embracing Learner Diversity; and
  3. Optimizing the School Curriculum and Implementing National Security Education.

In response to these major concerns, our school has devised and will implement an array of measures to foster students’ wellbeing and unleash their potential.

Looking ahead to the new school year, the school will continue our unremitting efforts to enforce virus prevention measures although the epidemic has shown some easing signs. I firmly believe that with the joint efforts and full support of all school stakeholders, our school will be able to rise up to difficulties, overcome challenges brought about by the pandemic and lead our students to achieve fruitful learning results.

Chan Nga Lai