Language education

English Learning Environment


English language is taught as a discrete subject at Good Hope School by a mixture of native and non-native speakers. Emphasis is placed on the need to develop an all-round English language capability. This capability is a prerequisite for all students if they are to communicate well in English and enter a Hong Kong, or a good overseas, university based upon examination success. To this end students are given a rich diet of learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Large classes are made up of about 35 to 40 students, but there are smaller classes of 20 students, from S1 to S4, that are intended to encourage more interactive learning. Emphasis is put on teacher-led student-centered activities, rather than on didactic teaching styles, as this seems to be a more effective way to engage the modern student.













French and Spanish


Besides English, Good Hope School offers its students the option of an additional foreign language, either French or Spanish. Good Hope already has a long history of offering French as an additional language. Under the old HKCEE system students always were allowed to study French, instead of Chinese, and gain qualifications that would enable them to enter an overseas university. The school believes that learning additional foreign languages is still both rewarding and beneficial to students if they are to play a leading role in the world, and both French and Spanish as still among the top most widely used languages in the world today.

All S.2 students take either French or Spanish as an additional foreign language. The course allows students to come to understand another culture quite different from their own, and gives them an entirely new way in which to express themselves. Upon completion of the course, students can choose to further their studies in either French or Spanish as an extra credit course in S.3, and this in turn may lead them on to the taking of an international examination, such as the IGCSE, in their senior forms.


Cultural diversity within teacher and student populations

Good Hope has always prided itself on having a diverse range of teachers and students. Currently there are many Native English Teachers (NETs) in the school. As an English Medium of Instruction school (EMI), the whole staff body naturally has a good knowledge of English regardless of origin.

The student body is also culturally diverse. Besides local Cantonese students there are also a growing number of mainland Chinese students who have come from all parts of the motherland. There are also some students with European, Canadian or American backgrounds, and some who hail from Japan, Taiwan, Korea or Australia. Needless to say this variety of origin adds enormously to the rich cultural environment of Good Hope School.


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



68th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (English Speech)

First Place
Second Place
Third Place

2016/17 Hong Kong First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Tournament

First-class Award
Teamwork Award







The 15th CILTHK Essay Competition

First runner up

Teen Talk 2016

Best team Award
Counsel Award

英才盃—STEM 教育挑戰賽2016


International Junior Science Olympiad 2017 Hong Kong Screening

2nd Class Honour
3rd Class Honour

2016 International Physics Olympiad in Zurich

Silver Medal Award

屋宇署 「樓宇安全靠大家-漫畫創作比賽2016」


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

HKSSF Table Tennis Competition (Division One) Girls A Grade