Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Belilios Public School

Belilios Public School is the first government school for girls in Hong Kong, founded in 1890. It was the first bilingual school in Hong Kong.


In 1890, the Hong Kong Government set up the Central School for Girls at Old Bailey Street as the counterpart of Central School. With the education of their daughter in mind, Mr. E. R. Belilios, a Jewish philanthropist donated HK$ 25 000 for a new building for the Central School for Girls in 1893, at the old site of Central school , a 3-storeyed building was erected between Hollywood Road and Gough Street.

The school was re-named ''Belilios Public School'' in honour of Mr. Belilios. In 1946 after the , BPS moved to Hospital Road. In April 1965, the school moved again, to its present premises in Tin Hau Temple Road. To mark the occasion, a new school motto ''Climb High, See Wide'', a school song and a new school badge were created.

The founder

The Belilios family had escaped the Spanish Inquisition and settled in Greece. Some members changed the family name to "Belilos" to make it sound more Greek, others retained the original family name.

E.R. Belilios was a successful entrepreneur while in Greece who decided to settle in Hong Kong with his wife. Apparently, he became world famous, back then, because he loved camels and therefore decided to take along a camel to Hong Kong on the luxury liner. It made quite a stir among the world press.

In Hong Kong Belilios prospered. He also formed several trade organizations, and was one of the founders of what is today called the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce. He helped form the Bank of Hong Kong.


BPS has been one of the most prestigious secondary schools in Hong Kong. While the students generally achieve a high academic performance, the school promotes also all-rounded development in different fields of arts, music and sports. Entrance hurdles are high and the school is reputed to have one of the toughest admission criteria in Hong Kong.

The following were achievements in year 2003/04 -

Performing arts

*The 55th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival: 17 Champions, 23 First runners-up in the English section; 28 Champions, 25 First runners-up in the Chinese section.

*One pupil was awarded the Champion in English in the Air 2003-2004

*In the 2004 Hong Kong Odyssey of the Mind Competition: Second runner-up, Best Creativity and Merit Prize.

*2004 Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition: two groups of pupils entered the final round and one of them obtained the Honourable Mention; one pupil won 2nd Prize in the Award Scheme for Tomorrow’s Scientists of the Nation.

*The 40th Schools Dance Festival: the Honour Award in the Chinese Dance Section.

*The 56th Schools Music Festival: 14 Champions, 19 First runners-up

*Two pupil won 2nd and merit prizes respectively in the Environmental Protection Essay Competition organized by the


*The school Athletics Team was promoted to Division Two in the 2004-2005 school year;

*The Basketball Team and the Badminton Team : First runner-up in Division One of Hong Kong Island.

*The Table Tennis Team : Second runner-up in Division One

*The Squash Team : Overall Champion; a member of the Squash Team received the Outstanding School Athlete Award 2003-2004 and was elected Outstanding Athlete in Squash in the BOCHK Bauhinia Bowl, and First runner-up in the “Student Sportsperson of the Year” organized by the South China Morning Post.

Notable alumni

* Denise Yue - Secretary for the Civil Service and former Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology

* - former member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and Legislative Council of Hong Kong

* - Former Actress

* Cecilia Wong- Distinguished writer and novelist

Ying Wa Girls' School

Ying Wa Girls' School is an secondary day school for girls in Central, Hong Kong. It is located at 76 Robinson Road, Central. Total enrolment currently stands at slightly under 1,200.


Ying Wa Girls' School was founded in 1900 by Helen Davies of the former London Missionary Society. It started off as a boarding school for girls and expanded to include a secondary section in 1915 and a two-year kindergarten in 1916. It ceased taking on boarders in 1940. In 1930, the first ever YWGS student was admitted into the University of Hong Kong.

In 1967, it became purely a secondary school. It is one of the 22 Grant Schools in Hong Kong. Since 1966, Ying Wa Girls' School has become one of the related schools of the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China. It was also the first secondary school to have a student association in Hong Kong history. It is also the first organisation in Hong Kong to have the sponsored walk idea.

School Uniform

This is perhaps what makes Ying Wa most famous. It is light blue cheongsam, with silver school and house badges right under the hook of the collar.

Although many schools in Hong Kong with long tradition adopt cheongsam as school uniform for girls, that of Ying Wa should be the most beautiful of all, thanks to its unique design. It is hemmed with wide dark blue lines along the edge of bottom, sleeve and collar; and the stiff collar, a bit higher than others, is tailored to allow little slack between the collar ahd the neck of the students, when it is hooked up. The new students sometimes find the strangling feeling around their neck awkward especially when they look downward to read or write at the desk, yet once they get used to it, it becomes the most significant pride and icon of their blissful life in Ying Wa.

Class Structure and Curriculum

There are altogether 31 classes in the school.

Form 1: 5 classes

Form 2: 5 classes

Form 3: 5 classes

Form 4: 5 classes

Form 5: 5 classes

Form 6: 3 classes

Form 7: 3 classes

Secondary One to Three offer a broad general curriculum with a good balance among languages, arts, science, cultural and practical subjects as well as religious education and physical education.

In Secondary Four and Five, the classes are divided into two streams with three classes concentrating on arts and commercial subjects and two on science.

At the end of Secondary Five, students sit for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination.

In Secondary Six and Seven, the broadened curriculum includes Use of English, Chinese Language and Culture and some Advanced Supplementary Level subjects, in addition to the Advanced Level subjects.

All students will take the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination at the end of Secondary Seven for admission to tertiary institutes through the Joint University Programmes Admission System .

As an E.M.I. school, Ying Wa adopts English as the teaching medium in most subjects with the aim of achieving biliteracy and trilingualism with the inclusion of Putonghua.

Lessons are arranged on a 5-day week basis.

House System

There are five Houses, named after the five early principals of the school:






Admission to tertiary institutes and other courses 2005

Tertiary Institutes

*The University of Hong Kong

*The Chinese University of Hong Kong

*The H.K. University of Science and Technology

*The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

*The City University of Hong Kong

*The Hong Kong Baptist University

*The Lingnan University

*The Hong Kong Institute of Education

*Studying Abroad

*Repeat/Self Study/Employment

Total -> 84

True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

The True Light Middle School of Hong Kong is a Protestant secondary school located on the Hong Kong Island. In addition to secondary education, the school have a kindergarten section, a section, and a ''commerce and language'' section, all sharing the same address. The kindergarten and primary section are for both boys and girls.

True Light Girls' College

True Light Girls' College is a Christian girls' secondary school in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was founded in 1973, to commemorate the centenary of the first True Light Middle School, which was founded in 1872 in Guangzhou by an American missionary, Ms Harriet Noyes. It is run by the Kowloon True Light Middle School Management Board with assistance of the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China.

The school is an aided EMI secondary school. There are 20 classrooms, 12 special rooms, a hall, a library, a covered playground, a canteen and two basketball courts. Since the school was built according to the standards 30 years ago, a lot of effort has been made to improve the basic facilities of the school premises to meet the needs of the fast changing society. A new annex will be completed in mid-2005.

Class Structure

There are 24 classes: 4 classes at each level from S1 to S5 and 2 classes each at S6 and S7.

Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School

Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School is a girl school in Kowloon of Hong Kong. It is a notable school in Sham Shui Po District. In 2004 The school was relocated to a new school building at Hing Wah Street West and Sham Mong Road in Cheung Sha Wan.

The school was growing out of a primary school Tack Ching School founded by Sisters of the Precious Blood in 1923 at Nam Cheong Street. It was later relocated to Un Chau Street in 1929. In 1929 the primary school expanded to secondary education and thus was renamed to ''Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School''. The school suspended its operation from 1941 and 1945 during the period of Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong. In 1945 the school resumed its operation and opened a branch in Wan Chai, which became Precious Blood Secondary School in 1946. In 1949 the school was moved into a new school building at Un Chau Street near the junction of Yen Chow Street and Castle Peak Road in Sham Shui Po with a grand opening by the then-Hong Kong Governor Alexander Grantham. After more than 50 years, the school was relocated again to the present site one the new reclamation of Cheung Sha Wan.

St. Teresa Secondary School

St. Teresa Secondary School

Motto''Age quod agis.''
: 慎思明辨
Religion affiliationRoman Catholic
Governing BodyCatholic Diocese of Hong Kong
Address 21 Sheung Shing Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
School website
School e-mail

St. Teresa Secondary School is a Roman Catholic secondary school in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is directly governed by the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong. The school's patroness is .

Class structure

There are seven classes in F.1, six classes in each form from F.2 to F.5, and two classes in F.6 and F.7.

All classes are named after Confucian or Christian virtues, which are: ''Love'' , '''' , ''Respect to elder brothers'', ''Loyalty'' , ''Honesty'' and ''Ritual'' . In F.6 and F.7, only ''Love'' and ''Filial Devotion'' is used.


The school's indirect predecessor is Precious Blood Golden Jubilee Secondary School, which was administered by the Sisters of the Precious Blood. In 1977, due to misusage of school funds and suspected corruption, some teachers contacted the ICAC and informed the students. It was followed by the 's take-over and suppression, a series of student protest and sit-ins, and eventually the closure of the school on 14 May 1978. St. Teresa Secondary School was opened on its former site, with the protestors initiated the secular Ng Yuk Secondary School.

St. Paul's Secondary School

St. Paul's Secondary School is a famous Catholic girls' secondary school in Ventris Road, , Hong Kong. it is a Catholic Grant-in-aid Anglo-Chinese Secondary Grammar School for girls.

Its former principal, Rev. Sr. Damian Lai, has retired in 2006. Her job was replaced by the vice-principal, Miss Deborah Wu.


St. Paul's Secondary School was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres as an extension of St. Paul's Convent School to meet the growing needs of science education of girls in Hong Kong.

It has been the forerunner of science education for girls in Hong Kong. It was one of the first girls' schools in Hong Kong to offer science and computer related subjects.

It offered Integrated Science in the late 60s, Computer Studies in the late 70s, Computer Literacy and Family Life Education in the early 80s and implemented IT in Education in the 90s. It was selected as one of the 10 pilot secondary schools in the IT in Education Pilot Scheme in 1998.


There are five classes in each of Form 1 to Form 5, and three classes in each of Form 6 and Form 7, constituting a total of 31 classes. Among the 10 classes in Form 4 and 5, 6 of them are arts classes and 4 of them are science classes. Half of the Form 1 students come from St. Paul's Primary Catholic School and the rest come from other primary schools. All Form 4 and Form 6 places are filled by its own qualified students.

A number of graduates continued their education at prestigious local and overseas universities, including the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Oxford, Cambridge, London, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Associated School

Other sister schools:

*St. Paul's Convent School

*St. Paul's School

St. Paul's School (Lam Tin)

St. Paul's School is a Catholic girls' secondary school in Hong Kong run by the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres. Following the teaching advocated by , its patron saint, the School aims to uphold the Paulinian spirit of 'all things to all men' inculcated students with the Christian values of love, goodness and truth and intellectually, morally and spiritually prepared to face their life in future.


On 2 May, 1972, the School was formally opened by Lady MacLehose under the blessing of Bishop Frances Hsu. The teaching, however, started in September 1970 with four classes and eight staff, including Sister Marie Pauline Wong, who was also the first Principal and Supervisor. As the construction of the school premises didn't complete until September 1971, the first year teaching is conducted under the roof of Sing Yin Secondary School.

St. Paul's Convent School

St Paul's Convent School

''School Badge''
HeadmistressesSr. Joanna Marie Cheung

Sr. Margaret Wong
School type, Girls' School
Religious affiliationCatholic
LocationCauseway Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
School website

St. Paul's Convent School is a girls' school located in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. It was established in 1854 by the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres from France. The school comprises three sections: kindergarten, primary and secondary, with an overall aim to "provide a seamless bilingual education for girls in an happy and motivating learning environment so that they will learn to embrace the Paulinian heritage of truth, beauty, goodness, nobility and honour."

St. Paul's Convent School's motto is ''Omnia omnibus'', Latin for "Being all things to all people, irrespective of race, religion and social status" .

The school is known for its teaching staff, all with high qualifications and extensive teaching experience. The school also participates regularly in teacher training hosted by well-known universities in Hong Kong.

The school aims to always remain updated in current technologies. To this end, facilities such as the Classroom Of The Future as well as updated science and computer labs have been constructed. The school is also interested in researching conservation within the institution and prioritises economical and practical development over other causes.

Extracurricular Activities

Students of St. Paul's Convent School participate in various extracurricular activities and competitions. The annual English and Chinese debate competitions, dance competition, drama competition and Chinese orchestra are a few examples. Students take on leadership roles or otherwise participate in over 50 clubs, societies and interest groups. The school also has exchange programs with schools in other countries.

All students attending St. Paul's Convent School are grouped into 6 houses, each with their own house color: Keller , Mason , Curie , Kenny , Cavell and Morris . The school also competes with other Hong Kong secondary schools at athletic events, and has an above average track record. During the annual Sports Day and Swimming Gala, students compete in track and field and swimming events. Although these are intra-school competitions, teams from other schools are usually invited for a few of the events.

Recently the school has undergone renovations which include the installation of new tile walls imported from Japan, holographic window displays and new blinds made from synthetic, durable material.

St. Francis' Canossian College

St. Francis' Canossian College was founded on May 8th,1869, the second school established by the Italian Canossian Daughters of Charity in Hong Kong. There is also an elementary school section, known as St. Francis' Canossian School . Both of the school campuses are located at 9-13 Kennedy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. As a landmark on the Kennedy Road, the school building is sharply distinguished by the painting with four angels playing instruments on the wall.

Today, more than a hundred and thirty eight years after the school was established, St. Francis' Canossian College is one of the most prestigious catholic girls' secondary schools in both Wan Chai District and Hong Kong, as well as one of the 22 earliest grant schools in Hong Kong, and one of the 114 EMI secondary schools in Hong Kong. It is one of the best seconday schools on Hong Kong Island.

History and Information

* 1869-----School was founded by Canossian Missions on May 8th.

* 1870-----A piece of land was granted by government to build the campus,where included a hospital, a Chinese school,an English school and a Portuguese school.

* 1876-----First graduation of primary six students.

* 1920-1940-----School was known as "St. Francis' School", a government-aided English school with kindergarten,co-educational elementary school and middle school.

* 1945-----School reopened after World War II and was named as "Sacred Heart Junior School".

* 1953-----School was renamed as "St. Francis' Canossian College".

* 1956-----First phrase of the school building was completed. The first team of Red Cross Youth in Hong Kong was established on November 5th.

* 1958-----Second phrase of the school building was completed.

* 1962-----First year of Sixth Form Classes.

* 1985-----School Hall completed.

* 1994-----School celebrated its 125th Anniversary.

* 2002-----Project Learning curriculum was implemented in junior classes.

* 2004-----School celebrated its 135th Anniversary.

Principal and Supervisor

Current Principal: Sr. Susanna Yu

Current Supervisor: Sr. Theresa Chien

Current Vice Principal: Mr. Kenneth Law and Ms W Y Lee

School Motto

"Live by the Truth in Love"

*Latin: "Veritas in Charitate"

*Chinese: "力行仁愛 實踐真理"


Criteria for Secondary One Discretionary Places:

*Stage 1: Assessment of applicants' performance in primary school

Selection criteria: academic performance - 30%, conduct - 20%, performance in extra-curricular activities, talents, skills, awards and services - 10%

*Stage 2: Individual & Group Interview

Selection criteria: Power of expression in English and Chinese, logical thinking and interactive skills

Class Structure

There are 24 classes in total, with 4 classes at each level from Form One to Form Five and 2 classes for Forms Six and Seven respectively.

School Facilities

All classrooms, special rooms and School Hall are air-conditioned and provided with Internet access. Each classroom is equipped with a TV set, a projector, a display screen and a video-cassette recorder. Special rooms include four computer rooms, Multimedia Learning Center, Independent Learning Center, Library, Laboratories, Needlework Room equipped with computer facilities.

Subjects Offered

Extra Curricular Activities

SFCC has 4 houses, 20 clubs and interest groups, which are divided into 5 categories:

*School Teams

*Service and Uniform Groups

*Religious Groups

*Interest Groups

*Academic Groups

Four Houses

*St. Gabriel House
House Color: Red

*St. Nicolaus House
House Color: Blue

*St. Patrick House
House Color: Green

*St. Valentina House
House Color: Yellow





Notable Alumni

*The Hon Audrey EU Yuet-mee, SC, JP-Hong Kong Legislative Council Member

*Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor-Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs of Hong Kong,Former Director of Social Welfare

*Lorna Wong Lung-shi--Commissioner for Television and Entertainment Licensing of Hong Kong

*Erica Li Man-a famous writer in Hong Kong

Sister Schools in Hong Kong

*Sacred Heart Canossian College

*St. Mary's Canossian College

*Canossa College

*Holy Family Canossian College

*Pui Tak Canossian College

St. Clare's Girls' School

St. Clare's Girls' School is a renowned Catholic girls' school located on Mount Davis Road, Hong Kong. It was founded in 1927 by the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Angels from Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada.


The school song was written in 1947 by St. Raphael, Sr. Elizabeth of Portugal and Sr. St. Bertha. Sr. Elizabeth of Portugal was the Principal at that time while the other two were taking their drop in school on mission. Sr. St. Raphael chose the melody of a flower song as the backbone. Sr. St. Bertha, the musician, helped with some modifications and rearrangements while Sr. St. Raphael herself and Sr. Elizabeth of Portugal filled in the words.

And the school song, which lasts for about 5 minutes, is classified as the longest school song in Hong Kong.


The school offers both Arts and Science streams in S4 and S5 for HKCEE and in S6 and S7 for the HKALE. A more balanced curriculum is offered in S1 to S3. Lessons are conducted through the medium of English except Chinese Language, Chinese History and Putonghua.


St. Clare's motto is "''Veritas Vincit''", or "Truth Conquers".

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Angels had this vision when they chose St. Clare as the school Patron. "CLARE" means "BRIGHT LIGHT". So for the Clarians, to be this brightly shining light, entails: truth, honesty, loyalty, fidelity; simplicity without guile; wanting the best while giving the best of one's self.


It's uniform was once the prettiest uniform in Hong Kong by winning a uniform competition.

Sacred Heart Canossian College

Sacred Heart Canossian College is a girls' school founded in 1860. The school's campus is located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong; in the western part of Hong Kong Island. The school currently serves some 1,400 students and 70 teaching staff.


Sacred Heart Canossian College was founded in 1860 by the . It was Hong Kong's second girls' school. The school was founded by the Canossian Sisters of Charity; the foundress of the order was Saint Magdalen of Canossa. Saint Magdalen was quoted as saying ''"Canossian educators should try to handle each one in the way she is made, valuing the benefit of education in the formation of the heart."'' - a founding and continuing principle of the school today. Magdalena of Canossa was on 2 October 1988 and became St. Magdalen of Canossa; her feast day is celebrated on 8 May.

The Canossian Sisters of Charity is a Roman Catholic religious order founded by the Marchioness Magdalen of Canossa, later canonized as Saint Magdalen of Canossa, of the House of Canossa from Tuscany, Italy.

Soon after the first Canossian sisters arrived from Italy in 1860, they established a school for girls. The school, originally called Italian Convent School had 40 students. The medium of instruction varied, including Chinese, English and Portuguese. The first headmistress of the school was Sister Emily Aloysia Bowring, daughter of the fourth Governor of Hong Kong, . She served from 1860 to 1870.

In 1960 the school's name changed to the Sacred Heart School , and in 1960, to its current name, Sacred Heart Canossian College, in order to differentiate from other schools in the territory bearing the same name. Originally the school educated girls from aged 3 to 18, it had a kindergarten section, a primary school section and a secondary school section. At that time the site covered a stretch of land that spans between Robinson Road and Caine's Road. In 1981 the secondary section of the school moved to Pokfulam but the kindergarten and primary sections of the school remain on the original site on Robinson Road. In 1988 roughly half of the land was sold to developers of high rise residential buildings. The kindergarten and primary sections moved to temporary accommodations until the new buildings on Caine's Road became ready for moving-in in 1992. Since 1981 the secondary school took the name Sacred Heart Canossian College while the kindergarten and primary sections were renamed Sacred Heart Canossian School.

Sacred Heart is regarded as one of better secondary schools in Hong Kong. Over the years, it has produced many graduates of distinction .


The original campus was in Caine Road, Central. In 1981 the secondary school moved to its present location in Pokfulam. The Campus occupies an area of 6400 square metres on a verdant hillside, overlooking East Lamma Channel.

The Campus consists of three blocks of buildings and three playgrounds. The school has 34 classrooms, 7 laboratories, one multi-media laboratory, one audio visual room, a Teachers' Learning & Resources Centre, a Students' Learning & Research Centre, 3 computer rooms, 9 special rooms, 2 counselling rooms, a Student Council office, a health care room, reception area, school hall, library, car park, tuck shop, chapel, and Sisters' residence.


SHCC is partially funded by the Government as a Grant-in-Aid School. Under the School Management Initiative, the school is managed by a School Management Committee, which consists of members of the Institute of Canossian Sisters of Charity Inc., the Principal, a teacher representative, a representative from the Alumnae Association, and a parent representative. This committee is ultimately responsible for all school policies.


The secondary school has a total of 38 classes: 6 classes at each level from Form 1 to 5; plus two arts-stream classes and two science-stream classes in Forms 6 and 7. There are an average of 42 students per class in Forms One to Three, and approximately 35-40 students per class in Forms 4 and 5.

In Forms 1 to 3, students are approximately divided into two main groups according to their academic performance in mathematics and language proficiency. Students are then assigned to different classes towards science related or arts related curriculum. This is not to discriminate against the academically less-inclined students, but to enable the better use of resources and teaching strategies. To meet the needs of students, remedial classes are conducted with smaller class size to facilitate maximum teacher-student interaction so as to attain a higher educational efficiency.

The spirit of collaborative learning is encouraged in all classes. Students engage in group projects to foster their peer and team learning attitude and competence.

Students are offered a variety of subjects in the secondary curriculum and in particular from Form 4 Form 7 to promote lifelong learning.

Academic performance

To encourage well-rounded development of its students, SHCC does not encourage students to take 10 subjects at the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination . In most cases, students take nine subjects at the HKCEE level. Overall, SHCC students perform well academically. SHCC has an excellent track record in producing students who excel at public examinations. Almost all of its graduates continue their studies at the university level. Over the years, an admirable number of its graduates have been admitted to some of the world's most prestigious universities, including the University of Chicago, the University of Oxford, the University of London, University of British Columbia, and the University of Toronto.

Schemes to enhance academic performance

The school employed a number of measures to boost students' academic competence and motivation to learn. One of them is the Reading Enhancement Scheme, which enhances students' self-monitored reading habit and encourages their parents to be involved in the reading process by sharing their experience of reading with their children. The school library is well-stocked with up-to-date reading materials thereby promoting study and encouraging learning.

Thanks to the generosity of various local organizations and past students, a great number of scholarships are offered to students with good academic performance. Clubs such as Debating Society, Science Society, Chinese Culture Society, Maths Club, Economics Society provide the opportunity to students to put their academic knowledge into practice.




* - Former Commissioner, independent Commission Against Corruption of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

* - Member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

* Professor Rosie Young, CBE, JP - Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Medical Council of Hong Kong, Member of the Hospital Authority, and Council Member of the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

*Mrs. Mei Ng - Director of Friends of the Earth

*Dr. Loretta YAM Yin-chun - Cluster CEO and Hospital CEO of both St. John Hospital and the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.

* Alice Mak , artist and cartoonist. She is the author of the two cartoon characters McMug and . As an accomplished cartoonist/artist, Alice admitted in an interview that she solicited her mother's and classmates' assistance in her artwork at school.

Associated schools

The order has founded a number of schools in the South East Asia, particularly in Hong Kong and Macau. The following is an inexclusive list:

*St. Francis' Canossian College


*Holy Family Canossian College

*Pui Tak Canossian College

*Sacred Heart Canossian College of Commerce



*Sacred Heart Canossian College, Macau (嘉諾撒聖心女子書院)

Our Lady's Primary School

Our Lady's Primary School, founded in 1953, is a private girls school affiliated with the Daughters of Help of Christians. OLPS is currently located at 116 Shatin Pass Road in Kowloon, Hong Kong.The secondary school arm is Our Lady's College, Hong Kong.

Mission statement

* Promote whole-person education to foster students' moral and academic development.

* Provide a great variety of extra-curricular activities to enrich their school life.

* Emphasize home-school co-operation to help students develop their positive values.



There are 24 classrooms, 10 special rooms, a chapel, 2 assembly halls, 2 playgrounds, a library and a spacious basement.

Student Performance


* In 2007-2008, 99% P.6 students admitted to different EMI secondary schools.

Music & Arts

* OLPS was the first to form a primary girls brass band in 2000.

* Her brass band, string band, orchestra and creative dance group are award winners in Music Festival and Dancing Competition.

* Her taekwondo team are two champions, three first-runner-ups and three second-runner-ups winners in interschool competitions.

Extra-curricular Activities

Uniform Group

* Red Cross, Girl Guides, J.P.C., C.Y.C.


* Choral & solo verse speaking, English club, phonics association


* Choir, orchestra, Guzheng


* Athletic team, badminton, skipping

Performance Arts

* Creative dance, drama

Art & Craft

* Artistic group, handicraft, needlework, photography


* Cookery & "sculpture" in fruit and vegetables


* Computer club, chess, Maths club

School Song

Let us raise our voice in chorus,

Singing praise to our loved School,

Where Our Lady watches o'er us

Pleased that we accept her rule.

Future harvests spread before us;

Hence our urge of deepest yearning,

On our work our minds we focus,

As we grow in grace and learning.

We will make our own the spirit

Of this School we love and cherish.

Peace and joy we here inherit,

Learning thus to be unselfish.

Let us raise aloft our banner,

Emblem of a noble goal,

Testifying to the grandeur

Of a pure unsullied soul.

O good mother of our Jesus,

Be our guide to strong endeavour!

"Help of Christians" is your title;

Hence our trust in your good favour!

When perchance hard times beset us,

We'll confide all to Our Lady,

Heart to heart with mind recalling

Clearly the ideals she sets us.

Our Lady's College, Hong Kong

Our Lady's College , founded in 1953, is an aided girls school affiliated with the Daughters of Help of Christians. OLC is currently located at 3 Lung Fung Street in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It uses English as the medium of instruction.

Mission statement

* Promote whole-person education to foster students' moral and academic development.

* Provide a great variety of extra-curricular activities to enrich their school life.

* Emphasize home-school co-operation to help students develop their positive values.



There are 30 classrooms, 17 special rooms, a chapel, an assembly hall which can accommodate all staff and students, 2 playgrounds and a spacious basement.

Class structure

School Song

''verse 1:''

Let us raise our voice in chorus,

Singing praise to our loved School,

Where Our Lady watches o'er us

Pleased that we accept her rule.

Future harvests spread before us;

Hence our urge of deepest yearning,

On our work our minds we focus,

As we grow in grace and learning.

We will make our own the spirit

Of this School we love and cherish.

Peace and joy we here inherit,

Learning thus to be unselfish.

''verse 2:''

Let us raise aloft our banner,

Emblem of a noble goal,

Testifying to the grandeur

Of a pure unsullied soul.

O good mother of our Jesus,

Be our guide to strong endeavour!

"Help of Christians" is your title;

Hence our trust in your good favour!

When perchance hard times beset us,

We'll confide all to Our Lady,

Heart to heart with mind recalling

Clearly the ideals she sets us.

School Uniform and accessories

* Hair accessories: Black, whiteand blue colours only.

* S.1-S.3: the school badge is pink in colour

* S.4-S.7: the school badge is blue in colour

Students' Association

The aims of the SA are to enhance communication between the school and the students, promote the interface of the students and strengthen the sense of unity among students. Moreover, students are encouraged to participate actively in extra-curricular activities and community service.Committee members include representatives of all levels.

School Press

School Press has come to its 22nd year. Each year, it publishes 3 issues of Our Ladian. By the effort of its members, it provides schoolmates with interesting news about the school and the world around us.


* Faith House

* Hope House

* Love House

* Wisdom House

Our Lady of the Rosary College

Our Lady of the Rosary College is a Catholic secondary school in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Marymount Secondary School

Marymount Secondary School is a very prestigious secondary school in , Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The primary school arm is Marymount Primary School.


The School, originally known as Holy Spirit School, was founded by the Maryknoll Sisters, an American religious order, on 10 January 1927 in Hong Kong. Back then, the school was on in Central Mid-levels. There were only 8 classes of students sharing four tiny classrooms. In the 1930s, the school moved to a slightly larger building in Caine Road. There were seven classrooms, but conditions were still cramped by today’s standards. By 1941, the school was offering a complete course leading to matriculation, and so was one of only a small handful of schools at that time which prepared girls for university.

In 1941, invaded and occupied Hong Kong. The school was closed until 1948. When the school reopened, Hong Kong was facing a new challenge as many thousands of immigrants were pouring across the border to escape the civil war on the mainland. Marymount rose to this challenge by offering places to as many girls as it could.

As the school continued to expand, a new building with better facilities became necessary. In October 1957, the school moved to its present location on the wooded slopes at the top of Blue Pool Road, overlooking Happy Valley. At the same time, it was renamed Maryknoll Sisters’ School. Initially, the building housed both Secondary and Primary Sections, but in 1961 the Primary School was relocated to the premises at Tai Hang Road, directly above the secondary school. During the school year 1978-79, the Maryknoll Sisters handed over the sponsorship of the school to the Columban Sisters.

In September 1983, the name of the school was changed to Marymount. Throughout its history the school campus had also been home to a convent, with the nun’s dormitories housed on the fourth floor and the site of the library originally being a chapel. It was only in 1993 that the nuns vacated their premises in order to make more room for the ever-growing student population.

In 1991, Mrs. Nancy Wong became the school’s first Chinese principal, and the first principal who was not a member of a religious order. In 1996, the Columban Sisters initiated the transfer of the sponsorship of the school to the , the process of which was completed by September 1997. The CLC is an international Catholic lay community with a keen interest in education and commitment to the service of youth, and which receives spiritual guidance from the Jesuits of Wah Yan College, Hong Kong. The CLC has pledged to preserve the same school spirit, foster the traditions and continue to provide quality education at Marymount.

Mrs. Wong oversaw the school’s transition from being managed by the Columban sisters to being managed by the World Christian Life Community. The CLC is a Catholic lay community which works to support education and the needs of young people,

The Secondary School operated up to 29 classes with over 1000 students until 1998, offering arts, science and social disciplines up to Form 7. With the restructuring of the school, the total number of classes is at 26 by the 2003. The Primary School operates 24 classes and has about 900 students.

In 2003 Mrs. Wong retired after 36 years of devoted service to Marymount, and the school welcomed its current principal, Ms. Veronica Ma.

Over the years, many generations of girls have received an education at Marymount, and the Primary and Secondary School together now accommodate nearly 2000 students.


There are four houses to which students and teachers are assigned.

Jupiter - Red

Mercury - Yellow

Uranus - Orange

Venus - Blue

Each house is headed by a House Captain elected by the students. Every year, students compete in inter-house events, such as the annual Sports Day and Swimming Gala. These events aim to uphold the sense of belonging of all the students of Marymount Secondary School. This year , the house captains of the 4 houses are: Kimmy Lee , Sally Hui , Jennifer Wong , Melodie Leung .


The school shield was formerly adapted by the Maryknoll Sisters from the Dominican one, with 8 alternating black and white triangles divided in the middle by a cross marked red and blue. On top of the shield is a dove, representing the Holy Spirit. The motto of the school was written in Latin underneath, "Dominus Illuminatio Mea".

In 1983, when the school name was changed to Marymount Secondary School, the shield was re-adapted. The middle section was changed from the Dominican one to MSS, the initials for Marymount Secondary School and Maryknoll Sisters School, embracing the past and the present. The dove, representing the Holy Spirit still hovers above the school name, and the motto was translated into English "The Lord is my Light".

Curriculum and Achievements

Students use English as the medium of instruction for all subjects except Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, Putonghua and Chinese History. In forms one and two, a modular system is adopted in the Humanities in order to facilitate project-based learning and critical thinking. In senior forms, students prepare for the HKCEE and HKALE and select subjects from option blocks.

Student Council

Marymount has an elected Student Council which promotes student welfare and acts as a channel of communication between the school and the student body as well as organising a range of activities throughout the year. Students can take part in the Student Council as elected class representatives in the role of Spokesman or Councillor, or as the Executive Board's Chairlady, Vice-Chairlady, ECA Coordinator, Service Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer or Public Relations Officer. The Executive Board members are nominated by students, and elected by the students. The Spokesman and the Councillor of each class are elected by its own class members. This year , the officers of the Student Council are: Fiona So , Priya Gaur , Priscilla Au-young , Bonnie Wan , Elaine Wong , Rachel Wong , Stephanie Choi , Cherry Yeung .

Clubs and Teams

Academic Clubs-

Chinese Club,

Putonghua Club,

English Society,

House of Debate,

Mathematics Club,

Science Club,

History Club,

Geography Club,

French Club

Interest Clubs-

Astronomy Club,

Computer & Information Technology Club,

Film Appreciation Club,

Hong Kong Award for Young People ,

Japanese Culture Club,

Junior Police Call ,

Strategy Games Club,

Table-tennis Club

Visual & Performing Arts Clubs-

Chinese Drama Club,


Dance Club,

Drama Club,

String Orchestra,

Visual Arts Club,

Wind Band

Service Groups

School Service Groups

Campus TV Team

ECA Committee


MSS Messenger

Music Committee

Sports Committee

Student IT Team

Tuckshop Committee

Yearbook Committee

Community Service Groups

Community Youth Club

Girl Guides

Interact Club

Social Service

Pastoral Care Service Groups

Careers Service

Civic Education

Environmental Education


Health Education

School Teams



Cross Country


Odyssey of the Mind



Table Tennis



Summer Uniform

For Form I to V students, their summer school uniform is a blue or yellow A-line knee-length cotton dress. The dress, regardless of its colour, has a pocket on each side with a zipper in the front middle, white pointed collar, and short white sleeves. Students can choose which colour of uniform they wish to wear to school on their own choice. Short white socks and black shoes are mandatory.

For Forms VI and VII students, their summer uniform is a white short-sleeved blouse matched with a light blue, knee-length cotton skirt. They may wear pantyhose and low heeled black shoes.

Winter Uniform

The winter uniform for Forms I to V students is a long sleeves beige blouse or turtle-neck sweater worn with a woollen jumper on top. Students wear short darkbrown socks and black shoes. The students may wear a beige scarf with 2 brown stripes on each end.

Forms VI and VII students, the top is a beige blouse buttoned at the back with a dark brown coat, or a goldenrod turtle-neck sweater , worn with a rust-coloured woollen skirt. Students may wear low heeled black shoes, and transparent or dark brown pantyhose.


The summer cardigan is white with the school badge embroidered in blue on it. The winter cardigan is similar to the summer cardigan, but is in brown with the school badge embroidered in white on it.

Winter Jacket

The winter jacket comes in camel and beige. Camel and beige looks exactly the same other than the colour.

On the exterior of the jacket, there is a collar the school badge is sewed on the left. Each side has a pocket. Four buttons are on the front. These buttons bear the school shield on them. There are also two buttons on both sides of the sleeves, and two straps to go along with them. These buttons also has the school shield on them. The cuffs are adjustable.

On the interior of the jacket, the upper lining is made of flannel and the lower half has a padded lining. There is another pocket on the inner lining of the jacket.

Notable Alumni

*Carolyn Woo Dean of College of Business Administration, University of Notre Dame, USA

*Patricia Stewart Artist

*Deborah Simms Olympic Swimmer

*Carrie Yau Hong Kong Government Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food

*Emily Lau Hong Kong Legislative Council Member

*Anna Wu former President of the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission

*Priscilla Chan- Cantopop Singer

*Sandy Lam - Cantopop Singer

*Catherine Bragg - United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

*Lorraine Moore Artist

*Agnes Chan - Pop singer, television personality, professor

Lai Chack Middle School

Lai Chack Middle School is a secondary school in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Founded in 1929, it started as a girls' school in Wan Chai and a branch in . With various relocation in its history, its secondary school section finally settled in the current premises in Canton Road in 1955.

Kowloon True Light Middle School

Kowloon True Light Middle School is a Protestant secondary school situated in Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is supervised by The Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China.


On June 16, 1872, True Light School, a primary school, was founded in Guangzhou by Miss Harriet Noyes, a missionary of . In 1917, True Light Middle School was established in Guangzhou as a section.

In 1949, due to the of Guangzhou, the school was transferred to Hong Kong. It was finally settled at the recent site in 1960, with affiliated primary school and kindergarten opened on its original campus on the . In 1990, the basketball court was demolished, in order to build a new annex. In addition, a six-story new building was completed in 2006.

Holy Trinity College, Hong Kong

Holy Trinity College

Religion affiliationRoman Catholic
Address3 Wai Chi Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon
School website
E-mail address

Holy Trinity College is a Roman Catholic girls' secondary school in Hong Kong. It is located in Shek Kip Mei.


On 1966, the school was founded as a private school by . Rose Mary, who was principal of the school for 30 years. On 1968, when the school had changed into a private assisted school, and the formal opening ceremony was held on that year also. On 1973, its matriculation courses were initiated.

On HTC's 10th anniversary, the year of 1976, a new wing was opened. Two years later, the school had become a fully subsidized school. On 1984, the school garden was opened.

Stepping into the 90s, the school underwent a series of modernization and improvement. In 1990, the was established. On 1993, air-conditioners were installed in the hall. On 1996, On . Rose Mary's retirement, . Juliana succeeded her to be the school principal. On the edge of the century, the school gradually computerized. The school hall was demolished in 2004, in order to build a new annex.

Heep Yunn School

Heep Yunn School

Motto"In strength and grace we stand united, in faith and love we are committed.";
in : 協力藉恩, 信主愛群
Religion affiliationAnglican
Address1 Farm Road, Kowloon
School website

Heep Yunn School is a girls' secondary school founded in 1936. It is situated in Ma Tau Wai, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Heep Yunn is notable for its students' high academic achievement. The school participates actively in other areas such as music and sports with many successes, such as the Bauhinia Bowl, the overall sports championship among schools in Hong Kong.


Academic Achievement

Being one of the most academically competitive secondary schools in Hong Kong, HYS provides a rigorous curriculum to all of its students. Most students take at least 9 subjects for the HKCEE, and 5 for the HKALE. Over 99% of the students are admitted to either local or overseas universities upon graduation, including Hong Kong University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Over the past few years, a number of prestisgious scholarships were awarded to students annually, such as the Sir Edward Youde Scholarship, the Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholarship, and the University of Toronto Hong Kong Scholarships, gaining the students admission to many top-notch world universities, such as Princeton.

Heep Yunn scored 880 Distinctions and Credits at the HKCEE 2007

Major events


* May 18 - Birth of Ms Johnsione—the founder


* Church Missionary Society took over the school for Ms. Johnstone and named it Fairlea Girl's School


* Foundation stone laid


* Opening of gymnasium


* Arts and science classes in Form Six opened


* The enlargement of school ground completed


* Three graduates of Heep Yunn were admitted to the University of Hong Kong


* December - The Bishop officially opened the Junior Assembly Hall & the Library


* The closing of the dormitory


* First group of Upper Six students sitting for the Advanced Level Examination


* Mrs. M. Lai was appointed Headmistress of Heep Yunn School


* June - The swimming pool was opened


* Addition of 3 tennis courts and a volleyball court


* The garden near the Chapel & the running track beside the basket ball court were built

* The first Omega Rose Bowl was won


* The playground in the Primary section was built


* The Jubilee Building was opened.

* The 50th Anniversary was celebrated with a concert in the City Hall, Concert Hall and a two-day exhibition in the school


* The installation of the air-conditioning system was completed


* The top floor to the Jubilee Building was completed.

* The Geography Room was moved to new premises


* The library was enlarged to its double size

* The 10th Omega Rose Bowl was won


* We decided to celebrate our 60th Anniversary with a secondary-primary-kindergarten-combined concert at the Cultural Centre, Concert Hall in July,1996.A committee was set up to prepare the event.


* 60th anniversary of the school


* The library was computerised

*The official homepage of Heep Yunn School was established, and each student was given an account.


* $2.5million on IT-LAN system, 16 computers in library and 72 computers in special rooms were installed

* The Chapel was air-conditioned

* Won the 15th Omega Rose Bowl


* New curtain, lighting and sound system for hall were installed.


* 65th anniversary of the school


* Mrs. Lau was appointed to be Headmistress of Heep Yunn School

* The School Improvement Project began.


* Champion of inter-school girls' sports 21 years in-a-row


* Completion of the SIP building with the new Mrs. Winnie Man Sports Centre and Mrs. Ip Lo Hing Yuen Student Activity Centre

*Completion of Mrs. Minnie Lai Theatre

Achievement in speech, drama and music

Over the past few years, Heep Yunn has emerged as one of the fiercest and top competitors in the Drama Festival, debating region and music arena respectively. The Heep Yunn legend is evident at every aspect of her achievement.

In the year 2005-2006, Heep Yunn's Drama Group clinched 6 awards out of 7 in total, whereas the 7th award was for 'Best Actor'. They also received the adjudicator's award, qualifying them for the prestigious Drama Festival finals. As one of the four finalists, HYS's own baby production ''Love Left..Undone'' received wide acclaim from both the audience and adjudicators. It was praised as "one of the best dramas ever seen in a few years".

The drama group has clinched the top award for three consecutive years.

HYS Chinese and English Debating teams have their equal share of glory. The Chinese Debating team has been crowned the Champions in multiple prestigious Debating and Public speaking competition, whereas the English Debating Team clinched the Championship in the Bar Association Debating Competition as well as the YODAC Inter-school Debating Competition 2006. The number of best debaters awarded was overwhelming. Together, the debating teams form an invincible arcship, united as one.

Heep Yunn students have been the champion of the HK Standard Chartered Public Speaking Competition for two years.

The Inter-class Chinese Debating Competition is held every year to cultivate interest for debating among students. Each year, preparation work by the Chinese Debating team was intense and of high-quality, planting the debating seeds in HYS.

Music is also one of the strongest areas of Heep Yunn girls.

The Heep Yunn School Senior Choir captured the "Best Girls Choir of the Year" in the 59th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival , the most coveted award in choral music. All of her other choirs and orchestras, among them a mixed choir with Diocesan Boys School, were awarded the top three awards.

Most of her students can play two instruments and are proficient at at least one of them. Many of her students have achieved grade eight standard and a considerable number of them have moved on to diploma level.

Colleen Lee, the renowned pianist, was a graduate of HYS and pays visits to her alma mater to share her music.

School Song

The melody of the school song is the same as the one of another unisex secondary school in Hong Kong, the . However their counterpart uses English lyrics while at Heep Yunn Chinese style is applied.

School Song

香 島 之 九 龍 兮 , 遐 邇 皆 聞 。 有 女 校 兮 , 聲 譽 芳 芬 。

其 志 宏 且 高 兮 , 其 名 協 恩 。 振 紀 綱 兮 , 志 道 依 仁 。

據 德 復 遊 藝 兮 , 求 學 心 殷 , 為 世 光 兮 , 為 席 上 珍 。

智 圓 而 行 方 兮 , 純 潔 精 神 。 挽 世 風 兮 , 懇 懇 勤 勤 。

協 恩 , 協 恩 , 協 恩 。 萬載 流 芳 兮 , 我 協 恩 。

萬 載 流 芳 兮 , 我 協 恩 。 協 恩 , 協恩 。

春 風 喜 同 詠 兮 , 切 磋 頻 頻 , 練 體 魄 兮 , 健 我 心 身 。

中 西 樂 研 究 兮 , 學 識 日 新 。 宗 基 督 兮 , 智 理 皆 真 。

作 文 化 津 梁 兮 , 國 粹 長 存 。 倡 四 育 兮 , 德 智 體 群 。

萬 壽 永 無 疆 兮 , 我 校 協 恩 。 光 我 邦 兮 , 輔 我 國 民 。

協 恩 , 協 恩 , 協 恩 。 萬載 流 芳 兮 , 我 協 恩 。

萬 載 流 芳 兮 , 我 協 恩 。 協 恩 , 協恩 。

School motto

"In strength and grace we stand united,

In faith and love we are committed."


Dominating inter-school girls' sports for two decades

There are altogether fourteen sports teams in HYS and all of them, indeed, have reached a very high standard. They have brought home their 24th consecutive Bauhinia Bowl in the year 2007-2008. It is awarded annually to the school which achieves the "best all-round performance in all sports events".

The Bauhinia Bowl is the embodiment of the overwhelming Heep Yunn Spirit, which is demonstrated in every aspect of the Heep Yunn school life. Students take much pride in their school and their devotion in contributing to the glory and prestige of the school is unparalleled.

Interschool competition results :

Good Hope School

Good Hope School is a girls' school in Hong Kong with primary and secondary sections, founded in 1954. It is conducted by Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception . It is located at the junction of Ngau Chi Wan Street and Clear Water Bay Road, on the hill in the eastern outskirt of Ngau Chi Wan. Its secondary section is one of the most outstanding secondary schools in Hong Kong .


Originally, Good Hope got its start as a kindergarten on . In 1955, the primary school was erected at its current location. The secondary school accepted its first form 1 students in 1957 and they sat for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination in 1962.

To accommodate the increasing number of students, a new wing was opened in 1963. Eventually, Good Hope School grew to its current size of 36 classes in 1975. The secondary section became fully subsidised under the in 1978. Delia's Wing was inaugurated in 1985.

School Song

Come, raise, O raise a hearty cheer,

Let voices blend in accents clear

In praise of our dear school.

Good Hope, forever true,

Good Hope, all hail to you!

You lead our gladsome youth

In radiant ways of truth.


High on Kowloon’s verdant slope

Shining like a beacon bright,

Stands our dear school of Good Hope

Realm of Mary, Queen of Light.

There we learn the why of life,

There we ready for the strife.

Knowledge is our goal.

Knowledge of the things of earth,

Knowledge of the soul


In its classrooms it imparts

Noble lessons day by day,

Forming eager minds and hearts.

In a gentle loving way.

Hope its watchword, love its rule,

Is there such another school?

Loyal we will be,

To Our Lady of Good Hope,

Loyal we will be!

Diocesan Girls' School

Diocesan Girls' School, founded in 1860, is one of the oldest Anglican girls' schools in Hong Kong. DGS is currently located at 1 Jordan Road in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is administered under the Grant Code and uses English as the medium of instruction. Academically, it is one of the highest achieving schools in Hong Kong.



It was originally named Diocesan Native Female Training School in 1860, when it was founded at Bonham Road and Eastern Street in Hong Kong Island. The School was set up by the wife of Bishop Smith. He was the first Bishop of Victoria sent by the Society for the Promotion of Female Education in the East, a sub-society of the London Missionary Society. At first, it admitted only girls. In 1866 it was renamed Diocesan Female School. Because of financial problems the School had to restrict its services solely to orphans and destitute girls in 1869. Later, it became the Diocesan Home and Orphanage and accepted boys as well.

The School first received government financial assistance in 1878 and was placed under the grant-in-aid scheme, officially establishing itself as a girls' school. The boys were to continue their education at the newly founded .

In 1913, the School finally moved to its present site in Kowloon, formerly a rice paddy field. In the 1920s, the school motto, ''Daily Giving Service'', was adopted. During the Japanese in World War II, the School was taken over as headquarters of the Japanese gendarmerie until it was re-opened in September 1945 by Ms. Gibbins, then headmistress, who was interned at during the occupation. Immediately upon her release, Gibbins hurried back to reclaim the school premises despite difficulty in crossing the harbour, thus saving the building from being looted by angry residents.

Post war

In the 1950s, with the closure of the adjacent town-gas depot, the School was able to expand. The old Edwardian edifice was pulled down, and three school blocks were constructed to accommodate the enlarged student body. The School embarked on a large scale school expansion project, and two extension blocks were opened respectively in 1993 and 1996. A new phase of expansion had been completed and was opened officially on the 12th of January, 2007.

Recently, the School celebrated its 145th Anniversary, and a musical production "The DGS Girl" was staged at the Shatin Town Hall, telling the history of DGS through the life of a group of girls: Mary Jean, Annie, Catherine, Sandra, and Jaqueline.

The school motto is "Daily Giving Service", an adaptation of which was coined by former Headmistress Dr. Joyce Symons for DGJS to be "Daily Giving Joyful Service".

DGS has joined the Direct Subsidy Scheme in 2006.

Donations controversy

In 1976 the School handed out application forms for its Primary School together with a solicitation for a "voluntary donation of HK$1,000" towards the construction of a new Primary School building. This drew a great deal of criticism from the public and fueled the debate about the questionable recruitment practices of elite schools. Symons had responded that the solicitation had been cleared by the ICAC, and in addition that the School had sent out the solicitations "inadvertently". The School was forced to dissociate the request for donations from applications.

The controversy also contributed to demands that the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, of which Symons was the sole representative of the education sector, be made more representative of the sector.


Diocesan Girls' School is a school whose medium of instruction is English and is recognised for its high standard of English. It emphasizes the development of bilingual and triliterate abilities, and provides the girls with education in oral and written English and written Chinese. The School has long been known for its academic achievements, with students consistently receiving top results in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination and the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination throughout the years. One of the most notable achievements occurred in 1999 when 6 girls each earned the perfect 10 A-grades on the HKCEE, setting a record.

Most students continue their education at local and overseas universities, with many matriculating at prestigious institutions like the universities of , , , , and .

Extra-curricular activities

The School places special emphasis not only on the intellectual growth of the students but also on the development of their moral character. Large-group assemblies with Christian teachings are conducted every morning before lessons in both English and Putonghua. DGS girls are often regarded as formidable opponents in the choral, music, and debating arenas. The School is well known for its accomplishments in inter-school sports and music competitions. Their sports teams, choirs, and orchestras frequently achieve outstanding results in the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation Inter-school competitions and Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, as well as in the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival. Among their students are Olympic swimmers, Inter-port runners, and a Gold-medal recipient choir in the International Choir Olympics.


The School possesses a wide range of musical groups, including the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Choirs, the madrigal teams with their fraternal school Diocesan Boys' School , a Full Orchestra as well as a String Orchestra. Students also join with DBS to form a Junior Mixed Choir and a Senior Mixed Choir within the ''Diocesan Schools Choral Society''. These musical groups are well known internationally as well as locally for their accomplishments in local and international festivals.

DGS also has a Chinese Orchestra and numerous Chinese ensembles.

DGS has been awarded the "Best Girls Choir of the Year" in the 60th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival.

DGS was invited by Diocesan Boys' School to join the Diocesan Philharmonic Orchestra in the school year 2006-2007. With the full support of Diocesan Boys' School, it held its inaugural concert on 19th November, 2006.


The School organizes a wide variety of sports teams, including Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country, Life Saving, Basketball, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Orienteering, Fencing, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball and Squash, which all frequently come up on top in Hong Kong Inter-School competitions. They have captured a number of top awards, such as a 2nd place in the Bank of China Bauhinia Bowl , as well as its associate - Bauhinia Bowl Sportsgirl of the Year. Arguably, the School's strongest sport is swimming. In the past 20 years, it has produced well-known swimmers such as Robyn Lamsam , Snowie Pang , Katie Lau , Sherry Tsai , Sandy Chan , and Rosanna Sze .


Houses are named after several headmistresses.





*Symons --created in 1990.

Other related associations

*DGS has an Old Girls Association named Diocesan Old Girls Association .

*DGS is the parish church of in the Diocese of Western Kowloon in Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui


*, headmistress , former member of the Urban Council, and Councils

*, Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, HKSAR

*, Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service , HKSAR

*, singer and movie actress

*Denise Ho, aka HOCC, singer and actress

*Elaine Sung, the first Miss Hong Kong, 1973

*Pauline Yeung, Miss Hong Kong, 1987

*Robyn Lamsam, Olympic swimmer representing Hong Kong in 1990s

*Solina Chau, Major shareholder of

*Eileen Barbara Tam, Lady Yang

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School

Daughter of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Catholic Secondary
School Emblem
MottoPurity and Charity
School TypePublic
LocationKwai Chung, Hong Kong
Medium of Instruction

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School , founded in 1973, is a girls' secondary school in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong. It is administered under the Grant Code and using .

Brief history

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School is a subsidized girls' grammar school run by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. Founded in 1973, the school has incorporated the educational philosophy of St. Mary Mazzarello and St. John Bosco, that is educating young people with love and putting equal stress on the importance of virtue, wisdom, physique, sociability, aesthetic appreciation and spirituality in providing quality education to the community.

School Motto

Purity and Charity

Medium of Instruction

English is adopted as the medium of instruction.

Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Chinese Literature, Ethics/ Religious Education, Visual Arts and Physical Education are conducted in .

Class Organization

There are 29 classes:

*5 classes each from S.1 to S.5

*2 classes each in S.6 and S.7.

For S.4 and S.5, classes are divided into the Arts, Commercial and Science streams; for S.6 and S.7, classes are divided into two streams: Arts/Commercial and Science.

School Organization and Management

*The School Management Committee, headed by the School Supervisor and consisting of 7 members in all, is responsible for the School's financial management, personnel management and the delivery of education to students.

*The School Administration Committee, headed by the School Principal and including Vice-Principal, 3 appointed and 2 elected teacher representatives, leads and directs the School in all important school affairs.

*The functional teacher groups are categorized into 5 sections, namely Student Training, Student Activities, Academic Development, General Management/Support Services and IT Assisted Education. Groups in the same section are coordinated by the Vice-Principal and senior teachers.

*The teaching staff consists of 60 members, including the Principal, Vice-Principal, senior teachers, teachers and a native-speaking English teacher.

Extra-curricular Activities

;Club Activities and Extracurricular Classes : The School has more than 40 clubs and types of extracurricular activities.
They are divided into 6 categories, namely Academic Learning, Physique, Skills, Art, Services and Religious Belief.
The activities include Science Club, Home Economics Club, Visual Arts Club, Drama Group, Long Distance Running Group, Junior Red Cross, Student Social Service Group, School Choir, Chinese Orchestra, String Orchestra, Melodica Band and more than 10 musical instrumental classes.
To promote knowledge and appreciation of performing arts among students, the School also participates in the School Arts Animateur Scheme organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

;Special Training : Lively and challenging training camps such as the Orientation Wild Training Camp, the Guangzhou Huangpu Military School Training Camp and the Adventure-based Guidance Training Camp are available to students for the purpose of enhancing their self-esteem and promoting cooperation among them.

;Self-governed Groups : The presence of the Student Association, the Disciplinary Prefect Association and the Four Houses helps strengthen the communication between the School and students and enhance students' skills in leadership and organization. Students may form cabinets and stand for election, thereby enriching their experience in democracy and accountability.

;Exchange and Services : Students have the opportunities to visit the Mainland for cultural exchange and providing various services for poor children.

;School Awards and Scholarships :

*Outstanding Performance in Subject Awards

*Improvement Awards

*Conduct Awards

*Service Awards

*Leadership Awards

*St. Mary Mazzarello's Award

*#*Retired Principal's Scholarship

*Siu Wai Hing Fund

*#*Siu Wai Hing Scholarships

*#*Siu Wai Hing Grants

*#*Siu Wai Hing Activity Sponsorship Scheme

*#*Siu Wai Hing Supplementary Grant

*Personal Development Award Scheme

*Parent-Teacher Association Scholarship

*Extensive Reading Program

*Past Pupils' Association - Laura Vicuna Scholarship

*Outstanding Student Award

*Service for Learning Award Scheme

Moral and Academic Development

*School Assemblies and Form Assemblies are conducted each week. S.1 students have additional short assemblies. This is the time when teachers or guest speakers share with students their reflection on the wisdom of life, either in person or through broadcast.

*There are Ethics/Religious Education lessons at all levels that focus on the search for true values through daily life experience.

*A series of training like leadership training camps, military training camps and wild camps post challenges to both mind and body of students.

The "Service Learning Scheme" aims to encourage students to take part in in-school or community service projects. It helps to build up among students a strong will and a spirit to serve others.

The "Self-Actualization Scheme" encourages S.1 students to make continual self-assessment and to set targets and goals for their studies as well as other areas.

In S.1, Social Studies lessons are conducted in all classes to help students grasp knowledge while the use of Putonghua as the medium of instruction in the Chinese lessons is piloted in one of the classes.

*S.2 students also have Civic Education lessons that help to enhance their civic awareness. The drama component has been integrated into the English Language Curriculum with the aim of enhancing students' competence in expressing themselves in English.

*S.3-S.7 students have several sessions on Careers Education which aim at providing direction for early pursuit of both career and life orientation.

For the purpose of upgrading language skills, there is daily reading time in class. Students are offered additional courses of English Pronunciation during non-school hours. They also have the opportunities for public speaking in and outside classrooms.

The Cross-curricular Project-Based Learning Scheme in junior levels has been implemented since 1998. It aims to develop students' abilities on self-learning and inter-personal communication. It also trains students' data collection skills and analytical minds.

*Computer Literacy lessons in junior levels focus on the application of common computer software and the training in logical thinking. All students can have access to the Computer Room during their free time in school. This facilitates their early and quick mastery of information technology.

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