2nd Teacher Development Day 2017-18

On 11th October, the school organized the 2nd Teacher Development Day for the year 2017-18. We invited Mr. Morton Chan, the School Development Officer of the Quality School Improvement Project Team from CUHK, to give us a seminar on Teaching and Assessment Alignment. Through thought provoking lecture, real-life examples and engaging demonstrations, Mr. Chan led us to contemplate our own teaching practices. Let’s hope that we can use what we’ve learned to enhance our teaching and students’ learning in the near future.

First Victory in Hong Kong Secondary School Debating Competition 2017-18

On 6th October, our school’s English Debating Team scored their first major victory in the Hong Kong Secondary School Debating Competition (HKSSDC) 2017-18. The HKSSDC is organized annually by Mr. Stan Dyer, the famous debater and educator who is renowned for promoting English debating among schools in Hong Kong. More than 300 teams have joined the competition this year and the motion for the first round of debate is that: “This House Believes That Hong Kong should significantly increase the use of robots to help look after the young and the elderly here.” Our English Debating Team 1, consisted of Stanley Siu (5C), Edwin Lam (4D) and Jonathan Ho (4A), supported the motion against Pentecostal Lam Hong Kwong School, one of the 4 Grand Final Champions last year. It was a fierce debate and we finally won due to our more solid arguments and stronger team cohesion. Congratulations to the SFXC English Debating Team and keep up the good work!

Mid-autumn Festival Gift Presentation

The Mid-autumn festival is here. While everyone goes home and enjoys the festivity with his or her family, our Marist Brothers are still serving far away from home and relatives. That was why the school decided to show them our gratitude by presenting a Mid-autumn festival gift in the morning of the Mid-autumn eve on 4th October. Though the gift itself was nothing compared to the sacrifice made by the Brothers, it represented our heartfelt gratitude and blessings to all the Brothers.

Dear Xaverians, let’s not forget our Marist Brothers in the midst of jubilant celebrations. May we all enjoy this festival in warm love with our families, Happy Mid-autumn Festival!

National Flag Raising Ceremony

As a tribute to the National Day celebrating the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the school conducted the annual National Flag Raising Ceremony during the morning assembly on 29th September 2017. In his speech, Principal Mr. Iu reminded us that, in spite of any political and ideological differences among ourselves, we should all be proud of our national identity as Chinese from a cultural and historical perspective. After the principal’s address, the flag raising ceremony proceeded solemnly with the national anthem playing in the background.

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