School Profile

Our Mission

The motto of the school is “Veritas Vincit”. We are committed to developing in our students a positive outlook on life and mutual respect and concern for each other. The school, mindful of the values of its foundation, endeavors to cultivate respect for the spiritual and moral beliefs of the Christian tradition and to create a community in which pupils, cared for as individuals, are helped to find fulfillment as they grow towards adulthood.

堅信「真理必勝」,培育學生正確的價值觀,讓她們明辨是非, 尋求真理,學會尊重及關心別人,仿效基督愛人精神,發展健全人格,邁向成長的道路。

簡介

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本校的校徵是一片金色的楓葉。

楓葉象徵天神之后傳教女修會的發祥地 - 加拿大;

葉面上鍥刻著的拉丁文VERITAS VINCIT 則表示了本校的創立目標 - 真理必勝,即本校的校訓。


School Motto

“VERITAS VINCIT”
or
“TRUTH CONQUERS”

“Veritas vincit” is a Latin phrase. In English, it means “Truth conquers all”.

“Christ is the foundation of the school
as He is the way, the truth and the life.”

簡介

創校初期,校舍設於九龍彌敦道,未幾遷往何文田,又因地方不敷應用,於同年遷往亞皆老街。一九三零年一月,遷至港島西環山市街,於一九三六年才購置般咸道現址。日治期間,部份修女轉往澳門發展會務,但仍有三位修女留守香港,有賴她們,校舍得以繼續保存。一九四五年,學生人數增至一百五十人,隨後按年遞增。一九五七年獲政府撥地於摩星嶺道另建中學,並於一九五九年落成啟用,小學校舍則於一九六七年完成重建工程。


School History

The Founding of St. Clare’s School in 1927

In 1926 our co-foundress, Mother Mary Garbriel and 3 other sisters arrived in Hong Kong with the aim to open a Chinese novitiate.They rented a flat on Nathan Road, one of the poorest parts of the community at that time and evaluated the possibility of the project.On 7th Feb, 1927, an English institute was set up with 7 students. The institute was named after St. Clare as suggested by Father Shak.The school motto Veritas Vincit, which means Truth Conquers was adopted. It indicates that Christ is the foundation of the school as He is the way,the truth and the life. At the end of Feb 1927, the sisters moved to 5 Peace Avenue in Homantin. With the increasing number of students,the house at Peace Avenue was too small for both the students and the sisters’ quarters. At the end of October, 1927,they moved to 3 Argyle Street in Homantin. Having taken the advice of Bishop Enrico Valtorta,the sisters started to establish themselves in the Chinese district. Eventually, Kennedy Town was chosen to be the new site of the school.The new school was opened on Sands Street in 1930. In 1936, the school moved to Prospect Place, Bonham Road. In 1945-46,the school was reorganized under a new educational system, with 2 sessions;morning session for secondary and afternoon session for primary.

簡介

天神之后傳教女修會的創始人是加拿大籍的瑪利亞耶穌聖心修女及中國籍的陳志君修女,後者則成為天神之后會的副會祖 ―瑪利亞嘉俾額爾修女,她亦是聖嘉勒學校的創辦人。會祖們均喜愛亞栖栖方濟各的甘貧,信賴上主,喜樂的特點,故以此為天神之后傳教女修會的精神。

修會網址


School Sponsoring Body

Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Angels
(Soeurs Missionnaires de Notre-Dame des Anges, MNDA)
(天神之后傳教女修會)

"In 1913, Florina Gervais, a very young Canadian Missionary in Canton, China decided to set up a novitiate for Chinese girls. She returned to Canada to pray and work for the idea. Two years later with a young Canadian girl, Mother Mary of the Sacred Heart (the religious name of Florina Gervais) returned to Swatow at the invitation of the Bishop there. After contracting a fever, her companion died. Alone and with the war on, the Bishop advised her to return to Canada and try to found a novitiate there.

With the help of the Bishop of Sherbrooke, Bishop La Rocque and the warm encouragement of the Apostolic Nuncio, Bishop Pietro di Maria, in June 1919 the first novitiate was opened, and in 1922, with the canonical erection decree, the missionary institute was formally established.  In the same year, five sisters sailed for Kwei Yang in Kweichow.

When Mother Mary of the Sacred Heart left Swatow in 1915, she brought with her a young girl of 17 named Chan Tsi Kwan, whom she had known as a pupil in Canton. That girl later became Mother Mary Gabriel, the co-foundress of the Congregation with Mother Mary of the Sacred Heart in 1919. Each year new groups continued to come to China until in 1949 when missions were expelled from China. They had 14 houses, four of them in Canton. After long years of work in China and Canada and incidentally the opening of St. Clare’s in Hong Kong, Mother Mary Gabriel died in 1974 in Canada, and Mother Mary of the Sacred Heart died in 1979.

Training of girls for sisterhood was the first work of the Congregation. They did this in several dioceses but they also had schools and hospitals, worked in leprosaria and social work. Mother Mary of the Sacred Heart chose to follow the Franciscan Third Order Rule (TOR) due to coincidence. Their first house was near a Franciscan monastery, the Fathers there were her first mentors. So again she got what she wanted – to be a Franciscan with accent on poverty and humility, a badge that would distinguish the Sister of Our Lady of the Angels to this day.

Today, the Congregation has Mission houses in Hong Kong-Macau (China), Japan, Peru, Tanzania, RDCongo, Brazil, Vietnam, Philippines, Rwanda and Canada as the main headquarter.

The Sisters of Our Lady of the Angels are strictly missionaries. The Mother Foundress always said if God wanted the work to go on, He would send vocations to continue His mission through these humble servants of His.

Homepage of Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Angels

Introduction

The school song was written in 1947 by Sr. St. Raphael, Sr. Elizabeth of Portugal and Sr. St. Bertha. Sr. Elizabeth of Portugal was the Principal at that time while the other two were taking their drop in school on mission. Sr. St. Raphael chose the melody of a flower song as the backbone. Sr. St. Bertha, the musician, helped with some modifications and rearrangements while Sr. St. Raphael herself and Sr. Elizabeth of Portugal filled in the words.

School Song

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St. Clare's School! To you we sing this glad refrain
St. Clare's School! Our hearts with love brim over
Hear! Hear! Hear! Our voices rise in praise
For you we'll make echoes ring
To the mem'ry of these school days
Faithful forever
Then let us enjoy these bright years
Which ne'er will come again

St. Clare's School! To you we sing this glad refrain
St. Clare's School! Our hearts with love brim over
Hear! Hear! Hear! Our voices rise in praise
St. Clare's School! Alma Mater

In your hall we’ve found a noble truth
An ideal that will be strong and lasting
For your youth receive their thanks and their pledge
Giv'n to thee in this our loyal song
For higher things daily let's pray and strive
Through life's frays we'll ever stand and fight
Alma Mater we'll ever keep alive
God's ways you so deeply taught us love

St. Clare's School! To you we sing this glad refrain
St. Clare's School! Our hearts with love brim over
Hear! Hear! Hear! Our voices rise in praise
St. Clare's School! Alma Mater

Hear and rev'rent join our pray'r
Father in heaven, guide us we pray Thee
And from temptation keep us this day
Bring all to serve Thee
Bring all to love Thee
Help us we pray Thee to drive sin away
Bring all to serve Thee
Bring all to love Thee
Help us we pray Thee to drive sin away

St. Clare's School! To you we sing this glad refrain
St. Clare's School! Our hearts with love brim over
Hear! Hear! Hear! Our voices rise in praise
For you we'll make echoes ring
To the mem'ry of these school days
Faithful forever
Then let us enjoy these bright years
Which ne'er will come again

Hear! Hear! Hear! Happy voices are singing
Hear! Hear! Hear! Merry voices are singing
St. Clare's School! We'll always keep Thine honour fair
Let us sing these words of praise
We acclaim thy name
We acclaim thy name
Lift our voices again
Praise to thee

Dear School!

Supervisor’s Message

Dear Teachers, classmates, parents, alumni and friends,

We welcome this special new school year of 2021 with deep gratitude.  This year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Angels (MNDA), as well as the 95th anniversary of St Clare’s School.

 

100 years ago, Mother Mary of the Sacred Heart, our wise Mother Foundress, together with Mother Mary Gabriel, the co-foundress of the Congregation,  set up the missionary in Canada under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and much prayer.  They then came to serve in the faraway Mainland China, bringing the good news of God and his message of love to people living in remote mountain areas.  Their footsteps once reached Guizhou, Guangxi and Guangdong.

 

In 1926, five sisters came to Hong Kong and in the next year, they opened St Clare’s School with        St Clare as the patron saint in view of the social needs at that time.  Through spreading Jesus’ word of love, we help students follow the example of our Holy Mary and St Clare, nurturing them to practise the Four Cardinal Virtues- Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance through their words and actions.  As our Mother Foundress said, we teach our students to treat everyone with love and respect.

 

One hundred years have passed in a flash.  Generations of sisters and enthusiastic school supervisors and principals led a team of teachers who are passionate about teaching our future leaders.  Under the leadership of God, we have continued the development of the school by persisting on our school motto, “Truth conquers”, raising generations of students with the proper knowledge, ability and integrity to serve in different fields of the society.  I thank numerous parents who have placed their trust in our school and entrusted the education of their girls to us.  Through parents’ support,  our school can continue spreading God’s words through our work in education.

 

I thank God for His call so I became a sister in 1997 and following His will, I became involved in a career of education, serving in Our Lady of Fatima Girl’s School in Macau for six years.  I relocated to Hong Kong five years ago, becoming part of the St Clare’s School family and the religious education work in school.  Even though it has just been five years’ time, I am always touched by the young, innocent and simple hearts of our primary school girls.  When I pray with them, they are always so solemn, so devoted in their prayers for their classmates, teachers and unwell relatives.  These pure souls will for sure be blessed by God.  They are the group of children that Jesus called to Him.  Let us continue to care for them, so that they learn, grow and be protected in St Clare’s School.

 

As we celebrate the 95th anniversary of the school, let us, with a grateful heart, ask for Jesus’ continued blessing on our school so that we can carry on our work.  Under the support and constant love of our Holy Mary and St Clare, we will build a St Clare’s family full of love, peace and happiness!

 

Sister Rose Huang Mei Lan

School Supervisor

Principal’s Message

My association with St. Clare’s began 40 years ago. From starting out as a kindergarten student, then to a secondary student and moving on to becoming a teacher and now to a principal – this has been one incredible and fulfilling journey!

St. Clare’s has been a place for me to build up the four cardinal virtues of Temperance, Prudence, Justice and Fortitude. I thank God immensely for giving me an opportunity to be here to grow, nurture our youngsters and work with our loving staff. As educators, we should always create opportunities for our students to develop all aspects of their personhood with excellence. We believe that each student is special and hope that they can shine with their talents as they move on in life.

The most important value at St. Clare’s is LOVE. Clarians learn how to love and be loved, to understand and be accepted by others. Clarians take pride in being themselves while learning to be humble. They know how to respect and learn from others. It is of paramount importance that our students stay positive and try their best to overcome the obstacles they face.

We thank the Lord for guiding us Clarians over these 90 years. May St. Clare our patron saint continue to protect us and help us to live with care and love. It is our deepest hope and prayer that our school will become a place where students can be called closer to faith and, in turn, draw their world closer to Christ.

God Bless,
Mrs. Elsa Hui
Principal

Class Structure of KG and Primary 2018-2019 Onwards

Class Structure of KG and Primary 2018-2019 Onwards

Grade/No. of Classes 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022 2022/2023
K1 4 4 2 4 4
K2 2 4 4 2 4
K3 4 2 4 4 2
Grade/No. of Classes 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022 2022/2023
P1 to P6 18 18 18 18 18

School Calendar

 

School Uniform


 

 

Activities of the Year

  • Blessing of the Graduates
  • Chinese Cultural Festival
  • Christmas celebrations
  • Community services
  • ECA (Extra-Curricular Activities)
  • Election of Prefects
  • Games Day
  • Graduates Camp
  • International Festival
  • Leadership Training Camp for prefects
  • Mathematics Wonderland
  • Month of Rosary, month of Holy Mary
  • Moral Education Talks and Workshops
  • Music and Speech Festival Competitions
  • Parents’ Days
  • Pilgrimage
  • Pinning of Prefects
  • Reading Awards Scheme
  • School Opening Mass
  • School Picnic
  • Speech Day
  • Staff Development Days
  • Year-end Mass

General Information

Office hours
Monday - Friday: 7:20 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
School holiday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

地址:香港般咸道光景台三至六號(西營盤站C出口)

Address: 3-6,Prospect place,Bonham Road,Hong Kong (Sai Ying Pun Station Exit C)

(英皇書院對面禮賢會堂側)

Language Policy – Medium of Instruction

English has a pivotal place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will enable students to speak and write fluently so that they can effectively communicate in society. Likewise, in attempting to express emotional or imaginative experience, the act of putting feelings and perceptions into language can give students a focus that deepens their knowledge of self and of the world.

It is our school’s overarching aim to promote high standards of language and literacy and develop language proficiency among our students so that they can be multi-lingual and bi-literate.

The school adopts English as the primary medium of instruction for all subjects with the exception of Chinese-related subjects and French. English is our main teaching medium for the subjects of English and Mathematics. To better equip our students for the curriculum in secondary education, we also adopt English for the subject of General Studies across grades.

Students also receive Putonghua language education starting from Primary 1 while Cantonese is used as the medium of instruction for Chinese and other non-core subjects. We realise the importance of early language exposure and therefore, we teach French to students from Primary 1 to 5 as well.

We take pride in stating that one of our students’ key strengths lies in their ability to communicate using a high standard of English. It has also been our constant endeavor to instill in students a life-long love for literature through widespread reading for pleasure.

In the past few years, we have provided students with numerous opportunities to explore the language beyond classrooms through activities such as daily assemblies, English-speaking days, International Festival, Solo-verse Speech Festival, Big Sister Reading Scheme, RTHK Radio Programme, Lunch Book Sharing and overseas cultural exchange programmes.

Homework Policy

Homework is an essential component in the process of teaching and learning which could facilitate students to self-review their progress and to better prepare for the learning and consolidation of new topics.

The School would assign students suitable amount of homework which fits the learning objectives. With a balanced quantity and quality of homework, students could improve themselves and have stronger learning motivation through teachers’ marking and feedback.

The School provides students with diversified homework. We hope that through different types of homework, students could apply the knowledge acquired in their daily lives; and at the same time, their abilities in writing, problem solving, logical and critical thinking could be further enhanced.

Students are required to hand in homework every day. If they miss handing in their homework, it will be marked on the “Missed Work” page in student handbook. Parents are expected to sign students’ missed work record, and to cooperate with the School by reminding their children to complete homework seriously for learning consolidation. It is essential for parents to review children’s homework, by which parents can have a better understanding about their children’s learning progress as well as the curriculum requirement.

學校家課政策

家課是教與學歷程的一個重要部份,能協助學生了解自己的學習進度同時為學習新課題作好準備。

學校會按學習進程給學生每天安排份量恰宜且具有明確學習目標的家課,達致質與量的配合;透過老師的批改及指正,讓學生知所改進,提高學習的動機。

學校編排家課時,滲入多元化的類型,例如︰閱讀、預習、記錄、朗讀、聆聽、分享、說話、溫習、訪問、報告、調查、資料搜集、分析及組織等,讓學生把所學的與日常生活有所聯繫;同時藉此提升學生之思維能力、寫作能力、解難能力及批判性思考能力。

學生必須每天交齊家課,如欠交家課,老師將於該生手冊內之欠交紀錄表作紀錄,請家長簽閱。期望家長與學校携手合作,提醒學生認真完成家課,鞏固所學,並善用其來了解學生的學習進度及學校課程的要求,幫助學生改進學習。

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Arrangements for Tropical Cyclones and Heavy Persistent Rain

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School Uniform

Company Name: 金龍校服有限公司
Golden Dragon School Uniforms Ltd.
Address: 九龍太子道西194號地下
194 Prince Edward Rd, W., G/F, Mongkok, Kowloon
Tel: 2381-1408 / 2381-0889
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 19:00

Catering

Company Name: 帆船飲食集團有限公司
SAILING BOAT CATERING GROUP LIMITED
Address: 香港新界大埔汀角路55號太平工業大廈第二座10樓D室
Tel: 2470-9033

School bus

Company Name: 欣榮旅運有限公司
Yan Wing Transportation Co Ltd.
Address: 香港西灣河康祥街六號太富樓Q座地下
Tel: 2513-7665 / 2513-7811

2021-2022 聖嘉勒小學校巴路線資料

School textbooks

Company Name: 三聯書店
Joint Publishing HK
Address: 灣仔柯布連道1-1A號(港鐵灣仔站A3出口)
1-1A O'Brien Road, Wan Chai (MTR Wan Chai Exit A3)
Tel: 2838-2081
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9:00pm(星期日至四)
10:30am – 9:30pm(星期五、六及公眾假期前夕)
Address: 西環卑路乍街8號西寶城111號 (港鐵香港大學站C2出口)
Shop 111, Level 1, The Westwood, 8 Belcher's Street, Sai Wan (MTR HKU Station Exit C2)
Tel: 2258-9320
Opening Hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm

 

Declaration

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