The representative of the AFS Intercultural Exchanges (AFS), an international non-profit voluntary organization, introduced in English different exchange programmes to our students during lunchtime today. All S3 students and a number of students in other forms who were interested in student exchange programmes joined the talk. Students learnt a lot about international exchange activities and how to develop the knowledge, perspective and life skills to create a more just and peaceful world through joining them. The exchange student from Germany, Sebastian, in our school was also one of the presenters at the talk and shared with us what he had learnt from the exchange programme.
All students and teachers happily welcomed our founding school supervisor, Mr. James Boyd Aitken, and his wife, Mrs. Blanche Aitken back to MKP during the Morning Assembly on 28 Oct 2014. Mr. Aitken shared with us his missionary work around Asia and encouraged us to be God’s faithful and humble servants so that we can all live out our school’s motto: Be the Salt and the Light of the Earth (Matthews 5:13-15). His commitment in Christ is definitely a role model to us.
Class 3A went to Crossroads to have a Global X-perience trail – Hazards of Life on 15th October. In the simulation, students became residents of a poor fishing community where they had to trade to meet their basic needs. They also faced the risks from disasters and thought about how to use their meager resources to keep their community safe. Though this activity, students learnt a lot about Disaster Risk Reduction and how to make the world be more resilient in the face of disaster risk.
Give thanks! More than 130 students and teachers joined the English activity at the hall during lunchtime and explored different life-changing events that can shake us to our core. They actively shared their ideas in English and played a game of life together. All the participants had great fun and enjoyed using English to complete the language game.
Give thanks! Though the results of our S.6 students in S.1 were only above average among their peers in the territory, they worked hard with their teachers in these six years and had great improvement in their results in the HKDSEE 2014.
The best student’s results:
They performed well in the four core subjects including Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies and attained a far higher credit rate (Level 4 or above) as well as passing percentage (Level 2 or above) than their counterparts in Hong Kong schools on average. The passing percentage of all subjects is over 97% and the credit rates of 13 subjects are much higher than the norm.
The credit rates are higher than the norm in the following 13 subjects:
Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Chinese History, History, Information and Communication Technology, Economics, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics Extended Part Module 1.
May our Heavenly Father grant our students the strength to work hard, stay humble and strive for excellence!
On 19th June, Yan Yau Church, our partner church, organized a day camp particularly for our S.1 students. The camp not only let the students relax after the exam, but most importantly review and reflect on their study and school life this year. The students enjoyed the activities a lot!
Jojo Chan, Kiwi Ng, Hydi Yeung from 4B and Coco Lai from 4E visited RTHK and were interviewed by Alyson Hau, the DJ in Teen Time, Radio 3, RTHK. They talked about their school life in Ma Ko Pan. Their interview will be on air at 9 p.m. on 23rd July. Stay tuned!
Give thanks! On 11 June, Dr. Rerrario Shui-Ching Ho of HKU visited our school and shared with teachers the strategies to improve Hong Kong students' pronunciation and their international competitiveness.
The seminar was a success and all the participants were very willing to try out the strategies they learnt in the classroom in the near future!
Stewards MKMCF Ma Ko Pan Memorial College presented certificates to 188 graduating students at the third Graduation Ceremony of Form Six.
The graduating students of Stewards MKMCF Ma Ko Pan Memorial College were proud and pleased to receive their certificates today from General Secretary of Breakthrough Dr. Leung Wing Tai, our guest of honour. Congratulating the graduates, Dr. Leung advised the students to make the world a better place by showing Jesus’ love to the suffering. He contested the idea of academic excellence as being the only road to success, and suggested interpersonal relationships, creativity, resilience and practical wisdom as alternative measures of achievement.
Our School supervisor Ms. Rosa Pang, referring to 1 Timothy 4:12 of the Bible, gave the graduation address. She encouraged the graduates, ‘Don’t let people look down on you because you are young, but be role models of others in speech, love, faith, and purity to reflect Jesus’ character.’
The guests and graduates then attended the post-ceremony uniform team parade in the playground. The Marching Band kicked off the parade and thirteen uniform teams marched through the school playground as Dr. Leung Wing Tai inspected the teams. The Graduation Day ended with a refreshment party prepared by the Girl Guide team. While enjoying the delicious food, graduates, teachers and parents bid farewell to each other and reminisced about the past school days in joyfulness.
We were honored to have invited Dr. Hui Na Na, Anna to be the guest speaker of our Parents' Talk on 20/4. Many teachers and parents attended it. We are looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming Parents' Talk!
We were honored to have invited The EDB Tuen Mun Chief School Development Officer, Ms. Tong Lai Fong, to be the guest of honour at the Assembly on our Uniform Day (30/4).
Sue Sparks from Animals Asia Hong Kong was invited by the English Society to give a talk about moon bear rescue. English Society’s members and all S3 students now understand the conditions in which the moon bears are kept and mistreated. The cruel fact of bear bile extraction in some parts of the mainland China and South East Asia has stirred up students' emotions. The presentation has inspired students to find out the ways they can get involved.
The prize presentation ceremony of S3 Telescope Making Projects was held on 11th April. The winners are:
The Best Handicraft:
Champion: 3D Leung Tsz Ying, 3D Leung Yee Ching
1st runner up: 3C Yeung Ka Ho, 3C Yiu Ka Wa
2nd runner up: 3B Wong Lee Lam, 3B Wong Ying Ching
Awards of Merits: 3A Sit Wing Yan, 3A So Wai Shan, 3B Chan Hei Man, 3B Chan Ho Man,3B Fung Nok Hang, 3B Fung Wan Hei, 3C Li Ching Wai, 3C Mak Hiu Yi, 3D Hung Chi Hang, 3D Lai Wai Him
The Best Presentation:3D Leung Tsz Ying, 3D Leung Yee Ching
By using 2 bi-convex lenses, students worked in pairs, prepared and decorated their telescopes in different appearances. The telescopes were not only function well, but also in good handicraft. Learning outcomes of this project were shared in a seminar in March.
8th April was our S1 English Interview Day. All S1 students designed their questionnaires, role-played as tourists and used English to interwiew their schoolmates, exchange students (Emma & Robin) and teachers during the class teachers' periods after lunch. The activity was a great success and students enjoyed speaking in English.
It is our honored to invite Dr. Suen Lap-man to be the guest speaker of our Parents' Talk on 29/3. Over hundreds of teachers and parents attended it. We are looking forward to seeing all of you in the upcoming Parents' Talk!
You can find the slides of the talk via this link:
Give thanks! A group of Rotarians came to our school to exchange their experiences on environmental education with our teachers and students.
Give thanks! On 18 March, Mr. Alan Gibbons, an award-winning author from the United Kingdom visited our school and shared with 30 S.1 and S.2 Ma Ko Pan students how to read and write English poems as well as short stories.
Mr. Gibbons is a distinguished English author of children's books and the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award in 2000. He was invited by the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival 2014 to be one of the writers holding talks at the Central Library. It was thus our honour to have invited Mr. Gibbons to organise an in-school workshop about language arts for our students and teachers. The workshop was a great success and all the participants could not wait to learn more about English writing and culture by reading Mr. Gibbons’ books in the near future!
Guest of Honour: Mr. Tsoi Kim Tung (Principal, AD&FD POH Mrs Cheng Yam On Millennium School) & Mr. Au Wai Ming (Parent Manager)
Guest of Honour: Mr. Mel Mrowiec (Head Master, Harrow International School Hong Kong) & Mr. Au Wai Ming (Parent Manager)