仁 慈 爱 物， 悲 天 悯 人。
Humanity At Phor Tay High School, the welfare of our students is the primary consideration in every area of our operations. We practise the concept of a caring school. We aim to inculcate in students the values of love and kindness towards their fellow students and all members of society.
慎 以 处 事，谨 以 修 己。
Mindfulness We believe in providing an all-round education. We aim to develop students who are academically, spiritually and morally strong.
勤 于 求 学， 勇 于 服 务。
Diligence We want to instil the value of hard work in our students so that they will be able to achieve their goals in life.
毅 力 坚 强， 百 折 不 挠。
Perseverance Our students will be mentally strong and be able to face any challenges with full confidence.