SAN WUI COMMERCIAL SOCIETY CHAN PAK SHA SCHOOL

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  • Secondary School Information
    • School Information
      • District Southern
      • Other District(s) Central & Western, Islands
      • Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee Mr. Leung Sai Kwong
      • Principal Dr. Tsui Wing Yiu
      • School Type Aided
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • School Size About 5050 Sq. M
      • Sponsoring Body San Wui Commercial Society of HK
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established Yes
      • Religion Not Applicable
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1975
      • School Motto Sincerity and righteous
      • Parent-Teacher Association Yes
      • Student Union / Association Yes
      • Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association Yes
    • School Charges
      • S1 -
      • S2 -
      • S3 -
      • S4 -
      • S5 -
      • S6 -
      • Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $50
      • Students' Association Membership Fee($): -
      • Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -
      • Other Charges / Fees($): -
    • School Facilities
      • School Facilities: The school facilities include a basketball court, a mini hall, a school hall, a multi-function hall, laboratories, a social worker's room, an art gallery, a Historical Gallery, a Multimedia English Corner, an Art Room, classrooms with smartboards, a Music Room, Campus TV, five gardens and a Multimedia Learning Centre. The new wing includes a library, a Computer Room, a Multi-purpose Room, a Student Activity Room and a covered playground, among others. Recently, there has been comprehensive Wi-Fi coverage installed on the campus.
      • Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: Ramp.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: 61
      • Total number of teachers in the school: 65
      • Qualifications and Professional TrainingPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : 92%
        • Bachelor Degree: 100%
        • Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 56%
        • Special Education Training : 13%
      • Working ExperiencesPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • 0-4 years : 13%
        • 5-9 years : 9%
        • 10 years or above : 78%
    • 2019/2020 Class Structure
      • S1 4
      • S2 4
      • S3 4
      • S4 4
      • S5 4
      • S6 4
    • Subjects Offered
      • Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School YearS.1 - S.3
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, History*, Chinese History, Putonghua, Geography*, Computer Literacy*, Visual Arts, Music, PE, Technology and Living (F.3)
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (F.1)
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics(F.2 and F.3)*, Integrated Science(F.1 and F.2)*, Integrated Science(Biology (F.3), Chemistry (F.3), Physics (F.3) *)
      • Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School YearS.4 - S.6
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Mathematics (Extended Part Module 2, M2), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, History, Geography, Visual Arts, ICT, BAFS, Music, PE, Tourism and Hospitality Studies.
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Chemistry, Physics, BAFS, Geography, ICT, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Mathematics (Extended Part Module 2, M2)
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -
      • Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School YearS.1 - S.3
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, History*, Chinese History, Putonghua, Geography*, Computer Literacy*, Visual Arts, Music, PE, Technology and Living (F.3)
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (F.1 and F.2)
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics(F.3)*, Integrated Science(F.1 and F.2)*, Integrated Science (Biology (F.3), Chemistry (F.3), Physics (F.3) *)
      • Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School YearS.4 - S.6
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Mathematics (Extended Part Module 2, M2), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, History, Geography, Visual Arts, ICT, BAFS, Music, PE, Tourism and Hospitality Studies.
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Chemistry, Physics, BAFS, Geography, ICT, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Mathematics (Extended Part Module 2, M2)
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -
    • Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life
      • Secondary One Admission Our school will accept discretionary places. Our school will participate in the Secondary School Places Allocation System through central allocation stage (Applicable for admission to S.1 in September 2020 ).The Secondary One Discretionary Places admission criteria and weighting are as follows: Academic performance (Based on rank order provided by EDB and student's English ability) (30%), Conduct and Extra curricular Activities (30%), Interview Performance (40%).
      • Orientation Activities and Healthy Life Each summer, Form One Orientation Day will be held to get students familiarised with the school campus. In addition, the Form One Bridging Course and the English Day Camp are also organised to help students better adapt to the new school life.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • (1)School's Major Concerns 1. The number of regular English teachers has increased from 8 to 16. Students are given chances to participate in overseas exchange programmes in different countries such as Australia, UK and USA. In addition, professors from the University of Hong Kong are invited to conduct English courses for our students. Furthermore, alumni of our school, doctors and lawyers help provide English classes for our students on Saturdays. 2. The number of regular Chinese teachers has increased from 8 to 12. 3. Three class teachers are assigned to each F.1-F.4 class and two to each F.5-F.6 class.
        • (2) School Management Organisation: The School management board is responsible for making and monitoring the school policy. Various functional groups are established to cater for particular needs of students, including Curriculum Group, Extra curricular Activities Group, Discipline Group, Student Guidance & Counselling Group, Civic and Moral Education Group, Special Education Group, Careers and Counselling Group, General Business Group and School Promotion Team.
        • (3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: IMC is responsible for school policy making, school hierarchy establishment and financial budgeting and annual plan auditing.
        • (4) School Green Policy: Activities of recycling paper and aluminum cans are launched in the school.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • (1) Whole-school Language Policy: “Bi literacy and Tri lingualism” policy will be implemented to boost the atmosphere of language learning. Students are arranged to participate in numerous activities, such as Hong Kong Music and Speech Festival, English speaking days and Joint school oral practices, where we collaborate with more than ten other secondary schools to provide F.6 students with inter-school Chinese and English language oral practices. All these help to widen students’ exposure to the target languages immensely. Through carrying out “VR Writing Plan” of CUHK and "Southern District Literary Trail", students’ learning motivation has evidently increased. In addition, “Extended Learning Activities in English” will be carried out in junior forms, in order to enhance their proficiency in English.
        • (2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: In order to cater for the diverse learning needs of students, our school has adopted a streaming system to help high achievers realize and reach their potential, and provide additional support for the students in need. For example, a counselling approach is reinforced for the lower achievers to help them strengthen their foundation. With collaborative work between teachers and students, an all round education is provided to all students. To arouse students' interest in reading and to promote an extensive reading culture, all students are required to participate in the morning reading scheme with a reward scheme for lower form students. On top of offering 13 electives in the Senior Curriculum, we also have project learning and school based Liberal Studies in the junior forms to help develop their analytical and communication skills, creativity and encourage collaborative learning. Enhancement courses are introduced in every form to cater for individual differences this academic year.
        • (3) School-based Curriculum: 1. Electives: 2X. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, BAFS, Geography, Economics, History, Chinese History, Visual Arts, Information and Communication Technology, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, and Mathematics (Extended Part Module 2, M2).2. Curriculum highlights: To educate students across the whole spectrum and enhance the development of their generic skills in learning. 3. Applied Learning: Form 5 students can choose Applied Learning Courses to develop their potential to the full, according to their interests. 4. Other Learning Experiences: By promoting the Big Brothers Big Sisters Scheme and volunteer training, our school provides students with the opportunity to contribute to society.
        • (4) Development of Key Tasks: 1. F.1-F.3 students are subsidized to purchase an iPad each so as to facilitate self-directed learning. The elements of Virtual Reality are incorporated to enrich the STEM curriculum. 2. Academic Week and lunch activities are held to strengthen students' self-learning. A Self-Study Scheme until 7:00pm has been launched. 3. The Self-improving English Scheme has been implemented. 4. To fine tune the MOI Policy, English elements in other subjects have been enhanced. Extended learning activities have been implemented in all A Classes for the bi-lingualism of our school. 5. Affiliated to several tertiary institutions to explore Multiple Articulations Pathways, such as Beijing Normal University, Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education, Chung Yuan Christian University and Yuan Ze University in Taiwan. 6. Experience sharing sessions from alumni and renowned social figures including artists Sammy Leung, Sheren Tang, Jade Kwan, Ms. Sun Yue (Professional volleyball player), Dr. Ko Wing-man (Secretary for Food and Health), Professor Chen Kwan Yiu (former President of Lingnan University) and Professor Richard Ho(former Dean of CUHK) have been arranged. Internship programs have been offered by China Mobile Limited and HKU to create multiple pathways for students’ career. 7. The Mentorship Program has been implemented in both junior and senior forms to broaden students’ network of further studies. CEOs, doctors, winners of the 10 Outstanding Young Persons Selection, district councillors and university lecturers have been invited to advise students’ career prospects. 8. To widen students’ overseas learning experience, "the Explore the World Program” is arranged in October. Places include Australia, the UK, USA, Guangxi and Guangdong, etc. 9. Our school cooperates with 15 churches, including North Point Alliance Church, to organize Life Education Program and Life Buddy Camp. Besides, 3 additional social workers will provide support to organize activities on Saturdays.
        • (5) Career and Life Planning: The Life Planning Scheme in our school aims at helping students set up life goals according to their individual interests and abilities so they can be better prepared for the future. Activities include: • Mentorship program • Business internship in national corporations • Talks on multiple pathways of further studies • Pre-DSE exam practice • Seminar of selection of subjects • Vocational aptitude tests, etc.
      • Student Support
        • (1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: Whole school approach to Catering for students of varying abilities. Through various after-school learning activities, the individual needs of both the high-achievers and the less able learners are catered for. A range of diversified extra-curricular activities will be organized to extend students' potential and add value to their personal advancement.
        • (2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: Vice principal, director of student affairs, director of counseling, special education need coordinator, social worker, educational psychologist work together as a team of the student support team to identify and support students who exhibit academic or behavioral problems by providing early systematic assistance to students and to connect them to appropriate interventions and supports. With the provision of the Learning Support Grant (LSG), different types of afterschool learning and support programs were included such as speech therapy, concentration group, Chinese and English learning support group for students with specific learning difficulties, drama group and social training group. For catering students’ learning diversity, collaborative lesson planning between teachers jointly planning for their lessons in schedulled meetings, differentiated the teaching content, evaluate the students’ learning progress has been actively promoted throughout the school year. The school has also provided special education arrangement for students with special learning needs such as extra time allowance, special room arrangement and screen readers. Different kinds of activities were also organized for fostering a school with integration. Through holding different types of talks for parents, a relationship based on mutual trust and respect is also developed.
        • (4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: Assessments for junior forms include continuous assessments and examinations, while those for senior forms are based on the formats and criteria used in public examinations. ** A revision week will be held before uniform tests and examinations for all forms.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • (1) Home-School Co-operation: Our School is committed to working cooperatively with parents and teacher association. Apart from various festive celebrations, excursions are organized to bridge the gap among parents, teachers and students. Teacher-parent communication has been increased. Besides, ‘Sunshine Calls’ and Parents’ Day allow parents obtain the latest news of their children. Moreover, to provide students with comprehensive support and help F.1 freshmen adapt to the secondary school life quickly, home visits are carried out, according to students’ needs.
        • (2) School Ethos: "Positive moral attitude comes after the acquisition of knowledge" is the core value of our school. Students are encouraged to develop a sense of responsibility and self discipline to enhance self recognition and develop a positive self image. With the help of the Counselling and Discipline groups formed by more experienced teachers, a series of activities are arranged, such as the Pak Sha Merit Scheme, PATHS,Parents' Seminar, Big Brother Big Sister Scheme, Leadership Camp, and more. It is hoped that students are better integrated into the school life to enhance their self esteem.
      • Future Development
        • (1) School Development Plan: We aim to enhance students' morality and academic level for the current year.
        • (2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: Each year, school-based seminars, workshops and discussions are arranged to enhance the quality and effectiveness of teaching among the teaching staff.
      • Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. The extra curricular activities of our school are based on the One-life-one-sport/music/art Scheme. They can be mainly divided into four categories, namely academics, physical development, interests and community services, with an aim to promoting an all round development of students to nurture their physical fitness, aesthetic qualities, collaboration skills and leadership training. School activities such as after school tutorial classes, school teams, uniform groups, interest groups and Chinese orchestra are organised on a regular basis. Outside school, activities include visitations, overseas trips, day camps, volunteer services, competitions, talent shows, and so on.
      • Others
      • Direct public transportation to School MTR: Exit B, Wong Chuk Hang Station; Buses: 72A, 75, 107, 48, 78, 71, 97A; Minibus: 29, 59, 59A.
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