Season of Advent

Brother John reminded us the Season of Advent. Advent is something that is ‘arriving soon’. People are preparing for Christmas by counting down the weeks left of the celebration of the birth of Christ. It is a time for renewal and forgiveness because God brings forgiveness to us in the shape of the Son. This seasonal period is also an opportunity for us to show our gratitude for what God did for us by giving each other gifts and showing care for the poor and less fortunate. Let us claim our souls and lives for the work of recreation and restoration of the annual commemoration of Christ’s birth.

Family Spirit

Mr. Pong shared some stories and examples to remind us about the importance of family spirit. It is more than just a feeling of warmth and tenderness. It is about sacrificing our own needs for others. We should develop attitudes and traits of love and forgiveness, support and help, forgetfulness of self, openness to others and joy to make family spirit a reality.

It is especially touching to know that alumni have booked over 40 tables within a month to celebrate their alma mater’s 60th anniversary at the basin feast in the coming December. Their love and support are strongly appreciated. This highlights another evidence of our distinctive trait in which family spirit and unity never fades in SFXC.

Marists’ Background

The approaching 60th anniversary with the theme “In the Way of the Marists” is a prompt for Xaverians to reflect on their knowledge and understanding of the Marist Brothers and school history. Principal Iu shared the Marists’ background and reminded students about the two saints, St. Francis Xavier and Marcellin Champagnat, in which their name, educational perspective and practice were descended to our generation today. To pass down the customs and means of cultivation nurtured by the Marist Brothers, the way of the Marists will continue to sustain and derive for the good of the young and neglected.

Where there is a will, there is a way

Based on the TV programme of “My Sky”, Mr. Shing shared that young people in Hong Kong nowadays are being too overprotected by their parents. Children heavily depend on their parents as they would do everything for them. It is also problematic that young adults in the workplace are expecting rewarding outcomes without putting in any effort.

Students are reminded to be resolute in action and diligently responsible in their studies or duties. Be determined to learn and possess a good attitude. Do not solely rely on others and take things for granted. When you face failure, try again… and again… keep on trying until you succeed.

In the Way of the Marists

Mr. Leung, our vice-principal, reminded students of the theme of the 60th school anniversary, “In the way of the Marists”. The theme emphasizes how the Marist Brothers educate young people with their 5 distinctive styles: Simplicity, Presence, Family Spirit, Love of Work and In the way of Mary. It was reminded that we should subsist and embed these 5 distinctive styles in our attitude and daily life so as to carry out the Marist Brothers’ devoted conventions.


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