St. Mark's School (Hong Kong)

The St. Mark's School (Chinese: 聖馬可中學) is a band 1 school located in the Eastern District of Hong Kong[1]

St. Mark's School
Chinese: 聖馬可中學
St. Mark's School (better angle and sky blue version).JPG
Address
18 Oi Yin Street, Aldrich Bay


Coordinates22°16′53″N 114°13′35″E / 22.281318°N 114.226516°E / 22.281318; 114.226516
Information
School typeAided (Grant School)
MottoΕΥΘΥΣ
("Straightway")
Religious affiliation(s)Christianity
Patron saint(s)St. Mark
Established1949
StatusOpen
AuthoritySheng Kung Hui
ChairpersonDr. Allan Yuen
PrincipalMs. Ngan Yuen Ying
ChaplainRev. Frankie Lee
Staff56
GradesF.1 - F.6 (Equivalent of Grades 7-12)
GenderCo-Ed
 • Grade 7(F.1) 189
 • Grade 8(F.2) 186
Average class size35
LanguageEnglish
Classrooms32
CampusAldrich Bay
Campus size~5700 sqm
HousesVenus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Saturn
School colour(s)Navy Blue
Website

HistoryEdit

St. Mark's School was founded at Glenealy in Central in 1949, first known as St. Paul's English PM School. The founding Principal was Mr. Leslie Wah-Leung Chung (鍾華亮) (1917-2009) [2][3][4][5][6] .[7][8][9] It was renamed St. Mark's School in 1953, and moved to Shaukeiwan Road in 1956. In 2001, it was relocated to its present site, a brand new building in Aldrich Bay.

In 2009, St. Mark's celebrated its Diamond Jubilee.

The Parish Church of this school is the Holy Nativity Church.

School logo and mottoEdit

The logo of St. Mark’s School is a lion with outstretched wings, a symbol of the undaunted spirit of St. Mark. The ribbon beneath the feet of the winged lion carries the Greek word " ", which translates as "straightway" in old English.

"Straightway" has a two-fold meaning. Character-wise, it means one should be honest, frank, and morally upright. It also means straight-away, doing at once what should be done now and not putting it off.

Students of St. Mark’s School are reminded to always be truthful to others, as well as be ready to take up responsibilities and act immediately.

AcademicsEdit

St. Mark's School adopts English as the medium of instruction. With the exception of several subjects, the entire curriculum is taught in English. These exceptions are: Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, Chinese History, and Religious Education. St. Mark's School is regarded as one of the top schools in the Eastern District, with students achieving excellent results in public examinations. It is also one of the 22 members of the Council of Subsidised Schools in Hong Kong.

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

There are 5 houses in St. Mark's School, namely Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Mercury. There are various inter-house sports competitions over the academic year as well as the annual Sports Day and Swimming Gala. In addition, students are encouraged to enrol in many different student societies and to take up numerous leadership roles.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.chsc.hk/secondary/en/schooldetail.asp?sch_id=1054
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.torontosun.com/2012/04/07/life-love-and-service-recalled
  5. ^ http://news.singtao.ca/toronto/2012-04-08/city1333873203d3799095.html
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.mingpaotor.com/htm/News/20120408/tfc1.htm
  8. ^ Rebecca Chan Chung, Deborah Chung and Cecilia Ng Wong, "Piloted to Serve", 2012
  9. ^ https://www.facebook.com/PilotedToServe