(I) The Origins of True Light Middle School of Hong Kong
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, the second girls’ college in Guangzhou, but the first of its kind in terms of girls’ boarding in this provincial capital. This female missionary is our school founder, Ms Harriet Newell Noyes (那夏理女士) (1844-1924). Her religious zeal laid the foundations for the school’s future development in education.
(II) The development of The True Light Middle School of Hong Kong
The school has thrived since its establishment in Hong Kong in 1935. True Light Middle School of Hong Kong got its start as a primary school. Under the guidance of God and with the efforts of the staff, it has developed into an educational institution comprising a kindergarten, a primary school and a secondary school. This “through-train” mode of operation enables the inculcation of school spirit and coherence in both teaching and learning. Our development is also able to suit the educational trends and meet the requirements of the time.