Wednesday, October 1, 2008

St. Paul's Convent School

St Paul's Convent School

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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.

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