A Message from Principal
Nowadays, teenagers have far much better support in their learning compared to the previous generation. Through technology, required information can be retrieved in a flash. As long as they take the initiative to make inquiries, there are numerous "possible" answers. As frontline educators, we always critically reflect on what meaningful education is and how quality schooling can be shaped. The following three-fold interactive scenarios might give us some insights.
To have an ever reflective mindset
Information constitutes objective facts and subjective opinions. Wisdom, yet, is an individual discernment and decision upon the will of our Lord. Boundless information is not the same as boundless wisdom. Despite the fact that teenagers occasionally make mistakes in learning, they can still make the final wisest decision to face the challenges in their life if they have an ever reflective mindset as we truly believe reflection and learning are the two prime intermingled factors for teenagers' personal development. Teachers and parents are truly their most faithful companions in rendering them timely support, reminders and encouragement.
To be strict with yourself
"Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers" (Psalm 1:1) The first chapter of the Psalm has already urged people to stay away from the wicked, the sinners and the scoffers in a forbidden form. The tone of these "No(s)" incredibly differs from the present expectation of saying "Yes" to everything under liberalism. By following the Lord's teaching, we should not object for the sake of making an objection. Instead, we are expected to have an active critical reflection on the environment, individual words and deeds as well as interpersonal relationships based on the words of the Lord and the principle of being strict with oneself. Our whole school Uniform Team Policy can suitably address to this need of cultivating our students' discipline and responsibility.
To grow upon the grace of God
"He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers." (Psalm 1:3) This simile has its scientific background. Geographically, it (by the streams of water) has also clearly explained the conditions of growth and the outcome of the tree. The phrase "in its season" also tells us that fruit yielding is not an instant effect but a progressive outcome. In today's society, we have too many "shortcut to success" temptations. Therefore, we should put more emphasis on building an ever-improving home-school education relationship to let us make discernment on which whole-person developing areas need to be sped up, aiming at helping teenagers to have a good grasp of the Lord's words and walk in His light.
Seamless cooperation between parents and the school is indispensable through which the above three quality education beliefs can be implemented. Therefore parents are welcome to contact me and my fellow colleagues anytime. Let us work hand in hand to cultivate our next generation for their best future! Let's remember and pray for each other.
Yip Chi Sio