United in God’s Grace and Love
‘A chapter in our youth is closing and another one is opening.’ The Graduation Day on 27 June 2015 marks a significant moment for all S6 graduates as they have successfully completed their secondary school studies and are about to embark on a new chapter in life. It is also an important time for prize winners as their efforts are recognized by distinguished guests, Sr Theresa, teachers, parents and fellow schoolmates.
With God’s guidance, these six years have been fruitful for all graduates of Holy Family Canossian College. The Graduation Ceremony was a unique opportunity for the graduates to receive blessings from all teachers and fellow schoolmates ahead of their new journey. Our Principal, Mrs Lucilla Yip, reminded us of the importance of having a thankful heart so that we will always appreciate the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. Through spending quiet time with God, we will be refreshed and see how the Holy Spirit has led us, pruned us and shaped us all the way through.
The highlight of the Ceremony was the address given by our Guest-of-honour, Dr Ho Chui Fong, our beloved alumna, who is the founder of East Plus West Medical Centre. Dr Ho was very generous in sharing her experiences about how her misjudgement affected her patients in her early days as a houseman. ‘Better person, better service’ can only be attained through engaging in constant self-reflection and cultivating a heart of thankfulness. In addition, our Head Girl, Jessica Chiu, expressed her gratitude in having the chance to lead the whole school to pray every Wednesday. I always feel that her prayers connect us to the Lord and unite us in love.
The performances by the Chinese Dance Team, the School Choir and the School Orchestra have brought the Ceremony to a delightful end. I was mesmerized by our schoolmates’ display of talents in music and dance. And for the first time, we sang the school song with the School Choir and the accompaniment of the School Orchestra. The warmth and joy touched the hearts of everyone in the hall, and still resonates in my heart to this day.
4B Sara Yau