The Form One Bridging Course 2018 has come to a complete close on 27 July. During the graduation ceremony, Mr. Wong, the Principal of the Summer Bridging Course, who is also one of our F6 graduates, delivered an inspiring speech, hoping our Form One boys to be innovative, take the initiative and also be independent. It was then followed by a prize presentation ceremony and a group photo taking session. Mr. Iu, our Principal, also came to the ceremony and gave the Form One boys a few encouraging remarks.
We hope that our Form One boys will have a fruitful and enjoyable new school life at SFXC.
The Form 1 Summer Bridging Course 2018 began on 18 July, 2018. The 8-day course, taught by Native English Teachers and our Form 6 graduates, is tailor-made with an aim to accustom the newly admitted Form 1 boys to the English learning environment and school life in St. Francis Xavier’s College. During the course, the boys do not only learn different academic subjects using English as the medium of instruction, but also experience what our school life is like, including saying the Prayer together at the Morning Assembly.
A group of 24 students and 3 teachers went on a service trip organized by our school to Shaoguan in the Guangdong province during the summer holiday. The trip lasted for 7 days from 16th to 22nd July 2018.
During the trip, our students conducted English lessons through interactive learning activities and mass games in a local primary school with participants ranging from primary 1 to primary 3. Both our student teachers and the local students enjoyed the learning experiences a lot. Our boys also organized an informative talk accompanied by well-designed games to expose the local primary students to various global issues concerning China. After a simple graduation ceremony, students from both schools shared a precious moment in the farewell party and our boys left the local school with unforgettable memories and tears in their eyes.
Apart from serving local students, our boys also visited various landmarks and tourist attractions, including the Nanhua Temple, the Shaoguan Danxia Mountain Geopark, and Mabaren Relic Site. After some hiking and climbing up the vertical staircase to reach the Zhanglao Peak, both their eyes and mouths were opened as they were awestruck by the gorgeous natural landscape.
It is hoped that the experience would help our students understand the roles they can play in social contribution. It is in line with the main theme of our trip - to understand ourselves, to serve our community and to love others.
The F.1 Orientation Day was successfully held on 14th July 2018. 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 member of the Xaverian community.