本校得到澳洲基督教活石學校 (Livingstone Christian College)的支持配合，舉辦了多次「 澳洲全方位學習之旅」，而且成效顯著，參加同學獲益良多。為了進一步拓展兩校的合作關係，讓雙方孩子更獲裨益，現正式建交締盟，成為跨地伙伴學校。
零九年十二月七日晚上舉行建交締盟典禮。當天，基督教活石學校 (Livingstone Christian College)校長 Mr. David Coates 及師生遠道來港，親臨本校出席典禮，並與本校簽署協議文件外，更於日間接見本年度首次舉辦的「 The Honours Programme - The Apprentices」 同學，並進行觀課及家庭探訪，為未來兩地交換生合作計劃鋪路。
當晚，除了簡單而隆重的儀式外，還邀請了本校多隊課外活動隊伍表演助慶，表演隊伍包括體操、詩班、跳繩隊、中國武術、英語話劇及樂器演奏等。期間，我校「The Honours Programme - The Apprentices」的六年級同學會義賣自家出品的小食，藉此籌款，所籌得的款項將作為最後赴澳洲升學的十位同學的費用補貼之用。
Honours Programme (The Apprentice) 推出兩個月以來，欣見三十一位參加第一階段的同學在自理能力、英語水平及自我要求各方面都有所提升。第一階段最後的一個環節是一個為期三日兩夜的訓練營。透過具挑戰的活動，務求進一步提升逆境智能、解難能力、溝通技巧及與人合作的能力。
經過Honours Programme (The Apprentice)第一階段的學習及鍛煉，學校透過參加學生所遞交的閱讀報告、生活技能訓練報告表、面見澳洲Livingstone Christian College 校長 Mr. David Coates、訓練營等各方面的表現，甄選進入「Honour Programme：The Apprentice」十一位六年級卓越學生澳洲交流沉浸計劃」進入第二及第三階段訓練，並於四至六月期間前往澳洲布里斯本交流學習，為期七周。
Today I had two Science lessons. So our teacher gave us a test. Our teacher is Mr. Husking ( I hope I don't get it wrong). He knows Putonghua luckily. He is very nice. At the first minute I got my test paper, I didn't how to do it. Fortunately, we are allowed to watch others when they were doing their test. The test was an experiment luckily. I sat in the first row so I could see each step clearly. And when I knew that I pass it, I was really delighted.
Feeling really nervous when I got the test paper because I got nothing to do with it. But when I saw others doing the test, I started not feeling so nervous. When I passed the test, I nearly jumped up to the sky. I was so happy.
I learn that we can do things in different ways and we should help others. When Sammi was doing her test, she didn't know how to say it in English. So I asked her to tell me in Cantonese. Mr. Husking understood it and let her pass. How lucky she was.
I will study harder and try to understand what the teachers say in class.
On Thursday, I had double-Science lessons. Usually, we do experiments on that day because we can have plenty of time to do experiments. Our teacher, Mr Hosking told us to do an experiment on boiling water with sugar /salt/ vinegar. I chose to work on salt with water. First we need to place the burning mat under the Bunsen burner. Then, we need to connect the gas tube with gas. Next, we need to close air hole so that the flame will become the safe flame, yellow flame. After that, we need to put the chemicals (salt with water) on the fire. Finally, we need to use the thermometer to find out the temperature in 10 minutes and jot it down on our notebooks.
I felt very nervous, because in Hong Kong when we have Science lessons we will usually work on the computer and the teacher will do the experiments so this time is the first time I had experiment by myself. I also felt very happy, because during the experiment, I had so much fun. I felt satisfied with my final result because Mr. Hosking said it was the right answer and we did the experiment quickly and neatly.
I learnt that if we want to adjust the air hole on the Bunsen burner while burning, we just use two of our fingers to move it slowly. Also, I learnt that usually the liquid will start boiling (bubbling) at 100C. On the other hand, I learnt that the safe flame is yellow flame and the hazard flame is blue because it is the hottest and we can't see it easily.
In the future, when I need to do experiments, I will calm myself first, so that I can do it better. Also, I will move the air hole on the Bunsen burner slower while burning next time so that I won't hurt myself.
Today, I went to Gold Coast with my buddy, Phoebe and Phoebe's buddy. First, we went to the beach for swimming and collecting shells. The water in there is clear and the sand is soft too! We enjoyed a lot in it too! Next, we went to McDonald's for having lunch, I had a happy meal and I though it was yummier than the Hong Kong's one, the chips were crispy and the soft drinks were sweet. Then, we went shopping. We went to the clothes shop only so I didn't buy anything but I picked some clothes for my buddy. Finally, we went back home and shored what we did today.
I felt very glad in making sand castles with my buddy because we did not argue while we were building it, we also gave each other some suggestions so that the sand castle could be stronger. Although I felt happy and excited at the beach, I felt quite bored in the clothes shop because the clothes were not suitable for me and they were expensive.
After the trip to Gold Coast, I learn that we have to be polite when we are asking questions, we shouldn't be rude because it is impolite and people may think that you are a rude person.
I also learn to be brave while we are talking to someone, we should not be shy so that you can make friends easily and learn to speak more.
From now on, I will be polite to everyone. For example, if I am in trouble and I need some teachers' help, I will use some polite phrases such as: Sorry, Excused me, May I, Please and Thank you.
Today was my first day at Australia. I met my home stay at Livingstone Christian College. I felt very excited when I met my home stay. My home stay is called Michelle and my buddy is called Tiana. Her brother is called Zac and her father is called Troy. They are very nice and playful. I love them very much. They have a dog, a bird and two fish. I always play with the dog. She is very pretty. The bird is very cute too!
I felt nervous when I met them. But I felt very great when I talked with them. I really like to talk with them. I knew a lot of things from them. I felt happy and excited too. And I miss my parents, my brother, Valerie, Cynthia, my friends and teachers.
I learned that I need to be brave when I talk with my home stay and my buddy. I can't be shy when I need something too.
I will set a time to have a shower and I need to set a time for sleep because they sleep very early and I need to follow them. I need to talk with them more too!
It was a fun Saturday on Australia. I went to the museum with my home stay in the morning. We went to the city and home stay papa drove his car. After about an hour, we got to the city. We went to the museum on foot after we parked the car.
We first took a photo in front of the museum. We saw the exhibits about insects and an exhibition about special things in different countries on the first floor.
After that, we went to the second floor to see the exhibitions. Those were about animals living on the ground. There were also some plane models and a room which was about the Second World War.
Next, we went to the 3/F and 4/F. The exhibitions there were about animals living in the sky and old things in the past.
Finally, we had our lunch in McDonald .I had a burger, fried chips and a cup of Fanta.
It was a really fun day since I have been to Australia. I was interested in everything I have seen. The exhibits were so beautiful and they made me excited when looking at them. Although I didn't like the exhibitions about the old things in the past much, it was a good day. The lunch I had was yummy too.
I learnt many things in this trip. I learnt how the animals can fly and some other knowledge. But the most important point is I learnt that we can learn things from the world around us. Many things we don't know can be learned from this. Don't just learn things by reading or go on the internet.
I will learn new things from the nature but not just from the books and the computer. I know I will get some surprise and special things that I cannot get from the books and the computer.
During this week, my home family tried to teach me how to ride a bike. Certainly, it is easier to learn how to swim. But I had to use my very best to learn how to ride a bike. Now, I can only ride a bike with the help of Mr. Henn and Mrs. Henn. They were very good to me! Maxime tried to teach me too! But unfortunately, I got hurt on my leg. This family is really good to me.
I wanted to give up when I fell down and got quite a serious hurt. It was really painful!!! I was sad and disappointed when I had tried a lot of time but still failed. I was very delighted when I could ride a bike with a very little help of Mr. and Mrs. Henn! I could not believe I could do it!
I have learnt if I want to solve the difficulties, I have to work really hard and work a lot of times although it still failed. I should never give up too! And certainly, I learnt how to ride a bike although I still cannot do it. I learnt that when I cannot do something, I must ask for help. I cannot just think and think but do not have a useful idea or method to solve the difficulties or problems.
I hope I can still continue to work very hard so that I can learn how to ride a bike. Therefore, I will be brave to go to ask for help to solve my or others' problems or difficulties. I will not give up either when I fail a lot of times.
● Fund raising while selling snacks
We had a fund -raising activity today. At nine o'clock in the morning, we went to school and prepared for the things. Half an hour later, everything was ready. We started selling food and raising money. We all felt scared at first. Soon, we became brave through the experience and talked with the customers.
I felt happy. It was because after finishing a deal, I felt very happy when I heard noise from the coins dropping into the box. Although I felt a bit tired, I still felt excited. It was because we need to take things between the counter and fridge but we need to finish it quickly.
Today, I learnt that we must prepare doing everything otherwise we will be busy while selling. Also, I learnt to listen to others' suggestion because sometimes the other's suggestion may be better than yours and we shouldn't keep talking to our friend while selling or we will lose the customers and give them a bad memory.
I will try not to argue with my friends in the future, otherwise we will leave a bad memory in the customers' mind. I will try to be brave and confident to talk with the customers next time. Also, if we do something wrong, we should say sorry to them. At last I won't buy the products without looking carefully. Because if we do it, we will waste our money.
Today we sold the snacks so that we can collect fund to go to Australia . We sold fishballs , sausages and dim sum , but we always change the price because many people came to buy the food . We saw we had not enough food to sell so we went to the Wellcome supermarket to buy enough food .
I think this activity can train our cooperation. If the dispute cannot be settled , we cannot finish this activity well . I enjoy the course very much, because I can try how to buy and sell the food .
The teachers let us know that in Australia , only we can help each other , the teacher will not be with us. To make it successful, we need to decide many things , including the quantity of the goods we purchase, the role of each of us and so on.
We shall communicate with the group members more, so that the activity will be finished smoothly .
We walked to Tai Po from Sha Tin on 23rd February, 2010. First, we shared about how we felt at the moment. Then, we started to walk to Tai Po Waterfront Park. After three hours, we came to the last stop and went up to the tower quickly. Finally, all of us could go up the tower.
When we started the walk, we thought that this may be an interesting activity. But we were very tired and lazy to walk again. I need to thank the other ten apprentice. It is because they trusted me. I also thank my parents and teacher because all of them support me.
After the activity, I have learned:
1. If I have problems when I stay in Australia in April, I should find another ten people to solve the problems with me. 2. I ought to trust them fully. It is because there will be no teachers or helpers to help me.
I will get some ideas to do better than before. I will not hate anyone in the future because when someone hated me last time, I was unhappy and very sad .I had this bad feeling so I don't want anyone to have this sad feeling like me.
Today , it was my big day !It was the 'Fund-raising walkathon' .We need to walk three to four hours to finish our walkathon . First , when we arrived at Sha Tin Town Hall , we sang our school hymn. After that , Miss Chuk prayed with us together .Then , we share how we felt before we started the journey one by one . We got lost once because the people pointed at different way to Tai Po ! Later , we luckily found the correct way to Tai Po . When we were on the way to the Tai Po Science Park , we started feeling tired and hot . Suddenly , Mr. Ho asked us to walk one by one because he wanted us to be brave and when we go to Australia , maybe sometimes we will feel lonely so we have to solve this problems by ourselves .After one hour , we arrived at the Lookout Tower at Tai Po Waterfront Park. I felt satisfied because I could finish the whole route !
I felt satisfied because I could finish the whole route . At first , I felt happy but later, I started to feel tired and I did not want to finish it, I wanted to give up .
I learnt that we should stay calm when we have some problems or when we get lost. Also , we should keep ourselves patient .
Next time , when I meet some problems , First , I will stay clam . Then, I will think of an idea or a way to solve that problem . We should take care of other people too.