Thursday, March 12, 2015

Message from the Principal (12th March 2015)

Munsang College
2014 / 2015

Message from the Principal (3)
12th March, 2015

Dear Parents and Students,

Please take note of the following:
F.1 – F.5 Second Term Form Test Timetable
(Please refer to Appendix 1.)

  1. Students should refer to school homepage and AAC bulletin board for the seating arrangement (which is different from those in the First Term Form Test and Examination).
  2. Students should arrive at the examination centre 15 minutes before the test commences.  Late candidates will not be given extra time to compensate for the time loss.
  3. There is no lesson for F.1 – F.5 after the test.  Students are advised to go home immediately for revision. The normal lesson timetable will resume on 1st April 2015 (Wed, Day 6).
  4. No supplementary test would be arranged for absentees.
  5. Students are strongly advised to work hard for the Form Test and strive for their best.
F.1 – F.3 Performance Booster
In order to improve the academic performance of F.1 to F.3 students who have obtained unsatisfactory results in Chinese, English, and/or Mathematics (core subjects), the Academic Affairs Committee has arranged a remedial program, Performance Booster for them in the Second Term.

Students who failed in any of the core subjects (except Liberal Studies) in either the First Term Examination or the Second Term Form Test will be selected to join the Performance Booster from late April to May. Parents are reminded to encourage students to try their best in academic pursuit and strive for a real balance between academics and activities.

F.3 Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA)
TSA for F.3 classes (Speaking Tests in Chinese Language and English Language) has been scheduled for 21st April 2015 (Tue, Day 2) from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All F.3 students are strongly encouraged to adopt a serious attitude towards the assessments.

Earth Hour 2015 – 28th March 2015, 8:30 p.m.
Global warming is a real and serious threat to all of us.  To help reduce carbon dioxide emission which is one of the major causes of climate change, the school has taken steps to save energy such as avoiding non-essential air-conditioning.

In 2008, the global Ecological Footprint was 1.5 times what the planet could provide; meaning it would take 1.5 years for the Earth to regenerate the renewable resources which mankind used in a year.  In Hong Kong today, the situation is even more severe.  According to the latest research by the World Wildlife Fund (“WWF”) and Global Footprint Network, if everyone on Earth were to live the way Hong Kong does, humanity would require 3.1 Earths to meet its needs.

Earth Hour, organised by WWF, is the world's largest collective environmental action involving individuals, communities, businesses and governments across the world.  Participation is simple: as many people and organizations as possible turn off their non-essential lights at the appointed time for one hour.  This collective action sends a powerful message: everyone wants a sustainable future.

This year, Earth Hour 2015 will be held on 28th March 2015 at 8:30 p.m.  We earnestly hope that you would also participate in the event by turning off the lights at home for an hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on that day.  For more information, please visit the website of the WWF-Hong Kong at “”.  Your participation and contribution are highly appreciated.

Vigilance against Seasonal Influenza
According to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), the current influenza activity in Hong Kong is still at a high level and is expected to remain at a high level for some time.  To prevent outbreaks of influenza or other respiratory infections, we would continue to actively check the body temperature of all students every day when they arrive at school so as to identify students with fever.  Students with fever and respiratory symptoms are strongly advised not to attend school till 48 hours after fever has subsided.  In addition, you are advised of the following measures to prevent influenza and respiratory tract infection:
  • To receive seasonal influenza vaccination for personal protection;
  • To build up good body immunity by having a proper diet, regular exercise and adequate rest, reducing stress and avoiding smoking;
  • To maintain good personal and environmental hygiene;
  • To keep hands clean and wash hands properly;
  • To cover nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing and dispose of nasal and mouth discharge properly;
  • To wash hands after sneezing, coughing or cleaning the nose;
  • To maintain good ventilation;
  • To avoid going to crowded or poorly ventilated public places when influenza is prevalent; high-risk individuals may consider putting on surgical masks when staying in such places; and
  • To wear surgical mask and seek medical advice promptly if symptoms of respiratory tract infection or fever develop.
Teaching Interflow & Staff Development Day
Teaching Interflow between teachers of our school and other renowned local secondary schools, who will pay us a visit and share with us their teaching experience, has been scheduled from 9th February 2015 to 25th March 2015.

To allow students time for preparing for the Form Test and facilitate teachers to reflect on the interflow, a staff development program has been arranged in the afternoon on 25th March 2015 (Wed) and the afternoon classes of all levels on that day will be cancelled.  Students are strongly advised to make good use of the afternoon and work hard for the Form Test.

Yours sincerely,


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