15 Dec 2020

Student Leader Handover

GLEE. Cheerleading. Sports Day. When you think of these events, what comes to mind? Perhaps an enthusiastic myriad of voices chanting for their house, or perhaps the image of a track and field set against a backdrop of colours: red, blue, yellow and green. Such events would not be possible without the help of the student leader teams, groups of 18 students from each house, who hold the responsibility of organising these house events and promoting house spirit within Sha Tin College. As the calendar year draws to a close, the student leaders of the 2019-2020 school year have handed down this responsibility to a new team of student leaders, who have been selected after a rigorous application and interview process.

The student leader handover commenced with a series of training sessions for the new teams. On November 18 and 19, the student leaders from each house participated in a series of fun, informative and team-building activities that tested their collaboration, communication, and teamwork skills. Kristy Chiu (12D2), Dragon’s Head of House, enjoyed the opportunity to bond with her team. “It was such a rewarding experience as we all built stronger relationships within the family,” she commented, “I cannot wait for what the future holds for Dragon, and hopefully, we will become victorious”.

From the creative extravaganzas of the Christmas Corners to the competitive action-packed “in-school” Sports Day, the student leaders have already done an amazing job at stimulating joy and enthusiasm within the STC community, regardless of the COVID-19 restrictions. Hillary Lo (12P2), Pegasus’ Head of House, shares this sentiment. “Our year [has] kicked off to a good start with an amazing team for [the] Christmas Corners. I am ecstatic to be in this position and I cannot wait to see what else Pegasus will achieve!”

Indeed, the competitive spirit of each house has already been demonstrated by the Christmas decorations which currently adorn our school. With the student leaders aiming to fulfil their duties as role models, this year will no doubt hold successful events and create special memories for students and teachers alike.

So let me ask you, do you have what it takes to be the next Head of House?

By Lara Griffiths (13G1)