YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College

The YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College (YHKCC) was established in September 2003. It is the first directly subsidized international secondary school sponsored by the YMCA since its establishment in 1901. It is located at 2 Chung Yat Street, Tung Chung, Hong Kong.

YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College
Address
2 Chung Yat Street

Information
MottoFides et Virtus
Established2003
PrincipalMr. Dion Chen
GradesForm 1 to Form 6
HousesChambers, Morrison, Taylor and Williams
Athleticsathletics/Cross country, badminton, basketball, cheerleading, cricket, dragon boat, football, handball, hockey, rugby, swimming, table-tennis, taekwando & volleyball
Informationtel: (852) 2988 8123
fax: (852) 2988 2000
Websitehttp://www.yhkcc.edu.hk/


History

The YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College (YHKCC) was established in September 2003. It is the first directly subsidized international Christian secondary school sponsored by the YMCA of Hong Kong since its establishment in 1901.

The YMCA of Hong Kong has a record of providing all-round social and educational services by means of continuing education, kindergarten education, physical and health education, employment related services, volunteer schemes, personal development and family services. Its hostel, food and beverage services, recreation programmes and international linkage offer strong support to the school.

The school, which is operated under the Direct Subsidy Scheme of the Education Bureau, uses English as the medium of instruction.

In 2019, after the protest on 1 September, the school postponed the start of term until the next day because of considerable uncertainty resulting from the dangerous situation in Tung Chung station and the likelihood of traffic disruption.[1][2]

Vision, Mission and Core Values

The YMCA of Hong Kong's stated mission is to fulfil its role as a leading Christian organisation dedicated to the furtherance of justice, peace, hope and truth in our local and international community by:

  • Providing opportunities for personal growth and understanding of civic responsibility for our young people, members and the community at large.
  • Striving to ascertain social needs and offering services aimed at improving the quality of life of all persons regardless of age, gender, race, culture or religion.
  • Fostering international understanding and intercultural harmony.

The school develop based on the principles where:

  • Curiosity: Students are stimulated to be curious and investigative;
  • Aspiration: Students are inspired to humbly strive for excellence in all that they do, be intellectually ambitious, determined and focused;
  • Resilience: Students are encouraged to take risk, persist when situations are challenging and reflect on both successes and failures;
  • Enterprise: Students are fostered to develop creativity, flexibility of mind and the ability to use initiative, think critically and make good judgements;
  • Service: Students are developed to be empathic, self-assured and empowered and contribute positively to their community both as individuals and as part of an effective team.[3]

The five core values of the school include building a community that cares, serving one another in love, respecting ourselves and others, being responsible and acting with integrity.[3]

Academics and curriculum

All subjects at YHKCC are taught in English (except second languages). YHKCC offers both the Hong Kong and British National Curriculum. The Hong Kong curriculum consisted of the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) and the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), which has been replaced by the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) as of 2012. The British National Curriculum comprises the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and GCE A/AS-Level .

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