It was a morning of sobriety as all staff and students gathered in the Lut Sau Hall for the Commencement of School Assembly on 3 September 2012. As a school, the Commencement of School Assembly was symbolic of a new year of new opportunities; a year which all staff and students look forward to moving on and forward so as to scale new heights and achieve excellence.
Our Principal, Mrs. LO CHOY Yin-fon, Margaret, marked the start of the assembly with a speech on the results of our students who sat for the first HKDSE examination in 2012. 201 of our students sat for the examination. The overall passing percentage was 94.6% with 42.4% attaining Level 4 or above. 65.7% of our students met the minimum entrance requirements for degree programmes (Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language and Level 2 or above in Mathematics and Liberal Studies). 93.5% of our students attained Level 2 or above in 5 subjects, including Chinese and English.
Scores of our students, with great endeavours in academic pursuit, are able to further their studies at the tertiary level. In particular, the School takes pride in our students' admission into the 3 local renowned universities (8 students admitted to HKU, 11 students admitted to CUHK and 7 students admitted to HKUST). The School also bears testimony to our students' academic pursuit in multiple pathways, a burning concern of all students under the new academic structure. Apart from earning places in local degree programmes, a few of our students have succeeded in pursuing different degree programmes globally. WONG Ho-yi, Melody achieved very outstanding results and was admitted to the Savannah College of Art and Design, with a scholarship of about US$26,000/year, approximately HK$800,000, for her 4-year undergraduate programme.
In response to the commendable set of results, Mrs. LO said: "The students have worked hard, remained focused and were well-motivated. Their success must be shared with their families." She added, "Our school has a strong culture of teacher care and support, with many teachers walking the extra mile for their students to ensure a strong foundation in academic studies, and ample yet meaningful other learning experiences." With the latter as one of our school's cornerstones, Mrs. LO encouraged all students to 'Aim Higher and Achieve Excellence' – our school's motto for this new school year; for the best is yet to be.
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