1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

25 March 2014

Letter to the Editor about the overuse of online social networking site (Choi On Kiu Liana 5B)

Dear Editor,


I am writing to express my point of view of the overuse of online social networking site.


Nowadays, having Internet access at home is a very common thing. Many people can own a computer at home. Also, because of the improvement in technology, it brings a lot of convenience and efficiency to users. For example, we can find a lot of different information around the world by searching the Internet. We can find news that happened in different countries. Also, we can talk and share new things to our family member who live in another country by using Skype.

 Because of this, people spend more time on using computer. Some of us will also spend a whole day on using computer without taking a rest. It leads to a problem of the overuse in society. And the number of overuse in network sites is increasing.

In addition, overusing the networking site will waste our time because we spend most of the time on it. On the other hand, we will only have less time on our parents to figure out our problem on study or social life. It will cause direct arguments.

I think parents should have more outdoor activities with their children, to sidetrack their mind.

Finally, school will be a better place to teach students to stop overusing computer, because student learn things there, so I think teachers should ogranise some activities or talks on telling the disadvantages of the overuse of doing other things like homework or projects, etc. So I think we should have a time management to balance the time on using computer and daily work. Having a timetable, we can manage your time on using computer in a more specific way, so that we will not spend too much time on using the network in an uncontrolled way.

In addition, overusing the Internet will destroy your relationship with friends and family members. It is because we spend most of the time using the net, we will have no time on building relationship with them.

In short, we should stop students on overusing networking site, because it will lead a big problem in our society. It is education that we need to foster this belief within our society.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Wong

11 March 2014

A letter to editor (5D Choy Hiu Tung Pinky)

Dear Sir,

I am writing to express my opinion about the overuse of online social networking site.

With the aid of the online social networking site, we get a lot of benefits. For example, we can release our pressure, share pictures and work on projects easily. Also, we can communicate with friends and families in a convenient way.  Although there are many advantages about using social networking, it still has disadvantages, such as wasting time, affecting health and having less communication with family or even decreasing the chance for face-to-face communication. Let me explain it in detail.

Firstly, social networking sites have many functions. Most people use it for watching videos, checking status of Facebook friends and chat. Also nowadays, there are so many online social networking, such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Each webpage, each of them has different functions. If we need to visit all of them, we need to use more than 2 hours. So it wastes our precious time. And if we overuse of online social networking site, we will become addicted to it. Then we don’t have enough time to study or do homework which will affect our school results.

Secondly, the overuse of online social networking site would affect our vision. We know that sometimes we need to search information in these social webpages. Although we felt tired of our eyes, we wouldn’t take rest and keep on searching. So we will get short sighted easily and we need to wear glasses because we have astigmatism and myopia if overuse the computer, especially the social networking sites.

Thirdly, nowadays we can chat with anyone by social networking, so that we do not need face-to-face communication with anyone, especially our parents. It is because it is too convenient to chat with people by computer or mobile phone through the online social network. People will overuse this method to chat, so we will not always chat with anyone face-to-face. It will affect our communication skills, interpersonal skills. And these skills would affect social development of our future. It erodes our care about our family, weaken our instincts in interacting with others on social occasions.

All in all, online social networking site have its own advantages and disadvantages. If you don’t want to have these disadvantages, try to manage your time and have self-control when using online social networking site.

Yours faithfully,

Pinky Choy

6 March 2014

Public speech Overpopulation is becoming a world problem (5A Rebecca Hung)

Good morning, principal, teachers and students.
I am Rebecca Hung. It is my honor to be here today to talk about the problem of overpopulation.

Do you know queuing up is an unavoidable part of our lives? You can see many long queues everywhere in Hong Kong. Last weekend, I went out for lunch with my friend. When we got to the restaurant, there were so many people waiting for tables that we had to wait for an hour before we could finally sit down and enjoy our meal. Sounds familiar to you, right? I am sure some of you have had similar experience. You may wonder: Are there not enough restaurants in Hong Kong? Or are there too many people in Hong Kong? Yes, there are simply too many people in Hong Kong. We are facing the problem of overpopulation, but do you know that overpopulation has also become a world problem?

According to the United Nations, the estimated world population has already exceeded 7 billion and the figure is still growing day by day.

You may ask what the figure means to our world. Can’t the world accommodate 7 billion people, or even another 7 billion people? Let me tell you, 7 billion people are already too much for our world to bear.

First of all, let me ask you a question. Can you live without electricity? I guess most of you will answer no, because all of us use electricity. Electricity is a basic necessity in today’s world. Because of the growing population, the demand for electricity keeps growing. Let’s take a look at China. To generate more electricity to meet the increasing demand, China is building nuclear plants all over the country and is planning to build even more. These nuclear plants may pose unimaginable hazards not only to China, but also to the world. Just take a look at the nuclear plant in Fukushima and you will agree with me. All human lives will finally be in jeopardy if we keep building more nuclear plants. But it seems that some countries, especially China, are still resorting to nuclear energy for its growing population.

Another serious problem caused by overpopulation is food shortage. Thousands, mostly children, die of hunger every day in different parts of the world. According to the United Nations, by 2012 the number of malnourished people in the world had already reached 1020 million. In Africa, already 6 million people died of famine and malnourishment. Although, today, we have advanced agricultural technology, the supply simply cannot meet the demand. Why? Because when the world population becomes bigger, there will be more people desiring more food. At the same time, more agricultural lands have to be used for urban development. That means fewer lands can be used for agricultural production. Then, the supply of food drops.

And, the problem of food shortage is further aggravated by the uneven distribution of the world’s total food. China, with her huge population and wealthier people, is demanding more and more food, and this results in even less food for the already underprivileged and underdeveloped areas.

Let’s go back to agricultural technology. You may ask: if we develop even more advanced technology, will we be able to feed the entire world? Yes, we may be able to feed the entire world if we have very advanced technology. But the food we produce may be harmful to human body. Then, we, humans, will eventually suffer.

Besides food shortage, global warming is another problem worsened by overpopulation. With an increasing population, there are more human activities, and more greenhouse gases are released to the atmosphere, and this worsens the greenhouse effect. Yes, the whole world is trying to cut carbon dioxide emission and we are trying to be less polluting. But we can’t deny the fact that overpopulation aggravates global warming. And global warming causes a whole bunch of environmental problems. Look at the super typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban. At the United Nations climate summit in Warsaw, the lead negotiator of the Philippines, Naderev Sano, said Haiyan was like nothing they had ever experienced before, or perhaps nothing that any country had ever experienced before.

So, to deal with environmental problems, we can’t just look at the environmental factors, we also have to look at the problem of overpopulation.

All in all, the overpopulation problem is affecting the whole world; we cannot turn a blind eye to it.

I sincerely hope that all of you can learn more about overpopulation from my sharing.

Thank you.

3 March 2014

Enrolment List - 2nd Exchange with International Christian School (14 Mar 2014)

The following students have been selected to join our school's off-campus English Activity (2nd Exchange with International Christian School) (14 Mar 2014):

4B2Chan Tsz Man
1C16Sze Wai Man
1C18Tsang Ho Yan
2C14Ng Sin Yee
2C21Chan Cheuk Hei
2C25Cheng Tik Man
2C11Leung Hei Yuet
2C27Choi Kin Ting
4B12Ng Hoi Kei
2A24Chung Tsz Him
1C5Chiang Ching Laam
1C2Cheung Hei Tung
1C23Lam Ho Yin
3A16So Wai Shan
3A6Huang Long Yuet
3A15Sit Wing Yan
2C30Lai Hei Wang
1A12Tsui Wing Tung
1C11Leung Sin Yiu
1D21Leung Cheuk To
1C7Fung Hoi Ying