Gotta get the worms
The best thing about being back at school is going back to a regular, "healthier" routine that does not include waking up at 10am.
Yuk-Ting Hua, 16, South Island
Like most of the holidayers, I have been starting my day with brunch and turning in at midnight, throwing all kinds of parties and feeding myself countless tubs of ice cream, chocolates, and chips for midnight snacks. But now that I am back in school, my daily routine is more regular. I have breakfast, lunch, and dinner - and no more snacks! And since I spend a third of the day in lessons, I turn in at 10pm every night so I can stay conscious during class!
Minnie Wong Shan-shan, 14, St Stephen's Girls' College
Buzzing like a bee
Obviously the whole buzzing atmosphere! As much I love the holidays, when I return to school I always feel like Lucy entering the wardrobe in Narnia, as you always discover something new. It's exciting to reunite with your friends and catch up with them after a long time. The environment just seems so much more thrilling - almost like the first-ever day of school all over again!
Snehaa Senthamilselvan Easwari, 15, South Island School
A tall order
The first thing to do is to see who is getting taller, and to find out who our class teacher is. Then we can get into our old habits again - passing secret notes in class, chatting, gossiping, sharing our happiness and tears as well as our meals, and thus saving money so that we can go to the movies together. Oh, everything comes to life again!
Fan Lok-sum, 13, Immaculate Heart of Mary College
Yum, yum, gimme some
Cafeteria food. I know this sounds weird to most students, but the food in our school is finger-licking good. With big portions of noodles for only HK$10 and a daily dose of jelly, I'm so glad we're back at school.
Anushka Purohit, 15, Renaissance College Hong Kong
Housework? No, homework!
The best thing … no need to stay home and do housework for my mum every day. Instead I have homework as an excuse!
Tiffany Ip, 13, Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section)
Getting back in shape
One thing I've definitely missed about school is the exercise I get just by climbing up the stairs. I've spent a good part of my summer just relaxing on the sofa, so it's been fun (and very tiring!) to have to walk up and down to class again. Now every day is leg day. Carrying a loaded backpack gives you an added back/arm workout, too.
Catherine Wang, 16, Chinese International School
S is for sport
Sports activities. I love representing my school in sport, whether it's by going the distance in cross-country, or in football. The training sessions require me to sacrifice my precious time and add to my workload, but the effort is ultimately worth it!
Gerald Koh, 16, West Island School
The best thing about being back at school? Duh, it's obviously being able to tell all my new jokes to my friends! My comedian side has to pop out after this muggy, dreary summer.
Sebastian Wong, 16, Po Leung Kuk Vicwood K. T. Chong Sixth Form College
What's good about being back to school? If I wish to learn, I can study during the holiday. If I want to see my friends, I can hang out with them. Then, I suddenly realised that what I have been doing since I got back to school is fantastic - reading Young Post! I get a free copy of the newspaper, and I have developed a habit of reading it since the new school term began.