True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

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True Light Middle School of Hong Kong at 50 Tai Hang Road
True Light Middle School of Hong Kong
Chinese: 香港真光中學
Tlmshk badge.jpg
School badge of Kowloon True Light Middle School
'Thou art the Light of the world' (Matthew 5:14) (爾乃世之光)
Location
50 Tai Hang Road,
Hong Kong
Information
Type primary & secondary school for girls
Established 1947
School district Hong Kong Island
Principal Madam Kwan Suet Ming
Affiliation Protestant
Website

The True Light Middle School of Hong Kong (TLMSHK, Chinese: 香港真光中學) is a Protestant girls secondary school located on the Hong Kong Island. In addition to secondary education, the school has a kindergarten section, a primary section, and a commerce and language section, all sharing the same address. The kindergarten and primary section are for both boys and girls.

Motto[edit]

爾乃世之光」 “Thou art the Light of the World” The motto of the school was derived from the Chinese translation of the biblical phrase: 'Thou art the Light of the World' (爾乃世之光) (Matthew 5:14).

Source: True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

Badge[edit]

Star of Bethlehem, "伯利恆之星"

History[edit]

It's a school of True light schools. It has 9 schools in all. It is called nine sons and daughter of True light. The school has thrived since its establishment in Hong Kong in 1935. True Light Middle School of Hong Kong got its start as a primary school. Under the guidance of God and with the efforts of the staff, it has developed into an educational institution comprising a kindergarten, a primary school, a secondary school and a commercial college. This “through-train” mode of operation enables the inculcation of school spirits and coherence in both teaching and learning. Our development is also able to suit the educational trends and meet the requirements of the time.

True Light was also the first women's school in South China. True Light Seminary, was founded in Kam Lei Fau (Sha Kei), Guangzhou in 1872. “Thou Art the Light of the World” was chosen as school motto. Six students were enrolled.

Mission[edit]

True Light has engaged in women's education with the aim of providing Christian education for the whole person and in the spirit of 'Thou art the light of the world'.

It is part of the tradition to promote among students the importance of creativity, innovation, self-sacrifice and the pursuit of excellence. Through participation in diverse school activities, students can achieve balanced development in various domains, intellectual, aesthetic, social and spiritual.

Source: True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

Characteristics[edit]

Wearing sky blue traditional uniforms gown, has been characteristic of Hong Kong True Light Middle School students. Prior to 1993, the students are not allowed to have long hair (based on health reasons). In 1993, the school relaxed the system, allowing students to have long hair, but only with braids. By 2004 the school allowed the students tied Mawei school, so that the regulation of hair disappeared in the history of the True Light.

School song (English version)[edit]

1. We sing of a school where we’re happy as can be.Of course, we mean Chan Kwong.

In our work and in our play, we’re as good as we can be, for the glory of Chan Kwong.

For the glory of Chan Kwong we’ll live, for the glory of Chan Kwong.

In the days that are to be, we’ll be good as we can be, for the glory of Chan Kwong.

2. In the days that have gone by, there were keepers of the light. Good keepers at Chan Kwong.

And in the coming time, we too will keep the light; keeps it shining for Chan Kwong.

For the glory of Chan Kwong we’ll live, for the glory of Chan Kwong.

In the days that are to be, we’ll be good as we can be, for the glory of Chan Kwong.

Source: True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

Location[edit]

The school is located on 50 Tai Hang Road, Hong Kong Island. Together with the private primary school, kindergarten and commercial section, the entire campus occupies an area of 10,000 square metres. It is well-endowed with many above-standard facilities conducive to whole person development. Facilities in the Secondary School include the followings:

- an all-weather sports ground, a 25-metre swimming pool, an indoor gymnasium, a dancing room;

- an air-conditioned school hall, a True Light Chapel, a school history room, a conference room, 3 counseling rooms, a career master’s Room, 2 student activity rooms, a religious activity room, a staff resources centre;

- a library, a Readers’ Café, a K-zone (English centre), a multi-media learning centre;

- 36 classrooms, 4 laboratories, 2 computer rooms, 7 special-purpose rooms.

Source: True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

Coordinates: 22°16′33″N 114°11′39″E / 22.2759°N 114.1943°E / 22.2759; 114.1943