Our Parents Day was successfully held on 26th February 2017. It was considered a nerve-breaking day for many of our students due to the anxiety their felt when their parents met their form teachers and received the report cards for their first term exam results. All turned out fine, there were sure to be lots of excitements or disappointment but they were important part of a learning process. Let’s hope that those with good results will be humble and keep up their good work. For the others, you should redouble your effort and learn from your mistakes.
A 4-days Student Exchange Programme between St. Francis Xavier’s College (SFXC) and Tak Nga Secondary School (TNSS) was successfully held in February with 8 S4 students from SFXC spending two school days at TNSS and vice versa.. Having organized an annual student exchange programme with our brother school St. Francis Xavier’s School Tsuen Wan for the past 11 years, this was indeed a new experience to both teachers and students. Nevertheless, all participating students from both schools had had a wonderful time experiencing a completely different school life and making friends with one another. Having this successful experience in hand, it is most certainly hoped that more student exchange programmes can be organized in the future, perhaps for a longer duration, with other Catholic schools or even extending to S3.
Personal financial education has become increasingly important, not only for investors, but also for teenagers nowadays. In response, our BAFS and Economics panels co-organized a personal finance drama show with the Live Theatre & The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong for our Form 5 students. The drama, titled “都是「碌卡」惹的禍”, was recently staged on the 22nd of February in our school Hall during F.5 Form Assembly.
Through the drama, students identified various financial needs in university life and learnt something important about financial tools, such as credit card and callable bull/bear contracts. Their corresponding advantages and disadvantages were discussed in an interesting way. Last but not least, students were invited on stage to play roles in different scenarios so as to enhance their acquisition of financial literacy.
Better financial understanding is an essential tool for future success. It is hoped that through education, students can adopt positive values and attitudes towards personal financial planning in the contexts of different life-cycle, especially in their coming university life.
Brother Angel from Spain together with another Marist Volunteer from Bolivia visited SFXC on 20th February 2017 before their trip to Mainland China. They showed us a warm greeting from their branches of Marist Brothers as we showed them our warm welcome. Let’s pray that they enjoy their stay in Hong Kong and have a smooth trip ahead.