Curriculum

Introduction to the core curriculum

Chinese Language:

The Chinese Language curriculum aims at providing all-rounded language learning experience to students. The curriculum seeks to develop on the following aspects:

  • A balanced ability to read, speak, listen and write as well as other integrated skills
  • The ability to appreciate language arts and literature with particular emphasis on Chinese literature.
  • Strengthening moral education while fostering understanding, reflection and recognition of Chinese culture.
  • To encourage independent and critical thinking alongside creativity.
  • To foster an interest in extensive reading.
  • To provide a variety of learning materials and cater for students' need.

English Language:

Schools are encouraged to continue with the good practices that they have developed which are in line with the recommended curriculum developments. More importantly, they are encouraged to enhance learners'experience by providing a language-rich environment through:

  • providing greater opportunities for learners to use English for purposeful communication both inside and outside the classroom;
  • making use of learner-centred instruction to encourage learner independence;
  • making greater use of literary or imaginative texts to develop critical thinking and encourage free expression and creativity; and
  • promoting language development strategies, values and attitudes that are conducive to effective, independent and lifelong learning.

Mathematics:

Mathematics is a crucial element in students' development. It is one of core subjects which makes mathematics an essential learning area in the curriculum.

Teaching objectives:

  • To be able to facilitate Maths learning with information technology in order to adapt to the ever-changing environment.
  • To teach the students to learn and equip themselves with the necessary experience and techniques. To help the students to think logically, creatively and critically by applying the knowledge learnt during lesson.
  • To build up confidence and the correct attitude in Maths learning and to learn to appreciate the intricateness in Maths.

Liberal Studies:

This course is designed to help students to acquire knowledge in different areas, learning different topics from multiple perspectives so as to construct personal knowledge of the world they are living in today. In the course students learns to think independently across disciplines. The following are the expected learning outcomes:

  • To understand current issues concerning personal, social, international and global matters.
  • To be a knowledgeable and responsible citizen who recognizes her identity.
  • To respect different cultures and outlooks and to be able to think critically and independently.
  • To master the skills for life-long learning.

Extended Curriculum

Project Learning:

Junior secondary students will investigate into three topics; namely "Personal Growth", "History and Culture" and "Science and Technology". Through the projects, we hope students can:

  • Effectively apply knowledge, skills, attitude and values.
  • Consolidate knowledge and acquire a self-learning attitude.
  • Acquire generic skills such as problem solving, cooperation, I.T. skills and effective communication.

Environmental Protection Education:

Through different environmental protection programmes, we hope students can:

  • Acquire knowledge, passion and appropriate attitude.
  • Promote environmental protection to the community.
  • Be an environmentally friendly person who supports sustainable development.

Civic Education:

Through organizing different activities, we hope students can:

  • Be creative citizens who can think independently and critically.
  • Assert their national identity.
  • Be a person who cares for the community.
  • Be a person of integrity.

Learning from Reading:

We organize various reading programmes. Through this programmes, we hope students can:

  • Improve their communication skills, academic capacity and language ability.
  • Acquire logical thinking in the course of comprehension.
  • Be open-minded enough so as to embrace different viewpoints, values and cultures.
  • Enrich their knowledge to face the challenges of life.

I.T. Learning:

By joining various programmes during lessons and after school, we hope students can:

  • Acquire the I.T. skills for their studies and career.
  • Acquire the skills and attitude of self-learning.

Subjects offered in Junior and Senior Secondary Forms

Subject

Junior

Senior

Chinese Language

English Language

Mathematics

Mathematics: Extended Part I   s

Liberal Studies

English Literature   s

Chinese Literature

 

Chinese History

History (EMI & CMI)

Geography

Art / Visual Art (HKDSE)

Integrated Science

 

Biology

 

Physics

 

Chemistry

 

Computer Studies

 

Information & Communication Technology  
s

Economics

 

Business, Accounting and Financial Studies

 

Religious Studies

Putonghua

 

Home Economics

 

Music

Physical Education

NSS Class structures and lesson arrangements

Subject

Periods per week

F.4

F.5

F.6

Core Subjects

Chinese Language

7 7 7

English Language

9 8 8

Mathematics(Core)

6 6 6

Mathematics: Extended Part I

3 3 3

Liberal Studies

5 5 5

Elective Subjects

Chinese Literature
Chinese History
English Literature
History
Geography
Economics
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
Visual Arts
Information & Communication Technology
Biology
Physics
Chemistry

4

5

5

Other Learning Experience

Religious Studies
Physical Education
Music

1

1

1

School Assembly / Form Assembly / Other Activities 3 3 3

Personal Growth

The school is very concerned with the students mental health development. We hope to teach students the appropriate attitudes, values and social skills they need. To meet this, our school has adopted the following:

Class periods

  • A personal growth curriculum modified by the counseling department is introduced in class periods by the class teachers.

PATHS in S1 to S3

  • To enhance the holistic development in teenagers.
  • First layer development programme is suitable for all students.
  • Second layer development programme is designed for students with special mental need.

Big Sister Scheme

  • Students with outstanding academic performance and good conduct are selected as "Counseling ambassadors".
  • "Counseling ambassadors" are responsible for the organization of counseling activities. They also take care of the S1 students for their academic and personal needs.

School Assembly arranged by the Counseling Department

  • School Assemblies are organized by the Counseling Department a few times in a school year.

Morning Assemblies on Moral Education

  • Teachers from the Counseling Committee and the Counseling Ambassadors lead morning assemblies on Thursdays to teach students the correct moral values.

Sex Education

  • Sex Education taught by the social workers is incorporated into the curriculum.

Liberal Studies

  • Topics include personal growth, Interpersonal relations, teenage crises, psychotropic drugs and self identity etc.

Leadership training of the Counseling Ambassadors

  • To develop leadership skills in senior girls and to develop a support system for the junior girls.

Social Worker Period

  • Social Worker Periods will be held in class when necessary. The social workers conduct discussions on various topics with the student in the social worker period.

Spiritual Growth

Objectives and Beliefs

  • Through life education, evangelistic work and service to strengthen the spiritual life of our students
  • To enhance students' leadership.
  • We believe that the bible is the revelation of God, which can direct students to righteousness.
  • We trust that the Bible is the hope of mankind and to spread out the Gospel is our mission.

Belief

  • We believe in God's trinity and creation.
  • We believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that we are righteous out of faith.

Talent Development

We believe that Art is a means of expression and the representation of culture. To foster our students' artistic competence, we require ours students to do the following:

  • Learn one musical instrument or one dance from junior secondary.
  • Participate in internal or external music or art groups depending on the level attained.
  • Participate in inter-school events, examinations and performance such as:
    • The Schools Music Festival, The Schools Drama Festival
    • the ABRSM examination, Trinity examination and others.
    • Internal performance such as F.1 Form House Performance, F.3 Fashion Show, F.7 Farewell, Christmas Party, School Anniversary, PTA Performance and Singing Contests etc.
    • External activities such as the Kowloon City District Show and Community Shows.

Civic / Global Development

Objectives:

  • To motivate students to care about the community, national affairs and world events.
  • To enhance civic awareness of students, promote national education, develop independent thinking and the ability to make sound decisions.
  • To promote civic education through different internal and external activities.

Activities:

 

Event

Organizer

1

Making notice boards for social issues and world affairs

The school

2

Top Ten News Election

Hok Yau Club

3

Top 10 Policies of HKSAR Election

Wenweipo and Kowloon Chamber of Commerce

4

Current Affairs Quiz

The school

5

Quiz Competition: "Mother China and Hong Kong"

Hong Kong Youths United Association

6

New Generation Civic Ambassadors Training and Promotion Program 2010
(admitted students: 6A Siu Yuk Hang & 6B Li Sze Man)

Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association

7

"60 years in our Mother Nation" Board Exhibition and Quiz
Award Winners:
5C Kwong Wai Man, 5D Leung Ching Fong, 4C Lo Leung Heung, 3A Au Ka Yan, 3B Chan Hing, 3D Sham King Yu, 1A Li Nok Sze and 1B Lee Tin Wai

The School

8

"Our Motherland" Summer Reading Scheme
Award Winners:
Reading about our Motherland:
Second Class 4D Pun Ngon Ni
Third Class 4Cee Moonfier
Thinking about our Motherland:
Merit: 4B Lee Wing Lam
Research on our Motherland:
First Class: 3D Lee Ka Yan
Second Class: 3D Chong Wing Yee

The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong

9

Visit to the Legislative Council and the High Court

The School

10

Research on the Recognition of National Identity Among Secondary Students

The School