Language Policies

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Bilingual Policy

We aim at training students to be biliterate and trilingual.

(1) English as the medium of instruction for subjects

In order to provide students with more opportunities to use English, English is taught according to students' abilities in subjects such as Mathematics, Integrated Science, Computer Literacy, Music, and Technology and Life. Textbooks, assignments and assessments are all English-based. By using English as the medium of instruction, students will be able to enhance their English reading and writing skills through subject learning. Students can increase their exposure to English and improve their English proficiency.

Elective subjects in our NSS curriculum are also provided in English. Students can choose the medium of instruction for their elective subjects according to their language ability.

Language Policies

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(2) Extended Learning Activities in English (ELA) at all junior high school levels

 

Models include.

1. Allocating some sessions of individual

    subjects to revisit concepts and content

    taught in English.

2. Teaching individual modules or topics in

    English through the mode of language

    across curricular.

3. Strengthening the bridging courses for the

    relevant subjects to facilitate a smooth 

    transition to English learning at the senior

    secondary level.

4. Providing students with relevant English

    learning materials and vocabulary for each

    subject.

 

Overall, the school aims at improving the English proficiency of students from junior to senior secondary curricula to meet their future needs for tertiary education and career advancement.

Learning and Teaching Features

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Curriculum Diversity

Our school offers a balanced and broad curriculum to cater to the interests, abilities and needs of students. Our "school-based curriculum" meets the requirements of the public examinations of the four core subjects in the senior secondary curriculum. The school is also committed to developing "lifewide learning" through a variety of co-curricular activities in different learning areas, such as overseas exchange, field trips, museum visits, leadership training and orienteering, to provide students with diversified learning opportunities and enrich their learning experience.

Cross-curricular reading

Our school emphasizes the importance of reading. The nicely-designed school library provides a good reading environment for students. The library has a special collection of Chinese language and literature books to improve students' Chinese literacy and an extensive English reading collection to cultivate students' English reading habit of different genres. The school also offers reading promotion activities, such as weekly teachers' recommendations of books, reading assemblies, etc., in order to broaden students' horizons, increase their interest in reading, and improve their reading abilities under teachers' guidance. The school also has a reading journal program, through which students are encouraged to record their experiences and reflections on their reading journey.

Learning and Teaching Features

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E-learning

In this era of information technology, proper online learning is very important to students. Our school started to develop e-learning for some time and has been a pioneer school in Hong Kong in collaboration with the Education Bureau. With upgraded Wifi 6 network, teachers have made use of various e-learning platform Apps, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), Pear Deck, Kahoot! and Quizlet, to integrate into their daily teaching and learning, so that students can enhance their learning effectiveness. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has been also implemented policy to promote e-learning through one-personone- computer. All of these enhance students' information literacy and equip them with IT skills for the future.

Collaborative learning

Peer learning has made learning more effectively in our school. With different teaching groups, discussions and diversified learning activities, students can learn from each other. We also encourage students to form study groups under the guidance of teachers, and to study together after school to consolidate their knowledge to enhance their learning motivation and to support one another.

Learning and Teaching Features

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Theme-based learning programs

Our Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics classes are taught in small groups, with an average of 15-25 students per class, which allows teachers to provide better individual attention on the one hand, and ability-based streaming on the other, so that learning differences can be more effectively catered for.

Assessment for learning

The school put emphasis on assessment for learning. Teachers effectively use the data collected from uniform tests and exams throughout the year to tackle students’ learning difficulties by making use of good questioning techniques, activities, presentation, group projects etc. With a variety of assessments, teachers can provide timely feedback to students’ performance and discover the strengths and weaknesses of students. Thus, teaching strategies can be adjusted to strengthen the learning effectiveness.​​

Class Structure

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There are always four classes at each level. In order to cater to the learning diversity of our students, we have small group classes of about 15-25 students in Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Civic and Social Development (formerly known as Liberal Studies) to better cater to the learning needs of our students.

Small Group Teaching

 

"We want to make sure every student gets the right care."

  • Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, and Liberal Studies are taught in small groups.

  • The average group size is about 15-25 students, so as to achieve "teaching according to ability".

Dual Class Teacher System

To provide each class with better care and more personal character development

Junior Secondary School Curriculum (S1 - S3)

Chinese Language Education

  • Chinese language

  • Putonghua

  • English Language

Science Education

  • Integrated Science

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

  • Computer Literacy

  • Technology and Life

  • STEM

  • Life and Society

  • Chinese History

  • History

  • Geography

  • Religious Education

  • Visual art

  • Music

  • Physical Education

Senior Secondary School Curriculum (S4 - S6)

Core subjects

  • Chinese language

  • English Language

  • Mathematics

  • Citizenship and Social Development

​Arts

  • Chinese Literature

  • Chinese History

  • History

  • Economy

  • Geography

Science

  • Physics

  • Chemical

  • Biology

  • Information and Communication Technology

  • Mathematics Extended part - Module 1
    (Calculus and Statistics)

Business

  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies

Art

  • Visual Arts

Applied Learning Courses (F4 - F5)

Theme-based Learning Programs

Japanese

Music

  • Life Planning

  • Religious Education and Ethics

  • Physical Education

Other Learning Experiences

  • Moral and Civic Education

  • Intelligence Development

  • Sports and Arts Development

  • Social Service

  • Experience related to business and management work

  • Extracurricular activities: One person, one activity (communication, music, sports, visual arts, uniform team, etc.)

  • All-round learning activities: such as interdisciplinary learning, project study, study tour, overseas exchange, etc.

  • Inter-school competition experience: e.g., recitation (Chinese, English, Chinese), music, physical education, writing, drama, STEM, etc.

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