Whole-school Language Policy
Our school uses English as the medium of instruction in most of the classes in junior forms. To cater for learner diversity, some subjects in S.1-S.3 are taught in Chinese supplemented with extended learning activities in English. For details, refer to “Subjects offered 2022/23 and 2023/24” and our school webpage. Our policy is to create a language-rich environment to train students to become bi-literate and tri-lingual. The policy is implemented through tri-lingual assemblies, Top Readers Awards, English Speaking Days, English activities and Putonghua Club, etc.
Learning & Teaching Strategies
We aim at enhancing learning and teaching effectiveness through curriculum planning and adaptation, teachers’ collaboration, multiple learning activities and assessment for learning. Through the implementation of school-based curriculum, we strategically incorporate life-wide learning in our teaching and student learning. Our teachers plan lessons collaboratively, arrange lesson study and share their teaching experiences and resources regularly. Our teachers also take part in various professional development programmes organized by EDB. In addition, we strive for additional resources in order to raise the quality of learning and teaching, such as joining Seed Projects of Education Bureau on curriculum development and applying for QEF Fund. A variety of assessment tools are used to provide teachers with comprehensive information about student learning in order to enhance learning and teaching effectiveness. Our school implements the “Study Skills Programme” in junior secondary to cultivating self-directed learning. Besides, our English Department participated in the Hong Kong Jockey Club funded project, “Diversity at School”, to cater for students’ learning diversity. Our QEF project ‘Establishment of multi-purpose learning spaces to promote school-based STEM learning and teaching’ will continue to carry on.
Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity
There are afterschool homework guidance classes for S.1 and S.2. Remedial classes for S.1-S.6 students are held after school. To cater for students’ learning interest and learning needs, S.4 to S.6 classes are split into groups. Subject panels and committees have formulated strategies and after school support classes to cater for student diversity. In the current academic year our English Department participated in the Hong Kong Jockey Club funded project, “Diversity at School”, to cater for students’ learning diversity.
Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Students
Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: appoints additional teacher(s)/teaching assistant(s) to support NCS students’ learning of Chinese; arranging intensive Chinese learning and teaching mode(s), e.g. pull-out learning if necessary, split-class/group learning, etc.; developing school-based Chinese Language curriculum and/or adapting learning and teaching materials; organizing cultural integration activities; and courses equipping students for internationally recognized Chinese Language assessments.