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17 June, 2024

Secondary Campus Weekly Update

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Dear Parents,

Our Secondary Prizegiving was a very special event this morning and a lovely celebration to round a fabulous year. Congratulations to all our prize winners!

All parents can watch our Prize Giving event by clicking on the link below.

All photos of our winners will be posted on this link, a huge thank you to all families for your support and encouragement over the academic year.

In closing our Secondary Prize Giving event, below is a poem that I read out to our students, titled “Oh, What A Year”.

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Oh, What A Year.
Little Shop of Horrors, was a botanical thrill,
Sport’s Day energy, our spirits did fill.
Model United Nations, with debates so grand,
Dr Frost’s maths wisdom, always a guiding hand.
Maths Olympiads and literary festivals, challenged our minds to soar,
Enrichment week left us asking for more!
Chinese New Year brought vibrant delight,
International Day embraced our cultures, oh so bright.
House spirit filled the auditorium, many a day,
Windsor, Balmoral, Caernarfon, and Sandringham we praise!
Typhoon days off gave us respite from the grind,
Black rain couldn’t dampen our spirits or our minds.
Even a mischievous monkey visited Kwun Tong,
Hoping to taste Angelo’s paninis or perhaps sing a song?
It’s been a year of adventure, progress and success,
Personally, for me, I feel very blessed,
To lead and be part of this incredible team,
Of talented students and staff - you are a dream.
Now it’s time to celebrate, reflect and then rest,
We have almost made the Year through; we have given it our very best.
Be proud of what we have achieved and what we have done,
Let’s enjoy summer break and go get some sun!

On Tuesday evening we hosted our end of year Summer Music Concert. With 98 students involved across 11 ECAs and ensembles, they performed Classics by Shostakovich and Vivaldi, Jazz by Herbie Hanock, Film music by John Williams and Pop songs by The Cranberries and One Direction. The choirs and bands performed with gusto and smiles, showing off all they had been working hard on over the course of this year.

Last year we began the tradition of including a Concerto soloist in our End of Year Concerts. Concertos are very technically demanding pieces for solo musicians with orchestral accompaniment, written for virtuosic musicians to show off their skills and talents. Last year we featured Year 12s Natalie Poon and Luna Huang and this year no different as we featured Year 12 Soleil Chan as our piano soloist. He chose to play the first movement from Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major, which was a roaring success.

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If you would like to relive the event, then please follow the YouTube links below to watch the wonderful performances:
Part 1:
Part 2:

I would like to take this time to thank all the students, and families for their unwavering support this year in our Music ECAs and events, it has been a pleasure to lead such talent in the school and I look forward to even more exciting performances in the future!

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The U12 Girls Football finals showcased the team's resilience and growth. In their first game, they faced a physically aggressive Carmel team, creating promising scoring opportunities that unfortunately went unfinished. Carmel emerged as winners with a 6-0 victory. In the battle for 3rd place against DSC, the girls took an early lead but faced two quick goals from DSC. A goal just before halftime made it 3-1. NAIS HK responded swiftly after the break, but two more goals secured a 5-3 defeat. Despite the outcome, the girls gained valuable experience and displayed remarkable development throughout the season. They should be proud of their achievements. Well done!

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50m Freestyle
Yr 7 Girls Charlotte H 33.25
Yr 9 Boys Paul X 27.83
Yr 9 Girls Isabel T 37.68
Yr 10 Boys Theo Z 29.65
Yr 10 Girls Eliana Z 38.07

50m Backstroke
Yr 7 Boys Brandon L 38.95
Yr 8 Boys Michael R 38.83
Yr 9 Boys Efe D 37.91
Yr 9 Girls Karin L 37.90
Yr 10 Boys Noah R 39.11

50m Breaststroke
Yr 8 Boys Jake D 39.49
4 x 50m Freestyle Relay
Yr 7 Boys Windsor 2.51.82
Yr 7 Girls Balmoral 3.18.18
Yr 8 Boys Balmoral 2.16.47
Yr 8 Girls Sandringham 2.53.58
Yr 10 Boys Sandringham 2.24.53

4 x 50m Mixed Freestyle Relay
Yr 7 Windsor 2.37.95
Yr 8 Sandringham 2.37.43
Yr 10 Windsor 2.25.48

On Tuesday 11th June and Wednesday 12th June we welcomed our Year 11 students back to Kwun Tong campus to carry out two IB transition days.

Our Year 11 students participated in the following introductory sessions.

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The Year 12 were challenged through an ‘IB Quiz’ to carry out research to answer IB specific questions such as below.

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The Year 11 fed back that that they particularly enjoyed interacting with our Year 12 students to learn more about the IB.

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Photo of Year 11 and 12 mixer Question and Answer session in the IB Suite

Another pertinent aspect of the introductory days was Mr McIntosh explaining the IB Mathematics courses in more detail and introducing the ‘Graphical Display Calculator.’ This is a powerful tool which supports IB students with computation and problem solving in Mathematics.

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Photo of Mr McIntosh in full swing

We would like to thank all the teachers who were involved in the two days; Mrs Holt, Mr Doherty, Ms Rankin, Mr McIntosh, Mr Fall, Mr Jennings and Mrs Turner-Fall.

We look forward to the Year 11s joining our community again next year, this time in Year 12!

In Year 11, our students celebrated the end of their IGCSE examinations at the annual Year 11 Prize Giving Ceremony. Students ended their IB Taster Sessions in style at what can only be described as a wonderful celebration of their talents and achievements. It was a privilege to see our Year 11s receive certificates for their hard work before and during the IGCSEs, whilst being congratulated for their strengths in various subject areas. Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students, and sincere good luck wishes to all those who are moving on to pastures new in August.

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Our Secondary International day last Thursday was a huge success. Students had the opportunity to visit 18 different countries, receiving passport stamps from each country!

All students explored and experienced the rich cultural diversity of our community. The highlights of our event were the numerous stations set up by our fabulous parents, allowing students to sample different cultures, traditions, music, and cuisine, followed by a magnificent student and parent parade.

A huge thank you to our PTA and parent community for their support, in what was one of the highlights of the academic year!

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  • Friday 21st June – Last Day of School – 12.00pm finish

Have a fantastic week! We wish you and your family a wonderful summer, see you in August!

Fiona Thorndike
Head of Secondary