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香港真光中學
True Light Middle School of Hong Kong
Address: 50 Tai Hang Road
Phone:   25760703    Email:   tloffice@tlmshk.edu.hk
Fax:   25771473    Website:   http://www.tlmshk.edu.hk

School Mission

We use "Jesus is the True Light of the World" as our school name, and "Educating people for God" as our school mission by living up to the truth of how Jesus sacrificed His life for loving us and cultivating talents for the society, the nation and the world.

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School Information School Information
District : Wan Chai
Other District(s) : Central & Western, Eastern
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Dr. Lee Ching Yee, Jane
Principal : Ms. Hui Tuen Yung Frances (Master of Arts in School Improvement and Leadership (CUHK), Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Studies (Gifted education & talent Development) (HKU), Bachelor of Arts (HKU))
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Girls
School Size : About 10000 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : The True Light Middle School of Hong Kong's Board of Trustees
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Not yet established
Religion : Protestantism / Christianity
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1872
School Motto : Thou art the Light of the World
Parent-Teacher Association : Yes
Student Union / Association : Yes
Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association : Yes
Chargeable Fees (2020/2021) Chargeable Fees (2020/2021)
  School Fee($) Tong Fai($)  
S1 - $550  
S2 - $550  
S3 - $550  
S4 - $550  
S5 - $550  
S6 - $550  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $70  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $12  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $310 Expenditure on non-standard items  
Other Charges / Fees($): Form Association Fee (S.1 $20, other Forms $10)  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : To meet current needs and to enrich the learning environment, our facilities have constantly been added and updated over the past 85 years or so. All classrooms are installed with air-conditioning and ventilation systems, computers, LCD projectors, whole school WiFi system and Apple TV to cater for the different teaching and learning needs and to facilitate students’ anytime-anywhere and self-directed learning. In addition, we have the following facilities: True Light Oasis, eLearning Zone, library, English centre, laboratories, cooking room, sewing room, all-weather sports ground, gymnasium, heated indoor swimming pool, dancing room, school history room, student activity room, self-directed learning room and campus TV (True Vision) to facilitate the development of multi-intelligence education.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Accessible lift, Accessible toilet and accessible public information / service counter.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 51
Total number of teachers in the school: : 63
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 98%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 73%
Special Education Training : : 27%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 8%
5-9 years : : 10%
10 years or above : : 82%
2020/2021 Class Structure 2020/2021 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 4
S2 : 4
S3 : 4
S4 : 4
S5 : 4
S6 : 4
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Religious Studies, Life Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, English Drama, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (S.1 to S.2), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3), History, Geography, Computer, Life and Society, Visual Arts, Home Economics, Music, Physical Education
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Religious Studies
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Information & Communication Technology, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Economics, History, Music, Extended Modules (M1 and M2) in Mathematics, Aesthetic Development, Physical Education
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Religious Studies, Life Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, English Drama, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (S.1 to S.2), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3), History, Geography, Computer, Life and Society, Visual Arts, Home Economics, Music, Physical Education
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Religious Studies
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Information & Communication Technology, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Economics, History, Music, Extended Modules (M1 and M2) in Mathematics, Aesthetic Development, Physical Education
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -

Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life
Secondary One Admission : Our school will accept discretionary places. Our school will participate in the Secondary School Places Allocation System through central allocation stage (Applicable for admission to S.1 in September 2021 ).Academic assessment in P.5 & P.6 (55%), Interview performance (20%), Conduct, Awards, extra-curricular activities & services (25%).
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : "Get-Set-Go Orientation Programme" is run for S.1 students in August every year. The course is organized on a variety of subjects, namely English Summer Camp, Chinese Writing and Reading Strategies, Mathematics, Liberal Studies and Aesthetic Development. Besides, Parents Day and Orientation Day are also held before school starts to introduce the school policies and operation of the school so that students and parents can adapt to the new environment smoothly. Each form has developed specific goal to help students grow healthily: S.1 Be a responsible secondary student; S.2 Always love others; S.3 Live a balanced life to benefit self and others; S.4 Finding myself, Appreciating others; S.5 Be Considerate; S.6 Embrace Challenges, Release Inner Strengths, Strike the Right Balance.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : "Reform Practice, Transform Self" is our 3-year development goal starting from 2018. In terms of learning and teaching, our focus is to improve effectiveness in teaching and learning knowledge, skills and values through the introduction and implementation of a vertical alignment of curriculum and instruction as well as effective lesson planning to address students’ learning difficulties.
On the other hand, student support is to cultivate students’ awareness in appreciating other people and the surrounding objects, so as to enhance the connection between the nature, people, objects and students’ self.
(2) School Management Organisation : The School Management Committee of our school consists of 11 professionals, responsible for formulating the school's development direction and strategies. Besides, our school has various sections, including Executive Committee, Academic Affairs Section, Religious Affairs Committee, Guidance Team, Discipline Team, Civic Education Team, Careers Team, ECA Team, Students Affairs Committee, IT Development Team and Teachers' Professional Development Team etc. The school's development relies very much on their concerted efforts.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The School Management Committee of our school consists of 16 professionals, responsible for formulating the school's development direction and strategies.
(4) School Green Policy : The Civic Education Association is set up to develop students' lifelong commitment to environmental sustainability and protection. The Association organizes various activities promoting waste reduction; reusing and recycling habits among the students; environmental talks and field trips regularly to arouse students' enthusiasm for knowing and conserving the environment. We are also committed to the Green Schools 2.0 policy launched by the government, aspiring to make TLMSHK an energy-efficient campus.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Our school uses English as the medium of instruction in all subjects except Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Religious Studies and Life Education. Apart from that, we also emphasize the teaching of Chinese Language and Putonghua. Through the NET scheme, English Centre, Chinese and English Reading Across the Curriculum Literacy Programme, Drama curriculum, English Week, Putonghua Week and overseas study tours, we hope that our students can achieve the aim of "biliteracy and trilingualism".
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : Our school offers a balanced and broad curriculum with diverse opportunities for whole-person development of the students. Sixteen subjects covering nine Key Learning Areas are offered in S.1 – S.3. Twelve electives with sixteen groups are offered to S.4 to S.6 students to broaden their horizons and cater for their diversified interests. Each subject department determines the focused higher-order thinking skills to be taught in class and design learning activities to facilitate students' active learning. As English is our main medium of instruction, we find it important to create an English-rich environment on campus to facilitate students' learning in English. Various strategies have been adopted to enhance the English-rich environment, for example, having native-speaking teachers, setting up an English Centre, the Kaleidoscope-Zone and incorporating English drama and English Literature lessons into the school curriculum, organizing the Reading Across the Curriculum Literacy programme and Extended Learning Activities etc.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X, 3X and 4X. According to their interests and abilities, each senior secondary student chooses two to three elective subjects out of the twelve subjects. Core subjects like English, Chinese and Liberal Studies are taught in small groups of about 23 students to enhance the learning effectiveness.
2. Curriculum highlights: The junior form Liberal Studies is a well-structured cross-curricular school-based programme developed to equip students with knowledge, thinking and project learning skills necessary for studying the senior secondary LS curriculum. In addition, the S.1 – S.3 school-based English Drama and English Literature curriculum not only increases students’ confidence in English speaking, their creativity and art appreciation ability are also enhanced. To enrich students’ learning experience and align with drama learning offered by the English and Chinese Language Departments, a creative cross-curricular school-based Aesthetic Development Programme, covering Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Film Appreciation has been offered to senior secondary students.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : Under the spirit of “Creating and Constructing, Loving and Serving Others”, our school has been constantly upgrading the facilities during the past decades for optimizing the teaching and learning environment. In coping with the needs of changing times and new learning models, our Library, Computer Room and Hall needed expansion. The redevelopment project was named “True Light Oasis”, meaning the “Source of Knowledge”. Students’ input has also been incorporated into the design. The design of “True Light Oasis” comprises four elements including: diversity, flexibility – making changes in accordance to different situation, connectivity and ingenuity. In recent years, our school has been committed to promote e-learning. We launched the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) programme in 2014 which allows students to bring tablets to school, enabling more interaction in class and a higher degree of self-direction in learning. Since 2015, our school has been appointed as an IT in Education Centre of Excellence.
(5) Life Planning Education : Aims of our Career and Life Planning development are as follows:
1. To assist students to understand their interest, abilities, needs and priorities in relation to further education.
2. To provide individual and group guidance on study and job opportunities and to assist students when they apply for further studies.
3. To arouse students’ awareness of their connection with inner selves, living and others and facilitate their adjustments so as to better balance their personal and life development.
4. To guide students to make their choices of study rationally by understanding their inner selves and their life development opportunities through homeroom session activities.
5. To better balance their studies and understanding the careers world by providing job shadowing, company visits and True Light mentorship programme.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : There is split class arrangement of core subjects Chinese, Mathematics, English and Liberal Studies to cater for needs of different students. Teaching materials are tailored & different teaching approaches are adopted to suit students’ different learning styles and to develop their abilities. Enrichment programs and remedial classes have been offered for higher-ability and weaker-ability students to develop their potentials and enhance their capacity. The Academic Affairs Section coordinated all the courses for the Gifted and Talented.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : Students with SEN are provided with the following support measures:
1. Inclusive Education Team is established.
2. A special examination room is set to provide equitable, reliable and valid examinations for our SEN students.
3. Social skills training programme is provide to students with social difficulties.
4. School-based speech therapy service is provided to offer individual training and therapy sessions to students with SLI regularly.
5. Adapted learning materials and assessment accommodation are provided to students in need.
6. Professional speakers are invited to conduct staff development programmes.
(3) Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students : Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: appointing additional teacher(s)/teaching assistant(s) to support NCS students’ learning of Chinese; arranging intensive Chinese learning and teaching mode(s), e.g. pull-out learning if necessary, split-class/group learning, etc.; developing school-based Chinese Language curriculum and/or adapting learning and teaching materials; organising cultural integration activities; and hiring additional manpower and/or translation/interpretation services to facilitate the communication with parents.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : Our school adopts a balanced assessment policy. Assessment for learning and of learning are given equal weights, i.e. 50% for daily marks and 50% for examination. In terms of assessment for learning, the following strategies are practised:
(i) give detailed written and oral feedback on assignments;
(ii) discuss the main problems and mistakes with students after assessments;
(iii) display and share students’ good works to provide marking guidelines and sample answers.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Communication channels between parents and school are diversified and appropriate: "Parents' Day" of all levels is held throughout the year to make close contact with parents on students' performance and major school development. Parents are invited to attend major school functions such as Speech Day, Prize Presentation Day & S.1 Association Inauguration, Sports Day, Swimming Gala, etc. Parents show their support to the development of the school by serving as volunteers. The Parents Teacher Association (PTA) helps to strengthen the link between parents and the school. Every year the Christmas offering to charity organizations and Annual Fun Fair are launched by the PTA. The funds raised are used to support the charity organizations, evangelical bodies and the needy students in the school. Various PTA talks are held by social workers to strengthen parents' practical parenting skills and widen their perspectives when witnessing misbehaviors of their children, which might trigger misunderstanding and conflicting situations. Handicraft workshops, culinary workshops, father-child camps, used book sales and etc. are also organized.
(2) School Ethos : Towards the end of the Qing Dynasty, a young North American female missionary travelled a far distance to Guangzhou with the religious mission to spread Christianity to China. In order to provide Chinese women with education opportunities, she founded the first True Light School in 1872. It was one of the first colleges for women in South China, and Guangzhou. This female missionary is our school founder, Miss Harriet Noyes (1844-1924). Her religious zeal laid the foundations for the school's future development in education. In pursuit of the ideal cherished by our school founder, our school provides a quality Christian education, aiming at inculcating our students with the values embodied in the Bible and preparing them as a generation knowing how to love themselves and others, to distinguish between right and wrong, and to live in integrity and with a good sense of responsibility. Under a harmonious and friendly school culture, our class teachers, subject teachers and club advisors serve as guides of our students on their path of growth. Guidance and counselling programmes are conducted to help students positively face the challenges ahead and move forward to lead a fruitful life.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 2018-21 School Development Plan (Major Concern)
1. Reform Practice
To improve effectiveness in teaching and learning knowledge, skills and values through the introduction and implementation of a vertical alignment of curriculum and instruction as well as effective lesson planning that address students’ learning difficulties.
2. Transform Self
To cultivate students’ awareness in appreciating other people and the surrounding objects, so as to enhance the connection between the nature, people, objects and students’ self.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Teachers' Professional Development Section provides teachers with resources for further studies and training and assists them in pursuing their professional development. The section also organizes related professional development activities based on the needs and new trends in their professional development. The section continues to organize class observation activities, encourages the practice of opening the classroom for exchanging ideas, with the hope that colleagues can have more exchange in their teaching experience.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : In order to expose our students to diverse learning experiences, different subjects make use of the local resources to carry out field studies. For instance, junior form students explore topics like conserving cultural and historical heritage, environmental problems and urban land uses etc. Senior form students study the geological parks and sustainable city etc. To broaden students’ horizons, during the holidays, our school organizes study tours and exchange programmes including: study and service tours to Mainland China and Singapore; immersion programmes to Britain, Canada and Australia, etc. Besides, our school has provided more than 60 extra-curricular activities in which our students have shown their interests and talents, while at the same time, enjoy their leisure pursuits. In addition, various Life Wide Learning Activities are organized in the post exam period to provide students learning opportunities in real contexts and authentic settings and enable them to achieve certain learning goals that are more difficult to attain through classroom learning alone.
Others : Various scholarships and Grants have been set up for the needy students. E.g. the Dr Koo Kwok Yee Memorial Awards and the Jing-e Association Scholarships for Study Tour were set up to subsidize offshore learning and social activities. In addition, Shaw Wai Ming Foundation was set up to support the needy students and alumnae to further their studies.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 11, 23B, 25A, 26, 41A, 63, 81, 108;
Minibus: 21M.
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    Indoor Heated Swimming Pool of True Light Middle School of Hong Kong
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    With the help of i-pads, students create, distribute and collaborate in an interactive and engaging way.
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  • True Light Bearers
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Last revision date:03 December 2020