08/ 2016
 

2015-16 is another year of harvest. In our annual concert Summer Rhapsody on 10 July, our Masters of Ceremony again showed that Nganpoligians are excellent and lively speakers in both English and PTH. Our talented young musicians in diversified music teams of bagpipes, harps, Western ensemble, African drums, tap dance, saxophone, handbell and handchimes, and also our rope skippers astounded our guests and school board members. Many audience expressed their admiration and appreciation to the quality and vibrant performance presented by a big batch of performers.

In May, we received a wonderful report from EDB Quality Assurance Division after the ESR conducted in February. They complimented our operation in different areas, and appreciated our further improvement since the Comprehensive Review conducted 7 years ago in 2009.

Our administrators are described as visionary, senior managers as loyal, effective and strategic. Our curriculum is regarded as broad and diversified, local as well as international in mainstream DSE and in IB school respectively. Our students are commended as polite and courteous, having good sense of belonging to school. Many of them display leadership, self-management and disciplined skills. Our students are nurtured to be active learners with thinking skills and creativity. In the past three years, we achieved good DSE results and excellent value-added performance, enabling 90% of our students to enter local or overseas universities. This year, we again received same encouraging results in DSE Exam and JUPAS 2016.

At the same time, Nganpoligians are champions in sports, music, arts, choral speaking, verse speaking, musical and other academic competitions in Hong Kong. We won more than 40 champions in different areas in year 2015-16.

To open up our students’ horizon, Nganpolingians are active participants in various international forums and contests. Our students joined ASEAN Plus Summit in Singapore and Model United Nations in Taipei. In International History Bee and Bowl, our students beat more than 30 local and international schools in Hong Kong round and qualified for the world final in Phuket, Thailand. All 39 Nganpoligians who participated in the World Scholar’s Cup won the Hong Kong Round and joined the Global Round in Bangkok in June. 12 were further shortlisted to join the Tournament of Champions at Yale University in November 2016. Our Underwater Robot Team was the champion in Hong Kong and Asia Regional contest, and represented Hong Kong to go to NASA Johnson Space Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, the USA for the international final. Our Chinese Medicine Research Team went to Massey University in New Zealand to present their research findings this summer. Our Chemistry Research teams joined the Global Natural History Day and two teams were awarded gold medals in the global final in Shanghai. All participants treasured such valuable exciting, eye-opening learning experience which widened their horizon and global perspectives.

This year, our hardware and facilities have been further upgraded to meet our developmental needs and further improve students’ school life. We have inaugurated our New Era Sports Ground, which comprises race track and long jump pit, and also the third multi-purpose hall, New Era Hall, in January.

In July, the first drowning detection system in Hong Kong was launched in our swimming pool which is now named the safest pool in Hong Kong. With the completion of our new facilities, school life will become more diversified, exciting and vibrant.

The ESR report is indeed a brilliant recognition to all hard work and achievements of Ngan Po Ling College over all these 13 years. It is also an excellent report card, a great award to Mrs Hong and all colleagues.

Our achievements are never possible without the hard work and professional team work among our administrators, teachers and staff, trust and support from our parents and school board. Thanks to all parents for your unfailing support to our school and loving care to your children. During the past 13 years, the support and trust given by parents, our Incorporated Management Committee and our supervisor Madam Ngan Po Ling has been a great motivator to me and our colleagues. I am quite sure, NPL College will proceed to further summits and will enjoy further accomplishments in the years to come.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
Aug, 2016



05/ 2016
 

In early May, we have received a rosy report given by the EDB Quality Assurance Section after External School Review in February. We have been complimented in different areas of operation and appreciated for the obvious improvement since the Comprehensive Review conducted seven years ago in 2009. Our school, administrators, middle managers, teachers and you students are all complimented in the report.

Today, I would like to share with you how external education professionals praise our students.
Our students are described as pleasant and courteous. Most students are proficient in communicating in English and Putonghua. They maintain a good relationship with their peers of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Our students are self-reflective for making improvements in various areas, which are punctuality, attendance and politeness. Our students are self-managed. ESR reviewers appreciate the self-management and reflective skills of our students.

At school level, student leaders display good leadership skills. They have received appropriate training, both inside and outside campus with a strong sense of responsibility. Student self-reflection is also promoted.  The prefect team conducts evaluation on whole school discipline. At class level, class pledges are made. The shared goals in each class can further reinforce self-discipline and enhance class ethos. Class committee members evaluate class performance.  At individual level, individuals make pledges and reflect on their academic and non-academic performance.

Ngan Po Ling students are also praised as good learners. Students mostly complete their pre-lesson tasks well, which can facilitate them to learn new contents with the necessary background knowledge. In lessons, students listen attentively and are keen to accomplish learning tasks. They are self-disciplined in upholding classroom routines and accustomed to discussing and sharing ideas with peers in pairs or in groups. Some of them show the initiative to take notes. In some lessons, students are eager to give comments, raise questions and even challenge others’ ideas.  Students are generally able to provide reasons and some of them can apply thinking models, evaluate peers’ views and generate ideas.

Indeed, this ESR report is a good recognition of our school accomplishments in the past seven years. We are assured that what we have done are on the right track with good direction and vision matched with social world requirements.  However, effort has to be made for further summits for Ngan Po Ling College and individual Nganpoligians. In recent days, Mr Ho shared how we can get rid of lazing away the time, avoiding from heaing all the time. Mr Choi shared that he practiced his beautiful song for more than 100 times before he stepped onto the stage. I can also share with you all, every year before the Chinese Cultural Day, before writing out the seem to be artistic Chinese Calligraphy 「福字揮春」, Mrs Hong must have spent many evenings writing more than 100 times to get the better flow and better style. 

I remember I shared the stories told in the book Outliers written by Gladwell, depicted the ‘Ten Thousand Hours Rule’. Computer giant Bill Gates wrote on programming nonstop every day and during weekends for many years.  Beatles, a famous rock band in the world, played in night clubs seven nights a week until mid-night in the evening.  They all practiced more than ten thousand hours before they became specialists in their field worldwide.

Final examination is approaching. If you work for 5 hours a day during weekdays, and 10 hours a day at weekends, you still have about 100 hours for revision. Please make good use of the limited time, fulfill the element of models of Nganpolingians described by our reviewers.

I wish all of you good harvest in the final examination and for the school year 2015-16.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
May, 2016



04/ 2016
 

Many rich people have committed large proportion of their wealth to contributing to the society and helping the needy. However, many young people who are not wealthy can also commit their knowledge and skills to help the world.

Bill Gates, the e-giant, is a rich man. His estimated wealth is 65 billion in US dollars, equals the annual GDP of Ecuador. Gates knows he is mortal with limited life. He is now engaged in the process of using his money in the hope of extending the lives of other less fortunate in the world.

He and his wife Melinda have given away $28 billion via their charitable foundation. They focus on helping the poorest in the world by developing vaccination in the hope of eradicating polio which is still endemic in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan paralyzing and killing tens of thousands of children every year.

When he was in his 40s, Microsoft was his primary activity. Now in the age of late fifties, even though Gates is still the chairman of Microsoft, he does not give his day-to-day attention to the business. His full-time work in the rest of his life is working for his foundation helping people in poverty.

Gates is accomplishing his new mission in life. Over 90 per cent of poverty-stricken children in the countries he is helping have the vaccine and the disease stops spreading. When they started, over 400,000 children a year were paralyzed by the disease and now there are only fewer than 1,000 cases a year. Bill Gates plans to relocate the resources to work on malaria and measles after polio.

Bill Gates has contributed the vast majority of his wealth, over 95%, to his charity foundation which will spend the money for over 20 years or more after his passing away. The faith about human dignity and equality, the passion to serve and contribute must be the drive and motivator behind.

Similar tycoons or billionaires have similar enthusiasm for contributing their wealth to help the needy.  Sir Run Run Shaw, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 107, was one of the most influential figures in the Asian entertainment industry and a well-known philanthropist. 

Over the years, Shaw donated HK$6.5 billion to charities, schools and hospitals in Hong Kong and mainland China through the Sir Run Run Shaw Charitable Foundation. More than 5,000 college buildings on the mainland bear his name. The fourth constituent college of the Chinese University of Hong Kong is also named after him. His other major donations include 10 million British pounds in 1990 to help establish the Run Run Shaw Institute of Chinese Affairs at the Oxford University, and US$13 million for disaster relief after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. He also established the Shaw Prize parallel to the Nobel Prize for Astronomy, Life Science & Medicine and Mathematical Sciences. 

In many countries, young people with good knowledge and good skills can also contribute. Many young professionals forgo their high salary and stable careers in developed places in Hong Kong, in Singapore, in Europe or in America and join the work of MSF, in English, Doctors without Borders.

These doctors, psychologists, counsellors, engineers, and logistician fly to different places providing medical services, water, sanitation, mental health support and counseling to places affected by natural disasters, such as earthquake victims in Japan and civilians in Afghanistan. 

I know some young people in Hong Kong, learning French in early secondary school, have pledged to be doctors without borders, for they know they need French to communicate with people in poverty and the people in need in South Africa.

A strong vision must be good motivator for your daily work, your plan and your future studies. This Saturday is our Parents Day, a time for reflection and proper sharing with parents. 

Set your goal and make your wish. Work hard with good plan every day. Have your goal accomplished for yourself, for others and your beautiful dream in life.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
April, 2016



03/ 2016
 

After the Chinese New Year, External School Review (ESR) professionals from Education Bureau (EDB) came to us, inspected and scrutinized our operation for 4 days. We were overwhelmed with joy on 29 Feb when we received a very encouraging oral feedback from the ESR Team. We were complimented in all four domains of review namely Administration, Teaching & Learning, School Ethos and Achievements. Today, I would like to share with you the recognition professionals have made for all our work done in the past seven years since the last review in 2009.

Administration

The ESR Team felt that obvious improvement has been made since the last review in 2009. 

Our school leader is visionary and we have a large batch of competent middle managers who are professional leaders being able to prioritize tasks, to work out strategies, to monitor work progress and to support each other and new teachers.

Besides, the leadership team is resourceful in drawing experts from tertiary institutions and facilitating international connection. Different networks have been established with overseas schools and organizations via exchange programmes, forums and Cultural Collage.

There are plenty of opportunities for students to take part in territory-wide and international competitions, like Model United Nations and World Scholar’s Cup etc.

Teaching & Learning

Attempt in developing effective teaching and active learning has been well appreciated and supported by external professionals. Thinking curriculum has been incorporated into various subjects.

Strategies have been worked out to promote reading habits, like morning reading sessions, provision of good articles, on-line reading, book sharing by students, book recommended by teachers. Reading culture has been gradually cultivated.  Students’ learning skills have been diversified such as scientific investigation skills, debating skills and writing skills etc.

Thirty sessions of class observation were conducted. Our classroom teaching was described systematic and well structured. Lessons are interactive and student-centred. On the other hand, students are responsive, disciplined and willing to interact in lessons. Pre-lesson tasks are common to groom independent learners. Various tasks such as reading textbook articles and watching videos are suitably arranged and well connected to the lesson. Students are given ample opportunities to express their diverse views in discussions.

In a language rich environment, students are praised as confident speakers and able to communicate in English and Putonghua inside and outside classroom.

School Ethos

Our students have demonstrated a strong sense of belonging to the school. Alumni are deployed as tutors of after-school classes and trainers of science competitions. They have also been invited as guest speakers in careers talks.

Students of different cultural background have developed good relationship. They enjoy school life and show respect to teachers. Concerted effort has been made in grooming appreciative, well-mannered and principled students. Such qualities have been demonstrated in daily school life. Students are courteous and take initiatives to greet others.

The reviewers described that in Ngan Po Ling College, all-round education and whole-person development have been well accomplished missions of the school.

Achievements

Our academic and non-academic achievements have also impressed our reviewers. The percentage of graduates achieving the minimum university entrance requirement has been increasing. Credit rate and passing rate of most subjects in HKDSE Exam over the past three years were higher than that of the territory-wide. 

The school has made remarkable achievements in sports, music and art. The number of prizes our school reaps every year is impressive. 

All these achievements must be joint effort of teachers and students. Ngan Po Ling College will continue to shine with all these good foundations made in the first phase of our school history.

In recent weeks, good news has been perpetually shared in assembly. Our Debate Teams, participants in International History Bowl, World Scholar’s Cups and Board Games competition are all champions or have been shortlisted to enter the final or global rounds.

The Easter Holiday is approaching. I hope all of you would concentrate and persevere in your study, support each other positively and have your self contracts fulfilled and accomplished.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
March, 2016



02/ 2016
 

In our school statistics, more than 90% of our students enter universities, 60% in local universities, more than 30% go abroad. However, actually getting into university takes more than just getting good grades and a smooth interview. Admission staff see all sorts of students, with all kinds of skills, knowledge, aptitude and characters.
Professors of universities in Hong Kong share what they treasure in the admission procedure.

Punctuality  
Hong Kong Baptist University Registrar advises students to watch their timekeeping. “Don’t be late for interview and be prepared,” he said. This seems to be obvious and common, but many candidates forget how important punctuality is when they are trying to make a good impression.  Just showing up on time and rushing into an interview out of breath isn’t good enough. You should arrive 10-15 minutes earlier. Take the time to gather your thoughts, get settled psychologically and physically.”

Preparation & Dress Code
Being prepared for an interview involves several things. “Do research. Know the basic requirements of the faculty and the job. Know more about the subject knowledge.” Mr. Brendon Chan, our alumni and one of the youngest pilots in Hong Kong, shared in a recent assembly. If you want to apply for being a pilot, you need to research on aviation. Besides, candidates have to dress properly, compatible to the situation.

Passion
Universities look for students with passion, with heart. Commitment, attitude and motivation are important. “We want dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and integrity. We want them to be persistent, diligent and not to easily get frustrated nor give up.” A professor shared.

Communication
Some professors in universities said that many students’ communication skills need to be polished up. Speak good English and Putonghua. Speak naturally. Having eye contact with others is also very important.

Common Knowledge & Current Issues
Some professors believe knowledge and life outside textbooks are important. “The university is dedicated to serving the community, so student needs an interest in current affairs, concern about the society, and should be a socially responsible citizen.” Experiences in community services will count.
Their advice is not just for Form Six DSE students. Students should start two to three years in advance. “Start early; discuss your plans with family, friends and teachers. Ideally, by Form Four you should have a good idea of what and why you want to study, and also your reasons and motivation for seeking an education.”
Even when you are in junior secondary, know more about yourself, the outside world, equip yourself with good knowledge and nurture yourself with good communication skills and form good character. You then can cross your fingers to be a jolly young people with good prospect in your study and career path.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
February, 2016



12/ 2015
 

This week I read an interesting and insightful article, shared with me by a colleague and written by a famous writer Chetan Bhagat who wrote Three Idiots. He mentioned about sparks in life.  He noticed that some people enjoy their life, their learning, their career and family life with kindled and shining sparks.

Sparks can be described as passion, flame, fire, excitement or happiness for doing something.  Babies can be easily full of sparks when they have a spiderman toy, a play time in the park, a bed time story from daddy, or a countdown for an approaching birthday party.

Form One students must have good sparks when you first entered a new secondary school, when you looked forward to the new school life, new subjects, new activities and new schoolmates.  Our school leaders must have sparks when you assume posts of Students’ Union, prefect teams and houses, being enthusiastic for launching the programs you have planned.

Form Four students must have your sparks when you first promoted to senior secondary, working very hard, targeting to enter your dream faculty and university.

New teachers must also have sparks, when you look forward to fulfilling the dream of being good teachers, to delivering knowledge and helping form character and changing students’ life.

Mrs. Hong also had her sparks when she assumed the principalship of Ngan Po Ling College, wanting to realize her visions of an ideal school, implementing whole person and all round education.

Sparks act like dynamos. They give us energy, motivate us and propel us physically and mentally forward. They give us excitement and happiness in our everyday work.

An important question is how we can keep our sparks shining, our fire being alight, our flame being kindled all the time.
Some people’s sparks are short-lived, faded away very soon, just after a few weeks or a few months. Some people can sustain their sparks for their whole life, for many decades. People whose spark has faded are dull, dejected, aimless and bitter. They drag along and are unfulfilling.

According to Chetan Bhagat, spark is like flame of a lamp, which has to be nurtured and has to be given fuel.

Setting good goals is a good way to sustain your inner fire, because it is human nature to strive, improve and achieve full potential.  Success and sense of satisfaction in the process make people happy and keep us alive.

Achievements motivate people to strive for a better level. It is also a sense of satisfaction for human beings. Besides, our sparks can be better nurtured in a balanced life, which ensure good health, harmonious relationships and mental well being.

If you just work with no relaxation and enjoyment, your body cannot sustain your non-stop effort.  Thus you have to be efficient workers and spare time for relaxation and relationship building. If you do not have good relationship with others, you are lonely and socially detached.

Christmas is coming. The first term examination is a time to fulfill your target and keep your sparks going. Make good plans, strike good balance, work and relax, enjoy the process and outcomes. For Form 1 to Form 5 students, postpone your happy time to Chinese New Year. And for Form 6 students, keep your sparks longer, postpone your play time until the DSE is over and enjoy the longest ever summer vacation.

Thank You.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
December, 2015



11/ 2015
 

In every society, there must be a lot of politicians or social celebrities grasping the lime light, catching the attention from mass media and the general public. However, there must also be unsung heroes whose achievements are contributions making a place or an organization be proud of.

In recent years, SCMP have launched an award called the Spirit of HK Awards, recognizing people’s good deeds and good nature.

Exemplary awardees include a police officer who has donated blood for 256 times and bone marrow twice. Another awardee is a disabled, wheelchair-bound sportsman who took up sailing and now striving to get qualified for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Since our commencement, we also had our unsung hero in Ngan Po Ling College. Samuel Poon repeated AL exam twice with his 2A result in order to get into his dream faculty medical science.  Lee Man Hei worked day and night and helped create a very good study atmosphere in his class.  He got 6A1B, the best result in Hong Kong history. A student who cramped nearly every day eventually entered vocational training school to learn to be a chef.

Today, I would like to share with you an unsung hero of our school whose story was fully shared with me yesterday by her mother over a telephone conversation. Wong Kei Wing was diagnosed as dyslexia, a learning disability that induces difficulties in reading, making her skip lines of statements, confuse between b & d, a & u. When she writes, she misses letters especially the last few letters of a word. Thus she is weak in spelling.

In primary school, Kei Wing’s principal advised her to switch to another school as she was considered as being unable to catch up and slowed down the pace of the whole class. She then changed to a less demanding private school. In Primary 6, Kei Wing wanted to apply for Ngan Po Ling College. Her class teacher dissuaded her from doing so and told her that none of the students in the school could ever enter Ngan Po Ling College. She insisted on submitting application and just wanted to have a try. She worked hard for the preparation and endeavoured to show her best in the interview. Eventually, she was the only student in her primary school having been admitted to Ngan Po Ling College. 

Throughout the years in Ngan Po Ling College, with her sheer effort, with the assistance of teachers, Kei Wing had been above average in our school, safely promoted every year. At the same time, she was good at sports. In Form 2, she got scholarship to be a cyclist in the Hog Kong team. However, she wanted to work hard in her studies, and gave up the chance of being a Hong Kong Cycling Team member. In Form 5, by chance, Mrs. Hong took up English lesson of her class. She came to read to the principal every early morning. She strived very hard for her DSE and in the end, she got 444433 and 22 scores in her Best 6.  Even though she got an offer in local universities, with the help of her family, she got good result in SAT and entered Walsh University in Ohio to study medical science, majoring in physiotherapy. She got GPA at 3.91 out of 4 in her first year, nearly strict As in all subjects. Last year, she changed to another good school Calvin College in Massachusetts and changed her majors to natural environment and civil engineering. She needs 3 more years to complete her master degree and has planned to get a PhD in the USA.

Now she is also the youngest leader representative to join a Leadership Programme on behalf of her university. She did a lot of researches online to prepare for the interview and thus she was one of the few elected in her university.

I am happy to know that she has strong sense of belonging to Ngan Po Ling College.  She called me in the airport when she first went to the USA for her study, telling me that she had brought along a set of Ngan Po Ling school uniform and PE sportswear to the USA.

I received her photo for her Leadership profile. It is a photo showing her dressing in Ngan Po Ling College skirt with a smart white overcoat. Kei Wing has really inherited the spirit of Ngan Po Ling College, being perseverant and never giving up. Her mother also gave her a similar motto – “Everybody must have his limit and boundary, do your best within this boundary”. In fact you don’t know how high and how deep your boundary can be extended by you yourself.

The mid-term test is just over. All of you must be adjusting your goal to start a new page. I hope all NPL students would take Kei Wing as a role model, pursue your dream and realize your dream with courage and perseverance.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
November, 2015



10/ 2015
 

每逢國慶,都會有升國旗和奏國歌的儀式。國旗和國歌是國家的象徵,一如校旗和校歌,表示對國家,對學校的歸屬。

今年是抗日勝利七十周年,國家舉行了盛大的閱兵儀式,軍容整齊,令人振奮。回想七十年前,國家衰弱,飽受列強侵略,八國聯軍中,半數是日本軍隊。火燒圓明園,殺人搶掠,割地賠款,民不聊生。國家軍閥割據,散沙一盤,任人宰割。七七事變後,日本人更揚言三個月內亡中國。面臨亡國苦難(大家從以色列亡國兩千年,仍爭取復國,今天歐洲的難民潮,會身同感受。),中國人拍攝其中一部抗日電影《風雲兒女》的主題曲──義勇軍進行曲,更是家傳戶曉,歌曲鼓舞了中國人的鬥志,團結國民,一致抗敵,最終將日本侵略者趕出中國。1949年,中華人民共和國成立,就以《義勇軍進行曲》作為國歌,讓國民永遠不要忘記這段苦難的日子。

我們十分幸福,未曾受過戰火,未逃過難。同時,應該要知道國歌的來源,和緬懷先烈為國家作出的犧牲和貢獻。

不知由甚麼時候開始,社會出現了對國家的排斥,更出現對國歌的藐視。須知國歌是國家的象徵,大家要明白,作為中國人,須要愛護國歌,不是中國人,也應對中國國歌尊重。同理,我們不會去噓印度國歌?巴基斯坦國歌?

奧運會頒獎典禮上,升國旗和奏國歌是非常莊嚴的。進行中的比賽項目,都需要停下來,這是基本禮儀和相互尊重。

各位同學,我校是一個由不同種族和國籍組成的群體,我校強調相互共融,尊重對方的文化傳統,也尊重國旗和國歌。也請同學想一想,香港回歸中國,從現實和歷史看,是必然的,不願國家再像以前四分五裂,是中國人的願望。香港與國家的發展,共存共榮,也是必然的。學校開辦以來,我們讓同學在校既可學好英語,又學好普通話,希望大家擴闊視野,掌握好西方文化,也學好中國悠久的文化,彼此尊重,創造美好的將來。

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
October, 2015



10/ 2015
 

Hong Kong people always take pride in Hong Kong for being described as a trilingual city, with Cantonese, English and Putonghua commonly spoken among the population. But those who have first-hand experience in communicating with Hong Kong people may think differently. Although many Hong Kong people can speak English and Putonghua, only small proportion of them can speak these languages proficiently. Trilingualism remains a goal rather than a reality.  It is a direction that we still need to work hard on.

A study, commissioned by the Government’s Central Policy Unit at the University of Hong Kong, has revealed the truth of the latest situation. Although more than 90 per cent of those who are aged under 30 speak English and Putonghua, only 24 per cent of them can speak English “well”. However, 62 per cent of young people under 30 are considered being able to speak Putonghua “well”, according to the university’s Social Science research unit.  Now youngsters generally can communicate in an acceptable level of Putonghua. The findings give cause for concern in Hong Kong community especially in the education sector. Although nine in ten young people can be somehow considered as trilingual, the proficiency still leaves much to be desired. Some 17 per cent of the respondents rated their spoken English as “good” to “very good”, but a language test showed that fewer than six per cent had actually attained those levels.

English is an international language, an instrument to communicate with people in the world.  In the recent state visit made by President Xi Jinping to Britain, China’s first lady Pang Liyuan was highly regarded as a diplomatic star of China. She presented a glamous image to the world and the mass media by her tasteful fashion, her composure and her good English. She showed easy rapport when having friendly chats with the Duchess of Cambridge without help of a translator. She also impressed the audience at the United Nation with a speech in perfect English on the topic of ‘The importance of education for women’. China’s first lady gave her global appeal in good English.

Hong Kong is an international business hub and global city. We cannot afford to see the English standard fall. Putonghua, on the other hand, has also become more important, owing to China’s growing international stature and business opportunities. In the interest of the city and its people, it is important to continue brushing up English and Putonghua.

Currently, there is no lack of measures to promote the use of English and Putonghua in schools and workplaces. Ngan Po Ling College has placed emphasis on students’ language proficiency since our commencement.  In the DSE examination, English is one of our well performed subjects. Our students also get outstanding results in IELTS. In national Putonghua examinations, Nganpolingians score high.  Of course, there is no room for complacency. All Ngan Po Ling students have to further polish up their writing and speaking skills of English, Chinese and Putonghua, to make it a daily practice in school and at home.

Hong Kong has a unique history and status as a “trilingual city”. Effort has to be made to turn this good name into reality. And our effort is also needed to make language proficiency as a strength and uniqueness among all members in Ngan Po Ling College. I also hope all Ngan Po Ling students enjoy the process of learning these two beautiful languages. 

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
October, 2015



09/ 2015
 

In 14-15, one of our most exciting news is that Ngan Po Ling College has been elected as an Excellent School of Po Leung Kuk in 2015. Dr Cheng Man Kit, our Chemistry teacher, has been awarded the honour of PLK Outstanding Teacher Gold Award.

Teachers and I are happy to see our vision being realized into reality. We harvest with our truthfully implemented whole person education provisions. We enjoy the accomplishments from our hard work in the past twelve years.  We reap in different academic and non-academic aspects.

We have excellent students with their names printed in Hong Kong education Who’s Who. In the last cohort of Hong Kong A-Level exam in 2012, Li Man Hei of Ngan Po Ling College got 6A1B and was the highest achiever in Hong Kong A-Level Exam History. Yim Yuk Kwan (嚴煜筠) was honoured as the Star of Literature in China in 2008, outcompeting 2 billion secondary student contestants in China.

Over the past four years, we achieved good DSE results, enabling 90% of our students to enter local or overseas universities. We are the best top 5% value added school in HK. The DSE exam result in 2015 is the best in four years. Five of our F.6 graduates got three or more 5** and they were the awardees of PLK DSE Outstanding Result Scholarship.  Tsang Yui Kan, Brian got full scholarship in the CUHK.  Wong Cho Hang, Jonathan got PLK Mr & Mrs Ngan Hei Keung Scholarship.

For non-academic achievements, we have been the Overall Champion in PLK Joint School Swimming Gala for 7 years. Our School Swimming Team and Badminton Team are in D1 in HKSSF in 2015-16. Our Athletics, Table Tennis & Basketball Teams are in D2 in HKSSF. Our Handbell Team has been the best handbell team in HK for 6 consecutive years. Our Art Team has also achieved Championship in National and International Awards.

Young scientists of Ngan Po Ling College also shine in international contests. Our Chemistry Research Team has been invited to present their research findings in forums, symposiums and competitions every year since 2012. They made their presentations in York, England and the University of Birmingham in England, in Singapore, and in Shandong this summer; and they will be presenting their research in Honolulu, Hawaii in December 2015.

Our Physics Underwater Robot Team represented HK to enter International Contest in Michigan of the USA in 2014. In the World Scholar’s Cup Competition, Nganpolingians confidently demonstrated their debating skills, critical thinking skills, writing and collaborative skills. In 2014, nine students entered Global Round in Singapore and three students entered Tournament of Champions at Yale University in the USA. In summer 2015, twenty one students won the HK Round and all of them entered the Global Round in Kuala Lumpur.

In 15-16, our major concerns follow through what we did in the previous years, further elevating Nganpolingians’ academic and non-academic achievements in local and international competitions.  With good role models of our big brothers and big sisters, we expect all Nganpolingians are motivated active learners, enjoy the process, work to their best and hope for the best.

Besides, we hope Nganpolingians of all levels are courteous, appreciative and principled students with good judgement for intelligent decisions and responsible acts. This year, we hope all Ngan Po Ling students would set good targets, make good plans, well manage your time, yourself, your life and your study.

I wish everybody a good year of harvest in 2015-16.

Dr. Hong Lo Chi Chun
Principal
September, 2015