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About us

"Grant Schools" refer to "any secondary school which receives subsidies in accordance with the Code of Aid for Secondary Schools and which was, before 1 April 1973, in receipt of grants in accordance with the Grant Code" (Cap 279C). They were established by missionaries in selfless dedication and churches with their resourceful input and tireless efforts, offering quality education to the commoners in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and have been receiving grant-in-aid from the government to operate. With the merging of Grant Code and Subsidy Code under one unified "Code of Aid" in 1973, in operation grant schools still have their separate identities and their own council.

"The object of the Hong Kong Grant School Council is to provide a body representative of the Grant Schools, to co-operate with Government in the working of the Grant-in-aid system, and capable of noting (should it be so commissioned) with plenipotentiary power on behalf of the Grant Schools." (Constitution of Grant Schools Council, 1940)

 

Mission

  • - Fostering mutual support among the member schools
  • - Promoting better service and quality education in Hong Kong
  • - Making representations and recommendations on educational matters to the relevant authorities

Aims

Grant Schools aim to provide an all-round education. Besides a strong academic emphasis, every effort is made to develop a pupil's individual talents. The objectives of Grant schools are

  • - To teach efficiently through the latest pedagogical methods
  • - To instill civic, moral and spiritual values
  • - To encourage participation in extra-curricular activities
  • - To enhance language skills, both written and oral

 

Grant schools expect their students to be bi-iterate and trilingual, that is, to be able to write in Chinese and English and able to speak in Cantonese, Putonghua and English.

Graduates of Grant schools have a strong sense of belonging to their alma maters. Alumni associations have sprung up in all corners of the world as a tangible way of keeping close contact with their mother schools. Throughout the world, graduates of Grant Schools show that the Hong Kong public identifies with our educational aims.

Grant Schools Council – A Living Tradition of Excellence
 
As the oldest school council representing the first generation of mission schools in Hong Kong, the Grant Schools Council has long been honourably and truthfully serving the noble cause of education as shepherded by the vision and courage of our ancestors – for the greater good of society and humanity, and the greater glory of God.
 
Since the early 19th century, each of our member schools has all come a long way – be it in terms of founding the school, securing a permanent school site, or braving historical events like the world wars.  Notwithstanding a humble start and the vicissitudes over the course of history, we have all stood tall and strong in the city and never faltered in delivering quality all-round education and nurturing leaders-in-service with sound Christian and moral values ever since our founding.
 
Into the second decade of the 21st century, the Grant Schools Council embraced its 80th Anniversary amidst a global pandemic, which has lingered since 2019.  A wave of changes and challenges ripple through how we learn, teach and live.  Yet, as Grant Schools, we shall stand the test of time and remain at the forefront of educational excellence as we have always been.
 
Looking ahead, the Grant Schools Council shall continue to serve as the guardian of quality education by playing a prominent role in advising on education policies, being a learning organisation that continuously transforms and transcends itself while retaining the distinctive characters of our respective Christian missions, and facilitating the spiritual formation of members for the greater glory of God.
 
In the face of a volatile and uncertain future, we shall keep marching on, as one, with faith, hope, and love in realising the educational ideals of our founders – as a token of our gratitude for their vision, courage, and commitment laid out a century ago, blessed with God’s love.
 
May God continue to bless the Council with the riches of His grace.
 
 
Warren CHUNG
Chairman of the Grant Schools Council, 2021-22 
3rd row : Ms. Melaine Lee, Sr. Margaret Wong, Sr. Veronica Fok, Ms. W.F. Wong, Dr. Davis Chan, Mr. W.S. Tong
2nd row : Mr Dion Chen, Ms. Bella Leung, Mrs. Stella Lau, Ms. Y.Y. Ngan, Ms. Daphne Ho, Mr. Francis Kwan
1st row : Mr. Ronnie Cheng, Mr. Lawrence Law, Mr. Kenneth Law, Mr. Frederick Poon, Dr. Warren Chung, Ms. Emily Wong, Ms. Janet Wong, Ms. Maggie Chau, Mrs. Cherry Chan
Not in the photo : Mr. Dennis Yuen

Executive Committee 2021-2022

Dr. Warren Chung

Chairperson

Mr. Frederick Poon

Vice Chairperson

Ms. Emily Wong

Hon. Secretary

Mr. Kenneth Law

Hon. Treasurer

Mr. Ronnie Cheng

(Past Chairman) Committee Member

Mr. Lawrence Law

Committee Member

Ms. Janet Wong

Committee Member

Ms. Maggie Chau

Committee Member

Mrs. Cherry Chan

Committee Member

Sub-Committees

Ms. Maggie Chau

GSC 80th Anniversary Celebration (Joint Service) Sub-Committee

Mrs. Stella Lau

GSC Retreat / Excursion Sub-Committee

Mr. Lawrence Law

GSC Professional Development Sub-Committee

Mr. Kenneth Law

GSC Publicity Sub-Committee