ST. MARY'S CANOSSIAN SCHOOL

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  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Sister Wong Pui Ling Virginia
      • School Head Principal Au Man Yi
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Yes
      • School Type AidedWhole Day
      • Student Gender Girls
      • Sponsoring Body Canossian Missions
      • Religion Catholicism
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1900
      • School Motto One Heart And One Way
      • School Size About 6780 Sq. M
      • Through-train Secondary School St. Mary's Canossian College
      • Feeder Secondary School -
      • Nominated Secondary School -
      • Medium of Instruction Chinese(incl.: Putonghua) and English
      • School Bus Service School Bus
      • Parent-Teacher Association Yes
      • Old Students' Association/ School Alumni Association Yes
    • 2019/2020 Annual School Charges
      • School Fee -
      • Tong Fai
      • PTA Fee $50
      • Approved Charges for Non-standard Items -
      • Other Charges -
    • School Facilities
      • Number of Classroom(s) 24
      • Number of School Hall(s) 1
      • Number of Playground(s) 2
      • Number of Library(ies) 1
      • Special Rooms 10 rooms (Art Room, 2 Music Rooms, 2 Computer Rooms, Multi-Media Room, General Studies cum STEM Room, Distant learning classroom, Remedial Room, Activities Room)
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs Ramp, Accessible lift and Accessible toilet.
      • Others Chapel, Medical Room, Religious education Corner, Student Guidance Room, PTA Centre.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) in the 2018/2019 school year
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment 43.0
      • Total number of teachers in the school 43
      • Qualifications and professional training (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education 100%
        • Bachelor Degree 63%
        • Master/ Doctorate Degree or above 35%
        • Special Education Training 52%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 16%
        • 5 - 9 years 16%
        • 10 years or above 68%
    • Class Structure
      • 2018/19 School Year
        • P1 Number of classes 4
        • P2 Number of classes 4
        • P3 Number of classes 4
        • P4 Number of classes 4
        • P5 Number of classes 4
        • P6 Number of classes 4
        • Total 24
      • 2019/20 School Year (Based on the approval of EDB in 2019)
        • P1 Number of classes 4
        • P2 Number of classes 4
        • P3 Number of classes 4
        • P4 Number of classes 4
        • P5 Number of classes 4
        • P6 Number of classes 4
        • Total 24
    • Performance Assessment
      • Number of test(s) per year 2
      • Number of exam(s) per year 2
      • Streaming arrangement Mixed ability classes in P.1. Students of P.2 and P.3 are allocated to Putonghua class or Cantonese class according to Chinese and Putonghua abilities. Students of P.4 to P.6 are streamed according to their academic results.
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning Value formative assessment.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 9
      • Duration of each normal period 35
      • School starts at 8:15 AM
      • School ends at 3:00 PM
      • Lunch time 12:25 - 13:15
      • Lunch arrangement Provided by designated supplier and Prepared by parents.
      • Healthy school life Lunch Advisory Committee has been set up to supervise the lunch supplier, quality of food and hygiene. The Healthy School Policy Team develops students' healthy lifestyles through various activities and educational programmes.
      • Remarks -
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management Organisation The school is superintended by the Incorporated Management Committee (IMC). The School Development Committee led by the principal examines and approves the Annual School Plan and School Report. Through school self-evaluation mechanism, the whole school approach of 'Planning-Implementation-Evaluation' is completed by different functional teams.
      • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee The Incorporated Management Committee consists of 14 members. It has been set up to manage the School and to promote education in the School, ensuring that the Vision, Mission and Core Values of the School are carried out.
      • School Green Policy Implementation of using electronic documents and circulars to reduce paper printing.
      • School's Major Concerns Enhance self-directed learning skills and attitude.
      • Learning & Teaching Strategies 1. Cross-curricular theme-based Learning in KS1: Life Wide Learning is integrated in different subjects to enhance students' critical thinking and self learning ability. 2. Cooperative learning strategies are used to motivate students to be interactive and complete tasks collectively towards assigned goals. 3. Fully apply e-learning tools, such as iPad and mBot, to increase students engagement and interaction.
      • Development of Key Tasks 1. Reading to Learn: promote reading through a wide variety of measures. 2. STEM in Education: develop students' inquiry, problem solving and creativity skills and attitudes through IT, Mathematics and Science. The spirit of STEM is promoted in all subjects. 3. Project Learning: through the project study, develop all students' generic skills and self-motivated initiative. 4. Moral & Civic Education: Emphasize the cultivation and practice of the core values. Arrange overseas study tours. Raise students' awareness of social, national and global issues so as to broaden their horizons.
      • Development of Generic Skills Develop students' generic skills through Science exploratory projects, project learning and life-wide learning in different learning areas.
      • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity In line with EDB 'Early Identification of Learning Difficulties Programme for Primary One Pupils', School-based Speech Therapy Service is provided. Small group teaching is arranged for P.1 to cater for individual learning differences.
      • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education The school teaches students in accordance with their aptitude, uses diverse teaching strategies to cater for student's different learning needs, actively encourages students to develop their potential and cultivate positive values.
      • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation -
      • Home-School Co-operation The PTA plays a crucial role in the school by organizing workshops, seminars on parenting and parent-child activities and subsidizing the expenses on exchange study tours and activities. Newsletters are published regularly so as to inform parents of their children's school life. Representatives from the PTA supervise school bus, lunch boxes, and take part in school tendering affairs. Volunteers provide valuable manpower support.
      • School Ethos With a strong religious atmosphere and the emphasis in the formation of heart, the School upholds and teaches the core values, Charity, Commitment, Humility, Integrity, Perseverance and Respect to prepare students properly for their life and future responsibilities. Students are given opportunities towards attaining excellence in accordance with their aptitudes.
      • School Development Plan 1. Enhance teaching and learning by catering for learner diversity, raising students' self-learning ability and attitude. 2. Strengthen the coordination between primary and secondary curricula to develop students' potentials. 3. Promote reading culture. 4. Advocate Moral and Civic Education and promote value education through the programme of "The Formation of Heart". 5. Integrate Information Technology into teaching and learning processes in order to reinforce students' self-directed ability for extended learning. 6. Develop strategies for school-based assessment.
      • Teacher Professional Training & Development 1. A yearly professional development portfolio, which consists of a self assessment form and a record showing the professional development programmes attended, is compiled and kept by each teacher. 2. Align with the curriculum and school development plans, relevant professional development programmes are arranged to facilitate teaching and learning. 3. Staff development days are held to promote self assessment, evaluate the implementation of year plans and formulate strategies in accordance with school development.
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