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60th Anniversary Celebration

60th Anniversary Open Day

 

 

Jubileans had a meaningful and wonderful time with our visitors, teachers, and peers on the 60th Anniversary Open Days (11th and 12th December) despite the limited number of guests invited under the COVID social distancing preventive measures.

Hoping to show hospitality to the visitors and make them feel at home, all Jubileans rehearsed for the Open Days tirelessly. While student ambassadors were practising the tour guide script, the dance team and choir were rehearsing for their performances. Meanwhile, the janitors, teachers and other student helpers set up the booths to ensure both children and parents enjoyed their afternoon at BHJS.

On the first day of the Open Days, Jubileans were a bit anxious, yet excited in the beginning, as it was one of the grandest offline school events they had ever experienced after two years of strict measures under the COVID pandemic. Nonetheless, when the first batch of guests arrived, they greeted and chatted with them in a professional manner.

The tour began after the families watched the choir and dance performances. The ambassadors introduced the major facilities to parents, such as the canteen, the library, the Alopen Chapel, and the newly renovated Performing Arts Room. During the tour, parents watched a spectacular 5-minute play, “The Curse of the Church Bell”, written and performed by our English Drama Team. They also listened to the core subject teachers’ sharing on the junior form curriculum as well as their teaching experiences at BHJS. The tour ended with a Q&A session hosted by the school’s senior management team.

While the parents were shown around the campus, kids had fun at the booths and labs. The clubs and societies had prepared a lot of creative activities and games for the kids. Children received their BHJS temporary tattoos designed by the STEM Society; the Scouts designed some bean bag games for the youngsters; the Art Society taught children to combine modern calligraphy with a watercolor background; the guests particularly loved their wrist corsages, mini bouquets and hairbands made by the Gardening Society. On Sunday, the school invited a coach to teach skateboarding. Not only did the kids have fun during this session, but our teachers also had a great time skateboarding on campus!

The children were given a stamp after visiting each checkpoint. Before the families left, they redeemed the stamps for mini gifts prepared by the Student Union. Of all the gifts, the kids loved the Christmas cards the most! Available in four designs, each Christmas card features an anime figure dressed in BHJS’s PE uniform. The four figures on the card signify the four Houses of BHJS, namely the Green, Blue, Red and White Houses. Besides the Christmas cards, the guests also received other souvenirs, such as purple BHJS notebooks and BHJS tote bags.

 

 

 
Parents were amazed by the confidence of our young ambassadors! Indeed, they were surprised that the Form Two students could solve problems and respond to their questions efficiently and courteously. What’s more, Jubileans’ prompt reactions to unexpected events on the Open Days not only reflected their strong improvisational skills, but they also perfectly illustrated the Jubilean spirit – unity. On Sunday morning, a group of families suddenly arrived three hours earlier than the scheduled time. Given that the facilities weren’t available and teachers hadn’t arrived at school yet, the ambassadors took on the responsibility of taking care of the visitors and immediately designed a special tour for them. The families expressed their gratitude to the Student Ambassadors for their warm reception afterwards.

The Open Days finally came to a perfect end. Exhausted yet satisfied, all the ambassadors, prefects and student helpers stayed at school until the lights went out. We are grateful to have received such positive feedback from the public. With concerted efforts, mutual support and encouragement, plus Jubilean spirit, the 60th Anniversary Open Days concluded successfully!

 

60th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service

 

 

To celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary, the Thanksgiving Service was held on 10th December in the School Hall. Only the F.1 and F.6 classes joined the physical service, but the whole school was immersed in the solemn and celebratory ambience, thanks to the professional school choir and orchestra. Honourable guests included alumni, former teachers and principal. 

The officiant reiterated the importance of a serving heart by saying the Bible scripture Matthew 25: 40, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ The scripture and the sermon by Bishop Kwok Chi-pei underscored the role of servant leaders at school and in real-life contexts; and are reminders for Jubileans to live out the school motto: We are not born for ourselves alone.  

Dr. Sitt Wing Hung, graduate of 1977 and Dr. Chan Sum Yin, graduate of 2001 addressed the audience by expressing their love and gratitude for the school. Feeling thankful for teachers’ guidance and inspirations, they recalled how they aspired to dedicate themselves to the medical field. Ho Chun Pui from 6D shared his best moments at school and how life at BHJS turned him a student ready to practise the love of the Lord in future. 

The service ended in cheers. The participants left the hall, filled with bliss and blessings.

 

60th Anniversary Kickoff Ceremony

 

 

On 9 September, we had our 60th Anniversary Inauguration kickoff ceremony. It symbolized an important milestone for our school. Principal Wong introduced the theme of the coming anniversary ‘60 years strong. Growing and Glowing we soldier on’ and a list of celebration activities including the Open Days and the Diamond Jubilee Concert. The whole school jubilantly sang together our theme song ‘Not Born for Myself Alone’, composed by our alumni Mr Patrick Leung and lyrics written by Mr Enoch Wong especially for this important year. It is such a meaningful song that embodies the unity and strong connection among our students, teachers and alumni. After the theme song, we had a grand and simple crystal ball lighting ceremony signifying the commencement of all celebration activities. Let’s look forward to this memorable and graceful school year.

 

60th Anniversary Logo

 

Designed by So Wai Ying (5B)

Phoenix is a mythical bird that is long-lived.  As it is a symbol of strength and renewal, it was chosen as the logo for our school’s 60th anniversary.  In the number ‘60”, we can see two phoenixes from two different perspectives.  If we look at the number “6”, we can see a phoenix stretching its wings widely, denoting that our school is ready to soar up to meet our present-day challenges.  From the number”0”, we can see a phoenix flying, symbolizing that our school has achieved much success over the years.  The  warm tones in the feathers represent the feeling that our students are all well nurtured and ready to serve the society.

 

60th Anniversary Theme Song

Not Born For Myself Alone

Composed by Patrick Leung (Class 2004)
Lyrics by Enoch Wong (Class 2010)

Click here to listen to the theme song

Lyrics:

We long for friendship and harmony,
We long for care and discovery,
We long to learn so curiously, to find purpose, to chase our dreams.

We hope to be an inspiration,
We hope to reach out to those who are in need
And show compassion to each new face,
We hope to lead with love and grace.

With burdens on my shoulder,
The light of faith glows dimmer,
We come together hand in hand to worship and praise

You are my shelter and shield, our place to reunite,
Stand in faith with courage to take flight
You give me strength to serve, to be a guiding light.
I am not born for myself alone.

We pray for wisdom through adversity,
To heal the hearts of those in agony
And use the knowledge that we have received,
To give and act with charity.

With burdens on my shoulder,
The light of faith glows dimmer,
We come together, hand in hand to worship and praise

You are my shelter and shield, our place to reunite,
Stand in faith with courage to take flight
You give me strength to serve, to be a guiding light.
I am not born for myself alone

With knowledge, memories and blessings abound,
In your glory, we grow and we soldier on
We are united, 60 years strong,
We are not born for ourselves alone.