I started studying at NPMPS when I was in P1, and currently, I am in P4. In the past, we used to go to Cheung Hong Street, where the old school used to be. The school was small, and it had no lift. However, we still had fun in class. During recess, we played with our buddies, and we learnt many things together.
Our teachers were good to us, but sometimes they would punish us because we behaved badly. At present, our new school is at 2A Pak Fung Road. It is much bigger than the old school, and the hall is larger, and all the students can go in at once.
The playground is bigger too, and now we can play basketball together. Other areas like the classrooms, the computer room, and laboratory also expanded. While some things did change, other things remained the same.
We are still learning a lot of things from the new school. Furthermore, some teachers of the past years don’t teach us anymore. But in the meanwhile new teachers came to our school to teach us. I am enjoying the new school, and I like to go to the computer room because I can play computer games. I have a lot of friends, and we are playing together during recess. In the future, I wish not to have books anymore, but to use tablets instead. Therefore, I will only have to take my homework and handbook back home. I love my school very much!
When I was a little kid, my elder sister used to study at NPMPS. I used to ask her what was inside the school, and if the teachers were kind. I also wondered if the students were friendly. When I entered NPMPS to study there, I knew all the answers. The teachers were kind, and the students were friendly.
The school was small, but it was warm, welcoming with an old hall and the activities were engaging. We had smaller classrooms, and the teachers were great. Furthermore, the playground was little too, but the classmates were fun to play with. Now we are at the new campus, the school is more modern, and we stay at school longer. We have a bigger and brighter hall where we do more activities. Also, our classrooms are higher, and we read louder. The playground is larger, so we can run faster. Our teachers are as kind as before, and our classmates are as friendly as before too.
I like eating delicious lunch boxes with my classmates and with my class teacher. I eat fast then I have enough time to play with my classmates. What a fun lunchtime! I enjoy practising the bassoon with the wind band in the hall. I always try my best, and the instructor praises me. I am so proud of myself. In the future, I wish the school can have a football court, a swimming pool and a canteen; then it will be the best school ever.
Do you like your school? I love my school. I am glad that I can study at North Point Methodist Primary School. The present school at 2A Pak Fuk Road is big and spacious. I remember when I was in Primary One, the old school on Cheung Hong Street was much smaller. There were only twelve classrooms and a small school hall. But now there are more classrooms and multifunctional rooms.
Most of us like the cosy library and the trendy computer room. We enjoy spending our free time there although we have a big basketball court and a covered playground now. I miss the small playground in the old school where my classmates and I had lots of fun. We used to climb on the monkey bars and play on the slide. Our class teachers also used to chat with us in the playground. We have lots of good memories of the old school.
If I had a magic wand, I would build a play corner where students and teachers can run, play, and laugh with each other. Do you agree with me?
I joined NPMPS four years ago. On the first school day, I remembered my mother held my little hand and walked up a very steep road. After a few minutes, we reached a blue gate and saw a narrow entrance. “Is it the entrance of my school?” I asked my mother. She said, “Yes dear, you are going to study here.” I was so excited. There was a small playground in the old school. I love playing there because after raining, I could find some snails and worms. Although the playground was small, it was full of fun.
In the old school, I went to school at noon and went back home at six o’clock. At that time, I could wake up late in the morning. When I was on the way home, I could enjoy sunset on the school bus. I love this schedule so much. Now I have a totally different and even hard schedule. I wake up at six o’clock and it makes me so tired. But I can go back home early and watch the cartoon when I am having dinner.
In 2018, it was a great year to my school. Why? Because my school moved to Pak Fok Road in that year. Not only a new location, we also got a new school building. It is big and spacious. There are indoor and outdoor playgrounds. We can play no matter it is a sunny or a rainy day. Besides, there are some new rooms such as STEM Room and a little chapel. I also love the new library and I enjoy reading with my friends there. The six-floor building is also a good place for me to play hide-and-seek with my friends during recess.
I love the new school so much and enjoy my school life with friends here.
Dear Principal Wong,
I would like to thank you for inspiring us and setting a good example for all of us at North Point Methodist Primary School. When I think of you, I always think of your warm smile and your kind voice greeting the students at the school gate every morning.
I still remember my first day in Primary One at North Point Methodist Primary School. I was so worried and afraid that the teachers and the Principal were severe and strict. But when I arrived at school, I was greeted by you at the gate. That time I was too shy to greet you back, so I walked past you and entered the gate without looking at you. However, after a while, I got to know you better and greeted you back. You never seem to get angry, and you are always so kind to me – it made me feel much better. My mom told me it was also your first year at NPMPS, which made me happy because I knew we were both new to the school.
I am now in Primary Five, and I always enjoy going to school. You have given us a positive environment to study, play, and grow in. I love all the teachers and my friends at school, and I will continue to work harder not to disappoint you.
When I graduate from college, I will become someone who will make a positive contribution to our society. I will tell the world which school I graduated from, and who my Principal and teachers were.
I wish you good health and happiness.
Dear Mr Poon,
I am writing this letter to you because I feel thankful that you teach me, help me, and care about me. On the 60th Anniversary of NPMPS, you made the school a special place for students like me. The last time I was in your lesson, I kept talking to my friend. But when it was recess, you kindly spoke to me and asked if I am willing to change my seat so that I could sit closer to you. In the second Maths lesson, I sat next to you, and that helped me to concentrate better.
Mr Poon, you showed me that you care about me and that you want to help me, which is why the students feel a sense of belonging at NPMPS as a caring place for us to study at. You and all the teachers put in a lot of effort to make sure we are happy and feel comfortable during lesson time. I am grateful to have a teacher like you. I am thankful that when I am unable to answer a math question, you patiently explain the answer to me.
I like it when you handout stamps when I am doing well, this makes me happy. Mr Poon, thank you for all your help. I will be a good student in every lesson, and I will help you sometimes too. I hope you can teach my brother and sister when they get bigger and come to our school.
Dear Mr Barnardo,
I am writing to you to thank you for being such a fantastic teacher. Every time I met you, you greeted me with kind words and with a smile on your face. That means a lot! The way you speak makes learning much more fun!
When it was time to do our speaking assessment, we said the words we wrote down on our papers. We had to speak clearly and pronounce our words accurately with the correct volume and intonation. However, some of our classmates were scared of speaking in front of the class. You made use of hand gestures to guide us and gave us the support we needed. Some of our classmates were shy; they spoke less, whereas others spoke in a timid voice that I could barely hear them. However, you still encouraged them and appreciated their efforts.
You are a very special teacher. Your appreciation for growing and making room for mistakes along the way influenced me a lot. I want to learn from you and express my thankfulness towards you. I am grateful to have you as a role model.
Thank you for the time you put aside for my track-and-field training in the first school term. Every Wednesday and Friday after school, you teach me about sprint and long jump. You also share with me the importance of warm up before exercising. If my running posture is imperfect, you will correct me and show me how to do better. Every time I finished training, I was very tired but happy.
During the first school term, you encouraged us to participate in some competitions. You led our team to win some medals too. You guided us to cooperate in our relay race and helped us to find our partners.
You showed me how fun it is to do sports and I have passion about sports now. To express my thankfulness, I will practice hard and always remember to warm up.
Darkness. Cries of despair. They’re all clouding the world like hell. School suspension for three months is definitely too much for me, and for me, there is nothing like it. As a sixth-grader, this year might be the most extraordinary year for me, and it makes me miss school more than ever.
I love my school. It’s a place where we get to bring ourselves together to learn, to help each other, and to socialize with our friends. New challenges and decisions are to be tackled and to be made every day. But the best of all, there is unity and collaboration. Peers can advise each other on life or academics.
If I were given a choice to choose a job in my school, I’d want to be a teacher. It’ll help me a lot on the patience route and help me to understand the inner world of children more. Everyone knows that children are easily distracted, but love to have fun. To make a child interested in learning, you are best to use a bit of fun in it. For General Studies I would probably do some experiments that require adult supervision and take them on tons of field trips. Language lessons would be writing a storybook or setting up a theatre show according to the latest topic.
For Music lessons, students could be taken to concerts at weekends, and for Art lessons, students could be taken around Hong Kong to inspire them to paint, sketch or draw, this is life! Most likely, I think I would do well in this job! Not because I think I am intelligent, but because I believe that allowing children to ‘learn the right way’ is essential. A book, a pen, and a teacher are not enough!
It always depends on the teaching process that inspires the hearts of thousands of youngsters. Through fun learning, students will learn to have a positive perspective towards life and henceforward and learn to love and enjoy school as much as I do. What would you choose to do at this school? Think twice. Will yours be the same as mine? Or perhaps will it be different?
I am a primary six student studying at NPMPS. It was established in 1959 on Cheung Hong Street and moved to Pak Fuk Road in 2018. In the same year, it changed from a half-day school to a whole-day school. I love NPMPS very much because the teachers are very kind and patient, while my classmates are helpful and understanding. In addition to this, the lessons are fun and interesting. The building is beautiful, and there are many activities for us to do.
If I can change my role at NPMPS, then I would like to be a teacher. I always dreamt of being a teacher when I was younger, as that is what I would like to be. I enjoyed role-playing as a teacher. I would imagine having a blackboard on the wall, with a classroom full of students and myself being a fantastic teacher. I think a teacher is an important person in the school as they need to teach and guide the students. What’s more, a teacher grows with the students and help them build a new life and a future.
If I become a teacher, I would make NPMPS a better place for the students to study in. Firstly, I would add Science for the P5 and P6 students so that they can do experiments to arouse their curiosity. Secondly, I would let the students choose one favourite subject and then relocate them into different subject groups; this can increase learning flexibility so that the students are motivated to learn more.
Thirdly I would plan the lessons well and make sure that every student understands the topics. Students will be encouraged to present their ideas during lesson time. Furthermore, I will give each student a table lamp and a cushion to create a comfortable learning environment as they have at home.
Last but not least, I will encourage students to love each other and also their family members. I believe I will do my job well because I am a student at NPMPS at present. I know NPMPS, and I want to contribute to it. On top of this, I am a serious and persevering person. I would try my best to prepare well and to be a good teacher. I have joined the peer reading program, and I have been a little teacher for three years already.
When I am older, I will have a beautiful memory of my favourite school, NPMPS with all the students together.
Hello, I am Chan Ming Yin. I am a Primary Six student at North Point Methodist Primary School. Over these past six years, I had an enjoyable time. Especially I made lots of good friends and gained a lot of knowledge from school.
I like my school very much. All the teachers and helpers are kind and friendly, and all my classmates are nice and helpful too. I remembered when I first met Ryan, I only said, “Hello, let’s play together!” After that, we became best friends, and we always play together. I can’t believe that we have studied together for six years.
If I could have a new role at NPMPS, I would like to be a PE teacher, because I love sports very much. No matter basketball, football, or running, I like to play it! I can also teach my students how to do exercise daily so that they can become fit and healthy. If I need to make the school a better place for studying, I would set up some educational games during academic lessons, such as ‘code breaker’, ‘bridge’ or have a ‘DIY’ activity.
Learning is not limited to sitting down, listening to a teacher and making notes. We should include more interactive activities during lesson time to learn more innovatively. Finally, I would love to become a PE Teacher, I think it is a meaningful job, and I can help the little ones. I will be a dedicated teacher, and make sure my job is done correctly with the help and support from my Principal and the other teachers.
If I were a teacher of in the 80th year celebration in 2040
“Good morning students!” I said. “Good Morning, Miss Lo!” my student replied. Yes! You are right, I have been a teacher in North Point Methodist Primary School after I have grown up. Our school have been preparing for the 80th year celebration in 2040. Now, I am decorating the classroom with my students. This has brought up my memory 20 years ago when I was a Primary 6 student, which was an unforgettable year. Although I did not spend the whole year with my classmates due to class suspension, I think that if I really know what I had learnt in Primary 6, I was already satisfied.
“Because of the novel coronavirus, all classes in Hong Kong have to be suspended indefinitely from now,” The TV reporter said. Some of our classmates thought that was a good news. However, I had a few questions in my mind. How strong was the virus? Why did it make the school not open? And when could we go back to school again?
I really wanted to have the answer at that time. But I did not. Staying at home every day, it was seriously boring. I missed my days spent with my classmates – working on group projects, playing card games or even sharing lunchboxes together. I really enjoyed spending my time with them.
At that time, I was thinking if we could have the 60th graduation ceremony. Eventually I thought that it was not necessary to have a graduation ceremony – when I treasured the time staying with my classmates and teachers in my life in Primary 6, it was already a graduation ceremony.
During the class suspension in my Primary 6, our teachers made teaching videos for us. I knew that they tried their best to make us learn the new knowledge. When we did something wrong, they tried to help us to fix them well, and so we would not do them again. They loved their students. And so do I now. I wish I will always remember how our teachers helped us in my primary school life. Thank you, my teachers!
After the society recovered from the novel coronavirus, our school held the 60th graduation ceremony. Our friendship never changed. We had a party after the ceremony. We ate together, played together and laughed together. I could not forget that day. Virus made us not able to stay together in the school year of Primary 6, but not for our hearts! Thank you, my classmates!
“May I wish North Point Methodist Primary School a 60th Happy Birthday and wish you can always bring love, care and knowledge to students!” I greeted my alma mater in 2020.
Bell rings in 2040 again! “Miss Lo!” my students bring me back from my memory to reality. I smile with tears. I am happy to be part of North Point Methodist Primary School again!