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.

 

 

 普通話教學


為有效提升學生的語文水平,本校中一至中三級採用普通話教授中國語文科(中國歷史除外)。於課堂內外,中文老師均以普通話指導學生,師生溝通及交流亦以普通話進行。此外,本校亦設有普通話增潤班,提升同學的普通話能力。

 

與普通話相關活動


學生於週會裡若用中文分享對時事的看法和感受,或發佈消息,均會採用普通話,藉以營造普通話氛圍,增加學生使用普通話的機會。


同時,本校也鼓勵及推薦學生參加各類與普通話有關的活動,如校際朗誦節、普通話傳藝比賽、兩文三語菁英大比拼等,參加比賽的學生都有中文老師從旁指導,糾正讀音,豐富情感。

今年本校亦增設了普通話表演藝術學會,旨在讓學生透過不同語境、不同形式的表演活動,掌握更多普通話詞彙和說話技巧,加強學生對普通話語言習慣的認識,提高學習普通話的興趣和鑒賞普通話表演藝術的能力,加深對祖國語言文化的瞭解。

 


 

 

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.





 

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