Happy New Year! May God grant you peace, happiness and good health in this new year.
After joining the BHJS family for a few months, I am pleased to have different opportunities to get in touch with the students. I found that they are sincere and well-mannered. Not only do they strive for academic excellence, many of them are also talented in music, sports, drama, debate etc. They have been actively engaged themselves in various competitions and attained commendable results.
Inspired by our servant leader, Bishop Hall, the founder of BHJS, Jubileans are committed to community services. I am greatly impressed by students’ dedication to serve others. For example, all Form 3 students are engaged in a year-long service learning programme with Mary Rose school. Our school also collaborates with the Amity Foundation to provide electricity to two Cambodian primary schools. It was a touching moment for teachers and students from the two places to connect and exchange with one another in a recent zoom meeting.
The COVID-pandemic has upended our lives for almost three years and we have been facing many challenges arising from the pandemic. However, we are grateful to God that there are blessings and grace in this trying time. We were pleased to be able to resume whole-day school in mid-November as there was a special relaxation of vaccinations requirement in Hong Kong schools. However, from 1 February onwards, we need to have 90% of students having three doses of vaccination in order to continue with the whole-day school arrangement. Therefore, I must appeal to parents to arrange your children to receive the third dose if they haven’t had it yet, so that students could continue to attend the whole-day school, to have more time to connect with their peers and engage in various after-school activities from February onwards.
In this Newsletter, we are pleased to share some highlights of the important school events that took place in the First Term to you. We hope you can get a sense of the talent, passion and commitment from