At Shung Tak, our athletics programme is built on a foundation of dedication and hard work. Our track and field team embodies these values, with training sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday morning, regardless of weather conditions. Our athletes are known for their unwavering commitment, arriving promptly at 7 a.m. ready to train.
Joining our track and field team provides an opportunity for students to not only improve their physical fitness, but also develop valuable skills such as teamwork, discipline, and determination. Whether a student is a seasoned track and field competitor or a beginner eager to learn, all levels of experience are welcome on our team. Our athletes take pride in representing Shung Tak and strive for excellence both on and off the field.
We are committed to providing our students with opportunities to stay active and healthy.
Our cross-country team is one of the many ways in which we promote physical fitness, teamwork, and personal growth. Our training sessions take place on Saturday mornings, rain or shine. Students and coaches gather at 7a.m. ready to run, whether it be through local parks or on the mountain tracks. The challenging terrain helps our athletes develop endurance, mental toughness, and a competitive spirit that carries over into all aspects of their lives.
Swimming is an excellent physical activity for secondary school students. Not only does it provide a refreshing break from academic work, but it also offers numerous physical and mental health benefits. Swimming strengthens the heart and lungs, helping to improve overall fitness and endurance. This can be especially beneficial for students who may spend long periods of time sitting in class or studying.
In addition to physical benefits, swimming can also have a positive impact on mental health. It can help reduce stress levels and promote relaxation, as well as boost mood by releasing feel-good endorphins.
Our training sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday after-school. Our experienced coaches are dedicated to helping each player improve their technique and develop the skills needed to succeed in competitive games. Junior form students are also welcome to join our self-development programme and participate in the badminton interest classes.
Playing badminton provides a range of physical and mental health benefits for students. This fast-paced sport improves hand-eye coordination, agility, and reaction time, while also promoting cardiovascular fitness and overall stamina. Playing badminton can also be a great way to reduce stress and improve mental well-being. The focus required for badminton helps to clear the mind and promote relaxation, while the social aspect of playing on a team provides opportunities for teamwork and new friendships.
We provide opportunities for students to enjoy table tennis during recess and lunchtime. The table tennis room is open for students to play with their friends and get some exercise. We also hold inter-house table tennis competitions every year, giving students the chance to represent their house and compete against their peers. These competitions are always highly anticipated and a great way for students to showcase their skills.
For students who are passionate about table-tennis, we offer after-school training for school team members. Our coaches provide expert guidance and support, helping students to improve their technique and reach their full potential.
Each year, we have students who represent our school in table-tennis competitions. These competitions are a fantastic opportunity for students to challenge themselves, make new friends, and develop their skills.
During lunchtime, it’s common to see students forming teams and playing volleyball, with laughter and cheers often heard echoing throughout the school.
For those who want to take their volleyball skills to the next level, we offer after-school training every Tuesday. Our coaches are two passionate and dedicated old boys who instruct and assist our students with great care and love for the school. With their guidance, our students are able to improve their technique and develop their skills.
In addition to training for school team members, we also offer a self-development program for junior forms students who are interested in volleyball. This program provides a great opportunity for students to learn the basics of volleyball and develop their skills in a fun and supportive environment.
STC’s Eagle Basketball Team is a basketball team in Hong Kong, formed by our alumni. Currently, the team competes in the first division of the Hong Kong Basketball League and has gained a reputation for their exceptional skills and sportsmanship.
Assistant coach from the STC Eagle Basketball Team trains our Shungtakians every Tuesday and Thursday after school. With years of experience in coaching and playing basketball, the coach has been providing quality high standard training, helping our students to improve their skills and techniques.
The coach’s dedication and expertise benefit our students greatly, improving not only their basketball skills but also developing their teamwork, communication, and leadership abilities.
The coach’s passion for basketball and commitment to our students’ development have inspired many of our students to pursue their passion for basketball and strive for excellence both on and off the court.
Our football training takes place every Wednesday after school, sometimes on our campus and sometimes at other locations. This provides our students with the chance to practice their skills in different environments and develop their ability to adapt to different playing conditions.
During PE lessons, football is taught according to the Teaching Games for Understanding Approach. This approach immediately puts students into teams, allowing them to learn the necessary skills and tactics needed when they are playing. This practical and hands-on approach helps our students to develop a deeper understanding of the game and fosters their love for football.
In addition to training, we also organize friendly matches and competitions throughout the year, giving our students the opportunity to showcase their skills and compete against other schools. These events are always highly anticipated and provide a great opportunity for our students to challenge themselves and make new friends.
Our comprehensive Physical Education curriculum includes mandatory bowling classes for our senior secondary students. As part of our commitment to providing diverse sporting opportunities, we offer off-campus bowling experience during PE lessons.
Every year, all form six students, sometimes with other subject teachers, set off for sessions in a Tuen Mun Bowling Centre. This is a great opportunity to practice their bowling skills, and of course, to create memories with their classmates and teachers before graduation.
School Teams bringing home the medals
Our Track and Field team had an outstanding performance at the Yuen Long Inter-school Athletic Meet 2022-2023, with multiple students earning prizes in different categories. We excelled in field events such as discus, shot put, javelin, long jump, and 1500m, with one of our girls receiving a prize in the latter category.
Our Girls B grade and C grade teams also earned impressive overall rankings, with the former securing the 7th position and the latter grabbing the 6th position. Moreover, in the Yuen Long Inter-school Cross Country Competition, our Girls B and C grade teams ran their way to high overall rankings, securing the 5th and 4th positions, respectively.
Our swimming team in Shung Tak is fueled by enthusiasm, with swimmers representing us and bringing home prizes year after year. From relay races to individual competitions, we compete against other schools and always come out on top.
In 2022-2023, our students shone bright in the Yuen Long Inter-school Swimming Competition, with Boys A grade winning the overall 7th position and 4th position for the 4x50m Freestyle relay.
Our Boys C Grade relay team also placed 3rd in the 4x50m Freestyle relay event and got 6th position overall. 1J Yanki Chan secured the 3rd position in both the 50m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke categories.
Our Girls C grade team also earned high overall rankings, securing the 6th position.
This year, our girls A, B, and C grade badminton teams all performed exceptionally well, with the A grade earning the 4th overall position, the B grade winning an outstanding award, and the C grade securing the 4th overall position as well.
In addition to our exceptional badminton team, our table tennis teams have also showcased their remarkable skills and dedication. Our Girls A and C grade teams have consistently impressed with their outstanding performances, earning them the well-deserved overall 4th position in recent competitions in the Yuen Long district.
STAR HIGHLIGHT OF YEAR
Shungtakian, Jeffrey Wong, was selected to represent Hong Kong in the U16 squash tournament. As a member of our school and an accomplished athlete, Jeffrey has demonstrated passion for his sport and at the same time works really hard in his studies. Throughout his time at our school, Jeffrey has consistently demonstrated a positive attitude, leadership, and sportsmanship. These qualities not only make him a great athlete, but also a valuable student of our school. We cheered Jeffrey on as he represented Hong Kong in the U16 Squash Tournament.
Despite many competitions being cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic, our students have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience and determination in their athletic pursuits.
At the annual Yuen Long Inter-School Swimming Competition, 5J student Cyrus Lo earned an impressive 4th place in the Boys A Grade 50m Freestyle event, while 2J student Michelle Ho took home the championship title in the 200m Breaststroke event.
Similarly, at the 2021-2022 Yuen Long Inter-School Athletic Meet, our students achieved outstanding results across various events. Our Boys A Grade members performed exceptionally well, earning 3rd place in a number of field events.
Meanwhile, our Girls B Grade athletes placed 3rd in the Javelin and 100m Hurdles events. Special recognition goes to 6M student Nicole Chow, who showed great dedication to her training while managing her studies and earning a silver medal in the 800m race.
Our Badminton teams also achieved noteworthy results. Our Boys Grade A team competed in several events and ultimately secured an impressive 4th place overall.
Similarly, our Girls B Grade team won 2nd runner-up in the Inter-School Badminton Competition, and we are proud of their camaraderie and sportsmanship.
Several of our students participated in the Secondary School and Tertiary Institution Taekwondo Competition 2022 and achieved outstanding results. 4J student Jason Chung earned 1st runner-up in the Boys Color Belt Group B (Middle), and 4P student Tanya Ng earned 2nd runner-up in the Girls Black Belt Group B (Feather).
We are extremely proud of all our students who have participated in these athletic events and have demonstrated their commitment to sportsmanship, teamwork, and excellence. We look forward to supporting them as they continue to pursue their athletic passions.