校長的話 (七)
「傳承、奮進、感恩」

        佛教葉紀南紀念中學在1978年成立,作為青衣島第一所中學,一直見證著青衣的發展。今年適逢創校四十周年,我們特以「傳承、奮進、感恩」為主題,與師生、校友、家長和社區人士同賀學校四十周年紀念。為慶祝四十周年校慶,學校在本學年將會舉辦一連串校慶活動,包括2018年9月19日的校慶啟動禮、同年11月3日的開放日、2019年1月26日的步行籌款、4月12日的40周年校慶典禮及6月22日的校慶聚餐等,大家濟濟一堂,共創學校歷史的新一頁。

        猶記得剛過去的校慶啟動禮那天,我們動員了全校老師、學生及校友代表於籃球場及各樓層拼砌出「YKN40」圖案,清楚表達了一個訊息:全校齊心共同發揚「葉紀南」的精神,每一個師生都是不可或缺。拼圖上的「40」代表學校創校已有40年歷史,正提醒我們,學校能穩步發展至今,實有賴前任校長及老師們奠定的紮實根基,我們應好好珍惜和銘記他們過去付出的努力,才有今天豐碩的成果。回眸過去,展望將來,我期望能夠帶領「葉紀南」成為葵青區其中一所出色的學校。

        校慶主題「傳承、奮進、感恩」,代表學校屹立青衣島四十載,一路走來,那不是短時間,我有幸參與其中,自覺有責任「傳承」學校「明智顯悲、自利利他」的辦學精神。四十年來,很多葉紀南畢業的校友都有卓越的成就,他們在教育、醫學、藝術、資訊科技及紀律服務等界別,在各行各業發光發熱,發揮自己的專長回饋社會。我希望所有同學好好承傳葉紀南的精神,不應只滿足於現有的成績,而是繼續努力為未來奮鬥,即使面對困難,同學們亦應記著師長們的教導,咬緊牙關「奮進」到底,相信各位總有一天能踏上成功之路。我非常感恩多年來老師、校友、家長及友好人士對學校的支持是不遺餘力,佛教不但重視感恩,而且更講求惜福、知足、少欲。所謂「謙卑多朋友,感恩無敵人」,藉著今年校慶,我希望同學們將「感恩」之心投放於校園生活中,我們時常心存感恩就會人心向善,同學之間亦會重視和諧相處、互相幫忙,如果大家都能做到在感恩中奉獻,在奉獻中感恩,我們的生活必然更加美滿!

        校慶是回顧過去、展望將來的好時機。今年學校於地下走廊將改建為「校史廊」、「校友及學生成就展示廊」及「視覺藝術廊」,希望透過地方的改建及運用,好好回顧學校過去40年的發展及變遷,褒揚學生以往的傑出表現,正配合學校的關注事項:以成就感強化主動學習。四十年的時光不短,學校將來亦面對不少新挑戰,我想在此感謝我們的老師,無論是現職或已退休的,他們過去已承受著多年來教育改革帶來的龐大工作壓力;另一方面仍能細心及不辭勞苦地帶領著莘莘學子面對社會各種衝擊,老師們的專業態度及精神,是我作為佛教葉紀南紀念中學校長的一份自豪。

        有句諺語說:「盛開的榕樹可以容眾乘涼,自然千年長青」,我校就像一棵盛開的榕樹,希望它能繼續為每一位同學提供一個優良的學習地方。最後,請大家把握這四十年來難得的機會,有緣能聚首一堂,全情投入為學校40周年校慶活動添上姿采。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

蘇家樑 校長
9/10/2018


9 October 2018

 

     Buddhist Yip Kei Nam Memorial College was established in 1978. Being the first secondary school, YKN has been witnessing the development in Tsing Yi. As this year is the 40th school anniversary, we would like all students, teachers, alumni, parents and people in the community to share our joy for celebration with the theme of ‘Heritage, Endeavour and Gratitude’. There will be a series of celebration activities, including Inauguration Ceremony on 19 September 2018, Open Day on 3 November 2018, Walkathon on 26 January 2019, 40th School Anniversary Ceremony on 12 April and School Anniversary Banquet on 22 June to gather all together for celebration.

    I remember the day of the Inauguration Ceremony that has just been completed. All students, alumni representatives and teachers formed the shape of ‘YKN40’ in the basketball court and on every floor, delivering a clear message: all develop ‘YKN’ spirit with one heart. Every student and teacher are indispensable. The shape of ‘40’ represents our school’s 40 years of establishment, and it also reminds us that such development wholly depends on the former principal and teachers, who have laid a solid foundation. That is why we should appreciate and bear in mind their efforts they made in the past. Looking back and forward, I expect ‘YKN’ will become one of the most outstanding schools in Tsing Yi.

     The school anniversary celebration theme of ‘Heritage, Endeavour and Gratitude’ symbolizes its establishment for 40 years, which is not a short period of time indeed. I am delighted to be one of them and shoulder the responsibility for passing on the school motto: ‘To Illumine Wisdom and Manifest Compassion’. For 40 years, there have been a number of alumni who achieve outstanding accomplishments in the fields of education, medicine, arts, IT and discipline. They perform well in different professions and pay back to society with their talents. I hope all students also pass on YKN spirit. They should not only be satisfied with the present results but also keep striving for their future. Facing challenges, students should remember the teaching of teachers and try their best. I am sure all of you will achieve success in future. I feel faithful to teachers, alumni, parents and friends for their whole-hearted support. Buddhism not only focuses on faithfulness but also appreciation, contentment and less desire. As we all know, ‘humility is the best policy’, so I hope all students will be faithful to school and kind to everyone so that we can live in harmony and lead a fruitful life!

     The school anniversary celebration is a golden opportunity for review and preview. This year, ‘School History Gallery’, ‘Exhibition Gallery of Alumni’s Achievement’ and ‘Visual Arts Gallery’ were established on the ground floor, through which we can review the past 40 years of development and changes and praise the alumni for their outstanding achievements. This also echoes the school’s major concerns: to strengthen active learning by a sense of accomplishment. 40 years is not a short period of time, and our school will face many challenges. I am here to say thank you to our teachers, no matter at present or in the past, who have shouldered much work pressure from the education reforms for years; on the other hand, they lead their students to face any social problems without difficulty. As the Principal of YKN, I feel proud of their professionalism and morale.

     As the old saying goes, ‘the blooming banyan tree can let the people cool off, and it will last forever.’ Our school is like the blooming banyan tree. I hope it will keep providing every student an excellent place for learning. At last, please make use of this invaluable opportunity doing your best for the 40th school anniversary celebration activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. So Ka Leung
Principal

 

佛教葉紀南紀念中學 Buddhist Yip Kei Nam Memorial College
訪客人次: 3668220
地址: 香港新界青衣長青邨
Address: Cheung Ching Estate, Tsing Yi, N.T., Hong Kong
電話(Tel): 2495 3363
傳真(Fax): 2433 9009
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