Let It Be!

On 29th October 2018, Mr. Ching, our vice principal, shared with us a song that inspired him a lot. It was called “Let it be”, written and performed by Paul McCartney, as a member of the pop rock band Beatles in the 70’s. According to Mr. Ching, the message of “Let It Be” was not about giving up or taking up a nihilistic view towards the world. Instead, it was a call to let go of what was weighing us down and to take on a very positive outlook of life. It was meant to be a comfort to those who were facing hardship and defeats as there were ultimate meanings to them yet to be revealed. Mr. Ching used the song to encourage all who had disappoints in their performances in the recent athletic meets. Let’s take Mr. Ching’s message to our hearts and embrace our challenges with a smile because “there will be an answer, let it be!”

The Essence of Sportsmanship

Today Mr. Mario Leung shared with us a touching real-life story as dramatic as any youth manga. The Koshien Stadium, which embodies the pinnacle of Japanese high school baseball competition, recently staged a championship battle featuring the Kanaashi Agricultural High School Baseball Team. Mr. Leung described the team as a ragtag team of humble origin, yet they had an ambitious dream. Ultimately, they lost the game to the league giant, Osaka Toin High School, which was way above their league in every aspect. Yet, the Kanaashi Team won national respect in their final defeat, a result more triumphant than victory per se. Their story even moved the heaven to display a rainbow over the Koshien Stadium to congratulate their epic demonstration of sportsmanship. Mr. Leung used the story to encourage us to do our best in the coming Athletic Meet Day 2. He reminded us that there was something more transcendent and valuable in our epic struggles to overcome challenges than winning medals in competitions. Let’s put up a good show of sportsmanship in the coming Athletic Meet and show our proud spirits as the Xaverians.

What We Think, We Become

Today Bro. John gave us a very deep message derived from the Zen thinking of “What we think, we become”. It explored the complicated interplay of personal belief and what we become, in other words, our destiny. Bro. John gave us a very simple piece of advice that is relevant to any young people – guard our belief and make our thinking positive, because we don’t know how powerful it can manifest in our future. Let’s be conscious of our thoughts and keep them positive, which may drastically improve our life as it unfolds.

Boys, let’s READ more!

We all understand how important reading is to our life, be it enriching our knowledge or helping us wind down from time to time.

This year, something new is done in the hope that our boys will read more.

One example is to subscribe to the eRead Scheme offered by HKEdCity. Starting from September this year, all students and staff can get access to more than 300 eBooks carefully chosen by our teachers, offering a handy alternative to reading paper-based book. [See http://sfxclibrary.weebly.com/eread-scheme.html for steps.]

Another is the introduction of the Reader of the Month Scheme. The top reader of each class (borrowing the most books in the month) will be awarded a book coupon.

We also hope that our boys will be inspired by the proverbs posted at the campus, credit to our 2018 graduates Man Ho Wai and Chan Chin Hei who designed them.

Check out our library webpage for more activities and resources at http://sfxclibrary.weebly.com !

Be Effective, Be Proactive

This morning, Mr. Iu reiterated one of our school’s major concerns for the coming 3 years, which was to build a vibrant learning community that brought about effectiveness and innovation in learning and teaching. He shared with us that the first step towards being an effective person was to be proactive, that we ought to take charge of our own learning and be responsible for the results we produced. Let’s take that message to our hearts and start producing real observable improvements in the coming year.

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