Heep Yunn School offers students a lot of opportunities to develop their own interests and realize their potential outside formal school syllabus. The guiding principles for providing co-curricular activities are to:
- provide students with an all-round education
- promote education for life
- cultivate internationalism and respect for other cultures
- adapt to the local environment and allow students to maintain a strong sense of cultural identity
Currently, Heep Yunn has over 60 co-curricular programmes organized by the departments (as an extension to the curriculum) and the various groups or organizations co-ordinated under the Co-Curricular Activities Committee.
- Student Association
- Debate and Public Speaking
- Language Arts
- Visual Arts
The Student Association (SA) consists of an Executive Committee and Student Council. The Executive Committee serves as a coordinator between the school and the student body including the five houses and the subordinate teams, ambassadors, clubs and societies.
Divided into 8 departments, the SA devotes herself to organizing a wide range of extra-curricular activities, major school functions and providing welfare services. Activities like Inter-house Singing Contest, Inter-house Sports Competition and Foundation Day, forums and seminars are organised annually.
The Student Council is made up of representatives from each class, to articulate and gather student opinions. It promotes efficient communication between students and the School.
Departments of Student Association
Teams & Ambassadors
Debating Team (English)
Debating Team (Chinese)
Debating Team (Putonghua)
Drama Group & EMI Drama Team
Voluntary Service Team
Clubs & Societies
Community Youth Club
Earth Sciences Society
Girl Guides – 4th West Kowloon Company
Heritage & Cultural Society
Home Economics Society
Korean Cultural Society
Library Club and Library Prefects
Mathematics & Chess Club
Covering a wide range of sports activities, Heep Yunn houses 20 sports teams and all of them, indeed, have reached a very high standard.Since 1984, Heep Yunn has dominated girls’ sports in the Hong Kong and Kowloon regions and continued to be the overall champion of the much-coveted BOC(HK) Bauhinia Bowl Award (formerly the Omega Rose Bowl).
We have a sports membership of around 400 students – nearly one third of our school population. Teams practise 2 to 3 times weekly on campus where available to ensure a strong unity and cohesion among the athletes.
The music department offers an uncommonly large number of musical groups and instrumental classes for students to further their music education outside the classroom. With 4 choirs, 5 orchestral groups and various instrumental classes, students have ample opportunities to develop their musical talents in Heep Yunn.
Intermediate Mixed Choir (Heep Yunn School & Diocesan Boys’ School)
Senior Mixed Choir (Heep Yunn School & Wah Yan College, Kowloon)
Chinese Percussion Ensemble
With the aims to promote the art of debate and eloquence of speech among students, and to enhance students’ critical thinking skills and global awareness, the three Debating Teams (Chinese, English and Putonghua) focus on students’ multi-dimensional development, while continuing the participation in inter-school debating competitions and speaking events locally and internationally. Our school is also one of the first few schools in Hong Kong to set up a Putonghua debating team a put a lot of effort in fostering debate-related exchange programmes with schools in Asia.
- Overseas Debating and Public Speaking Competitions
- Hong Kong Model United Nations (MUN)
- Inter-school debates
- Inter-school friendly debates
- Inter-class debates
- Mock Trial
- All-round training programmes on speaking, debating and thinking skills
A holistic approach to drama education has been in place to foster students’ artistic and aesthetic development. In addition to the 3-year junior drama curriculum, students are given ample opportunities to appreciate drama and experience the marking of drama in professional theatres through the activities organised by the Drama Group and the EMI Drama Team.
- Drama Appreciation Trips
- Drama Camp
- Drama Workshops
- Drama exchanges with local, mainland and overseas schools
- Hong Kong School Drama Festival
- English Drama Festival
- Shakespeare the World-wide Classroom
- School Concert
- Drama Night- “Muse”
Elegance comes from wisdom, while reading unlocks wisdom of life. To equip our students with trilingual abilities and nurture them to become effective communicators, our school offers extensive co-curricular language activities to students. Our students often prove themselves graced with language competence and creativity by staging themselves to go with the accolade in various local and international competitions.
International/ National/ Inter-school Speech/ Reading & Writing Competitions
Joint School Creative Writing Programme
Putonghua promotion activities by Putonghua Ambassadors
Special efforts have been made to develop students’ interest in Science and their scientific way of thinking. Internally, the Science Week is held annually by the Science Ambassadors, a team of dedicated budding student scientists. The STEAM Education programme, together with the junior science curriculum, has provide ample opportunities for each and every student to explore and apply scientific knowledge in everyday lives. Students are encouraged to join external local and international science competitions or interflow programmes. Our students’ success in inter-school science competitions in Hong Kong has earned them valuable chances of international exposure through representing Hong Kong in science competitions abroad.
- International Junior Science/ Mathematics Olympiad
- Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
- Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition
- China Adolescents Science & Technology Invention Contest
- SME- Students Safety & Health Creative Design Competition
- Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition
- Younger Members Exhibition and Conference
- InnoTech month
- Science Week
Art appreciation and art making are integrated in a holistic Visual Arts curriculum. To enhance students’ understanding of the contemporary art scene, they are exposed to different artists and media in the Artist-in-school programme and are encouraged to explore different media by attending different kinds of workshops and master classes beyond the classroom:
- Graphic design
- Fashion design
- Chinese calligraphy
- Chinese painting
- Ceramics and sculpture
- Site-specific art
Civic awareness and interdisciplinary knowledge are instilled in the visual arts programme to cultivate a sense of social responsibility. Students serve the community and contribute to society through art making and showcase their creativity through different kinds of media. Their achievements are recognised in different ways, including awards, scholarships and exhibitions locally and abroad.