On November 20, 2021, our S1 Admission Seminar was held successfully. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we arranged 400 parents to attend the physical seminar in our school hall. Other 1,500 parents attended the online live broadcast. There were nearly 2,000 guests who joined the seminar. Aside from having teachers and staff to hold the seminar, we did invite students (particularly, student leaders) and parents to participate in it by playing supporting roles in sharing sessions and question-answer session after the seminar. Earnestly, we shared parents with our school vision and mission to let them know CYMCASS is a trustworthy partner, guiding their children to grow and walk in the direction of God. We look forward to meeting potential parents and students at our up-coming interviews.
This is our fifth year at Chinese YMCA Secondary School (CYMCASS). It is a privilege to be invited to observe and learn alongside Principal Cheung at the S1 Admission Seminar. With massive gratitude, we re-found some of the lost campus memories due to the pandemic.
In this seminar, we, as student representatives, asked parents one question before the beginning and at the end of each session. At first, we asked the parents “What information do you want to get from this seminar and what are your expectations? Most of the parents were curious about the environment and facilities of the school. Parents also wanted to know whether our school’s policies and philosophies suited their children. After the seminar, we asked the parents ‘Did you find this talk helpful?’. The responses we received were that the presentation was informative. Parents were satisfied that they gained practical information based on the clear explanations from the principal, vice principal and assistant principals. This seminar has enabled us to see the school with a fresh eye and gave us the learning opportunity to be competent students to serve others.
We found that CYMCASS is a comprehensive school that values its students and offers a variety of facilities such as adventure rack, tea room, gym room, Home Economics room and rock climbing walls. All this shows the school’s commitment in resources allocation for students’ all-around development. Our school’s achievements in academics, music or sports are inseparable from well-equipped campus and professional teachers who strive to offer wide-learning experiences for students from all backgrounds and with different abilities, while fostering and valuing each individual’s uniqueness for future development. Additionally, the school guides students to achieve positive thinking and communication with the principle of 「Think Critically, Seek Truthfully, Learn Diligently and Act Sensibly」.
The external school report stated, 「Ching Chung students love campus life」. First, the school organizes various activities to enhance students’ enjoyment of campus, such as the four-day and three-night Whampoa Military Training, the Jiangxi exchange group and Chinese New Year Fair. In these group activities, we can work with our schoolmates and teachers to overcome difficulties. Those unforgettable and favorable experiences would be imprinted on our minds forever. Furthermore, comprehensive learning activities allow us to learn different domains of knowledge extensively. Cooperation and communication skills are developed and teamwork spirits are cultivated. Our confidence grows while acquiring knowledge beyond the textbook.
The seminar has helped us gain a deeper understanding of the school’s educational direction and philosophy. It has also given us a sense of the resources that the school has put in place to guide us to gradually achieve the goal of「Think Critically, Seek Truthfully, Learn Diligently and Act Sensibly」. Last but not least, I would like to thank the principal once again for giving us this valuable opportunity to learn how to be a competent student leader from multiple perspectives.
5HL Lee Kin Ting 5HW Fung Wing Janny