Leadership and Entrepreneurship
“Nurturing Our Future Leaders.”
Led by students, Serving as Leaders
Our school provides a student-led learning platform that prepares our students to serve as future leaders. Through a wide range of organisations and service-learning projects, student leaders receive comprehensive leadership training at different levels, such as Student Union, Student Fellowship, Prefects and Houses on school level, and Form Councils and Class Committees on class level. To promote a caring culture at school, students are encouraged to participate and serve our community with a strong school spirit.
Our school aims to develop servant-leaders who are willing to serve, not to be served. We strive to foster qualities among students that include active listening and genuine humility, showing respect for others and having a strong sense of responsibility. There are a number of service teams in which students demonstrate their strengths and talent potentials in different areas. These include School Ambassador Fellowship and Student Ambassadors, Uniform Groups (Girl Guides and Red Cross), IT Ambassadors, Audio-Visual team Ambassadors, Campus TV Ambassadors, Reading Ambassadors, NSCC Ambassadors, Environmental Ambassadors and Back-stage Ambassadors.
A leadership training camp is organized annually to provide all student leaders with a series of adventurous activities to sharpen their leadership and problem-solving skills, as well as to build up team spirit.
Our school has joined the HKFYG Jockey Club School of Global Leadership Overseas Ambassador Programme as a partner school for two consecutive years. Several global leaders have been invited to visit our school to share their experiences and conduct interactive workshops on global issues to broaden students’ horizons and boost their confidence in their potential. Under the Overseas Ambassador Programme 2019, two winning teams from our school (Champion and First runner-up) were awarded prizes and funding to execute their outstanding innovative social service projects as real “local leaders”, taking the responsibility to make positive impacts on society and help people in need.
Besides, our school also nominates students to take part in leadership schemes, and one of our girls has been awarded the Outstanding Student Leader in 2018 by Hok Yau Club.
Passing the Torch
To pass on the serving spirit, all student societies at school consist of both junior and senior form students.
Self-directed Innovative Learning
Our school adopts a “student-LED” approach, allowing students to be their Learning Experience Designers to help them pursue their leadership roles in various committees. By designing, organizing and reviewing their learning experiences, students are equipped with leadership skills as a self-directed learner. Our school encourages all extra-curricular activities (ECA) and interest groups to initiate at least one innovative activity every year. For instance, the Audio-Visual Team organised a wild camp for team members to build their confidence and sense of independence, while the English Debate Team coordinated an interactive workshop, named English Debate Explorer, for primary school students.
Recommended by the Business, Accounting and Financial Studies and Liberal Studies Departments, students from our school often take part in the Wofoo Millennium Entrepreneurship Programme, working on proposals and pitching their business ideas to the judging panel. One group of students from our school won the Outstanding Award for their excellent results and set up a pop-up store at D2 Place to sell their handmade goods.
Under the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) Youth Entrepreneurship Programme, our National and Social Care Committee led students to run a Lunar New Year Fair market stall at Victoria Park. Students enhanced their entrepreneurial spirit by designing, producing and selling handmade crafts. In collaboration with St. James Settlement, we also invited pupils from ethnic minorities and their families to participate together to have an experience of selling goods at our school’s fair stalls to learn Cantonese. This helped develop students’ social leadership skills while promoting Chinese culture and social integration.
Every year, class-based and society-based stalls are set up to celebrate Lunar New Year and School Anniversary. Students can also form their own groups to have a taste of entrepreneurship at school. They are committed to serving the community and fulfilling their social responsibility by raising funds for charities.
Our school recognises student achievements and outstanding performance of student leaders through a system of awards, including good points, merits, major and minor credits, and Outstanding Service Award for prefects.