Message from the Principal

(Foreword of SPOTLIGHT 2016 Issue 8)

Embrace Your Emotions

Welcome to the 8th edition of Spotlight, the annual English magazine of Lai Chack Middle School. As educators, not only do we encourage our students to be enthusiastic learners, we strive to help them explore and develop their potential and talent as well.

Hong Kong is a fast-paced city and many adolescents have a high level of stress. As guardians of our students, we decided to use the animation Inside Out as one of the teaching materials for the English Week this year, to give encouragement and highlight the importance of embracing different emotions. Echoing with the English Week activities, “Embrace Your Emotions” is the theme of this edition.

Emotions, be they joyful, sad, fear or anger, are gifts from God to teach and inspire us. Instead of resisting the so-called negative feelings, we should embrace all kinds of emotions. There are no wrong emotions only wrong attitudes. If we handle situations with a positive mind, we will gradually see the light in the darkness. Every lesson learnt will equip us with more strength and wisdom for future challenges and blessings. As the renowned English poet, William Blake, wrote:

“Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine,
Under every grief and pine,
Runs a joy with silken twine.
It is right it should be so,
We were made for joy and woe,
And when this we rightly know,
Through the world we safely go.”

Spotlight will tell you more about our students’ vibrant learning experience. I hope reading this magazine will be an enjoyable read for you!

Mr. Tsang Yau-shing
Lai Chack Middle School