Principal's message

Principal’s Foreword


It has been half a century of our school’s journey under God’s grace and guidance. In recent years, we are delighted and grateful to see our students’ constant improvements in academic studies and conduct. In light of the rewarding results, we strive for continuous development by having frequent evaluations and being open to opinions or suggestions. In the coming 50 years, in view of the innovative technological society that is ever-changing, we understand that our students need training beyond knowledge. According to the World Economic Forum, “complex problem solving”, “critical thinking” and “creativity” are three essential skills in the new era. It is our responsibility, as educators, to cultivate students to become global citizens who stay abreast of the latest developments with gratefulness and empathy.


In recent years, our school has worked closely with various local organizations and our alumni network to actively provide and develop all-round and inspirational learning experiences for our students. These learning opportunities range from development in academic, sports, arts and other interests, to life planning, site visiting, service learning, leadership training, overseas exchange programme, etc. We believe that “one may only truly learn from experience; one may deepen understanding through experience”. It is true that students may encounter challenges and disputes during constant immersion in these learning experiences. This can nevertheless help students develop new understandings of themselves, build up their self-image, enhance their responsibility and empathy, and nourish their “complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity”, the three skills mentioned above as crucial for facing challenges in the future.


The focus of our school development is to promote positive education so as to nurture positive Rhenishers. We understand that the aim of education is to educate people and to help students develop their abilities and attitudes. Through initiatives such as building close rapport among students and teachers, re-designing the learning environment, and sharing among teachers and students during classroom management, students are guided to understand and discover their “character strengths”, which can then be applied and fully developed in real life. This helps nurture every Rhenisher to have “a positive mind” (i.e. positive outlook on life). Once they embrace the positive philosophy, not only can they effectively manage their emotions, they can also develop other positive values like perseverance, caring, gratefulness, based on their positive mindset. We strongly believe that Rhenishers with these values can face various challenges and live an enjoyable life.


In response to this dynamic and challenging society, we hope our students can best develop their gratefulness and perseverance among various positive values. The Bible says, ‘Rejoice always,  pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’ (1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18). Only a grateful person can be content, be obedient, and be filled with joy. Meanwhile, a persevering mind is equally important. A great British writer, Samuel Johnson, once said that “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance”. If the young generation can be persevering and never back down, they will surely be capable of fighting against adversities and live a fruitful life.


After all, everything about learning and teaching flows from heart. The Bible says, ‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.’ (Proverbs 4:23) It is sincerely hoped that, with the guidance of God’s grace, our school can nurture young people with great abilities and attitudes for our future society.


Principal Mr. Tang Man Wai Simon