Principal's Message 2019-2020
Welcome to Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo No. 2 College). As the new principal of Hip Wo No.2 College, though I have been working here only from September 2018, I am happy to share with all of you that I am really lucky and grateful to have met my students and colleagues here, who have been so kind, cheerful and supportive to each other.
"We believe that teaching and learning should not be just confined in classrooms"
Starting from 1st September 2018, our school’s name has been changed from Delia Memorial School (Matteo Ricci) to Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo No.2 College). I am honoured to be the Principal of Delia (HW2) and it was also a good chance for me and our colleagues to work together for bringing new initiatives to the School. First of all, we believe that teaching and learning should not be just confined in classrooms; instead, we advocate experiential learning strategies in our curriculum as we believe that students learn the best when they have the chance to taste trial and error, master their own learning progress, and most importantly,
reflect and build up on what they have learnt. The implementation of cross-curricular collaboration helps our students achieve different learning experiences and develop & practise their generic skills. Our new timetable also allows us to give many opportunities of life-wide learning and life-planning & career experiences for our students. The numerous Wednesday afternoon activities and Other Learning Experiences organized for our students have been enriching the school life of our students, making their studies more meaningful and practical. Study tours to different parts of the world such as Shanghai, Taiwan and Japan were organized in the last few months for our students to gain life skills and widen their horizons.
Starting from September 2019, our Science and Mathematics teachers have been taking part in the STEM Education School-based Support Programme, organized by the Curriculum Development Council, and our teachers’ sharing of their professional experiences in the STEM education learning community has not only received positive feedback and appreciation, but also improved our students’ interests and learning in this aspect. The use of mobile learning devices in our daily teaching and learning activities helps arouse students’ interests and sustain their learning motivation. We believe the development of STEM & IT education in our curriculum can definitely help improve humans’ life in the future.
Apart from the above, strengthening values education for our next generation is one of our major concerns. Working together with the University of Hong Kong for the Project of Quality Education Fund Thematic Network on Promoting Wellness in School, we have systematically implemented a formal curriculum of values education for our students. It is important to cultivate positive education towards ourselves and for our students. Meanwhile, adequate support and professional guidance from our teachers, together with our team of social workers and our educational psychologist, is also given to our students with different education needs. The caring and supportive learning atmosphere is definitely an environment which can immerse our students with love, care and passion for their physical, mental and psychological growth and development.
The year of 2019 has gone and there were so many unexpected incidents during that year. Let us all learn from what we can gain and conclude in the experience of 2019 and plan for a better future ahead. As I mention above, we can overcome different difficulties if we can stay positive and grateful all the time.
Ms Tse Chun Yin