07 / 2011
 

今年的七月一日是香港回歸祖國十四年的日子, 十四年中的風風雨雨,是香港的磨練,也是成長的機遇。香港在祖國的助力下,戰勝了國際金融風暴,在全球經濟不景氣的環境下穩中求勝,鞏固了世界金融中心、貿易中心和航運中心的地位,香港繼續繁榮,未來日子,我們要締造和諧,邁向穩定發展。

十四年來,香港與內地的交流與合作頻繁,香港人民與內地同胞的工作和生活已經融為一體。隨著廣九鐵路改造、廣深高速公路建成、香港新機場的高效運作,中港高鐵全速興建,我們擁有飛機、火車、輪船和豪華巴士等與時並進的交通工具,為兩地居民提供了前所未有的方便。從內地到香港,從香港到內地,就像從城市的一邊到另一邊,這種方便,拉動了兩地的經濟,更為香港人加添生活上的便利。此外,交通方便也給兩地民眾帶來了不少生活的快樂和情趣。現在,兩地人民除了較表層的購物、旅遊、置業、就醫等,在科技、學術領域等方面的交流也逐漸頻繁。

如往年一樣,我校同學與上海格致初中和格致高中進行了交流活動。今年兩地的老師也加強連繫,上海的特級老師已到訪我校兩次,明年十月,另一批的上海老師和校長也希望到顏寶鈴書院訪問。此外,我們更與武漢老師和校長互相學習,討論推行品德教育和陽光教育。交流活動令香港師生更了解祖國,切身感受到國家迅速發展和驕人的成就,加強了香港和祖國的文化交流,同時也豐富了我們在不同生活環境下的體驗,建立兩地深厚的友誼,更令我們明白香港與內地應如何互補優勢,共同以自信和包容的態度面對將來的挑戰。         

隨著我們對祖國經濟文化國情瞭解越來越深,抱虛幻優越感的港人越來越少。我相信以後會有更多內地優才在香港發展,促進香港各方面更上一層樓;同時,也會有更多港人到內地學習、工作。中港年青人互相學習,更好地溝通和合作,一定能創造出一個共贏的局面。

香港要騰飛,離不開北面神州這個重要的根據地。我衷心希望香港越來越好,我們的國家越來越強大,我也希望,同學們能夠在激烈的競爭中視壓力為動力,有所作為,能夠締造歷史、 創造更好的明天!

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
July , 2011


06 / 2011
 

I always walk around the whole school during lessons, sometimes on my own, sometimes with visitors and guests. Most of the time, we have found Ngan Po Ling students well-behaved and well-disciplined in lessons. This is in line with a recent survey conducted by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is a well-known global education assessment organization. In this study, Hong Kong students are ranked fourth worldwide for excellent discipline during lessons. This means Hong Kong students are well-disciplined in class by world standard. The top four districts with well-disciplined students are all in Asia. Japanese, Shanghai and Korean students are the most disciplined in the world. The result reflects that once a teacher enters classroom, Hong Kong students can keep quiet within 1 to 2 minutes. Specialists analyze that this ideal situation may be due to harmonious relationship between teachers and students. When students respect teachers, they are more willing to cooperate and to maintain a silent atmosphere especially at the beginning of lesson.

Besides, experienced teachers point out that in nowadays lessons, there are more IT aided materials and interactive activities. Thus, students can concentrate on lessons or be engaged in classroom activities more promptly.

However, Hong Kong students are regarded as not being able to sustain their attention for very long. They lose their concentration quickly. Experienced teachers claim that Hong Kong students’ concentration span is shorter nowadays. Ten years ago, student could listen to lecture attentively for half an hour, but now most Hong Kong students can only focus on lecturing for only around 10 minutes. Very soon, they start day-dreaming, mentally wandering away, chatting with neighbors, doing their own tasks, falling asleep or even lying on their tables. To deal with this challenge, teachers try to design effective classroom activities and diversify teaching methodologies to engage students physically and mentally on learning tasks and try to ensure learning takes place in lessons.

Effective learning is not measured by how long you study, but how concentrated you are. If you just physically exist in classrooms or in front of your desk, but not mentally engaged, the learning process is ineffective or even futile. The final examination will start next week. Studying overnight and keeping yourself locked in the study room or bedroom for a whole day may not be a productive way to learn. Prepare your mind, put your heart in study and stay away from temptations like Internet, computer games and television. Concentrate on the materials you are revising. You may find studying interesting, fruitful and rewarding.

I wish you all the best in the final examination and further accomplishments and achievements.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
June , 2011


Early this week, we learned from the mass media a piece of good news that three major universities in Hong Kong were again ranked among the best five universities in Asia. This year University of Science and Technology came first, University of Hong Kong the second. The third is Singapore University and the fourth is Tokyo University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong was ranked the fifth. The rating for universities were made in terms of degree of internationalization of teachers and students, research quality, teachers’ qualifications and frequency of international cultural exchange programmes.
In previous similar surveys in the world, universities in Hong Kong have already been highly recognized by international standards. We are well-known in the world that we have quality universities in Hong Kong. Our universities are of world class.
High ranking of universities is a goodwill for Hong Kong and a pride of Hong Kong people. It helps produce quality human resources for our development. Good universities can also attract good minds to study, to teach and to research in Hong Kong. This will get Hong Kong ready to become an education hub in the world, especially in the Asian Pacific region. Now, different universities in Hong Kong are taking in non-local students especially students from the mainland. I know that most universities take in about 10% non-local students by offering very attractive scholarships in order to top-grade foreign and mainland students.
Thus, young people in Hong Kong have to be prepared to face keener competition as education opportunities are to be shared among top students in the world which are commonly described as more diligent and more conscientious in learning.
Universities in different corners of the world are working very hard to achieve excellence and to elevate their competitiveness. Japan and Singapore are both very aggressive, forward looking for nurturing their education industry. Among the best ten universities in Asia, five are Japanese Universities.
Besides, the survey also reflected that history is not a factor to determine the quality of a tertiary institution. The high ranking universities include some very young universities. Among the top 50 in Asia, 20 % are universities of less than 50 years of age. Our University of Science and Technology is only 20 years old and it has out competed many universities who have operated for hundreds of years.
What are the factors to success? Like what the Ex CEO of the Hong Kong Air Cargo limited Mr. Anthony Wong told us on Speech Day on 20 May, being diligent and hard-working is an important factor for success. He said that it is common that a young graduate has to work for 16 hours a day, 7 days a week in order to survive and excel in the competitive careers market in Hong Kong. Perseverance and resilience are success ingredient for individuals, schools and organizations.

Our school is eight years old and we are now starting to shine in different aspects, in academic and non-academic areas. Our swimming team and badminton team are competing with students coming from very prestigious schools with long history. Our science students and debating team are also competing with very competent contestants.  Long history, age and seniority are not prerequisites for excellence but good direction, effective practice and persistent hard work are.

In the coming weeks, it’s time to revise for the final examination. I hope all NPL students would be perseverant and diligent to strive for improvement and excellence.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
June , 2011



05 / 2011
 

In a recent student forum, some senior formers asked about the reason for requiring students to check out when they leave school. In fact, the measure was proposed by parents. Some parents worry about you and want to know when you go home, especially those who live very far away, in Tuen Mun and Tin Shui Wai.

Many young people are not aware that parents worry about them, their study, their behaviors and even their whereabouts. Ms. Kwan has shared with us very lately that one of the best ways to show our piety to parents is to be reliable children. Tell parents about your plan, your study and your whereabouts after school. Call your parents when you go home late or when you start traveling back home. Parents expect our students to check out with their student ID when they leave school, so that they know it on web when you leave school and when you will arrive home.

Student forums provide a good platform for better school-student communication.  Some students raise good questions and exercise critical thinking. However, some questions also reflect that many students do not look at issues from holistic perspectives and do not exercise good judgments and ask not very sensible questions. Some students asked if Friday morning assembly can be held less frequently in summer. As you should have noticed, every Friday assembly lasts less than 15 minutes, and there are only 30 Fridays for morning assembly every year. With unstable weather and special school functions, in fact, we have only about 20 assemblies in the whole school year. In the mainland, students have to do morning exercise and have assembly every day. Our frequency of morning assembly is comparatively very few by Chinese national standard.

Some students hope to go in and go out of the study room with no constraints and regulations. Some students expect classrooms to be opened up to 8pm for self study. These are demands made from individual perspectives without recognizing the practicability and good use of school resources. Now we have 60 study places in the school library until 8pm every evening, all are fully subscribed. However, every evening, just about 60% of enrolled students turn up. Next year we shall provide more than 100 private study areas for students. I hope all students would value school resources, be grateful to such school arrangement and reliably and responsibly make good use of the school facilities provided.

The last student forum is over, thanks has to be conveyed to Student Union for their arrangement. I look forward to similar opportunity in the coming years so that the Principal, teachers and students can have meaningful dialogues for school improvement.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
May , 2011


Before the Easter Holiday, I was happy to join two student forums organized by our Student Union. One was for F.1 & F.2 students, the other was for F.3 & F.4 students. They were conducted before test period, thus, the most popular questions in the forums were about tests and examinations.

Some students feel test and exam periods are too short. They asked whether it is possible to have only one test or one exam paper per day. The answer was that, it is absolutely impossible. I would like to quote examples at two levels to show you the real scenario. At present, for F.3, we have 16 papers in test and 28 papers in exam. For F.4, we have 23 papers in test and 33 papers in exam. You can imagine that if students just sit for one paper per day, the test or exam period will last for at least 3 weeks which we cannot afford. As curriculum time is precious at all levels, this year we have already added the 9th period. Still, there are a lot of additional lessons after school, at weekends and on holidays. Our school is not a unique case. A lot of top Band 1 schools in HK also arrange additional lessons for the demanding New Senior Secondary curriculum. In order to ease the problems, teachers and I have decided to take away examinations of some cultural subjects from the examination timetable. They include PE, Music, Graphical Communication, Home Economics and Visual Art. This will be implemented in the forthcoming final exam.

Some students requested having a revision holiday before tests and exams and strengthening the exam syllabus for final exams. We shall seriously consider this feasibility and give you at least one-day holiday before tests and exams. And, starting from this year end, final exams will include not only one-term curriculum, but the whole year teaching syllabus.

Some students asked about the feasibility of eliminating 1 mid-term test and having it substituted by continuous assessment such as quizzes and unit tests. If we practice in this way, students do not benefit. Results of mid term tests and exams form large proportion of your overall assessment which determines students’ promotion to upper forms. Thus, exam and test papers are now subject to very stringent quality control. They are set by individual teachers, circulated and amended among panel members before final versions are made and printed in mass.

Many students also asked for bigger study rooms or quieter study areas. We are now carefully locating a place and will have it renovated to be a placid study area for our students.

Thanks to our Student Union for organizing such meaningful student forums. Teachers and I are happy to see students at different levels express their opinions and ask good questions in good language and good manners. We are happy to have opportunities to tell you rationales of different school policies and have chances to ponder about the possibility to have them polished up. In this way, we practice good spirit of democracy and, more importantly, we join hands to make school life more ideal for students’ wholesome development.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
May , 2011


I would further share with you the concerns raised in the previous student forums. Some students asked why our holiday always stop on Thursday and we have to go to school on Friday. Why can’t we have the holiday continuously until Sunday? The reason is that the number of school days and holidays are regulated by the EDB. All secondary schools in H.K. cannot have school days less than 190 days and holidays more than 90 days besides Saturday and Sunday. If holidays continue on Friday, the followed Saturday and Sunday will be counted as holidays. Then, other holidays have to be shortened.

Some students hope that PE uniforms can be worn for school in both winter and summer. Wearing a proper school uniform is a way to present school image. It also helps students develop a sense of belonging to the school. Our school uniforms are very unique and different to other PLK secondary schools and have been praised by many visitors, adjudicators in competitions. They are designed by one of our teachers who was a dress designer. PE uniforms, especially those in summer are normally all wet after your PE lessons and game time. We expect all Nganpolingians are decently dressed to show that attending school and lessons are serious matters in our daily life.

Some students and parents complain that our school jacket is not warm enough in cold weather. We have consulted parents and teachers and will soon fix in a removable fleece vest inside, so that the school jacket will be much warmer with this accessory.

Many students are very keen on having lunch outside our school campus. We have consulted parents and Parent-Teacher Association for a few times. Many parents are anxious about students’ safety when they eat out during lunchtime. With our persuasion and reassurance, parents agree to allow senior form students to have lunch outside our school campus. Next year, we shall have a trial run. F.4 students will eat out once a week, F.5 and F.6 twice a week. We believe our students are well-disciplined and well-behaved during lunch time and this policy can continue in future years.

Some students asked about the possibility of having e-book in learning. However, using e-book in lessons is still controversial in education circle. The practice can motivate students’ to pursue knowledge, students can search for information on web and large amount of information can be stored in the gadgets. Yet, using e-book has its disadvantages, such as using e-book for long hours may cause adverse effect on readers’ eye. Besides, students may use their e-book to surf the net or play games during lessons. Also, students will have very limited opportunities to practice their hand-writing, especially Chinese characters. They may forget how to write Chinese or how to spell vocabularies as time goes by.

Personally, I still believe conventional means of learning still have their beauty. I especially value interactive learning with our sensory organs, our eyes, our ears, our mouths and our heart. Learning with peers is fun and healthy social behavior. Learning with teachers can receive not only knowledge but also intangible elements such as value education and input for character formation.

We shall have the last forum for this school year later this month. I look forward to it, for it is a pleasure to see Nganpolingians expressing their opinions in mature and sensible way.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
May , 2011



04 / 2011
 

我們在電視上常常聽到「我們要對毒品說不」的忠告。我認為在日常生活裏,我們不單要對毒品說不,在不同時間,不同的原因,我們也要懂得說不。人是群體動物,需要朋友及別人的肯定以及認同,但在我們學校生活、日常生活,以至將來在社會社交及工作中,我們需要學會在適當的時候拒絕別人的要求,要學會說「不」。

我們在甚麼時候要說「不」呢?當朋友或其他人對你提出不合理的要求、違規的要求時,如抄襲功課、考試作弊,你要說不。如果人家向你提出非份之要求如對你進行騷擾或欺凌時,你也要說「不」。

世界充滿誘惑,當我們獨處的時候,我們很容易擱置自己已做好的計劃,做一些不恰當的行為如玩電子遊戲機、看電視,甚或瀏覽不良網頁,我們要向自己說「不」。

年青人需要朋輩的接納,但對不應該的集體行為譬如放學後一同上網吧、一塊兒到遊戲中心,一些非法集體行為如一塊兒高買、嘗試吸毒,或是群毆,我們更加要說「不」!

說「不」是人生一種藝術,也是一種重要的社交技巧,我們要學會在適當的時候作出適當的拒絕以保護自己,而且不傷害別人。我們要做得到「和而不流」,與朋友結交但不同流合污。

說「不」說易行難,但有智慧的人一定要學會。說「不」要及時,不能拖泥帶水,要有勇氣和自信,拒絕朋友時要覺得自己做得對,亦是為了朋友好。獨處的時候說「不」,要有堅定的意志。最後,甚麼時候說「不」,甚麼時候拒絕,說得來要合時而又有技巧,需要聰明的頭腦、智慧的價值判斷及良好的批判思維。

四月六日至十一日就是本年度第二次的中期測驗,希望大家好好履行自己已訂好的計劃,努力堅毅地下苦工,拒絕誘惑,向懶惰以及非份之想說「不」,為自己贏取再一次的成功經驗!

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
April , 2011



03 / 2011
 

We have had a wonderful guidance week from 21 to 25 March. Different activities echoed each other around an important message that “every move matters”. Every move attaches significance to oneself, to our school, to the family, to the society and to the world. Students share and reflect in their articles and cartoons how they can be responsible students. Nganpolingians consider responsible students should be attentive and active in learning, respectful, polite and honest in getting along with others. Impressively, some students think that responsible students should have good attitude and work out tasks delegated wholeheartedly.

Different activities also convey an important message that responsible students can take care of themselves and their family. Booth games test whether our students know how to sweep floor and how to fold clothes which are daily chores of our mum or maid at home. Have you ever thought about helping your mom to do all these tasks? The cookery competition showed that our students are creative and cooperative in preparing healthy food for family members. Teachers also demonstrate to students how we can knot our ties. We hope Nganpolingians do not belong to the group of Hong Kong young population who do not know how to tie their shoelaces, manicure their finger nails, comb their hair and even do not know how to eat food with bones.

The ability to take care of oneself and family members is an important life skill. When I was in Shanghai to conduct a research, I witnessed a nation wide “3 good” students election. Students were expected to be good at academic studies, good in conduct and good in physical fitness. In the final stage of the contests, participants were required to fry a fish properly, with proper quantity of oil, proper outcomes with proper shape of the fish. Chinese culture believes that one needs to take care of oneself, take care of the family members before he/ she knows how to take care of the society and the world. It is again a philosophy of “think big, start small”. In a metropolitan city like Hong Kong, young people are over supplied with materialistic things. We all take things for granted and do not treasure what we have. We live in comfort that we are not motivated to work hard and strive for a better future. However, success always requires everyday perseverance and hard work.

In a recent Mock JUPAS mechanism for our F.5 students, we have found that some of our senior formers have underestimated the expectations and competition of the outside world. We hope teachers can give good guidance to our students to face external challenges. Get ready early, plan well for everyday work and the forthcoming holidays. Success is for those who are well prepared!

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
March , 2011


This week, the attention of the whole world has been focused on Japan, the third strongest nation in the world. A 9 magnitude earthquake relentlessly struck her North-Eastern part, unleashing gigantic 10-metre high tsunami, flooding and engulfing large number of villages. Thousands of people were killed and tens of thousands are missing. Unaccountable numbers of households have gone and many are now living in icy weather, without water and electricity.

People all over the world express their sympathy and offer condolences to the victims. Rescue teams from different countries were sent to Japan to offer all kinds of necessary assistance.

With this catastrophic disaster, the Japanese, who have been regarded as the most well-educated people in the world, earn praise and respect from people in all nations. The earthquake killed people and destroyed houses, but their social capital is firmly demonstrated as indestructible. In the face of the strongest ever earthquake, Japanese people stay united and show strong sense of solidarity. They have impressed the world with their courteous manner, sheer discipline, and deep value of mutual love, trust and respect among the countrymen. People patiently line up at the mass transit railway waiting for homeward bound trains, and at the convenience shops for purchasing food and water. They waited calmly with nobody jumping queues, no robbery, no noisy quarrels or disputes.

Schools were immediately open for the homeless to rest and take refuge. Blankets and food were promptly supplied. Convenience shops were open and provided water free of charge. Chefs at the restaurants stayed behind to cook food for the needy. Electrical goods shops helped to recharge mobile phones. Women, children and the aged were being taken care of with priority. Journalists and foreigners were warmly comforted and assisted.

As shown in a news report, when a few hundred Japanese dispersed to a public square seeking protection in time of an after shock, no one smoked and no one shouted. They shared water and biscuits. Gentlemen assisted women to connect radio channels and to carry bulky belongings. When the evacuation was over, there was not a piece of rubbish, not a drop of cigarette butt on the ground.

All these show quality civic attitude and superb intangible cultural heritage, demonstrating to people around the world the Japanese character of patience, bravery and consideration for others. In such difficult time and severe natural disaster, we did not see panic crowds, vandaling gangs and unscrupulous businessmen raising prices of goods. What we saw were outreaching helping hands, not only for themselves and for their family members, but also nationals around and foreigners on the street. These days, our faces flush when we see Hong Kong and Chinese people scrambling for Japanese milk powder, and lining up for buying salt for radiation protection rumour. We hope that Japanese people can gradually rebuild their country, the threat of radiation leakage would soon be overcome, and their economy and normal life can be resumed in the very near future. And, let’s remember them in our prayers and sincerely wish them a speedy recovery.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
March , 2011


Human are social animals. We get along with friends and feel happy when we are well accepted by others. However, in many societies, bullying is still a common problem among teenagers and young people. Victims can be bullied physically, sexually and psychologically. For physical bullying, victims are always beaten, frightened and verbally abused. In recent years, because of the cyberculture, because of the new way of social networking, a new kind of bullying which is known as “cyber-bullying” has become ubiquitous.

Cyber-bullying happens when the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.

Cyber-bullies can simply pretend someone else to create blogs and facebook, to cheat and to trick others, or to spread lies and rumors about victims. They also trick people into revealing personal information, send or forward mean text messages and post pictures of victims without their consent.

Many young people get into the habit of cyber-bullying, just because they think that it’s funny and they are games. Some do it in groups and express that they are encouraged and influenced by friends. They don’t consider it as a big deal, they don’t know that it is a criminal offence and they neglect the consequences. They consider that they could get away with it.

Being bullied is a painful experience, it causes hurt, embarrassment, anger and scare among victims. Teenagers being physically, sexually, emotionally or cyberly abused should report their situations to a trusted adult, such as parents, teachers and school administrators. If you are invited to be involved in cyber-bullying, you should refuse to pass along the cyber-bullying messages and block the unnecessary communication.

Boys and girls, please be alert when accessing the world of the Internet. Never post or share your personal information or your friends’ and family’s information online. Don’t meet anyone face-to-face whom you only know online. Please also let your parents know what you do online. I hope all Nganpolingians can be smart Internet users, stay away from the trap of cyber-bullying and never be cyber-bullies. Tell any adults you trust if you are unfortunately being bullied or when you know some people who have become victims. Say no to bullying and avoid being involved in such juvenile delinquency.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
March , 2011


At the first flag hoisting ceremony in the year of rabbit, I wish all school members a fruitful and prosperous year. I hope all of you would act like rabbits, be intelligent, wise, but calm and considerate. I always encourage myself, teachers and students to be diligent rabbits, to get ready early, to plan ahead and to get to the destination earlier, so that we can take good rest and wait for our counterparts rushing to the finishing point.

Before the Chinese New year, I was happy to join an intelligent and historic school function, a student forum organized by the SU. Student leaders had dialogue with the School Principal and teachers and asked questions concerning the school policies and the school rules. They asked about the school uniform, what to wear in cold weather under 12℃, whether they can choose not to wear the school jacket and the school scarf.

F6 and F7 students also asked about whether they can buy food outside and eat in the classroom, whether all senior form students can have their lunch outside the school campus.

Senior form students also proposed if it is alright to leave the school campus after 5.30 without being escorted by teachers. Some students enquired whether it is possible to have longer recesses and some requested to have toilet paper in student toilets.

All these are good questions and tell us your concerns in your school life. These questions also give us chances to ponder about the rationales behind our policies and have them properly conveyed to our students.

For areas which deserve immediate attention, reasonable and possible adjustments have been made promptly.

Starting from this month, we have had our recesses extended by 5 minutes each. Toilet paper has been provided in some student toilets for trail run. I hope Nganpoling students would not waste paper, waste school resources and resources on earth, because a recent World Wide Fund report told us that if all people in the world consume like Hong Kong people, resources of 2.2 earths will be required. Please don’t be extravagant, otherwise, our younger generations will suffer.

Other selected issues will be further discussed among Executive Committee members and staff. Parents opinion will also be consulted. In the coming months, I hope SU members will help organize more student forums, so that not only senior form students, or the student leaders, but also junior form students can have opportunities to express their opinion regarding school policies. I am happy to see students at all levels having the ability to articulate their ideas in organized and natural English, the ability to exercise their critical mind in thoughtful thinking process and express themselves in a responsible way. These are good communication, critical thinking skills and education to let you practice the spirit of democracy. I look forward to more sharing, more interchange of opinions in near future.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
March , 2011


These days a very popular topic among HK people is the story shared with us by our Careers Master Mr. Koo about a Master Degree Holder, who scored high in HKCEE and obtained a bachelor degree in CUHK. When he worked in the society, he was quickly dismissed twice. He went for interviews in about 200 companies, but is still unemployed and is now getting $1800 Social Security Assistance every month.

This is a very inspiring story stimulating the mass media and the general public for further discussion.

After hearing this story, people commonly asked what happened to this elite member of our society who is supposed to be the top 10-18% among his population. What is the mismatch between the quality of our young people and the expectations of the society? In other way round, we have to ponder more how should young people equip themselves for the future?

Last Friday, I advised all Nganpolingians to be diligent rabbits, be intelligent and diligent. Intelligence does not only mean having high IQ or high achievements in academic areas. A famous educator and psychologist Howard Gardner proposed a famous theory called ‘multiple intelligence’, describing 8 types of cognitive abilities as intelligence. Among which Linguistic, Mathematical, Musical, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal skills are commonly quoted as important elements of intelligence. Different people may have different combination of intelligence. Of course, people who are described as all-rounders possess more elements of intelligence.

The Mathematic and Statistic Master from CUHK must be academically intelligent. But, from reports and film scripts, we know that he is weak in linguistic, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence. He was shy and not confident enough in the interviews with little eye contract with the interviewers. He is quite inadequate in communicating himself.

There are also evidences to show his lack of interpersonal skills. Before one of the interviews, when he was offered a cup of tea, he asked whether he could have a cup of juice or a cup of tea with juice flavor. This is socially odd and immature. Also, when asked what he did when he had no job on hand, he told the interviewer that he would just hang around in shopping malls. People with high interpersonal intelligence are sensitive to others’ moods and feelings. They interact and cooperate better with others and they enjoy talking and having discussion.

Another intelligence which I feel very important is intrapersonal intelligence which enables a person to reflect on his/ her own. Such reflective skills allow a person to know more about one’s strengths and weaknesses, enhance better self-understanding and make necessary and reasonable adjustments for self improvement.

The CU Master who stumbles along in his careers path uploaded his personal information onto the web and told the world that he is the victim of the society. He blamed the society but not reflected about himself in depth for personal improvement.

Boys and Girls, academic achievement is just an element of competence, one element of intelligence. If you want to be successful in your future careers and in your future life and be a happy fulfilling member of the society, nurture yourself with multiple skills especially linguistic, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
March , 2011



02 / 2011
 

Very recently, a colleague in the General Office has shared with us a real story in her husband’s company. In year end, normally before Chinese New Year, director of a company or corporation has to consult department heads and section supervisors about how much bonus is to be distributed to different staff. In one of these meetings, the director told a department head, ‘I won’t give bonus to one of the staff in your department, Mr. Lee, who never greets people in the morning.’

Similar to that situation, just last year, we made request to PLK headquarters to reallocate a Social Worker Assistant to other PLK organizations. We did so because she was always impolite when she entered our General Office. She neglected everybody and never greeted. The whole General Office felt very bad about that.

This year, as usual, during our mid-term examination, we teachers sat together to evaluate the tasks we have accomplished in the first term and shared our major concerns and important works in the second semester. When we talked about guidance and discipline, students’ personal and social education, teachers generally considered our students are quite polite, but there is still much to be desired especially students in senior forms.

We always insist that our students must greet aloud when they meet people they know on the campus. The major reason is not because we are happy being greeted even though we are enlightened up by smiling faces. We are so stubborn and insistent to instill cheerful and polite manners among our students because they are important elements in social interaction. Without them, young people are considered as socially inadequate or incompetent.

I always believe, experience tells it is really true, inadequacy, incompetence and impoliteness will never be reminded when you grow old. However, adverse consequences will be suffered by the young people concerned. Pragmatically, impolite people will get lower marks in oral examination or interviews. They will not be promoted and will stumble in their career path. In school, they shall have lower conduct grade and will receive less favorable testimonials. Socially, they must have fewer friends and be less popular among peers. As a result, they must be unhappy fellows in life.

Politeness and courtesy are important lubricant in social relationship. Please practice them happily and mindfully, form them into your habits. Surely, you will enjoy their benefits life long.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
February , 2011

 

01 / 2011
 

Our 1st mid term examination has been over. Some students must be very happy for getting good results and look forward to a happy Chinese New Year. Some may feel bad if your results are not that satisfactory.

Sitting for examinations is a time to test our Emotional Quotient, a time to test whether we can postpone gratification and happiness to work hard and concentrate on study and revision. The ability to resist temptations, make up a timetable and stick to it requires strong will and determination and high IQ. In life, making good plans and working hard for it conscientiously also require a belief shared by Ms Yeung, Sandra that ‘moon is looking at you’.

Mrs. Hong does feel that there must be a moon always looking at us. As Ms Yeung shared, to people with religious belief, the moon is God. For all common people, the moon should be ourselves or our conscience. In our daily life, we are not being noticed or monitored all the time. Even our significant others such as our parents and teachers are not able to attend to us very closely in every minute. It is impossible that we are always being reminded to do good or praised when we perform good deeds. At the same time when we do something wrong or misbehave, others may not notice, others may not know.

We grown-ups are supposed to have our own moral standard and good judgment to do what we feel good and feel right. The older we grow, we, ourselves have to be more responsible for our plans, our own behaviours and decisions. We are given more chance to be independent and make our own decisions, manage our own time and manage our life.

Before the examination, a survey was conducted by our school social worker Miss Cheung. Since we got the results, teachers and I have been puzzled and worried that most of our students especially senior form students do not have very good time management and make good plans on their own. We are astonished that more than half of our F4, F5, F6 and F7 students spend about one hour on doing assignment, one hour on revision and one hour on surfing the Internet. All teachers and I sat for very competitive external examinations, worked very hard, gained admission into universities and enjoyed tertiary education. By our standard, by education common sense, our students are not working hard enough to justify a university place.

Chinese New year is coming. It is a time for family reunion, delicious food, relaxation and fun. We hope all F5, F6 and F7 students will take a short break, remind yourself to postpone gratification and happiness, sustain your perseverance and endurance until all critical time is over, until you celebrate your harvest and good result. Be your own good judge, be your own moon. Take good care of yourself and take good care of your studies. I wish you all a happy and fruitful Lunar New year.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
January , 2011

 

12 / 2010
 

From 30 November to 3 December, we have special friends on our school campus. We are delighted to have teachers and high achieving students from Dunman High School in Singapore. Since 2004, it has been our blessing to have bonded with Dunman High School, which is one of the best secondary schools in Singapore. Dunman High is renowned for its excellent academic achievements, innovative curriculum design and their harvest of international awards.

Dunman High School is a valued sister school of Ngan Po Ling College. Singapore, as a whole, is also a significant partner of Hong Kong. Despite her tiny area in the world map and her smallness in population, Singapore has been a favored destination to broaden experience and a frequently quoted role model in the world. Our Chief Executive Donald Tsang raised his eyebrows after his visit to Singapore in 2006 to gain insight into how to groom politicians. China leader Deng Xiaoping also cited Singapore as an example of dynamic economy with stable political situation. Singapore is a centre of attention and inspiration worldwide for they have abundant lessons to learn.

First, their city is clean and eco-friendly. Every visitor loves their plantation and greenery. Streets are wide and the air is always refreshing.

On the other hand, Singapore’s education system is forward moving which provides broad-based, flexible and diverse curriculum. Students enjoy greater choice to meet different interests and ways of learning. That is no doubt that Singaporean students are outstanding by world standard. There are good schools with capable teachers, and their facilities, like those in  Dunman High, are amongst the best in the world. Many parents like to send their children to study in Singapore because of her prestige in education. In recent years, Singapore has successfully attracted large number of students from China to further enhance their human resources.

Besides, she is a distinctive global city of culture and arts. The Singapore government has tried their best to cultivate marvelous art and cultural centres.

Corruption free government is another attractive side of Singapore. International surveys have ranked Singapore government among the cleanest in the world. Together with good regulations and good policies for investment, as well as stable living cost and excellent public housing programme for both working class and middle class, Singapore is a place that gathers talents and professionals from different corners of the world.

Thus, Singapore is a real international city. People from everywhere come to live there. Singapore government has good policies to merge people of different races so that they can enjoy fair education, housing and health welfare. Different ethnic groups live in harmonious and orderly atmosphere.

In the past six years, we have had regular sharing with Dunman High School. We treasure the opportunities of learning their success elements and ingredients, enjoying the fond international relationship and opening up our perspectives. We hope friendship between Dunman High School and Ngan Po Ling College will continue to prosper and last forever.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
December , 2010


在廣州舉行的亞洲運動會在十一月底圓滿結束,在這次世界賽中令香港人振奮的是我們獲取的獎牌是歷來最多,其中單車項目成績特別驕人。「單車王子」、「亞洲車神」黃金寶的故事是香港人流傳的佳話。黃金寶在無數亞洲大型單車賽事奪得獎牌,是香港的驕傲。

黃金寶是自1996年以來奧運會上唯一的華人男性單車選手,他參加過1996、2000、2004和2008年的奧運,也是首位連續3次獲得亞運會公路單車比賽金牌的運動員。他於2000年、2004年和2005年三度蟬聯香港傑出運動員選的獎項,於2002年度更獲頒香港最佳風範運動員。

黃金寶風範不凡,因為他堅毅不拔,永不言敗以及大公無私。黃金寶堅毅不拔,十多年來他堅持刻苦訓練,以頑強的鬥志不斷尋求突破。這種百折不撓、奮發向上的「黃金寶精神」,正是他屢獲佳績的原動力。他享譽單車界多年並沒有自滿,保持刻苦拚搏精神,這不單是成功的運動員的特點,也是所有成功人士的特質。

此外,黃金寶永不言敗,永遠是鬥志昂揚。他自出道以來並非一帆風順。雖然他贏盡亞洲地區的重要公路賽事錦標,更獲冠以「亞洲車神」美譽,但他在2004年雅典奧運經歷了場地賽失敗,曾令他跌入運動員生涯的低潮達一年之久。但金寶永不放棄,繼續努力.很快就振作起來.再接再厲,接受挑戰,在2006及2010亞運再獲取金牌。

黃金寶最令人稱頌的是他大公無私的精神,強烈的團隊意識。單車比賽不單講求教練的精心部署,更重要的是隊友之間的合作,黃金寶能夠屢次力壓多支中國省市勁旅,除個人表現外,還有隊友的掩護支援,讓他能夠留力在最後一段路拚盡全力,終獲佳績。金牌是匯聚了集體的血汗淚水,匯聚全隊的傾力掩護支援,成功得來實在不易。在2010的東亞運動會男子個人公路賽中,黃金寶為了助新人勝出,放棄自己奪獎的機會,為隊友護航,終成就香港單車隊囊括金、銀、銅牌的歷史紀錄,黃金寶的無私精神表露無遺。

金寶常常勉勵大家與人保持良好的溝通、良好的人際關係,因為這種和諧的關係直接影響訓練的進度和比賽的成果。「黃金寶精神」被喻為美好的香港精神:他刻苦拚搏、永不言敗,全情投入完成自己的目標,自己的夢想。此外,他在競爭比拼當中不忘提攜新人,以團隊為先的精神,實在是年青人的好榜樣。在此,我希望同學找到自己的目標,找到自己的方向,努力邁進,與人和睦相處,和衷共濟,實現夢想指日可待!

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
December , 2010

 

11 / 2010
 

These days, I am enlightened to hear colleagues share messages that things which seem little and unimportant will lead to significant consequences in our everyday life.

Ms. Iu shared with us that a hawker in Taiwan contributed her everyday savings to help primary school students. She got appreciation from the whole world, and she was elected as one of the most influential people of the year.  Ms Iu reminded us that ‘Don’t skip little good deeds because of their smallness’ (「不因善少而不為」). Mr. Fung shared with us at one morning assembly that a train-jumping young man has lost his work opportunities in the whole European career market as no employer is willing to recruit such dishonest people. In fact, Mr Fung’s story told us the principle of ‘Don’t do any little evils because of their insignificance’ (「不因惡少而為之」). Guidance teachers also told us in a piece of morning reading materials that if we want to achieve big accomplishments, we have to start with small tasks.

Successful management people or administrators always place heavy emphasis on small things, and always attend to details. Marriott Chain Hotels require their room service men to follow every small step to prepare a 5-star hotel room for their customers.  McDonald’s chain stores and Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation not only expect their janitors but also the store managers to follow every small step to clean up their toilets.  Japanese firms must require their staff to say ‘Good Morning’ and ‘Goodbye’ to customers.

Small things are commonly used to assess the whole, the performance of the whole company or the whole organization Experienced education school inspectors would observe whether there is dust at staircases to see if the school is well managed. Parents take a look at bulletin boards of the school to see if they are tidy, in order to decide whether they shall send their kids to that school. Some primary school parents stand opposite to our school entrance to see the appearance and politeness of our students to decide whether they shall submit their application forms for their children.

In the same vein, we can tell how well you are educated and nurtured by small issues, how well you tidy up your school bags and lockers, how well you keep your handbook tell your degree of self management. Your greetings and smiling face tell how competent and confident you are when getting along with people. A helping hand in classroom and in family, a polite gesture in a lift, a little favour to a stranger can all tell your temperament and your character. Our Chinese culture reminds us that small things mean a lot. A lot of proverbs depict this belief. We believe 「見微知著」 (Small part helps to recognize the whole). We were told 「一室之不治,何以天下國家為」 (When you are not able to manage a room, how can you manage the whole world).

Mrs Hong always follows the big education philosopher, Mr. Michael Fullan’s advice.  Working for education has to think big and start small. We believe there is no big philosophy of education but small things that can stand the test of time.

We have just finished the 1st test in this school year. I hope all of you have made little progress, moved a small step forward.  This will definitely do you life long good.


Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
November , 2010


Today is an extraordinary and exciting day for Ngan Po Ling College. The long awaited Student Union, in our 8th year of school operation, is successfully established. On this very joyful and special occasion, we are delighted to have invited Mr. Chan Ho Ting, Mac to officiate our Student Leader Inauguration Ceremony, honoring our 1st Student Union executive committees, our members of House Committees, Prefect Team, IT Team and English Language Ambassadors.

Mr. Chan is, in fact, a member of PLK big family. He was graduated from Po Leung Kuk Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College. He was the Head Prefect and the president of the Student Union and was elected as the Top Ten Outstanding Student in the New Territories and an outstanding student in Tuen Mun. His school cert result was impressive. He was admitted to HKCU via the early admission scheme, and is now majoring in Law and BBA. Last year, he was the President of Outstanding Students’ Association in Tuen Mun. At present, he is the President of The Social Service Team of the Student Union, CUHK, President of Rotaract Club, and President of Alumni Association of PLK Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College. During all these years, Mac has been active in providing community services, joint school programmes and exchange tours. For professional development, he is an enthusiastic participant in internship and pupilage programmes in law industry. On top of all these, Mac is a talented musician achieving Grade 9 GuZheng in Chinese Orchestra & Grade 8 Piano. His brilliant achievements in multiple aspects, his confident and quality personal presentation make him a very good role model for PLK students and all young people in Hong Kong. Thus it is indeed our blessing to have Mr. Chan, our PLK alumnus, a very outstanding student leader, officiate our Student Leader Inauguration Ceremony today.

Student Union, a coalition run by students, plays an important role in school. Its roles are multi-faceted. They are not only student respresentatives to express opinions to the school administration, they also pledge to organize activities to enrich schoolmates’ school life and to  inititiate different forms of student welfare for their schoolmates. Over the past few weeks, teachers and I are glad to see every great effort all cabinets have made. We are impressed to see teamwork, commitment, creativity, self-esteem and dignity throughout the election process.   

Besides our Student Union, House Members, IT Team and our ELAS are our significant student leaders, providing indispensible assistance and support in our school functions. I hope all of you will be capable of demonstrating essential attributes of good student leaders, having good sense of responsibility, positive values, sound social, national & global perspectives and enthusiasim to serve others. I believe that all our leaders are competent to lead fellow schoolmates to enjoy good experience and treasurable moments during their secondary school life.

I hope our school leaders function effectively and rewardingly in the coming year, work together to put your proposal forward, create as much “the first” as you could for your brothers and sisters. I would once again, express my gratitude to Mr. Chan for joining us in the ceremony and giving us his inspiration to our student leaders for a beautiful start. 

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
November , 2010

 

10 / 2010
 

In previous week, one of our F7 students Anson shared with us on the topic of happiness in the morning assembly. He shared that happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by satisfaction, pleasure and joy. Every body likes being happy and happiness has been focus of researches in recent decades. Studies in the US show that children are happier. As we age, the level of happiness declines. On the contrary, older people are generally happier than younger adults.

Researches also relate happiness to the level of economic development of different areas, reflecting that people in affluent and developed places are less happy. Last year, an international organization released their findings on how happy people are in different countries and different regions around the world. It was found that Hong Kong people are not as happy as some people in developing countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand.

Anson analysed that unhappiness may be caused by too many expectations on people, for unfulfilled expectations will lead to disappointment and unhappiness. If there are no expectations, there will be no disappointment and unhappiness. Numerous studies have concluded that expectations have close relationship with achievements. Realistic expectations and aspirations are healthy motivations and success elements. Success creates happiness. As I always mention to parents and teachers, Ngan Po Ling College is a school with visions and expectations. We expect Ngan Po Ling Members to strive for the better and improvement. Nganpolingians have been working very hard. We have changed our visions and expectations into reality. We manage to provide all round education to our students and help them excel in both academic and nonacademic areas. This year, our A level and HKCEE results are our record high. Last week, we were overwhelmed with happiness when we were told that our value added in HKCEE is much higher than schools in Kowloon City district, schools with similar intakes and all schools in HK.

Life in international cities like Hong Kong is convenient, diversified and abundant in supply of daily necessities, tasty food, high tech products and quality commodities. On the other hand, life in Hong Kong is more demanding and competitive and people have to meet higher expectations. However, I am sure all these can be effectively coped with by healthy emotional qualities.

Specialists find happiness is subjective sense of satisfaction which is closely related to attitude, health situation, state of mind and emotional quality. If you feel physically and psychologically healthy, think optimistically and positively, enjoy supportive, harmonious social and family life, have growth and accomplishment in the learning process or work process, you must be a jolly fellow.

Boys and girls, and all members of Ngan Po Ling College, I wish you would set good, realistic and achievable targets for yourselves, have them fulfilled, be happy together with your friends and family members; eat well, sleep well and do proper exercise to keep a healthy body and a healthy mind. In this way, happiness is always with you.


Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
October , 2010

 

09 / 2010
 

In recent two weeks, Hong Kong people have been concerned about and saddened by the hostage tragedy happened in the Philippines. We mourned, showed our sympathy, paid tribute to the victims, and consoled the affected family members by different means and in different circumstances. We dearly hope that the critically wounded in hospitals would gradually be recovered from their wound and the family members of the victims recover from the loss and bereavement of their loved ones.

During this incident, like most Hong Kong people, I was enraged and saddened. However, I also came to realize that Hong Kong is a beautiful place and Hong Kong people are beautiful people. We have efficient government, good police force, sound legal system and quality people.

We have a responsible and responsive government, showing good management tradition of Hong Kong. During this incident, our government reacted promptly and in a timely way. Chartered planes were sent immediately to fly anxious relatives and government officials to the scene, to repatriate the victims, the wounded and the caskets of the dead bodies. With good organization, a simple and solemn ceremony was held at the airport to let all Hong Kong people show our sympathy and respect. The wounded were promptly sent to hospitals for emergent operations and medical treatment. Top government officials shared their job in conveying their condolence and concern in different locations. A police team and forensic experts were immediately sent to the Philippines for investigation.

Besides, we are also proud to have a clean and uncorrupted government, fair and just legal system. In comparison with governments in many countries in the world, our government is clean and uncorrupted. Many of them put their heart in serving Hong Kong people. Our legal system is fair and protects all Hong Kong people even the poor.

The Police in the Philippines have shown to the world that they are incompetent, ill-equipped and under-trained. On the contrary, we have efficient police squad and low crime rates. Our police squad is efficient and well trained, with high-tech equipment. The crime rates are low and we are one of the safest cities in the world.

Hong Kong people show their good qualities, especially in difficult time, in tragedies and catastrophes. We are passionate, caring, rational and civilized. During all these days, there have been outpourings of sympathy to the victims among Hong Kong people. We mourn, we care and grieve, we try to extend our sympathy by signing in condolence parlours in 18 districts, we donate money, voice our opinion and express our intention to help. Although many Hong Kong people were outraged by the incompetent handling and procedures taken by the Philippines government, some took to the street to protest, to express our anger and voice our demands in calm and civilized way.

Every time when I return to Hong Kong from other countries in different corners of the world, when I pass through the custom and our airport, I feel the efficiency, good management, convenience and good culture of our city.

Boys and Girls, our future generations, you are the people to keep our good heritage. I hope you shall be professional and ethical people to make our world a better place to live in.


Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
September , 2010


國慶紀念 – 深港關係

 今年十月一日是中華人民共和國成立三十一週年紀念。我們的毗鄰特區兄弟深圳在上月也慶祝特區成立三十年。深圳和香港的經濟發展、人才培訓及交通規劃,關係密切,息息相關。

短短三十年,深圳從一個人口不足3萬的邊陲小鎮發展成為我國最重要的城市之一:迄今人口逾1400萬,城市建設高樓林立,綠草如茵,交通發達。

深圳地大,是香港的兩倍,平地也比香港多,很有發展潛質。

深圳30年來經濟迅速騰飛,有賴香港工商界全力支持與相助。上世紀八十年代初期,當深圳改革開放剛開始時,本港不少工廠紛紛北上發展,特別是勞力密集的電子工業和製衣業,及其他製造業都紛紛北移深圳設廠,並擴充設備,增加產量,外銷全世界。

今天,深圳發展一日千里,不少高科技產業,也在深圳建設研究中心,生產製成品,出口外銷。因此,深圳技術人員、專業人士需求甚殷,不少深圳工廠不單在內地招聘工程師,也在香港招聘大學畢業生。香港工廠北移,以致香港工程師、大學畢業生本地就業機會不多。北上工作成了一個新的方向。

深圳的開發,少不了香港的參與。這拓闊了香港的人才的就業市場,增加了他們應用知識的機會。深圳特區發展成為金融區,也不能缺少香港金融人才的參與!近年,香港多間大學例如香港大學、中文大學以及理工大學,已計劃在深圳開分校,開發教育產業。

港深兩地毗鄰交通,愈來愈方便。深圳特區融合寶安、龍崗、光明市鎮,促使深圳的地鐵網絡加速擴建,與香港鐵路網絡接駁。加上高鐵的推出,將來港深兩地的交往會更方便,兩地生活、工作、上學都可以融為一體,深圳居民來香港購物消費,香港居民到深圳消閒消費漸趨頻繁,這是兩地互惠互利的發展。

現在,內地不少城市已發展雙城一體化的模式,北京與天津一體化、廣州與佛山一體化……深圳也極可能與香港一體化。只要交通網絡的配合,深港兩地三千平方公里的土地就可以任由馳騁。無論是深圳市民,還是香港市民,選擇住在那裡,在那裡消費、上學、工作都沒有問題。

未來十年,中國發展在全世界定必舉足輕重,與香港的發展更是血脈相連。同學們,這種中港一體之趨勢,與你們的就業前途和生活方式息息相關,希望同學做好心理準備,好好裝備自己,為自己、社會及國家創一番事業。


In the past years since our commencement in 2003, we have our school visions realized. We share a harmonious and joyful environment for students’ all round development in academic, sports and aesthetic pursuits. We further help students to lay solid foundations for further studies, nurturing them good communication skills and thinking skills, and helping them to achieve excellence in studies. We bring out students’ potentials through diversified ECA and foster good characters and conduct among them.

Last year was again a fruitful year for Ngan Po Ling College. We harvested in both academic and non-academic aspects. Our Nganpolingians continued to shine in different external competitions with impressive results. Our marching band, handbell team, table tennis team, athletics team and swimming team were all champions in different kinds of external competitions and got ahead of very competitive contestants. In academic competitions, our English drama team, choral speakers, Putonghua speakers, debaters, Science and Social Science students all have reaped impressive prizes in various local and international contests. In July, our handbell team represented all Hong Kong secondary schools to perform at the Shanghai Expo, presenting their skills together with other world class school musical teams from Yale University in the USA and Oxford University in England.

In July and August, we celebrated our school certificate result and A-Level result. This year, more than 70% of our F7 students enter local universities. All our CE and AL subjects get passing percentage higher than all candidates in Hong Kong and most of our subjects got very impressive credit and distinction rates. Our high achievers got 7As in HKCEE and 3As in HKALE. All our F6 science students and most of our arts and commerce students are internally promoted.

The new year ahead, in our eighth-year school operation, with the ground work we have laid, teachers and I have planned to have our major concerns in further promoting the quality of our education provisions and education outcomes. We hope our students are active learners who take active roles in the learning process, think critically, learn vividly, apply knowledge skillfully and intelligently and can express themselves effectively in good language, in English and Putonghua. We would further our academic and non-academic achievements, well accomplish and further excel in the education reform, in the NSS system. We expect Nganpolingians are confident, well behaved and competent younger generations with good attitude and good conduct, with solid core values and sense of morality, with the necessary capability to face future challenges.

The operation of our new school annex has added exciting vistas to our school development. The swimming lessons in the all weather swimming pool, hostel life, dancing and musicals, assemblies and seminars at the annex hall, star gazing activities at the astronomy centre have added colours to our school life.

I hope all Nganpolingians would work diligently and effectively in the years ahead, enjoying the process, generating marvelous outcomes and achieving further accomplishments.

Principal
Dr Hong Lo Chi Chun
BBA (CUHK), Cert. Ed (HKU), MEd (HKU), PhD (HKU)