Dear Parents and students,
Welcome back to our Salesian family, and a special welcome to our new students and parents who have joined us this year. At the beginning of the new school year, I wish you all peace, health and joy from God through the blessings of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John Bosco!
Last year (2021) we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of our school. The 70 years of our school have been made possible by the hard work and dedication of our rectors, teachers and old boys. Thanks to God's guidance and our Virgin Mary’s blessings, Salesian School has continued to stand on Chai Wan Road, accompanying young people from different generations and with different needs, facing different challenges together, and rising to the occasion. In particular, the epidemic over the past three years has brought many shocks and disruptions to our lives, work and learning. Teachers and students have been working hard to explore and adapt to this "new normal" of learning and teaching. However, thanks to the God’s blessings and the efforts of all of us, the teachers, students and parents of the school have been able to stay healthy and safe. Salesian team of teachers have been able to work as a team to nurture the self-discipline and self-learning spirit of the students and to provide them with appropriate support for their growth and to promote students’ physical, mental and spiritual health.
During the special school holidays in April, all teachers conducted a school performance evaluation meeting to review the school's work in the past year and used it as a basis for formulating the school's concerns and directions for the next three years, so as to better prepare the school for its 75th anniversary. This school year is the first year of our three-year development plan cycle from 2022 to 2025, in which the school theme of this cycle is "Grow in knowledge, walk with God” and this is what we expect from our students in the next three years. Through various learning activities and programmes, we hope to encourage our students to pursue their studies, to learn knowledge from a wide range of books and learning experiences, to constantly renew themselves and to make progress. At the same time, we also hope that through the companionship of our teachers and classmates, the grace of Christ and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, our students will be able to face up to all difficulties and challenges. The difference between difficulties and challenges is often only in a front line. When we complain about difficulties in life, we will have more opportunities to make the most of them if we can reverse our mindset and see them as challenges from a different perspective. The Bible says, “What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, what the mind of man cannot visualize; all that God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:0) We are confident that through God's love, protection and blessings, we can see the good plans that He has prepared for us, which our eyes have not seen and our ears have not heard, so that we can be thankful in good times and joyful in adversity.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents for their support and understanding, and for the spirit of cooperation between home and school in teaching and accompanying students to adapt to changes in their learning environment and patterns.
May God bless you all and your families.
Ms. To Yuk Yin
1st September 2022