Principal’s Message (2019)
It has been a pleasure working 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 2018 – 2019 proved to be another very fruitful year to Sheng Kung Hui Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School with all achievements accomplished by our students and teachers. (For details, please refer to the newly published School Brochure 2019 on our school website).
The annual school goal for the new academic year is “Learn with an Inquisitive Mind, Act with Prudence”. This once again reminds our students to learn by asking the right questions that lead them to consider new ideas. Here at TSK, we encourage our students not to be satisfied with simple answers, and we stress the importance of being curious in order to look for all the possibilities. It is only with an inquisitive mind that one can make achievements beyond his imagination. Being inquisitive also implies that one possesses a reflective and discerning personality. With falsehoods spreading widely in our society, it is important for all of us to distinguish truth from lies by considering each and every matter from different perspectives, and at the same time fact-check every piece of news and message received. As a Christian school, pursuing truth, virtue and beauty is our ultimate goal. We hope our students will be able to act prudently for the betterment of society.
I would like to quote and share with you a prayer by Basil Naylor, the Canon Emeritus, Diocese of Liverpool:
“Holy Spirit, fountain of light and truth, help us to understand the causes of social tensions and unrest. Open our eyes to economic wrongs and racial bias; deepen our concern for the poor, the old, and the handicapped; and stir in us all a burning sense of responsibility one for another, as servants of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
We educate our students to be inquisitive and prudent, 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 discerning adults who are well-disciplined with the habit of reflection 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.