5A Liu Cheuk Ying

By | September 14, 2018

Good morning principal, teachers and fellow schoolmates, I am Liu Cheuk Ying , the president of Able , the Student Association of the academic year 2017-2018.
I would like to express my gratitude to the school for giving me such an opportunity to share my feeling of being a student leader last academic year.
Having been the chairperson of the SA for almost a year, I deeply feel that balancing the needs of different parties is not as easy as I once thought. Some schoolmates have long been questioning why we couldn’t let all the classes to take part in the Zao Men Cup. Some of them started to doubt ABLE and even regretted to have voted for us. Likewise, we also hoped that all the classes would be able to join the competition. However, in reality, we shouldn’t forget that there are also many other clubs and committees which need the venues for holding other competitions and events. Therefore, we hope that you can understand that while we strived to let more students take part in the competition, there were different constraints and we had to compromise with many different parties. In order to minimize the inconvenience to other parties, we also needed to consider other factors while preparing for the competition, for example, whether there were hall tests or not. In fact, these factors were just the tip of the iceberg when we were organising the competition. To balance the demands of different stakeholders is definitely not an easy task, but we are proud to say that we have tried our best.
Apart from sharing my feeling on being the chairperson of SA, I sincerely hope that we can all put ourselves into others’ shoes before criticizing. This year, there are two proposed cabinet, Epoch and Gensis. Both of them have provided a suggestion box for schoolmates to express their opinions. There were some constructive suggestions in the beginning. However, the situation went from bad to worse as time has gone by. There were even some swear words in the comments. Imagine how you would feel if you receive such comments despite your strenuous effort made to voice opinions for your schoolmates, to try your best to improve the school environment. I truly feel that the students who are devoted to contributing to our school deserve our respect and therefore I really hope that everyone can give suggestions responsibly.
As the SA election is approaching, I hope you can study the manifestoes of the 2 proposed cabinets seriously and vote for the one who can truly represent you on 18/9.