School News

11 Nov 2022

Values Education Program on “Gratitude and Love”

As a part of the whole-school approach to values education, we engaged all teachers and students in an interactive online programme conducted by Mr. Remus Kwok from the City University of Hong Kong. While our guest speaker delivered the programme, Form teachers facilitated discussions in their respective classes and interacted with our guest speaker through the online chatroom. Students have gained a better understanding of themselves through completing a questionnaire on “Love language”. The meaningful noises and warm exchanges during the sharing sessions have built a stronger rapport among the class, marking the beginning of the “Secret Angels” activity which lasts for two weeks. 

           

04 Nov 2022

School Picnic – Extended Learning Activity

It was the most awaited day of the year. Our school picnic was held on 4th November 2022. For the first time, the whole school went to Ocean Park for a picnic. The amusement park was a terrific choice for a picnic destination for students to learn while having fun. It raised students’ awareness towards wildlife conservation and marine creatures.
 
Students were required to watch a video clip featuring Conservation Battlefront Seminar before the outing. The programme introduced local conservation work from the aspect of technology, art and sustainability being done on three protected species in Hong Kong, namely Golden Birdwing, Green Turtle and Acropora Corals.
 
Students were divided into small groups to observe animals in the “Aquarium”, “Asian Animal World”, “Polar Adventure” and “Tropical Rainforest”. They had to investigate several animals of their interest, for example a Sea Horse or a Panda, and complete a guided field study worksheet about a few local species of their interest.
 
The Extended Learning Day was a self-directed learning opportunity for students to learn about the local habitat of the animals. They worked at their own pace which gave them a unique experience of interdisciplinary and self-directed learning. It promotes the youngsters to engage with others, plan and promote the conservation industry. 

                       

31 Oct 2022

Form 1 Information Day 2022

The School Information Day will be held on 10 December, 2022. We welcome all Primary 5 and 6 students and parents to attend the admission talk alongside a campus tour. Through the programme, participants will gain an understanding of our school’s vision, mission, language policy, curriculum and co-curricular activities, and the application procedures for Form 1 admission.

Details of the Admission Talk are as follows:
 
Date:
10 December 2022 (Saturday)
Venue:
St. Francis’ Canossian College
(9-13 Kennedy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
Time:
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Enrolment: Participants may click here to enroll. 
 
Should you have any enquiries, please contact the School Office at 25872700.
 
In view of the pandemic situation, our school will implement crowd management measures to reduce the risk of transmission. Each family may have a maximum of THREE attendees including the student concerned. The school reserves the right to change the programme to online mode in response to the pandemic situation and guidelines given by EDB.
 
Please enroll by 25 November, 2022. Quota is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.

All visitors (including children under age 12) are required to use the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application to scan the QR code and present their vaccine pass upon entry.


中一入學資訊講座

 
為了令小學五、六年級的家長及學生了解本校的辦學理念、課程、教學語言政策、課外活動、中一收生安排及校園設施,本校將於2022年12月10日舉行中一入學資訊講座及校園導賞活動,詳情如下:
 
日期:2022年12月10日(星期六)
時間:下午1時至3時正
地點:灣仔堅尼地道9-13號嘉諾撒聖方濟各書院
 
有興趣參加上述活動的人士,請於2022年11月25日前按此連結報名 :
 
根據教育局指引,為防止病毒傳播,本校將實施人流管制措施,每個家庭最多可安排三人出席,包括升中學生本人在內。名額將以先到先得方式分配,額滿即止。
 
因應疫情的發展及教育局的指引,校方保留變更關於資訊日的安排的權利。
 
如有疑問,請致電本校校務處,電話號碼:2587 2700。 

為配合政府最新的防疫措施,所有訪客(包括十二歲以下的學生)必須使用「安心出行」流動應用程式掃描二維碼,並出示疫苗接種紀錄二維碼,方可進入本校。

21 Oct 2022

Visit to Hong Kong Science Park

On 7 October and 21 October 2022, our F.3 students visited the Hong Kong Science Park. They got the chance to explore the technologies of autonomous vehicle, AI and smart retail. The visit to some booths was helpful in making them understand more about the application of innovative technologies in different industries. Dr. Crystal Fok, the Head of STP Platform at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) gave a talk to our students and introduced them to the innovation and technology ecosystem in Hong Kong and its future potential. CUHK Robotics Team, the winners of Robocon HK 2022, enlightened our students through their sharing on innovation and how new technologies are changing the world and our daily lives.  

 

“We learnt a lot of interesting information about new technology such as how a self-driving shuttle makes use of sensors to detect people, objects, and vehicles on the road.  We also visited some booths and learnt how to breed crabs in an efficient way by using robots. During the visit, we got to know about the Mini-Robocon competition for junior secondary students. My classmates and I decided to form a team to join the competition, which will be held in March 2023. We are excited to be given the opportunity to construct and control robots. All in all, the visit was a wonderful and unforgettable experience for us.”

Ariel Cheng F. 3A

  

“This time, the visit to the Science Park was a very different experience. I was amazed to see an autonomous self-driven bus. This is an exciting technology in which the bus operates without someone actively driving it. We understand how it functions on the road and how the sensors in the vehicle can sense obstacles on the roads including humans or little animals. It was fun because I experienced how our lifestyle is being changed by technological advancement. This visit has been a rewarding experience.”

Natalie So F. 3A 

                               

14 Oct 2022

School Major Concerns Information Day and Installation Ceremony

The School Major Concerns Information Day was held on 14 October 2022. F.4 and F.5 classes witnessed this significant event in the hall, whereas the rest of the students watched the live broadcast at their respective classrooms. Mr. Remus Kwok from the City University of Hong Kong and two past students, Gigi Chan and Wynne Lau were invited to share with our students the theme of the year. The two alumni also shared some study tips with our students and incorporated the school’s two major concerns of the coming three years in their sharing. Our two major concerns are as mentioned:
- To reinforce values education to enhance whole-person development of Franciscans
- To cater for learner diversity by enhancing classroom teaching efficiency
 
The Installation Ceremony was ushered in warmly by everyone soon after the sharing by our alumni. It was a big day for the new group of student representatives who were officially introduced and appointed. During the ceremony, badges of honour were presented by Mr. Law to the head prefects, representatives of monitresses, executive committee of four houses and the student leaders of various functional teams who pledged their full dedication and commitment to the school. Congratulations to all our newly installed student leaders! 

                       

30 Sep 2022

Flag-raising ceremony to celebrate 73rd founding anniversary of PRC

In celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the school held a flag-raising ceremony in the school hall during the morning assembly on 30 September, 2022. All teachers and students participated in the solemn ceremony. Two F.6 students shared with us facts and knowledge about our National Flag, National Emblem and National Anthem. Our principal, Mr. Law shared the great achievement of China on environmental protection in the recent years. Students’ sense of national identity and sense of belonging to our country was further strengthened. 

           

23 Sep 2022

媒體及資訊素養講座

香港報業評議會(簡稱報評會)工作團隊於九月底前來本校進行講座,報評會總幹事陳小冰女士為同學講解「如何分析和評價新聞」。陳女士以深入淺出的手法,引導同學認識甚麼是新聞及如何分析新聞,讓同學對傳媒工作有更深入的了解。當日同學反應熱烈,並踴躍回應講者的提問及分享個人看法。 

           

19 Sep 2022

Education Talk on Crime Prevention

On 19th September 2022, two officers from the Correctional Services Department (CSD) delivered a talk for the whole school on crime prevention. They introduced the role and duties of the CSD and shared some typical juvenile crimes, such as bullying, cyber bullying and drug trafficking. The students watched a short film related to the theme followed by a Q& A session based on the film. It was an interactive session between the students and the officers. The talk raised students’ awareness of various types of crimes and the consequences one would have to bear for their own actions. It was a thought-provoking session and gave students a deeper understanding of juvenile crimes.

                       

17 Sep 2022

S6 Catholic Students’ Retreat

Our busy schedule may sometimes take away the peace in our hearts and distance us from God. To help our S6 Catholic students to open their hearts to be loved and strengthened by God, the Canossian Mission organized a retreat for all Canossian S6 Catholic students on September 17. Sr. Veronica Fok and Sr. Agnes Law’s sharing enlightened us about the life and deeds of our Foundress in an endeavour to follow her footsteps in making Jesus known and loved. We are reminded to be grateful to God and to be always ready to reach out to others who are in need of help. “Your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

           

16 Sep 2022

School Official Opening Mass

On a sunny morning of September 16, all students and teachers celebrated the official opening mass and the Feast Day of Pope St. Cornelius and St. Cyprian. Mass celebrant Rev. Aloysius Mak reminded us that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to sacrifice for us. The whole school joined together to give thanks to God for His love and blessings and enable us to put our talents to good use as we abide to our school motto “Live by the Truth in Love”. In facing the challenges ahead, let us, “Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) 

                                   

16 Sep 2022

House Election

The election of the executive members was successfully held on September 16. The outgoing house captains of each house reported on the activities held in the last academic year. After a few weeks of preparation, the new committee members of each house introduced themselves to the whole school. Creative video clips showing support from students and teachers were shown by them. It was truly an exhilarating experience for all of them and the hall was filled with excitement with students and teachers cheering for their respective houses. May God grant the student leaders wisdom to serve as role models for our fellow Franciscans.
Congratulations! 

                       

08 Sep 2022

SA Election

The election of the executive committee of the Student Association was successfully held on 8 September 2022. After months of preparation, the proposed cabinet, Urania, showcased their fruitful achievements on the stage. Having gone through a Q&A session prepared by the current SA exco and two challenging game sessions where they had to finish the predesigned tasks within a limited time, the potential executive committee displayed a strong team spirit, confidence and dedication to serve the fellow Franciscans. According to the constitution, Urania, being the only cabinet running for the election this academic year, automatically becomes the executive committee of the Student Association of the academic year 2022-23.
Congratulations to Urania!

                       

03 Sep 2022

Form 1 Orientation and Parents’ Day

It was an exciting Saturday for the Form One students and their parents. This is one of the most important occasions of the year as we welcomed the new students and their parents.

The programme began with our Principal, Mr. Law’s speech to welcome the Form One girls and parents to the big family of St. Francis’ Canossian College. This was followed by the sharing by teachers of various functional teams giving useful information that will surely help our newcomers thrive and succeed in St. Francis’. Thereafter, students and parents got the opportunity to meet their respective Form Teachers in the classrooms. A thirty-minute session with the teachers marked the beginning of building a good rapport between Form Teachers, students and parents.

We wish our Form One students a fruitful and enjoyable school life in St. Francis’! 

                       

01 Sep 2022

School Reopening

1st September marked the first day back to school for all Franciscans. It was an exciting day especially for the new Form One girls. The programme started with the National flag-raising ceremony for the whole school.

Mr Law welcomed the students and the new Form One girls. He reminded the girls of the importance of being attentive and energetic for the new school year. Goal setting and timetabling were mentioned as important requisites for a successful school year. Representatives from the Discipline team briefed the students on regulations and introduced the school uniform requirements. Students were also reminded of the MOI policy of the school and the importance of collaboratively establishing an English-rich environment both inside and outside school.

The assembly ended with the school song and giving thanks to the Lord for a fruitful school year ahead. 

           

27 Aug 2022

Summer Bridging Programme (August 26 & 27, 2022)

Our two-day Summer Bridging programme has been a great success despite the disruption of typhoon.

 
The programme began with a prayer. The school principal, Mr. Law, delivered a welcoming speech followed by an introduction by our vice principal and a briefing by the discipline master. Our F1 students also got to meet their Form and Co-form teachers for the first time.
 
Following English lessons conducted by native English teachers, student leaders from the counselling team organized fun and exciting group activities that familiarised our newcomers with the school culture and environment. The charming smile and enlivening enthusiasm have uplifted the spirit of students and teachers alike.
A warm welcome to our newcomers!

                                   

05 Aug 2022

Extended Learning Week (August 1 to 5, 2022)

The Extended Learning Week was successfully held in early August. Various activities were organised in different levels to broaden exposure and consolidate learning. These include workshops on careers guidance, counselling, and sex and health education. The outdoor adventures such as horse riding and sports training were equally well-received.

The Chinese culture experiential learning, being another highlight, has engaged students in fun activities featuring traditional Chinese practices and cultural heritage.

The radiant smiles, team spirit and friendship gained are testimony to the success of the extended learning week.
 

                                   

16 Jul 2022

Leadership Training Camp

After a series of engaging warm-up activities, students were ready for outdoor adventures that aim at boosting team spirit and enhancing leadership skills. The end of this fruitful half-day programme marked the beginning of their way to becoming competent leaders.

Through engaging in meaningful and challenging tasks, we were enlightened. I am amazed by the power of perseverance and teamwork, and how fun can be derived from overcoming obstacles and solving problems together.
“Many hands make light work.” As companions, we achieve more.
Yuri Po 4B & Angela Lai 4D

                       

09 Jul 2022

Graduation Ceremony

It was our pleasure to have our alumna, Dr. Crystal Fok, as our guest-of-honour at the Graduation Ceremony.

Dr. Crystal Fok shared with our graduates her experience in how she adapted to the new environment after graduating high school, and then in the workforce, and that our graduates should always keep adapting, and keep learning new things in order to achieve their life goals and be a well functioning member of society.

On behalf of all the graduates, our Head Prefect, Kelly Tam, delivered her heartfelt speech expressing their gratitude for the school and parents, who have nurtured them into confident young ladies ready to take up new challenges and contribute to society with their God-given talents. Indeed, graduation is not an end, but the start of a new chapter for our passionate youngsters.

Parents and Students may access the "Photo Album" to revisit the fond memories of the day.
 

                       

Event Highlights

19 Feb 2022

「JA網上香港青年創意實驗概念店」計劃

21位中五級學生參加了「JA網上香港青年創意實驗概念店」計劃,成立公司Orenda並初嘗創業,一手包辦集資、產品構思、設計、生產、銷售等。參與的同學以過往模擬體驗視障者的活動經歷,啟發她們設計一系列產品,表達關注社會共融的信息。
 
創立公司期間,她們曾於構思產品、籌集資金、產品運送等方面遇上大大小小的問題,幸得商界義工協助及整個團隊同心合力,最後問題迎刃而解。她們表示從活動中學會商業知識和創立公司流程,相信對未來的職涯發展有很大的影響,獲益良多。
 
Orenda團隊贏得最佳商品冠軍和最佳陳列獎季軍,以及被提名最佳社會創新獎。團隊代表早前接受了明報訪問,大家可 按此 細閱報道。

           

16 Feb 2022

《小嘴巴‧大世界 – 主持人培訓計畫》

中五甲張湉楠同學及中五丙王靜熎同學較早前參加由香港中華文化發展聯合會及新城知訊台合辦的第五屆《小嘴巴‧大世界 – 主持人培訓計畫》。兩位同學接受了由資深節目主持人的訓練,包括電台廣播理論、節目籌劃、資料搜集、正音訓練、主持及訪問技巧後,於清談節目《小嘴巴‧大世界》內擔任助理主持,就文化、藝術、歷史等主題參與電台節目製作及錄音。
 
兩位同學已於2月16日順利完成錄音,主題分別為身心靈發展及個人了解成長,有關內容將於3月1日及3月8日(星期二),下午4時至6時,於新城知訊台 FM99.7《世界隨意門》節目之「小嘴巴‧大世界」環節內播出。
 
老師及同學可按以上提及的日期及時間收聽節目,也可過後點擊以下連結重溫節目,對兩位同學予以支持。
http://hkccda.org/radio/  

           

21 Dec 2021

Christmas Celebration

The Christmas Celebration was successfully held on 21st December, 2021. This has been a day that Franciscans look forward to every year. The whole school gathered in the hall and enjoyed the Christmas vibes together with all teachers and schoolmates. A brand new event, the Christmas showcase, was organised this year, allowing students to unleash their hidden talents through performing with teachers on stage! An array of performances including dancing, singing and drama were staged. Festivity filled the hall as everyone cheered and applauded for the magnificent performances. We were amazed not only by the hidden talents of the performers, but the close bonding they had established. The lucky draw and the fascinating games prepared by the Student Association added lustre to the day. May these precious moments shared among Franciscans be our drive to work hard, live well and go far!

                       

03 Dec 2021

National Constitution Day

With the aim of enhancing public awareness of the Constitution, promoting its spirit, strengthening its implementation and advancing China’s overall law-based governance, the Standing Committee of the Twelfth National People’s Congress has designated 4 December as the “Constitution Day”.
 
To enhance students’ understanding of the Constitution, our school has organized a series of programmes in December. The meaning and importance of National Constitution and National Security were explained to students using public announcement system, through an inter-class competition and a talk by Mr. Albert So, the Chairman of Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre. The whole school participated in the National and Regional Flag Hoisting Ceremony on 3 December, 2021. 

                       

03 Dec 2021

English Fun Day

It has been a fun and fruitful day for Franciscans! Following the flag raising ceremony and St. Francis Feast Day celebration, the whole school gathered at the basketball court for the kick-off ceremony of the English Fun Day. As our principal Mr. Law and our guests from Headstart popped the confetti cannons, the festival began!
 
Creativity and artistic flair of our students were manifested through the Twelve game booths designed and set up by senior form classes. Our Student English Ambassadors were all around the campus charismatically and cheerfully conversing with guests and students. Festivity and blissfulness filled every corner of the school. From classrooms to the amphitheater, from the English cafe to the classrooms where iPad games were played, students and teachers were having fun chatting and playing games in English!
 
The long queue in front of the prize-redemption counter was another amazing sight! Indeed, the radiant smiles and cheerful noises are the best rewards!
 
Special thanks to our Primary Six students from SFCS for joining us on this special day!

                                   

20 Nov 2021

Leadership training camp for club exco members

The training camp kicked off with Student Association leading participants to have some warm-up games. Then, the mentors introduced some exciting games to consolidate exco members’ leadership skills such as collaboratively managing several difficult movements, catching neighbour’s ball in a circle, etc. We were fully engaged in team building games and giving our best efforts in order to win. Yet, we earned not only points, but trust among team members. What a fruitful day!

           

13 Oct 2021

School Major Concerns Information Day and Installation Ceremony

The School Major Concerns Information Day was held on 13 October. F.4 and 5 classes witnessed this significant event in the hall, whereas the rest of the students watched the live broadcast at their respective classrooms as our Principal, teachers and student leaders gave their presentations in the hall. The two major concerns of our school are as follows:
 
- Fostering students’ autonomy in learning through Reading to Learn
 
- Cultivating positive thinking in students and empowering them to be persevering and resilient in the face of challenges
 
It was followed by students’ sharing on various scholarships, awards and gifted programs offered by the school. At last, the installation ceremony was held. Our Principal Mr. Law inaugurated the head prefects, representatives of monitresses and the executive committee of four houses and the student leaders of various functional teams who pledged to do their best to serve the school and their fellow schoolmates faithfully in the coming year. Congratulations to all our newly installed student leaders!

                       

09 Oct 2021

Leadership workshop for team leaders

This workshop aims at strengthening team leaders’ public speaking skills. We are glad to have Mr VivekMahbubani as our guest speaker. He illustrated ways to speak with a sense of humour and boosted our confidence through various activities such as observation and role plays. Near the end of the workshop, participants paired up to have a “sell-my-friend” exercise. Students were asked to present their partner’s interests and one hidden fact in a funny way. We have not just had lots of fun, but also become funnier speakers. His comedy tips has worked magic!

           

30 Sep 2021

National Flag Hoisting Ceremony

To celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the Flag Raising Ceremony was held on September 30, 2021. All teachers and students participated in the solemn ceremony. We gave our heartfelt gratitude to our fellowmen for the contribution and sacrifice they made in building up a strong China. Members of the Red Cross Association and Civic Leaders of senior forms served in the program with pride.

                       

08 Sep 2021

SA Election

The election of the executive committee of the Student Association was successfully held on September 8. After months of preparation, the two cabinets - Soteria and Nova challenged each other on the stage. Both cabinets had to solve different tasks and answer questions prepared by the outgoing SA exco. The 16 potential executive committee members demonstrated strong team spirit, confidence and dedication. After a very close match and voting by students, Soteria emerged as the winner and becomes the executive committee of the Student Association of the academic year 2021-2022. Congratulations!

           

Contact Us

Address: 9-13, Kennedy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Telephone: 2587 2700

Fax: 2529 1758

Email: office@sfcc.edu.hk