School News

21 Jan - S.6 farewell Ceremony

 

The S6 Bible Service and Farewell Ceremony was successfully held on the 21st January. After holding a bible service to thank God for His love and care for our S6 schoolmates over the past six years, the S6 students gave performances to express their gratitude to the school and its teachers. It was very touching, and we wish them the best in their HKDSE exams!

 


18 & 19 Jan - Subject Information Days for S3

 

The S3 Subject Information Days were held successfully on the 18th and 19th of January. Secondary 3 students went to St. Joseph's Hall to find out more about the subjects they could choose next year. There were 12 booths for the students to explore, along with boards for each booth providing information about the subjects. It was very crowded as everyone wanted to take advantage of this valuable opportunity!

 


Go green, let’s begin!

 

Yucca Chung and Melody Tang from class 4D, together with 20 students from other schools, joined a green city exploration tour held by Yan Oi Tong to explore the green culture in Singapore. The exploration tour aimed to raise students’ awareness of going green through visiting the green building facilities in Singapore. Their mission now is to spread the message of the importance of going green to the rest of society. After joining the tour, the students shared the message of going green with their schoolmates and to the public through a seminar.
Let’s join hands to promote a green lifestyle. Go green, let’s begin!

 


Harvard Model Congress Asia 2016

 

Harvard Model Congress Asia is a government simulation conference run entirely by Harvard students. It aims to foster the next generation of global leaders by allowing international high school students to debate on pressing global issues. This year, our school sent out 16 delegates to Seoul, Korea to join the 3-day programme starting from the eighth of January. Through drafting policies and deciding court cases, delegates experienced first-hand how the government works and learnt about leadership and statecraft. Besides the conference, the excursion also covered sightseeing and cultural exchange time in Seoul. Students enjoyed a nice trail walk at Namsan, admired the Gyeongbokgung Palace and watched the intriguing Nanta show. All in all, it has been an amazing and invaluable experience.

 


1 Jan 2016 - New Year Concert

 

The annual New Year Concert was held at the start of the year in Delia’s Hall, with the aim of raising funds for the reconstruction of the Hall. The New Year was welcomed in with choir performances conducted by our guest conductor from Singapore, Mr. Toh Ban Sheng, as well as musical performances from the Primary and Kindergarten sections. This was a golden opportunity for Good Hopers to showcase their musical talents. The choirs filled the atmosphere with joyful music. It was undoubtedly a superb start to the year. Well done everyone!

 


23 Dec 2015 - Christmas Celebration

 

With Christmas approaching, we celebrated Christmas with a Mass and a festive celebration on the 23rd December. The Mass inspired schoolmates to reflect on the significance of Christ’s birth and helped us to remember Jesus during the festival. All schoolmates participated enthusiastically in the celebration. To mark such a joyous season, there were dancing and singing performances which filled the hall with fun and happiness. We definitely enjoyed ourselves to the fullest during this jolly event. Merry Christmas everyone!

 

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Australian National Chemistry Quiz 2015

 

The Australian National Chemistry Quiz (ANCQ) is an international chemistry quiz organized by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. More than 100,000 candidates participated in the quiz in the past year. Our students achieved some impressive results: Agnis Lee (6F) was awarded a High Distinction; Zenobia Ho (6F), Chevy Mak (6F), Stephanie Moy (6F) and Abby Poon (6F) were awarded a Distinction.

 


第三十屆全國青少年科技創新大賽

 

一年一度的全國青少年科技創新大賽旨在培養青少年的創新精神和實踐能力, 吸引了全國各地的青少年參加,規模為全國最大。本校同學在「少年兒童科學幻想繪畫」比賽中奪得佳績,譚詩晴(三戊)以「輕便電影立方體」獲二等獎;孔晴晞(三甲)和 周希林(三乙)分別以「天空過濾器」和「隱形雨衣」得三等獎。

 


True Light Girls’ Invitational Mathematics Contest 2015

 

Facing keen competition from 217 other talented Mathematicians from 57 participating schools, Minnie Au, Chloe Cheung, Hazel Chow and Athena Lai of 4F were crowned 2nd runners up in the group contest at the True Light Girls’ Invitational Mathematics Contest 2015. Furthermore, all of them were also awarded a Distinction (meaning their overall score was in the Top 10%) in the individual event. Congratulations!

 


The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2016 - Hong Kong Screening

 

The International Junior Science Olympiad is co-organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, the Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau (EDB), the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, and the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence Teachers Association. Its aim is to identify scientifically-gifted students for training at an advanced level of study. Students’ collaboration skills, critical thinking skills, creativity, and communication skills are also enhanced through participation in the training programme. This year, Charlotte Yang (3A) and Kiki Tam (3A) were awarded Third Class Honours in the competition.

 


67th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (English)

 

These two weeks have seen Good Hope girls triumphing in a wide range of competitions. In particular, the English panel has reaped handsome rewards and deserves congratulations. Here is a short summary of what has been achieved so far. 

67th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (English)
First Place with Honours in S.1 Choral Speaking (Urban Group 2)
First Place with Honours in S.2 Choral Speaking (Urban Group 1)
First Place in S.2 Choral Speaking (Urban Group 2)
First Place in S.4 Choral Speaking (Urban)
Second Place in S.2 Choral Speaking (Urban Group 1)
Second Place in S.5 Choral Speaking (Urban)
Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition (HKSSDC) (Enhanced format)

On Monday, November 30th Good Hope School (GHS I) defeated Wah Yan College (Kowloon) in the final round of the Hong Kong Secondary School Term 1 rounds. GHS (I) is undefeated in the competition so far. We eagerly await the rounds in the second term. 

 

 


 
27 & 28 Nov 2015 - The Diamond Jubilee Pageant

 

The Diamond Jubilee Pageant was successfully held on the 27th and 28th November. Good Hopers from the Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary sections all came together to make a wonderful performance depicting the journey of Mother Delia receiving her message from God and then going to do his will. The evening also included an explanation of many interesting aspects of our school, such as the school emblem and the school houses. The final performance was capped with the sealing of a time capsule, to be opened during the 80th anniversary celebrations in 20 years’ time. Everyone did a wonderful job and it was a perfect ending for our Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

 

 


15 Nov 2015 - Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras

 

Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras (AIP) is one of the city’s largest annual community arts events, held on 15th of November this year. Following the theme of ‘classical music’, our S.4 art students design a set of costumes relevant to the famous musical piece, Scheherazade. They paraded along the crowded busy street in Causeway Bay in glittering gold and with the dazzling colour of the Arabian nights. Together with music, the streets were filled with fun, laughter, and the vibrant colours of the performers.

 


The Adventure-Ship

 

After the pinning ceremony, our student leaders headed off to board the ‘Adventure-Ship’: for leadership training held on a ship! Out on the waters, students took part in mini-games, cooked their own meals, and even dived in the sea from 7 meters high. While developing strong team spirit, students gained much courage that will prepare them for the leadership challenges ahead. Though tiring, the exhilarating two-day-one-night journey was certainly the experience of a lifetime.

 


12 Nov 2015 - "We Are One Family" Assembly

 

The “We are One Family” Assembly was successfully held on the 12th November. Students from the Primary and Kindergarten sections, as well as past students, came to join us on this warm occasion. It was a valuable chance to enhance the spirit of Good Hope and the bonding between Good Hopers. The assembly ended with a song presentation, performed by students from the different sections, symbolizing the unity of the Good Hope family.

 


9 & 10 Nov 2015 - Internal Speech Festival

 

The Good Hope Internal Speech Festival was held successfully on the ninth and tenth of November, with a special Winners’ Recital in front of the whole school on the thirteenth of November. Participants in the upcoming Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival competed against each other in their respective categories. This was a valuable chance to get feedback from teachers as well as get accustomed to performing in front of an audience.

 


4 - 7 Nov 2015 - S1-S4 learning trip

 

In the past week, our S1-S4 students have been enjoying and benefitting from whole-form learning tours outside Hong Kong. S1-3 were away on the 6th and 7th November, whereas S4 had a slightly longer trip: from the 4th to the 7th of November.

Students from S1 experienced the Portuguese influence on culture in Macau. They were also impressed by the marvelous buildings and structures built in Portuguese architectural styles.

In the course of the S2 learning trip to Guangdong, students visited three historical sites and also visited the elderly.

The learning trip to Shunde gave our S3 schoolmates the experience of teaching English to local primary students. Students visited historical sites as well, which broadened their horizons and added to their knowledge of Chinese culture.

The S4 learning trip to Taiwan included stopovers in Jiufen and Pingxi, as well as a visit to the elderly.

 

 


28 Oct 2015 - Inter-school Swimming Competition 2015

 

The Inter-school Swimming Competition was a deafening experience with Good Hopers cheering as loud as possible to give support to the School’s swimming team members who have trained very hard to do their best. Cheyenne Cheung (5A) shattered the 200m Breaststroke record with a time of 2:41.15. Congratulations! Overall, the Good Hope Swimming Team finished second runner-up. Well done everyone.

 

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24 Oct 2015 - The S1 Information Day

 

The S1 Information Day was held on 24th October. It was great to see how so many people were so enthusiastic about our school. Some of our current students shared information about the school, such as the wide variety of extra-curricular activities they engage in, as well as the variety of platforms available for leadership-training.

 

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22 Oct 2015 - The Pinning Ceremony of the Central Board and Prefect Board

 

The pinning ceremony of the Central Board and Prefect Board was successfully held on 22nd October. Congratulations to our new Head Girl Kirstie Lau, Assistant Head Girl Juana Tam, Head Prefect Yucca Chung and Assistant Head Prefect Haley Yeung. The new leaders made their ceremonial speeches and were officially sworn in, at which time they promised to fulfill their responsibilities diligently in the coming school year.

 


Future Star of Technology: Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau Students’ Open Forum

 

Kirstie Lau (5F), Arlene Lo (5F) and Lydia Mak (5F) were invited to represent Hong Kong in the “Future Star of Technology: Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau Students’ Open Forum” held on 17-18 October 2015 in Shanghai.

The theme of the forum was “future school campus”. Our team built a model demonstrating our vision of a future school. After several rounds of presentations, answering challenging questions from judges, designing and building a tower onsite, and an impromptu presentation without PowerPoint slides, we were honored to be awarded the Grand Prize, the Champion. Congratulations to our “Future Stars”.

 


Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade - Youth Command (H&K) Inter-Divisional Competitions 2015

 

The St. John Ambulance Brigade – Good Hope Nursing Cadets Division participated in the annual Inter-divisional Competitions on 13th and 20th September 2015. Our division was the Overall Champion among the Nursing Cadet Divisions.

In addition, we were first runner-up in the Home Nursing Competition. Our team of two cadets tried their best to communicate with patients, offer nursing treatment and take care of their needs. In this competition, our cadets demonstrated their personal qualities of being patient, considerate, observant, cooperative and sensitive to the needs of others.

Moreover, we were winners of the Footdrill Competition. We tried our best in the First Aid Competition and the Uniform Inspection Competition. Above all, we learned the importance of cooperation, team spirit and whole person development that cannot be learned in the classroom.

This is the 16th year we have achieved one of the top three statuses, despite keen competition from schools in Hong Kong. It is completely due to the joint effort, dedicated work and committed spirit of all the personnel involved, including our Officers, our cadet leaders, alumni who come back to help and all of the passionate fellow cadet members. It is always our Good Hope spirit to strive for excellent results every year.

 


30 Sept 2015 - Walkathon

 

The annual Walkathon was successfully held on 30th September. The event kicked off with the opening ceremony and speeches from Mrs. Laura Green, Principal and Sr. Mary Olga Lam, former Supervisor and Principal). Walking along the Lugard Road trail, we all enjoyed the stunning view of the Victoria Harbour. All of us savoured the fresh morning air and enjoyed to the fullest. It was certainly enjoyable to take a break from work and get closer with nature. We were all grateful to have such a wonderful opportunity to relax and raise money for a worthy cause.

 

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23 Sept 2015 - Swimming Gala 2015

 

The Annual Swimming Gala was held successfully on 23rd September at the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool. The competitors all did their best, be it from individual to inter-class and inter-house events. Everyone participated in cheering for their respective classes and schoolmates and the atmosphere was uplifting. A new event was added in addition to the Line Throw competition, it was the Inter-house Fun Relay which involved moving a ball whilst swimming.

 

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17 & 18 Sept 2015 - Central Board Platform 2015-2016

 

The Central Board Platform was held successfully on 17th and 18th September. This year, a total of 16 candidates ran for posts in 4 different categories – Administration, Activities, Religious and Promotion coordinators.

The candidates showed a great deal of enthusiasm by sharing their vision and how they would bring it alive. All the candidates exhibited passion to serve the school and the student body. The candidates creatively showcased their potential and convinced students through challenging tasks on stage. By the end of the platform, the student body along with teachers exercised it democratic right to vote.

 

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10 Sept 2015 – Mass of the Holy Spirit and the Amy Wong Award Presentation

 

We celebrated the start of the new school year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit led by Fr. Devos who asked the Holy Spirit to guide us in the months to come. Father Devos compared the power of Jesus to the force from Star Wars, in order to show us (Jedis) that as good leaders we needed to remember 2 things: Jesus’ power and force was always within us; and that we should always love our enemies.

The Mass was followed by a prize presentation by Ms. Amy Wong (an alumnus) to an S6 student who achieved formidable results in the HKDSE. The High Achiever Award recipient was Chloe Chow who received five 5** and three 5*. This year, Ms. Wong also established a new scholarship, providing more opportunities for students to excel: The Most Improved Award (between S4-S6). The recipient was June Yeung. Additionally, the Lillian Poon Scholarship was awarded to Sherry Fung and Valerie Cheng for outstanding results in the HKDSE.

Ms. Wong reminded us of the significance of Gratitude: through the Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-23); and Confucian Analects to examine oneself by looking into the mirror and reflecting on: faith, sincerity and whether we have mastered instructions from our experiences. Her central message was geared towards the theme of the year: Integrity, Mercy and Gratitude.

 

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Hong Kong Outstanding IT School Award

 

A team of Form 5 and 6 students participated in the Hong Kong Outstanding IT School Award 2015 competition and were crowned Champion and received the Most Popular Booth Award.

The team was asked to develop a proposal and a prototype of a technological innovation that solves daily problems in the city. An exhibition booth was set up in Cyberport in late August for public viewing.

Our team proposed the “Easy Easy MTR” system, which aimed at solving common problems related to transportation in Hong Kong. The front-end of the system is a mobile application. This allows users to search for the most convenient boarding location on a station platform, to search for less crowded space inside the train compartment, to get directions to the nearest MTR station exit, and to find directions for bus connections in an MTR station.

The team members are:
Sabina Au (6C), Michelle Hui (6E), Crystal Lam (5C), Yolanda Lo (6C), Vienna Man (6C)

 


1 Sept 2015 – Start of New School Year

 

After a fruitful and restful summer, the Good Hope family was reunited for the start of the new academic year. The opening ceremony began with a Bible Service, remembering the tragic explosions that transpired in mid-August. This was followed by Supervisor, Sr. Pauline Yuen, M.I.C, who gave a warm welcome to the new staff members and S.1 sisters. The stage was then taken by our Principal, Mrs. Green, who introduced the school theme: Integrity, Mercy and Gratitude Make Good Leaders. She reminded students of the importance of these three qualities in leadership. Our schoolmates will definitely live out the school theme in the coming year and the years to come.

 

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True Light Girls’ Invitational Mathematics Contest 2015


Second runner-up



Hong Kong Outstanding IT School Award


Champion and Most Popular Booth Award



2015 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools - Science in English


High Distinction



Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2015


First Honour