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Meet the challenges

Dear members of the SGSS family,

Good morning, welcome back to school. You have your summer holiday from 15th July, immediately after the yearly exam. It was so sudden that we did not have a final assembly. The holiday was also very different from all previous years because all the summer activities were cancelled. You were not able to travel overseas with your families nor play freely with your schoolmates. Today, even on the first day of the school year, you have to stay at home to join the opening ceremony. I hope that you can well adapt to this changes and your mood will not be affected.

This year is a year full of challenges. All students have to learn from home. I hope that the period is not long but you still have to well prepare for this. How to learn effectively at home? Have a good preparation and have a good attitude towards learning. You have to find suitable equipment for the online lessons: a computer with web camera and microphone, a stable network connection and a printer. You should also find a good place for you to have the online lessons. Your books and notes should be ready for use. You should also have good pre-lessons preparation. Read the pages to be covered and try to identify points that are difficult to you. Pay special attentions to those sections. You should also prepare to raise questions voluntarily. The second thing is to have a good attitude. We don’t know when do face-to-face lessons begin. Therefore, treat the online lessons as the only chance to get the knowledge. Make yourself concentrate on the lessons and the learning activities, even there is no one watching you. Keep a good living habit, make sure you have enough sleeping during the night. A healthy mind makes you learn effectively. Enjoy the lessons, proactively participate in the lesson activities and try hard to complete the exercises and assessments. Just like what you will do in a normal lesson.

Learning at home does not means that you can only sit still to learn. We take care of your mental health and character development through the class periods and guidance activities. There will also be some activities such as the SA election. I also urge you to make use of spare time to read more interesting books. Enjoy your school life.

This year, we aim at providing a safe and enriched learning environment for you. All of us should keep the campus clean and help to maintain sufficient social distance. A pleasant environment help protect you from being infected by the COVID-19 virus. You should also develop your critical thinking. Obtain information from wider sources and analyze its creditability. Develop a positive attitude and stay away from illegal activities. In case of doubt, talk with teachers and the social workers to get some advices. When we are free from the threat of the pandemic, the school will launch series of activities, including sports, academic activities and study tours. I encourage you to join these activities so as to enrich your school life.

Our school was established in 1961, the year 2021 is the 60th Anniversary of our school. We will start our celebration from the Open Day in March. A series of activities will be presented. Let’s get ready for participating in these great moments.

As the number of COVID-19 cases is dropping recently. I hope that normal face-to-face lessons can be resumed in the near future. I am eager to meet you soon in the school. Thank you.

KO Wing-tai

Principal of SGSS

September 2020

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