To celebrate the commencement of the New Scholastic Year, the School Opening Mass was held gloriously on 12 September 2016. Holy Familians and all teachers united in prayers in the Thanksgiving Mass presided by Rev. Fr. Philip Chan.
Encouraging students to ponder on the meaning of this year’s school theme “Looking Within, Reaching Out”, Father Philip underlined the importance of self-reflection. He emphasized that if a person has a good habit of conducting self-reflection constantly, he will understand his strengths and weaknesses and thus strive for improvement to make a fruitful progress in life. By contrast, if one does not reflect on his life, he will always put the blame on others. Therefore, a mature person is one who learns how to look within oneself for self-improvement and analyze in multiple perspectives.
The relationship between the Lord and us relies on self-reflection as well. Be it studies, family, interpersonal relationship or acts of services, it is always crucial to have self-reflection. In this way, we are learning progressively on how to be merciful like our Lord with a humble heart.
The official inauguration of student leaders was held on the same day. Receiving the badges from the School Supervisor, Sr Theresa Chun, the Principal, Ms Cara Cheng, and the Vice-Principal, Mr Ivan Tam, all prefects and student leaders pledged their loyalty and willingness to serve the school and to act as a role model for others. May the Lord grant our student leaders wisdom to discover their uniqueness and opportunities to serve the school using their unique gifts from God.
Angela Young (4C)