School News


True Light Girls’ Invitational Mathematics Contest 2016

Facing keen competition from 238 other talented Mathematicians from 61 participating schools, Isabel Cheung, Karina Chu, Macy Chung and Charlotte Yang of 4F were crowned group champions at the True Light Girls’ Invitational Mathematics Contest 2016 held on November 26th. This is our third group champion award over the past 4 years in this event. Furthermore, Karina Chu also achieved the position of 2nd-runner up in the individual event. Congratulations!



Embarking on the Journey of Mentoring

“The most valuable present that we can give to our school is our experience.” Guided by these grateful minds, the Good Hope School Past Student Association (GHSPSA) organized the 5th Mentorship programme, the opening ceremony for which was held on Saturday 19th November, 2016.

The GHSPSA Mentorship Programme is a year-long activity during which current students are connected to past students working in the specific field they are interested in. To our delight, 107 students and 31 appreciative and experienced past students are joining in this year after the new feature of small-grouping was added. The total number of Hopers participating has now reached a new peak!

To kick-off the programme, both mentors and mentees were given a briefing on their roles, such as expectations and ground rules to follow, accompanied by an opening speech and prize presentation ceremony delivered by our Principal, Mrs. Green. Afterwards, mentors and mentees got into their groups to break the ice, introducing themselves, exploring mutual interests and listening with respect. It was encouraging to observe that mentors and mentees alike were reluctant to end the ceremony, taking up their new roles with relish.

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — Julius Caesar. Putting faith in success, mentors and mentees can establish trust that overcomes challenges and enriches each other’s lives.



Basic Law Exhibition 2016

To prepare for the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Basic Law in Hong Kong, the Personal, Social, and Humanities Education (PSHE) KLA organised a Basic Law Exhibition for the whole student body from 11th – 21st October 2016. At the exhibition, book collections related to the enactment of the Basic Law and the “One Belt, One Road” development strategy were placed at the library, where they were introduced to students in a book display. Students were encouraged to explore the areas of the Basic Law in which they were interested. The PSHE KLA also specially designed a board display to introduce the basic concepts of the Basic Law to students. To consolidate students’ knowledge, an online quiz was prepared by the KLA. Students could access the quiz by scanning a Quick Response Code. Altogether, 1,584 attempts at the quiz were recorded.



16 & 18 Nov, 2016 - Internal Speech Festival

The School’s Internal Speech Festival was held on 16 and 18 November, 2016. All participants interpreted their speeches the best they could during the competitions, showcasing the effort they have put into preparing over the past few months. The competitors received valuable comments from the adjudicators to help them make improvements for their coming external competitions. It was impressive to see schoolmates standing on the stage performing their speeches confidently in front of the audience members and adjudicators. We are looking forward to celebrating their achievements in the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival, currently underway.



STEM Cup Challenge 2016

To awaken students’ interest in and enhance the development of STEM education, the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association recently organised the inaugural “Excellence in Education - STEM Cup Challenge 2016”. The competition, which successfully gathered 1000 enthusiastic contestants from primary and secondary schools to participate, consisted of a quiz testing students’ STEM knowledge in a variety of disciplines. 100 students were selected from each of the primary and secondary levels. In the final, contestants made a model from the designated materials by following specific instructions. They then modified their products to attempt the final task, which had a one-hour time limit.

We are pleased to announce that Kristen Chu and Stephanie Cho (2B) were able to obtain a bronze and a merit award respectively in this demanding competition. Congratulations on their splendid effort!



Higher Education Exhibition 2016

There are many diverse opportunities beyond secondary school education. To help students get a clearer picture of what’s on offer, the Careers Guidance Committee organized the Higher Education Exhibition during Parents’ Day on 5th November. To inform students about the variety of programmes offered by tertiary institutions, a series of activities were arranged, including information booths, theme talks and chit-chat sessions. Current students and their parents had the opportunity to gather with past students to gain a real insight into university life, modes of study and interview arrangements. Further information about programmes of interest was also provided by student ambassadors from various institutions. After the informative interactions, students reported feeling better equipped to make plans and choices for their post-secondary school life.



12 Nov 2016 - The Zonta Z Installation Ceremony

Good Hope School Zonta Z Club members attended the momentous Zonta Z Installation Ceremony held at St Mary's Canossian College on 12 November. Zontians from the six schools, namely Good Hope School, Hong Kong International School, St Mary's Canossian College, St Paul's Convent School, St Stephen's Girls' College and True Light Girls' College, were at the ceremony to show their dedication to the Mother Zonta Club of Hong Kong.

All six new Presidents delivered their speeches, highlighting their past service and the annual plans for this year. During the ceremony, members lit up candles, symbolizing their determination to empower women through service and advocacy. Each president received a Z pin. Before the end of the ceremony, all Zontians made the following pledge: "I promise to fulfill to the best of my ability, the obligation of membership in Zonta Club".

We promised to dedicate ourselves fully to the Zonta Z Club of Good Hope School and follow the good deeds of our Mother Club.



9 & 10 Nov 2016 - Sports Day

The annual Sports Day was held on the 9th and 10th November at Wan Chai Sports Ground. Students cheered for their housemates to give them tremendous support whilst the athletes on the field did their very best in all of the events. Every house member showed their team spirit and sportsmanship throughout the Sports Day.

The Run to Tokyo event was also a great success. The records show it had the highest number of participants in the last few years! It was good to see all students participating in the events diligently.

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7 Nov 2016 - Inter-school Swimming Competition 2016

Our Good Hope swimmers unleashed their full potential and put superb effort into the Inter-school Swimming Competition. Good Hopers at the pool proudly cheered at the top of their lungs in order to show their support to the swimmers. Overall, the Good Hope Aquatics Team placed second runner-up. A big thank you to all the swimmers!



4 Nov 2016 – School Walkathon

The School Walkathon was held on 4th November at The Peak. With ideal weather conditions, teachers and students enjoyed their wonderful time in nature with loads of enthusiasm. The Walkathon aimed to raise funds for the revitalization of Delia’s Wing, as well as giving an opportunity to every one of us to take our time and relax our minds.

This year, the school allowed us to bring along our pets to the walkathon. Students and teachers were delighted to be accompanied by their pets on the journey. It was so encouraging to see everyone participating joyfully in the event!

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Microfilm Training Program

This summer, Christine Cheung of 6C and Sammy Yau of 6D were selected to join a microfilm training program organized by The Chinese Rhenish Church Hong Kong Synod. During the program, different stages of video production were taught, including the techniques of video shooting, video and audio editing, and lighting. Not only did they learn the skills and techniques of making a microfilm, but they also had a go on an aerial camera!

They then formed a group with students from other schools to join a video competition and finally they won the competition! Their video was about informing the public of the negative impacts of drug abuse and encouraging rehabilitated drug abusers to re-establish a healthy lifestyle.

Details can be found from this URL: (Please click the logo of "Senior Student Group" to watch the video)
http://www.rekindlehope.net/result.aspx

Congratulations to Sammy and Christine!

 

The Pink Revolution

The Pink Revolution was a project organized by the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, which aimed to raise people’s awareness about breast cancer. To show our support, our school’ Zonta Z Club organized two events in October: book recommendations and a charity sale.

Each week, a book on breast cancer was introduced to teaching and non-teaching staff as well as students. Then, on 26 October, a charity sale was hosted during lunch in Our Lady’s Hall. Pink ribbon pins and bags of cookies – each including 3 home-made cookies and a file –from the Hong Kong Cancer Fund were on sale.

With the great effort and love of the whole school, we were able to raise $5000 in total and donated this amount to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund for their high-quality and free service for breast cancer patients.

‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’. We strongly believe that sharing what we have and give a helping hand to one another can spread love as well as creating a perfectly harmonious community.



29 Oct 2016 – Parents’ Feedback Session on the School’s Strategic Plan 2016-21

On 29th October, a group of parents from different forms participated in an information sharing and feedback session on Good Hope’s next Strategic Plan – Vision 20/20.  The Strategic Plan, focusing on Achievement and Well-Being, was presented to parent representatives.  At the centre of Good Hope School’s educational mandate is a focus on the uniqueness of each student, and the drive to support the development of each girl and their well-being.

This strategic plan is a look forward with two main priorities:  
Priority I: Getting well-equipped as 21st century learners focusing on achievement;
Priority II:  Strengthening the sense of well-being within the GHS community while nurturing leaders for tomorrow.

Parents reviewed School data from Stakeholders Surveys and APASO results taken over the last 3 years.  Parents’ feedback was collected through open dialogue and an online survey as part of the School’s evaluation process leading to continuous improvement and sustained development. Views and information shared will be included in the data considered in the planning process





27 Oct 2016 – 2nd Positive Education Workshop

Have you ever thought of how you should express your love and gratitude to others? On 27 October, our teachers took part in the 2nd Positive Education Workshop hosted by the Positive Education Team after school. The primary aim was to share with teachers how they could inspire students to express love and gratitude through a rich array of activities.

The workshop began with a video showing strangers helping one another, which reminded all participants that love could bring harmony to the world. Those who have been helped will express their gratitude by helping others as well. This act of virtue will create a positive chain effect on the community.

Teachers were then given some time to make jars of love. Everyone was so creative and attentive when making their own unique jars for their beloved ones. The highlight was when all participants made a pledge together vowing that they would join a 21-day Gratitude Challenge. Teachers then worked in groups and designed activities that could show their appreciation for these 21 days. The Gratitude Challenge will be held in November.

The workshop ended with all participants hugging the colleagues around them and saying ‘Thank you for everything that you have done’. It was such a touching moment when St Joseph’s Hall was filled with positive vibration.

As one of the teachers said, ‘Love is contagious.’ We strongly believe that love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony when all of us work towards a common goal.



24 Oct 2016 - The Pinning Ceremony of the Central Board and Prefect Board

The Pinning Ceremony of the Central Board and Prefect Board was held on 24th October. Congratulations to our newly-appointed Head Girl Michelle Lam; Assistant Head Girl Rosie Tang; Head Prefect Cherry Chu; and Assistant Head Prefect Winsome Chan. The new leaders were officially sworn in and shared their insights and aspirations with the whole student body. We hope that the student leaders can fulfil their responsibilities diligently and spread love throughout the school.



20 Oct 2016 – Women Summit 2016

The Women Summit 2016 “Leaders in the Spotlight” was held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre on 20 October 2016. Macy Chung (4F), Katie Lo (4F), Priscilla Yeung (5D), Hazel Chow (5F), Angel Lau (5F) and Jessica Law (5F) attended the event as the Student Ambassadors of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce of 2016-2017. The Summit featured successful women leaders of various backgrounds such as Ms Diana Chou, Chairman of Aerochine Aviation Ltd, Ms Polly Cheung, Founder of Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, and Ms Jayne Leung, Head of Greater China at Facebook. They shared their inspirational stories, their passion towards work as well as their contribution to society. The Summit provided a platform for women leaders to share and to connect with each other. Our schoolmates gained many insights from them. The key to success is the passion for what we believe is good or right. With determination and hard work, we can certainly find ways to overcome difficulties and make a positive impact on the community and the world.



8 Oct 2016 – S1 Information Session

The Secondary One Admission Information Session was held on 8 October, 2016. Speakers at the event introduced the School’s mission, its curriculum and its achievements to P.6 students and their parents. Some of our current students shared their experiences of the school, such as the wide variety of extra-curricular activities they are engaged in, as well as the variety of platforms available for leadership training. With so many parents requesting tickets and Delia's Hall under redevelopment, the venue this year had to be moved to the Primary School Hall. It was very encouraging to see such a good turnout and high level of interest in the school.



九月二十二至二十三日 – 中文辯論隊迎新營

九月二十二至二十三日,本校中文辯論隊在西貢戶外訓練營舉辦了一年一度的迎新營,主題為「團隊、傳承」。是次活動除進行了一些能訓練團隊精神的破冰遊戲外,第二天還有幸邀得曾為隊員的校友參與。校友既與老師回憶往事,又傳承經驗,鼓勵學妹慎思明辨、不畏困難,力求進步。相信本年度中文辯論隊隊員定必繼續勇往直前,取得豐碩的成果!



28 Sept 2016 – Swimming Gala

The Annual Swimming Gala was held successfully on 28th September at the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool. Competitors endeavoured to win the victory for themselves as well as for their respective houses, while spectators proudly cheered at the top of their lungs. Hazel House emerged as the overall champion. Congratulations!

This year, a primary school invitation relay was organised. PLK Grandmont Primary School came third, SKH Fung Kei Millennium Primary School came second and our own primary section finished first. The atmosphere was uplifting and jubilant. Finally, all competitors participated actively in the swimming gala and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship.

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2016 International Physics Olympiad in Zurich

MAK Ho Yi, Lydia (6F) has been demonstrating outstanding competency in Physics recently. Her interest in Physics started in 2012 when she joined the Physics Enhancement Programme organized by the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE).

Since then, Lydia has pursued her passion by taking part in a number of physics-related courses and competitions.  In July 2016, after competing with students from 26 countries and regions in the 17th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO), she was selected to be the only female representative among the 5 members of the Hong Kong team to contest the 47th International Physics Olympiad in Zurich, Switzerland.  This international event involved students from 84 countries from all over the globe.  The competition consisted of five-hour experimental and theory exams formulated by a team of physicists from the University of Zurich.  In this vigorous and demanding competition, Lydia was awarded a silver medal!

This is a remarkable achievement and the result of many years of hard work. Please join us in congratulating Lydia on her success! 



21 & 22 Sept 2016 – Central Board Platform 2016-2017

The annual Central Board Platform was successfully held on 21 & 22 September. A total of 19 candidates ran for posts in four main categories: Activities, Administration, Promotion and Religious Coordinator. During these two days, candidates demonstrated their passion and vision for serving the school and the whole student body.

 

After watching the candidates’ energetic self-promotion, creative videos and intelligent engagement with challenging tasks on stage, the student body then exercised its democratic right to vote for their preferences. We eagerly await the results.
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2nd runner-up of Harmonious School Campus

We are delighted to announce that our school has been declared the 2nd runner-up of the 'Harmonious School Campus - No Bullying' Campaign organised by the Restoration Integrated Family Services Centre.

 

Let's continue to spread joy and love in school.

   





5 Sept 2016 – Mass of the Holy Spirit and the Amy Wong Award Presentation

The Mass of the Holy Spirit this year was led by Father Devos. All students and staff prayed sincerely for love and peace in the new school year. Father Devos delivered a homily reminding us that we should always give and receive love. This was a response to our school theme this year: Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony.

 

After the mass, Ms. Amy Wong, a past student, presented the Amy Wong Award and the Most Improved Award to some of our outstanding graduates. The recipient of the Amy Wong Award this year is Stephanie Moy, who got 5** in five subjects and 5* in her other three subjects. Stephanie also earned the Most Improved Award, alongside Deborah Tsun, the other recipient. Standing on the stage, Stephanie thanked her parents, Ms. Wong and all the teachers, while Deborah shared some of her experience with us and her advice that a clear goal will lead to good results. Before leaving the stage, Ms. Wong also reminded us to create a culture of sharing and giving as she believes that those two elements are not only the privilege of the rich.
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Wool4School Fashion Design Competition
Organized by The Woolmark Company, this fashion design competition encourages Hong Kong secondary students to design an outfit made from at least 70 percent Australian Merino wool for their favourite sports team.

 

We are delighted that Rachel Ho (2015-2016 2B) and Yung Sin Lam (2015-2016 2E) were declared champion and first runner up respectively for their designs in the junior section. Congratulations!



2-3 Sept 2016, 9-10 Sept 2016 – S1 Orientation Camp

Recently, our S1 students have been enjoying and benefitting from an Orientation Camp in Sai Kung. S1A, 1C, 1E were away on the 2nd and 3rd September, whereas S1B, 1D, 1F went on the 9th and 10th of September. 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.
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Exchange and Excursion Programmes 2016-2017

 

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1 Sept 2016 - Start of the New School Year

 

The wheel of time keeps moving ahead and today marked the beginning of the academic year 2016-2017. The opening ceremony was held at Holy Spirit Hall and our Supervisor, Sister Pauline, took to the stage to introduce the school theme this year: Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. Good Hopers were reminded to accept each other’s differences in order to build a harmonious learning environment. Our Principal, Mrs. Green, then warmly welcomed our new Vice Principal (Academic Affairs), Ms. Helen Yu alongside the new teachers joining our Good Hope family this year. Finally, we are all now eagerly looking forward to the revitalized Delia's Wing after watching a short video presented during the ceremony. Happy new school year!
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2016 International Physics Olympiad in Zurich


Silver Medal



The Student of the Year Awards


First runner-up



EMI Drama Fest 2016


The Award for Outstanding Directing
The Award for Outstanding Spoken English
The Award for Outstanding Overall Performance



Hong Kong Mathematics Olympiad (HKMO)


Regional Winner in Kowloon Region 1 section



2015/16 Hong Kong Mathematics Creative Problem Solving Competition


Bronze



愛鄰舍 We Concern Others 社區友愛文件夾封面設計比賽


優異獎



Mathematics Competitions


Second Class Award



67th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (English Speech)


First with Honours



HKFYG Standard Chartered English Public Speaking Contest 2016


Second Place Winner



Youth Leadership Programme Prepared and Table Topics Speech Contest


Champion



防火4格漫畫創作比賽


冠軍



長者希望日福袋繪畫比賽


季軍



中學生視覺藝術創作展 2015/16


入圍



Australian National Chemistry Quiz 2015


High Distinction



第三十屆全國青少年科技創新大賽


二等獎



True Light Girls’ Invitational Mathematics Contest 2015


Second runner-up



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


Third Class Honours



Share the Stage with the HK Phil


Harp Performer



Future Star of Technology: Students Open Forum


Grand Prize



BE BORN- International Asian Children Art Drawing Competition


Gold Award in Group 9-12



Hong Kong Outstanding IT School Award


Champion and Most Popular Booth Award



All Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying Table Tennis Tournament 2015-2016, Girls Doubles


Fourth



8th Asian Age Group Championships 2015


Silver Medal in 50m Breast Stroke



FINA/airweave Would Swimming Competition


Bronze Medal in 50m Breast Stroke



Invitation relay


1st



Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade Youth Command (H&K) Inter-divisional competition for Nursing Cadet Divisions


1st Runner-Up in Home Nursing,Winner of Footdrill Competition & Overall Champion