Rosaryhill School

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Rosaryhill School
Rhs badge.jpg
Address
41B Stubbs Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong
Information
Type Private
Motto Veritas (Truth)
Established 1959
Colour(s) Black and white          
Affiliation Dominican Fathers of Holy Rosary Province
Website

Rosaryhill School (Chinese: 玫瑰崗學校) is a private Catholic co-educational institution founded by the Dominican Fathers in Hong Kong in 1959, at 41B, Stubbs Road. Its four sections are Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary (including sixth-form), and Business Studies (which also provides sixth-form courses independent from the Secondary Section).

Co-Curricular Activities Committee (For Secondary Section only)[edit]

The Co-Curricular Activities Committee was established in 1994. The departments of Co-Curricular Activities Committee are as follows:

  • Student Council Executive Committee - In the beginning of school term every year, the election of "Student Council" is held which enables two cabinets to compete for becoming the ruling council of the year. Students take part in the election under a "one-man, one vote" basis. Members from the Student Council Executive Committee have to bear up with the prefect duties as they are also the "Student Leaders".
  • Student Council Representative Committee - It is formed by the "Student Leaders". It implements the duty of supervising the works done by "Student Council Executive Committee".
  • Student Council Service Team - Assists the "Student Council Executive Committee" to carry out the charitable works of caring for the needs of underprivileged minorities within the Wanchai community.
  • Rosarian Editorial Board - Reports the campus news and publishes the literary articles, which is accountable to the supervision of "Student Council Executive Committee"
  • House Captain Liaison Committee - Each House appoints two captains to form this Committee
  • House Executive Committee - The House Captains, who are elected under a "one-man, one vote" basis, form this Committee. All elected captains have to bear up with the prefect duties as they are also the "Student Leaders".
  • Sports Association - Formed by representatives of different sports teams
  • New Youth Society - Formerly known as "Catholic Students Society", which is administered by the Religious Department of the Dominican Priests
  • Altar Service Team - Administered by the Religious Department of the Dominican Priests
  • Discipline Team - "Student Leaders" from different Houses accomplish the prefect duties, and they elect their favourite Head Prefects.
  • Library Service Team
  • Red Cross Youth Unit
  • Boys Scouts Team
  • Youth Ambassadors Team
  • School Choir
  • Singing and Guitar Club
  • Lion Dance Team
  • Mobile Apps Programming Club
  • Horticulture Club
  • School Annual Editorial Board - Publishes School Annual every year. Members are responsible for the editorial tasks of reporting the official event news of Kindergarten, Primary Section and Secondary Section.

Between September 1994 and July 2004, the "Student Council Executive Committee", "Student Council Representative Committee", "Student Council Service Team", "Rosarian Editorial Board", "House Captain Liaison Committee", "House Executive Committee" and "Sports Association" under the "Co-Curricular Activities Committee" were independent from the operations of "Discipline Team". Since September 2004, a system called "an integration among Student Council, Houses, Sports Association and Discipline Team" has been implemented. Members from the four Student Council units, the elected captains from the six Houses, and representatives from "Sports Association" are consistently regarded as "Student Leaders". They have to bear up with the prefect duties assigned by the "Discipline Team" while tackling with their leadership duties within the "Co-Curricular Activities Committee". Moreover, all the "Student Leaders" have to elect several "Head Prefects" under a "one man, one vote" basis.

House System (For Secondary Section only)[edit]

There are six Houses in total, which are administered by the "House Captain Liaison Committee" from the "Co-Curricular Activities Committee". "Student Leaders" from six Houses have to take part in the prefect duties of the Discipline Team at the same time. Each teacher, including the two Deputy Principals and the Officer of Student Affairs, is given a House identity as well. Captains from the six Houses are elected by their corresponding housemates within the campus under a "one-man, one vote" basis. The elected Captains form the "House Executive Committee":

  • Dragon House
Yellow is the House colour, whereas dragon is the auspicious animal.
  • Eagle House
Brown is the House colour, whereas eagle is the auspicious animal.
  • Flamingo House
Red is the House colour, whereas flamingo is the auspicious animal.
  • Peacock House
Blue is the House colour, whereas peacock is the auspicious animal.
  • Phoenix House
Orange is the House colour, whereas phoenix is the auspicious animal.
  • Unicorn House
Green is the House colour, whereas unicorn is the auspicious animal.

Supervisor[edit]

Since the establishment of Rosaryhill School, the position of Supervisor was accomplished by Dominican priests. Fr. Vincent Sanchez now serves as the Supervisor in Rosaryhill School.

List of Principals (For Secondary Section only)[edit]

Since the establishment of Rosaryhill School, the position of Secondary Section Principal was accomplished by Dominican priests.

Since September 2006, there was a change which Mr. Francis Tsung Pui-sum (叢培森先生), a Chinese intellectual, succeeded the position as the Principal of Rosaryhill School (Secondary Section). Mr. Francis Tsung Pui-sum became the first-ever Chinese intellectual to serve as the Principal of Secondary Section in the history of Rosaryhill School.

Since September 2015, Ms. Cherry Wong (黃碧瑜女士) succeeded the position as the Principal of Rosaryhill School (Secondary Section). Ms. Cherry Wong became the first-ever Chinese female intellectual to serve as the Principal of Secondary Section in the history of Rosaryhill School.

Visual Arts and Music Education (For Secondary Section only)[edit]

Since the establishment of Rosaryhill School, the Visual Arts Department (formerly known as "Art Department") only allowed Form 5 students to register for the Art examinations from the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination. Since 2001, there has been approval of Visual Arts curriculum in Form 6 and Form 7 levels. Students were then allowed to register for the Visual Arts examinations from the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination and the Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Level Examination. Since 2009, to keep abreast with the new 3-3-4 education system, students were allowed to register for the Visual Arts examination from the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.

The new 3-3-4 education was implemented in the Music curriculum for Form 4, Form 5 and Form 6 students in 2009. Form 6 students were allowed to register for the Music examination from the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.

History Education (For Secondary Section only)[edit]

The History Education (or "World History" Education) of Rosaryhill School (Secondary Section) is renowned with its requirement that the Form 4 and Form 5 students of the "Arts Stream" from the old era of Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination had to take this academic discipline as a compulsory subject. Form 6 and Form 7 students could freely choose to study History in either "Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination" module or '"Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Level Examination" module.

The "Two History Teachers System" was Rosaryhill School (Secondary Section)'s unique innovation from the history of education development in Hong Kong.

Since 2009, to keep abreast with the new 3-3-4 education system, students were allowed to register for the History examination from the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.

Since 1994, the History Department of Rosaryhill School (Secondary Section) participated in the competitions and research schemes organized by Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union, The Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture and the Moral and Civic Education Team of HKSAR Education Bureau. The research focuses were mostly related to the history of Hong Kong.

Geography Education (For Secondary Section only)[edit]

The Geography Education of Rosaryhill School (Secondary Section) is renowned with its requirement that the Form 4 and Form 5 students of the "Arts Stream" from the old era of Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination had to take this academic discipline as a compulsory subject. Form 6 and Form 7 students could freely choose to study Geography in "Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination" module.

But, the school authority did not provide the option of "ASL Geography" (i.e. "Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Level Examination" module) for students to choose.

Before July 2008, Rosaryhill School (Secondary Section) implemented the "Two Geography Teachers System" within the Geography classes of Form 6 and Form 7 levels. Two teachers are responsible for teaching "Physical geography" and the "Agricultural and Urban geography" respectively.

Students who registered for the Geography examination in "Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination" (or "AL Geography") module had to attend both "Physical geography" lessons and "Agricultural and Urban geography" lessons.

The "Two Geography Teachers System" was Rosaryhill School (Secondary Section)'s unique innovation from the history of education development in Hong Kong.

Since 2009, to keep abreast with the new 3-3-4 education system, students were allowed to register for the Geography examination from the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.

Performing Arts Education (For Secondary Section only)[edit]

The "Performing Arts Education" of Rosaryhill School was established in 1994 by Former Vice Panel Head of Co-Curricular Activities Committee and Former Panel Head of Chinese History Department. There is "Inter-House Drama Competition" every year. The organizations which correspond with the "Performing Arts Education" are as follows:

  • English Drama Society
  • Chinese Drama Society
  • Dance Club
  • Film Appreciation Club
  • Stage Management Team

Major events (For Secondary Section only)[edit]

  • Integrated Learning Week
  • Parent-Teacher Association English and Chinese Essay Writing Competition
  • Teacher-Student Day
  • Religious Week
  • Cantonese Speech Contest for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Secondary Students
  • Christmas Choral Performances at different shopping arcades - organized by School Choir
  • Rainbow Connection - organized by School Choir
  • Invitation of Overseas Choir Singers to Rosaryhill School - organized by Music Department and School Choir
  • Eco-Fashion Show - organized by Visual Arts Department
  • Athletic Meet
  • Swimming Gala
  • Cross Country Competition
  • Inter-House Rope Skipping Competition
  • Inter-House Drama Competition
  • Inter-House Quiz
  • Inter-House Floral Arrangement Design Competition
  • Singing Contest - organized by Student Council Executive Committee
  • Walkathon
  • HKSAR Chief Executive Mock Election - organized by Student Council Executive Committee
  • Commemoration of June 4 Victims - organized by Student Council Executive Committee
  • Rosaryhill School Sports Tournament - organized by Sports Association
  • Rosaryhill School Mentorship Programme - organized by Rosaryhill School Old Student Association

Award Scheme (For Secondary Section only)[edit]

The election of "Students of the Year" is held at the end of the school term. Nine teachers, including Principal, two Deputy Principals, Officer of Student Affairs, Visual Arts Panel Head, Music Panel Head, Physical Education Panel Head, Co-Curricular Activities Committee Panel Heads and Discipline Team Panel Head, form the election panel. The entire election is monitored by the "Office of Student Affairs". There are four awards:

  • Student of the Year - to acknowledge the most distinguished student who performs brilliantly in academic pursuits, internal services, external services and external award experiences
  • Sportsboy of the Year - to acknowledge the most distinguished sportsman who performs brilliantly in Physical Education and external award experiences
  • Sportsgirl of the Year - to acknowledge the most distinguished sportsgirl who performs brilliantly in Physical Education and external award experiences
  • Student Artist of the Year - to acknowledge the most distinguished student who performs brilliantly in Visual Arts, Music or Drama pursuits

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Leslie Cheung - Cantopop singer and actor, considered as one of the founding fathers of Cantopop
  • Kelly Chen - Cantopop singer and actress
  • Charlene Choi - actress and singer, best known as a member of the Cantopop girl group Twins, alongside Gillian Chung
  • Kenix Kwok - actress
  • Barbara Yung - actress, popular during the early 1980s,
  • Tony Leung Ka Fai - actor, known for his starring in the horror feature Double Vision. He has won three times Best Actor Award in Hong Kong Film Awards.
  • Bobo Chan - former Hong Kong singer and model
  • Queenie Chu - 1st Runner Up winner of Miss Hong Kong 2004 and actress of TVB
  • Hon. Bernard Charnwut Chan 陳智思 - member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, and a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong

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Coordinates: 22°15′49″N 114°10′57″E / 22.26361°N 114.18250°E / 22.26361; 114.18250

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