1 September 2017
As the long hot summer has gone, I am expecting every student and teacher to come back to YKN. On such a tranquil and beautiful campus, we can not only breathe in fresh air but also overlook the woods. I firmly believe that YKN can provide us a good place for learning.
The academic year 2017/2018 is not only a commencement of a new school year but also a beginning of a new challenge to me. Being excited and nervous, I am honoured to take up the post of the principal after Mr. Kwok, former principal of YKN. My impression is that students and teachers have a strong sense of belonging to the school. I feel grateful to Mr. Kwok for his 38 years’ contributions, especially important to its foundation, which enables students, teachers and parents to love and care our school. In the evening of 26 August, I was honoured to attend the ‘Alumni Gathering cum Retirement Banquet of Principal Kwok’ organized by Alumni Association. There were more than 300 alumni attending the event at the school hall, which was full love and care. Many alumni attended the occasion with their next generations and sharing their happy memories and anecdotes with their teachers. They also wished their respectable Principal Kwok best wishes. At the gathering, there were many teachers who had already left or retired sharing this delightful moment. Every scene of that night impresses me very much that this is a school of strong bonding between students and teachers.
I hope that I will do my best to make our school become a place for happy learning and nurture our students so that they can equip themselves from time to time in the coming days, based on the foundation made by Principal Kwok and professional teachers; I will also help students establish a positive attitude and value, develop an excellent character and become a citizen of responsibility and contribution in society, understand the needs of global development and try their best to pay back through different means from different areas.
In the new school year, I sincerely hope every student will set your own goal, seize every opportunity, uphold own belief, make efforts to fulfill your dreams and straining toward what is ahead, and you will achieve success.
Let's cheer up and encourage each other in our endeavours.
Mr. So Ka Leung