Sacred Heart Canossian School

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Sacred Heart Canossian School
School emblem of Sacred Heart Canossian School, Hong Kong.jpg
Motto Via, Veritas, Vita
Motto in English
the Way, the Truth and the Life
Type Roman Catholic convent school
Established 1860
Location Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

Sacred Heart Canossian School (Chinese: 嘉諾撒聖心學校; abbr: "SHCS"; not to be confused with Sacred Heart Canossian School Private Section) is a Catholic girls' school established at Caine Road, The Mid-Levels, Hong Kong. SHCS is partially funded by the Government as a Subsidised School. It has been considered as one of the most prestigious primary schools in Hong Kong.[1][2][3] Its affiliated secondary school Sacred Heart Canossian College is also highly reputed.[4][5]


Sacred Heart Canossian School, Caine Road, The Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

SHCS was founded in 1860 by the Canossian Sisters of Charity. The founder of the order was Magdalena of Canossa[6] who was subsequently canonised.[7] It was one of the first primary schools for girls established during the British colonial period of Hong Kong.[8]

The school moved from its previous premises at Robinson Road to its current campus at Caine Road in January 1992.

School motto[edit]

The school motto is Via, Veritas, Vita, translated into the Way, the Truth and the Life . This is taken from verse 6 Chapter 14 of The Gospel According to John: "Jesus said: I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me."[9] This motto is common for Sacred Heart Canossian Kindergarten, SHCS, Sacred Heart Canossian School Private Section, Sacred Heart Canossian College, and Sacred Heart Canossian College of Commerce. Some students and alumnae of these schools call themselves “Sacred Heartists”.

Classes and curriculum[edit]

There are a total of 30 classes in the school. The classes for Primary 1 to Primary 3 run as pm classes. Full-time classes are offered for Primary 4 to Primary 6 students.


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Coordinates: 22°16′48″N 114°09′12″E / 22.2800°N 114.1534°E / 22.2800; 114.1534