SFX Junior Ambassadors Inauguration Ceremony 2016-2017

Each year, students with outstanding academic performances (Top 15 students of the junior forms in the first term) are honoured as the SFX Junior Ambassadors of that year. This year, parents of these students were invited to the Inauguration Ceremony to share the joy and honour with their sons on the 17th of March 2017. A Letter of Acknowledgement was sent to the respective primary schools for having laid a solid foundation for these students’ academic success. The ambassadors would then pay a visit to their Alma Mater to extend their heartfelt gratitude to their primary school teachers who laboured to foster the students’ growth and development. It is hoped that through this practice, students will learn to appreciate the effort of all those who have contributed to their academic achievements and personal development.

Classroom Display Board Competition 2016-2017

Recently, all classes in Form 1 to 5 have been very dedicated in decorating their classroom display boards for the captioned competition. The theme of the competition was “Marist 200” which marked the bicentenary foundation of the Marist Brothers. It was an honor to have our Principal, Mr. Iu, Mr. Leung Man Fai, Ms. Ki and Bro. John Chong to be the adjudicators.

The evaluation was based on three domains – theme and content (40%), visual layout (40%), and originality and creativity (20%).

After careful considerations, the judges finally determined a winner for each form – F.1A, F.2E, F.3B, F.4A and F.5C. Each winner would be awarded a certificate and a present.

Congratulations to the winning classes and thanks to all the participating classes! Winning is not the goal of this competition. It is the process and the experience working as a team to express our gratitude to the Brothers that counts. The hard work we put into the competition will contribute to our future success and become a part of our memory so dearly cherished when we grow up.

Student Exchange Programme

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 Finance Drama Show – “都是「碌卡」惹的禍”

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.

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