Good Hope School

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Good Hope School
Chinese: 德望學校
Location
381 Jat's Incline, Kowloon (Kindergarten Section)
383 Jat' s Incline, Kowloon (Primary Section)
303 Clear Water Bay Road, Kowloon (Secondary Section)

Hong Kong
Information
Type DSS, Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary
Motto Tu Es Spes Mea
Denomination Catholicism
Established 1954 (Kindergarten & Primary Section)
1957 (Secondary Section)
School district Wong Tai Sin
Principal Miss Celestine Ng (Kindergarten)
Sr. Pauline Yuen, MIC (Primary Section)
Mrs. Laura Loraine Green (Secondary Section)
Grades K1K3 (Kindergarten Section)
P1P6 (Primary Section)
S1S6 (Secondary Section)
Gender Girls
Colour(s) Yellow and Green
Website

Good Hope School (GHS; Traditional Chinese: 德望學校) is a renowned girls' school in Hong Kong with primary and secondary sections, founded in 1954. It is conducted by Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (M.I.C.). It is located at the junction of Ngau Chi Wan Street and Clear Water Bay Road, on the hill in the eastern outskirt of Ngau Chi Wan.

History[edit]

Originally,Good Hope got its start as a kindergarten on Waterloo Road. Good Hope is a Catholic school conducted by the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (MIC) and was established in 1954. In 1955, the Primary School opened at its current location. The Secondary School accepted its first Form 1 students in 1957: These students sat for the HKCE Examination in 1962.

To accommodate the increasing number of students, a new wing was opened in 1963. Eventually, Good Hope School, Secondary Section grew to its current size of 36 classes in 1975. The Secondary Section became fully subsidised under the Hong Kong Education Department in 1978. Delia's Wing was inaugurated in 1985. Though Good Hope has discontinued the Kindergarten, the school takes pride in the fact that most of the students remain Good Hopers throughout their primary and secondary years. The primary section was demolished in 2005 and rebuilt in 2008. The kindergarten was also reopened in 2010.

Timeline[edit]

Good Hope School was established by a group of MIC Sisters from Canada. It was initially opened at 125 Waterloo Road, Kowloon.

1954 Started with Kindergarten and Primary classes
1955 The Primary Section moved to NKIL 3810, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
1957 Good Hope School Secondary accepted students for Forms I & II
1960 The Secondary Section became an Assisted Private School
1962 The students of the Secondary Section sat for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination
1964 The Secondary Section on NKIL 4192 (a T-shaped building) – Our Lady's, St. Joseph's and Science Wings were completed
1974 Secondary Section started first Lower 6 Arts classes (2 classes)
1975 First Upper 6 Arts Class and Lower 6 Science class were opened in Secondary Section
1976 First Upper 6 Arts Students sat for "A" Levels
1977 First Upper 6 Science Students sat for "A" Levels
1978 Secondary school became fully subsidized under the Hong Kong Education Department
1982 Closure of Kindergarten Section
1984 Completion of Delia’s Wing in the Secondary Section
1995 Good Hope Swimming Pool was completed and first used
2002 Good Hope School started to change to DSS (Direct Subsidy Scheme) in stages
Completion of SIP (School Improvement Programme) building, located at the back of the T-shaped building – Sacred Heart and Our Lady's of Lourdes Wings
Completion of the Library with skyscreen canopy, occupying part of the St. Joseph's playground
Reconstruction of the Primary Section began
2004 – 2009 Redevelopment of the Primary Section
2007 One more storey was added onto the SIP building
GHS celebrated her Golden Jubilee with the following activities:
  • Open days inaugurated by Professor Arthur K C LI, Secretary for Education and Manpower Bureau
  • Golden Jubilee Opening and Closing Mass (GHS/Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception)
2009 Reconstruction of Primary Section completed and have become a full day school
Completion of Good Hope School Kindergarten Building and invites application for K1 to K3 for the school year 2010 – 2011
2012 The Primary and Kindergarten Section was registered as Good Hope Primary School cum Kindergarten
Good Hope School
School Campus of Good Hope School (11-2010)

School Mission[edit]

Good Hope School puts special emphasis on the Christian values of Love, Hope, Joy and Thanksgiving. Through a whole school approach, the School aims to draw out the potential and foster the sense of uniqueness of each student. Besides, it also provides all Good Hopers with equal opportunities to develop their spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, social, emotional and aesthetic dimensions. The School also accepts the call to facilitate the formation of graceful, reflective young women who have a global perspective and are mindful of their responsibilities of citizenship and their capability of making a difference.

Houses[edit]

Secondary Hopers Houses are named after trees.

  • Hazel(榛木)(Yellow)
  • Oak(橡樹)(Grey/Purple)
  • Pine(松樹)(Green)
  • Elm(榆樹)(Blue)
  • Redwood(紅樹)(Pink/Red)
  • Sandal(檀香木,白檀木)(Orange)

Primary Hopers Houses are named after flowers.

  • Holly(冬青)(Red)
  • Orchid(蘭花)(Purple)
  • Pansy(三色堇)(Yellow)
  • Edelweiss(雪絨花)(Green)
  • Rose (玫瑰)(Pink)

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Coordinates: 22°20′05″N 114°13′08″E / 22.33471°N 114.21875°E / 22.33471; 114.21875