Dear Parents & Guardians,
As you will know we are just beginning a week of learning with a difference. The College has been abuzz since Friday with students departing for differentparts of the world on their CAS Week adventures, as well HK-based students settling into their various activities. No matter where in the world, the learning for the students this week is considerable. The resilience and self-knowledge gained from learning in new and often challenging environments, in addition to many students working in multi-age groupings, can have a profound impact on student confidence, well-being and development. It has been a real joy to experience my first STC CAS Week. It is clearly a well-developed programme with sound learning objectives, and best practice in terms of experiential learning opportunities. I am looking forward to the rest of my week with genuine enthusiasm.
Sadly since I last wrote to you one of our Year 11 students, Tiffany Ho, has died. Tiffany’s loss to our community has been profound and we continue to monitor all our students and staff to ensure they feel well supported. I would encourage you to contact our counselling team here at the College if you notice your child is having difficulty sleeping or concentrating. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can impact children dealing with loss and grief and our counsellors will be best placed to offer additional support. With Tiffany’s funeral this week I know you will join me in passing on our sincere condolences to her loving family at such a sad time.