History
Feb.11, 1925

MCS opens with 12 students in the convent parlour at 103 Austin Road with Sr Mary Paul in charge.

1931

The school moves to Prince Edward Road.

1935

Sr Ann Mary Farrell replaces Sr Mary Paul as Principal of the Secondary Section.

1937

The new building at Waterloo Road and Boundary Street becomes the new MCS.

1941

The Sisters have to leave H.K. because of the Japanese Occupation.

1945

The Sisters return to H.K. and reopened the school.

1950

MCS celebrates its Silver Anniversary. The MCS Former Students’ Association is formed.

1959

Sr Mary de Ricci replaces Sr Ann Mary as Principal.

1960

The Secondary School moves into a new building at 5 Ho Tung Road built because of a significant increase in the number of students. The Primary School remains in the Waterloo Road building under Sr Ann Lewandoski.

1961

Sr Miriam Xavier replaces Sr Ann Lewandoski as Primary Principal.

1965

Sr Rose Duchesne replaces Sr Mary de Ricci as Principal of the Secondary Section.

1967

Sr Marie Corinne Rost succeeds Sr Miriam Xavier as Principal of the Primary Section.
The Maryknoll Student Association is set up for the Secondary Section under the guidance of Sr Jeanne Houlihan.

1969

Mrs Hilda Kan becomes Principal of the Primary Section p.m. Session.

1971

An experimental administrative system, a Staff Council, is set up in the Secondary Section. Ms Nancy Yu replaces Sr Teresa Perkes as Vice-Principal of the Secondary Section .

1972

Sr Jeanne Houlihan becomes Principal of the Secondary Section.

1974

Mrs Lydia Huang becomes the second Vice-Principal of the Secondary Section.

1975

Golden Anniversary of Maryknoll Convent School.

1977

Sr Marie Corinne Rost becomes Supervisor of the Primary Section. Mrs Elsie Wong becomes Principal of the Primary Section (a.m. Session).

1983

Sr Rose Duchesne replaces Sr Marie Corinne Rost as Supervisor of the Primary Section.

1985

Diamond Jubilee of Maryknoll Convent School
Sr Marya Zaborowski replaces Sr Rose Duchesne as Supervisor of the Primary Section.

1986

Mrs Jennie Chan becomes Vice-Principal and Ms Edith Wong, Senior Council Member of the Secondary Section.

Jan. 1987

Mrs Lydia Huang replaces Sr Jeanne Houlihan as the first lay Principal of the Secondary Section . Sr Jeanne remains Supervisor.

1988

Sr Jeanne Houlihan replaces Sr Marya Zaborowski as Supervisor of the Primary Section.

1989

The Prefect system is revived for the Secondary Section to help students become more self-disciplined.

Jan. 1991

Sr Agnes Cazale replaces Sr Jeanne Houlihan as Supervisor of the Secondary Section.

1991

Mrs Lydia Huang replaces Sr Jeanne Houlihan as Supervisor of the Primary Section.
Ms Edith Wong becomes the Principal Assistant Mistress of the Secondary Section.
Ms Patricia Hong becomes the second Vice-Principal of the Secondary Section.

May 1992

The MCS Educational Trust is founded to advance education at Maryknoll.

Jan. 1995

The Jockey Club Wing of the Secondary Section is opened.

Sept. 1995

Mrs Sophie Hsu replaces Mrs Jennie Chan as one of the Vice-Principals of the Secondary Section.
Mrs Teresa Chow replaces Mrs Elsie Wong as Principal of the Primary Section (p.m. Session).

Sept. 1996

Mrs Winifred Lin replaces Mrs Sophie Hsu as one of the Vice-Principals of the Secondary Section.
Ms Edith Wong retires as Principal Assistant Mistress.

1997

Mrs Hilda Kan retires as Principal of the Primary Section (p.m. Session).
The Primary Section turns into a whole-day school with Mrs Teresa Chow as Principal and Ms Joyce Fong as Vice-Principal.

Jan. 1997

Mrs Gloria Ko replaces Mrs Lydia Huang as Principal of the Secondary Section.

Feb. 1998

The Jockey Club Wing of the Primary Section is opened.

Sept. 1999

Ms Patricia Hong resigns as Vice-Principal of the Secondary Section.

2000

75th Anniversary of Maryknoll Convent School.

Feb. 2001

The School Advisory Committee (SAC) is set up to replace the Staff Council of the Secondary Section.

July 2001

The General Staff Assembly (GSA) is set up for the Secondary Section.

Sept. 2001

Ms Melaine Lee becomes the second Vice-Principal of the Secondary Section.
Mrs Josephine Lo replaces Ms Joyce Fong as Vice-Principal of the Primary Section.

Dec. 2001

The Maryknoll Convent School (Primary Section) Parent-Teacher Association is set up.

June 2002

The Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section) Parent-Teacher Association is set up.

Sept. 2002

Mrs Winifred Lin replaces Mrs Gloria Ko as Principal of the Secondary Section.
Ms Cynthia Ho replaces Mrs Winifred Lin as one of the Vice-Principals of the Secondary Section.

Sept. 2003

Mrs Josephine Lo replaces Mrs Teresa Chow as Principal of the Primary Section.
Ms Maria Cheng replaces Mrs Josephine Lo as Vice-Principal of the Primary Section.

2005

80th Anniversary of Maryknoll Convent School

Feb. 2005

The Rogers Annex of the Secondary Section is opened.

July 2005

The Maryknoll Convent School Foundation is founded to succeed the Maryknoll Sisters as the Sponsoring Body of Maryknoll Convent School.

August 2005

Sr Jeanne Houlihan replaces Sr Agnes Cazale as Supervisor of the Secondary Section.

Sept. 2006

Ms Melaine Lee replaces Mrs Winifred Lin as Principal of the Secondary Section.
An administration team with shared leadership following Maryknoll Sisters’ administration model is set up. It consists of the Principal and Team Heads of Curriculum & Academic Affairs (Mrs Olivia Chao), General Resources Management (Ms Cynthia Ho), Student Development (Ms Anna Chiu) and School Development (Mr Aloysius Lee).

May 2007

MCS celebrates the 70th Anniversary of having moved into the school building at Waterloo Road and Boundary Street.

May 16, 2008

MCS school building at Waterloo Road and Boundary Street (including the convent building) is declared a monument under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance.

Sept. 2008

Ms Doris Yuen becomes the second Vice-Principal of the Primary Section.

Nov. 2008

Mrs Helen Yu Lai Ching Ping replaces Mrs Lydia Huang as Supervisor of the Primary Section.

2010

85th Anniversary of Maryknoll Convent School

July 2011

Dr Maria Lee Lai Wan replaces Sr Jeanne Houlihan as Supervisor of the Secondary Section.

Sept. 2011

The administration team of the Secondary Section started in 2006 has further expanded. The 4 teams are headed by core groups instead of team heads. A representative from each core group becomes ex-officio members of the School Advisory Council. Ms Cynthia Ho remains the only PGM (Vice-Principal).

2012

Centennial year of the Maryknoll Sisters

August 31, 2013

The Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) replaces the School Management Committee to manage the school.

Sept, 2013

Mr Herbert Ma becomes the second Vice-Principal of the Secondary Section.

Sept, 2014

Ms Ivy Ng replaces Ms Maria Cheng as Vice-Principal of the Primary Section.

Feb. 11 2015

90th Anniversary of Maryknoll Convent School. Laying and Blessing of the Time Capsule in the Centennial Garden of Peace.