Teacher's voice and Student's voice
Ms Tam, our Principal and Mr Stevenson Andrew, our Humanities and Performing Art teacher went to Kentucky during the Term Break. They participated in the International Invitational Education Conference and visited three IE schools in Lexington, Kentucky. For more information about their trip and insights, please read here for more.
Please be reminded that there will be instrumental classes, School Choir, School Band and School Chinese Orchestra practices the coming Saturday(26th November, 2016). Students should come to school for their instrumental lessons and music practices punctually. Thank you.
Reflection by Wong Wing Gi :
Getting the Tai Po Outstanding Student Award was not the thing I always keep at the back of my mind in the process of filling in the application form and attending the interview. I allowed myself to have the empty space in mind to accept new ideas, learn from different leaders and experience all the feelings it gave me one by one. This mindset of focusing and enjoying the process rather than having the only goal of winning the award in my mind made me became one of the awardees getting this award.
Being in an unfamiliar campsite with people that I do not recognize does not scare me, surprisingly it gave me the excitement because of endless opportunities and possibilities that I could have in this leadership camp. Rather than taking up the role of being a leader as usual, I have chosen to take a step back to be a team player this time. We do not only learn from our own success, we learn by making mistakes and learning from our mistakes and also the others. I soon realized the fact that being a team player can see more of the full picture than a leader. Because usually when you are under the spotlight and became the leader, the responsibility, and duties you will have on your shoulders will be heavier. So it is easier for us to focus on getting things done than observing the full picture in detail or appreciate the great qualities other teammates have. This was a unique experience for me to fully engage in all the activities in the camp while learn from the other awardees to be a better leader.
I always believe in the idea that leaders came in all shapes and sizes, and there are no specific standard or criteria in order to be a leader and the experience of joining this camp prove that this idea is right. In the camp and talent show that we had in the prize-giving ceremony, we can see that different awardees have their own strengths and talents, it is just that we need to put different people in the right place for us to make good use of our strengths and talents.
We do not always need to be under the spotlight so that we can be called as the leaders, sometimes what leaders need the most is not the recognition, attention or praise. Instead, it is the learning experience of working with and learning from different leaders that leaders need the most. The leadership camp, interview sessions and talent show behind the award gave me what I needed to become a better leader.
At the very end, the number of awards will be the not be the thing which matters the most, it is the tiny little things hidden behind every award which will stay in our souls forever and eventually change our lives.
On 26th February, 2016, the School Choir participated in the Tai Po Schools Singing Competition 2016 and came first in
the competition. The School Choir is delighted to have captured the Gold Award and would like to thank Ms. Tam, all
teachers and the school for their continuous support to the School Choir. Their understanding and encouragement is the
greatest drive for the School Choir to pursue their dreams in music and to enhance their choral singing skills.
6T POON KA WING 潘嘉穎
Achievement in Music 2012-2013