We take pride in stating that one of our students’ key strengths lies in their ability to communicate using a high standard of English. It has also been our constant endeavor to instill in students a life-long love for literature through widespread reading for pleasure.
In the past few years, we have provided students with the following opportunities to further explore the language beyond classrooms–
Reading Award Programme
Students record the English books they read in the Reading Record Card.
The students who read the most number of books receive Reading Awards at the end of each term.
Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival
The Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival is one of the prime events in which our primary girls get
the opportunity to challenge themselves in their spoken eloquence. Students give it their best when
it comes to rendering the chosen pieces of text and uphold the long tradition of performing
meritoriously at the event.
Big Sister Reading Scheme / Reading Buddies
Students of senior grades help students of junior grades enhance their reading interest by sharing
books and story-telling. The senior girls read to the younger ones and ask them questions to develop
their ability to comprehend and infer varied meanings from texts.
In the past academic year, we also had secondary students from St. Clare’s Girls’ School who came as
reading buddies to our school and read books to our P.4 and P.5 girls.
English Ambassador Programme
To further enhance students’ confidence in speaking, English Ambassadors from the senior
grades are stationed around the school campus on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students across
grades share interesting anecdotes in English with the Ambassadors and earn stamps in their
English passports. These stamps are redeemed for gifts at the end of each year.
This is a celebratory day as students gear up for activities from countries around the world. Our
senior girls design, create and supervise their own booth games which are a manifestation of
world-wide etiquettes and culture. In the past academic year, students also got a one-of-a-kind
opportunity to experience the mystifying facets of African culture through African Drumming.
RTHK Radio Programme
The department also participates in the Sunday Smile Radio Programme organized by RTHK which
provides opportunities for students from P.3 – P.5 to use different forms of language arts. The students’
performances are subsequently broadcast on Channel 3 of RTHK.
Lunch Book Sharing
We make use of every opportunity in the curriculum to teach our students to become life-long readers
and cherish reading for pleasure. Teachers and students take turns on a regular basis to share their
favourite reads with all students during lunch breaks.