School News

15 Apr 2024

National Security Education Day 2024 --- Talk on national security education

Our civic leaders and class representatives of the core subject Citizenship and Social Development from various classes, were glad to have the opportunity to participate in the online talk related to national security, which was co-organised by Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers and Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. They represent SFCC to take part in the “National Security Education Day 2024”, in order to raise the whole school’s awareness to the significance of defending national security, and to promote the importance of law-abidingness. This event serves as an inevitable step for students to increase their consciousness to national development and strengthen their sense of national identity.


           

08 Apr 2024

Visiting the polar research icebreaker "Xue Long 2"

The first polar research icebreaker "Xue Long 2" docked in Hong Kong on 8 April 2024. Some F.4 students, Hayley Wong, Fiona Mak, Chloe Choi and Sophie Tse, took the opportunity and participated in the Welcome Ceremony of Xue Long 2's Visit cum Tour, organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Volunteers.

Our students were able to get a close-up view of the ship which deepened our pride in our motherland's scientific research achievements.  They even got the chance to admire the interior of the ship. They could access areas such as the marine sampling room, the laboratory, and the helipad, complete with the ship's "Snow Eagle 301" helicopter. This event was undoubtedly a valuable experience for our students; it is hoped that their understanding and awareness of polar expeditions will be enhanced, as well as their interest and enthusiasm in exploring the polar regions.

                       

31 Mar 2024

樓臨黃鶴,心橋架夢——聖方濟各與武漢十九中的文化探索之旅

春風和煦的三月末,20位學生踏上一場別開生面的文化交流之旅。他們遠赴千里,來到具有悠久歷史與深厚文化底蘊的城市——武漢,與姊妹學校武漢市第十九中學進行了一次意義非凡的交流活動。在為期四天的行程中,同學們不僅深入了解了當地的文化遺產,而且還有機會與第十九中學的學生進行學術與藝術交流,這一切的經歷將成為他們青春記憶中珍貴的一頁。

踏足歷史痕跡,體驗武漢文化魅力

行程中,學生參觀當地著名的博物館,深入了解了武漢豐富的歷史與文化。在參觀黃鶴樓期間,同學們不僅攀登古樓,親眼目睹這座傳奇建築的壯麗景色,通過導遊講解,更了解到了黃鶴樓背後的歷史故事及其在中國文學中的獨特地位。
 
學術交流,締造深厚友誼

學術交流是此行的重中之重。同學們一大早便來到了武漢市第十九中學,與當地的高二學生共同上了一節生動的語文課。在這節課上,他們共同探討《水調歌頭•游泳》這首著名詞作。通過黃老師的引導,同學不僅了解詞中到橋的象徵意義,賞析詩歌的意涵,體悟毛主席對未來的展望,更在文學的海洋中增進了和十九中同學的理解與友情。
 
文化展演,彰顯學校特色

「春風十里,只為等你」兩校的文化交流表演於雄渾的國歌聲中揭開序幕,武漢市第十九中學校長朱一兵致辭,副校長王啟輝主持活動開幕儀式。本校學生代表周月茹、余佳怡上台發言,向來賓介紹學校情況並回顧兩校交流情誼。特別值得一提的是,是次活動荷蒙香港特別行政區第五任行政長官兼校友林鄭月娥女士支持,擔任是次交流活動嘉賓。她不僅一直觀賞學生表演,更發表主題演講,鼓勵學生積極參與文化交流,拓展國際視野,並強調是次交流活動有助促進兩地學生相互理解與合作。及後,學生們施展渾身解數,透過音樂、舞蹈及朗誦表演,將各自的校園文化與藝術生活展現得淋漓盡致,贏得在場師生陣陣掌聲。
 
非物質文化遺產體驗,傳承中華藝術

文化之旅還包含對非物質文化遺產的體驗。同學有機會親手製作麵塑,此傳統的中華民間藝術不僅考驗他們的巧手與創意,也讓他們對中國傳統文化有更深的體會。其後,學生還參訪了武漢市第十九初級中學,參加書法、漢繡和剪紙等傳統藝術課程,這些活動無疑加深了同學們對傳統藝術的理解和興趣。

在這次武漢之旅中,同學不僅學會豐富的文化知識,更通過與姊妹學校的學術與藝術交流,建立珍貴的友誼。這種跨文化的交流經驗對於學生的個人成長以及未來的國際合作具有重要的意義。隨著行程結束,同學們帶著滿滿的收獲與美好的回憶返回香港,期待下一趟與姊妹學校交流,探索世界的每一個角落。


                                   

21 Mar 2024

Joint school workshop on sustainable development: Visiting SPC

Our civic leaders Hayley Wong (4A), Hailey Lau (4B) and 4C Amanda Fung (4C), accompanied by green ambassador Karine Kwong (3A) are thrilled to have the opportunity to pay a visit to St. Paul's College. They are honour to represent SFCC to take part in the “SDG Action and Awareness Month workshop” Lohas Festa” organised by the sustainability society of St. Paul’s College. They got the chance to participate in various types of sustainable activities, including the production of paper folders with recycled materials. This event has greatly increased their environmental consciousness and deepened their understanding of the sustainable development of Hong Kong.

           

21 Mar 2024

Joint School Staff Development Day: Visiting the Greater Bay Area

On 21st March, 2024, our teachers took the invaluable opportunity to pay a visit to Shenzhen Shekou Yucai Education Group Yucai High School, SZMS Nanshan Innovation School, and The Experimental School of Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, with teachers from Sacred Heart Canossian College and St. Mary’s Canossian College. With the eye-opening experience, teachers exchanged views on STEAM education, curriculum planning, and educational beliefs. Partaking in the interaction, substantial information and experiences that benefit our education are shared.

                       

16 Mar 2024

家長教師會高中講座系列 ------- 建立正向情緒與新世代生涯規劃

生活緊張,學習上面對重重的困難和壓力,又要面對很多人際關係上的問題,同學們因此常常都會感到灰心沮喪。作為家長,如何幫助女兒們除去負面的情緒呢?本校於2024年2月24日,邀請了香港城市大學正向教育研究室服務督導郭啟晉先生,主領中四至中六級家長講座,主題為「如何協助子女建立正面情緒」。郭先生指出要先安頓情緒,而不是解決情緒,亦即是家長需要接納女兒的憤怒或不安的負面情緒,之後協助女兒將負面情緒轉化為正面能量。同時,家長要明白女兒發洩憤怒情緒的原因,彼此傾談,從而建立良好的親子關係。講座後, 羅校長和英文科科主任蔡老師與家長及同學分組,分享學習心得,以幫助同學改善學習技巧,使能好好預備公開考試。

此外, 於2024年3月16日,本校亦舉行了中五級家長講座,由社會服務機構「加減乘除」項目主任及香港科技大學梁家樂博士主領,主題為「升讀大學,何去何從?」講員指出在新時代,香港學生面對很多社會轉變,大學的學科組合亦有新的趨勢,新興學科逐漸受歡迎,家長和子女不妨多作了解,給予自己多選擇。同時,面對這些轉變和挑戰,家長可從旁協助和支持。講座第二部分是由升學輔導組余慧賢老師解釋2025聯招的程序和注意事項,當中包括各項呈交的文件和日期。最後,家長和學生會面班主任和副班主任,從中商討如何回應及預備考試的要求和聯招的程序。

                       

06 Mar 2024

“Meeting with the Financial Secretary 2024”

Our civic leaders, including the chairlady Zoe Chan (5B), vice-chairlady Joanna Ng (5A), Peace Lo (5A), Hayley Wong (4A), Hailey Lau (4B), Amanda Fung (4C), Eunice Ng (4C), Catherine Lam (4D), Dorothy Lai (5C) and Cherry Lo (5C) participated in the “Meeting with the Financial Secretary 2024” held on 12th March 2024. Organized by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the activity aimed to provide a precious chance for youth student leaders to communicate and exchange their opinions on government’s policy-making. Our civic leaders have the grasped the opportunity to interact with the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, Mr. Chan Mo-po, Paul. They expressed their concerns over various perspectives of the government budget issued in February 2024, as well as shared their views with the representatives from different schools and social sectors. This event was undoubtedly a refreshing experience for all our civic leaders, it is hoped that they will maintain their passion and awareness to current issues and keep exploring their sense of belonging to the community.

                       

07 Feb 2024

Admission Application for S2 to S4

Applications are now open to S2 to S4 students for the school year 2024-25.

Applicants are required to download the New Student Data Form and submit the completed form together with supporting documents (Refer to page 5 of the New Student Data Form) in person to the school office during office hours* or by post on or before 3 June, 2024.  

*School office hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Selected applicants are requested to sit for a written entrance examination (Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics) on 15 June 2024 (Saturday). Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview which will be conducted in English.

Successful applicants will be notified individually. The application is considered as unsuccessful if the school does not contact the applicant by 1 August, 2024.

19 Jan 2024

Extended Learning Day

 The Extended Learning Day was successfully held on 19 January 2024. Various activities were organised for different levels to expand knowledge, foster creativity, and cultivate new skills. The immersive educational activities include S1 organic farm field trip, S2 Chinese History Panyu trip, S3 & 4 Careers programmes and S5 horse riding.

Students were encouraged to engage actively in these activities, fostering team spirit, boosting self-confidence, and forging stronger bonds among peers. The diverse range of learning experiences provided valuable opportunities for students to develop holistically as lifelong learners, reaping the benefits of a well-rounded education.

As our students discover endless opportunities for growth and make the most of their learning journey, this day has been particularly remarkable.

 

                       

21 Dec 2023

Christmas Celebration

The Christmas celebration held on 21st December 2023 was a resounding success, leaving behind wonderful memories filled with joy and excitement. One of the highlights of the event was the Dress-down Day, which allowed students to come to school in casual wear. This year, the primary objective was to raise funds for Orbis, an esteemed charitable organization dedicated to fighting blindness worldwide. 

The day was brimming with activities that showcased the students' creativity and enthusiasm for the spirit of Christmas. Talent shows and games added an extra layer of excitement. It truly became a magical occasion, uniting everyone in a celebration of love, kindness, and the birth of baby Jesus. Heartfelt gratitude goes out to the students, teachers, and staff members whose contributions made this event an exceptional success. Such events not only bring us all together but also instill a sense of unity and support for charitable causes.

May the impact of this remarkable Christmas celebration endure, and may the funds raised for Orbis contribute significantly to their mission of combating blindness worldwide.

                       

13 Dec 2023

155th Anniversary Open Days

The 155th Anniversary Open Day, dated 8th to 10th December 2023, were successfully held. It is a whole school event aiming to celebrate the 155th Anniversary of our School.

The kick-off ceremony was held at the school hall with an opening speech delivered by the principal, Mr. Kenneth Law and started with the performance of the school choir and Orchestra. An array of exciting events and activities were planned to commemorate this special milestone, such as Talent Show- Singing and Dance performances, Game Booths, and STEM Activities. To deepen public understanding of our school, two sessions of the S1 Admission Information Talk were held. The public, students, and teachers were seen having fun at different activities.

As the highlight of the 155th Anniversary Open Day, we are honored to have invitied the renowned Chinese musician Ms. Hsin Hsiao-ling to perform a recital on 10th December. The response to this performance event was enthusiastic. The audience not only can enjoy the wonderful music but also can benefit from an eye-opening experience of the concert.

The final event of the 155th anniversary was the alumni reunion - the Poon Choi gathering. Following the delighting performance of the school chamber music team, alumni who joined the event treasure the chance to reconnect with old classmates, reminiscing their fond memories.

We are grateful that students, parents, and the public can celebrate the 155th anniversary with us and join the related events, witness the development and achievements of our school over the years together. Thank you for joining us! 

Please click here to view the highlights!


                                   

06 Dec 2023

Tram Set Sail Ceremony: A Momentous Start to St. Francis' 155th Anniversary and Open Days

On 4 December 2023, our school community gathered with great excitement at the Tram Depot on Whitty Street to witness the Set Sail Ceremony of St. Francis' Anniversary Tram. Led by our principal, Mr. Kenneth Law, the event was attended by the designer of the tram body, Scarlett Chan of F.5B, along with her parents and four schoolmates. Their infectious enthusiasm showcased their eagerness to embark on personal journeys of growth and discovery.

The ceremony set a vibrant tone for the upcoming Open Days, scheduled from 8th -10th December 2023. Visitors can anticipate engaging experiences as they explore our school's offerings. This Tram Set Sail Ceremony not only marked the beginning of St. Francis' 155th anniversary celebrations but also ignited anticipation and excitement for all involved.

Keep an eye out for Tram #88, as it will be making its rounds around the Hong Kong Island for 4 weeks starting from 4 December 2023, on one of the 6 routes shown.

               

04 Dec 2023

「國家憲法日」 - 國旗下的短講與相關活動

 12月4日為「國家憲法日」。故此,我校於早會時段的升旗儀式後,安排了「國旗下的講話」,講解憲法的歷史與意義;此外,初中同學均參與了由香港教育城舉辦的2023國家憲法日網上問答比賽及收聽校内廣播的憲法短講。相信通過一系列的活動,能讓學生認識祖國憲法,明白憲法是「一國兩制」在香港特區實踐的法律保障和依據,亦是香港特區保持長期繁榮穩定的基石。

           

30 Nov 2023

聖方濟各沙勿略瞻禮慶典

 學校主保聖人—聖方濟各(St. Francis of Xavier),他一生以熱切的心神敬拜上主,遠道東亞各地傳揚福音。在這遙遠而艱巨的傳教生活中,遇上不少困難和危險,但仍能一一克服,全心依靠天主。今年的主題 —— 「來跟隨,去見證」。透過活動和嘉賓的分享,加深同學對聖人的認識,並樂意以身體力行,效法聖人在生活中為基督作證。

正如聖人曾從心底向天主呼求:
 
「主,我在這裡;祢願意我做做什麼?請派我到祢願意我去的任何地方去吧!」
 

           

23 Nov 2023

Formation of Heart

Six Catholic Formation sessions are conducted during Home Time for Catholic students. The student leaders will take on the responsibility of preparing and hosting the event, with valuable support from Sr. Betty, who will provide informative talks on Catechism during the initial sessions. Furthermore, the students will actively engage in preparing activities for their peers. Catholic students gather in small groups to respond to some reflective questions after each session. 


Six spiritual development programs are arranged during Home Time for non-Catholic students. We aim to create a nurturing environment where students can explore their spirituality and deepen their relationship with God. Additionally, we will invite guest speakers to deliver talks on ethics and faith. Throughout the programs, we instill moral values such as gratitude, respect, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

 
 

                               

18 Nov 2023

Swimming Gala

The much-anticipated Swimming Gala took place at Victoria Park Swimming Pool on November 17th, and it was a resounding success. Students displayed great enthusiasm and actively participated in the event, giving their best efforts to score points for their respective houses. The atmosphere was filled with excitement and cheer as they competed. St. Valentina House was the champion of the C grade section, while St. Nicolaus House was the champion for the B grade section, A grade section and secured the overall championship of the Swimming Gala. Heartfelt congratulations go to the winning houses and all the victorious individuals in the gala. It was a day that will be remembered fondly, as everyone experienced joy and delight. We look forward to organizing more such events in the future, providing opportunities for students to shine and revel in joy.

                                   

04 Nov 2023

家長教師會週年會員大會暨家長講座 (4-11-2023)

2023年11月4日,家長教師會舉行週年會員大會暨家長講座。黎李子恩女士和麥志豪先生進行會務報告,回顧過去的工作成果和資金運用情況。接著,李詩頴副校長和黎李子恩女士解釋家教會會章的修訂事宜,所有出席會員進行投票表決後,會章修訂獲得通過。會員大會過後隨即進行講座,本校有幸邀得蘇文傑律師主講,主題是「違反國安法的行為陷阱」。蘇律師分享了相關的法律知識和案例,以加強家長和老師的法律意識。最後,班主班老師與家長進行交談,就學生的學習及校園生活作交流及討論,望能有助學生各方面的成長。



 

03 Nov 2023

2023-24 S1 Admission Information Talks