The F.1 Orientation Day was successfully held on 13th July 2019. 128 new boys and their parents attended the event to learn about some important information regarding the beginning of a new phase of their school life. They all looked very eager and we were equally excited to embrace them as new members of the Xaverian community.
Welcome to the family, little brothers and parents!
“Face to Face with the Principal” (一期一會) is a 2-hour parent workshop conducted by our principal Mr. Iu with participating parents from each of the F.1 classes. For years, Mr. Iu has taken it upon himself to communicate with and reach out to parents using this platform. This year, he and Mr. Ching, our vice principal have joint forces and extend this platform to F.2 parents. Thanks to the coordination the SFXC PTA, the “Face to Face” meetings for F.2 parents in 2018-2019 school year was successfully conducted on 8th July 2019. All participating parents, Mr. Iu and Mr. Ching found the meetings conducive towards understanding each other and our students.
The STEM Education Overseas Study Tour to Singapore (2018-2019) was successfully organized from 6th July to 10th July 2019. 28 students and 2 teachers participated in this wonderful journey. In line with the school’s development in promoting STEM education, the tour served to promote and enhance students’ understanding of the tradition of science and technology in a different culture and to foster in them a spirit of scientific enquiry.
During the tour, students were given the opportunity to have a flight simulation experience after attending a lecture in aerodynamic theories. They then visited the NEWater plant which utilizes leading technology to recycle waste water into ultra-clean, high-grade reclaimed water. The concept of environmental sustainability was illustrated by “Garden by the Bay and Marina Barrage”, which used renewable energy to generate electricity and provide a fantastic site for recreation.
In the science museum, students attended a workshop to design a plane using a software and controlled the plane to finish different tasks in a virtual world. They also experienced lot of amazing science demonstrations which could not be repeated in classroom. Moreover, students were pleasantly surprised by the presentation of art and history using different scientific techniques in the “ArtScience” Museum and The Bicentennial Experience. To make this tour more fruitful, students visited Marist Stella High School, which is also founded by Marist Brother, and joined some science lessons to know more about the science education in Singapore.
The STEM Tour has certainly opened the eyes of our student participants to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We will continue to offer more exposure for our students both inside and outside classrooms.
A team of our drone enthusiasts recently participated into the final round of the Hong Kong Inter-School Drone Programming Competition on 6th July 2019. They won the Most Creative Drone Design Award and Best Team Play Award. Our team members included:
LAU KIN TIN (3D),
TAM SIU HO (4A),
WONG SHUN WAH (4A),
LUK CHEUK YIN (4B),
LEUNG CHEUK SAM (4D), and
NG KA PUN (5D)