Principal’s Message (2018)
I am glad to work with a team of dedicated teachers as we all share a very important conviction: that each student is unique and valuable, and that given suitable opportunity and encouragement, every child can shine on the stage. The school year 2017 – 2018 proved to be another very fruitful school year to Sheng Kung Hui Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School with all achievements accomplished by our students and teachers. (For details, please refer to our newly published School Brochure 2018 on the School Web).
The annual school goal for the new academic year is “Identify Your Goal‧Strive for Excellence‧Love Your Neighbours”. This once again reminds our students to identify their life goals and take every step to achieve the goals with all dedication. We ask our students to strive for excellence in everything they do without comparing with others but focusing on the effort and the progress made every day. It is important for them to develop the habit of striving for excellence since it will guide them through their life in the days to come. As a Christian school, pursuing excellence is not our ultimate goal; what’s more, we invite our students to excel themselves for the sake of society, especially for the weaker ones and the needy, because “to love our neighbours” is the great commandment given by Jesus.
I would like to quote and share with you a prayer by William Temple, the Archbishop of Canterbury:
“O God, the King of righteousness, lead us, we pray you, in the ways of justice and of peace; inspire us to break down all tyranny and oppression, to gain for every man his due reward and from every man his due service; that each may live for all, and all may care each, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.”
We educate our students to change, to develop and become a better person for a better world. This is the virtue that we would like our students to possess. Together with "Perseverance, Forgiveness and Tolerance", which are qualities manifested by our school motto, HYPOMONE, our students will develop as young adults who have clear goals, are well-disciplined with the habit of excellence and care for others.
Sheng Kung Hui Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School, established in the year 1962, was the first school founded by the Sheng Kung Hui Diocese of Hong Kong and Macao, with the aim of providing a balanced education based on Christian love to youngsters, whatever their family background. Through years of endeavors, our school has been recognized as a remarkable school dedicated to academic excellence, the formation of Christian values and the development of the whole person. I am thrilled to be able to be part of this proud tradition: remaining as a subsidized school, serving the whole community despite their family background, providing education for academic excellence and nurturing students with Christian virtues.
TAI, Tak-ching (Mr.)
Sheng Kung Hui Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School
May the Strength of God pilot us.
May the power of God preserve us.
May the wisdom of God instruct us.
May the hand of God protect us.
May the way of God direct us.
May the shield of God protect us. Amen.