2020 - 2021 Principal's Message


Living up to the Canossian Spirit

Every year, we gather together to commemorate our Foundress' Feast Day on 8 May. This year, we celebrated it last Friday during the first period, with the theme “Following in the footsteps of our Foundress, St. Magdalene of Canossa, to overcome adversity”. We were inspired by Father Simon Li’s uplifting experiences, followed by our own reflection, the bible reading and the prayer. Through his sharing, we were reminded to overcome every challenge using our spiritual energy, which was a result of the loving relationship with Lord Jesus as well as the humility and charity revealed by our Foundress. We have to regard challenges as opportunities to receive God’s blessings, follow in our Foundress’ footsteps and learn to bring Jesus’ love and hope into the world.

Even after two hundred years after the foundation of the Canossian Institute, the charisma of our Foundress being humble and charitable continues to bear fruit beyond her culture, time and class. I would like to call upon you all to share our Foundress’ passion for life with each other and live up to the Canossian Spirit. You are invited to revisit and reflect on the Profile of HFCC Graduates which can be found in your Student Handbook on p.11. The four positive traits are

  1. Being proactive in charity and humility

    You are reminded to be ready to serve rather than to be served, and be highly driven to extend a helping hand to the needy. Always learn to show gratitude and be thankful for everything you have in your life and share God’s blessings with people around you.

  2. Being united in love

    You are encouraged to be nurtured with the Gospel values and virtues and apply them to your daily life. Show reverence for the Lord by expressing empathy and unconditional love towards humanity. Respect and appreciate individual differences in the diversified social and cultural context.

  3. Being dynamic in learning

    Make use of every opportunity to learn as through this you will experience the joy of living. Be open-minded and exhibit a sense of wonder and passion for learning. Everyone makes mistakes in learning but if you reflect on your weaknesses and build on your strengths, you are bound to achieve success.

  4. Having faith in action

    Be optimistic and have faith. Keep your trust in God and rely on His guidance. Learn to accept the will of God in joy or sorrow, success or failure because he knows what is best for you.


Finally, I would like to end my sharing with our Foundress’ words, “Let us animate all our actions and work with the Spirit of Jesus the most loving, most generous and most patient Spirit.” I hope her words inspire you to:

accompany, listen and rekindle hope;
accept limitations and step out of the quandary;
embrace new life though wounds remain.

Leading with Resilience and Courage

Today, I would like to talk about our monthly theme “Leading with Resilience and Courage”.

In my teenage years, I faced lots of challenges of which some included health issues, academic studies, relationships with family and friends, and so on. At that time, I thought life would be simpler when I became an adult. However, as I grew older, I realized this was not the case. As an adult, I still come across many obstacles, but this time, it’s a new set of issues related to health, barriers in the workplace, family affairs and so on. Life is like a roller coaster ride with its ups and downs and all of us have to experience certain setbacks at different phases of our lives.

Sometimes I feel exhausted when I come across lots of hurdles but I believe in the proverb “After a storm comes a calm” and pray to God for granting me the strength and courage to overcome challenges with resilience.

Resilience is a necessary skill for coping with life’s inevitable obstacles, an ability to bounce back from adversity and one of the key elements to success. Resilience gives me the psychological strength to face adversities and I believe at every step of our life, we all need to develop this quality to become stronger, both emotionally and mentally.

Let me share some ways as to how you can build resilience. To build resilience, you are encouraged to

  • set goals, celebrate every time you overcome a hurdle and move closer to achieve your goals;
  • try new things which are regarded as opportunities to learn;
  • focus on the journey of learning instead of the destination;
  • maintain a positive mindset and a willingness to grow;
  • develop an ability to learn from mistakes and setbacks;
  • be receptive to parents’ and teachers’ advice and feedback as well as aim for improvement;
  • remain optimistic about the outcome;
  • develop a sense of belonging within your family and related communities who show support for you;
  • develop compassion, empathy and sympathy. Your experience gives you a point of commonality with anyone who has had a similar experience.

Life is an amazing adventure filled with exciting perks and surprising thrills. Our life journey is long and tedious, spiced with dead ends and detours as well as crossroads that lead to different destinations. During this long journey, we need to keep our faith in God who will guide us along the right path. The Lenten period a few weeks ago reminded us of the importance of resilience. According to the Bible, Luke Chapter 4 Verses 1 to 2, it reads “Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert, for forty days being put to the test by the devil.” During those forty days, Jesus Christ himself set his own example of resilience and courage in the desert. He was hungry, in anguish and tempted but was so firm and consistently submissive to the will of His Father. Likewise, in our journey of life, we need God’s grace so that we do not get discouraged when we encounter hardships.

Dear girls, if you ever feel like giving up, just remember that every challenge is only one bad chapter in your life and your story does not end here. Also, think of your loved ones and their feelings for you. You have to keep going as more beautiful and amazing chapters in your life await you. Now, let’s pray to God for granting us the resilience to face life’s challenges with courage.

Envisaging the Future with a Global Vision

Today, I would like to talk about our monthly theme “Envisaging the Future with a Global Vision”

My intention of including this as one of the monthly themes was to make my students aware of the importance of developing their global vision for their future. Why is this important? Our world is changing rapidly and one of the reasons for this change is globalization. The airplane, the telephone, and the internet are three critical inventions which have contributed to the spread of globalization. The word “globalization” was relatively new in the late 1970’s, but now it is commonly used in the interconnectedness of people and businesses across the world and has gradually led to cultural, political and economic integration around the globe. The effects of globalization on Hong Kong are multi-faceted and one example of this is evident in the changes of the retail and consumer products sector. Hong Kong used to have some of the busiest shopping districts frequented by avid shoppers but globalization has changed the way people shop now. With a few simple swipes on their smartphones, people are able to purchase items online anywhere at any time.

The emerging global megatrends involving individuals and society, physical environment and global economy may have far-reaching impacts on the future development of Hong Kong and this is why we all have to equip ourselves to respond to the challenges of this ever-fast changing world.

How can we equip ourselves? We can do so by taking the initiative to adapt to changes. Let me take online shopping as an example. If we want to use mobile apps for transactions, we have to take a proactive approach to explore these digital tools. Initiative is the ability to take action without always being told what to do and requires resilience as well as determination. Another example I would like to share about amazing innovations are health technologies or high performance materials which have transformed many lives around the world over the last century. None of these innovations would have been possible without the initiative of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, technologists and numerous team members working together. The world needs different members of the workforce to collaborate to meet the global challenges and work on innovations that will make our lives better in the 21st century. Thus, you are encouraged to develop the habit of taking the initiative to engage in lifelong learning and continuously polish your skills that you currently have, so that you can showcase your competitiveness in the future, especially when opportunities arise for Hong Kong to contribute to major initiatives for national or global developments, like the “Greater Bay Area” initiative.

I envisage that our young generations’ initiative plays a significant role in enhancing the competitiveness of a city or country to meet the needs of the 21st century. Dear girls, you need to think globally not only to rise to the challenges ahead but to also maintain your competitive edge. Let’s remember that we, human beings, are the greatest creation of God who has entrusted us to manage the world. This view echoes our Foundress’s words “Offer up to the Lord what you are doing frequently, and with your heart.” In other words, your effort to make changes for a better future will be possible if you do so whole-heartedly. Now, let’s place our trust in our dear Lord in guiding us to become positive, diligent and lifelong learners with a global vision.

Fostering Self-Management Skills

Today, I would like to talk about our monthly theme “Fostering Self-Management Skills”. To start off, I would like to share with you a story.

There was an intelligent lady who landed a job at a reputed company after her university graduation. Although she was academically strong, she was not punctual at work and this had a severe impact on her work. She would miss deadlines, report late for team meetings and rarely reach the office on time. She soon became unpopular among her colleagues and eventually lost her job.

The problem with this lady was not a lack of knowledge or capability, but a lack of self-management skills. Self-management is the ability to prioritize goals, decide what must be done and be accountable to complete the necessary actions. All of us should have started developing our self-management skills since our earliest years.

However, like this lady, some students simply take things as they come and do not plan ahead. Thus, they may fail to meet deadlines of assignments or do their work at the very last minute. As a result, they do not get enough sleep at night and fall asleep during lessons the following day. Sometimes, such students may not even end up completing their assigned work. For instance, they may not have time to revise everything on the syllabus before their exams and wish they had more time for that. If you are one of these students, here are some tips on self-management.

  1. Maintaining good time management

    To manage time effectively, you have to set up a timeline and stick to it as well as prioritize and focus on your tasks. In line with our monthly theme in November on “Getting Organised and Prioritized in Work”, some teachers shared with you some tips on organisation, like using the Urgent-Important Matrix, To-do Lists and so on. By prioritizing activities according to their urgency and importance, and executing them on time, you can improve both your performance and productivity.

  2. Source: https://www.eisenhower.me/eisenhower-matrix/
    (The use of an Urgent-Important Matrix is introduced in a video.)

  3. Getting enough sleep

    In some studies, it has been found that people who get an average of seven to eight hours of sleep are more productive, happier and produce higher quality work than those who get less than seven hours of sleep a night. Getting sufficient rest enables you to concentrate on your lessons and effectively turn your short-term memory to long-term memory especially during examination periods. Do rise early in the morning to conquer the day and sleep well to boost your brain power.


  5. Staying away from distractions

    Constant distractions do not only make you less productive, but also more stressed than ever. Rather than sporadically checking things throughout the day, you could check email, instant messages, social media or text messages only at predetermined times. Your self-discipline and self-control can help you put those less urgent and unimportant tasks aside.

Self-management is the process of not only preparing you for the future but also for the overall development of your personality. It is the process through which you realize your potential and streamline it to achieve your goals. According to the Bible, it reads, “With this in view, do your utmost to support your faith with goodness, goodness with understanding, understanding with self-control, self-control with perseverance, perseverance with devotion, devotion with kindness to the brothers, and kindness to the brothers with love. The possession and growth of these qualities will prevent your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ from being ineffectual or unproductive.” (2 Peter 1:5-8) As you can see, there is a growth process listed in this verse to help us live life our lives purposefully. We are reminded through God’s teachings the importance of developing self-control so that we prevent ourselves from being inefficient and unproductive.

Now, let’s pray to God for His guidance and blessings. May we enhance our self-discipline in order to foster our self-management skills.

Overcoming Adversity

Today, I would like to talk about our monthly theme “Overcoming Adversity”.

This week, our S3, S5 and S6 students will sit for their examinations while students of other levels will have theirs after the Chinese New Year Holidays. It is understandable that some of you may be under pressure and face obstacles due to your academic studies. In the past, we shared many topics with you about practising perseverance when encountering difficulties. True, it is definitely not easy to persevere when challenged with life’s obstacles. With the coronavirus pandemic and unstable economy, not only teenagers, but many adults are also facing adversity these days. More than ever, people need someone trustworthy to turn to for guidance and hope. Now, to shed some light on this topic, I would like to share with you tips on how we can support people to overcome adversity.

Sometimes, your friends may express their anxiety or nervousness about their encounters with you. Friends or family members are often the first line of defence in the fight against distress and as friends you are advised to lend a helping hand to them. You can encourage them to share their worries by initiating a conversation. You could try saying, “I have been feeling concerned about you lately. How can I best support you right now?” If required, you may need to express your concern and willingness to listen over and over again. In doing so, you have to be a compassionate listener before giving advice and be willing to listen without judgement.

When people face adversity and experience hardship, their anxiety may cloud their judgement and distort their thinking, making them prone to taking the wrong decisions. If you observe your friends experiencing a loss of hope, you have to encourage them to lean on God and others for support. Indeed, our encouragement can play an important role in their thoughts. Let me illustrate this with some examples. For instance, if your friends get stuck in their academic studies, you can teach them or advise them how to manage their studies or seek help from teachers. If your friends have emotional problems, you can ask them to seek support from adults as they are more experienced. However, if you do not know how to offer help to those displaying irrational behaviour, you are advised to report the case to parents, teachers or social workers.

A true companionship is important for your friends in developing a positive mind-set. You can help them cope with tension, overcome negative thoughts and regain their energy, optimism and enjoyment of life. If we adopt our school motto “United in Love”, the way to respond to negativity is not by silencing it but rather by showing love and encouragement. It is my belief that if we all put our self-giving love into action, the negativity around us will be dispelled.

To end my sharing, I would like to introduce you the following Chinese book which is going to be put in the school library.

燃亮鬥魂 誰說夢想不可飛 — 香港學界與體壇精英訪談錄 鍾慧樺著

Many well-known educationists or athletes have shared their stories of how they have faced their setbacks in life. Likewise, in this book, an athlete shares her story of how her perseverance in practising sports activities helped her achieve success. Dear girls, life is a ship in the ocean and when faced with adverse weather, be it a thunderstorm or big waves, we must hold on and overcome difficulties with determination and support from our near and dear ones. Remember, nothing is impossible and all we need is the willingness to be strong and our faith in God.

Now, let’s pray to God for granting us the serenity, courage and wisdom to overcome any adversity ahead.

Awaiting the Salvation of the Lord

Today, I would like to share our monthly theme “Awaiting the Salvation of the Lord” with you.

Some people may ask themselves some questions like ‘Who am I?’, ‘Where do I come from?’, ‘Where am I going?’, ‘What is my purpose in life?’, ‘Is there a God?’, ‘Does He care about me?’, ‘Why is there so much suffering in the world?’, ‘What happens after death?’ and so on.

Where can we find the answers to these questions? As a Catholic, I believe that the answers are with our God who is the Almighty Father. He has created each one of us and everything around us, both visible and invisible.

Our Father in heaven sent us his only Son, Jesus Christ, whose purpose of coming into the world was not condemnation but salvation. Jesus not only saved us from the penalty of sin, but also revealed His Father’s love for us. According to one of the statements of belief in the Nicene Creed, it is said “For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man,” we acknowledge that Jesus became like us in every way. He has a real human nature formed in the womb of Mary. He also has a divine nature, conceived by the miraculous power of God. He is the true God and true man. He was born like us and had to grow up as well as learn just like we do. He has known all of the joy, sorrow, anxiety, and every other emotion that we experience in our lives. By His resurrection from the dead, Jesus has also conquered death. He will come again in glory to judge each of us, the living and the dead, according to our deeds. We do not know when the end of time will come, so we must always be prepared.


As no one knows the day when our Lord will come, we need to be prepared, reflective and put our hopes into action. Advent is a time for spiritual preparation, both for the birth of Christ at Christmas and for his second coming at the end of time. Today, we enter the second week of Advent, which is meant for repentance. We are reminded to bring peace through repentance to our family, community and world. Only by doing this can we fully prepare ourselves to love Jesus, who lives in each and every one of us. I hereby would like you to reflect on a very important aspect of your life - your relationship with your parents.

A positive parent-child relationship makes you an optimistic person and allows you to cope with things confidently. If you have supportive and loving relationships, you are more likely to feel happy and satisfied with your life. I know that as a teenager, sometimes you would want to make decisions for yourself and at times you may not follow your parents’ advice. But before insisting on your decisions, try and reflect on your parents’ reasons for their choice, share your views with them calmly and work out the best solutions to your problems. Make good use of this holiday to spend quality time with your loved ones to strengthen your relationship.

Now, let’s wait for the salvation of the Lord and pray to Him for bringing peace in our hearts and in our lives. Be peaceful and enjoy this auspicious occasion with your family.

Getting Organised and Prioritized in Work

Today, I would like to talk about our monthly theme “Getting Organised and Prioritized in Work”. Throughout your secondary education, have you come across the following situations?

  1. The first situation: You have to meet deadlines of different assignments. In the past, your parents could teach you or even assist you in doing assignments. But now, your parents cannot help you due to the higher level of difficulty in your subjects. How do you meet deadlines without any help?

  2. The second situation: It seems every assignment, test or extra-curricular activity is a top priority. How do you decide which one needs to be done first?

  3. The third situation: You are constantly rushing to finish your work and it is difficult to choose what to do first and what to do later. What can you do so that you are not rushed all the time?

In these three situations, you need careful planning and some effort in deciding what should be handled first. In doing so, you need to have a schedule to list out your tasks according to their priorities. This is called prioritization which helps you deal effectively with multiple tasks without feeling overwhelmed.

Now, let me introduce some prioritization tips to you.
First, you have to list down tasks on a to-do list which aids your memory so that you don’t miss out on any task. This even prevents you from having to remember everything you need to work on. A to-do list enables you to keep track of everything you need to accomplish.

When preparing a to-do list, you have to consider both the deadline of your assignment and also the amount of time it takes you to complete a certain assignment. There may be certain tasks, such as a project or studying for a test, which need to be started well in advance of a deadline. Keeping these two factors in mind will allow you to prioritize your tasks accordingly and work on those that require your immediate attention.

After you prioritize your tasks, you have to execute your priorities with good time management. This requires a certain amount of discipline. You are advised to start and work on a task until it is finished so that you avoid rushing at the last minute to meet deadlines. While you are working on a task, do take small breaks to get rejuvenated so that your working efficiency can be enhanced.

With my suggested prioritization tips, I believe that you can accomplish your tasks efficiently and effectively. These tips can also give you a peace of mind, personal satisfaction and improve your reliability as well as motivation when you see positive results. In addition, these prioritization tips can help you collaborate well with others in a group work in which members are required to take the initiative to complete their parts and complete them by the deadline. Getting organised and prioritized in work is an important skill to learn in your life. Now, let’s pray to God and ask Him to grant us the determination and discipline to accomplish our tasks on time.

Having a Sense of Focus in Life Planning

Today, I would like to talk about our monthly theme “Having a Sense of Focus in Life Planning”. What is life planning? Life planning is a roadmap for your life that helps you prioritize what is important to you. You make decisions based on your priorities and move toward the life you want. As your life changes, your values and priorities may also change. Though there are different foci at different stages of your life, like planning for your academic studies, careers, families, relationships, wealth and so on, you are advised to have a clear focus at every stage of your life planning. At the schooling stage, you have to focus on your academic studies and link up the various paths of future study and employment. How can this be done?

Here, I would like to provide you three steps on what to focus on at this stage.
First, explore careers to decide the one you want.
Second, set short-term and long-term goals to work towards your career aspirations.
Third, acquire the knowledge or skills important for you to attain your goals.
Now, let me explain them in detail.

For the first step, you have to explore to find a career you want. Everyone has his / her own career aspiration at different stages. Take the example of our Head Girl, Phoebe Cheung. When she was small, she wanted to be a teacher, but now she has another career aspiration and this motivates her to pursue her dream. Everyone is unique and has a different career plan. Exploring careers enables you to know what your skills, values, and interests are. The better you know yourself, the easier it will be to decide on a career that is ideal for you.

As for the second step, you need to set short-term and long-term goals to work towards your career aspirations. A short-term goal is something you would like to achieve in the near future, such as setting study goals at the beginning of the academic year and accomplishing them within this school year. A long-term goal is something you want to do further in the future and requires your time as well as some planning. For example, if you would like to be a teacher in the future, you set long-term goals of entering related tertiary institutions and obtaining specific qualifications. Although all of your goals are important, it is impossible to work on all of them at once. You are reminded to prioritize your goals and decide what needs to be done first.

The last step is to acquire the knowledge or skills important for you to attain your goals. After you have set clear goals for yourself, you have to work on clear defined action plans which will guide you to the next step. At the same time, you have to track your progress, review and evaluate your action plans regularly so as to make changes accordingly.

Dear Holy Familians, your life is God’s gift to you and it is priceless. You are blessed each day with this gift to make it meaningful with proper planning. Don’t wait until you feel talented enough to accomplish your goals because by then it may be too late and you may regret for not planning way ahead. Now, let’s pray to God for his blessings to guide us in our planning so that we can make the best of the life we’ve been blessed with.

Setting and Accomplishing Goals

Today, I would like to talk about our monthly theme “Setting and Accomplishing Goals”. Since childhood, you have been reminded to set goals and develop this good habit at the beginning of each school year. Setting goals is important as it will give you a clear direction and focus, both of which are needed to take concrete actions. Moreover, it helps you organise your time so that you can make the most of it and accomplish the things you have set for yourself sooner.

Last two weeks, some teachers shared with you some methods for setting SMART goals. Now, I am going to shed some light on the SMART strategy by sharing some examples to deepen your understanding.

  • If you want to set specific goals, don’t say “I want to get better results in the English Listening Test,” but say “I will watch the news on the English channel every night to enhance my listening skills in English.”

  • To check whether you have achieved your goal, you need to assign it a measurable unit. So instead of saying “My listening skills are better than what it was in the past,” it would be better to say “Any improvement of listening skills will be measured by looking at the results of my English Listening Test.

  • Ensure your goal is achievable. So don’t say “I should get full marks in the English Listening Test.” Rather say “I will get better marks in my English Listening Test compared with that of last year’s.”

  • To make your goal realistic, don’t say “I will watch at least two 120-minute English movies every day to improve my listening skill,” but say “I will watch the 30-minutes news on the English channel every night to improve my listening skills.”

  • Have a clear and defined timeline for your goals, so instead of saying “I will raise my marks of the English Listening Test”, it would be better if you say “I will aim at getting higher marks in my English Listening Test by the end of this term.”

Dear Holy Familians, you are advised to write down the goals you have set for yourself and the actions you plan to take to achieve these goals. All this planning will create pressure but in a positive way. When your goals are accomplished, you can look at this as a way of challenging yourself and seeing how far you can get when you set your next set of goals. In addition, you will feel proud of your work, your discipline and commitment to achieving your goals.

The most important factor in setting and accomplishing goals of course is to ask God for His guidance and blessings. His light will guide us to make the right decisions and take appropriate actions. Try your best and seek His help. When you leave everything in God’s hand, you will see His hands in everything you do. Now, let’s pray to God for His blessings and guidance in the new school year.

O Lord, be with me all through this school year to help me to live as I ought to live.
Be with me at my lessons, so that I may never give up any task no matter how hard and difficult it is, until I have mastered it, and so that I will not allow anything to beat me.
Be with me in my pleasure, so that I may never find pleasure in anything that I would afterwards regret, or in anything that I would not like you or my parents to see me do.
Be with me in my home, so that I may be kind and considerate and that I may try to make the work of others easier and not harder.
Help me to be the kind of girl you want me to be. This I ask for your love’s sake. Amen.

Now let us sing the song “God Will Make A Way” to start a new day and put our trust in our dear Lord.

God Will Make A Way by Don Moen

School Reopening


Welcome back! On the first day of the new school year, I call upon all of you to be united in love in our continuous commitment to enhancing ourselves. I hereby would like to convey my warmest gratitude to all teachers and staff for their unconditional contribution to the school during the summer holidays. In spite of the turbulent times, they have endeavoured to help prepare for the new academic year so that the learning and teaching continues smoothly even during the pandemic.


The theme for this year is “Soaring with Aspirations” which encourages you to develop further in your academic pursuit, personal growth and life skills. Before explaining how you can apply this in all these areas, let me first define what it means.

Soaring with aspirations is a strong desire to achieve something high or great. It is an ongoing and lifelong process for personal fulfilment. Thus, for your personal growth, you have to gain experiences by enriching your life skills that enable you to work towards your goals and cope with everyday challenges. To do so successfully, you need to cultivate a positive mindset which is a crucial element of aspirations. Do you still remember this was the yearly theme last year? Cultivating a positive mindset allows you to learn to cope with negative emotions and experiences but with a positive attitude; cultivate, nurture and develop personal strengths and potential and bravely face the pressure and challenges in life. At the beginning of school year, you will be asked to take part in a character strength survey carried out by the Moral and National Education Team. You will then receive a profile of your own character strengths listing the top five and last five character strengths, enabling you to reflect on your profile. After reflection, you need to set goals to work on certain character strengths and foster your positive outlook of life. Now, I would like to introduce some life skills for you to develop.


1. Boost your self-management skills

Self-management helps you become a successful learner. It refers to strategies, techniques and approaches you use to direct your studies and personal goals effectively. To understand your own academic and career aspirations, you have to strengthen your self-management skills by developing the habit of setting goals and priorities, planning and managing your time, getting organized and conducting self-evaluation.

2. Reflect on core values of Catholic Education and the Canossian spirit

Through Religious Education, you are inculcated with the core values of Catholic education which are Truth, Justice, Love, Life and Family which you need to reflect on. For Truth and Justice, you need to enhance your ability to think from multiple perspectives and learn to use social media in a proper way as well as distinguish right from wrong. Love is the greatest of all virtues.



Under the Canossian education, we learn from our Foundress, St. Magdalene of Canossa on how to love selflessly and offer our humble service to others. “Those who love are never tired, since love knows no burden”. With Love, we are driven to serve each other with humility and show concern for the needy. Life is a priceless gift from God and must be respected. Though we live in a diverse society with different backgrounds, we need to appreciate individual differences, show respect and embrace diversity. Family is the basic unit of society as well as the permanent support for life. As a big family in our school, we are united to maintain a harmonious and caring school culture as well as reinforce the mutual-trust and support among school members. To learn more about the Canossian spirit, you are advised to revisit the Profile of HFCC Graduates outlined in the Students’ Handbook on p.11.


3. Widen your horizons through extended learning

In view of COVID-19 epidemic, you are required to study from home. This kind of virtual mode of learning empowers you to take greater ownership of your learning. With abundant internal and external resources, like e-books, learning materials uploaded on e-platforms and external online competitions, you have to take the initiative to step out of your comfort zone and widen your horizons through extended learning. The amount of knowledge you acquire depends on how much effort you put into your studies and your willingness to take initiatives. Your ceaseless enthusiasm does make learning matter!


Life does not always go as expected unless we take the initiative to try to make a difference. According to the Bible, Matthew Chapter 7, verse 7, it reads: “Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you.” Under God’s guidance and blessings, you have to take the initiative to actualize your goals and make plans in accordance with God’s will. ”




Dear Holy Familians, look ahead as confident learners and strengthen your personal qualities to enrich your life skills. Be conscientious learners and build up the strength to excel your performance in your studies. Be caring learners and develop the Holy Familian spirit within yourselves to show your concern for the needs of others and the world at large. I believe by now you realize the importance of excelling in work with humility and allowing your aspirations take flight. Now, let us pray to God to bless us in this new academic year.

O Lord, we thank you for granting us the grace to begin a new school year. We know that you are knocking at our door. Grant us the desire to let you in to dwell within us, the will to allow us to take control of our life, and the determination to fend off any resistance within us that blocks your wind from blowing where you will. When we encounter obstacles, may you enlighten us, guide us, strengthen us, console us, tell us what to all you desire of us and to accept all that you permit to happen to us. Assist me in performing my duties that I may never be indifferent or careless but be always diligent, conscientious and disciplined. Guide me to cooperate with my teachers, to pay full attention in class, and to behave honourably in school as well as outside it. This I ask for your love’s sake.


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