Principal’s Words

Words from the Principal_26-08-2021

# International Design Awards #The Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence # Curriculum Development Council #The Education University of Hong Kong

The school is full of blessings

It has been rewarding to watch the renovation work of the School completing everyday this summer. In 2019, the school had received the donation of Mr Tang Hing Shing to build the “Picture Book-cum-Discovery of Wonders Pavilion”, and enriched the schoolyard. The designers, learning our visions and missions and principles and concepts, are delighted to incorporate both aesthetic and practical elements in their design. The design has been successful as to winning the International Design Awards (IDA). We are honoured to operate an award winning facility.

This year, we have received the donation of the couple of Mr Sonny Yau. They have visited us many times and as an appreciation of our enthusiasm, our teaching methods and children’s demonstration of outward behavior and active learning, decided to donate for the renovation of the schoolyard. Children surely would enjoy the new environment. Furthermore, we have the support of volunteers in many respects of our operation and we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to them.

2020-2021 has been a challenging year for schools; despite of the adversity, we have explored multitudes of new activities and learning experiences, such as indoor adventures, African drums and make use of the opportunity to strengthen our curriculum, including read aloud and other aspects of linguistic learning. Remarkable results have been observed by, importantly, parents. Possibly because of the progress, and the parents’ recommendations, more pupils have enrolled. The coming year would see more teachers to join us, including a bearer of the “The Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence”. Our team would reach a new height.

Through the Picture Book Approach, we have built up the reading habit of our children, we have shared our experience with colleagues in other kindergartens. Invited by the Curriculum Development Council, I have delivered a talk on the theme of “Chinese Culture and the Cultivation of Children’s Moral Education” in June. It has been well received and a second session would be conducted in September. The Education University of Hong Kong had video-recorded our teaching session(s) as a blue-print for educating future teachers. Moreover, the School-based Support (Kindergarten) Section of the Education Bureau has invited us to share our experience. Such activities within the academic community would be a recognition and appreciation of our efforts in the curriculum development. On this basis, we shall be more diligently explore ways and means so that teachers would teach in joy and children learn in happiness and feeling the touch of love.

August 26, 2021

Principal Wong’s life-long devotion in early childhood education:

Academic qualifications:
  • Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Bachelor of Education (Honours)(Early Childhood Education), The Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • 2014-2018  Lecturer, Department of Childcare, Elderly and Community Services, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
  • 2012-2014  Founding Principal, Sophie Kindergarten & Nursery School
  • 1998-2012  Founding Headmistress, T.W.G.Hs Tin Wan Kindergarten (a teacher achieved the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012)
  • Now: Part-time lecturer, Department of Childcare, Elderly and Community Services, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Public duties, among others:
  • Now: Member of the Assessment and Monitoring Sub-Committee of the Quality Education Fund (QEF)
  • Now: Panel Member for an accreditation exercise of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)
  • Now: Member of the Committee on Early Childhood Education, and Member of the Committee on Chinese Language Education of the Curriculum Development Council (CDC)
  • 2003 – 2012: Member of the Committee on Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development Council (concurrent with the publish of the 2006 Kindergarten Education Curriculum Guide)
  • 2002 – 2007: Guest Lecturer, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Academic achievements, among others:
  • Guest speakers in numerous conferences, seminars and talks in the area of early childhood education
  • Numerous papers and articles on early childhood education
  • Co-writer of a number of books on early childhood education