I am delighted to offer this brief introduction to life at Sha Tin College. I hope our website provides a good overview of all that we do and encourages everyone associated with Sha Tin College to be actively involved in the life of the school. Our success is a result of the effective partnership between students, parents and teachers, the School Council and PTA. We aim to be an inclusive community.
Sha Tin College is a warm, welcoming and vibrant educational institution where the quality of relationships with all stakeholders is valued and nurtured. Visitors comment on the work ethic, sense of purpose and the energy of staff and students alike. We have a long tradition of serving the community and achieving excellent examination results and producing well-rounded young adults.
All students and staff are members of one of our four Houses: Dragon, Griffin, Pegasus and Phoenix. The Houses are run by senior school student leaders and focus on a variety of activities, events, charities and competitions throughout the academic year. There is a fierce but healthy rivalry between the four Houses culminating in the awarding of House trophies at the final end of year assembly.
In a time of increased international competition we recognise that good examination results alone will not secure places at prestigious universities, guarantee entry to professions or success in business. Students need to demonstrate a breadth of accomplishments, attributes and achievements if they are to succeed in their goals. Our collective responsibility is surely to support them in this journey.
Students are encouraged to engage with the wide range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities on offer. We focus on building self-awareness and self-esteem in our students and encourage them to lead active healthy lives and maintain a balance between curricular challenges and physical activity – between work and play. We hope that theirs is a long and happy childhood here at Sha Tin.
Aldous Huxley commented that, “experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.” I hope that students make the most of their life at STC and as adults go on to use their experiences to lead sustainable and fulfilling lives and make the world a better place.
After twenty years of working as a Headteacher and Principal in a variety of schools I am reminded on a daily basis that it is a genuine privilege to work with Sha Tin College students and engage with their learning, development and aspirations – they are delightful!
I look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you to the school.