22 April 2020
Let's fight against pandemic and adversity together!
'When the going gets tough, the tough get going!'
Owing to COVID-19, all students and teachers need to stay home, and we are no exception. Though our students cannot go to school as usual, they have kept learning via real-time online classes and self-studying as adopted by our school since March. This distance learning mode requires self-discipline and punctuality. Initially, I am doubtful about it, but as time goes by, I find that I have unnecessary worries. In fact, YKN teachers are professional and caring – they insist conducting real-time online classes for students during class suspension even though some teachers feel ill because they try their best to help students sustain their good learning habits.
What is more, our teachers teach S6 students exam skills and answer their questions till mid-night; they also follow up on their attendance right away and care about their health conditions during class suspension. I do believe that the overall 90% attendance is due to our teachers' efforts and care.
At this critical moment, I am grateful to all students and teachers for their endeavours. As the old saying goes, 'when the going gets tough, the tough get going!' – despite facing challenges, we persist in learning and teaching during class suspension and fight against adversity.
This is our pride as YKN.
Though the pandemic is getting less serious and classes will be resumed later, we stay alert and hire a service provider specialized in disinfecting at our campus. This company adopts Multilevel Antimicrobial Polymer (MAP-1) coating invented by a local university and it is effective in killing viruses, bacteria, and even hard-to-kill spores. MAP-1 can inactivate up to 99.9 per cent of highly-infectious viruses such as measles, mumps and rubella, and 99.99 per cent of the surrogate feline calicivirus (FCV) – a gold standard for disinfection efficiency and is more resistant than coronaviruses such as the one responsible for COVID-19 epidemic. The MAP-1 coating is highly versatile with an effective period of up to 6 months so that our students and teachers can feel safer and better at school. It is also hoped to see you all practise good personal hygiene, come back for YKN family union healthily and enjoy a happy school life again after class resumption.
May I wish all students, parents and alumni good health and happiness with Buddha’s blessings.
Mr. So Ka Leung