School Motto

Truth & Love

"TRUTH" stands for knowledge and "LOVE" of God is embodied in love of our fellow-men.
Triangle: God
Circle: World
Lamp: Knowledge & Truth
Flame: Love
Cross: Christ is Truth & Love

Vision & Mission


"Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love"
(1 Cor 13:13)

Tak Oi Secondary School was founded in 1970 in response to the needs of the Hong Kong society and the request of the Catholic Bishop Lawrence Bianchi. At that time, the Government was developing the area of Tsz Wan Shan, a district near Wong Tai Sin in East Kowloon.

The official opening of the school and unveiling of the plaque was officiated by Mr. J. Canning, Director of Education in 1971.

The name of the school "Tak Oi" meaning charity, was specially chosen to complete the theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love, which are also the names of the M.I.C. schools in Hong Kong.

School Song

Tak Oi to you we sing joyfully,
Tak Oi our grateful hearts filled with love,
Recall anew the lessons of life,
We learnt while preparing for strife,
Love and Truth that's the motto high,
Red and White our colours fly.

Midst towering blocks of Tsz Wan Shan,
Where mountains, clouds and mankind meet,
Stands our dear school Tak Oi ever bright,
Where we learnt of sharing knowledge truth and light,
Keen, Brave, Devoted, we have become,
Through God we learnt to live and be true,
Searching for knowledge, wisdom and truth,
Tak Oi you guide us all by God's light.
(Repeat Chorus)

In your halls a fount of knowledge lies,
You nourished us with truth and love,
Alma Mater we give thanks to you,
For what you taught us indeed set us free,
Tak Oi you lead us all on our way,
God's will you teach us all to obey,
Dear school we love you we thank you always,
Tak Oi you guide us all by God's light.
(Repeat Chorus)