School News

31 Jan-3 Feb 2018 – S.1-S.4 Form Learning Tours 

“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times” according to the wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson. From 31/1 to 3/2, our S.1-S.4 schoolmates trekked to different places to explore the world with their own eyes.

Students in S.1 went on a pilgrimage to Macau; those in S.2 visited a number of museums in Zhongshan and Dongguan, where they learned more about our country’s history; and our S.3 students set off on a cultural trip to Guangzhou, where they visited multiple historical sites and museums. The S.4 students visited Taipei to learn about how local environmental conservation efforts are undertaken by both manpower and technology.  

Learning outside the classroom helps equip students with soft skills such as self-management and team-working skills. All of our schoolmates had a spectacular time in these four days and valuable memories and were imprinted on their minds!

1 to 2 Feb 2018 – Visit to Esquel Group, one of the world’s largest shirt maker

Fourteen S.5 BAFS students visited Guangdong Esquel Textiles Co. Ltd., the manufacturing hub of Esquel Group in Southern China. As a global textile and apparel manufacturer with a vertically integrated supply chain, Esquel’s operations include cotton farming, spinning, weaving, knitting, apparel making, accessories and packaging, as well as retail and direct distribution in the Mainland, Hong Kong and world markets.

Through visiting a number of Esquel’s factories and research centres, we learned about the advancement of the textile and apparel industry, including the high degree of automation and quality control in the production process, and the research progress of smart fabric. In addition, we were able to witness how Esquel fulfils its corporate social responsibility by operating its own water treatment plant, turning harmful textile wastewater into clear and safe water systematically using hi-tech yet natural methods so as to minimise environmental pollution caused by its production.

The visit showed us how Esquel upholds its 5E principles – Ethics, Excellence, Environment, Exploration, Education – and the reasons why it has become one of the world’s largest woven shirt maker with over 50,000 employees, making more than 100 million shirts annually.

25 Jan 2018 - We’re the PEAs!

Eight Positive Education Ambassadors just took up their new roles in 2018. They will help to pass on positive energy and spread happiness to everyone at the school.

During the morning assembly on 25 January, 4 of the representatives introduced themselves to the whole school and shared how positive education is practised at GHS. They also encouraged all students to join the Positive Education Logo Design Competition. The winning logo will be printed on all positive education learning materials and products.

Everyone then started the day with a positive mindset!

16-18 Jan 2018 - Book Fair

“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” Mason Cooley once said. To further encourage the reading habit within the campus, a three-day book fair was held from 16th to 18th January. Schoolmates flocked to the book displays as they were enthralled with the diverse genres of books. Enthusiastic staff were also on hand to promote good reads for the enchanted readers. While flipping through the pages, schoolmates enjoyed a restful time immersing themselves in the beauty of tales and knowledge. The contented smiles hanging on their faces proved the blissfulness reading had brought about. Special thanks should be given to the dedicated staff who for the smooth running of the book fair!

8 Jan 2018 - Positive Education Presentation at La Salle College

On 8 January, the Values Education Team delivered a presentation on “Nurturing Students’ Character Strengths Through Other Learning Experiences” to more than 20 teachers from different schools at La Salle College.

The presentation focused mainly on the core values of Good Hope School and how students’ character strengths are nurtured through different activities and special events in our school. Apart from the presentation, everyone did some stretching exercises and practised the PET dance. Participants enjoyed the activities very much.

We will continue to spread positive vibes to those around us.

8-9 Jan 2018 - Annual Sports Day

The annual Sports Day was successfully held on the 8th and 9th January at Wan Chai Sports Ground in the chill of winter. Although the weather was frigid, hardly did it put a damper on the event as our schoolmates displayed their unwavering sportsmanship as well as enthusiasm for sports. A big round of applause to athletes who endeavoured to surpass their personal best records. The sports ground reverberated with clamorous cheering and rapturous chanting. The highlight of the two days was the Run to Tokyo event, in which schoolmates ran 800m in support of the upcoming Olympic Games, which will be held in Tokyo in 2020. Our Guest of Honour, Ms Cheung stated, “One day we will see the finishing line and cross it.” It was our tremendous pleasure to see each and every student participating in the events joyously.
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5-7 Jan 2018 - Harvard Model Congress Asia

Sixteen students from forms 4 and 5 had a rewarding experience at HKU participating in Harvard Model Congress Asia. Run by students from Harvard University, students took part in committees such as the U.S. Presidential Cabinet and UN Security Council. This was a great opportunity to practice public debating skills and interact with students from across Asia.

5 Jan 2018 - Positive Education Workshop - Teachers' Wellbeing

On 5 January, our teachers spent a joyful afternoon after school attending a workshop on ‘Teachers’ Wellbeing’. During the one-hour session, they could enjoy some snacks while chatting with one another on how they spent their Christmas holidays.

The workshop focused mainly on the importance of mindfulness and good health. Apart from practising mindfulness, teachers also did some stretching exercise. The climax was when everyone took part in the PET dance which really added spice to the whole event. There was so much fun and laughter in St Joseph’s Hall.

Our dedicated teachers work hard and for long hours. The workshop provided them with strategies to take a break and recharge their batteries. In the coming year, let’s wish all of them good health.

4 Jan 2018 - New Year Resolutions

As the New Year has just begun, it is time to make plans and develop good habits so as to flourish.

On 4 January, our 4 Student Leaders welcomed the New Year together with all teachers and students by announcing their resolutions during the morning assembly. Each of them shared with us their goals for the year.

Through their presentation, we were reminded how we could lead a happy and positive life. We can always feel thankful, take part in community service, be proactive, maintain a healthy diet and develop dedication to a hobby.

Have you come up with your New Year resolutions yet? We can always start with a small change. Initial success will encourage us to move forward. Let’s work together for a better and healthier self in 2018.

3 Jan 2018 - CB & PB Camp

Our Prefect Board and Central Board members rose early in the morning and arrived at Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village for our annual leadership training camp, which was co-organized by the two boards. After some exciting ice-breaking games, we completed a variety of tasks at different checkpoints around the campsite, learning how to communicate and facilitate the division of labour effectively. After lunch came the mass game session. From being one of the pieces in Chinese chess to experiencing the prisoner’s dilemma, campers understood the importance of teamwork and identifying their goals clearly before carrying out certain tasks. Not only did the camp strengthen the bond between the two boards, but also brought participants a step closer to being outstanding future women leaders!

1-2 Jan 2018 - New Year Concert

Passing down a tradition among Good Hope musicians, our Annual New Year Concert once again successfully took place at the start of the New Year. The French theme “Mélomanie” conveyed the burning passion for music deep in our musicians’ hearts. Talented instrumental musicians and choristers from the Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary sections, as well as alumni, doubtlessly impressed the audience with their marvellously uplifting performances. A big round of applause to all musicians and those who spared no effort in ensuring the smooth flow of the programmes on both days. What a wonderful way to kick-start the New Year!
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22 Dec 2017 - Christmas Mass & Celebration

Christmas is an exhilarating festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a time of joy, love and thanksgiving. On 22nd, December, Good Hopers gathered for the Christmas Mass, reflecting upon the significant meaning of Christmas. The joyous atmosphere was extended by the highly-anticipated choir and drama performances, as well as “Frosty Voicey Christmas”, a masked singing contest hosted by the Central Board. Both the contestants and the audience were over the moon. The highlight of the day was the Christmas Party. Laughter filled the corridors as schoolmates played thrilling mass games, had scrumptious Christmas treats and took numerous pictures with their peers. Everyone was definitely having a whale of a time. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Learning and Teaching Expo 2017

The Learning and Teaching Expo 2017 was held from 13 to 15 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This paramount education event provides a useful platform for school leaders, teachers and educators in Asia to share their innovative educational resources, including the latest in Information Technology and teaching methodology.

This year, our school’s Values Education Team delivered a presentation on ‘How to Practise Positive Education Using a Whole-school Approach’. We received very encouraging feedback from the audience.

In the coming years, we will continue to focus on the wellbeing of our students and staff to enable everyone to flourish.

15 Dec 2017 - Visit of the Jiangmen delegates

On Friday 15th December, the school was honoured to receive 29 delegates from the Jiangmen Bureau of Education. Teachers from Good Hope were given the opportunity to present various aspects of our education philosophy to the visitors, who replied in kind. A group sharing session then allowed for a more informal discussion of the similarities and differences in teaching and learning. Finally, our guests were treated to a tour of the campus and school facilities. Everyone involved enjoyed the chance to gain a new perspective on their mission while making useful connections for the future.

30 Nov 2017 - Advent Bible Service

Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The first week of Advent at our school commenced with a bible service. Schoolmates prayed for the church, the school and their loved ones while the choir members sang beautiful songs of praise to hail the return of Jesus. Our principal, Mrs Green lighted the first candle in the Advent Wreath: Forgiveness. May God bless all of us to anticipate and celebrate his arrival with a faithful and joyous heart.

27 Nov 2017 - Class of 1967 Golden Jubilee Reunion cum The Four Generations Assembly

On the morning of 27 November, the school campus was filled with joy and laughter. Twenty-four alumnae from the Class of 1967 - some accompanied by their spouses - came back to school to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Some had purposely flown back from the United States and Canada for this memorable occasion.

Upon arrival, our special guests took a few group photos at the main entrance. Many of them had even attached their student photos taken 50 years ago to their name tags. It was amazing to find that they hadn’t changed much.

Touring around the campus, our Big Sisters were impressed that the school is equipped with a lot of advanced teaching facilities and technology. At around 10.15 am, everyone started to head towards the primary school hall where the Four Generations Assembly was to take place.

This special event aimed to celebrate the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the Class of 1967, as well as strengthening the bond among the 3 sections at Good Hope. It was so impressive to see students from the Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary sections alongside our alumnae on stage as one. The assembly unfolded with a heart-warming sharing by Angie, Amelie and Ashley Lau, adorable sisters studying in each of the three sections. They gave us an overview of their fruitful school lives

Ms. June Teng, the Class Prefect of 1966-1967 and organizer of the reunion, then delivered a speech to thank the MIC Sisters for nurturing them. She stressed the importance of cherishing precious memories and close bonds with our dearest companions at Good Hope. She also shared with all Good Hopers the life-long friendships that she and her schoolmates made at Good Hope. Speeches from our Principal Mrs Green and Supervisor Sr. Pauline, herself an alumna, echoed the school's core values of “love”, “hope”, “joy” and “thanksgiving.

To support the redevelopment of Delia’s Wing, our Big Sisters have donated $140,000 to the Seat Dedication Scheme of the Grand Auditorium. We are really thankful for their generosity.

School is our second home. We’re so happy that our Big Sisters came back for their Golden Jubilee reunion after having been away for so many years. Our Big Sisters are great role models for us to learn from. Before the assembly ended, all of us joined together to sing the school song, which symbolises the unity and close bonding among the generations. It was such a touching moment.

Once a Good Hoper, forever a Good Hoper!
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Z Club of the Year Award

The annual Zonta Z Club Installation Ceremony was held at Dalton School on 18 November.Members and Teacher Advisors from Good Hope School, Hong Kong International School, St Mary’s Canossian College, St Paul’s Covent School, St Stephen’s Girls’ College and True Light Girls’ College attended the event.

To recognize the outstanding achievements of member schools, the Zonta Club of Hong Kong selected winners of the Best Project Award, the Outstanding Social Service Award, and the Z Club of the Year Award.

On this special occasion, the GHS Zonta Z Club was so delighted to have won the Z Club of the Year Award after their excellent work paid off, promoting gender equality through a wide range of activities in and outside school. All the club members are more than thankful for the tremendous support given by the Mother Z Club and the Z Clubs of other schools throughout the year.

Positive Schools Conference Asia 2017

The Positive Schools Conference Asia 2017 attracted almost 400 dedicated educators and school leaders interested in students’ wellbeing, including representatives from Australia and those from international and local schools in Hong Kong. The event was held from 16 to 17 November at Renaissance College.

In addition to attending the event, our school’s Values Education Team delivered a presentation on ‘Positive Education at Good Hope School’. There was also a display board introducing activities and events that help students to build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, further strengthen their relationships and lead a healthy lifestyle.

15-16 Nov 2017 - Internal Speech Festival

As the 69 th Hong Kong Speech Festival is just around the corner, the Internal Speech festival was held to help student better prepare themselves for their upcoming competitions. During this two-day contest, schoolmates were given a platform to demonstrate their passion and talents for English. They also enjoyed a precious opportunity to learn from good role models around them and to reflect on their own performances. Special thanks should be given to all teacher judges who provided valuable comments for improvement. Well done competitors, and good luck to all of you!

Media 21 Annual Campus Video Competition

During the busy month of September, seven of our schoolmates – Florence Yau from 4F, Erica Kwan from 4D, Kimberly Tam from 4E, Claudia Lam from 4F, Tammy Tam from 5F, Sally Hui from 5F and Micaela Leung from 4F – formed a team and took part in the Media 21 Annual Campus Video Competition (M21年度校園影片大賽). Their video was awarded with the prize of Outstanding Drama Group. Congratulations to these schoolmates!

Canon Photo Marathon 2017

Among all 7000-8000 pieces of work, Sharpay Tsang of 5E received a merit award at the Canon Photo Marathon 2017 held on October 8th. This is the first time the Campus TV Team has taken part in this event. Congratulations!

The 10th Wong Tai Sin District Outstanding Students Election

Congratulations to Winsome Chan (6F) and Anthea Ma (4F) in the election! With their well-rounded backgrounds and impressive performances in the interviews, Winsome was awarded ‘Excellent Student (Senior Section)’ and Anthea ‘Outstanding Student (Junior Section)’ and the ‘Physical and Aesthetic Award’. Anthea was also chosen to join the regional election to become one of the Distinguished Students in the 9th Kowloon Regional Outstanding Students Award.

29 Oct 2017 - Those Were the Days …

Following the great success of Starry Night, the PSA continued by organising another memorable occasion: 與那些年 Party, Happy Together on 29 October 2017. The event offered past students and friends of Good Hope another precious opportunity to reminisce about happy moments during the good old days at GHS.

Guests started arriving around 6 o’ clock in outfits featuring styles from the 50s to the 80s. Everyone was so delighted to see their long lost friends. A group of young mother Hopers also brought along their daughters who are now studying at our kindergarten. The restaurant was filled with joy and laughter. Highlights included song dedications, an auction, souvenir sales, plus band and singing performances.

Apart from getting together with schoolmates, teachers and friends of Good Hope, another goal of the event was to support the redevelopment of Delia’s Wing. We’re so thrilled that the net proceeds amounted to $882,638. The establishment of the new infrastructure will be a great benefit to current students and Hopers-to-be with its state-of-the-art technology and well-equipped facilities.

Thanks should be given to the Organising Committee as well as everyone who has helped to make the impossible dream possible.

18 & 27 Oct 2017 - Inter-school Swimming Competition

Our Good Hope swimmers participated in the Inter-school Swimming Competition and attained outstanding results. Schoolmates enthusiastically cheered for our School’s swimming team members who did their utmost in each and every race. Overall, the Good Hope Swimming Team placed second runner-up. Well done everyone!

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Economics Analysis Competition

The Economics Analysis Competition (語出經人-經濟分析比賽), organized by the Hong Kong Association for Economics Education and EconSchool, was held on 14 October 2017. During the summer holiday, 4 of our schoolmates - Tiana Tsang from 6A; Ruby Leung, Clarissa Wong and Priscilla Yeung from 6D - formed a team to submit a report on the topic ‘whether the People’s Republic of China should issue currency with larger face value’. They successfully reached the final out of 101 teams. After a challenging presentation and Q&A session, the team came second in the competition. Congratulations!

21 Oct 2017 – The One Family Walkathon

The One Family Walkathon was successfully held on 21 st October at Tai Po Waterfront Park. This year, we were delighted to have Mr. John Tsang GBM JP, Dr. Joseph Lee GBS JP, Ms. Sandra Lee and Ms. Helen Kong joining us at the opening ceremony. The Walkathon was held to raise funds for the revitalization of Delia’s Wing. It provided us with a great platform to bond with our little sisters from the Primary and Kindergarten sections. With wonderful weather conditions, everything ran smoothly. It was fantastic to see the smiling faces of our schoolmates at this joyful event!

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11 Oct 2017 — CB and PB Pinning Ceremony

The pinning ceremony of the Central Board and Prefect Board was successfully held on 11th October. Congratulations to our new Head Girl Bonnie Cheung, Assistant Head Girl Audrey Ng, Head Prefect Phoebe Chan and Assistant Head Prefect Patrina Wong. The newly-appointed leaders made their ceremonial speeches and were officially sworn in. They expressed their dedication to serve the school and promised to serve the Student Body wholeheartedly. We look forward to working with our new leaders in the coming school year.

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The 30th Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Outstanding Students Selection

After several rounds of interviews among hundreds of competent applicants, Priscilla Yeung of S.6D was selected as one of the Top Ten outstanding students in the 30th Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Outstanding Students Award.

Organized by JCI Yuen Long and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Outstanding Students’ Union, the Award has been one of the most long-standing and renowned recognitions of secondary school students in Hong Kong since 1988. The Award recognizes senior secondary school students with development balanced among academic performance, extra-curricular activities, leadership, community service, and self-awareness.

Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme (HKSES)

Arlene Lo (Graduate of 2017) was awarded as part of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme. Arlene faced keen and rigorous competition in the past few months. Apart from academic achievements, selection was also based on non-academic attributes such as leadership potential, as well as the applicants’ commitment and contribution to Hong Kong. Among 856 students vying for the honour, Arlene successfully impressed the judging panel and proved her worth, proudly receiving her award from the Chief Executive, Ms. Carrie Lam.

19 & 21 Sept 2017 – Central Board Platform 2017-2018

The Central Board Platform was held successfully on the 19th & 21st of September. A total of 18 candidates were determined to exhibit their passion and devotion to serve the school in the following 4 key categories: Activities, Administration, Promotion and Religious Activities.

During the Platform, the candidates enthusiastically completed various challenging tasks, showcasing their abilities, talents and creativity as future women leaders. The Student Body then exercised its democratic rights by casting votes wisely and rationally in accordance with the belief, “Of the Students, For the Students, By the Students.” We hope that the newly- elected student leaders will add vibrant colours to our school life.

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20 Sept 2017 - Annual Swimming Gala

The Annual Swimming Gala is the first Inter-House activity in the year, providing a golden opportunity for students and their housemates to build strong bonds with each other. Not only did our P.6 little sisters to participate in this exciting event with us, but also talented swimmers from several secondary schools as well as exchange students from the Netherlands. The swimming pool reverberated with exhilarating cheering and chants of support. All the competitors tried their best with enthusiastic backing from both their housemates and classmates.

During the closing ceremony, our Guest of Honor, Mr. Dickson Tam, delivered an inspiring speech that told us about the importance of perseverance based on his own experiences as an athlete. The results of the Swimming Gala were then announced, with 4 new records broken. This year, Redwood House was crowned the Cheering Award champion and Hazel House was declared the Overall Champion. Congratulations!

Through this event, schoolmates could build a deeper connection with their housemates and experience the significance of sportsmanship. See you all at the pool next year!
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16 Sept 2017 Youth Conference

Four groups of students took part in a Youth Conference organized by Plan International, a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children's rights and equality for girls. Students attended workshops in the summer and conducted research on Sanitation and Hygiene in Malawi, City Safety in India, Child Marriage in Niger, and Conflict and Famine in South Sudan. We are delighted that Sainju Asra (4F) won the Best Speaker Award. The most rewarding part of this programme was that students were able to reflect on issues threatening girls in developing countries through their self-directed projects.

8-9 Sept 2017, 15-16 Sept 2017 – S1 Orientation Camp

Recently, our S1 students have been enjoying and benefiting from an Orientation Camp in Sai Kung. They took part in adventure training, including group games, a blind walk and “mini society”. Debriefings were conducted by experienced trainers after the activities.

Through these activities, students learnt how to communicate effectively with their classmates. They now have a better understanding of their classmates and the meaning of team work. They were also immersed in lots of fun. The camps were definitely an unforgettable way for the girls to spend their weekend.

13-23 Sept 2017 - International Festival

Our first ever International Festival is currently underway, lasting from 13th to 23rd September. Through the organisation of cultural exchange activities like the Education Symposium and Cultural Night, we hope to promote an in-depth exchange of ideas and culture with our sister schools from Shanghai, China; Sydney, Australia; and Gulpen, The Netherlands; as well as our local sister school Tak Oi Secondary School and La Salle College, our partnering school for the Netherlands programme.






1 Sept 2017 - Mass of the Holy Spirit and the Amy Wong Award Presentation

Welcome back everyone! After a relaxing summer, students were very excited to return to school, arriving at the primary hall in the early morning to attend the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Students and teachers prayed sincerely for a great new school year.

After the Mass, past student Amy Wong took to the stage to present the Amy Wong High Achiever Award and the Most Improved Award. Lydia Mak, who achieved seven 5** and one 5* in the HKDSE, was given the Amy Wong High Achiever Award, in recognition of her excellent results in the public exam. Jessica Wan was also honoured with the Most Improved Award, as a reward for her efforts. Congratulations Lydia and Jessica!

This year, the school theme is "Give Hope through Kindness". Good Hopers were reminded to bring hope to one another and build a harmonious learning environment. Schoolmates: let's start to paint our school lives with hope in this new school year!
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The 2nd 3D stop motion animation design competition

Best Shooting Award

EDB Business-School Partnership Programme

Outstanding Activities Report Award

2017 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools - Science in English

High Distinction





The 12th Inter-Gavel Club and Youth Leadership Programme English Public Speaking Contest 2017

First Place

English Public Speaking Contest with C&MA Sun Kei Secondary School

First Place

Make Our Seas Come BLUE Eco-arts Parade

Group 3&4
Group 1&2

Secondary School Distinguished Artwork Exhibition 2017





HKFYG Standard Chartered English Public Speaking Contest

Third Place Award

Hong Kong Flower Show 2017- Student drawing Competition

Second Runner Up

Pinkart Gallery – Students’ Visual Arts Drawing and Painting Competition 2017

Overall Champion



69th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (English Speech)

First Place
Second Place
Third Place





18th International Meeting of Juvenile Art 2017

Second Place

The HKSAR Outstanding Students Selection

Top ten outstanding students

The 15th CILTHK Essay Competition

First runner up

Canon Photo Marathon 2017

Merit award

Media 21 Annual Campus Video Competition

Outstanding Drama Group

Healthy Comic Strip Contest 2016/17


International Junior Science Olympiad 2017 Hong Kong Screening

2nd Class Honour
3rd Class Honour

Xu Beihong Cup International Arts Competition 2017

First Class Award



Hong Kong Girl Guides Association – Chief Commissioner’s Guide Award

HKSSF Table Tennis Competition (Division One) Girls A Grade