Invicta visit to Hong Kong
Mrs Derrick sent us this report of the visit:
“Mrs Bui and I have just arrived back to the hotel from a long day at G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College. It has been an incredible day once again; we have not only had the most wonderful hospitality, but we have met some extraordinary students and staff. The welcome we have had from the Principle, his colleagues and students has been second to none – so much more than we ever expected.
We listened to presentations from students and staff about the history of the school, the curriculum and the opportunities that the school provides. It certainly is a unique school, whereby the individual gifts and talents of students is recognised and developed. Students have extremely high expectations of themselves but they equally enjoy their time at school. The passion exudes from everyone you speak to. A particularly impressive aspect of the school is the way in which students have a range of electives, talent workshops and extended learning activities to promote wider learning. Today, the students had Sports Friday from 3.40 pm – the whole school do sports. It was fantastic to see every student from Years 7 – 11 be coached in a wide range of sports – fencing, volleyball, BMX biking, rollerblading, and yoga to name but a few. Everyone was involved and enjoying the team aspect of being active. What a great way to end the week!
In between our tours of lessons, watching pig’s hearts being dissected in Biology, witnessing students make presentations on atoms in Physics and others discussing Jekyll and Hyde in English, we even managed to fit in a tour of a typical village and have lunch at a superb fish restaurant!
We have been so fortunate to have experienced such an inspiring school, and to discuss the future partnership of our two schools. We now look forward to establishing the exchanges between the schools for next academic year, which we have now secured. This is such an exciting outcome of our visit. I know that our students and staff will undoubtedly benefit from such friendship, whereby East meets West for many years to come!”