Our school Wind Band and the String Orchestra recently participated and performed in the Joint School Music Concert 2019 organized by Queen Elizabeth School (QES). Other performing school bands included those from Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section) and Hong Kong Wah Yan College. Our student participants really appreciated this experience to co-perform with peers from other schools and to a wider audience.
On 3rd July 2019, 10 of our students joined a Career Planning Sharing co-organized by The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and Yau Tsim Mong (YTM) District School Liaison Committee. Students from 20 YTM secondary schools participated in this event that offered them close encounter with professionals from 13 different industries. After the event, two of our student was selected to shadow two professionals in August.
This event was an eye-opening experience for our student participants and the school will continue to offer more professional exposure to our students to prepare them to enter the work force in the future.
Phase II of Fund Raising Campaign to Revitalize the Brothers’ Quarters
During the celebration of jubilees of both schools a few years back, alumni and the Principals of both schools voiced their concern about the poor living conditions of the Brothers. Thanks to the donations collected in the previous years, Phase I of the revitalization project has been completed, including renovation of four residence rooms for the Brothers on 3/F, SFXC and completion of the Heritage Gallery on 4/F, SFXC. The rooms have been dormitories for exchange students from other Marist Schools, and the Gallery displays important historical documents of the Marist Brothers and the school.
To complete the 12 remaining residence rooms for the Brothers, Phase II of the fund-raising campaign was officially kicked off at the Home-coming Concert on 29 December, 2018 (Saturday). Based on the experience of Phase I, it costs around $150,000 to $200,000 to renovate one room.
The school would like to appeal to all Alumni for their generous donation. Receipts will be issued for tax exemption purposes. As a token of gratitude, the following souvenirs will be presented.
Donation of $5,000 A commemorative watch
Donation of $10,000 or above A commemorative music box
The revitalized residence will not only provide our Brothers a better living condition, but also make it possible for organizing different alumni activities, functions, meetings and exchange programmes with other Marist Schools. Please kindly support this meaningful project!
On the11th June 2019, we welcomed the visiting teachers and staff from our sister school in Shanghai, the Beihong Senior High School, which was once also a Marist school. We took our guests on a campus tour and had a professional group sharing session with them. We hope that this kind of regular exchanges between the two schools will continue to strengthen our bond and broaden the horizon of teachers and students from both schools.