Tea Reception with Carrie Lam
July 1st is the HKSAR Establishment Day and this year it had special meaning to a group of SISHK students. Five P4 SISHK students, who were medalists at the 2017 World Mathematics Invitational were invited by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, to a special tea reception. According to the Chief Executive, she likes to read newspaper everyday and her favourite section has always been the education section, where she can find talented students in Hong Kong exceling in different aspects and won international awards. She has been cutting out these newspaper clips and accumulating them since she took office and decided to show her appreciation to these students by inviting them to the Government House on July 1st. Around 140 Hong Kong students were invited. It was definitely a very special and memorable experience for our SISHK students and parents!
(By Edwina Lam, SH/Innovation & Talent Development)
For many of us, it was our first time to visit the historic, Colonial-styled Government House and to meet the Chief Executive in person. During the tea reception, the Chief Executive gave an inspiring speech on how the young students had their own unique potential and encouraged them to work hard to contribute to the society.
Our five students had the opportunity to speak with the Chief Executive and other government officials. The Chief Executive was very approachable and listened attentively to our students sharing their joy and experience of learning mathematics at school and participating in the World Mathematics Invitational.
We were very honoured and grateful to take part in this gathering. This was certainly a memorable event for the students and will inspire them to strive further to succeed.
(By Winnie Choy, mother of Evan Chan)
We are very honored to be invited to the tea reception held by the HKSAR Government on 1st July this year. Our son, Matthew, was genuinely proud and delighted to be one of the attendees in this event. It is also the first tea reception organized by the Government on the HKSAR Establishment Day. It reflects that our Government has put more emphasis on the local talents in academic, sports and artistic aspects.
The tea reception mainly focuses on taking photos and having conversations with the government officers, which serves as a good start. This surely encourages our government to listen to the ideas from different people, who come from all walks of life. It is hoped that such practices can inspire our government to provide more support for teenagers’ development.
Last but not least, Matthew wishes he would represent Hong Kong to take part in overseas competitions again, and gain more prizes for the Hong Kong team. We look forward to visiting our government officers again at the Government House in the future!
(By Mr Chan, Father of Matthew Chan)