The arrival of a baby is a joyful event that is marked in Chinese culture by a number of different customs and rituals. A month after confinement, mother and child are presented to friends and relatives with a full moon celebration. Traditionally this is to celebrate the baby’s first month with the belief that they are more likely to carry on successfully into adulthood.
(This celebration is held to celebrate that the baby has survived the first month of their life, which means that they are more likely to survive into adulthood.)
Following this custom, P.1 Full Moon Celebration is held every year to celebrate our P.1 students’ first month of joyful school life at Ho Yu symbolizing a sustainable survival. More importantly, it provides a chance for them to show gratitude to their parents, teachers and fellow students for loving and taking care of them.
This year, on 18th October, we were delighted to see the presence of more than 100 parents who came to witness the growth of their children at Ho Yu. They enjoyed listening to the sharing session by P.1 class teachers and a P.2 parent. The highlight of the event was definitely the class performances by all our P.1 newcomers. Making a great effort in their preparation, despite the limited time, each class gave a heartwarming performance to thank their parents and teachers. No wonder why the audience gave a big round of applause to show their appreciation towards their beloved children. Before taking a group photo of everyone, each child was presented a small gift and a greeting card prepared by their class teachers. Everyone finally brought the warmth and happiness home.
Ho Yu is a place where children can grow happily and bring out their full potential. They receive loving support from their parents, teachers and friends along the path of growth. We sincerely hope that they enjoy their learning experience (every minute learning) at Ho Yu and show gratitude to the people around them.
We’ve Got a Winner!
English Story Writing Competition
Congratulations See Lok!
See Lok has won an English story writing competition held from March to August (18-19)organized by The Standard.
See Lok’s creative story titled ‘Defeating Evil’ was awarded the 2nd runner-up prize in the junior group of the 4th Story Writing Competition.
See Lok’s great work fully illustrates the courage and wisdom of the main character. His description of the art work was also well-written.
We are very proud of See Lok because this is a prestigious competition and students from many different renowned schools also took part in this contest.
Wong Tin Yuet, Charie, of P.5 participated in ‘Dream Reading Scheme’ organized by Hong Kong Outlying Islands Women’s Association. Based on Charie’s choices, two unique personalized readers in which she herself appears in the story as the main character, ‘My Dream to be a Scientist’ and ‘My Dream to be a Football Player’ have been produced.
The scheme aims to promote reading and encourage young kids to dream big. Charie particularly likes ‘My Dream to be a Scientist’ as has dreamt to become a scientist since childhood. Facing the challenges ahead, she would equip herself with necessary knowledge and skills hoping that she can make her dream come true one day.
We believe reading is definitely a useful tool to broaden one’s horizon. Taking part in the scheme motivates Charie to pursue her dream by taking an active role in her learning and becoming a perseverant and positive individual.
Besides attending intensive make-up classes to prepare for the upcoming DSE exam, our S.6 student Ho Ka Chi has been spending his summer holiday receiving professional soccer training in England.
Ka Chi participated in INJOY Soccer Training Scheme organized by Gospel Football Club and FCV International Football Academy. The scheme aims at exploring soccer talents and granting them with professional soccer training. Due to his devotion and outstanding performance in the scheme, Ka Chi was selected as one of the four best participants who were eligible for joining a two-week training camp in FCV International Football Academy in England. Besides receiving professional training in the camp, he has broadened his horizon through visits and exchanges with local students.
Ka Chi has found the experience unforgettable and valuable. He met with many soccer talents in the camp and realized that he always has room for improvement in his knowledge and skills. Being one of the key members in our school’s soccer team, he is eager to share his experience and insights with his teammates. Keeping in mind that hard work is the key to success, he will continue to train hard and seize every opportunity to win in the future.
At Ho Yu, we have been implementing Life Education, an important element of promoting caring school culture, over many years. Equipped with the positive and appropriate attitudes, students know how to tackle any challenges following the right direction. This year, we are overjoyed to receive an ‘Honorary School’ award of the ‘Life Education’ category under Caring School Award Scheme which is organized by Hong Kong Christian Service.
We will certainly continue to cultivate students’ generic skills and enhancing positive attitudes including resilience and maintain caring school culture.
Six of our Primary 6 students took part in Mini Olympics 2019 held by the Hong Kong Playground Association. After attending 4 sessions of training, our team competed in the Soft Tip Darts event. We won three games in the first round and successfully entered the finals. Excitement rose to its height after our team won the first game and the opponents won the second. In the final game, we lost a few shots at the beginning, but with perseverance, Sze Pak Him got a bullseye and turned defeat into victory. Our team won the Champion of Soft Tip Darts Competition and Pak Him also won the ‘Bullseye’ award.
Our school took part in the first “Hi-Five Student Engagement Award Scheme" conducted by Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service – Mental Wellness Service for Children and Youth jointly with the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong University of Education. The scheme aims at promoting and encouraging schools to cultivate a positive school culture in order to enhance students' sense of belonging in school. Its aim also concerns understanding students’ emotional, social and academic difficulties. We have been presented a special award for our effort in meeting the needs of diverse learners and giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents.