Time flies, and it has been almost five years since I served as the Principal of the Buddhist Yip Kei Nam Memorial College. During this period, there have been many changes in the school development direction, resources and equipment, teaching policies and so on. As the second home of students, our school is a very important place for students’ growth. As the old saying goes, "good tools are prerequisite the successful execution of a job." To create a more ideal learning environment and make teaching and learning more effective , the school has renovated the library ("Hóng Wén Shū Zhāi"), and added a lot of facilities, including the gate garden, students’ self-study room, visual art gallery and school history gallery; pop band practice room, Mathematics Teaching Centre and English Corner on the first floor; Chinese Study Hall, Geography Room, and English Book Crossing Corner on the second floor; Orchid Pavilion on the third floor; STEM Learning Centre on the fourth floor and Lecture Theatre on the fifth floor. In addition to refreshing the campus with the above facilities, it is of the utmost importance to allow students to actively engage in learning and enhance their learning efficiency.
In the past two years, the coronavirus has ravaged the world. The epidemic has brought much impact to our lives and changed the original way of life. Under the epidemic, we have been teaching online for nearly half a year. This is undoubtedly a great challenge for teachers, but I am very fortunate that our school has an excellent team of teachers. During the period of online classes or the recent resumption of physical classes, they are fully engaged in teaching work and do not forget to care growth of students. The most important part is the trust and support of parents in the school, especially the Parent-Teacher Association. They are very concerned about the school and enthusiastically participate in school activities, such as assisting the school in epidemic prevention work, serving as volunteers in school tours and open days, and make efforts to help the school. The parents introduced the characteristics of the school; besides, the representatives of the parent and school managers participated in the school administration and provided valuable advice for the development of the school, which really contributed a lot.
Home-school cooperation is an important link in education reform. It is very important for teachers and parents to communicate and understand each other, understand each other, and trust each other. I am very fortunate that parents respected the teaching profession of teachers in the past, and teachers also affirmed the important role of parents as educational partners. We have worked together to improve students' learning and growth. In recent years, we have made a lot of progress, which is gratifying. I hope that we can continue to work together in the future to continue the spirit of "Yip Kei Nam" home-school cooperation, so that our next generation will thrive in a high-quality teaching environment and become good social citizens.
May I wish everyone a happy new year, good health and a happy family!
Mr. So Ka Leung