Adhering to the concept of "Nature Brilliant New Generations," our school has always emphasized the development of students' leadership abilities. We hope to provide students with various opportunities through organizing different activities, allowing them to fully demonstrate their talents. This year, a new milestone has been reached in the secondary division's extracurricular activities - The Establishment of Student Union and 4 House System.
学生会 Student Union
In early September when school started, the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) Department of the secondary division introduced the concept, structure, and election system of the Student Union to all secondary students. The students were excited about the opportunity to run for positions in the Student Union. After nearly a month of preparation, three candidate cabinets, namely Cabinet No. 1 "Haiyan", Cabinet No. 2 "Yuling", and Cabinet No. 3 "Zhideng", were finally formed and ready for the election. Cabinet members come from Hong Kong, mainland and international curriculums. After that, members worked closely together, brainstorming and designing different campaign posters. They launched campaigns and canvassed for votes, aiming to attract every student on campus and seek for their significant support.
September 27th was the big day of the Student Union election. In order to allow the candidate cabinets to introduce their campaign concepts and platforms to the students in a more in-depth manner before the voting, a campaign debate was arranged. Inside the theatre hall, members of the three candidate cabinets stood on stage, well-prepared, brimming with confidence, and ready to present. All secondary students, either as the audience in the school Theatre or in their classrooms, supported their favoured cabinets. They cheered and encouraged the students on stage, and some even held up signs to show their support.
The campaign debate commenced, with members from each cabinet taking turns to present. They introduced their members, campaign platforms, competitive advantages and future prospects. While their ideologies and platforms may differ, each cabinet member aspires to utilize the platform of the Student Union to serve as a bridge between students and the school. They aim to foster a stronger sense of belonging among students to the school, organize more meaningful activities to enrich campus life and infuse the school with renewed vitality. Furthermore, they endeavour to cultivate in students a heightened awareness of societal issues, nurturing them to become outstanding and leading youth.
The campaign debate was filled with excitement, starting with interpellation among the cabinets. The three competing cabinets questioned each other, engaging in a fierce verbal battle, aiming to outshine one another. It was a spectacular display of wit and rhetoric as they sought to prove their mettle. Next, the audience had their turn to ask questions. Students were enthusiastic and raised their own inquiries. This can be considered a real-time test of the three candidate cabinets' ability to respond on the spot. Questions were met with strategic responses, showcasing the cabinet members' quick reaction and adaptability. On stage, eloquent words flowed seamlessly, and met with thunderous applause from the audience, creating an electrifying atmosphere in the venue.
After the debate, it finally reached the moment that every student had been eagerly anticipating - the voting. Each secondary student had one vote to choose and support their preferred cabinet. With their voting slips in hand, the students proceeded to cast their votes in an orderly manner. During the voting process, many students proudly raised their voting slips. This vote not only represented their support for the favoured cabinet but also symbolized the joy of participating in school activities and a sense of identity to the Student Union.
Vote counting took place after school on the same day. Principal Mr. Wong Tang Tat, Principal Advisor Mr. Wan Pui Kwok, Deputy Principals Ms. Ma Di and Mr. Shen Xiaoyi, and Assistant Principal Ms. Wong Wai Ling opened the ballot boxes, with members of the three candidate cabinets witnessing the event. Principal Mr. Wong and Advisor Mr. Wan delivered speeches to inspire the students, emphasizing that "Experience is more important than results" and " A Broad Mind Achieves Greatness". The candidate cabinet members were deeply moved and inspired.
After a rigorous counting, the election results were announced. Candidate cabinet No. 2 "Yuling" won with 580 votes and became the first Executive Committee of the Student Union. The moment the results were announced, the whole venue erupted in applause, congratulating "Yuling" on their victory.
同时，本校也正式成立了四社──火星社、金星社、水星社、木星社，这分别对应了本校体育服的四种颜色: 火星社-红色；金星社-黄色；水星社-蓝色; 木星社-绿色。九月底，经过筹组社干事会及严谨的面试，顺利选拔出四社社长及干事。社干事会成员来自香港、内地、国际课程，期待三个课程的社干事们携手合作为同学们筹备不同的社际比赛和活动，展现本校融合的特色。
Meanwhile, four Houses were officially established here, respectively Mars House, Venus House, Mercury House, and Jupiter House, resonating with the four colors of our school's sports uniforms: Mars House - red; Venus House - yellow; Mercury House - blue; Jupiter House - green. At the end of September, through the organization and rigorous interviews, we successfully selected the presidents and committee members for the four houses from Hong Kong, the Mainland, and the International Curriculum. We look forward to the collaboration of committee members from these three curriculums, working together to prepare different inter-house competitions and activities for the students, showcasing integration as our unique feature.
就职典礼 Inauguration Ceremony
On 11th October, the inauguration ceremony of the first Student Union Executive Committee and House Committees was held. All members of the Student Union Executive Committee, led by President-elect 10H3 Chen Kit Ying, were solemnly sworn in by the principals. They pledged to serve the school with dedication and act as the bridge between teachers and students. The House Committees were also inaugurated under the leadership of the four new House Captains – 11H2 Chu Ho Shing, 11H1 Han Yeuk Ling, 11H1 Cao Wan Chup and 11H2 He Jun Yan.
Life is ambitious and ambition facilitates dreams. After intense preparation and competition, the first Student Union Executive Committees and House Committees of Puikiu Xinyi School were successfully inaugurated on 11th October, 2023. We look forward to the sensational performance in pursuing the dreams of these ambitious and vibrant student leaders on this brand-new stage.
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