We are committed, with Christ as The All Exemplary, to providing a holistic Christian Education which fosters the sound development of students in the ethical, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and spiritual spheres, and which encourages students to take the initiative to learn, to explore solutions innovatively, to develop individual potentials, and to enjoy a harmonious but disciplined campus life, thereby instilling the habit of life-long learning, the ability of adapting to changes, the drive for self-discipline, and the expression of self-confidence, in an endeavour to contribute to the future well-being of the community and mother country.
*The 4 classes at each level are divided into 5 groups for small class teaching.
Every classroom is equipped with a computer, visualizer and projector, together with cabled and wireless internet connecting nodes, to support teaching. Special rooms include the Computer Assisted Learning Room, Language Room, English Activity Room, Computer Assisted Design & Technology Room, Library, Student Activity Centre, Indoor Sports Hall, etc. The Sports Field covers over 20,000 square feet and may be used as a multipurpose training/games venue for basketball, handball, softball, volleyball, etc.
Criteria for interview selections: EDB's Applicant Rank Order List for S.1 Discretionary Places 40%; School Internal Assessments in Chinese, English and Mathematics 10%; Conduct 20%; ECA's and Awards 30%. Admission criteria: Assessment score for interview selection 40%; Power of communication and analysis in Chinese at interview 20%; Skills and power of expression in English at interview 40%.
The S.1 Orientation Day is held in mid July. A 3-week Summer Bridging Programme is tailored for pre-S1 students and takes place in July/August. In addition, the S1 Class Teachers meet the parents of all S1 intakes during the S1 Parents Day on the Saturday just before the new school year, and a parenting talk is arranged on the same day. In S1, students are supported by two guidance programmes. They are "Learning to Learn" and the "Angel Project". The programmes enable students to master the study skills necessary in secondary education and to provide peer support from senior forms for their adaptation to the school life.
Extra-curricular activities have a positive influence in the development of personal interest, character, social networks and interpersonal skills. It is counted as a major element of our school education. The extra-curricular clubs of our school fall into 4 categories:
|Chinese Association, English Association, Mathematics Club, Science Club,
Liberal Studies Club, English Speech and Drama Club, Putonghua Club,
Chinese Speech Team, Christian Fellowship, etc
|Services||Scout and Girl Guides, Red Cross, Community Youth Club,
Hong Kong Award for Young People, Junior Police Call, Library Club,
Environmental Conservation Club, Exordium Editing Team, etc
|Cultural||Computer Club, Drama Club, Debating Club, Home Economics Club,
Choir and Music Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Design & Technology Club,
Astronomy Club, Horticulture Club, Dance Club, Chinese Music Ensemble, Photography Club, Comic Study Club, etc
|Sports||Sports Club, Judo Club, Basketball Club, Football Club, Softball Club,
Badminton Club, Table Tennis Club, Tennis Club, Fencing Club etc
The Student Association co-ordinates with the clubs and approves budgets. Through activities organized by the Club Committees and monitored by their Teacher Advisors, students are able to explore their potentials, and so develop their strengths and heighten their civic awareness.
The school advocates a healthy lifestyle among students through formal curriculum and extracurricular activities on diverse themes. We work closely with the Department of Health to implement the Adolescent Health Programme among S1 & 2 students. A wide range of life skills are introduced in class periods through this programme. The school also collaborates with the YWCA and the Lutheran Cheer-evergreen Centre to implement the Healthy School Programme, which aims at instilling a positive life attitude and an anti-drug awareness.
The Principal works together with the Administrative and Development Committee to formulate school policies and to review the school performance profile. The two Assistant Principals are responsible for academic and student affairs respectively. The school routines are operated through a committee system. Moreover, students can also raise their viewpoints on school policies through the Student Assoication and Student Council.
Energy saving, waste reduction, waste recycling and greening of the campus are adopted as our school green policies. Through the activities organized by the Environmental Conservation Club and the Green Prefects Scheme, students are educated to live out a green life. We also participate in the Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme, Climate Youth Network and School and Home Energy Saving Scheme, aiming at nurturing a responsible life attitude among students towards the environment, and the awareness of social and global issues related to conservation.
English is adopted as the teaching medium, except in Chinese Language, Chinese History, Biblical Knowledge and non-academic subjects; but we also emphasize the masteries of both English and Chinese languages. Different pedagogical approaches, such as debate and drama, are incorporated into classroom teaching as a means to enhance learning effectiveness. Students are given an opportunity to learn a third language. Japanese is offered in junior forms as an extra-curricular activity, but in senior forms as a formal subject, and students sit the Cambridge International Examination in S6.
Multiple teaching-learning modes are encouraged. Interactive elements such as web learning, field trips, project work are integrated systematically into formal curriculum with a view to enhancing students' creativity and expressive power. In junior forms, consolidation in languages and mathematics are made possible through small class teaching or remedial classes. Debate and drama elements are introduced to enrich the learning experiences in language classes. Collaborating with the Language Learning Support Section of EDB, the Language-across-the-Curriculum Project is implemented to enhance the language learning effectiveness through the concerted effort of different departments. In senior forms, diverse curriculum is provided to meet the talents and interests of different students. Apart from the core subjects, students can choose 2 or 3 subjects from 10 electives, together with Japanese and Applied Learning. The curriculum is designed to broaden their knowledge base and hone their generic skills to nurture a positive learning attitude and build a solid foundation for whole person development.
The Personal, Social and Humanity Studies in S1 and 2 are integrated to form a school-based curriculum - Integrated Humanities. Thematic and macroscopic approaches are adopted as the principles for constructing the course framework. Students are therefore nurtured to develop multi-perspective thinking habits and passion towards the country and the society.
The school aims at cultivating students' reading habits and widening their scope of reading. All students join the Popular Award Scheme organized by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union for extensive reading in Chinese and the Hong Kong Public Library Reading Programme for Children and Youth for extensive reading in English. The school together with the student reading ambassadors organizes various activities to promote the reading atmosphere. Two Morning Reading Sessions are arranged in every cycle.
Subject homepages and the eClass learning platform have been set up. They enhance communication within subject panels and extend students' learning beyond the classrooms. To strengthen the interaction in lessons, iPads have been adapted in teaching both inside and outside classroom.
Divided into small groups, students in Secondary 1-3 are engaged in cross-curricular project studies initiated by both students and teacher mentors. Five afternoon sessions are arranged for students in each group to report progress and seek advice from their teacher mentors so as to better the skills in handling their inquiry studies. School-based programmes covering core value elements in the fields of moral, civic, careers, sex, environmental and Christian education are provided by the related specific teams under the co-ordination of the Life Education Committee. The programmes, conducted either in Class Teacher's Periods or infused into mass activities, aim to address topics of common teens' interests.
IT learning is facilitated by a wired LAN covering all school blocks. The provision of data nodes and LCD projectors in every classroom and special room enables an easy access to computers and internet. As the school intranet, an e-class platform, and campus Wifi access network have been commonly used with focuses on interaction, teaching and learning may now be extended beyond classroom.
Different subjects, on the basis on their natures, have their own plan for and emphases on developing generic skills among students; but in some skills, such as communication and critical thinking, collaboration across disciplines is stressed to bring about concerted learning effect. Cross-curricular project learning is conducted in S1 to 3 as a way for students to sharpen the skills.
Small class teaching is implemented in junior forms. The 4 classes in each form are subdivide d into 5 groups according to students' learning abilities. After-school consolidation programmes in the three core subjects, English, Chinese and Mathematics, are organized. Moreover, at the start of the year, the Guidance Committee organizes the "Learning to Learn Scheme" for S1 students to establish good learning habits and skills among them. "Sunshine Classroom" is a guidance programme targeting underperforming junior form students, with a view to strengthening their motivation in studies. Students with special education needs receive support as well.
The school treasures home-school cooperation, and proactively strengthens the link with parents. In collaboration with the Parent-Teacher Association, parenting talks, workshops and outdoor activities are held focusing on a theme set annually. Parents’ voices are welcome through direct contacts with the school personnel, and in consultative meetings organized by the PTA. The firmly established home-school partnership facilitates the whole-person development of our students.
Holistic education, good conduct and self-discipline are emphasized. A harmonious and studious campus is established by the concerted efforts of teachers and students. We also highly regard leadership development. Students are encouraged to explore their potential through participation in extra-curricular activities and services. Peer support comes from the Student Helpers Scheme and Angel Project, whereby senior level students help their younger schoolmates in the junior classes to adapt to the campus life and review study methods. The harmonious relationship is also conducive to creating a caring and supportive learning atmosphere within this school.
To enhance students' learning outcome through improving language proficiency, developing self-regulatory learning habits and addressing diverse learning needs.
To enable students to fully realize their potentials through character-building.
To develop the school into a learning organization.
The Staff Development Committee holds school-based staff development workshops on common issues that cater to the teachers' professional needs. They are also encouraged to attend courses, seminars and training programmes periodically for perspectives and enhancement. In the coming two years, a Language-across-Curriculum Project will be implemented, and funded by REES. It aims at building up the collaboration between language and non-language teachers, and therefore enhancing the students' ability to apply English in different subject contexts.