Student Achievements

The Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition 2019-2020 - Entering Finals

It has been an exceptionally encouraging year for our English Debating teams that both of our teams have made it to the Finals in HKSSDC 2019-20 Term 1. Congratulations are to our English Debating Team I, which has defeated the Concordia Lutheran School on the motion “The House would subsidise companies for the employment of ex-convicts" as the negative team on 7th November 2019. On the same day, the English Debating Team II, speaking as the affirmative team, has also won against the negative team from Henrietta Secondary School on the same motion.

We would like to thank the devoted debaters, Alice Fung (5B), Yoyo Siu (5B), Elizabeth Man (5B), and their team coach Ms Kayla Tam of the English Debating Team I; and congratulate our debaters, Tasha Lam (4E), Yan Vivian (5E) and Polly Chow (5E) and their team coach Ms Nalini of the English Debating Team II. We are also grateful to the adjudicator and the opponents for staging this fantastic debating with us.

 

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Congratulations are also to our English Debating Team I, who has gained another victory in the HKSSDC on 8 October against the Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School, speaking as the affirmative team.

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We would like to thank the hard work and efforts paid by our debaters Yanmi Lau (5B), Ivy Yau (5B) and Judy Lau (5B), as well as their team coach Ms Kayla Tam. We are also grateful to the adjudicator and the opponents for staging this fantastic debating contest with us. 

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Another year of fierce inter-school debating competitions has begun. Our English Debating Team II has kicked off the year with a victory against Aberdeen Technical School on the motion “Co-education at secondary school level is a good idea” on 26 September. Our congratulations are to our team with the debaters Hannah Leung (4A), Coco Keung (4E) led by the team captain Mary Ma (5A) and our team coach Ms Nalini.

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Harvard Book Prize Award Ceremony

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As one of the many winners for the Harvard book prize, I feel honored for being able to join such a grand ceremony with some of my fellow schoolmates in celebration of our achievements in the essay competition at Diocesan Boys’ School on 20 September.

In the competition, participants were required to write a book review on a selected book. This year, the Book Prize theme is “Born Digital = Disconnected?” The ceremony was glamorous and enjoyable as well. The guest speaker of the ceremony, Richard Chow, CEO of the charity ChickenSoup Foundation, talked about the ethics and morals of the use of the internet. He pointed out how teenagers are probably too used to posting things online, without realizing any of the consequences. He also explained how the essay was supposed to make the competitors be more aware of the issue. ‘Once you put something on the internet, you can never take it back.’ This was definitely the most memorable quote of the evening for me. The number of student participants from nearly 250 schools also shocked me as well. More than 700 students from local and international schools came for the ceremony that night and it was nice to see all of us getting recognized for our English ability.

I am so thankful to my English teachers for giving me a chance to join this great competition and for the time they spent advising me on my essays. If I were given a chance to join this once more, I would not hesitate to take that chance. I would definitely recommend other students to join this competition as well, if they wish to either express their opinions or to test their abilities in English writing.

Anna Wong (6B), the Winner of the Harvard Book Prize

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That was a precious opportunity our teachers and the school gave us to peak into the global spectacle, where the competition essays were about our aim to study in the top school, and about the ethical and moral problems happening on the internet nowadays and how we can handle or reduce the impact. The presence of a teacher mentor working on my drafts within the weeks of preparation has been the greatest booster of my confidence in this high-sounding writing contest.

April Lee (6E), the Runner-up of the Harvard Book Prize

Hong Kong Primary and Secondary School English Writing Competition 2018-19

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1B Olivia Cheong was awarded merit in Most Creative Award

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5B Wong Chin Chin Annaliza was awarded merit in the Best Writing Award

Our students are very interested in writing stories and expressing their ideas in environmental protection. They performed outstandingly in the Hong Kong Primary and Secondary School English Writing Competition 2018-19. S1 Cheong Yan Wai Olivia was awarded merit in the Most Creative Award and S5 Wong Chin Chin Annaliza was awarded merit in the Best Writing Award.

The Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competitions 2018-2019

Congratulations to our school English Debate Teams. They performed outstandingly and brilliantly this term. After the Final Competition taken place on 30th January 2019, one of our teams has won 1st Runner-up in 2018-19 Term 1 HKI & NT Division II Senior. The motion of the competition was Parents of children who commit crimes should also be penalised. Our students were the affirmative team and our debaters were CoCo Kam (5A), Christy Wong (5A) and Chloe Wong (5E). Their Team coach was Miss Kayla Tam.

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Our debaters with the opposing team from STFA Tam Pak Yu College. The competition was really a golden opportunity for students to brush up their English speaking proficiency and critical thinking skills.

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Our Debate Team members with our Principal Dr. Ng and the Adjudicator of the Final Competition Miss Stephy Lo.

Before attending the Final Competition, the two Debate Teams of our school have won three debate competitions. One of the competitions took place in Aberdeen Technical School on 3rd December, 2018. The motion was Participation in team sports should be made compulsory for the Hong Kong secondary school. Our team represented the negative side and the debaters were CoCo Kam (5A), Christy Wong (5A) and Chloe Wong (5E). Their Team Coach was Miss Kayla Tam.

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Our teams won two more debate competitions in October. One of our debate teams took part in the Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competitions on 4th October at HKWMA Chu Shek Lun Secondary School. Our students were the negative team on the debate motion: Genetically Modified Food is beneficial. Our first speaker April Lee (5E), second speaker Victoria So (4B) and third speaker Sumi Yu (5B) performed outstandingly and won the competition.

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On 5th October, three other True Light girls were the affirmative team on the same debate motion against the MCHK Wesley College. This time, our first speaker was Coco Kam (5A), our second speaker was Christy Wong (5A) and our third speaker was Chloe Wong (5E). They performed brilliantly and won the competition. Their team coach was Ms Yeung Ka Wai. Well done girls and thank you Ms Yeung for her efforts.

The 70th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival

Our True Light students performed outstandingly in the 70th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival. One of our Drama Improvisation teams attained champion in the competition. The team members included Tasha Lam (3A), Grace Cheung (3A), Karen Poon (3A), Cherie Wong (3A), Unita Lui (3B), Esther Chan (3B), Candy Lee (3B) and Jasper Leung (3B). Their team coach is Miss Nalini.

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Cheung Ka Lam from 3A, Cheung Tin Nam from 2A and Lam Yu Kwan from 2A have attained 3rd places in Solo Verse Competitions. Well done and congratulations!

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The 13th Speaking Contest for Hong Kong Students

Our S6 students have been working very hard to prepare for the coming HKDSE. They participated in the 13th Speaking Contest for Hong Kong Students organised by the University of Education and performed brilliantly. Two students including 6B Hazel Chan and 6B Po Shaiana have attained Level 5 while 6B Linda Yang has achieved Level 5*. They will be invited to the final round of the contest in mid-December at the EdU.

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Hazel Chan and Shaiana Po with their English teacher Ms Yeung Ka Wai

HK Shanghai Debating Competition 2017

This year we celebrated our 14th year partnership between the six Shanghai schools from the Putuo district in Shanghai and the four schools from the HK Southern district in our annual debating competition and cultural exchange.  We, as the hosts, along with SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, Pui Ying Secondary School and Aberdeen Technical Secondary School; welcomed our Shanghai counterparts with an energy, vigor and enthusiasm which totally matched the previous years and our students got a fantastic opportunity to not only learn outside the classroom but do so in the true spirit of learning to achieve marvelous results.  Hong Kong True Light College was declared the champion and took home the much coveted winning trophy!  It was therefore a mission well accomplished in all respects!  Kudos to our True Light girls!!

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We were truly jubilant in our learning when we effortlessly picked up the 14th HK–Shanghai Debating Championship 2017!

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Judy Koo and Michelle Yip were chosen as the Best Speakers in this prestigious competition – congratulations to our star students!

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Student reporters killing two birds with one stone – interviewing and establishing friendships with the Shanghai students!

Our first speaker of Team 1, Ms. Hailey So, debating on the motion:” That Man should help save endangered species"

Our second speaker of Team 1, Ms. Jacqueline Kwok, debating on the motion:” That Man should help save endangered species"

Our third speaker of Team 1, Ms. Judy Koo, debating on the motion:” That Man should help save endangered species, while the research assistant, Ms. Cindy Chan looks on with a contented smile on a job well done!

Students have achieved DISCTINCTION AWARDS in English Builder for the September 2016 to May 2017 term. This is a proud achievement for our students as they have been recognised amongst all participating students in Hong Kong. 

 

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2B Fung Ka Man EB Level 4
3A Chung Mei Suet Michelle EB Level 5

Students have achieved Top 1 to Top 3 rankings in English Builder for the September 2016 to May 2017 term, amongst all participants in our school. 

 

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1B  Lau Yuen Ting 1
1C Ho Hui Yan  2
1A Lau Sin Yi 3
English Builder Level 3
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2B Lam Tsz Wan 1
2C Siu Yuen Ting 2
2B Yau Ka Yee 3
English Builder Level 4
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2B  Fung Ka Man 1
3A  Choi Yuen Ying 2
3D  Leung Hiu Na 3
English Builder Level 5
Class Name  Rank
3A  Chung Mei Suet Michelle 1
3A  Tsang Wing Yiu 2

 

Another Overseas Award of DISTINCTION  for our English Choral Group

The school’s English Choral Group took part in the Performing Arts exam organized by Trinity College London in May and received another award of distinction! Once again, congratulations to the all-time Distinction holder at this overseas competition since 2009. They presented their title, Treasure, which has already earned them Championship at the 67th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival.

 

Winners at the 67th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival

Our True Light girls celebrate their triumph once again at the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival. The school’s English Choral Group (previously named Words and Movement) has once again claimed Championship at S1-3 Thematic Group Speaking. What makes it more exciting is that their highly praised performance has earned them 90 marks, the Honorary Award and the highest Award at the Speech Festival. This is the team’s 8th winning and 2nd time Honorary Award. A big congrats to the hard work of every member of the team and of course to the three teacher advisors, Ms Kassel Cheung, Ms Annabel Wong and Ms Jessica Zee.

Other individual winning include 5B Kristal Lee, 1st runner up at Shakespeare Monologue; 3B Sam Wong and 3B Shaiana Po, 2nd runner up at S3-4 Dramatic Duologue and 2A Crystal Hui and 2A Eunice Leung, 2nd runner up at S1-2 Dramatic Duologue.

 

Overseas Award Claimed by the True Light English Choral Group

Good news for the school’s English Choral Group: they were awarded Distinction with a stunning 98 marks at the 2014 Trinity College London Examination! Being the highest mark captured in the Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China region, the team is now crowned the Exhibition Award and winning a prize money! The Exhibition Award is presented annually to the candidates who have gained the highest distinction marks.

The winning team presented their title, Hoist the Colors, which has already earned them Championship at the 65th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival.

 

2016 Annual Oxbridge Public Speaking Competition Winner

The annual Oxbridge University Preparation Camp was held from 1st to 5th August 2016 at St. Peter’s Secondary School in which elite students from Oxford and Cambridge Universities teach students from seven schools in Southern District public speaking skills through various activities - drama, discussions, debates, lectures, etc. 
Best students from each class participate in the public speaking competition in the closing ceremony on the last day of the camp.  Chilli Chan from 6B was one of the three best public speakers.

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Chilli Chan 6B (Middle) is one of the winners of the 2016 Annual Oxbridge Public Speaking Competition