“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”
Spiral curriculum design, sustaining and deepening vocational education
Life planning education is integrated in our S1 to S6 curriculum to help students understand themselves and enhance their abilities in self-planning, goal setting and self-reflections. By understanding the multiple pathways when it comes to life planning, students acquire the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes so as to make informed decisions according to their own interests, strengths and preferences.
Business-School Collaboration, exploring the business world
Through business-school partnership programmes and assistance from different sectors, diversified career exploration activities are organised, including talks and workshops by professionals of different fields, and internship schemes or job shadowing programmes for senior form students. Students can learn about different careers, understand the operation and job nature of different industries, develop correct work attitudes and values. A lot of students come to their realization as far as their own career orientation is concerned and worked diligently to develop for their aspirations.
After the completion of various kinds of experiential learning, our students participate in activities sharing their learning outcomes with other students. Primary school students are one of their targets. Based on the theory of Holland Codes and their learning in Life Planning Education, our students investigate the relationship between personalities and careers with some primary school students.
Alumni network, nurturing the young talents
With a long history, our school has nurtured generations of talents in different sectors who share a zealous bond with the KTL family and provide current students with invaluable information and advice through school assemblies, lunch-time sharing, talks. In the annual “Hand-in-Hand Mentorship Programme”, they are invited to be mentors of our students to offer advice concerning their future career choices and further studies. Students are also given opportunities for internships in the workplaces of their mentors.
University-School Collaboration, experiencing university life
Different types of experiential activities, including campus visits, talks and courses, are organized for our students to know more about how university students pursue academic excellence and their multifaceted lifestyle. With a better understanding of the world-class universities in Hong Kong, our students are keen to pursue a course of study at the universities and realise the importance of equipping themselves to actualise their academic aspirations.
Boosting morale, encouraging students to strive for excellence
To encourage S6 students to aim high in the public examination, Chicken Soup for DSE Fighters is organised each year. Our principal shares her university life with students, and encourages them to look forward to their own fruitful learning journey at university. Students are also guided to set learning goals in S6 and strive for their dreams.
Ample information, knowing oneself and others
To provide students valuable insights into the nature of careers, guests of different professions are invited to share their work experience with our students on a regular basis. They do not only answer students’ queries about their professions, but also encourage them to start their life planning earlier to pursue their dreams.
Careers Day is held every year. Stalls are set up by different tertiary institutes to provide a variety of information and insights for students’ career development and for them to know more about university admission scores and requirements. There are also stalls for different HKDSE elective subjects where senior form students share their experiences and provide information about the syllabus and requirements of S4 elective subjects to the junior forms.
To support students, parents, teachers and school leaders in life planning education and career guidance, our committee collects, updates and disseminates all kinds of career information. As every individual student possesses different personal traits, teachers will help students identify their career development problems and needs, and coach them to find, develop and review their personal plans and career goals during the individual counseling sessions.
Think globally, furthering studies with no boundaries
In order to provide more information about further education in different parts of the world, talks, exchange tours and stalls are organised frequently. Through firsthand experience and better understanding, students can make the right choices for themselves. Many of our students pursue their studies in renowned universities overseas and in Mainland China, for example, Peking University and Tsinghua University.
Outcome sharing, promoting life planning education
Our team has been invited to attend various sharing activities, exchanging with our counterparts the policies, curriculum and activities of life planning education at our school. For instance, we delivered a speech on life planning at “Leadership Subject Talk” launched by Hong Kong Policy Research Institute Limited.
Active Exchange, optimizing our practice
Our committee always participates in exchange activities on careers guidance and exchanges ideas with our counterparts in the industry. Through sharing experiences with scholars from different local and overseas schools, we realise their strengths in careers guidance education and adopt them to optimise our own life planning education.