School News
Prevention of Dengue Fever

The school is aware of a recent increase in the number of dengue fever cases across Hong Kong. To ensure a healthy and safe learning environment, we have tightened up the preventive and control measures.  

Currently there is no locally registered dengue vaccine available in Hong Kong. The best preventive measure is to prevent mosquito bites. Hence, we have increased pest control treatment from once to twice in a month in September to avoid mosquitoes breeding on campus. We will stay vigilant in the preventive and control measures and will take prompt actions against report of any potential place of mosquito breeding.  

Thank you.







14 Sep 2018 – Club Promotion Day

The Good Hope club and team ExCo members gave their all while hosting the Club Promotion Day, which took place in the covered playground during lunch time joined by crowds of interested students. The venue was filled with curiosity and excitement as clubs were eagerly being promoted. Teachers also took part inviting passers-by to sign up. Halfway through the event, the Dance Club graced us with two energetic performances and was rewarded by the crowd with a thunderous round of applause. Everyone had a glimpse of the wealth of co-curricular activities the school has to offer, and many expressed great enthusiasm towards the clubs and teams they've joined. We hope that these precious opportunities will shine to their fullest by our schoolmates in the coming year.








7 Sep 2018 – Mass of the Holy Spirit

On the bright morning of 7th September, all students and staff gathered enthusiastically to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Father Efren Ojeda reminded us that no one is perfect and taught us at the same time to open up ourselves for what lies ahead. We hope that this inspiring mass not only can help students prepare for the upcoming challenges and difficulties, but also to avoid putting too much pressure on themselves, all the while trying to find joy through giving, which lives up to the school theme. The whole school body then took the opportunity to pray wholeheartedly for the success of the new school year.





3 Sep 2018 – Opening Assembly and Presentation of Amy Wong Awards

After a long summer holiday, the start of a new and refreshing school year has finally arrived. Students gathered together at the primary hall to attend the School Opening Assembly. All attendees, including the teachers and staff, prayed earnestly for a joyous and fruitful year.

The assembly commenced with Sister Pauline and Mrs. Green introducing the new teachers and the school theme for this year― “Find Joy through Giving”. Invitations were extended to help people in need in order to experience true happiness. Ms. Amy Wong, a past student of the school, then gave an inspiring speech reminding everyone that miracles can be sparked even from the ordinary. She also presented the Amy Wong High Achiever Award to Cheris Lee of 6F, who scored excellent results in the 2018 HKDSE, achieving seven 5**, as well as awarding Marina Chan of 6F the Most Improved Student award for her efforts. The Good Hope Family is proud of their remarkable achievements. We extend to them our heartiest congratulations and may we also see much success in all we do.







30 Aug 2018 – Creating a Flourishing School Environment through Positive Education

Supporting mental health and wellbeing is a key part of Positive Education, which is of the utmost importance to our school. A whole-day workshop about contextual wellbeing was therefore arranged for all teachers on 30 August, to facilitate the building of an equitable, inclusive and cohesive learning environment.

The workshop was conducted by Dr Helen Street, co-creator of the Positive Schools Initiative. Dr Street has extensively advocated youth mental health since 1999 and is the author of several books about mental health and wellbeing. The first part of the workshop introduced the idea of contextual wellbeing, supported by activities and discussions. Teachers were given an insight into the importance of social influence and context, intrinsic motivation and strengthening resilience.

After learning from the morning session, teachers were grouped together to share their ideas on how to create a healthy learning environment. Through Positive Education, we work towards the same goal of turning Good Hope into a model positive school and to support all Good Hopers to thrive.







26 Aug 2018 - Unleashing Leadership Potential via AdventureShip

Leadership comes from your actions, not your post or position. Being a leader requires training and experience for one to be fully prepared. To help with this, incoming student leaders from the Central Board, Prefect Board, Houses and Clubs joined a Leadership Training Camp (“AdventureShip”) from the 25 to 26 August, aiming to develop our students’ leadership skills and unleash them leadership potential.

Students took part in various survival-in-sea training exercises, like sea jumping, walking along a plank to touch a paper hanging over the water, climbing around the edge of the ship with nothing to hold but their friends’ hands, swimming to a beach as if they had to abandon the ship in an accident, watching over the security of the ship at night and many more. In addition, preparing meals for more than 40 people was not a simple task to them. All these activities required their perseverance, courage and most importantly their trust in and collaboration with others.

Following this experience, our student leaders are now prepared to take up the responsibilities of serving the school and helping one another in their teams. Long-lasting memories from the training were engraved on their hearts. The two-day experiences definitely help them to take up their roles at school, and beyond, in the future.











25 Aug 2018 - New S1 Parents' Day

The new school year is underway.  To help Secondary 1 students transition well to their new school life, the school invited all new parents to a Parents’ Day on 25 August.

The day started with a sharing by Mrs. Josephine Ling, founder of the non-profit organisation “Hong Kong Character City Movement”, which focuses on the importance of character formation and development. Her personal story was shared in the RTHK program "Stress between Parents and their Children" and she was recognised as one of the "Outstanding Parents in 2012".  During her talk, she gave some very practical and useful tips to the new group of parents about how to strengthen their children's character formation and resilience through effective communication. With the sharing over, parents were arranged into small groups to discuss the issues related to adapting to life at Good Hope and what the parents should do to help.

After the sharing and discussion in the morning session, parents met their daughters' Class Teachers and Foster Parents for the first time and learned more about the arrangements for the first month of school. At the end of the day, Catholic families gathered to gain an insight into the religious side of the school, from getting to know the Religious Education and Catholic teachers to learning about the religious activities held in school.









16 Aug 2018 - Bronze Award in 2018 China Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

It is our great pleasure to inform you that Karina Chu of 6F (3rd from the left in the photo) was chosen to represent Hong Kong in the 2018 China Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO) held in Chengdu. The contest comprised 148 contestants from Hong Kong, Macau, Russia, Singapore and a number of different provinces in Mainland China. This year, the Hong Kong Team won a total of 3 Silver and 5 Bronze medals. Karina was awarded a Bronze medal. Please join us in congratulating Karina for her outstanding achievement at this event.







July 2018 - Chinese Orchestra Austria Slovakia Music Tour

In mid July, the Good Hope School Chinese Orchestra represented Hong Kong by performing at the Opening Ceremony of the Austrian-Chinese Profound Arts Festival (ACPAF). Following the Ceremony, the Orchestra was ratified as the first Chinese Orchestra ever to perform on the famous stage of the Größe Saal. Moreover, one of the Orchestra leaders, Michelle Lee, has been appointed as the 1st Austrian-Chinese Arts Ambassador in Hong Kong. She is to facilitate the ongoing arts, music and culture exchange between the two countries.

In addition to performances with Chinese instruments, the Orchestra also collaborated with professional musicians from Austria to perform fusion music together. A piece of Chinese dance music was played to impressive effect. Other than performing, the Orchestra members also conducted a workshop to introduce Chinese instruments to local musicians. After the workshop, some Austrian musicians were even able to perform a simple piece with the Chinese instruments. The students had achieved their aim of sharing their music culture with their new friends from Austria. The Festival was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!


















 

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
Distinction



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初中組
優勝奬



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初中組
亞軍
優勝奬



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
Outstanding
Group 1&2
Honorary



Secondary School Distinguished Artwork Exhibition 2017




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初中組
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「愛.無界限」四格漫畫創作比賽


冠軍



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



第六十八屆香港學校朗誦節


冠軍
亞軍
季軍



69th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (English Speech)


First Place
Second Place
Third Place



黃大仙區議會Peace和平計填色比賽2017-2018公開組


優異獎



「綠色生活黃大仙.綠遊仙境」綠藝花盆設計比賽


最佳設計作品奬



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


Champion



International Junior Science Olympiad 2017 Hong Kong Screening


2nd Class Honour
3rd Class Honour



Xu Beihong Cup International Arts Competition 2017


First Class Award



黃大仙區環保圖案設計比賽


中學組優異獎



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




HKSSF Table Tennis Competition (Division One) Girls A Grade


Third