Secondary One Orientation
Cheuk Fung Jethro Yau (S1M)
It was about five years ago that I first set foot in the secondary school grounds. I was fascinated that I recently got to completely explore this award-winning building with aesthetic suites, a large sports hall, spiral staircases and the like. Now, five years later, my wish of learning at this exquisite campus is finally granted. As I began the third part of my educational journey here, I got the first impression of a busy office worker, handling projects, worksheets and errands here and there. It was such a fantastic atmosphere.
Before the orientation, I had a relaxing summer break, but the sudden start of homework from home-based learning (HBL) came like a flood that swept me off my feet. I felt extremely nervous that with only primary school experience, I would not be able to live up to the major expectations in academics for Secondary school. However, I have come to notice that the teachers are extremely patient and supportive, which will go a long way to supporting me in achieving my goals.
I really enjoyed the first day of the orientation. I got to know the school and all the teachers that I had met through Zoom during HBL. When I was touring the school, I especially thought the helix staircase that linked the sixth and seventh floor was the coolest feature because it looked state-of-the-art.
I personally enjoyed the “Floorball” and “Musical Mats” activities most, as they were both interactive and simulated. The interactive part was getting to play in a game; the simulated part being the opportunity to help other S2 students set things up, fulfilling the values of Responsibility, Resilience and Harmony.
It was extremely rewarding to watch videos of our new teachers that would be teaching me this year. They seemed, in my opinion, as welcoming, open, warm and friendly as the teachers that I used to have in primary school. I also learned about the four houses, the house cup and many other, more important things, like being more accepting towards those who are less athletically inclined, like myself.
As I move into this new phase of my life, I look forward to learning more about how to grow up, make new friends and overcome the challenges that could be thrown at me. I endeavor to make my stay at SISHK a fruitful and memorable one.